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Fortify Your Business Against Winter's Wrath

11/29/2023 (Permalink)

Nashville residents are fairly used to severe weather with all the tornadoes we experience, and winter storms shouldn't be underestimated either. Luckily, there are ways that you can secure your business to protect it from the elements. Here are some SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville recommended ways to reinforce and protect your business for winter.

Keeping Your Building Safe And Warm During Winter

  • Seal Cracks And Gaps: If your windows are not properly sealed, water and snow can possibly seep through them. It is also important to check for and seal gaps in your exterior walls or basement. It may also be a good idea to invest in impact windows so you are guarded from storm damage year round.
  • Be Aware of Winter Storm Warnings: Keeping an eye on your local weather forecast can make all the difference during an emergency. Downloading a reliable weather app to your phone can help alert you of winter weather activity in your area. Being prepared for severe winter weather can make all the difference for you and your employees.
  • Check Insurance Policies: Make sure to check your businesses insurance policies, for not all of them cover every type of weather disaster. If your coverage does not cover winter storms, consider expanding your policy.
  • Prepare Your Team: To ensure a successful recovery from any setbacks due to winter storms, it’s essential that you create a plan that will help protect your business’s assets and employees. Running drills and making sure everyone is aware of what to do during a severe storm will put everyone's mind at ease in case of an emergency.
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes: To prevent frozen pipes, insulate areas that aren’t heated, such as crawl spaces and add foam insulation or heat tape to particularly vulnerable pipes. Leaving the water running at a slow drip can also help prevent pipes from bursting during freezing temperatures.

How SERVPRO Can Help With Winter Storm Damage

  • Streamlined Process: The last thing you need after experiencing a winter storm is for secondary damage to occur. That is why SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville will tarp and board up your business should any windows or exterior walls become damaged. We will survey the storm's impact and make a restoration plan accordingly, making sure to keep the structural integrity of your business in mind.
  • Timely Response: Time is of the essence when a disaster strikes. That is why our team members are ready 24/7 to help with storm or water damage restoration. Our rapid response times save you money and worry in the long run.
  • Extensive Resources: SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville prides itself on maintaining state of the art disaster restoration equipment that is ready to be used to repair your business. We can also bring in equipment from other franchises if needed on larger commercial jobs. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. 

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can be reached at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for all of your storm damage needs. Restoration is just one call away when you work with SERVPRO. Don’t let winter storm damage get in the way of having an enjoyable holiday!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preserving Your Possessions After a Fire

11/22/2023 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire can compromise your sense of safety, destroy important documents and precious sentimental items. If your belongings are salvageable, it is important to preserve them with care. Our technicians at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville care about our community, which is why we take every step to restore your home and belongings after a fire. Keep reading to learn more about how to preserve your possessions after a fire, and how SERVPRO can help. 

What Can Be Saved After A Fire

The first step after fire damage is to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. Be sure not to enter the affected area until it has been deemed safe!

  • Some materials in and constructing your home can be saved after a fire if they have not sustained heavy damage or come into direct contact with the fire. The list may surprise you, which includes: 
    • Clothes, Bedding Towels
    • Curtains and Upholstery
    • Glass and Ceramic
    • Hardwood Floors
  • Other belongings should be thrown away after a fire as their safety can no longer be guaranteed. These include:
    • Cosmetics
    • Medicine
    • Canned, boxed, and perishable foods

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville, we understand the immense emotional weight that fire damage can have on you and your family. That is why we do everything in our power to make sure that your belongings can be returned to their original condition. 

  • Assessment: Upon arrival, we will walk through your property and survey the extent of the fire damage. This includes checking the structural integrity of your home, which can be compromised by a fire. Water damage will also have to be accounted for, as water likely was used to put out the fire. A number of our specialty technicians will be on site, including: 
    • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Soot & Smoke Removal: We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces, which in turn eliminates lingering odors of smoke from your home. 
  • Sanitization: Our cleaning process is specific to the items being sanitized and is thorough to prevent health risks in the future. Here are some of the processes we employ during cleanup: 
    • Dry Cleaning: Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
    • Wet Cleaning: A cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
    • Spray and Wipe: For items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
    • Foam Cleaning: Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
    • Abrasive Cleaning: Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
    • Immersion Cleaning: Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
  • Restoration: Working off of a “restore vs. replace” approach means that everything that can be repaired in your home will be. This mentality saves you time and money in the long run, and you can gain some peace of mind knowing what can be brought back to its pre-fire condition will be. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help in times of trouble. Call (615) 242-9391 day or night for help with fire damage restoration. Our team is experienced and ready to aid in a tough situation! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Renovate Your Apartment Complex With SERVPRO

11/15/2023 (Permalink)

If your apartment complex has experienced wear and tear in the past few years, it may be worth considering renovation. Did you know that SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville can help revive your apartment complex? Keep reading to find out more about our renovation offerings!

Common Apartment Complex Maintenance Needs

  • Cleaning: Apartment complexes see a lot of traffic everyday. SERVPRO cleaning services go beyond the coverage of a normal janitorial staff, targeting stubborn dirt in carpet or upholstery, and removing odors from your property. 
  • Water Damage Restoration: Apartment water damage can come quickly in a rush or linger in the form of a leak in hard to reach areas. Whatever type of water damage you are dealing with, it is important to make sure that you address it as soon as possible. Water damage can cause structural damage to your apartment building, and lead to a build up of allergens or other health and safety problems. 
  • Mold Remediation: Where there is moisture, mold is likely to follow. If you suspect your apartment complex is harboring mold, it is crucial to contact SERVPRO to contain and eliminate the mold to keep you and your apartment residents safe. 
  • Storm Damage Restoration: Tornadoes can strike often and without much warning in Nashville. If your apartment is in need of repair, contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville for help! 

SERVPRO Commercial Restoration Services

  • Painting and Drywall: Whether your renovation needs are cosmetic or structural, SERVPRO can help! We offer painting services and drywall removal. 
  • Storage: Renovations require a lot of moving parts, that is why we offer temporary warehouse storage for our clients. 
  • Flooring: Is your flooring damaged and in need of a refresh? Our team offers marble floor repair, carpet installation, and tile repair, so your flooring can look good as new! 
  • Furniture Restoration: When we rework an apartment, no detail gets left behind! If the furniture in your space needs to be refurbished, we are more than happy to help restore it using top of the line equipment and techniques. 

There isn’t much the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville haven’t dealt with before, or a job too large for our experts to take care of.  Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 if you’re in need of help with your apartment renovations! We are happy to help make your space look its best. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Getting Your Condominium Ready for a Downpour

11/15/2023 (Permalink)

When it rains it pours in Nashville, and such downpours can cause headaches if your property is not prepared for them. There are steps you can take to alleviate the damage caused by rainstorms to your condominium, and should you experience storm damage, know that SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is just one call away! 

Rainstorm Preparedness Tips

  • Stay aware of the weather situation in your area. Nashville is prone to tornadoes, so it is a good idea to have alerts on your phone for severe weather warnings of any kind. 
  • Make sure your windows and doors are properly sealed. Water can get into your condo through cracks in the windows or doors, so it is a good idea to properly maintain them to prevent flooding.
  • If you are expecting a severe thunderstorm in your area, consider chaining down your outdoor furniture or bringing it inside so that it cannot break the windows or get knocked over should the winds pick up.
  • Drainage or sewage issues can become heightened during a storm. Make sure that your plumbing is working properly and not leaking before a storm, and if it is not, be sure to get in contact with SERVPRO or your building’s maintenance crew to address these issues. 

The SERVPRO Storm Damage Restoration Process

Even with proper preparation, storm damage can sometimes take a toll. That is why SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here with the equipment and know-how to get your condominium back to normal! 

  • Rapid Response: Once we receive your call, our team members will be dispatched and headed to your condo for aid. Time is of the essence when it comes to storm damage, particularly that caused by flooding! 
  • Tarp Services: When there are broken windows involved, rain and other debris can find its way into your condo. That is why we will board up the area to ensure nothing else can damage your property. 
  • Cleanup: It is important to do a thorough cleaning job after a storm, so that any broken glass or other debris is picked up and cannot cause harm. We also offer temporary storage services if you need to get furniture refurbished or moved out of the way for restoration. 
  • Restoration: Our SERVPRO team prides itself in being an expert in restoration services. We are adept at repairing drywall, carpet, tile, and more, and will work with you to ensure you’re aware of each step of the process. Experiencing damage to your property can be stressful, but with SERVPRO on your side, you can expect things to get back to normal quickly and professionally!

You can count on SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville for aid during a severe rainstorm. Our team members are ready 24/7 at (615) 242-9391 for help with storm damage. SERVPRO is here to make it like your disaster “never even happened. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

When Disaster Hits, Call SERVPRO

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

When you are faced with flooding, fire, or storm damage in your home or business, it can be difficult to know what to do. How do you ensure the safety and well-being of your family or workers when restoration work needs to be done? SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help in such distressing times. Our team is well-versed in disaster recovery and will have your property back to normal quickly and professionally. 

What Type of Disasters Can SERVPRO Respond To? 

  • Water Damage: Flooding, whether from a natural disaster or a broken pipe, water damage can wreak havoc on your home or business, damaging important paperwork and precious belongings. It is vital to respond quickly to water damage, which is where SERVPRO’s speedy response can make all the difference. 
  • Biohazards: Biohazards can be highly dangerous and should not be handled without protective gear or the proper training. SERVPRO is here to help with a variety of biohazards and return your space to a clean and safe environment. 
  • Fire Damage: Fire damage can leave severe damage on a property, including water damage from the efforts to put out the fire. SERVPRO can handle the various types of damage created by a fire and also remove the lingering odors of smoke to ensure the air quality of your property is safe. 
  • Mold Remediation: When leaks or hidden moisture strike your property, there is a chance that mold is growing. A mold infestation of any kind can shut down your business or make your home unsafe for you and your family. SERVPRO technicians can prohibit the spread of mold and remediate it, returning your property to its pre-mold condition. 
  • Storm Damage: Storms in Nashville can strike suddenly with great force, making your property vulnerable to the elements. SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville can help in these scenarios with swift cleanup and restoration! 

The SERVPRO Difference

  • Professional Team: Our highly trained team members have seen many different types of disasters and go through continuing education courses to improve their knowledge of best cleanup and restoration practices. We are IICRC certified to ensure that we deliver the highest quality work every time. 
  • Multiple Franchises: With over 2100 franchises across the country, we can call upon resources from other SERVPRO locations for aid in an emergency. No job is too large for SERVPRO. 
  • State of the Art Equipment: Staying on top of industry developments means that we are constantly learning about new equipment and cleanup practices. Using top-of-the-line devices and techniques to keep your property clean, structurally sound, and test for contaminants, mold, and other allergens, we can make sure we get the job done right, keeping your property safe and sound for you and those you care about. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is available 24/7 at (615) 242-9391 for all of your disaster recovery needs. We take our job as restoration experts very seriously and do our best to help the community in times of trouble. SERVPRO. Like it never even happened. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How To Revive Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

Hardwood floors are a beautiful aspect of any home, and if you are lucky enough to have them, you want to preserve them. Unfortunately, there are sometimes accidents or natural disasters that are out of our control and can affect your hardwood floors. When you experience flooding, it is important to act quickly to keep your home in good shape. Here is some advice for caring for hardwood floors after water damage, but keep in mind that SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to handle the water damage restoration process! 

Salvaging Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

  • Determine the source of the water and make sure to cut it off before taking any further steps. Once the water is off, surveying the damage is an integral step towards salvaging your hardwood floors after water damage. Be careful at this point in the process! Slip and fall risks are some of the most common injuries that occur after flooding. 
  • Water damage can affect the integrity of your hardwood floors, so drying is the most important part of the process. Using a dehumidifier can help with drying, but if you have standing water, it is best to contact SERVPRO to rapidly get the water out with minimal damage. 
  • The finish on your hardwood floors may need to be redone at this step. It is also important to keep an eye on the floors after they have dried: if you see the floor cupping or crowning at this stage, it is wise to contact a professional hardwood installer. 

 Professional SERVPRO Restoration Difference

While it is tempting to take care of your home yourself, trust that in the long run, your hardwood floors will be better off with professional care. At SERVPRO, we believe in doing right by our community, helping keep restoration costs and repair time low throughout our process. 

  • Industry-Approved Drying Techniques: especially when dealing with a large volume of water, you’ll want to call in the professionals. Our team members will use specialized equipment to make sure that all of the moisture has been dried, preventing further damage and removing the water quickly. 
  • Thorough Assessment: Our highly trained team members will determine the extent of the water damage in your home. You may not realize that the damage may be beyond what you can see, causing mold growth or structural damage to your property.
  • Professional Restoration: The team at SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is composed of experts in restoration who are used to working with delicate or sensitive materials. We pride ourselves on a “repair vs. replace” approach, which means that we work to restore your home to its pre-damage condition unless it is absolutely necessary to replace materials or belongings. 

There isn’t much the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville haven’t dealt with before. We are here to help with water damage of every kind and can help bring your hardwood floors to their original beauty after flooding. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 if you’re in need of help after water damage! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preparing For Fall Storms

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

Nashville, Tennessee, can be the epicenter of some intense storms. While the main tornado season in Tennessee is in the spring, there is also an uptick in tornadoes from mid-October through November. With the cold added new risk factors to the storm season, here is some advice from SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville on preparing your home or business for fall storms

What Kinds of Storm Damage Occur In The Fall? 

  • Trees can be more brittle in the winter and fall months, and with leaves falling, there may be much more potential for debris in your area. Be sure to keep your yard tidy and cut off any loose tree limbs that could become hazardous in strong winds.
  • Early-season snow storms or freezing temperatures can catch Nashville residents by surprise. Be cautious of sudden drops in temperature, for these can bring about frozen and burst pipes. 
  • In the fall, people may not be as guarded as they would be in the spring or winter about storms. Severe thunderstorms can still occur during the fall and cause detrimental effects on the community. Make sure that you have a safety plan in place that you continue to review regularly, and check if things in your household have changed since the springtime. It is always a good idea to make sure your windows and doors are sealed properly, and be sure to refresh your emergency supplies, and make sure you have batteries for a radio and flashlight, just in case! 

How SERVPRO Handles Fall Storm Response

    • Extensive Resources: SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has access to equipment and personnel from over 2180 SERVPRO franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.
  • Experience: Our team members have years of experience in disaster restoration, so there isn’t much we haven’t seen. We understand how stressful storm damage can be for you as a home or business owner, so we will take every step to ensure your safety and peace of mind in a swift and thorough restoration job. 
  • Preventing Secondary Damage: Our rapid response time is what allows us to make sure that what can be restored will be restored. Upon arrival, we will assess the extent of the storm damage and put up tarps and board up windows if needed. This will prevent the elements from entering your space and causing more damage. If there is flooding, we will cut the source of the water and work on removing and drying the space as quickly as possible to prevent structural damage and mold growth. 

We know that dealing with storm damage can be difficult, especially during what should be a festive time of year. That is why we strive to do everything possible to alleviate your stress during the restoration process. Do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville team at (615) 242-9391 or on our website for help with fall storm damage. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Ensure a Safe and Enjoyable Fall Bonfire

11/1/2023 (Permalink)

Fall just might be the perfect time of year–it isn’t too cold but not too hot, and the leaf change in Nashville is an incredible sight to see. Unfortunately, fallen leaves and tree branches make for a more hazardous time of year when it comes to fires. While you can safely enjoy a fall bonfire, there are some precautions that you should take to ensure the safety of you, your loved ones, and the community. As fire damage restoration experts, we have seen the effects of fire damage and want you to avoid these risks! Here are some fire safety tips from our team at SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville

Bonfire Safety Tips

  • Choose a level location for your bonfire and make sure all leaves, sticks, and other flammable objects are removed from the area before starting the fire. Also, ensure that you are at least 25 feet away from any buildings or structures, like a house or shed, and also from anything flammable such as bushes or trees. 
  • Do not use gasoline or any other flammable liquids to start the bonfire. Opt for small sticks, branches, or pieces of newspaper to let the fire grow.
  • Never leave a fire unattended! Always have an adult watching the fire, and keep children and pets at least three feet away from the flames at all times. Never leave them alone with the fire!
  • Always keep a shovel and sand and/or a bucket of water nearby to put out the fire once you’re ready. It is imperative that you are absolutely sure the fire is completely out before leaving the area. Be sure that all of the embers are completely gone! 

Other Fall Fire Damage Risks

  • Ignoring burn bans: Fall is an especially dry season, and to account for this, burn bans are issued via local news or weather apps when conditions are especially dry and windy. High or even moderate winds can carry embers and start a wildfire, so it is important to be aware of weather conditions before you consider starting a bonfire. 
  • Holiday Decorations: While it is wonderful to be festive during this time of year, it is important to do so safely. Be sure to check decorative lights for safety certifications, and keep decor away from open flames or heat sources, such as light bulbs. Make sure that you aren’t overloading outlets during this time. 
  • Candles: The fall and winter are the coziest time to use candles as long as you are doing so responsibly. Never leave a candle unattended, and keep it far away from any loose fabric or flammable materials. When you are done using the candle, be sure to use a candle snuffer to prevent hot wax from splattering. 
  • Heating and Cooking: People are indoors, cooking more and heating their homes during the fall and winter. These situations can lead to house fires and are among some of the most common causes of them. Be sure to never leave heating devices or cooking unattended, and make sure that you keep flammable materials away from hot objects. 

Our SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville team wishes you a fun and safe start to your holiday season. We offer advice to prevent fire damage whenever possible, but we are also here to help in the unfortunate case of a fire. We can be reached at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for fire damage restoration services

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Steps To Take After Discovering A Leak In Your Restaurant

10/26/2023 (Permalink)

Discovering a leak in your restaurant can be an added nuisance on the list of to-dos that you already have to navigate. A leak of any size should be taken seriously, for water damage can cause significant structural problems to your business or create unsafe health conditions that could lead to the closure of your restaurant for a significant period of time. With SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville’s rapid response times and professionalism, you can trust that a simple leak will be taken care of before it becomes a bigger problem. Here are some tips for what to do if you should find a leak in your Nashville restaurant.

First Steps To Take After Finding a Leak

  • The first step is to figure out where the water is coming from and turn off the water that may be supplying the leak. If you cannot find the source of the water, our SERVPRO team members will find it upon arrival!  
  • Try to carefully contain or dry the water using towels or mops, and protect furniture by removing and propping up any wet upholstery and wiping excess water from wood furniture. 
  • In a restaurant, you’re used to having to be quick on your feet but standing water can be especially dangerous. Be wary of slip and fall risks or electrical hazards. These are the foremost dangers that arise from water damage!

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville Water Damage Response

  • Speedy Arrival: As disaster response professionals, we know that every second counts when it comes to commercial water damage. That is why our technicians will be on the move and on the way from the moment we get your call. 
  • Assessment: We will start by finding the source of the water and shut it off if it has not been already, and then survey the extent of the damage to determine our approach. Unfortunately, where there is moisture, it is likely that mold will follow. Mold should be taken seriously, as it can cause a myriad of health issues for your workers and guests, and we will address this possibility accordingly through our mold remediation process.
  • Water Removal: Water removal devices will be used to dry the area. Depending on the amount of water, vacuums and pumps will be used, and then air movers will be brought in to dry out the more stubborn and hard-to-reach moisture.  
  • Cleaning: Sanitization is incredibly important in a water damage situation, especially in a restaurant. When your commercial business is cleaned by SERVPRO, trust that all restorable items and structures will be sanitized and repaired to their original state. 

Your restaurant is your livelihood, and so much depends on it. Our SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville team understands this significance and is available 24/7 at (615) 242-9391 to help with water damage restoration. Don’t hesitate in times of need, contact us to get your business back to normal as soon as possible! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preventing Water Damage To Your Office

10/25/2023 (Permalink)

Your office is your place of business. It likely houses a lot of important documents, paperwork, technology, and equipment that you need to keep in tip-top shape. What happens when disaster strikes? Whether it is a broken pipe or a heavy rainstorm, water damage to your office can have tumultuous effects on your day-to-day operations. This situation is stressful, but that is why SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help pick up the pieces. Let’s discuss water damage risks to look out for and also how SERVPRO can specifically help with water damage restoration to your Nashville office. 

What Are Some Water Damage Risks Present In My Office? 

  • Broken or Faulty Pipes: Checking your building regularly for older or corroding pipes can save you a world of trouble in the long haul. During the winter months, it is especially important to let faucets drip to lower the chances of pipes freezing and bursting! 
  • Severe Weather: Nashville is no stranger to severe storms. Flooding can wreak havoc on local businesses, and severe rain can come in through unsealed windows and doors. Making sure your office is protected from the elements can be as simple as maintaining the entrances and openings in which water can get through. The last thing you want after experiencing a severe storm is to come to work and find water damage! 
  • Malfunctioning Sprinkler Systems: Sprinkler systems can make all the difference during a fire, but if they go off accidentally, they can cause headaches and loss of important documents. This kind of malfunction is more common in older sprinkler systems, so regular maintenance is a key way to avoid such incidents. 
  • Clogged Gutters: When gutters are backed up, the water will have nowhere to go but back into and down the sides of your business. Cleaning them regularly will make sure that water is directed away from your property when it rains.

SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Restoration

    • Move-Out / Pack-Out: In the case of extensive cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage. Getting important documents and technology to a secure, dry location will allow us to begin the restoration and drying process for your home and also your damaged belongings. 
    • No Job Too Large: Our rapid response times allow us to make a swift assessment of the extent of your restoration needs. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division consists of pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the nation to handle any size disaster. We know clear communication is key during a large restoration project: that’s why large loss projects are supervised by a commercial operations manager.
  • From Water Removal to Restoration: Our SERVPRO professionals will be on-site as soon as possible, ready to assess the damage and work to remove water and excess moisture. You can count on us to make the appropriate calls at each stage of the drying, sanitization, and restoration process. Whether your business needs drywall and flooring repair or reconstruction, know that working with SERVPRO every step of the way will keep your costs low and your return high. 

We know that dealing with water damage can bring about much confusion and many questions. Do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville team at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for inquiries about our water damage restoration services! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How SERVPRO Helps You Rebuild Your Business After A Fire

10/18/2023 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire in your business can be devastating. Your business is your livelihood. How do you know where to begin with recovery? Calling SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville will put the restoration motions into place. Let’s discuss some of the common causes of commercial fires and how SERVPRO can help you get back to business should you experience one. 

What Are Some Common Causes of Commercial Fires? 

  • Kitchen Fires: Whether your commercial building is a restaurant or not, the presence of kitchen equipment increases the chances of a fire breaking out. Flammable oils, high temperatures, and gas and electrical equipment that is faulty or unsupervised can all create a risk of fire. Everyone using cooking appliances within your business should be aware of fire safety protocols and fire prevention tips. 
  • Electrical Issues: Faults with electrical systems can be caused by age, improper wiring, installation, or mishandling. During the winter months, rates of fires tend to spike because of heaters that malfunctioned or were placed close to flammable materials. Keeping your business safe means being diligent about maintaining the electrical equipment that keeps it running.  
  • Arson: Unfortunately, sometimes a fire is completely out of your control. If you are the victim of arson or vandalism, know that SERVPRO can help you get through this distressing time. In case of all fires, it is important to document the damage and contact your insurance company for reimbursement. 

SERVPRO’s Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire can bring multiple types of damage to the same property. Water damage from putting out the fire must be addressed, as well as the smoke and soot that has been left behind. SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is prepared to handle all of these issues and others that may arise. With 2170 franchises available to access all over the country, no commercial job is too large for us to handle. 

  • Water Removal: Water damage from sprinkler systems or firefighters can cause secondary damage if not removed quickly. We begin drying the affected area immediately using vacuums and then dehumidifiers and air movers to complete the drying process. 
  • Smoke and Soot Cleaning: Inhaling smoke and soot is dangerous for your health, so all traces must be eliminated to ensure your business is safe to operate again. We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 
  • Odor Removal: The smell of smoke can permeate buildings after a fire, leaving an unpleasant reminder of a terrible event. SERVPRO has the technology not to mask odors but to extract them at the source, eliminating them completely.
  • Fire Damage Restoration: After a fire, all you want is for your business to look and operate as normal. With SERVPRO, we will go the extra mile to get you there. Whether this means replacing drywall and carpet or rebuilding multiple areas, know that no commercial building or disaster is too big for SERVPRO to handle. 

Fire damage is scary and brings uncertainty, but the recovery process doesn’t have to be. Call (615) 242-9391 or visit our website for more information about our fire damage restoration services. Your business is in good hands when you call SERVPRO!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Your Local Restoration Experts: SERVPRO's Community Dedication

10/18/2023 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we know that fire, mold, and water damage can be distressing and cause severe damage to the most personal of spaces: your home and your business. It is impossible to function as usual when your safety and security have been compromised. That is why our team works rapidly and diligently to bring your property back to its original state. As your trusted Nashville restoration experts, we take pride in giving you your peace of mind back after a disaster. 

What Kind of Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

  • Storm Damage: Nashville’s high annual rainfall, unfortunately, makes for prime conditions for flooding and storm damage to homes and businesses. We’ve restored many properties from storm damage over the years and know that time is of the essence when it comes to minimizing the storm’s impact. That is why SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is on call 24/7 to respond to storm and flooding conditions. We are invested in keeping you safe! 
  • Water Damage: Water damage from broken pipes, flooding, storms, or other sources can be the source of structural damage and other headaches. No matter the source of water damage, SERVPRO is here to help. We will determine the source of the water, stop the flooding, and begin the drying process as soon as possible to prevent secondary damage. 
  • Fire Damage: Experiencing a fire is a scary situation no one wants to be in. SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has the training and expertise to help you through this challenging time. Specialized fire damage restoration and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle both the damage from the fire as well as the water damage from the firefighting efforts, and we can quickly restore your home to its pre-fire condition, helping you continue with your lives.
  • Mold Remediation: Mold growth can have negative impacts on the health of your family, employees, and customers. If you suspect your home or business has the beginning signs of mold growth, be sure to reach out to SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville. Our professionals will come out to assess your property and use specialized equipment to remediate your mold infestation and restore your home or business to its pre-mold growth condition.

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville: Restoration You Can Trust

Our technicians are community-focused, bringing care and dedication to each job. It is why you see the amazing results that you do, with clear communication, empathy, and explanations along the way. Why else are we great at what we do? The education, training, and equipment available to SERVPRO professionals make all the difference. 

  • Education: From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, you can be certain that SERVPRO technicians are well-equipped to care for your property. Our training program includes the following:
    • IICRC Training
    • Employee Certification Training
    • Initial Franchise Training
    • e-Learnings
    • Continuing Education Classes
  • Equipment: The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition with expertise and great attention to detail. We use top-of-the-line moisture detection equipment, drying equipment, and sanitizing agents to make sure your property is clean and rid of excess moisture after exposure to water from firefighting or flooding, stopping potential mold growth in its tracks. When it comes to restoration, our team operates on a “restore vs. replace” approach. This philosophy not only saves you money, it means that whatever we can salvage from your home or business after disaster, we will.

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is proud to serve our Nashville community, helping them feel safe and assured each day. Do not hesitate to reach out at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for any type of restoration services! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How SERVPRO Tackles Commercial Cleaning Challenges

10/11/2023 (Permalink)

Your commercial building goes through the natural wear and tear that many buildings endure. Sometimes a little extra cleaning is needed beyond what your everyday janitorial staff can do. Here are some of the common commercial cleaning challenges that business owners face and how SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help alleviate them. 

What Are Some Overlooked Commercial Cleaning Needs? 

  • HVAC Cleaning: If you have had poor indoor air quality at your business, your HVAC system may be the culprit. Regular HVAC maintenance is key to keeping the air in your business free of dust, pollen, and other allergens. 
  • Odors: Odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure and make for an unpleasant experience for workers and patrons, and masking the scent won’t work with a persistent odor problem. That’s why you need an experienced cleaning team that is able to find and eliminate the source of odors with the proper science and technology. 
  • Carpets and Upholstery: Clean, refreshed carpets and upholstery can make all the difference when you walk into a room. Both your workers and clients will find your business to be a more welcoming and vibrant space if you keep your carpets clean. Professional carpet cleaning will brighten up your space and make it seem like new! 
  • Ceiling and Walls: You may not think about it, but the ceiling and walls of your business are constantly being exposed to dirt and dust. SERVPRO technicians can refresh your ceilings and walls without repainting so that your business looks pristine. 

The SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Difference

  • Equipment: At SERVPRO, we take pride in bringing the best technology and equipment to the job with us every time. By using OSHA-approved cleaning agents, we can clean and remove odors and/or contaminants from your property.
  • Experience and Training: When you call on SERVPRO, trust that you are reaching out to the most trusted cleaning and restoration technicians in the business. SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors, and we are constantly continuing our education on best cleaning and sanitization practices. When it comes to carpet and upholstery cleaning, we offer a variety of different carpet cleaning methods: 
    • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short-piled carpets.
    • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
    • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
    • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
    • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.
  • Professionals You Can Trust: Sometimes cleaning needs are more serious than odor removal or refreshing walls or carpet. When you have a serious cleaning job, such as biohazards, a crime scene, or vandalism, know that you can call upon SERVPRO for a professional and empathetic helping hand. We know that these kinds of situations can be frightening or emotionally taxing, which is why we are here to help.

At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we know the difference a detailed cleaning job can make on the everyday experience of working in your business. Just give us a call at (615) 242-9391 for further questions about our cleaning services. We look forward to making your business feel like new! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Assessing and Addressing Storm Damage to Your Property

10/11/2023 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be brutal to deal with. The chaos and confusion of debris, lost or damaged items, and flooding can be overwhelming. One of the first steps you should take after a severe storm is calling SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville. Our team has dealt with many storms before, and we can assess the damage and begin working to return your home to its original condition. 

Where Do I Start When Addressing Storm Damage? 

  • Before you leave your home, check the local weather to make sure that your area is safe. Even if the storm has passed, avoid going out to survey damage at night. You won’t be able to see hazards that may be in your way! 
  • Beware of loose tree branches, broken glass, loose nails, and other forms of debris. Also, avoid standing water, especially if they are near downed power lines. Always assume that downed power lines are energized. Keep children and pets inside or away from hazards. 
  • If you discover damage to your home or business, call your insurance company. You will likely need to document the damage before anything has been moved so that you can be compensated. 

How SERVPRO Can Help With Storm Damage Restoration

  • Assessment: While you may have conducted your own review of your property, there may be hidden damage that our experts will be able to spot. Structural damage or water leaks may understandably go unnoticed by you in the chaos after a storm, but our professionals will be able to conduct a thorough assessment of your property to make sure that every bit of damage is addressed. 
  • Preventing Secondary Damage: In case of broken windows or holes in your roof, our experts will board up windows and put up tarps to make sure that your home or business is safe from the elements throughout restoration. 
  • Cleaning: Our team will work diligently to clean your property of hazards and flooding. In case of standing water, we will use high-powered vacuums to pump water out and then dry the area using the optimum amount of air movers for the properties moisture levels. 
  • Repair & Restoration: Our team works on a “restore vs. replace” approach. This means that whatever we can repair or restore, we will. Bringing in new materials is expensive and overlooks the sentimental value of your belongings and property. Our SERVPRO team is community-focused and knows how much your home or business means to you. That is why we work so hard to bring your property back to its pre-storm condition, no matter how severe the damage was. 

When you experience storm damage, you want experts on your side that are detail-oriented and experienced. You want to work with SERVPRO. Do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team at (615) 242-9391 for storm damage restoration services

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

No Storm Too Big: SERVPRO's Capability to Handle Any Disaster

10/4/2023 (Permalink)

Fall tornado season in Nashville typically begins in mid-October and runs through November. That’s why it is important to stay versed on safety precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe. At SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, we know the damage that severe tornadoes can cause, but rest assured that we have the knowledge and resources to handle any size disaster. Keep reading to learn more about SERVPRO’s storm damage restoration process. 

What Are Common Types of Storm Damage?

  • Flooding: Excess rain can bring flooding to your Nashville home, especially if your windows or doors are not properly sealed. Be sure to check your basement, attic, and other areas for leaks and cracks regularly. 
  • Debris: Powerful winds can break tree limbs and send them into the windows and exterior walls of your home. If not tied down, patio furniture can become similarly dangerous. While all wind damage cannot be avoided from the most powerful storms, regularly cutting dead branches from trees and bringing patio furniture inside when a storm is on the way are actions you can take to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe.
  • Power Outages: Power outages can be dangerous, causing chaos during an already stressful situation. If the power goes out in your home, it is important to stay calm and be careful of broken glass and other debris if the storm is particularly violent. 

SERVPRO Storm Damage Restoration

Our team is well-prepared to handle the toughest of storms. 

  • Storm Restoration Experts: We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques.
  • Equipment: 
  • Franchises Nationwide: In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 2170 Franchises across the state and country.
  • Safety First: Our SERVPRO team cares about our community. That’s why we implore you to call us whenever you experience storm damage. Debris, broken glass, and other dangers should be avoided.

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to help during times of trouble! Contact our 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.

Water Damage and Its Consequences

10/4/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can be elusive, hiding in basements and the nooks and crannies of your home or business. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville, we’ve seen what water damage can do to many properties. What are some of the risks of water damage? Keep reading to find out! 

Consequences of Water Damage

  • Mold: Where there is water or moisture, mold is sure to follow. Even small leaks or drips can create severe problems for your property and health. Mold remediation and moisture removal are absolutely necessary after experiencing water damage. 
  • Structural Damage: Water damage can compromise the structural integrity of your building, creating severe safety risks for you and your family. Look out for warping in walls or rotted areas in the wood of your home or business, they could be signs of more serious issues! 
  • Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC System Damage: Water and electricity do not mix. Leaks into your electrical systems can render them useless, and water damage to your HVAC system can make the metal components deteriorate. Plumbing, too, is susceptible to damage from contact with contaminated water, especially if it was only built to 
  • Health Risks: Mold that arises from water damage can cause severe health problems, and pathogen contamination from unclean water can put you and those you care about at risk. Overall, the moment you spot or suspect water damage in your property, it is best to call SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville

How SERVPRO Works To Restore Your Home or Business After Water Damage 

  • Identifying the water source is crucial, as stopping the flooding will allow us to begin water removal. We will also identify the “type” of water at this step. The category of the water determines the restoration processes we use. 
    • Category 1: "Clean Water"
    • Category 2: "Gray Water"
    • Category 3: "Black Water"
  • Next, an assessment of the damage done to your property will determine the extent of the water damage and also signal if there are any structural safety concerns. 
  • Water removal using high-powered pumps and wet vacuums will eliminate the bulk of the water. This will be followed by an intensive drying process that involves measuring moisture levels in your property so we know when even the most stubborn water has been eliminated. 
  • Standing water can be full of contaminants. Our team will take the time to sanitize your space, conducting mold remediation if necessary to make sure that your property is absolutely ready for repair and restoration. 
  • During the final stages of restoration, we make sure to take care to bring your property back to its pre-damage condition, repairing as much as possible and replacing only when needed. 

Suspect that your home or business may have been affected by water damage? Do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for water damage restoration services! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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.

Braving The Storm: What To Do When Your Home Is Damaged

8/23/2023 (Permalink)

The weather in Tennessee can be unpredictable, to say the least. Regular maintenance and storm-proofing are great ways to keep your home protected from damage. Still, even the most precautions sometimes won’t help if a particularly violent tornado or storm hits. Let’s discuss ways that storms can damage your home and how SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help with restoration efforts. 

What To Do After Storm Damage 

During a storm, keeping your family safe is the most important thing to do. After the storm has passed, one of the first steps you take should be to call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville! Here are some tips on what to do while you wait for SERVPRO to arrive. 

  • Be aware of possible broken glass on the floors from windows that have broken during the storm.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing tabletop items.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place if possible. 
  • Gather loose items from floors. Slip and fall and electrical hazards are some of the biggest dangers after water damage, so be sure to tread carefully! 
  • Do not use your vacuum to remove water or turn on electronic devices like your TV. Additionally, do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO Storm Restoration Services

As experts in storm restoration, SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is happy to bring your home back to pre-storm condition. Every restoration process is unique, but our storm damage restoration process typically follows these steps: 

  • Survey the damage: We determine the scope of your storm damage upon arrival at your home. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far water, if present, has traveled. Then we put up tarps and board up broken windows to prevent further interior damage from the elements to your home. 
  • Water Removal: The first phase of the water removal process eliminates the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to rapidly remove water, which prevents extensive water damage and mold growth.
  • Drying: We use specialized equipment to remove more stubborn moisture. Room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity are all considered to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed.
  • Cleaning: Next, we clean all restorable items damaged by the storm. We are adept at cleaning a variety of upholsteries, carpets, and fabrics using a number of techniques. 
  • Restoration: Once the drying process is complete, restoration can begin. SERVPRO experts work to certify that your home is structurally sound after a storm so that you and your family can safely return to enjoying your home! 

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is proud to help families that are experiencing turbulent times in their homes during storm season. We can be reached by phone at (615) 242-9391 or through our website. If you experience storm damage, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Fire Threats To Be Aware of In Your Hotel

8/23/2023 (Permalink)

Working in the hospitality industry, you are used to putting out metaphorical fires daily, but sometimes, an actual fire may strike. Even if you are familiar with SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville for home cleaning and restoration, you may not realize we also handle commercial restoration. Our team would like to bring awareness to fire risks that you should be aware of in your hotel and detail how we can help get your hotel in working order after a fire. 

Most Common Fire Threats In Hotels

  • Electrical Appliances: Hotels are full of electrical appliances, with many in guest rooms ranging from kettles to blow dryers to irons and more. Human error or faulty wiring can result in a fire. That is why it is important to make sure equipment is replaced if it is malfunctioning or old. 
  • Cooking: Cooking is the number one fire starter in homes, and the risk it poses is also high in restaurants. Whether it is human error or faulty equipment, fires in restaurant kitchens can quickly spread to the rest of the hotel. Making sure your hotel’s automatic sprinkler system is in working order will give you and your staff peace of mind. 
  • Smoking: Cigarettes can easily start fires and are a common culprit of fires in the hospitality industry, even if your building is smoke-free. 
  • Arson: Unfortunately, despite following all the fire safety precautions available to you, there is a chance someone may start a fire on purpose. That is why it is always important to be aware of fire safety protocol and keep exits clear. 

SERVPRO Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

No restoration job is too large for SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville. If a hotel you operate experiences a fire, know that our team is ready and able to help restore your property to pre-damage condition. Here is a rundown of our commercial fire damage restoration process

  • Inspection: Upon arrival, our team will carefully inspect your entire property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action and understanding how much equipment is needed for a large building such as a hotel. 
  • Board Up and Roof-Tarp Service: Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we board up broken windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 
  • Water Removal: Water from automatic sprinklers can cause water and mold damage to your hotel if not taken care of. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to complete the drying process. 
  • Smoke and Soot Removal: We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. We’re also trained to remove smoke odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
  • Sanitization and Restoration: We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all structures that were damaged by the fire. Restoration returns your hotel to its pre-fire condition, so you can get back to serving guests and functioning as normal. 

Commercial fire damage restoration is a lofty topic; you may have questions beyond the topics addressed here. We encourage you to reach out to our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team to learn more about commercial restoration and other commercial services! Just give us a call at (615) 242-9391 for more information. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Hidden Dangers of Water Damage

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can be tricky: it can flood your home or business all at once or come in the form of a hidden leak that causes severe damage over time. Whatever the source, water damage can cause severe problems if not handled properly. Keep reading to learn about different types of water damage and how SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help. 

How Can Water Damage Negatively Affect Your Home Or Business?

  • Mold: wherever there is moisture, mold is likely to follow. Not only can mold damage your property, it can cause allergy and health issues for those in your home or business and must be remediated swiftly. 
  • Structural Problems: water damage can cause wood, drywall, and other surfaces to warp and buckle, compromising their structural integrity. Restoration is needed to ensure the building is secure and safe after water damage.
  • Higher utility bills: If you have unexpected fluctuations in your water bills, this may mean you have a hidden leak somewhere in your home. Regular home maintenance is the key to a safe and structurally sound building! 
  • Musty odor: musty smells are typically a sign of dampness or mold and are a good reason to get your home checked for water damage. SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville technicians are experts in deodorization and can help clear away unpleasant smells from your property!

How Can SERVPRO Help With Water Damage Restoration?

  • First, our team will discover and turn off the source of water. Whether it is a broken pipe or a leaky faucet, the priority is to stop the water damage from continuing! Once the source of water is stopped, we will inspect your property to understand the scope of the water damage in order to restore your home or business to pre-damage condition completely.
  • Next, our team will remove excess water utilizing pumps and vacuum units, preventing secondary water damage and mold growth. 
  • We also use specialized equipment to remove any remaining water. SERVPRO experts use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.
  • Cleanliness is of peak importance to SERVPRO. After drying is complete, we sanitize all restorable items and structures damaged by the water. 
  • Finally, restoration begins. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Whether we are simply replacing drywall or embarking on larger restoration efforts such as the reconstruction of various areas, trust that SERVPRO experts will make your home or business look and feel “like it never even happened” when it comes to water damage restoration. 

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has dealt with a number of water damage issues. No matter the source, trust that we will utilize the latest industry technology and techniques to rid your space of the effects of water damage. Call us at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this form to get in contact with our SERVPRO team today! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Resources SERVPRO Has To Offer

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

If you have ever had to call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville for help with water, storm, or fire damage restoration for your home, you know that our team is trusted, reliable, and quick to help. That same team you trust with your home is ready to help with your business with cleaning, repairs, and more severe damage!  

Common Commercial Building Issues

  •  Water Damage: Water damage can compromise the integrity of your building, causing warped walls and ceilings at the least and completely flooding your business at the worst. Where water is, mold will follow.
  • Mold: Mold can start from a simple leak or a strong rainstorm, but no matter the source, it can cause a world of problems for your business and present health risks to anyone who enters if not handled properly.
    • Fire Damage: A fire can be devastating to your business, taking up valuable business time and affecting the livelihood of you and your employees. Restoration should be conducted rapidly and taken very seriously.
  • Storm Damage: Your business has likely weathered some intense Tennessee storms and, sometimes, come out worse for wear. Having a restoration team you know and trust can help in case of damage to your property. 
    • Cleaning: Sometimes, you need a cleaning job that goes beyond that of your everyday janitorial staff. Deep cleaning can do wonders for your business, improving odor and making it look brand new.
  • HVAC Units: Ventilation systems can be the reason for poor indoor air quality in your business. If your HVAC hasn’t had an inspection for a while, it could be circulating odors, pollen, dust, and more, which creates an unpleasant environment. 
  • Vandalism: Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.

SERVPRO Commercial Resources

  • Commercial Restoration: When any sort of damage strikes your business, time is of the essence to make your building safe and operational again. If you experience a water, storm, or fire disaster, be sure to call SERVPRO immediately for commercial restoration. Our professionals respond rapidly and can address disasters of any size.
  • Mold Remediation: Mold can spread rapidly if not addressed with speed and precision. SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville offers the professionalism and rapid response that you need on your side to contain a commercial mold infestation and remediate it to pre-damage condition, keeping your building safe for you and others.
  • Commercial Cleaning: When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville to make your business look and feel its best. Commercial cleaning services also include: 
  • Commercial HVAC Maintenance:  SERVPRO professionals can inspect your HVAC unit to keep it clean and extend its life with proper maintenance, saving you money in the long run and keeping your air quality top-notch. 

Are you curious about how SERVPRO can help your business? Just call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville at (615) 242-9391 for further questions about our commercial services. We are happy to help your business run smoothly! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Biohazard Cleanup Services: How SERVPRO of Belle Meade Can Help Keep You Safe

8/12/2023 (Permalink)

Biohazards are probably not something you think about every day, so experiencing a situation in which they arise can be unsettling, to say the least. Who do you call for help? The answer is simple: the same team you trust for water, fire, storm, or mold damage: SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville. Our experts will safely contain and remove the biohazards, transforming your space back into a clean and healthy environment. 

What Are Biohazards? 

You may not be aware of what qualifies as a biohazard. While the situation may vary, all biohazards can cause, at the least, detrimental health effects and may sometimes carry great emotional weight. No matter what, calling SERVPRO for help with a hazardous situation is crucial. Here is a brief overview of the biohazards that SERVPRO handles:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Death related incidents
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

How Does SERVPRO Safely Remove Biohazards?

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for you and those you care about. Whether you have a biohazard in your home or business, you’ll want to call SERVPRO to make sure the situation is handled appropriately. Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips–Until Help Arrives Guide for information on how to stay safe while SERVPRO is en route. As a general rule, it is best to stay out of the affected areas and call emergency services personnel if the situation is life-threatening. SERVPRO cares about preserving your safety during and after a biohazard event! 

