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Why Does Air Quality Matter During Oak Ridge Mold Damage Remediation?

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee wearing a white PPE suit The right way to correct mold growth in your home is to trust in the experience of a professional remediation team like SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Experience Handling Oak Ridge Mold Infestations

The air quality in an Oak Ridge home with a mold infestation of any size matters. This is because mold spores can be airborne and travel to other areas of the property if disturbed, mainly through the cleaning process. SERVPRO technicians utilize different methods of air improvement applications to capture or port airborne spores off-site. 

An Oak Ridge property with mold damage can have a large-scale issue if the problem is not adequately resolved. Mold growth is never something that will go away on its own if the environmental elements creating a hospitable home remain in place. SERVPRO technicians use their equipment to determine the size of the mold infestation and the reason for the colony growth. Frequently seen situations allowing mold to grow and spread include:

  • Water damage, either sudden or long-term such as a slow leak 
  • Trapped moist air in crawlspaces, basements, or wall cavities
  • Ignored visible mold colonies

How Does Mold Damage Spread?

SERVPRO technicians take special care to avoid cross-contamination of mold spores during the remediation process by such actions as:

  • Applying barriers over doorways and vents
  • Removal of undamaged items within the work-site
  • Use of air scrubbers or negative air chambers as needed

Finding Mold Growth Behind the Scenes

It is easy to spot when mold damage grows openly on a surface. However, by the time a mold colony is visible, there may be a significant issue within wall cavities, under flooring, or behind wallpaper, to name just a few common areas it is found. Mold needs a moist, preferably dark environment to consume to sustain itself. The moisture can be a giveaway of the location of mold colonies. SERVPRO IICRC Certified technicians use various devices for water collection that show up as locations of blue on an infrared camera and assist in narrowing down the most likely spots to check. The technicians can open a tiny area to confirm the presence of mold and include it in the mold damage remediation service. 

How Do Air Scrubbers Assist With Air Quality?

This piece of equipment is invaluable to SERVPRO technicians during any mitigation service where airborne particulate is an issue. During a mold damage cleanup, the air scrubbers run and capture airborne spores before they can float to another area within the home or hitch a ride on shoes or clothing. The maze of HEPA filtration captures and safely holds the spores for disposal. In some cases, the technicians use self-created tubing to create a vacuum effect that pulls air containing airborne spores into the tube and ports them outside the work-site through a window or doorway.   

Use of Antimicrobial Solutions

SERVPRO uses the highest quality and a host of EPA-registered cleaning agents for the surface cleaning to make the work-site inhospitable to mold spores, so they are not likely to germinate within the same spot. The use of sealants on studs and other areas further inhibits the issue's return as long as the property owner addresses the necessary repairs that created a moist environment. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 brings professional mold damage remediation to local Oak Ridge properties. The technicians use the latest applications and equipment to make mold infestations a thing of the past.

What Factors Affect Oak Ridge Water Damage Cleanup Costs?

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician removing water damaged hardwood flooring Water damage can soak through the flooring and walls. Contact SERVPRO to ensure all areas of your home are dried properly.

SERVPRO Technicians Help Oak Ridge Properties With Water Restoration

Numerous factors affect the outcome of a water cleanup job within an Oak Ridge property. One of the main factors is the time frame for the restoration services to start. A home with less water that waits for the cleanup job to begin can have a potentially worse outcome than a house with a more significant amount of water where the efforts started immediately. SERVPRO handles each job on a case-by-case basis and attempts to lessen costs for homeowners wherever possible.

Some of the most common reasons that cause water damage in an Oak Ridge property are plumbing problems, appliance malfunctions, weather catastrophes, sewer backups, and ventilations issues with a basement or crawlspace. For the best chance at the least amount of damage possible, it is vital to engage the water cleanup services of a professional restoration company. SERVPRO technicians trained using the IICRC methods and continuing education to ensure they are up-to-date on the most current advancements in the restoration industry.

Potential Major Losses After Water Damage

SERVPRO technicians work hard to minimize the replacement of building materials and contents; however, here are some of the most typical issues seen: 

  • Warped flooring or damaged sheetrock requiring controlled demolition 
  • Ruined carpet
  • Damaged electrical system

The Size of the Water Cleanup 

The size is a factor that directly bears the cost of the damage to the property owner. A kitchen with water damage may have a significantly lower price to extract and dry than an entire floor of a home with the same issue. Also, when sizable square footage needs help, some of the following factors can affect the monetary outlay of a restoration service:

  • SERVPRO requires more extraction and dehumidification equipment for large-scale water cleanup jobs
  • A sudden pipe burst may be less damaging than a slow leak that took years, ruining the interior walls and possibly harboring mold growth.
  • Appliance failures can result in extreme cleanup measures as high volume leaks can result in huge problems. For example, a broken washing machine supply line can spill up to 600 gallons of water per hour. 

SERVPRO Has Professional Restoration Methods for Flooring

The carpet and other floor coverings in a home get attention from SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians using their advanced methods and equipment. Since water migrates quickly, the technicians use their equipment to ensure all areas of water damage, including behind the walls and subfloor, get addressed. The popularity of laminate flooring means SERVPRO technicians handled it regularly. This flooring type has a different reaction than wood or tile. The laminate may not show water damage until a short time after the exposure to excessive moisture occurs as the water penetrates the core materials of the board.

Hardwood flooring may warp or cup in reaction to water damage. However, SERVPRO technicians have the training to remove the moisture from the wood at a steady pace to avoid damage. Water removal too rapidly can result in overly dried wood that splits and cracks, requiring replacement. 

Whenever possible, the repair is always preferable to replacement, and the technicians work diligently towards that end during a water damage service. In cases where destruction to the point of no recovery, mold, or contaminated water is the issue, reconstruction or replacement can be the only option for homeowners. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 helps the local Oak Ridge community with all sizes and types of water damage restoration services.

What Special Handling Does Oak Ridge Kitchen Fire Damage Need?

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

Home gutted to the framing with fire damaged studs SERVPRO addresses water damage left behind by extinguishing efforts before cleaning up fire damage in your home.

SERVPRO Brings the Latest Fire Cleanup Techniques in Oak Ridge

After a kitchen fire in an Oak Ridge property, there can be numerous issues left behind for SERVPRO technicians to handle. This room in the home is commonly the hub for the plumbing and contains more appliances than other areas. The potential for a more significant casualty to home contents from both fire and water damage. 

Water in an Oak Ridge kitchen with fire damage can complicate the situation. SERVPRO technicians work diligently to remove soaked items left within the kitchen and extract any remaining water before it can seep under flooring and create further problems during the fire cleanup service. SERVPRO technicians use different methods for water removal and cleanup, including:

  • Extraction pump equipment
  • Hand tools
  • Microfiber towels and drying equipment

What Items Get Removed During Fire Damage Cleanup

Some articles cannot remain within a home after a fire because soot particles can get pushed within containers and other areas, including food receptacles, due to hot air expansion during the active part of the house fire. It is not safe to consume any foodstuffs, even canned goods, in the impact area of fire damage. 

Appliances Need Inspection Before Reuse

Although the fridge, stove, or other appliance may look "okay" with only the need for any exterior cleaning of the smoke damage, the heat from the fire can ruin the electrical components within the item. SERVPRO technicians always recommended that homeowners err on the side of safety and allow an inspection before the things get reused. It is never safe to turn on an electrical appliance with potential fire damage to see if it will turn on. Testing a fridge or stove without an inspection by a certified industry professional can run the risk of:

  • Shock 
  • Electrical fire
  • Permanent damage to the item

Charred or Smoke Damage?

After a fire has occurred, a kitchen can be covered in black, smelly soot. SERVPRO technicians have the necessary training to discern the charred elements from those within the job site that the homeowner can reuse through advanced cleaning methods such as immersion or sonic applications. Charred building materials get removed through careful, controlled demo actions, reducing the smoke odors within the kitchen. Items that need surface cleaning get removed outside the worksite for detailed attention from assigned technicians. 

The Challenge of Protein Fires

The fire damage left behind from a pan caught on fire on a stovetop is multilayered. The remnants left behind from this kind of home disaster leave a nearly invisible layer of greasy film on all surfaces in the immediate area. Not only is it difficult to see, but it also carries a strong odor. SERVPRO technicians use professional EPA-approved cleaning agents to remove these tough residues but also assist in eradicating the pungent smell. 

