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Steps to Take After Experiencing a House Fire

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

A house fire is a devastating loss to incur mentally and emotionally aside from the obvious physically. While everyone reacts to a house fire differently, one thing remains the same: you must have a plan for what to do afterward! First things first, determine whether it is safe to re-enter your home. After mentally preparing for the damage you will see inside your Bellevue home, exercise caution throughout the house because any structural damage could crumble to the touch. 

What Steps Should You Take Immediately After Experiencing A House Fire? 

  • Have your Bellevue home secured with boarding up and roof tarps to prevent additional damage. SERVPRO provides a host of building services to secure your home while the restoration is underway. Learn more about them here
  • Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible and document everything before and after fire damage in the home. That way, your provider can determine coverage. Many insurance companies require a fire report chronicling the incident, so contacting your local fire department to have that done is critical to the insurance paperwork process. 
  • Place old cloths or clean towels in high-traffic areas of your home. That way, you'll be able to limit soot particles from being embedded into carpets and upholstery. 

In What Ways Can You Prevent A Fire From Happening Again? 

  • Inspect all areas of your home, including your kitchen and laundry rooms, with kitchen fires being the main culprit behind residential fire incidents. 
  • When cooking, don't wear loose-fitting clothing that (literally) fan the flames and catch fire! 
  • Check for any potential hazards in your home, including appliance cords that are frayed and cracked. If you have gasoline cans, ensure you don't store them inside the house. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are THE fire damage cleanup and restoration experts! As the Angie's List Super Service Award recipients, we are a trusted leader in the disaster restoration industry. Our highly-trained technicians specialize in the fire damage restoration process and have the tools to carry out ALL fire damage scenarios, big and small. We know how life-changing fire damage can be for a homeowner. And we understand. That's why we strive to center our systems around restoration, not replacement. Not only does that save money, but you get to keep whatever salvageable items that are not too far gone for years to come. If you need fire damage cleanup and restoration services in Bellevue, contact us at (615) 242-9391. Additionally, we work with your insurance provider to make the claims process easier for you!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

We're Highly Trained Technicians!

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

When your Green Hills home or business falls vulnerable to the effects of water and fire damage, you need the most qualified experts to ensure you get your life back. That's what you get with SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We are here for you when disaster strikes because those experiences are not meant to be taken on alone. With SERVPRO, we ensure seamless communication and tip-top procedures intended to get you back to your life as normal as it can be after fire, water, storm, or mold damage. As experts in residential and commercial restoration and cleanup, we offer several unique services and programs that leverage our training and expertise. Read more about our credentials and services below! 

What Should You Know About SERVPRO's Training Program? 

  • We are big believers in continuous education! While all of our employees have to participate in a 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate facility, we offer web-based modules and employee certification training with modules spanning:
    • Crew training
    • Water and fire damage restoration
    • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • The IICRC sets the standards for the disaster restoration industry. That means our crew studies best practices in fire and water damage as well as other critical cleaning and restoration courses. We are proud to say that several of our team members are IICRC-certified!
  • We offer credit and noncredit courses to improve emergency mitigation knowledge for franchise staff, insurance adjusters, and insurance agents. Among these courses are:
    • Restorative drying for loss control
    • Mitigation awareness response seminar
    • Understanding mold in the restoration industry

How Do We Leverage Our Continuous Education And Training In Green Hills? 

  • Commercial restoration and cleanup offer their own set of challenges. As a result, we come to the scene prepared to handle anything thrown at your business. Our commercial restoration services include the following:
    • Water/mold damage cleanup and restoration
    • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
    • Storm damage cleanup and restoration
    • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our tailored cleaning program, with its philosophy centered around the 3 C's. 
  • SERVPRO has experience handling residential restoration and cleanup. Maintaining a clean home is a full-time job in and of itself, and SERVPRO offers services that can help you whether you experienced a washing machine overflow or just want your HVAC filter replaced. Check out our other residential restoration services here
  • Because of our dedication to continuous education, our staff knows the ever-changing trends in the disaster restoration industry. We are proud to call ourselves the recipients of the Hire Vets Medallion Award out of only 17 businesses in TN. 

