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Busiess Owners Must Have a Disaster Recovery Plan in Place to Limit Loss

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial building servpro logo SERVPRO will be ble to get your company back up and running quickly after a disaster strikes!

In the past few years, disaster has struck Nashville in many different forms. In 2008, a major flood crippled our city and caused residents to rebuild their lives. More recently in 2011, an EF-4 tornado touched down in East Nashville causing widespread destruction throughout the area. These events are happening more frequently than ever before and it's important for business owners to have a plan in place if disaster strikes again. Contacting SERVPRO when these disasters strike is crucial because they will be able to get your company back up and running quickly!

Top Ways to Be Prepared for a Disaster

-Find a safe location to store the company's documents in a waterproof container.

-Create a checklist to be used when disaster strikes. The checklist should include different things such as where to find important documents and maps of the surrounding area.

-Learn how to shut off utilities when disaster strikes. Identify the water valves, gas shut off, and power switches for when disaster strikes.

-Learn how to effectively clean up after a disaster that has struck your business, such as water damage from floods or fire damage from fires that have been put out.

-Utilize an alarm system so you will know when you have been touched by a natural disaster to minimize any further risk of loss.

If your business experiences damage from a disaster, contact SERVPRO so they can help you with the cleanup process. If the natural disaster is water-based, SERVPRO will have to first dry out all of the environment so that any more damage does not occur. The company will come in with clean-up equipment and personnel to help remove any remaining water or moisture for your company to selectively reoccupy the space.

If your business experiences fire damage - not only can the fire damage wreak havoc on a company but the damages from fire are not limited to the actual fire. Smoke can infiltrate nearly any nook or cranny, causing lingering poisons that can persist long after the fire is extinguished. SERVPRO recognizes this and offers a full suite of fire damage solutions for both emergency and post-fire scenarios.

When it comes to fire damage, SERVPRO is your one-stop-shop for all your restoration needs. SERVPRO's fire remediation services include everything from fire damage clean up to complete reconstruction.

It's important to be prepared for disaster. No matter what size disaster, SERVPRO can help. SERVPRO specializes in water, fire, and mold damage clean up, so no matter the type of disaster, they have the expertise to get you back on your feet.

Contact SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville when disaster strikes at (615) 868-5324

Shut-off Valve for Your Business

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Commerical storage room Do you know where the "wye" valve is in your business?

A disaster can happen at any time, anywhere. It's important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario when it does. One of your biggest concerns will be shutting off utilities if there is a break in the stormwater pipe or gas line. To help you prepare, we have compiled information on where commercial shutoff valves are located and how to locate them during an emergency situation. This way, you'll know what needs to get turned off in order to prevent further damage from happening!

Commercial shut-off valves are located in a variety of places inside a building. They might be in the basement, in the yard, or even inside the building. The location will depend on what type of business you have and if there are high-pressure gas lines that need to be shut off. Below are some helpful hints to finding your valves:

Look for an opening where there is a handle and a piece of pipe that goes up through the wall. This is known as an "wye" valve and you'll need to shut off both sides of it to stop water or gas from leaking into your building if there is a break.

If you don't find any valves on the outside of your property, look inside your building for valves located near hallways or other interior passages. Now, find out what type of business you have so that you can identify which valves will need to be shut off and in what order.

If you can't find your commercial shut-off valves, call SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville at 615-868-5324.

Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage all over floor A frozen pipe burst in this breakroom and caused a water damage.

If you're a business owner, you know that frozen pipes can lead to big losses. Not only is there the cost of repairing the pipes, but also the loss of revenue from having your business shut down. That's why it's important to take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place. In this blog post, we'll talk about how pipes freeze and some tips to help you avoid them. We'll also provide information on what to do if your pipes do freeze. So don't wait - read on for helpful advice!

To prevent frozen pipes in your business, take the following steps:

  1. Keep the thermostat set at a moderate temperature, ideally between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Inspect your pipes for any cracks or leaks and fix them as soon as possible.
  3. Insulate your pipes with foam insulation or pipe wrap.
  4. Install a heating tape or cable on your pipes.
  5. Make sure that your employees know how to deal with frozen pipes if they occur.

If you experience frozen pipes, take the following steps:

  1. Shut off the water supply to the affected area.
  2. Thaw the pipes using a hairdryer, heat lamp, or space heater

If you experience frozen pipes, don't wait - call SERVPRO East Nashville at 615.868.5324 for help. We'll send a team of experts to thaw your pipes and get your business back up and running quickly. We know how important it is for your business to stay up and running, and we'll do everything we can to help you avoid a frozen pipe disaster. Or visit us online at

Conserving Water in Your Commercial Business

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

conserve water Be wise when you use water at work

Conserving Water in Your Commercial Business: Tips from SERVPRO East Nashville

Commercial businesses use a lot of water- more than the average person realizes. From restrooms and kitchens to production and cleaning, there are a lot of places where water is being used constantly. It's important to be aware of ways that you can conserve water in your business in order to save money on your monthly utility bills, help the environment, and prevent flooding. Here are some tips from our team at SERVPRO East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville!

  1. Use water-efficient fixtures
  2. Fix leaks promptly
  3. Check toilets for running water
  4. Rewash dishes in the dishwasher instead of handwashing them
  5. Collect rainwater in barrels or reservoirs
  6. Install devices that recycle cooling towers and condensate water

Commercial businesses can save a lot of money by conserving water. In fact, according to the EPA, businesses can save up to 30% on their monthly water bills by making changes like the ones listed above. That's a lot of money that can be put back into your business!

If you are experiencing water issues in your commercial business, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at SERVPRO East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville. We can help you assess the situation and provide solutions to help you conserve water and avoid flooding. Our number is (615) 488-8670. We are here to help!

East Nashville SERVPRO - Trained and ready when your business needs us

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration We make it "Like it never even happened."

East Nashville SERVPRO – Trained and ready when your Business need us!

When you need to make repairs to your business, it can be stressful. You want the work done right the first time and at a reasonable cost. That's why SERVPRO offers professional training to its franchisees. With this training, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which means that they'll get your repairs done right the first time. We also use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure that we're getting things done quickly and efficiently so you don't have to wait around for us!

If you live in East Nashville, you know that we're always here for you! When you need help with any Business repairs, we'll be there as quickly as possible. It's never been easier to get quality customer service and repairs to your business. No matter what time of day it is (or night), our repair crews and technicians will be there throughout the day and night to make sure we can respond as quickly as we can without neglecting the work.

If you need to make repairs to your business, don't wait any longer. Call SERVPRO of East Nashville / Madison / Goodlettsville today at (615) 488-8670! Our repair crews are available 24/7, and we'll work hard to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. We understand that when your business is damaged, it can be a very stressful time. That's why we're here to help you every step of the way.

So don't wait any longer. Call us today at (615) 488-8670.

Why speed matters after a fire

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Pure speed Every second counts

  1. The fastest approach to react when a fire occurs is with haste. Having a quick response has been observed to minimize the damage, saving money and time. Let's look at why it's essential to be the first on the scene to restore fire damage and who you should call if you have fire damages in the areas immediately surrounding East Nashville. How Soon Should You Remediate Fire Damage? A house fire is one of the most devastating experiences for a homeowner in their lifetime. It is hard to fathom the possibility of having your dream home incinerated, but for many homeowners, this has become a reality. When this happens, many times homeowners will wait to call a fire restoration team until their insurance claim goes through. Unfortunately, because the process might take some time, it's best to get started on drying the structure as quickly as possible to avoid structural issues or mold from all of the excess dampness. Don’t Touch Anything. The first step you should take after a fire is to evaluate the losses your house has suffered. There will be smoke damage to your walls, wallpaper, and paint after a fire. As much as possible, avoid touching anything in your home after a fire has happened. You may end up aggravating the situation by touching items that have soot on them. It is also advisable to avoid walking around your home after the fire has been put out because this can worsen the damages. Separate Damaged from Undamaged Items After an insurance adjuster has seen your property and you have used SERVPRO of East Nashville to fixit, separate the things that are damaged from those that are not. Check for soot or smoke damage on the ones that are not damaged. If they can be saved, try to fix them by restoring their contents. 
  2.   Who Should You Call For Speedy Fire Damage Restoration? Whether you have been stricken by fire damage recently or what to take a proactive stance to increase the speed of response to a possible fire in the future, it’s important to turn to a team that has a track record for success with fire damage. That company is SERVPRO of East Nashville. Give their office a call at (615) 488-8670 to schedule a thorough consultation for rapid remediation of fire damage.

Preventing loss at your Nashville Business

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Cause and effect One thing leads to another.

  1. When it comes to Business Damage from Water, Fire, Storm, or Flood in Nashville, we're the Experts. As the Experts in Restoration we want to provide you with tips on how to plan for potential issues. Oftentimes it's not a matter of if but when, almost every business will suffer some type of loss from water damage, whether it’s a broken water pipe or a leaky roof or a flood. Almost all Water damage arises from unexpected or disaster types of events, which in turn causes the property or business losses to be quite severe. If you have a water leak, it could damage your property and equipment. It can also make your business close. So make sure to fix the problem as soon as possible. Failure to have a plan in place to handle a water damage loss can be catastrophic and cause you to have to make a call to SERVPRO. Below you will learn what’s important to your organization to help it keep water damage from overtaking your property. What Should Your Plan Be? If you think that there is a chance for water to leak in your house, then put together a kit. This will help you if it does happen. Items that might be included in your kit include: High-volume Shop Vacuum (wet vac. preferred) 
  2.   Discharge hose at 20-40 feet long, to be used with the wet vacuum Heavy duty sorbent brooms If Available a Wide rubber squeegee Filled sandbags (depending on the prospective severity of need)Make sure to store the kits in a place where you will need them quickly, such as your security or mechanical rooms. Teach your staff how to use the items in the kit so that they are ready when they are needed. What to Do If You Experience Water Damage Once you’ve located the leak or ultimate source of the water damage, relocate affected employees aswell as contain the spread of water with your flood control kits talked about above when it’s safe. Make sure to identify and shut off electrical equipment threatened by water and try to remove the water within 72 hours to prevent mold damage. Water damage is bad. If you have water damage, report it toy our insurance company so they can give you money. Even if the damages are small, it is good to tell the insurance company what happened before you start changing things around. Protecting Your East Nashville Business Flooding is a common challenge many businesses face in Nashville, Tennessee. By taking the advice and steps outlined above it can help to reduce your risk of flooding, you can minimize the water damage potential and help ensure that your business prevails. If you’ve been affected by water damage in your organization, call SERVPRO of East Nashville. Contact us 24/7 at (615) 488-8670 and let us help get your property back to preloss condition.

Winter tips from Nashville's water damage experts.

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

  1.      At SERVPRO we are experts when it comes to Water Damage and want to provide helpful hints and tips that can potentially stop disasters before they happen. With Winter approaching, it's a good idea to do a quick routine check around your home or business. Being proactive can help you save hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Here are some ideas to keep your pipes safe this 2021-2022 Winter Season. Shut Off And Drain Your Outdoor Faucets In the winter, your pipes will sometimes break. In order to avoid this, you need to shut off and drain your water supply outside before the cold weather arrives. To do this, remove any water hoses you may have, turn off the water supply at the spigot and drain it from a pipe leading out of it. Once you have removed the hoses, store them inside such as your garage or storage areas. Fix Leaks Now Before the cold weather, you should set an appointment to have your pipes inspected. If there are any leaks, fix them ASAP. Insulate Water Pipes In Unheated Areas Even after insulating the rest of your home, you should still insulate water pipes in unheated or poorly heated areas. You can also insulate your pipes by putting tape-backed insulation on them. That way they will be better insulated during the winter. Help With Water Damage Restoration 
  2.   Protecting your pipes and keeping them warm this Winter can work wonders in preventing any potentially catastrophic freezing. If your property has been stricken by water damage and you’re in need of water restoration services from a trusted team of professionals, call SERVPRO of East Nashville. Contact us 24/7 at (615) 488-8670 and let us help get your property back to preloss condition.

Should I call SERVPRO in Nashville TN?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Pre-mitigation inspection on commercial site a fire can change everything

Should I call SERVPRO in Nashville TN?

East Nashville 

Fire causes billions of dollars in property damage nationwide each year in the U.S. alone. Even though the financial toll is devastating, no dollar amount can quantify the emotional toll that fire damage can have on property owners. The sense of loss and disruption can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are highly trained fire damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO East Nashville that can offer their services to get you back up and running in no time.

Timing Is Critical for Fire Damage Restoration

The sooner you can get a team onto your property to clean up after a fire subsides, the better the chance that damaged property can be salvaged and permanent damage can be avoided. Whereas some fire restoration specialists have limited availability and bandwidth, SERVPRO East Nashville stands behind our guarantee of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability. Our team is ready to jump into action and handle every aspect of fire damage repair the moment they receive a call from a property owner in need.

What Sets SERVPRO East Nashville A Part From Others

Each of our restoration technicians undergo a rigorous training program, focused on learning and executing SERVPRO job processes and most importantly customer service training. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, property owners can rest assured that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our team is also adept at working side by side all major insurance carriers to make sure that your home is brought back to the condition it was in before the fire. By managing your insurance paperwork and process from start to finish, we give property owners the ability to plan for the future in a positive manner.

Call Us When You’re In Need

Of course, fire restoration isn’t the only thing our team excels at. We also pride ourselves on our ability to handle, water, mold, storm and commercial damage scenarios just as well as fire restoration scenarios. If you are a resident of Nashville, TN, and find yourself in need of these critical property restoration solutions, then make sure to call SERVPRO East Nashville at (615) 868-5324 today!

SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Commercial Properties are not immune

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Damage 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 For additional information regarding their services, visit the company’s website.

SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville Time is Critical for Your Business

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Services - image of buildings outside Commercial property

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal 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

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial & Residential building next to each other 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

No Loss is the same | SERVPRO® of East Nashville/Madison/Goodlettsville

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Nashville IICRC trained professionals

When it comes time to experience a water or fire damage, even if you have experienced one before, it may not be the same every time. In fact, it is a part of the standard that we adhere to that no two losses are ever the same.

At SERVPRO of East Nashville/Madison/Goodlettsville, we know that with the large amount of commercial spaces within our community; that we have to be prepared for anything that comes our way.

In the past month, we have responded to a wide range of losses in commercial spaces. Whether you have 1,000 square feet of store frontage or 100,000 of industrial warehouse; our franchise is equipped to respond quickly and efficiently.

The standard here at SERVPRO of East Nashville/Madison/Goodlettsville is to treat our commercial clients with the same level of expertise and attention as we do with our local residential clients.

Throughout East Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville clients have trusted us to handle all of their restoration needs! Regardless of the size and scope of your need, give us a call for all of your commercial needs!

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.

Evaluating Your Business’ Disaster Preparedness | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Room under water with furniture swimming around Commercial building under water

Risk management is a key part of owning your own business, particularly when those risks are related to severe weather and natural disasters. Understanding how your business can increase its preparedness and making necessary improvements will lead to a much safer working environment and also help you protect your investment and livelihood.

By gaining more knowledge about the three pinnacles of preparedness—coverage, safety and planning—you can determine where you are adequately prepared for a disaster as well as areas where preparations could be strengthened.

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

Following a disaster, many businesses find out the hard way that their commercial insurance policy does not cover as much as they assumed it would. To be fully covered against severe weather or other emergencies, add-ons such as umbrella coverage, interruption insurance and flood policies are often necessary. It is wise to have a sound understanding of your policy so you can determine if there are coverage gaps you may need to fill in.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

Planning ahead is one of the key elements to keeping you and your staff safe during a disaster or emergency. It is smart to plan for many scenarios so you can be prepared for anything that comes your way. Put an evacuation plan in place in case of a fire or other localized event, but also plan for a scenario where you and your staff are instructed to stay put by local officials. Be sure you have adequate supplies stocked in the event that you must wait for help to arrive.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

Having to pause operations due to disaster-related damages can be devastating for a business, which is why reopening quickly is the main focus for most business owners. You can speed up this process by picking a commercial restoration company in advance and knowing how to apply for recovery loans from the Small Business Administration. This will allow you to make the call as soon as restoration can be started and receive low-interest funding right away.

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.

Why We’re the Right Choice for Commercial Restoration | SERVPRO® of East Nashville/Madison/Goodlettsville

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Following a disaster, proper commercial restoration is key for the future health of the business. Unfortunately, 40 to 60% of business owners are unable to reopen following a natural disaster, according to a recent FEMA report. Choosing the right commercial restoration company can make all the difference in a company’s continued success.

We understand the importance of commercial restoration jobs, both for recovery and for business owners’ livelihood. These are our top three reasons we are the right choice for commercial restoration after a disaster:

<h3we-re-always-ready-to-respond">1. We’re Always Ready to Respond

Our emergency line is open 247, which allows us to live up to our slogan “faster to any size disaster.” No matter what time you discover damage to your business, give us a call and our technicians will be ready to respond.

A quick response not only helps during a time fraught with emotion, but it also can cut the costs and time associated with restoration. In almost any disaster scenario, the faster damage is addressed, the simpler the restoration process will be. By letting our technicians handle the situation, business owners can focus on other important tasks to help their business recover.

<h3we-have-a-highly-trained-team">2. We Have a Highly Trained Team

We care deeply about the quality of our work, so our technicians are highly trained in the industry standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

After the initial training period, our technicians are also encouraged to continue their education with company-provided resources such as online access courses and certification programs. This ensures they are up-to-date in the field and constantly improving their restoration techniques.

<h3we-use-top-grade-equipment">3. We Use Top-Grade Equipment

The right equipment makes all the difference in the commercial restoration process. We invest in our tools based on the equipment guidelines set forth by the IICRC in order to ensure we are up to industry standards in all of our processes. This equipment allows us to scrub the air for smoke odors or remove water from flood conditions with efficiency and effectiveness, so you can get back to business faster.

If you’re in need of commercial restoration, do not hesitate to make the call so you can get your business back faster. Our trained experts are here to help 24/7—contact us today.

Cleaning Up After a Commercial Fire | SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Having a professional thoroughly clean after a fire prevents the risk of additional damage

Experiencing a fire in your commercial building cannot only negatively affect profit margins, but also have a detrimental effect on your property, personal belongings and health. The smoke and water that is produced during your fire can be dangerous if not cleaned and restored by professionals. At SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville, we take the time to properly restore and clean your commercial building safely and effectively, getting you and your business on the road to recovery.

Commercial Fire Damage and Restoration Services

The damaging effects of a fire are caused by more than flames. At SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville, we understand the complexities of properly restoring and cleaning the damage caused by smoke and soot damage.

Fire damage restoration and smoke removal is a complex task that should only be performed by a professional. Our team has been certified and trained in the proper cleaning and removal of materials that may be hazardous to your health, including glue, solvents, and construction materials that, when burned, can release toxic gases. To protect your commercial building and yourself, you can rely on our tips and the fire damage experts at SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville.

The moments after your fire are the most crucial, call or contact us today. We never close; our certified, middle Tennessee fire damage restoration team is available 24/7.

If not cleaned correctly, smoke damage can have an impact not only on the well-being of your property, but it can also have an adverse effect on your health. Our experienced team effectively removes and cleans the soot from your commercial building or office utilizing the following services:

  • Damage Assessment:By assessing the soot damage in your commercial building or office we prevent additional destruction. Our trained professionals will also evaluate your items to determine which can be restored or refurbished, saving you money on costly replacements. Once we have done a complete assessment, we can determine the best cleaning and deodorizing plan to get your property restored.
  • Thorough Cleaning Services:With the proper tools and experience, we safely remove the soot damage from your walls, curtains, belongings, furniture, and more. Having a professional thoroughly clean after a fire reduces the dangers to your health and prevents the risk of additional damage.
  • Deodorization and Odor Removal: Soot damage after a fire can lead to a strong odor permeating your commercial building or office. At SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville, our certified technicians provide you with experienced deodorization services to remove the smell that lingers after soot has settled on your property.

If you’ve experienced fire or smoke damage, SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville is here to help. Our fully trained water remediation technicians will be there for you when you call.

What Property Owners Need to Know about Mold | SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t rely on retail products, such as bleaches that promise to kill mold, especially on porous surfaces.

There are many things a property owner or manager has to take care of, and one of those many things is the constant maintenance of the units. Unfortunately, there could be something inhabiting your rental property other than just the current tenants. In fact, it could be an uninvited guest. Yes, you’ve guessed it… MOLD.

If you have a small mold problem, there are household products to remove it from hard surfaces that you or your head of maintenance try using first.  Porous surfaces and large growth, however, mean you need to involve a mold remediation professional, such as SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville.  When household products are not doing the job properly then call a mold remediation professional that has access to EPA-registered antimicrobial coating after cleaning the surface is the next step. Antimicrobial coating does not only kill the mold colony, but also helps to prevent future growth.

The best defenses against mold are to take away its food source, ensure adequate airflow, and reduce moisture in the air.

  • Don’t rely on retail products, such as bleaches that promise to kill mold, especially on porous surfaces.
  • Vacuum vents every month to remove dust, a primary food source for mold.
  • If you see mold in an area, do not “just” use a fan to dry it out.  Call a professional, as you will likely spread mold spores and create the potential for even more damage.
  • To reduce moisture and control ventilation in the bathroom, run an exhaust fan during a shower or open the door and windows in the bathroom after using it.

The only way to remediate mold safely — and to be sure you’re protecting your property and health from additional risk — is to have trained professionals physically remove it from the affected area.

Ventilation of the home is a crucial way to protect your home from mold. Exchanging room air for outside air can go a long way towards preventing the problem. Basements and bathrooms are the rooms where mold is most likely to be present due to the lack of air flow typically in these rooms. Opening the windows, keeping a dehumidifier in the basement area, and turning on ceiling fans could keep your home aired out enough to help prevent spore growth.

If there has been water damage of any kind. First, make sure the leak is fixed.  Then, dry out the area. The sooner the BETTER! It’s a common misconception that mold is slow-growing and will take a very long time to affect surrounding materials. This is untrue. Mold can start growing and spreading very quickly if the conditions are right (dark, moist, enclosed areas).

Keeping your tenants or guests unexposed to mold is necessity to have a successful rental property or hotel. If your home has experienced water damage you could have mold growing as well. We want you to know that SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville is here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Flood | SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

If your business has been affected by a flood or storm damage, know that SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville is here for you.

When the forecast is calling for torrential downpours for Madison / Goodlettsville the good news is you don’t have to wait like a sitting duck. There are plenty of things you can do to prevent flood damage before the first drop hits the ground.

Sewage buildup, leakage, and storm damage can ruin buildings and destroy Madison / Goodlettsville businesses. It’s important to be ready in the event of a flood so that your business can minimize the cost of restoration and repair. If you are preparing for a storm, here are four things you can do.

Furniture and Electronics: Move to Higher Ground  

This is a simple concept, however, putting expensive electronics and furniture in an area that won’t be effected if the floor gets wet may save you thousands of dollars. You can reduce the risk of damage to your building by moving any furniture and utilities to a higher level. Items such as computers, important documents, and machinery should be moved up to a floor that is less likely to receive damage.

Important Data: Always have a Back Up

Storms can cause power outages; sometimes that causes problems with data being lost. If you are concerned about important documents being wiped out in a storm, try to back up all important data needed for the business so that you don’t lose anything that is vital to your company’s success. This could prevent a major headache and a lot of time trying to recover data. Again, moving servers and paper copies of documents to higher ground could save you in the long run.

Insurance: Manage Your Policy

Standard insurance policies don’t normally cover flooding, so consider additional coverage if the risk of flooding and water damage is high. Consider the property’s location and amount of average precipitation you get in your area. These factors may convince you to opt for additional coverage. Flood insurance is a special policy that is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and available for homeowners, renters and businesses.

Evacuation Plan: Get Out Before the Rain Starts

Evacuate the building before there is any sign of floodwater. Make sure your workers are trained beforehand so that they know how to escape the building. They need to know how to get themselves and customers to a safe, dry place. Keeping everyone safe is a top priority in the event of a flood, and by having an evacuation plan, you can prevent chaos and confusion from erupting.

Gutters and Storm Drains: Keep Them Clear

You can keep the storm damage to a minimum by cleaning your gutters and drains. These structures are made to direct water away from the weakest parts of your building. If gutters get clogged, the water can overflow and lead to more destruction.

There are many things you can do to prevent flooding and minimize water damage. By taking these precautions, you can ensure the safety of your employees as well as the preservation of your property and data.

If your business has been affected by a flood or storm damage, know that SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville is here for you. Contact us today to learn how we’re able to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Avoiding Fire Hazards in Your Business | SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner, there are plenty of safety considerations to address regarding risks to your business, staff and visitors. One of the issues you need to spend a little extra time planning for and working toward is fire prevention.

<h4causes-of-commercial-structure-fires">Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading causes of structure fires in office properties from 2007–2011 were (listed in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

From those causes, three of them—intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment—accounted for 20%, 18% and 15%, respectively, of the most property damage.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2007, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

In taking a looking at more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year, which were responsible for an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

<h4to-protect-your-business">How to Protect Your Business

What can you, as a business owner, do to protect your business from the risk of fires? By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, you can help reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

First, you must assess your risk for fire by identifying hazards. In some areas, the local government may even offer a visit from a fire marshal to help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment is in place. This includes an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Finally, work at creating a fire plan and reviewing it with your staff. That way you’ll be making sure everyone knows what to do and how to stay safe in the event of a fire. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep the fire safety protocol fresh and take time to review evacuation plans and the location of your first-aid kits.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO® of Madison/Goodlettsville is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

The Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Commercial Property In Nashville

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Nashville businesses deal with possible disasters year-round; water being the driving factor behind many of them.

Commercial Water Cleanup In Nashville Businesses

Nashville businesses deal with possible disasters year-round; water being the driving factor behind many of them. Regardless of the source, weather-related or failed plumbing, every owner needs a professional restoration service to ensure he can reopen for business as soon as it is safe to do so.

Most Nashville commercial water cleanup results from a plumbing issue. In a typical office setting like a large accounting firm, the source is often from a sprinkler system. When the fire turns out to be smoke from a plastic cup microwaved too long, SERVPRO response teams understand that the solution for a fire has become a problem all its own.

In a situation like this, cleanup and removal go from floor to ceiling. An accounting office, if it does have carpets, uses a commercial variety, which usually means no pad underneath. That makes removing water a faster process for our technicians. They can use pumps, to begin with, and then switch to extraction wands to draw the remaining water from the carpet.

If the water sat for more than a day or two, or if the water absorbed a large amount of ink from paper and finishes or paint from furniture, SERVPRO specialists may have to use a shampooer to thoroughly clean the carpet and prevent stains from setting in the nape and become permanent.

As team members clean carpets in some rooms, others examine damage to walls. Most paneling resists water fairly well, but the drywall behind it can begin to crack and degrade if it absorbs too much. If this happens, our teams recommend immediate removal and replacement.

When the drywall is merely damp, we can use a combination of fans and air movers to dry the panels. Specialists place the fans at exit points to draw the damp air outside of the business. Next, they set up the air movers to force warm, dry air across the affected surfaces to carefully remove moisture.

Finally, there are the drop ceilings. The tiles under and close to the sprinklers absorb an incredible amount of water in just a few minutes and quickly turn brown and yellow from the absorbed moisture. Since most ceiling tiles are inexpensive, it is cheaper and quicker for our teams to remove and replace them instead of spending the labor hours and cleaning/bleaching agents to try and restore them.

Our goal here at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to help you start serving your customers again as soon as it is safe. If you need to schedule our services or have a question about what we do, call (615) 868-5324 today to get started.

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Commercial Water Removal Service In Nashville

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service.

Commercial Water Removal Service

When a Nashville business floods, many owners try to remove property or push the water out of their business themselves. Even if there is only enough water to cover the floor, getting rid of it without professional help is not advisable.

Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service. SERVPRO technicians train to the industry standards established by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Following these rules is important, especially when the client is a small business like a bakery. Getting the job right can mean the difference between staying open to customers and losing everything.

Since most commercial water damage results from a failed plumbing issue, the first task is to find and stop the leak. Our specialists can repair most minor issues, but if the problem is larger than a failed connection or a split water hose on an industrial dishwasher, the restoration team leader recommends bringing in a licensed plumber.

Now, the heavy lifting begins. The team leader directs bringing in one or more water pumps for any amount high enough to cover the tops of his shoes. Even in a business with a large floor area, our specialists can remove the water in a day or two.

Once completed, specialists switch to water extraction wands. These smaller devices draw water off of concrete and linoleum quickly and are also excellent for drawing water out of carpets in office or customer service areas. The wands SERVPRO uses also contain a heating element, so the handlers can also adjust the temperature to begin drying out these carpets simultaneously, saving time.

In a food service facility, it is also necessary to remove water from the air inside. Lowering the humidity helps to dry out the business and also to reduce the risk of mold spores expanding and growing behind ovens and other equipment or starting to spread behind bathroom walls. Specialists install dehumidifiers to draw out up to 25 gallons from the air every 24 hours. The exact rate depends on how heavy the air is with moisture.

The goal at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to help each business reopen as soon as possible. If you have any water issues at your business and need our removal service, call us at (615) 868-5324 today to get started.

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Protecting Your Nashville Music Venue With Fast Water Removal Services

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Music performers count on the stage at your facility to express their talents. Contact SERVPRO to remediate your venue after water damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Value of Drying Out Your Business Property Quickly in Preventing a Mold Infestation

For those that live in the Nashville area, a natural disaster such as flooding is almost commonplace. With so many creeks and rivers all throughout the region, heavy rainfalls can allow for these bodies of water to rise and affect all of the property around them. Being that this city is one of a thousand stages, music venues of all shapes and sizes are tucked away in every corner. When the water is rising, your venue might find itself on the inevitable path to flooding.

While the nature of flooding might vary from instance to instance, the need for commercial water removal services in Nashville is fairly universal between properties. You work quickly to remove any contents, equipment, and items of your business in the pathway of the destruction. Our SERVPRO team of professionals can not only help you restore the physical damages to your property from these rising waters but also work to get the contents of any room or space away from the impending concerns.

Our technicians first assess the damage and what can get done to stop further floodwaters from invading your building and worsen current conditions. During this initial inspection, we take note of items that must get removed from the area to prevent irreparable damage, as part of our pack-out process.

It is at this time that the bulk of the restoration work happens, from extraction to drying. With mold damage able to form in as little as 72 hours, our SERVPRO professionals are on a timetable from the moment that we begin with removing the water. Various extraction techniques get employed in the removal process, from weighted extraction on carpeted areas to wet vacs and portable pumps.

Once our team has taken most of the steps necessary to return your home to original condition, we can bring the equipment and items removed from your building back to where we found them. When you are facing flooding in your music venue or any business you might oversee, you can count on our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville team of restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. Give us a call today at (615) 868-5324.

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Water Removal Services for Your Nashville Office Building

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

A burst pipe in your office building can cause severe damage, call SERVPRO immediately to remove the water and minimize the damage.

Call SERVPRO as Soon as Possible after Commercial Water Damage to Restore Your Space and Minimize the Damage

While you might always work to keep your Nashville office building running smoothly, you cannot ever plan for unexpected events like substantial water emergencies. Instances like broken pipes within the walls or above the ceiling grids of your facility can affect a broad area and cause widespread damages in a brief period. Considering that you not only have expensive equipment and electronics likely spread out through the facility, you also likely have records and servers which retain sensitive and client-specific information that you cannot afford to lose.

Our team does not just claim that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our commitment to being available when you need us is something that you should remember when faced with the need for water removal services in your Nashville office building. The team that can offer a rapid response is the same restoration outfit that can work to ensure that your facility does not succumb to worse damages as the pooling water continues to spread and affect new areas of your building.

When our IICRC certified professionals arrive at your business, our first concern is ensuring that the source of the water damage that you face has gotten successfully shut down so that our restoration process can begin. A thorough inspection of the entire affected area, as well as adjacent rooms to the damage, get thoroughly assessed for possible losses, and our technicians develop a site-specific restoration plan to bring your building back to the way that it used to be.

While our ability to extract pooled water and dry the area thoroughly often is sufficient, sometimes the immediate damage to the structure and surfaces in the vicinity is too severe for conventional restoration. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals utilize our training in controlled demolition to remove overly damaged portions of the construction materials for replacement by a commercial contractor.

When your office building requires water removal services, this issue needs to get addressed as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville restoration specialists are always available for any water emergency or potential disaster that you might face. Give us a call anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Drying a Shop After Commercial Flood Damage in Nashville

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

If a flooding incident has devastated your commercial space, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration efforts.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Skill and Experience to Efficiently Dry Out Your Flooded Business

Flooding is one of the most common natural sources of commercial water damage. The impact of a flood is devastating to businesses. Apart from causing serious damage to the property, production, contents, and ability to trade, flood damage can also affect employees and deliveries that need to get through flood-affected areas to reach consumers. Additionally, it can have long-term repercussions to business turnover, with some businesses even failing to recover.
If your shop or other business sustains commercial flood damage in Nashville, SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly to secure your property and return it to preloss conditions. Our priority is to minimize inventory loss and ensure you get back to business as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." To do this, we rely on a team of highly trained, IICRC-certified professionals, as well as industry standard tools and techniques.
Every commercial flood damage restoration process begins by creating a "drying goal." SERVPRO technicians regularly monitor the drying process to determine whether it is on the right path. The drying goal generally indicates the ideal conditions of the contents and structural materials after completing the cleanup process.
Our water damage restoration experts use drier air (which has low humidity) to accelerate the rate of evaporation. An effective drying process calls for a relative humidity of less than 40 percent. However, specific humidity readings tend to be more accurate than measurements for relative humidity. A structure does not need to be dry to reach low relative humidity readings. Comparing the specific humidity in the flood-damaged area to that of an unaffected area can help determine whether the space is dry.
SERVPRO flood damage technicians can use moisture readers to measure the moisture levels of wet materials. We use the readings from dry materials as the dry standard, making them a part of our drying goal for the affected areas. We can also establish a drying goal using normal equilibrium moisture content level of materials. This involves measuring moisture content levels of dry materials in everyday situations, and then using these readings as the drying goal.
In the event of a flooding emergency at your shop, you may need quick commercial flood damage restoration services. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has highly skilled technicians that provide swift and reliable water damage restoration to the locals and neighboring towns. Call us anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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When You Need Water Removal for Your Nashville Clothing Store

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can quickly ruin inventory, but SERVPRO has the training and equipment to remove water and save your store's contents.

Rely on SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal to Save Your Inventory and Damaged Items

When you are running a Nashville clothing store, you have many customers coming in and out of your store every day. You take a lot of time and energy designing your entire layout of the shop to flow nicely and display all of the pertinent stock right where it can get the desired attention. When a water disaster threatens your clothing store, there is quite a lot on the line to encourage you to remedy the problem quickly. 

When you have an incident occurring in your shop that requires you to need water removal services for your Nashville retail store, you might be overwhelmed with all of the potential problems that this could cause. Immediately you think of the stock that sits on lower lying shelves and racks. Spreading water could easily impact these articles of clothing and ruin them, meaning that you eat the cost you paid the distributor to get the goods now that you can no longer sell them for a profit. 

A significant water event like this is also likely going to impact your ability to keep the store open. Due to potential risks to customers and employees, your hand gets forced to close your doors until the restoration process gets completed. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team does not just use “Faster to any size disaster” as a catchy tagline to our business, it is our commitment to every job that we do. 

With water removal, we have several tools at our disposal to extract pooling water quickly and efficiently. From the portable pumps and wet-vacs for smaller extractions and spot specific tasks to larger truck mounted pumps for higher volumes of water, we have the necessary equipment to pull the water out of the affected area quickly. 

Drying is an important step in the restoration process, and this typically gets accomplished through the use of our air movers. Once this process has gotten completed, we can further assess potential structural damage and work to restore contents of your clothing store that have gotten damaged by the water. 

Running a business is difficult enough without needing water removal services or handling water emergencies on your own. Trust our experienced staff at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville to help you through any of these emergencies that you might have. You can reach our restoration specialists 24/7 at (615) 868-5324. 

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Commercial Water Damage at Country Music Attractions and Venues in Nashville

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Because entertainment venues are large, SERVPRO is able to leave undamaged space open for your customers as they mitigate the damaged areas.

SERVPRO Quickly Takes Care of Commercial Water Damage to Allow Normal Operations to Continue

Delivering the experiences expected by the many tourists who visit Nashville year-round for the best in country music is a massive feat. Keeping the building in shape to house musicians, bands and others, along with their fans, takes dedication. Shops, restaurants, and bars all require ongoing maintenance. Standard checks often detect problems before they become worse, but sometimes, disasters happen anyway.

Nashville venue owners dealing with commercial water damage in any part of their establishment can solve the situation best with professionals trained and experienced in mitigating problems in large settings. SERVPRO technicians handle such jobs quickly because they know how to work as teams. Different sections of a building sustaining water damage exhibits different kinds of problems, depending on the materials within that area, the amount of water, and the length of time exposed.

Because many entertainment venues are enormous, undamaged areas can remain open to the public. We work within damaged areas, so your patrons see us as little as possible and experience minimal interruption of their experience at your establishment. It is important to us that your ongoing ability to serve your guests in the manner they expect remains unhindered by our presence.

As SERVPRO works on mitigating water damage, we bag up and remove materials saturated with water via unobtrusive exits. Working around your schedule is not a problem, as we offer 24-hour services designed to not only complete the work as quickly as possible but also to allow your regular operations to continue unhindered.

Our Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) both ensure that we handle water damaged areas, so they disappear, making things once again “Like it never even happened.” Keeping your trademark appearance is often a vital concern for similar businesses. We help maintain the presence of anything our customers bring to our attention.

Being a local service, SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is always quick to respond after taking your call. We want to offer businesses in our area the ability to remain open and stop water damage from spreading to other areas of their business. Call us at (615) 868-5324 any day of the year, and at any hour.

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Water Damage Challenges That Nashville Clubs Face

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage to Nashville clubs can be particularly challenging, as there are many potential sources and at-risk areas in most clubs.

Water Damage Challenges

Clubs are often some of the most challenging businesses to clean after a disaster, thanks to typically unique layouts, needs, equipment, and safety hazards present in the building. Water damage to Nashville clubs can be particularly challenging, as there are many potential sources and at-risk areas in most clubs, making the origin and scale of the damage unclear. If you own a club in the area, here are some potential types of water damage you might not even know you have.

Water Damaged Equipment
Some of the costliest water damage to Nashville clubs can occur to expensive electronics and equipment present throughout the business. Many clubs are now fitted with electronic televisions, speakers, jukeboxes, dance floors, and even drink taps, creating a high potential for mishaps if water is spilled in the wrong place. Rather than simply replacing these expensive pieces of equipment at absurd costs, SERVPRO sends them to specialized and certified contractors for repair at a much lower price point than full replacement.

Alcohol And Drink Stains
Most types of flooring can stain in some fashion, and this can become especially evident after years of patrons spilling and sloshing drinks around the place. SERVPRO technicians bring industrial-grade cleaning equipment and deodorizers to the job site to help eliminate these minor but tough blights on your club's appearance.

Restroom Water Damage
While newer, more expensive restroom equipment can help to reduce the costs and risks of water damage in your club's bathrooms, avoiding damage entirely is impossible. Over time, symptoms can mount and become visible, creating the impression of a filthy and unmaintained restroom no matter how often the area is cleaned. Our specialized cleaning tools and techniques allow us to eliminate these difficult and often chemically-abetted stains quickly and easily.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is ready 24/7 to respond to local businesses should they take on water damage. If your company has suffered from water damage of any kind, call us at (615) 868-5324 to learn how we can help.

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Nashville Retail Establishments Receive Expert Water Damage Restoration

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can quickly get your business doors open again after water damage affects your store.

Water Damage Restoration for your commercial space

Whether you are concerned with having a malfunctioning fire suppression system, roofing problems, flooding, or simple plumbing problems, we can help. Through preparation, you can avoid large-loss situations in your retail store. All it takes is a small water problem on your Nashville area property to start affecting in-store products. Packaging, labeling, and the quality of all items in your retail store can get worse, making them impossible to sell.

We have seen it countless times; retail establishments in the Nashville area caught off guard by avoidable water damage. A restoration company, with qualified technicians, can perform a full inspection of your property, exposing the majority of issues that cause water related problems. If you act fast enough, you can often catch these problems before they have a chance to cause significant damages that lead to closing down, even for short periods. 

At SERVPRO, we have specialized services, designed to help your business recover quickly. We provide professional cleaning services that contribute to maintaining your property on a regular basis, as well as 24-hour emergency restoration services that get your business back up and running after a disaster occurs. Regardless of whether you have a plumbing problem in your bathroom, or an entire sales floor full of water, our IICRC-certified technicians put their expert training, industrial-grade equipment, and the vast resources of our company to work for you.

If you get surprised by a fast moving storm system and would like to have help preparing your building, SERVPRO can provide you with the assistance you need. When we answer your call for help, your problems become ours, and we make every effort to reduce any losses you might experience. We respond immediately, providing you with the services your company needs to get back on your feet as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is locally owned and operated by members of your local community. We care about keeping our local businesses throughout the area running and show it in every service we provide. Never hesitate to call for help; we can start your businesses restoration, today. (615) 868-5324

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Protect Your Nashville Area Business From Water Damage

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO technicians inspect your home, we provide solutions that include fixing damages that often lead to major issues.

Your Nashville Business Can Be Restored with SERVPRO's Help

Water damage occurring in your bakery can be devastating. It can slow or even close your business entirely while also costing you a significant amount to perform repairs.

Regardless of whether you successfully manage the situation or not, sending employees home, loss of equipment or time sensitive orders makes water damage in your Nashville area bakery a real pain. No matter where you run your business, water eventually and inevitably causes problems that you need help to prevent.

Common Problems

Knowing where water may come from can contribute to avoiding major loss. So, here are a few examples of water sources you should investigate on a regular basis:

Appliances: Any machinery hooked into a permanent water source can cause problems, this includes water heaters, clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and air conditioning units you have on your property to help maintain stock or supplies.

SERVPRO technicians often find that water supply hoses on washing machines and dishwashers can develop leaks, sending hundreds or thousands of gallons of water into your business and causing significant damage to the building, property, and any contents.

Pipes and Drains: Any plumbing lines or fixtures found on your property become susceptible to clogs and stoppages, which can lead to overflows. Anywhere that you have a wash station or prep area, these leaks can occur.

At SERVPRO we recommend preparing for the winter to prepare for freezing pipes, bursts, or expansion problems that cause problems with your pipes and drains. Even small cracks in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day.

Roofing: Missing or damaged roofing materials help create ice dams that allow water to enter unprotected areas through the roof, damaging ceilings, walls, and floors, causing mold and other problems to exist.

When SERVPRO technicians inspect your home, we provide solutions that include, fixing areas with inadequate insulation, ventilation, and damages that often lead to major issues. Over time, your roof’s exposure to wind, snow, ice, and rain effects its ability to keep water out; it is important to inspect these areas regularly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you install leak detection systems, flow valves, shutoff valves, backflow valves, or additional drainage, make any repairs needed, and provide you with the services necessary to return operations to normal should emergency situations occur. Call today. (615) 868-5324

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Expanding Business Nearly Goes Underwater In Nashville

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO when your business expansion plan results in significant water overflow for efficient dispatching of the flooding.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Unintended consequences of remodeling or adding new spaces include accidents that cause plumbing damage. Heavy equipment operation goes awry, breaking a pipe, or a connection jostles loose sending significant amounts of water through your plant. Call SERVPRO when your business expansion plan results in significant water overflow for efficient dispatching of the flooding.

