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Commercial Water Removal for Harriman Senior Residences

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

A woman in blue scrubs pushing a person in a wheel chair 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 it is also a matter of quality of life for a few of them. Senior care facilities have to keep a clean, dry, and safe environment for their residents. With more than twenty years of serving our fellow Tennesseans, SERVPRO understands exactly how important this is for the seniors and the concerns of their families. We maintain a 24-hour, on-call response team to ensure fast support.

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 for drawing 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. We will set up air movers to push warm, dry air over the carpets, tile, and wood floors if needed to dry the floors thoroughly. 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.

Commercial Water Damage And Your Harriman Pet Supply Store

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

an isle in a pet store with leashes and food bowls Water damage in your pet store will certainly keep customers away. Call our water damage team 24/7 for effective water removal services.

Commercial Water Damage

Many people in Harriman prefer to buy their family pets toys, food, and other items from a store dedicated to pets and their owners instead of at other retail outlets because of the risk of contamination from other merchandise. Stores that sell plant fertilizer, household cleaning supplies, and automotive fluids cannot provide this security to customers.

Pet store retailers in Harriman still need to protect their merchandise from commercial water damage. Some items sit outside during promotional times, attracting customers to view more items inside the store. The items placed outside can bring rainwater inside when exposed to stormy spring weather.

SERVPRO experts mitigate businesses from any amount of rainwater that can damage merchandise, allow microbial infestation, and cause water damage. When storms bring worse weather to our area, we can perform complex services to keep your store from sustaining substantial damage when flat roofs leak and other disasters happen.

Drying your business out helps keep your business operations running normally, and keeps your customers happy. Extracting water when needed or using air movers and air scrubbers keep the interior healthy for your employees and customers. We can often resolve water damage, such as peeling paint and musty carpeting, fast with our state of the art equipment.

No matter how badly water damage might seem, SERVPRO professionals can help your business by restoring it "Like it never even happened." Many of our employees own pets, and we want to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. When we buy treats, toys, and food for them, we expect for them to contain no contamination. We can help you provide this for your customers.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties can be contacted by calling us at (865) 986-3015, at any time, 24/7 We want to help your family, including your animal friends, with expert mitigation of your water damage situation.

What Typically Gets Damaged by Commercial Water Damage?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

insurance claim form and a pen SERVPRO says to Loudon Commercial Business owners--make sure you have interruption riders in case of water damage closing the doors

SERVPRO Techs Restore Lenoir City Businesses with Commercial Water Damage Repair

Commercial water damage affects business owners in Lenoir City on multiple levels. Not only does this type of disaster cost billions each year, but it can create more losses for future business until repairs, and replacement measures are complete.

Lenoir City, in need of water damage repair, can count on SERVPRO to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians use a meticulous and scientific approach to disaster cleanup that strives to minimize property loss and maximize cost savings during the mitigation and restoration process.

SERVPRO tools ensure that properties receive the same high standard of care required to mitigate disaster successfully. Equipment includes:

  • Sophisticated moisture measurement technologies to help establish drying goals and monitor surfaces throughout the mitigation process.
  • Extraction tools like wands and rovers ensure that water damage is successfully removed from carpeting and hard-to-reach areas on your property.
  • EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions are made to tackle a variety of cleanup needs. SERVPRO has over 100 proprietary solutions available for combating microbial growth, among other disaster concerns.
  • Industrial grade drying equipment includes air movement and dehumidification for a more efficient drying process.
  • Commercial deodorization tools remove lingering water damage odors by behaving like water saturation.

Navigating Your Options for Commercial Water Damage Insurance

Are you trying to find an insurance plan that fits your business’s needs?

Consider the following:

  • Different policies cover different things. Commercial coverage may need varying amounts of supplemental coverage depending on the type of business you operate. Most business owners, however, would do well to maintain protections for both business assets and the structure of your commercial property.
  • Coverage depends on the nature of the disaster. Sudden pipe leaks are more likely to be compensated than slow-acting leaks or drips that have caused damage over time. If the accident has taken a protracted period of time to occur, the insurer may reject compensating you for these damages on the grounds of potential negligence.
  • You need to know what is covered under your plan. Keep in mind that flooding is separate from water damage and requires additional supplemental coverage. Consult with your insurance agent about updating your coverage if you are concerned about the current state of your insurance policy.

Common Items in Need of Repair on Commercial Property

A commercial facility, such as a first-floor office, may need a broad spectrum of cleanup and replacement tasks performed to maintain safety and sanitation, including:

  • Electrical components in the walls may require a temporary shutoff for cleaning and restoration after wall cavity water damage buildup.
  • Carpeting and pad can quickly lose the ability to adhere to the floor. When this happens, throwing the carpeting away might be ideal compared to taking steps to preserve it. SERVPRO crews can offer guidance on the most cost-effective options for your flooring.
  • Wooden furniture and similar items with finishes can experience staining or spreading of pigment.
  • Inks in paper goods also bleed quickly after water damage exposure, which can spell bad news for clients looking to preserve essential business papers and other such documents.
  • Metals can corrode quickly without fast action. This includes components inside office devices and kitchen appliances.

