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4 Reasons To Have an Emergency Plan for Your Business

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

No one wants to think about what floodwaters can do to a building, but emergencies sometimes happen. Any type of flood can have a devastating effect on your business in Brentwood, TN, but having a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile can help minimize that effect. Here are a few reasons why having an emergency profile is beneficial.


1. Establishes Action Steps.


An ERP outlines a clear plan of action to take during an emergency. It establishes a clear chain of command so everyone knows their assigned tasks. It gives you step-by-step instructions of what to do. It catalogues important information and building-specific details to ensure nothing vital gets forgotten. During a time when you may not be thinking clearly, it does the most important thinking for you.


2. Provides Easy Access to Information.



Your ERP app gives you access to all the things you need to know in an emergency. It puts important contact information at your fingertips. Unlike emergency kits, which can be bulky and are just as susceptible to flooding as the rest of the items in your building, your emergency profile is stored electronically and safely.


3. Establishes Preferred Restoration Specialists.


This complimentary assessment of your business is provided by your local SERVPRO. When you let your local technicians help you set up a plan, you start to build a relationship with them that will come in handy should you ever need their remediation services. If an emergency should occur, you already know the first call to make.


4. Provides a Business Continuity Plan.


Knowing how you are going to keep your company in business during the cleanup and restoration process is just as much a part of emergency preparedness as calling your insurance company. Having a plan to continue to take in revenue can keep your business from closing for good.

Make sure your business is fully protected in the event of an emergency. To set up an emergency profile, you can call your local SERVPRO and speak to a representative.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROwilliamsoncounty.com/.

What do I do if I have water in my house?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you come home from a long day at work and find that your home has been flooded, it is important to get professional help as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Williamson County has teams available 24/7 that can be on site in the Brentwood area to help you. 

The first step is to get all of the water removed from the structure as soon as possible. If the water sits for too long it can begin to create secondary damages such as mold and other microbial growth. 

Once all of the visible water has been removed, SERVPRO of Williamson County will begin to place the drying equipment throughout your home. After a few days of monitoring and drying, our licensed technicians will come out and remove all of the equipment. 

If any of the structure has been damaged, SERVPRO of Williamson County can help with the repairs, to get your home back to pre loss condition. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at anytime, 24/7. 

What is the fastest way to remove water from your home after flooding?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you find water in your home, it is critical to get a professional restoration company on site like SERVPRO of Williamson County immediately. Once on site they will begin to immediately extract the standing water to prevent secondary damages from spreading. In most cases where the water sits for too long, it can begin to form mold or other microbial growth in your home. 

Once SERVPRO gets all of the water removed, they will begin to place their green drying equipment throughout the home.  This equipment needs to be monitored daily, and moisture checks can be performed throughout the home. Once all of the structure is dry, SERVPRO will remove all of the equipment and begin the rebuilding process. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team at anytime. 

Can SERVPRO handle any size water loss in my home?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Williamson County can handle any size water loss in your home or commercial business. It is critical if you have a water loss, to get them on site as soon as possible. We have one of the largest operations for disaster restoration in Brentwood, Tennessee. 

Once we get on site we can handle extracting any number of square feet of water damage. Once all of the water is removed, we will place air movers an dehumidifiers throughout the home.

It is critical to make sure that the equipment is checked daily and moisture checks are made throughout the home. Once the entire structure is dry, SERVPRO of Williamson County can remove all of the equipment and handle any of the rebuilding that is needed. 

What do I do if I get ceiling damage from heavy rain?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

As you are aware by living in Brentwood, Tennessee, heavy rain and wind storms can happen throughout the year. Many times these storms can cause minimal damage that can cause slow leaks that can eventually create huge problems from water damage and even microbial growth. In most cases mold can begin to form and will not be noticed until it starts to spread. In many situations you will start to notice black and dark spots on your ceiling. 

If you see any changes inside your home, contact SERVPRO of Williamson County as soon as possible. They will get a team on site immediately to start inspecting the situation and make a recommendation of what is needed. 

Even if you just have a question, you are welcome to contact our office at anytime. 

Heavy wind can cause significant damage to your home

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Living in Brentwood, Tennessee, you are probably aware that we can get storms with high winds that can cause significant damages to your home or commercial business. 

If you believe you have damage, we encourage you to contact SERVPRO of Williamson County to come on site and look over your property. Our team will carefully inspect your entire home to see if you have extensive or just minimal damage. We even have thermal cameras that can detect if walls and other hidden parts of your structure have water damage. 

If damage is found, SERVPRO of Williamson County can facilitate processes with minimum invasion to help correct the situation. 

