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Drying Out Your Attic After Water Damage To Your Nashville Home

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Out Your Attic After Water Damage To Your Nashville Home Drying out an attic after damage can be tricky because of the limited space and insulation that is involved. Call SERVPRO for remediation today.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Dry Out Your Attic After Damage

No homeowner wants to deal with water damage. Water can enter your home in multiple ways and cause extensive damage and disruption. Your attic is at risk of water damage just as much as the rest of your house.
 
Many things can cause water damage to the attic of your Nashville home. For example, clogged condensation pans in HVAC systems, or broken humidifiers or water heaters. Extreme weather or damage to your roof due to a falling tree or other debris also put your attic at risk of water damage. Attics are challenging to dry due to space constraints and other factors such as lack of light. SERVPRO arrives ready to assess your attic and put a complete drying plan into place.
 
Insulation is a major concern after water damage to an attic. It is often possible to save fiberglass insulation. We use powerful insulation vacuums that are compact enough to fit into even small attic spaces, but strong enough to collect all the fiberglass insulation so it can be taken away for drying.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians remove waterlogged sheetrock that has become too damaged to be saved. Sheetrock that is fit to be left in situ is monitored throughout the drying process using Teflon coated moisture probes for an accurate reading of its moisture levels.
 
Even with careful handling, there is a risk of dust and debris when removing insulation and sheetrock. SERVPRO sets up a containment field to keep debris in one place if necessary. We also have negative air machines at our disposal if needed. A duct is attached to the machine to vent contaminated air outside of your attic space.
 
The next stage after clearing out any damaged sheetrock or wet insulation is to dry the attic thoroughly. Our technicians have access to a range of air movers to help this process along. Air movers blow air across wet surfaces to increase water evaporation and speed up drying. Adjustable centrifugal air movers are carefully placed to direct air where it is most needed, while downdraft air movers are well suited to drying out larger attic spaces. Low profile movers provide powerful air movement that is easy to direct into even small spaces.
 
Our drying aim is to restore your attic as quickly as possible and save any insulation that can be saved to minimize inconvenience to you.

If water gets into your attic, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 for swift assistance.

Making Sense of the Numbers: How Maths Is Used to Repair Water Damage in Madison

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Making Sense of the Numbers: How Maths Is Used to Repair Water Damage in Madison Let the experts at SERVPRO take care of any Water Damage you may experience in you home or business.

At SERVPRO, we believe in taking a personal approach to water damage repair. We understand that dealing with a leak or flood can be stressful. Most customers want to stay on top of what our technicians are doing, but they also need to trust them to get on with the task.

Successful water damage restoration involves a surprising amount of mathematical skill. It takes a wealth of precision to reverse the effects of water damage in Madison properties. The team must use humidity percentages and drying fractions to determine the optimal conditions for extraction and dehumidification.

This guide to the most significant numbers is going demystify the process and give you a deeper insight into water damage repair.

40% Room Humidity

It is the room humidity which the SERVPRO team attempt to reach, in residential buildings, after twenty-four hours of drying. If the space is particularly broad or there are complicating factors, it may take longer.

60% Room Humidity

It is what is considered too high for a home. If the humidity in the room is 60% or over, hygroscopic materials become compromised by moisture. They are more vulnerable to microbial invasion too.

55 GPP (Grains of Moisture per Pound)

Standard refrigerant dehumidifiers can only handle a certain amount of humidity. If the GPP reading is above 55, we may need to bring in more specialist tools. However, this is relatively rare in residential scenarios, as we spend a reasonable amount of time extracting liquid water in larger amounts first.

70-90 Degrees

It is the optimal temperature range for a refrigerant dehumidifier. So, it is what restoration experts work towards when setting up drying conditions. At this level, the machines operate at their most efficient rate. It makes it easier for SERVPRO to monitor and predict the progression of the dehumidification process.

10-16 Feet

Air movers (which direct clean, dry air) should be placed between 10-16 feet away from one another if there is more than one. The range offers plenty of flexibility because the capacity for this depends on the size of the space. However, if positioned too far apart, the humid air is not pushed towards the dehumidifiers for extraction.

To find out more about the facts and figures associated with successful water damage repair, speak to SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville. You can find us in the Madison area. Our team can help you beat the flooding blues and get your home back to normal. Call us 24/7 on (615) 868-5324.

How Water Damage Affects Your Wood Flooring in Madison

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Affects Your Wood Flooring in Madison Call SERVPRO Fast to Mitigate Water Damage to Your Madison Wood Flooring

SERVPRO is a Pro at Restoring Damaged Wood Flooring


When unwanted water invades your home, how does it affect your wooden flooring? Whether it is repairable or not depends on things such as how long the water is in contact with your flooring. It is, of course, important to react quickly to reduce damage and raise the chance of restoring the floor.
 