Speaking of Odor Control After Fire Damage

No one cares to eat or cook in a kitchen that smells like something burned in it. SERVPRO technicians have specific equipment and methods to remove all traces of smoke odors. This is one of the final tasks before repairs, or needed reconstruction actions occur.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 brings professional fire damage restoration services to the Oak Ridge area. The trained, certified technicians arrive quickly and handle the job from start to finish.

Lenoir City Home Underwater or Just Some Large Puddles? Call Us, SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

8/27/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture floating everywhere After a water damage emergency occurs at your home, our technicians are available to help. Contact us and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Removal Becomes a Major Concern When Flash Flooding or a Broken Water Main Strikes a Lenoir City Property

Lenoir City, a small town surrounded by rivers and lakes, is no stranger to the devastating effects of flash flooding.  Just last year, the town suffered one of its worst episodes of rapid flooding in a quarter-century.  Heavy rains over just a few hours in February of 2019 led to a catastrophic rise in water levels.  As a result, the ground floors of many homes became completely inundated with hazardous stormwater.         

In the aftermath of the rains, residents scrambled to regain some sense of normalcy and restore their water-logged houses.  Fortunately, for them, water removal in Lenoir City was just a quick phone call away.  Teams of expertly-trained SERVPRO professionals assisted many in the area to overcome the disaster.  With their powerful portable water extractors, these technicians were quickly able to access and remove water from even the most difficult to reach interior areas.  In doing so, they were able to effectively clean residences and limit the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.  This cleaning should help home occupants in Lenoir City avoid flood-related health issues in future years.

You can trust in the work of SERVPRO.  The company has been involved in the water removal industry for over fifty years, helping homeowners locally and nationwide prevent and mitigate water damage.  Our workers train to meet or exceed industry standards in schools approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) SERVPRO has a long track record of successfully handling big and small incidents. We have done work at high-profile sites like the Pentagon, aided businesses save and restore commercial locations, and helped our neighborhood homeowners overcome the damaging effects of even small water leaks.  In Lenoir City, there are no better, faster water-removing services around.                   

Regardless of whether you are a homeowner or business proprietor, your best option for water removal after an unexpected water line break or deluge is to contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986 - 3015.  Call us any time of the day or night; we are ready to serve you.

What Solution is Needed for Flood Water Removal in an Oak Ridge Property?

8/27/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with water covering the whole floor Flooding in your home can cause many problems. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for a personalized remediation plan for your home. We’re standing by 365 days a year.

The Solution When You Need Flood Water Removal In Oak Ridge

Unexpected household crises create tasks often beyond the experience and capacity of Oak Ridge residents. When flash floods expose your home to severe damage, all might feel lost. Our company commits to providing the communities we serve with top-notch water damage mitigation services, essential when flooding from any cause overwhelms the ability of the typical homeowner to respond to the catastrophe in any meaningful way. Do not despair; we can help.

Flood water removal is a job for professionals in Oak Ridge. If the waters invade from overland flooding, a broad range of contaminants fills the bottom levels of your home. You not only need help to remove the water, but you also must be sure the evacuation includes proper containment and disposal of hazardous waste. Our technicians train extensively in best practices to capture, transport, and discard the flood waters according to local regulations.

Even if the flooding in your home is due to a freshwater plumbing accident or appliance malfunction, SERVPRO works fast to minimize the possibility of microbial growth. Mold spores are always in our homes and need only 24 to 48 hours to activate and grow with the availability of moisture. Regardless of the source of the flooding our motto is “Faster to Any Size Disaster.” 

We use the submersible pumps and truck-mounted water extractors on our service vehicles to remove flood water from your home. SERVPRO can use your electricity or our generators if the flooding also knocked out power. This avoids delays that could expose you and your family to pathogens and risks of severe structural deterioration.

Once we remove the flood waters, including any trapped caches we discovered using moisture meters and thermal scanning, SERVPRO crews begin structural drying. Pumps and extractors move aside for air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. The moisture readings that we took earlier form the baseline for drying goals.

Because of the prevalence of unknown quantities of chemicals, human and animal waste, and other hazardous substances in flood waters, SERVPRO also treats affected surfaces and spaces with EPA registered antimicrobials. This sanitization step inhibits microbial growth and helps ensure safety and odor elimination after flooding.