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we strive to ensure the best possible quality in our work. When you make that phone call, you can trust that you are in good hands with our trained team ready to take on any disaster. A natural disaster doesn't wait for business hours to strike- that's why we work around the clock so that you don't have to wait for the next available technician. Need water or fire damage restoration for your home or business in Green Hills? Contact us at (615) 242-9391. We can also handle storm and mold damage! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Here Are Some Ways That Storms Can Damage Your Business

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Winter storms are not to be taken lightly. Middle Tennessee is known for its unforgiving rains and occasional hail storms, especially during winter. As a result, we experience relatively frequent flooding, water damage, and storm damage. If not taken care of promptly, mold and mildew can become an issue, and that can cause a strain on your business’s daily operations. As locally owned business owners ourselves, we understand the stress of putting everything on hold to take care of rebuilding your business. That’s why SERVPRO offers highly efficient move-outs, pack-outs, and a temporary warehouse space to prevent further onsite damage. When storm damage takes over your life, we help you take it back!

In What Ways Can Storm Damage Shake Up Your Belle Meade Business? 

  • Minutes matter after a storm has flooded your property! Water spreads rapidly, saturating everything in sight. 
  • By the first day, you may notice that drywall may begin to swell and crack, and a musty odor starts to make itself known. 
  • Within the first week after storm damage, you may notice paint beginning to blister and metal starting to rust and corrode. 
  • To know more about how storm damage can affect your Belle Meade business, check out this timeline here

What Should You Do While Waiting For The Professionals To Arrive On The Scene? 

  • Make sure it is safe to go back inside after a storm hits! Once you’ve determined it is, blot and mop excess water instead of scrubbing. 
  • Prop and remove wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Be careful when picking up wet materials- they can be heavy!
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks in between wet carpeting and furniture legs.

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here to help when storm damage has taken its toll on your Belle Meade business. As a BBB-accredited business, we take disaster restoration seriously. Our renowned training program, state-of-the-art equipment, and prompt emergency response times are bar none in the greater Nashville area. Aside from commercial restoration services, we are also residential restoration and cleanup experts. For more information, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier for you. At the end of the day, our goal is to make your storm damage experience “Like it never even happened!”

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Eliminate Odor in the Office

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

It's easy to get caught up in your office's daily operations, but odor is not something to be taken lightly. Pungent smells permeating every area of your office space after a disaster don't just happen overnight. It builds over time, and before you know it, your staff, clients, and vendors will start to notice it and associate your business with unfavorable odors and feelings. That's not a good look for your business during the first month of the year! The professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are equipped to handle all odor issues in the commercial space. We don't just eliminate surface odors- we understand that to conduct proper odor removal and deodorization techniques throughout your Green Hills business, we have to get to the root cause of the odor by penetrating the surfaces and removing the odor thoroughly. 

How Do We Use Our Advanced Technology To Eradicate Odors In Your Green Hills Business? 

  • We use air scrubbers and thermal air foggers, among other deodorization agents, to remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the water/fire damage restoration and cleanup procedures. 
  • OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be necessary to conduct adequate cleanup and damage restoration at your Green Hills office. We also use several deodorization techniques to remove odors from your property effectively. 
  • Our antimicrobial treatments and other disinfection products stop mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganism growth. 

What Commercial Restoration Services Do We Provide For Proper Upkeep Of Your Green Hills Office? 

  • Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned commercial cleaning program ensures a tailored approach to commercial cleaning and restoration by following the three C's. With over five decades of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, this program ushers in a higher standard of cleanliness for your Green Hills business. 
  • Our Commercial Large Loss Unit is our elite group of professionals who are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the US to handle water and fire damage scenarios of every size. Learn more about our CLLU here
  • SERVPRO also offers a host of building services that provide temporary protective measures immediately after fire and water damage. These services are meant to serve as a band-aid to the current problem while the cleanup and restoration process is underway. The last thing you want is further damage to your office space when your building has already gone through enough!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the advanced tools, 24-hour emergency response, and highly-trained team to ensure that your water or fire damage emergency is taken care of promptly and with the care you need. As a locally owned and operated business, we serve Nashville and all of its surrounding neighborhoods, including Belle Meade, West Nashville, and Downtown Nashville. Aside from the odors associated with water and fire damage, SERVPRO is trained to handle the distinct smells that come from mold and storm damage as well. If you need us to remediate your odor emergency, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are happy to help out Green Hills however we can!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What to Do if a Pipe Bursts in Your Apartment Complex

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

Accidents happen, but when a pipe bursts in your West End apartment complex, it’s easy to be taken aback by the flooding. When there are collapsed water supply lines and sudden pressure changes from cold weather (AKA frozen pipes), you may experience a pipe burst in your building. You may be able to detect an unhealthy pipe before it bursts. For example, if you notice swollen walls and cracked tiles, you might see a burst pipe in your future if you don’t call a group of trusted leaders in the restoration industry as soon as possible. Even though SERVPRO has a fast 24-hour emergency response, it still takes a few minutes to coordinate the right people with the right equipment to arrive on the scene once you give us notice. 

