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Commercial Water Removal in Downtown Knoxville

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal in Downtown Knoxville If your Downtown Knoxville restaurant experiences water damage, call on SERVPRO for quick and efficient water removal services.

SERVPRO Removes Water Fast to Prevent Foul Odors in Your Business

Water leaking inside your Downtown Knoxville restaurant is never a pleasant situation and possibly causes you a loss in revenue. Water getting into your business can produce excessive amounts of damage. Sometimes water damages contents and building materials as well as creates foul mildew odors.

A water leak inside your restaurant possibly puts a strain on business functions. SERVPRO's commercial water removal team in Downtown Knoxville works hard to mitigate the problem without hindering the day to day operations of your restaurant. The entire project gets completed start to finish by sometimes changing the way things get done to accommodate your business.

SERVPRO's technicians know that replacing materials and loss of revenue get very expensive for your insurance company. When we enter a jobsite, our goal is to restore building materials and contents back to the conditions they were in before the water damage took place. When handling water damage inside your restaurant, we pay extra attention to odor control.

Water damaged materials sometimes put off foul, mildew-like odors. We know that pleasant aromas existing inside your restaurant is essential and we always take extraordinary measures to eliminate any unpleasant smells. The existence of water also possibly causes mold to develop if the moisture does not get dried out within 48 hours.

The presence of mold can create more malodor particles that are unpleasant to your restaurant customers. Odors tend to stay stuck inside materials and contents that are porous inside the building. Vinyl, upholstery, and carpet sometimes hold in particles that produce foul odors.

When mitigating any water issue, we always take steps to control odors that exist inside the carpet. To get the carpet dried out before mold growth occurs, we remove the carpet and place an air mover underneath to "float" it. When the interior rug gets wet, we spray the material with antimicrobial chemicals. The chemicals prevent any mold spores from growing into a fungus.

Many times antimicrobial chemicals, have deodorizing agents mixed into them. The compounds help dissolve malodor particles and serve as a masking agent. For professional help controlling odors inside your business, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hill / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 for assistance anytime.

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The Fire Damage Specialists of Knoxville

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire Damage Specialists of Knoxville Smoke damage and odors can linger for a long time if not treated correctly right away. Contact SERVPRO immediately after a fire for best results.

Team SERVPRO Knows That Fire Damage Has Many Facets Which Can Include Soot and Smoke

Sometimes the unexpected happens, and a fire breaks out inside your Knoxville townhome. In any fire scenario, first things are first, and it is essential that you make sure your family and your pets are safe. Next, it is crucial that the blaze gets put out and the dangers involved get eliminated.
After the threats of fire are over, it is now time to deal with the damage it caused. The best move is to notify SERVPRO's fire damage experts of Knoxville immediately after the burn takes place. Our team is IICRC certified and has experience dealing with fires of all different levels of severity.
Sometimes when the blaze is small, smoke damage is the only issue. Other times, flames and heat burn and char contents and building materials inside your townhouse. Many times, some damage is evident, and other things get ruined that are not readily noticeable.
Smoke coming from a fire, many times devastates your home. Smoke often leaves soot residues and causes foul odors to remain inside a structure. When dealing with smoke damage, the first thing we do is clean any soot residues that exists.
Then, after soot gets cleaned our restoration crew works to get rid of foul odors that are still present. First, we remove the odor source and debris. Eliminating the source of pungent odors, sometimes keeps odors from spreading to other areas of the building.
Next, we re-create the conditions that caused the initial odor problem. If smoke caused the bad smell, then deodorizing chemicals get dispersed inside the building in a way that mimics how the smoke penetrated materials and made them stink. Our restoration crew usually accomplishes this task by using fogging equipment to pump deodorization chemicals into the air and building materials.
Don't let any damage caused by smoke go untreated. Whenever heat or smoke causes problems inside your home, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoya Hill / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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What to do When Water Damage Strikes and Causes Odors in Downtown Knoxville

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do When Water Damage Strikes and Causes Odors in Downtown Knoxville Downtown Knoxville Water Damage and Odors? Call SERVPRO for Smelling Like a Lily

SERVPRO Offers Equipment and Methodologies for Controlling Offensive Scents

Water damage invading and settling into your home is trouble all on its own, but when it brings smells along, it gets even worse. Downtown Knoxville is known for its high humidity, and that humidity can cause damage to the structure of your home if left unchecked. Along with that damage can come unpleasant smells, such as mustiness. One of the first indicators that there might be water damage in your home is the detection of an odor. Luckily, help is never far when this particular situation strikes.