However, some items cannot be replaced easily. Delaminated vinyl floor tiles, waterlogged ceiling tiles, and crumbly drywall are often cheaper to replace than to repair.

SERVPRO Preserves Water-Damaged Assets

Did you know that SERVPRO mitigation measures also apply to commercial documents? While document restoration can be quite costly, technicians are trained to offer several different document restoration measures that are cost-effective.

Documents in need of restoration can be air-dried on site. SERVPRO techs also have access to offsite cleaning facilities where materials can be frozen, then dried without accumulating additional water damage. SERVPRO can also create digital copies of your documents and upload them to cloud storage for your needs.

Restoration options include:

  • Air drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freeze-drying
  • Vacuum freeze- or thermal-drying

In most cases, documents that have suffered clean water damage can be frozen or dried within 48 hours if the moisture exposure is less than 24 hours old.

If the water damage in your workspace is confined to a small area, structure and contents drying can be accelerated with the aid of drying chambers made of polyethylene sheets. These chambers limit the spread of water vapor during drying to make the process faster and more efficient.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties provides businesses with service that keeps your property looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (865) 986-3015 to begin the disaster mitigation process 24/7.

Commercial Storm Damage In Lenoir City

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A cafe with blue walls SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is here to help keep your business up and moving after a water damage.

Does My Lenoir City Café Have to Shut Down for Storm Damage?

SERVPRO technicians on our team can assess each situation to offer real-time solutions to keep your Lenoir City business open after storm damage when possible.

Choosing what steps are involved in restoring your Lenoir City business or keeping it open after weather emergencies hinge on the severity of the disaster and how quickly you have professionals like our SERVPRO team responding. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Commercial storm damage to Lenoir City cafes like yours does not have to be entirely compromising, especially when our technicians can arrive quickly. With effective containment measures, including physical barriers to establish a drying zone without cross-contamination, we can maximize the efficacy of our evaporative drying techniques using air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other specialty tools.

How can SERVPRO Work to Keep Your Doors Open After Water Damage from a Storm?

A few items to consider when you face storm damage:

  • Fast response to emergencies
  • Effective containment strategies
  • Powerful drying tools and technologies
  • After hours restoration to reduce impeding on your business

No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties team a call today at (865) 986-3015.

You Need Our Professionals When Mold Has Taken Over Your Office In Lenoir City

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Call the mold professionals at SERVPRO when your business is affected by mold.

Why Mold Growth Is Dangerous For Your Office

Clients are at the center of the business that happens in your Lenoir City office every day. Often business owners and managers get so fixated on the customers' needs and their employees that the building itself begins to show signs of wear or degradation without their knowledge. When older office buildings age, they become more susceptible to water penetration from the roof and even through the insulation on the sides of the structure. This persistent moisture can allow for mold growth in the right circumstances, and this is a situation that you want to take care of as quickly as possible.

One of the most troubling aspects of mold damage in your Lenoir City office building is the potential health effects that it can pose to your staff or the clients that come into that office throughout regular business hours. Our SERVPRO team can help you to identify where mold colonization has occurred and what must happen to remove it entirely from the premises.

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

You can notice mold growth on your own without physically ever seeing it by identifying foreign smells that do not belong in specific areas of your building. Often, mold growth presents itself through a strong, musty odor that stands out. If you catch this scent somewhere in your building, there is a strong likelihood that mold colonization has occurred somewhere nearby. Our SERVPRO technicians can contain this organism and prevent the colonies from spreading further as we begin the necessary steps of removal.

Finding mold growth in your office is not something that you can often do easily but is something that you should be mindful of as the building ages. No matter what the situation, our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties has the remediation specialists that can help you restore the damage fast. Give our professionals a call today at (865) 986-3015.

Loudon Businesses Benefit from Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

dryer vent connection on outside of home The hospitality industry has a higher risk of fires from clogged lint traps and air ducts. Remove any lint buildup often!

Fast Fire Damage Recovery Helps Honor Reservations at Your Hotel

The hospitality industry in Loudon faces significant challenges when a fire threatens to interfere with your guests’ travel plans. Visitors look forward to a comfortable room and inviting common spaces when staying with you. If our professional fire recovery team is on the job, we have proven strategies that allow you to welcome your guests while we mitigate and remediate the damage.

Poorly Maintained Lint Traps Are a Common Firestarter

Fire damage in your Loudon hotel can flare if cleaning of the lint filters and ductwork in your commercial laundry is delayed. The fibers caught in each dyer’s lint traps or a buildup in the venting ignite easily and can smolder as your housekeeping staff continues their other duties. Sprinkler systems swiftly quell the flames, saving your building but contributing to a substantial mess that needs immediate attention.

Rapid Response and Full-Spectrum Disaster Services

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and SERVPRO crews hold multiple certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our broad range of applied specialties means we arrive prepared to implement the plan our project managers devise after a professional assessment of your fire scenario. Our service vehicles stock the equipment and products necessary to start ticking items off the work schedule without delay.

Water Removal Precedes Fire Residue Cleanup

Firefighters augment the sprinkler system activated by the heat and smoke with additional quantities of water. Water incursion is a safety hazard and a destructive force, even though it is essential to knock down the flames. SERVPRO crews count water removal as one of our core services, positioning pumps and operating extractors to evacuate the area of moisture to eliminate the slip and fall and electric shock potential water presents.

Containment of Fire Remediation Area

SERVPRO contains the fire damage work area for multiple reasons:

  • Limiting the space permits us to use advanced air scrubbing technology to filter the smoky atmosphere, trapping contaminants in HEPA filters, and venting to the outdoors.
  • Containment allows you to maintain normal business operations in other areas of the hotel, greeting your guests and providing them the rooms and meeting areas they reserved.
  • Partitioning off the affected space with heavy plastic sheeting and sealing the perimeter using the negative air pressure created by the air scrubbers limits the spread of odors, debris, residues from the laundry room to guest rooms and the other amenities of your hotel. 

Call on SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties when a hotel fire threatens to force your failure to honor commitments to customers. Contact us at (865) 986-3015 for a rapid response and practical plan, including cleaning out the clogged traps and ducts that caused the fire to start.

Can SERVPRO Help Reduce the Cost of Mold Damage for Lenoir City Businesses?

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

heavy mold on wall and ceiling Mold can damage your business. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold for fast, effective remediation.

A Faster Response Helps Resolve Many Challenges Lenoir City Business Owners Face Because of Black Mold

On discovering mold growing at your Lenoir City business premises, the thought of cost is likely to cross your mind. Finding a way to minimize expenses would be desirable.

SERVPRO identifies various factors that influence the cost of mold damage in Lenoir City business premises. For instance, replacing more materials is costlier than just the cleanup of areas covered in mold residues. You might also incur indirect costs if customers or even your staff members abandon your business. Finally, the location within your property where the growth occurs can influence the removal processes, affecting the renovation costs.

Even when looking for ways to minimize costs, you still have to prepare for:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

One of the effective solutions you can rely on when seeking a way to keep mold remediation costs manageable is speedy action. Doing so can halt the growth of black mold and reduce the level of mold remediation work needed. Since both surface and root-like hyphae attach to materials, they can deteriorate beyond repair if the infestation is left unchecked. 

When notified, SERVPRO sends a team to probe the level of growth and start remediation processes promptly. We investigate and address moisture sources. We clean up surfaces using common approaches like HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping or advanced ones such as soda blasting, removing mold traces “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties regularly handles mold damage in commercial establishments, thereby identifying cost-effective ways to address the problem. Call us at (865) 986-3015 for assistance.

How Can SERVPRO Help Flooded Lenoir City Restaurants?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded room over tile floor with chairs floating Flooded restaurants have the danger of being closed for a long period of time. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and help with flood damage.

No Matter the Cause, Flood Damage Can be Destructive to Your Lenoir City Business

Flood damage can rapidly overtake restaurants or other businesses in the area after storm damage. Our SERVPRO team can respond fast with mitigation and cleaning services to help.

Determining the Existing Flood Damage Threat

Job scoping can be beneficial in reducing the impact of flood damage for Lenoir City restaurants and businesses. This service ensures that our technicians have the appropriate information to prepare a focused flood restoration and cleaning plan to overcome flood damage quickly. This process carefully evaluates services, contents, and other exposed areas to determine where immediate attention is necessary, and other restoration practices can follow suit. Much of this job scoping process as intended to provide:

  • A focused flood restoration plan
  • Calculated estimate of job costs
  • Timeline for restoration and recovery

Removing Standing Flood Water from the Premises

Floodwater extraction can also be a priority for our responding technicians and one that requires multiple tools used in succession to overcome several inches of pooling in many cases. Our team must address standing water concerns with circulating debris and solids, making the choices for extraction limited to those with larger intake and discharge hoses and higher power output, such as are self-priming trash pumps and truck-mount extractors.

Surface Cleaning and Content Recovery

Modern kitchen spaces in restaurants and cafes often feature stainless steel counters and cabinetry, as this is easy to clean and less likely to absorb odors and other threats from years of use. When flood damage impacts these surfaces, cleaning is often possible to avoid tear-out and reconstruction. Porous materials are less fortunate in this regard, as they will be subject to removal and discarding when contaminated water exposure occurs. This is similar to contents in the restaurant, regarding what can be cleaned and what must be discarded. We fixate on relocating any items not directly impacted by the flood to prevent irreparable harm while flood restoration continues.

Off-site cleaning options for recovered items can include:

  • ESPORTA Wash Cleaning
  • Ultrasonic Tank Cleaning
  • Ozone Chamber Deodorization

Can SERVPRO Conduct Reconstruction and Repair Services?

Because we have a general contractor license that permits us to conduct specific reconstruction and repair actions necessary for the property, we can save customers time and money on this phase of flood damage restoration. Often prolonged exposure of floodwater to flooring can result in a need for baseboard removal and thorough assessment of the structural integrity of the tile or concrete flooring in the kitchen areas. Fixtures like shelves, trim, and other construction elements must often be removed during the controlled demolition process and replaced once flood damage restoration services are complete.

As threatening as flood damage might be to your restaurant, our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties team can help you get back in business quickly. We understand how quickly these situations can get out of control and impact other areas of your business, so we establish direct containment and cleaning methods to help. Call us today at (865) 986-3015.

Lenoir City Businesses Get Commercial Water Mitigation

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

a huge puddle of water on the wood floor Was your business affected by recent water damage? Contact our technicians for water removal services right after any incident.

Leaking Ceilings are Unsightly, SERVPRO Performs Water Damage Remediation in Lenoir City

There are a wide array of devices that the SERVPRO technicians use against commercial water damage. One of the most used is the infrared cameras for moisture inspections. Interestingly, this type of equipment does not actually detect moisture.

While the technicians scope the Lenoir City building during commercial water mitigation, it is vital to understand what an infrared camera can and cannot do: 

  • It is valuable during water removal services as it locates excessive moisture within the structure
  • Very beneficial for locating wall and ceiling leaks
  • Can pinpoint the problem area in a leaking roof from storms

SERVPRO relies on this device because it is very sensitive to temperature changes. The two most prominent ways that moisture gets detected are through evaporation and thermal capacitance. When a liquid evaporates, it cools the surface as it leaves, resulting in a cooler/darker display on the thermal cam. Thermal capacitance shows up on the thermal cam as a warmer image indicating that the moisture is storing thermal energy within the structure from the warm surrounding air. After dark, it is common for the moisture to show as cooler. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 serves the local Lenoir City community for any size and type of commercial water mitigation needed.

Enjoy Healthy Foods and More Near Lenoir City

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

barrels of vegetables laid out on a table It will be exciting to see the community at the Oak Ridge Farmers Market!

Lenoir City Residents Can Spend a Beautiful Fall Saturday at the Farmers Market

The Oak Ridge Farmers Market is once again open for business at Jackson Square on November 14th. In addition to the incredibly diverse amount of fruits, vegetables, and seasonal flowers, residents can also decorate their homes with fresh-cut, seasonal flowers from many local growers.

Other Items for Sale

Area Growers also have these products:

  • Local Honey
  • Gourmet Cuts of Meat
  • Specialty Cheeses
  • Fresh Baked Breads and Cookies from local kitchens

That’s not the end of things, either. Guest chefs participate in the traditional “Breakfast at the Farmers Market”, providing amazing, ‘Farm-to-Fork’ dishes. On many weekends, there is live music co-hosted by the Jackson Square Retail Association and the Market owners.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is proud to serve local Farmers Markets and other businesses in Lenoir City and the surrounding communities. If you need remediation or repair of commercial mold damage, call us today at (865) 986-3015

Is it Safe to Stay in My Workplace During Water Restoration?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

yellow SHOCK size SERVPRO adheres to safe practices when restoring water damaged homes in Lenoir City

Lenoir City Office Workers Are Concerned about Water Restoration Safety

Any kind of damage to your Lenoir City office is disconcerting. It feels like your world has been turned upside down because nothing is normal anymore.

Proprietors who need water restoration in Lenoir City often ask if it is safe to stay in their office suites during the process. SERVPRO understands that you want to get back to normal quickly, and of course, no one wants to leave their work unnecessarily.

How do you know if it is safe to stay in your office?

We assess each situation on an individual basis. However, it is safe to remain at your desk in many cases so long as you stay away from the water-damaged area. This is especially true in the case of smaller leaks that do not affect your building's structural integrity.

We understand that it is easy to panic when a disaster happens. That is why it is essential to call us immediately so we can take steps to make your home safer and begin the remediation process.

What are some of the health and safety issues during water damage mitigation?

 Water damage mitigation comes with several risks:

  • Electrical hazards from wet sockets or appliances
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Water-logged drywall
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Potential fungal growth

How can individuals stay safe while waiting for remediation?

The best way to stay safe is to steer clear of affected areas, especially where there are sagging ceilings or electrical appliances. Also, people should steer clear of water-damaged areas if they are:

  • Elderly
  • In poor health
  • Recently recovered from an illness or surgery

 What health and safety measures can SERVPRO take?

We train our technicians to be health and safety conscious at all times. We equip our teams with personal protective equipment. Safety is our priority when we arrive at your place of business – we can board up windows or apply tarps if needed, and ensure we have a safe electricity supply to run pumps. We also seal off unsafe areas so staff members cannot accidentally enter them.

If you need safe and reliable water restoration, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015.

Can I Prevent The Need For Office Mold Removal?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

"Mold inspection" If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Lenoir City Businesses Want To Save On Mold Removal Costs.

Looking after a Lenoir City commercial premises takes time and money. If your office is your main base of operations, you want to ensure it is in good condition and is safe and healthy for your staff.

If you suspect you need mold removal in your Lenoir City office, call us immediately. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and we have trained technicians on hand to remediate any mold situation.

However, prevention is better than cure, and there are some things you can do to reduce the need for mold removal.

What can I do to reduce the risk of mold growth?

Mold can grow wherever there is moisture and an organic food source. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of mold growth:

Repair plumbing issues immediately – if you notice a leaky faucet, a toilet running, or a leaky pipe, call a plumber ASAP.

Check doors, windows, and gutters for leaks or damage.

Schedule regular inspections – set aside time to examine your office for mold growth, water stains, fuzzy patches, and moldy smells.

Clean HVAC systems regularly.

Reduce humidity in your offices by setting up dehumidifiers throughout.

Carry out inspections thoroughly – it’s better to take the time now than face extensive mold growth later. If you notice any mold or a moldy odor you cannot trace, call SERVPRO.

How can SERVPRO help me?

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians can assist you by:

Locating the source of moldy smells using moisture meters and thermal imaging.

Setting up containment around affected areas to prevent mold spores from spreading.

Using negative air machines and air scrubbers to remove mold from the air.

Cleaning away visible mold using HEPA vacuums, scrubbing, and media blasting.

Drying the area to discourage further mold growth.

We also deodorize your office after so it smells fresh and provides a pleasant work environment.

Our technicians leave your premises Certified SERVPRO Clean for your peace of mind.

For help with mold removal in your business, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015

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I Need Water Removal at My Lenoir City Retail Store, How Fast Can I Get Help?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking out of a damaged stainless steel pipe Water can leak in your store overnight and put you out of business for a while. Contact SERVPRO for quick water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Features Rapid Water Removal to Ensure Your Lenoir City Storefront Never Misses a Beat

There are many potential causes for water issues within your Lenoir City Retail store. You may have had a problem with plumbing, the bathroom may have had a toilet overflow, or a pipe may have burst overnight in the adjacent retail location. Even the slightest amount of water calls for fast, careful elimination, regardless of the cause. SERVPRO gets to work fast and makes sure that no hidden moisture pockets get left behind, bringing on increased secondary damage.

Can I Hire a Local Cleaning Crew?

Even if a cleaning crew brings mops, buckets, and wet/dry vacuums, they are never any match for the techniques that we have for water removal in Lenoir City. We have skilled IICRC-certified technicians ready to get to work quickly to limit the loss and ensure safety. To determine whether your project requires the help of trained technicians, consider the following questions:

  • Does water seem to be coming from the walls, under cabinetry, or behind the store's baseboards?
  • Is there a possibility that the water main contains sewage or chemicals?
  • Does it seem as though water may have begun to seep under the flooring in the loss zone?
  • Is the drywall within your retail location wet or buckling in any way?
  • Could there be a portion of the roof, a window, or a damaged skylight?

If it seems as though you answer yes to one or a combination of these questions, calling in help from trained restoration technicians is best for all your mitigation needs. SERVPRO has skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) ready to handle your emergency water removal, drying, and cleanup.

What If It Seems Like the Water has Moved Throughout the Space?

It is common for water to migrate while following a path of least resistance. With this quick migration, you need a team on your side with the right training to handle such water damage in your Lenoir City store. We not only come in to facilitate water removal, but we also have a range of tools that allow us to locate and eliminate hidden moisture pockets. Our team takes the time to scope your commercial location to focus our time on areas that need the most attention. We have advanced technology such as:

  • Moisture meters, sensors, and detectors
  • Infrared and thermal imaging technology
  • Borescopes, and more

Will We Need to Replace All Carpeting in the Store?

Whether or not your retail store carpeting must get replaced will depend on the materials saturated, the type of water, and the length of saturation time. Carpets made from different fiber blends may have a different reaction than others, with issues like bleeding dye, shrinkage, or disintegration. To ensure we use the right methods and products, we can do a spot test on the carpet that lets us know how to proceed.

How Does Water Removal Work?

For a water incident with a slight amount of standing water, our team might work while using:

However, if the water loss is significant or the water has lingered for a while, we use more involved measures. Our trucks come fully equipped with powerful water extraction tools, such as:

  • Submersible Pumps – these are ideal when water within your retail store is higher than two inches deep.
  • Truck-Mounted Extractors – these tools are capable of the rapid removal of hundreds to thousands of gallons.
  • Mops and Squeegees – these are great for drying various flooring and surface areas throughout your space.

Is the Job Handled Differently if a Toilet Overflowed?

Any wastewater coming from an overflowing toilet is Category 3 and can be both foul-smelling and messy. Additionally, Category 3 water is known as black water, which must be addressed by professionals who have property training and safety protocols in place. If toilet water is the culprit, it is better to close off the area to foot traffic until our team arrives. You may also put towels or rags down that can help with water absorption. However, avoid mopping, as this can spread contaminated water throughout the loss zone and beyond.

Once we arrive on-site, our team will:

  • Test the water so that we can determine the number of pathogens and bacteria present. This also helps us to choose the right anti-bacterial and anti-microbial treatments for the job. 
  • We wear full personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiration equipment, that protects us from harmful airborne moisture droplets. 
  • The crew also utilizes air scrubber equipment throughout the cleanup process. This helps to capture contaminants in the air to ensure healthier air quality levels during mitigation.

From start to finish, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties has you covered with water removal, drying, and disinfection of your retail store. To have a crew sent to your location 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call our office at (865) 986-3015.

Who Restores Sewer Backups in Commercial Offices?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

regular handyman looking for trouble Having sewer problems in your place of business in Lenoir City? Don't call just anyone. Make the right choice, SERVPRO can remove the water damage.

Our Commercial Water Removal Teams Are Here to Help When a Sewer Blockage Affects Your Lenoir City Business

What causes sewers to backup in commercial premises?