What Should You Do During The First Few Minutes Post-Water Damage While Waiting For Us?

  • Blotting and wiping excess water from all surfaces is a good first step instead of letting any extra moisture linger. As we all know, excess moisture leads to mold, so it’s better to start addressing all sources of moisture from the get-go. 
  • Gather loose items from floors and move them to a safe, dry area. 
  • Prop wet upholstery and cushions to let the fabric air out. 
  • For more quick tips to follow while waiting for SERVPRO, read more here!

How Can SERVPRO Care For Your Belongings After Your Apartment Experiences A Burst Pipe? 

SERVPRO provides several contents restoration options after water damage, including:

  • Dry cleaning: Before wet cleaning, dry cleaning is used to clean light residues. 
  • Foam cleaning: Some upholstery and fabric types can bleed or shrink during wet cleaning, so foam cleaning is a lighter cleaning method to prevent those situations. 
  • Immersion cleaning: Contents are dipped into an intensive cleaning product so they can be immersed in the product for an effective clean. 
  • Electronics cleanup: Electronics affected by water are very dangerous! Do NOT try turning on a device you suspect has been affected by water. SERVPRO will coordinate this type of cleanup until it is safe to turn your appliances back on. 
  • Document/Photograph Drying: Photos and other documents can be very flimsy when affected by water. You must take extreme caution before restoring papers and pictures. While some documents may not be restorable, SERVPRO can save time and money by investing our resources into what can be salvaged. 
  • And more!

Burst pipes are not uncommon during winter. Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to contract, leading to a burst pipe. While stressful, know that you have someone in your corner when you contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. Our highly trained technicians are IICRC-certified and equipped with the specialized knowledge needed to restore your West End apartment complex to its preloss condition. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391. As a locally owned and operated franchise, we are nearby and ready to help our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Deal with Fire Damage in Your Attic

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

Many people use their attics for storage because of the open space it provides. Attics are also known for temperature control and are very well insulated during winter. An electrical system malfunction is your attic's most common form of fire damage. When your Nashville home has an overloaded heating system, circuit breakers can crash and cause a fire that can start from your attic and spread throughout the house. It is critical to do a once-over on all your HVAC systems in the attic because that area of your home is often overlooked compared to the kitchen or the living room. Today, we will share some tips on how to handle the aftermath of fire damage in your attic and how you can maintain your HVAC system to prevent it from overheating. 

What Should You Do After A Fire In Your Attic?

  • Wear protective gear when cleaning your attic after a fire! Aside from goggles, you should wear gloves and knee pads for cramped areas. 
  • Open your attic windows to ventilate the space and allow fresh air into the room. 
  • Vacuuming the area to remove harmful materials like soot and ashes is a good thing to do while waiting for help to arrive. 
  • And, of course, keep your hands clean to avoid soiling upholstery and woodwork. According to the CDC, washing your hands for at least twenty seconds is an effective way to keep germs at bay. 

How Can You Take Care Of Your HVAC Systems To Prevent Them From Overheating?

  • If you hear strange hissing sounds coming from your heating unit, you should start paying attention to any other electrical problems with your HVAC system instead of labeling it as just another glitch. Ignoring a minor issue now could become a major problem and even cause permanent damage to your HVAC system.
  • Change your HVAC filters regularly! Your heating unit can regularly collect dust and grime over time, leading to poor air quality in your Nashville home. A good rule of thumb would be to change HVAC filters once a month to avoid this issue. 
  • Call the professionals to share their recommendations on cleaning your HVAC systems. SERVPRO is equipped to perform maintenance checks on your heating and cooling systems to ensure they are in good working order. Keeping these central units in your home clean prolongs the life of these systems and guarantees better air quality for you and your family. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are trusted leaders in the restoration industry with top-tier tools in our tool pack, decades of experience thanks to our constantly-evolving training programs, and speedy emergency response times. We believe in restoration over replacement because we know that you just can't replace some things. We can save you time during the insurance claims process by managing the paperwork while you get your home in order. As a locally owned and operated business with access to franchise resources, we provide the camaraderie of a local business with the expertise of a franchise. We are proud to take an active role in the Nashville community- if you need SERVPRO for fire damage cleanup and restoration in Music City, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We also specialize in commercial restoration and all water damage and mold scenarios. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Handle Mold Damage in Your Business' Bathroom

1/11/2023 (Permalink)

Your business has an image to uphold. When a water damage emergency takes over your Green Hills commercial property, your first course of action is to call a trusted restoration company immediately because it only takes a few hours for the effects of water damage to present itself. From there, mold containment is a priority, and any excess water is extracted from the property to ensure that all moisture sources are taken care of properly. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is committed to restoring your Green Hills business to its preloss condition!

