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Fire Damage Experts in Harriman

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in Harriman SERVPRO responds quickly to help restore your home after a fire.

Call on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Anytime a fire starts indoors; the aftermath is devastating. If your Harriman home is ever the victim of a severe blaze, many different types of damage possibly occur. A fire's flames, heat, and smoke all cause different kinds of damage to the contents and building materials inside your house.

Sometimes fires behave strangely and all of the damage caused is not obvious. It is smart to call in SERVPRO's fire damage specialists in Harriman to make sure every area damaged gets the necessary attention. Smoke often travels to areas of the building away from the source that causes soot residues and unpleasant odors.

Whenever dealing with a fire situation, our SERVPRO technicians study how flames and smoke behave. The damage created during the burn is different in every situation. There are many factors affecting how severe a home gets damaged in a blaze.

After a burn, the amount of damage created depends on things likes what materials got burned and the amount of heat, oxygen, and moisture present. Airflow inside the building and the types of smoke residues present also play a role in determining how severe a structure gets damaged. Another factor that affects the cleanability of the damage present is the type of surfaces smoke and heat effect.

The type of surface smoke comes in contact with changes how the surface gets damaged. Porous surfaces allow soot residues and odors to penetrate deeply into the material and are harder to clean than non-porous surfaces. Synthetic fibers tend to collect more soot but are easier to clean than natural fibers.

Another factor that changes how easily an object is to clean is the age of the surface. As a general rule the older the surface is, the harder it is to clean. This rule holds true whether the surface is paint, carpet, or fabric.

To make sure all smoke and soot get adequately cleaned after a fire, it is wise to seek professional help. Remember, you can call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 for 24/7 assistance.

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Quick Thinking Can Reduce Water Damage To Your Lenoir City Residence

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Thinking Can Reduce Water Damage To Your Lenoir City Residence Water damage to your Lenoir City residence does not have to be a traumatic event if you know whom to call when it happens.

Water Damage To Your Residence

Sometimes things go wrong, and if they do not immediately present themselves as emergencies, you might decide to just put them off until a later point. Something as fundamental as a leaking pipe underneath the kitchen sink can get easily remedied with the use of a large bowl underneath the drip you empty out once a day or so. The trouble with letting these problems persist is that it is only a matter of time before they get much worse, often splitting the pipe apart at the point of the leak. Now, you are combatting a significant water emergency in your Lenoir City home.

Of course, there are lots of times where pipes can be damaged or weakening without your knowledge. Regular inspections of your entire plumbing network can prove impossible to do on your own, and so you have just to remain hopeful that no problems arise. Water damage to your Lenoir City residence does not have to be a traumatic event if you know whom to call when it happens.

Once piping in your home breaks apart, you might not be fully aware of how to get the water to stop flowing to the break. Our SERVPRO team can quickly assess the situation and thwart the water supply were necessary to be able to get to work on the restoration and necessary repairs to give you back your home the way it was before the water damage incident occurred.

Our initial assessment after cutting the water supply guides us to the point where the restoration should begin. Sometimes water extraction is necessary, and this typically gets accomplished with the use of wet-vacs and portable pumps. Drying the area thoroughly with air movers can give our SERVPRO technicians a better look at the remaining damage to determine the scope of structural concerns that could exist.

Repair of the damaged plumbing is subject to the severity of the break. While there are some minor repairs that our restoration specialists can handle on site, some more dramatic and severe plumbing concerns should likely get handled by this tradecraft.

When water damage threatens your home, you can trust the experienced and professional technicians at SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 by calling (865) 986-3015.

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Commercial Water Removal for Harriman Senior Residences

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal for Harriman Senior Residences SERVPRO understands it is important to keep your residents safe and works quickly to remove water and restore your senior care facility.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Keep Senior Care Facilities Safe

Every Harriman business experiences some level of water intrusion in their life. Although flooding from the outside can be very destructive, most businesses are more familiar with the damage caused by split water lines and failed plumbing.

Commercial water removal for Harriman businesses is vital to customer support, but for a few of them, it is also a matter of quality of life. Senior care facilities have to keep a clean, dry, and safe environment for their residents. With more than twenty years serving our fellow Tennesseans, SERVPRO understands exactly how important this is for the health of the seniors and the concerns of their families. To ensure fast support, we maintain a 24-hour, on call, response team.

Our first task is to stop more water from coming into the common areas and individual rooms. If parts of the building are not affected, and some of the residents are going about their normal routines, we cannot simply turn off the water main as we could at a retail operation.

What our IICRC certified technicians can do is shut down the water to individual floors and locations like individual or visitor bathrooms and the kitchen. If the problem is a loose connection or some other minor problem, we can fix that. When there is a major failure in the system, we recommend calling in a licensed plumber.