Inadvertently the workers building an addition to your production facility cut through a major fresh water line. Suddenly the expansion takes second place to fast water removal for your Nashville factory. Unplanned but not unfamiliar to our water removal specialists, the answer to this disaster is a call for help to the restoration company that has the staff and the equipment to make the water disappear.

Call for assistance right away when water intrusion at this level occurs. SERVPRO promises to answer your plea 24/7, and the sooner we are inspecting your construction site, the better the outcome. We shut off the water and set up the system that pumps outstanding water and extracts less obvious moisture from flooring and other surfaces. Our truck mounted equipment works even if the rapidly expanding lake within your business downs your electricity and other utilities temporarily. Safety constraints observed, yet the water flows out of the plant, setting the stage for the thorough drying that must follow for your construction schedule to get back on track.

Depending on the contents of your business space the water removed may contain contaminants. Chemicals or other substances taint the water, causing our team to follow local protocols when disposing of the liquid -- one less concern for your staff to worry about as we move toward complete restoration of the premises. When the water, with its load of debris, disappears SERVPRO moves in industrial size air movers, dehumidifiers, and, in some cases, heaters to complete the drying process. We know this setback cost you time and money, so we use every tool in our arsenal to ensure your expanded workspace is dry.

Your production equipment needs evaluation for safe future operation after the soaking. SERVPRO’s assistance with that step is invaluable. We work with your staff or other contractors to be certain the damaged pipes are repaired before we call the water removal project finished.

Recover from a rush of water from a construction mishap with one call to SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville. Operators await at (615) 868-5324.

Preparing Your Business To Handle Flood Damage Situations In Nashville

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's mobile app, the ERP, Helps Prevent and Mitigate Flood Damage to Nashville Businesses

The SERVPRO ERP Program Prevents and Protects Nashville Businesses from Flooding and Fire Damages

Your laundromat has a greater risk of sustaining water damage when left unattended overnight (if not a 24-hour business,) or during extended weekends. Even small leaks lead to rotting, staining, and warping of structural materials, flooring, and other contents found on your property.  
Water damage on your Nashville property can happen from a variety of sources, which makes it necessary to locate and repair each item separately. A quality restoration company can help prevent these types of incidents from happening and limit any losses you experience when something does go wrong. Ask us about our ERP Program to protect your commercial enterprise.
Leaky pipes or plumbing lines located within your walls can cause massive issues over time. While your water pipes can last quite a while, excessive pressure can cause small leaks in joints, couplers, and fittings, or even cause the walls of the pipe itself to burst in vulnerable areas. SERVPRO technicians use advanced moisture detection and extraction devices to locate, repair and remove excess water accumulating in hidden areas of the building. Nothing can hide from our infrared moisture detectors, making locating problems easier than in the past.
All of the washing machine connections inside of your building need a proper inspection performed to maintain performance. Even newly installed feed lines can give way to excessive pressure, causing massive issues that are not simple to repair. A monthly inspection and paying close attention to connections under strain helps you catch problems early and ensures that when you contact SERVPRO for help, you obtain the results you deserve. The time it takes for you to make a decision could lead to additional damages or mold contamination, never hesitate to ask for help.
Running a laundry facility also includes maintaining a comfortable environment for your patrons, which most likely means that you have advanced HVAC systems installed to provide customers this service. Overflows, leaks, and condensation produced by your ventilation system can lead to corrosion, destruction, and flooding.  
While natural disasters do not happen as often as other issues, it is important to have a plan in place, should this type of event occur. You and your employees should understand what to do, help your customers remain safe, and know whom to contact to help get things under control quickly.
Contacting SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville gives you access to quality restoration and prevention services, while also providing you with valuable information concerning emergency situation preparedness. Call today for help or to learn about the ERP Program. (615) 868-5324

SERVPRO Commercial Fire Damage Nashville

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for all your Commercial building ever suffers Fire Damage.

Sprinklers and other fire suppression systems work quickly in business structures, reducing the amount of damage from heat and flame to a minimum. Even in a small business (e.g. a bakery), without an overhead sprinkler, most of the damage results from the smoke and soot that covers every surface.

Commercial structures with fire damage must have a trained response team to remediate the damage and restore it to its pre-fire condition. SERVPRO keeps a trained, 24-hour response team ready seven days a week to meet that need. Employers who attempt to clean-up with their employees cause more damage to their building and property inside the structure.

Soot and smoke residues discolor most surfaces in only a day or two. This discoloration happens faster the closer an item is to the source of the flame. Plastics are quickly destroyed within hours while glass and marble countertops (display cases and kitchens) are more resistant, lasting for a day before permanent damage. The sooner our technicians can begin wiping down and cleaning off these residues, the better the result and the lower the replacement costs.

Smoke and soot are more destructive in bathrooms and break rooms. The acids in soot stain grout almost immediately and tarnish the light fixtures and the handles on sinks and toilets nearly as quickly. The surface of large appliances like refrigerators stains rapidly as well. This last process takes much longer, though, and our restoration team has more time to clean each item affected using cloths and cleaning agents.

Painted walls, vinyl flooring, and metal surfaces are more resistant to damage but still need cleaning within a few days. For these items, we have scrubbers and cleaners designed to work the residues out of each material without damaging them. Clothing that has been affected for several days cannot be dry cleaned and is thrown out by the response team.

After two weeks, restorations costs more than double. Even carpets with synthetic fibers have to be replaced by this point. By now, glass (windows and displays) is so pitted and etched that it can only be removed and replaced.

Remediation and restoration after a fire is a long and expensive process. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has decades of experience in handling this and works as swiftly as possible to help put your business back to its original state. Call us today at (615) 868-5324 to begin the process.

Quality Water Removal Services Available To Madison Businesses

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water needs to be removed immediately to avoid damaging your commercial property.

Commercial Water Removal Services

You go to work just like any other day. However, today you find a burst pipe somewhere in the building. This leak is currently in the process of causing massive damage to several areas of your building, leaving behind large deposits of standing water.

Do you need professional assistance to address water removal in your Madison business? Turn to us for help. We have access to all of the personnel, equipment, and services you may need to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition, while also preventing subsequent damage from forming and making any event seem, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO has access to professional products and equipment to perform water removal on your property in a quick and efficient manner. We use water devices that help identify how heavily water has intruded into the structure of your building and let us know when drying is complete. SERVPRO's use of extraction equipment is only the first method of removing moisture from various locations and materials. Extractors contain three major components, a heater, pump, and vacuum system. Whether the extractor is truck mounted or portable, they are powerful water removal resources.

A portable extractor includes a 5 to 12-gallon water and solution tank, with an overall weight of 40 to 90 pounds and 140 inches of water lift per unit. While a truck-mounted extractor provides us with a 100-gallon, or more, storage tanks, weighing anywhere from 500 to 1,100 pounds and delivering up to 198.98 inches of water lift per unit. SERVPRO technicians also utilize various extraction tools, such as submersible sump pumps that have an extreme lift and volume capacity. When a structure has standing water exceeding two inches in depth, these pumps are used to remove water as efficiently as possible. However, contaminated water poses a challenging and unique situation that requires various tactics for handling and disposal.

Air moving and dehumidification equipment assist with evaporation, creating a quality speed drying environment. We use a combination of detection devices to check relative humidity in the affected area and provide fast, efficient drying services, to prevent secondary damages from developing. Of course, as with all of our jobs, safety comes first. By providing the proper personal protective equipment on all of our work sites, we prevent possible injury to both our employees and you, the customer.

Contact SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville, we have been providing customers in our area with quality water removal services for several years. We can help, call today (615) 868-5324.

Recovering From Commercial Water Damage

9/28/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO TO Help Re-Open Your Business After Water Damage in Nashville

Water Damage to a Business Can Be Devastating

Mistakes can happen to anyone, but when one of your tenants has a lapse in judgment or attention that results in water damage to your apartment complex you have a lot at stake. Not only do you need to respond to the immediate problem your renter caused but you also must have the entire property inspected for water damage that may have spread to other areas and inconvenienced other tenants. In fact, it is common for another of your lessees to be the first to bring the water damage issues to your attention. Flooding or seeping water from another unit initially may be noticed by dripping from a ceiling or down a wall into another apartment. SERVPRO is the company to call to ensure that you find the source of the leak and create a plan to repair the water damage throughout your commercial building.
Commercial water damage in Nashville must be managed quickly and repaired completely to keep all your tenants and their personal property safe and to protect your capital investment in the building. Whether a renter lets a bathtub overflow or failed to tell you that a toilet or pipe under a sink was leaking, you are responsible as the owner to both that tenant and the other occupants of the complex. Our technicians are trained to follow the path of water damage wherever it meanders throughout a building. We can make certain that the leak is stopped and the damage repaired in every unit affected quickly and with as little disturbance to your tenants as possible.
Our SERVPRO team has the experience and the skills to restore commercial water damage no matter how severe. We have the specialized equipment and know how to minimize the inconvenience to your tenants while restoring the premises to its pre-water damaged condition. Especially for your renters who were innocent bystanders our promise to make it “Like it never even happened®” is a crucial reason to rely upon our track record when choosing us over other restoration companies.
When you get that panicked call reporting water damage from a tenant dial (615) 868-5324 to get SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville on board to inspect the problem. We have all the tools and training to restore water damage in commercial buildings for your tenants’ comfort and to protect your investment.

