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Fire Damage Inspection and Estimation in Your Fort Sanders Residence

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Inspection and Estimation in Your Fort Sanders Residence When fire has damaged a part of your home and you and your family plus any pets are safe, contact SERVPRO to effectively remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Efficient and Effective Fire Damage Remediation Services After a Fire in Your Home

Once the first responders have successfully snuffed out the fire in your Fort Sanders home, you are left to face the damage that it has done. While there are a multitude of ways that this fire likely affected your residence, few of these symptoms are manageable for you the homeowner to contend with alone. Almost always, fire recovery is a process that should get completed by competent and qualified professional restorers.
 
Your insurance company is likely one of the first calls that you make to begin the process of restoring your home back to its prior condition. As a home insurance carrier, you have certain allotted coverages for unexpected events like fires, and this same provider likely has a working relationship with a reputable and credible restoration company. Soon, that company is calling you for information about the fire damage affecting your Fort Sanders residence.
 
Our SERVPRO estimator and project manager are often the first to set out to a new client's home to assess the situation in person. For one, the insurance company providing the coverage for your home is going to need a soft estimate to begin filing the claim and getting the work started as quickly as possible.
 
This estimation follows a thorough inspection detailing the full scope of the work that is necessary to bring a home back to preloss condition. This estimation carefully considers the equipment needed and the personnel required to do the job as efficiently as possible. A soft (non-concrete) job length time also becomes a part of the submitted information to the insurance company processing the claim. This work all happens with little required on your end, just part of our SERVPRO policy to make things easier on the client in an often stressful time.
 
There is no way to fully prepare for a fire in your home, but the right team of qualified specialists can help you to get back to the way things used to be much more quickly. You can rely on our rapid responders at SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. Give us a call anytime at (865) 862-8907.

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Dripping Drains and 100-Year Floods Equally Capable of Causing Mold Damage in Knoxville

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dripping Drains and 100-Year Floods Equally Capable of Causing Mold Damage in Knoxville Finding mold in your home can leave you quite upset and frustrated. Contact SERVPRO to determine the cause of the infestation and to remediate.

Our SERVPRO Technicians are Equipped With Updated Moisture Detection Tools to Find the Cause of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

Knoxville homeowners whose properties sustain one type of damage from a disaster sometimes find themselves faced with other crises soon after. This happens because one disaster often paves the way for another to take its place. Just like damage from water often follows after a fire, microbes gain a long-lasting foothold on homes that have suffered intrusive water in the recent past. Mold can grow easily from condensation on an un-insulated water line or trace moisture left behind by a flood.
 
Because water vapor can easily escape and hide in your home, mold damage in Knoxville can quickly take root. Microbes do not need very much moisture to thrive and can reach into materials like drywall and stucco to obtain any moisture available. This 'mining' for water steadily eats away at these materials and causes them to crumble at the gentlest touch.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO know how to use the latest types of technology to locate moisture in materials before it can damage anything. This same technology keeps mold damage from spreading. When we remediate an area in your home, we check elsewhere that moisture might hide. We also examine the amount of water vapor in the air. Higher than normal levels can assist microbes and increase the possibility of future mold damage.
 
Our use of forced air, ventilation, heat, dehumidifiers, and desiccant machines help extract all of the moisture from hidden areas. Moisture always moves from moister areas to drier ones. SERVPRO technicians use this natural characteristic to efficiently remove all latent moisture from your home's interior, stopping any future old damage. We use our readings from infrared thermography devices to help us locate the sources of the moisture so we can eliminate it from happening again.
 
You can reach SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville by calling us at (865) 862-8907. Our 24-hour service line is always ready to help you prevent and remediate mold damage, protecting your Bearden, Holston Hills, or Lyons View residence.

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Why Arrange for Professional Cleaning of Commercial Water Damage in Knoxville

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Arrange for Professional Cleaning of Commercial Water Damage in Knoxville Your warehouse needs to be dry and clean in order to charge top dollar for goods stored or made there. Contact SERVPRO after a water damage event.

