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Our Professionals Discuss Issues With Tornadoes In Loudon

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Professionals Discuss Issues With Tornadoes In Loudon If you ever suffer from problems after a tornado or severe thunderstorm strikes your region, call SERVPRO at (865) 986-3015 24/7.

Flood Damage Experts In Loudon Discuss Problems With Tornadoes

Recently, tornadoes have plagued the Mid-Western part of the country, and it is possible that the Loudon area could get negatively affected by severe weather. Over the last week or two, hundreds of tornadoes have been reported in the United States, which has created several victims of excessive flood damage. The presence of tornadoes can cause conditions in areas far away from the funnel cloud system. Places several miles away from a tornado can suffer from excessive rains and problems with high-speed winds. Many regions located hundreds of miles away from most of the tornadoes have still felt their fair share of issues that have forced them to call in professional flood damage restoration companies such as SERVPRO.

Many regions have suffered from flooding caused by overflowing rivers. Once water builds up outdoors, flood damage inside your Loudon home is possible. Moisture coming into your house from the outside can create several issues with your building materials and contents. For example, when water enters from the ground, your carpets are the first item affected. When carpets get saturated, its backing can peel away from the fabric and cause your flooring to lose its structural integrity. Water that comes into your property from the outside can be contaminated, which can also force our SERVPRO team to remove and replace your carpeting materials.

Once your carpets get wet, your subflooring materials are the next to suffer from moisture-related issues. If wooden materials get wet, mold damage can occur if they stay wet for more than 48 hours. When mitigating water-related problems inside your house, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians or WRTs take measures to remove all moisture within 48 hours.

We can accomplish such rapid drying by creating an atmosphere that speeds up the natural evaporation and drying process. We do this by implementing industrially advanced equipment, including high-velocity air movers and specialized dehumidifiers. If you ever suffer from problems after a tornado or severe thunderstorm strikes your region, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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SERVPRO Provides Duct Cleaning Services to Loudon Commercial Properties

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Provides Duct Cleaning Services to Loudon Commercial Properties Loudon Large and Small Business Rely on SERVPRO for Duct Cleaning

Maintain your Air Conditioning with Regular Commercial Duct Cleaning in Loudon

HVAC systems circulate air throughout your commercial property all year round. Over time, particulates picked up from outside may lead to dirty and clogged air ducts. Equally, the presence of moisture or mold can also be a cause for concern. Regular checkups for your air conditioning system by a licensed professional is an essential part of your business. Doing so maintains clean indoor air quality (IAQ) for staff and customers while preventing temporary forced closure. No business wants a "sick building" to compromise health, safety, and even production.

The restoration procedure for commercial duct cleaning in Loudon is complicated. These systems are multi-faceted so work could include thoroughly cleaning supply or return ducts, registers, and air handlers. In larger businesses with several rooms, HVAC cleaning could require several technicians. Fortunately, SERVPRO has a specialized commercial team led by a crew chief who can identify tasks and delegate duties efficiently.

Neglecting your air conditioning system may seem like a cost-effective solution, but permanent replacements can be both time-consuming and expensive. Maintaining your air ducts by cleaning regularly could help to expand the lifespan of your HVAC system. Equally, cleaner ducts increase the efficiency of your air conditioning as well as reducing the overall energy consumption of your business.

One of the common reasons businesses contact SERVPRO is because they notice an unpleasant odor. The source of odor can often be soiling inside a ventilation shaft. As air is circulated, so too is the odor. We have the training, licensing, and resources to eliminate foul, unpleasant odors from the workplace. Using chemical agents, we can remove stubborn soiling which, once the affected area is dry, should remove unpleasant smells. Some stubborn odors may linger even after a thorough cleaning; our technicians can purify your air ducts by releasing vaporized solvents into supply ducts using thermal foggers. These solvents contain chemical pairing agents that find and neutralize odors.

Keeping a clean, well-maintained HVAC system is essential to your business, contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 today.

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Removing Odors from Smoke Damaged Clothing in Lenoir City Homes

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Removing Odors from Smoke Damaged Clothing in Lenoir City Homes SERVPRO can help with your personal items too.

Let SERVPRO help restore your personal belongings as well.

