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What Should You Do If Your Bellevue Home's Sprinkler System Goes Off?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Your home's sprinkler system is an integral part of extinguishing fires and reducing smoke and dangerous substances. While this can be helpful in the case of a fire, if a sprinkler system goes off, that's a problem. The water damage from these systems can be even more disastrous than the smoke and soot damage from a fire. Laid out here are a few tips on steps you should take if your Bellevue home's sprinkler system goes off. 

What To Do Post-Damage From Your Bellevue Home's Sprinkler System? 

  • First, you need to assess how minor or how significant the damage is. (after making sure everyone is safe and the smoke has cleared, of course!) Water damage has to be dealt with ASAP to prevent structural damage or mold growth. (Let's remember that mold growth can occur almost 24-48 hours after water damage in the affected area!)
  • Areas you would need to assess before calling a professional would be to check the main areas of damage to your home, i.e., carpeting, wet drywall, wet office materials, upholstery, etc. 
  • Go outside your house, where you would hook up a hose. There should be another circular valve, has holes in the knob and is usually red. 
  • Turn this valve clockwise to shut off your home's main water supply (temporarily) until you find out the location of the sprinkler system valve from the product's manufacturer. 

What Kind Of Water Damage Restoration Services Do We Offer? 

  • We offer 24-hour emergency service- you call, we'll be there!
  • We have advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to move the restoration process as effectively as possible. 
  • We are locally owned and operated- meaning we know our way around the greater Nashville area, so you can rest assured that we'll appear on the scene faster to any size disaster!
  • With our highly trained technicians specializing in water damage, we are a trusted leader in the water restoration industry. 

While it can be stressful to deal with the damage that a malfunctioning sprinkler system can cause to your Bellevue home, we hope the tips provided above are helpful until help arrives. If you find yourself in need of water restoration and cleaning services, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville at (615) 242- 9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Keeping Yourself Safe During Bonfires In Nashville

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Cooler weathers, leaves changing color, and pumpkin spice may signify the arrival of fall, but one other activity that screams fall is bonfires! Sitting around a bonfire with your family and friends may be a fun way to spend time this fall in Nashville, but you should never forget the risk that comes with outdoor fires. Compiled here is a list of guidelines to adhere to so you can have a safe, fun bonfire this fall. 

What Are Some Safety Measures To Protect Yourself From Fire Damage As A Result Of Bonfires? 

  • Check the weather before building your bonfire! Don’t set up a bonfire on a windy night. 
  • Make sure that the area you have your bonfire is in a legal location. Before you begin, find out your state’s regulations about fire.  
  • Keep an eye on anyone running too close to a bonfire so that no one gets hurt. 
  • Keep a garden hose or a bucket of water nearby in case the fire spreads. It never hurts to be prepared. 
  • Make sure that the wood you’re burning is dry and seasoned. No furniture, nothing coated or treated, and certainly no railroad ties should be thrown into the flames. 
  •  Do NOT burn anything with foam or paint! This includes canisters and aerosols. The chemicals from these items can release toxic fumes and are incredibly flammable. Such products are known to explode, so it’s best to stay away from these materials during a bonfire. 
  • Douse the area with water so that there aren’t any flammable fragments after the bonfire. 

How Can SERVPRO of Belle Meade And West Nashville Help With Fire Restoration This Fall? 

  • We’re faster to any disaster- big or small. Damage is damage, and we strive to restore your Nashville property "Like it never even happened."
  • We specialize in fire and water damage, which is the foundation of our business. This includes fire, smoke, and soot restoration, odor control, fabric cleaning, and water damage restoration. 
  • We have a “restore vs. replace” mentality. This helps you get back to your Nashville home or business faster while also lowering costs. This mindset leads to the specialized training and equipment that we use to get your property back to the way it was before the fire. 
  • We know that every fire damage scenario is unique, so we tailor each restoration project to the situation on hand. 

A warm, jovial activity such as a fall bonfire can be a festive way to ring in fall, but if you’re not careful, the night can end in disaster. We hope that with these tips, you can have a safe, enjoyable bonfire this season, but if the situation arises (we hope it doesn’t!), our experienced team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is only one call away. Contact us at (615) 242- 9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated.  

Why Should You Pick SERVPRO For Your West End Property?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

It can be tough dealing with the physical (and emotional) remains of a fire, water, or mold damage to your West End property. Whether it was your home or your business that fell victim to a natural disaster, the end goal is to go back to life pre-disaster, "Like it never even happened." That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville can help you. 

What Are Some Of Our Guarantees For Your West End Property’s Restoration Process? 

  • Our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We know that there is no optimal time for disaster to strike. 
  • Our response times are quick and timely to ensure that further damage won’t be a byproduct of the current damage. 
  • We are locally owned and operated, which means we know every nook and cranny of the greater Nashville area, further ensuring quick response times. 
  • Our professional team has to undergo a series of courses and training materials to provide them with the most updated knowledge on property restoration. The Employee Training modules include Fire and Water Restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, and Crew Training. After successful completion of the courses and an exam, certification is awarded

What Are Some Things That Make SERVPRO Of Belle Meade/West Nashville Different From Other Restoration Companies? 

  • We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry! With over 1,700 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, we are committed to providing quality service. 
  • Whether you need storm damage restoration or you need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville have the advanced technology and techniques to restore your West End property. This includes water extraction equipment, drying equipment, odor removal and deodorization equipment, moisture detection, and measurement equipment, and more. This makes for a reliable and prompt restoration journey. 
  • We work with your insurance. We can even help manage the paperwork to secure a steady, stress-free recovery process. 
  • We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and the recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award! 

No matter your situation, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help during a stressful time. Our specialties include residential and commercial restoration, fire, water, and storm restoration, as well as mold and mildew removal. No damage is too large or small for us! Contact us at (615) 242- 9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Preparing For Winter Storms In Green Hills

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Here in the South, it’s common knowledge that we get a lot of rain. While symbolically, rain alludes to life and rebirth, in a practical sense, too much of it leads to flooding, water damage, and mold damage resulting from water damage. Winter storms, especially, can be a challenge because not only are there cold temperatures to deal with, but there are also icy roads, communication service losses, and power failures. Of course, in any flood damage situation, your number one priority should be safety. Still, it’s also crucial to know what to do to prevent the problem from occurring. 

How Do You Prepare For Winter Storms In Green Hills?

  • Keep blankets and other heat-generating materials in storage! If you have extra blankets, coats, an emergency phone charger, and coal (if you have a wood-burning stove), you’ll stay warm this winter, even if your power goes out. 
  • Install weather stripping! Weatherstripping is the process of sealing your Green Hills home’s windows and doors with stuff around the cracks to regulate the interior temperature and keep the cold air outside.  
  • According to the CDC, you should have your chimney or flue checked every year if you plan on using a fireplace or a wood stove for emergency heating. You can find an inspector online or ask your local fire department for recommendations.
  • Research the best generators. This is key because winter storms often bring with them an array of other issues such as precipitation and wind, which can easily down power lines causing your heat to go out as well. A generator ready to go when emergency strikes help counteract any foodstuffs that can spoil if the power goes out. 

If You Must Go Out During A Storm, What Are Some Items To Have In Your Emergency Car Kit? 

It is best to stay off the roads as much as possible, but have an emergency car kit if you must travel! This can include:

  • A shovel
  • Windshield scraper
  • Battery-powered radio with additional batteries 
  • Cell phone (and with it, extra batteries, and a portable charger) 
  • Road maps
  • Tire chains
  • Tow chains
  • Rope
  • Coats
  • Blankets 

And many more

Winter storms and the problems that arise from them, like frozen pipes and frequent power outages, are inconvenient. Our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville recommends you check all areas of your Green Hills home to make sure you are thoroughly prepared for the “just in cases” of storm damage! Call us today at (615) 242-9391 if you’re experiencing winter storm damage. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade Specializes in Commercial Restoration

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

It can be tough enduring the heartache of your Belle Meade business loss to a fire or an unforgiving flood. Luckily, our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville specializes in commercial restoration! We know how important getting back to business is because every hour spent on restoration is one hour of productivity and revenue lost. Our methods of rehabilitation are practical and efficient! Here’s how we can help: 

How Can SERVPRO of Belle Meade/ West Nashville Help With Commercial Water And Mold Damage Restoration? 

  • Our professionals have the training, equipment, and experience to handle large commercial flooding resulting from water and storm damage. 
  • Our water and mold damage specialists have IICRC training and certifications. These set requirements for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our professionals study the best practices in water, mold, and fire restoration. We also specialize in carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other related courses. 
  • When it comes to mold infestation, we first start by containing the colonies. This is to help obstruct the spread to other parts of your Belle Meade building. This process leads to the restoration of affected areas using antibacterial and antimicrobial treatments. 
  • We have technicians taking care of every aspect of the restoration process. This includes an Applied Structural Drying Technician, Odor Control Technician, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician, and an Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist. This ensures that we do the best we can to help you get back your Belle Meade business. Whether it’s a small office building or a big box store- no job is too large for us! 

How Can SERVPRO of Belle Meade/ West Nashville Help With Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

  • Like water and mold restoration, fire restoration has its own set of steps to follow. We have the best technicians to restore your Belle Meade business to its preloss condition. Our team guarantees a 24-hour emergency response!
  • We have specialized technicians every step of the way. 


