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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 as too.

Let SERVPRO help restore your personal belongings as well.

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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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Expectations In Lenoir City

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Sewage or Water Problems in Your Lenoir City Work Place? Call SERVPRO

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Sewage or Water Problems in Your Lenoir City Work Place? Call SERVPRO Keep Customers from Exiting Your Lenoir City Business after a Water Mishap by Calling SERVPRO

Commercial Water Removal Experts In Lenoir City Talk About Sewage Backups

Any building that has public restrooms such as your office building in Lenoir City, is susceptible to a sewage system failure. If a toilet backs up or if any sewage drain gets clogged, it is vital that you call in a professional commercial water removal company such as SERVPRO.

Any time a disaster takes place, our SERVPRO technicians know that getting your offices back up and running quickly is vital. The first step to any commercial water removal project in Lenoir City is to make sure the working area is safe for all occupants. Our crew goes through your office complex and makes sure that there are no potential hazards. If we do find dangerous situations, then we take steps to make the building safe before work begins. Once the work area is deemed safe, our team assess the situation and figures out the extent of the damage.

Any time a sink or toilet drain breaks or clogs and backs up the water could be contaminated. If the source of the moisture is a sink, then the water has a possibility of being contaminated and is labeled as grey water or a category two situation. If the moisture source is a toilet or main sewer drain, then more than likely the contamination levels are high, and the project is treated as a category 3 or black water scenario. Any time we conduct commercial water removal with a category 2 or 3 sources, we take extra steps to prevent the spread of the contaminated moisture.
 
When dealing with black water, we are forced to remove any porous materials like carpet and pad that got wet. If the drywall retained moisture, then we may have to remove that as well a foot or two up from the floor. Before we begin removing materials, we establish a containment chamber so that hazardous particles in the air get trapped within the affected region. We then attach an air scrubber to the plastic barrier that pulls any harmful particles through a HEPA filter before getting released in the air.
 
If you ever have a toilet backup or any other type of water damage inside your office complex, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 any time of the day.

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