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Ultimate Solution to Knoxville Commercial Water Removal 

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooded garage When water extraction is what your business needs, contact Team SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts. We are standing by to take your call.

What to Expect During Commercial Clean Water Removal from Carpeting in Knoxville

If a supply line breaks in your Knoxville office building, fast action by our team can ensure we need not add the complication of managing a deteriorating water situation. Clean water emergency services are different than those used with Category 2 (Gray) or Category 3 (Black) water. If we follow proper precautions, returning your business to preloss condition can occur quickly, “Like it never even happened.”

Review and Get Paperwork Signed

When we arrive, we scope the job and make sure that appropriate paperwork is in place to proceed to water removal in your Knoxville business. Involvement of hard and carpet-covered flooring is common, and we take steps as soon as possible to begin water extraction.

Safety Protocols and Job Set-Up

SERVPRO always makes sure to post signs warning of slip and fall risks and to shut down electricity during the first phases if shock is a possibility. We move out or elevate furnishings on blocks to avoid staining carpet for other flooring. We collect and pack up other items on the floor, such as files, area rugs, and more. Dyes and varnishes can transfer when wet, the damage much easier to prevent than to spot clean. If staining already occurred, we work on resolution when the carpeting is still wet.

Consider Removing the Pad

Wall to wall carpeting padding can be salvaged in some cases, but removing it speeds extraction and drying times. SERVPRO consults with your insurance company and keeps you in the loop as we determine whether to remove the pad. If we remove it, we disengage the carpet, pulling it back to extract water from the pad. Even when we are not trying to save the pad, removing water dramatically decreases the weight of the pad and limits resaturating the carpet with pad moisture. Our crew takes care not to fold carpeting at the seams or step on folded carpeting to minimize creases. The pad is cut up with a utility knife into two-foot squares and bagged for disposal. We keep a section to replicate it when we install new padding.

Aggressive Extraction and Balanced Drying

Extraction or squeegeeing of the subfloor then commences. The carpet is gently rolled back out, and SERVPRO then extracts the water from the carpet, taking care not to stretch or to tear the fabric. When drying, we might “float” the carpet, setting up air movers to deliver warm air both above and below the carpet. Close monitoring of the balance among air movement, temperature, and humidity during the drying phase ensures the capture of water vapor by commercial-grade dehumidifiers.

We are ready at SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville to manage clean water damage to the floor coverings at your office. Do not delay your call to (865) 862-8907.

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Water Damage In Your Knoxville Property

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Using professionally trained restorers can help you to salvage plenty of your possessions from a waterlogged home.

How to Restore Upholstery and Sensitive Fabrics with Water Damage in Knoxville

You may be worried about the potential expenses of a water loss claim, but the sooner you act, the sooner you can begin to mitigate those losses. Unwanted water in your home is a time-sensitive issue. The longer the water sits, the more likely it is to degrade, spread to other rooms, or permanently damage your contents. Degradation in water categories can see many salvageable items become non-salvageable. Using a professional restorer means the contents of your home have the best chance of restoring to a preloss condition.

You can begin dealing with water damage in your Knoxville home by removing any small items from the affected area and shutting off power via the fuse box. Wet electrical devices can suffer permanent harm when electrical currents run through them. Contact your insurance provider immediately and make a call to a professional restoration firm. On arrival, SERVPRO technicians can perform mitigation straight away by blocking heavy furniture above the water level as well as removing excess moisture.

Emergency tasks stop the harm-causing elements of property damage. The next step is to begin sorting items for restoration. Depending on the degradation levels of the water, there may be lots of recoveries or very little. However, SERVPRO technicians have access to state-of-the-art equipment and machinery. Fabrics, which could usually suffer permanent harm, are recoverable using Esporta Washing Machines. In Esporta washing machines, the textiles are held in place, while hydraulic pressure performs the cleaning. These can remove up to 99% of soiling from even sensitive fabrics.

Other items in the home, like furniture or upholstery, is cleanable on site. SERVPRO technicians can set up proper drying conditions to help reduce the moisture content of furnishings. Rotary machines have special fittings for gentle agitation of upholstery and are suitable to leather, suede, hybrid, and cotton coverings. We can use specialized conditioners during cleaning to ensure your upholstery returns to its preloss condition.