Professional Assistance Helps Reduce Frustration after Flood Damage 

It is normal for frustration to build up when a flood affects your property. The soils, biohazards, and chemicals in the floodwaters ruin many valuables in the home especially if they are porous. The list of items that you might need to throw out after the incident includes carpets, furniture and building materials such as drywall. Even though insurance compensates the losses, some aspects like the time taken to restore the home, and how thorough the cleanup is, frustrate many people. Our professional services help Harriman homeowners navigate these incidents conveniently. 

Taking long before starting restorative processes after flood damage in Harriman leads to the ballooning of frustrations since you are not sure what sort of loss you have to address. Our SERVPRO team helps alleviate this by responding to your call within an hour, and arriving at the loss site within a few hours. Such a fast response is possible because we have fully equipped storm response trailers. 

Inadequate assessment of the damage caused by storms leaves many homeowners devastated, especially if it involves teardown of a considerable section of the house or disposal of many items. Our SERVPRO technicians work closely with your insurance adjuster to ensure all parties involved agree on what needs to be thrown out or saved. We also use advanced moisture detection tools including moisture sensors and thermal cameras to track moisture migration giving a clear picture of the resultant damage. 

Many homeowners are worried about the cleanliness of their homes after a flooding incident. The floodwaters leave different soils including silt, traces of biohazards like sewage and chemicals such as pesticides. A Bad odor might also develop when homes flood. Our SERVPRO technicians take several measures to ensure the affected home is cleaned to sanitary levels. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants into the floodwaters to control microbes. We also use OSHA approved cleaning agents to sanitize any affected areas. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is ready to respond if flooding damages your home. Call us at (865) 986-3015 round the clock for flood water removal assessment.

What Are the Main Focal Points of Professional Fire Restoration?

8/27/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the counters and furniture and debris covering the floor If fire damage occurs in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our professionals are available to remediate the fire damage in your home.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help protect your Oak Ridge property and belongings after fire damage. 

As a general term, fire restoration and recovery can mean many different specific actions for your Oak Ridgeresidence. After a loss incident, the condition of your property can be an overwhelming sight, so our SERVPRO professionals offer a fast response to get vital mitigation work started immediately. The sooner these actions begin, the less destructive structure fires can be.

Fire restoration for Oak Ridge residences encompasses various actions necessary to return a property to a preloss condition. Extinguishment can be tricky in this regard, as property owners begin to assume that loss effects do not continue or even worsen after a fire gets put out. With conditions like oily residues, soot, and odors, post-fire houses require substantial attention from our qualified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

What is Content Management?

Protecting your belongings is a vital focus of responding fire restoration technicians on our SERVPRO team. We can appreciate how valuable your possessions and keepsakes are, and preventing irreparable damage or restoring these items quickly can be a glimmer of hope during an otherwise dark time. Depending on the situation and the contents affected, the methods of protecting your possessions or restoring them vary. Some of these options include:

  • On-Site Relocation – Migrating loss effects like odors and soot can cause substantial harm to sensitive materials and belongings in your home. Ideally, with a fast response to the damage site, our technicians can remove these items in the path of damaging effects and place them out of harm’s way. 
  • On-Site Restoration – In some situations, residues and odors have already impacted some of your belongings before our technicians arrive. Depending on the nature of the damage and the specific materials involved, it is sometimes possible to clean surfaces and deodorize these contents on-site.
  • Off-Site Recovery – Pack-out processes remove your possessions from the house entirely, taking them to our nearby facility for focused cleaning and restoration with more advanced techniques and equipment. We have ultrasonic submersion tanks, ozone chambers, and other specialty tools to recover damaged items. 

What Steps Are Necessary for Cleaning After a Fire?