Certified Technicians Dry Out and Then Thoroughly Clean Your Commercial Space After a Water Damage Incident

No division on your site works harder than your housekeeping staff, but you might want to consider options when it comes to the cleanup of a water loss at your business. Water damage presents complications and challenges daily property maintenance does not pose. Contracting with a company that specializes in water remediation and cleaning is a better fit for this unexpected disaster.
 
When your warehouse needs commercial cleaning after water damage in Knoxville due to a municipal water main break a long list of tasks requires completion fast. Your in-house cleaning squad does not have the training nor the equipment necessary to work through the tasks efficiently. Our large loss commercial water damage experts have both.
 
Significant quantities of water need removal from your site, and the condition of the water must be assessed by our IICRC trained employees so appropriate containment and disposal occur. SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians bring their on mastery of industry best practices and on the job experience to evaluate the scenario, plan for remediation, and execute the plan. Each of our service vehicles has a supply of high-efficiency pumps and water extractors so our employees can get to work immediately.
 
Speed is crucial when water damage is concerned. SERVPRO crews are expert operators of our specialized water removal and structural drying equipment. As no learning curve is necessary for our employees, the tasks proceed without delay. After the water exits your property, our crew ascertains structural moisture levels using meters and our production leads determine drying goals. These are skills our trained water damage employees possess, unlikely to be true of your cleaning crew.
 
Our crew positions air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture content to normal levels. If necessary, heaters are added to expedite the transfer of moisture from structural components to the drier air, becoming a vapor that is absorbed or condensed by the dehumidifiers for removal from your site. As the building dries out, SERVPRO employees use EPA registered disinfectants to sanitize surfaces. This is particularly important if we judged the water to be contaminated, but is a wise idea to inhibit the potential for microbial growth under any circumstances.
 
Every industry has at its heart a mission and set of core products and services it markets. SERVPRO concentrates on disaster recovery, including that from water damage so you can focus on what your company does best.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville if your business suffers a water loss. Call us at (865) 862-8907 to arrange for our commercial cleanup crew to mitigate your business water damage.

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Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Service For Your Knoxville Office

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Service For Your Knoxville Office Large or small we can help keep your carpet clean.

Keep your office floor clean with carpet cleaning by SERVPRO

Even if you handle the regular day to day and deep cleaning of your Knoxville business in-house, outsourcing your commercial carpet cleaning can be a smart move. The professional-grade equipment and the evolution of innovative cleaning products in the carpet cleaning industry can be hard to maintain. Make these tools work for you when you hire a company that specializes in this cleaning niche.

Knoxville businesses dare not wait too long between professional carpet cleaning appointments. The first impression clients get from your company is the layout of your reception area. If it includes a dirty and stained expanse of wall to wall carpeting you can bet a prospective lead or customer may think twice before doing business with you. Our crews hold IICRC certification in efficient carpet cleaning, ensuring your common spaces and offices make you proud every day.

The foot traffic in a business can result in clear paths down hallways and through the common areas, exhibiting staining and ground in dirt reasonably quickly. Individual offices take longer to show the wear and tear, but staining events can happen. Rarely used spaces like boardrooms usually accumulate dirt and staining much more slowly. SERVPRO works with you to design a carpet cleaning plan with your business’s individual needs in mind.

We build your carpet cleaning package after evaluating the type or types of floor covering you have in your business. Stains and heavy use areas receive pre-treatments, and we note which rooms and quadrants of larger spaces appear to need the most attention. SERVPRO’s trained carpet cleaning technicians have a broad range of strategies available to address the different types of soiling and damage your floor coverings exhibit. Our equipment and products leave the carpet clean and dry, with no lingering residues.

Our crews operate the heavy-duty steam extractors with care. Waves, buckles, ripples, and wrinkling can destroy the look and function of your office carpeting after cleaning. SERVPRO technicians are skilled in the employment of powerful carpet cleaning equipment, avoiding the stretching and dislodging of tack or tackless strips inexperienced individuals can inflict on the carpet during cleaning.

For reliable and regular cleaning of your office’s carpet, reach out to SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville by calling (865) 862-8907. Maintain your carpeting without the capital expenditures and need for the continual updating of your housekeeping staff’s training when you engage our services.