Using professionally trained restorers can help you to salvage plenty of your possessions from a waterlogged home. Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907.

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Why We Are The Best Choice In Knoxville After A Fire

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

A hydroxyl generator in a box Pictured is a hydroxyl generator that we use to reduce the smell left after a fire is gone. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Preserving Your Knoxville Bathroom After Fire Damage

One of the devices homeowners rarely have to think about in their homes is the ever-reliable bathroom exhaust fan. However, these fans can catch fire, whether due to electrical failure or dirt buildup. These fires can cause as much as over $30,000 in damage, according to data collected between 2008 and 2015.

If your Knoxville residence requires rapid fire damage mitigation from experienced professionals, the IICRC-certified restoration technicians at SERVPRO can help. These professionals receive extensive education in the fire damage cleanup process so that homeowners can enjoy a clean, safe home once more after a disaster. Technicians can also aid in the claims filing process by taking a comprehensive inventory of damage to structure and contents, meaning you can get a more accurate payout for your needs.

SERVPRO's 24/7 Availability

SERVPRO is uniquely positioned to handle disasters all over the United States of Canada with its over 1,700 franchise locations and constant availability. Whether you require their services on weekends, holidays, or late at night, technicians can be ready to begin cleanup at a moment's notice. It is especially crucial to respond quickly to fire damage because soot is highly corrosive, and odors cannot be easily removed with commercial-grade cleaners.

SERVPRO's Odor Removal Equipment

One of the most persistent issues after fire damage is the odor of soot and burnt materials, which can be unpleasant and spread through the home via the HVAC system. While regular cleanup and disinfection can remove some of these odors, some extra steps may be necessary to rid your home of them. These measures can include a thorough cleaning of vents with agitating tools, and thermal fogging, which allows deodorizing chemicals to penetrate surfaces that same way that soot does during a fire. 

Before and after deodorizing, large axial box fans are used to exchange the air in the home as much as 40 times each time. Not only does this process help eliminate odors, but it keeps the air in your home clean and safe.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (865) 862-8907 for rapid disaster mitigation services.

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How water Damages Antique Stores in Knoxville

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Antiques in store.  Desk, lamp, chair, purse, and other items Water can ruin priceless antiques. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective restoration and remediation.

Protect Antique Wares of Your Knoxville Store from Water Damage 

Any shop owner would like an immediate response to water losses to protect the wares and their investments in their Knoxville establishment. With structures like antique stores, damage to your goods in the store could have permanent consequences, as many of the items for sale in your store no longer have repair materials available. Fabrication can be expensive and negate the money you stand to make from the sale of the item, so a fast response is vital during any water loss threat. 

Except for pipes bursting and other forceful situations, you often have the opportunity to recognize water damage in your Knoxville store before the situation is entirely unrestorable. Because we have ready trailers stocked with more than 100 air dryers and other water mitigation tools, we can move quickly at the first notice of loss. The faster our team arrives at your damaged address, the less of your valuable antiques suffering irreparable deterioration or degradation. 

Content management is a large part of our mitigation process when wares are as valuable as they stand to be in businesses like this. When possible, we reduce moving items and goods from the store to our warehouse to prevent any unnecessary damages from travel or unloading. Instead, we work to clean the products on-site when possible and move them to an unaffected region of the shop away from work necessary to dry the main store floor. 

For focused drying and cleaning that might be necessary after certain water losses, pack out to our SERVPRO facility might be the only suitable solution. There we can work in a climate-controlled environment on focused cleaning, drying, deodorization, and safe storage. 

As challenging as water loss incidents can be when the migration of the moisture spreads into the main shop floor of your antique store, our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville team can help. We have tested strategies for water removal and drying. Give our rapid response technicians a call 24/7 at (865) 862-8907.

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Expert Management of Flood Damage Contamination: Why SERVPRO Stands Out in Knoxville

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood Warning" sign You can count on us to take care of your homes flood damage. Call us anytime at (865) 862-8907.

