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How a Fireplace can Cause Your Rocky Hill Home to Go Up in Flames

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How a Fireplace can Cause Your Rocky Hill Home to Go Up in Flames Be sure and have your fireplace inspected regularly to prevent fires.

Leaving a Fireplace Unattended Can Cause Fire Damage in Your Rocky Hill Home

As the winter months set in, some may be inclined to use a fireplace inside of their home to make their sitting rooms toasty. However, it could cause fire damage should the flames be left unattended. Keeping a fire going inside of your home requires a watchful eye and a careful hand. It is important not to over-feed the fire, or else the flames could rebel against you and build too high. Unfortunately, that is what happened inside of your home. However, it is comforting to know when accidents do happen, that there is always help close at hand.  

When fire damage does happen inside of your Rocky Hill home, it is essential to reach out for help as soon as possible. While you extinguished the fire quickly enough, the blaze had reached up beyond the mantel and left behind soot stains on the shelf above it. The damage in your living room may be considered relatively small; however, it is an eyesore when plastered against the light colored paint. Calling for professional help as soon as possible maximizes the chances of removing the soot stains successfully.  

When you reach out to SERVPRO, we always travel to your home as swiftly as possible while also bringing advanced technology with us designed to tackle the specific damages inside of your home. Our IICRC-certified technicians can investigate the fire damage inside of your living room and then determine the best solution to remove it. SERVPRO can use a lubricating cleaning solution that pulls the grime away from the wall and allows it to be wiped away with a cloth. Our technicians always choose a method of remediation that is appropriate for the material that is damaged.  

After some scrubbing and repeated cleaning with our solution, SERVPRO can address any other problems the fire may have caused. Sometimes, a fire can leave behind a foul odor that we can address with devices such as thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators. Once the damages are all taken care of, SERVPRO can leave your home as it was before the fire stained your wall.  

If experience causes minor damages in your home, never wait to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville by dialing (865) 862-8907. No matter the time or place, we can help you.

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When Your Bearden Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Call The Experts At SERVPRO Immediately!

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Your Bearden Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Call The Experts At SERVPRO Immediately! Reach out to us at (865) 862-8907 right away so we can help you avoid additional damage.

Water Damage Remediation For Your Bearden Home

Bathrooms can flood in Bearden homes, especially since there are several plumbing fixtures in them which can be the source of water spilling onto your floor. If you can’t prevent a flood in your bathroom, understanding the potential damage to your house, including the ceiling under your bathroom, is essential.

The first thing to do when you have water damage in your Bearden bathroom is to stop the source of the flooding. The problem worsens if you focus on just sopping up the water on the floor. If possible, close the overflowing fixture's water supply valves, or close the main water valve for your home. Then you can call the professional remediation specialists at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess and repair the damage.

There are different areas and materials that SERVPRO technicians need to check when they arrive at your home. Moisture meters are used to find any hidden moisture. Drywall can become wet but not need replacing if it is caught soon enough. If the drywall is too saturated and starts to crack or fall, you could also have mold growth. In this case, our experts need to replace the damaged drywall and patch the hole in the ceiling.

Even if your ceiling didn’t get severely damaged, water most likely soaked a portion of the subfloor if the ceiling was wet. You might not see the damage, but it can pose a serious problem, which is why we also check the subflooring after water damage like this. If the floor joists weaken and warp from the water, or mold grows, the floor can fail and fall into the room below. Therefore, we take time to repair and dry out the subflooring to ensure your home is safe.

Of course, the best way to deal with water damage in your bathroom is to prevent any future accidents. Make sure you do some simple maintenance like clearing your overflow drains in the bathtub and sink, as they can clog up with debris over time.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville can make it to your home in Lyons View, South Knoxville, or Rocky Hill quickly when you need help restoring damage after a water emergency. Reach out to us at (865) 862-8907 right away so we can help you avoid additional damage.

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The Mold Damage Mystery in Knoxville Revealed

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Damage Mystery in Knoxville Revealed Mold can appear suddenly and spread quickly throughout your home. Call our certified SERVPRO team to root out the cause and remediate any damage.

Fast and Efficient Mold Remediation for Knoxville Homes

Microbial growth in your Knoxville home can pose significant threats to both the structural integrity of the property and potential health risks for those that occupy the house. We strive to provide immediate assistance to any emergency that affects your home by offering 24/7 support for our communities. Our experienced applied microbial remediation technicians can arrive shortly after you call to assess the damage, set up containment, and remove the existing mold quickly from the damaged areas of your home.

While many homeowners might not consider mold damage in Knoxville to be something that requires quicker or faster service than other disasters, it can damage their home substantially to allow it to grow and spread without incident. Our SERVPRO professionals have effective containment strategies that can prevent the spread of mold spores and the movement of the active organism beyond the affected area. Our goal is to provide efficient service to prevent things from getting worse.

From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we begin our assessment of the damage that has already occurred. We can quickly get an idea of the affected surfaces and what must occur to remove the damage and to restore your home entirely after the organism gets eliminated. While you cannot ever rid a home of mold spores entirely, as they are naturally occurring, we can work quickly to remove the active colonization from your home to return it to being a safe place for the occupants of the property.

Removal of the organism can happen in many different ways depending on the severity of the damage and the material that the colony is using. Soda blasting and sanding are among the chief approaches, but if the damage has become too severe to preserve the material reasonably, it is more cost-effective and efficient to remove it entirely and reconstruct these areas later.

Mold can cause serious effects for the property and the family living in it. Give our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville remediation specialists a call today at (865) 862-8907.

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SERVPRO Will Be Your Lifesaver After A Rocky Hill Flood

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Will Be Your Lifesaver After A Rocky Hill Flood After a flood SERVPRO will take away the stress during the restoration process of your home.

Contents Pack Out A Viable Option During Flood Damage In Rocky Hill

Regardless of the cause of the significant water incursion during a Rocky Hill flooding scenario, any furnishings and personal property inches to feet deep in the deep fare better if removed to a secure place. Preparing an accurate inventory and entrusting soaked papers, clothing, toys, and the rest to trained and experienced restoration technicians is a wise course. Our full-service restoration company has your needs for contents recovery covered.

Flood damage in Rocky Hill has many layers to evaluate and compensate. Our crews are ready immediately to work removing water and other debris from the structure, but we also have highly-qualified employees at our production facility awaiting the challenge of sorting and saving the contents of your home. Essential records, housewares, and the practical necessities of day to day life can be restored to function and appearance, saving both time and money as the household returns to normal.

Irreplaceable objects, and the memories they hold, also respond well to the ministrations of the SERVPRO technicians. We use innovative techniques such as freezing drying technology to bring papers, books, and pictures back to life. Smaller chambers created within the production space permit a focused and controlled cleaning and drying space for furnishings. Clothing, window coverings, and linens washed or dry cleaned make everything feel more like home when returned.

The careful records SERVPRO keeps prior, during, and after a pack out ensure that none of your items go missing. The Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) we use is second to none in safeguarding an accurate inventory of your possessions. We use digital photography, paper lists, or bar-coding technology to keep track of everything you commit to our care.

As we review and process the flood-damaged items, SERVPRO creates documentation for your insurance claims. We help our customers in many ways during flood restoration, but taking on the burden of corresponding and consulting with your carrier is a great weight off your shoulders as you work hard to return your home to a preloss condition.

Engaging SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville streamlines the many tasks needed to restore a flood-damaged home to “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (865) 862-8907 year round, 24 hours a day.