  • Training: Our team is trained in handling these incidences in accordance with OSHA and health regulations and takes ongoing educational courses to maintain knowledge and learn more about biohazard cleanup and techniques. 
  • Equipment: SERVPRO uses top-of-the-line cleaning and deodorizing equipment to make sure that your home or business is thoroughly disinfected and safe for reentry.  
  • Contaminant Removal: SERVPRO has the ability to remove contaminants safely in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. When illegal substances are involved, our technicians follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean and dispose of all surfaces according to federal law.

When you call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, know that the people you connect with are the most caring and professional people in the cleaning industry and will face whatever your biohazard situation is with empathy amidst difficult circumstances. Just call us at (615) 242-9391 for help, and SERVPRO will take care of the rest. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

The Top Causes of Fire Damage And How To Avoid Them

8/12/2023 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire in your home or business can be devastating on so many levels. That’s why our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team aims to keep you informed on fire safety for your well-being and peace of mind. You may have some fire hazards sitting around and not even realize it! Keep reading for tips on how to make your home and/or business a safer place. 

What Are Some Top Causes of Fires? 

  •  Cooking Fires: Cooking fires are the top cause of home fires in the U.S., starting almost half of all fires. Whenever you are cooking with any kind of heat source, be sure to stay in the kitchen and keep a watchful eye. 
  • Heating: While essential during the winter, heaters can be detrimental and cause fires. Space heaters should be kept away from anything that can catch fire, such as blankets, curtains, or other fabrics, and used cautiously. It is also important to know what areas of your home get overheated during the summer, particularly if you are in an older home. 
  • Electrical systems and lighting equipment: particularly around the holidays, lighting and electrical equipment can spark and cause fires. However, faulty wiring can strike and start a fire at any time of year. It is important to be aware if the wiring starts not to work properly. 
  • Candles: Unattended candles can be a significant cause of fires, responsible for approximately 20 home fires reported every day. 

How Can I Be Vigilant about Fire Safety? 

  • Regular maintenance is a key way to make sure that you are keeping your business or home safe. If you have any loose or unsafe-looking outlets, ensure you are addressing them, and replace extension and power cords as soon as they show signs of wear.
  • Designate a spot, like a hook or a shelf, for dish towels and hot pads when cooking so they do not accidentally get placed on a hot stove. Turn off all hot appliances as soon as you are done cooking. 
  • Never leave any source of fire, from a candle to a fireplace, unattended. Be sure to get your chimney cleaned before using it for the first time in a season. 
  • Educate your family, particularly young children, about the importance of fire safety. Teach children not to play with lighters or matches, and help them understand how quickly a fire can spread. 

Our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team cares about the well-being and safety of our community. That’s why we want to make sure you are informed about fire hazards and keep these fire safety tips in mind. In the unfortunate circumstance that you do experience a fire, know that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville can help restore your home or business to its pre-fire condition with one call to (615) 242-9391. With SERVPRO by your side, it will be “like it never even happened.” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Advantages of Hiring SERVPRO of Belle Meade for Commercial Cleaning Services

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

Your business is your livelihood, and you have many responsibilities related to keeping it running smoothly. Sometimes the common wear and tear of your space goes a while without being addressed, but it still matters: your commercial building’s appearance is the first thing your customers will notice. That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville comes in. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call us to guarantee your workspace looks its best. 

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Service Offerings

Our team offers a wide range of commercial cleaning services, using top-of-the-line equipment to leave your business spotless!

  • Air Ducts and HVAC: The air quality of your commercial building should be top notch for yourself, your employees, and your customers. Regular air duct and HVAC maintenance will make that happen. 
  • Vandalism: Your business deserves more than broken windows, graffiti, or otherwise tampered with appearance. SERVPRO can rid your business of any trace of harm!
  • Carpet and Upholstery: Whether you’re in and out of your office in work boots or dress shoes, carpets and upholstery will collect dirt over time. Deep cleaning these will make everything look brand new! 
  • Drapes and Blinds: Refreshing the window treatments of your business is a fantastic way to let the light in and shine on your business. 
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization: Continuous traffic throughout a public space can leave musty scents and other odors. Say goodbye to stubborn odors with SERVPRO! 

The SERVPRO Cleaning Difference

Hiring a commercial cleaning crew means that your space will be given extensive care and attention that goes beyond the everyday cleaning regimen. 

  • SERVPRO Clean: your commercial building is cleaned by SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, you can call it Certified SERVPRO cleaned.
  • Highly trained specialists: SERVPRO experts take IICRC technical classes to learn proper cleaning procedures and understand more advanced techniques and equipment that help in the removal of tough dirt or odors. 
  • Experience with a variety of materials: Vandalism or natural dirt buildup is no match for SERVPRO expertise. Not only do our experts remove dirt and spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry.
  • Safety First: If your cleanup situation is more serious, perhaps containing water damage, biohazards, or mold, calling SERVPRO will set you on the path for a healthy and functional business in no time. Our team has the gear, equipment, and knowledge to handle a number of cleanup situations safely and effectively, for the health of you, your employees, and patrons. 

Have questions about SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville’s commercial cleaning services? We know that you want to make sure all of your bases are covered when it comes to your business. Our team members are happy to chat with you about your business’s specific cleaning needs. Just visit our website and complete our contact form or call us at (615) 242-9391. We are happy to deliver the service that you need! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Our Tornado Restoration Process Explained

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

Storms are no joke here in Tennessee, particularly tornadoes, and can cause major damage with little warning. In the unfortunate case that a tornado damages your property, know that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville will be on the scene as soon as possible to begin your restoration process. Keep reading to learn how SERVPRO makes it as if your disaster “never even happened.” 

Ways Tornado Damage Can Affect Your Nashville Home

  • Flooding: Severe weather can bring flash flooding into the area, which can bring water damage to lower floors or your basement. Where water settles, mold can likely follow if the water is not removed properly. 
  • Debris: Strong winds from tornadoes can wreak havoc on your home. Loose furniture or decor can get picked up during strong winds and damage the exterior of your home. 
  • Tree Damage: Nashville has plenty of beautiful foliage, but unfortunately, these trees can become dangerous during severe weather. Fallen trees or broken branches can break windows and let the elements in. If possible, it is a good idea to invest in storm-proof windows! 

SERVPRO’s Storm Restoration Process

While storm damage can be despairing, you should know that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville will be on-site, ready to help at a moment’s notice. Our experienced and highly trained team members have seen their fair share of storm damage and are ready for any situation. 

  • The restoration process begins as soon as you call us. Our rapid response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
  • Upon arrival, we will survey the damage, put a tarp up and board up any broken windows to stop further damage to the interior of your home. 
  •  Our water damage restoration technicians and structural drying technicians will work with specialized equipment to remove all traces of moisture. This will prevent mold growth and further water-based damage from occurring.
  • After cleanup, restoration begins. SERVPRO operates on a restore vs. replace mentality. This means we will work to restore your home and belongings before considering costly replacements. Throughout the restoration, the structural safety of your home is our utmost priority. 

When you call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville, you should know that you are calling a restoration company that is looking out for your safety, time, and money. We know that restoration, not replacement, should be the mode of operation whenever possible, and we will work to get your home back to normal after storm damage. Just call us at (615) 242-9391 to begin your restoration process today! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Understanding Mold: Causes, Prevention, and Restoration

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

Mold is detrimental to your health and can severely affect the structure of your home or business. Basically, you don’t want a mold infestation anywhere near your property! Unfortunately, the slightest drip of water or sitting moisture can allow mold to grow. Here are some of the reasons mold may grow in your home, and how you may prevent it. 

Preventing Mold Growth

  • Mold can be sneaky, growing in crevices and hidden spaces within your home or business. There are some environmental conditions that make mold thrive. Here are some of the reasons mold may begin to grow, and some ways to prevent it. 
  • Mold grows in places with a lot of moisture. Leaks in your roof, windows, or pipes can make these areas of your property a hotspot for mold growth. Be sure to regularly conduct maintenance on your home to patch up such leaks. 
  • Checking your home for cracks and crevices after a severe storm is another way to get ahead of mold growth. When high winds or severe downpours hit your home, there is a chance mold will have an opportunity to grow. 
  • If your home’s gutters are overflowing, this may mean water can travel back into your home. Regular gutter cleaning can help prevent further issues in your home in the long run. 
  • Use humidifiers and air conditioners in basements and areas that mold tends to grow, especially during hot and humid seasons. Humid conditions support mold growth, so be sure to keep indoor air humidity below 45 percent. 
  • Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles regularly with mold killing products. Areas that accumulate moisture regularly, like bathrooms, are most vulnerable to mold infestations. 

How SERVPRO Tackles Mold Remediation

Unfortunately, even with the utmost care, mold can still become a severe problem in your home. It takes just 48-72 hours for mold growth to occur, and to become an issue that would be harmful to your health for you to attempt to handle on your own. With specialized safety and remediation equipment, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville is here to take care of  your mold problem. 

  • First, our team will find the source of the mold, and then carefully inspect the area to understand the extent of mold growth. Mold can be hidden from plain view, so we use various technologies to detect it, along with finding water sources that may have contributed to its growth. 
  • Next we work to prevent the spread of mold. With a variety of specialized equipment, we isolate the contaminated area to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Our specialized filtration equipment allows our experts to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air, and stop them from spreading! 
  • Dealing with mold once is enough–so our remediation process includes preventative measures for the future. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting if heavy mold growth is present. If repairs or replacements are needed, don’t worry–SERVPRO is a one-stop solution for your remediation and restoration needs.

Our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team cares about our community, so we take mold remediation very seriously in order to preserve your health and well-being. Be sure to call SERVPRO if you find or suspect mold growth in your home. Do not delay! Contact us via our website or call us at (615) 242-9391 for help with mold remediation today!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Hidden Dangers of Fire Damage In Your Home

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is usually pretty apparent. Burnt walls, soot, and the smell of smoke make it hard to miss. What you may not realize about fire damage is that without proper remediation processes, dangers may linger even after cosmetic repairs are done. Here are some facts about fire damage you may not be aware of, and how to make sure that they do not negatively affect you or your loved ones. 

Hidden Dangers After Fire Damage

  • Structural damage: the incredible heat that builds up within your home can weaken its structural integrity. You may not be able to see this structural damage, but it certainly compromises the safety of your home. 
  • Toxic Particles: After a house fire, asbestos-containing products such as insulation, floor tile and even old appliances can release asbestos particles into the air. Since such particles are microscopic, the air quality of your home needs to be tested for contamination. 
  • Soot: In a house fire, soot spreads throughout the affected area, attaching to various surfaces. If not cleaned thoroughly, these toxic particles can lead to many health problems such as asthma, breathing issues, bronchitis, heart disease and even cancer. 

SERVPRO Eliminates Danger After Fire Damage

When it comes to fire damage, you want the absolute best in the industry to be the ones to give you the green light for when it is safe to move in again. You won’t find a more experienced or detailed fire damage restoration team than SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville

Here are a few of the ways that our technicians make your home safe again after fire damage.  

    • Surveying structural damage: SERVPRO experts will carefully inspect and test the rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action and ensuring your safety after restoration. 
  • Eliminating toxic particles: We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove stubborn smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 
  • Cleaning and removing soot and smoke reside: We thoroughly clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures in your home that were damaged by the fire. We employ a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition, and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Experiencing a house fire is heartbreaking and destabilizing, but SERVPRO is here to ensure your life can return to normal as quickly as possible. From speedy response times immediately following your disaster to communication and care every step of the way, you and your family should be assured that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is here for you. Whether you are in need of help after fire damage or another form of restoration, you can always contact us at (615) 242-9391. As a BBB-accredited business, we offer excellent service and top-notch care throughout some of the most life-altering events. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Restoring Your Home To It’s Pre-Storm Condition

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

Living in Nashville means you get access to a fantastic music scene and vibrant city, but unfortunately you are probably also aware of the sudden storm risks in the area. It is always a hassle to have a tree fall down near, or worse, on your home, or have rough winds bring power outages and rainfall cause flooding. None of these situations are welcome, but if they do occur, know that SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville will be on the scene as soon as possible to begin cleaning and restoration. Keep reading to learn more about storm-proofing your home, and the restoration process in case you do experience damage!

How To Storm-Proof Your Home

  • Windows are usually the most vulnerable spots of your home, so you want to protect them. Storm shutters or impact resistant windows are investments that could save you money in the long run. 
  • Don’t forget to also reinforce your front door! A double door can always give an extra layer of protection from the elements. 
  • Maintain clean gutters and downspouts. Broken or overfilled gutters can cause damage to your home if severe rain and wind are in the mix. With no cleared path to flow through, water coming off your roof may be rerouted into your home. 

Restoring Your Home After Storm Damage With SERVPRO

Sometimes, even the most forethought and caution can’t prevent a disaster from happening during a severe storm. Looking at your home after storm damage can be stressful and emotional, but trust that SERVPRO experts will be on the scene shortly to begin the restoration process. At SERVPRO we work on a restore vs. replace approach, ensuring that anything that can be salvaged and is structurally sound will be. This approach will save you money in the long run. 

  • Our water damage restoration technician and applied structural drying technicians will assess the damage done and create a recovery plan. Since storms can often leave your home vulnerable with broken windows, we will board up and place tarps on the necessary areas. 
  • The first order of business will be water removal and extraction, to avoid secondary water damage and mold growth. 
  • Next, we will begin the drying and dehumidification process. Specialized SERVPRO equipment will remove water from harder to reach areas. 
  • Cleaning, sanitizing and restoration are part of the final steps of repairing your home and getting it back to normal again. When our job is done, it will be “like it never even happened.” 

No one wants to handle storm damage, but living in the Nashville area, it is often inevitable. That’s why you’ll want the most experienced and professional restoration team around to help in case of storm damage. You can always call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville at  (615) 242-9391 to get started with your restoration journey, or visit our website for more information.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Preventing Water Damage In Your Home: Tips and Tricks

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can arise in your home in all sorts of ways. A storm, sudden flood, malfunctioning sprinkler system, or a broken pipe can create a world of problems in your home or business. How do you prevent these sudden events from happening in the first place? Not all disasters can be avoided, of course, but preventative measures can always help deter them. Let’s discuss how to prevent water damage in your Nashville property. 

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage can happen suddenly or increasingly build up over time without your knowledge. Here are some tips for both scenarios so you have all your bases covered! 

  • Be aware of cracks and crevices in your home or business. Regular maintenance is key for the overall well-being of your property but also to prevent hidden water damage.
  • Proactively check for leaks. Especially in older buildings, pipes may start to leak between seasons due to changes in temperature and pressure. 
  • Keep your gutters clean regularly. Overflowing gutters will cause water to backtrack into your home, which can create water buildup in tough-to-reach spots.
  • Installing a water leak detection device. These are relatively inexpensive and save money in the long run! 
  • During the winter months, make sure to let faucets drip during freezing temperatures. This small step can save your property from broken pipes and all the headache that comes with them. 

SERVPRO Strategies For Eliminating Water Damage

Upon first discovering water damage, you should immediately contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville. No other restoration company will get to your disaster faster or with more professionalism! With top-notch equipment in tow, SERVPRO experts will be on the scene in minutes to help eliminate water damage.  

  • First and foremost, be careful in the affected area. Slip and fall and electrical hazards are major concerns after flooding! We encourage you to limit movement throughout the affected area and do not try to lift or move household objects, for they are much heavier wet than when dry. Overall, it is best to leave the flooded space to the professionals! 
  • Upon arrival, SERVPRO technicians will find and stop the source of the water. Next, we begin the water removal process. This removes the bulk of the water in the area and prepares the area for drying. 
  • For water in hard-to-reach areas, our team utilizes air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area. 
  • After removing all the moisture, our team will clean and sanitize the area diligently before beginning restoration work. Working with a restore vs. replace mindset, our SERVPRO team members will salvage all that they can by using various restoration techniques that make water damage a thing of the past. 

Water damage can create more problems the longer it is left untreated, so do not hesitate to call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville! Our experts are more than ready to help with your needs. After flooding, there’s only one call you need to make to (615) 242-9391 to make your disaster “like it never even happened.” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can My Water Hose Cause Water Damage To My Home?

7/14/2023 (Permalink)

During the summer months, having a water hose in your yard can be common practice–whether for watering plants or letting the kids cool off and play in the yard. However, you should be aware of potential risks that your garden hose can cause your home if not cared for correctly. 

How To Avoid Flooding

  • Make sure to turn off your garden hose after you go indoors. Leaving it running can potentially flood your backyard. 
  • During the fall, don’t forget to disconnect your garden hose! If you leave your garden hose attached, there is a chance latent water can freeze, which could cause connected valves, pipes, and faucets to expand and burst. 
  • If children are playing outside with a garden hose, be sure to supervise! This will prevent accidents from happening, as well as make sure that the hose is properly turned off and stowed away after use.

What To Do In Case of Flooding

Sometimes you may forget and leave your garden hose running. If water has entered your home, this could present risks for you and your family. At SERVPRO, our number one priority is your safety. Our experts know the risks concerning water damage and the water damage restoration process that you may not be aware of! Here are some safety tips for handling flooding, along with a few things you can do before help arrives: 

  • Immediately turn off the hose valve to stop the source of water. 
  • Be very careful walking in the affected area, and attempt to avoid it if at all possible. Electrical and slip and fall hazards are some of the biggest concerns associated with flooding!
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, as the wiring could be damaged. 
  • Carefully remove excess water by wiping and blotting. 
  • Turn on air conditioning for maximum drying in the summer. SERVPRO will be on the scene shortly with air movers and dehumidifiers for stronger drying power! 

A garden hose is a simple enough household item that you may not consider there are some hazards involved. However, our team SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has seen many types of disasters, and we want you to be wary of all the ways flooding could strike! If you may have to call SERVPRO for help, trust that you have turned to experts at your home quickly and ready to work. Have a flooding or moisture issue? Call us at (615) 242-9391 for help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Apartment Fire Damage: What to Do Next

7/14/2023 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire is a frightening and destabilizing experience. You may have lost some precious belongings, and at the very least, your living space does not function, look, or smell anything like normal. What do you do when you live in an apartment, and this happens? Calling SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville is the first step in the right direction. After a disaster, we will be on the scene, ready to clean, restore, and return your space to its pre-fire condition.

Apartment Fire Damage: What To Know

Cooking fires, lack of maintenance, or leaving candles unattended are all common causes of home and apartment fires. While it is best to be extremely cautious of fire hazards, disasters happen. Here’s what you need to know if a fire breaks out in your apartment: 

  • Call your insurance company to report the situation and start a claim. This will help you secure temporary housing as soon as possible. 
  • Be careful to move through the fire-damaged apartment as little as possible to avoid embedding soot particles in carpets and other fabrics. 
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't turn on any ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.

SERVPRO’S Apartment Fire Damage Restoration Process

Every fire damage restoration process is different, but here are a few of the typical steps our experts take when addressing fire damage: 

  • All recovery processes start with an inspection to understand the extent of the damage and create a restoration plan. 
  • Your apartment may have water damage from when the fire was put out, so the water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining moisture. 
  • Next, we utilize special equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. Smoke and soot is detrimental to your health, so we thoroughly clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. 
  • Restoration is the final step—getting your apartment back to normal. No matter how minor or major the repairs are, we can assure you that our work will return your space to its pre-fire condition. 

Calling SERVPRO is an essential step in the first moments after a disaster. No job is too small or large for our experienced and certified technicians. We know how to best approach fire damage and restore your space so that it is as if your disaster “never even happened.” Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 for speedy assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do I Recover From Fire Damage To The Deck Or Patio Of My Hermitage/Donelson Home?

7/10/2023 (Permalink)

A fire may leave your deck or patio in ruin. You’ll want to recover it as soon as possible so you can continue enjoying the beautiful summer weather

The recovery process from fire damage is the same whether indoors or outdoors. You’ll want to contact a fire damage restoration company immediately to start your restoration process, and you can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to arrive directly! 

What Is The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process?

Here is what you can expect from SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson when disaster strikes:

Step 1: Emergency Contact. Your restoration begins when you call us at (615) 242-9391. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment. We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service. Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present). The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces. We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing. We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We use various cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration. Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Why Is SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson My Best Bet For Fire Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Nashville community. We are also part of a national network of over 2140 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located nationwide to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can SERVPRO Help After a Disaster?

7/5/2023 (Permalink)

Disasters are difficult to deal with, bringing about a lot of stress and worry to your home or business. Whether you’re dealing with flooding after a storm or don’t know where to start after experiencing fire damage, one thing is for sure in times of uncertainty–you can call SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville for speedy restoration and repair services. 

What Should My First Step Be After A Disaster? 

Your first priority after a disaster should be the safety of you and your family. The fire may be out, or the storm may have stopped, but that doesn’t mean the damage left behind isn’t still dangerous! You may not be aware of the structural, electrical, or slip and fall hazards in your home. We urge you to call us, and we will be on the way shortly to aid you no matter what the situation may be. 

  • In case of water damage after flooding or fire, take care not to try to lift and move objects. Even things you may be able to carry when dry can become very heavy when wet, and you should take care not to slip and fall on wet surfaces! 
  • Both fires and flooding may cause damage to electrical items. Be sure to move carefully throughout your home, and avoid turning on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged. 
  • After fire damage, be sure to limit movement within the home to prevent soot particles from embedding themselves into upholstery and carpets. 

How Can SERVPRO Help With Restoration Efforts After Disaster? 

No matter the nature of your disaster, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has the expertise and equipment to bring your home back to its pre-disaster condition. Our professional staff will take care of your belongings and keep you updated with each step of the restoration process. Here are a few of the detailed steps we follow when restoration properties after disaster: 

  • In case of fire damage, we will inspect the area to determine the extent of damage to your home, and then develop a plan of action. We will secure your home with tarp and boarding, and then begin removing water and soot from the area. Lastly, thorough cleaning and sanitizing will take place. A comprehensive list of our fire restoration services are available here
  • Water damage restoration also begins with an inspection and assessment of your property. Our water extraction process paired with drying and dehumidification ensures that there will be no leftover moisture. After cleaning and sanitizing we will begin restoring your property to its original state. More information about water damage restoration is on our website

SERVPRO’s attention to detail, speedy response time, and top-of-the-line equipment and training practices put us above other disaster restoration companies. Our utmost goal at SERVPRO is to make a disaster seem “like it never even happened”. If you experience flooding, fire, or another type of disaster, we encourage you to give us a call at (615) 242-9391. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Does SERVPRO Handle Water Damage Remediation In Hotels?

7/3/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is committed to remediating disasters of all types and sizes, so when your home or business experiences damage from water, storm, fire, mold, or other issues, we will be onsite to help you immediately. 

If your disaster involves a larger building, such as a warehouse or a hotel, we will handle it with the same focus and skill we use during remediation in a private home. No job is too small - or too big - for SERVPRO! 

You can count on us for fast 24-hour service any day of the week, including holidays!

Why Should I Rely On SERVPRO For Large-Scale Water Damage Remediation?

There is no such thing as a convenient time for flooding, water damage, mold growth, or other disasters to strike your business, and all you can do as a Nashville business owner is be as prepared as possible. 

Every hour you must spend cleaning your business is an hour of lost revenue. SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson is here to help get your business back to its original state as quickly as possible when water damage strikes your Nashville hotel.

What Other Types Of Commercial Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

In addition to commercial water damage remediation, we offer the following commercial restoration services:

If you are the owner of a hotel or other commercial enterprise in the Hermitage/Donelson area of Nashville, always remember you can rely on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson for all your restoration and cleaning needs! Call us at 615-242-9391 any time!

No one can be entirely ready for a disaster to strike their home or business, which is true for fire, water, storm, or any other disaster. All you can do is be as prepared as possible. SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson understands the stress and concerns that come with a disaster restoration project better than anyone, and our primary goal is to minimize the pain and confusion to your life and work and to make it "Like it never even happened."

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Are The Fire Restoration Methods SERVPRO Uses To Save Your Belongings?

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a fire is overwhelming. Your building and grounds outside will have sustained damages and must be handled. There will also be damaged items inside your buildings - furniture, appliances, artwork, and items with personal meaning, such as heirlooms or items of significant value.  

It’s unlikely that you will be able to handle all of this yourself, and that’s where a fire restoration company like SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson comes in. Our team comprises fire restoration specialists who are highly- trained and well-equipped to recover damaged belongings wherever possible and help you get back to normal. 

Through the use of initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility as well as the inclusion of regular IICRC-industry certification, you can relax with the knowledge that everyone on our staff is well equipped with the knowledge and skills best to restore your property and belongings to their pre-damage state.

How Does SERVPRO Restore Damaged Belongings?

SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson specializes in restoring water, fire, or mold-damaged contents. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving irreplaceable precious keepsakes. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or pre-cleaning before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

What Are Some Of SERVPRO’s Other Restoration Services?

In addition to fire damage restoration, we also handle the following:

If you are a Hermitage/Donelson business owner, check out our commercial restoration services

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we’re committed to providing Nashville residents with fast 24-hour service for disasters of all types and sizes. Call us anytime your home or business experiences damage at (615) 242-9391.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

5 Steps to Prevent Roof Damage From Summer Storms

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

Summer thunderstorms and other monsoon-like weather are significant concerns during this time of year. One of the main parts of your home or business that shouldn't be ignored is your roof. If your roof starts to leak because of a lack of maintenance or it's something you overlooked on the checklist, it's only a matter of time before your Green Hills building is overtaken by storm damage. Prevention is always better than the alternative, but sometimes, no matter how many precautions you take, the unthinkable happens. That's why we'll discuss storm damage prevention tips that will benefit your roof AND what to do if you experience roof damage because of Middle Tennessee's famed summer storms

What Are SERVPRO's Top Tips To Prevent Roof Damage From Summer Storms?

  • A good rule of thumb is to have your roof inspected twice a year! This is so you can promptly address leaks or damage to your roof over time. The first step to fixing your roof is knowing where the leak originated. 
  • Tree limbs can damage your roof, car, and windows, so it's essential to trim trees frequently to protect the roof of your Green Hills home or business. 
  • Where is water flowing in your lot? You're safe if it's flowing away from your home or business rather than towards it! You also want to ensure that water is drained away from your building's foundation, and the best way to check is to ensure your roof gutters are clean. 
  • Install sturdy asphalt shingles, which are recommended in areas prone to heavy summer storms. You must replace your asphalt shingles every 15-30 years so they can continue to withstand heavy rains. 
  • Tree limbs aren't the only materials that can damage your roof- even scattered debris around your property is enough to affect your roof during a storm because of the intense winds accompanying it. Check your Green Hills property for any signs of debris and dispose of them properly to reduce the chances of roof damage. 

How Can SERVPRO's Building Services Help You Restore Your Roof?

SERVPRO offers several building restoration services when your roof is compromised during a storm. Some of them include the following:

  • Placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage
  • Boarding up your roof and other areas of your building to remove water/debris and secure the building
  • Tree removal if they are scattered in your area after a storm
  • And several others!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has nearly six decades of experience restoring your Green Hills home or business from storm damage and flooding. We provide emergency 24-hour service because we know that storm damage comes unexpectedly, so we come prepared. Our top-tier equipment allows us to be efficient and restore your property to its preloss condition. SERVPRO's continuing education classes keep us ahead of the game so we always know what to do during any storm damage scenario. Need us this summer? Fill out this contact form or give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We're here for ALL our Nashville neighbors, including Green Hills!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How To Properly Use Your Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

Having fire sprinkler systems installed in your West End commercial property is incredibly vital to the safety of your employees and the property's structure as a whole. Most people know that a fire sprinkler system uses water to put out fires and can be installed in homes and commercial properties. A fire sprinkler system shouldn't be confused with a fire suppression system which uses foam and dry chemicals to subdue fires. We will discuss below ways to use your commercial fire sprinkler system safely and ways to overcome commercial fire damage at your West End business. 

How Do You Safely Use A Commercial Sprinkler System?

  • Before you use your fire sprinkler system, it's critical to know what type of sprinkler system you have. There are four types- know which one you have!
    • Wet pipe system: This system primarily uses water to extinguish a fire and is the most common sprinkler system. 
    • Dry pipe system: This system mainly uses air or gas to put out a fire, NOT water, and is ideal for buildings without a reliable heating source or in cold climates. 
    • Deluge system: As the name suggests, this system can put out fires with a deluge of water in flammable buildings. 
    • Pre-action system: Gas is released after heat triggers the system. This is a dry pipe option that ensures items and other equipment inside the building aren't too far gone. 
  • You may be surprised to know that fire sprinkler systems are triggered not by smoke but by heat. Heat sets off the sprinkler system, spreading throughout your commercial property and reaching the sprinkler's head. 
  • Most sprinklers are connected to a pipe attached to an external water source. Once heat triggers the sprinkler head, a valve opens, which lets pressurized water from the sprinkler system flow to quell the fire. 

What Should Be Your Top To-Dos On The List Post-Fire Damage?

  • Evaluate the extent of the damage throughout your West End property. Even if your equipment has been damaged, it may still be restored. SERVPRO's restore vs. replace mentality allows you to hold on to precious keepsakes while saving money. 
  • Reach out to your insurance provider! Be as detailed as possible when contacting your insurance provider because the more accurate your report is, the more coverage you can guarantee for your building. 
  • Change the HVAC filter to prevent soot particles from spreading further throughout the property. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville are THE experts in commercial fire damage cleanup and restoration! We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, even on holidays, because we know disaster doesn't sleep. Technology has rapidly shifted and changed our world, which means the equipment we use has to keep up so we can be as efficient in restoring your West End commercial property to its preloss condition. If you need us this summer, contact us at (615) 242-9391. The pros at SERVPRO are ready at a moment's notice and here to help!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Cleaning Services SERVPRO Provides

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

Life happens, kids spill drinks, or your pet has an accident on the carpet. That’s okay- SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville provides a host of cleaning services that are beneficial when your Belle Meade property needs a polish from everyday wear and tear. It’s always better to have professionals do a seasonal cleaning of your Belle Meade home or business, but maintaining your property by doing routine cleanouts of everything you don’t need is a good start. We will discuss below our residential cleaning services before delving into our commercial cleaning services- after all, a clean property is a healthy property!

What Do Our Residential Cleaning Services Entail?

  • HVAC/air duct cleaning: this process involves inspecting your HVAC units for dust, pollen, debris, and other allergens that can tamper with indoor air quality. Keeping these units clean is not only good for your health, but it also extends your HVAC unit’s lifespan.  
  • Carpet/upholstery cleaning: we offer several specialized cleaning methods for your carpets and upholstery, including the following:
    • Bonnet cleaning
    • Hot water extraction
    • Dry cleaning
    • Showcase premier cleaning
    • Deluxe precondition and rinse
    • Learn more about these methods here
  • Sewage/biohazard cleanup: Exposure to chemical and biological contaminants is harmful to your health and should not be treated lightly. We provide cleaning services in these situations no matter how they manifest, which include the following:
    • Accident cleanups
    • Chemical spills
    • Hoarding incidents
    • Blood/homicide 
    • And more
  • Odor removal: Whether from a natural disaster or lack of maintenance, offensive odors can permeate your home. The pros at SERVPRO are trained to identify, get to the root cause of the scent, and eliminate odors by penetrating surfaces to neutralize those smells. Learn more about the equipment we use to remove odors here

What Should You Know About Our Commercial Cleaning Services?

  • When the common wear and tear of your Belle Meade office space goes beyond your janitorial staff’s capabilities, SERVPRO is the one to call! We offer commercial cleaning services, including the following:
  • We also offer a host of building services, including:
    • Board up
    • Document drying
    • General contracting
    • Tile floor repair
    • And several others!

SERVPRO is available and ready to help at a moment’s notice! We know it’s easy to overlook your home or commercial property’s maintenance when there are only so many things you can do in one day. While regular cleanouts are recommended, nothing beats the diligent cleaning processes professionals can offer around the clock. If you need any of the cleaning services mentioned in this article or just need a routine check of your property, contact us at (615) 242-9391. As a BBB-accredited business, you can trust us to do the job well!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

My Bellevue Home Flooded. What Now?

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage comes in many forms; in the case of flooding and storm damage, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure you’ve covered all your bases when bringing your Bellevue home back to its preloss condition. Our water damage restoration process is a six-step checklist that our technicians carry out to validate that your home has been restored properly. We also provide post-disaster content restoration and other building services to ensure that this time in your life is as seamless as possible. By the time we’re through, you could say your flooding scenario will be “Like it never even happened!”

How Does SERVPRO Extract Excess Water From Your Bellevue Home Post-Flood?

  • Our emergency water removal process happens almost immediately after we arrive on the scene. We use submersible pumps and industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums, depending on how much water needs to be removed. 
  • Our technicians will also inspect your home’s carpeting, including the carpet pad, to see if they need to be removed for the sake of protecting the subfloor. 
  • Our infrared cameras find water hidden in plain sight behind ceilings and walls. Learn more about them here

What Else Should You Add To Your Post-Water Damage Checklist?

  • Find the source of the damage and make a plan to prevent accidents from happening next time! Know where to shut off any valves contributing to the flood and proactively repair any leaks you see. 
  • Contact your insurance provider to see how they can help with the damages post-flooding. If necessary, SERVPRO also works with your insurance provider to help you with the paperwork once you file a claim. 
  • Look for signs of mold- it grows faster than you think! Just 48 hours is all it takes for mold colonies to form after flooding, so time is of the essence. SERVPRO also handles mold damage cleanup and restoration, so we’re just one contact form away if you need us!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has top-of-the-line tools, fast 24/7 emergency response timing, and an experienced team to restore your home and belongings from water damage. Our restore vs. replace mentality sets us apart from other restoration companies in the area because we believe restoring an item allows you to hold on to precious mementos while saving money along the way. Need water or mold damage cleanup and restoration services in Bellevue? Give us a call at (615) 242-9391. As a locally owned and operated business, our staff knows Nashville neighborhoods like the backs of our hands!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage happens unexpectedly, but choosing the right fire extinguisher gives you a sense of control over the uncontrollable. Several factors come into play when picking the right fire extinguisher- factors like the specific type of fire, UL rating for safety and performance, and size depending on where the fire is happening. It’s easy to assume that fire extinguishers all look one way, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! It can be a matter of life and death, literally, when picking out the right fire extinguisher because it saves lives and can even protect your belongings from being too far gone. 

What Factors Should You Keep In Mind When Purchasing A Fire Extinguisher?

As mentioned above, the three main factors you should keep in mind when picking a fire extinguisher are:

  • Type of fire: Fire hazards often come from flammable liquids like oils or electrical appliances. Fire extinguishers are grouped into categories based on what types of fires they can put out; for example, Class A fires stem from ordinary combustible materials like wood, and Class K fires come from cooking oils like vegetable oil. Remember that Class K fires are not to be confused with Class B fires which stem from oils, but these oils originate from grease and gasoline. 
  • UL rating for safety and performance: UL ratings are broken down into three ratings: Class A, Class B, and Class C ratings. Class A ratings represent water equivalency on a scale of 1-40, where one extinguisher = ¼ of a gallon. Class B and C extinguishers represent how many square feet the extinguisher can reach when putting out a fire. 
  • Size: Fire extinguishers are meant to be effective during a fire, not too large and bulky for the average person to use during a crisis because that would defeat the purpose. Several fire extinguishers come in 10-pound, 5-pound, and 2-pound variations. As you can guess, 10-pound fire extinguishers are best for commercial properties, whereas 2-pound fire extinguishers are best for keeping on hand in your vehicle. The 5-pounder is great to have in your West End home or even in small office spaces. 

What Content Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Offer After A Fire?

SERVPRO offers a host of content cleaning services to restore your items to their preloss condition, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning: This type of cleaning involves a light cleaning of any residues before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning: Our wet cleaning methods best treat moderate to heavy residues. 
  • Immersion Cleaning: As the name suggests, immersion cleaning involves dipping your belongings into the cleaning product, similar to giving your belongings a bath. 
  • Move-Outs/Packouts: If your West End home requires extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration services, our move-out and pack-out services are the best option! This can lead to a quicker remodeling process and prevents further damage from happening. 
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service: This service provides a detailed and accurate list of all your belongings which is helpful for insurance purposes. 
  • Read more about our content-cleaning services here!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has the tools, fast emergency response times, and a highly-trained team to restore your West End home or business to its condition before fire damage. We know that a fire blazing through your property is stressful enough without the hassle of what needs to happen afterward- and SERVPRO understands. Our mission is to help you return to your new normal as soon as possible. If you need fire or water damage restoration and cleanup services in West End, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are a BBB-accredited business AND a Hire Vets Medallion Awards recipient- and we were only one of 17 businesses recognized for the latter award in Tennessee, so you know we’re legit!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Water Damage FAQs

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage brings challenges that must be addressed before the damage happens to minimize the effects of water and mold damage. With the first official day of summer coming next week, summer storms and flooding are a concern. When it comes to water damage and its effects, time is of the essence- that’s why you must reach out to the best restoration company in Nashville. Commercial restoration is unique in that every hour spent on restoration is an hour lost in productivity and revenue for your Nashville business. That’s why you can count on SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville to be there 24/7 for all your commercial water damage restoration and cleanup needs!

What Are The Most Common Questions People Have About Commercial Water Damage?

  • Question #1: How can you fix water damage yourself? It’s always better to call professionals when you experience flooding scenarios, but there are a few things you can do to remedy water damage on your own; for example, you can keep your gutters clean, know where your water valves shut off, and be proactive about checking for leaks. 
  • Question #2: What scenarios cause water damage to happen? A burst pipe, washing machine overflow, toilet overflow, flooding from storm damage, the list goes on. Leaks of any kind are the main culprits of water damage, so it is vital to check up on leaks and, if you suspect any, be proactive about them. 
  • Question #3: How can you handle mold damage after a flood? Mold damage takes about 48 hours to spread, so taking action immediately after water has affected your Nashville property is critical. Using vinegar diluted with water is one of the most effective ways to reduce the musty odors that mold damage is known for. Read more about how SERVPRO can help you with mold damage remediation here

What Can You Do To Reduce The Effects Of Water Damage While Waiting For SERVPRO?

  • Mop and blot excess water and plop wet upholstery for faster drying. 
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting. 
  • Do you have valuable art in your office space? Move all art objects and loose items on the floor to a safe, dry place. 
  • We’re coming close to the middle of summer, which means turning the air conditioner on for maximum drying. 

We hope we answered some of the most frequently asked questions in the world of water damage restoration! At SERVPRO, we have almost six decades of experience in water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration and cleanup. Backing up our experience is our highly-trained team, state-of-the-art technology, and our knowledge of managing the claims paperwork that comes with filing a claim post-damage. If you need the services mentioned above, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier. At the end of the day, it is our goal to make it “Like it never even happened!”

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

5 Steps to Prevent Roof Damage From Summer Storms

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Summer thunderstorms and other monsoon-like weather are significant concerns during this time of year. One of the main parts of your home or business that shouldn't be ignored is your roof. If your roof starts to leak because of a lack of maintenance or it's something you overlooked on the checklist, it's only a matter of time before your Green Hills building is overtaken by storm damage. Prevention is always better than the alternative, but sometimes, no matter how many precautions you take, the unthinkable happens. That's why we'll discuss storm damage prevention tips that will benefit your roof AND what to do if you experience roof damage because of Middle Tennessee's famed summer storms

What Are SERVPRO's Top Tips To Prevent Roof Damage From Summer Storms?

  • A good rule of thumb is to have your roof inspected twice a year! This is so you can promptly address leaks or damage to your roof over time. The first step to fixing your roof is knowing where the leak originated. 
  • Tree limbs can damage your roof, car, and windows, so it's essential to trim trees frequently to protect the roof of your Green Hills home or business. 
  • Where is water flowing in your lot? You're safe if it's flowing away from your home or business rather than towards it! You also want to ensure that water is drained away from your building's foundation, and the best way to check is to ensure your roof gutters are clean. 
  • Install sturdy asphalt shingles, which are recommended in areas prone to heavy summer storms. You must replace your asphalt shingles every 15-30 years so they can continue to withstand heavy rains. 
  • Tree limbs aren't the only materials that can damage your roof- even scattered debris around your property is enough to affect your roof during a storm because of the intense winds accompanying it. Check your Green Hills property for any signs of debris and dispose of them properly to reduce the chances of roof damage. 

How Can SERVPRO's Building Services Help You Restore Your Roof?

SERVPRO offers several building restoration services when your roof is compromised during a storm. Some of them include the following:

  • Placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage
  • Boarding up your roof and other areas of your building to remove water/debris and secure the building
  • Tree removal if they are scattered in your area after a storm
  • And several others!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville has nearly six decades of experience restoring your Green Hills home or business from storm damage and flooding. We provide emergency 24-hour service because we know that storm damage comes unexpectedly, so we come prepared. Our top-tier equipment allows us to be efficient and restore your property to its preloss condition. SERVPRO's continuing education classes keep us ahead of the game so we always know what to do during any storm damage scenario. Need us this summer? Fill out this contact form or give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We're here for ALL our Nashville neighbors, including Green Hills!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Fire Prevention Tips For Your Green Hills Business

6/7/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most devastating events to happen to your Green Hills business and will surely leave a long-term memory behind. The property damage and emotional damage that a blazing fire causes is overwhelming, to say the least. With the countless items mounting on your post-fire checklist, you may think you must stay strong by handling this ordeal alone. That couldn’t be further from the realities of handling fire damage cleanup and restoration! No matter where you are immediately post-fire, your first priority should be your and your employees’ safety before calling a reliable restoration company specializing in commercial fire damage. 

How Can You Prevent Fire Damage On Your Green Hills Commercial Property?

  • Have a sprinkler system and other fire protection measures in place! You can also invest in a multipurpose extinguisher to eliminate small fires without compromising your electronic devices. 
  • Replace wiring often! If the power cords are frayed or cracked, you must replace them immediately. Avoid letting several wires surround one outlet, which can lead to overload and increases the risk of a fire on your Green Hills commercial property. 
  • Allow space for your appliances, like computers and coffee machines, to cool down. We recommend that you unplug these items at the end of the day to reduce the chances of a fire. 

What Contents Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer In Case Of A Fire?

  • Our restore vs. replace mentality sets us apart from other restoration companies in the area because it gives us a chance to put our training to good use by offering a wide range of contents restoration services, including:
    • Dry cleaning
    • Wet cleaning
    • Foam cleaning
    • Abrasive cleaning
    • Immersive Cleaning
    • Spray and Wipe
  • We also offer move-outs and pack-outs if your Green Hills business requires extensive cleaning and restoration, which can lead to a quicker remodeling process and prevents further onsite damage. 
  • We also offer temporary warehouse space for you to continue day-to-day business operations even amidst the chaos of the post-fire damage process. 
  • Want to know more about our content restoration services? Read more here

Fire damage is often wrought with anxieties and what-ifs. While you can’t go back in time to change what happened, you can always take the extra step to prevent fires from happening down the road. No matter what, you can always rely on SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville to be there if you need us for fire or water damage cleanup and restoration. We specialize in commercial restoration, but we also have ample experience in the residential space. All you need to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391. We take the weight off your shoulders by helping with the insurance paperwork, too!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Steps to Take After Your Bathroom Floods

6/7/2023 (Permalink)

It happens to the best of us. Even just forgetting to turn off the faucet or a burst pipe is enough to have water gushing through your bathroom. While inconvenient, the best thing to do is call the right restoration company and explain the situation further. If not treated immediately, water damage can have unpleasant effects on your West End home, including unsightly mold growth. Preventative action is always the best course to take after your bathroom floods so you can feel confident knowing you’re doing everything possible to prevent your bathroom from flooding again. 

What Should You NOT Do After Water Damage While Waiting For SERVPRO?

  • Do NOT use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This can cause serious damage to it, and you could risk electrocution. 
  • Speaking of electrocution, the same advice applies to turning on household appliances or the TV. Avoid doing this before our team arrives at your West End home!
  • Stay out of rooms where the ceilings are sagging. Additionally, you must NOT turn on ceiling fixtures, especially if the ceiling is wet. 

What Other Critical Steps Should You Take After Your Bathroom Floods?

  • You can seal the leak with fiberglass tape or epoxy putty if you can reach the line or pipe. But keep in mind that this is a temporary fix! 
  • If a leaking toilet is the issue, tightening the toilet base can be helpful. However, wear gloves when dealing with this, as sewage waters have bacteria that can be harmful if you come in direct contact with them. 
  • Collect all of your products and other items that are still dry and move them to a safe area away from the bathroom so you can prepare for the water damage cleanup and restoration process

Bathroom floods are hardly convenient, and it can be stressful to know where even to start. Rest assured, once you call SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville, you can trust you are in good hands. Our 24-hour emergency response, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly trained team ensure an attention to detail and level of care in our work that is difficult to find elsewhere. All you have to do is call us at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier. We serve all our Nashville neighbors, including West End and Downtown Nashville!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Cleaning Smoke Damage in Your Home

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is an unfathomable ordeal that we wouldn’t wish upon our worst enemies. The loss it brings is devastating physically and emotionally to the point where it’s difficult to know where to even start with the cleanup and restoration process. There are several points to consider when restoring your Belle Meade home from fire damage. Charred remains, soot, and smoke damage are all byproducts that need immediate cleaning and deodorizing. As the experts in odor removal and deodorization, SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville can handle any and all of your fire damage concerns, including removing smoke smells from your property. 