Soft materials and fabrics can often take much of the widespread damages after a fire in your Lenoir City residence. Removing soot residues and smoke particulates from your belongings is one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome after a disaster, but this often pales in comparison to the widespread effects of harsh odors. With fabrics like clothing, drapes, and furniture, these foul odor molecules can permeate beyond the surface and seat into the material, becoming more and more difficult to remove without immediate and deliberate action.

We have multiple strategies and advanced technology for addressing fire damage in your Lenoir City home, including the odor effects that can impact your clothing and fabrics. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the importance of responding quickly to these emergencies, so we keep our personnel and our equipment ready to roll out at a moment’s notice to fire disasters that affect our counties. As is the case with every disaster like this, we must work quickly to establish effective mitigation and containment, both of which can protect your property from further and more devastating damages.

With recovering fabrics damaged by smoke and other foul odors after a fire, cleaning is often one of the first steps that must occur. While many of your belongings can get removed as part of the pack-out process by our SERVPRO team, what remains must get cleaned with our dry-cleaning, hot water extraction, or another advanced machine. This process can help to reduce the smell in these items but rarely removes it entirely.

We focus on the use of thermal and UV foggers to penetrate damaged materials with an odorless chemical compound that neutralizes smoke odor molecules on contact. This machine is a portable unit, helping to address these same symptoms throughout the residence quickly.

Fire damages can occur in many different stages in your home, but our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties professionals have the experience and equipment to handle each of these effects. Give us a call anytime at (865) 986-3015 to make fire loss damages “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage in Loudon Restoration - Little Things Mean a Lot

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Loudon Restoration - Little Things Mean a Lot Our team won't stop working until we have successfully restored your precious documents and belongings.

Complete Flood Damage Restoration in Loudon Homes 

One of the hardest things about flood damage is the loss of treasured possessions to water. Sometimes things without a significant monetary value are priceless in terms of sentimental value. That is why on every restoration and cleanup job we do, we work with compassion and the application of our advanced restoration techniques to restore items whenever possible.

Acting quickly on flood damage in a Loudon home is the key to experiencing the least amount of water loss. The longer building materials and contents are retaining moisture, the less chance of full restoration to their preloss condition. A recent call to home involved a tree limb breaking a window and rain entered the corner space of a room. The homeowner was concerned only about a wet box of hand-typed recipes from her mother which she assumed was a loss.

Our SERVPRO technicians removed the box of papers and logged them for freezing in our facility. Freezing stops any further damage from occurring while the method of drying is decided on based on the condition of the document, expense, and restorability potential.

The broken window was sealed up until the homeowner could arrange to have it repaired and our technicians cleaned up the rest of the water in the area. We used moisture detectors to verify there was no residual moisture in wall cavities or the baseboard areas before the drying phase began. Air movers and dehumidifiers quickly dried everything in the area and then our technicians cleaned and sanitized all surfaces to leave it both clean and without any residual water odors.

The technicians determined for the type of paper and ink used that air-drying in small batches would be the best way to handle the recipe collection. Once it was completed, they were returned in their original box the very grateful homeowner.

SERVPRO of Loudon and Roane Counties is available 24-hours a day at (865) 986-3015 to respond to flood damage in your home. We arrive within hours of your initial call and make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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Call Our Experienced Technicians When You Experience Water Damage In Lenoir City

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Our Experienced Technicians When You Experience Water Damage In Lenoir City We can remove the damaged drywall and repair the origin of the water leak, don't hesitate and call us right away.

Small Amounts of Water Damage Cause Big Problems in Lenoir City Homes

One of the most prevalent issues we see regarding water damage in homes happens with small-scale water loss events. After a pipe break or appliance leak, the homeowners use a wet/dry vac or sop up the water with towels and consider the issue handled. Then a short time later they notice a musty odor — one of the biggest giveaways of incomplete water cleanup.

No matter how the water damage happened in your Lenoir City home, it is crucial to engage professional cleanup to ensure moisture has not wicked into drywall, traveled behind baseboards, under flooring or behind walls. Excess moisture usually cannot be readily seen without the use of detection equipment such as probes or thermal imaging.

As SERVPRO technicians locate raised levels of moisture, those areas receive attention to inspect building materials and determine if our drying and cleaning methods allow for the restoration of the materials. Baseboards are notorious for holding moisture, and our technicians sometimes need to remove them to allow for adequate airflow behind the wall.