Here at SERVPRO, our technicians are trained to do more than just dry your structure in Downtown Knoxville when water damage becomes a problem. We are also skilled in removing unpleasant odors that come hand-in-hand with water damage. Most often these scents have a source of one kind or another. However, if the smell is musty, it is often an indicator of mold. In fact, the high humidity that comes in the area is a perfect breeding ground for mold, as it brings constant moisture into your home.
SERVPRO can inspect for mold and rid your home of the odor attached to it. We can also dry out all the areas that are a problem and get them back to a level of dryness that is acceptable. We often choose to implement the multiple methods approach to combat the odors, which means using more than one. One such method is employing thermal fogging to neutralize odor-causing compounds. Another option is to use air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture airborne particles and mold spores. It can be these airborne particles that cause the foul odors attached to water damage and using this technique can leave your home odor free. Afterward, we can completely dry out everything in your home and make you feel "Like it never even happened."
Water damage brings all kinds of problems with it, but no matter the issue, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville knows how to fix it. Do not wait, call us at (865) 862-8907 and let us get your home back to normal as fast as possible. 

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SERVPRO - Finding Mold Damage in Knoxville

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO - Finding Mold Damage in Knoxville You can trust our SERVPRO team to remediate the mold on your residential property "Like it never even happened."

When mold damage strikes your Knoxville home, SERVPRO strikes back. 

Knoxville residents have seen a lot of floods and other water damage this year. Every home affected has different needs when it comes to restoration, and if it is not done quickly enough, many of them also wind up with a mold issue.

Restoring a home in Knoxville after mold damage requires a professional service, just like after a major storm system dropped thousands of gallons of water on and into a home. SERVPRO has the restoration experience to know that mold is just as damaging and costly as other disasters. To deal with it properly, we ask the homeowners a set of questions before we even begin our initial inspection.

“Why do you think you have mold?” – The usual answer is that they can smell it or see it. Not every mold strain gives off the usual musty odor though. Spotting a streak of mold across ceiling tiles or along the floor trim gives us a single location, but not necessarily the point of origin. To get that, our inspector can use an air content meter to trace the mold back to where the spores first expanded.

“Have you had mold problems before?” – If the homeowner answers yes, that gives us our first location to examine. Common areas where mold growth is a recurring threat are places with high humidity and a greater chance of leaks such as attics, basements, bathrooms, and kitchens.

“When did it start?” – This answer helps identify the extent of the growth. It takes more than just a few days for mold to grow into a visible problem. If the homeowner tells us that he just saw mold under a sink, then it is very likely the spores started behind the sink, in another room; possibly even the attic or basement.

The answers to these questions mean that SERVPRO technicians need to remove sink cabinets and probably at least one or two sections of drywall behind them to trace the mold and the leak or another source of water. Depending on how long the mold was growing, cleaning and remediation can take a few days to several weeks.

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Restoring your home is not a quick process, but asking the right questions can save not just days and weeks, but hundreds of dollars in costs as well. If you have a question or to schedule an inspection, contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 today.

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Finding the Cause of Flood Damage in Your Knoxville Home

2/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Finding the Cause of Flood Damage in Your Knoxville Home A small hole in your foundation can cause severe damage during heavy rainfall and flooding.

SERVPRO Remediates Damage and Takes Steps to Prevent Future Damage

You cannot predict the weather, nor can severe weather ever get prevented. With this understanding, you are perpetually at the mercy of the construction of your Knoxville home’s foundation to prevent water from penetrating through the block and mortar joints and pooling on the floors. While modern homes have several lines of defense to prevent this from happening, older homes in the area were not as well built to withstand years of exterior water pressures. 

A lot of it results from the lack of having a French drain, as is the case with many of the homes built before the 1980s in the area. Before then, there was no real standard in place regarding the installation of these systems even though they have existed for much longer than that. It was at the discretion of the contractor building the house, and in many cases, they saved time and money and left it out entirely. The missing water diversion equipment like this can explain the number of flood damage cases our SERVPRO team sees that affect Knoxville homes. 

With just a small hole or crack in the foundation of your home, you have opened yourself up to a lot of potential problems down the road. Over even a short period, regular water penetration can wear out these vulnerable spots even further, causing them to allow even more water through when there are significant weather events and flooding conditions outside. The ever-present water underground works on these weakened portions of your foundation and continues to the point that even short-lived severe storms can quickly flood your lower level. 

Our SERVPRO team can quickly assess this flooding situation and work through the restoration plan to bring your home back to the way it used to be. While much of this restoration focuses on the removal and extraction of the water using our portable pumps and pump trucks, locating the source of the problem and sealing off these vulnerable areas is equally important. By sealing off these penetration points with hydraulic cement, you can feel more comfortable with the entire restoration process and trust that it is going to last. 

Flood damage might get caused by several different things, but inadequate water diversion implements are a typical one. When you are facing flood damages in your home, trust our experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. We are available anytime by calling (865) 862-8907. 