Cleaning up after a fire can take some planning and consideration, as several of these steps must occur at specific intervals during the restoration process. Missing a window to implement some of these cleaning and recovery practices could lead to unsalvageable structural elements and ruined contents. Some of these cleaning stages that our technicians must implement include:

  • Fire Debris Removal – For multiple reasons, from shoveling to dry/wet vacuuming, removing heaps and piles of rubbish, ash, and debris is valuable. Debris removal from the residence lessens the severity of odors, soot, and other loss effects. This process also allows our technicians better to understand the damaged area and the restorative tasks necessary.
  • Soot Cleaning – Soot can be one of our technicians' most significant obstacles when restoring fire losses. These carcinogens are acidic, making them a volatile substance to cake to the surface of exposed materials and contents. Cleaning soot involves abrasive tactics like steel wool and brushing, but in many cases, soda blasting or even controlled demolition. 
  • Residue Removal – Oily residues can also be a common threat for cleaning technicians after a fire. When specific materials burn off in the house, these thick layers of smoke and oil residues can adhere to the surfaces of exposed materials. With water-based chemical solvents, much of this oil-based residue can get emulsified and rinsed away. 

Do Odors Go Away on Their Own?

Odors can spread rapidly throughout the residence, making them a distinct challenge for even professional restorers like ours. Because of how widespread these conditions can be, we have multiple tools to handle smoke and other foul odors after a fire loss. From light, handheld units to larger stationery designs that can simultaneously impact thousands of square feet, we can help with your odor problems. Some of these devices include:

  • Thermal Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines

Fire losses can be a considerable struggle for many area homeowners because they might not fully understand their responsibility versus what to expect from fire restoration. Our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties team can help with a comprehensive solution beginning with mitigation and emergency services and continuing through post-fire repairs and reconstruction. Call us today at (865) 986-3015.

Fire Damage Restoration in Lenoir City is Possible Thanks to SERVPRO

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

smoke rising towards smoke detector Smoke detectors are an essential part of fire safety. Periodically test your smoke alarms and replace the batteries.

Expert Tips to Help Protect Your Lenoir City Home from a Home Fire

We all hear of Lenoir City fire remediation following flames engulfing a home and leaving debris and destruction behind it. However, we don’t always hear of smaller home fires that also upset home life and leave an unfortunate trail of damage in their wake. These less notable fires are not without repercussions and can happen quickly due to human error. Finding the right team to help you handle the aftermath is critical to returning your home to mint condition.

When searching for fire damage restoration in Lenoir City, you will find SERVPRO as a distinct leader in the fire damage remediation industry. Our reputation hinges on the expertise of our crew and knowledge acquired through on-the-field experiences, where we take proven scientific principles to counteract the effects of fire while focusing on mitigating your loss of time and resources. Once you call our 24/7 hotline, our team is dispatched with industry-specific equipment to tend to your restoration needs.

Among the recommendations to avoid fire damage altogether, keep in mind the following:

  • Install and periodically test your smoke alarms. Be prompt in replacing batteries and keep them in working order.
  • Pay close attention to your cooking, and don’t leave it unattended. Kitchen fires, particularly grease fires, can cause extensive damage to cabinets, floors, and appliances, which could become costly.
  • Watch your electrical outlets and their cords. Keep clear of soft fabrics, overloads, and frayed cords.

House fires can happen, but taking a few precautionary steps can help you avoid it. When emergencies happen, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is ready to help. Call us at (865) 986-3015 and let us work for you until your home feels “Like it never even happened.”

We Offer Water Damage Restoration in Oak Ridge

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

woman holding bucket collecting water entering home from ceiling When there is excess water in your home due to a leaking pipe, contacting professionals can reduce further damages to your home and belongings.

Water Damage Restoration

When there is excess water in your home due to a leaking pipe, contacting professionals can reduce further damage to your home and belongings. There is water in your bathroom, and it flows to your bedroom carpet. Our trained techs work fast and can return your home to its preloss condition when possible. Our team's goal is to make it look "Like it never even happened."

Our SERVPRO water damage team In Oak Ridge can be on-site within four hours and shows up ready to work quickly to protect the structure and the contents inside the home. A fast response can reduce the need to replace items and save money on restoration costs. Plus, when crews work quickly, it may help lower insurance rates.

Since your water damaged bedroom carpet is soaked, our restoration services may include deodorization. Our crews can remove any items causing the stench, like wet carpeting and padding. The team may also use other techniques such as injection and direct spraying to neutralize and eliminate odors. Injection involves using a needle, syringe, or pump to directly insert a small amount of deodorant into a specific area to remove odors. Direct spraying utilizes a sprayer or a hand pump to apply deodorants to an affected area. Techs may employ ULV fogging equipment to eliminate musty odors. Before we use either one of these methods, it may be necessary for homeowners to leave the property for their safety.

The team can also use air movers to remove odors from the affected areas. High-velocity fans and air scrubbers may also be put in place to flush out odors and speed up drying. Techs use air scrubbers to trap and flush odors from the affected areas. These machines also clean and refresh the air, which can help enhance the atmosphere inside the home.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties offers water damage services in your area that you can trust. Our crews are highly skilled and can restore your home when possible. Contact us at (865) 512-8905 any time of the day or night. We are nearby and are here to help.

When Water Damage is on Your Herriman Restaurant's Menu

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Instead of commercial kitchen Water damage in your restaurant's kitchen can close your business. Call SERVPRO to remove the water from your premises.

The Tools SERVPRO Uses for Water Removal from Harriman Restaurants

Removing water from your restaurant in Harriman can be a daunting task to take on alone. In addition to the visually apparent soaking and coating of water on floors, walls, and other surfaces in the building, further problems likely exist in the form of excess humidity and pockets of moisture hidden behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Some of these problems are impossible to remedy without specialized tools and machinery not commonly found in service industry businesses. SERVPRO can help provide your business's care at a realistic and affordable price point. 

Our work starts within four hours of your first phone call to us, as we prioritize Harriman restaurants and other businesses requiring water removal. Our crews arrive on the scene ready to evaluate the extent of damage and initiate the drying process, preventing as much damage as possible through fast and efficient care. The faster we arrive on-scene, the more damage we can avoid, so be sure to call us as soon as possible after the flood. After a quick assessment of the damage and creating a plan of action, SERVPRO technicians can jump straight into their work. 

Our array of water removal tools starts with portable or truck-mounted water extractors that pump water out of the building and onto the street. We remove standing water, and then we can clean up any remaining moisture that cannot be pumped out. Our industrial-strength air movers create directed air currents inside your restaurant that picks up droplets of moisture off surfaces and keep them in the air. Then, we bring out chemical or thermal dehumidifiers that collect airborne water droplets into buckets for easy removal. To ensure we haven't missed any spots, we use handheld thermohygrometer technology to identify pockets of moisture in the area, even those behind walls and hidden from view. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties provides local businesses with some of the most reliable and affordable flood damage mitigation and restoration services. Contact us 24/7 at (865) 986-3015.

Hire SERVPRO to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Your Lenoir City House

7/3/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with the dining table and chairs floating around After a storm, your flooded house may need help from the professionals. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians and helpful remediation services.

Flooding in Lenoir City Calls for SERVPRO

The risk of massive damage to your house during a storm comes from the floodwater and wind. The speed of water extraction and drying can mitigate the physical damage to the structure and contents.

SERVPRO can perform storm flood damage repair in your Lenoir City residence. We have a team of experts who are well trained in the necessary restoration measures and the operation of state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home in the shortest time possible. Among the damages that flooding can cause to your house include:

  • Cracks on the foundation of your house are most common if it is built in an area with clay soil and concrete slabs.
  • Breakages or jamming of the doors and windows due to distortion of the frames.
  • The weakening of the drywall when soaked also creates a good environment for mold growth.
  • Wet insulation, which necessitates its replacement.
  • The framing can swell if the floodwater is left to stand for long.
  • Damage to your home's electrical system can be dangerous for everyone in the house.

We can use portable pumps to extract all the water from your house. We remove as much water as possible. Airflow is the other essential tool that water damage technicians use. Our SERVPRO team can use centrifugal air movers to dry your floors quickly walls by pushing the air directly to the surface.

If it is necessary to dry ceilings, our SERVPRO technicians can direct airflow across the damp ceilings to evaporate moisture. We also use dehumidifiers to dry a home. Dehumidifiers emit dry, hot air that can dry hard-to-dry areas like pillars, walls, voids, or other saturated areas.

Our SERVPRO team can also use non-penetrative moisture meters and infrared cameras to ensure no areas of your house have been left moist so that you can move back in safely.

To save your house from the damage inevitable when the flood water enters, contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties for restoration services at (865) 986-3015. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.