Water damage of any kind to your Madison Water damage of any kind to your Madison home can have a significant, detrimental effect to your wooden floors. To have a good chance of restoring it, you need the professional help of SERVPRO, an experienced restoration company. They can help you decide what is salvageable in your home, including the flooring, and create a plan of remediation.
 
Warping and Buckling
Wood contains moisture naturally but expands when it absorbs excess moisture. Sometimes, the boards warp, and expanded boards can push against each other and could buckle at the joints where the boards meet or at the walls. How much the boards buckle depends on how much moisture is absorbed and the kind of wood it is. Buckling and warping could be permanent once the wood dries. Floors need replacement if the proper drying and refinishing isn’t able to remove the damage.
 
Cupping and Crowning
Cupping happens when the water absorbs from the sides and bottom of the wood. The edges rise slightly or cup. Cupping can be corrected much of the time by sanding it out.
 
Crowning occurs when the top of the wood has more moisture than the bottom and the sides, which makes the wood arch, creating a bowed shape in the middle. Crowning usually happens when the bottom of the wood is over-dried. You cannot sand out flooring which shows signs of crowning.
 
Wood Products
Plywood, particleboard, and oriented strand board are durable enough to withstand exposure to moisture to some degree. These woods are at-risk for water damage if glue which can be dissolved by water is used during installation. In these cases, plywood can delaminate, particleboard and OSB can disintegrate, and all three can warp, swell, and buckle. Plywood, in general, is more resistant to water damage because of the method of construction and the materials and adhesives used.
 
Moisture affects wood framing of many structures. In a few situations, wood could warp to the point it needs replacing. Finishes on wood affect evaporation and absorption. How porous the wood is varies depending upon the type of finish, which slows the rate of moisture absorption by making the surface of the wood less porous.
 
SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville understands how water damage and moisture affects your wood flooring and take all necessary steps to try and salvage it. Contact us right away at (615) 868-5324 when your flooring becomes saturated for any reason so we can assess the damage and try and save your floors.

Water Removal in Madison -The Equipment We Use When Floods, Leaks, and Overflows Happen

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Madison -The Equipment We Use When Floods, Leaks, and Overflows Happen Let the Experts at SERVPRO help with any of your water damage needs!

There are many different types of equipment used in the process of removing water from a home's interior. The many different types of restorations we at SERVPRO do require this. Flood damage is one of the worst disasters that can strike a home, but it isn't the only one involving water.

Madison homeowners who have water problems in their home know that complete water removal always starts with stopping the flow of water. Solved When you've had a water line that's started to spray water everywhere while you were out of the house, or a tub overflowing because you were distracted with a knock at the door, getting to the shut-off valve or pulling the plug is first on your mind when you find out about it. After that, getting as much of the water cleaned up as you can. But you can't get all of it, not after it's seeped into cracks and small crevices, and every home has those, no matter their age. That's where we come in.

Using moisture meters, a professionally trained technician from SERVPRO can determine how high an area's moisture content is. Comparing the readings with industry-accepted moisture content levels, we know how much drier materials need to be in order to be considered dry. Almost everything has some amount of moisture in it naturally, including drywall. While the amount may seem high, 5 – 15% moisture for different materials found within your home's structure, those amounts are within normal ranges. Problems start when the percentages increase over the norm.

Depending on the type of water that caused you problems, we'll use a variety of tools and equipment to rid your home of the excess moisture. If you have wood floors, one thing you should know is that time is even more against you than it might be otherwise. Wood floors can absorb excess moisture from all four sides and then swell. Expanding against other pieces of flooring can cause both the warp or crack, requiring them to be replaced – a costly, time-consuming, and noisy activity. If we are called soon after a water emergency happens in your home, we can use special floor mats that help remove the water absorbed by your wood floor. These floor mats, when applied in time, can save your floor.

Fans and heaters are also used to create a drying environment that is conducive toward drying out walls, cabinets, and the air in your home. We always use the right level of drying equipment to not only return your home to a safe, dry place, but also to keep your electric bill reasonable.

Call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 when you need water removal professionals who are experienced and certified.

Different Types of Emergency Water Removal in Madison

11/26/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Different Types of Emergency Water Removal in Madison A Drip in Your Madison Condo Can Lead to Extensive Water Damage

The Class of Water Contamination Affects the Treatment Process

To most homeowners, water damage is all the same. It is a nightmare situation that disrupts daily routines and makes life rather difficult. Whether the flooding is from a burst pipe or a blocked drain, it’s all the same right? It is destructive, cruel, and costly to put right.

Well, in reality, there are some crucial distinctions to be made. Knowing what type of water is damaging your property or where it is coming from helps restoration experts to approach the situation in a safe way. SERVPRO carries out professional water removal in Madison properties, and we deal with many kinds of conditions.