When sewers back up, it is usually due to blockages in the drainage line between your plumbing system and the mainline sewers of Lenoir City. These can be due to grease buildup, improper flushing, or irregular maintenance. However, it is not uncommon for a sewer backup to occur in commercial premises because there is a significant stress on the system throughout the year. SERVPRO has experience working with commercial insurers and building managers to ensure these issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Is it safe to restore sewer backup using in-house janitors?

Most building managers use commercial water removal services in Lenoir City rather than in-house janitors. Sewers contain all kinds of harmful substances that require personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with safely. Our technicians can bring portable water extractors on site, which can store up to 40 gallons of water at a time. These are vital equipment in office blocks because sewer backup occurs above the first floor, making truck-mounts or pumping equipment inappropriate.

How can I prevent sewer back up from occurring in my offices?

- Regular maintenance and inspection on an annual basis can identify issues before they cause a sewer backup

- Installing pressure reducing valves can help to control the amount of stress plumbing systems are under in offices with multiple bathrooms

- Sewer release valves can prevent blockages from becoming a significant issue

How do you sanitize an area after a sewer backup?

An essential method of sanitization is to remove any solid waste from the area altogether. To prevent debris from dripping through a building, SERVPRO uses double-sealed polyethylene bags when transporting biohazardous waste. Following an inspection, our team can then thoroughly disinfect and deodorize the area using water-based, non-toxic solvents. We can usually isolate these areas effectively to cause minimum disruption to your staff during restoration.

To manage sewer backups efficiently in your office, contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015.

Commercial Water Damage In Lenoir City

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Does My Lenoir City Café Have to Shut Down for Water Damage?

SERVPRO technicians on our team can assess each situation to offer real-time solutions to keep your Lenoir City business open amid water losses when possible.

Choosing what steps are involved in restoring your Lenoir City business or keeping it open after water loss emergencies hinge on the severity of the disaster and how quickly you have professionals like our SERVPRO team responding. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Commercial water damage to Lenoir City cafes like yours does not have to be entirely compromising, especially when our technicians can arrive quickly. With effective containment measures, including physical barriers to establish a drying zone without cross-contamination, we can maximize the efficacy of our evaporative drying techniques using air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other specialty tools.

How can SERVPRO work to keep your doors open after a water loss?

    •    Fast response to emergencies
    •    Effective containment strategies
    •    Powerful drying tools and technologies
    •    After hours restoration to reduce impeding on your business

No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties team a call today at (865) 986-3015.

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Sewage or Water Problems in Your Lenoir City WorkPlace?

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

exit sign in office after water mishap Keep Customers from Exiting Your Lenoir City Business after a Water Mishap by Calling SERVPRO

Commercial Water Removal Experts from SERVPRO 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 assesses the situation and figures out the extent of the damage.

What happens when a restroom malfunctions causing sewage?

  • 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, it is labeled greywater or a category two situation
  • If the source is a toilet or main sewer drain, the contamination levels are high, and the project is treated as a category 3 or black water scenario.
  • We conduct commercial water removal with a category 2 or 3 sources as a biohazard, and we take extra steps to prevent the spread of the contaminated

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 to the exterior of the structure, this is considered negative air pressure.

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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How to Choose Effective Commercial Water Damage Remediation Services in Loudon

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damage spots on office ceiling Water damage in a commercial building can quickly become extensive.  Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Commercial Water Damage in Loudon Needs Fast Action

The regular janitorial staff cleans up a lot of the problems that happen within an office building. Sometimes, such as in the case of commercial water damage, the job is bigger than their equipment. 

When SERVPRO technicians received a call to handle commercial water damage in a Loudon office from a massive ceiling leak, they arrived quickly on-site to scope the damage and begin the cleanup. They used their moisture detection equipment to locate all areas of water for extraction; this ensures nothing gets left behind to cause secondary damages. Fortunately, although the industrial carpeting received a soaking, the water did not run behind the baseboards or within wall cavities. By swiftly gathering up and disposing of the saturated ceiling tiles, our SERVPRO technicians reduced the interior moisture levels, made for a safer restoration service, and mitigated the damages to the aforementioned flooring.

Extraction Equipment is Just One Difference

SERVPRO uses extraction equipment that has the power to pull water up and out of surfaces. They did several passes to remove as much water as possible.

Setting Drying Goals 

The technicians take ambient humidity measures to determine the amount of time and number of air movers it will take to bring down the air moisture to levels that do not encourage mold growth or the formation of musty odors. Then, they carefully monitor conditions in the water loss area during the drying phase of mitigation until the readings meet the preset goals. One of the critical elements of this phase of restoration is the use of dehumidification equipment in tandem with the air movers to actually capture and port the moisture off-site. 

Final Cleanup and Repairs

Once the property verifies as dry, the technicians do a complete wipe down of all affected surfaces with their proprietary cleaners and disinfectants. Once the water loss mitigation completes, the lead technician walks the property owner through the actions taken to ensure they are happy with the results. They report any needed repairs to the plumbing to assist the building in restoration to its pre-water loss condition. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 is ready to handle commercial water damage and get your business reopened as fast as possible, "Like it never even happened."

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Commercial Water Damage in Lenoir City? Call SERVPRO for Fast Removal

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Large heavy duty SERVPRO water removal equipment Commercial water damage is no match for SERVPRO! This is our truck mounted generator and desiccant dehumidifier on a commercial job. Call us today!