What Should You Know About Mold Damage?

  • Mold spores are microscopic, so they'll float through any opening, including windows, doors, and HVAC systems. Sometimes, mold will attach to your clothes or even your pet's fur!
  • Your nose won't lie- if you smell a strong, musty odor in your bathroom, you may have just encountered mold!
  • Keeping indoor humidity levels below 45 percent is a good rule of thumb, as even higher-than-average humidity can aggravate mold growth. 

What Types Of Building Services Does SERVPRO Provide After Bathroom Mold Damage?

  • After mold damage, your next concern should be setting temporary measures to prevent further damage. This can range from placing roof tarps to boarding up to secure the property. 
  • SERVPRO can handle the initial mitigation and full-scale reconstruction. All you have to do is contact us, and we'll handle the entire process. 
  • We provide all of the following building services:
  • Drywall installation
  • Document drying
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Roofing Services
  • Floor Repairs
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • And more!

You may have heard advertisements say they can do away with mold altogether- this is false! There is always some mold in the environment, but they grow exponentially after water damage to your property. When you need a trusted group of restoration professionals who can promptly handle mold remediation, SERVPRO has got your back! If you need us, call us at (615) 242-9391. With over fifty years of experience in mold damage cleanup and remediation, acclaimed training programs, and state-of-the-art equipment that sets us above the rest, you can count on SERVPRO to make your water damage experience "Like it never even happened."

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What to Do When Snow Floods Your Home or Business

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

We are at the peak of winter, which means being mindful of concerns like snowstorms and the flooding that your Bellevue home or business can experience from that. The best course of action is prevention, of course, but the unexpected can happen no matter how much you prepare. If you experience water damage from a snowstorm, the first step you must take is to contact the right restoration company that specializes in water damage. From there, you need to set some safety measures in place while you're waiting for us to arrive on the scene. Once equipped with our cutting-edge technology, we work tirelessly to ensure that the cleanup and restoration process is so effective the effects of winter water damage will be "Like it never even happened!" 

What Immediate Steps Should You Take Following A Snowstorm? 

  • Once you've determined that it's safe enough to go inside the building, you should first remove excess water through blotting and mopping. 
  • If you see loose items on the floor, pick them up and place them in a safe, dry area. The same thing goes for art objects and other precious keepsakes. 
  • Coloring can easily smear after a flood, so removing colorful rugs from wet carpeting is essential. 
  • You can read about some more flooding emergency tips here

How Can Our Top-Tier Technology Mitigate Your Water Damage Emergency More Efficiently? 

We are big believers in using the latest technology to mitigate water damage more efficiently at SERVPRO! These past few decades have brought rapid technological advancement spanning several industries, including disaster restoration and cleanup. We have equipment for every stage of the water damage restoration and cleanup process

  • Moisture Detection and Measurement
  • Infrared cameras detect water in places that aren't visible to the naked eye. 
  • Hygrometers and other sensitive moisture detectors measure water saturation throughout your Bellevue business. 
  • Water Extraction:
  • Excess water is extracted through gas-powered pumps. 
  • Portable extraction units are the primary tools we use to remove gallons of water efficiently. 
  • Drying:
  • Our industrial-strength air movers allow moisture from walls, ceilings, and floors to evaporate faster. 
  • The drying process is often overlooked after water extraction. Adequate drying prevents furniture and walls from swelling, a common effect of water damage. Our high-powered dehumidifiers pull water vapor from the air for more efficient drying. 
  • Odor Removal/Deodorization:
  • You may smell a damp, musty odor post-water damage which is often a sign of mold. If you need mold remediation services, SERVPRO not only takes care of it, but we also rid your property of invasive odors caused by water and mold damage. 
  • Our air scrubbers and thermal foggers remove airborne contaminants during the cleanup process, which helps control and maintain healthy air quality during restoration. 

According to NWS data over the past decade, Nashville gets a little over four feet of snow on average, with last year's snowfall going above average at over five feet. While we may not get as much snow as our northern neighbors, four feet of snow is insignificant, meaning you should pay attention to the effects of snow flooding your Bellevue home or business. If prolonged, the moisture from a snowstorm flooding your property can lead to mold, which is a whole other can of worms. If you need our expertise this snowy season, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. You can count on us to get you through this calamity!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

We're Available 24/7 to Help You

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

There's a saying that goes, "time and tide wait for no one," but a natural disaster has that same quality! Since fire, water, storm, and mold damage doesn't wait on anyone, you need a restoration company that is available outside the regular 9-5 and can arrive on to the scene at a moment's notice. You can count on SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville to come to your Belle Meade home or business no matter what time of day it is- whether it's the crack of dawn or the dead of night. Several cleaning and restoration situations require immediate action for your property to return to its pre-disaster condition. 

What Should You Know About SERVPRO's 24/7 Emergency Response?

  • If you are experiencing water damage, you should know that in minutes, water will absorb into all surfaces, and furniture finishes may bleed. 
  • If you wait an hour or longer, you'll notice that drywall will start to swell, and a musty odor will permeate your Belle Meade home or business. 
  • Water and fire are incredibly invasive, so when you call SERVPRO, we begin the cleanup process immediately before we start the restoration timeline. Cleanup and restoration have a symbiotic relationship: cleanup without restoration solves the problem temporarily, whereas restoration without cleanup goes into the nitty gritty without addressing the surface-level issues. 

How Can We Leverage Our Commercial Large Loss Unit To Serve Belle Meade's Residents? 

  • SERVPRO's Commercial Large Loss Unit is composed of the best in restoration. With over 2,040 strategically-positioned franchises across the US and Canada, you can bet that there's a SERVPRO near where you live and work, so you never have to wait too long for that signature green van to arrive. 
  • This special unit has access to local command centers, giving us the resources to mobilize them. With that and the expert training that the CCLU gets before being sent out into the field, no disaster is too big, and no task is too small. 
  • Some clients who have benefited from the CCLU include:

Many fire and water damage restoration situations require you to be conscious of time. The sooner you call for help, the sooner the restoration process can go underway, and you won't have to worry about the long-term damage that can happen due to waiting too long to call the pros. As recipients of the Angie's List Super Service Award, we take special care to prioritize customer service in every situation because we know you must be going through a tough time post-disaster. If you need water, fire, storm, or mold damage restoration services in Belle Meade, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that's easier for you. We are proud to continue serving our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preparing Your Business for the New Year

12/28/2022 (Permalink)

The holidays have passed, and we’re almost into a new year. While many countries celebrate welcoming the new year differently, one common theme that remains constant in nearly every new year tradition is making way for something new and improved. You can apply this same principle to preparing your Nashville commercial property for the new year. Whether your business is recovering from a natural disaster or you simply want to call the pros for commercial cleaning services before the new year, there’s no better restoration company for the job than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville

What Types Of Commercial Cleaning Services Do We Provide In Music City? 

  • We can provide cleaning services for your business that are as expansive as removing biohazard contaminants to cleaning restaurant hoods. The dirt and grime that can accumulate over time without adequate maintenance take their toll!
  • If your air ducts and HVAC systems need some extra TLC this winter, SERVPRO does a routine inspection for all your ventilation systems because we know that keeping them clean will extend their lifespan. This, in turn, saves you money in the long run instead of having to replace your heating or air conditioning because they’re too far gone. 
  • If you need your ceilings, walls, and floors cleaned, we offer cleaning services that fit the bill for those areas of your Nashville business. Our industry-approved cleaning agents and timeless methods are sure to restore your surfaces without having to repaint or refinish these areas.  

How Else Can You Prepare Your Nashville Business For The New Year?

  • A new year can also bring in new germs if you’re not careful- always wearing gloves and washing your hands afterward is a good habit to cultivate as we’re still in flu season
  • A small vacuum on hand helps reach into tight spaces where dust and dirt can easily gather and just as easily be forgotten. 
  • You should have already come up with a business plan for 2023, but you can use this time to make any finishing touches to your business plan, so you have a solid idea of where you see your business going next year. 

At SERVPRO, we provide you with round-the-clock emergency restoration services because you need professionals who will respond quickly during times of crisis. Our disaster recovery teams are strategically positioned across the United States and Canada. You never have to wait too long after calling us because you can count on a SERVPRO local to that area to be nearby. As a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, we take customer service seriously and ensure top-quality commercial cleaning services so you can welcome the new year stress-free. Contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are happy to have served our Nashville neighbors another year!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.