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Knoxville Residents Can Rely on SERVPRO During Difficult Times Regarding Traumatic Cleanups

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Knoxville Residents Can Rely on SERVPRO During Difficult Times Regarding Traumatic Cleanups SERVPRO Reduces Stress for Commercial Customers Following a Crime Scene Cleanup in Knoxville

Handling Different Challenges of Commercial Trauma Scene Cleanup in Knoxville

Trauma scenes present many challenges because of the presence of fluids and tissue, which might contain dangerous pathogens. Unlike other situations where cleaning can start soon after the incident, cleanup in a trauma scene involving a crime can only happen after police gather evidence and coroners remove the body, if present, creating a chance for soils to set. We offer professional cleanup services in Knoxville that put your mind at ease and restore the property to preloss condition. We are trained to be empathetic and thoughtful because of the difficulties involved in these types of incidents.
 
Each case of commercial trauma scene cleanup in Knoxville is different, therefore, clean up may require different approaches. In cases involving violence, blood and other body fluids or tissue are common. Other cases involve unattended death whereby a person dies due to illness, drugs or emergency and is discovered days later. In such cases, cleaning revolves around odor and insect removal. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and therefore skilled enough to handle any situation.
 
Cleaning a trauma scene requires neutralization of any contaminants, removal of wastes soiling the area, as well as stain removal. Blood contains lots of protein making bloodstains hard to remove, especially if it soaks into an absorbent material such as beddings, fabrics, or carpeting. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants immediately after arriving at a site. We also use various OSHA approved professional cleaning agents to remove soiling and stains. Some crime scene cleanups simply involve the removal of traces of tear gas or fingerprinting powders.
 
Odors are common at trauma sites originating naturally from the materials soiling the area or the decomposition process. Since the soils may penetrate beyond the surface of affected materials, the odors may not go away even after cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deodorize the area removing the bad odor "Like it never even happened." Wet fogging using ULV, Ultra Low Volume, foggers releases very tiny deodorant particles that reach deep into materials to neutralize odor particles. We can also use direct spraying and injection to deodorize affected areas. Wetness can also lead to odors, so we dry the cleaned areas using air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
Cleaning trauma scenes is more than a physical task because of the emotions triggered by the incident. Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville to help. You can reach us at (865) 862-8907 any time.

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The 3 Attributes Our Flood Damage Specialists Have That Will Restore Your Knoxville Home

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The 3 Attributes Our Flood Damage Specialists Have That Will Restore Your Knoxville Home SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is ready to help for all flood damage calls we receive.

How SERVPRO's Superior Staffing Helps With Knoxville Flood Damage Mitigation And Restoration

Many Knoxville flood damage cleanup and restoration services fail to provide for their customers are through inadequate human resources. SERVPRO has a large pool of technicians who live right here in Knoxville and in surrounding communities, and if we ever need more people, we can pull them in from other franchise locations around the state. By having a constant and abundant supply of certified damage restoration professionals, we can provide you with these essential benefits over less well-manned services in the area.

Multitasking
Many of the worst cases of flood damage in Knoxville are best handled by starting multiple simultaneous processes. Our damage mitigation work is often time-dependent, and by getting multiple individuals, teams, and treatment strategies into your home, we can prevent as much damage as possible by taking on a broader array of issues before critical time landmarks approach. During the average flood damage restoration, you may see SERVPRO technicians extracting water, drying out rooms with air movers, and performing extensive and constant evaluations on the home to ensure that their work is as efficient as possible.

Flexibility
Many floods are not limited to just one home and may impact entire neighborhoods at one time. We excel in these situations because we can respond to multiple situations at once without sacrificing the quality of care we provide on an individual level to each caller. No matter how dangerous the situation may seem, a call to us can only result in help for your home.

Available Representatives
Our phones operate on a 24/7 basis, and when you call us, you get a live person based locally in our office. When you are facing an emergency, you need someone calm and collected who can get help quickly, and our representatives are always available to do that. Moreover, later in the restoration process, we are also always available to help you with insurance inquiries and other matters.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is ready to help for all flood damage calls we receive. Call us at (865) 862-8907.

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You Need Our Team To Restore Your Rocky Hill Home After A Flood!

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO You Need Our Team To Restore Your Rocky Hill Home After A Flood! Quick removal is key to restoring homes after a flood.

