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Water Damage Challenges That Nashville Clubs Face
Water damage to Nashville clubs can be particularly challenging, as there are many potential sources and at-risk areas in most clubs.
Water Damage Challenges
Clubs are often some of the most challenging businesses to clean after a disaster, thanks to typically unique layouts, needs, equipment, and safety hazards present in the building. Water damage to Nashville clubs can be particularly challenging, as there are many potential sources and at-risk areas in most clubs, making the origin and scale of the damage unclear. If you own a club in the area, here are some potential types of water damage you might not even know you have.
Water Damaged Equipment
Some of the costliest water damage to Nashville clubs can occur to expensive electronics and equipment present throughout the business. Many clubs are now fitted with electronic televisions, speakers, jukeboxes, dance floors, and even drink taps, creating a high potential for mishaps if water is spilled in the wrong place. Rather than simply replacing these expensive pieces of equipment at absurd costs, SERVPRO sends them to specialized and certified contractors for repair at a much lower price point than full replacement.
Alcohol And Drink Stains
Most types of flooring can stain in some fashion, and this can become especially evident after years of patrons spilling and sloshing drinks around the place. SERVPRO technicians bring industrial-grade cleaning equipment and deodorizers to the job site to help eliminate these minor but tough blights on your club's appearance.
Restroom Water Damage
While newer, more expensive restroom equipment can help to reduce the costs and risks of water damage in your club's bathrooms, avoiding damage entirely is impossible. Over time, symptoms can mount and become visible, creating the impression of a filthy and unmaintained restroom no matter how often the area is cleaned. Our specialized cleaning tools and techniques allow us to eliminate these difficult and often chemically-abetted stains quickly and easily.
SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is ready 24/7 to respond to local businesses should they take on water damage. If your company has suffered from water damage of any kind, call us at (615) 868-5324 to learn how we can help.
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Nashville Retail Establishments Receive Expert Water Damage Restoration
SERVPRO can quickly get your business doors open again after water damage affects your store.
Water Damage Restoration for your commercial space
Whether you are concerned with having a malfunctioning fire suppression system, roofing problems, flooding, or simple plumbing problems, we can help. Through preparation, you can avoid large-loss situations in your retail store. All it takes is a small water problem on your Nashville area property to start affecting in-store products. Packaging, labeling, and the quality of all items in your retail store can get worse, making them impossible to sell.
We have seen it countless times; retail establishments in the Nashville area caught off guard by avoidable water damage. A restoration company, with qualified technicians, can perform a full inspection of your property, exposing the majority of issues that cause water related problems. If you act fast enough, you can often catch these problems before they have a chance to cause significant damages that lead to closing down, even for short periods.
At SERVPRO, we have specialized services, designed to help your business recover quickly. We provide professional cleaning services that contribute to maintaining your property on a regular basis, as well as 24-hour emergency restoration services that get your business back up and running after a disaster occurs. Regardless of whether you have a plumbing problem in your bathroom, or an entire sales floor full of water, our IICRC-certified technicians put their expert training, industrial-grade equipment, and the vast resources of our company to work for you.
If you get surprised by a fast moving storm system and would like to have help preparing your building, SERVPRO can provide you with the assistance you need. When we answer your call for help, your problems become ours, and we make every effort to reduce any losses you might experience. We respond immediately, providing you with the services your company needs to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is locally owned and operated by members of your local community. We care about keeping our local businesses throughout the area running and show it in every service we provide. Never hesitate to call for help; we can start your businesses restoration, today. (615) 868-5324
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Protect Your Nashville Area Business From Water Damage
When SERVPRO technicians inspect your home, we provide solutions that include fixing damages that often lead to major issues.
Your Nashville Business Can Be Restored with SERVPRO's Help
Water damage occurring in your bakery can be devastating. It can slow or even close your business entirely while also costing you a significant amount to perform repairs.
Regardless of whether you successfully manage the situation or not, sending employees home, loss of equipment or time sensitive orders makes water damage in your Nashville area bakery a real pain. No matter where you run your business, water eventually and inevitably causes problems that you need help to prevent.