We use air movers to lower the moisture levels in rooms in tandem with dehumidifiers. The Injecti-Dry system is our go-to solution for concentrating warm, dry air behind walls or flooring and rapidly reduces water vapor. Even hardwood flooring that has experienced buckling or warping may be restored through complete drying methods if remediation efforts begin quickly enough after the initial event.

After thorough drying and cleaning with our professional solutions to eliminate the musty odor that water leaves behind, the potential for mold growth is addressed at this stage of restoration to ensure it is not an issue. Moisture readings determine the room meets established drying goals and a detailed cleaning with our powerful antifungal cleaners inhibit the growth of mold.

Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 if you experience water damage in your home. Our emergency response teams can be onsite within hours and are available 24/7 to return your home to its preloss condition and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Call Us 24/7 If Your Lenoir City Laundromat Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Us 24/7 If Your Lenoir City Laundromat Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Once you realize there is a problem, call us right away at (865) 986-3015.

Commercial Water Cleanup In Lenoir City

Water leaks in your Lenoir City laundromat can be a devastating blow. Not only can it cost a good deal to clean up, but it can also slow down, or even shut down, your business temporarily. Whether you are sending employees home during cleanup, managing the distraction, or have lost equipment, water damage inevitably causes your business to take a hit. Preventing water damage from happening is, of course, the best solution.

If a water damage emergency has struck your Lenoir City business, you need the professional help of a remediation company who is not going to waste time getting you back up and running. At SERVPRO, we understand that time is money when you are running a business, so work quickly and efficiently to help you with the water cleanup. We also try to take as much stress off of you so you can focus on your business, including speaking to your insurance company for you.

Appliances, like the large washing machines in your laundromat, are common sources for water damage. Other things such as your air conditioning unit, water heater, or if you have a refrigerator on the premise can also cause significant damage. The washing machines especially can release hundreds of gallons of water when water supply hoses fail.

Something that SERVPRO technicians have to be concerned about with water cleanup and restoration is deodorizing the affected area after all the water damage is fixed. For your hard surface flooring, we deodorize either by mop application with an appropriate EPA registered disinfectant, or we use fogging with the right odor control. For large surface areas which are severely damaged, we use a ULV fogger. For your walls and ceilings, we can usually deodorize them in the same manner as floors using a ULV fogger or pump sprayer to apply the disinfectant.

Your drains and pipes of your plumbing system are susceptible to stoppages and clogs, which then leads to overflowing of toilets, washing machines, and sinks. Just a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can let loose up to 250 gallons of water per day.

The other thing that can cause water damage in your structure is missing, deteriorated, or damaged roofing materials. Any holes in your roof or other roof damage can allow water to enter into your building and run-down walls and ruin ceilings and floors.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties wants to help you get your business in Rockwood, Greenback, or Tellico Village back on track when you experience a water damage emergency. Once you realize there is a problem, call us right away at (865) 986-3015. You don't have time to waste, and our crew can make sure to keep that in mind.

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How to Find the Right Fire Damage Remediation Company in Kingston For Your Situation

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Find the Right Fire Damage Remediation Company in Kingston For Your Situation Each scenario of fire damage is different and must be assessed before starting the remediation process. Call SERVPRO to come out to the scene.

Fire Damage Remediation in Kingston

In a restoration service after a fire, the typical steps are to remove charred materials and decide which items need disposal as well as what can be salvaged. Often, odors can remain much longer than the fire itself because smoke or soot is residing in tough to reach areas. After thorough deodorization using water-based sprays or thermal fogging those odors can linger causing an unpleasant reminder to the homeowner of previous events.

We know that dealing with fire damage in Kingston is as much about restoring infrastructure as it is about tackling odors. Getting a home back to preloss conditions means creating an environment that has no noticeable signs that the damage occurred at all; making it, in essence, "Like it never even happened." To provide this kind of service SERVPRO encourages our technicians to gain IICRC qualifications in smoke odor control as well as fire damage.

A stubborn odor may pass with time, but most homeowners want to get back to their every day lives with as few reminders of the fire as possible. SERVPRO can deploy thermal foggers throughout the structure of your home to ensure all odors are removed. Thermal foggers use a heating element to vaporize cleaning solvent.The advantage of this method is that the vapor behaves in much the same way as smoke meaning it enters the same ventilation points, nooks and crannies to neutralize odors.

Still, in some cases, a tricky odor can stay behind even after a fogging procedure. In fires that involve high air pressure, it is not uncommon for insulation to expand and become porous. Porous materials imbibe smoke and could be permanently damaged so we may have to remove and replace insulation in your attic or other cavities.