Commercial Water Removal Is Our Speciality in Lenoir City 

Speed and a skilled workforce supported by industrial-grade equipment make calling the professionals a necessity when water incursion threatens your Lenoir City business. No matter how loyal and on-task your in-house or contracted cleaning staff is, a significant water crisis needs the services of our disaster response company. Avoid long-term problems and permanent damage to your facility by calling us in to help. 

Contamination Issues During Water Removal 

A significant concern when you require water removal from your Lenoir City commercial property is the level of contaminants in the fluids. Even relatively clean water from a supply line can pick up debris within your building quickly. If sewage or chemicals are in the mix, local regulations might mandate specific protocols to keep occupants safe and for containing and disposing of the water. 

Training and Experience Set Us Apart 

SERVPRO crew leads and project managers are certified to evaluate the water threatening your business, appropriately characterizing it as Clean/Category 1, Gray/Category 2, or Black/Category 3. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices we follow and our experience in the industry permits us to assess and create a plan to manage and dispose of even heavily tainted water appropriately and swiftly. 

Qualified Technicians and State of the Art Equipment 

Once SERVPRO management finalizes your business’s water removal plan, our crews immediately begin implementation. We arrive with fully-stocked service vehicles, ready for pumping and extracting the water. Our response is scalable, ensuring that if more workers and equipment are needed, we can access additional resources fast. The equipment we use is designed to remove substantial amounts of water appropriately and swiftly. 

Disinfection and Drying 

Especially important if the water contained hazardous substances such as human waste, SERVPRO treats soiled and affected surfaces with EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants. After the bulk of the water evacuates from the space, and our team completes the disinfection tasks, we move to high-speed structural drying. Air movers and heat facilitate the movement of absorbed water from building materials to the air as vapor. Evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers capture the airborne moisture for removal out of your commercial building.  

Rely on SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties to provide professional commercial water removal services round the clock. Call (865) 986-3015 immediately to arrange for assessment and rapid removal of any category of water. 

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Dealing With the Inconveniences of Commercial Water Damage Affecting Your Harriman Office

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let a Harriman water damage inconvenience your employees day.

Let SERVPRO get your Harriman commercial water damage fixed quickly.

Severe water damage in an office setting might not seem that likely to happen. However, a problem in the restroom or leaks in hidden pipes running along the ceiling or interior walls can lead to severe damage in your Harriman office. Since such incidents happen when least expected, knowing what to do to reverse the adverse effects and restore your premises to its preloss state is what matters. Working with a professional commercial water damage restorer is likely to simplify the process. 

The most noticeable effect of commercial water damage in any Harriman office is disruption of normal operations. Clients and the members of staff expecting you to serve them cannot interact in a wet environment. Operating wet electronics is also risky because it can lead to short-circuits that damage them or hurt those using the equipment. A few steps, such as moving wet items and isolating wet sections can help restore some degree of normalcy. Our SERVPRO teams help move items from wet sections. We also provide plastic sheets to cover items or isolate affected areas. 

After extracting the water, it is necessary to dry moisture from contents and building materials. If there is a wall-to-wall carpet in the office, the drying process is more complicated. Removing the carpet for quicker drying increases the chance of ruining it while in place drying can leave water traces. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the situation considering factors such as the carpet type and level of saturation to determine the best approach. We also have a wide range of drying equipment to tackle different aspects of the problems. They include: 

LGR Dehumidifiers 

Desiccant Dehumidifiers 

Air Movers 

Injecti-dry systems 

Although the main problems caused by water loss incidents are instant, others might take some time to manifest. Excess moisture in the office or light spills on electronics and documents might not have immediate effects. However, over time, smudges and mold can develop on documents while electronics can fail because of rust. Our SERVPRO technicians check humidity levels inside and outside the office using thermo-hygrometers. We then take corrective measures such as dehumidification. 

You can deal with office water spills conveniently with the right help. Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties to help. You can reach us any time at (865) 986-3015. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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SERVPRO Provides Duct Cleaning Services to Loudon Commercial Properties

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

The ceiling of a commercial facility showing exposed air ducts with circular vents that and hanging light fixtures 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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Call Us 24/7 If Your Lenoir City Laundromat Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

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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When Water Damage is on Your Herriman Restaurant's Menu

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your restaurant's kitchen can close your business. Call SERVPRO to remove the water from your premesis.

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 the care your business needs 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 prevent, so be sure to call us as soon as possible after the flood. After a quick assessment of the damage and creation of 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 begin to clean up any remaining moisture that cannot be pumped out. Our industrial-strength air movers create directed air currents inside your restaurant that pick 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 make sure 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 some of the most reliable and affordable flood damage mitigation and restoration services available to local businesses. Contact us 24/7 at (865) 986-3015.

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Knowing When You Need Water Clean Up Services For Your Harriman Restaurant

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

More than anything, you have your Harriman restaurant to think about when it comes to efficient water cleanup.

