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Recognize Signs Of Mold

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

In as little as 48 hours, mold can become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like that of a roof leak or leaking water line. If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety. Make sure you avoid affected areas and turn off the HVAC system and fans. Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery County for mold remediation services. Remember significant mold growth can occur in as little as 48-72 hours. You might notice a strong, musty odor, this may indicate mold hidden by drywall or under carpeting; mold isn’t always visible but the odor can help identify it. Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems. If you suspect mold growth in your home or business, give SERVPRO of Montgomery County a call at (931) 645-1285.

What to Look For in a Restoration Company

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

When choosing a restoration company in Clarksville, here are some features to look for. Choosing the right company for your property's restoration needs can make a difference. 


1. The Ability to Deal with Multiple Damage Types

Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO® offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is because one type of damage can lead to another. For example, fire put out by water can result in mold if the water is left too long. Most restoration companies can help fix smoke and fire damage, water damage, storm damage and can include mold remediation for this exact reason.

2. A Quick Response Time

Being faster to any size disaster means arriving with the right materials and equipment required to do the job. Locally owned franchises such as SERVPRO® have locations across the country allowing them to be where they need to when disaster strikes. Because they are a franchise, they also have access to corporate equipment and materials, which gives them the ability to handle large-scale jobs as well.

3. They Offer a Variety of Services

A restoration company such as SERVPRO® also offer a variety of services designed to help your agent process the insurance claim. These include an electronics inventory service and online database that provides access to information such as photographs and progress reports for the damaged areas, estimates, filed paperwork, and many other details needed for a properly filed claim.

Whether you're choosing a restoration company because they're faster to any size disaster, or they can deal with multiple damage types, you may want to look at the other services they provide. Many companies can help you clean your damaged items as well as the structure and has services they can offer which can make keeping track of the details needed by your insurance provider easier.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Multiple Types of Restoration Call SERVPRO of Montgomery County today at (931)645-1285

Who To Call For Water and Fire Damage Emergencies

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Homeowners and business owners have many choices when they have a fire or water damage emergency. The choices can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing on who to call. Should you call a local company or take the recommendation of a friend or insurance agent, the choice comes down to ultimately who you feel confident in and comfortable having in your home We here at SERVPRO of Montgomery County try to be the best restoration company in the area with great communication, trust, and being there when called upon. If you have questions about us or our services, please don't hesitate to call. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Montgomery County Today at (931) 645-1285

Tips on Professional Water Damage Remediation

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Plumbing defaults, floods and sewerage systems defaults can cause a lot of water damage to any commercial building or residential premises. Water damage not only affects the structure of a house, but it also affects the contents of that building. Whether the damage is from pipe break, supply line break or flooding, it is recommended to work with water restoration professionals who shall help in restoring the building to its normal condition. In the event of flood damage mitigation, several things must be taken into account to because the process can be complex.

Water damage Mitigation approach

  • Initial inspection 

The primary consideration is assessing the entire pipe break or supply line break systems and understanding the requirements for the work. The water cleanup experts must, therefore, be able to conduct a comprehensive inspection process regarding the water in home or water in business premises. This helps the restoration company to understand the cost caused by the flood damages, the time frame of the mitigation process as well as materials and machines required in the process.

During inspection, the professionals evaluate the cause of the pipe break or supply line break and try to stop excessive water from entering the building. Some components inspected by a restoration company include the pipes supplying water on business premises, the source of the water and supply lines. If the flood damages contain some sewerage components in the supply line break the professionals will precede with the necessary precautions.

  • Water removal 

After a restoration company has inspected the entire project, they'll proceed to the water cleanup process to evacuate water in business or residential areas. This is where the water is extracted from the inside and outside the premises, including moisture removal. Good technology and efficient water extraction machines, thousands of gallons of water in a home can be removed from the affected premises quickly. 

  • The Drying process 

After extraction of water, the restoration company uses dehumidifiers and air movers to ensure that space is completely dried. During the drying process, windows are opened to allow air circulation. During drying, the restoration companies are required to monitor the affected areas and make adjustments on their water cleanup equipment if necessary.

The primary objective is to provide the most effective services, save the client money, time and restore the building to its normal conditions within the agreed period.

  • Actual Remodeling 

This is the final step in any water damage removal process. The process entails re-tilling of the house, painting, reconstruction of the walls and the floor or even renovating the roof. Every remodeling process in each premise is done differently. This mostly depends on the extensiveness of the damage and the desires of the homeowner.

The remodeling process reflects the kind of design a homeowner shall have after the entire damage renovation process. The homeowner should define and declare the kind of designs they want to be restored to their flooded homes before the actual work is done. This helps in ensuring that the remodeling fits the desires and anticipations of the homeowner. It also helps the expert in knowing the materials in restoring the flooded home, pipe breaks and necessary supply line break.

Some things to consider

In case you experience floods in your home or a business premises, it is important to start the water cleanup process as early as possible. Removing some things from the flooded home such as the furniture, fittings, electrical fixtures and other belongings is necessary even before you call the experts. These are things that can absorb water and cause more flood damages and thus more losses. You can as well, ask reputable water removal companies to do such work for you to avoid more losses during the mitigation on the flooded home.

SERVPRO Tackles Local Fire

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Two days ago, a local family suffered a terrible fire. Luckily, the fire was contained to the second story. However, there's still a lot of damage to the house. Our SERVPRO team believes the fire began because of electrical problems. Electrical fires are responsible for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,4000 injuries and around 1.3 billion dollars in damages. Electrical distribution systems are the third leading cause of home structural fires. In this case, this family got very lucky. 

