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SERVPRO Handles Storm Flood Damage in Rocky Hill the Fastest and Most Effectively

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Handles Storm Flood Damage in Rocky Hill the Fastest and Most Effectively SERVPRO responds quickly to all storm damage emergencies, no matter the scope or size.

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Storm Disaster When It Comes to Rocky Hill Homes

The worst part of a major storm is typically not the storm itself, but the ensuing days after it. If your home is unlucky enough to be impacted by flood damage in Rocky Hill, it can take weeks to dry out after the storm on its own, and even longer for you to restore the damage without professional help. This is the problem SERVPRO sets out to solve. We cut restoration times to the shortest intervals possible while maintaining effective and thorough treatment solutions, meaning our services are unprecedentedly timely and comprehensive.

Storms can cause a host of flood damage problems in Rocky Hill, with entire blocks at a time sometimes becoming inundated with water during the worst storms. SERVPRO is always ready after major disasters to help, with a large stock of equipment and machines to best help residents in need. We offer full water removal solutions, including water extraction, assisted drying with air movers, and dehumidifiers. Once water has been cleared from the property, we can then begin work on restorations, applying our professional techniques and training to help save as many materials and belongings as possible from the costly tallies of full replacement. Restoring damaged materials almost always carries a lower cost than replacing them, so we evaluate each item separately to determine an appropriate treatment solution for it.

We also have the resources to deal with other types of damage simultaneously. Many homes suffer from fire, mold, and other types of damage in tandem with flooding, but our well-rounded portfolio of certifications and training techniques allow us to combat these with ease. Our service helps to ensure that other types of damage do not gain the upper hand in your home or go undetected.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources


SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is a locally-owned franchise of a national company that provides professional water and flood damage removal and restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (865) 862-8907.

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Small Water Emergencies can Benefit from Water Removal Services in Your Rocky Hill Home

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Small Water Emergencies can Benefit from Water Removal Services in Your Rocky Hill Home Some water that overflows can be contaminated. Contact SERVPRO to quickly help remediate the damage after water is found on your property.

Trained Professionals Will Tackle Smaller Problems Before They Turn Into Large Scale Damage

The dry state of a Rocky Hill home is what protects it from many different kinds of damage. Moisture of any severity can create situations that can, in turn, cause a fire, water damage, mold, dry rot, and other forms of structural damage inside your home.

To protect your home from these disasters, you should arrange for water removal services in Rocky Hill to make things right again. Doing so immediately after a washer overflows or a toilet backs up can save you from higher repair costs in the future. If highly absorbent materials such as fiberglass insulation or newer carpeting become wet, extracting the water often protects these from becoming so damaged they require disposal and replacement. If either of these become exposed to water for long enough periods of time, you can expect a costly bill for the replacement materials and labor required to install them.

At SERVPRO, our goal is to protect your home from these sorts of damages. One of the most common ways we do this involves removing the water that threatens your home. We use machinery and equipment that directly addresses the nature of the water that invaded your property. For standing water and flooded lower areas of your home, pump trucks stand ready. Elevated humidity in your attic that comes from poor venting practices receives monitoring and dehumidification. Regardless of the degree to which your home experiences water problems, we can take care of the situation professionally and resolve the problem, so your home remains protected.

After we finish the necessary water removal procedures, we spray areas that might foster mold growth. This spray protects your residence in these locations from both current mold spores and other microorganisms and future ones that might settle there later.

Calling SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 is the first step in protecting your home from invasive water. Our water removal services are tailored to the specific needs of your property and can make everything “Like it never even happened” quickly.

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Electrical Shorts Can Cause Fire Damage to Your Rocky Hill Apartment

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Shorts Can Cause Fire Damage to Your Rocky Hill Apartment You should regularly check your appliances to prevent fire damage from frayed cords and wiring.

Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration Services

Everyday living requires the use of multiple electrical appliances. Some are larger than others while others are handheld and even portable. Your Rocky Hill apartment most likely holds several examples of both sizes. Any appliance, regardless of size or function, can develop problems with frayed cords or pinched wiring.

In the Rocky Hill area, fire damage can come from problems with wiring or cords that become overheated or come into direct contact with materials that ignite when exposed to bare wires. Checking your appliances on a regular basis can prevent this situation. At SERVPRO, we understand that every home contains several appliances but cannot stress enough the importance of such maintenance.

After appliance-created fire damage affects your apartment, we can mitigate the problem quickly and efficiently. SERVPRO technicians earn and retain certificates from the IICRC in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT), enabling them to carry out the required work. When water from the fire department remains behind, saturating your walls and floors, our extensive equipment can handle this aspect, as well.

Because fire and smoke create noxious odors from the soot, removing as much as possible can reduce smells significantly. This is crucial with shared central air or heating systems between apartment units in the same building. Otherwise, your neighbors may experience problems with soot particles that flow into their dwellings, impacting their air quality for months. Because timely responses can minimize this situation, mitigation should begin immediately after any size fire.

Even in small fires that never required the fire department's response, smoke can travel far and wide. We have the equipment and measuring devices to detect where smoke went, and can then clean it up, eliminating the problem before it can spread. Fire does not need to be large to require professional clean up services.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is always ready to help with fire damage mitigation, no matter the severity. Cleaning up soot and smoke deposits protects your health and that of others around you. Our local number is answered 24/7 by professionals who can provide the assistance you need. Contact us at (865) 862-8907 any day of the year to make sure your apartment receives the attention it needs. 

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How a Hot or Cold Day Affects Mold Damage in Knoxville

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How a Hot or Cold Day Affects Mold Damage in Knoxville SERVPRO Is the Solution to Mold Remediation in Knoxville. Don't Let Unsightly Mold Remain in Your Home.

Mold Proliferation Does Vary with Temperature Changes and Other Factors

While stopping mold growth is very difficult without adequate tools and training, slowing (or accelerating) expansion could be as simple as changing your thermostat. Mold is hardy by nature, but that does not mean it is invulnerable to environmental changes. The key to controlling mold damage in Knoxville could very well be careful climate control. Before calling SERVPRO to your home, consider what each of these conditions can do to affect mold growth.
 
Warm Temperatures
The ideal conditions for mold damage in Knoxville tend to involve temperatures at or slightly above room temperature. These temperatures are not only the most comfortable for humans, but also for most types of mold. Mold usually grows fastest when your home is in its default state. While cranking up the air conditioning or turning off the heat may help to slow the spread of mold, it will also likely create uncomfortable conditions for you, so consider carefully any changes you make. Ask SERVPRO about the moisture factor in mold proliferation.
 
Cold Temperatures
Few types of mold grow well in colder climes as warmer ones. In northern parts of the country, the fungi are much more common in the summer, as freezing temperatures present a serious impediment to efficient growth. However, living in low temperatures can create safety hazards, meaning that a cold day only tends to advantage non-climate-controlled parts of the home such as garages and outdoor areas.
 
Summer Heat
Particularly hot summer days can be either harmful or helpful, depending on conditions. Unfortunately, most hot days in Knoxville tend to carry with them conditions of high humidity, fostering increased mold growth. Sometimes, however, hot and dry air can help to eliminate moisture and deny vital nutrients to the mold. Using those principles, SERVPRO technicians may also take advantage of specialized lamps to target patches of mold growth with concentrated heat.
 
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is available year-round to respond to your call for help. If you have found mold damage in your home, call us today at (865) 862-8907.

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How SERVPRO Deals With Smoke For Rocky Hill Fire Damage Restorations

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Deals With Smoke For Rocky Hill Fire Damage Restorations Smoke is pervasive: it finds its way into all corners of a burned area, embeds itself deep into materials, and cannot be removed through normal means.

