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The Williamson County CASA-A Worthy Cause That SERVPRO Proudly Supports

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Williamson County CASA-A Worthy Cause That SERVPRO Proudly Supports Tim and Natasha Wesley from SERVPRO of Williamson County Proudly Present a Sponsored Golf Tourney Check for Our County CASA

Advocacy For Vulnerable Children -- A Worthy Cause Supported By SERVPRO of Williamson County

Williamson County CASA recruits, trains, and supports citizen-volunteers to provide friendship and responsible advocacy for abused and neglected children trapped in the legal system. Established by The Honorable Jane Crockett Franks in 1993, this vital community organization helps an ever-increasing number of children in our area. The goal is simple -- to discover and share with the court system critical information about vulnerable children, to ensure every child finds a safe and permanent home.

Although the advocates recruited serve as volunteers, Williamson County CASA depends on the financial support of community partners like SERVPRO of Williamson County to fulfill its mission. We are honored to be among those backing the essential work of these Court Appointed Special Advocates.

On October 1, 2018, SERVPRO of Williamson County held our annual Golf Tournament at The Grove in College Grove, Tennessee. We earmarked the proceeds from the event for the good work done by Williamson County CASA. The exciting and fun-filled day raised $16,274.36 for the children who face the worry, fear, and chaos of court proceedings that affect and determine the very places they live and the persons who care for them. Being part of the safety net that holds and guides them through a painful and scary process is our privilege.

As a regional business and a team of residents and neighbors living and thriving in the Williamson County area, SERVPRO is proud to shoulder the responsibility to be a cornerstone in the foundation of support for the local organizations providing for the needs of those most at risk. We take seriously our commitment to the greater good as well as our dedication to delivering the very best in restoration services to our neighbors, friends, and fellow businesses.

Williamson County CASA looks after abused and neglected children and their needs, knowing only when they thrive is a society on a positive and constructive path. Our business success depends on happy clients and a vibrant community, and we pledge to continue our partnership with CASA to achieve all these goals. Moreover, we ask our neighbors to please find the time to volunteer in any way to provide a safer harbor for these abused and neglected children.

SERVPRO of Williamson County is ready to support these children and residents and commercial enterprises with disaster reconstruction year-round. Call us for assistance at (615) 790-9634.

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How Our Team At SERVPRO Will Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Nolensville

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Team At SERVPRO Will Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Nolensville SERVPRO of Williamson County has the equipment and the trained technicians to complete a fire damage cleanup thoroughly and professionally.

What To Expect From Professional Fire Damage Cleanup In Nolensville

When your Nolensville home suffers the effects of a fire, the cleanup follows a research-driven, proven professional protocol when an experienced restoration company takes on the project. Checking the boxes according to best industry practices developed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) gives you the best possible outcome and is the approach we use with every fire damage remediation.

Ironically the first job on the list for Nolensville fire damage cleanup is water removal and structural drying. Firefighters work hard to save your property from the destructive flames with unlimited quantities of water. Safety considerations, as well as the considerable risk of permanent structural and property damage from the water itself, demand a primary focus on water remediation.

SERVPRO technicians hold multiple certifications from the IICRC across water, fire, and microbial restoration skill areas. This multi-pronged approach streamlines the project, with soot and smoke cleanup proceeding immediately after the water evacuation. Our crews begin soot cleanup, matching tools and products to the types of residues and soiling involved.

Ashy, loose soot removes with dry sponges and HEPA filtered vacuuming. Paper and wood fuel fires commonly leave this type of soiling. Electrical and other smoldering fires involving fabrics deposit thicker, stickier soot requiring abrasive cleaning tools and products with wetting agents and surfactants that help break down the coating. Protein-based fires in the kitchen deposit a thin but tough film that might need solvents to loosen. SERVPRO technicians are familiar with the evaluation of the residues left by the combustion of a wide range of materials.

SERVPRO crews are expert at odor removal, often needed after fire cleanup. A cleaned home that still holds smoky smells is unacceptable. The odors make it very difficult to move past the fire damage. Our technicians try different techniques to rid the space of malodors, including the use of thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators to neutralize through chemical reactions the tiny odiferous particles airborne or settled on surfaces after the blaze.

SERVPRO of Williamson County has the equipment and the trained technicians to complete a fire damage cleanup thoroughly and professionally. Call (615) 790-9634 to set up an evaluation and get the process moving.

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Brentwood Water Damage Restoration You Can Trust

12/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Brentwood Water Damage Restoration You Can Trust Water damage in basement caused by sewer backflow due to clogged sanitary drain

Why SERVPRO Takes On Any Kind Of Water Damage In Brentwood With Confidence

A Brentwood homeowner can struggle with water intrusion stemming from a broad range of emergencies. Plumbing leaks or appliance malfunctions are the most common reasons for water losses in a home, exposing the structural components and contents of your dwelling to possible deterioration and permanent harm. Speedy water removal and structural drying are crucial to halt progressive damage and avoid secondary issues like mold growth. Our team is eager to achieve the best outcome for each customer.

