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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Knoxville Fire Damage & Water Damage Restoration

1/5/2015 (Permalink)

Water puts out fire but it also causes damages of its own

 Fire & Water Damage Restoration 

Both fire and water can cause untold damage to your home, office or belongings. There can be many causes of such damage. In some cases, the destruction is beyond repair. However, very often there are steps you can take to repair or restore items that have been affected by fire or Knoxville water damage.

Dealing With Knoxville Water Damage
Water damage can occur when there is a severe storm with torrential rainfall. Basements and other rooms low level rooms are especially vulnerable. Flooding, however, can occur anywhere if there is a burst pipe or other plumbing emergency. The first step is to take care of the immediate problem and stop the flow of water. This may require professional help such as a plumber or, in extreme circumstances, the fire department or other emergency personnel.

Once the situation is under control, you will want to take whatever steps you can to minimize permanent damage. After drying out the area as best you can, you will have to assess the damage and see what you can do to restore or repair your belongings. The following are some steps you can take. 

  • Drywall -If drywall has become saturated with water, it will need to be replaced. Otherwise it will bulge or possibly fall out, causing a potentially dangerous situation.
  • Mold and Mildew -These can cause health problems as well as unpleasant odors. There are treatments made to kill mold and mildew. If they are a serious problem, however, you will have to enlist professional help.
  • Floors -You may have to replace the subfloor and put in new tiles, linoleum or carpeting.
  • Books and Documents -There are technologies, such as vacuum-freeze drying systems, that can restore damaged paper items. You can find a reliable company that provides such services.
  • Dealing With Fire Damage
    As with water damage, it’s important to begin cleaning up and repairing fire damage as soon as possible. Waiting even an extra day can mean more significant, and possibly irreversible damage. The following points should be kept in mind.

  • When working in an area where a fire has occurred, make sure there is proper ventilation and always wear a dust mask.
  • Remove any items that are important to you from the premises as soon as possible. This may include quality furniture, documents and records or any type of valuables. You should find a safe temporary storage place for them.
  • Do a thorough cleanup of the room or office. This can prevent or reduce fire and smoke damage to walls, floors, furniture and other items.
  • To minimize permanent damage to the area, call a restoration professional who can assess the situation and give you an estimate on repair costs.
  • The best way to deal with water or knoxville fire damage will depend on the precise circumstances. In all instances, however, the sooner the restoration work is begun, the better your chances of successfully saving your property.

    When your Knoxville home is being threatened by water damage from flooding or leaks, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville professionals have the expertise to prevent or mitigate the devastating effects water damage can have in order to help preserve and restore your property.

    Our professionals have the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage and removal situations and are available around-the-clock.

    We concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water. 

    Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville Regarding Your Water Damage Emergency - (865) 862-8907

    SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville proudly serves Knoxville- Knox County, Sequoyah Hills, South Knoxville, Rocky Hill, Downtown Knoxville, and surrounding areas. 


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