Fire Damage Restoration

Although it may be the last thing on your mind when a fire hits, smoke often ends up becoming one of the costliest and most difficult aspects to recover from after a fire. Smoke is pervasive: it finds its way into all corners of a burned area, embeds itself deep into materials, and cannot be removed through normal means. However, it cannot be ignored, either, as long after other aspects of the fire damage in your Rocky Hill home have disappeared, the smell of smoke may still linger in the air. SERVPRO stocks machines specifically designed to combat smoke for this reason, as nothing but the most high-quality equipment can effectively eliminate smoke odors.

The bedrock of our smoke removal strategy for victims of fire damage in Rocky Hill is the deodorizing fogger. Foggers are machines that, as the name implies, create a specialized fog in your home. This fog is composed of special cleaning and deodorizing compounds that seek out smoke particles and neutralize them, removing the odor at its source. The fog simulates the path and behavior of smoke, so that deep corners and challenging materials are treated effectively. We employ two varieties of this machine: thermal foggers, which are placed in large areas such as rooms or hallways, and ULV (ultra low-volume) foggers, which help to deodorize tight places such as the space behind walls or in HVAC vents.

In addition to fogging technology, our expansive selection of cleaning tools allows us to target larger aggregations of soot and ash, eliminating the most pungent sources of odor with ease. Furthermore, our planning expertise and site management help to keep odors from spreading and contain treatments to as tiny an area as possible in your home.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville has the tools and training required to take out any smoke odors your home may have. Call us 24/7 at (865) 862-8907.

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Quarantines for Rocky Hill Mold Damage Are Rarer Than You Think

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Quarantines for Rocky Hill Mold Damage Are Rarer Than You Think If you spot mold in your home, call SERVPRO to assess and remediate the mold before it spreads further.

SERVPRO can determine the extent of remediation your mold damage requires

One of the biggest fears homeowners have - and one of the most common reasons why small issues can spiral out of control - about mold damage is quarantine. It is natural to fear your home being quarantined, as this represents not a mere inconvenience but a complete (if temporary) upheaval of your lifestyle. While quarantines do happen, they are thankfully rare, and it is highly unlikely that your Rocky Hill home has mold damage severe enough to warrant a full quarantine. However, if mold is especially severe in one room or section of the house, that portion alone may be sectioned off to prevent its contamination from spreading around the home.

SERVPRO technicians typically do not institute a quarantine for mold damage in your Rocky Hill home unless it is absolutely necessary. That means that either mold has so consumed the home that any movement in it is likely to aggravate the fungus, or there is a massive infestation of potentially harmful black mold. Some types of mold can cause health effects, so while we do not like issuing quarantines, it is always to protect you and your loved ones. Quarantining the mold allows us to use harder-hitting treatments and, more importantly, prevent spores from escaping and spreading elsewhere.

We work to get quarantines removed as fast as possible. Typically, you can move back in once the mold has been killed off and while deodorization and restoration procedures are underway. However, it is important to heed the advice of SERVPRO technicians, as they understand the situation better than anyone else and have trained extensively on when and how to institute restrictions and warnings concerning mold growth. The worst type of quarantine, a full condemnation, is very rare and almost never applied for mold damage scenarios unless the structure itself is at risk of collapse.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is available around the clock to respond to mold damage at your home. Just call us at (865) 862-8907 to find out how we can help.

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How Water Removal can Clean Up and Protect a Home in Rocky Hill

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Removal can Clean Up and Protect a Home in Rocky Hill When wallpaper and long drapes get wet, they need to be dried out quickly to prevent mold from setting in. Should you have damage, call SERVPRO.

Contacting Certified Technicians After a Water Damage Event in Your Home can Prevent Secondary Damages from Setting in

When an accident occurs inside a home, the confined environment often works against a homeowner. Water spilled on the floor, in any amount, can quickly evaporate, making the saturated area seem drier than it really is while at the same time significantly increasing the humidity in the air.
 