What Are The First Steps You Should Take To Clean Smoke Damage?

***Please ensure you don’t take the steps below in place of calling the professionals! While these first steps will help you immediately after smoke damage while waiting for SERVPRO to arrive, heavy smoke and soot restoration is a professional job. 

  • Place clean towels on rugs and other high-traffic areas in your home. You can also use old linens for the same purpose. 
  • If you own houseplants, wash them on both sides of the leaves to ensure there isn’t soot clinging to them. 
  • Mixing TSP and warm water to wipe down your home can be an effective combination. TSP, or Trisodium Phosphate, can break down the grime from smoke damage. You can buy this at a local hardware store, and once you dissolve one tablespoon of TSP per gallon of warm water, you can wipe down your home. (with prospective gear on, of course!)

How Does SERVPRO Effectively Clean Smoke Damage In Your Belle Meade Home?

  • Our equipment is designed to control air quality and remove airborne contaminants during the cleanup and restoration process. These machines include air scrubbers and thermal foggers. 
  • Firefighting efforts post-fire damage can lead to excess moisture because of water damage in the affected areas. Our deodorization products control such odors from surfacing and prevent them from spreading even further. 
  • Our disinfection products stop mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganism growth throughout your home. You can often spot mold from its musty odors in areas affected by water damage. If you suspect your Belle Meade home might have mold, read more on SERVPRO’s mold remediation services

Strong smells are a gateway to some of our most vivid memories, and the potent smells from smoke damage are enough to trigger painful memories of your house fire experience. You’ve already been through so much, and at SERVPRO, we understand. As fire damage cleanup and restoration experts with over fifty years of industry experience, we are a BBB-accredited business, so you know we mean business. With our highly trained technicians who can handle the most complicated of fire damage scenarios, our goal is to bring your Belle Meade home back to its preloss condition. If you need us, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier. All it takes is one call before we’re on the scene in a matter of minutes! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What SERVPRO Can Do for Your Bellevue Home

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

You may recognize SERVPRO as the expert in commercial restoration, but did you know that we can handle residential restoration as well? Our residential restoration and cleanup services are designed with one intent in mind: to make your Bellevue house feel like a home again. From emergency flood restoration to getting your air ducts and HVAC systems checked, you can count on SERVPRO to arrive at your home in minutes. We know timely restoration is vital to returning your home to its preloss condition. That’s why we come prepared with the top tools of our trade to mitigate disaster depending on your unique situation. 

What Types Of Residential Cleaning Services Do We Offer In Bellevue?

What Should You Know About Our Residential Restoration Services?

  • Water, fire, and mold damage restoration services are the main facets of our business. With water and storm damage that often leads to flooding and excess moisture, we provide mold remediation services since it only takes 48 hours for mold colonies to spread rapidly throughout a property. 
  • Our restore vs. replace mentality allows us to preserve your belongings for as long as possible. Not only does this save money, but you can keep precious mementos. Learn more about our content restoration services here.
  • Our building services are notable for the temporary protective measures in place during the restoration process to prevent further damage to your Bellevue home. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville is here to help when disaster strikes! With over 2,140 franchises across the US, you can trust that there’s a SERVPRO near you. As an Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient and a BBB-accredited business, we take disaster cleanup and restoration seriously. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391, or fill out this contact form here. We are prepared for the unpredictable! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Mold Remediation for Your Nashville Business

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

As a business owner, your business is your pride and joy. You’ve built it from the ground up and put your heart and soul into ensuring your business succeeds. The hours and sacrifices you’ve made for your business to get off the ground running aren’t enough to capture in words. So, when water damage and subsequent mold damage threaten to halt business operations, it’s easy to lose sight of what happens next. That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville comes in. We are THE mold damage remediation experts with the tools, emergency response, and top-tier training for effective commercial mold remediation.

What Should You Know About Mold Before Starting The Mold Remediation Process? 

  • Microscopic mold spores exist everywhere, which is natural, so completely removing mold from your Nashville business is impossible. This may sound scary, but mold remediation is much more effective than trying to remove all mold from your property. 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture, so it is imperative to address all sources of moisture before the mold remediation process can occur. You may also notice a musty odor which is impossible to miss!
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent- even higher-than-average humidity is enough to stimulate the growth of mold colonies. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Your Nashville Business Overcome Mold This Summer?

  • We first work to contain mold before it spreads further. Mold is one of those things that will grow if action isn’t taken as soon as possible. In fact, it only takes about 48 hours after water damage for mold to present itself, so immediate action is crucial. 
  • Our specialists are trained in applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, odor control, upholstery/fabric cleaning, and applied structural drying. We invest in equipment that contains mold to bring your Nashville commercial property back to its preloss condition. 
  • Have you heard of our disaster recovery team? This team is composed of the best and brightest in restoration. Our elite specialists are strategically positioned throughout the US to ensure that we’re always on standby if and when disaster strikes near you. 

If your business experiences a mold emergency, the pros at SERVPRO are your go-to! As your Nashville neighbors, we are a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over five decades of experience in residential AND commercial mold damage, water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also provide various cleaning services, including air ducts/HVAC, sewage, and our custom Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned commercial cleaning program. If you need any of the above services, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’re only one call away!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Summer Storms Preparation Best Practices

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Summer vacation has arrived, and you’re probably looking forward to taking trips with family, spending time outside in the summer sun, and going to the pool as much as possible. While all of this is exciting, it is also critical to prepare for summer storms and the challenges that come with them so that you’re not caught off guard no matter what you’re doing for summer. Taking preventative measures ensures that you and your family are safe. However, it is realistic to understand that preparation doesn’t mean immunity from storms. With that being said, if your West End home is one of the casualties of summer storm damage, there are some tips you can follow to minimize water damage while waiting for the professionals to arrive.  

What Are The Most Effective Ways You Can Prepare For Storms This Summer?

  • Make sure you have an emergency food and water supply! Severe thunderstorms can cut water and power lines, so it’s essential to have these stocked and ready when needed. 
  • Your phone and phone charger are crucial- especially since many of us use the flashlight on our phones. For backup, we recommend also having a handheld flashlight with extra batteries. 
  • Garage doors are known to buckle during extreme winds. A vertical bracing system is recommended, and comprehensive kits are available in most home improvement stores. These are important because the high-quality aluminum that this is made from attaches to the garage door’s inside. 

What Are The Best Storm Damage Tips To Reduce Further Damage?

  • You want to take precautions before picking up items affected by water damage- wet materials are heavier than they look!
  • Blotting and wiping are the best ways to remove excess water instead of rubbing, especially if you have wood floors. 
  • Turn your air conditioning on high for maximum drying during this time of year. 
  • Read more here for more tips on water removal to-dos while waiting for SERVPRO to arrive. 

We hope the above tips help you prepare for summer storm damage AND inform you what to do if your West End home is affected. When you need someone in your corner to help you through the challenges of summer storm damage, there’s no better restoration company to call than SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville! With our state-of-the-art technology, robust training program, and 24-hour emergency response, you can’t go wrong with calling us if you need storm damage cleanup and restoration services. All you have to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll handle the rest, including the insurance paperwork!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Summer Water Damage to be Aware of

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

It’s no secret that water damage can happen any time of the year, and summer is no different. Water damage can come in any form, whether through a washing machine overflow or the aftermath of storm damage. No matter how water damage manifests, you can always benefit from awareness because that’s how you can prevent damage to your Green Hills property. As always, when you notice the first signs of water damage, you must immediately reach out to the disaster restoration experts.

What Are Possible Water Damage Events That Can Happen During The Summer?

  • Summer storms like severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause flooding and subsequent water damage in Middle Tennessee. If you’ve lived in this area long enough, you would know that we get quite a lot of rain- about 53 inches per year, which is above-average rainfall in the US. 
  • A burst pipe is a common water damage situation that can occur in your Green Hills home or business due to temperature changes. Pipes burst due to water freezing, causing them to expand and leak. 
  • Leaking appliances like a refrigerator or dishwasher can lead to residential water damage, which can not only cause damage to your floor and cabinets but can also bring about mold damage if not dealt with promptly. 

What Are The Most Recognizable Signs Of Water Damage, No Matter The Season? 

  • The effects of water damage directly impacts your floors, walls, and ceilings. Your drywall can swell and break down in just a matter of minutes. 
  • You’ll also notice metal surfaces tarnish and dyes from cloth goods smudge and stain. 
  • Musty odors and mold are the most recognizable signs of water damage, hands down. All sources of dampness and moisture must be eliminated for proper mold damage remediation
  • Read more here for a more detailed timeline on how water damage can affect your Green Hills property. 

We hope you are more aware of how water damage can manifest so you can recognize water damage when it shows up and take action immediately! Since cleanup and restoration after flooding can be an enormous task, you shouldn’t feel like you need to handle it all alone. That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville comes in! We have the tools, training, and 24/7 emergency response times that help us stand out from other disaster restoration companies in Green Hills. If you need us for water, storm, and mold damage restoration this summer, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We can also help you with the insurance paperwork during the claims process!

We'll Check Your Commercial Property For Mold Growth

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold growth is a result of the moisture that comes after water damage. Even a dripping pipe or excess humidity in your building encourages mold spores to multiply. You can spot mold due to its musty odors that can permeate your West End property just 48 hours after water damage. Because mold is repulsive and can aggravate allergies on top of springtime allergies, it is recommended that you get your property checked out for mold and stop any growth in its tracks. 

In What Ways Can SERVPRO Check Your West End Property For Signs Of Mold?

  • Once you contact us, our representative will ask questions about your mold situation so we know what equipment to bring. From there, we'll be on the scene at a moment's notice- that's our guarantee!
  • Upon arrival, we'll inspect your property for mold. Local and state laws require that you follow specific protocols depending on the size of your West End property. Regardless, we'll advise you based on your mold scenario throughout this process. 
  • Once our team understands the extent of mold on your property, we'll contain the spores through negative air chambers, isolating the contaminated areas and preventing mold from spreading throughout the property. 
  • Air filtration is another method we use to check for mold on your commercial property. This specialized equipment helps us capture microscopic mold spores from the air- from there, our air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums prevent mold from spreading while the mold remediation is underway. 
  • Immediately afterward, we'll remove all mold-infested materials from the vicinity. We will also use antimicrobial and antifungal treatments in areas with excess mold growth. 
  • Want to know what other content cleaning methods we use to remediate mold growth? Learn more about them here. We are also trained in odor removal and deodorization, so you won't have to worry about the musty smell much longer!
  • Mold restoration can begin only when all the above steps are complete. Depending on how your property has been affected by mold, restoration can involve minor repairs like replacing painting and drywall or significant restructuring of your entire West End commercial property. 

SERVPRO Offers Building Services In The Wake Of Disaster: What Do These Include?

  • Temporary protective measures are critical when your commercial property has been affected by water and mold damage. Your immediate concern should revolve around preserving your property while the restoration is taking place. 
  • SERVPRO can place roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building while removing excess water and debris. 
  • Some other building services SERVPRO provides include the following:
    • Drywall installation
    • Electrical
    • Floor repair
    • Temporary warehouse space so you can continue business operations during mold cleanup and restoration. 
    • And several more!

We hope that being aware of our process and services above gives you peace of mind as you navigate this ordeal. Water damage and subsequent mold damage can wreak havoc on a business by compromising day-to-day operations if you don't have a plan. Aside from practical matters, we also know that disaster in any form can rock your world emotionally, and not in a good way. That's why our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville/Downtown Nashville strives to bring your West End commercial building back to its preloss condition. All you have to do is call (615) 242-9391. By the time our job is done, your mold damage incident will be "Like it never even happened!"

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Getting Your Business Ready for Summer Storms

5/10/2023 (Permalink)

We're midway through spring, which means summer is right around the corner! With a new season comes a new set of weather-related challenges that can threaten your Belle Meade commercial property if you aren't prepared. As a business owner, we know your main priority is keeping business operations running as smoothly as possible, even when the unthinkable happens. As business owners ourselves, we will share some top tips on preparing your business for summer storms. But before that, we will explain the key differences between summer storms and spring storms, differences that shouldn't be ignored and will be a game-changer in how you approach commercial storm preparation. 

What Makes Summer Storms Different From Spring Storms? (Aside From The Season)

  • Severe thunderstorms can happen all year round, but in the summer, storms classified as "severe" usually last about 10-20 minutes compared to the spring, when the severity of those conditions can last for hours as it spans hundreds of miles. 
  • While "severe" thunderstorms may only last 10-20 minutes during the summer, thunderstorms during the year's hottest months can be intense because of the rapidly rising warm air and moisture that make up summer storms. This is compared to spring storms that happen more frequently between March and May. 
  • No matter the season, thunderstorms thrive in areas with higher-than-normal humidity. It is also critical to note that heat and humidity during summer can lead to "pop-up" storms, also known as single-cell thunderstorms, which can cause flooding. 

How Can You Best Prepare Your Belle Meade Business For Summer Storms?

  • Severe thunderstorms can knock out lights throughout Belle Meade, so finding alternate light sources is crucial. You can buy commercial solar lights that can glow for up to three days or 72 hours. 
  • Invest in fans throughout your commercial property if you haven't already. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are known to put out central HVAC systems, so it's helpful to keep fans handy to reduce cooling costs. 
  • Before and after a storm, you must clear away tree branches. Any left remaining can damage your building's exterior due to the high winds that come with summer storms. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville specializes in storm damage cleanup and restoration! As industry leaders, we provide 24-hour emergency restoration services throughout Belle Meade and the greater Nashville community. We are the recipients of the Angie's List Super Service Award, so you know we don't mess around regarding disaster restoration. We are also one of 17 Tennessee businesses recognized as a Hire Vets Medallion Award recipient because of our commitment to hiring and retaining vets. If you need our storm damage cleanup and restoration services this rainy season, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We even make the claims process stress-free by helping you out with the paperwork!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Practice Candle Safety At Home

5/10/2023 (Permalink)

Scented candles are lovely to have around to destress and have sweet smells waft throughout your Bellevue home. Aromatherapy has been around for years as a mood booster and even as a way to cure some diseases. As nice as all of that sounds, dealing with the repercussions of fire damage can be a huge pain because you left your burning candle unattended. Because prevention saves a lot of headaches down the road, we will share our top tips for practicing proper candle safety at home; however, we’re also aware that you can do everything and still need fire damage restoration/cleanup services. That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can help you during moments of crisis- read more on our fire damage restoration process in Bellevue!

What Are The Most Effective Ways You Can Practice Candle Safety At Home?

  • As we mentioned earlier, never leave a burning candle unattended! Even if you’re about to run a small errand, leaving a candle burning while you are away is too risky. You can always re-ignite the candle when you come home. 
  • Piggybacking off of the previous point, leaving a candle unattended in your home with pets nearby can spell trouble! Ensure that you keep candles out of reach of pets and small children. 
  • It is recommended that you never burn a candle all the way down. A good rule of thumb is to stop burning a candle when there’s half an inch to an inch left of it to reduce the chance of a fire. 

What Does Fire Damage Restoration Look Like In Bellevue?

  • The first step starts with you calling us! We know that every fire damage scenario is different and deserves to be treated with the care that personalization offers. Our rep will ask you questions about your fire damage situation so that our team knows what type of equipment to bring. 
  • Once we know what to bring, we’ll promptly conduct the inspection and fire damage assessment portion of this process. This involves examining every room of your Bellevue home to determine the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage. 
  • Before we start the restoration, we must put up temporary measures like board-up and roof-tarp services. Fire damage significantly affects windows, roofs, and walls, so this step is vital to prevent further damage. 
  • This step is dedicated to water removal and drying if water damage is present. In many fire damage scenarios, water damage is present because of firefighting efforts. Effective water removal and drying occur thanks to our air movers and dehumidifiers. 
  • Before we clean and sanitize the affected areas, we remove smoke and soot from all surfaces of your Bellevue home, including the ceilings, walls, and floors. 
  • The second to last step of this process is cleaning and sanitizing all restorable items and areas that succumbed to fire damage. We’re trained in odor removal and deodorization, which means our team learns several cleaning techniques during training to restore your belongings to their preloss condition. 
  • And finally, restoration! This can be minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing a new carpet, or major repairs, such as the full-scale reconstruction of one or more rooms in your home. 

Fire damage is often wrought with pain, loss, and stress, and it can be challenging to pick up the pieces and move toward restoration. A few practical measures are all it takes to ensure peace of mind, but when the unthinkable happens, you can count on SERVPRO to help you through the crisis. You can’t go wrong with our advanced equipment, highly-trained team, and 24/7 emergency response every day of the year, including holidays, to get your Bellevue home back to its preloss condition. We even help you with the insurance paperwork during the claims process to lessen the headache from this ordeal. If you need us for fire damage cleanup and restoration services, contact us at (615) 242-9391. With over 50 years of experience in fire damage restoration, you can count on us to walk you through this stressful moment!   

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Prepare Your Business For Heavy Rain This Spring

5/3/2023 (Permalink)

Spring weathers are synonymous with heavy rain and storm damage if the proper precautions aren’t in place. As a business owner, your priorities are clear: ensure business operations run smoothly so your company can keep making profits. When a natural disaster disrupts your routine, whether a fire, water, storm, or mold damage, knowing where to start the cleanup and restoration process can be challenging. That’s why they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: so that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on damages when you can take the time to prepare your business and employees for heavy rains and the repercussions that that scenario presents. 

What Should You Include In Your Commercial Storm Preparation Checklist?

  • One of the most important things to plan before a storm is ensuring payroll, HR, and other benefits remain active even after a storm. This is especially crucial immediately post-storm. 
  • The tornado drills you had in school shouldn’t be forgotten, even in the business world! Conduct drills once a quarter to prepare you and your employees for the worst. 
  • Update employee contact information frequently and back up any digital files in case they get lost during a severe storm. 
  • Have a functioning weather alert radio in your office, like an NOAA weather hazard radio, to ensure you’re updated on all severe weather alerts during this time of year. 

How Can You Care For Your Belongings Before Heavy Rains Ensue?

  • Document every item in your West End commercial property! This will serve you well for insurance purposes should you need to call your provider. 
  • Examine your business’s assets! This includes equipment and any loaned assets your business may have. You may also want to re-examine your insurance policy and see how much it covers your business’s assets post-storm. 
  • Have all your items in your disaster preparation kit operational and ready to use at a moment’s notice. These items should include the following:
    • Water
    • Non-perishable food
    • Spare batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Cell phone and charger
    • Among others

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is THE team to call if you need commercial storm damage cleanup and restoration services! As business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of keeping business operations running as smoothly as possible post-storm, and we’re here to help. We offer a temporary warehouse space equipped with everything you need to ensure that you can keep your business running while your main building is under restoration. If you did all you could to prepare for storms this season, but your West End commercial property still needs storm damage cleanup and restoration, don’t hesitate to contact us at (615) 242-9391. We aim to make disaster restoration “Like it never even happened!”

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

We'll Make Your Home Or Business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/3/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sets the bar high for new ways of cleanliness! With our specialized Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, we tailor our cleaning program to keep up with your business's unique needs, not the other way around. With the numerous changes that the pandemic has brought to society, it's safe to say that a new sense of cleanliness has been a top priority for many homeowners and business owners. As the industry leaders in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, we are dedicated to inspiring confidence in our communities and ALL of our Nashville neighbors through viral pathogen cleaning. 

What Are The Three C's Of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

  • Consult: We know that no two homes or businesses are alike; that's why we ensure that our cleaning program is custom to the needs and goals of your Nashville property. 
  • Clean: The crux of the program, our team initiates an expert deep clean based on the plan we consulted with you on in the first step. With hospital-grade, EPA-approved cleaning solutions, our dedication to cleanliness is our topmost priority!
  • Certify: And finally, once our team finishes up the cleaning portion, we certify your property as Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! This emblem symbolizes your dedication to the safety and well-being of everyone around you. Show it off proudly!

What Else Do You Need To Know About SERVPRO's Residential/Commercial Cleaning Services? 

  • Residential cleaning isn't just limited to emergency flooding situations. Sometimes, kids spill drinks, or you may need your upholstery cleaned after months of overlooking that part of your home. When that happens, SERVPRO has the tools and know-how to arrive on the scene immediately. 
  • We have helped the following commercial properties achieve a higher level of cleanliness:
    • Office Buildings, Large and Small
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels/Motels
    • Government/Military
    • And more!
  • As a BBB-accredited business and an Angie's List Super Service Award recipient, we are committed to helping the homes and businesses in our local communities look their best!  

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here to help your Nashville home or business achieve a higher level of cleanliness! With our advanced tools, continuous education training program, and faster-than-average response times, we set the bar high for effective disaster cleanup and restoration. We serve several of our Nashville neighbors, including Bellevue, Belle Meade, West End, Green Hills, and other Nashville neighborhoods. SERVPRO is unique for its ability to utilize franchise resources with the proximity that can only come from being a local franchise. With over 2,120 franchises across the US and Canada, you can count on a SERVPRO to be nearby when you need us, no matter where you are. For more information on our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, contact us at (615) 242-9391. Rain or shine, SERVPRO has your back, 24/7, every day of the year!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Fire Hazards In Your Home

4/26/2023 (Permalink)

Your home is the place where you should feel safe and secure at all times. While this is the idea in most cases, there are items in your home that you may not even realize could cause a fire hazard. It only takes a spark for something in your Green Hills home to catch fire and burn to the ground… and it all happens in a matter of minutes. The emotional distress that follows fire damage is unimaginable and, combined with the cost of damages, is stressful enough. The first step is educating yourself on the fire hazards in your home, which can help you and your loved ones prevent fire damage and stay safe!

What Should You Know About Fire Hazards In Your Home?

  • According to the Red Cross, space heaters are the main culprits of fire damage causing 1 in every six residential fires. It's a good rule of thumb to keep space heaters and other equipment that generates heat at least three feet away from flammable items. 
  • We all love a sweet-smelling candle, but you don't want to leave it unattended when it's burning, especially if you've left it near something flammable. Blow out candles and unplug heating appliances before leaving the room and, most importantly, before leaving your house. 
  • Have your chimney cleaned once a year if you have a fireplace! Embers can escape easily, and soot/dirt buildup in your chimney can ignite fires if not maintained properly. 

Kitchen Fire Damage: What Should You Know And How Can You Deal With It?

  • You may think putting water over a fire can put out ANY fire… think again! Adding water to a grease fire causes the oil from said grease fire to splash, leading the fire to spread throughout your kitchen. In this case, the best course of action would be to smother a grease fire and let it fizzle out without your interference. 
  • Wondering how to smother a fire? The best way to do that is to have a pot or pan nearby and use the lid to cover the flames before it's extinguished on its own.  
  • Never throw flour at a grease fire! Baking soda is usually your best bet, and if you're running low on that, try salt. Both ingredients are good for putting out a small grease fire in your kitchen; however, if the fire is spreading rapidly, the most important thing to do is to get to safety and call the pros

Fire damage is unthinkable, and the actual incident happens faster than you can process it. It's easy to assume that once fire damage occurs, all is lost, but this is often not the case! Many of your belongings are, in fact, restorable, allowing you to save thousands of dollars that would have gone toward replacing them! Because disasters are unplanned and often happen in the blink of an eye, it's critical to call a trusted restoration company available 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Enter SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. Our team has top-of-the-line equipment, solid training, and experience in a wide range of cleaning/restoration services that are difficult to find elsewhere. When you contact us at (615) 242-9391, you can breathe easy knowing that you have a group of dedicated, caring individuals in your corner- we even help with the insurance paperwork during the claims process. We're only one call away! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Spring Storm Damage Prevention Tips

4/26/2023 (Permalink)

We are smack dab in the middle of spring, and that’s always a relief after the cold fronts that winter brings. However, if you’ve lived in Middle Tennessee for a while now, you would be very familiar with the tornadoes and heavy spring rains that make up this region’s climate. While spring storms in Middle Tennessee are the farthest occurrence from the unknown, knowing how to prevent them always comes in handy during this time of year. As a homeowner or business owner, you may wonder what are the best tips to prevent spring storms from taking over your building. Luckily, many storm damage prevention tips are straightforward when preparing for storms this season. 

What Are The Most Effective Ways To Prevent Storm Damage To Your West End Building?

  • Removing dead trees and branches is crucial to preventing debris from flying and causing damage to your property. Even if we’re in the midst of spring, you never know of any landscaping issues you might have missed immediately after winter!
  • Check your building for any cracks, especially in the foundation! Any visible leaks should be fixed immediately to avoid further damage. 
  • Clean your rain gutters before a spring storm! Property damage can be done easily through water spilling through your gutters, so thoroughly examining them is always a good call. 

What Else Should You Know About Spring Storms In West End?

  • Tornadoes can happen at any time, but they are known to occur most from 3 PM- 9 PM. Taking shelter in areas far from windows, like the basement or a storm cellar, is critical!
  • Tornadoes usually take physical shape as dark clouds made up of debris. 
  • Seek shelter in a sturdy building if you are outside. If you are driving, pull over and have your vehicle in park. Stay away from the windows by leaning down from them and covering your head with your hands and a jacket until the storm passes. 

We hope the tips above will serve you well as you prepare your home or business for spring storms! While the nature of disasters is unpredictable, taking extra steps to stormproof your building goes a long way. Even if planning for a storm doesn’t guarantee that a storm will stay away, you can feel safe knowing you’ve done everything you can to protect your home or commercial property from the throes of storm season. Still, if you need storm damage cleanup and restoration services in West End this spring, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the team to call! We are equipped with the latest technology and continuous training with 24/7 emergency response times that ensure we’re on the spot at a moment’s notice. Contact us at (615) 242-9391 to learn more! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Repair Water Damage Under Your Sink

4/19/2023 (Permalink)

Imagine you’re washing your hands, and you notice the drain under your sink has a tiny leak showing on it. It’s only a matter of time before a small leak becomes a massive problem, so it’s essential to take action as soon as you notice something is wrong. Water damage only takes about 48 hours to settle in before mold colonies start to manifest. Not only that- but within minutes, books and other paper goods, including photos, will begin to warp and swell in a matter of minutes. It’s better to take preventative action than the alternative, but if you need tips to repair water damage under your sink, read some of our top tips below so you can stay informed and take precautions for next time!

What Simple Steps Can You Take To Repair Water Damage Under The Sink?

  • Water damage is bound to leave some stains underneath the sink, so it’s essential to use a dry cloth with a cleaning solution to dry stains. It’s understandable if you don’t want to use chemicals like bleach or ammonia while cleaning, so creating a paste out of baking soda and toothpaste for cleaning stains is just as effective. 
  • Repairing water damage doesn’t stop at cleaning! You have to wait for it to dry before you take a cloth and wipe it all away. You will have more luck rubbing the affected areas in a gentle, circular motion to remove the water stains. 
  • It’s possible that there could still be leftover reminders of water damage by the time you reach this stage; that’s why you should take a wet cloth damp with cold water and wipe down the affected areas underneath the sink. If you need professional guidance after taking these steps to repair water damage under your sink, don’t hesitate to call a professional restoration company to handle the issue further! 

What Can You Do To Mitigate Water Damage In Belle Meade While Waiting For SERVPRO?

  • You can remove excess water under your sink while blotting and mopping the affected areas. You also want to remove loose items while blotting and mopping the floor. 
  • Going along with the first point, wet materials are VERY heavy, so you should take extra precautions when cleaning up!
  • It’s easy to overlook electrical “slip and fall” hazards after water damage, but they shouldn’t be ignored, especially in the kitchen! If you see any frayed wires from lighting, steer clear of those areas until an electrician looks at them. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are water damage cleanup and restoration experts! With over 50 years of experience in water, fire, storm, and mold damage with ample expertise in handling residential and commercial projects, you can count on us to respond quickly with the help you need right here in Belle Meade. With our state-of-the-art technology and highly trained team, you can have peace of mind that is difficult to find during such a stressful time. All you have to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll handle the rest!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Hotel

4/19/2023 (Permalink)

We’re fully in the midst of spring, and with spring comes new beginnings, awakenings, and fresh starts. And what better way to incorporate a fresh start into your life than to do some much-needed spring cleaning around your hotel? As a business owner, we understand that serving your customers is a top priority. And one of the best ways to do that is to maintain your Bellevue commercial property in a way that makes it appealing to all who will enter it. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but research has shown time and time again that it only takes about seven seconds for someone’s mind to be made up about someone or something. When that’s the case, it makes sense to do some seasonal maintenance, especially if your commercial property has been affected by a spring storm. 

What Are The Best Seasonal Maintenance Ideas For Your Hotel?

  • Start by checking and updating your guest bathrooms! Bathrooms are a place that can quickly get dirty and prolonged avoidance of care in that area of the hotel only does more harm than good. Replacing old shower heads and cabinetry and changing old shower curtains is a good start before you deep clean toilets, tubs, and bathroom floors. 
  • If you see old drapes that have gathered dust and grime during the winter, spring is the best time to clear away the old and hang new drapes. This not only cleans up old spaces but fresh, clean drapes also allow for natural light to shine through. 
  • Out of sight doesn’t always mean out of mind, especially when it has to do with lighting fixtures. Guests may not always see these fixtures, but if these items are gathering dust/cobwebs and aren’t properly situated, a time may come when this aspect of your hotel won’t be so inconspicuous. Take your aesthetic chandeliers down and have them carefully cleaned by an expert. You should do the same in your hotel’s bathrooms. 

How Can You Storm-Proof Your Bellevue Hotel This Spring?

  • Create a tornado plan with your leadership team to discuss how to go about everything should business operations be interrupted by a tornado. This plan should also include any data that needs to be backed up should your business lose it. 
  • Ensure that all outdoor fixtures, such as satellites and signs, are secure, as tornadoes will work from the outside in. Winds are usually an issue when spring storms are in the picture, so have your construction crew use materials with a high wind tolerance. 
  • This may be a minor housekeeping tip, but it’s critical all the same: close all windows and doors to keep debris from flying inside! Do a once-over of all openings in your hotel to ensure that every window and door is closed all the way. 

We hope the tips above gave you insight and the know-how to prevent clutter from taking over your business this spring! Aside from impressing your clients and stakeholders, doesn’t it feel good to know that everything is exactly where it’s supposed to be in your commercial property? Decreased productivity and stress are common aftereffects of a cluttered workplace, so spring cleaning your hotel for your mental health is as good a reason as any. We hope our tips will help you spruce up your Bellevue hotel. Still, if you want cleaning that goes beyond the ordinary capabilities of your janitorial team, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the team to call! With our top-of-the-line equipment, continuous training/education, and 24-hour emergency response times, you can rely on us to make your situation “Like it never even happened!” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Our Odor Removal Process After Smoke Damage

4/12/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is devastating enough for your home or business, but the impact is multiplied when the smell of smoke and grains of charred ashes remain on your property. Certain smells often remind us of specific memories from our lives. Smoky residues left behind on your Nashville property are enough to bring back the painful memories that linger from fire damage. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we know that odor removal goes deeper than putting air fresheners on the affected areas. Our team ensures quality that goes beyond the surface through a host of odor removal and deodorization methods, which we will list below. Not only does this rid your home or business of smoky odors, but your air quality will also be cleaner and healthier for everyone in the building. 

What Kinds Of Odor Removal Techniques Does Our Team Use?

  • The machines we use to remove odors after a fire are made to control air quality by removing airborne contaminants. Our odor removal and deodorization equipment include the following:
    • Thermal foggers
    • Industrial air scrubbers
    • HEPA vacuums
  • Disaster restoration is often cyclical. With fire damage can come water damage from firefighting efforts. If the water damage isn’t handled promptly, moisture can sink in, leading to mold growth. Our deodorization products ensure odor control from excessive moisture so you can stop the problem at its root. 
  • Suppose you’re a business owner looking for a tailor-made cleaning program to remove odors. In that case, our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program can be an excellent resource. This program caters to the unique needs of your facility because we know that every commercial property is different. 

What Else Should You Know About Odors Caused By Fire Damage?

  • One of the first places you should have checked for odors after fire damage is your HVAC units. Smoke and soot odors will circulate and re-circulate throughout your property leading to poor indoor air quality that can be detrimental to your health if you ignore these units. SERVPRO can examine your HVAC units for any harmful particles lodged in there and conduct the necessary cleaning processes to breathe new life into your HVAC systems. 
  • Cleaning and sanitizing are essential parts of our fire damage restoration process. We use OSHA-approved cleaning and sanitizing agents to stop mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganism growth. 
  • Our highly trained team takes courses on fire/water restoration as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning. After completing course modules and an exam, our team becomes certified in disaster restoration, including odor removal. 

We hope you feel more at ease about how odor removal after fire damage works. It’s difficult to pick up the pieces of your life from something as impactful as fire damage. While the effects are different depending on whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, the fact remains that the chain of events afterward can be overwhelming to endure. If you need odor removal services post-fire damage, feel free to contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are dedicated to making life a little easier for our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated

Mold Growth Prevention Tips

4/12/2023 (Permalink)

When water damage happens to your home or business, you aren’t dealing with water damage alone. If you let water damage sit for a few hours without calling the professionals, you create the perfect outlet for mold to flourish. It only takes about 48 hours for mold to spread throughout your West End home or business, so the clock is ticking when your property has experienced a flood. Luckily, mold can be easily prevented if you follow some simple steps, which we have listed down below. However, if you continue to experience mold damage issues, there’s no better restoration company to call than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. With our top-of-the-line technology, experienced crew, and 24/7 emergency response timing, you can count on us to take your home or business back to its preloss condition. 

How Can You Prevent Mold From Growing In Your West End Property?

  • Humidity is a leading cause of mold growth. Even slightly higher than normal humidity is enough for mold colonies to thrive. You can prevent mold by keeping indoor humidity at no higher than 45%. 
  • Did you notice a leak in your property’s walls, roof, or plumbing? You may want to take care of that before any signs of mold show up. Leaks in your property give mold enough room to grow, especially after a water damage incident. 
  • Check that air in the building is free-flowing, meaning that exhaust fans vent in places like the kitchen and the bathroom and not in any closed spaces where moisture can spread as a result. 

What Can SERVPRO Do To Remediate Mold In West End?

  • SERVPRO provides temporary building services for your property after a mold damage incident. We provide everything from roof tarps to drywall removal. If you’re a business owner, we’ll even help you conduct a move-out so you can take operations elsewhere while restoration is underway. 
  • Our mold damage specialists are trained in applied microbial remediation, water damage, and applied structural drying. These skills are crucial to ensuring the most effective restoration experience. 
  • As a locally owned and operated business, we are nearby and ready to help whenever you need us. With over 2,110 franchises across the US and Canada, we bring the resources of a large franchise with the familiarity of a small business

At SERVPRO, our end goal is to make your disaster restoration experience “Like it never even happened!” We follow a process for everything we do, and our mold restoration process is no different. From the assessment to full-scale restoration, depending on the scope of the damage, we guarantee full transparency and a unique solution for your unique mold issue. If you need us for the mold damage cleanup, restoration, and even insurance paperwork process, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are here for all of our Nashville neighbors, including West End!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

A Cleaning Checklist for Your Business

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

Spring cleaning is an integral part of every business checklist, and for maintenance purposes, it makes sense to set aside time during the year to do a deep clean of your business. Spring is all about fresh starts, and there’s no better way to start fresh than to create a cleaning checklist for your small business. Not only is it healthier for you and your employees, but you will feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that everything is exactly where it needs to be to go into a new season. You will also feel more productive as a cluttered desk is known to significantly decrease productivity, for example. By the time you’re done reading this article, we hope you have taken away a few tips and tricks on spring cleaning your business!

What Are The Most Important Points On Your Commercial Cleaning Checklist This Year?

  • If there’s inventory stocked away in the warehouse that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while, it may be time to throw them out! Excess inventory takes up space you could use for other items, AND it’s money down the drain when they don’t serve their purpose. You could sell the inventory or donate them so they can be put to better use elsewhere. 
  • Check all your shelves, files, and drawers to organize all your materials, including papers. It would also help to disinfect these areas to remove built-up germs. However, cleaning your physical environment isn’t enough- you should also organize all your digital files and delete old emails that aren’t necessary anymore. If you are committed to reducing clutter in your physical environment, consider creating digital copies of your papers so you don’t have to worry about them taking up space.
  • Sustainability has become increasingly relevant in recent years, and sometimes reusing items may be just what your environment needs to hop into a new season! If your furniture is in fixer-upper condition, consider getting creative and transforming it into a new, better version of its previous incarnations. If there are old office supplies that you don’t want to throw out just yet, you can create some quirky decor to enhance your office space! 

How Can You Maintain Cleanliness In Your West End Office For The Future?

  • Do you see any stray wires that are hanging around? Simply moving them out of areas with high foot traffic can make all the difference! Doing this periodically can lessen workplace accidents. 
  • Instead of cleaning once a year, make it a point to clean once every quarter to avoid the clutter from building up! As a business owner, you’re wearing multiple hats, and it’s not always easy to set aside time to clean and organize four times a year, so whatever frequency works for you, we encourage that. 
  • We also recommend investing in a durable paper shredder so that when you see it around the office, you are reminded of the periodic organization that is necessary to maintain an orderly and stress-free workplace!

Spring cleaning is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. With the warmer weather comes rejuvenation and new beginnings, and clearing the clutter has long been a best practice during this time of year. Whether your West End business needs some sprucing up or a deep clean, know that SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is equipped to bring you the highest quality cleaning experience! Our highly trained team has over five decades of experience with biochemical spill remediation and other deep cleaning practices, as well as HVAC, odor removal, and sewage cleanup. If you need our commercial cleaning services this spring, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are available 24/7 for all of your spring cleaning concerns!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What You Need to Know About Lightning and House Fires

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

The crackle of lightning and the roar of thunder are synonymous with stormy weather, but do you know how lightning damage can impact your home? According to National Geographic, lightning is caused by an imbalance between the ground and storm clouds, causing an electrical discharge. This impact can cause an electrical surge in your home, leading to a house fire if your house isn’t protected from the strike. While lightning and house fires seem to come from totally different worlds, they are often interconnected, and you can’t properly protect your home from one without guarding against the other. Below, we’ll discuss some little-known facts about lightning and how you can protect your home from them this spring as we get through storm season!

The More You Know: What Should You Know About Lightning During Tornado Season?

  • Lightning strikes are intense, yes, but did you know that a lightning bolt can reach 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit? To put that into perspective, that’s about five times hotter than our sun’s surface!
  • You may have heard the myth: lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. This is false! Lightning often strikes the same place multiple times, and tall, isolated objects are most prone to these strikes. 
  • You may wonder how far lightning can travel if you’re driving or walking outside during a storm and hear lightning. Lightning can usually reach about 25 miles away from a storm’s center, but that doesn’t mean you should stay outside for too long when you see one strike. In this scenario, the best thing you can do is find a durable building to take shelter in as soon as possible. If you’re driving and you’re farther away from home or a study building, ensure that your vehicle has a hard-top roof. 

How Can You Protect Your Green Hills Home From A Lightning Strike This Year?

  • Have you invested in surge protectors for your house to protect your appliances and other devices? That may be a smart move! You also want to ensure you unplug everything since that is the best way to protect your home from lightning.
  • Check your homeowner’s insurance coverage! Even if you’ve read the policy front and back, you still want to ensure that your insurance plan covers lightning strikes, especially ones that can lead to house fires. 
  • Lightning rods may also be something to consider when protecting your home from lightning strikes. This aims to impede the high-voltage electricity and direct it towards the ground instead of your home. Several lightning protection devices are created to protect your building from the impact of surges. 

Lightning is often overlooked when it comes to disaster preparation. However, that shouldn’t stop you from taking the necessary steps to prevent your home from a house fire caused by lightning. We hope the tips you learned above help you best prepare for storms this spring, but prevention doesn’t always mean total immunity from disasters altogether. If you need storm damage or fire damage restoration services, give SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville a call. All you have to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391, where a rep will ask you questions about your situation, so our team knows what equipment to bring to the scene. We take the headache away from a tough situation by arriving at a moment’s notice

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

The Inside Scoop On Our Disaster Restoration Process

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Disaster restoration has its own set of processes that must be followed for adequate recovery. With water, fire, storm, and mold damage coming unplanned, it’s always best to be prepared for the unpredictable, which is the sentiment we emphasize during the training period. We are available every hour of the day, every day of the week, because we know disaster doesn’t sleep; in fact, it only takes about 48 hours for water damage to start showing itself in your Belle Meade home or business, which is why you must take immediate action post-disaster. Our team even removes the headache from the claims process by helping you complete the necessary paperwork!

In General, What Does The Disaster Restoration Process Look Like In Belle Meade?

Every water and fire damage scenario is different, and we tailor our processes to fit your situation best; however, the general procedure for all disaster restoration scenarios remains consistent for a more streamlined restoration experience. 

  • The first step begins when you contact us! Our rep will ask you questions about your situation so that our team knows what equipment to bring upon arrival. 
  • Our team will conduct an assessment to inspect your property and determine how much damage has been done due to flooding and fire so we know how to move forward. 
  • The third step differs slightly depending on whether your home or business has been affected by water or fire; in the case of water damage, our team performs water extraction to remove excess moisture that can prevent mold growth. We help you maintain security throughout your property by offering temporary building services for fire damage situations since fires can compromise your roofs, walls, and windows. 
  • For both water and fire damage, the drying process is incredibly vital. During fire damage, firefighting efforts leave behind excess water throughout your property, doubling the damage if you don’t take action immediately. With our industry-grade air movers and dehumidifiers, you can count on us to bring the top-tier equipment that gets the job done!
  • Fire damage adds an extra step to our processes because of the damage that smoke and soot can cause. We use specialized technology to remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, including ceilings and walls. 
  • Once we have completed the above steps, our team will start cleaning and sanitizing your Belle Meade property. We use several content restoration techniques, including dry cleaning and immersion cleaning. 
  • The final step to this checklist is the actual restoration, AKA minor repairs like replacing carpet and drywall or major repairs like full-scale reconstruction of your Belle Meade home or business. 

What Else Should You Know About SERVPRO’s Disaster Restoration Process?

  • Our 2,110 franchises are strategically positioned throughout the US and Canada to be nearby and available when disaster strikes. You can rest assured that there’s a SERVPRO near you when you need us!
  • We can handle residential AND commercial restoration! Learn more about our residential and commercial restoration services NOW. 
  • We are a BBB-accredited business and a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award- we don’t mess around when it comes to restoration!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is dedicated to making your water or fire damage situation “Like it never even happened!” We know how difficult it is to get back on your feet after a natural disaster. It’s stressful and overwhelming, so you need a group of caring people on your side when the unthinkable happens. With over five decades of experience in the disaster restoration industry, you can rely on us to put our training to use when you make that first phone call. If you need us for water, fire, storm, or mold cleanup and restoration, dial (615) 242-9391. No damage is too large for our capable team!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preparing Your Home For Spring Showers

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

They say April showers bring May flowers, and as we are nearing April, it is crucial to prepare your Bellevue home for the storms that the spring season brings. Preventative maintenance is always a smart move, so you can lessen the impact of damage should it occur. Middle Tennessee, especially, is known for tornadoes and other springtime storms, so it’s vital to prepare your home for whatever happens. We will discuss below three key tips on residential storm preparation and what you need to know about mold post-storm. 

What Are Our Top Three Tips For Preparing Your Home For Spring Storms?

  • Do a full-scale assessment of your home before heavy rains are predicted. This checklist should include roofing, windows, doors, and drainage. 
  • Invest in a battery-operated flashlight with extra batteries if necessary. The same thing goes for an NOAA weather radio. 
  • Create an emergency evacuation plan and test it out before a storm happens. Know where everyone needs to go and ensure that you have emergency contact information. This includes the following:
    • Phone numbers of family members, friends, and neighbors
    • Medical information for household members
    • Phone numbers for local fire departments and police stations

Mold Debunked: What Should You Know About Mold Remediation After A Spring Shower?

While prevention almost always sets you up for success, it isn’t a foolproof way to avoid storms altogether. You may already know that mold is common after a water damage incident if you don’t get it taken care of immediately. 

