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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
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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
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.
The Car Is Floating, Now What: Funding Your Flood Recovery
Water damage after heavy rain in Franklin, TN
Severe weather in Franklin, TN, can bring with it flooding and other significant home damage. For many homeowners, there is a concern about what insurance will cover and what it won’t. Without getting into specifics about coverage, if a homeowner does not have flood insurance, the cost associated can be devastating; however, FEMA does offer some relief depending on the situation and homeowner eligibility.
1. Disaster Relief
Depending on the severity of the storm and the damage inflicted on the city or area you live in, the area may be classified as a designated disaster zone. These areas are often allotted some form of disaster relief and aid. If you want to find out if your city is eligible, you can call your local municipality or emergency management department.
If your location is not classified as a disaster area, you may be eligible for a FEMA grant. These grants max out at $33,000 but they can also go a long way in restoring your home or covering alternative living expenses. In order to be eligible, you have to prove that your insurance coverage will not cover the storm damage.
3. SBA Loans
While the government offers some excellent programs to help people reestablish themselves after a flood, the Small Business Administration (SBA) also provides low-interest loans of up to $200,000 for eligible borrowers to rebuild their home. Additionally, the SBA offers assistance in replacing larger ticket items, like cars, through smaller loans of up to $40,000.
4. Outside Help
you can also reach out to local restoration specialists who may be able to work with your insurance company directly or offer special financing to get you back in your home as quickly as possible.
When a flood strikes and you need assistance because of a lack of coverage, you should always reach out to FEMA first; however, you can also reach out to the SBA or other specialists directly to ensure that you get the help that you need.
Why Flooded Streets Are Dangerous
Many residents of Brentwood, TN, have probably been faced with the decision of what to do when encountering a flooded street. Perhaps they’ve noticed cars in front of them that have successfully crossed over with no incident, or maybe they believe that the time saved by taking a calculated risk outweighs the consequences of being late to their destination. Whatever the case, it may be better to take a safer route until the water subsides or a disaster recovery team can restore the area, since reputable sources agree that it may not be worth taking that chance.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Statistics provided by FEMA show why crossing a flooded street may not be the best idea:
• Most cars can start to float in only one foot of water.
• Many vehicles can be affected or even stall in just six inches of water
• Even larger cars can be washed away with two feet of rushing water.
National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has the following flood-related travel tips that may be helpful:
• Avoid lower-lying areas.
• Remember it is even more difficult to assess flood dangers at night.
• It is better to avoid flooded roads altogether to reduce the risk of drowning.
Consumer Reports notes the potential damage that can result from miscalculating a flooded surface:
• Water can be pulled into the engine and destroy it.
• Your car can become totaled.
• A flooded road can conceal broken electrical sources that can lead to electrocution.
The next time you contemplate crossing a flooded street in Brentwood, TN, remember what the experts say. According to The Weather Channel, 64 percent of deaths in floods between 2004–2010 occurred in vehicles. Even if your experience is not fatal, it can be helpful to understand the risks involved with flooded areas that can mask unpredictable terrain, create unforeseen vehicle damage, or pose serious safety risks.
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What do I do if I get ceiling damage from heavy rain?
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
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.
SERVPRO of Williamson County goes to Houston
High Floor Waters in Houston Texas During Hurricane Harvey Clean Up.
Our storm team here at SERVPRO of Williamson County went to Houston after Hurricane Harvey to help clean up after the devastating flooding. When large catastrophes like hurricanes happen, SERVPRO can pool resources and has strategically located Disaster Response Teams across the country ready to help.
While part of our team was in Houston they were able to help multiple commercial and residential clients recover from flooding. Flood water is considered catagory 3 by the IICRC. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.
Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Williamson County when storms strike. We are always here to help and can be reached 24 hours a day at 615-790-9634.
Let SERVPRO of Williamson County Clean and Restore Your Shelter from Life's Storms
Trust SERVPRO of Williamson County to Help.
Here in Franklin, Tennessee SERVPRO of Williamson County knows your church is your congregations shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Williamson County to help.
SERVPRO of Williamson County provides 24 Hour Emergency Response to any water, fire or storm damage. One call to 615-790-9634 will have you connected with a live professional who can take your information.
- Within one hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Williamson County will contact you to arrange for service.
- Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of Williamson County will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
- Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of teh scope will be communicated to you by SERVPRO of Williamson County.
When a storm strikes - call on us.
Facts of Flooding in Williamson County
Flooding can happen anywhere, trust SERVPRO of Williamson County to clean up the mess it leaves behind.
The truth is a flood can happen anywhere. One doesn't have to live by a lake or a river to experience the devastation of a flood. Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, out in the country or even in the desert, there is a potential for flooding. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood.
A variety of events can cause flooding, like: heavy rains, if snow melts too fast, or when dams or levees break. A flooding event may occur over a long period and can last days, weeks and even longer.
When the flood water recedes the clean up must start, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Williamson County to be there to help. Please call us any time at 615-790-9634
When Storms or Floods hit Williamson County Name, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Williamson County traveled to Houston to help with the clean up of the flooding cause by Hurricane Harvey.
SERVPRO ofWilliamson County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Williamson County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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