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SERVPRO's Water Removal Team Rescues Homes From Drips, Broken Water Lines, And Major Floods

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Water Removal Team Rescues Homes From Drips, Broken Water Lines, And Major Floods When a situation arises in a home involving misplaced water, our water removal specialists expertly perform the needed services to restore the home.

SERVPRO's Water Removal Team Rescues Homes

Water can take three forms when it becomes misplaced in a Bearden home. In attics and basements, as well as on roofs and gutters in the winter, ice can form in the coldest parts of the home. Inside, liquid water can show up in small drops from a minor leak or a flood. Either of these can bring about conditions where humidity in the air dramatically increases.

When a situation arises in a Bearden home involving misplaced water, SERVPRO's water removal specialists expertly perform the needed services to restore the home to its preloss condition quickly. We also perform the work needed to ensure that similar incidents become much less likely to occur again in the future.

Our Green Fleet arrives Faster to Any Sized Disaster, complete with the water removal equipment and ready to begin extracting the water causing harm to your home and your family's possessions. Water damages anything within reach, and that reach includes anything within your home's entire space. Because humidity travels everywhere, no place remains entirely off limits.

When water comes from situations in the upper areas of your home, either from ice dams on your roof or an upstairs bathroom's leaky tub drain, water can seep downward and affect anything along the way. You can see the effect of floods and broken water pipes much more quickly, but both can cause extensive damage to your residence. We use hygrometers and other devices to locate the water in whatever form it takes, so we see exactly where to concentrate our efforts.

After pumping out the water wherever it collects in more than a few inches, we begin using other kinds of extraction equipment. We use different methods, according to IICRC standards, to re-establish normal levels of moisture and humidity inside your home. Almost everything contains some moisture, but excessive amounts can become a problem quickly. We compare readings taken inside your home of water-saturated materials to known and accepted amounts listed for those same items.

Then we use different machinery and equipment to eliminate the water and check for damaged areas that require further attention. Some materials sustain damage rather quickly, and these can cause problems when we do not replace them. However, our rapid response helps keep this to a minimal amount.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville has a 24-hour emergency hotline, available by calling (865) 862-8907. When your Lyons View, Rocky Hill, or Holston Hills home needs water removal experts to restore your home, so it is once more "Like it never even happened."

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The Advantages of Duct Cleaning For Your Restaurant

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Advantages of Duct Cleaning For Your Restaurant SERVPRO Provides Commercial Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Provides Exceptional Commercial Cleaning and Sanitizing of Ductwork in Both Large and Small Enterprises

Running an efficient restaurant is something that most business owners in the culinary field strive to do. You do your best to keep the costs and outgoing expenses down so in turn your overall profit margin is more considerable. One of the ways that you can do this, as well as improve the quality of the experience that customers have in your establishment, is to ensure that all facets of your facility are running at optimal levels.

One of the overlooked aspects in this regard is the ductwork attached to your heating and air conditioning system. Over time, these pathways become partially blocked and clogged with debris, dust, dirt and even germs or bacteria. Duct cleaning in the Rocky Hill area is a service that our SERVPRO professionals can walk you through and perform for your business, which can lead to reducing your outgoing costs and providing a better eating experience for your loyal patrons.

Every time that your air kicks on throughout the building, moving through these ducts with built-up debris and dust, you are circulating these particles around through the dining areas and kitchen of your restaurant. While much of this can not get seen by even the most perceptive of observers, most business owners do not consider this possibility to be acceptable in their food preparation or serving areas. Indoor air quality-IAQ-is a significant attribute that adds to the ambiance of a restaurant.

Moreover, cleaning the ducts of your business can allow the air conditioner and heating units not to have to work harder to get air through the system. For many business owners, this lesser user of electricity can reduce their utility costs every month.

It is essential to note that while our SERVPRO professionals can work around your schedule, often your restaurant does not need to close or reduce operating hours to complete this service. With fitted vacuums and specialty heavier equipment that seal tightly over vents, dust, mold spores, pollen, and debris pulled from the ducts do not get spread throughout the building. The additional benefits of protecting against mold growth and circulating pleasant scents conducive to the overall eating experience cannot be lightly discounted.