Once we do halt the water intrusion, SERVPRO technicians clear out the water. If the level is around ankle-deep or higher, we begin with commercial grade water pumps to remove the bulk of the flooding. For lower levels, or when the pumps are no longer effective, we use extraction wands to remove the majority of the water still clinging to the surface. They are also very useful to draw water out of rugs and carpets.

This takes care of most of the water, but that may not provide a safe enough environment for seniors. If needed to dry the floors thoroughly, we set up air movers to force warm, dry air over the carpets, and tile and wood floors. Technicians can also install exhaust fans at the exits to pull any damp air out of the facility to reduce the drying time.

Water removal needs to be accomplished quickly to ensure our more vulnerable and at-risk citizens remain in a safe environment even when disaster strikes. If you need our services for a senior care home or any other business, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties today at (865) 986-3015. We are here to help.

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SERVPRO Takes Care Of Deep Flood Damage In Loudon

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Takes Care Of Deep Flood Damage In Loudon In the aftermath of large-scale flood damage, you may find your home filled with features, objects, and areas decimated by the raging waters.

SERVPRO Takes Care Of Flood Damage

In the aftermath of large-scale flood damage in Loudon, you may find your home filled with features, objects, and areas decimated by the raging waters. SERVPRO carries a broad array of tools and trains staff members to adequately respond to and handle any contingency you might have and can reverse any effects of flood damage across your home. Here is a short overview of some of the most drastic changes a call to SERVPRO can have in your home.

Repairing Cabinets And Islands
Cabinets and islands are often among the most challenging spots in a home to repair after flood damage in Loudon. These spots can be heavily damaged by water trapped inside, foster fast mold growth, and are difficult to access and repair due to the presence of countertops and amenities above damaged areas. SERVPRO technicians are trained to respond to and repair damages to cabinets and islands of all shapes and sizes without causing further damage to your kitchen and bathroom areas. In most cases, we should be able to conduct selective repairs of damaged features, although we can also assist with full replacement if that is a more viable approach.

Scrubbing Stained Walls
Many floods carry dirt and other contaminants that can leave behind deep, dark stains on your walls and molding. We can remove these stains from almost all walls, and keep your rooms as aesthetically pleasing as the day they were built. While taking care of stains, we can also help with other overdue renovations, should you so desire.

Restoring Ruined Flooring
All types of flooring can suffer damage from a flood, but some, such as carpeting, can be especially vulnerable. Whether the floor is totaled or only lightly damaged, we can apply treatments and restorative processes in due and proportionate amounts, getting your home back to the way it was before the flood without unnecessary costs and hassle.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties provides expert flood damage repair and restoration services to the local area. If your house has been damaged in a storm or flood, do not hesitate to contact us at (865) 986-3015.

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How to Manage Mold Damage in Lenoir City

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Manage Mold Damage in Lenoir City Responding quickly to water damage in your home reduces the risk of mold damage because SERVPRO removes moisture quickly.

SERVPRO Offers Thorough and Effective Mold Remediation Services

Discovering mold in your Lenoir City property can be discouraging to a homeowner. The media spotlight on mold issues in recent years has been unrelenting, and what you hear can be frightening. Take the time to educate yourself about the realities of microbial growth and partner with a reputable mold remediation company to get your life back to normal.

Mold damage is a frequent problem in Lenoir City, and the reasons you experience it in your home are usually straightforward. Mold reproduces through spores, tiny particles that are present everywhere. Mold spores need water to grow and usually have no problem finding a moisture source outdoors.

In fact, mold has the essential job of breaking down organic plant and animal materials, and if it were not available to do that task outdoor debris would become unmanageable.

When water soaks into the structure of your dwelling, the spores floating or settled on surfaces swell and begin growing into colonies within 24 to 48 hours. Immediate response to any water damage is the key to avoiding mold growth, and SERVPRO’s water damage teams can remove moisture fast, minimizing the risk of damage from the fungi.

Unfortunately, water damage often hides, and mold does not need light to multiply. Any organic surface such as wood framing, drywall, wallpaper, insulation, carpeting, and many more examples of common building materials and fixtures, sustain mold development if water is available. If a musty smell is noticeable, staining, and feathery or leathery growths of any color occur, a mold remediation assessment by SERVPRO is a must.

Our mold remediation crew trains to contain and remove the offending microbial infestation. SERVPRO technicians use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to handle a mold outbreak and are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists.

We take care to contain the outbreak, using physical barriers or equipment such as negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent moldy debris from circulating throughout your property during remediation. SERVPRO crews then remove the mold and any porous surface infiltrated, bagging the debris for appropriate disposal according to local hazardous waste rules. The affected area is sanitized with effective antimicrobials, and lingering debris is evacuated with vacuums equipped with HEPA filters.

The moisture source must be identified and then eliminated. SERVPRO monitors moisture levels in the air and structures until satisfied mold growth is unsustainable. Repairs of leaky plumbing or roofs need completion, or humidity levels must be reduced permanently to between 30 and 50 percent to prevent future growth of the many mold strain spores still in the home.