Any disaster, no matter what type, is unpredictable and a challenge to overcome. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has the training to conquer what may seem to be unconquerable. What’s unique about us is that we have ongoing training for our employees to always stay up to date on the trends and practices in the restoration industry. Call us today at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How To Prevent Fire Damage To My Nashville Home

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Few things in this world are scarier than fire damage, and the aftermath evokes painful memories. To prevent life-changing fire damage from happening, you have to exercise caution and learn the necessary safety precautions. This is so that the heartbreak of losing your Nashville home doesn’t happen again. 

What Are Some Preventative Measures I Can Take To Keep My Nashville Home Fire-Safe? 

  • Test your fire and smoke alarms every month! In today’s busy world, where it seems like we are doing a million things at once, it can be easy for a small detail like checking the smoke alarms to slip our minds. But a small detail like that can make a big difference! Making routine checks and changing your smoke alarm batteries helps in the long run. 
  • Measure carbon monoxide levels! While carbon monoxide doesn’t damage your home as a fire does, it can be dangerous when released from burning carbon materials. It is an odorless, colorless gas that releases from burning wood, natural gas, coal, and heating oil. When you use the fireplace carelessly or leave something on the stove unattended, you increase the chances of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning in your Nashville home. It would be wise to get a dual-sensor carbon monoxide and smoke detector to stay safe from a fire this fall. 
  • Practice safe habits! Be responsible around candles, don't smoke indoors, and refrain from closing bedroom doors at night. 

How Can SERVPRO Of Belle Meade/West Nashville Help If You Lost Your Nashville Home To Fire? 

  • If you are dealing with the unimaginable horror that comes with post-fire damage, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here to help! The hallmark of our business is fire and water damage restoration. We have extensive training to get your Nashville home back to pre-fire condition. This includes expertise in fire and smoke restoration, odor control, deodorization and sanitation techniques, upholstery and fabric cleaning, and water damage restoration. 
  • We are faster to disasters of all sizes and scopes! We have a 24-hour emergency response because we know accidents and natural disasters can happen day or night. 

If you are recovering from the unfortunate loss of your Nashville home to fire damage, don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or call us at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Does the Water Damage Repair Process Look Like in Bellevue?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

When your Bellevue home or business floods due to excessive rain, common in Nashville, especially during tornado season, it can be stressful trying to pick up the pieces of your pre-disaster life and put them back together. Luckily, our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the expertise, specialized equipment, and resources to not only remove signs of water damage in your Bellevue property but also how to restore your items to pre-disaster conditions as well. Our scientific approach to water removal and cleanup lets us dry and restore your property and belongings "Like it never even happened." 

What Are The Steps To The Water Restoration Process In Bellevue? 

  • The process starts when you contact us! We offer 24-hour emergency service- we will show up faster to any disaster. 
  • Our water damage inspection starts by identifying and stopping the water source. For proper restoration to happen, it is imperative to end the problem before applying the solution! This also includes identifying the type of water ranging from clean water to black water, helping us determine the level of contamination. 
  • Next, we start the water removal process, where we use powerful pumps and vacuum units to extract hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. This effective method reduces drying time but more importantly, it prevents further water damage and obstructs mold and fungal growth. 
  • The drying and dehumidification process starts with our team using room measurements, relative humidity, and room temperature. This process determines the quintessential number of dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water that persists in your Bellevue property. 

How Does The Cleaning and Sanitation Process Work? 

  • When water damage has made its way through your property, the walls, floors, and ceilings will be the areas of interest because they will bear the brunt of water damage. In addition to cleaning your property’s structure, we will also clean your upholstery, furniture, clothing, and other restorable belongings. 
  • Many places in the property and items will require professional odor removal and deodorization since wet materials have a distinctive odor. 
  • This odor removal involves several sanitizing treatments, including antimicrobial, antibacterial, and disinfectant treatments for your Bellevue property to experience a deep clean post-water damage. 

With frequent rainfall comes frequent flooding, and the restoration and cleanup process can be a hassle to deal with when you have other obligations and responsibilities in your daily life. Thankfully, our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville specializes in water damage and the cleanup process that follows. Call us today at (615) 242-9391- we’re here to help! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Does A Restoration Company Do After Storm Damage in Belle Meade?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

If you know anything about Nashville weather, it’s that we get a lot of rain here in Music City. While rain can be a relief during a drought, and it helps crops grow, we all know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Unfortunately, too much rain causes flooding, water damage, and storm damage. If this happens to you, you may be looking for a restoration company to help your Belle Meade home or business get back to its new normal. Enter: SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville…

What Does The Storm Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Belle Meade?