If you have any questions about our teams processes and capabilities, feel free to reach out to us at anytime. 

What do I do if I have a fire in my home?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your home it is important to contact a professional restoration company in Brentwood, like SERVPRO of Williamson County. They have crews that operate 24/7, and can be onsite at anytime to preform emergency board ups and/or start the initial inspection of what is needed to get your home back to pre loss condition. 

Every fire situation can be unique so it is important to get SERVPRO on site immediately to start observing what can be saved and what needs to be replaced. If you content has smoke and soot damage, SERVPRO can do a professional pack out and take the content to their state of the art facility to start cleaning and restoring them. 

If you have any questions about our fire restoration processes, feel free to reach out at anytime. 

How do I clean up items in my home after a fire?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your home in Brentwood, TN it is important to get a professional restoration company on site immediately. SERVPRO of Williamson County is one of the premier companies in Brentwood that can come on site and take care of your contents from start to finish, as well as fully restore your home. 

In most cases where there is severe soot and smoke damage, SERVPRO will complete an itemized pack out and very detailed inventory of all of your contents. These contents will then be taken to our state of the art warehouse, where we will carefully clean and restore what is not fully damaged. If contents are damaged beyond repair, our team will take pictures and provide you the details to give to your insurance company. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Williamson County at anytime. 

Does Your Business Need a Flood Policy?

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

It is a common misconception that flooding does not occur that often in Brentwood, TN, as according to Floodsmart.gov, 90 percent of all natural disasters involve flooding and a flood or flash flood has occurred in every state in the past five years. That is why it is often recommended that your business have a comprehensive commercial insurance policy to protect against this very real threat.


What Causes Floods.


It is a common misconception among many business owners that floods only occur during massive storms, yet there are many types of flooding that can occur:

• Overflow of inland or tidal waters
• Runoff of surface waters from any source
• Mudflow
• Land collapse along a body of water

In short, flooding can occur anywhere and at any time, for a whole host of reasons large and small, and that is why it is essential to be prepared and protected for the unexpected.


How You Can Protect Yourself.


The best protection for your business may be a comprehensive flood policy. The FEMA website includes a wealth of information about NFIP, the National Flood Insurance Program. This commercial insurance program offers your business coverage against physical damage to your insured property, such as your building and its foundation, all electrical and plumbing systems, water heaters, and ventilation equipment, often up to the actual cash value of the property. In addition, you may also be able to obtain coverage for the personal property of your business, such as furniture and fixtures and your stock of inventory on hand.


Now You Are Ready.


Once you have put a commercial insurance policy in place, your business is ready for the unexpected. If the worst does happen, all that is left for a business owner to do is call his or her Brentwood, TN, flood damage cleanup and restoration professionals and let them take care of the rest.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROwilliamsoncounty.com/.

Sprinklers in Commercial Fires – Myths Versus Facts

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

A properly working sprinkler system can make the difference between full recovery from a fire in your place of business or irreversible damage and loss of property, not to mention the safety risks of commercial fires. You may be concerned about water damage or accidental activation of a fire sprinkler; however, there are many more risks to fire damage. Frequently, damage can be prevented or reduced by immediate fire suppression.

By understanding how a sprinkler system works during a fire, you will be able to face the problem with a plan of action. Following are some common myths with corrections to put you and your company in the know, so you can be prepared in the event of a fire in Brentwood, TN.

1. Sprinklers activate when there is smoke. This is perhaps one of the most common myths about fire sprinklers. While smoke alarms are critical to have in working order to alert people in the building of a fire, the fire sprinkler itself works by sensing heat. In most types of sprinklers, activation occurs within a liquid-filled glass bulb that breaks with heat-activated expansion.

2. Fire sprinklers will cause tremendous water damage. Usually, only one or two sprinkler heads will respond to the heat in a confined fire, therefore eliminating widespread water damage. In adjacent rooms, the heat would need to reach the sprinkler head in order to trigger a pressure-activated release of water. If a fire department sprays water, the pressure from a hose is significantly greater, and they may need to spray over a larger area as the fire has had time to grow.

3. Fire sprinklers will go off accidentally. It is very uncommon for this to happen, even in wet pipe systems that are most prevalent in commercial buildings. In dry systems, there may need to be two triggers for the water to first enter the pipe, and then an additional trigger of heat to release the water from the sprinkler. A properly working fire sprinkler will ensure your business is protected from fire damage and minimize water damage. However, even with water damage, a reputable company can provide fire sprinkler cleanup.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROwilliamsoncounty.com/.