If you suspect the possibility of mold damage in your home, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties has strategies that work to eliminate current colonies and minimize problems going forward. Schedule a mold remediation specialist evaluation by calling (865) 986-3015.

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Expectations In Lenoir City

1/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Damage Restoration Expectations In Lenoir City Lenoir City Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Smoke & Fire Damage

Lenoir City Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Smoke & Fire Cleanup and Restoration

When a fire breaks out in a Lenoir City residence, extinguishing the flames is just the first step. Charring, soot, and smoke damage are challenging problems for the homeowner, and successful outcomes rely on using proper tools, products, and techniques to restore a property to preloss condition. We offer highly-qualified technicians and state of the art equipment to transform fire damage to "Like it never even happened."

Once the firefighters leave and access to your Lenoir City house is again available, our fire damage crew assesses the issues. Our production manager develops a comprehensive plan to address all necessary tasks, starting with water removal and damage abatement and then moving on to soot, smoke, and odor remediation.
Firefighting typically involves significant quantities of water and sometimes chemicals to extinguish the flames. The unabated damage water does to property is ongoing, destabilizing and deteriorating structures as well as risking secondary harm such as mold growth. It also poses a slip and fall safety hazard for both inhabitants and restoration technicians during the recovery period. SERVPRO crews use powerful pumps and extractors to remove standing water. Then they determine drying goals based upon the moisture content of the affected structures and features. High-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers move water vapor out of the structure, captured by the dehumidifiers via condensation or desiccant technology.
Crews evaluate the soot and smoke damage and employ the appropriate tools and cleaners to remove the residues and restore surfaces. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified, trained in the restoration industry's best practices. Light soot and ash respond well to dusting, dry sponging, and HEPA filtered vacuuming. Stickier residues found when the fire smoldered may need spray and wipe techniques or abrasive tools or cleaners to dislodge. Some substances when combusted deposit a lacquer-like coating on surfaces that requires the use of solvents and abrasion to remove. Immersion or ultrasonic cleaning works well for removable fixtures and articles with intricate details.
The HVAC system in the dwelling needs inspection as it may have suctioned soot and smoke inside the ducts during the fire, dispersing the debris throughout the property. At a minimum, filters need replacement and more thorough cleaning done by SERVPRO if indicated.
After the fire damage, debris and residues are removed, and surfaces cleaned, any lingering odors need attention. SERVPRO (OCT) deodorization specialists use strategies like thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators to change the chemical composition of odor-bearing particles to neutralize them. Occasionally surfaces still emitting odors after cleaning need sealing to contain the smell.
Rely on SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties to come to your assistance with confidence after fire damages your home. Work crews are just a phone call away at (865) 986-3015, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Appliance Failure Could Create Water Damage In Your Lenoir City Home

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliance Failure Could Create Water Damage In Your Lenoir City Home Lenoir City Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Appliance Water Damaging Events

SERVPRO Mitigates Damages in Lenoir City Properties from Water Leaks

Appliances in your home are a notable convenience. With all the time and effort they can save you, it is easy to forget that they are just machines. By their nature, appliances are eventually going to wear down and malfunction over time, and with an appliance like a washing machine, this could spell a very substantial problem for your Lenoir City residence.
The trouble with appliances like your washing machine is that they rarely give you indications that they are close to breaking down. Something as simple as a bushing that has gone bad near the drum could be enough to cause the machine to overfill and spill water onto the floor. Worse still, the hoses on the back could break loose, allowing water to flow freely through your laundry area unabated until you notice the problem and manually shut off the valve. Considering the water damage this could cause to your Lenoir City home, you need to know whom to call to help you clean up the mess and restore any harm that the incident might have caused.
Our experienced SERVPRO team is available 24/7 for any emergency that you might have. Our emergency response crew can quickly assess the damage and eliminate the source of the water damage if that problem has not already gotten solved before we arrive. Cutting off the water supply to the washing machine prevents further incident while the restoration process gets underway.
Extraction of the water is the primary concern, and there are many tools at our disposal to make this process quick and efficient. Depending on the severity of the situation, we can use everything from wet vacs to pump trucks to thoroughly extract all of the present water and prepare the affected area for drying. The volume of spilled water and the placement of the appliance can greatly magnify the water damage. The faster the moisture can get removed from the air and materials, the less likely that conditions would allow for mold growth. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians even use infrared thermal scanning to ensure that all of the water has been successfully dried from walls, floor voids, and flooring, leaving you with the peace of mind that the affected area has gotten entirely restored.
If you are dealing with any manner of a water emergency, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties. Our emergency response team is available anytime at (865) 986-3015.

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Carpet Cleaning

10/22/2013 (Permalink)

3 rooms and hall $99.00. Call us to schedule.