  • After storm damage, mold only takes about 48 hours to spread throughout your Bellevue home. Time is money in this case- literally!
  • Smell a strong, musty odor in your home? That’s a sign that mold may be present on your property. SERVPRO is trained in odor removal and deodorization techniques that will keep the stink at bay!
  • Aside from moisture, mold thrives on humidity. Even higher-than-average humidity is enough to promote mold growth, so make sure indoor humidity is less than 45 percent. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are the storm and mold damage experts! Our highly trained team has knowledge in water damage and applied structural drying, the cornerstones of restoring your Bellevue home to its pre-flood condition. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year because disaster never sleeps, and neither do we. If you need storm or mold damage cleanup and restoration, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier for you. Our mission is to make any disaster “Like it never even happened!” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

The Importance of Fire Safety

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is one of the most devastating events for a home or business. The restoration process afterward is daunting enough without the added stress of filling out insurance paperwork during the claims process. To save yourself from this added stress, it is always best to practice fire safety procedures, so you don’t have to deal with the heartache of fire damage cleanup. Additionally, you save yourself thousands of dollars in damage when you take actionable steps to prevent fires as much as possible. Remember that prevention doesn’t always guarantee that fires will stay at bay! However, if you educate yourself on fire safety and its importance, you are taking care of your West End home or business before anything can happen, should it occur. 

How Can You Prevent Fires To Your Home Or Business?

  • Knowing what can start a fire is critical to figuring out how to stop them or prevent them from happening altogether. One way to prevent fires from happening to your West End property is a simple housekeeping tip: keep your surroundings clean! Avoid misplacing flammable items and store all chemicals in a safe, clean area. 
  • Are your heating sources working properly? If not, it may be time to get them checked! Air conditioning filters and other HVAC units need to be cleaned and maintained at least once a year to prevent fires from happening. It is recommended that you consult a professional restoration company when you have questions about your HVAC units. 
  • Faulty wiring is yet another cause of house and business fires. If you feel heat in your wires when you touch them, we recommend getting those checked out by an expert and making any necessary repairs. 

How Can SERVPRO Help If The Unthinkable Happens?

  • SERVPRO has over five decades of experience in fire and water damage restoration. With fire damage comes water damage due to firefighting efforts, so we have trained technicians capable of handling both scenarios in any form. 
  • Aside from the cleanup and restoration aspect of fire damage, our team is trained to eliminate the distinctive odors that smoke produces. It isn’t enough to just spray air freshener over the smells- our team gets to the root cause of the scent to neutralize the unpleasant odor before it can spread throughout your home or business. 
  • Our restore vs. replace mentality allows us to restore the precious items you thought you lost forever to fire damage. While some things may be too far gone to bring back, you may be surprised to hear that many of your belongings can actually be restored post-disaster. Learn more about some of our content restoration methods here

When fire or water damage takes over your life, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here to help you take it back! With state-of-the-art technology and faster-than-average emergency response times, our team is always nearby and ready to help when disaster strikes. Our projects range from residential to commercial, and we can also handle mold and storm damage restoration. We’re only one call away- all you have to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll handle the rest. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Tips on How To Storm-proof Your Business

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again: tornado season and the effects of that on your Nashville business. If you’ve lived in Nashville for a while now, you would know that we get a significant amount of rainfall during this time of year, which leads to flooding and mold damage. When you live and work in such a region, knowing the best storm-proofing methods is essential to prevent storms from hitting your property too hard during this time of year. As a business owner, you may wonder, “what is storm-proofing, and how can it help my business?” We’re happy to inform you that those questions can be easily answered! When you take preventative measures to safeguard your business from storms, you can rest easy knowing you are doing everything possible to protect your business from storms this spring. 

What Should You Know About Storm Proofing?

  • Storm proofing is the method by which you protect your home or business against the most extreme weather. This can range from clearing the clutter from your business’s property to boarding up and securing your doors and windows. 
  • When pre-cutting boards, make sure you support your commercial property from the inside out. Warning: don’t place the board against the window frames, as that can cause damage to your windows! A safer bet would be to put the board on the window’s exteriors. 
  • Moisture is a huge issue when it comes to post-storm damage. As we all know, this can lead to significant mold damage if not taken care of immediately. One way to combat this would be to paint or stain areas of your property so you can maintain that moisture barrier. 

How Can Storm Proofing Your Business Help Your Commercial Property?

  • Significant financial loss can be avoided when you take the time to storm-proof your commercial property. As a business owner, you might be overwhelmed with work to even think about storm-proofing your commercial property, but you know what they say: a stitch in time saves nine!
  • While many items and documents are salvageable post-storm damage, you don’t want to test that out for yourself by not investing in storm-proof techniques for your business. You save yourself more work by backing up all files and documents before storm season. 
  • And finally, it is always better to be prepared for the unpredictable, so you are less overwhelmed if and when disaster strikes- your commercial property would thank you for it!

We hope you learned something new today! Knowledge is power, and storm-proofing your business can greatly reduce your chances of storm damage. While we wish we knew an infallible way to diminish storms altogether, we know that they can still happen no matter how many preventative steps you take. If you need storm damage cleanup and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville at (615) 242-9391. We have the tools of the trade, an incredible team, and experience in disaster restoration to help out our Nashville neighbors during the storm damage restoration process. We even help you take care of the paperwork during the claims process! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Save Your Furniture After Water Damage

3/15/2023 (Permalink)

Floods and storms can do a lot of damage to the furniture at your West End home or office space. With spring being peak storm season, it's always best to prepare for one in advance, but sometimes, every preventative measure can't keep a flood at bay. Water damage causes many problems, including mold, if you don't call for help immediately. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are big believers in the restore vs. replace mentality, so you can save money while keeping the items that matter most to you. Below, we will discuss what happens to furniture after water damage and how you can salvage it once our team arrives on the scene. 

What Should You Know About Water Damage To Your Furniture?

  • Permanent stains on carpeting can occur because furniture finishes may bleed from excess water. 
  • Within the first day, you may notice that furniture will begin to swell and eventually crack. 
  • If you wait 48 hours or longer to call us, you will begin to notice furniture warping and showing signs of mold- it only takes about two days for mold to start showing itself!
  • That is why time is of the essence when it comes to any water damage scenario to avoid further damage, which could lead to having your furniture replaced. 

How Can You Care For Your Furniture After Water Damage?

  • Foam cleaning is one of our methods to care for upholstery fabrics that might bleed if wet cleaned. 
  • We also spray and wipe for parts of your furniture that can't withstand wet cleaning. 
  • SERVPRO's Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides a detailed list of all your belongings and furniture, including its preloss value, for an effective claims process. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is committed to conducting the highest quality water damage cleanup and restoration. We have over five decades of experience in the disaster restoration industry, so you know we mean business. And that's not all; just because we have loads of experience doesn't mean our team stops learning. Far from it! Our continuous education and training courses ensure that our team stays on top of all the trends in this industry. If you need us to perform water damage restoration and cleanup in West End this spring, feel free to give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We endeavor to make your water damage incident "Like it never even happened!"

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preparing Your Business for Any Disaster

3/15/2023 (Permalink)

Natural disasters can happen any day of the week at any time, whether you’re at work or home. It’s always better to be prepared for the unpredictable instead of being blindsided by a natural disaster if/when it occurs. While disaster preparation differs from business to business depending on the type of disaster (water or fire), one thing always remains the same: having a streamlined process to prepare all staff for when the worst happens. This can include having everyone’s contact information on file and practicing emergency evacuation drills. Whatever the case, we hope today’s tips will help you prepare your Green Hills commercial property for any disaster!

What Should You Keep In Mind When Preparing For A Disaster?

  • Create an operations plan during uncertain times! This plan should include the following to ensure business operations don’t get too disrupted amidst uncertainty:
    • What should happen right after?
    • Are employees able to work remotely? Would you prefer a temporary warehouse space?
    • Where are emergency kits stored in the building?
    • What would you want to be stored in that kit?
    • How can you and your team safely evacuate the building?
    • How can you keep in touch with your team if the power goes out?
  • Keep up with client and vendor communication even during times like these- especially during times like these! How will you keep in touch with them? Email? Social media? Press releases? Do what you can to inform everyone who works with you about your business’s situation!
  • Have you backed up company data? This also includes paperwork that should already be stored in a safe space. Storing tangible materials in an off-site location is a good call. Keeping all critical information backed up in a hard drive is vital for digital files. 

How Can SERVPRO Help You If Water Or Fire Damage Has Taken Over Your Life?

  • Our Commercial Large Loss Unit (CLLU) comprises the finest personnel in the restoration world. Did you hear SERVPRO has over 2,100 franchises across the US and Canada? That’s not by accident! Our elite group of specialists is strategically placed, so you can always count on a SERVPRO to be near you when disaster strikes. 
  • Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is tailor-made for your business, not the other way around! With foundations grounded in the three C’s, this is viral pathogen cleaning that goes beyond regular janitorial capabilities. If your business has experienced contamination from biochemical spills, this cleaning program provides the solutions your business needs to move forward after the accident. You even get a certification at the end!
  • We work with your insurance provider for a stress-free claims process. Yes, that’s right! We’ll even help you complete the paperwork because we are committed to restoring your life to its new normal after a disaster. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are the pros in disaster cleanup and restoration. Whether you need fire, water, storm, or mold damage restoration for your commercial building, you can rest assured that SERVPRO has advanced technology, round-the-clock emergency response timing, and a highly-trained team to get the job done well. We offer several building services for your Green Hills commercial property, which serve as temporary measures during the actual restoration process. If you need us this spring, call (615) 242-9391 or use this contact form to reach us. We are on-call and ready to serve this storm season!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

In Need of Fire Damage Restoration? Here's What to Expect

3/8/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is one of the most devastating events to happen to your home or business. Not only do you have to focus on restoration and cleanup, but having experienced a fire is a highly emotional ordeal. You may not know what to expect: that's why SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville cares about helping you through such trying times. As specialists in fire damage restoration and cleanup, we believe in the value of continuing education so that we can always stay on top of the latest how-tos in fire damage restoration. Read more below on what to expect when the unexpected happens!

What Should You Know About Fire Damage Restoration In Belle Meade?

  • Fire damage isn't just limited to the fire- you also have to consider the subsequent water damage that follows because of firefighting efforts! With fire and water damage restoration being our bread and butter, we can take care of every aspect of these processes, from the initial assessment of your Belle Meade property to the full-scale restoration of your home or business. 
  • Immediately after a fire, it is best to tape cheesecloth over air vents to catch loose soot in the air. 
  • Wet materials are deceptively heavy, so be careful after a fire!

How Does SERVPRO Handle Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning After Fire Damage?

  • Our specialized carpet and upholstery cleaning methods include the following:
    • Bonnet cleaning for short pile carpets. This is a less aggressive method compared to other cleaning methods. 
    • Dry cleaning is saved for coloring issues after fire or water damage. 
    • Hot water extraction is a deeper cleaning method reserved for deeply soiled areas for all carpet types. 
    • And more!
  • If you want professional carpet cleaning post-fire damage for maintenance purposes, SERVPRO can get the job done right with over 50 years of experience under our belt!

Our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is dedicated to responding quickly when disaster strikes. A quick response is critical to saving time and money as well as reducing further damage. Our technicians are trained in fire/smoke restoration, odor control, water damage, and upholstery/fabric cleaning. With our restore vs. replace mentality, you can continue saving money while keeping the items most precious to you. If you need fire or water damage restoration and cleanup services this spring, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are happy to serve Belle Meade, Nashville, and other surrounding neighborhoods, including downtown!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What SERVPRO Can Do for Your Bellevue Home

3/8/2023 (Permalink)

You may know us from our commercial restoration services, but did you know that SERVPRO offers various residential services? And this is aside from water and fire damage cleanup and restoration! We offer carpet cleaning and HVAC services because we know that life happens, which requires your home to undergo some changes. And that’s okay! Just know that you don’t have to handle a washing machine overflow or a soiled carpet alone. With SERVPRO’s residential restoration and cleanup services, we can help you get your house back to feeling like a home again. 

What Kinds Of Residential Cleaning Services Do We Offer?

What Else Should You Know About SERVPRO’s Residential Restoration Services?

  • SERVPRO can handle all residential restoration and cleanup services with the right tools and team. Our 24/7 emergency response ensures that we arrive on the scene almost as soon as you call us. 
  • SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville was named a Top 100 SERVPRO Franchises Member- with over 2,100 franchises that fall under the SERVPRO umbrella, this is a tremendous honor, and we aim to bring that level of excellence to every project, residential or commercial!
  • You may know us as SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, but did you know that we also serve downtown Nashville? Learn more here

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has efficiency technology and franchise resources of over 2,100 franchises to utilize when disaster strikes. We also provide content restoration services for items damaged from fire, water, storm, or mold damage. Need a weight lifted off your shoulders during the insurance process? No problem! We can help you manage the paperwork that comes with filing a claim. As recipients of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, we are committed to serving Bellevue residents with top-quality disaster restoration and cleanup services you won’t find anywhere else. All you have to do is contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll handle the rest!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Create an Emergency Readiness Plan For Your Business

3/1/2023 (Permalink)

You never know when disaster can strike, and in the name of preparedness, it’s always best to have a plan ready. Natural disasters can come in water, fire, or mold damage, and it’s emotionally and financially draining to rebuild your life after such events. Emergency preparedness shouldn’t just be recognized during one month of the year- creating an emergency readiness plan for your Nashville business is the best way to protect your property from disaster. Of course, no building is immune to water or fire damage, but having a plan in place can instill confidence in you and your employees to act quickly when disaster strikes. 

What Can You Do To Prepare Your Nashville Business Should Emergency Strike?

With March being peak tornado season, there’s no better time than now to prepare for storm damage. Some ways you can prepare include the following:

  • Consider different scenarios that can threaten your business aside from a flood or a fire. What would your team do in case of a break-in or a cybersecurity breach? Emergencies aren’t limited to natural disasters, and your readiness plan shouldn’t be either. As a business owner, you can even take a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA), which can help you gauge the various risks affecting your day-to-day operations. 
  • Compile checklists and other resources into a plan specific to your business’s daily operations during a disaster. Bullet point ideas should include immediate priorities post-disaster and ways to bring your team together to execute those priorities. 
  • Have all emergency contact information for your employees on file for easy access during an emergency. You’ll know how to manage the situation better when you know where to contact everyone so that you’re not scrambling to find everyone at the last minute. 

What Should You Know About SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile?

  • Our emergency-ready profile provides you with the following:
    • Facility details like priority contact information and shut-off valve locations
    • A succinct profile document that houses critical information necessary during an emergency
    • Local SERVPRO franchise professionals as your disaster restoration providers
    • And more!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is uniquely qualified to handle your disaster cleanup and restoration needs! With state-of-the-art technology, faster-than-average emergency response times, and our highly trained team, you can’t go wrong with calling us when disaster strikes. We hope this post on emergency readiness sets you ahead in the wake of a disaster, but sometimes even the most carefully laid-out plan doesn’t guarantee to ward off disasters. If your business needs repair after water or fire damage, don’t hesitate to contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are always nearby and ready to help our Nashville neighbors, even during the claims process!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Ways to Make Your Basement Stormproof

3/1/2023 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again: storm season. And with Middle Tennessee being known for its spring tornadoes, the best thing you can do for your West End home is stormproof your basement. You may be wondering: what IS storm proofing? Simply put, storm proofing is taking the safety precautions necessary to protect your home from the damage that storms like tornadoes and hurricanes often cause. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so we hope our tips below on stormproofing your basement give you some insight into staying safe during tornado season!

In What Ways Can You Storm Proof Your Basement?

  • Basements are hands down the safest place to take shelter in your West End home. It’s best to avoid all windows, no matter how sturdy they may be, to hail and heavy gusts of wind. 
  • Check around your home before the tornado hits any incoming water flows into a drain or gutters. 
  • Have your shingles inspected! A roof inspection can warn you of any loose shingles and other roof components characteristic of damage. 

How Is SERVPRO Equipped To Handle Storm Damage In West End?

  • The SERVPRO team is highly trained in every aspect of water damage restoration, including the odor removal and deodorization step that shouldn’t be ignored post-storm. If you need experienced restoration professionals you can trust, SERVPRO’s the company to call!
  • Our top-tier gear makes restoration efficient and seamless! From our infrared cameras to industrial-grade dehumidifiers, you can rest assured we’ll always come prepared when you call us onto the scene. 
  • Our 24/7 emergency service ensures that we can beat the clock regarding the water damage timeline. Water damage doesn’t take long to set in and become mold, so it’s critical to act quickly!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has over 50 years of experience handling storm damage cleanup and restoration. We provide anything from the subsequent mold damage post-flood to odor removal and carpet cleaning services after a storm. SERVPRO offers the best of both worlds: the close-knit vibes of a locally-owned and operated company with storm damage resources you can only find within a nationally-renowned franchise. If you need us to mitigate storm damage and conduct the post-flood cleanup process, contact us at (615) 242-9391. SERVPRO is here for West End residents this storm season! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can SERVPRO Help With Mold Damage?

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage is not something to ignore. When your Nashville home or business has been taken over by mold and mildew, time is of the essence, meaning you need to call for help immediately. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is THE team to call when you need help dealing with the aftermath of water/mold damage cleanup and restoration. It’s common knowledge that mold feeds off of moisture. When your property has experienced water damage, there are a few things you need to do while waiting for us to arrive on the scene to prevent mold growth. We also have top-of-the-line technology in our arsenal to carry out the mold remediation process seamlessly!

What Can You Do To Prevent Mold From Spreading Throughout Your Nashville Property?

  • Turn off all HVAC systems and fans- this also goes for blowing air across surfaces suspected to be affected by mold. 
  • Don’t spray bleach on mold because bleach aggravates mold spores, causing any remaining spores to return worse than when you first saw them!
  • Dispose of mold-infested porous materials, including carpeting and drywall, for mold cleanup and remediation. SERVPRO is trained in several cleaning methods to disinfect your Nashville home/business and everything in it. 

What Types Of Technology Do We Use To Combat Musty Mold Odors?

  • Our air scrubbers and thermal foggers remove airborne contaminants and control air quality during mold damage remediation. Since water damage, and consequently mold, is known to cause odors, our odor removal and deodorization techniques are centered around removing odors from the root of the problem. Spraying air freshener only does so much!
  • We use OSHA-approved cleaning and deodorization agents that control odors from feeding off of excess moisture. 
  • We also use antimicrobial treatments and other disinfection products to stop harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew growth. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are trusted leaders in the disaster restoration and cleanup industry. With over 50 years of experience in water and fire damage restoration, you can’t go wrong with our tried and true methods for disaster cleanup. Mold presents a set of unique challenges that require expert precision and countless hours of training to remediate. That’s why you must call the experts as soon as you notice any sign of mold after water damage. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form to tell us about your mold damage issue. Our 24/7 emergency response ensures we’re on the scene at a moment’s notice!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Long-Term Effects of Leaving Water Damage

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

You need time to recover when your life has taken a hit after water damage. And that's understandable. But you also need to be mindful of the effects water damage can have on your Green Hills property if you don't call for help immediately. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville provides 24/7 emergency service, so you don't have to worry about calling before or after the typical 9-5. Water damage doesn't wait for anyone, and neither do we! So, when you make that first call, we respond quickly to make water damage "Like it never even happened!"

What Long-Term Effects Will You Notice By Leaving Water Damage Alone For Too Long?

  • Electrical appliances will take a hit after water damage due to the possibility of electrocution. Aside from having water damage professionals look over the damage, it's a good idea to call an electrician, too. 
  • Not every item affected by water damage needs to be thrown away! In fact, you can restore many of your belongings which is better than replacing them. Restoration allows you to save money AND salvage your valuable keepsakes. However, if you let water damage linger too long, restoration may not always be possible, so time is of the essence here!
  • And, of course, mold is something to look out for after water damage because of how fast mold spores can grow. It only takes about 48 hours for spores to grow into colonies, so it's best to take action when you see or smell it. Mold has a signature musty odor, so trust your instincts when you're scrunching your nose after water damage. 

What Does The Water Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Green Hills?

Every water damage scenario is different, and our team guarantees unique solutions depending on the level of damage, but the general, 6-step process stays the same:

  • The water damage restoration process starts when you contact us. Our representative will ask you questions about your specific scenario to help us understand the extent of the damage. We'll also know what to bring to the scene for an effective damage mitigation experience. 
  • Once we arrive at your Green Hills building, our team will conduct a water damage inspection and assessment to determine how far the moisture has traveled through your property. 
  • Our water removal process extracts any standing water that remains at your home or business. With industrial-grade pumps and vacuum units, we are proactive in removing water that can further damage your property and instigate mold growth.
  • The sequence doesn't end after removing water! Our drying and dehumidification process allows us to utilize the equipment necessary to remove water that is harder to access from the previous step. Our air movers and dehumidifiers are brought onto the scene after our professionals figure out the affected areas' relative humidity, room measurements, and temperature. This allows for effective drying after water damage. 
  • After drying, we will clean and sanitize your belongings to restore any salvageable contents. Our technicians are trained to remove even the most persistent odors, which you can read more about here
  • The final step is where restoration begins. This can include minor repairs like replacing drywall or major repairs like a complete reconfiguration of your Green Hills home or business. The idea is to get your property back to its preloss condition!

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has over 50 years of experience in the disaster restoration industry. Water and fire damage restoration and cleanup is our bread and butter, so no better team can help you get through these trying times than the folks on our team. If you have recently experienced a flood, a burst pipe, or even a washing machine overflow, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. As the Angie's List Super Service Award recipients, we know our stuff and are happy to serve Green Hills!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

First Steps After Your Restaurant Floods

2/20/2023 (Permalink)

Winter storms are a precursor to the tornadoes that Middle Tennessee is all too familiar with during springtime. And with peak storm season just a month away, it helps to not only prepare for it (especially after experiencing a flood in your Bellevue restaurant!), but it would also be beneficial to stormproof your restaurant for preventative purposes. When your restaurant floods, you must take immediate action to ensure that further damage doesn’t happen onsite. It only takes about 48 hours for mold to set in after a flood, so time is essential for disaster cleanup and restoration! 

What Should You And Your Restaurant Staff Do Immediately Following A Flood?

  • The first step should always concern safety! Flooding can leave behind electrical hazards, debris, and in the case of your restaurant, gas leaks, so it is imperative that no one enter the building until it is safe to do so. 
  • Any surfaces that have been in contact with food should be cleaned with drinking water. And, of course, you should advise all employees to wash their hands thoroughly and remove all protective clothing before walking into unaffected areas of the restaurant. 
  • Don’t be fooled by appearances: wet materials can be very heavy! Be careful!

How Can You Prepare Your Restaurant For Future Storms?

  • Board up windows, doors, signage, and other key areas of your restaurant before the storm hits. Securing your building is one of the best ways to prepare your restaurant for future disasters.
  • Create a communication plan for crisis scenarios. This plan should include contact information available to your staff should they need it during inclement weather. Your contact list should include the following:
    • Managers
    • Police and fire departments
    • Public health authorities
    • Electric companies and gas utilities
  • Test food temperatures using a calibrated thermometer and monitor food temperatures before, during, and after a storm. It is critical to note that any foods that look discolored or smell foul should be disposed of without question. 

When your restaurant is trying to get back to business after a flood, it isn’t just the operations side of things that is affected. Food preparation and preservation are literally the bread and butter of your Bellevue restaurant. Ensuring that your restaurant’s food is safe and unharmed would be one of your top priorities as a restaurant owner. Recovering from a flood is no easy feat; you don’t have to endure it alone. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the water and storm damage restoration expert located near you! We have the advanced tools, highly trained team, and faster than average emergency response timing that is difficult to find in other disaster restoration companies in Bellevue. If you need us, don’t hesitate to contact us at (615) 242-9391. As business owners ourselves, we understand the joys and challenges of owning a business and are happy to help the Nashville community however we can!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How to Avoid Fires in Your Home or Business

2/20/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most heart-wrenching incidents for a homeowner or a business owner. It’s an overwhelming ordeal to handle all at once, and you shouldn’t have to take care of it alone. When you call SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, you can count on the fire and water damage cleanup and restoration experts to arrive on the scene prepared and ready to handle anything. The best way to arm yourself against fires happening in your Belle Meade home or business is education. Knowledge is power, and you can guard against fire damage if you follow a few simple prevention tips listed below. If you have just experienced a fire, we have also laid out ways you can care for your belongings after a fire. 

How Can You Prevent Fires From Happening In Your Belle Meade Home Or Business? 

  • Turn off space heaters before leaving the room, and never keep them too close to bedding, furniture, and loose clothing. 
  • Disrupt all appliances, including stoves and electronics, if power lines are down. 
  • Create a fire escape plan! Walk through your home or business and map out every possible escape route. You should also practice exiting the home or business from every route and ensure that your family members or staff have practiced every route also. 

What Should You Do To Care For Your Belongings After A Fire?

  • SERVPRO offers several contents restoration services which include the following:
    • Dry cleaning
    • Wet Cleaning
    • Immersion Cleaning
    • And more!
  • Electronics damaged by fire pose a severe hazard to anyone who comes in contact with them. Acids from smoke residues can corrode metal surfaces. SERVPRO can restore the following electronic devices after a fire:
    • TV sets
    • Computers
    • DVD players
    • And more!
  • Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides an accurate list of your belongings for insurance purposes. Some other benefits of the CCIS include the following:
    • A detailed report with the preloss value of your items
    • More accurate information for quicker claims settlement
    • Assistance during the claims process

We are here to help! SERVPRO has over five decades of experience cleaning up and restoring homes and businesses after fire damage. We understand the stress and strain that follows a fire- we work with your insurance provider to help you manage the paperwork during the fire damage restoration process. We are respectful and empathetic to your situation because we know that every fire damage incident is different. When you contact us at (615) 242-9391, you can trust that SERVPRO will get the job done well. All you have to do is call. We’ll take care of the rest!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Ways to Check Your Business For Mold Growth

2/9/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage is no joke. It usually occurs due to water damage that hasn’t been examined thoroughly and promptly after a flood or a leak from a burst pipe. While there are several factors to consider when checking your West End business for mold growth, you must remember that mold can spread within 48 hours if not taken care of immediately. The first step would be to call experts capable of handling mold damage scenarios, no matter how complicated. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has over five decades of experience tackling commercial mold damage with the advanced tools that set us apart from other disaster restoration companies in West End. 

What Are Some Vital Signs Of Mold Damage To Check For In Your Business? 

  • The first sign of mold damage that won’t go unnoticed is its foul, musty odor! Compounds that mold produces, also known as microbial volatile organic compounds (mVOCs), are the main culprit behind mold’s unpleasant odors. 
  • If you see stains and discoloration on your walls and other surfaces after water damage, you may be encountering mold damage to your business. This discoloration can manifest as yellow, gray, or even brown spots. Not all mold damage is shown by black spots!
  • You can find mold almost anywhere in your business, but you should take special care to examine common mold hiding spots like ceiling corners, windowsills, and anywhere water has pooled after the water damage incident. 

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation: What Is The Difference And How Does That Affect Your Business?

  • You may have heard commercials and ads toot their own horns by saying they can eradicate mold completely. This is false! Mold can be remediated with the right professionals and tools, but guaranteeing that mold can be removed is impossible. 
  • An essential fact to know about mold is that it exists both indoors and outdoors. Because mold spores are minuscule, they can travel inside through doors, windows, or even your clothing and your pet’s fur!
  • While mold damage is often associated with water leaks and flooding, higher-than-normal humidity is another factor that affects mold’s potency throughout your West End business. Keep indoor humidity levels below 45 percent. 

If your commercial property needs mold damage cleanup and restoration, you don’t need to look any further than SERVPRO! With our faster-than-average emergency response times and Disaster Recovery Team with over 2,100 franchises across the nation, no disaster is too big for us. With the resources of a nationwide franchise system operating locally, you can rest assured that our team will do what it takes to get your West End business back to its preloss condition. If you want to talk to a rep about our mold damage restoration process, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’re available at a moment’s notice- all you have to do is call!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How to Make Water Damage “Like it Never Even Happened!”

2/8/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the most prevalent natural disasters to take over your Nashville home or business. You may be surprised to hear that one in 50 homeowners file a water damage-related claim yearly in the US. Because water damage is so common, it is critical to take steps to prevent it. While you can’t prevent natural disasters from ever happening, you can move forward with smart, actionable steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from water damage and its effects. We have also listed some tips below on what to do if your home or business has been taken over by water damage. When your life returns to its new normal, the damage will be “Like it never even happened!”

How Can You Minimize The Risk Of Water Damage To Your Nashville Home Or Business?

  • Check the caulking around your showers and tubs! If cracks are in the caulks, replace them so they can be more watertight. The purpose of caulk is to prevent water from seeping into your floors, so it is better to check on that integral piece of your bathroom before it’s too late. 
  • Do you know where your main water line is? It would be essential to know this information so you can shut it off should a pipe burst suddenly. You can stop water flow in most cases if you know where the main valve is. 
  • Faucets and hoses should be checked every now and then, especially if you hear a faint dripping noise from the tap.

What Can You Do To Get Your Property Back To Its Pre-Loss Condition?

After you make that first call and you’re waiting for SERVPRO to arrive, you can do a few things while waiting like:

  • Removing standing water with buckets or tubs. Make sure you wear protective clothing like gloves and rubber boots to avoid coming in contact with bacteria!
  • If there isn’t too much standing water to handle, you can use a wet-dry vacuum to remove water thoroughly. If you don’t have one on hand, blotting and mopping excess water always does the trick!
  • Document all items affected by water damage in your Nashville home or business. That way, it will be easier for your insurance provider to determine coverage. SERVPRO provides a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) that can help ease your worries during the recovery process by providing a detailed and accurate list of your items along with their preloss value. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the number #1 leading professional in the disaster restoration and cleanup industry! With top-tier tools, continuous education/training, and a faster-than-average emergency response time, the SERVPRO team strives to bring your Nashville home or business back to its preloss condition. As a locally owned and operated business, you can trust that we are minutes away from wherever you’re calling us from and have the know-how for effective property restoration. If you need us for water and mold damage restoration/cleanup, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s more convenient for you. With over 50 years of experience in this industry and a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, we are committed to helping our Nashville neighbors in every way we can! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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.

Dealing with Smoke Damage to Your Walls

12/28/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage is not only soul-crushing, but its impact on your Green Hills home or business leaves an imprint on your mind like no other. It can be difficult to decipher where to begin. There’s the cleanup, restoration, and of course, the insurance paperwork that comes with filing a claim on your property. And let’s not forget the distinct odor that a fire leaves behind, which many experts have said that smells often unlock vivid memories. The goal is to get you back on your feet as soon as possible, starting with the smoke damage to your walls. We will discuss below the top tips on dealing with smoke damage and what DIY cleanup methods you can take advantage of while the professionals are on their way. 

How Can You Remedy Smoke Damage While Waiting For SERVPRO? 

  • According to the Red Cross, one way to get rid of smoke and soot from your walls is to use a mild detergent or add 4-6 tablespoons of tri-sodium phosphate and 1 cup of a household cleaner to warm water. Ensure that you are wearing rubber gloves throughout the process. 
  • Another way you can remedy smoke damage while waiting for us is to wipe down your walls with a clean rag dipped in vinegar. This solution is known to cut through even the trickiest of smoke smells, but it is only a temporary solution because restoration doesn’t just end at getting rid of a pungent odor. 
  • Before having your walls repainted, make sure all surfaces are completely dry! It may sound like common sense, but mold damage is a valid concern when there is still wetness from firefighting efforts or moisture from cleaning up with warm water. 

What Should You Do Immediately After A Fire? 

  • After determining that it is safe enough to go inside your home or business, limit all movement to reduce soot particles from clinging to other areas of the property, like the floors and carpets. 
  • Change your HVAC filters; while you’re at it, take care of your air registers by taping double layers of cheesecloth over them!
  • Place old linens and clean towels in heavy traffic areas to avoid spreading more soot and ashy remains throughout the property. 

Fire damage is a rough ordeal. We understand. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are highly trained and technologically savvy, so our technicians are the pros at efficiently bringing your Green Hills property back to its preloss condition. Our “restore vs. replace” mentality sets us apart from other restoration companies in Green Hills because you’ll save money while keeping irreplaceable mementos. We even manage the insurance paperwork during the claims process to make things easier for you. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. All it takes is one call, and we’ll handle the rest!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Dealing with Winter Storm Damage at Your Greens Hills Home or Business

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

When we think of storms in the South, we think of tornadoes which often occur in the spring. But you should pay attention to the dangers of winter storms to your Green Hills home or business! In fact, several Southern states are more prone to winter tornadoes because of their proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Winter thunderstorms are born from moisture, which drives thunderstorm development. Throw in cold weather and occasional hailstorms to the mix, and you have a winter tornado brewing. The property damage and cost of reparations that come with the pain of storm damage are insurmountable for just one person to handle. When you rely on SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, you can feel safe knowing that you have come to the right people for help with storm damage restoration and cleanup. 

What Should You Refrain From Doing After Storm Damage To Your Green Hills Property? 

  • Do NOT use a regular household vacuum cleaner to remove water! Removing excess water with a vacuum cleaner is risky because of the dangers of electrocution. 
  • Going along with the first point, do NOT turn on TVs and appliances around the house. Your TV may run the risk of short-circuiting and incurring permanent damage. 
  • If you see wet fabrics lying around, move them to a safe, dry place. The same goes for books, magazines, and colorful items where the color could seep into the wet carpeting. 

What Should You Know About Mold Damage After A Winter Storm? 

  • It doesn't take much for mold to grow throughout your Green Hills home or business. Even a dripping pipe is enough for mold spores to become a full-fledged colony in as little as 48 hours! 
  • Mold feeds off moisture, and it only takes minutes for the remaining floodwaters to saturate everything in its path. 
  • Mold spores are tiny and can float into your home through doors, windows, and HVAC systems or even settle into your clothes or pet dander. 
  • Did you smell a pungent, musty odor? That's a surefire sign that you may be experiencing mold damage in your Green Hills home after a winter storm. After contacting SERVPRO, turn off all HVAC systems and stay out of affected areas. 



Winter storm damage poses several threats that can spiral into a more significant problem if you don't act immediately. Time is money, quite literally, in the case of storm damage restoration and cleanup, because of how costly restoration can be if you wait too long. Because SERVPRO is on call 24/7, even during the holidays, you can rest assured that our qualified technicians will arrive on the scene prepared and ready to handle anything. If you need storm or mold damage cleanup and restoration this winter, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We're happy to lend a helping hand to our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What to Do About Frozen Pipes at Your Home

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

It’s been a few weeks since the cold weather hit us. While the cool temperatures are welcome after one of the hottest summers on record, the bitter cold can cause cracks in your pipe system, causing water that can collect and flood quickly. We hope you don’t experience frozen pipes in your Belle Meade home this winter, so we’ve outlined some preventative measures below. Suppose you plan and do everything right, but your pipes still freeze this winter: we’ve also provided ways your home can recover from frozen pipes. Please remember that the number one priority during all of this is safety!

How Can You Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter?

  • Seal window and door cracks to prevent a draft from coming through, and insulate your pipes to guard against freezing temperatures. 
  • If you have a pipe that you fear is nearly freezing, you can thaw it by wrapping it in a towel drenched in hot water or placing an electric heating pad around it. 
  • If your Belle Meade home has a water supply line in the garage, ensure that you close the garage doors promptly to keep the cold front out of your home. 
  • Set your thermostat’s temperature to a fixed number during the daytime and at night. 

A Pipe Burst And Your House Floods… What Can You Do While Waiting For The Experts To Arrive?

  • First things first, shut off the main power valve when a pipe has broken. 
  • Blot and mop excess water and remove lamps and other tabletop items before cleaning wood furniture. 
  • Place wood blocks or aluminum foil between the furniture legs.
  • Take priceless paintings and objects to a dry area where the colors won’t mix with the floodwaters. 

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we strive to restore your Belle Meade home to its peak pre-water damage condition. We know the holidays are near, and it’s rare for anyone to be available to help with something like a frozen pipe leak. SERVPRO is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, because we know that water damage happens unexpectedly. Flooding is such that you must take immediate action to assess the damage and set up a plan to mitigate it efficiently. If you need professionals with top-tier gear and advanced certifications, call SERVPRO at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form for easy accessibility. We even offer a helping hand by managing the insurance paperwork during the claims process! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Overview of Our Building Services

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

After a fire, storm, or mildew threaten to take down your Nashville business, SERVPRO helps you take it back! As trusted leaders in the disaster restoration industry, our knowledgeable professionals work tirelessly to bring your home or business back to its preloss condition. As a nationally-recognized franchise with over 2,030 franchises carefully positioned across the US and Canada, SERVPRO has the resources and the ability to mobilize local command centers if necessary. We’ve never heard of a disaster too big, and we prove it to you by going above and beyond. We have received an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau’s website, and we are a recipient of the top franchise for growth award in Middle Tennessee, so that should say something about the quality of our work. We offer a host of building services for your residential or commercial property in Nashville; read below to find out more!

What Types Of Building Services Does SERVPRO Offer In Nashville? 

To prevent additional damage to an already dilapidated building from a natural disaster, SERVPRO offers a host of temporary protective measures before the actual restoration process happens. Some of these include:

  • Boarding up to remove water and debris while securing the building
  • Placing roof tarps to prevent further damage
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Portable power
  • Tile/hardwood/linoleum floor repairs
  • And several others!

What Should You Know About Our Highly-Trained Team Before They Work On Your Building? 

At SERVPRO, we are big believers in continuous education, and we prove it by offering mandatory ongoing training to ensure our team meets IICRC regulations. Our training program includes these five key areas:

  • Initial Franchise Training
  • IICRC Training/Certification
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Continuous Education Classes
  • Web-Based Modules
  • Learn more about it here!

We are a locally-owned and operated business here at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! Our team is very involved in the local community, so you know they are well-versed in the ins and outs of the greater Nashville area. Whether you need a routine HVAC check for your Nashville home or mold damage cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO is the company to call. Contact us at (615) 242-9391. Let us help you get your life back on track this holiday season!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Restaurant Safety Tips

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

You're going about your day, managing your Bellevue restaurant's daily operations and maintenance, when you suddenly hear the fire alarm going off. You enter the kitchen and notice a fire originating and making its way through your kitchen. You quickly grab the fire extinguisher and put out the fire, but by then, soot and charred remains have left their mark on your restaurant's kitchen. You and your employees must deal with the loss from commercial kitchen damage and where to start with this enormous responsibility. Aside from fire damage, you have to ensure that the commercial cleanup process is carried out seamlessly so that everyone feels safe enough to work and dine at your restaurant again. We have listed some tips below on what steps you should take to ensure safety at your restaurant and the types of commercial restoration services we offer in Bellevue. 

What Safety Precautions Should You Take To Prevent Kitchen Fires?

  • Perform routine kitchen cleaning and maintenance checks! Even long hair and loose clothing getting too close to the fire are enough for ignition. Keep your commercial kitchen free of trash and debris so your employees won't trip just to go from one end of the kitchen to the other. 
  • Have you checked your restaurant's fire security system? The NFPA recommends that you do system inspections at least twice a year so you are aware when the system doesn't work during a growing fire. 
  • Grease buildup is a common concern of commercial kitchen fires stemming from a poorly maintained grill. These oils are often borne from fat content. Reduce puncturing or poking your food to verify that it has been cooked because these oils can creep their way into the crevices of your grill, leading to grease buildup over time. 
  • And, of course, wash your hands frequently to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The CDC recommends that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds which is about as long as singing the "Happy Birthday" song twice

What Types Of Commercial Restoration And Cleanup Services Does SERVPRO Offer After A Fire? 

You can guarantee expert precision and empathy in our commercial restoration processes when you contact us. We help you pick up the pieces of your life pre-disaster and make it "Like it never even happened!" with the following services:

They say first impressions are lasting impressions, and while you can salvage a bad first impression, that impression still sticks around in someone's mind and can make them trust you less. When your commercial kitchen suffers from the brunt of fire damage, water damage, mold damage, and irregular upkeep, the effects of that show on the outside and aren't a good look for your customers and stakeholders. If you need a restoration company that has ample experience with commercial restoration and its challenges, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has your back! We have over five decades of experience in commercial restoration and cleanup and are a BBB-accredited business. Our professionals are local to the greater Nashville area, meaning they can navigate this area without a second thought, leading to a quicker emergency response. If you need commercial restoration services in Bellevue this winter, don't hesitate to call us at (615) 242-9391. We are happy to help our Nashville neighbors this holiday season!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Handle Fire Damage at Your Hotel

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

Being in the hospitality industry means showing top-notch customer service and providing a comfortable atmosphere to your customers and stakeholders. Almost every business depends on facility maintenance and customer service from their employees, but this is even more so with hotel management. When a fire takes over, it is overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. You need the right restoration company to handle such a colossal task. Look no further than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, where we have the tools of the trade and over five decades of experience to restore your West End hotel to its preloss condition. 

What Kinds Of Building Services Do We Offer Post-Fire Damage? 

  • The immediate concern after fire damage to your hotel should be temporary protective measures before professional restoration experts handle the fire damage restoration process. 
  • Having one restoration company take care of both the initial damage mitigation and reconstructing the affected areas makes the fire damage restoration process more efficient while saving money. 
  • SERVPRO can offer the following building services after a disaster:

What Does SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Process Look Like? 

Every fire damage scenario is unique. Our goal as the number one restoration company in West End is to conduct the restoration process following the steps below while tailoring our solutions to match the level of your hotel’s damage. 

  • Step One: The first step starts when you contact us. Our representative will ask questions about the damage so that our technicians know what equipment to bring. 
  • Step Two: The inspection and fire damage assessment occur once we arrive on the scene. Our technicians will carefully examine each affected room of your hotel to determine the severity of the smoke, soot, and fire damage. Water damage from firefighting efforts will also be present in many fire damage situations, so we’ll carry out the following steps with that in mind. 
  • Step Three: The third step is where our team implements temporary protective measures to prevent further damage. This includes immediate board-up and roof tarp services. 
  • Step Four: The water removal and drying process occurs immediately after the board-up and roof tarp. Our potent air movers and dehumidifiers remove the remaining water to speed up the drying timeline. 
  • Step Five: Before cleaning and sanitizing, we remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, including ceilings, walls, and floors. 
  • Step Six: This is where we clean and sanitize all restorable structures that were impacted by fire damage. Our team is trained to remove offensive odors with the help of industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
  • Step Seven: The restoration process is just beginning with step seven! This is where the restoration process commences depending on the fire damage. It can include minor repairs such as installing new carpet and replacing drywall or major reconstruction of several areas of your hotel. 

At SERVPRO, our restoration experience spans many industries, including the service industry, corporate offices, and government buildings like The Pentagon! We are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because we know that disaster never sleeps. We have access to the resources of over 2,030 franchises, so you can feel safe knowing that there isn’t a commercial project that’s too big for us. We are also experts in water damage, mold damage, and a handful of residential and commercial cleaning services. If you need us, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. It’s supposed to be the happiest time of year, and our goal this time and every time of the year is to make it “Like it never even happened!” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What to Do When Your Basement Floods

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

Every year, residential water damage scenarios affect 14,000 people- even a tiny leak increases the chances of your Green Hills home's water bill by up to 10%. Even though we often associate tornadoes with spring, you should take winter storms just as seriously since they can involve hail and sleet. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so while it's best to be as prepared as possible when disaster strikes, sometimes, the unexpected happens, and you have to know what to do after the fact. Below are some floodproof preventative measures you can take this winter to protect your basement from winter storms and what you should do right after being hit by an unforgiving winter storm. 

What Preventative Measures Can You Take To Flood-Proof Your Green Hills Basement?

  • Sealing open areas of your property, also known as dry floodproofing, can effectively keep floodwaters at bay. Weatherstripping around openings across walls prevents floodwaters from entering, and waterproof shields for your doors and windows are instrumental to these structures' ability to resist intense water pressure. 
  • Have you considered backflow valves against sewage? After a flood, sewage from sewer lines can infiltrate drain pipes, presenting a health hazard inside your property. If water enters the wrong way, these backflow valves serve as a "band-aid," temporarily blocking drain pipes. 
  • While this may seem like a simple housekeeping tip, it should be addressed when floodproofing your basement, and that is routine gutter maintenance! Aside from cleaning debris, you should keep a watchful eye if anything is amiss in your gutters so that it can do its job of removing rainwater away from your home and not into it. 

What Should You Do Immediately After A Winter Storm Floods Your Basement?

  • Take pictures of the affected areas for insurance purposes! It is easier for an adjuster to assess the damage and devise a payment plan accordingly. Additionally, SERVPRO works with your insurance company to manage the claims paperwork to make this ordeal slightly more manageable for you. 
  • After any water damage incident, you want to be wary of mold growth since mold works its way through a property fast, oftentimes in as little as 48 hours after a flood. Disposing of any item that could be affected by mold, like certain perishable foods and bedding, is an excellent move after you've documented all of your items for insurance purposes. 
  • If you have critical documents you can't afford to lose, try placing them in the freezer! This short-term hack can prevent mold spores from feeding off moisture and speed up the drying process while you're tending to other items in the basement. Please remember that once you've removed all items from the basement, call your local restoration professionals with the know-how and proper equipment to restore your Green Hills home to its preloss condition. 