Kitchens and laundry rooms are often places for water damage in Brentwood. Loose connections, cracked hoses, and rusty pipes cause significant water catastrophes. Water spreads from the initial breach quickly, and hides in cavities between walls, under flooring, and above ceilings. You need a restoration company employing IICRC-trained technicians, ready to use advanced moisture monitoring tools to locate all areas affected by the water.

Our commitment to providing thoroughly trained and experienced crews to every project is why SERVPRO is a restoration industry leader. Comprehensive protocols for water removal the creation of a balance of air movement and temperature to move moisture out of building materials guide our crews. Our high-efficiency evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers condense or absorb the water vapor created, reducing moisture readings to normal levels. The research-based methodology and consistency guarantees that our efforts lead to the desired result -- “Like it never even happened.”

Personal possessions and household goods saturated by the excess water need specialized treatments to dry out and regain function and appearance. Our production technicians master a broad range of strategies to remove water. We complete inventories and pack-outs of items systematically before drying treatments, options that show why SERVPRO is a full-service water damage recovery company. The care and thoroughness we provide permit us to work efficiently with your insurance company. Documentation is part of each project plan.

Throughout the restoration process, we are alert to signs of collateral damage, such as mold growth. We also offer microbial remediation services if needed, another reason why SERVPRO streamlines all aspects of water damage remediation.

Our top-notch team of technicians uses leading-edge equipment and products to resolve any damage from water crises, showing why SERVPRO of Williamson County is the obvious choice for area residents. Call (615) 790-9634 to schedule a rapid assessment of your water restoration needs.

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Do I Need Storm Shutters?

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Do I Need Storm Shutters? Safeguard your Nolensville,TN home from storms

Worried about high winds coming your way? You may want to consider adding storm shutters to your home. These additions can help protect your windows if inclement weather hits. Here’s some information on how they can help you safeguard your Nolensville, TN, home.

Shutter Definition

Shutters shield your windows from winds and other storm damage. You cannot rely on them during Category 5 hurricanes and other extreme weather events, but most high wind situations you encounter will only call for this type of storm defense, which works extremely well most of the time.

Types of Equipment

All storm-related high winds are not alike, which is why there are a wide variety of storm shutters available to purchase. Some common types you will find include the following:

  • Bahama - Highly attractive, excellent in hot regions and costs $200-$2000 per piece
  • Plywood - Costs under $1 per square foot and is great in emergencies
  • Rolling - Made of durable materials with a price tag of approximately $20 per square foot
  • Colonial - Great-looking, permanent choice for the discerning homeowner and priced around $200-$500 for one window
  • Accordion - Another permanent option that is quite affordable, starting at $15 per square foot
  • Storm Panel - Temporary for sudden winds and made of sturdy materials, with options starting at around $7 per piece

Damage Assistance Is Available

If you are ever facing the challenges of high winds, Nolensville, TN, storm damage remediation specialists can usually help you handle cleanup and restoration. Even so, choosing from one of the many equipment options above should help you better protect your home if a storm should come your way. Whether you are looking for something simple or ornate, affordable or higher end, there is an option for you and your home’s unique needs in order to protect your valuable windows from the damage that winds can bring.

For Immediate Service in Williamson County, Call SERVPRO

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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

Residential Services

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

Commercial 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:

http://www.SERVPROwilliamsoncounty.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Does Your Brentwood Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Brentwood Home Have A Mold Problem? ?In Brentwood, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.?

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 615-790-9634

What to Know About Your Fire Extinguisher

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Many homeowners in Nolensville, TN, remember to put a fire extinguisher in their home, but don’t know some of the basics they need for proper use. There are a few things everyone should be aware of with these important tools.

How To Use your Extinguisher

Having an extinguisher on hand may seem like an easy way to quickly put out a small kitchen fire. But knowing how to use it is equally important. Professionals have come up with an easy acronym to help users remember the correct formula. It is P.A.S.S.

  • Pull - pull out the pin located in the extinguisher’s head to break the tamper seal
  • Aim - aim the nozzle or hose at the fire’s base
  • Squeeze - squeezing the handle will release the formula inside the extinguisher
  • Sweep - From side to side, move the nozzle over the base of the fire until it goes out.

If the fire does not go out, is too big for the extinguisher, or reignites, get out of the house and call 911 immediately. If there is fire damage afterwards a professional may be able to help.

What the Labels Mean

Many fire extinguisher labels contain important information you may need for proper use. The labels will rate the extinguisher with an A, B, C, or combination of these three to indicate what type of fire it can be used for. An A designation shows the extinguishing agent is effective against combustible dry fuels like paper, while B designate usefulness against liquid fuels such as oil. The C designation indicates the extinguisher may be used in the event of an electrical fire. Some extinguishers are rated for all three fire types while others cover only one or two.

Knowing how to properly use your fire extinguisher can not only help you put out a small kitchen fire safely, but may help you save valuable time needed to mitigate fire damage. Remember to P.A.S.S. (pull, aim, squeeze, and sweep) over the fire. When in doubt, always call your local Nolensville, TN, fire department.