This handy guide to the main types of water damage will help you identify the problem quickly if it ever happens to you.

Classification One: Clear Water
This water is the cleanest, most non-toxic form of water damage. It is potable water, perhaps directly from the tap. It is unlikely to cause you any harm, even if you are exposed for some time. Nevertheless, even clean flooding can lead to electrical and structural faults, so it is safer you to call in the experts for repairs. Clean water comes from things like a burst kitchen pipe or a leaking faucet. The liquid has to be safe because you’re scrubbing dishes, drinking,  and washing your hands with it on any typical day. The biggest risk it poses is to carpets, paper materials, and soft furnishings.

Classification Two: Gray Water
Gray water damage is a little bit more serious and requires a speedier removal process. Most of the time, it only poses a direct threat to health if it gets into the mouth or eyes. This is because it may contain chemicals, microorganisms, or dirt. For instance, a classic gray water flood might be caused by a broken down washing machine. The water released will be dirty and filled with detergents and waste from your clothes. So, you definitely don’t want to be spending too much time around it. Another example is an overflowing toilet tank, though any kind of sewage water is immediately classified as very severe and a category three situation.

Classification Three: Black Water
Black water can be toxic and, in some cases; it could make you sick even after a relatively brief exposure. It includes water from sewage lines, septic tanks, and floodwater caused by storms. If your home is hit by extreme weather and flooding occurs, leave the premises as soon as it is safe to do so. Call the SERVPRO team, and we will dispatch our technicians to your location right away.

Do not touch or attempt to move the standing water, because it could be dangerous. Our experts are very skilled in the safe handling of black water and will use breathing filtration apparatus and protective clothing to eliminate the risk of sickness. They will also contain the affected area so that no dangerous materials are allowed to escape during the restoration process.

It is not easy to confront the destruction that water damage can wreak, but there always options and choices to be made. SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is your go to a premier local company, so we are here to help you through the process and get repairs started right away. Call us 24/7 at (615) 868-5324.

Water Damage Safety In Nashville!

11/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Safety In Nashville! Let SERVPRO help you prevent water damage in your home or business to keep your investment safe!

We provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all of our Technicians and anyone else that wishes to visit any of our work locations. This safety equipment is provided to assist our SERVPRO Technicians in preventing a variety of different health, physical and security hazards that may occur during a visit to any of our work sites.

Make sure that any service you use to repair your properties water damage in Nashville uses the necessary safety equipment. We believe in remaining safe at all times and so should you.

The safety equipment that our SERVPRO Technicians use provides them with a safe working environment, while also complying with safety regulations. These precautions serve to protect everyone and anyone that wishes to join us on our work sites.

Examples of PPE SERVPRO Technicians use include:

Chemical Resistant Gloves - These gloves prevent your hands from being exposed to absorbing chemicals and contamination to micro-organisms. Surgical gloves are added as an additional layer whenever contaminant containment is imperative.

Heavy Duty Gloves - This type of glove helps to protect the hands while demolishing and removing structural materials. They are thicker and provide additional protection.

Splash Goggles and Safety Glasses - While safety glasses protect the eyes from burns or intrusions from flying objects or a corrosive substance, Splash Goggles can offer more resistance to contamination from infectious spores.

Respirator - Depending on the type of hazards you encounter, a breathing respirator or full-face respirator may be needed. Coming in contact with mold particles, chemicals, and black water damage requires a different type of protection. HEPA filters for particulates and organic vapors may be necessary for some instances.

Hard Hat - Everyone is required to wear a Hard Hat whenever there is the possibility of falling objects or if there is a need to enter cramped spaces. Maintaining the integrity and working condition of your hard hat is essential to proper protection.

Rubber Boots - These boots protect the wearer from electrical hazards and unwanted skin contact. Additional protection, such as steel shanks and steel toes offer additional safety when protruding hazards exist.

Electrical Circuit Tester & GFCI - This equipment is used to detect electrical flow and should be used to avoid any dangerous condition where the possibility of being shocked exists. Different types of testers exist, but, it is possible to find one that can determine the circuit that is grounded or protected by a GFCI. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) protect workers from electrical equipment that deployed during repairs.

Full-body Suits - Various versions of this outfit can help protect someone from different types of exposure. However, they do not offer full containment of every kind of hazard.