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville specialize in water damage cleanup and restoration. Our team has high-tech gear and training and provides emergency service every day of the year, even on holidays. From water inspection on your Green Hills property to the extraction and drying process, we ensure an attention to detail and expertise that you won't find in many restoration companies. Our team has a "restore vs. replace" mentality which guarantees that you won't lose valuable belongings and saves you money during the process. If you need this for water and storm damage restoration and cleanup in Green Hills, contact us at (615) 242-9391. As a BBB-accredited business with an Angie's List Super Service Award, we take our work seriously, so you know you can count on us!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

The holidays are here, which means good company, good food, and a festive atmosphere. It’s a jolly time of year, but those feelings can be dampened when you don’t adhere to holiday safety tips, and a fire starts because of it. Fire damage is devastating, even more so during the holiday season. No matter what your plans are, safety always comes first. We have listed below the top tips for the two main holiday accessories: trees and lights. We hope you learn something new today!

Tree’s Company: What Are Some Christmas Tree Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Skip?

  • While many artificial trees are fire-resistant, it’s essential to look for proof in writing that states that the tree you’re buying is indeed fire-resistant. A rule of thumb to remember here is that a fresh tree will be less of a fire hazard than a dry one, so you want to check for freshness first. 
  • Place your tree out of high-traffic areas of your Belle Meade home or office, and make sure you use guy wires to secure your tree to ceilings or walls. 
  • Keep your Christmas tree away from fireplaces, space heaters, and heat sources. Trees can dry out quickly in a heated room for a long time, causing a fire hazard, so keep your tree about six inches away from all heat sources. 

Night Light: What Are Some Holiday Lights Safety Tips You Can Use This Season? 

  • Battery-operated lighting may be a wise choice to reduce the risk of an electrical fire. You can even go for small holiday bags with battery-operated candles for a safe, festive feel. 
  • Check each set of lights for cracked sockets, frayed wires, or loose connections. All these options are fire hazards, so please ensure that your lights are repaired before using them or disposed of properly if you buy a new set.
  • A quick housekeeping tip that can be forgotten during the magic of the holidays: turn off all lights on Christmas trees and other decorations before going to bed! A fire can start from lights getting short-circuited. 

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! Following the safety tips above is always a good move, but as with the nature of natural disasters, they can come out of nowhere during the most inconvenient times. If the unthinkable happens, there’s no better restoration company to call than SERVPRO. With over five decades of experience in fire damage restoration, SERVPRO has the training and high-tech equipment to mitigate fire damage in Belle Meade effectively. If you need this, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We even work with your insurance company and handle the claims paperwork to make this time easier for you and your loved ones. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Our Vandalism/Graffiti Cleanup Process for Your West End Business

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

Vandalism and graffiti are disheartening to witness as a business owner. Aside from the destruction of property, certain acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause water and mold damage issues if they’re not addressed promptly. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are the experts in all things commercial restoration! We have the expertise, certifications, and high-quality technology to carry out vandalism and graffiti cleanup services. We are on standby 24/7, which allows us to appear on the scene to remove graffiti and other signs of vandalism from your West End commercial property. 

What Should You Know About Our Vandalism And Graffiti Cleanup Services In West End? 

  • Our trained technicians are equipped to deal with debris removal as well as brick, stone, and concrete cleaning.
  • Our contents restoration services offer everything from immersion cleaning to documentation of all items affected through our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). 
  • Walls aren’t the only surfaces that are affected by graffiti. We also clean spray-painted graffiti from the following:
  • Driveways/walkways
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Masonry

What Kinds Of Commercial Cleaning Services Do We Offer? 

  • First impressions matter when it comes to showcasing your business to the world. The way you present your business matters because first impressions are said to be lasting impressions. Aside from commercial mold and water damage restoration, SERVPRO also offers storm and fire damage restoration
  • Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is tailored to match your business’s needs. With our technicians’ expertise in viral pathogen cleaning, SERVPRO proactively ushers in a higher level of cleanliness after a vandalism incident. 
  • Our team has experience restoring the following commercial buildings:
  • Office buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels/motels
  • Manufacturing and industrial buildings
  • Government buildings

According to the US Small Business Administration, vandalism costs $3,370 per incident. In some cases, you may need to conduct business elsewhere temporarily while the cleanup and restoration process is taking place. At SERVPRO, we offer temporary move-outs and pack-outs for this purpose. We also work with your insurance company to manage the claims paperwork during this process so you can focus on your business’s day-to-day operations during this transitional time. If you need our vandalism and graffiti cleanup services in West End, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s easier for you. We are locally owned and operated, nearby, and on-call if you need us!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Fireplace Safety for Winter

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

The holidays are here, and it’s the happiest time of year. There’s nothing more comforting than sitting around the fireplace with family and loved ones to bask in the joys of the season. However, there are a few safety precautions to ensure everyone’s safety and good spirits this season. Depending on the type of fireplace you have, you can follow some guidelines while taking full advantage of the hearth of your home. No matter what, safety always comes first. 

What Safety Precautions Should Be In Place If You Have A Gas Fireplace?

  • Keep ALL furniture at least three feet away from the fireplace! Keeping your items a safe distance away from your gas fireplace allows you room for error should a fire start. It’s only a matter of time before a tiny spark becomes a blazing fire. 
  • Going along with the first point, ensure you don’t leave flammable items near your gas fireplace! Paper products and window treatments, among others, are highly flammable and should be kept from the fireplace at all times. 
  • Have you checked your safety screen barrier? While efficient, the sturdy glass panel that separates your gas fireplace from your Belle Meade home can get hot quickly. You should ensure the screen barrier is securely attached to the unit for your safety. 

Do You Have A Wood Fireplace? Here’s What You Should Know…

  • This tip also applies to gas fireplaces: Install a carbon monoxide detector! Faulty fireplace maintenance can directly result from carbon monoxide odors permeating your home. 
  • Natural wood has its issues when you burn it for your fireplace- that’s why we recommend seasoned hardwood or manufactured logs to reduce soot buildup. Chimney fires are often correlated with soot buildup over time which manufactured logs can prevent. However, these logs burn hotter than natural wood, so be careful not to burn too many at once!
  • NEVER (and we mean never) overload the fireplace to prevent burning embers from rolling out of the fireplace. It might be a simple housekeeping tip grounded in common sense, but a little really goes a long way. 

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we specialize in fire damage restoration, from the cleanup aspect to the full-scale restoration of your Belle Meade home. We arrive on the scene at a moment’s notice, bringing top-of-the-line equipment with us to mitigate damage effectively. Fire and water damage restoration are the cornerstones of our business, and we work tirelessly to bring you high-quality cleanup and restoration services unlike that of other restoration companies. We even go the extra mile to integrate our restore vs. replace mentality into our process to save you money and help you keep the valuable items you can’t put a price on. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’re on call 24/7, 365 days a year, for any and all fire damage concerns. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Different Types of Flooring and How Water Damage Impacts Them

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage affects everyone differently, and depending on the flooring you have in your Green Hills home or business, you may be surprised to learn how your flooring is affected by flooding. Each type of flooring has its pros and cons, and especially after water damage, those qualities are highlighted. The first step to understanding how water damage affects flooring is to know what type of flooring you have. Do you have hardwood or laminate flooring? Or how about vinyl or tile flooring? We will discuss below the qualities of each type of flooring and how water damage impacts them so you have the necessary information when contacting us and for insurance purposes. 

Hardwood And Laminate Flooring: What Are Their Qualities And How Does Water Damage Affect Them? 

  • Hardwood: Hardwood flooring is characterized by its durability. You can refinish certain types of hardwood several times. Hardwood flooring is most known for its longevity and wood bases, including red oak, white oak, walnut, cherry, maple, and hickory. 
  • The effects: Water and wood do not get along well- wood is very porous and can easily absorb into flooring. This activity can cause discoloration and flooring to swell and warp. 
  • Laminate: This flooring looks like natural wood, stone, or tile but is more affordable. Laminate comes in planks or tiles that include a tongue-and-groove assembly which can easily latch onto each other. 
  • The effects: You’ll notice discoloration and warping due to concentrated moisture in the affected areas. The intensity of your water damage experience can also cause the planks to become loose. 

What Makes Up Vinyl And Tile Flooring, And How Does Flooding Affect It? 

  • Vinyl: This type of flooring is made from plastic and is the most cost-effective option out of the options on this list. Many vinyl options are waterproof, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t affected by flooding. 
  • The effects: Water can absorb through vinyl planks which can cause it to swell and warp. Vinyl planking can also show bumps, ridges, and decaying adhesive. (In other words, are the planks moving in areas where they weren’t moving pre-flood?)
  • Tile: Tile flooring is very versatile in the sense that different types of tile are made from different materials. For example, ceramic tile is made from clay, whereas natural stone tile is composed of marble, slate, granite, and other polished material that gives tile flooring its trademark elegant appearance. Despite its delicate appearance, porcelain tile is primarily known for its resilience because it’s created at a higher temperature than the other options, making it more durable and less porous. 
  • The effects: Tile flooring has been a popular choice in bathrooms and other areas of the home that are prone to excess moisture because of its water resistance. However, when tiles become loose from flooding, they can crack and allow mold to settle underneath the floating tile. Water can also enter through unsealed grout or missing caulking, causing the subflooring to rot. 

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville provides water damage restoration and cleanup services all year round. Aside from Green Hills, we are strategically placed across more than 2,000 locations throughout the US and Canada, enabling us to arrive on the scene in minutes. As recipients of the Angie’s Super Service Award and a BBB-accredited business, among our other distinctions, we ensure that our staff is highly trained and qualified to go out into the field. If you need us this season, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. From the water removal and cleanup process to the drying and cleanup process, SERVPRO is the solution to all your water damage woes. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Our Quick Response Puts Us Ahead of Everyone Else

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

Timing is everything, and this sentiment is doubled when your Nashville home or business has experienced the effects of a natural disaster. Fire, water, storm, and mold damage are best mitigated proactively, which means calling the right restoration company as soon as you see signs of wear or decay. Flooding and fire emergencies don’t wait for your typical 9-5, and neither does SERVPRO. Our highly trained team provides 24-hour emergency services every day of the week- even during the holidays! When you make that first call to SERVPRO, you can trust you’ll get an immediate response no matter what time of day it is. 

What Does Our Water Damage Timeline Look Like During An Emergency?

  • Water has the power to spread within minutes throughout your Nashville home or business. It can absorb into walls, upholstery, floors, and other items, saturating everything it touches. You may also notice permanent stains on carpets and paper items starting to swell. 
  • If action isn’t taken immediately by the first day, drywall and furniture can swell and break down. You may also notice cloth dyes stain surfaces, and a musty odor may permeate at this point. 
  • Remember that musty odor from the first day? That could be a sign of mold or mildew spreading which usually happens within the first week if not taken care of in the first few days. You may also notice metal beginning to rust and paint blistering. Beware of biohazard contamination at this time. 
  • Beyond the one-week point, please ensure that you have contacted a SERVPRO near you- restoration costs increase significantly if the damage is prolonged. Not only that, but structural safety and mold damage can pose a threat to anyone coming in contact with the contaminants. 

How Does Our Quick Response Time Help During A Seasonal Storm?

  • Seasonal storms can present unique challenges depending on wind damage, flooding, and heavy rains. SERVPRO has highly reliable state-of-the-art technology and can mitigate storm damage more effectively, getting your home or business to preloss condition faster.  
  • We are part of a national network of over 2,000 franchise locations across the US and Canada. These Disaster Recovery Teams are strategically placed across the country, so there’s always a SERVPRO ready to serve near you. 
  • We are your Nashville neighbors for a reason! We are proud to serve our local communities, including:
  • Bellevue
  • Belle Meade
  • Green Hills
  • West End 
  • And more!

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, our team is here for YOU when disaster strikes. We know that your world is turned upside down after a natural disaster, and as residential and commercial restoration experts, we understand. Aside from the restoration aspect, we also specialize in cleanup so that you don’t have to live around the grime, soot, or musty odors that emanate from fire or water damage. You can count on us to arrive on the scene in minutes and do our job well. We’re even a BBB-accredited business and a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. If you need us to mitigate your fire or water damage emergency, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We can handle disasters of any and all sizes!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Avoiding Water Damage from Misuse of Your Washing Machine

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

It happens. Sometimes, you have a large load, leave the washing machine on to do its thing during the rinse cycle, and it overflows in a matter of seconds. This type of water is unlike rainwater because it can be grossly unsanitary. Sewage cleanup, the classification of water damage that washing machine overflows fall under, is heavily contaminated depending on the category of damage and how far along the water damage has affected your Bellevue home. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the training and special equipment to combat this type of water damage. Knowledge is power, so staying informed on the categories of water damage and knowing what to do when it happens is critical to mitigating water damage in all forms. 

What Are The Three Categories Of Water Damage?

  • Category 1: “Clean Water”: This water originates from a clean source like a faucet or broken (clean water) supply line. Just because this is a category one leak doesn’t mean you should remain complacent- this water can quickly become category two or category three water if left untreated. 
  • Category 2: “Gray Water”: Your washing machine overflow falls under this category because the water from this activity can make you feel sick if you come in contact with or ingest it. Bacteria and viruses are not uncommon with category two water- once at this level, please reach out to SERVPRO so that category two water doesn’t escalate to category three. 
  • Category 3: “Black Water”: Any contact with this type of water should be avoided. Sources of this type of water can be standing water, flooding from rivers and streams, and water from beyond the toilet trap. Harsh chemicals, microbes, and sewage are characteristic of category three water.  

You’ve Made The Call… What Should You Do While Waiting For Us?

  • After you get off the phone, ask yourself, “is it safe enough to be inside your home?” If yes, follow some effortless tips below to reduce further damage.
  • Blotting and mopping affected areas can help you remove excess water- you should also apply this to furniture after you remove lamps and other items on the table. 
  • If you have any paintings and sculptures, move them to a dry area as soon as possible. You should also do this for loose items on the floor. 
  • Prop wet cushions and upholstery. 
  • Be careful when carrying wet materials- they can be deceivingly heavy!

The effects that flooding can leave in its wake are difficult to fathom, and not knowing what to do after it happens is overwhelming. At SERVPRO, we understand. With over fifty years of experience in disaster restoration and cleanup, we have a process for every scenario, whether water, fire, or mold. We are also specialists in storm damage restoration and cleanup. The claims paperwork and process post-damage is another beast to tackle during a stressful time- that’s why we help you manage the insurance paperwork for a hassle-free (as much as possible) claims process. At the end of the day, we want to get you back to normal as soon as possible… you could even say we strive to make it “Like it never even happened!”

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Handle Fire Damage at Your New West End Business

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

You're a new business owner pleased with the startup of your new West End business. It takes passion, determination, and courage to take that leap of faith. Everything seemed to go as planned until a fire appeared unexpectedly, destroying anything in its wake. You're overwhelmed and unsure of where to start first, let alone how you can bring your new business back to its preloss glory. We're here to tell you that the best place to start would be knowing who to call- and the best restoration company for that is SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained to handle the worst of fire damage and have the advanced technology to mitigate it, too. 

You've Made The First Call… Now, What Should You Do While Waiting For The Experts?

Before you do anything in your West End property, you should ask yourself if it's safe enough to go back inside. If it's not, stay outside until SERVPRO arrives. If you can afford to go back inside, we recommend you follow these tips while you wait for us:

  • Change the HVAC filter! The smoke and soot that could lie dormant in the filter can seriously affect air quality post-fire, so it's best to switch out the HVAC filter as soon as possible. 
  • If plants are part of your office decor, make sure you wash them on both sides to remove soot. 
  • Place clean towels or old linens in high-traffic areas in your business. 
  • Limit movement inside as soot particles can be imprinted into carpets and upholstery. 



Damage Control: What Types Of Commercial Restoration Services Do We Provide On Scene? 

  • We offer temporary protective measures like placing roof tarps and boarding up to secure the building to remove water after firefighting efforts. 
  • Our fire restoration technicians are trained in fire/smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery/fabric cleaning, and water damage. We are big believers in continuous education because we know that processes are subject to change, so we are conscious about staying on top of industry trends. 
  • Our contents restoration services post-fire are bar none because we believe in the "restore vs. replace mentality" when bringing your belongings back to life. If we know that an item is too far gone, we'll be transparent with you, but most of the time, restoration is the better alternative to replacement. 

You can't ignore the psychological impact of experiencing fire damage. You may be questioning, "Why me?" "Why my business?" and having those questions are natural. While we can't answer those questions, we can undoubtedly provide the emotional support and know-how to restore your commercial property. We even help you manage the insurance paperwork during the claims process, so you can trust that you have a friend in your Nashville neighbors. Our goal is to make the disaster restoration process easier because you're already going through a tough time. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We specialize in commercial restoration and have over five decades of restoration experience!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are the Main Causes of Commercial Water Damage?

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage from flooding is one of the most common natural disasters to affect homeowners and business owners everywhere. You may be wondering what causes water damage in the first place. Water damage from a natural disaster usually comes from rain, snow, tornadoes, or a dam overflow, among other scenarios. In many cases, water damage occurs slowly enough that you may have time to take shelter or evacuate. However, in some cases, flash floods often happen in the blink of an eye and can appear without warning. The first step to preparing for water damage would be to know what causes it. Once you know that information, you can better train your staff should a water damage emergency occur. As a business owner, you must take action immediately if or when a water damage situation arises for the well-being of your employees and your business. 

What Causes Water Damage To Take Over A Commercial Property, Aside From A Flood Or Tornado?

  • You may want to take another look at your windows if they aren’t properly sealed! Resealing windows regularly prevents moisture from creeping in because water damage is often caused by windows that aren’t appropriately enclosed. 
  • A broken or burst pipe can happen due to a pressure change, cold weather (which leads to freezing pipes), and collapsed water supply lines can all lead to water damage in your Nashville commercial property. Some signs of a broken pipe include bulging walls and cracked tiles. 
  • A sewage (toilet) overflow is a cause of both commercial AND residential water damage. This type of water damage is not only inconvenient, but it also contains harmful bacteria and pathogens that can cause serious infections for anyone who comes in contact with it. If you hear gurgling sounds from the toilet, it might be time to call a trusted restoration company.  

How Can You Prepare Your Staff For Any Water Damage Emergency?

  • Prepare a facility maintenance plan and audit it every six months to a year. Each area of your property should be thoroughly examined, including doors, windows, gates, and roofs. Adding this to your already busy schedule may seem hectic now, but you never know when this extra preparation will pay off. 
  • Create an emergency kit that should include the following:
  • A first-aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Insurance documents
  • Food and water
  • Blankets
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Mold always shows up when too much moisture is consolidated in one area. To prevent this, make sure that work areas are well-ventilated. And most importantly, clean wet surfaces with water and detergent, NOT bleach mixed with ammonia! 



At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we have over fifty years of experience restoring commercial properties to their preloss condition. As business owners, we know how important it is to keep your Nashville commercial property well-maintained, and we understand. The health and safety of your employees are paramount, and as a business owner, you want to take every necessary measure to ensure that your employees are safe and comfortable. If you experience flooding, no matter the cause, contact our team at (615) 242-9391. As your Nashville neighbors, we have the gift of proximity on our side, ready for whatever happens!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Behind the Scenes of Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Few things are as heartbreaking and soul-crushing as fire damage to your home or business. It’s even more daunting to think about what happens next. “What’s the first step? How do I go about filing a claim?” are all very valid questions to ask after a fire. With SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, though, you don’t have to wonder- you have answers to all of these questions! We have compiled a list below of our fire damage restoration process and some other tidbits about our franchise that are different from other restoration companies in the area. 

Behind The Scenes: What Does The Fire Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Belle Meade? 

Every fire damage scenario is unique, and the solutions provided should cater to that. However, there are some steps of the fire damage restoration process that are standardized across the board: 

  • Step One: Contact us! The restoration process starts when you call us at (615) 242-9391. Our representative will ask you a series of questions related to your fire damage scenario. Based on the severity and timing of the situation, we’ll bring the necessary equipment to your Belle Meade home or business. 
  • Step Two: We’ll conduct a fire damage assessment and inspect your property for further damage. This step gives us insight into the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage. 
  • Step Three: We will immediately board up and patch the tarp to your roof as a temporary protective measure against further damage. 
  • Step Four: Firefighting efforts are inevitable during the fire damage restoration process. When this happens, water damage is sure to pile on top of the fire damage that’s already present. During this step of the process, we’ll address all water damage concerns by using water extraction equipment to remove most of the water. We will also use industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up drying. 
  • Step Five: Nearing the latter part of the fire damage restoration process, we’ll remove smoke and soot from all surfaces, walls, and ceilings now. 
  • Step Six: Removing signs of fire and water damage isn’t enough- at this stage, we’ll clean and sanitize all restorable items and disinfect all surfaces affected by fire damage. We are trained to remove the strongest of odors and are certified to carry out a variety of cleaning techniques post-fire. 
  • Step Seven: This last step is where restoration can begin. Restoration can be minor repairs, such as replacing drywall or installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the full-scale reconstruction of your Belle Meade property. 

Why Else Should You Pick SERVPRO For All Your Fire Damage Needs?

  • Our highly trained team receives training at the onset, and not just that- SERVPRO invests in continuous education courses for all of our technicians to ensure that we are always on top of changing industry standards. 
  • We guarantee fast 24-hour emergency service. We know that emergencies can occur outside the 9-5 window, and our crew is always on standby if/when that happens. 
  • We have over 2,000 strategically-positioned franchises to call upon for resources when disaster strikes. That way, SERVPRO can arrive on the scene promptly, wherever you are!

Nobody does it like SERVPRO! With over five decades of experience in the disaster restoration industry, you can trust SERVPRO to not only do the job but to do the job well. We offer a specialized cleaning program tailored to YOUR business, something not many restoration companies provide. We also work with your insurance company to manage the paperwork during the claims filing process. We understand how tough it is to get back to the swing of things after a fire has turned your world upside down. That’s why we aim to make your life easier post-disaster, however we can. All you have to do is follow the first step in the fire restoration process laid out above, and we’ll handle the rest! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What to Do After a Tornado Hits Your Green Hills Business

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

If you’ve lived in the southern region of the United States, you might be familiar with tornadoes. While tornadoes are more prevalent during the spring, you should never underestimate fall and winter tornadoes! Winter tornadoes are characterized by robust frontal systems that form in the central US and move east. These tornadoes can manifest as freezing rains and hail in some cases. Regardless of the severity, tornadoes can wreak havoc on your Green Hills business if you don’t set the proper preventative measures in place. Even with preventive measures, however, sometimes, a natural disaster can hit when you least expect it. We will walk you through how you can care for your belongings after storm damage and the types of commercial cleaning services we offer post-storm damage. By the time we’re through, it will almost be “Like it never even happened!”

How Can You Care For Your Belongings After Storm Damage?

  • SERVPRO provides several post-storm cleaning and restoration services to restore your belongings to their preloss condition. We have a “restore vs. replace” mentality because we believe that anything that is restorable is worth preserving. Plus, replacing your belongings costs more. 
  • We offer move-outs and pack-outs if your Green Hills business requires extensive cleaning and restoration. We’ll move you to a temporary base where you can conduct your operations while our team works on restoring your commercial property. 
  • As a business owner, you may be concerned with whether or not you can restore documents. In most cases, yes, they can be! However, one thing to note is that papers are very delicate from water damage after a storm, so you should be very careful when handling any documents affected by water. 
  • Want to know more about how we can restore your items after storm damage? Check out this comprehensive list of services we provide after storm damage!

What Types Of Commercial Cleaning Services Can You Expect From SERVPRO After A Storm?

Mold thrives in environments where moisture is allowed to grow. The water damage from flooding contributes to mold growth, leading to many other issues. 

  • If you smell a damp, musty odor, chances are that your Green Hills business has come in contact with mold! As experts in odor removal and deodorization, SERVPRO is trained to identify and eradicate odors. And it doesn’t help just to cover up the odors with air freshener when the smell is persistent. This process involves antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get to the root of the problem. 
  • Your ceilings, walls, and floors are essential to the structural integrity of your commercial property. As such, they should be cleaned and restored correctly after a storm. We use time-tested and industry-approved systems for the most seamless storm damage restoration process!
  • Even the highest-quality carpets and upholstery can show signs of wear and tear, especially after a storm. Some cleaning methods we utilize are:

With SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, you never have to go through a natural disaster alone! We are a locally owned and operated business, so our team knows Green Hills like the backs of our hands. This ensures that we are ready promptly when you call us and won’t waste time going in circles. As THE experts in commercial restoration, we offer a customized cleaning program to fit your business’s needs when a tornado hits your Green Hills business. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391, where our representative will ask you questions based on the level of damage. We want to ensure we get to the root of the problem so you can take your life back after a disaster. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Keep Your Restaurant Bar Functioning during Water Damage Restoration

10/26/2022 (Permalink)

Your restaurant’s bar is meant to have a pleasant and light atmosphere. It’s where you can relax and have a good time after a long day. When a natural disaster takes over and leaves your restaurant bar with a restoration and cleanup checklist, you may not know what to prioritize or where to start. As a business owner, it’s normal to worry about productivity rates during restoration and cleanup. Fortunately, you can rely on SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville to conduct a seamless move-out and pack-out process. During this time, you can have the opportunity to continue business operations at a temporary location while our crew handles the water damage cleanup and restoration process at your West End bar. 

How Do You Keep Your Restaurant Bar Functional During The Water Damage Restoration Process? 

  • As we mentioned before, moving out to a temporary location to conduct your business operations is one of the most effective ways to stay productive. We know it won’t be the same, but this method will lead to a quicker remodeling process AND can protect your contents from further damage on-site. 
  • SERVPRO can coordinate move-outs, sure, but we can also coordinate move-ins just as smoothly! When we complete the restoration process, we will communicate with you and your team to determine the services we offer depending on your restaurant’s insurance coverage. 
  • Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides a precise and accurate list of your belongings. Our database goes room-by-room to give you detailed information about your contents which settles claims quicker. 

What Can You Do To Prevent Water Damage To Your West End Restaurant Bar?

  • Check your appliances regularly! You don’t have to spend hours examining your equipment, but administering regular inspections on your appliances will do more good than harm. You also want to place particular importance on appliances connected to water lines, like your bar’s refrigerator. 
  • If a broken pipe is the cause of your bar’s water damage, train your employees to locate it and turn it off in that instance. If the main water valve is shut off promptly as the downpour starts, you could save your bar thousands of dollars in damage. 
  • Inspect your roof! Leaks germinating from the attic are one of the most covert ways water damage can occur over time, so it’s a good idea to double-check your restaurant bar’s roof and make sure there aren’t any hidden leaks. 



Structural damage, revenue and productivity shifts, and mold are all unfortunate aftereffects of water damage. It can be disheartening and a massive pain to deal with. As a locally owned and operated business ourselves, we understand. At SERVPRO, our goal is to stand by you and be in your corner when a natural disaster strikes- literally! Our disaster recovery teams are strategically positioned across the US and Canada, with over 2,000 franchises ready at a moment’s notice. All it takes is a phone call to (615) 242-9391, where our rep will ask you questions about your restaurant’s water damage scenario so that we know what equipment to bring to the scene. If you prefer to write out your situation, you can fill out this contact form. We’re happy to help our Nashville neighbors however we can! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Keeping Fall Bonfires Under Control/Bonfire Safety at Home

10/26/2022 (Permalink)

What's your favorite fall pastime? Is it going to a haunted house, jumping in a pile of crunchy leaves, drinking apple cider (or a pumpkin spice latte!), hosting a bonfire, or all of the above? Whatever your favorite fall activity, safety always comes first. The last thing you want is a fall bonfire, meant to be a fun gathering, going up in flames because you didn't maintain it properly. Below, we have put together a list of things to remember when you are hosting a bonfire and ways you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this festive time of year. 

What Safety Precautions Should You Remember When Hosting A Bonfire?

  • Do a temperature check! You don't want to host a bonfire on a windy night…
  • Watch out for anyone running too close to a bonfire so that no one gets hurt. 
  • Is your bonfire in a legal spot? Research fire regulations in your area and take precautions accordingly. 
  • The wood you're burning matters! Ensure the wood is dry and seasoned and that nothing you're putting into the fire is coated or treated. 
  • If you have long hair, tie it back and don't wear loose clothes that have a possibility of catching fire. 
  • Keep a hose attached to a water source or buckets of water, just in case. You never know when/if you will need it. 

How Else Can You Protect Yourself And Your Loved Ones At A Bonfire?

  • Before lighting your bonfire, check to see if any pets or outside animals like squirrels and hedgehogs found their way into the pit, and bring them out if they have. 
  • Instead of pouring petrol to start a bonfire, use firelighters to keep hazardous flare-ups at bay. 
  • Do NOT burn waste from your home- it's not only dangerous, but the flames from burnt waste can be harmful to inhale and can cause pollution. 

Bonfires can be a great way to connect with loved ones and ring in a season that brings a slew of holidays with it. However, it only takes one mistake for the night to be memorable- and not necessarily in a good way. We hope you learned something new from the above tips, and if you need us to mitigate fire damage, (we hope you don't!) SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is on call 24/7 to get your Bellevue home back to its preloss condition. We use state-of-the-art equipment and are exceptionally trained, with several crew members being IICRC-certified. We're just one call away at (615) 242-9391; we even offer a contact form if you prefer to reach out to us that way. Our mission is to make your fire damage situation "Like it never even happened!"

This franchise is independently owned and operated!

Preventing & Preparing Your Office for Disasters/Damages

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Your office space reflects your business practices and your company’s overall look. It makes sense that customers would trust businesses that are well-kept and go the extra mile to take care of the health and well-being of everyone around them. Whether your Nashville commercial property experiences the effects of a natural disaster or not, it’s best to be proactive about maintaining your business. One of the best ways to be proactive is to prepare your office for disaster by creating an emergency kit, which is just the start. Your commercial property deserves to show its best face forward, especially post-disaster when your business needs it the most.

What Are The Most Effective Ways To Prepare Your Nashville Commercial Property For Disaster?

  • Create an emergency kit with essentials you can grab at a moment’s notice which can include:
  • Water
  • A first aid kit
  • Prescriptions
  • Non-perishable food
  • Crank-powered weather radio
  • Crank-powered cell phone charger
  • Cell phone
  • Who would you call during an emergency? If you haven’t created a contact list of all your emergency contacts, we advise you to do it as soon as possible! Establish communication guidelines before, during, and after a natural disaster so that your team knows what to expect and how they should go about backup plans.
  • Use existing resources to help you prepare instead of waiting until the last minute. You can access resources from OSHA, FEMA, and even the Internal Revenue Service. You can even incorporate these teachings into your organization’s continuous education training so these tips can stay top of mind. 

What Is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, And How Can It Help Your Business?

Our defensive pathogen cleaning program goes beyond routine janitorial practices. In other words, it’s viral pathogen cleaning that goes deep into the surface to ensure a thorough clean. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination as the foundation, this program runs on the three C’s:

  • Consult: We know that not all businesses are built the same, so we’ll consult with you and create a training program centered around your business’s unique needs. 
  • Clean: This is where our trained technicians conduct an expert deep clean using EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions. During the process, we are conscious of CDC guidelines and never waver from them. 
  • Certify: When you see the signature green emblem at the front of a business in your Nashville community, you’ll know that that business is committed to the safety and well-being of its customers, employees, and stakeholders. 

For many business owners, the work they do is the heart and soul of their mission, and when a natural disaster puts business operations on hold, it’s challenging to get back on track. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we offer temporary move-outs and pack-outs so you can conduct business elsewhere while we carry out the restoration process. That way, you won’t lose another hour of productivity that has been lost due to water, fire, or storm damage. Need us this fall? Contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are IICRC-certified, so you know you’re in good hands!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.  

Different Types of Storms and How to Protect Your Home Before/During/After

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Storms come in different ways and forms, and the best way to protect your Belle Meade home from them is to be educated on the various types of storms that can arise during fall. While preparing, check on your insurance policy and ensure you are covered for the types of storms that can occur this time of year. Even if you prepare your home for the unthinkable, double-checking your insurance policy and taking note of what types of storms they will cover is always a smart move. And as always, if you do experience a storm this fall, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville works with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. We even manage the insurance paperwork so you can worry about storm proofing your home. Speaking of storm-proofing, we have listed some tips below on safeguarding your Belle Meade home from the different types of storms that can happen in the southeastern United States!

What Types Of Storms Should You Look Out For In Middle Tennessee?

  • If you’re from around the area, you already knew this one: tornadoes! Most tornado damage comes from heavy winds. Some areas of the US receive so much storm damage caused by tornadoes that those areas have been nicknamed “tornado alley.”
  • Lightning is also a major cause for active storm watches because of the possibility of a fire. Lightning that hits trees and the ground can lead to fire damage, power outages, and property damage. 
  • On the more violent end of the spectrum, derecho storms are massive, rapidly moving storms that can emit violent wind speeds at 58 mph. While derecho storms are more erratic, they hold one thing constant: they usually form near jet streams and currents!
  • While less common in the south, but still possible during the winter: snowstorms! High winds and freezing temperatures make up snowstorms and can cause your roof to collapse. 



How Can You Protect Your Belle Meade Home From Storms This Fall?

  • Your windows are vulnerable to heavy gusts of wind and hail. Installing high-impact windows with sturdy frames that can resist intrusions can be an excellent investment for your Belle Meade home. 
  • Protect your roof! A tornado or a heavy windstorm can easily blow away these parts of your home. If your home feels the impact of roof damage post-storm, SERVPRO can conduct temporary protective measures such as roof tarps while restoration is underway. 
  • If there is a tornado in your area, have a plan during the event! According to the CDC, you should take shelter on the lowest floor of your home, like the basement.

When you need the storm damage experts, the first restoration company that should come to mind is SERVPRO! With over 2,000 franchises across the US and Canada, we are strategically positioned to always be near you when disaster strikes. We won’t waste valuable time when you contact us because we’re always close by when you need us. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 if you experience flooding as a result of storm damage. We’re on call for our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

It's Fire Prevention Week! What Are Some Steps You Can Take To Avoid Fires This Fall?

10/12/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that there's an entire week dedicated to preventing fires? Since 1922, The National Fire Protection (NFPA) has sponsored community observance of Fire Prevention Week every year in October. Not only is it the longest-running public health observance in the US, but it is also an effective way to get educated on preventing fires from happening in the first place. This life-saving practice was recognized during the second week of October to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, which devastated the community. While we believe every week should be Fire Prevention Week, we want to take some time to compile a few handy tips on preventing fall fires in Nashville- there's no better time than now to be educated on the topic!

What Are Some Proactive Steps You Can Take To Prevent Fires This Fall?

  • Create a family action plan! Remember that this should include possible escape routes when a fire starts because it's only a matter of seconds for a fire to destroy everything in its path. Your plan should consist of everyone in your Nashville home and be ready to assist more vulnerable individuals. 
  • Ensure that smoke alarms are in every bedroom so that if the worst were to happen, every member of the family would be able to hear it right away. Also, double-check that there are smoke alarms at every level of your home, including the basement. You can invest in carbon monoxide and combination smoke alarms for heightened safety. 
  • Practice, practice, practice! Know your home fire drill by heart so that you and your family won't be scrambling around if an actual fire happens. 

What Else Should You Know About Fire Damage This Fire Prevention Week?

  • You may think that the flames are more deadly, but it's the heat from a fire that's more threatening! At eye level, room temperature can rapidly rise to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • If fire damage happens, it's not just fire damage that's being cleaned up-; water damage from firefighting efforts is also a concern, so there's an extra layer to the restoration process in the instance of fire damage. 
  • Even if the heat left behind by fire damage is uncomfortable, do NOT turn on ceiling fixtures, especially if they're still wet! The wiring may be damaged and can be dangerous. 

The aftermath of fire damage is unlike any other kind of damage left behind by a natural disaster. The soot-filled walls, ashy remains, and singed floors are disheartening to witness, and it's even more overwhelming to think about the claims process. We hope that the above tips help you prevent fires this fall, but sometimes, no matter how much you prepare, the unthinkable can happen. If you're in that situation, contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville at (615) 242-9391. Our fire damage specialists are equipped and ready 24/7! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Minimizing Water Damage at Your West End Apartment Complex

10/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the most common natural disasters to occur. Living in an area prone to heavy rains doubles your chances of experiencing water damage to your apartment complex. While water damage differs depending on the situation, the end result is recovering from the financial and emotional impact that a natural disaster has in your world. Prevention is always the first step, but sometimes, no matter how much you prepare, a natural disaster has a way of throwing a curveball into your plans. If this happens, the only restoration company that should come to mind is SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. We have the training and qualifications to make your water damage scenario "Like it never even happened!"

How Can You Reduce Your Chances Of Experiencing Water Damage From Sewage Backup?

  • This piece of advice may be simple, but it is often ignored: don't flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet! Even if the product's packaging says the item is flushable, it's better to be safe than to experience a sewage backup. 
  • Throw away or, better yet, compost food items instead of shoving them through the food waste disposer. That way, you're reducing your chances of a sewage backup, and if you compost, you are also practicing sustainable habits. 
  • Plan ahead when you see a small leak because a minor leak can become a major problem very quickly! Don't give in to procrastination when you see water dripping from your faucet. 

What Should You Know About Mold After Flooding?

  • Mold is everywhere- indoors and outdoors. But don't let that scare you just yet! You shouldn't believe every ad you see on mold removal because removing mold completely isn't even possible; however, mold can be remediated with the right tools and restoration experts. 
  • If you smell a strong, musty odor about 24-48 hours after your West End apartment complex has been flooded, you may have encountered mold! 
  • Before the mold remediation process can begin, we must address all water sources from the get-go since mold spores thrive on moisture. 

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the disaster restoration industry with over fifty years of experience in water damage, storm damage, and mold damage. You need to act quickly in the instance of water damage because if you wait too long, you'll aggravate further damage to your apartment complex. To avoid this, you must contact us immediately to get the process started. We provide fast 24-hour service every day of the week since natural disasters come unplanned. We know that the timeline to restore water damage quickly and efficiently is tight, so we come prepared for anything. If you need us, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We have experience in restoring residential AND commercial properties in West End! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

We Use Advanced Technology and Techniques for Our Jobs-Read More About Them!

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

Technology has made our lives so much easier in more ways than one. Businesses and people are more efficient, with processes being more streamlined to get several things done and done well. Thanks to the technological advancements that have been made in the past few decades, our highly qualified, IICRC-certified team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can restore your Belle Meade property back to its preloss condition quickly and reliably. Based on the level and type of damage (fire, water, storm, mold), we’ll bring our equipment to the scene at a moment’s notice

What Are The Top Tools That Our SERVPRO Team Can’t Go Without?

  • If you are experiencing water damage from flooding or storm damage, you’ll always see us with moisture detection and measurement equipment! It’s exactly what it sounds like: this specialized set of equipment detects and measures your Belle Meade property’s moisture levels- even in places that aren’t obvious. We even use infrared cameras, which catch moisture through walls, ceilings, and floors. 
  • We use gas-powered, and submersible water pumps to extract large amounts of water and speed up the drying process. 
  • When water or storm damage happens, you need to go beyond just removing water- our drying equipment, including air movers and dehumidifiers, prevents your floors, walls, and ceilings from swelling.  

How Do We Remove Unpleasant Odors From Your Belle Meade Home Or Business?

Fire, water, storm, and mold damage all have one thing in common: they leave behind unpleasant odors that are difficult to eliminate with simple air fresheners! The key is to remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the cleanup and restoration process. 

  • Our thermal foggers and air scrubbers do precisely the above by eliminating pollutants and deep cleaning your Belle Meade home or business. 
  • We use OSHA-approved cleaning agents and disinfectants to prevent mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. 
  • Our deodorization techniques get to the source of the smell. By identifying where it originated, we are better prepared to eradicate offensive odors inside and outside your property. 

Ever since the Industrial Revolution in the mid-18th century, the impact of technology is constantly being felt. Updating our processes and systems to reflect a new way of restoring disaster has been part of our mission for the past five decades. If we can remedy disaster more effectively and make your life easier after loss, we are here for it. Going along the lines of making life easier during the disaster restoration process, our team manages the insurance paperwork to make the claims filing process less stressful for you. If you need an experienced, caring team to make your fire or water damage situation “Like it never even happened,” contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are experts in mold remediation and storm damage, too. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How to Handle Storm Damage at your Retail Business in Green Hills

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

If you’ve lived in Middle Tennessee for a while now, you may be familiar with stormy seasons and their impact on the southeast, especially if you manage a retail business. While inclement weather is most common in the south during springtime, fall storms are not to be taken lightly! Flooding, droughts, lightning, and wind damage resulting from fall storm damage are commonplace. Mold as a result of too much moisture is also not uncommon. If your retailer is experiencing the above effects of storm damage, there is no one better to call than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We are storm damage specialists serving cities in all of Nashville’s surrounding neighborhoods with over 50 years of experience. 

What Does The Storm Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Green Hills?

  • The first step starts with calling us! Our rep will ask a series of pointed questions to help us better understand your storm damage scenario so we can bring the appropriate resources to the scene. 
  • Once we arrive, we will conduct a water damage assessment which follows the initial inspection. This lets us know the scope of your water damage incident and how far the moisture has traveled. 
  • In the third step, the bulk of the water removal process, we’ll extract hundreds of gallons of water using our industry-grade vacuum units. This helps prevent further damage and stop mold growth at the source. 
  • Once we remove water, we begin drying using our powerful air movers and dehumidifiers. Before the equipment is brought out, our technicians will assess relative humidity, room measurements, and temperature to determine how much equipment is needed. 
  • Our process doesn’t stop after water extraction and drying- we will deep clean your Green Hills retailer using several techniques, including dry cleaning and immersion cleaning. 
  • Once all five steps are complete, we can move forward with restoration, including minor repairs like installing new carpeting and replacing drywall, or major repairs such as full reconstruction of your retailer. 

What Is Our Contents Claim Inventory Service, And How Can It Help Your Retail Business? 

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service, or CCIS, is our database that provides thorough documentation of all your belongings. This repository takes stock of your contents room by room with digital photos and, in some cases, barcoding. Some benefits of our CCIS for your Green Hills retailer include:

  • Value of contents preloss
  • Assisting you with a burden of proof to settle claims quickly
  • Streamlined process outlining a list of contents for a more effective claims process
  • Peace of mind during a stressful time

We hope you gained some insights on our storm damage restoration process and how our CCIS relates to getting your retailer back on track. The snowball effect of storm damage doesn’t stop at a few trees being blown to the side as a result of wind damage- the effects compound in a matter of a few minutes, which is why time is of the essence. At SERVPRO, we provide fast, reliable, 24/7 service every day of the week- even on holidays- because we know that disasters happen at any time. If you need our expert guidance, call (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that’s more convenient. We’re happy to help out our neighbors in Green Hills! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Mold Begone! Here's How We Remediate And Restore Your Nashville Home From Mold

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a sight to behold, but certainly not in a good way. And the worst part is that it doesn't take much for a mold spore to grow into a mold colony. Even just a tiny water leak or excess humidity is enough for a mold colony to start its growth within 48 hours. Not only is mold repulsive, but it can also produce allergens and irritants that can negatively affect your health. If you suspect mold growth in your Nashville home, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We are a BBB-accredited business- they don't give out qualifications like that for no reason, so you can trust that you are in good hands!

What Does The Mold Remediation Process Look Like In Nashville?

  • To kickstart this process, call our emergency contact at (615) 242-9391! Our representative will ask questions about your mold situation so that we know what equipment, resources, and team members to bring to the scene. 
  • We'll conduct a mold damage assessment when we arrive at the scene. Depending on local and state laws, specific protocols and documentation may be required for the affected areas. 
  • The third step is to contain the mold. This is exactly as it sounds: We'll use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area and prevent mold from spreading further. 
  • Step four involves air filtration, which allows our professionals to capture mold spores from the air. Mold spores become airborne when "disturbed" in any way, which applies during the cleanup process. Our powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums are no match for existing mold spores!
  • At this point of the mold remediation process, we remove all mold and mold-infested materials through antifungal and antimicrobial treatments. We will also remove mold-infested porous materials like carpeting and drywall in the case of heavy mold growth. 
  • Immediately afterward, we will start cleaning your contents and belongings. With our restore vs. replace mentality, we will restore all belongings that aren't too far gone so you can preserve the precious items that matter most. 
  • And last but not least, the restoration process begins! Depending on the level of damage, restoration may involve minor repairs like replacing drywall and painting walls, or it can involve major repairs like full reconstruction of your Nashville home. Whatever the circumstance, SERVPRO's got your back! 



Hold On- Mold Remediation? What About Removing Mold Completely?

  • Microscopic mold spores exist everywhere. That means that removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. If you see a restoration company promising that they can "remove" mold, this is a tall tale. 
  • Mold spores can enter your Nashville home in several ways- through your window, floating in the air, or even through the HVAC system!
  • While there is no way to eliminate all mold and mold spores, according to the EPA, the best way to control mold growth indoors is to control moisture. That means keeping humidity levels below 45 percent and addressing all sources of moisture in your home. 