Recognizing the Symptoms of an Electrical Fire and Minimizing the Damage

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Constant Circuit Breaker Problems Can Indicate Wiring Issues

Fire Prevention Involves Many Factors

Small office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotel/motels, manufacturing and industrial plants and small retail stores are all commercial establishments that people frequent on a regular basis. Before these buildings are open for any type of activity, however, they are required to meet certain codes and regulations based on the city that they are located in. These codes are designed to ensure these buildings are safe for employees, customers and other visitors to occupy. Even though some buildings do meet these standards, problems can still occur at one point in time. One of the most notable involves electrical fires. In fact, electrical fires can cause quite a bit of Nashville fire damage if it is not caught in time. So, for those of you who own or rent these types of commercial structures, here are some symptoms of an electrical fire that need to be recognized in order to minimize the damage.
Circuit breaker problems
Circuit breakers are usually located in a business where they are relatively easy to find, especially in case they are tripped by an electrical overload. Therefore, if a problem with commercial fire damage issue does exist, the owner or one of their employees can shut the circuit breaker off. It is important to note, however, if the problem occurs occasionally, it normally indicates that it is a simple problem and nothing major is happening. On the other hand, if someone has to go to the circuit breaker frequently to cut it off, there could be a major problem that will require service from a professional in this industry.
Hot ceiling fixtures
The owner and their representatives should always take a little time out to check out the areas around the light fixtures in the ceiling to see how warm they are getting. If the person feels too much heat, there could be exposure to a fire hazard.

Flickering lights

Another common symptom of a potential fire hazard is flickering lights. If the light flickering cannot be tracked back to the light bulb, it is essential to call a professional in for a diagnosis.
Problems with the circuit breaker, hot ceiling fixtures, and flickering lights are only a few symptoms that indicate that there is a possible fire hazard. So, it is best to pay close attention to prevent or minimize the fire damage. In some situations, you may have to deal with the aftermath of an electrical fire in the building. When this occurs, you should always contact someone who works with fire damage restoration to help get things back and in order. Because we at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville have the expertise and knowledge needed to help commercial owners with these problems, you can contact our technicians at 615- 868-5324 today.

Mold in Your Office HVAC System

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

HVAC Ducts Need Regular Inspection and Cleaning

Managing Mold Begins With Understanding How It Grows and Is Spread

Several factors can contribute to mold growth and mold damage in commercial and institutional facilities, but one of the most common culprits is the HVAC equipment. The HVAC system, including the drain pans and piping, can be sources for the growth of mold and a mode of transportation for dispersing the spores of mold throughout a building.

Engineering and maintenance managers who understand the ways in which HVAC systems can contribute to issues of mold and mold damage stand a better chance of coming up with strategies to stop these kinds of problems.

Understanding the Problem

Indoor molds are usually thought to be a problem once they can be seen or are amplified. Mold needs water, the right temperature range, and a food source so that it can grow.

Environments indoors hold a host of sources of food, including carpeting, drywall, paper, cardboard, fabrics, building furnishings and wood. Plus, conditions inside are made to keep relative temperatures which are conducive to the growth of mold.

The best way to control mold is to reduce, control or eliminate the moisture inside. Active fungal growth can cause occupants irritation and discomfort, and can cause serious health effects.

A lot of managers try to kill the mold with biocides, fungicides, and cleaners. This process might kill off the mold but will not remove the problems. Non-viable mold spores which are left behind inside, especially in your HVAC system, could end up compromising the air quality indoors. It is paramount, therefore, to have professionals, such as our experts at SERVPRO, come in and draw up a mold remediation plan for you.

As a business owner or manger, you should also understand some steps to take and avoid when responding to mold in your system. Part of managing your HVAC system includes mold growth prevention, responding to reports of mold promptly and evaluating situations which will need our professional assistance.

A Closer Look at HVAC Systems

The right installation, design, and maintenance of your HVAC system are needed to control mold indoors.

HVAC systems have a large impact on condensation, which is a source of moisture which mold can use to grow. The system will also help mold spores to travel between areas of the building. Poor operation, design and maintenance of this system will provide moisture as well for mold to grow, and the system can give a transportation mode that is viable for mold spores through your building.

Components which are the key to check during an assessment of your HVAC system include: 

  • Drain pans and coils
  • Dehumidification and humidification equipment
  • Outdoor air dampers
  • Air filters
  • Ducts
  • Return-air plenum
  • Air intakes
  • Cooling towers

If you ever believe you have a mold problem in your HVAC system and are experiencing mold damage in Madison, contact us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville by calling (615) 868-5324 so that we can handle the problem for you right away.

Businesses Need Professional Help To Recover From Damage

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

A Flood Damaged Entry Can Shut Down a Business Completely

SERVPRO's Commercial Flood Damage Team Is Your Best Defense In An Emergency

Commercial damage from floods and water can create devastating losses for your business and you. When a flood or water damage occurs at your commercial business, do you know who to call to assist you in getting back on your feet and up and running again? At SERVPRO, we will give you an effective, fast and efficient response to your water or flood damage emergency. We have plenty of experience in restoring water-damaged commercial properties of all types and sizes, and we can assist you, too.

Available 24/7

Our emergency commercial damage team is available 24/7 to help you during your disaster. We know time is money, and your livelihood is on the line whenever your business is. That is why our restoration team can provide you emergency services whenever you need them. We strive to keep our trucks totally stocked and ready to deploy as well so that we can be on site as soon as possible in a majority of circumstances.
What Our Services Include 

  • We have the necessary, professional grade equipment that is state of the art
  • Our fully trained and IICRC-backed technicians are deployed fast, any time or the day or week
  • Our manpower and experience have assisted in restoring a lot of large scale businesses
  • Many times we can restore expensive equipment and appliances which other commercial restoration companies can’t
  • We’ll give you itemized and secure storage for all your equipment, furniture, and appliances
  • We will coordinate with your insurance carrier directly so you can focus on your business

Commercial Water and Flood Services We Provide

When your commercial building has experienced a disaster, it can affect your ability to operate your business effectively. Our teams at SERVPRO respond fast and do the necessary repairs to get your business up and running as soon as we can. We can provide you with the following: 

  • Structure drying
  • Cleaning of upholstery
  • Total reconstruction
  • Deodorizing
  • Secure and itemized storage
  • 24-hour emergency flood service
  • Mold remediation
  • Water damage
  • Flood cleanup
  • Flood repair/remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water damage cleanup
  • Mold cleanup
  • Contents pack outs and cleaning
  • Contents restoration – on and off site
  • Carpet cleaning

We Provide Water Damage Restoration for Any Commercial Property 

  • Food service
  • Restaurants
  • Retail properties
  • Office complexes and buildings
  • Hospitality and hotels
  • Light industrial and warehouses
  • Municipal buildings
  • Heavy industrial
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities and offices
  • Places of worship and churches
  • Plus more

When you’ve experienced any commercial damage in Goodlettsville, our professional staff at SERVPRO is ready to help you out. As you can see, we offer a variety of disaster services and have an experienced and professional team ready to help you out whenever you need.

Don’t hesitate to give SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville a call at (615) 868-5324 as soon as you’ve experienced any commercial damage so that we can get your business up and running again in no time, and with no stress for you.