This Is a Drill: How To Teach Your Escape Plan to Your Employees

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage This Is a Drill: How To Teach Your Escape Plan to Your Employees It is important to keep your employees safe by having a disaster plan in place!

An unexpected disaster can cause fear and panic in your employees. A solid emergency plan for escaping that disaster, however, can increase their confidence and thus the likelihood that they will conduct themselves calmly and rationally when a problem arises. If a situation that requires evacuation comes up during the workday, you will be glad you made a plan and trained employees to carry it out through the use of practice sessions such as a fire drill.

Making the Plan

As the business owner, you are the best equipped to devise the escape plan for your business in Franklin, Tennessee that will work the best for your employees. Each plan should contain the following elements:

  • Alarm procedures
  • Evacuation routes and meeting areas
  • Chain of command and division of responsibilities
  • Emergency kit containing water, flashlights and first aid items
  • Contact list of employees for confirming their safety
  • Clear reporting structure

Contact information for insurance company and restoration specialists

The time to plan for a natural disaster or fire is before it happens. After you have the plan, it's time to train your employees.

Training the Staff

Whether you are staging a fire drill or testing storm procedures, the information should always proceed the practice. Include evacuation plans in your yearly training. Impress upon your employees the importance of understanding the plan and encourage questions and concerns during the discussion. At some point, you can test the plan with a drill. Only a handful of personnel who will be assisting with key elements of the procedures need to know when the drill is planned. That way, employees can actually experience the surprise they may feel if the real situation should ever arise. During the drill, take note of what goes right and what needs improvement so that you can tweak the plan or training as needed.

Planning how you want your employees to respond in a disastrous situation and training them to implement the plan can keep them safe. Each fire drill brings you closer to a calm, smooth resolution.


Protect Your Building Envelope

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protect Your Building Envelope Mold on ceiling due to water damage in Franklin,TN

Rain damage can be a serious threat to your commercial building, easily causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage after a bad storm. The most important thing you can do to protect your building is to ensure that the building envelope is in good shape and well maintained. It is much more cost effective to maintain the property in such a way as to prevent damage than it is to repair after a weather event.

Rain Damage Can Present Big Problems

In many cases, damage done to commercial buildings is caused by water being where it’s not supposed to be. Black mold is just one example of the serious consequences that can arise when rain is allowed to intrude into the building. Get out ahead of potential problems by making sure that cracks are sealed and gaps are closed. There are other things that can help to divert water:

  • Gutters
  • Overhangs
  • Baffles

The use of these items can move water away from the foundation of your building and help to prevent water intrusion.

The Building Envelope and Why It’s Important

A building’s envelope is, in a very basic sense, the actual building itself. It is the physical barrier between the conditioned interior and the unconditioned environment outside. It is comprised of the roof and walls of the structure. Cracks, gaps, and other openings in the envelope, including doors and windows, can all present possible points of entry for water and air into the building.

Maintenance Can Make a Big Difference

Preventative maintenance can save you money in the long run. Once damage has been done, it usually becomes a much more costly situation to rectify. However, should damage to your building occur, bring in professionals to help with cleanup.

It is easier and cheaper to fortify a weak point than it is to replace a larger area that has become subject to rot or mold due to water damage. Keep in mind that Franklin,TN, can be subject to severe weather, including heavy rains. Protect your building from rain damage so it will continue to serve its purpose for years to come.

Understanding Why Your Sewer Backed Up

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Understanding Why Your Sewer Backed Up A damaged pipe may allow sewage to lek into your Brentwood,TN home

One important part of a residential sewer cleanup in Brentwood, TN, is figuring out why your home was flooded with sewage. Your team of water damage experts can help you figure out the source of the damage, which helps you create a better repair plan. You can also use this quick guide to learn more about the potential causes.

1. Damaged Pipes

A damaged pipe may allow sewage to leak into your home. If a tree root has cracked open the pipe in your yard, the sewage may fill the ground and travel into the lower levels of your home. In some cases, a pipe in your walls could have burst and unleashed sewer water.

2. Faulty Fixtures

A flooded toilet could also be the source of dirty flood water. While this water may not contain fecal matter, it may still have traces of urine from the bowl of the toilet. A broken or clogged toilet can cause the water to fill your bathroom.

3. Heavy Rainfall

When there's a lot of rain in Brentwood,TN, the water table level can rise exponentially. This extra water can flood into the city sewer line. When this line reaches its capacity, the water and sewage have to go somewhere. You may not think of a sewer cleanup being tied to a storm, but it does happen when the system gets overloaded.

4. Clogs

Clogs and blockages are another common cause of a sewer backup. The blockage could be located in your plumbing or it could be in the sewer main pipes. No matter where the clog is, it causes the same problem. The sewage leaving your house cannot travel past the clog. The pressure builds up and causes the contents of the pipes to travel backwards into your home.

Sewer doesn't often fill a home, but when it does you need to start sewer cleanup as soon as possible. Understanding the potential cause of your flooding can make creating a repair plan easier.