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When Your Need For Water Removal Threatens Your Knoxville Industrial Facility

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Need For Water Removal Threatens Your Knoxville Industrial Facility The trouble is, water emergencies are often highly unpredictable and cannot get prepared for as such.

When Water Damage Threatens Your Industrial Facility

Knoxville is a town that has always been industrious, but that can be a cause for pause when there is a water emergency. Production is the key to success in industrial fields, and when looming and rising waters threaten to shut down this production, there is a lot of profits that stand to be lost. The trouble is, water emergencies are often highly unpredictable and cannot get prepared for as such.

While you might have an entirely capable staff to complete the jobs and tasks that you have on site, water removal services to your Knoxville plant or warehouse might require more experienced hands capable of getting the job done right quickly and wholly. Calling our SERVPRO professionals is always a wise choice, as our team has both the expertise and the advanced equipment to handle even the largest of water problems that threaten your facility.

From the moment that our experts arrive on site, our team is spreading out to remove the source of the water that is present in the affected area. By doing this, our SERVPRO team can devote their entire attention to the water removal process and restoration to give you back a facility that looks as good as it did before the incident.

With higher volumes of water, our team often brings out a pump truck from our fleet of vehicles. The truck-mounted pumps can pull up significant amounts of water very quickly and can leave only spot vacuuming to do in specific areas that were difficult to reach with the larger pump. Once all the water has gotten successfully extracted, our experienced professionals begin the drying and dehumidification processes using air movers and other similar tools.

Ultimately, our goal is to give you back the same facility that you had before the water damage occurred, except higher safeguards (where possible) against similar instances from happening again. When you are facing an emergency that requires immediate water removal and is threatening production in your facility, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. We can be reached anytime at (865) 862-8907.

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Extreme Weather Could Lead to Flood Damage in Rocky Hill

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Extreme Weather Could Lead to Flood Damage in Rocky Hill Heavy rainfall can cause your home to fill with floodwater, when this happens you can rely on SERVPRO to remove the water and remediate the damage.

Let the Trained Professionals at SERVPRO Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

No place is immune from the threat of flooding, and the Rocky Hill neighborhood is not an exception. Our area of Tennessee experiences waves of heavy rainstorms, the combined strength of which can result in flooding situations. If water fills the lower levels of your home due to extended periods of rain, a call to us can turn the tide toward recovery.

When a home in Rocky Hill suffers from flood damage, the inhabitants do not have the luxury of waiting until the water recedes to make decisions. Large quantities of water inside your home’s foundation or basement risk significant harm to your building’s structure and contents. It is crucial that rapid removal of the water occurs, followed by complete drying of floors, walls, ceilings, and other building components. Our teams of flood damage specialists train for the opportunity to complete these tasks for you.

Flood damage is a water event that requires professional help. A bucket and mop or shop vacuum are not up to the challenge. The sheer amount of water quickly overwhelms any do it yourself attempt. The experienced technicians from SERVPRO employ powerful, industrial strength pumps and extractors to evacuate the water fast. Speed is critical because of the progressive nature of water damage.

Many structures, items, and surfaces can emerge nearly good as new if water does not have the chance to soak into and begin the process of disintegration. Although building materials like finished wood, concrete or cinder block may be able to shed water without much change, drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, carpeting, and other porous components risk swelling, crumbling, and delamination if soaked for any period of time.

SERVPRO employees learn dozens of targeted strategies to quickly and successfully remove water from the wide variety of articles found to build, finish, and decorate homes. Once the obvious water is gone, the crew uses high-efficiency fans and dehumidifiers to complete the job, drawing residual moisture out of contents and structure.

If severe weather threatens your property with flood damage, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is ready to help you recover from this catastrophe completely. One call to (865) 862-8907 sets a process in motion that returns your home to you “Like it never even happened.”

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When A Knoxville School Gets Flooded, You Need Fast Water Removal Services

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When A Knoxville School Gets Flooded, You Need Fast Water Removal Services Our goal at SERVPRO is to restore the water damage from your school property "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Tackle Your Knoxville School Water Damage Woes 

When torrential rains and severe weather events impact Knoxville, sometimes the least prepared buildings for flooding situations are schools. Flash flooding can happen with little warning, which can leave ill-prepared education facilities dealing with a considerable mess. While every school employs a staff of people meant to maintain the building and clean up messes as they happen, there are several situations (like this one in particular) that the staff is merely unable to clean up on their own.

Fortunately, when it comes to needing water removal services to a Knoxville school, there is help that is only a phone call away. When you call us at SERVPRO, we make sure that your crisis is as important to us as it is to you. Our emergency response team is ready any time of the day or night to ensure that your emergency gets handled professionally and efficiently.