Call our professionals at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville today for a professional water damage restoration. 24/7 - (615) 868-5324

Water Damage From a Roof Leak

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage From a Roof Leak A Damaged Roof Can Bring Water Into the House

Proper Roof Maintenance Can Prevent Water and Mold Damage

A leaking roof can cause substantial property and water damage in single-family homes and townhomes. An obvious roof leak from sustained heavy rain during a thunderstorm or hurricane is easily recognizable. When water is visibly leaking from the ceiling, the homeowner is forced with the decision of quickly responding. The most common reaction is to place a bucket or container under the leak to collect and contain the water. The problem with an unidentified roof leak is the amount of silent damage that occurs without apparent signs. Water damage occurs for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, loose shingles, worn out metal flashing surrounding skylights or chimneys, and sudden damage from fallen trees into a house. When shingles and metal flashing have exceeded their lifespan, the materials begin to deteriorate resulting in the probability of slow leaks that often go undetected. An unexpected problem with roof leaks involves the amount of electrical wiring that is present in the attic space. If the water saturates the electrical wiring, there is an increased risk of an electrical fire. The homeowner needs to be aware that a leaking roof can cause a potential fire in addition to water damage.
 
Unidentified slow roof leaks are a serious problem since the extent of water damage that occurs beneath the surface is not recognized until a more visible sign leads to noticeable water. Rain leaks into the home through missing and compromised shingles. The water then saturates the insulation material in the attic. As the insulation repeatedly gets wet, the performance of the insulation declines and mold begins to form. Although wet insulation can dry out, another related problem is the incidence of increased utility bills. When the homeowners attempt to heat or cool their home and the insulation is not working properly, the heating and air conditioning systems must work harder to keep up. The reason for this is because the home will lose heat and cool air. The result is an inefficiency leading to an increased financial expense.
 
Continuous exposure to moisture and the weight of the water will eventually create dips or pockets in the ceiling. Ceiling surfaces that sustain water damage will often display brown or tan spots that alerts the homeowner there is a problem. The severity of the Goodlettsville water damage could lead to a dramatic sign to the homeowners when the ceiling collapses. Water damage can occur for long periods of time without displaying any obvious signs. The presence of water damage may only be recognized when there is an obvious sign, such as water dripping or a ceiling collapse. There is an obvious slip and fall hazard, especially when the homeowner enters the affected room without noticing the water.

Cleaning up this water immediately and drying the floor surface is necessary to help prevent mold. When your home has a roof leak, call on us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324.

Water Extraction and Expediting the Job in Nashville

5/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Extraction and Expediting the Job in Nashville Flood Damaged Home in Nashville

The Benefits of Hiring Professionals After Water Damage in Nashville, Madison and Goodlettsville

In the last several decades, the weather in the U. S. as well as abroad has become strangely unpredictable. In fact, natural disasters like Katrina can occur virtually at any time without notice. Based on the amount of damage done in an area, people may pay hundreds to thousands of dollars in recovery. In specific, flash flooding occurs in a particular field, and much water damage occurs in Nashville. People need to find a way to protect their homes from very costly damage. Therefore, one of the first things that the homeowner should do is contact a professional agency for their services.

When a professional enters the home, there are numerous things that they need to do. However, one of the most important is extracting the water from the floors and the carpeting quickly so that they can begin the drying process. For those who want to make sure that the job is done right the first time and quickly, it is essential for the homeowner to hire a professional Nashville water damage recovery services to complete these tasks. Once contacted, these professions survey the damage and then begin the process of clean up. One of the significant parts of this job is water extraction. Water extraction requires the proper expertise and the best type of water retraction equipment possible.

With the right type of equipment, these professionals can extract all of the water out of the carpeting so that the carpets can dry naturally. Also, for those who contact these professionals to do the job, they can save not only time but also money. If the water damage is severe enough, these teams of professionals can help to expedite the extraction of the water out of the carpets and contribute to make or suggest the recommended repairs to deter the formation of mold.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

The water damage specialists of Nashville from SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can get started promptly to get your property in Nashville, Madison and Goodlettsville dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. We use only advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles. Call us 24/7 for help. (615) 868-5324

Madison Water Damage Needs Quick Action

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Madison Water Damage Needs Quick Action Don't Let a Leak Become a Major Madison Water Damaging Event

SERVPRO Removes Water Rapidly from Your Madison Water Damaged Home

When water damage impacts a Madison property, owners have several pressing issues that need immediate addressing. The actual water extraction and the following cleanup process are unique to every water damaging event. Mold and mildew can bloom on your property, from dormant spores that are found in all homes, within two to three days of the initial water intrusion. Another problem!

Water damage that is not remedied immediately and thoroughly can lead to extensive structural damage. Of course, the volume and the time the water has been around in your home, are key factors. A simple leak or spill can be wiped up by the homeowner, but once water has absorbed into carpets, furniture, and drywall, professional help from a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is the right course of action.

