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The Importance of a Storm Preparedness Plan

9/27/2023 (Permalink)

Here in Nashville, we never know when storms are going to strike, so it is best to be continuously prepared for a tornado or severe thunderstorm. In the fall, tornado season picks up from mid-October to November, so now is a great time to go over or construct a storm preparedness plan for yourself and your loved ones. Our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team cares about your safety, and we want you to be equipped to handle the Nashville storm season

Preventative Storm Damage Tips

  • Loose Furniture: Many storms cannot be predicted, but if you know a storm is on the way, then it is a good idea to chain down or bring in your outdoor furniture so that it cannot damage your windows or walls. 
  • Seal Windows and Doors: It only takes a small opening for the wind to get through and rip open windows or doors. This is a scary fact but can be counteracted through home maintenance. 
  • Clear Your Yard: If storms are on the rise, it is important to get debris out of your yard as soon as possible. If there is a dead tree or branches you have been waiting to remove, don’t hesitate! These could fall on your home or car, or injure someone, so being proactive is the best step. 
  • Review Insurance Policies: Living in an area with frequent and/or severe storms means it is a good idea to check what your insurance policy covers in terms of damage so that you are prepared in case the unavoidable occurs. 
  • Run Tornado Drills: Whether at home with your family or at work running your business, you want to make sure you have a plan in place should a tornado warning occur. Getting to a lower area, such as a basement or underneath a heavy object, and covering your head will help keep you safe, and it is always a good idea to have flashlights and water bottles around. While this level of protection may not be needed for an everyday storm, it is good to practice where to go and what to do in case of a truly dangerous tornado. 

SERVPRO Storm Damage Relief

  • Rapid Response: With 2,160 franchises all over the country, SERVPRO professionals are standing by, ready to help with storm damage restoration needs for a disaster of any size. In times of crisis, every second counts. That is why we pride ourselves on quick responses and clear, constant communication.
  • Storm Damage Experience: As leaders in the restoration industry, there isn’t much we haven’t seen or trained for. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians and Applied Structural Drying Technicians will work on your property after storm damage, using advanced equipment and scientific methods to get your home or business back to normal. 
  • Restore vs. Replace: Other restoration companies may simply replace everything from scratch, costing you more money in the long run and potentially causing the loss of cherished items. At SERVPRO, we believe in a “restore vs. replace” approach, meaning we will work to repair your property to its original state, choosing new materials only when the integrity of a previous material is compromised. At SERVPRO, we strive to make it as if your disaster “never even happened.” 

Our SERVPRO professionals at SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville care deeply about the safety of our community. That is why we can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (615) 242-9391 or via the contact form on our website. After storm damage, it is easy to feel devastated, but you should know you are not alone with SERVPRO. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Smoke Damage 101: How SERVPRO Belle Meade Cleans and Restores Your Business

9/27/2023 (Permalink)

After a fire, the damage left behind by smoke and soot is an ugly reminder of a harrowing event. Our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team doesn’t want you to have to relive memories of a fire every time you enter your home or business, and inhaling smoke and soot remnants can cause severe health problems. This week, we discuss how SERVPRO cleans and restores your business after fire damage. 

Smoke Damage 101

  • Health Hazards: Inhaling smoke can cause severe health issues such as respiratory infections, cardiovascular problems, lung damage, and even an increased risk of certain cancers. In order to ensure your buildings’ safety after a fire, it is important to have your business thoroughly cleaned. 
  • Structural Damage: No matter the size of the fire that occurs in your business, it is essential to get the structural integrity of your building checked out after a fire. This step is imperative for the safety of your employees and patrons. 
  • Odor: Smoke and soot can leave behind an unpleasant odor that lingers and makes your building unpleasant to spend time in. Professional odor removal is needed to eliminate the source of the odors for good. 

How SERVPRO Belle Meade Can Help With Smoke Damage

    • Odor Removal: As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO technicians take IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Our experts have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly and effectively. 
  • Trained Technicians: Our team members have seen many fire damage situations and are versed in how to approach a number of situations. Our specialists include: 
      • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
      • Odor Control Technician
      • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
      • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Commercial Restoration: The visual reminder of fire damage is something no business owner should have to deal with. That’s why our restoration team works diligently, with a “restore vs. replace” mindset, to bring your business back to pre-damage condition. With SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division specialists positioned strategically throughout the country, you can rest assured that no commercial restoration job is too large for SERVPRO to handle. 