Our SERVPRO team assesses the damage after the firefighters have left. They'll walk through the house and take tons of pictures for our records. SERVPRO then removes all items in the damage area. Any items that they can save, they do. Then, they do repairs for all damaged areas. The SERVPRO team only has the most qualified technicians to help get the job done.

How Can SERVPRO of Montgomery County Help With Biohazard Concerns

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montgomery County does more than fire and water restoration.  Our professionals can help you with Biohazard, Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup.

Bloodborne pathogens can be scary. Bodily fluids, tissues and other risky substances can be removed and disposed of properly by our trained biohazard technicians.

Crime scene residue can be overwhelming. Once law enforcement is finished with the area, let our professional technicians come in and deal with the fingerprint powder, evidence-gathering chemicals and residues from tear gas or pepper spray.  

Arson and vandalism can leave a home or business owner feeling vulnerable, violated and unsafe.  Let SERVPRO of Montgomery County take care of the aftermath. Our team can remove spray paint, clean up broken glass and clean up after a fire.

We are “Here to Help” in any situation you might encounter. We pride ourselves in being a bright spot in a bad situation. Should you ever need our services, you can call our office anytime. 931.645.1285

3 Facts About Commercial Black Water

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Your Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park commercial building can be affected by flooding from several sources. Water Damage can include warped flooring and moldy drywall, but the more immediate issues caused by flooding is the influx of contaminated water. If your business has recently been damaged by flooding, it can be helpful to understand how this type of water can cause long-term damage and what you can do to mitigate it. 

1. It Can Contain Dangerous Chemicals 

Environmental experts often call contaminated water that stems from flooding Category 3, or “black water.” This means the water did not come from a sterile source and may contain a variety of hazardous components, including harsh sewer and lawn chemicals that entered the water during flooding. These chemicals can make the water dangerous to touch, so calling in a flood damage and cleanup service is the safest way to have it removed. 

2. It May Make You Sick 

Category 3 water damage can be dangerous in more than one way. For example, standing black water can grow microbes that may cause a variety of illnesses. Urine and feces may also be present, even if they are not immediately visible, so it is wise to avoid this type of water completely and wait for professional cleanup services to arrive. 

3. Acting Quickly Can Be Essential 

Because contaminated water can become more dangerous the longer it sits, it is a good idea to call in a cleanup crew right away. This can be important even if you believe the worst of the damage has already been done. Having the water removed may reduce the chances of long-term issues with your building’s affected floors and walls and prevent mold growth, which can be difficult to treat once it takes hold. 

Black water damage can harm your Central Petersburg / Pinellas Park commercial building in several ways. However, when you know its dangers and how to combat it, you may be able to prevent the worst of the destruction.

What Happens When You Have Water Damage

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Nobody likes the unexpected – it can be scary and overwhelming and worse case, time and cost consuming. That’s why at SERVPRO of Montgomery County we try and ease the blow of the unexpected. We are a team of highly trained individuals with specialized equipment, tools, and skills needed to make sure that your water damage is taken care of, "Like it never even happened." 

What can you expect when you give us a call?

One of our ladies in the office will first take your call, we’ll take your name, number, and address down and then ask detailed questions so we know exactly what your situation looks like. As soon as we hang up the phone with you, we are dispatching a team to your home and business so they can be on site as soon as possible. You're assigned an admin within the office to take care of your job – they will give you updates, and work with your insurance provider. 

Once we get to your home, we will extract any standing water using either a hand held extractor or an extractor that we can ride on. We will then place fans and dehumidifiers to help with the drying process. 

The next few days we will continue to monitor the drying process and we will drill holes and pull baseboards if necessary. 

If you find yourself with an unexpected water loss give us a call at (931) 645-1285!

Why Smoke Detectors Are Important

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

We've learned fire safety and what to do when you hear a smoke detector first in school – and it’s repeated to us every year until we go to middle school. And – we’ve been in the home when the batteries run out of the smoke alarm or every time we cook it sets off the alarm because it’s a little too close to the stove so we take down the smoke alarm.

We know this is bad, and we should think twice before taking out the batteries. Why? Because fire detectors work. According to The National Fire Protection Association three out of five home fire deaths come from homes that don’t have a smoke alarm. 

So, be sure to check your smoke detectors once a year, replace the batteries and make sure each fire detector is working in your home – they save lives after all! 

For all your fire cleaning needs, give us a call today at (931) 645-1285!

Storm VS Flood

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Property owners may have a hard time differentiating storm damage from flood damage. Commercial properties can sustain water damage from either source. There's a few major differences to keep in mind that may help you manage these risks. 

The most general distinction is that storm water comes from above, whereas flood water overspills natural bodies or courses of water and covers at least two acres of ordinarily dry land. Storm damage to a commercial property may originate from a variety of causes such as

• High winds
• Heavy rain
• Hurricanes
• Snow
• Tornadoes

Most business insurance plans provide protection from damage caused by storms. Property owners need additional coverage to offset the expenses of flood damage. If your property is located on a flood plain, you should make sure you carry the policies necessary to protect your investment.

Flooding occurs when water overflows a body of water or watercourse such as

• Creeks
• Dams
• Lakes
• Storm-water channels

For water to be considered a flood, it must cover two acres and affect at least two properties. If a commercial property is located in a high-risk zone and the owner has a mortgage from an insured and federally-regulated lender, he or she is required to maintain flood insurance. Damage resulting from either flooding or storms can cause severe problems and should be planned for, prevented, and handled as soon as possible. Regardless of the source of moisture, the risk of mold and other secondary damage within a building can be just as severe.

Restoring Damage From Storms and Floods

Restoration specialists can help property owners determine the precise causes of damage and the best solutions. If a commercial property in Clarksville, TN experiences flood damage or sustains damage during a storm, contact a commercial damage restoration company as soon as possible.