Knowing where water may come from can contribute to avoiding major loss. So, here are a few examples of water sources you should investigate on a regular basis:
Appliances: Any machinery hooked into a permanent water source can cause problems, this includes water heaters, clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units you have on your property to help maintain stock or supplies.
SERVPRO technicians often find that water supply hoses on washing machines and dishwashers can develop leaks, sending hundreds or thousands of gallons of water into your business and causing significant damage to the building, property, and any contents.
Pipes and Drains: Any plumbing lines or fixtures found on your property become susceptible to clogs and stoppages, which can lead to overflows. Anywhere that you have a wash station or prep area, these leaks can occur.
At SERVPRO we recommend preparing for the winter to prepare for freezing pipes, bursts, or expansion problems that cause problems with your pipes and drains. Even small cracks in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day.
Roofing: Missing or damaged roofing materials help create ice dams that allow water to enter unprotected areas through the roof, damaging ceilings, walls, and floors, causing mold and other problems to exist.
When SERVPRO technicians inspect your home, we provide solutions that include, fixing areas with inadequate insulation, ventilation, and damages that often lead to major issues. Over time, your roof’s exposure to wind, snow, ice, and rain effects its ability to keep water out; it is important to inspect these areas regularly.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you install leak detection systems, flow valves, shutoff valves, backflow valves, or additional drainage, make any repairs needed, and provide you with the services necessary to return operations to normal should emergency situations occur. Call today. (615) 868-5324
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Expanding Business Nearly Goes Underwater In Nashville
Call SERVPRO when your business expansion plan results in significant water overflow for efficient dispatching of the flooding.
Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Unintended consequences of remodeling or adding new spaces include accidents that cause plumbing damage. Heavy equipment operation goes awry, breaking a pipe, or a connection jostles loose sending significant amounts of water through your plant. Call SERVPRO when your business expansion plan results in significant water overflow for efficient dispatching of the flooding.
Inadvertently the workers building an addition to your production facility cut through a major fresh water line. Suddenly the expansion takes second place to fast water removal for your Nashville factory. Unplanned but not unfamiliar to our water removal specialists, the answer to this disaster is a call for help to the restoration company that has the staff and the equipment to make the water disappear.
Call for assistance right away when water intrusion at this level occurs. SERVPRO promises to answer your plea 24/7, and the sooner we are inspecting your construction site, the better the outcome. We shut off the water and set up the system that pumps outstanding water and extracts less obvious moisture from flooring and other surfaces. Our truck mounted equipment works even if the rapidly expanding lake within your business downs your electricity and other utilities temporarily. Safety constraints observed, yet the water flows out of the plant, setting the stage for the thorough drying that must follow for your construction schedule to get back on track.
Depending on the contents of your business space the water removed may contain contaminants. Chemicals or other substances taint the water, causing our team to follow local protocols when disposing of the liquid -- one less concern for your staff to worry about as we move toward complete restoration of the premises. When the water, with its load of debris, disappears SERVPRO moves in industrial size air movers, dehumidifiers, and, in some cases, heaters to complete the drying process. We know this setback cost you time and money, so we use every tool in our arsenal to ensure your expanded workspace is dry.
Your production equipment needs evaluation for safe future operation after the soaking. SERVPRO’s assistance with that step is invaluable. We work with your staff or other contractors to be certain the damaged pipes are repaired before we call the water removal project finished.
Recover from a rush of water from a construction mishap with one call to SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville. Operators await at (615) 868-5324.
Preparing Your Business To Handle Flood Damage Situations In Nashville
SERVPRO's mobile app, the ERP, Helps Prevent and Mitigate Flood Damage to Nashville Businesses
The SERVPRO ERP Program Prevents and Protects Nashville Businesses from Flooding and Fire Damages
Your laundromat has a greater risk of sustaining water damage when left unattended overnight (if not a 24-hour business,) or during extended weekends. Even small leaks lead to rotting, staining, and warping of structural materials, flooring, and other contents found on your property.