When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is here for YOU. If not handled immediately, water damage can lead to various aftereffects, including mold. We recommend reaching out to the experts when you've recently experienced a flood or are trying to remediate mold because specific CDC guidelines need to be followed when handling mold. We have technicians trained in applied microbial remediation and structural drying because we go to the root cause of your mold troubles. Call us at (615) 242-9391, and let us remediate your mold headache!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

These Are The Commercial Fire Restoration Services We Can Offer Your Warehouse…

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Your Green Hills warehouse is an integral storage unit for all of your business’s goods before they’re shipped off to their destination. It is a gateway to surplus inventory and other essential items to make your business go around. If fire damage has made its way through your commercial warehouse, you may wonder what practical next steps to take. That’s where we come in! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we have all the resources for your restoration needs- including the resources of over 2,000 franchises that we use when disaster strikes. 

What Kinds Of Commercial Restoration And Cleaning Services Can We Offer?

  • Did you know that we offer a training program unique to your business’s needs? With over five decades of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can rely on SERVPRO to bring the highest standard of cleanliness and restoration, no matter your business model!
  • Fall storms can bring unique challenges, especially when those challenges are taken out on your warehouse! If this is the case, we provide a temporary space for you to continue your business operations while restoration and cleanup are taking place. Afterward, we’ll conduct an efficient, organized move-in according to your warehouse’s needs. 
  • Did you know we work with your insurance company after a disaster? Yes, we do! Our mission is to make a hard time just a little bit easier, so we go the extra mile to make that happen by helping you manage the insurance paperwork and subsequent claims process. 

What Kinds Of Specialists Are On Our Team?

  • If your commercial warehouse has experienced water damage, we have technicians specializing in applied structural drying, odor control, and fabric/upholstery cleaning. 
  • Our fire damage specialists are THE pros at smoke and soot restoration. They also have training in odor control, upholstery cleaning, and even water damage for areas of your business that have been affected by firefighting efforts post-fire. 
  • We also do commercial mold damage restoration and cleanup! Our mold damage technicians are experts in applied microbial remediation and structural drying. Since water damage can be present with fire and mold damage, all our technicians have expertise in handling commercial water damage scenarios, big or small!



We’ve all heard the age-old saying that first impressions are lasting impressions. While we are taught never to judge someone or something before getting to know them, studies show that it only takes seven seconds for people to make up their minds about you and your business- no pressure! While you can always remedy a first impression later, sometimes “later” may be too late in the business world, so it’s better to play it safe. If your warehouse needs commercial restoration services or even just a routine cleanup, SERVPRO is the one to call! We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week- even on holidays because disasters won’t cherry-pick when to come. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’re locally owned and operated, so we’re close by should you need us! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Beginner's Guide To The Different Types Of Smoke After Fire Damage

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that smoke isn't limited to thick, black smoke? Yes, it's true- there are actually four different types of smoke you can experience after fire damage. Each type of smoke is caused by various fire damage circumstances, which is why education is vital here. Depending on the fire's temperature, fuel materials, and even location, the fire damage restoration process will be adjusted slightly for every situation. We hope to educate you today on the types of smoke after fire damage and what the odor removal/deodorization process looks like after smoke has left its mark in your West End home or business. 

What Are The Four Types Of Smoke Damage, And How Can You Identify Them?

  • Dry Smoke: The powdery texture from this type of smoke is usually the product of incinerated paper or wood. Because the powder is so fine, it can fall into cracks or other porous areas within your West End home or business. On the bright side, the smell from this type of smoke is not as strong as the other three types, AND it's relatively easy to clean!
  • Wet Smoke: If dry smoke germinates from fast-burning fires, wet smoke usually comes from smoldering, slow-burning fires. Unfortunately, this is the smoke smell most people think of after fire damage because it's a cloud of black smoke that can overtake your property with its pungent odors. 
  • Fuel/Oil Residue: Also known as petroleum residue, this type of smoke damage is usually not found in residential or commercial fires unless you used petroleum products before the fire. However, a more common situation that can bring about this type of smoke is if a building's furnace were to have a small leak which is how you'll come across this sticky, dense smoke. If you suspect this is the type of smoke you're dealing with, call the professionals because fuel-generated smokes are especially difficult to clean!
  • Protein Residue: Cooking fires are often the culprit behind this smoke! When organic material evaporates during a low-heat fire, you may not notice soot or even much smoke, for that matter. But don't let that fool you- this type of smoke can discolor your surfaces for good! While protein residues may not be completely visible, you'll easily be able to recognize its intense, unpleasant smell, which a professional has experience in eliminating. 



What Does The Odor Removal And Deodorization Process Look Like In West End?

  • Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is certified in removing even the most pungent odors. We know that these odors can come from both inside and outside of a structure which is why we go the extra mile when carrying out our deodorization process. 
  • If your smoke odor is serious and persistent, spraying an air freshener won't cut it. You need expert techniques and advanced tools to eliminate your odor problem. 
  • Our equipment, including thermal foggers and air scrubbers, removes airborne contaminants and controls air quality during the fire damage restoration and cleanup process. If you need the experts, look no further than SERVPRO!

No matter what takeaway you took from the above information, we hope you feel more confident when going about the next steps of your fire damage restoration journey. Knowledge is power, and by distinguishing the types of smoke there are, you'll be able to explain your situation better when you speak to one of our reps over the phone. Contact us at (615) 242-9391 if you need us. We provide fire damage restoration AND cleanup services in West End! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

These Are The Commercial Cleaning Services We Can Provide For Your R&D Facility

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

Your Research and Development facility is critical to innovation and progression. Launching a new product or service takes courage to implement those changes for an organization. Aside from a new idea, your R&D facility also needs the resources allocated towards such a significant project. When water, fire, or mold damage has taken over, getting your commercial property back on track to continue forging the path to cutting-edge discoveries can be challenging. If this happens, know that SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville understands, and we’re here to make it “Like it never even happened!”

What Are Some Of The Building Services That SERVPRO Can Provide?

  • Temporary measures such as roof tarps and board-ups can prevent additional damage and secure the building while restoration takes place. 
  • We can also provide a temporary warehouse space that can prove useful for your Bellevue R&D facility to continue business operations as smoothly as possible while the restoration process takes place. 
  • We also provide dry cleaning and other contents restoration services for your items. 
  • Check out our complete list of building services here

What Else Should You Know About SERVPRO’s Commercial Cleaning Services?

Research and Development is a vital stepping stone to exploring uncharted territory in the world of business and giving your customers something new to make their lives easier. Your research and development firm deserves to show off its best face, and the daily grime or the remains of a natural disaster doesn’t do much to bolster your firm’s image. When you need expert guidance in commercial cleaning and restoration, don’t hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville at (615) 242-9391. We serve Bellevue and all of the surrounding Nashville neighborhoods! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Did You Know We Offer Trauma And Crime Scene Cleanup? Here's Our Process…

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is versatile in our services. Our trauma and crime scene cleanup services fall into the category of commercial cleaning. It's devastating from an emotional standpoint to bear witness to the remains left behind at a crime scene. That's why our team at SERVPRO strives to treat every crime scene with the utmost empathy and respect for the people involved. Usually, after the police have examined and processed evidence from a crime scene, the cleaning and restoration process can go underway. This is where we bring our expertise and protective equipment to clean blood and other harmful contaminants from the scene properly. 

What Kinds Of Trauma And Crime Scene Cleaning Services Do We Offer?

  • We can clean up fire extinguisher residue! The residue left after a crime scene or trauma incident, while non-toxic for the most part, can cause skin irritation and allergies. 
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residue cleanup is part of our training as well! These residues require more expert cleaning solutions, which is where we adhere to all EPA and OSHA protocols to prevent these particles from becoming airborne. 
  • Fingerprints are often left behind at the crime scene, so the powders from that and other evidence-gathering chemicals must be removed after evidence has already been collected. We not only clean the residues and pathogens left behind, but we can also restore your Green Hills property to how it was before the crime. 

What Else Do You Need To Know About Trauma And Crime Cleanup?

  • Our technicians can also handle illegal drug lab cleanups following state and federal guidelines to clean every nook and cranny of your property. This is so that you won't come in contact with the harmful residues left behind by illegal drugs like meth. 
  • While fire and water damage cleanup and restoration are standardized to some degree, trauma and crime scene cleanups bring their own unique set of challenges since every situation deals with human blood and other potentially infectious material. Our technicians are IICRC-certified, and we leverage this certification by establishing hazard assessments and work plans. We come on to the scene more prepared than most!
  • Biohazard contaminants and crime scene remnants are often interconnected. One of our specialties is biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, in which we have over 50 years of experience. Our viral pathogen cleaning program is tailor-made to usher in a new quality of cleanliness and decontamination to your Green Hills property. 


True crime is a genre that has become increasingly popular as the years go on. While it's important to be informed, it's even more critical to understand that these stories are not just stories- they're someone's reality. That’s why we aim to treat every trauma and crime scene situation with professionalism and compassion because we know you're going through a hard time right now. We are always on standby for the greater Nashville area and its surrounding communities, including Green Hills. We are a locally-owned and operated business, so you know that we won't be driving from too far away to examine the crime scene. Contact us at (615) 242-9391. Our goal is to get you back to your new normal with as little downtime as possible! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

These Are The Top Three Ways You Restore Your Medical Documents After Water Damage

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

The world of medicine is ever-changing, and as medical technologies see rapid growth and advancement, many records are stored digitally. Even if you have hard copies of medical records in your Belle Meade medical office, you still want to ensure the confidentiality and safekeeping of these documents to comply with HIPAA laws. When water damage, or any natural disaster for that matter, takes hold of your medical office, you wouldn’t want just anybody to help you restore such critical documents. You would reach out to the trusted restoration experts at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. With our knowledge of privacy law compliance and expertise in restoring your commercial property to pre-disaster condition, you won’t go wrong calling the pros at SERVPRO!

Rule of Three: What Are The Top Three Ways You Can Restore Medical Documents After Water Damage?

First things first: extreme caution MUST be taken to ensure the water damage doesn’t destroy your office’s medical documents. While our team is trained to prevent additional damage from tearing apart these documents, some documents may not be able to be restored, depending on the severity of the damage. 

  • Air drying documents is one restoration option. This is where documents are moved to a completely dry area after using air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, an essential step post-water damage. 
  • Stabilizing water-damaged documents is another way to speed up the drying process: When medical records are frozen to about minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, you are preventing mold damage AND have a better chance of restoring these documents. 
  • On the other hand, vacuum thermal drying is shorter than freeze drying your medical documents, but of course, this all depends on how much water crept into your documents. This process involves drying your documents with warm air of about 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Learn more about some of our best practices when restoring medical records here

Restoration Vs. Replacement: How Can We Restore Your Medical Documents Post Water Damage?

  • Restoration, the final step of the water damage restoration process, is the series of steps it takes to restore your Belle Meade commercial property to its preloss condition. This can involve minor repairs such as replacing carpet and drywall or major repairs such as the full-scale reconstruction of your business. 
  • At SERVPRO, we are big believers in restoration over replacement! It costs significantly more to replace all your items and documents when the end goal is to cut costs while maximizing efficiency. Not only that, but restoration allows you to preserve your precious keepsakes and vital records that no amount of replacing can do. 
  • We offer a host of contents restoration services, including:
  • Move-Outs and Pack-Outs
  • Electronic Cleanup
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning
  • And more!

Being locally owned and operated, we know the ins and outs of Belle Meade and the greater Nashville area. We arrive on the scene like clockwork when you call us at a moment’s notice because we know water damage waits for nothing and no one. We bring high-quality service that is difficult to find elsewhere, and we do it with compassion. If you need us to mitigate your water damage emergency, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We also work with your insurance company! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Should You Know About Lightning Damage To Your Belle Meade Home?

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

They say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but this isn't necessarily true- in fact, the opposite is true! Lightning is twice as likely to hit the same spot twice, even if the odds of being struck by lightning are lower. Aside from that, we know that lightning is known to attack in open areas. Lightning bolts carry a negative charge and seek a direct path to the ground when it strikes. It's not uncommon for lightning to enter your Belle Meade home through the pipes in the ground or the outside wires. Aside from obvious storm damage reparations that would need to be made after a lightning strike on your house, you may also need fire damage restoration and cleanup services due to the raw heat that lightning bolts carry with them. There's no one better to tackle these issues than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We have the equipment, training, and resources to make your disaster restoration experience "Like it never even happened!" 

What Signs Will You Notice After Lightning Has Struck Your Belle Meade Home?

  • You may experience shock wave damage to your home. This happens when the lightning bolt's impact is so potent that it can split stone, cinderblock, concrete, and brick with little effort. Sometimes a strike can bring down even the most structurally stable property!
  • Remember how we said you might need fire damage restoration after lightning strikes? Going along with that recommendation, your Belle Meade home may experience electrical damage or a power surge inside the property. This possibility is heightened if the lightning bolt uses your home's electrical system as its direct pathway to the ground, which can damage all appliances in your home. 
  • You will notice structural damage to your roof, windows, chimney, and your home's foundation overall. 

How Can You Stay Safe From Lightning When Indoors?

  • It is best to avoid having contact with water during a lightning thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through your home's plumbing, so it's best to save the dishes for when the storm subsides! 
  • While using a cell phone during a storm is safe, we cannot stress enough to avoid using corded telephones during a thunderstorm!
  • Avoid staying near windows, doors, and concrete, as lightning can traverse through bars or metal wires in concrete walls or flooring and easily make its way through metal pipes. 



Middle Tennessee is known for its unforgiving rains, and the effects of this include frequent flooding, water damage, storm damage, and in the case of lightning, even fire damage. You MUST take immediate action to minimize further damage in these situations. That's why SERVPRO should be your go-to for all things restoration because we are committed to high-quality restoration in an efficient manner. We value communication throughout the storm damage restoration process and take great care to preserve your belongings, too. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if that's easier. We're here to serve our Nashville neighbors!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

You're Doing It Wrong: Top Five Tips On Properly Using A Fire Extinguisher

9/4/2022 (Permalink)

What if we told you everything you know about using a fire extinguisher was wrong? Yes, that's right: there are ways to use a fire extinguisher safely and efficiently, and that's what we're here to teach you today! When a fire happens, it's all too easy to give in to the panic and distress that often follows- and we understand. That's why it's essential to learn how to use a fire extinguisher when preventing and preparing for a fire in case the unthinkable happens. According to OSHA, the easiest way to remember to use a fire extinguisher is with the acronym (mnemonic device) PASS. 

What Does PASS Stand For In The Context Of Fire Extinguishers?

  • Pull the pin, which helps you break the seal. 
  • Aim the extinguisher's nozzle low towards the fire's base. But make sure you don't accidentally touch the plastic discharge horn on a Carbon dioxide extinguisher, as this can damage skin!
  • Squeeze the handle to release the material. 
  • Sweep the base of the fire from side to side until the fire subsides. Keep a close watch on the area- if the fire still appears, repeat steps two and three and sweep until the fire has decreased. 
  • And a fifth bonus tip on using a fire extinguisher: Know what type of fire extinguisher you have! You must check the recommended pressure level depending on what type you use. Your fire extinguisher's gauge shows when the pressure is too high or low, so you can adjust accordingly before squeezing the extinguishing agent towards the fire. 

***Please remember: If you still feel unsure about using a fire extinguisher, don't wait- call the fire department and evacuate immediately! Your safety comes first!

You've Called The Professionals: What Can You Do While Waiting?

  • Once it's safe to go back inside your Nashville home or business, avoid electrical "slip and fall" hazards, as these are the most prominent concerns after fire damage. 
  • Change the HVAC filter- smoke and soot circulating in the air are detrimental to your health!
  • Limit movement around your home or business to prevent soot particles from mixing with your carpets. 
  • Are you a plant parent? Then, you should wash your houseplants' leaves on both sides!



We hope you learned something new about properly using a fire extinguisher! As mentioned earlier, no matter what, just remember that you and your loved ones come first. If you even feel a little bit uncertain about using a fire extinguisher, call the professionals who can extinguish the fire and then call a trusted restoration company to mitigate the damage post-fire. Your Nashville neighbors over at SERVPRO have the know-how, expertise, and training to efficiently restore your home or business to its post-fire condition. Not only that, but we arrive on the scene in minutes from the moment you call us! Contact us at (615) 242-9391, where our rep will ask you questions about your fire damage scenario so that we know what to bring on to the scene! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Grill Safely This Summer! You Won't Go Wrong With These 3 Tips…

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Ah, summertime. Pool parties, summer vacation (even if it's ending), and barbecues. If you hosted a barbecue this summer or will be hosting one in the next couple of weeks before the leaves change color, do you think about grill safety? Whether you answered yes or no to that question, it is critical to read up on top tips for grill safety so that an innocuous barbecue doesn't become a scorching nightmare. 

What Are Some Safety Precautions You Can Take To Avoid Fires While Grilling?

If you're an experienced grillmaster, you may be familiar with "flare-ups" or flames that start small and increase quickly. Luckily, you can avoid flare-ups, so don't let that stop you from enjoying your barbecue!

  • Please close your lid while cooking so there's less oxygen to burn. Doing this also helps distribute heat evenly so that there isn't a massive heat buildup in one area of your grill!
  • You can also consider reducing fat content before grilling because the oils from the fat content contribute to grease buildup. 
  • To piggyback off the second point, don't poke or puncture your food to see if it's cooked because the juice will seep over to the grill leading to a flare-up or a full-blown fire. 

What Are The Best Tips To Maintaining Your Grill For Years To Come?

With seven out of ten adults in the US owning a grill, there is an increased risk of residential fires. Grease building in your grill without regular cleaning and maintenance is a fire hazard waiting to happen. Luckily, you don't need to go out of your way to maintain your grill properly- you can just follow these few pointers below to help you stay safe and enjoy the warm weather out there!

  •  Before cooking, brush your grill grates and the inner walls of your grill! You should also burn off old grease after each grilling session. 
  • Place your grill according to safety precautions for optimum efficiency. Set up your grill in a well-ventilated area at least 10 feet away from your Bellevue home. Ensure that all parts of your grill are stable and where they need to be. 
  • What type of grill do you have? If you have a gas grill, make sure you understand the safety essentials that come with owning one! For example, you should never force extra propane into a liquid propane cylinder. Just because the cylinder isn't used up to full capacity doesn't mean you should add more liquid to it- by law, a 20-pound cylinder may only be used up to eighty percent capacity so that the liquid can expand comfortably without overflowing. 



We hope you learned something new about grill safety! While you can set yourself up for success to prevent disasters from happening, there isn't a guaranteed way to avoid disasters altogether, no matter how much you prepare. If you need THE fire damage experts, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here for YOU. We know that time waits for no one, and we arrive on the scene at a moment's notice. Fire damage can burn you out, but we strive to make the process as stress-free as possible- that's why we work with your insurance company to manage the paperwork that comes with the claims process. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or contact us using this form. We hope you won't need us during a fun get-together, but if you do, your Nashville neighbors are here for you! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.  

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need For Storm Damage Restoration In Green Hills

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Storms come in many forms: hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, monsoons, you name it. If you've lived in the Volunteer State long enough, you would be familiar with tornadoes and summer rainstorms. With these storms prevalent in the southeastern part of the United States, it always helps to be prepared. This includes knowing what to do and who to call if and when an emergency strikes. As the storm damage experts, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the tools, training, and resources to tackle all storm damage, flooding, and mold scenarios. We can handle residential AND commercial storm damage cleanup situations, too. 

What Are Some Little-Known Facts About Tennessee Tornadoes?

Tornadoes, sometimes called "twisters," are severe thunderstorms that can go beyond 300 miles per hour. While you may have experienced a tornado or two in Green Hills, how much do you really know about them? We're here to relay some little-known facts about tornadoes- after all, to prepare for an emergency, you must understand it!

  • Tornadoes can travel 10-20 miles per hour, on average, and it only takes five minutes for a tornado to be on the ground for about five minutes. 
  • Supercells are where the deadliest tornadoes emerge. These tornadoes have the power to produce destructive hail, frequent lightning, and flash floods. 
  • The deadliest tornado in Middle Tennessee (and one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history!) is the tornado outbreak during spring 1909. These tornadoes were just one of the series of tornadoes that hit the midwest in 1909, including the Ohio Valley and the Lower Mississippi Valley. 

What Can We Learn From The Great Flood Of 2010?

Do you remember the Nashville flood that took place in May of 2010? This was another flood that Middle Tennessee had never seen before until that day. Still, we can learn a few things from this flood- not only about the storm itself but also about preparation tips in case a storm of this magnitude were to happen again. 

  • 13.57 inches of rain were measured during a 36-hour period, according to the National Weather Service. This record shattered the previous two-day rainfall record in Nashville. 
  • This flood cost more than two billion dollars in property damage and 120 million dollars in public infrastructure damage in Middle Tennessee. 
  • If it is pouring outside with no signs of stopping anytime soon, turn on the TV to catch live coverage of the weather event or purchase a battery-powered radio in case your power runs out. 
  • Before evacuating (if the situation warrants it!), spare a few minutes (if you can) to shut off utilities like water, electricity, and gas at the main switch. If you don't know where they are, don't waste time and evacuate!

If you've known us for a while, our end goal is to make every storm damage scenario "Like it never even happened!" Getting your life back to pre-storm condition doesn't happen in a few minutes- it takes intense logistical preparations and painstaking labor on our end. However, as a BBB-accredited business, we have the know-how and the experience (of over five decades!) to walk you through the storm damage restoration and cleanup process in Green Hills, so you never have to walk alone. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We're on call at a moment's notice to mitigate disaster! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

4 Effortless Ways To Conserve Water As Summer Goes Into Fall

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

As climate change and global warming become increasing concerns in our modern world, sustainability is becoming more relevant than ever. More and more people are motivated to do their part with the hopes that we can keep our planet healthier. No matter the season, water conservation is essential to the future of planet Earth because greenhouse gas emissions related to treating and distributing water will decrease thanks to our conscious conservation efforts. In addition, saving water also prevents water leakages and overflows, which means there's less chance of a water damage situation. Not only that, but you keep your water bill low by conserving water- if that doesn't motivate you to conserve water, we don't know what will!

What Are The Top Four Trouble-Free Ways You Can Conserve Water?

  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water! You can drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions (by almost 550 pounds!) by not using hot water for bi-weekly laundry loads. 
  • Another laundry-related tip but adjust your washing machine water levels to match the size of a partial load. Even without an energy-efficient washing machine, you can still control the outcome for a more sustainable lifestyle!
  • Be proactive- fix leaks right when they start! It can be easy to procrastinate, but even small leaks can lead to gallons of water being wasted if not repaired at the onset. 
  • This may sound like common knowledge, but please don't use your toilet as a trash can! You are wasting gallons of water every time you flush the toilet for a small piece of trash like facial tissues or a piece of paper. Better alternatives would be throwing trash away in the trash or, even better, recycling it!



How Can You Keep Your Water Bill Low This Season?

  • You can use a water-efficient toilet and a low-flow shower! You can cut your water consumption by almost half this way. 
  • Timing counts! Water your lawn in the early morning or during the evening so you don't lose water to evaporation. You can also set the time frame during which you will mow the lawn based on how dry your soil is. 
  • Another no-brainer, but don't leave your faucet running once you're done! Shut off the water completely when you once finished. 

Water is a sustaining life force, but using up more than you need can put you in dire straits in the long run. No matter what your water damage scenario may be, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here for YOU. We can handle sewage backups, washing machine overflows, flooding, and even mold damage that often comes with water damage if not treated immediately. You can't go wrong with our advanced tools, expertise, and speedy emergency response times. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391, or let us know your water damage emergency through this contact form. We're always on call to help out in West End! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

There Are Two Types Of Smoke Detectors. Which One Do You Use?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

How much do you think about your smoke detectors? Maybe you only think about them when it starts making noise for you to change them. Either way, smoke detectors are an essential part of the framework of your Belle Meade home or business. They keep you safe by letting you know when a fire is imminent. The least we can do is learn about the two types of smoke detectors there are so you know what purpose each one serves. 

What are The Two Types Of Smoke Detectors, And How Do They Protect You From Fire Damage?

  • Photoelectric and ionization are the two types of smoke detectors in place for your Belle Meade home to detect a fire or the start of one. Both smoke alarms sense smoke presence differently. 
  • The type of smoke depends on the fire; for example, a smoldering fire differs from a flaming one. 
  • Photoelectric smoke alarms generally respond faster to smoldering fire smoke, while ionization smoke alarms respond faster to flaming fire smoke. 



Be Prepared: What Are The Key Components Of A Fire Escape Plan?

  • Start by drawing your Belle Meade home’s floor plan! Label all the doors and windows in every room of your house and brainstorm at least two escape routes for each room- yes, each room! You can never be too safe when creating a fire escape plan. 
  • After creating your plan, go through it a few times so you can apply your escape routes in practice instead of just drawing it out in theory. 
  • Tell your children to call 911, especially if you or any other adult is not in the home! This step may be a common emergency rule, but your children are never too old to keep up with safety measures. 

We are THE fire damage restoration experts! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we know how much fire damage affects families and businesses. Fire damage is so unthinkable that we would never wish it on our worst enemy. Aside from the charred remains, smoke and soot smells can overpower your Belle Meade home or business, taking you back to an unpleasant time. If you need us to mitigate your fire damage situation, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We show up, day or night! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Deep Dive Into SERVPRO's Water Damage Timeline - We're On Call 24/7 For All Water Damage Emergencies!

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are the disaster restoration and cleanup experts. Water damage doesn't always work from 9 to 5, and neither do we- yes, we're on the clock 24/7, every day of the year! No matter what, you can expect an immediate response because prolonging the wait time only exacerbates the damage already done. And we don't just talk the talk- we walk the walk, too, with SERVPRO's 2,000 franchises strategically positioned across the United States and Canada to appear on the scene wherever disaster strikes. When you contact us, you know you're talking to the experts!



Timeline: How Much Time Does It Take For Water Damage To Affect Your Bellevue Property?

  • Within minutes, water can absorb into your walls, upholstery, floors, and belongings. If not taken care of immediately, there could also be permanent stainings on your carpet and watermarks bleeding through furniture. 
  • By the first day, drywall can swell and break down, and a musty odor can start to permeate the atmosphere. You'll also notice that dyes and inks from paper goods and clothing can spread and stain the items. 
  • If you let water damage sit for two days or longer, mold and mildew can grow, and your Bellevue home or business may start to experience serious biohazard contamination. 

What Kinds Of Advanced Drying Equipment Can You Expect Us To Bring?

Industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers are necessary to remove moisture from ceilings, floors, and walls. You can avoid warped floors and walls if you call a restoration company that can effectively carry out proper drying methods!

  • Moisture evaporates faster with high-speed air movers, while industrial-grade dehumidifiers absorb water vapor from the air. 
  • Just as important is our water extraction equipment! Gas-powered pumps and portable extraction units help us extract excess water from your Bellevue home or business. While this process precedes the drying process, you'll find that thorough water extraction expedites the drying process!
  • You can also expect us to bring sanitizing agents and antimicrobial treatments to deodorize and do a full-scale clean- the journey doesn't end after your property is dry!

Water damage is one of the most common disasters out there- it can reveal itself through floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and more. The impact and cost of such disasters can be challenging to come back from. Our mission at SERVPRO is to make it "Like it never even happened!" That means that we work hard to bring your Bellevue property back to its preloss condition. Our restore vs. replace mentality allows you to keep belongings that you can't put a price on AND save more money than you would by replacing the items. If all of those qualities are what you're looking for after water damage, give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We serve all of Bellevue's surrounding Nashville neighborhoods!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Does Your Government Building Need Repairs After A Disaster? SERVPRO Serves The Public Sector!

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

The public sector serves an important purpose in our society. These organizations provide services that directly impact the economy and are operated by the federal government. They can span a range of industries, including economics, military, defense, infrastructure, public transit, and more. Because government jobs are placed to serve the public, a natural disaster taking over the building can show itself through the rubble of fire damage or the swollen walls that come with water damage. If your government building needs some repair and reconstruction, you've come to the right place! SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is equipped to handle commercial fire, water, storm, or mold scenarios of ALL sizes in Nashville and its surrounding communities. We've mitigated disaster for The Pentagon, so we know how crucial it is to get your government building back up and running!

How Can Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Help Your Nashville Government Facility?

Our specialty cleaning program, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, ushers in a new level of cleanliness by tailoring a cleaning program specific to YOUR facility. There's no denying that Covid has impacted how we interact with each other in person. The foundation for a deeper clean is set through proactive viral pathogen cleaning and goes way beyond standard janitorial practices. This cleaning program is founded on the three C's. 

  • Consult: In the first step in this process, we consult with you on your federal institution's specific needs. From there, we'll develop a cleaning program suited to those needs, not the other way around!
  • Clean: The bulk of the program, this is where an expert deep clean is administered using EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions. Additionally, we uphold all cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC
  • Certify: Once the first two steps are complete, you are now Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! Your Nashville building will receive an emblem posted on the front window showing everyone in the community that you value your employees' and connections' safety. 

What Building Services Can You Rely On SERVPRO To Perform?

If a natural disaster has taken over your government facility, your primary concern would be to input temporary protective measures to prevent additional damage. This precedes full-scale restoration depending on the level of damage. 

  • We can board up your building to secure the infrastructure and remove water, debris, soot, and rubble. 
  • Need document drying services? No problem! We know that lost documents can be a headache, especially in federal matters. Our "restore vs. replace" mentality lets us recover precious keepsakes and important documents while keeping costs lower than you would if you had to replace your items altogether. 
  • If you need temporary warehouse space, we've got you covered! We offer these spaces for businesses and federal entities to continue their operations while the restoration process is taking place, so you don't lose too much more of your productivity time. 
  • And much more!

One thing government buildings have in common with our SERVPRO tenet is timeliness. We are time-bound from the moment you call us because minutes matter. We know the clock is ticking when you give us a run-down of everything a disaster has laid in its wake. We come to the scene prepared and ready to tackle disasters of all sizes because of our robust training and top-of-the-line equipment. We're not afraid to get to the source of the problem to resolve commercial fire, water, mold, or storm damage in Nashville. Call us at (615) 242-9391 or send us a note in this contact form. We're happy to do our part for our local community! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Floodgates Don't Have To Open When Water Damage Strikes! Here Are Three Things To Do While Waiting For Us To Arrive

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage brings a slew of aftereffects that are not fun to handle if you don't start the cleanup and restoration process immediately. The musty odor and wet floors don't do much to calm your mind and think of where to start first. Before the floodgates open, remember that you don't have to go through water damage alone - you have your Nashville neighbors! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we have the expertise to handle both residential AND commercial damage. We offer various services ranging from specialty cleaning to mold damage caused by flooding. While SERVPRO is run on a 24/7 emergency response time, we can't teleport to Green Hills the second you call us- if we could, we would! But while you are waiting, we have compiled a list of the top three things you can do on your own while you wait for the professionals (AKA us!) to take care of the rest. 

What Are The Top Three Things You Should Do To Lessen The Damage Caused From Flooding?

Before you go back into your Green Hills home or business, the first question you MUST ask yourself is, "am I safe staying inside the building?" If you answered no to that question, you might want to look into our move-outs and pack-outs services

  • If it IS safe enough to go back inside, beware of wet materials, which can be heavy! Mop and blot excess water so you can lighten the load. 
  • We are still in summer, so you should turn on your air conditioning for maximum drying
  • Place wood blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting to put pressure on the furniture parts and prevent water from traveling up.

Oh No- Your Toilet Overflowed! What Type Of Contaminated Water Is This, And How Can It Affect Your Green Hills Property?

It should come as no surprise that water from sewage systems is considered very dangerous and unhealthy, especially if you come in direct contact with it. Special training and equipment are necessary to thoroughly clean and decontaminate the affected areas, which is why you need professionals! But first, this type of water is…

  • Category two or three, depending on the situation! Category two water or "gray water" is a toilet overflow with some urine, but category three water is a toilet overflow with feces or water from beyond the toilet trap. 
  • These types of water can cause illness or discomfort if you come in contact with it, so it's best to avoid them as much as possible.
  • Both category two and three water types contain bacteria and viruses that can leave a mark on your Green Hills home or business. Our team uses OSHA-approved cleaning agents, deodorization methods, and disinfectant products to stop bacteria growth and rid your property of other harmful microorganisms. 

Water damage can make a profound impact on society at large. It is critical to take action immediately if or when this happens to you. The first step is to contact us, and our rep will ask you questions about your water damage incident. All you have to do is call us at (615) 242-9391. We'll handle the rest! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Mold Methods: Learn About How We Contain Mold From Spreading After Storm Damage!

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is not something to be messed around with. Even just a tiny water leak or excess humidity from these record-breaking summer temperatures in Middle Tennessee is enough to encourage mold to grow and spread. It’s not comforting to hear that mold can become a severe problem in as little as 48 hours! If you suspect your home or business is vulnerable to mold, contact the mold remediation specialists! SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has a team of highly trained, qualified technicians who are capable of restoring your building to its pre-mold growth condition.

Mold, Broken Down: What Should You Understand About Mold?

You may have seen some restoration companies advertise complete mold removal - don’t fall for this trap! Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, which makes removing all mold impossible. 

  • Mold can enter your home or business through doors, windows, and HVAC systems or even attach itself to your clothing or your pet’s fur. 
  • All water sources must be addressed before the mold remediation process can start; otherwise, mold is prone to reappearing. 
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45%. Mold is very sensitive to higher-than-normal humidity levels, so keeping it below the maximum percentage is recommended. 

What Does The Mold Containment Process Look Like In West End?

Every mold damage scenario is unique and subject to specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the affected area’s size and mold type. Even if this is the case, the step-by-step process is generally standardized and systematic. 

  • After you reach out to us, our representative will ask you questions based on the severity of your mold situation and anything else we should know about your West End home or business before we arrive on the scene. This ensures that we have the right equipment to mitigate your mold situation effectively. 
  • Next up, we have the mold damage assessment, where our team inspects your property for visible signs of mold and mildew. Most of us know mold feeds off of water, but did you know mold also feeds off cellulose? And not only that but mold can also be hidden from plain sight, so we use various tools to detect and mitigate mold on the spot. 
  • Mold containment comes up in this step and is the process we carry out to prevent the spread of mold. Advanced containment methods like negative air chambers and air pressure are applied to isolate the contaminated area during the cleanup process. 
  • Air filtration is where our professionals use specialized filtration equipment to capture microscopic mold spores in the air. We also use the almighty air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent mold from spreading while mold remediation is in progress. 
  • Before we clean your belongings and begin the mold remediation process in its entirety, we remove all mold-infested materials that are too far gone. We’ll use antifungal and anti-microbial treatments to eradicate mold colonies and (you guessed it) prevent mold from spreading further. We may also dispose of drywall and carpeting if your mold infestation situation has gone that far. 
  • Because mold can cause a strong, musty odor, we are trained to use fogging equipment and other deodorization techniques. At this stage, we also clean your curtains, furniture, decorative items, clothing, and other items affected by mold (that can be restored). 
  • And finally, we carry out the restoration process depending on the level of mold damage. This process can be minor repairs like installing carpet and drywall and major repairs like full-scale reconstruction of your West End home or business. This is the part where we get your life back to its pre-mold condition!



We hope you feel educated and confident about what to do when mold appears at your doorstep. (or anywhere on your property!) We have technicians who specialize in applied microbial remediation, water damage, and applied structural drying- some of the main qualifications needed to restore your West End home or commercial property effectively. We can even defend you from black mold, another unpleasant mold type. If you need our mold remediation services, give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or if you feel more comfortable writing out your mold situation, fill out this contact sheet. Heat or snow, we’ll show up! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Does Your Big Box Retail Store Need Commercial Restoration? SERVPRO Knows What To Do!

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Aside from hospitality, part of customer service relies heavily on how your big box retail store presents itself to its customers. A well-maintained business promotes trust and cohesiveness among your client base and stakeholders. If your Belle Meade property has been affected by fire, water, storm, or mold damage, you may not be sending the message you want to send to your customers. If you need commercial restoration services in Belle Meade, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We can help you preserve your image through our advanced equipment, expertise, and faster-than-average response times



We Have A Specialty Cleaning Program! What Is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Our defensive pathogen cleaning program, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, goes deeper than your janitorial staff’s cleaning practices because this is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. Our SERVPRO team has over five decades of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, and our training spans safe removal of biohazard spills and proper disposal of such liquids under OSHA-approved regulations. With that being said, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is composed of the three C’s:

  • Consult: The first step is to create a training program unique to your big box retail store. No two businesses are the same; even more, no two retailers are the same, so we consider those factors before moving on to the second step. 
  • Clean: We conduct an expert deep clean initiated by our proprietary EPA-Approved, Hospital-Grade solutions. We stay true to the highest standards of cleanliness set by the CDC during this process. 
  • Certify: Your Belle Meade retailer is now ready to be certified! You’ll get an official Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned emblem representing your business’s dedication to your employees’ and customers’ safety. 

What Other Commercial Buildings Does SERVPRO Have Experience Restoring?

  • Other than retailers, we can restore office buildings, large or small. We provide commercial restoration services to high-rise buildings, too. 
  • Hotels and motels are similar to big-box retailers because they’re both customer-facing. We have experience helping our hospitality friends!
  • We’re proud to say that we have even done work for The Pentagon and other government buildings!




Are you ready to invest in your business after a disaster but don’t know where to start? You can get started by calling us at (615) 242-9391! When you call us, our representative will ask you a series of questions to get a better idea of your situation so we can bring the necessary equipment to your Belle Meade retailer. Additionally, we can help you with the insurance paperwork for an orderly claims process, too. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.  

We're IICRC-Certified! Learn More About This Industry Certification And How We Leverage This In Our Work

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Have you heard the news around town? We are IICRC-Certified! The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, better known by the acronym IICRC, is a non-profit organization serving the cleaning and restoration industries. Their board of directors makes it their mission to establish the criteria and certifications for the restoration industry. According to their website, over 47,000 technicians have received IICRC-affiliated certifications. Several of our SERVPRO teammates are proud to be a part of that statistic! We leverage this certification in our work through our high-quality training and professionalism. Below are some examples of our team's rigorous training and other salient points you should know about our SERVPRO team's expertise. 

From Start To Finish: What Does The SERVPRO Team's Training Period Look Like?

When you contact SERVPRO, have faith that you're in good hands! We have adequate training and robust web learning resources for our team to study independently. Making it "Like it never even happened" doesn't happen overnight, and we're happy to share how we do it!

  • We start with Initial Franchise Training, a hands-on, 15 days course that sets the tone for the SERVPRO training program. This program covers fire restoration, mold mitigation, and everything in between! This course is primarily for new Franchise owners. 
  • From the initial training period, our employees have to take Certification Training, a voluntary program that employees can take at their own pace. Modules over fire restoration, water restoration, crew training, and carpet and upholstery cleaning will be tested after successfully completing course materials. 
  • Along with continuous education courses and eLearnings, we provide regular IICRC industry certification courses on water, fire, and mold restoration, as well as other cleaning and restoration courses. 

What Types Of Technicians Are Part Of The SERVPRO Team?

Water and fire damage restoration are the cornerstones of our business! Technicians in those departments include:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We are equipped to handle mold damage, too! We have technicians who focus on:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here for all your cleaning and restoration needs! We love being an active member of our community, always around to help our Nashville neighbors should your home or business need it. We are available at a moment's notice because we know your Nashville property won't restore itself. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We can work with your insurance company, too. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Never Worry About Black Mold In Green Hills Again With These Tips

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding black mold and its many myths, but we’re here to set the record straight: black mold is not the only mold behind allergies and other irritants! While we acknowledge that without some mold growth, we wouldn’t have penicillin, there are other dangerous mold types that say you need to stand clear. You must also remember that when water damage settles, it only takes 48 hours for colonies to form, and mold thrives on moisture. The faster you rid your Green Hills property of moisture, the better your chance of remediating mold damage. And where exactly do you start removing moisture in your home or business? That’s a job for the professionals. We are THE mold damage specialists at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. If you have a prominent mold issue that needs to be taken care of ASAP, we’re the ones to call. 

Stay Informed: What Should You Know About Mold?

  • Your nose knows what’s up! If you smell a strong, musty odor, chances are you have a mold case on your hands. 
  • Aside from high moisture levels, humidity is another instigator behind mold growth. Keep humidity levels below 45 percent when indoors. 
  • If you’re waiting for the professionals to arrive and you’re thinking of some temporary measures to keep mold at bay, wear rubber gloves and goggles when cleaning any affected areas and NEVER mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. 
  • Some paints have mold inhibitors which you can add before painting. This can be an investment for the future if you’re trying to prevent mold growth or if you’re currently dealing with mold and going through the restoration process

How Can You Prevent Black Mold From Appearing In Your Green Hills Home Or Business? 

If you see a dark green or black, slimy surface, you’ve just encountered Stachybotrys chartarum, AKA black mold. Even though it’s not always seen in plain sight, black mold can hide behind ceilings and walls on wood infrastructure.

  • If you can, tape off the affected areas of your home with plastic sheeting over the doors to prevent further damage since mold is known to enter your home through windows, doors, or HVAC systems. 
  • Dispose of used cleaning materials by sealing them in a heavy-duty plastic bag. 
  • It’s never too late to improve ventilation in your Green Hills home or business! Take advantage of bathroom and kitchen fans to reduce the moisture born from steam. 



We hope we’ve armed you with the knowledge necessary to prevent mold from appearing on your Green Hills property again. Education is the first step, and with mold, you can never be too prepared. If you need mold damage cleaning and restoration services in Green Hills, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can handle your mold scenario, big or small. We have state-of-the-art tools like hygrometers and other moisture meters to detect moisture and water vapor in the air after water damage. Mold is unpleasant and repulsive. Need mold mitigation done right the first time? Contact us at (615) 242-9391. In addition, we’re water and fire damage specialists, too. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

These Facts About Storm-Induced Winds Will Blow You Away

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

If you’ve called Nashville your home for some time now, you would know that we get a higher than average yearly rainfall. While a rainy day can be a good excuse to stay in, it can, unfortunately, cause flooding, water damage, and subsequently, mold damage if not taken care of immediately. When this happens, you need a restoration company with experience taking care of storm-related disasters. Spare yourself the research and call SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! We’re a BBB accredited business and treat every storm damage restoration scenario in West End with empathy and attention to detail. 

Storm Watch: What Are Storm-Induced Winds, And How Can You Stay Informed About Them?

  • Wind damage from a tornado, summer storm, or even a tropical cyclone is classified separately from windstorms
  • Windstorm activity doesn’t have a timeline on when they occur- sometimes they might last a few minutes, and other times, they may last several days! The common thread that unites them, however, is that downbursts cause windstorm activity from thunderstorms and, in some cases, windstorms can be caused by the gust front
  • If you’re wondering what causes longer windstorms, there are two main reasons: significant differences in atmospheric pressure throughout a region and powerful overhead jet-stream winds
  • The best way to stay informed about windy storms in West End is to watch for weather updates and advisories. During tornadoes, wind speeds can be greater than 100 miles an hour. You can even tune in to an NOAA weather radio and stay alert when mobile updates come through. 

What Kinds Of Carpet Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Offer After Storm Damage In West End?

Even the highest quality carpet isn’t immune to storm damage. Our SERVPRO team provides several cleaning options for different rugs- no one rug is threaded the same!

  • We offer bonnet cleaning if you have short-pile carpets requiring a less aggressive cleaning method. 
  • If your carpet is deeply soiled, deluxe precondition and rinse are options for you. 
  • Showcase premier cleaning is as advanced as it sounds- it’s the most thorough cleaning method in the restoration industry!
  • And more!



While the facts about storm-induced winds may seem scary, we hope you learned something new and took something away to help you take preventative measures. Whether you need your carpets cleaned because life happens or you need storm damage restoration services from us, we are available 24/7 every day of the year because we know disaster strikes at seemingly random times. Want to request a visit or ask questions about storm damage cleanup and restoration? Send us a note or give us a call at (615) 242-9391. We’re here for ALL our Nashville neighbors! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

This Is The Most Commonly Used Item After Fire Damage (Hint: This Material May Be In Your Moisturizer!)

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Few things shake up your world the way fire damage does. It’s challenging to bring up the inevitable question, “where do I even start?” If you are in this position, just know that you are not alone! The SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville team is well-equipped to handle fire damage scenarios, large or small, and we do it with respect and empathy, too. We genuinely care about the greater Nashville community, and we have operators who know Music City like it’s the back of their hands, so you know that we won’t waste precious time when you contact us. While you are waiting for us to arrive on the scene, we’ve laid out a few tips you SHOULD do and the kinds of fire restoration services we offer in Nashville. 



What Are The Top Tips For Cleaning Up After Fire Damage While Waiting For Us?

If you’re wondering what the most commonly used item after fire damage is, this is it: petroleum jelly. Yes, you read that right! 

  • Light coats of petroleum jelly or oil can be used to clean and protect chrome. When used in moderation, petroleum jelly effectively safeguards chrome surfaces (like your kitchen counter) from tarnishing. Who knew an ingredient in your moisturizer could be so multi-faceted?
  • A tip applied during COVID quarantine days still applies after fire damage: wash your hands! You don’t want to further soil upholstery, woodwork, and walls with dirty hands. 
  • Limit movement within your Nashville home to prevent soot particles from traveling and being embedded in your carpets. 
  • Change your HVAC filter! Air filters can trap larger particles which can aggravate the damage already done. The last thing you want after fire damage is to have your HVAC systems intensify the smoke smell throughout your home. 



What Are The Fire, Smoke, And Soot Restoration Services We Offer In Nashville?

  • Your walls, carpeting, floors, and woodwork need thorough structural cleaning after fire and smoke damage. Our team will determine the extent of damage by pretesting and then use the specific equipment and tools necessary to clean and protect your surfaces. In some cases, SERVPRO may clean to “prepare for painting”  to ensure new coats of paint will properly stick to the surface. 
  • Our restore vs. replace mentality is cost-effective AND allows you to preserve priceless mementos such as artwork, collectibles, and heirlooms. Our professionals will test all fabrics and objects to check which cleaning method is appropriate. Most importantly, you can request SERVPRO to provide an inventory list of “to be claimed” items for your records. 
  • Fire and smoke smells leave behind offensive odors reminiscent of a time in your life that you want to forget as soon as possible. Merely covering up the stench with a fragrance is not enough: SERVPRO uses several deodorization techniques to find the odor source and eliminate them from the root. 



We hope you found the above tips and insights helpful during a stressful time. Our goal is to get you back on your feet so you can adjust to a new normal in your life. We take our mission a step further by helping you with the insurance paperwork so you can go through a seamless claims process. Do you need the experts to take care of your fire damage scenario? Give us a call at (615) 242-9391, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Does Our Emergency Response Timeline Look Like After Commercial Water Damage?

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Several factors keep your Bellevue business running: employees, new technology, organization, operations, and many more. When a water damage emergency takes over your commercial property, your to-do list may seem never-ending. The silver lining in this situation would be to call a restoration company with the experience and know-how to get your business back to its preloss condition. That restoration company would be SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. As trusted leaders in the restoration industry, our 2,000 franchise locations allow us to be nearby if disaster strikes. 

On The Hour: What Does Our Emergency Response Timeline Look Like In A Water Damage Incident?

  • Within the first hour that you call us, help is on the way! Our representative will ask pointed questions so we can get a better idea of what your water damage situation looks like, and we know what equipment to bring. 
  • Mitigation services start by the four-hour mark because we know that the clock starts ticking once excess water is given the room to penetrate walls and surfaces. 
  • At this point, you can also expect a detailed explanation from a SERVPRO technician walking you through the process step-by-step, so you know what to expect. We value clear, concise communication so that nothing gets lost in translation!
  • Before the eight-hour mark, our professionals will pretest your contents for preservation, starting from the source and working outwards. At this point, your adjuster or property manager will be given a verbal briefing of the project’s scope. 
  • Next, cleaning and restoration can begin. Our team will work neatly and efficiently to minimize the damage that’s already been done and prevent further damage. 
  • And lastly, we will give you a final walkthrough to ensure your satisfaction and answer any questions as needed. 

What Else Should You Know About Commercial Restoration Services In Bellevue?

We know that commercial water damage presents a unique set of challenges. That’s why we have the training, expertise, and equipment to handle commercial flooding incidents. 

  • We have technicians specializing in all aspects of water damage; this includes an applied structural drying technician, an odor control technician, and an upholstery and fabric cleaning technician. 
  • We also provide temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps and boarding up to secure the building and prevent more water and debris from infiltrating before we provide full-scale building services. 
  • We offer fine art restoration, floor repairs (linoleum AND hardwood!), temporary warehouse space when you need to conduct operations elsewhere for the time being, and more

How your Bellevue property presents itself speaks volumes about how your customers and stakeholders perceive it. In French, “Bellevue” literally means “beautiful view,” and those beautiful views will be obscured by floodwaters that have tampered with the property. While it can be intimidating to think about, first impressions really do mean a lot and can show how trustworthy your business is. If you need commercial water damage restoration services in Bellevue, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll take care of your commercial property with the same care and respect as our own! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Infrared Cameras: Their Many Angles And Why We Use Them To Mitigate Disaster In Belle Meade

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Advanced tools and technology are at the crux of our operational efficiency regarding disaster restoration. Long gone are the days when manual cleaning and restoration are carried out. With how rapidly the disaster restoration industry has changed thanks to technology, the IICRC has kept up by introducing psychometry into the set of practical standards that constitute disaster restoration. Among the many tools we use, infrared cameras have a heightened sensitivity to hidden moisture in your Belle Meade property. We have listed some properties of infrared cameras and how we use them to mitigate disaster so you can take control of your life after disaster. 

Deep Dive: How Are Infrared Cameras Used To Detect Signs Of Water Damage? 

  • The general idea is that infrared cameras detect moisture that you otherwise wouldn’t see at first. Beyond detection, the camera also saves images so we can reference them during the water damage restoration process
  • Infrared cameras also allow us to inspect the images to see if your moisture-ridden property has damaged insulation, frayed electrical cords, and air leaks. 
  • Many infrared cameras and other thermal imagery software show the affected areas as a distinct shade from the rest of the property, making it easy for us to locate water damage and assess our cleanup efforts. 

How Does SERVPRO Use Infrared Cameras And Other Thermal Imagery Software To Mitigate Damage?

  • For us to remove water thoroughly from your home or business, infrared cameras and other thermal imagery software are essential. Water can be hidden in walls, ceilings, and even under floorboards. If not taken care of promptly, mold growth is imminent… in just 48 hours!
  • From there, we use moisture detectors and gas-powered pumps for continuous, high-powered water pumping. 
  • Infrared cameras also ensure that your Belle Meade home or business is drying out normally with their saved images that we can reference. This step is where we bring our industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove excess water and moisture. Proper drying is vital to prevent warped floors and swelled furniture and walls. 



At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are dedicated to serving Nashville and its surrounding neighborhoods, including Belle Meade. We are locally owned and operated, with several of our technicians from the Middle Tennessee area. Water and fire damage are our core competencies, and we arrive on the scene in minutes because we know that waiting after a natural disaster is like adding salt to the wound. We can take on residential and commercial mold and storm damage, too. If you need our team and our mighty infrared cameras, call us (615) 242-9391 or take a couple of minutes to fill out this contact form. By the time we’re done, your disaster restoration experience will be “Like it never even happened!” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Spic And Span: What You Should Know About Summer Storm Cleanup In West End

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Summer storms come and go, but the aftermath they leave behind is not one to be taken lightly. Nashville is known for its higher than average annual rainfall, and while rains can be refreshing to the blazing summer heat, too much rain has the opposite effect. With that being said, immediate action is critical to minimize the impact of storm damage, including flooding, water damage, and mold damage if moisture is given room to penetrate your property’s surfaces. If you need a disaster restoration company specializing in storm damage restoration, look no further than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! With our 24-hour emergency response, our team is trained to be on call to respond when you need us with the right tools. 

How Can You Clean Up While Waiting For The SERVPRO Technicians?

  • No matter what condition your West End home or business may be in, the first question you must always ask yourself is,” is it safe to stay inside?” If you answered “no” to that question, our temporary move-outs and pack-outs are for you! 
  • Now that it’s summer turn on your air conditioning for maximum drying.
  • Do you see any loose items on the floor? Please pick them up and put them away in a dry area! 
  • Prop wet upholstery and cushions to prevent further damage. 
  • Wet carpeting and furniture legs could benefit from aluminum foil or wood blocks in between them. This trick will protect your carpet and furniture from getting stained, which can permanently damage your carpets.   

What Can Our Disaster Recovery Team Do To Clean Up After Storm Damage In West End?

  • The SERVPRO system of strategically-placed storm teams is on standby in 2,000 locations throughout the US and Canada should a storm strike near you. 
  • Our team can mobilize every local command center in our franchise locations, and we strive to uphold our 24/7 emergency response. For any storm cleanup, large or small, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. 
  • We also have a Commercial Large Loss Unit composed of the best storm damage restoration for your West End business. Our commercial operations manager supervises every large loss to help facilitate prompt mitigation and seamless communication. 

When you need professionals, SERVPRO is the one to call! We treat every emergency on a case-by-case basis without undermining the process behind the road to recovery. Our end goal is to get your life back to normal without any hitches if we can help it! We’re proud that several of our staff are IICRC-certified and highly trained in property damage. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. You can trust that you are in good hands when one of our professionals arrives on the scene to get your West End home or business good as new, almost “Like it never even happened!” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Catastrophe Checklist: Your Top Tips To Overcome Commercial Fire Damage To Your West End Business

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Few things break your spirit like fire damage does, and the entire ordeal can feel overwhelming and never-ending. Suppose a fire has taken over your West End commercial property. In that case, the last thing you want to do is worry about choosing which restoration company has the qualifications and experience to restore your business. That’s where SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville comes in. Our professionals care deeply about the local community, and we have operators who know the ins and outs of Music City. These are trying times, and we guarantee professionalism, respect, and empathy when you work with us. With fire damage specialists in tow when you call us, our goal is to get you back to your routine as soon as possible. 

What Are Some Of The Most Cost-Effective Ways You Can Combat Fire Damage To Your West End Property? 

Have you looked into nanotechnology? FEMA has done some research on this matter, and it turns out that there are several benefits to leveraging nanotechnology (in a cost-effective way!) to prevent fires, some of which include:

  • Fire-resistant nanocoatings on engine parts and fuel lines can prevent vehicle fires.
  • Fire-resistant nanocoatings have a higher tolerance to high thermal energy due to material durability and increased strength.  
  • Fire suppression systems can better extinguish fires through chemical mixtures being broken down into particle-like sizes. 
  • You can check out this resource for more information on what further research is being conducted in this realm. 

Restore vs. Replace: What Are The Fundamental Differences And Why We Choose Restoration? 

  • Staying with the cost-effectiveness theme, our restore vs. replace mentality is significantly less costly as opposed to demolishing the scorched areas and rebuilding from the ground up. 
  • You can also recover your damaged items by following the restore vs. replace method if your belongings aren’t too far-gone. Chances are, most items CAN be restored, so you don’t have to fret about losing priceless items forever!
  • Additionally, it is less disruptive to restore the areas on your West End commercial property that have been affected than to close off whole spaces of your building to demolish and rebuild. 

Do you need fire damage restoration to your West End commercial property? We are fire damage experts! With technicians trained in fire and smoke restoration, odor control, fabric cleaning, and water damage restoration, we are committed to responding immediately when you contact us. We have completed work for several industries, including The Pentagon! You can feel secure knowing that the professionals are on your side. Call us at (615) 242-9391, and let us help you get your life back! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Step By Step: What Does The Mold Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Green Hills?

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

While growth is always a good thing, the opposite is true for mold. In just as little as 48 hours, mold can spread rapidly and, if not detected soon enough, can have a lasting impact on your Green Hills home or business. You may have heard the myth that mold can be “removed,” but this is not true! Mold can be remediated with the right equipment and trained professionals, but for it to be entirely removed is a fallacy. Even so, the pros at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville come on to the scene right as you contact us because we know that a sense of urgency during emergencies counts. 



Nose Goes: What Should You Know About Moldy Odors?

  • If you smell something musty and stale, you may have a mold case on your hands! Some compounds that mold produces are released quickly into the air and are known for their volatility
  • These compounds, known as mVOCs (microbial volatile organic compounds), have solid, pungent stenches and are the culprits behind mold odors. 
  • Even though there is no way to eliminate all mold spores indoors, you can take practical measures to control moisture and humidity inside your Green Hills home or business. 

What Is The Comprehensive Process On Mold Remediation In Green Hills? 

  • After our rep asks you a series of questions to kickstart the mold remediation process, we will assess your Green Hills property, followed by mold containment procedures. We will also turn off all HVAC systems to prevent further mold damage. 
  • We will then utilize air filtration methods like air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent mold from spreading while the mold remediation is in process. Talk about efficiency!
  • Before the restoration process can begin, we use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to remediate heavy mold growth. Additionally, we clean your furniture, curtains, clothing, decorative items, and other belongings affected by mold. 
  • At this point, restoration can fully begin. Depending on how minimal or severe your property is, we will perform minor repairs like painting or installing new carpet or major repairs like full-scale reconstruction of your Green Hills home or commercial property. 

Are you dealing with a mold crisis in your home or business? SERVPRO is the way to go! We start from the source by obstructing the water source that feeds the mold. We use negative air pressure chambers to isolate the mold and continue to invest in continuous training to serve YOU better when you have a mold situation. While no two mold damage scenarios are the same, we hope that by giving you insight into how we remediate mold, you better understand how mold works. If you need mold damage or water damage restoration services, give us a call at (615) 242-9391.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Storm Stats: Get The Latest In Summer Storms

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Summer storms bring on a different set of challenges compared to winter or spring storms, and we are here to tackle any misconceptions you may have about storm statistics! The numbers don’t lie, and at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we make it our mission to stay educated on the top tips and trends in the disaster restoration industry to stay one step ahead of the competition. Suppose your Bellevue home or business is caught in the eye of a storm. In that case, our professionals at SERVPRO arrive at a faster than average speed- after all, minutes matter in the event of a natural disaster! Below, we will talk about some of the key statistics about summer storms and storm damage you should know before getting into our team’s training and experience. 

What Are Some Of The Most Common Summer Storm Statistics You Should Know?

  • According to the NOAA, there were 1,376 tornadoes in 2021 compared to 1,075 tornadoes in 2020. 
  • Convective storms, the underlying catalyst that drives tornadoes, thunderstorms with lightning, and winds, happen because of warm, moist air that rises from the earth’s core. These storms are not only the most common, but they are also the most expensive, with $17 billion every year (on average!) going towards rebuilding homes and businesses from their damage. 
  • On average, one thousand tornadoes are reported nationwide, with Tennessee ranking sixth among the top 10 states by number of tornadoes. 

What Kinds Of Training And Certifications Do We Hold? 

  • Once you contact us, you can keep calm, knowing that you are in good hands! All of our technicians are trained at the SERVPRO Corporate facility, and after the initial training period, continuous education is prioritized. 
  • Are you familiar with IICRC certifications? It’s only the most prominent organization that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industry! Our professionals study best practices in water, fire, mold damage, and other cleaning and restoration courses. 
  • Our staff also has access to web-based training where they can sharpen their skills on industry requirements and professionalism. All course content is supported by video presentations and a knowledge test at the end of each module. 



As you can gather from above, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes activity to get our team equipped to make it “Like it never even happened!” Thunderstorms triggered by heat are an issue during the summer months, and it’s essential to be conscious of the area you are in and whether you have taken all the proper precautions to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. If you need storm damage restoration services in Bellevue, call us at (615) 242-9391. We’d be happy to assist you this summer! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

We're Your Nashville Neighbors! The Top Three Reasons Why SERVPRO Is A Game-Changer In The Restoration Industry

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Did you recently experience water, fire, storm, or mold damage to your Nashville property? SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has got you covered! We bring almost six decades of expertise and a level of care that is hard to find in other restoration companies. As a locally owned and operated business, we know how heart-shattering it is to witness the property that you cherished be destroyed by a natural disaster. That's why we are strategically positioned to ensure that we make it onto the scene as soon as possible. We bring advanced technology and a highly trained team to efficiently mitigate disaster when we arrive. By the time we're done, your disaster restoration experience will be "Like it never even happened!"

What Are Three Reasons You Should Pick SERVPRO For Residential AND Commercial Restoration In Nashville? 

Yes, you read that right! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we offer both residential and commercial restoration services. 

  • Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO is here to make it happen! Not only do we provide restoration services for residential and commercial projects, but we also provide cleaning services for both sectors. 
  • They say you never really stop learning as you go through life, and we couldn't agree more! We prioritize continuous education courses for our franchise staff, insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and real estate professionals. These credit and non-credit courses include topics like water and fire damage restoration as well as a Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar. 
  • As far as commercial restoration and cleaning go, we provide building services like floor repair, drywall installation, and temporary warehouse space to prevent further damage and focus on restoration. 

Method To The Madness: What Kinds Of Advanced Tools And Technology Do We Use For Disaster Mitigation? 

With all the advancements the world has seen in technology in several industries, it would only make sense to jump on the bandwagon when it makes life easier and more efficient! Here are some of our most potent tools:

  • Our moisture detection and measurement equipment rely on scientific drying principles to detect, measure and monitor your Nashville home or business's moisture levels after a water damage incident. Our infrared cameras identify hidden water sources, and our sensitive moisture detectors and hygrometers measure moisture saturation. 
  • We use air scrubbers and thermal foggers to remove smoke and soot smells after fire damage. These tools remove airborne contaminants and control air quality during the fire damage cleanup and restoration process. 
  • Our HEPA vacuums prevent mold spores from spreading while mold remediation is in session. This ensures that airborne contaminants don't linger around any longer than they already have!

We know emergencies can happen at any time of the day- that's why we work around the clock to help our Nashville neighbors when they need us the most. We value timeliness and professionalism, making it a prerogative to provide high-quality cleaning and disaster restoration services. We are also a BBB Accredited Business and a recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award! If you need us, don't hesitate to call us at (615) 242-9391 or take about two-three minutes tops to fill out this contact form. You can always count on us to make a difficult time easier. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

No More Exposed Wiring After Fire Damage. Here's What Fire Damage Restoration Really Looks Like In West End

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

The charred remains of your West End home or business can leave a scar on your mind and heart. It's unfathomable to think it can happen to you and even more devastating when it does. You would need an expert to guide you through the crisis if and when the unthinkable happens. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are the fire damage experts, carefully weaving our way through disaster to help you recover contents from the rubble of ash and soot. As your Nashville neighbors, we're here to help YOU! By bringing our advanced tools and seasoned team to the scene, we make it "Like it never even happened!"



What Does The Fire Damage Restoration Process Look Like In West End? 

  • The first step starts when you call us! You will be asked a series of questions by our rep, so we know what your fire damage situation looks like. Not all fire scenarios are the same, so we want to know all the details to know what to bring on to the scene. 
  • When we arrive, we'll inspect the property before conducting the fire damage assessment to examine the scope of the damage. This step is integral to developing a course of action. 
  • We offer building services which include immediate board-up and roof-tarp services. Fire damage can compromise windows, roofs, and walls, so this step is critical to protect against further damage for security reasons. 
  • If water damage is present from firefighting efforts, we provide water damage restoration services during this step in the fire damage restoration process. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to extract excess water and commence the drying process. 
  • Step 5 involves us removing smoke and soot from all surfaces. Inhaling the scent that permeates from smoke and soot smells is unhealthy, so this step is vital to the fire damage restoration timeline!
  • Just because the dry, musty odors of smoke and soot are gone doesn't mean we can ignore sanitizing! We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all restorable contents damaged by the fire. We use air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove odors effectively. 
  • The seventh and final step is restoration! Based on the damages, we can do minor repairs like replacing drywall or installing carpet or major repairs like full-scale restoration across your West End home or business. 



How Can You Avoid Fires Caused By Electrical Outlets, Leading To Exposed Wires?

Out of the estimated average of 346,800 home structure fires a year during 2015-2019, many of these fires were caused by electrical outlets

  • It's critical to spot the signs of electrical wiring issues that can start a fire. Some of these signs include unexplained burning smells, shocks or sparks from appliances or outlets and intermittent power cuts. 
  • It may seem like a no-brainer, but installing a high-quality smoke detector can save a lot of headaches down the road. It can be easy to procrastinate when you are disaster-free, but you never know when the unpredictable can happen, so investing in suitable smoke detectors and fire extinguishers can go a long way! 
  • Keep fixtures away from textiles like curtains or bedding! Additionally, you should never decorate a lamp with paper or cloth that could catch fire. 



A natural disaster wreaking havoc on your West End property is stressful and intrusive, at the very least. We get it. SERVPRO takes care of the paperwork during the insurance timeline for a smooth claims-filing process. From the first call to the full-scale restoration process, we aim to make the transition to your new normal as seamless as possible. You never have to walk alone during the fire damage restoration process when you have a trusted restoration company like SERVPRO in your corner. Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and let us show you a new way of restoration in West End! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Is Your Hotel Flooded? SERVPRO Has The Tools And Experience To Get You Out Of Troubled Waters!

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Floods are no joke. Even though tornado season has just passed us, monsoon season is on the horizon. If your Belle Meade hotel flooding has put you in murky waters (literally!), you may be concerned about your business’s upkeep and general operations after water damage. SERVPRO of Belle Meade has the industry knowledge and expertise to handle water damage scenarios of all sizes and scopes. With water and fire damage being the cornerstones of our business, our mission is to treat all our customers with empathy and respect. We know that going through an upheaval in your life due to a natural disaster is difficult, to say the least. And we understand. As your Nashville neighbors, you can lean on us throughout the process! 

After You Make That First Call, What Can You Do While You Wait For The Professionals? 

  • Blotting and mopping are the easiest ways to remove excess water!
  • Make sure you turn on the air conditioning for maximum drying during summer
  • Separate colored rugs from wet carpeting! This is so that the color doesn’t bleed through when you’re cleaning. 
  • Gather loose items (especially art!) away from floors and to a safe, dry area. 

What Are The Three Types Of Contaminated Waters To Watch Out For? 

Before the water damage restoration and cleaning process can begin, it is crucial to identify the three types of contaminated water to take proper measures. 

  • Type 1: Clean Water: This water is the least harmful out of the three and can come from a faucet or a broken supply line. But beware- if left untreated, this water type can quickly become a category two or three!
  • Type 2: Gray Water: If ingested, this water can cause discomfort or illness in your system due to the bacteria and viruses swimming around in that water. This type of water can come from a washing machine or a toilet overflow. This type of water can quickly morph into category three if left untreated!
  • Type 3: Black Water: You should avoid contact with grossly unsanitary water like this when you detect it! Category 3 water can come from rivers, streams, or standing water that supports microbial growth. We bring our most potent antimicrobial treatments approved by the EPA in situations like these! 



As the Chairman’s Silver Sales Award Recipient, we take pride in our sales record, not just for our numbers but for the word that’s gotten out there about our services! From the initial training period at the SERVPRO corporate training facility to continuous education courses, you can feel safe knowing that our staff is equipped with the latest information to restore your Belle Meade hotel with the utmost professionalism. Industries like hospitality suffer when they can’t show their best selves to their clients and stakeholders. Still, SERVPRO can help by calling upon our resources from 2,000 franchises across the country to mitigate damage effectively. Call us at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form to get in touch with us! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

After Adding Our 2000th Franchise, Here's Why You Should Trust SERVPRO With All Your Restoration Needs!

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Have you heard the news? We added our 2000th franchise just last month! To commemorate this accomplishment, we think it would be fitting to share how SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville differs from other restoration companies in the Middle Tennessee area. We are proud to serve Nashville and its surrounding areas during a crisis, from our highly trained team to our advanced equipment. As a locally owned and operated business, we treat our Nashville neighbors like family- in fact, many of our trained operators could navigate Nashville like the back of their hand! Below, we will discuss our Commercial Large Loss Unit and our Major Event Response. With specialized teams dedicated to niche areas of the disaster restoration industry, we make it "Like it never even happened!"

What Are The 3 C's Of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our specialty cleaning program tailored to fit the unique needs of your business. We know that not all services can match one company's complex needs, which is why we conduct our training program to match YOUR business! With that being said, we adhere to the 3 C's during this process. Those are:

  • Consult: When you consult us, we'll ask you a series of questions that allows us to probe into your business's requirements. 
  • Clean: The heart of our program! After we determine what's the best cleaning program for you, we'll do our part by using EPA-approved, Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and constantly referring back to the highest standards of cleanliness set by the CDC
  • Certify: When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield posted across your business and other buildings, it is a beacon of your commitment to the safety and health of your employees and clients. 

Dealing With The Fallout Of Summer Storms? We Can Utilize Our Network of Storm Teams

Storms can be identified by many names: tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood. We all know that these natural events can uproot your way of life. 

  • SERVPRO has a network of storm teams strategically positioned if a disaster strikes. 
  • With national resources from 2,000 (yes, 2,000!) franchises, we can mobilize local command centers, which will allow us to streamline communication and centralize operations.
  • Our rapid response times are bar none! When you call us from your Bellevue home or business, we know that minutes matter. Taking immediate action is critical to avoid prolonging damage and to help accelerate the restoration process, so we are very conscious of the clock. 

Dealing with the remains of a natural disaster is physically and emotionally draining. We understand. Our goal is to not only get you back up and running but to restore your Bellevue home or business to its preloss condition. As a recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award, with several of our team members being ICRA-certified, we prioritize continuous education and training for our technicians to stay educated on the latest in the restoration industry! If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Commercial Restoration Is Our Bread And Butter! Here Are 4 Things We Can Provide After Loss

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

A lot goes into a business- the daily operations, finances, marketing, and even the administrative tasks that tie it all together! Any proud, hardworking business owner puts their heart and soul into their company. While entrepreneurial spirit and meticulous planning can get you through most anything, it (unfortunately) doesn’t always protect you from a natural disaster. Fortunately for you, our professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are commercial restoration specialists. With technology like Matterport and Exactomate, we are set up to successfully restore your property in minutes- and we mean it! From the moment you call us, we provide rapid 24-hour emergency service with our strategic positioning throughout the US and Canada that allow us to be nearby when disaster strikes. 



Mold Is Not Gold: What Should You Look Out For If You See Mold In Your Green Hills Business? 

It doesn’t take much for mold to grow- even just a tiny water leak or excess humidity (heads up during the summer months!) can cause mold colonies to flourish. 

What Else Can We Provide After You Experience Commercial Property Damage?

  • We can work with your insurance! It’s all about paperwork, and while that can be stressful, our team works with your insurance to manage the paperwork and the timeline that follows. We strive to make life easier after a difficult time!
  • We offer move-outs and pack-outs if your Green Hills commercial property requires extensive restoration services. This ensures that your items are protected from further damage and allows for a quicker remodeling process. 
  • Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides a thorough list of all your belongings, including vital documents and electronics. By taking a room-by-room inventory of your contents, we provide an accurate report with proof of all items to settle claims faster. 
  • In addition to restoration services, we also provide commercial cleaning services. Whether or not your Green Hills commercial property has encountered a natural disaster, the wear and tear that gradually soils your property will show if you don’t properly maintain your building. From air ducts and HVAC to vandalism and everything in between, we can take your business to a whole new level of cleanliness!



Business operations are no doubt integral to the function of your Green Hills business. By optimizing your daily routine and improving productivity, you see consistent results and scalability. This is tough to maintain when your commercial property has been plagued with the effects of a natural disaster. As a locally-owned and operated business ourselves, we empathize with what you are going through. You can trust SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville because we are your Nashville neighbors! We go above and beyond to make sure your Green Hills business is as good as new from fire, water, mold, or storm damage.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The TRUTH About Mold Removal

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

What comes to mind when you think of mold? An unsightly colony of spores that spread exponentially? A musty odor that permeates your Belle Meade home or business? Tarnished air quality? Or all of the above? If you picked all of the above, you would be correct! Mold damage often occurs as a result of flooding from water damage. Even just a small leak from your faucet that hasn’t been checked is enough to blow up a mold storm! With mold having a reputation for becoming a severe issue in as little as two days, minutes matter. Need a solution? SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the answer! 

There’s A Difference Between Mold “Removal” Vs. Mold Remediation? What Are They?

With how all-pervasive microscopic mold spores can be indoors and outdoors, completely removing mold is impossible. If you see anyone advertising “mold removal,” chances are, it’s wishful thinking. 

  • Mold spores being microscopic is to their advantage; they can float along in the air coming into your Belle Meade property through doors, windows, or HVAC systems. Sometimes, mold can even come indoors through pets or clothes. 
  • While mold removal helps you “get rid of” mold, it doesn’t quite identify the source of mold like mold remediation does. 
  • By controlling moisture indoors and addressing any sources of water or steam, you can regulate the spread of mold and prevent further growth. Keeping indoor humidity below 45 percent is recommended because higher than average humidity can support mold growth. 

Mythbusters: What Other Mold-Related Tall Tales Should You Ignore?

  • Mold is a new life form: This is FALSE. Mold is actually one of the simplest and earliest life forms and has existed for thousands of years. In fact, mold was the basis on which penicillin was founded almost 100 years ago, so it’s safe to say they’ve been around for some time!
  • Mold is always visible. Another falsity! While its musty odor is characteristic of its presence, mold isn’t always seen by the naked eye. Some of the most overlooked places you should search for mold in your Belle Meade home or business are between tiles, wall crevices, and near the sink. 
  • You can use bleach to kill mold. While you CAN use bleach in small amounts to remove traces of mold on tile surfaces, bleach isn’t the end-all-be-all in mold remediation because it can’t kill mold in porous surfaces

Mold is unsightly, unpleasant, and is a pain to deal with. If you need mold remediation services in Belle Meade, our SERVPRO team is the mold remediation experts! Our specialists are extensively trained in applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, and structural drying to ensure that further damage stays at bay. If you need our mold remediation services, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We can also help you care for your belongings during this process! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What To Know About Summer Storms In Nashville

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Spring storms may be the most common season for a storm to arrive, but summer storms bring some unique insights. While peak monsoon season typically lasts from July until September, thunderstorms with heavy rains can affect your Nashville home or business at any time of the year. With the flooding and water damage from heavy flooding, immediate action is critical to ensuring timely and safe mitigation. Don’t know who to call? SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the storm damage experts! Read on to find out what makes summer storms different from spring storms and how our highly-trained team can help YOU with any of your storm damage calamities this summer. 

Tempest Takeaways: What Should You Know About Summer Storms And How Are They Different From Spring Storms?

  • Spring storms are characterized by variability. Temperatures swing back and forth like a pendulum between frigid in the morning and balmy later in the day. These changes in temperature, humidity, and moisture in the environment can lead to stormy weather. 
  • On the other hand, summer storms are characterized by storm types. Does your area experience lightning and hail or flash floods and tornadoes? By knowing the difference between a weather watch and a weather warning for these storms, you can be better prepared for the unpredictable!
  • Keep your windows closed during a summer storm! Unnecessary heat usually comes through curtains, blinds, and shades. 



How Does SERVPRO Come In The Picture When You Need Storm Damage Restoration?



Excessive moisture is often the lowest common denominator for natural disasters. It is the root cause of mold and a reason for thunderstorms as well (along with the rapid rise of warm air). Because of these factors, thunderstorms happen more frequently in the spring and summer, especially with high humidity levels in the air. If you are experiencing storm damage and flooding to your Nashville home or business, please contact us at (615) 242-9391. Aside from restoration, we also provide high-scale residential and commercial cleaning services! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Everything You Need To Know About Our Commercial Large Loss Unit In Green Hills

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial restoration brings with it a unique set of challenges and issues compared to residential restoration. With revenue and productivity being substituted with restoration costs and allocated labor hours, the Green Hills business that you built from the ground up can feel like something from a distant time. With first impressions playing a critical role in the sustenance of your business operations and increased client retention, the effects of fire or water damage do not look good. SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the team to call if you need commercial restoration and cleanup services! We have decades of experience in commercial AND residential restoration for projects of all sizes. Our Commercial Large Loss Division in Green Hills is composed of the A-listers in the restoration world for larger-scale disaster restoration projects.

No Job Is Too Large: What Can Our Commercial Large Loss Unit Do For Your Green Hills Business?

  • Our elite large-loss specialists are strategically positioned across the United States because a natural disaster doesn’t just stick to one place! Based on your location’s geography, some natural disasters are more prone to occur there than others. For example, California is more prone to earthquakes because it lies on the San Andreas Fault, whereas the southern US is more prone to tornadoes and hurricanes
  • A commercial operations manager monitors our large loss unit to ensure timely mitigation and seamless communication across team members is a priority. 
  • From the hospitality industry to academia, our ability to cut costs through strategic placement and the temporary oversight of labor sets us apart from other commercial restoration companies in Green Hills!

What Do You Need To Know About The Major Events Team At SERVPRO of Belle Meade And West Nashville?

  • A trusted leader in the storm and major natural event industry, you can rely on us to bring our tools of the trade and our connections with over 1,960 other SERVPRO franchises in the US and Canada to mitigate disaster!
  • Our franchise owners participate in a mandatory 15-day course at the SERVPRO Corporate training facility to be educated on topics covering fire damage, water damage, mold mitigation, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. We don’t just let anyone take on commercial restoration!
  • We put our heart and soul into our work, having been named a Top 100 SERVPRO Franchises member, so we are humbled to know that our presence positively impacts the local community. 



The physical, mental, emotional, and economic impact of a natural disaster is felt long after it’s gone. After fire, water, storm, or mold damage has affected your Green Hills business, there are steps to follow to ensure that you have a prompt and effective mitigation timeline. If you are unsure where to start, call us at (615) 242-9391 or contact us via this form to let us know where you are in the disaster restoration journey. We’d be happy to guide you! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Three Guaranteed Ways To Make Your Life Easier After Fire Damage

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Few life events are as stressful and intrusive as fire damage to your West End home or business. The blazing flames of a scorching fire can bring back memories of a time you want nothing more than to forget. If or when the unthinkable happens, you need fire damage restoration experts. That would be none other than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! Our team will guide you through the crisis and ask a series of questions, so our technicians know what to bring onsite. Every fire damage scenario is treated on a case-by-case basis and with the utmost respect and empathy. Below are three ways you can gain a sense of normalcy after fire damage and effective ways to care for your belongings after such a life-altering event. 

What Are Three Foolproof Ways To Simplify Your Life Post-Fire Damage?

  • Check the structural integrity of your West End home or commercial property before re-entering to avoid getting trapped in a building with a weak foundation. 
  • If your wallpaper can be washed, it should be cleaned like a painted wall- but beware of wetting the paper and only use a commercial paste to loosen up any edges or sections!
  •  Avoid asserting pressure onto blistered surfaces like paintings and photographs, which are usually delicate after a fire. 

How Can You Effectively Care For Your Belongings After Fire Damage?

  • We offer documents and photograph drying, especially after water damage that runs parallel to fire damage through firefighting efforts. We provide air drying techniques, dehumidification, and freezer drying (among others!) depending on the level of fire damage and the document/photograph type. 
  • It may be tempting to use your laptop or turn your TV on after fire damage, but this presents a severe hazard! Smoke residues hold acids that corrode metal surfaces which can cause electronic failure in your device if the residues are not removed. Our qualified electronics technicians will inspect and thoroughly clean your device, so it’s safe to use again!
  • From carpet and upholstery cleaning to odor removal services, our SERVPRO team has all the advanced tools and technology in their arsenal to make your fire damage situation “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage leaves behind a trail of soot, smoke smells, and the burning embers of a home or business that you worked so hard to make your own. As always in these scenarios, it’s essential to look at the big picture and prioritize safety at all costs. From the time you contact us to the time we appear on the scene, you can keep calm knowing that our team has a rapid 24-hour emergency response, meaning that we’ll show up in minutes. If you need us, call us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll even work with your insurance company to make the claim-filing process that much easier! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Are Your Ceilings Sagging After Water Damage? Here's What You Should Do

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

If you're dealing with the aftermath of a flood or heavy rains, chances are, you're probably worried about your Bellevue home's basement and ground floors. However, sagging ceilings can be just as problematic. This can weaken the drywall and plaster, leading to your ceiling collapsing due to pressure. It's not a surprise that wet materials are VERY heavy, and the added water weight can lead to issues with mold later down the road if not taken care of immediately. We are THE water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville! With our speedy disaster response times, industry knowledge, and continuous training, we strive to make your water damage incident "Like it never even happened."

What Are Some Of The Most Effective Tactics To Combat Sagging Ceilings After Water Damage?

  • First things first, if you see that your ceilings are wet or discolored, do NOT turn on any fans! With how unstable the ceiling would be after water damage, the pressure from these fixtures can contribute to a collapsed roof. 
  • Have your ceiling stabilized! This includes moving all valuables and other items out of the affected areas and positioning a tarp (and bucket!) underneath the damaged spaces. 
  • Ensure that your faucet's main valve is turned off more so if you have an upstairs bathroom causing the leak. 
  • It's easier to remove damaged drywall if you want to remove it back to dry material. You can hang patches easier by exposing ceiling joists

How Can SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville Help You?

  • When you contact us, our representative will ask pointed questions so that we can better help you with the appropriate equipment and resources. 
  • Next, we will conduct a water damage assessment where we inspect and test the level of damage that has been done. We can begin the water extraction and removal process once we know how far the moisture has sojourned. 
  • The drying and dehumidification process follows immediately, where we remove water hidden in plain sight. Our experts will then use temperature, room measurements, and relative humidity to determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to mitigate your Bellevue home or business. 
  • Before restoration can happen, however, there is one final step: Cleaning and sanitizing all of your belongings. There are several techniques we use, including dry cleaning and immersion cleaning. 

Water damage is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. The results of water damage, including flooding and mold damage, are the most common disasters to plague our society. If you need water damage restoration services in Bellevue and other surrounding areas, call us at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

If Disaster Restoration Is The Name, SERVPRO's In The Game! Why You Should Pick SERVPRO For All Your Restoration Needs

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Natural disasters come unplanned, devastating for a homeowner or business owner. Ideally, you would want to be prepared if water, fire, mold, or storm damage shows up at your doorstep; But sometimes, no amount of preparation can prepare you for the unpredictable. If this happens, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are the people to call! With professionalism and empathy being our central tenets, we offer a host of services under the residential and commercial services umbrella. If you need water, fire, storm, or commercial cleaning services, we are your go-to for ALL of your restoration needs!

What Sorts Of Residential Services Do We Provide At SERVPRO Of Belle Meade And West Nashville?

  • There's no place like home - but when flooding, soot, or daily wear-and-tear starts to show, it can bring back memories of a trying time. At SERVPRO, we offer residential restoration services for water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and storm damage cleanup and restoration
  • With expertise spanning air ducts and HVAC systems to vandalism and graffiti, we can assure you that we follow all protocols and standard operating procedures for all these scenarios. Our processes start when you call us, where we do an inspection and assessment of your Nashville property and end with full-scale restoration to bring back the joie de vivre of your home base. 
  • We also provide odor removal and deodorization services if your place needs a good clean. As experts in deodorization, we are trained to detect and eliminate offensive odors. We remove the airborne contaminants that affect air quality in your Nashville home by using air scrubbers and thermal foggers. You can breathe easy knowing that we have only the most seasoned professionals on our team!



What Are The Three C's That Make Up Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our unique cleaning program tailor-made to your Nashville business's priorities. With over five decades of experience in biochemical spill remediation and contamination, we welcome a new level of cleanliness to the restoration industry!

  • Consult: When you consult us, we'll figure out your business's needs so we can create a cleaning program based on those needs- after all, every business is different!
  • Clean: The climax of our program, we use EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions to carry out a deep clean, always making sure to adhere to the CDC.
  • Certify: The trademark Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield will be displayed on your commercial property's window. This honor is bestowed on those businesses committed to the safety and well-being of their customers and employees.

Do you need residential or commercial restoration services in Nashville? SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can help you out during this rough patch. Several of our team members are IICRC-certified, setting the bar higher in the world of restoration. Our continuous education and training ensure we are at the top of our game so we can make it "Like it never even happened." If you need us, call us at (615) 242-9391 or contact us via this form. We look forward to working with you! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Does Your West End Business Need Some TLC? SERVPRO Can Handle Commercial Restoration Of All Sizes!

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Your business’s look speaks volumes to clients about how much you care about its maintenance. You may know not to judge a book by its cover, but this sentiment doesn’t roll over to the business world. According to Forbes, you and your business have just seven seconds to make an excellent first impression. Yes, seven! This doesn’t even give you enough time to get to know the other person to make an informed judgment, but it does give you enough time to present your business in such a way that potential clients and customers are bowled over by how professional your business looks. If your West End Business has been affected by fire, water, storm, or mold damage, that’s not a good look for your business. Fortunately, our professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville have the industry knowledge, expertise, and rapid response times to help you during tough times. 

What Does The Scope Of Our Building Services Look Like?

  • When a natural disaster has damaged your West End business, your priority should be temporary protective measures. These measures should include roof tarps and board-ups to prevent additional damage and secure the building, respectively. 
  • Instead of calling multiple restoration companies during various steps in the process, having one restoration company for all your disaster mitigation needs saves time and money. 

We offer building services such as:

  • Marble floor repair
  • Carpet repair and installation
  • Temporary warehouse spaces
  • Furniture restoration
  • And more!

What Kinds Of Challenges Does Commercial Restoration Present, And How Can SERVPRO Help? 

  • The aftereffects of flooding, fire, and mold can take a toll on your West End commercial business. Everything that you worked hard to build from the ground up can be taken away in just a matter of minutes which is devastating, to say the least. 
  • We understand the critical response times needed to get your business back up from the ground running. After all, every minute of cleaning and restoring your property is another hour of lost revenue and productivity, so time is of the essence!
  • We also offer move-outs/pack-outs if your commercial property requires extensive cleaning and restoration services. This leads to a more efficient remodeling process and protects documents and other essential contents from further on-site damage. 

Business operations lie at the forefront of our economy; without them, it can be challenging to reconcile the loss with the profits. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we aim to make your disaster restoration process stress-free. We can even help you during the claims process by helping you manage the insurance paperwork. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’d be happy to give new life to your business! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

3 Things You May Have Overlooked About Storm Damage In Belle Meade…

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

We’re right in the epicenter of storm season, which means taking the necessary steps to stay safe this time of year. In 2017 alone, flood and wind damage cost 9 billion dollars, so it’s better to prepare for storm season. It is a well-known occurrence that sometimes, no matter how much you prepare, storms can affect even the best of buildings. If this happens to you, know that immediate action is crucial to minimizing damage and commencing the restoration process. Below are some steps to take to storm-proof your Belle Meade home or business and what to do if you need storm damage restoration services. 



What Are Some Of The Best Ways To Storm-Proof Your Building That You May Have Overlooked?

  • Have you reinforced your roof? This bit is crucial to not having your roof blown away and leaving your Belle Meade home or business vulnerable to the elements. By having tornado clips, straps, or other reinforcement products installed on your roof, you can avoid the costs of replacing your roof!
  • Tornado winds are much stronger than hurricane winds, with some tornado winds coming in at 300 mph. Building a storm shelter to withstand winds of that nature is an excellent way to avoid being caught in the eye of the storm. The design should be such that the roof, walls, and floors are connected with threaded rods, and openings to the building are fortified
  • You can check the FEMA website for safe rooms and storm shelters designs!



Your Belle Meade Home Or Business Needs Storm Damage Restoration/Cleanup: What Now?

  • The first step is to reach out to us! Our representative will guide you through the steps by asking questions about the scope of your damage so that our team knows what to bring when we arrive. 
  • Although our 24-hour emergency response is what we’re known for, you may still need to do some action items while waiting for us. This can include anything from mopping and blotting excess water to gathering loose items from the floor. 
  • Watch out for mold! Even just a minor water leak or a dripping pipe is enough to stimulate mold growth in your Belle Meade home or business. Because mold colonies can become a significant problem in as little as 48 hours, getting your property checked out for mold during the storm damage restoration process is vital!



We hope you found the above tips and tricks informative! No matter what size or scope the damage is, if you’re looking for storm damage restoration services, look no further than SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville. We have highly trained storm damage technicians on our team, including water damage and applied structural drying technicians, to ensure that the job gets done. We use proven drying principles and update the documentation accordingly so that you can account for all your items. If you need our guidance during storm season, fill out this contact form or call us at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Break Free From The Soot And Smoke Smells From Fire Damage! Here's How.

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Few things are as painful as witnessing the effects of fire damage to your Green Hills home or business. Aside from the ashen remains, the smoke and soot smells can bring back memories from an unsavory time. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we treat every fire damage scenario with the utmost respect and empathy, ensuring that each incident is treated on a case-by-case basis. Several of our professionals are from the greater Nashville area, so you can trust that they can navigate Nashville and its surrounding neighborhoods in their sleep. When you take that first step to call SERVPRO, you can trust that you have a friend in us- as they say, a friend in need is a friend indeed!

What Are Some Ways We Can Help You Tackle Soot And Smoke Smells From Fire Damage?

Part of our training and expertise involves being able to identify and eliminate pungent odors. It's easy to assume that all odors most likely come from your Green Hills property's interior, but don't underestimate the stenches that can emanate from the property's exterior!

  • We use machines like air scrubbers and thermal air foggers to remove airborne contaminants, which in turn controls air quality during the fire damage restoration and cleanup process!
  • We use several OSHA-approved cleaning and sanitation agents to deodorize affected areas. This helps control odors and prevent excess moisture born from the water damage that comes with firefighting efforts post-fire. 
  • We also use germicides and anti-microbial treatments from the musty odors that can come from fire and water damage leading to mold damage from a surplus of moisture. These disinfection methods stop bacteria, fungi, and mildew growth and prevent other harmful microorganisms from making a home on your Green Hills property!