If an odor is still hanging around after all other options have been exhausted SERVPRO can deploy advanced Ozone generators. These machines actively alter airborne particles not only neutralizing but eliminating odor particles. Since these machines require a home to be vacated during and after use, we only deploy these when necessary. More often than not a varied approach using all or some of the above is more than enough to tackle the fire and smoke odors.

When you need to get your home back to preloss conditions, contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015.

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NO, Not in Loudon without Water Damage! Call SERVPRO For Mitigation

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO NO, Not in Loudon without Water Damage! Call SERVPRO For Mitigation "Like it never even happened." That Is Why to Call SERVPRO for Water Loss Cleanup in Loudon

Will Wall Cavities Dry on Their Own in Your Loudon Home?

Water loss incidents present a widespread threat to your residence, beginning at the source of the damage and spreading out quickly from this point to neighboring areas and rooms. With plumbing stretching throughout your entire home from the primary supply line, you have a literal network of piping hidden in the walls, beneath flooring, and above your ceiling materials. Whenever a weak point in this plumbing becomes a breach in the line, the bulk of the effects can occur within wall cavities.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that if left alone that water damage to their Loudon home can resolve itself. While water does eventually dry in many cases, this drying does not occur before substantial damage to structural elements, and secondary effects like mold growth have occurred. A wise decision is to reach out to our highly-trained, IICRC-certified water restoration technicians for a prompt response to the emergency with mitigation solutions to help you right away.

Our professionals must first diagnose the point of the plumbing break when we first arrive at your damaged home. While much of the damage can indicate a general area to begin the search, leak detection equipment can pinpoint precise locations for controlled drywall removal and direct access to the area in need of repair.

If our SERVPRO professionals can get notified of the emergency quickly enough, we can often preserve most of the damaged construction materials. With the understanding that you cannot wait for wall cavity water damage and pooling to resolve itself on its own, we can utilize effective tools like our injecti-dry system for a minimalistic approach to drying out the wall cavities using entry points drilled behind where the baseboards line the bottom of the walls. We can double check the effectiveness of these efforts with moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery.

In short, it is never a good idea to allow water damage to persist anywhere in your home. You risk structural degradation and mold growth. Let our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties rapid response team make it “Like it never even happened.” Call anytime at (865) 986-3015.

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Our Specialists Explain What To Do If Your Carpet In Your Lenoir City Home Is Damaged

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Specialists Explain What To Do If Your Carpet In Your Lenoir City Home Is Damaged If anything inside your house ever gets wet, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 any time of the day.

Water Removal Experts In Lenoir City Discuss What To Do With Wet Carpets

If excessive moisture ever happens to appear inside your Lenoir City home after a plumbing failure or appliance malfunction, it is wise to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO. If anything located inside the interior of your home gets wet, conducting water removal promptly can help you prevent issues like mold growth. If moisture stays inside your building for too long, the indoor relative humidity levels can rise and make other building materials, not near the source wet. When objects inside your home get wet that did not come into direct contact with liquid H2O; it is considered secondary damage. However, completing water removal quickly after a disaster occurs, can eliminate many of the conditions that can cause secondary issues.

No matter how moisture gets into your home, it will always follow gravity and head straight down to your floor and underneath. Our SERVPRO technicians know to focus on wet flooring materials whenever we conduct water removal in Lenoir City. Our crew uses the most advanced technology to remove moisture from your contents and building materials. Once liquids hit flooring materials such as carpet, they tend to spread out before they head down into your subflooring. Depending on how large the leak is and how long it pours out, the bigger the area that will be affected.

Whenever dealing with wet carpets or any other building materials for that matter, our SERVPRO team tries to extract as much water as we can while it is still in the liquid form. This is because, once the moisture has soaked into materials or evaporated into the air, then it takes rapid drying to dry out the wet materials and remove water vapor from the air.

To begin, we use sophisticated extraction equipment to pull out moisture from your carpets. Then, we determine how wet your carpets still are after extraction by using a moisture sensor. If the carpet and pad underneath it received excessive damage, then they might need to get removed. But, in many cases, the issues can be resolved with prompt extraction and rapid structural drying procedures.

If anything inside your house ever gets wet, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 any time of the day.

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Appliance Failure Could Create Water Damage In Your Lenoir City Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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