SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville - Why should you check walls for cracks?
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Older houses and new builds all have their host of accents that we were not expecting. Often the sight of a crack makes homeowners cringe with fear. SERVPRO in East Nashville wants to try and help you understand why not all cracks are a homeowner’s worst nightmare.
The only way to truly determine the impact of a crack that you have found in your home is to hire a professional (expert) to physically examine the issue. However, you may have the ability to examine and determine if the crack that you have uncovered deserves more attention.
Houses often settle within a short period of time after being constructed, although, the settling process can also take years. So we recommend you keep an eye out for cracks that may show up in your home. Small minor wall cracks are normally the sign of the gentle settling process of a home after construction. If you see horizontal crack lines, gaping cracks, and separation - this may need your attention and can be signs of more major issues.
In the event that you notice a vertical crack on your wall that is beginning at the top (apex) of where your wall and ceiling meet - this is normally a sign of a settling issue. However, a horizontal crack that has more of a jagged appearance - this can be a more dire situation and can be a sign that you have foundation shifting - or water damage.
If the crack you find has a stair-step appearance (running both horizontal and vertical) - this can be a situation that happens if you have an unfinished basement. The stair-stepping crack has the potential to be a result of soil settling beneath the center of your wall.
At SERVPRO we recommend that you call an engineer to properly determine what a crack that you have found truly means. After an inspection - if it is determined that you have water damage or dealing with the aftermath of a storm - please call SERVPRO in East Nashville at (615) 488-8670.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Who to use for Home & Business restoration...
Often at the moment that a tragedy happens at your house or business - determining who the best to call for estimates & repairs is difficult. Many people rely on a Google search, their insurance agent, or a friend.
SERVPRO in Nashville understands and encourages you to try all the listed to determine who is going to make sure you and your home/business are treated as if it is theirs and also have the expertise to work with your insurance company, determine best practices and get the job done right.
There are several high-level points to go through when deciding who to help restore your home or business after a disaster has struck.
What are other people saying about the company?
In today’s digital era we have been inundated buy reviews, stars, “likes”, thumbs up/down...how do you trust reviews that you see online? At SERVPRO - we encourage all our customers to leave us a review. Good, or Bad - we want o make sure we know what our clients think of us and how we are doing. When you read reviews, have a keen eye on what sounds legit. Often you can tell when a review is real - At SERVPRO - we value our work and clients. Please see some of our reviews here.
How long has the company been around?
Businesses in this industry are often popping up or showing up during/after an event happens, or there is the chance that people are desperate to find people to help restore their house or business. It is worth taking some time looking into a company and the length of time they have been doing business, and business specifically in your area. SERVPRO has been around since 1967. SERVPRO in East Nashville has been around helping people for decades - the owner and his wife live in Nashville - please see the link to learn more about us!
Are the people working on your house trained?
Far too often the people working on your house (or business) - giving estimates, and trying to “sell” you - have little to no experience in home and business restoration. We always recommend asking the right questions before signing or setting an estimate from companies. It is encouraged to ask them what makes them qualified to do the work? What kind of training do they have? We recommend you visit our website and read about some of the training that we do at SERVPRO - click here for details.
At the end of the day - the most important thing is that you and your family are safe, and find the right help for any damage to your home or business. After doing your own homework - we are confident that SERVPRO is the company you choose to work with - Please do not hesitate to reach out 24/7 and speak with a SERVPRO agent at our East Nashville location: (615) 488-8670
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville IICRC, Why is it important?
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The mission of the IICRC is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries. At SERVPRO in East Nashville - serving Madison and Goodlettsville we are proud and pride ourselves on the highest standard of restorations competencies. Our SERVPRO business goes to great length to make sure that not only is our corporate identity constantly doing what they can to makes sure every customer is taken care of. Ensuring each job and client believes that their property (home or business) is restored to “Like it never even happened.” Our local Nashville branch in East Nashville also follows all steps to ensure our staff and people doing work are trained at the highest level.
The IICRC is one of the qualifications that SERVPRO in East Nashville takes very seriously. It is not just a designation that you send a check to - the IICRC is a course that requires testing, studying having continuing education. We recommend that when you choose a restoration company, that you look to make sure that the company you go with is IICRC certified.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about SERVPRO services or know more about the IICRC certification - please contact SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville at (615) 488-8670.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Why SERVPRO in East Nashville?
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When you are looking for a company to restore your home or business - it is a difficult task and can be a daunting decision. Internet searches, reviews, social media, word of mouth, referrals...there is a lot of noise to decipher through when trusting a company with your most valuable asset.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison, Goodlettsville - understands and ready to field any calls to help you feel safe that you are in the right hands. We are open 24/7 at (615) 488-8670, and we encourage you to reach out and let us know what is happening, answer any questions, and how we can help you.
We are locally owned and operated right here in Nashville Tennessee. SERVPRO in East Nashville is part of your community as well. It is not just another job, we believe in restoring our own neighborhoods and business district to be restored in the highest quality and standards.