How Can You Maintain Your Carpets And Upholstery Post-Fire?

Whether you need post-fire cleaning and restoration to your furniture post-fire or you simply need routine cleaning for maintenance purposes, we provide a host of specialized cleaning services no matter the circumstance.

These methods include:

  • Deluxe precondition and rinse for deeply soiled areas. 
  • Bonnet cleaning for short pile carpets.
  • Hot water extraction for all carpet types, a deep cleaning experience when the wear and tear of everyday life shows on your carpet.
  • And more!

Do you need fire restoration and cleanup services in Green Hills? You've come to the right place! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we put our all into our work, and it shows. As the proud recipients of the BBB Accredited Business and the Angie's List Super Service Award, we are dedicated to helping Music City however we can! From Green Hills to Bellevue, West End to Belle Meade, we are your Nashville neighbors ready to lend a helping hand when disaster strikes. Give us a call at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form to better help us to help you! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Preparing For A Health Inspection? Here's How To Get Your Bellevue Commercial Kitchen Ready To Impress...

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

It can be an anxiety-inducing experience to prepare for a health inspection at your Bellevue commercial kitchen. While these inspections are necessary for the health and safety of your customers, employees, and stakeholders, they can cause extra stress on top of your restaurant's everyday operations. One of the best ways to prepare for a health inspection is to do self-inspections regularly so you can catch problems and fix them before the health inspector does. Health inspections shouldn't feel like a chore when the safety of your Bellevue restaurant is at stake; as a result, we have listed some of the ways you can prepare for a health inspection so you can know what to expect. 

In What Ways Can You Self-Inspect Your Bellevue Commercial Kitchen Before A Health Inspection?

  • Are you paying attention to food temperature? This element is critical to ensure that food isn't overcooked or undercooked. Foodborne illnesses can occur due to raw food, so it's imperative that refrigerators keep food at 41°F or less and freezers are set at 0 °F or less. 
  • When you prepare food, make sure fruits and vegetables are washed before being served and that gloves are used when preparing food to prevent spreading germs. 
  • Guidelines should establish that employees wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water after using the restroom. It would also be handy to put hand washing signs in bathrooms and other sanitation stations so that this simple but essential step is top of mind. 
  • Ensure chemicals are correctly labeled and set in a separate area from food preparation stations. Any scenario that involves this kind of mixup can be hazardous!
  • Does your Bellevue commercial kitchen have an HACCP plan in place? This plan is crucial to identifying potential dangers in the food preparation process and addressing concerns during any steps in this process. By figuring out what can go wrong, you can take steps to account for any issues. 

What Kinds Of Commercial Cleaning Services Does Our SERVPRO Team Offer When You're Preparing For A Health Inspection?

In the case of a health inspection, first impressions do matter. Safety should always come first, so even if your Bellevue restaurant has a good business model, it won't mean anything if your customers are getting sick. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville offers the commercial cleaning services you need to make your restaurant spic and span before the health inspector arrives!

  • We offer cleaning services ranging from air ducts/HVAC to full-scale cleaning throughout all areas of your business, including ceilings, walls, hard floors, drapes, and blinds
  • Our tailor-made cleaning program is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning program. This program was founded on creating a unique cleaning regimen to address individual business needs. With over five decades of experience in the biochemical remediation and decontamination sphere, SERVPRO can take on your business's deep cleaning checklist!
  • We are equipped with the safety gear and cleaning solutions to usher in a new wave of clean on to the scene!

Are you preparing for a health inspection for your Bellevue commercial kitchen this spring? Then, we hope you learned something new from the above tips! While spring is a time of growth and renewal, these themes can transcend beyond just symbolism, and into the practical realm; AKA a deep clean of your restaurant before the health inspector arrives. If you need these services, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We'd be happy to help your restaurant pass that health inspection with flying colors! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Moment Of Truth: Why You Should Pick SERVPRO For Commercial Storm Damage Restoration In Belle Meade

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

We're already in the fifth month of the year, and with spring comes intense weather that you have to prepare for in advance. With spring comes tornado season in full swing, which means storm preparation for your Belle Meade business. Natural disasters don't discriminate, and sometimes, inclement weather can still hit no matter how much you have prepared. If this scenario happens to you, know that you can rely on our experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville to help you with the aftermath of storm damage. With our prompt response times and strategically positioned franchises, you can rely on us to make it "Like it never even happened!"

How Can You Prepare Your Belle Meade Business For Extreme Weather?  

  • Fire, water, storm, and mold damage all have varying degrees of loss, but the common thread that ties them all together when preparing for a natural disaster is to create an emergency kit! Having a kit pre-packed in your car, especially if a storm hits while on the road, can be highly beneficial when an emergency happens. This kit can include anything from required medications and non-perishable food to money and a radio. 
  • Have you created your Emergency Ready Profile with us yet? It may be time to do so if you haven't! Creating this profile with us sets you one step ahead of any disaster that you may encounter this storm season. 
  • Diversify your methods of receiving weather alerts! You can sign up for Wireless Emergency Alerts and invest in an NOAA Weather Radio to stay up to date on severe weather in the Belle Meade area.

If Your Business Operations Are Affected By Belle Meade's Tornadoes, How Can SERVPRO Help?

  • If your Belle Meade commercial property has suffered extensive damage due to storm damage, we can organize and execute a temporary move-out/pack-out from the affected area(s). This contributes to a quicker remodeling process and protects contents from further on-site damage. 
  • If you have valuable documents that have been damaged by water, you must exercise caution because water can easily penetrate and damage papers. We can help minimize damage to all salvageable records, and our methods can include anything from air drying to vacuum thermal drying. 
  • We also offer a CCIS (Contents Claim Inventory Service), which provides a detailed list of your items. By taking a room-by-room inventory of your content, we can supply an accurate report of your items' preloss value. This information, in turn, is beneficial to start the claims process. 

We hope you stay safe during the storm season from our family to yours! If you need a FREE Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) for when the unpredictable happens, call us at (615) 242-9391. As business owners ourselves, we know the importance of day-to-day priorities running smoothly, and a natural disaster can significantly impact your Belle Meade business's performance. You can also reach us by filling out this contact form to request a visit. You can even use this form to give us feedback- we are all about continuous improvement! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Unsure about Handling Water Damage In Nashville? Don't Make These 3 Rookie Mistakes!

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

It's unsettling to know that water damage is one of the most common natural disasters in a person's home or business. 90% of all US natural disasters involve flooding, so it's good to stay on the lookout during particularly rainy seasons in Nashville. Suppose you are experiencing flooding in your Nashville business. In that case, you don't have to go through it alone- our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the equipment and training to help mitigate residential AND commercial water damage! By the time we're done, the damage will be "Like it never even happened!"

What Mistakes Should You Avoid When Dealing With A Flood?

If Mold Is An Issue, What Are Some Steps To Remediate Its Rapid Growth?

In just 48 hours, mold can become an issue in your Nashville home or business after water damage has penetrated through your surfaces. While mold remediation should be handled by professionals, there are a few things you can do to slow mold colonies from spreading while you are waiting for help to arrive:

  • This may be a no-brainer, but stay out of affected areas! Mold can quickly become a health hazard so being exposed to the damage for prolonged periods is unsanitary. 
  • Turn off fans and other HVAC systems to prevent mold from growing exponentially. 
  • Our mold restoration process lists out the seven steps that we undertake when your Nashville home or business has been affected by mold- we will stand by you from the time you call us to full-scale restoration and everything in between!

Water damage and its issues can lead to a snowball effect that can be hard to control if you let it go too far. Luckily, our team comprises water and mold damage specialists who have training in applied microbial remediation, water removal and drying, and applied structural drying. It is human nature to associate memories with concepts and ideas, with the most well-known example being Pavlov's dogs. While we know that it is easy to associate a natural disaster with the negative associations that come along with it, we hope to change that with our commitment to the greater Nashville community when disaster strikes. Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and let us be the game changer to your disaster restoration experience! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

4 Smart Tools We Use To Mitigate Commercial Storm Damage In Green Hills

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

With rains that are characteristic of April weather in Tennessee, you have to be prepared if and when a storm strikes. According to this article, April rains in Tennessee fall for 13.5 days on average, almost half the month! With that being said, if you need commercial storm damage restoration services in Green Hills, you can count on our highly trained team and rapid 24-hour service to save the day. Size doesn’t matter- we can handle any size disaster because we know that immediate action is necessary to mitigate storm damage and heavy flooding of all scopes. We also bring with us technology to make it “Like it never even happened,” more of which we’ll list below.

What Kinds Of Advanced Tools And Technology Does Our Team Utilize After Storm Damage? 

  • Inclement weather like tornadoes brings heavy flooding and moisture-ridden surfaces, leading to mold damage. Our powerful water extraction equipment stimulates the drying process by bulk removing excess water from your Green Hills commercial property. Additionally, we use trunk-mounted extraction units to perform water removal efficiently. 
  • We also use high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers, which are needed to remove the remaining moisture from your business’s walls, floors, and ceilings. When a property is allowed to dry efficiently, you won’t have to deal with your swollen walls and warped furniture. 
  • Air scrubbers are used to rid surrounding areas of airborne contaminants and control air quality during restoration and cleanup. This is because normal rains can be slightly acidic, thus altering PH levels in the air. 

What Else Should You Know About Storm Damage Restoration In Green Hills?

  • Our thermal foggers and deodorization agents are key players in water and storm damage restoration. The musty odors of water damage can be easy to miss, but we have the training and equipment to identify them!
  • Our sanitation agents are OSHA-approved and can penetrate the hard-to-reach parts of your Green Hills business. We also provide deep cleaning services for your hardwood floors and ceilings, which require extra steps to clean and maintain after a natural disaster. 
  • Need a specialized program tailored to your company’s unique needs? Our defensive pathogen cleaning program, created at the dawn of the pandemic, may be for you!

Spring brings warm weather, an end to hibernation, and a fresh start. But it can also spell heavy rains and the damage that can come with severe storms! While it’s always better to be prepared by storm-proofing your Green Hills commercial property, you can only predict so much of a storm’s path. Call us at (615) 242-9391 or fill out this contact form if you need our team. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

6 Shocking Truths About Deep Cleaning Your West End Commercial Property After A Storm

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Extreme weather like severe storms and rains don't take a rest day, especially during spring! Nashville is known for its heavy rains during this time of year, with May being the wettest month and April coming in at a close second. We understand how devastating it can be to have your West End commercial property submerged due to heavy flooding from a business standpoint. As business owners ourselves, we know how impactful severe storms can be on business operations and productivity. While there's never a convenient time for storm damage to stop by your business, you can rely on the experts to help with the restoration and cleanup process should you need it. 

What Do You Need To Know About Deep Cleaning Your West End Business After A Storm? 

  • Make sure you get proper safety gear! This can range from hard hats and goggles and, if you're dealing with sewage, rubber boots and gloves. 
  • Don't ignore those downed power lines! This is the most typical hazard after a storm, and you should NEVER try to move these objects, even if they appear dormant. 
  • Floodwater can contain harmful bacteria, so tread lightly! It is crucial to know the differences between contaminated water types before moving forward with the restoration and cleanup process. 
  • Clearing indoor water safely should be your main priority! Shut off the power right away if it's safe to enter your building. If not, have your company turn off the power from outside. You can then remove excess water by blotting and mopping while you are waiting for our crew
  • Have all flooded buildings disinfected after water removal. This is where you would need the professionals. With over 50 years of experience in biohazard cleanup using OSHA-approved cleaning solutions, our team of restoration experts at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can take on your disaster! 
  • You also need to take temporary protective measures for your West End commercial property by placing roof tarps and board-ups to prevent additional damage and secure your building. Hiring the right restoration company for these services can keep costs low while rebuilding the affected areas instead of tearing them down. 

How Can Our Commercial Large Loss Unit Help During Major Storms And Other Catastrophes? 

  • This unit is composed of our rising stars in restoration! These specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the US and Canada for prompt and timely mitigation. 
  • We have helped clients in industries as diverse as hospitality and academia. If you're a business owner, chances are, we've helped someone in your industry!
  • Our national network of 1,950 franchises can mobilize local command centers along with collective resources at our disposal to make it "Like it never even happened!"

Has your West End commercial property been affected by a storm? You may require our expertise! The checklist of things to do after a natural disaster is seemingly never-ending, and it can run you ragged. Aside from restoration and cleanup, our team can also manage the insurance paperwork during the claims process so you can rest easy during a challenging time. If you need us, contact us at (615) 242-9391 to help your business regain its lost shine. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Need Your Nashville Neighbors? SERVPRO's Got Your Back!

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are committed to making disaster restoration "Like it never even happened!" We strive to carry out our "restore vs. replace" mentality to the best of our abilities, which helps you save money and keep your precious belongings that can't be replaced. Our technicians are highly qualified and take continuous education courses regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest in disaster restoration- you're not dealing with amateurs, that's for sure! Below, we have listed what sets us apart from other restoration companies in the greater Nashville area and the advanced technology we use to restore your Nashville home or business to its preloss condition. 

What Sets SERVPRO Apart From Other Restoration Companies Around Me? 

  • Several of our staff are IICRC-certified, an industry-set standard in all things restoration and cleaning! Our professionals thoroughly study best practices in fire and water restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other courses in cleaning and restoration.
  • We are proud to be a BBB accredited business and an Angie's List Super Service Award recipient! 
  • We also partner with a nationwide system of qualified franchises dedicated to customer satisfaction and proficient in handling disaster restoration, no matter how big or small.  



What Kinds Of Advanced Technology Does SERVPRO Bring On To The Scene?

With the rapid advancements in technology that the world has seen, it would be silly not to use any way to mitigate disaster efficiently

  • Our moisture detection and measurement equipment detects, measures, and monitors moisture levels on your Nashville property. Infrared cameras are handy to determine moisture levels in areas that aren't in plain sight, like walls, ceilings, and floors. 
  • Our water extraction equipment speeds up the drying process by removing excess water from your property. Extra water means extra moisture, which can encourage mold growth, which is why this step is critical to the restoration process. 
  • We utilize several sanitizing agents, germicides, and antimicrobial treatments to remove unpleasant odors and contaminants from your property. By disinfecting your Nashville home or business, harmful microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and mildew will stop in their tracks! 




Fire, water, storm, and mold restoration are stressful on practical and emotional fronts. Dealing with the insurance paperwork and trying to go back to a new normal is not something you can do overnight. Our seasoned professionals are proud to be active members of this community, ready to take on whatever disaster has overtaken your Nashville home or business. If you need emergency restoration or cleaning services in Nashville and its surrounding communities, contact us at (615) 242-9391, and we'll arrive on the scene as soon as we can

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

You Thought You Knew Some Common Best Practices After Fire Damage? Think Again.

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Few things are more earth-shattering than the damage a fire causes along its path. The aftermath of fire damage is devastating to deal with even years after a fire happened. When the unpredictable strikes and you need an expert to guide you through the process, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville are the fire restoration experts! Camaraderie and resilience are hallmarks of the human spirit. With our community-centered approach, we strive to treat every fire damage scenario with the care and empathy that it deserves. Below, we have listed some common misconceptions about fire damage that can be shrugged off and what to do post-fire damage while you are waiting for the professionals. 

What Are Some Common Notions About Fire Damage That You Should Avoid? 

  • Elevators are hazardous: this may pertain to anyone that lives or works in a building where they frequently use elevators. While it’s easy to think elevators are the last place to go when a fire occurs, this is simply a myth. Some buildings are actually better equipped to use elevators in an emergency, and these elevators will generally be marked as safe to use in an emergency. 
  • It’s a common myth that fire and smoke alarms will sound before a fire, but this is not true! The reality is that some alarms will detect fires during the smoke phase just before the fire breaks out, while others may use neural nets to catch fire right as it starts. 
  • Door stuck when you’re trying to get inside the house? Do NOT force it open! This may compromise the structural integrity of your Bellevue home. While there are other ways to get inside, please ensure it is safe to do so first and foremost. 

What Actions Should You Take Immediately After Fire Damage While Waiting For The Experts? 

After any fire damage scenario, your priority should be safety first! 

  • Ensure it’s safe to stay inside your Bellevue home or business before proceeding further. 
  • Wet materials resulting from water damage from firefighting efforts can be hefty- exercise caution!
  • Once you determine that it’s safe to stay on your Bellevue property, limit movement within affected areas to prevent soot particles from being embedded into carpets and upholstery. 
  • Prop doors open and empty refrigerators/freezers if electricity is off. 

While fire damage is something we would never wish upon even our worst enemies, we know that the unthinkable can happen when you least expect it. If this happens, know that our team at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville has the fire, smoke, and water damage training to help you through this tough time. Do you need fire restoration services this spring? Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened!” This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Here Is A Comprehensive List Of Commercial Restoration Services We Offer In West End

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Whether your West End commercial property needs some spring cleaning or disaster restoration services, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is qualified to take it on! If you want to make a lasting (positive) impression on potential clients and keep getting business from existing clients, you must maintain your commercial property. Foul odors or crumbling infrastructure is sure to send any interested customers running before they even get a chance to hear about your services. Investing in the upkeep of your West End business is crucial to positive word-of-mouth, which is essential to your business’s health. Below, we have listed the types of commercial restoration services we provide and our unique Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. 

What Kinds Of Commercial Restoration Services Do We Offer In West End? 

  • Fire and water damage restoration are the cornerstones of our business. We are certified in removing smoke odors and soot as well as incorporating applied structural drying techniques after water damage (and even in the case of fire damage if water damage is present). We can also clean upholstery and fabric while applying several sanitation techniques to the affected areas. 
  • We offer electronics restoration and document drying even after mold damage and storm damage with our “restore vs. replace” mentality in mind! When most items are completely restorable, why waste money on replacing them? 
  • Our Commercial Large Loss Division is prequalified and strategically positioned to handle any size disaster in the US. With over 1,700 franchises across the US and Canada, no disaster can get by SERVPRO!



What Makes Up Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program? 

  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is cleanliness revamped! This penetrative, viral pathogen-cleaning program goes beyond typical janitorial practices. To make it easy to remember, this program is composed of the 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify. 
  • Consult: When you consult us, you can trust that we’ll put our 50 + years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination to good use! We know that every business is different, which is why we tailor our cleaning program to match your West End business’s needs. 
  • Clean: An expert deep-clean is conducted using our EPA-Approved, Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions while adhering to CDC guidelines. These procedures are enmeshed with our agreed-upon plan tailored to your business so that you’re always in the know. 
  • Certify: A business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned when you see a shield posted on their front window. When you see this sign, you know that that business is committed to ensuring their customers, employees, and stakeholders are safe and healthy amidst uncertain times. 

Does your West End business need commercial restoration services? As a locally owned and operated business ourselves, we know the pain and frustration that comes along with operations being put on a standstill and having to put your life on hold for a natural disaster. We try to simplify the process by getting involved with the cleaning and restoration aspect of the disaster mitigation process and helping you manage the insurance paperwork for a stress-free claims process. Want to learn more? Contact us at (615) 242-9391 to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Water Damage Myths You Need To Shrug Off (#3 Is The Most Common)!

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Expectations are a lot different from the reality of a situation. You probably had a few misconceptions in mind when you thought of water damage, like insurance coverage and the water drying process itself. It may be even more disconcerting to know that water damage is the most common form of disaster occurring to both homeowners and business owners. An estimation of 98% of basements in the US will experience some water damage in their lifespans. There are several common myths related to water damage that are worth unlearning so that you can experience the most potent mitigation if you do experience flooding to your Belle Meade home or commercial business. Read on below to find some myths and the reality behind those myths. 

What Are Some Of The Most Common Misconceptions About Water Damage?

  • MYTH: The water will dry by itself.
  • MYTH: Insurance doesn’t cover water damage. 
  • MYTH: The smell isn’t noticeable. 



What Are The Realities Behind These Water Damage Myths? 

  • REALITY: This is untrue; in fact, it takes meticulous efforts to deal with the water damage correctly. Aside from removing excess water from your Belle Meade property, we also make sure the affected areas haven’t dried out from the dehumidification, and that structural damage won’t be imminent. Restoration is a marathon, not a sprint! 
  • REALITY: You’d be happy to find out that this is indeed false! You don’t have to bear the entire brunt of cleanup and damage costs because homeowner’s insurance covers this in most cases. Businesses also enjoy commercial property insurance, covering water damage claims relating to burst pipes or leaks. Commercial flood insurance is another story because this involves having insurance in place if the unthinkable, like a flood, were to happen.  
  • REALITY: This is a very common misconception, albeit false. When water penetrates walls, floors, and other surfaces, it can take a toll on the structural integrity of your Belle Meade property. With three types of contaminated water, mold growth and a damp smell emanating from the affected areas can take hold. This can lead to repercussions including allergic reactions and pose several other health risks. By inspecting and fixing the root cause of water damage, you significantly reduce other potential hazards!



Now that you can discern fact from fiction regarding water damage, you can take action immediately when you see warning signs. If left untreated, water damage can become a beast of a problem to solve because of mold damage and the dank odors that can come with it. If you need water damage, flooding, or mold damage restoration services in Belle Meade, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is the company to call! We have over five decades of experience in the restoration industry, and our team works hard to maintain the IICRC certifications that are integral to understanding disaster restoration. Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and we’ll get your Belle Meade home or business good as new, almost like the water damage “never even happened!” This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Does Our Team Train To Be The #1 In The Restoration Industry?

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

When you experience fire, water, storm, or mold damage to your Bellevue commercial property, know that you don’t have to go through it alone! As a locally owned and operated business, we serve the greater Nashville area and its surrounding neighborhoods, including Bellevue, Belle Meade, Green Hills, and West End. One of the facets of our business that we take great pride in is our training and certifications- we go the distance when it comes to learning all we can about restoration and put our knowledge to practical use when disaster strikes. Below, we have listed how we go through the certification and training process as well as the continuous education classes that we offer to improve emergency mitigation knowledge. 

What Does The Training And Certification Process Look Like For Our SERVPRO Team?

  • We first start with initial franchise training, a 15-day, hands-on course at SERVPRO’s corporate headquarters. This lays the groundwork for the SERVPRO training program and is generally for new franchise owners who want to hone their skills on restoration topics such as fire and water damage restoration. 
  • All of our employees must go through IICRC certifications, the industry-approved cleaning, and restoration checkpoints through which all disaster restoration must be followed. Employees are also taught best practices in cleaning techniques and mold remediation and take courses in fire and water restoration so that our team is prepared for when the unpredictable happens. 
  • Our staff also has access to e-Learnings and Continuous Education courses designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Video presentations and reference materials are available to study on a self-paced, flexible basis. After every module, the lessons are broken down into tests to assess proficiency. Becoming skilled at high-quality restoration doesn’t happen overnight!

What Other Honors Have We Received Showing Our Dedication To Being The Best In Restoration?

  • It’s no secret that fire and water damage restoration are the cornerstones of our business! We prove it to you by having FSRT (Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician) and WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician) certifications in our belt. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and clients!
  • In Belle Meade and West Nashville, our franchise was awarded the Top Franchise for Growth in Middle Tennessee distinction- another symbol of our enthusiasm to help our local community!
  • We are affiliated with the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, which invests in the success of the greater Nashville area- to be a part of this endeavor is to invest in our employees’ and community’s growth and well-being. 

At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, every minute counts when your Bellevue home or business is affected by a natural disaster. With tornado season in full swing, we provide fast, 24-hour service, not just during tornado season but all year round! An unprecedented event doesn’t book a slot on your calendar like a client might, so we arrive on the scene as soon as we can. SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster in an emergency because we have over 1,700 franchises nationwide and Canada. Do you need us at your Bellevue property right away? Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and let us make what would otherwise be a trying time more manageable for you. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

These Are The Best Ways To Care For Your Belongings After Storm Damage In Green Hills

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers! But with the heavy rains that are so synonymous with Nashville tornado weather, the damage that these rains can bring with them is not something to take lightly. Storm damage often encompasses more than just exterior property damage to your Green Hills home or business; it also includes your tarnished belongings. At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, our crew knows there’s more to a house than just its four walls- the belongings you own can have deep sentimental value that’s worth more than any price you put on it. We’re always here when our Nashville neighbors need us, and we provide a number of contents restoration services, listed below. 

What Kinds Of Contents Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer After Storm Damage? 

  • Before forging ahead, we pretest your contents to determine which items can be restored to their preloss condition. Contrary to popular belief, many things CAN be restored to their preloss condition, so we utilize several cleaning methods; these include dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and immersion cleaning (which are all exactly what they sound like!)
  • We offer electronic cleanup for water-damaged devices. If you suspect that one of your devices or appliances has fallen victim to water damage, tread lightly! Do NOT try to turn on any electrical device that has been affected by water damage, as this can be very hazardous. Leave electronic restoration to the experts
  • If you thought your valuable documents post-storm damage were irretrievable, think again! While some documents may not be in a condition to be restored, many documents can be saved thanks to our highly trained team’s meticulous attention to detail. We offer document drying services ranging from air drying to vacuum thermal drying based on the level of storm damage. 



What Else Should You Know About Contents Restoration After Storm Damage In Green Hills? 

  • For items that require extreme caution to be cleaned, we offer spray and wipes, which can be effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning. 
  • You may need foam cleaning if your upholstery is involved because these kinds of fabrics might shrink or bleed if cleaned normally. 
  • Our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides a detailed and accurate report of your belongings. This features a room-by-room inventory of your contents, with barcoding in some cases. You will get peace of mind knowing exactly what your items are worth when settling claims. This, in turn, helps you show a burden of proof when dealing with insurance paperwork. 

Our “restore vs. replace” mentality has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on items you can’t put a price on. It is human nature to attach memories to material objects because we also attach those memories to the person that gifted us in the first place. When you need contents restoration services in Green Hills, don’t hesitate to contact us at (615) 242-9391. We’ll bring your contents back to peak condition. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Here's What The Fire Restoration Process Looks Like For Your Nashville Commercial Kitchen

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

It can be a painful ordeal to bear remembering the glowing embers of a rampant fire making its way through your Nashville kitchen. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional aspect of this experience, but the idea of working through the practical aspects, including insurance paperwork, researching, and calling the right restoration company, is frustrating. Most importantly, getting back to business can be anxiety-inducing. That's why at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we give our all when it comes to restoring your Nashville commercial kitchen. Aside from restoration, we also provide commercial cleaning services and specialty building services

What Does The Fire Restoration Process Look Like In Nashville? Part One:

It's crucial to remember that while not all fire damage scenarios look the same based on the size and scope of the damage, the general step-by-step process stays the same. 

  • The emergency fire restoration starts when you contact us! Our representative will ask you a series of comprehensive questions based on your fire damage issue to know what kinds of equipment and resources to bring to your location. This helps us respond immediately and without too many hiccups along the way. 
  • A fire damage assessment will be conducted around your Nashville commercial kitchen to examine the smoke, soot, and water damage that were the byproducts of fire damage.
  • Some of the building services we offer are roof-tarp and board-up services to prevent further fire, smoke, and soot damage from compromising the roof, walls, and windows of your commercial property. 

What Does The Fire Restoration Process Look Like In Nashville? Part Two:

  • If water removal and drying are necessary, we take those steps here. By using dehumidifiers and air movers, we can remove most of the water and begin the drying process. 
  • We remove smoke and soot from all surfaces at this point. Smoke inhalation can have adverse effects on your health and irritate your nasal passage. To avoid any aggravated allergies, we use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents to remove airborne contaminants and improve air quality. 
  • This leads us to the sanitation treatments we carry out to remove odors and other contaminants from your property. These OSHA-approved cleaning agents control odors from retaining excessive moisture (leading to mold!) and preventing the growth of harmful microorganisms. 
  • The final step to the fire restoration process in Nashville is the actual restoration process. Depending on how severe the damage is, restoration can involve minor repairs like replacing carpet or installing drywall or major repairs like complete repair and reconstruction of various areas in your Nashville commercial kitchen. 

While there isn't a cookie-cutter remedy to getting over fire damage because we all process these things differently, know that you have a friend in us! We are a locally owned and operated business, so we're always nearby and ready to help our Nashville neighbors however we can. We even work with your insurance company to help you manage the paperwork throughout the claims process! All you have to do is call us at (615) 242-9391. Let us handle the rest. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Pipe Burst In Your West End High-Rise Tower? Here's What We Can Do

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

The rushing gust of a burst pipe overflowing your West End building with unsanitary water is distressing when you think about the damp odors and mold that can result from that extra moisture. Contaminated water is not something to mess with, and being educated on the various types of tainted water is to your benefit so you can watch out for it and call for help when needed. It is also of utmost importance to reach out if you feel you are in murky waters (literally!) In an emergency, minutes matter, and at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, our team is known to provide an immediate response, day or night, because emergencies aren't on a set schedule! An emergency response minimizes damage and restoration costs, so time is of the essence. 

What Are The Three Types Of Contaminated Water?

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"- this type of water comes from a clean source like a faucet or a broken (pure water) supply line. If not taken care of promptly, this water has the potential to tread category two or category three territory depending on water temperature, time, and contact with sullied water. 
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"- Can be dangerous. This type of water may contain bacteria and viruses and can quickly deteriorate to category three water if left untreated. 
  • Category 3: "Black Water"- This type of water is the worst of them all, and any contact with it should be avoided at all costs. This type of water may contain microbes and other harsh chemicals and can cause health effects. 

What Is The General Walkthrough For Water Damage In West End?

  • Within one hour after you reach out to us, one of our teammates will contact you to coordinate a service run. Within 4 hours of notifying us, you will have us on the scene to conduct water damage restoration after our representative has asked you a series of questions regarding the size and scope of the damage. 
  • You'll know exactly what to expect and the anticipated outcome because our professionals will walk you through the process every step of the way!
  • We will also begin pre-testing for maximum restoration- this means we work outward from the root cause of the damage. This helps us mitigate damage effectively because water damage may not always be seen to the naked eye. 
  • By the eight-hour mark, we will give a verbal briefing to your adjuster or property manager so that all parties understand the scope of the damage before we perform cleaning and restoration services. 
  • You will also get a final walkthrough before project completion to confirm that everything is done to your satisfaction. 

Do you need our water damage restoration services in West End? At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we specialize in water damage restoration services - and this isn't our first rodeo! We have almost six decades of experience in the restoration industry, being named a Top 100 SERVPRO Franchises Member and a BBB Accredited Business. If you need us, don't hesitate to contact us at (615) 242-9391. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Innovative Ways To Combat Commercial Property Damage To Your Belle Meade Hotel

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

If you saw a well-maintained, adequately kept-up-with commercial property, what would be the first thoughts that come to mind? That this business is professional? Orderly? Proficient in customer service? The truth is that first impressions really do matter in the world of business, and a commercial property that shows its best side to the world is the one that gets noticed and makes profits. This is especially true if you work in the hospitality industry, where stellar customer service and impressions are of prime importance. If your Belle Meade hotel has been ravaged by fire, water, mold, or storm damage, immediate action must be taken for your hotel to get back to its day-to-day business operations. When you make that first call to SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, you can feel confident knowing that you are in expert hands. 

How Can Your Belle Meade Hotel Survive Commercial Property Damage Post-Disaster?

  • Some communities have a disaster debris management plan after a natural disaster. It may be wise to look into these plans and see how they can help your Belle Meade commercial property. 
  • Cleaning activities post-disaster can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. You want to start with opening all windows when entering a building
  • Before undertaking this monumental endeavor, it is a good idea to get a closer look and write down the extent of damage before the experts come on the scene, so you have a detailed report of the damage when you call the professionals and your insurance company. 



What Are Some Commercial Services That SERVPRO Can Offer You In Your Time Of Need?



It’s devastating to recover from the physical and emotional remnants of a natural disaster, and it’s stressful to continue normal business functions when your hotel is going through the restoration process. This is why we offer move-outs and pack-outs if your Belle Meade hotel requires intensive restoration, which is an organized and effective way to move out of the affected area(s) temporarily. This then leads to a quicker remodeling process and prevents further on-site damage. We also work with your insurance company to help you manage the insurance paperwork, coordinating a worry-free claims process. Whether your Belle Meade hotel has experienced a natural disaster or simply needs a good clean, contact us at (615) 242-9391. We are always happy to help our local community in any way we can! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

It's Tornado Season: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Prevent Your Bellevue Home From Storm Damage

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Music City has a way of welcoming you warmly into the heart of Tennessee, but the storms it presents are no joke. If you think it's always raining here, you're not that far from the truth. The Volunteer State is the sixth rainiest state in the US, with an average yearly rainfall of 51.6 inches. With spring looming on the horizon, storm damage is further aggravated by the balmy weather of a new season. Suppose you don't take care of storm damage right after it happens. In that case, the effects of water damage, flooding, and mold remediation will start to take root, which is why immediate action is necessary to remedy this. Below, we have listed ways to prevent storm damage to your Bellevue home and what to do if you experience storm damage this spring. 

What Are Some Steps You Can Take To Prevent Storm Damage To Your Bellevue Home? 

  • Have a "safe" room to shelter in during a major storm like a tornado or severe winds. These rooms provide a level of protection that other rooms in your Bellevue home may not. If your safe room is underground, make sure it's designed so that water doesn't gather during a thunderstorm. 
  • Reinforce garage doors with double-entry doors. Because these doors are prone to falling under high wind pressures, a good course of action involves using girts and strengthening wheel tracks to reinforce garage doors. You can also use longer hinge attachments on the frame and door to help support double-entry doors. 
  • If there are any objects outside of the home, make sure to secure those, so you don't endure trash cans, sports equipment, or gutters flying away during intense winds. 



If You DO Experience Storm Damage, What Does The Water Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Bellevue? 

  • The first step begins when you call us! Our representative will ask you a series of questions to help us understand the scope of the damage so we know what equipment and resources we need to bring to the scene. 
  • The next step involves a water damage assessment which is where we inspect the extent of damage and see how deep the moisture has penetrated all surfaces. By taking these first two steps to understand how potent the storm damage was, we're setting ourselves up for thoroughly mitigating damage "like it never even happened!"
  • Once we know where the source of the water damage lies, we remove and extract water using powerful pumps and vacuum units to promptly remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water from your Bellevue home. This helps prevent further damage and mold damage resulting from excessive moisture. 
  • This then begins the drying process, where we gauge room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers are necessary to dry your home. 
  • Before restoration, we sanitize your belongings and remove musty odors caused by water and storm damage. 
  • And finally, we begin restoration at this stage, ranging from installing new carpet to full-scale room remodeling in your Bellevue home. 

We hope you don't have to deal with round two of the Great Flood of 2010. Still, if you are dealing with the aftereffects of storm damage and flooding, our professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville have the resources, training, and equipment necessary to get the job done efficiently and get your Bellevue home back to its pre-storm condition. Our team knows the greater Nashville area because we are locally owned and operated, so we are nearby, and ready to help our Nashville neighbors should the need arise. Contact us at (615) 242-9391, and let us help you get back to normal so you can welcome a new season uninterrupted. This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Top 6 Ways To Rid Your West End Home Of Smoke Smells After A Fire (#3 Is Critical!)

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

A fire having made its way through your West End home is already traumatic enough to bear. The odors that come along with it not only whisk you away to an unpleasant time, it is also detrimental to your health if you are breathing in the stale smoke smell constantly. If you need a detail-oriented group of experts to perform odor removal services, you’ve come to the right place! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are fire damage restoration specialists with training in fire and smoke damage, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning, and water damage (which can happen due to firefighting efforts). 



What Are Some Ways To Get Rid Of The Rank Smoke Smells In Your West End Home? 

  • Method #1: Cleaning to remove the odor source should be your first point of interest. Baking soda is a standard option that many homeowners lean towards because it absorbs odors naturally and is inexpensive
  • Method #2: You can also use activated charcoal to absorb odors by placing it in bowls around the house for several days. It would also be helpful to keep doors open for some time until the smell dissipates. (Unless the weather has other ideas!)
  • Method #3: If you’re trying to get smoke smells out of clothing, which is generally the most difficult to get rid of, adding one cup of vinegar in the wash cycle with your usual detergent is effective. However, if the smell persists, try this process again until the smoke smell is gone. 
  • Method #4: According to the FEMA website, you must have all HVAC units and ductwork professionally cleaned to remove soot, smoke, and ash residue. Having these integral parts in a home routinely inspected is critical to prolonging the life of these systems. 
  • Method #5: While you may be busy focusing on cleaning structural areas of your West End home, don’t forget knick-knacks and other items that may seem “random.” It may only be a small part of your home’s belongings, but washing and dusting these will go a long way in removing offensive smoke odors and preventing the smell from lingering.
  • Method #6: Indeed, smoke molecules left behind post-fire have a way of clinging to walls, furniture, and other areas of your West End home. If the intense smell doesn’t show any signs of leaving, you may need to hire professionals to remove airborne contaminants through air scrubbers and deodorization agents

What Procedures Do We Conduct For Carpet And Fabric Upholstery Cleaning? 

  • Each fabric tells its own story, so it may seem like all is lost when the smoke odors envelop the textiles. When you call us, you are protecting your investment because we have a host of cleaning options to match any carpet or upholstery. 
  • For short-pile carpets, we do bonnet cleaning, which is a less aggressive cleaning method. 
  • We oversee hot water extraction for all carpet types, a deeper cleaning method to rid your West End home of any smoke smells from carpets and upholstery. 
  • For deeply soiled areas, a deluxe precondition and rinse is the way to go. 
  • And many more!



When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here for you! It’s already stressful enough to deal with the checklist of to-dos after fire damage to your West End home, and we understand. To make the process simpler for you, we even work with your insurance company to manage the paperwork when you file a claim. Our goal is to get your life back to normal as soon as possible, so when you contact us, we arrive on the scene almost immediately because we know disaster doesn’t set a schedule to make a bang. We won’t keep you waiting! Call us at (615) 242-9391 for a stress-free restoration experience. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Why Pick SERVPRO For Your Disaster Restoration Calamities In Green Hills?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

When you call SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, you know you are calling the best in restoration! As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can count on us to set the bar higher. We have over 1,700 franchises in the US and Canada, so we are positioned to be at the disaster scene in a matter of minutes. We also have a commercial large loss division supervised by an operations manager to ensure seamless communication and effective mitigation. We only dispatch the most trained professionals onto the scene! 

In What Types Of Disasters Does SERVPRO Specialize? 

  • Fire Damage Restoration includes smoke damage restoration, soot cleanup, and water damage from firefighting efforts. If you prolong water damage restoration, you will find mold colonies growing. You can see that damage is often a cyclical process- when one thing happens, you want to act quickly so something else doesn’t plague your Green Hills home or business! 
  • Our water damage technicians specialize in applied structural drying, odor control, and fabric cleaning services. We also use water extraction equipment and moisture detection equipment so that the musty odors from water damage don’t linger!
  • If water damage has led to mold, we have the experts ready to take care of a mold infestation! Our team is trained in applied microbial remediation, which rids your Green Hills property of any contaminants left behind by mold and stops harmful bacteria growth.
  • While predicting a storm’s path is challenging, our disaster recovery teams are trained in major storms and catastrophic events like tornadoes and hurricanes. 

What Else Sets SERVPRO Of Belle Meade And West Nashville Apart From The Rest? 

  • If you need property damage restoration, give SERVPRO a call! Our corporate training facilities prioritize initial training and continuous education to properly understand IICRC industry certifications.
  • Our training includes employee certification and e-Learnings to keep restoration and sanitation best practices top of mind. We also drive home the importance of professionalism and effective communication throughout these courses.  
  • Our experience in specialty cleaning services ranges from trauma and crime scene to air ducts and HVAC units. A clean home or business keeps everyone safe, comfortable, and better able to concentrate. An organized mind will reflect on your surroundings, so why not commit to a cleaner environment? SERVPRO can do that for you! 




At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we are experienced in both residential AND commercial restoration! As the Angie’s List Super Service Award recipients and cloaked with the Better Business Bureau Accredited Business title, we are committed to being an active member of this community. Being a locally owned and operated business, our team knows every nook and cranny of the Nashville area, so we’re nearby and ready to take on any of your restoration calamities in Green Hills. Whether you need us for a routine cleaning or full-scale disaster restoration, contact us at (615) 242-9391, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.” 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

The Lowdown On Commercial Restoration Services In Bellevue

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

In the world of business, it is essential to keep up your Bellevue commercial property’s appearance. The cleanliness of your business shows your customers that you are reliable and care about the well-being of your building. A workplace that gleams and glitters is a sign of trust and reliability to clients and potential clients. Not only does a spotless workplace benefit your customers, but it also benefits your employees who will be more productive in a clean environment. Below, we have listed the scope of our commercial cleaning services, including everything you need to know about our personalized Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. 



All That Glitters IS Gold: What Kinds Of Commercial Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Offer? 

  • The typical wear and tear of daily operations can take a toll on your Bellevue commercial property’s appearance. You may not have the time or the expertise to deep clean your office building. 
  • When grime, dirt, and moisture challenges go beyond your janitorial staff’s capabilities, it’s time to give SERVPRO a call! You can rely on us to get your workspace looking its best whether you’re concerned about odor removal or deep cleaning flooring

We also offer several specialty cleaning services, including:



What Do You Need To Know About Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned For Your Bellevue Commercial Property? 

  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our defensive pathogen cleaning program. In a nutshell, it’s proactive viral pathogen cleaning. This system goes beyond regular janitorial cleaning practices.
  • We bring a higher standard of cleanliness wherever we go because we have over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination!
  • This program is built on the 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify. 
  • We tailor a cleaning program based on your Bellevue facility’s unique needs when you consult us. 
  • Next, we get down to business by initiating an expert deep clean based on the agreed-upon plan using our proprietary EPA-Approved, Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. We also adhere to all levels of safety regulations set by the CDC.   
  • Finally, you’ll receive a shield posted on your business’s front window. This image certifies your commitment to upholding the highest cleanliness levels for the well-being of your employees, customers, and community. 



Does your Bellevue business need a good clean? SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is your #1 in commercial restoration! Being a business ourselves, we know how integral your business’s image is to the overall brand. You want to make an impact in your community, but not in a negative way. Contact us at (615) 242-9391 to learn what kinds of commercial restoration and cleaning services we provide- we’ve got everything from air ducts and HVAC to vandalism! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.  

What Building Services Does SERVPRO Offer After Water Damage?

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can come from several sources - a leaking pipe, a running faucet, a washing machine overflow, or even a natural disaster such as flooding or storm damage. While prolonged exposure to water damage leads to mold and odor issues, you don’t have to wait- call the professionals! At SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to properly restore your Nashville commercial building. The water damage restoration process is three-fold: it involves the water removal, cleanup, and drying process, which we document to verify that your Nashville property has been dried thoroughly. We also work with your insurance provider to manage the paperwork for a stress-free claims process. When we’re through the restoration journey, your Nashville business will be at its preloss condition or better!



What Types Of Building Services Can SERVPRO Of Belle Meade And West Nashville Provide? 

  • When your business has been affected by water damage, the immediate concern should be implementing temporary measures until the experts arrive to prevent further damage. 
  • These measures can include placing roof tarps and boarding up to remove debris and secure the building. 
  • We offer a full range of building restoration services, including document drying and drywall installation to furniture restoration and floor repairs (hardware AND linoleum). 

What Does The Water Damage Restoration Process Look Like In Nashville? 

  • It is crucial to note that every water damage scenario is different, but the general process stays the same. 
  • Once you call us, a representative will walk you through the crisis and ask several questions to help us understand the scope of damage and types of equipment to bring. 
  • After we gather information, the water extraction process starts almost immediately. This is because the drywall will break down, and furniture starts to crack along with a musty odor that will overtake your Nashville property if water damage is not taken care of ASAP. 
  • Once we finish the extraction process, drying and dehumidification begin. We use specialized equipment to access the remaining water hidden in plain sight. Our knowledgeable team uses room measurements, relative humidity, and temperature to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers to bring for drying your property. 
  • Next, we clean and sanitize all restorable structures and items damaged by water. Our team is trained to remove odors and deodorize your property through a number of techniques
  • Finally, the restoration process begins! This means we restore your Nashville business to its preloss condition through a series of major or minor repairs



Does your Nashville commercial building need to be restored? The first step is simple- reach out to us at (615) 242-9391! With our fast, 24-hour emergency service, you can count on us to be there when you need us. We know that an immediate response mitigates damage more efficiently and minimizes the cleaning and restoration costs. Because water can easily absorb into furniture, walls, and floors, we will immediately start the water extraction process. Don’t wait for the water damage to cause a permanent stain on your Nashville property- contact us today! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

5 Smart Strategies To Maintain Your Belle Meade Property After Storm Damage

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Southern rains nourish crops and bring a much-needed refuge from dry, humid days. While a moderate amount of rainfall is good for sustenance, too much of it can have the opposite effect. Nashville is primarily known for major storms like tornadoes which o