If you can see the benefits of choosing duct cleaning for your restaurant, our team of professionals is ready to help you breathe a little easier. Give our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville technicians a call today at (865) 862-8907.

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The Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning For Your Knoxville Home

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning The Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning For Your Knoxville Home SERVPRO Provides Excellent Carpet Cleaning for Knoxville Properties

SERVPRO Cleans Carpets in Knoxville Properties Offering Extended Usage and Appearance

For as common as carpeting is to Knoxville homes, it is still very surprising how limited homeowner knowledge is regarding proper maintenance of this functional enhancement to their residences. While anyone can appreciate that a clean carpet looks better than a soiled one, there are multiple benefits to having the carpets in your home cleaned professionally, and to better understand the ways that you can keep these areas of your house looking like they should throughout the times in between these cleanings.  
 
Understanding what to do to keep carpets in your home looking nice can help you to reduce the need for frequent professional carpet cleaning in your Knoxville home. It begins with the upkeep, which can be something as basic as ensuring that the area gets vacuumed regularly to help dislodge dirt and debris from the upper layers of the fibers in the flooring. Other suggestions to keep a fresh look for your carpet is pilating the fibers to prevent matting, spot removal and even moving around the furniture in high traffic rooms semi-regularly to prevent wear patterns. More and more homeowners are placing slidable discs under the legs of heavy furniture to readjust their positioning for carpet cleaning and for help eliminate ugly indentations in the pile.
 
Ultimately, these practices are only intended to keep your carpets looking nice in between professional cleanings by our SERVPRO technicians. These services are necessary for the areas of your home with this type of flooring because the fibers in the material are magnets for dust, debris, pet hair, dirt, and many other soils. The upkeep mentioned above caters to the very top layer of this flooring and is not sufficient to clean the entire length of the fiber down to the base of the material. Fortunately, professional cleaning can offer you this level of cleanliness.  
 
There are multiple approaches to cleaning, which depend both on the style of carpet you have as well as the level of soiling that is present. For difficult jobs, especially after a water damaging incident we can us our truck-mounted system for carpet cleaning. For short piled carpets, bonnet cleaning is a common practice of our SERVPRO team. Dry cleaning aids in preserving colors that are prone to fade with the wear they experience. The Showcase Premiere Cleaning is the top of the line, implementing the most aggressive methods of cleaning to deeply penetrate all types of carpets and stands as the most effective approach in the industry. Our carpet cleaning also deodorizes the surface leaving a fresh scent.
 
When you conclude that your carpets are ready for professional treatment, give SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville a call. Whether it is a recommended annual cleaning or an emergency that requires an immediate response, our technicians are ready to help by calling (865) 862-8907.

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Mold Damage Remediation In Knoxville

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation In Knoxville Mold Remediation in Knoxville? Call SERVPRO

Knoxville Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration After a Mold Infestation

It is possible for mold to exist inside your Knoxville townhome and nobody even realizes it. Mold spores survive throughout most buildings in places such as heating ducts, carpets, and crawlspaces. When moisture gets introduced to an area inside the townhouse, these mold spores can get activated and cause a fungus to form.
 
It is possible to smell the pungent odor affected materials put off and once it grows it is visible. If you ever notice any sign of a fungus SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Knoxville can help. As soon as signs of mold are noticed, it is a good idea to begin the remediation process.
 
Since mold can cause health effects, it is vital to remediate the fungal issue before health issues occur. Once fungi form they release microscopic spores into the air for reproduction purposes. These spores become airborne and travel to other areas of the structure, then settle to new locations. If the environment is ideal for mold growth in other areas of the home, then colonies can grow in multiple areas of the building.
 
Since mold spreads so quickly, it is crucial to take measures to prevent spores from traveling through the townhouse. To deter spores from getting into the air, containment chambers in the affected area get implemented. The part of the structure that is already infested with mold gets sealed off with plastic so that the remediation process does not cause spores to get all over.
 