Why SERVPRO is the Best Choice For Water Damage Remediation in Your Knoxville Property

Although water damage of any kind is always a serious challenge for Knoxville residents, overland flooding poses severe risks. Flood water is always considered Category 3, the most contaminated. Without fast action on the part of skilled technicians, occupants can risk exposure to water-borne hazards, and structural components and contents face progressive deterioration. The urgency for professional assistance required is why our services are highly sought after.

History Can Repeat

Just a year ago, our region suffered five days of rain in February, setting records and resulting in massive flood damage in Knoxville and other areas of East Tennessee. This intense level of flooding caused the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to declare a state of emergency in Tennessee. Concern about similar conditions repeating themselves is why we are constantly prepared to support homeowners in our community.

Speed is Fundamental to Effective Flood Restoration

Our managers and crews arrive quickly, why SERVPRO confidently pledges, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Far from just being a catchy phrase, our commitment to meeting with customers within hours gives us the best opportunity to remediate your property back to preloss condition. Rapid water removal followed by comprehensive structural drying, time and time again, has been shown to be the prescription for the flood damage brought by torrential rain.

Flash Flooding Sweeps Debris Inside Your Home

Appropriate flood damage cleanup mandates containment of the water and debris swept into your home. The fluid is full of a range of hazardous waste. As heavy rains become flash floods, the ensuing waves of water pick up roadway and landscaping chemicals and debris. Sanitary sewers are choked with an abundance of wastewater, forcing sewage back into your home. 

Rely on Hazardous Waste Specialists

The tasks necessary to clear the dangerous substances from your basement include both shoveling muck and pumping and extracting fluids into the holding tank. Our familiarity with local hazardous waste disposal is why SERVPRO both protects you and your home from the harm present in floodwater and ensures you follow the letter of the law. Once the materials clear out of your home, we clean, disinfect, and dry out the affected spaces.

Professional quality equipment and a skilled workforce are why SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville delivers the help needed when late-winter flooding attacks your home. Call (865) 862-8907 to arrange for our expert assessment.

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Flood Damage Incidents in your Knoxville Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

home damaged by major flood Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 to help.

Typical Constraints We Tackle When Resolving Flood Damage Incidents in Knoxville

Flooding incidents cause great inconvenience since most strike when you least expect and cause significant financial losses. As expected, the process of restoring flood damage is complicated, but some constraints worsen the situation. Over the years, SERVPRO has tackled several incidents gaining considerable experience in restoration procedures and also identifying common constraints, including:

    •    Safety hazards
    •    Limited work hours
    •    Tight deadlines
    •    Working with third parties

When there is an incident of flood damage in your Knoxville home, you probably want to resolve it as soon as possible so that you can continue using the property. A faster resolution also limits secondary costs the incident creates, such as seeking alternative accommodation. However, it is not always easy for a restorer to meet such expectations. Our SERVPRO crews use different approaches to meet tight deadlines. Before we start the restoration processes, we do a thorough scope of the loss site to establish what resources we need for the restoration. Scoping helps ensure we have enough crew members and equipment. We also ascertain whether there is a need for specialized equipment or technical skill so that we make the necessary arrangements. Such preparation ensures that the restoration process runs from start to finish without stopping.

Flooding incidents can create safety hazards in your property, including contamination, exposure of hazardous materials, and in some cases, structural integrity issues. These hazards can cause injuries to the restoration crew or pose a risk to your family later on. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps to identify and deal with all hazards. For example, we have electrical testing kits to identify electrical hazards. We also have advanced moisture detection equipment to check moisture migration since it can affect structural stability. Depending on what we find out, we can take remedial steps, including controlled demolition to remove affected materials.

Some aspects of flood damage restoration require help from specialists. Industrial hygienists, in case of contamination, or hazardous material specialists, are typical examples. Some aspects of the restoration work have to stop until such specialists are available. SERVPRO works with such specialists regularly, making it easier to find them when we need one.

Flooding poses different challenges. Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Are The Right Choice In Knoxville For All Your Water Damage Restoration Services

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

One of our hardwood mat extractors working to dry these hardwood floors We have state of the art equipment like this hardwood mat extractor to restore your home after a water damage strikes. We are one call away, 24/7.