At SERVPRO in East Nashville, we believe in being certified, trained, and educated - knowing how to detect and remedy any of the issues going on at your business and home. Some of our certifications are:
- AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
- CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
- CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
- CRT - Color Repair Technician
- ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
- FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
- FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- HST - Health and safety Technician
- OCT - Odor Control Technician
- OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
- OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
- RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
- RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
- SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
- UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
- WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
SERVPRO in East Nashville is specialized in being able to service all your restoration needs including:
SERVPRO in East Nashville, Maddison, and Goodlettsville is grateful for you and looks forward to serving you and your family call 24/7: (615) 488-8670.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Commercial Properties are not immune
SERVPRO can take care of your commercial damage
Goodlettsville, TN - Commercial properties are not shielded from or immune to water, fire, and other disasters. When such disasters strike, commercial property owners and businesses need to have the best restoration companies on speed dial to prevent further damages and more expensive restoration costs. At SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville, the team specializes in restoring commercial properties that have been hit hard by disasters.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville has been in business for decades. The team of water and fire damage restoration professionals pride themselves on offering a 24-hour service that allows commercial property owners and businesses to call on them at any time, day or night.
Boasting of a team that is on standby 24/7, SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville ensures that each client gets the chance to enjoy fast response services from the team whenever disaster strikes. The water damage restoration crew also boasts of the latest equipment and machinery that allows them to get the job done as fast as possible.
Describing their Nashville Commercial Restoration services, Charlie Brooks, the spokesperson for the company said, “Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients and customers. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24 hours a day to restore your Nashville property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of over 1,700 locations to handle large commercial projects and major storm events in Nashville and throughout the country.”
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville, and its team focus their commercial services on a wide range of facilities including small office buildings, apartment buildings, large office and high rise office buildings, restaurants, small retail stores, hotels and motels, large retail stores and big box stores, high-rise residential apartments, government or military facilities, as well as manufacturing or industrial facilities.
Commercial property owners in need of restoration services can call on the team at SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville for honest pricing and exceptional service delivery when it comes to services like commercial water damage restoration, commercial fire damage restoration, commercial mold remediation, commercial storm damage cleanup, and disaster recovery services.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville is located at 210 N Main St Suite 106, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, US. For all commercial cleaning and restoration services, contact their team by calling (615) 488-8670 or send an email to info@SERVPRO10765.com. For additional information regarding their services, visit the company’s website.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville Ways to Minimize Water Damage
We can help with any size water damage
Water damage can come in many different forms and oftentimes you as the homeowner, renter, and business owner have a heads up when it comes to natural events. Although, there are also times when water damage is caused by unforeseeable issues. These can occur when pipes break, there is a drip that went unnoticed/or unfixed, damaged water heaters, a faucet left on unattended…
At SERVPRO of East Nashville, we want to make sure that you take the precautionary measures to help minimize the cost that water can cause.
How do we take proactive measures for many of life’s water damages that can occur?
Be sure to look at household and business items that can be elevated from the floor or locked in place. These items include but are not limited to:
- Electrical panels
- Propane tanks
- and Heating Systems
If possible, it is always a good idea to waterproof your basement and crawl space. Other options are to install a water alarm and maintain a working sump pump - this can help reduce water build up in case of flooding (it is a good idea to install a battery-operated backup in case of power failure).
On the exterior of your home or business be sure to check your gutters and clear them of any debris. By clearing out the debris you can avoid water backing up and running over your gutter system.
In the event that you are anticipating flooding, it is advisable to raise furniture off of the ground level, and cover electronics with plastic. Also, secure any valuables that could be damaged by the flooding.
You can raise your furniture off the ground with items as simple as cinderblocks from a local hardware store. Purchasing plastic is also advisable - this can be used to cover the electronics and other household items that could be damaged due to water.
Ultimately, SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison & Goodlettsville is most concerned with your safety. Take precautions in any water event that is occurring to keep you and your family safe.
We can help take care of any damages that may occur. Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss measures for flooding and repairs that may need to be taken care of.
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SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison & Goodlettsville Causes of Water Damage
Water damage caused from a leak
What can cause water damage?
Often at SERVPRO in East Nashville Maddison & Goodlettsville, we respond to water damage in homes and businesses after the damage has already occurred. It is not uncommon for us to hear homeowners and business owners say they wish they aware of what was happening before it turned out so devastating and costly.
Unwanted water in the home can come from several places from faulty or old appliances to leaky/cracked pipes. When you first notice water be sure to turn off your water main (make sure you determine where that is on your property). Then call your insurance agent or SERVPRO (615) 488-8670 - if the water damage is substantial.
Some common water issues can occur from the below. We recommend you spend time to look through the below and check your home or business.