Mold and Mildew Growth Prevention
An important factor of the water removal service is to inhibit mold proliferation because of too much moisture and high relative humidity. Every home has mold spores circulating in the ambient air by way of the HVAC ductwork. This water and moisture removal are important because ongoing exposure to mold can result in health effects. Fast water removal will lower the potential down to safe levels and decrease the probability that the fungi will bloom on your property because of the initial water intrusion. The use of high-velocity fans and a variety of dehumidifiers (mechanical, chemical, and desiccant) remove moisture, decrease interior heat and help return humidity to normal levels in your Madison home.

Limiting Structural Damage to Your House
Lessening structural damage to your property by rapidly removing the standing water is our primary goal. Unfortunately, severe water damage can cause structural problems that require the removal of damaged materials such as ceiling tiles, studs, floor joists, furniture and personal possessions. Even though water removal is of prime importance, we also simultaneously assess the property in our CCIS report. This is proprietary software developed by Corporate SERVPRO that inventories water damaged items where ever they may be found on your property. We mitigate costs by saving water logged items and materials when feasible. We will safely discard non-salvageable items. This report, and working with your insurance company, can alleviate much of the stress involved with this nerve-wracking event. We will help with the claims paperwork to further ease your burden.

Count on the experienced IICRC-certified professions from SERVPRO.
When it's time for you to secure fast, efficient water damage assistance, there's only one team of technicians to call: SERVPRO. With over 55 years of experience in restoring water damaged Madison properties, we are your one-stop shopping destination to remove the water, clean and dry your home, remediate mold damage, sanitize, and deodorize your living space. "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

The water damage specialists from SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville get started promptly to get your property in Madison, Nashville, and Inglewood dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. We Use advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles. Call us 24/7 for help. (615) 868-5324

What Should I Do When My Property in Nashville Is Affected By Water Damage?

9/23/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Should I Do When My Property in Nashville Is Affected By Water Damage? Fast Water Extraction Needed for Drying

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home in Nashville After a Water Damage Event

When water damage impacts your home in Nashville, immediately addressing the issue is important. Once the initial damage has occurred, water can make its way into the structure of your property. If not acted upon quickly, the result can be extensive structural damage coupled with the onset of mold and mildew. However, immediately reacting to the water damage can help limit secondary water damage. This will save you not only time and money, but also precious possessions. To expedite the remediation process contact a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why obtaining professional assistance is important.

Water Damage: A Brief Overview

Water damage results when your property is impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or tornado. Water damage can also occur due to household issues like leaky faucets, sewage backup, or pipes that burst. Causing structural damage to your property because of unwanted water intrusion can generate a number of other challenges:
poor air quality
• mold and mildew growth
• humid atmosphere
• unpleasant odors that permeate your ceilings, floors, and walls
• damage or loss of furnishings, art, electronics and more.

Mitigate the loss of possessions and structural damage by getting SERVPRO to begin water removal and cleanup.

Why You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

Calling a specialist as soon as your property is impacted by water damage is important for many reasons. First, SERVPRO will perform a thorough assessment of your property to determine the nature and extent of the damage. This work empowers the experts to develop a detailed, customized clean-up plan that will help optimize and expedite the restoration process. Additionally, SERVPRO can send multiple contractors to your property quickly to start the restoration process.

The Importance Of The Drying Process

After water pumps have removed the standing water, then vacuums, powerful air-moving machines, and dehumidifiers will eliminate the balance of water and moisture. With fast action and the right equipment, you can often lessen the need to replace hardwood floor, carpet, and walls. You can also minimize stains and bad odors that result from mold and mildew.

Acting immediately upon the onslaught of water intrusion is the most important step to take. Calling a team of professional water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO should be done right after reaching out to your insurance company. Here at SERVPRO, we're trained in offering a fast response that helps ensure that your home in Nashville is restored with expedience. "Like it never even happened." We're also pleased to provide all of our customers with 24/7 emergency services.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in Nashville too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is close by and ready to respond to your water or flood damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Nashville community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. Call us. (615) 868-5324

Reasons to Hire Water Remediation Experts in Goodlettsville

8/7/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Reasons to Hire Water Remediation Experts in Goodlettsville A fast response can lessen the water damage in your home.

What Happens After Contacting a Water Damage Experts for a Cleanup?

Most individuals never need to hire Goodlettsville water damage technicians and have no understanding of the services provided. However, the processes involved in a clean-up after a water disaster are complex. When SERVPRO experts arrive at your water-soaked house, they must determine the exact type of problem that has occurred to create a plan to return your building to its previous condition as quickly as possible. To ensure that your home is restored according to acceptable standards, it is vital to hire SERVPRO.

Contact Water Damage Technicians for a Cleanup
After a flooding incident in your building, the most important thing to do is contact SERVPRO, which has the industrial-strength equipment and expertise necessary to begin a cleanup within a few hours. When our technicians begin the drying process immediately, it helps to prevent additional moisture damage to materials such as drywall and wood and to avoid secondary problems that include mold growth and mildew odor. A Goodlettsville water damaged building will contain poor air quality and unknown electrical and structural issues. 