Has your business experienced fire damage recently? Do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team at (615) 242-9391 or via our website. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

If A Pipe Bursts In Your High Rise Tower

9/20/2023 (Permalink)

Dealing with water damage in a condo or apartment building can be a harrowing experience, especially if it is fast and sudden, like if a pipe bursts. The best thing to do in such a situation is to stay calm, contact the appropriate people, and make sure you and your loved ones are safe. SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville should be one of those contacts–let’s discuss how we can help in case of a burst pipe! 

What To Do During Flooding In A High Rise Building

  • If you are renting your unit, make sure to contact your landlord and make them aware of the situation. Alerting a building manager or other tenants will also help neighbors keep their belongings and space safe. The water may need to be shut off for the building, which is a temporary headache that will save from severe damage in the long run. 
  • It may be a good idea, if possible and safe, to document the flooding for legal and insurance purposes with photos or video. 
  • While waiting for help to arrive, carefully wipe up excess water by blotting or mopping. Do not attempt to move items, as wet materials are much more heavy than dry ones.
  • Electrical risks are high when there is flowing or standing water in an area. Be sure to be careful not to turn on any ceiling fans or electrical appliances. Depending on what area of the building is affected, the elevator may be out of use as well.
  • Slip and fall risks also run high when there are wet surfaces! Be extra careful on stairs and moving around the building in general. 

How SERVPRO Can Help With Water Damage

  • Rapid Response: Our SERVPRO team is ready to answer your call 24/7. We know that when a pipe bursts, time is of the essence to avoid secondary damage and prevent mold growth. If the water source has not already been shut off, turning it off will be our first step. 
  • Advanced Technology: Our team gets to work removing the majority of the water immediately after arrival. We use high-powered vacuum units and pumps to get all of the standing water out of your space, and then drying equipment, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, will also be employed during this part of the process.
  • Highly Trained Technicians: Every water damage situation is unique, so that is why our technicians take a thorough assessment of the affected areas when the water damage restoration process begins. When our crew is done working, every crevice of your condominium will be dried, sanitized, and restored, thanks to our attention to detail. 

No matter the nature of your disaster, SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help! Our team has handled water damage in a great variety of buildings, so we are ready to handle a high-rise flooding situation if needed. Just give us a call at (615) 242-9391 whenever you are in need of water damage restoration services!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What To Do If Your Condominium Sprinkler Goes Off

9/20/2023 (Permalink)

Something people may not think about is how fire damage and water damage can go hand and hand. If the sprinkler system goes off in your condominium, there will likely be some kind of damage, even if it was a fluke. Here is what to do in case the sprinkler system goes off in your Nashville condominium. 

Water Damage Do’s and Don’ts

While your first step should be to call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville for assistance, there are some steps you can take, with caution, while waiting for help to arrive:

  • Carefully remove excess water from around your condo by mopping or blotting.
  • Wipe excess water off of wood furniture after removing tabletop items. 
  • Do NOT attempt to move bulky items by yourself. Wet items can be much heavier than you think! 
  • Slip, fall, and electrical risks are some of the biggest safety threats after flooding. Be sure to be careful while moving through your condo. 
  • DO NOT use your household vacuum to attempt to remove water. SERVPRO technicians will utilize advanced equipment to move water out of your space rapidly. 

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Services

  • Inspection: Upon arrival, our team inspects the scope of the water damage, making sure to account for all of the affected areas. If moisture is left standing, it could cause secondary structural damage and mold growth. 
  • Water Removal: Our team gets to work removing the majority of the water. We use high-powered vacuum units and pumps to get all of the easily accessible water out of your space. 
  • Drying and Dehumidification: Next, specialized equipment is brought in to remove the rest of the harder-to-reach water. Air movers and dehumidifiers will also be employed during this part of the process. 
  • Cleaning and Sanitization: We will clean all restorable materials using a variety of techniques that ensure that your space is properly sanitized and free of odors or contaminants. 
  • Restoration: Using our “restore vs. replace” approach, we will work to restore every bit of your home, opting for new replacements only when absolutely necessary. The result is a space that seems like it never experienced water damage! 