Knowing When You Need Water Clean Up Services

Running a Harriman restaurant might be challenging enough without any of the hurdles or obstacles that stand to eat up your time and profits. One of the most significant challenges that many business owners have to overcome is clean up within their facility. While there are several instances in which your staff can handle minor incidents, water damages can often be a difficult opponent regarding adequate restoration and drying. In most cases, choosing professional restoration services can help you to get the job done correctly and often more efficiently than by taking matters into your own hands.

More than anything, you have your Harriman restaurant to think about when it comes to efficient water cleanup. While your customers require some place to sate their appetites, you have to focus on getting the situation resolved, and this often means closing your doors until the cleanup completes. This direct line of thinking can help to preserve the integrity of your eatery, by aiding in limiting potential damages to the contents and materials within the restaurant.

One of the things that a business owner should be thinking about when it comes to water damages in parts of their building is the effect it has on the flooring materials. In dining areas especially, the flooring is meant to be aesthetically pleasing, and water damage can quickly warp and distort these elements, causing them to need to get removed and replaced by our SERVPRO technicians called too late to a cleanup.

Another concern that you should consider is the moisture that can linger after water incidents within your building. If the damage is not thoroughly dried, including areas that you cannot readily see, you run the risk of irreparable damage to furniture like tables, chairs, tablecloths, and other organic materials. Secondary effects could also allow for the growth of mold if moisture does not get handled appropriately.

As you can see, your business depends on immediate service from the professionals that you can trust. You may think you are saving money by handling the cleanup on your own, but water damage is rarely as straightforward as it might initially appear. Trust our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties technicians to arrive quickly and work efficiently to get your doors back open to the patrons you serve. You can call us anytime at (865) 986-3015.

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Harriman's Commercial Water Damage Experts Describe How Moisture Affects Various Materials

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Arsenal of Water and Moisture Removers--Harriman Business Owners Rely on Our Business for Help

SERVPRO Treats Water and Moisture Removal According to the Nature of the Wet Element

If your bakery and cafe located in Harriman ever become the victim of a water pipe or appliance malfunction, water can flood the building. Excessive moisture inside a structure can cause many issues including the decreased structural integrity of drywall and the breakdown of carpet glues. The longer any building materials are left wet, the better chance they have of falling apart structurally rendering them useless. If organic substances stay wet for longer than two days, microbial growth can occur.
Some materials inside your place of business can resist water better than others. When working on a commercial water damage job in Harriman, our SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge of how moisture interacts with different materials when figuring out the overall scope of the project. Whether materials get affected by water or not depends on how readily they absorb water from the air. This article does not touch on the possible water damage to baking products.
Permeance is the measure of water vapor flow through a material. Very porous materials like carpet and upholstery have a high permeance level. They absorb and release moisture easily. Non-porous materials such as plastic, glass, or vinyl have low permeance factors meaning that they absorb little or no moisture at all.
Vapor barriers are substances that are either waterproof or have a permeance of one perm or less. When a material has one perm of permeance, it means that during one hour only 1 grain of water vapor could pass through 1 square foot of the material’s surface. A vapor barrier is a material that water cannot pass through or is extremely negligible at best such as vinyl wallpaper.
Hygroscopic materials are ones that easily absorb and hold onto water vapor from the air. Having a high permeance factor also means that these materials can be dried more quickly when they do get wet. However, once these materials like fabric, insulation, and carpet do get wet, they get damaged quickly. Once the hygroscopic substances get saturated, they tend to swell. Just as a sponge absorbs water quickly, it can be squeezed to relinquish that moisture also quickly.
When drying a structure, our SERVPRO restoration team concentrates on drying out hygroscopic materials first. Next, we work on specialty drying of materials with vapor barriers or other substances with low permeance. For help with rapid structural drying after a water leak occurs in your bakery or retail shop, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 24 hours a day.

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What You Can Do When Your Lenoir City Salon Sustains Water Damage

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Lenoir City Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal and a Beautiful Appearance

SERVPRO Removes Water and Restores Your Business to Its Pre-loss Condition Whenever Possible

Water damage can be a nightmare for any business. When a leak from the washing area of your Lenoir City salon gets out of hand, it may seem like a problem that can close down your business for repairs. After all, it is water damage, and it is right in the middle of your employee's workstation. However, this does not have to be the case. Professional help is close at hand and can help you remediate the water damage to your salon without closing your doors.

Our technicians can work to repair the water damage in your Lenoir City salon on your schedule. We are available to work at any hours that you choose, including when your salon is usually closed. We understand how important it is that the water damage on your property does not impact the flow of your business. When you outsource the work, you can continue your business as usual while leaving the remediation to experts.

We strive to be as unobtrusive as possible to your business, even when it is essential to deal with the water damage as soon as possible. If you want us to work during your business's hours of operation, SERVPRO can also merely section off the area that is damaged. When an area has been sectioned off, we fix it out of the sight of your customers while still attending to the damage as quickly as possible.

Our technicians can bring in our tools with us to dry out the damaged area of your salon, saving you the expense of trying to acquire them yourself. Depending on the severity of the water damage, we may use multiple tools to get the job done, including silica gel dehumidifiers, air movers, and ventilation fans. SERVPRO uses all of these tools to encourage evaporation and rid your salon of the excessive moisture that the leak brought. We can help prevent losses to your beauty aids with fast water removal and restoration.

When water damage invades your business, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians to your business as soon as possible.

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