How Our Technicians Dry a Building
The first thing that our technicians do when arriving at a flooded structure is make sure that no more water is entering by turning off a main valve. Also, they verify that gas and electricity is off to avoid explosions or shock injuries. Increasing air circulation is essential for reducing the humidity levels that lead to mildew and mold. Dehumidifiers and fan systems are installed in your building and powered by generators. If there is standing water in the basement, our technicians use a sump pump to remove moisture with hoses.

Our Water Remediation Technicians Handle Moisture Extraction
While reducing humidity levels in a Goodlettsville flooded building, other technicians begin to extract water from floors, walls and ceilings with suctioning devices. When water has soaked into carpeting, it is lifted from the floor to suction water from underlying surfaces. Everything in the water-soaked building requires sanitizing utilizing chemicals to eliminate pathogens that can cause illness. To prevent odors, our technicians also apply long-lasting deodorizers.  Goodlettsville Water damage cleanup is in the works.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel. 

Our expertise in water restoration is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (615) 868-5324

Hendersonville Water Mitigation

8/7/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hendersonville Water Mitigation Quickly move to save belongings.

Water Mitigation is Crucial

When your home encounters flooding or a plumbing failure, mitigation is crucial toward preventing further Hendersonville water damage. The process should begin as soon as possible after the event by calling SERVPRO.

Cause and Effect
Damage occurs as the result of broken pipes or a rush of storm water. This quickly manifests as wet carpets, warped or ruptured floors and damaged walls and furniture. Hendersonville water mitigation must begin right away to limit the extent of the damage to your Nashville home.

Water Damage Catastrophe
With a plumbing emergency, the first step is to shut off the water at the main valve, along with the power breakers. This allows for the safe removal of electrical items. If flooding has occurred, the water will have to recede before any work can begin. All furniture that is sitting on a wet rug should have foil placed under the legs. Drapes, curtains and any other items that could be damaged should be removed from the area.

SERVPRO Professional Inspection
After the initial water issue has been handled, a professional SERVEPRO team should be called in to perform an inspection.  Hendersonville water damage will be assessed, and a rebuilding plan will be drawn up to restore the structure.

Removing the Water
Flood waters can be contaminated, causing illness. The SERVPRO team will remove water through the use of pumps and other related equipment. In many cases, the pumping process can be done without removing anything from the building, but items that have absorbed water will need to be moved.

Drying to Prevent Mold
Water damage can bring mold growth. Removing and preventing more mold requires the use of blowers and dehumidifiers and careful control of indoor humidity. This also prevents non-damaged items from absorbing excess moisture. These steps, combined with keeping a proper indoor temparature, will mitigate mold and baterial growth once the water has been removed.

Rebuilding
The final phase of Hendersonville water mitigation is rebuilding and stabilization to ensure the building's integrity. While every project will be different, it is vital to engage the services of professional SERVPRO technicians that have the experience and equipment to treat water damage from start to finish.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood or water damage event. When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We are here in Hendersonville and are ready to help you. Just call us. (615) 868-5324

Dealing with Water Damage in Madison/Goodlettsville

3/14/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing with Water Damage in Madison/Goodlettsville The first time you see the water damage Watertown is a shock; you may not know where to start in repairing it.

Dealing with Water Damage 

Watertown water damage is traumatic, often to homeowners as much as their house. The first time you see the water damage Watertown is a shock; you may not know where to start in repairing it. However, there are steps you can take in the immediate time after a flood, burst pipe, or other damage that will make it easier to repair your home and move on with your life. 

1. Stop the influx of water. You cannot repair White House water damage while water is still entering your home. If there is a pipe leak or other repair issue, turn off the water supply and have the problem repaired. If the damage is from a storm or flood, use sand bags or other ways of reducing the water. In some cases, people have to wait out the deluge when water damage is caused by a natural disaster. 

2. Call your insurance company. It is important to know from the beginning what types of Gallatin water damage your insurance company covers, as well as whether they will cover water removal and other services. Even if this is not an incident covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, your insurance agent can often refer you to good repairmen and contractors in your area. 

3. Dry out your home. Standing water and wet upholstery can breed dangerous microbes in just 24 hours, so fast water removal is crucial to your future health. Mop or use a wet vac, bag up clothing and textiles, and throw away things like mattresses that hold moisture and cannot easily be cleaned. Open all windows and turn on fans. This will limit the growth of mold and bacteria while also limiting your exposure to whatever microbes are already present. 

4. Call in the experts. Call professional mold inspectors who can look for remaining water in areas where it hides and immediately dry it out.