Homes might require water removal services in Rocky Hill for several reasons, from appliance's water lines to tubs and sinks to weather-related issues. While removing as much water as possible before SERVPRO technicians arrive is always recommended, waiting to call for professional assistance only allows damage to worsen.
 
Prompt attention to the immediate area can curtail the amount of damage sustained, but professional mitigation of the situation also protects your home in other locations. The additional moisture in the air from evaporated water rarely remains suspended permanently, however, and condensation on belongings or absorption of this moisture by porous items within your home can allow other, more costly problems to develop.
 
Once humidity has penetrated into an area, for example, behind the seams on wallpaper, that moisture becomes increasingly complicated and time intensive to extract. Water removal can prevent damage in the first place, and we use dehumidification and desiccant equipment for this purpose throughout affected homes. Our highly trained and experienced technicians received certificates from the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT), ensuring that your home receives the quality services it needs and deserves. Our goal is to restore damaged homes thoroughly, so everything is once again “Like it never even happened.”
 
To quickly dry out your home's saturated floors, our use of water removal equipment might include large pump trucks when standing water is present. Large air blowers and small heated pads increase the rate of evaporation. Handheld suctioning devices are useful for eliminating smaller pockets of water present. Dehumidifiers and air scrubbers remove moisture from the indoor environment before it has a chance to cause further damage.
 
Wherever walls and vertical structures, such as long drapes or decorative columns, are also saturated with water that has wicked upwards along their lengths, our air blowers can be directed specifically for each one, reducing the probability of water stains and color bleeding. When the air outside is less humid than the indoor environment, we allow windows to remain open, speeding up the process even more.
 
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is here to help you accomplish restoring your home to a pre-accident condition with the latest in water removal technology and qualified, skilled professionals. Call us at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year, at (865) 862-8907.

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Mold Remediation Services Available For Motel Owners In Knoxville

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation Services Available For Motel Owners In Knoxville SERVPRO has an entire section devoted to helping businesses just like yours recover after disaster strikes.

Are You A Commercial Property Owner Dealing with Mold Damage? SERVPRO is Here to Assist! 

Mold remediation for a business like yours, for the majority of restoration companies, is an after thought. They lump services in with those provided for home recovery, when in fact there is a major difference in business preparations and the restoration process itself.

To properly treat your Knoxville area property for mold damage, it may be necessary to work during non-peak hours to limit interruptions to normal business operations. When dealing with mold that affects your motel guests, remaining operating during remediation is imperative. The company you choose needs to understand and have the knowledge to protect employees and customers from exposure.

You want access to someone like SERVPRO with all of the resources, equipment, personnel, and experience necessary to perform at a maximum level. Our technicians take every precaution to restrict access to contaminated areas, keeping you informed after each night, advancing your remediation process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO has an entire section devoted to helping businesses just like yours recover after disaster strikes. With experience in every major type of catastrophic event known to man, we can provide you with the services you need to help keep your motel up and running.

Our containment methods prevent exposure to additional areas, containing shower corner mold when possible to avoid additional growth. We also have access to air movers, scrubbers, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, and water extraction equipment necessary to perform any services required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians explain our remediation process entirely, giving you exceptional insight into how mold operates and how everyone that works for you can help prevent these problems from reoccurring. Our staff knows how important your business is and we make every effort to show how much we care during every interaction.

Removing mold from your motel rooms can be easy, or it can be hard. The longer you wait to make a call for help, the more losses you experience. With the right company, your mold remediation services go off without a hitch. They can even help remove odors that develop and completely deodorize the entire space.

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Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville for full details, or to schedule your initial inspection today. Help is only a phone call away. (865) 862-8907

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Removing Contaminated Water In A Water Damage Emergency In Rocky Hill

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Removing Contaminated Water In A Water Damage Emergency In Rocky Hill If your home has endured water damage from a pipe leakage or natural disaster, SERVPRO can help you remove the contaminated water.