Leaking Pipes (or even broken pipes)
A busted pipe - or a leaking pipe is one of the more common reasons we at SERVPRO see water damage in homes. This can happen due to temperature changes - since we are entering the colder season, this is a very important item to check on. It can also be caused due to unregulated water pressure - it is a good idea to have your water pressure checked to make sure your home is safe.
Washing machines, hot water tanks, dishwashers, and refrigerators are common water disasters. Cracked pipes or hoses going into appliances should be checked regularly to make sure they look solid and free from cracks or drying. If you notice a pipe or hose that looks deteriorated - we recommend you look into changing it. Also, if you notice the smallest of leaks - get that appliance checked as soon as possible.
Issues with Plumbing:
Toilets, showers, and faucets are items in your home that can often have water issues and go a long time without even being noticed. It is a good idea to have annual checks done by professionals to make sure that your plumbing is not having any issues. Being proactive can save a lot of heartache in the future.
We at SERVPRO in East Nashville understand that you are often surprised by water accumulation. Please take a moment and see everything that we do every day to makes sure your home is restored to the way it was (SEE HERE).
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Time is Critical for Your Business
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison Goodlettsville is continually monitoring all projects in order to complete your commercial projects. SERVPRO is rapid as possible, all-the-while keeping the highest of standards to make sure you and your property are restored back “Like it never even happened.”
Time is not on your side.
If your business (or home) experiences a water issue, flooding, busted pipe, or any unforeseen water event - time can be your greatest enemy. Water that has gone undetected or not treated properly can result in devastating and costly ancillary damage as well and above from the initial water damage.
Seeing and dealing with water in a timely manner is significant in such a case that left unattended can become increasingly more detrimental than what initially could have been mitigated. Regardless of whether to your business property or to your wellbeing. Below are a few secondary issues that water may create in your commercial business.
- Structural damage at your commercial building:
Water can be devastating at your business if gone undetected or mitigated incorrectly. Structural supports, walls, beams, and anything that is not intended for water can be damaged severely and why SERVPRO or East Nashville is hypercritical when dealing with any water event at your place of business.
- Additional Financial Expenses:
Along with structural damages. Water can have an increase in your utility bills. This can be done by destroying the integrity of your insulation. When insulation is compromised, the cost of cooling and heating your business can become more difficult and costly.
- Mildew - Mold - and Health:
Water leaks can cause mold and mildew that can go undetected for long periods of time. At SERVPRO in East Nashville, our professional staff is dedicated to knowing the signs and causes of mold. Which can have effects on your health, and the cost of remediation in the future. We recommend you see our information on mold located here.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison, Goodlettsville is always available 24/7 - (615) 488-8670 - to answer any calls and answer your questions that you may have regarding any water issue in your place of business or residential property.
Commercial Cleaning & COVID - SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned with SERVPRO logo
Although COVID-19 has been headline news on a daily basis throughout 2020, SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison, and Goodlettsville understands that there is still business happening, and additional cleaning services for your commercial business must stay of high priority to you and SERVPRO. From air ducts to horrible odor to commercial business being vandalized. SERVPRO has commercial cleaning services available to make sure that when your patrons visit they are seeing the best your business has to offer, and are safe. If you have any issues regarding your commercial cleaning needs, we recommend you visit our page that speaks to all the cleaning services that we provide.
If your business has been contaminated by COVID or you are looking to ensure the best precautions have been taken to avoid COVID at your place of business, we highly recommend you research our COVID information page here.
The safety and security of our customers and their place of business is critical to not only your business but to our community as a whole.
Become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!
As stated on our website:
Our new defensive pathogen cleaning program goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.
So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:
- Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
- Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
- Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.
For any questions on our commercial cleaning, or our COVID Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, visit our website or call (615) 868-5324.
SERVPRO in East Nashville - The only number you need for commercial restoration
From commercial to residential we've got you covered!
At SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville we are here 24/7 for your business commercial restoration needs.
We can be reached at any time of the day at (615) 488-8670. Your property and your business is invaluable to your way of life, and success. If at any time it has been damaged in a flood, fire, mold, storm damage, or exposure to COVID-19, you need the Nashville professional restoration company, SERVPRO.
Locally operated SERVPRO of East Nashville is recognized as the number 1, best restoration company in the Nashville Market.
Every job that we at SERVPRO approach is from a place of compassion and understanding how vital your business and commercial property is. It is our responsibility to make sure the process of restoring your business and property is as stress-free, and fast as possible - making sure it gets done right.
We pride ourselves on our staff, our relationships within the community, and professional rapport with insurance companies and agents.
Knowing the importance of reputation, and the highest standard of care, SERVPRO makes sure our staff is trained and dedicated to serving our community. We are recognized throughout the Nashville market as the top restoration company and ensure that our reputation continues to outshine all other restoration companies in the East Nashville market.
In the event that your business or commercial property is damaged, make sure that SERVPRO - (615) 488-8670 is the restoration company you use. Please review what our customers are saying about our services here: SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison, Goodlettsville