Prevent Commercial Damage in Goodlettesville From Becoming a Mold Infestation

5/28/2016 (Permalink)

Different Types of Mold on a Wall

Dealing With Commercial Damage Requires Professionals

There is a lot of reason to deal with commercial mold damage in Goodlettsville. One major reason is that damages are bad for business. Commercial property often undergoes different inspections. There are also other issues that could occur as a result of mold that could cost the company money in the long run. For instance, if someone finds himself dealing with health problems, then that could be grounds for an expensive lawsuit. Therefore, it is important that you give us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville a call so that we can inspect your home and uncover any potential problems and damages. As a result, we can take care of them.
We handle damages caused by fires, storms, floods, leaks, and other issues. We have the experience and equipment necessary to effectively take care of every hint of Goodlettsville mold damage so that it does not cause any further problems down the line. We understand how the initial damage of the property can lead to even further damages, not just to the building, but to one's health. We have the equipment needed to handle all of the damages caused by any occurrence such as fire and water. A lot of these problems require our professional approach and equipment to be taken care of.
In the case of mold, trying to clean it without the proper knowledge, equipment and procedure can result in the problem getting worse than better. Therefore, it is better to call us so that we can better assess the problem. Among the things we at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville do is find the source of the mold damage near Goodlettsville, contain it, and then remove it. After cleaning the commercial property of the occurrence of mold, then we restore the property so that it is in the condition it was before it started accumulating damages.
It is better to get as close to the root of the problem as possible. Problems like floods and molds often occur because of some other issue such as broken plumbing. Mold is usually the result of moisture. There are different types of mold that could have different effects on people and property. However, no matter what kind of mold you get, give us a call at (615) 868-5324 so that we can take care of any problem.

Commercial Mold Damage in Nashville

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Many Commercial HVAC Systems Can Harbor and Spread Mold Spores

Commerical HVAC Systems Need Professional Service To Remove Mold Spores From the Work Environment

Molds reproduce by making spores that are nearly invisible. Some mold spores are good while other spores are dangerous. Mold spores exist everywhere, indoors and out, and they grow on nearly any organic surfaces, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. All molds and subsequent Nashville mold damage can potentially cause health issues, but other mold species can produce harmful toxins and irritants. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpets, foods, insulation and other types of damp material. Whenever mold spores find a damp spot, they begin to grow and absorb whatever they land on in order to survive. Bad indoor mold environments cannot be completely eradicated, but mold can be controlled. Mold fungus comes in many different colors, such as black (the most harmful), white, gray, green, red, yellow, brown and blue. The color of mold is influenced by its genus, by the conditions in which it is formed, its nutrient source, and its age. Mold is just another part of nature, and it plays a major role in organic matter because helpful mold breaks down dead matter, for example – fallen leaves.
Commercial mold damage in Nashville is not an uncommon occurrence, due to many buildings that have industrial HVAC and daily working plumbing systems. Buildings like motels, apartment buildings, office buildings, medical buildings, and more are susceptible to mold growth, but locations that have high mold exposures, includes antique boutiques, floral/vegetable greenhouses, saunas, farms, grain mills, construction areas, and even summer cottages. EPA studies have reported that microbial growth is a common event in HVAC systems and which should be monitored closely because of its use in indoor air pollution. Commercial building maintenance staff, industrial hygienists, building managers, contractors and other health and safety technicians are guided by building regulations and guidelines in how often to test for mold growths.
Most all indoor air travels through HVAC systems throughout whole buildings and mold spores like this environment, especially in drip pans, ductworks, coils, and humidifiers. Management must make sure that their system can trap pollutants with routine cleaning to keep mold spores from growing. They must also keep HVAC mold environments like this under control. The maintenance for indoor venting and plumbing systems in commercial buildings is specifically designed to keep machinery operating routinely and to keep mold fungus from growing. Humidity levels within commercial buildings are required to be no higher than 50% all day, and indoor humidity should be reduced to 30-60% to decrease mold growth.
Health officials and the EPA have worked together to keep safe air quality in industrial locations by encouraging the manufacturing of mold resistant products, which includes mold-resistant paints that can be used on walls and floors to help stop mold before it starts. Mold resistant paints have an additive called “mildewcide” which is a specialty antimicrobial chemical that destroys mold and seals the wall, ceilings, and floor to keep mold spores at bay, as well as inhibiting mildew, odor, and stain causing bacteria. Powerful and efficient commercial grade spray disinfectants and hard surface cleaners are produced to remove mold and to kill mold spores completely so that they do not return. These registered disinfectants and cleaners are purposely designed for hard surfaces, such as vents, grilles, diffusers, and cooling coils. Another preventive measure in preventing mold damage within the Nashville workplace is mold resistant drywall (gypsum boards) which is used when repairing interior walls and ceilings in standard commercial and institutional locations. This unique drywall product does not hold moisture or heat so that mold spores can not exist within its structure. 

Mold can spread swiftly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can respond promptly in Nashville, Madison, and Goodlettsville to mitigate property and revenue losses. Call us 24/7 for help. (615) 868-5324

Commercial Water Damage in Nashville

12/17/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Preventing Frozen Pipes Keeps Your Business Open

In Nashville, Water Damage to Your Business is Restored by SERVPRO

When your business is forced to relocate temporarily or close its doors due to Nashville water damage, you lose money. In fact, each hour that the business remains closed constitutes an hour of lost productivity and revenue. The solution is simple: allow the professionals of SERVPRO to provide you with the high-quality water damage restoration services you need to re-open your doors. Learn more about the commercial water damage process by reviewing this short outline and also consider SERVPRO's "Emergency Response Profile." We visit your place of business to develop a proactive approach to deal with unexpected business interruptions. This immediate action plan mitigates downtime and business losses by offering you a "plan to get back in."

Why Taking Immediate Action Is Important. When your commercial property is impacted by water damage, one of the first things to consider is the health of your customers and employees. Depending on the source of the water, contamination could be a concern. Ground water from flooding, sewer or septic tank backup, can transport blackwater, which contains pathogens, into the structure. This issue must be addressed immediately and effectively. Standing water and water absorbed into carpeting or building materials run the risk of developing a mold attack that leaves you and your employees vulnerable to unwanted health symptoms. With the approach of winter, frozen pipes can burst causing pooling water within walls, basement, and subfloors. This can lead to substantive structural damage.

What We Can Do. As a team of IICRC-certified specialists, there are several services that the professionals of SERVPRO can provide to get your commercial property back into pre-loss condition following water damage. Some of them include identifying moisture sources, evaluating any mold growth, containing the damages, removing any and all contamination, and drying structural materials to help reduce your losses and preserve your property. As soon as you call us, we'll arrive promptly and begin the Nashville water damage restoration work. Our protocol involves thoroughly cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing the sections of the property that were affected by the water damage. Items that are non-salvageable will be wrapped and safely discarded to prevent cross-contamination. We'll also clean your business equipment on site or store them in our pack-out facilities for cleaning. Document drying and written confirmation of returning your business establishment to normal moisture levels can also be provided.

Call SERVPRO when commercial water damage in Nashville strikes your place of business. Your immediate concerns are safety, preservation of business equipment, records, inventory, and property. If you have insurance coverage, we can work with your insurance adjuster to efficiently expedite the process and help you with your claim. We are preferred vendors for many insurance and management companies. Our IICRC-certified professionals, using advanced cleaning and drying techniques work rapidly to get you back in business--"Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large Nashville commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Madison or a big box store in Goodlettsville, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.. Call us for 24 hour emergency service. (615) 868-5324

Dealing with a Water Damaged Building as a Madison Business Owner

5/31/2015 (Permalink)

Take all the necessary measures for the best chance of restoring your home to its original condition.

One of the worst types of damage a building can endure is Madison water damage; if rotting takes place, the structure of the building can suffer. If you are dealing with water damage, there are things that you can do to prevent damage. You need to be aware of the following: 

1. What is Water Damage Restoration? 

Essentially, Madison water damage restoration is the "process of restoring a property to pre-loss condition." Generally, the RIA and IICRC will give suggestions as to procedure standards in handling water damage restoration. The S500 outlines these procedures, which are based on research, such as that pertaining to restoration principles. The procedures are often revised, but basic principles are consistent, using the best practices from restoration schools, disaster restoration industry, and scientific community.

2. Procure a Loss Assessment and Evaluation

You need to document all materials that are affected by water damage Madison. Refer to industry standard pricing guides, such as The Blue Book, to figure out the reimbursement values for damaged items.

The amount of damage done can be determined by water sensing equipment, such as infrared tools and equipment with probes.  

Once the problem has been assessed, the cleanup process can start. Now, affected areas can be cleaned, deodorized, and repaired. This process is essential to the final stages of the restoration process. If there are substances such as urine, feces, or other bacterial waste involved, sanitation should be done to remove them as well.

3. Contact an Expert 

An individual with expertise can educate you on what to do in the event of extensive water damage. In order to avoid any oversights that result in structural damage, contact an expert to guide you through the process. There are many water damage experts who are equipped to assist the owners of businesses in these types of situations.

What to Do When Your Business Is Suffering Due to Water Damage

If you are wondering what you should be doing in regards to your Madison water damaged business, it would be a good idea to follow the above steps. Deal with all of the water damage as soon as possible, so that you can prevent significant long term damage as much as possible. Some types of water damage are beyond remediation, so it is important not to wait too long, in order to avoid overly high costs associated with rebuilding and repair. Take all the necessary measures for the best chance of restoring your home to its original condition. 

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville responds quickly to your Nashville business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

We are here in Madison and are ready to help you. Just call us. (615) 868-5324