At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we take pride in the restoration work we do to preserve your home. If you experience water damage of any kind, be sure to give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out the contact form on our website! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

If Your Restaurant Kitchen Experiences a Fire

9/13/2023 (Permalink)

If you work in a restaurant, you’re already aware that they pose a lot of fire risks. The busy nature, open fires, and flammable materials can make for a dangerous environment if not maintained vigilantly. SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is committed to your safety, which means helping spread awareness of fire risks and also working to restore your business in case of a fire. Let’s discuss how to maintain a safe restaurant environment and go over the steps you should take after a kitchen fire occurs. 

Restaurant Fire Safety

  • Clear Exits: Maintaining exits for staff and patrons that are clear and easy to access is a top priority in case of fire. It is important to make sure that exits are not locked or obstructed by storage materials. 
  • Inspection and Maintenance: Routine inspections of cooking equipment are essential. The hood, exhaust systems, and fire extinguishers should all be checked routinely to make sure they are in working order and do not have grease buildup. 
  • Staff Awareness: Fire safety is up to everyone. Whenever new staff enter the restaurant space, they should be aware of fire risks, know how to use a fire extinguisher, and be careful not to place flammable materials, such as rags or aprons, near an open flame. 

SERVPRO Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Every fire damage situation is different, but here is the typical journey the SERVPRO fire damage restoration process takes: 

    • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment: As soon as we arrive on the scene, our fire damage restoration team will inspect the extent of the damage and begin a restoration plan. 
    • Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service: If the damage is severe, our team will put up boards and tarp to contain the area and make sure external elements do not cause further damage to your business.
    • Water Removal and Drying: Water used to put out the flames can cause damage if not taken care of properly. Our SERVPRO technicians will use high-powered air vacuums and other technology to make sure your property will not experience secondary damage in the form of water or mold. 
    • Smoke and Soot Removal: Smoke and soot can be dangerous to breathe in and leave an unpleasant odor. Removing both will make your building safe to operate again. Cleaning and repairs at this stage will further prepare your building for restoration
  • Restoration: Lastly, SERVPRO technicians will begin restoring your property to its pre-damage condition. Our team checks for structural damage and replaces weakened materials when needed to make sure that your building is as safe as ever.

At SERVPRO, we have seen what fire damage can do, and this is why we are committed to spreading awareness about fire safety. In case of a disaster, know that we will bring our experience, understanding, and professionalism to the table to make it as if a fire “never even happened. Our team at SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can be reached at (615) 242-9391 by phone or on our website

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why SERVPRO of Belle Meade is Your Go-To for Storm Damage Restoration Service

9/13/2023 (Permalink)

When storm damage hits, it is hard to know how to start the recovery process. Luckily, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help! As leaders in the restoration industry, we will work diligently to ensure that your property is returned to its pre-storm condition. Continue reading to learn more about our storm damage restoration services

Common Types of Storm Damage

  • Wind Damage: If you’ve lived in Nashville for a bit, you know that tornadoes can arise out of nowhere and that their winds can cause severe damage. Storms can pick up loose furniture, branches, or debris and cause damage to your home or property’s exterior and interior if windows are broken. 
  • Water Damage: Storm damage and water damage unfortunately arise hand in hand. Severe rainfall can bring flooding, and if the structure of your home has been compromised during a storm, rainfall can make its way inside through broken windows. This is also why it is important to make sure your windows and doors are properly sealed!
  • Fire Damage: Lightning strikes can cause power surges or fires if they strike your home. It is important to stay vigilant and aware during a storm in order to protect your loved ones. Dealing with fire damage can be scary, but with SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, fire restoration services are just a call away.

The SERVPRO Storm Damage Recovery Difference

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our technicians are experienced in handling storm damage and will check for structural damage upon arrival. Our utmost concern throughout any restoration process is making sure your property is safe and sound when our work is done. 
  • Board Up and Tarping Service: SERVPRO takes the risk of secondary damage seriously, which is why we make sure to seal the area and prevent the elements from entering your home and causing further disrepair. 
  • Cleaning and Repair: SERVPRO also specializes in cleaning services, both for home and commercial purposes. We will apply the same detailed attention we bring to cleaning jobs to our storm restoration services, eliminating broken glass, dust, debris, and any potential odors that have arisen from water or fire damage. 
  • Restoration Professionals: Our unique “restore vs. replace” approach means that our technicians aim to do right by you, not simply take the more expensive route. If something can be repaired rather than replaced, our team will work to bring household structures and items back to pre-storm condition, saving you time, money, and heartache in the long run.
  • Experienced, Caring Technicians: Our SERVPRO team consistently takes education classes and participates in training to ensure they are in the know about industry developments. With our experience and professionalism, you can trust that your property is in safe hands after storm damage. Whether you have experienced water damage, fire damage, or a combination during a storm, trust that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has the equipment and speedy response time to get your property back to its original state!