Restoring Knoxville Kitchen Cabinets After Water Loss Incidents

Many water loss incidents occur in the kitchens of Knoxville homes. Not only does this room serve as a destination for plumbing moving through the walls of the structure, but there are also water-fed appliances and fixtures in this area that could fail. In nearly every scenario, the base cabinets and even hanging cabinets can become exposed to this migrating water. Drying out these structural elements is not always simple and straightforward, however.

In many situations, our SERVPRO professionals must determine if the water damage in Knoxville homes has exceeded the threshold of what is salvageable before attempting to dry and restore damaged items like the cabinets. Salvageability hinges on several factors, including the type of material involved, the finish on the cabinets, the length of exposure, and present aesthetic concerns. The more knowledgeable we are about the damaged cabinets, the more we can maximize our drying efforts with the right equipment.

If cabinets are solid wood, it is often cost-effective to determine the possibility of drying out these structural elements instead of removing and replacing them. A non-penetrating moisture meter can give our SERVPRO team an idea about the presence of moisture trapped inside of the material. Even when water exists, it is not impossible to dry out these damaged areas.

Laminated and engineered woods can quickly show physical signs of water exposure. Once swelling or delamination begins, it is impossible to restore installed cabinets. The only remaining solution is to remove these compromised elements and reinstall new units in their place. Centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers working together can eliminate surface and free moisture within the material if no physical water damage is present.

Our professionals always have a mentality to restore before replacement, but that is only when it is most cost-effective to do this. We can determine the damage to fixtures like cabinetry and work to preserve these elements when possible. Our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville team can help whenever water loss incidents occur by calling (865) 862-8907.

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Knoxville Residences--SERVPRO Equipment and Training--Mitigated Water Damage--Happy Customers!

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO box truck ready to unload equipment Skilled SERVPRO Technicians, Green Fleet Stocked with Equipment and Supplies--Reasons Why SERVPRO is a Premier Water Damage Restoration Company

Removing Moisture and Surface Water from Knoxville Homes

Because water can affect materials and areas of your Knoxville home in many different ways, the necessary tasks to dry out these surfaces must accommodate the specific circumstances. Understanding how moisture moves throughout the house after a water loss incident can show why so many methods of extraction and drying are ideal for a single residence.

Water removal for Knoxville homes is often the first step in putting your property on the path to dryness; the removal of surface water is not the only concern in a water-damaged house. Water can penetrate materials in two ways, by wicking with direct contact or absorption from the air. Both of these paths present unique challenges for our SERVPRO team working to restore the home.

Understanding how moisture moves can help our restoration professionals to identify the pace of the drying efforts happening in the residence and the success of these ventures. Knowing the specific path water takes to damage structural elements, flooring, and ceiling materials can help to determine the most efficient approach for removing this damaging moisture as efficiently as possible. Four primary processes encompass the ways moisture can move into and out of material.

•    Liquid Flow
•    Air Movement
•    Capillary Suction
•    Vapor Diffusion

While each of these can play a role in the movement of water in your home after a loss incident, the most observed of these would be liquid flow and air movement. Knowing how to address these concerns as they arise can allow our SERVPRO professionals to save our customers time and money on the restoration work that the property needs. We can determine the placement and need for specialty drying tools like drying mats, positive pressure systems, and other useful tools to shorten moisture removal times to a minimum.  

Our technicians can deploy a variety of drying devices like air movers, axial fans, LGR low-grain, and desiccant dehumidifiers to complete the mission of pre-water damage condition to the home.

From the natural flow of damaging water through the house to the absorption of moisture into sensitive materials like drywall and acoustic ceilings, our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville team can help with effective drying strategies. We have the expertise to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (865) 862-8907.

Knoxville Floors Need a Refresh? SERVPRO Cleans Carpets

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

pickup and box truck from SERVPRO back view with phone number From Carpet Cleaning in Knoxville to Fire and Water Damage Restoration--SERVPRO Does It All!