An air scrubber then gets attached to the outside of the containment chamber. The air scrubber provides negative air pressure that sucks up any dust created by the workers and runs it through a HEPA filter before exhausting the air out. The HEPA filter traps spores, pollen, microbial, and dust particles that are 1 micron in size and smaller.
 
After all of the affected materials get removed inside the containment chamber they get put in sealed trash bags and disposed of properly. The area then gets vacuumed with a HEPA vacuum to remove any remaining dust particles. After the area is cleaned, anti-microbial chemicals get sprayed all over the affected region to kill most remaining mold spores. For professional help with remediating a fungi problem, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 24/7.

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What You Can Do When a Storm Floods Your Rocky Hill Property

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Can Do When a Storm Floods Your Rocky Hill Property If a tree falls on your home during a storm, gallons of water can be let in leaving you in need of water removal and flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Unfortunately, when a severe storm rolls into town, it is possible that it can bring flood damage with it. Storms can bring aggressive winds and intense rain with them. In fact, it is not uncommon for high-speed winds to knock over weaker trees. The young tree in your front yard can easily smash a window if it is uprooted and thrown against your home. That broken window can allow gallons of water into your home while the storm happens. When these kinds of situations occur, it is comforting to know there is professional help close to your home.

A storm can leave several inches of damaging flood waters in your Rocky Hill home. Water removal of this degree is not a job that any ordinary homeowner should have to tackle alone. Storms can easily carry dangerous toxins in their waters by tearing up sewage pipes and chemical containers. When storms bring black water with them, the cleanup process should be left to professionals as it is unsafe.

Our skilled technicians can arrive at your home as quickly as possible to begin the process. Our IICRC certified technicians uses advanced equipment to remove the flooded water, including extractors and pumps. We strive to get the water out of your home as quickly as possible, and these tools allow us to do just that.

After SERVPRO removes the water, we can clean up any debris the storm brought inside. It is not uncommon for twigs, rocks, broken glass, and garden decorations to get inside of your home. If black water has soaked through your carpets, we carry tools with us that can allow us to remove it quickly as it is unsafe to keep in your house even when cleaned.

SERVPRO can then use tools like ventilation box fans, air movers, and refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry out the structure of your home. Making sure everything is thoroughly dry helps prevent mold.

If your home becomes flooded after a storm, do not hesitate. Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907. Day or night, we can send our technicians to your home.

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Bearden's Water Damage Drying Techniques

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bearden's Water Damage Drying Techniques A variety of equipment is at our disposal to dry your Bearden home.

How SERVPRO can help dry your home after water damage

If a problem takes place and your Bearden home happens to suffer from an indoor flood, many steps get taken to remove moisture. Too much moisture inside your house can ruin contents or building materials. If moisture is left unattended, it is possible that mold growth occurs.

To prevent mold from developing inside a building the water must get extracted and then dried out. SERVPRO’s water damage technicians in Bearden get trained in using the industry’s best extraction and drying equipment. Whenever moisture becomes an issue, we use specialized equipment to extract all water out of materials such as carpet and upholstery.

After any standing water gets pumped out and we use our extraction tools on your furniture and carpet, we start the drying process. Any time we dry out a structure, our goal is to return moisture levels to preloss conditions. We accomplish drying by speeding up the natural evaporation process.

Typically, when drying out a building, we use a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers inside the affected area. The job of the air movers is to push air into a circular motion. As water evaporates from wet materials, the air next to the surface becomes saturated with water. The air movers push away the wet air replacing it with warmer, drier air.

After wet air gets removed from surfaces, it gets pushed into the center of the room. Dehumidifiers then suck in the moist air and remove the water from it in liquid form. The dehumidifiers then exhaust out warm, dry air for the air movers to use to push around the area.

The ratio of air movers to dehumidifiers must be balanced for the drying process to get completed correctly. If there are too few air movers to dehumidifiers, the drying process does not happen as quickly as it should. Having too many air movers to dehumidifiers can cause secondary water damage.

Our IICRC certified technicians use their experience and knowledge to determine how many dehumidifiers and air movers to put into an area. For professional help with drying up moisture, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 24/7.

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