Watertown water damage can be successfully dealt with if you immediately remove water where you can see it and have an expert deal with it where you can’t. Soon you will be once again enjoying a safe and dry home.

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Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are: 

Water Damage Madison - Luxury Condo in Tampa Has Sprinkler flood

12/10/2014 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Madison - Luxury Condo in Tampa Has Sprinkler flood Water fills the hallways of The Stovall condos

TAMPA --- Fire sprinkler systems may be your best friend in a fire, but when one breaks open on the top floor off a condo like it did in the Stovall luxury condominium tower off of Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, everyone below gets soaked.

On November 4, thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the stairwells and through the ceilings of the expensive hi-rise condominium project after a worker who was about to fall off the scaffolding, grabbed a sprinkler pipe to steady himself and broke it.

A Tampa Fire Department captain, one of the first responders there, said the water pouring down the staircase into the lobby looked like the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride at Disney World. Water was pouring off of the chandelier in the lobby and flowing out the door.

The Stovall Luxury hi-rise has 22 stories with two units to a floor. Gloria Giunta, resident and president of the condominium association said she was away the morning of the incident but became aware of it when her cell phone started ringing and didn’t stop for a long time. When she returned home she found the place full of firemen had already in action responding to the problem.

Firefighters quickly accessed the situation and headed to the mechanical room to turn of the sprinkler pump, but so much water had already been dumped onto the 11th floor where the accident happened that it continued to flow down the staircase and into the other units for hours. Floors, ceilings, and the electrical system were compromised and the building had to be evacuated.

SERVPRO, a disaster recovery company that handles thousands of events like this each year was called in to handle the problem. They made sure water was shut off to the building and set up blowers and dehumidifiers to began drying out the building and stabilizing conditions.

Meanwhile the residents were evacuated including Don DeFossett chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority and Bruce Sampson, former president of the University of Tampa. Most of them moved into a nearby hotel while their units are inspected and repaired.

Many of the units could be lived in, but electricity to the building is still shut off a month later because the electrical system sustained substantial damage. The elevators are not working and residents have to walk up and down the stairs to get to their units. Some units sustained only minimal damage while others will have considerable repair to do to replace warped floors and wet drywall.

At this point no one is exactly sure how the repairs will be paid for. The repairs will cost millions of dollars. The worker who caused the problem was not injured.

What To Do About Frozen Pipe Damage

10/27/2014 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do About Frozen Pipe Damage How to address a frozen pipe

Every year, commercial and residential insurance companies pay out billions of dollars in frozen pipe damage claims. When temperatures drop in Nashville, water can freeze inside pipes. Frozen water expands, breaking joints and causing pipes to rupture. Rising temperatures thaw the ice and water flows into the structure, destroying building materials, personal items and inventory. When this occurs overnight or on a weekend, the damage can be catastrophic.

Property owners should familiarize themselves with the property insurance policy. If no coverage for frozen pipe damage exists, obtaining coverage is a minimal expense compared to repairs and replacement costs in the event of damage. Make a list of things the policy requires, such as how to minimize damage, the items covered and how to submit a claim.

The first step in dealing with any disaster is preparation. Make a list of frozen pipe damage companies in the surrounding area. Ask the home or business’s insurance company for a list as well in Madison. Make a priority list of companies that offer emergency response and submit insurance claim forms. Having pipes inspected before winter’s temperatures set in can identify potential problems. When freezing temperatures are forecast, turn faucets on to a trickle; running water will not freeze as easily as standing water.

Next, have exposed pipes in Goodlettsville insulated with the proper materials. Outdoor pipes, those in the garage, intake and output pipes at the water heater and those in the attic all need insulation for protection against potential frozen pipe damage. Locate the building’s water main and ensure that it works properly. Remove any grass, weeds or obstructions so it can be used safely.

In the event of frozen pipe damage in Inglewood, locate the water main and turn it off. This helps minimize damage when pipes thaw. Mop up any visible water and remove wet furniture as quickly as possible. Call one of the water restoration companies on the list and follow their instructions. The specialists will take care of thawing frozen pipes and water damage. Trying to thaw frozen pipes is not a DIY project; professionals have specialized equipment that completes the task effectively and safely.

Not all damage happens inside a business or home. Underground pipes can freeze, causing water to run a reduced pace when faucets are turned on. Pipe noises while the water is running, soil or other debris in the water and pipes moving inside the walls are all signs that frozen pipe damage has occurred. Turn the water main off and call a restoration company in Hendersonville immediately.