No matter the nature of your disaster, SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help. Just give us a call at (615) 242-9391! Our team is ready 24/7 to respond to your emergency. SERVPRO. Like it never even happened. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Odor Removal for Your Commercial Property

9/9/2023 (Permalink)

If there is a lingering, unpleasant smell in your business, it is surely affecting your employees' morale and is likely affecting your sales or revenue. As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors using science and odor removal technology to get your business back on track. Keep reading to learn more! 

Sources of Odor In Your Commercial Property

  • Water or Mold Damage: Water damage can be sneaky, hiding behind walls, or building up over time through a small leak. Not only will it bring a musty odor to your business, it can have a detrimental impact on the health of you and others! If you suspect mold or water damage in your business, be sure to call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville at once. 
  • Dirt and Grime: Even if you have a regular janitorial service, dirt and grime can build up, making your business look lackluster and smell unsavory. Sometimes all your business may need is a deep cleaning with SERVPRO to make the odor go away. 
  • Carpets and Upholstery: Fabrics can trap dirt, odors, and dust over time and lend to an unpleasant smell in your commercial business. SERVPRO’s professional cleaning techniques can release stubborn particles and have your carpets and upholstery looking and smelling like new! 
  • HVAC System: If your HVAC system has not been maintained in a long time, there is a chance that it is circulating dirt, pollen, and debris or that moisture has not drained properly and is causing mold growth. This can result in an unpleasant odor and unsafe air in your commercial business! Be sure to have your air ducts and HVAC unit regularly cleaned with SERVPRO to avoid such problems.  

SERVPRO’s Deodorization Process

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors that originate from both inside and outside a structure. Here are some of the ways we work toward eliminating odors in commercial buildings: 

  • Continuing Education: SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious, so we make sure to stay on top of scientific techniques to get to the root of the problem in each situation we address. 
  • Advanced Technology: Once we identify the cause of the odor and determine the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed using several different odor removal products that penetrate the surface and neutralize unpleasant odors for good.
  • Thorough Cleaning: Sometimes, the cause of the odor may be a build-up of unaddressed dirt and grime, either in the carpets, upholstery, or HVAC unit of your business. SERVPRO is equipped to handle a variety of commercial cleaning needs so that your business will be refreshed and odor-free. 

At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we are committed to helping your business look and feel its best. The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call at (615) 242-9391 and let our experienced technicians handle the rest. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What To Do If Your Hotel Floods

9/9/2023 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we are equipped to help out in case of a flood, no matter the size of your complex. Keep reading to learn about important proactive steps to take in case of flooding and learn more about how SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help. 

Hotel Flooding FIY

In the instance that your hotel does flood, there will be many things going through your mind, but the safety of your patrons and staff will be at the forefront of your concerns. Here are some safety tips that can help guide you through a flood in your hotel

  • Keep your staff and guests informed of the weather or flooding situation. Make sure to get emergency contact and medical information if needed. 
  • Keep an evacuation plan ready and review it as necessary. 
  • Don't use television or any other appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO Hotel Water Damage Restoration

Our commercial water damage restoration process is thorough and extensive. When SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is on-site, you can trust that your property will be returned to pre-damage condition. 

    • 24 Hour Emergency Service: At SERVPRO, we know that disasters don’t wait for normal business hours. That is why we offer 24-hour, rapid-response services to begin the water removal process. Our speedy arrival times ensure that secondary water damage does not have the chance to occur: 
    • No Job is Too Large: can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. With over 2160 franchises across the country, we will be able to bring the equipment and teams needed to handle your commercial water damage. 
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists: Our team members are highly trained and have seen plenty of water damage situations throughout their careers. They also complete continued education regularly to ensure we stay on top of developments in the industry. Our team members that will provide help during water damage restoration include: 
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has the equipment and team to handle any job, no matter the size. If your hotel undergoes a fire, water, storm, or mold problem, know that you can call us at (615) 242-9391, and our experienced technicians will be on the way! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Top Sources of Water Damage in Your Apartment Complex

9/4/2023 (Permalink)

Living in an apartment complex can have many pros and cons. Things can go wrong, and it can be hard to know what is going on or if the problem is even coming from your unit! Let’s discuss the top sources of water damage in your apartment complex and how SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help. 