Water Damage Emergency

When a flood or pipe leakage occurs in the house, water can penetrate into the wall cavities and create pockets of saturation. It can also spread to the furniture and other household items, contaminating them in the process. Detecting and decontaminating these areas usually requires professional help and sophisticated equipment such as moisture detection meters.

If your home has endured water damage from a pipe leakage or natural disaster, SERVPRO can help you remove the contaminated water. With many years of experience, SERVPRO has the tools and experts to respond quickly to your water damage emergency in Rocky Hill. We understand that speed is crucial to prevent greater damage and costly repairs.

The first part of the decontamination process is eliminating any hazards on the site. SERVPRO technicians are very keen on safety, adhering to IICRC recommendations in water damage restorations. We post appropriate signs on the site and use the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment), including full body suits, boots, eye protection, and respirators.

We begin the procedure by spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant on the contaminated parts. Containment may be necessary if there is a possibility of spreading to unaffected areas. Silt and debris can also be hazardous if they contain such materials as lead or asbestos. To remove these items, we may use rakes and shovels to ensure that the area is clear.

If the water damage was severe, chances are it affected the carpets and floor as well. SERVPRO technicians use extractors to remove excess water from these areas during the decontamination. In some cases, the contents may be too damaged to be restored. Our technicians can perform tests and determine which ones need to go.

If black water is the source of the contamination, it may be necessary to remove and discard both the carpet and pad. Our water damage specialists are trained to use special disposal procedures when dealing with contaminated pads and carpets. In extreme cases, we use pressure washers to clean contaminated structural components and EPA-registered disinfectants to disinfect the surfaces.

Next, we apply industry standard drying techniques to remove moisture from interior walls and hard-to-reach areas contaminated by sewage or rising water. Any debris on the job site is removed and disposed of properly. Once we are done with the cleaning procedures, we position air movers and dehumidifiers to accelerate drying.

Contaminated water is damaging both to your property and your health. As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville can respond quickly to deal with the water damage. Call us anytime at (865) 862-8907.

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Mold Removal In Your Knoxville Home

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal In Your Knoxville Home Mold can infest a home before anyone living there sees the first black spot.

Mold Removal

Mold can infest a home before anyone living there sees the first black spot in the bathroom or smells that telltale musty which accompanies many, but not all, types of mold spores. When mold growth spreads across multiple rooms, the cost can run into thousands of dollars for a homeowner.

To achieve mold removal in a Knoxville home, SERVPRO inspects the structural and personal property to determine if it is possible to clean items on-site and remove the mold; if they must be removed to be cleaned at our facility, or must be thrown out. Cleaning on site begins with vacuuming every surface using specially made HEPA filters. They are designed to capture mold and can trap even a single spore. After vacuuming, our technicians wipe down surfaces using dry and wet cloths.

After we complete cleaning in an affected room, we allow time for spores in the air to settle. Using test meters, we check for surface mold levels. If they exceed standards laid out by the EPA or the IICRC, we repeat cleaning as necessary. When we finish the last procedure, technicians carefully bag all filters and cloths used. They dispose of them according to federal and Tennessee state regulations.

If the property can be cleaned, but not in the home, we remove it to our facility. There, we have access to more chemical agents and cleaning methods to include immersion cleaning for smaller items. If required, our office also contracts out larger items to commercial cleaners.

We cannot clean personal and structural property if mold has penetrated the surface. To prevent accidental contamination, we bag or wrap everything possible. Building material, such as drywall, is broken down into manageable sections so it can be disposed of easily. Depending on the amount, we take the infested property to a licensed disposal site or bring in a dumpster and have it removed when it is filled, or we finish the job.

Clearing out mold from your home can be a difficult process; requiring special equipment and training. SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills /South Knoxville has decades of experience in handling mold and other hazardous material. If you need our services, call today at (865) 862-8907. We are here to help.

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