Why You Need SERVPRO For Flood Damage Restoration In Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill and other Tennessee towns are already dealing with Autumn storms. Usually, the results are a soggy yard, and maybe a tree limb or two knocked down by the wind. Even when flooding happens, it often recedes quickly.

So why SERVPRO for flood damage in Rocky Hill? Unlike water from a faulty dishwasher, flood water contains soil and other contaminants, so only pumping out the water and setting up a few fans to dry the inside is not enough. Cleaning up after a flood requires a professional restoration service, with the equipment and experience in returning area homes to their original, pre-flood condition.

Before it is safe to begin cleaning operations, our technicians deal with the immediate contamination threat. They spray the surface of any standing water and items that came into contact with the flood water with an anti-bacterial chemical. The cleaning agent quickly reduces the health threat to anyone who enters the home.

SERVPRO technicians then use pumps and extraction wands to draw the flood water out of the home. Since it is contaminated, our crews send the water directly into the nearest sewer access. If the system is still overwhelmed by the flood, technicians pump it into a tank truck and send it to a water treatment once they finish.

Since there is no way to guarantee that a carpet covered by a flood is safe to use again, we do not waste resources attempting to restore it. After removing the water, technicians pull up and dispose of all carpets and carpet pads exposed to the flood water. They then spray the exposed floor with a cleaner and use fans and air movers to dry the surface.

If our experts can remove the water quickly enough, cleaning exposed furniture is a much simpler task. If the water did not cause the finish to degrade or the wood to split or crack, our crews could use a cleaner with an anti-bacterial agent added to remove soil and other contaminants.

Quick removal is key to restoring homes after a flood. At SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville, we know that even a small amount of flood water can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damage. If you have or had water in your home recently, call us today at (865) 862-8907 for an inspection. We are here for you.

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How Flash Floods Impact Your Rocky Hill Home

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flash Floods Impact Your Rocky Hill Home Flash floods can happen anytime, anywhere. Call SERVPRO when a storm causes water damage to your home.

Picking up the Pieces after Flood Damage in Rocky Hills

Flash Flooding can occur with very little to no prior warning and cause untold damage. As little as two feet of rushing water can overturn an SUV, so it is vital you attend to your safety as a priority. Avoiding flood water is equally important to prevent illness. Many floods carry with them animal carcasses, herbicides, pesticides, and other potentially harmful pathogens. In the case of road overflows, raw sewage can also be present. In the US alone, floods have cost billions of dollars in restoration to commercial properties and private residences.

We have visited hundreds of homes suffering from flood damage in Rocky Hill. Our experience has taught us to listen to the concerns of our residents and keep them informed every step of the way. We have also learned how to answer big questions like how to restore electricity to your property, where to send severely damaged contents and whether or not relocation is necessary while work is ongoing.

SERVPRO is a licensed restoration service that uses IICRC certified technicians. We can perform emergency boards up to your property to seal it from further water damages as well as inspect the property for potential hazards like loose electrical equipment. Usually, in these types of services, the standing water level is above two inches high. To tackle high levels like this, you need to use submersible gas pumps that help to whisk excess water into open sewer points.

As well as access to gas-powered pumps, SERVPRO can use truck-mounted water extractors. Each unit is capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water without needing to be emptied first. By using a heating element in combination with industrial vacuum power, these units dry the affected area during water removal. With large amounts of water removed we can move in portable extractors to help dry carpets or fabrics in the affected area.

As we stated earlier, flood water can often become contaminated with waste substances. SERVPRO can not only clean your home but also deploy industrial foggers to deodorize it. Equipment like this uses desiccant chemicals to help neutralize odor particles and make the damage "Like it never even happened."

Restoration after widespread damages can be stressful, contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville (865) 862-8907 for assistance.