Water damage on your Nashville property can happen from a variety of sources, which makes it necessary to locate and repair each item separately. A quality restoration company can help prevent these types of incidents from happening and limit any losses you experience when something does go wrong. Ask us about our ERP Program to protect your commercial enterprise.
Leaky pipes or plumbing lines located within your walls can cause massive issues over time. While your water pipes can last quite a while, excessive pressure can cause small leaks in joints, couplers, and fittings, or even cause the walls of the pipe itself to burst in vulnerable areas. SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture detection and extraction devices to locate, repair and remove excess water accumulating in hidden areas of the building. Nothing can hide from our infrared moisture detectors, making locating problems easier than in the past.
All of the washing machine connections inside of your building need a proper inspection performed to maintain performance. Even newly installed feed lines can give way to excessive pressure, causing massive issues that are not simple to repair. A monthly inspection and paying close attention to connections under strain helps you catch problems early and ensures that when you contact SERVPRO for help, you obtain the results you deserve. The time it takes for you to make a decision could lead to additional damages or mold contamination, never hesitate to ask for help.
Running a laundry facility also includes maintaining a comfortable environment for your patrons, which most likely means that you have advanced HVAC systems installed to provide customers this service. Overflows, leaks, and condensation produced by your ventilation system can lead to corrosion, destruction, and flooding.
While natural disasters do not happen as often as other issues, it is important to have a plan in place, should this type of event occur. You and your employees should understand what to do, help your customers remain safe, and know whom to contact to help get things under control quickly.
Contacting SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville gives you access to quality restoration and prevention services, while also providing you with valuable information concerning emergency situation preparedness. Call today for help or to learn about the ERP Program. (615) 868-5324
SERVPRO Commercial Fire Damage Nashville
Call SERVPRO for all your Commercial building ever suffers Fire Damage.
Sprinklers and other fire suppression systems work quickly in business structures, reducing the amount of damage from heat and flame to a minimum. Even in a small business (e.g. a bakery), without an overhead sprinkler, most of the damage results from the smoke and soot that covers every surface.
Commercial structures with fire damage must have a trained response team to remediate the damage and restore it to its pre-fire condition. SERVPRO keeps a trained, 24-hour response team ready seven days a week to meet that need. Employers who attempt to clean-up with their employees cause more damage to their building and property inside the structure.
Soot and smoke residues discolor most surfaces in only a day or two. This discoloration happens faster the closer an item is to the source of the flame. Plastics are quickly destroyed within hours while glass and marble countertops (display cases and kitchens) are more resistant, lasting for a day before permanent damage. The sooner our technicians can begin wiping down and cleaning off these residues, the better the result and the lower the replacement costs.
Smoke and soot are more destructive in bathrooms and break rooms. The acids in soot stain grout almost immediately and tarnish the light fixtures and the handles on sinks and toilets nearly as quickly. The surface of large appliances like refrigerators stains rapidly as well. This last process takes much longer, though, and our restoration team has more time to clean each item affected using cloths and cleaning agents.
Painted walls, vinyl flooring, and metal surfaces are more resistant to damage but still need cleaning within a few days. For these items, we have scrubbers and cleaners designed to work the residues out of each material without damaging them. Clothing that has been affected for several days cannot be dry cleaned and is thrown out by the response team.
After two weeks, restorations costs more than double. Even carpets with synthetic fibers have to be replaced by this point. By now, glass (windows and displays) is so pitted and etched that it can only be removed and replaced.
Remediation and restoration after a fire is a long and expensive process. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has decades of experience in handling this and works as swiftly as possible to help put your business back to its original state. Call us today at (615) 868-5324 to begin the process.
Quality Water Removal Services Available To Madison Businesses
Water needs to be removed immediately to avoid damaging your commercial property.
Commercial Water Removal Services
You go to work just like any other day. However, today you find a burst pipe somewhere in the building. This leak is currently in the process of causing massive damage to several areas of your building, leaving behind large deposits of standing water.
Do you need professional assistance to address water removal in your Madison business? Turn to us for help. We have access to all of the personnel, equipment, and services you may need to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition, while also preventing subsequent damage from forming and making any event seem, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO has access to professional products and equipment to perform water removal on your property in a quick and efficient manner. We use water devices that help identify how heavily water has intruded into the structure of your building and let us know when drying is complete. SERVPRO's use of extraction equipment is only the first method of removing moisture from various locations and materials. Extractors contain three major components, a heater, pump, and vacuum system. Whether the extractor is truck mounted or portable, they are powerful water removal resources.
A portable extractor includes a 5 to 12-gallon water and solution tank, with an overall weight of 40 to 90 pounds and 140 inches of water lift per unit. While a truck-mounted extractor provides us with a 100-gallon, or more, storage tanks, weighing anywhere from 500 to 1,100 pounds and delivering up to 198.98 inches of water lift per unit. SERVPRO technicians also utilize various extraction tools, such as submersible sump pumps that have an extreme lift and volume capacity. When a structure has standing water exceeding two inches in depth, these pumps are used to remove water as efficiently as possible. However, contaminated water poses a challenging and unique situation that requires various tactics for handling and disposal.
Air moving and dehumidification equipment assist with evaporation, creating a quality speed drying environment. We use a combination of detection devices to check relative humidity in the affected area and provide fast, efficient drying services, to prevent secondary damages from developing. Of course, as with all of our jobs, safety comes first. By providing the proper personal protective equipment on all of our work sites, we prevent possible injury to both our employees and you, the customer.
Contact SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville, we have been providing customers in our area with quality water removal services for several years. We can help, call today (615) 868-5324.
Recovering From Commercial Water Damage
Call SERVPRO TO Help Re-Open Your Business After Water Damage in Nashville
Water Damage to a Business Can Be Devastating
Mistakes can happen to anyone, but when one of your tenants has a lapse in judgment or attention that results in water damage to your apartment complex you have a lot at stake. Not only do you need to respond to the immediate problem your renter caused but you also must have the entire property inspected for water damage that may have spread to other areas and inconvenienced other tenants. In fact, it is common for another of your lessees to be the first to bring the water damage issues to your attention. Flooding or seeping water from another unit initially may be noticed by dripping from a ceiling or down a wall into another apartment. SERVPRO is the company to call to ensure that you find the source of the leak and create a plan to repair the water damage throughout your commercial building.
Commercial water damage in Nashville must be managed quickly and repaired completely to keep all your tenants and their personal property safe and to protect your capital investment in the building. Whether a renter lets a bathtub overflow or failed to tell you that a toilet or pipe under a sink was leaking, you are responsible as the owner to both that tenant and the other occupants of the complex. Our technicians are trained to follow the path of water damage wherever it meanders throughout a building. We can make certain that the leak is stopped and the damage repaired in every unit affected quickly and with as little disturbance to your tenants as possible.
Our SERVPRO team has the experience and the skills to restore commercial water damage no matter how severe. We have the specialized equipment and know how to minimize the inconvenience to your tenants while restoring the premises to its pre-water damaged condition. Especially for your renters who were innocent bystanders our promise to make it “Like it never even happened®” is a crucial reason to rely upon our track record when choosing us over other restoration companies.
When you get that panicked call reporting water damage from a tenant dial (615) 868-5324 to get SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville on board to inspect the problem. We have all the tools and training to restore water damage in commercial buildings for your tenants’ comfort and to protect your investment.
Recognizing the Symptoms of an Electrical Fire and Minimizing the Damage
Constant Circuit Breaker Problems Can Indicate Wiring Issues
Fire Prevention Involves Many Factors
Small office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotel/motels, manufacturing and industrial plants and small retail stores are all commercial establishments that people frequent on a regular basis. Before these buildings are open for any type of activity, however, they are required to meet certain codes and regulations based on the city that they are located in. These codes are designed to ensure these buildings are safe for employees, customers and other visitors to occupy. Even though some buildings do meet these standards, problems can still occur at one point in time. One of the most notable involves electrical fires. In fact, electrical fires can cause quite a bit of Nashville fire damage if it is not caught in time. So, for those of you who own or rent these types of commercial structures, here are some symptoms of an electrical fire that need to be recognized in order to minimize the damage.
Circuit breaker problems
Circuit breakers are usually located in a business where they are relatively easy to find, especially in case they are tripped by an electrical overload. Therefore, if a problem with commercial fire damage issue does exist, the owner or one of their employees can shut the circuit breaker off. It is important to note, however, if the problem occurs occasionally, it normally indicates that it is a simple problem and nothing major is happening. On the other hand, if someone has to go to the circuit breaker frequently to cut it off, there could be a major problem that will require service from a professional in this industry.
Hot ceiling fixtures
The owner and their representatives should always take a little time out to check out the areas around the light fixtures in the ceiling to see how warm they are getting. If the person feels too much heat, there could be exposure to a fire hazard.
Another common symptom of a potential fire hazard is flickering lights. If the light flickering cannot be tracked back to the light bulb, it is essential to call a professional in for a diagnosis.
Problems with the circuit breaker, hot ceiling fixtures, and flickering lights are only a few symptoms that indicate that there is a possible fire hazard. So, it is best to pay close attention to prevent or minimize the fire damage. In some situations, you may have to deal with the aftermath of an electrical fire in the building. When this occurs, you should always contact someone who works with fire damage restoration to help get things back and in order. Because we at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville have the expertise and knowledge needed to help commercial owners with these problems, you can contact our technicians at 615- 868-5324 today.
Mold in Your Office HVAC System
HVAC Ducts Need Regular Inspection and Cleaning
Managing Mold Begins With Understanding How It Grows and Is Spread
Several factors can contribute to mold growth and mold damage in commercial and institutional facilities, but one of the most common culprits is the HVAC equipment. The HVAC system, including the drain pans and piping, can be sources for the growth of mold and a mode of transportation for dispersing the spores of mold throughout a building.
Engineering and maintenance managers who understand the ways in which HVAC systems can contribute to issues of mold and mold damage stand a better chance of coming up with strategies to stop these kinds of problems.
Understanding the Problem
Indoor molds are usually thought to be a problem once they can be seen or are amplified. Mold needs water, the right temperature range, and a food source so that it can grow.
Environments indoors hold a host of sources of food, including carpeting, drywall, paper, cardboard, fabrics, building furnishings and wood. Plus, conditions inside are made to keep relative temperatures which are conducive to the growth of mold.
The best way to control mold is to reduce, control or eliminate the moisture inside. Active fungal growth can cause occupants irritation and discomfort, and can cause serious health effects.
A lot of managers try to kill the mold with biocides, fungicides, and cleaners. This process might kill off the mold but will not remove the problems. Non-viable mold spores which are left behind inside, especially in your HVAC system, could end up compromising the air quality indoors. It is paramount, therefore, to have professionals, such as our experts at SERVPRO, come in and draw up a mold remediation plan for you.
As a business owner or manger, you should also understand some steps to take and avoid when responding to mold in your system. Part of managing your HVAC system includes mold growth prevention, responding to reports of mold promptly and evaluating situations which will need our professional assistance.
A Closer Look at HVAC Systems
The right installation, design, and maintenance of your HVAC system are needed to control mold indoors.
HVAC systems have a large impact on condensation, which is a source of moisture which mold can use to grow. The system will also help mold spores to travel between areas of the building. Poor operation, design and maintenance of this system will provide moisture as well for mold to grow, and the system can give a transportation mode that is viable for mold spores through your building.
Components which are the key to check during an assessment of your HVAC system include:
- Drain pans and coils
- Dehumidification and humidification equipment
- Outdoor air dampers
- Air filters
- Return-air plenum
- Air intakes
- Cooling towers
If you ever believe you have a mold problem in your HVAC system and are experiencing mold damage in Madison, contact us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville by calling (615) 868-5324 so that we can handle the problem for you right away.
Businesses Need Professional Help To Recover From Damage
A Flood Damaged Entry Can Shut Down a Business Completely
SERVPRO's Commercial Flood Damage Team Is Your Best Defense In An Emergency
Commercial damage from floods and water can create devastating losses for your business and you. When a flood or water damage occurs at your commercial business, do you know who to call to assist you in getting back on your feet and up and running again? At SERVPRO, we will give you an effective, fast and efficient response to your water or flood damage emergency. We have plenty of experience in restoring water-damaged commercial properties of all types and sizes, and we can assist you, too.
Our emergency commercial damage team is available 24/7 to help you during your disaster. We know time is money, and your livelihood is on the line whenever your business is. That is why our restoration team can provide you emergency services whenever you need them. We strive to keep our trucks totally stocked and ready to deploy as well so that we can be on site as soon as possible in a majority of circumstances.
What Our Services Include
- We have the necessary, professional grade equipment that is state of the art
- Our fully trained and IICRC-backed technicians are deployed fast, any time or the day or week
- Our manpower and experience have assisted in restoring a lot of large scale businesses
- Many times we can restore expensive equipment and appliances which other commercial restoration companies can’t
- We’ll give you itemized and secure storage for all your equipment, furniture, and appliances
- We will coordinate with your insurance carrier directly so you can focus on your business
Commercial Water and Flood Services We Provide
When your commercial building has experienced a disaster, it can affect your ability to operate your business effectively. Our teams at SERVPRO respond fast and do the necessary repairs to get your business up and running as soon as we can. We can provide you with the following:
- Structure drying
- Cleaning of upholstery
- Total reconstruction
- Secure and itemized storage
- 24-hour emergency flood service
- Mold remediation
- Water damage
- Flood cleanup
- Flood repair/remediation
- Water damage restoration
- Water damage cleanup
- Mold cleanup
- Contents pack outs and cleaning
- Contents restoration – on and off site
- Carpet cleaning
We Provide Water Damage Restoration for Any Commercial Property
- Food service
- Retail properties
- Office complexes and buildings
- Hospitality and hotels
- Light industrial and warehouses
- Municipal buildings
- Heavy industrial
- Medical facilities and offices
- Places of worship and churches
- Plus more
When you’ve experienced any commercial damage in Goodlettsville, our professional staff at SERVPRO is ready to help you out. As you can see, we offer a variety of disaster services and have an experienced and professional team ready to help you out whenever you need.
Don’t hesitate to give SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville a call at (615) 868-5324 as soon as you’ve experienced any commercial damage so that we can get your business up and running again in no time, and with no stress for you.
Prevent Commercial Damage in Goodlettesville From Becoming a Mold Infestation
Different Types of Mold on a Wall
Dealing With Commercial Damage Requires Professionals
There is a lot of reason to deal with commercial mold damage in Goodlettsville. One major reason is that damages are bad for business. Commercial property often undergoes different inspections. There are also other issues that could occur as a result of mold that could cost the company money in the long run. For instance, if someone finds himself dealing with health problems, then that could be grounds for an expensive lawsuit. Therefore, it is important that you give us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville a call so that we can inspect your home and uncover any potential problems and damages. As a result, we can take care of them.
We handle damages caused by fires, storms, floods, leaks, and other issues. We have the experience and equipment necessary to effectively take care of every hint of Goodlettsville mold damage so that it does not cause any further problems down the line. We understand how the initial damage of the property can lead to even further damages, not just to the building, but to one's health. We have the equipment needed to handle all of the damages caused by any occurrence such as fire and water. A lot of these problems require our professional approach and equipment to be taken care of.
In the case of mold, trying to clean it without the proper knowledge, equipment and procedure can result in the problem getting worse than better. Therefore, it is better to call us so that we can better assess the problem. Among the things we at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville do is find the source of the mold damage near Goodlettsville, contain it, and then remove it. After cleaning the commercial property of the occurrence of mold, then we restore the property so that it is in the condition it was before it started accumulating damages.
It is better to get as close to the root of the problem as possible. Problems like floods and molds often occur because of some other issue such as broken plumbing. Mold is usually the result of moisture. There are different types of mold that could have different effects on people and property. However, no matter what kind of mold you get, give us a call at (615) 868-5324 so that we can take care of any problem.
Commercial Mold Damage in Nashville
Many Commercial HVAC Systems Can Harbor and Spread Mold Spores
Commerical HVAC Systems Need Professional Service To Remove Mold Spores From the Work Environment
Molds reproduce by making spores that are nearly invisible. Some mold spores are good while other spores are dangerous. Mold spores exist everywhere, indoors and out, and they grow on nearly any organic surfaces, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. All molds and subsequent Nashville mold damage can potentially cause health issues, but other mold species can produce harmful toxins and irritants. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpets, foods, insulation and other types of damp material. Whenever mold spores find a damp spot, they begin to grow and absorb whatever they land on in order to survive. Bad indoor mold environments cannot be completely eradicated, but mold can be controlled. Mold fungus comes in many different colors, such as black (the most harmful), white, gray, green, red, yellow, brown and blue. The color of mold is influenced by its genus, by the conditions in which it is formed, its nutrient source, and its age. Mold is just another part of nature, and it plays a major role in organic matter because helpful mold breaks down dead matter, for example – fallen leaves.
Commercial mold damage in Nashville is not an uncommon occurrence, due to many buildings that have industrial HVAC and daily working plumbing systems. Buildings like motels, apartment buildings, office buildings, medical buildings, and more are susceptible to mold growth, but locations that have high mold exposures, includes antique boutiques, floral/vegetable greenhouses, saunas, farms, grain mills, construction areas, and even summer cottages. EPA studies have reported that microbial growth is a common event in HVAC systems and which should be monitored closely because of its use in indoor air pollution. Commercial building maintenance staff, industrial hygienists, building managers, contractors and other health and safety technicians are guided by building regulations and guidelines in how often to test for mold growths.
Most all indoor air travels through HVAC systems throughout whole buildings and mold spores like this environment, especially in drip pans, ductworks, coils, and humidifiers. Management must make sure that their system can trap pollutants with routine cleaning to keep mold spores from growing. They must also keep HVAC mold environments like this under control. The maintenance for indoor venting and plumbing systems in commercial buildings is specifically designed to keep machinery operating routinely and to keep mold fungus from growing. Humidity levels within commercial buildings are required to be no higher than 50% all day, and indoor humidity should be reduced to 30-60% to decrease mold growth.
Health officials and the EPA have worked together to keep safe air quality in industrial locations by encouraging the manufacturing of mold resistant products, which includes mold-resistant paints that can be used on walls and floors to help stop mold before it starts. Mold resistant paints have an additive called “mildewcide” which is a specialty antimicrobial chemical that destroys mold and seals the wall, ceilings, and floor to keep mold spores at bay, as well as inhibiting mildew, odor, and stain causing bacteria. Powerful and efficient commercial grade spray disinfectants and hard surface cleaners are produced to remove mold and to kill mold spores completely so that they do not return. These registered disinfectants and cleaners are purposely designed for hard surfaces, such as vents, grilles, diffusers, and cooling coils. Another preventive measure in preventing mold damage within the Nashville workplace is mold resistant drywall (gypsum boards) which is used when repairing interior walls and ceilings in standard commercial and institutional locations. This unique drywall product does not hold moisture or heat so that mold spores can not exist within its structure.
Mold can spread swiftly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can respond promptly in Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville to mitigate property and revenue losses. Call us 24/7 for help. (615) 868-5324
Commercial Water Damage in Nashville
SERVPRO Tip: Preventing Frozen Pipes Keeps Your Business Open
In Nashville, Water Damage to Your Business is Restored by SERVPRO
When your business is forced to relocate temporarily or close its doors due to Nashville water damage, you lose money. In fact, each hour that the business remains closed constitutes an hour of lost productivity and revenue. The solution is simple: allow the professionals of SERVPRO to provide you with the high-quality water damage restoration services you need to re-open your doors. Learn more about the commercial water damage process by reviewing this short outline and also consider SERVPRO's "Emergency Response Profile." We visit your place of business to develop a proactive approach to deal with unexpected business interruptions. This immediate action plan mitigates downtime and business losses by offering you a "plan to get back in."
Why Taking Immediate Action Is Important. When your commercial property is impacted by water damage, one of the first things to consider is the health of your customers and employees. Depending on the source of the water, contamination could be a concern. Ground water from flooding, sewer or septic tank backup, can transport blackwater, which contains pathogens, into the structure. This issue must be addressed immediately and effectively. Standing water and water absorbed into carpeting or building materials run the risk of developing a mold attack that leaves you and your employees vulnerable to unwanted health symptoms. With the approach of winter, frozen pipes can burst causing pooling water within walls, basement, and subfloors. This can lead to substantive structural damage.
What We Can Do. As a team of IICRC-certified specialists, there are several services that the professionals of SERVPRO can provide to get your commercial property back into pre-loss condition following water damage. Some of them include identifying moisture sources, evaluating any mold growth, containing the damages, removing any and all contamination, and drying structural materials to help reduce your losses and preserve your property. As soon as you call us, we'll arrive promptly and begin the Nashville water damage restoration work. Our protocol involves thoroughly cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing the sections of the property that were affected by the water damage. Items that are non-salvageable will be wrapped and safely discarded to prevent cross-contamination. We'll also clean your business equipment on site or store them in our pack-out facilities for cleaning. Document drying and written confirmation of returning your business establishment to normal moisture levels can also be provided.
Call SERVPRO when commercial water damage in Nashville strikes your place of business. Your immediate concerns are safety, preservation of business equipment, records, inventory, and property. If you have insurance coverage, we can work with your insurance adjuster to efficiently expedite the process and help you with your claim. We are preferred vendors for many insurance and management companies. Our IICRC-certified professionals, using advanced cleaning and drying techniques work rapidly to get you back in business--"Like it never even happened."
Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large Nashville commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Madison or a big box store in Goodlettsville, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.. Call us for 24 hour emergency service. (615) 868-5324
Dealing with a Water Damaged Building as a Madison Business Owner
Take all the necessary measures for the best chance of restoring your home to its original condition.
One of the worst types of damage a building can endure is Madison water damage; if rotting takes place, the structure of the building can suffer. If you are dealing with water damage, there are things that you can do to prevent damage. You need to be aware of the following:
1. What is Water Damage Restoration?
Essentially, Madison water damage restoration is the "process of restoring a property to pre-loss condition." Generally, the RIA and IICRC will give suggestions as to procedure standards in handling water damage restoration. The S500 outlines these procedures, which are based on research, such as that pertaining to restoration principles. The procedures are often revised, but basic principles are consistent, using the best practices from restoration schools, disaster restoration industry, and scientific community.
2. Procure a Loss Assessment and Evaluation
You need to document all materials that are affected by water damage Madison. Refer to industry standard pricing guides, such as The Blue Book, to figure out the reimbursement values for damaged items.
The amount of damage done can be determined by water sensing equipment, such as infrared tools and equipment with probes.
Once the problem has been assessed, the cleanup process can start. Now, affected areas can be cleaned, deodorized, and repaired. This process is essential to the final stages of the restoration process. If there are substances such as urine, feces, or other bacterial waste involved, sanitation should be done to remove them as well.
3. Contact an Expert
An individual with expertise can educate you on what to do in the event of extensive water damage. In order to avoid any oversights that result in structural damage, contact an expert to guide you through the process. There are many water damage experts who are equipped to assist the owners of businesses in these types of situations.
What to Do When Your Business Is Suffering Due to Water Damage
If you are wondering what you should be doing in regards to your Madison water damaged business, it would be a good idea to follow the above steps. Deal with all of the water damage as soon as possible, so that you can prevent significant long term damage as much as possible. Some types of water damage are beyond remediation, so it is important not to wait too long, in order to avoid overly high costs associated with rebuilding and repair. Take all the necessary measures for the best chance of restoring your home to its original condition.
Commercial Building Restoration Services
When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville responds quickly to your Nashville business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:
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