If attic or crawlspace pipes burst, the water main should be turned off and the frozen pipe damage company called. Only trained professionals should deal with this type of damage. Remove furniture or goods from the area as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.  SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville proudly serves NashvilleMadisonGoodlettsvilleInglewoodHendersonvilleWhite HouseGallatin,Old HickoryMt. JulietWatertown, and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is a 24/7 emergency water removal & flood clean up repair service company, Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every water damage situation from sewage damage clean up, mold removal, smoke damage repair, fire damage repair, flooded basement, wet carpet, wet walls, carpet water damage, basement water damage, flooded crawl space, sewer backup, sewage removal, mud removal, commercial water damage, restoration, house water damage, building water damage, hotel water damage, flooded building, crawl space water damage, crawl space sewage damage, pump out, dry out, flood water removal, commercial building water removal, building flood damage, hardwood floor water damage, wet hardwood floors, wet carpet drying, sewage restoration, flood cleanup, busted pipe water damage, broken pipe water damage, busted sprinkler water damage, frozen pipe water damage, flood pump out, basement pump out. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! 

We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your Nashville home or Madison commercial structure caused by:

How To Prevent Frozen Pipe Water Damage In Nashville

10/5/2014 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Prevent Frozen Pipe Water Damage In Nashville Nashville Winter Is Coming - Prevent Water Damage From Leaking Pipes.

By Jamie Shelley
jamieshelley.com
Oct. 4, 10:48 AM ET

Every year, commercial and residential insurance companies pay out millions of dollars in Nashville for frozen pipe water damage claims. When temperatures drop, water can freeze inside pipes. Frozen water expands, breaking joints and causing pipes to rupture. Rising temperatures thaw the ice and water flows into the structure causing water damage, destroying building materials, personal items and inventory. When this occurs overnight or on a weekend, the flood damage in Madison can be catastrophic.

Goodlettsville property owners should familiarize themselves with the property insurance policy. If no coverage for frozen pipe damage and resulting water damage exists, obtaining coverage is a minimal expense in Inglewood compared to repairs and replacement costs in the event of water damage. Make a list of things the policy requires, such as how to minimize flood damage, the items covered and how to submit a claim. For government help and information contact the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. (click here)

The first step in dealing with any disaster in Hendersonville is preparation. Make a list of frozen pipe water damage companies in the surrounding area. Ask the home or business’s insurance company in White House for a list as well. Make a priority list of companies that offer emergency response and submit the insurance claim forms. Having pipes inspected before winter’s temperatures set in can identify potential problems in your White House home. When freezing temperatures are forecast, turn faucets on to a trickle; running water will not freeze as easily as standing water. Weather.com is a great source for information on pending freeze warnings. Keep up by downloading their weather app.

Next, have your Old Hickory home exposed pipes insulated with the proper materials. Outdoor pipes, those in the garage, intake and output pipes at the water heater and those in the attic all need insulation for protection against potential frozen pipe water damage. Locate the building’s water main and ensure that it works properly. Remove any grass, weeds or obstructions so it can be used safely.

In the event of frozen pipe water damage in your Gallatin home, locate the water main and turn it off. This helps minimize water damage when pipes thaw. Mop up any visible water and remove wet furniture as quickly as possible. Call one of the water restoration companies in the Nashville area on the list and follow their instructions. The specialists will take care of thawing frozen pipes and water damage in Madison Tenessee homes. Trying to thaw frozen pipes is not a DIY project; professionals have specialized equipment that completes the task effectively and safely. Call SERVPRO of South Nashville at 615-331-0200 to have an expert help. SERVPRO of South Nashville

Not all damage happens inside a Brentwood business or home. Underground pipes can freeze, causing water to run a reduced pace when faucets are turned on. Pipe noises while the water is running, soil or other debris in the water and pipes moving inside the walls are all signs that frozen pipe damage has occurred. Turn the water main off in your Nashville home and call a restoration company immediately.

If attic or crawlspace pipes burst, the water main should be turned off, and the frozen pipe damage company called. Only trained professionals should deal with this type of damage. Remove furniture or goods from the area as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.  SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville proudly serves Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville, Inglewood, Hendersonville, White House, Gallatin, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is a 24/7 emergency water removal & flood clean up repair service company, Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every water damage situation from sewage damage clean up, mold removal, smoke damage repair, fire damage repair, flooded basement, wet carpet, wet walls, carpet water damage, basement water damage, flooded crawl space, sewer backup, sewage removal, mud removal, commercial water damage, restoration, house water damage, building water damage, hotel water damage, flooded building, crawl space water damage, crawl space sewage damage, pump out, dry out, flood water removal, commercial building water removal, building flood damage, hardwood floor water damage, wet hardwood floors, wet carpet drying, sewage restoration, flood cleanup, busted pipe water damage, broken pipe water damage, busted sprinkler water damage, frozen pipe water damage, flood pump out, basement pump out. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!

We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your Nashville home or Madison commercial structure caused by: