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Revealed: Fast Response After Nashville Fire Damage Yields the Best Results

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Revealed: Fast Response After Nashville Fire Damage Yields the Best Results Fire damage in your bedroom or any part of your home can cause some stress. Contact SERVPRO to remediate and restore your damaged property.

Fire Damage in Your Nashville Home? How to Lower Cleanup Costs

If your Nashville property suffers fire damage, quick action is crucial. Not only does it help to limit the damage inflicted on your home but it can help to lower the cost of restoration. In case of a fire in your home, you need to stay calm. Doing so enables you to act rationally. Also, you get to take the right steps to minimize damage and losses.

The first step homeowners should take when faced with fire damage in Nashville is to call the insurance company. As an important step in the insurance claim process, the insurance adjuster inspects your home to determine if you are qualified for a claim. Also, the adjuster comes up with a budget for the repairs and replacements to be made in your home. It is important to inform the insurance adjuster of your intention to have the home cleaned by fire clean up and restoration experts.

As experts, we are in a position to mitigate the damage in your home. Not only can we save your valuables from absorbing smoke but we can help you get your life back on track. Before we start the cleanup and restoration process, you must sign the work agreement. This gives us the go ahead. We use your insurance adjuster’s budget as a guide to clean up and restore your home.

SERVPRO experts arrive at your home with the right equipment to safely deal with the damage. The first step we undertake is scoping the structure. We do so to identify any potential dangers. Before clean up begins, we salvage any of your valuables for professional cleaning.

Later, we clean up your home to the preloss condition by removing smoke residues. If your valuables or parts of your home are damaged badly and cannot be restored, we dispose of such items. SERVPRO fire damage experts use thermal foggers or wet foggers to deodorize your home and remove the smell of smoke. By doing so, we leave your home smelling like a flower.

Afterward, we compile an accurate fire damage assessment report which we hand over to your insurance adjuster. By doing so, we fast-track the insurance claims process finally getting your life back on track.

The team at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has extensive experience in fire damage and restoration services. For professional and timely cleanup services, call our 24/7 emergency line at (615) 868-5324. By doing so, you get to save on restoration costs.

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SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call When Flood Damage Strikes

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call When Flood Damage Strikes SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has what it takes to mitigate flood damage "Like it never even happened."

What Happens when Nashville Flood Damage is Ignored

When flood damage strikes a property in Nashville, the results are typically too much for homeowners to handle on their own. Professional restoration services like those provided by SERVPRO can help bring a home back to the way it was before a flood, but many homeowners are afraid to bear the costs and responsibilities associated with a full-scale restoration project. Unfortunately, few if any symptoms of flood damage go away without appropriate care and attention. Our recommendation is to call for help as soon as damage strikes, or else these long-term effects could begin to develop in your home.

Destabilized Foundations

Long-term exposure to standing water and excess moisture produced during flood damage events in Nashville can cause permanent and expensive damage to the very foundation of your home. All common foundational materials, from masonry to concrete to stone, can absorb small amounts of water through cracks and pores in their material. Unless these pockets of water are removed with specialty drying equipment such as the air movers and dehumidifiers used by SERVPRO, they can create faults in the building foundation that eventually destabilize the entire structure. Fast and thorough drying processes are the only way to protect your home against these threats.

Mold Growth

Mold loves moisture, and without an expedited drying plan, your home is likely to retain much water in the aftermath of a flood. While most residential mold problems remain isolated to a single room or area, floods often create fungal problems that span across the entire home. Preventative treatments can help, but the only definitive solution to developing mold problems is rapid drying and dehumidification.

Materials Degradation

Over time, many materials tend to dissolve, break apart, and otherwise degrade when inundated with water. Again, the best way to mitigate damage is to enact a comprehensive drying plan rapidly, but specialist companies like SERVPRO can also provide vital restorative treatments to most parts of your home even if they are in an advanced state of disrepair.

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SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can begin an industrial-scale drying process in your home within hours of your first call. Contact us at (615) 868-5324 for 24/7 help and services.

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What?? The Dishwasher Flooded Your Nashville Kitchen and More--Does SERVPRO Know?

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What?? The Dishwasher Flooded Your Nashville Kitchen and More--Does SERVPRO Know? SERVPRO Brings It to Water Loss Emergencies in Nashville

Dealing with Appliance Related Water Damage in Nashville

After water floods your property, various problems can develop due to the excess moisture, among other things. Common signs of problems include musty odor, changes in the texture of walls, floors, and ceiling as well as discoloration of different surfaces. By taking proper remediation steps in time, it is possible to address such problems before they reach uncontrollable stages. We offer broad restorations services that can help your property bounce back from the water loss "Like it never even happened."

Some cases of water damage in Nashville originate from the same appliances meant to make house chores easier when they leak water into the property flooding it. Simple problems with the washing machine, refrigerator or dishwasher can leave you with extensive water loss. Problems with dishwashers in particular present various problems including backup caused by food and other debris build up or problems with the supply and discharge lines.
 
How long it takes to start the restoration steps, once the problem is detected may determine how severe the problem becomes. Having the emergency contacts of a professional restorer like SERVPRO helps ensure the response is timely. If the loss originates from a faulty appliance, our technicians can also inspect the other appliances in your house to establish if there are faults that can cause further leakage.
 
Fast extraction of any standing water from the affected area is essential. Extracting more water reduces the amount of effort or time spent drying the property because moisture elimination is faster in a liquid state. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of extraction equipment and pumps to remove the water. After eliminating the water pooling around, drying the property using dehumidifiers and air movers helps bring down moisture levels to preloss conditions. This final step helps prevent stubborn problems such as mold development.
 
Cases of water loss should not get out of hand. Call SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324.

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The Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Commercial Property In Nashville

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Commercial Property In Nashville Nashville businesses deal with possible disasters year-round; water being the driving factor behind many of them.

Commercial Water Cleanup In Nashville Businesses

Nashville businesses deal with possible disasters year-round; water being the driving factor behind many of them. Regardless of the source, weather-related or failed plumbing, every owner needs a professional restoration service to ensure he can reopen for business as soon as it is safe to do so.

Most Nashville commercial water cleanup results from a plumbing issue. In a typical office setting like a large accounting firm, the source is often from a sprinkler system. When the fire turns out to be smoke from a plastic cup microwaved too long, SERVPRO response teams understand that the solution for a fire has become a problem all its own.

In a situation like this, cleanup and removal go from floor to ceiling. An accounting office, if it does have carpets, uses a commercial variety, which usually means no pad underneath. That makes removing water a faster process for our technicians. They can use pumps, to begin with, and then switch to extraction wands to draw the remaining water from the carpet.

If the water sat for more than a day or two, or if the water absorbed a large amount of ink from paper and finishes or paint from furniture, SERVPRO specialists may have to use a shampooer to thoroughly clean the carpet and prevent stains from setting in the nape and become permanent.

As team members clean carpets in some rooms, others examine damage to walls. Most paneling resists water fairly well, but the drywall behind it can begin to crack and degrade if it absorbs too much. If this happens, our teams recommend immediate removal and replacement.

When the drywall is merely damp, we can use a combination of fans and air movers to dry the panels. Specialists place the fans at exit points to draw the damp air outside of the business. Next, they set up the air movers to force warm, dry air across the affected surfaces to carefully remove moisture.

Finally, there are the drop ceilings. The tiles under and close to the sprinklers absorb an incredible amount of water in just a few minutes and quickly turn brown and yellow from the absorbed moisture. Since most ceiling tiles are inexpensive, it is cheaper and quicker for our teams to remove and replace them instead of spending the labor hours and cleaning/bleaching agents to try and restore them.

Our goal here at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to help you start serving your customers again as soon as it is safe. If you need to schedule our services or have a question about what we do, call (615) 868-5324 today to get started.

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What to Do with Unwanted Water in Your Nashville Home! Simple, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do with Unwanted Water in Your Nashville Home! Simple, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Drying Nashville Cats and Houses Hate Water (Damage)--Call SERVPRO --"Like it never even happened."

Nashville's Water Damage Team Explains How Dehumidifiers Work

Problems with water occur across the country a lot more frequently than you would ever realize and even your home in Nashville is at risk. The second most regularly filed insurance claims in the U.S. are water damage claims. There are several ways that water can negatively affect your house including pipe breaks and broken appliances. If a water pipe running through your building gets only an eighth inch crack in the pipe, approximately 250 gallons of water per day or over ten gallons per hour can flow into your dwelling. Excessive moisture can also cause numerous other issues with a structure, which means that about 20% of all insurance claims filed are related to water damage of some kind.
 
Once a pipe breaks, calling in a professional mitigation team like SERVPRO is essential to reduce the severity of the issues. Once a mishap happens to your home in Nashville, the water damage can get worse and worse the longer it sits there without being treated. After 48 hours, moisture can cause mold to start forming, making the overall situation much more severe. Therefore, our team tries the best we can to remove moisture within that 48-hour period so that you do not develop fungal problems.
 
Air movers and dehumidifiers can help speed up the natural evaporation and drying process significantly. The air movers keep the wet air moving away from the damp surface so that water will not stop evaporating from the solid material. The dehumidifiers then remove the water from the air and dispense it into your sewage drain in liquid form. The machines then pump out hot, dry air so that the air movers can use it in its circular air flow motion.
 
Refrigerant dehumidifiers LGR's push wet air across cold coils so that the water vapor cools and condenses. Desiccant dehumidifiers pull damp air across a silica gel that absorbs the water molecules. The machine then pushes hot air past the silica so that it removes the water from the silica. If our SERVPRO crew does not set up enough dehumidifiers, then the air movers will push around the wet air and problems can arise in other places meaning that secondary damage could take place. Improper placement and use of dehus can actually result in "indoor rain." If there are too many dehumidifiers compared to air movers, then the drying process may not be as fast as it could be.
 
If you ever find yourself in need of filing a water-related insurance claim, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 24 hours a day for help with the recovery of your property.

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Removing and Preventing Mold Damage in Nashville

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing and Preventing Mold Damage in Nashville Nashville Crawlspaces Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Remediation and then Encapsulation. Call for a Consultation.

SERVPRO Offers Nashville Property Owners Mold Remediation and Encapsulation as a Preventative Measure

Nashville homes deal with water problems every year, but they often miss what can be a follow-up disaster. Usually, dormant spores become active and proliferate through a home after they absorb enough moisture.
 
A large share of Nashville mold damage starts behind walls and under the feet of homeowners. SERVPRO restoration teams often find themselves pulling down walls and crawling under homes to find the source of the problem.
 
In cases like these, the mold usually grows over surfaces, but it can dig into drywall and even the framing behind it if not caught quickly. While drywall is easy and cheap to remove and replace, wall framing can be more difficult. Technicians often have to scrape mold from the surface, and if the spores went deep, they could sand down the surface to remove the infestation. Wood studs can also be sprayed with an antimildew product after removing the mold and hyphae.
 
To reduce the risk of mold growth and contamination, SERVPRO recommends encapsulation for crawlspaces exposed to water. Team members start by examining the concrete walls for leaks and seeps. If they find one even as small as a pinpoint, they use hydraulic cement to seal them against further water intrusion.
 
Other specialists level the dirt floor to prevent pooling and then cover it with heavy, polyethylene sheeting. If needed, they use wood framing to hold the sheets in place. Next, they secure the ends of the sheets to the now sealed walls with a polyurethane caulk or a specially designed, two-sided, foundation tape. Team members continue using polyethylene sheets to seal off the walls. They secure them with the same caulk and tape and also use more wood framing for additional support.
 
After completing encapsulation, specialists use a moisture meter to determine if the humidity levels are at an acceptable level. If needed, they can use a dehumidifier to remove water from the air until the level measures as normal. To keep the humidity down, team members can leave a container of desiccant material to continue absorbing moisture. In extreme conditions or environments, a permanent dehumidifier can be installed in the crawl space. Less moisture means less chance of mold growth. The encapsulation also limits food sources for mold spores to develop into large colonies.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to bring each home back to a clean condition. If you are still dealing with effects from the last storm or flood whether the result was mold damage or not, contact us at (615) 868-5324 today to begin the restoration process.

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Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage In A Nashville Home

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage In A Nashville Home SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors.

Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage

Nashville is home to some of the region's most-loved foods, and cooking these for friends and family can fill your kitchen, and sometimes, your entire home, with wonderful smells. The smell of comfort food being prepared can make even the worst day seem bearable.

Those who live in Nashville after fire damage happened in their home know that these wonderful smells often give way to the acrid-smelling odors from the fire. These new and unwanted scents can permeate into books, paneling, carpeting, and bedding. They continually waft through the air, especially on warmer, more humid days. Soot particles from the fire continue breaking down and then float through the air, making it possible to curb the amount of odor you detect by eliminating the particles.

SERVPRO's IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can perform different measures to eliminate the smell at its source. These methods use different gases that render the particles inert. Machines that produce either ozone or hydroxyl allow these gases to slowly travel through the air, where they interact with soot particles and neutralize them. Once neutralized, they no longer produce a noticeable smell.

Ozone is probably better known to most people than hydroxyl gas. With ozone, a very fresh scent is produced, much like after a spring shower or summer storm. We can use hydroxyl gas in many situations where using ozone cannot. These include places where plants, pets, or people are at, as well as damp carpeting or rugs. Using ozone in these situations can create problems. For example, damp rugs can become stained and discolored if ozone is used near them.

After these methods eliminate the odor-causing particles, we can also discuss with you additional options. Leaving your home with a long-lasting pleasant scent throughout can be a welcome change to your home's atmosphere. Gel packs placed around your home provide alternative scents that slowly dissipate. Another option is to inject timed-release scented liquids into various spots in your carpeting's padding. We only use these as an additional treatment, and not to mask smoke and soot odors.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors. Serving our community by providing restoration services to families in Lockeland Springs and Inglewood, in addition to neighboring towns, our emergency number is always available to you. Contact us at (615) 868-5324 whenever you have a disaster.

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Flood Damage Experts in Nashville Talk about the Final Cleaning Process

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts in Nashville Talk about the Final Cleaning Process Rely on the SERVPRO Green Fleet for Storm Damage Mitigation in the Nashville Area--Commercial and Residential

Nashville Storm Property Owners Get Full SERVPRO Treatment--"Like it never even happened."

Thunderstorms that spread into Nashville create conditions that can cause problems with your property. When excessive rain pours into your neighborhood quickly, it is likely that flood damage can result. When water starts to build up outside it can find its ways into your home through lower door seals. When the rain comes down hard in Nashville, it can also enter your house through old window seals.
 
Once moisture enters your building, the problems can get more severe as time goes on. When mitigating flood damage in Nashville, our SERVPRO experts remove moisture as quickly as possible to prevent secondary issues. Items that come into direct contact with water receive primary water damage problems such as carpet delaminating. If water vapor in the air causes issues, they are considered secondary.
 
After the work area is deemed safe, the first step our SERVPRO technicians complete is the extraction phase. We use our specialized industrial extraction equipment to remove standing water and moisture present inside carpet and upholstery. Once all of the water possible is sucked into a sewer drain or wastewater tank, we start rapidly drying out your structural components.
 
During the drying stage, we use specialized equipment to create an environment that helps speed up the time it naturally takes to dry out materials. Air movers get set up to create air circulation that helps moisture keep evaporating from the surfaces of wet materials. Dehumidifiers are working in the center of the airflow so that they remove water from the wet air and exhaust out warm, dry air to be used in the circulation process.
 
Once the moisture content of contents and building materials returns to preloss conditions, we begin the reconstruction and final cleaning steps. If any baseboard or drywall got removed in the drying process, we re-install them as needed. If any holes got drilled into the drywall to create an airflow inside wall cavities, we patch up the holes. If the carpet or pad was removed to dry out subfloors, then we re-install the flooring materials or provide a source to accomplish the above rebuilding and renovating needs.
 
After your home gets put back together by either our team or a certified sub-contractor, we complete a final cleaning process. Any dust creating during the restoration projects gets wiped off as well as any paint or drywall splashes. In most cases, we clean all of the carpets inside your home so that it smells and looks "Like it never even happened." If you ever have problems with wet materials or contents after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 any time of the day.

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Unexpected Water Damage From Underneath Your Nashville Residence

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unexpected Water Damage From Underneath Your Nashville Residence When water comes up into your house from the crawlspace and damages your flooring, it is time to give SERVPRO a call for drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Assess and Remediate the Damage Regardless of the Source of the Excess Water in Your Home

As a Nashville homeowner, you can find yourself surprised at the varying degrees of threats that your residence can experience throughout your lifetime. While you work to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible, changes in the environment and readjustments of the earth below your house could allow for unexpected occurrences that you have yet to experience.

Among these unexpected threats is water damage coming up from beneath your Nashville home into the crawlspace area and adversely affecting your lower floor. Various effects could result from pooling water underneath your house, and others that can occur if the primary threat is persistent moisture.

One of the most significant concerns that homeowners should have when water damage arises in this area of their property is the effect it has on the floors. Moisture and dampness can warp wooden floors, or saturate and irreparably damage carpeted areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to restore these areas, and if the damage is too considerable, to remove them to prepare for replacement.

With environmental changes like newfound springs on your property, sometimes containing and diverting the water can be almost impossible. In these cases, our SERVPRO technicians incorporate encapsulation for this area beneath your house to protect it from dampness and persistent water flow. This thick plastic coating on all of the supports, walls, and underneath flooring overhead can help to eliminate moisture from this previously affected area.

Often water diversion and ongoing drying efforts are encouraged by the professionals on site. In these cases, we recommend the installation of dehumidification machines, and sump pumps to remove the water away from this area of your house, or both. Removing the threat of persistent moisture can help keep the structural elements of your home stronger and help them to last longer.

You might not become aware of a threat like moisture and water damage from below your home until you experience the effects throughout your house. Even when these conditions are upon you, our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville experienced restoration experts can help you get things back to the way they should be. Give us a call anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Commercial Water Removal Service In Nashville

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Service In Nashville Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service.

Commercial Water Removal Service

When a Nashville business floods, many owners try to remove property or push the water out of their business themselves. Even if there is only enough water to cover the floor, getting rid of it without professional help is not advisable.

Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service. SERVPRO technicians train to the industry standards established by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Following these rules is important, especially when the client is a small business like a bakery. Getting the job right can mean the difference between staying open to customers and losing everything.

Since most commercial water damage results from a failed plumbing issue, the first task is to find and stop the leak. Our specialists can repair most minor issues, but if the problem is larger than a failed connection or a split water hose on an industrial dishwasher, the restoration team leader recommends bringing in a licensed plumber.

Now, the heavy lifting begins. The team leader directs bringing in one or more water pumps for any amount high enough to cover the tops of his shoes. Even in a business with a large floor area, our specialists can remove the water in a day or two.

Once completed, specialists switch to water extraction wands. These smaller devices draw water off of concrete and linoleum quickly and are also excellent for drawing water out of carpets in office or customer service areas. The wands SERVPRO uses also contain a heating element, so the handlers can also adjust the temperature to begin drying out these carpets simultaneously, saving time.

In a food service facility, it is also necessary to remove water from the air inside. Lowering the humidity helps to dry out the business and also to reduce the risk of mold spores expanding and growing behind ovens and other equipment or starting to spread behind bathroom walls. Specialists install dehumidifiers to draw out up to 25 gallons from the air every 24 hours. The exact rate depends on how heavy the air is with moisture.

The goal at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to help each business reopen as soon as possible. If you have any water issues at your business and need our removal service, call us at (615) 868-5324 today to get started.

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