  • The first step, of course, would be to contact us! Our representative will guide you through the process and may ask a series of questions to help us better understand the extent of storm damage in your Belle Meade home or business so that we can utilize the appropriate equipment. 
  • Next, we inspect and test the scope of storm damage to determine how far the moisture has traveled. While this process is going on, please keep an eye out for hazards like exposed nails, broken glass, or downed power lines. 
  • By this point, we begin the water removal process; we use potent vacuum units and pumps to remove gallons of water from your Belle Meade property quickly. This helps prevent further water damage and mold growth as a result of storm damage. 

What Happens After The Water Is Removed?

  • Once that’s cleaned up, we begin the drying and dehumidification process, which consists of using specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that was harder to access the first time around. This leads to a deeper clean.  
  • Any restorable item will be cleaned now. We make sure that our professionals employ proper sanitizing treatments to remove odors and deodorize your property. 
  • The final step is restoration, which is where we repair your Belle Meade home or business to its preloss condition. Some of the minor procedures that go into the restoration process include installing new carpets or replacing drywall. In-depth restoration goes more into renovating various rooms or areas in the home or business. 

Dealing with the remnants of storm damage is no fun. Still, with SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville’s compassionate care and philosophy of restoration and NOT replacement, we guarantee 24-hour emergency service and a level of expertise to usher in the sense of normalcy after storm damage. Call us today at (615) 242-9391, and rain or shine, we’ll be there. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Can Handle Mold Remediation In Green Hills

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage has made its way into your property, mold growth can increase exponentially in as little as 48 hours! Here at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are equipped to handle all types of mold… even black mold. 

What Should I Do If I Find Black Mold?

  • It is best to treat any mold, regardless of color, with caution and stay away from all affected areas, and of course, don’t touch or disturb the mold! 
  • In many cases of black mold, multiple types of mold can exist in the same building structure, which is why you should contact us right as you see the first signs of mold in your Green Hills property. 

After Contacting SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, How Does The Mold Remediation Process Work?  

  • An inspection and mold damage assessment will be carried out on your Green Hills home or business to ensure the proper measures are taken to remedy the damage. Since every mold damage scenario is unique, we want to have the most effective equipment and resources to best conduct the removal process, so be ready to answer a series of questions from our highly trained professionals
  • Mold containment is the next step to recovery. This is where our team uses advanced containment techniques such as negative air chambers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and prevent the mold from spreading further. This directly leads into the air filtration process, where we use strong HEPA vacuums and “air scrubbers” to prevent greater spreading while the remediation process is in place. 
  • Afterward, we clean all mold-infested belongings and use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to exterminate mold colonies and prevent new colonies from taking their place. 
  • The restoration process begins here, where we tailor the approach to fit the level of mold damage that your Green Hills property has experienced. This could involve minor repairs like painting and replacing drywall or major repairs like a complete redesign of various areas and rooms of your property. 

Mold can be a pain to deal with but working with us is not! When you need trained personnel to help you recover from mold damage to your Green Hills home or business, look no further than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. We have the experience and training to handle molds of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Call us today at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Does A Restoration Company Do After Storm Damage in Belle Meade?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

If you know anything about Nashville weather, it’s that we get a lot of rain here in Music City. While rain can be a relief during a drought, and it helps crops grow, we all know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Unfortunately, too much rain causes flooding, water damage, and storm damage. If this happens to you, you may be looking for a restoration company to help your Belle Meade home or business get back to its new normal. Enter: SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville…

What Does The Storm Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Belle Meade?

  • The first step, of course, would be to contact us! Our representative will guide you through the process and may ask a series of questions to help us better understand the extent of storm damage in your Belle Meade home or business so that we can utilize the appropriate equipment. 
  • Next, we inspect and test the scope of storm damage to determine how far the moisture has traveled. While this process is going on, please keep an eye out for hazards like exposed nails, broken glass, or downed power lines. 
  • By this point, we begin the water removal process; we use potent vacuum units and pumps to remove gallons of water from your Belle Meade property quickly. This helps prevent further water damage and mold growth as a result of storm damage. 

What Happens After The Water Is Removed?

  • Once that’s cleaned up, we begin the drying and dehumidification process, which consists of using specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that was harder to access the first time around. This leads to a deeper clean.  
  • Any restorable item will be cleaned now. We make sure that our professionals employ proper sanitizing treatments to remove odors and deodorize your property. 
  • The final step is restoration, which is where we repair your Belle Meade home or business to its preloss condition. Some of the minor procedures that go into the restoration process include installing new carpets or replacing drywall. In-depth restoration goes more into renovating various rooms or areas in the home or business. 

Dealing with the remnants of storm damage is no fun. Still, with SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville’s compassionate care and philosophy of restoration and NOT replacement, we guarantee 24-hour emergency service and a level of expertise to usher in the sense of normalcy after storm damage. Call us today at (615) 242-9391, and rain or shine, we’ll be there. This franchise is independently owned and operated.