Schools do not often have the option of closing their doors for extended periods of time for slow restoration of water damages to happen. With deadlines and curriculum requirements to hit milestones throughout every period of the school year, widespread cancellations set educators and students back considerably for reaching these goals. Water removal and complete restoration need to be fast and done correctly.

The professionals of our SERVPRO team have the tools and experience to do the job right. With fast water extraction equipment like pump trucks from our fleet and trash pumps to quickly pull up the water, we can have the entire affected area ready for drying very quickly. Air movers are used to thoroughly dry the area, making sure that no lingering moisture is left behind. Our complete drying procedure ensures that present conditions do not allow for mold growth, which can be a common problem in the aftermath of flooding.

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Ultimately, our commitment is to lessen the time that the school have to remain closed for restoration or repair. Do not wait to give SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville a call. You can reach us at any time at (865) 862-8907.

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Water Removal In Knoxville

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Removal In Knoxville Storm flooding can tear into a home, quickly destroying small items along with upholstered furniture and drapes.

Water Removal

Storm flooding can tear into a Knoxville home, quickly destroying small items like books and magazines along with upholstered furniture and drapes which can bleed color soon after becoming soaked. It is necessary to get the stormwater out of the home promptly to prevent further damage.

That means SERVPRO technicians have to goals when it comes to Knoxville water removal. We work to minimize the damage which has already occurred and to prevent further damage from even beginning.

We start with preventing more water from entering the house. Since the problem is stormwater, we may have to lay down sandbags or some other method to prevent more water entering as we use pumps to remove standing water inside. The pumps we use are adjustable to match the level and overall amount of water in the home. Even in a large home, we can clear out the water in less than a day. The sandbags may also be necessary to prevent any water pumped out from re-entering the home.

After removing the majority of the water, SERVPRO technicians concentrate on the carpets and floors. To remove moisture trapped in the carpet fibers and between floorboards, we bring in extraction wands. We can adjust these devices to draw out water quickly, but without causing any secondary damage to the nape of the carpet or the wood floors.

Our next task is to lift the carpets and remove any pads underneath them. Pads begin to disintegrate soon after becoming soaked, and it is much cheaper for us to remove them than to attempt to dry them. To dry out any remaining moisture, we place air movers at key points to force warm air under the carpet and exhaust fans to draw out the damp air already present.

To dry out wood floors, we use the same fans and air movers. If we detect a large amount of moisture in the sub-floor, technicians lift a floorboard at entry and exit points to force warm air underneath and dry the space out.

Removing water is more involved than just being able to walk across a dry floor. To do the job correctly also means preventing further damage. If you have a flood issue with your home, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 today. We are here for you.

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Different Types of Fire Damage in Rocky Hill Have Distinctive Restoration Techniques

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Different Types of Fire Damage in Rocky Hill Have Distinctive Restoration Techniques Electrical Fires Cause Damage to Rocky Hill Homes--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup

Fire and Smoke Sources Often Dictate the Manner of Restoration

Fires can have very different characteristics and may make the work SERVPRO does in repairing fire damage in Rocky Hill longer, shorter, or anything in between. Some fires, like electrical fires, may require specific safety protocols and cleanup techniques. Others may be problematic due to the size and spread of fires of that variety. Here are a few of the most common types of fires in modern American homes, and how we deal with them.
Electrical Fires
One of the most common ways to get fire damage in Rocky Hill is through an electrical fire. Electrical fires, as the name suggests, start from short-circuited or malfunctioning electronics. Large amounts of electrical energy become concentrated in one area or touch a flammable surface, and ignites. The source of these fires cannot be put out with water, and are often actually caused by water touching an exposed power line or delicate electronic item. When dealing with the results of these fires, SERVPRO technicians must take care to avoid using water-based cleanup techniques until the area has been sufficiently secured.
Grease Fires     
Grease fires most often start in the kitchen when food is left unwatched, or something goes wrong in the cooking process. While most grease fires can be quickly put out by a hopefully nearby fire extinguishers, they may still cause significant damage to the kitchen and cause smoke damage around the home. We take care to treat situations according to their size, efficiently conducting restorations without being overly intrusive in your home. Odor abatement from protein fires is of particular need for professional services like those offered by SERVPRO FST technicians.
Weather-Caused Fires
Many fires start during powerful storms when lightning strikes the home, or another damage is caused by falling power lines, floodwaters, or wildfires. Fire damage of this variety tends to be significant and wide-spread across the home and may require a lengtheir restoration process. Also, floods and other types of water damage may add to your problems, requiring separate restoration procedures. SERVPRO is licensed to clean up all types of damage that may result from a storm and can then prepare the property for a rehab.
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is ready around the clock to respond to your call. If your home has been hit by fire damage, contact us at (865) 862-8907.

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