Top Sources of Apartment Water Damage

If you live in an apartment, we implore you to regularly look for signs of water damage to protect your apartment and belongings. Potential signs include dark spots on ceilings, mold and mildew growth, and leaking or standing water. When living in an apartment, it is important to note that a unit above or below could have a water leak that affects your living space. Below is a list of common causes of leaks in apartment buildings: 

  • Appliance leak
  • Corroded Pipes
  • Faulty HVAC system
  • Dripping faucets or shower heads
  • AC leaks or condensation
  • Faulty plumbing

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Services

When water damage strikes, it is important to contact trusted water damage restoration professionals in order to get the job done right the first time. SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is equipped to handle all of the stages of water damage restoration. 

  • Assessment: Upon arrival, our team inspects the scope of the water damage to the area. It is important to know how far the moisture has traveled so that restoration can be completed properly. 
  • Water Extraction: First, the majority of the water is removed. We use vacuum units and pumps during this process. 
  • Drying and Dehumidification: When the standing water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to remove the rest of the harder-to-reach water. Air movers and dehumidifiers will be used during this part of the process. 
  • Cleaning and Sanitization: In the final stage before restoration, we clean all restorable items and structures that have sustained water damage. We will clean these materials using various techniques that ensure your apartment's deodorization. 
  • Restoration: Lastly, we will bring your apartment to pre-water damage condition. Restoration will either involve minor repairs, such as new carpeting or drywall, or be more in-depth construction. No matter what, you can trust that SERVPRO will make it as if water damage “never even happened.” 

Don’t let water damage disrupt your life. Calling SERVPRO experts will guarantee that the situation will be handled promptly and carefully. Our SERVPRO Belle/Meade team can be reached at (615) 242-9391 or via our website. Contact us today! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

The Benefits of SERVPRO Expertise

8/30/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is proud to serve our community with top-notch service and professionalism regarding restoration and cleaning services. Whether your home or business is in need of help, you only want the best in the industry on the job to restore your home. Remember, whether your needs are a disaster or a simple cleaning, SERVPRO can make a mess or an emergency situation “like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO Services

Here is a list of services that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville provides: 

  • Water Damage Restoration: Water damage should be addressed immediately, whether the source is a leaky pipe or a torrential storm. SERVPRO can be on the scene quickly to stop the flow of water, remove moisture, and begin restoration efforts that return your home or business to pre-damage condition.
  • Fire Damage Restoration: Experiencing a fire of any size is an unsettling experience. Let SERVPRO relieve your stress for the future by allowing us to handle the fire damage restoration process, which includes sanitization, smoke and soot removal, odor removal, and restoration.
  • Storm Damage Restoration: Tennessee storms are not to be underestimated. If you have experienced storm damage, our team can help with recovery by applying our restoration practices to your home or business. 
  • Mold Remediation: A mold infestation can cause health problems and compromise the safety of your home. Trust SERVPRO to contain and eliminate existing mold using various top-of-the-line technologies such as air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums. 
  • Cleaning: Sometimes, your home or business could use a professional cleaning touch. SERVPRO has access to powerful cleaning equipment that can leave your home or business feeling fresh and new. Our cleaning services also extend to your air ducts and HVAC! 

The SERVPRO Difference

    • Care and Professionalism: our trusted team of experts is trained and certified to help bring your home or business back to pre-damage condition, no matter the nature of your concerns. Our experts go through Initial Franchise Training, IICRC training, and continue education to stay at the forefront of industry standards. 
  • Technology: SERVPRO is constantly aware of advancements in the technology and techniques used in restoration to ensure the methods and technology we use are the very best available. 
  • Rapid Response: Immediate action is needed in many cleaning or restoration situations. With over 2160 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. Our rapid responses prevent damage from spreading and save you from further headaches and spending more money. 
  • Restore vs. Replace: Our “restore vs. replace” approach is another way we look to save you money in the long run. We examine each disaster situation to see what can be restored to its pre-damage condition, doing our very best to keep your home and valuables intact.
  • No Job Too Large: The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless and timely services. 

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help protect your home or business in times of need. Just give us a call at (615) 242-9391, or visit our website to get in touch with our experts. We are happy to serve our Nashville community with restoration and cleaning services, helping your home and business be the happy and productive places they should be. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.