How Professional Carpet Cleaning in Knoxville Protects Your Investment

Whether it is a single room or an entire home with wall-to-wall floor covering, most people consider the carpet an investment. Over time, even the highest quality carpet shows soiling and requires deep cleaning.

Homeowners in Knoxville should have their professional carpet cleaning done at least every 12 months. Consumer-grade cleaners and spray and vacuum cleaning agents both can leave behind residues that work to attract dirt and dust to the carpet fibers. These embedded particles result in actually making the carpet more dirty over time, even with regular vacuuming.

Attention to Detail
Before the technicians clean the carpet, they determine the materials that make up the fibers. This preemptive testing ensures they choose the correct cleaning methods and avoid issues such as bleeding, bleaching, or shrinkage.

Spot Cleaning
In cases of spills and heavily soiled areas, SERVPRO techs use their proprietary agents to clean and lift away discolorations before cleaning the entirety of the carpet. The cleaning efforts must begin before the carpet has a significant amount of soiling, or it may not be possible to restore it to like-new condition through cleaning. In the case of stains, which are spills that have set within the carpet fiber, expert attention can be focused on this challenge to make it “Like it never even happened.”

More Than One Way to Clean a Carpet
When dirt and soiling appear on a carpet, it is often far dirtier below, as the soiling on the tips of the fibers is all that is visible. The type of carpet and the materials that make up the fibers determines the sort of cleaning for the best outcome.

Some of the most common cleaning methods include:

?    Bonnet Cleaning: used to clean short-pile carpet
?    Hot Water Extraction: A deep cleaning method that works for all carpet types
?    Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Ideal for the restoration of high traffic areas
?    Showcase Premier Cleaning: This method is a two-step process that is considered one of the most thorough levels of restorative cleaning a carpet can get
?    Post-Cleaning Treatment: The technicians can apply proactive treatments to guard the carpet against staining and soil until the next deep cleaning

Call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 when you need professional carpet cleaning. The technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your carpet is left refreshed and renewed.

We Get You Back In Business In Knoxville After A Flood

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Three of our trucks outside a hotel ready to handle the restoration services needed Our experts are available 24/7 and able to respond quickly and restore your property to pre-damage condition.

Why Remediating Commercial Flood Damage in a Knoxville Retail Store Quickly is Vital

Severe weather such as storms and hurricanes can cause flooding that can devastate your retail store in just a few minutes. Flood damage in a retail store can interrupt business operations. Depending on the extent of damage, you may need to close your business for several days or weeks to have the destruction repaired. This can lead to loss of revenue.

If you are dealing with commercial flood damage in your Knoxville retail store, acting fast is crucial to avoid significant losses. Getting help from a remediation company can ensure that you get back to business quickly to avoid losing customers. Acting fast can also prevent mold infestation, which is hazardous to human health.

Our SERVPRO crew can develop a tailor-made plan to return your business to its preloss state. After floodwater has entered your store, you may lose inventory, and this can compromise your business operations. The stock holds a large amount of capital when running a retail business. When you find ruined goods, you should document the damage and the value of the products so that you can deduct the loss from your taxable income. Our team can help you separate the ruined inventory and document the damage for insurance claims purposes.

Even though it is not possible to restore some flood-damaged merchandise, our crew can help you restore salvageable store fixtures and equipment. We can wipe water from electronic equipment like computers and cash registers. If the electronic equipment sustained damage, we could work with professionals who restore electronic equipment.

Using the latest flood damage restoration techniques and equipment like high-pressure pumps, our crew can remove the water from your business premises. We have an adequate workforce and experience to restore commercial properties after flood damage. We can dry your business premises properly because we have advanced tools to check for hidden moisture. Our crew can use infrared cameras to check for moisture. This moisture detection equipment enables us to inspect for moisture in hard to reach areas like high ceilings. Our restorers can point the cameras to large areas of the building to see how moisture traveled. We can then dry the structure using air moving and dehumidifying equipment. Our SERVPRO team can also clean and disinfect the affected area using professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents to eliminate the contaminants that came in with the floodwater.

After experiencing flood damage in your Knoxville retail store, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville can help you get back to business by restoring the structure. Call us 24/7 at (865) 862-8907 for a quick remediation process that can make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

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