Williamson County Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot can leave odors if not cleaned properly, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Williamson County.
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Williamson County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 615-790-9634
Williamson County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!
SERVPRO of Williamson County is Faster To Any Size Disaster, call us if you find your basement flooded.
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Williamson County basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today - 615-790-9634
If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Williamson County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 615-790-9634
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Williamson County Home
SERVPRO of Williamson County is an IICRC Certified Firm.
SERVPRO of Williamson County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Williamson County
SERVPRO of Williamson County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Grill Safety - Memorial Day
Always keep your grill at least 10 feet from your home or any other structure.
As Memorial day approaches and we take time to remember those who we have lost while proudly serving, and gather to celebrate their memory make sure to celebrate safely.
Here are just a few quick tips on grill safety to make sure you stay safe, while still having fun:
- Establish a four-foot “kid free” zone around the grill or campfire
- Never add flammable liquids to the fire
- Always put ashes in a metal can stored at least 10 feet from your home or structure
SERVPRO of Williamson County hopes that you have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. SERVPRO of Williamson County is open 24/7 365 “faster to any size Disaster” to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 615-790-9634
Halloween Fire Safety
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Williamson County
For each year from 2011 to 2013, an estimated 10,300 fires were reported to fire departments in the United States over a three-day period around Halloween and caused an estimated 25 deaths, 125 injuries and $83 million in property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) nearly half of decoration fires in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
Don't let these statistics scare you away from celebrating Halloween to the fullest! The vast majority of these fires are easily preventable. Here are a few safety tips to help ensure the holiday remains festive and fun.
•Keep decorations far away from open flames and other heat sources like lights and heaters. Remember to keep all of your home's exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.
•Try a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o'-lanterns. If you want to use real candles, be extremely careful. In this case, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter when lighting them inside jack-o'-lanterns. If there are children around, make sure they are watched at all times when candles are lit. Place the lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far away from driveways, doorsteps, walkways and yards -- anyplace where trick-or-treaters may walk.
•Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters whose costumes may brush up against the lighting as they walk to from your door.
•Choose costumes that don't require long-trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can clearly see where he is walking to prevent trips or falls near dangerous or flammable items.
•Talk to your children and remind them to stay away from open flames, including jack-o'-lanterns with candles inside. Provide them with flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting as part of their costume.
Fire Prevention Week - "Don't Wait - Check The Date!".
Don't Wait - Check The Date!!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. Read more from NFPA Journal.
As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
Donation presented to Williamson County CASA by SERVPRO of Williamson County.
On August 15th of 2016 SERVPRO of Williamson County held their inaugural charity golf tournament. A great day on the golf course at Westhaven Country Club started off with lunch and some time on the driving range followed by a 1:00 shotgun start. Awards were given out during dinner and everyone had time to mingle with the other attendees and sponsors.
The results are in from our inaugural SERVPRO of Williamson County Charity Golf Classic and we raised $7,575.92 for Williamson County CASA!! We are so thankful to our sponsors and clients who helped make this event such a success and we look forward to next year. Save the date of September 18, 2017 and join us out at the Hideaway at Arrington for our 2nd annual event and help us raise more much needed funds for Williamson County CASA.
Doggy Splash at Port Royal Park
Barkley is getting all dried off, "Like It Never Even Happened".
We love our community!
SERVPRO of Williamson County joined in as the Splash Pad at Port Royal Park in Spring Hill, TN was taken over by dogs on Saturday, September 17th. Over 100 dogs braved the rain to play in the water before the park closed for the season. There were lots of goodies for the dogs, low cost micro chipping by Pet Pals of Maury County and SERVPRO of Williamson County was there with the clean up station consisting of fans and towels so we could make it "Like it never even happened" before the precious pooches got back in their cars to go home.
If SERVPRO of Williamson County can help in any way with your community event, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 615-790-9634.
Night Out Against Crime
SERVPRO of Williamson County sponsored the bounce houses.
SERVPRO of Williamson County participated in the Night Out Against Crime with the City of Spring Hill Police and Fire Departments. Each year the first responders of the City of Spring Hill organize an event to bring the community out to see all of the resources we have in a fun way. There are food trucks and search and rescue dogs, as well as all kinds of emergency vehicles set up for a touch a truck. Several nonprofit organizations also set up to tell about their programs and how they help the community. SERVPRO of Williamson County partnered with AC's inflation Nation to bring bounce houses to the kids zone, we also gave away SERVPRO Orange and Green glow bracelets. A great time was had by all.
For Immediate Service in Williamson County, Call SERVPRO
Williamson County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!
SERVPRO of Williamson County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Williamson County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 615-790-9634
Whether your Williamson County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Williamson County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration