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Finding the Best Restoration Company for You | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

black smoke coming out of windows from a burning house Having a team on your side after a disaster can help relieve stress. SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville is here to help when a fire strikes.

It is important to practice fire preparedness year-round, but as we move into the winter months, this is a good time to make sure you are ready. According to the Red Cross, winter months are when we can expect to see the most house fires out of the entire year.

Not only is creating a home fire escape plan for your household an important part of preparedness, but so is finding a company you trust to help with the restoration following a fire so you can set the process in motion quickly after the flames cease.

<h3process-for-home-fire-restoration">Our Process for Home Fire Restoration

The restoration following a house fire must be complete and thorough to be effective. The structural elements of your home, your belongings and your air supply are all impacted during a fire, and restoring these things to their pre-fire state is our main objective. Here are the methods we use to restore homes after a fire:

Structural Cleaning

Restoring the structural elements of a home consists of cleaning and repairing any floors, drywall portions or other sections that have been impacted. We will first perform tests to determine how your damage is spread through the home and what work should be done, then our technicians will begin taking action to remove the soot, smoke and flames from these items.

Content Cleaning

We understand how important the contents of your home are, and in most cases, it is more cost-effective to restore rather than to replace. By utilizing tools for both wet and dry cleaning, we are able to handle a variety of items and return them to their pre-fire state. Most upholstery, wood surfaces, art and technology are within our scope of restoration.

Deodorization Services

The residual smell of smoke can persist long after the flames are extinguished, and removing airborne soot particles is extremely important due to the health risks they can pose. Our technicians will strategize the best air purification method for your home, using air scrubbers and other tools to deodorize the air and ensure any hazardous particles are removed.

If you’ve been affected by a fire, reach out to us right away! We are here 247 to help you recover.

How to handle sewage back up | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

sewage backup SERVPRO logo with water damage

There are many types of water damage that can effect a house, however there is probably none worse than having a sewage back up.

The backup of sewer water can come from a multitude of sources that often are discovered too late for the homeowner. Some of the backups are caused by a simple blockage in the sewer line; whereas, others may be more severe such as cracked or collapsed sewer pipes.

If you find sewage within your home here are the first steps you should take:

  1. Do not go near the water
  2. Evacuate all children or pets from area
  3. Call a water restoration expert

By following these three steps, you will be able to ensure the safety of everyone within your household. In addition to ensuring safety, you will be able to salvage more of your personal property by not waiting to take action.

If you have experienced sewer water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Highly Trained Professionals make the difference | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

trained professionals SERVPRO logo with highly trained professional behind

There is an old adage that goes “if you think a professional is expense, try hiring an amateur.” At SERVPRO, we believe in this wholeheartedly! Not only do we believe this, but we have ingrained this as one of our core values.

As a SERVPRO franchise, we take training very serious; and know that the only way to provide the best quality of service to our customers is by employing the best of the best.

Most restoration companies follow the standard for cleaning and restoration set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC); but not all restoration companies employee trained individuals.

As part of raising the standard here at SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville we not only have our management team certified through IICRC; but take it a step further, by having our technicians and sales team certified as well.

By having trained professionals, we can ensure that we are providing the best quality of work to all of our customers!

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Most Common Cause of Electrical Fires | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

fire prevention week SERVPRO logo with fire behind

Electrical fires are often the most preventable types of fires that occur in the United States. Nearly 7% of all residential fires over the last two years were classified as electrical fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

A common misconception is that electrical fires typically occur within the kitchen or while no one is at home. However, an electrical fire will most likely while occupants are home and begin within a bedroom.

There are many steps that individuals can take to eliminate the hazards that are commonly associated to electrical fires.

The most common causes of electrical fires:

  1. Wiring
  2. Light Fixtures
  3. Faulty outlets/appliances
  4. Space heaters
  5. Extension Cords

Our hope is that you will be able to detect potential igniters within your home to ensure that your home is safe from preventable fires.

If you have experienced fire damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Five Most Common Cause of Water Damage| SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

flooded house SERVPRO logo with water damage to the home

Household water damage is a very common issue that effect many homeowners when they least expect it. The causes of water damage can come from a long list of potential issues, the most of which are preventable.

The issue of unwanted water within your home can cause damage to your home that could last long after the water is detected and removed. It is very important that if you detect water within your home that you call a professional to ensure that the water has been properly removed.

Below we have five of the most common causes of water damage:

  1. Leaking/Burst Pipes
  2. Plumbing Issues
  3. Worn or Faulty Household Appliances
  4. HVAC Units
  5. Clogged Gutters

By identifying these five common cause, we hope that you will be able to more easily detect potential water issues within your home.

If you have experienced fire damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Three ways to stay safe after a storm | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

tree on house SERVPRO logo with tree on house

There are many articles and suggestions on how to stay safe prior to and during a storm, but not many people ever share tips on how to maintain safety after the storm has passed.

Often times after a storm individuals want to go out and assess the damage done to their community, but this will typically lead to more issues for the emergency personnel and those working to restore the town.

Below are three easy steps to ensure your safety following a storm:

  1. Do not venture outside until it has been declared safe
  2. Stay away from downed power lines and avoid standing water
  3. Leave and do not enter buildings that have sustained structural damage

By following these three steps, the safety of yourself and those around you will be significantly increased.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Are all winds the same? | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Wind Storm Damage High winds can cause damage to home or property. Call your storm expert!

While most people know the difference between winds. Caused by tornadoes and straight-line winds, most people do not realize there are actually many types of winds. It is important to understand what types of damages could come to your home, based on the types of winds.

The types of wind damage include:

  1. Straight-line
  2. Tornado
  3. Cyclone
  4. Downdrafts
  5. Downbursts
  6. Microburst
  7. Gust Fronts
  8. Derechos
  9. Haboobs
  • Bow echoes

It is also important to know what types of winds to expect, because every insurance policy is different in regards to the types of coverage that is extended. In the event of wind damage contact your insurance agent as quickly as possible.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts 247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Four steps to follow post storm | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

tree on house Fallen tree on house

Following a storm can be very stressful for all individuals involved, but particularly stressful for homeowners that incurred damage to their property.

While it is not always the same advice that should be given depending on the severity of damage, most industry experts have agreed that there are four sure steps to ensure that your damage is properly indemnified.

The four proven steps post storm are:

  1. Document the damage by taking photos
  2. Eliminate the risk of more damage
  3. Review your insurance policy for potential coverage
  4. Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible

If you follow these four steps you will be able to more efficiently navigate through the clean-up process following a storm.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Fire Prevention Week | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville's fire prevention week SERVPRO logo with Fire behind

Often times most household fires are very preventable. Many times we get caught up in the routine of life; which is when accidents occur. Each year the National Fire Prevention Association works tirelessly to bring to the attention to the public of just how preventable fires are.

Fire Prevention Week was brought about as a way to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which was started on October 8, 1871. The Great Chicago Fire resulted in the deaths of 250 people, left thousands homeless, and destroyed nearly 20,000 structures. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge officially named the first week of October as Fire Prevention Week.

Remember these three tips to help prevent fires in your household:

  1. Unplug any electrical device when not in use.
  2. Do not store any flammable items in places that may become hot.
  3. Use caution while in the kitchen.

By remembering these three simple tips, you can significantly decrease your chances for having a household fire.

If you have experienced fire damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Picking the Right Restoration Company for You | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville's green work van with SERVPRO logo at clean up site A quick response from SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville ensures your Clean-up and Restoration needs are professionally completed.

When damages occur in your home, having the right restoration company to work with is vital. Because it can be such a stress-ridden time, the company you work with will make a big difference in how smooth the overall process will be.

From the damages they handle to how long they take to respond, it is important to research many things before making your decision.

What to Look For

When you are researching restoration companies, it is important to assess what will give you peace of mind. How much you trust the company you work with will go a long way in how comfortable you feel with the restoration process, so it is important you can identify what’s important to you.

Here are some qualities to look for to know the restoration company is the right one:

They Have Varied Restoration Expertise

It is rare that damages are a black-and-white issue because so many events cause homeowners to need multiple types of restoration. Often water damage can cause issues with a home’s structure or fire damage will release toxic particles into the air. As a restoration company that has seen many of these scenarios first-hand, we are prepared to handle any of it when you call.

They’re Prepared to Respond

Being prepared for damages does not mean we only work during business hours—we have an emergency line available 247 so you can give us a call at any hour. You should never be stuck waiting on a restoration company to get back to you, which is why we’re always here.

They Take Training Seriously

Our technicians are leaders in the restoration industry because they were trained well from the beginning. We start with the standards from the IICRC and build a training program from there that ensures they are experts in the most advanced methodologies.

They Can Handle Big Disasters, Too

We are proud of being a local business, but we also have a network of 1,700 franchises around the country to call upon if we need help. This means there will never be any discrepancies in our level of service between a localized response and a regional one—whether it is a small kitchen fire or city-wide storm damage, we have the resources to handle both.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts 247 so we can address your damages quickly.