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Rocky Hill Office Suite Managers Welcome SERVPRO for Flood Loss Mitigation

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Rocky Hill Office Suite Managers Welcome SERVPRO for Flood Loss Mitigation SERVPRO Provides Industry-Leading Equipment for Flood Loss Mitigation to Help Rocky Hill Area Businesses

Destroying Odors with a Hydroxyl Generator after Flood Damage in Rocky Hill

Mother nature can throw a curveball at us anytime. Just imagine a rainstorm or hurricane can hit at any time. The massive flood of water can be very frightening. Your first instinct would be to focus on escaping the aftermath. Once you and your employees can evacuate safely, your next step would emphasize on restoring your business to its preloss condition. First things first. Call your insurance company to see how much they can help you with the damage. With some luck, you may also have business interruption insurance. The next step is to call in the water restoration expert from SERVPRO to help you get rid of the remaining water and to restore your offices and salvage your capital investments.
 
Flood damage in an office suite in Rocky Hill can be very devastating. The longer the water is left in your establishment, the more damage that it can result. Even if the water is all gone and dried up, you still have to deal with the odor-causing particles that originated from the black floodwater debris and saturated furnishings. There are technologies such as the hydroxyl generator that can help fight off these odor-causing residuals. The hydroxyl generator can release hydroxyl radicals into the air. These radicals are diatomic molecules that have a short half-life span of fewer than two seconds. This highly reactive radical can be attached to the malodorous particles and destroy or neutralized them. Our IICRC certified technicians can place this equipment to expedite the odor control without harming furnishings or electronics such as computers and printers.
 
SERVPRO water restoration experts often utilize equipment such as the hydroxyl generator to combat odor that is left behind by the flood. Once the SERVPRO water remediation specialists have extracted all the water from your establishment, clear the air of odors, and restore your office furnishings and documents, they can walk you through the establishment to ensure that you are satisfied with the results. This documented validation can help with your insurance claim.

If you are determined to get your suites back on track after a flood loss, then give SERVPRO of Rocky Hill, Sequoyah Hills, South Knoxville a call at (865) 862-8907.

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When Mold Damage has you Singing the Blues Instead of Rocky Top in Your Knoxville Home

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Mold Damage has you Singing the Blues Instead of Rocky Top in Your Knoxville Home SERVPRO is the trusted choice to remediate mold damage from your home.

Why SERVPRO Is the Name to Trust For Mold Damage Remediation In Knoxville

Some companies in Knoxville that address mold damage issues make promises of a mold free result that ignores the fact that mold spores are always present in the environment. Others play on the fears many consumers have of the health effects of mold growth despite the lack of a proven connection between mold and illness in all cases. Finding a company that has a proven track record of mold remediation success without the hype is so essential. 

Abating mold damage in Knoxville requires adherence to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols developed for schools and commercial buildings. Vigilance in moisture management is critical, and the only way a homeowner can ensure that mold will not again become a problem. This balanced approach is why working with our experienced mold remediation crews guarantees the best outcomes. 

Why SERVPRO mold remediation offers such compelling results is clear. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) complete a rigorous course of IICRC classes that prepare them to complete mold remediation quickly and efficiently. We invest not only in the industry best practices training of our employees but also in cutting-edge equipment and products that help us contain and remove mold damage. 

SERVPRO protects the safety of you and your family during mold remediation by taking deliberate steps to contain the mold damage during removal procedures. Physical barriers and air scrubbing equipment prevent the spread of moldy debris during the remediation process. Our technicians wear personal protective equipment not only for their safety but also to ensure that hazardous particles are not tracked inadvertently throughout your house during the remediation. 

Why SERVPRO is the obvious choice for mold remediation is the professionalism we bring to the difficult tasks involved in abatement. Although we believe it is crucial to contain and remove mold we also avoid using scare tactics or unsubstantiated claims when consulting with homeowners. 

The single most important step a homeowner completes to minimize the risk of mold reinfestation is to locate and eliminate moisture sources that activate the mold spores and feeds their growth. SERVPRO works closely with customers to achieve this goal as it the most reliable way to avoid future mold issues. 

Why choose SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville for mold remediation? Our certified technicians and investment in appropriate equipment ensure a favorable result. Call us at (865) 862-8907 to schedule a mold damage evaluation.  

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