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Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Roof shingles Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your Hermitage/Donelson home or business. It protects you and your belongings from wet weather, falling branches, flying debris, heat, and sun. You will want to take protective steps to ensure that the roof of your Nashville home stays in tip-top shape, even when it’s old.

What Are The Most Important Steps To Maintain My Leaky Older Roof? 

  • Maintenance. The number one way to prevent damage to your roof and home is to perform regular maintenance. Replace loose and missing shingles right away. It would help if you routinely caulked around pipes and vents. Exposed metal will rust and deteriorate, so ensure those areas get painted or treated before this occurs. A damaged roof can quickly become a huge issue, allowing water to intrude into every part of your home or business and cause water damage. Inspecting your roof before and after bad weather will help you maintain its condition. 
  • Trees and shrubs. Vegetation that overhangs your building should be trimmed back periodically, especially if some seem weak or have become a nuisance. Falling branches can damage a roof during inclement weather. If a tree or large shrub seems unstable, it might be time to have it completely removed for future safety concerns. 
  • Gutters. Remove leaves, dirt, and debris from your gutters to avoid water damage from backed-up rain. Rain spouts can pull away from the building if they are overloaded or clogged with water and waste, damaging the corners of the roof and exterior walls. Prevention is always a good idea and can save you time and trouble. 

What Do I Do If My Hermitage/Donelson Roof Becomes Damaged?

If you have experienced significant damage to your older roof, it may start to leak. Here are some ways that a professional restoration company can help you recover:

  • Professional Help. Call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO if you see curled or buckled shingles during your maintenance inspections. If shingles are missing, replace them right away to avoid leaks and future water damage. Water stains in the attic are a tell-tale sign that you might need a new roof; higher-than-average energy bills often tell the same story.
  • Unpleasant Odors. When leaks and flooding happen due to a leaky roof, you can end up with unpleasant odors that can be difficult to eradicate. We excel at odor removal and deodorization!
  • Structural Assessment. SERVPRO can come to your Hermitage/Donelson home or business and assess any damage that may have occurred. We’ll advise you on your next steps if any damage is found and help you return to normal immediately. 

Anytime your Nashville home or business experiences a disaster, large or small, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson can be onsite immediately to help you recover quickly. Our technicians are highly trained, and we offer 24-hour service

Call us at (615) 885 3906 or contact us online for assistance.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me With Cleaning My Home?

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

man cleaning window How Can SERVPRO Help Me With Cleaning My Home?

Let's face it - your life is hectic. You're active between work, family, and community involvement from sunrise to sunset. The dishes and the laundry get done, but when it comes to deep-cleaning or cleaning up after accidents, you may find it challenging to carve out time to get those tasks done.

That's where SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson comes in! At SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson, our residential cleaning services will help alleviate some of the burden of keeping a clean home and the near-constant maintenance this can require, all while providing a clean and comfortable environment for your whole family.

Need Cleaning Services? Call Us Today at (615) 885-3906!

What Types Of Home Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Offer?

Our residential cleaning services include:

  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will eliminate the dirt you see and remove the unwanted dust you don't. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening a room and freshening your home.
  • Air Duct Cleaning. We all have tasks around the house that don't make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home's air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home's heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.
  • Odor Removal. Your basic cleaning service will not have the expertise to deodorize your home effectively. Take advantage of SERVPRO's residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.
  • Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up. Our experts are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. 

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson For My Residential Cleaning Needs?

Our franchise has high involvement in the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce. We believe in supporting local businesses first and helping our community as much as possible. Feel free to contact us to inform us of any events in the area that we can be a part of!

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we are ready to help you handle all your cleaning and maintenance projects, both large and small, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In addition to our residential cleaning services, we offer a wide range of helpful processes, including water and fire damage clean-up and restoration. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do I Protect My Belongings From Fire Damage?

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

fire burning paper How Do I Protect My Belongings From Fire Damage?

Losing your belongings in a fire can be devastating, especially when those items are heirlooms or irreplaceable. Since you can never predict a fire but only do your best to prevent one, it’s wise to take protective steps ahead of time to keep your belongings safe. 

What Protective Steps Can I Take To Keep My Belongings Fire Safe?

  • Renting a safety deposit box off-site in a bank or other secure location is one way to keep items safe, but it can be expensive. If the box owner passes away, things are typically inaccessible unless you have set up a contingency plan with the bank.

Documents that are often found in these safes include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage/divorce certificate
  • Passport
  • Social security card
  • Last will and testament
  • Tax returns
  • Property deeds
  • Fire safes come with a key or combination lock, so you can choose which one to purchase according to your preferences. Fire safes are like safety deposit boxes, except they are heat-resistant and kept in the home.
  • Check to make sure your homeowners’ insurance policy covers items lost to heat, fire, or smoke damage. Insuring your belongings will help replace those damaged if other preventative measures fail. Homeowner’s insurance will provide much-needed peace of mind regarding your valuables at risk for fire damage.

What Do I Do If My Belongings Are Damaged By Fire?

Disaster-related loss can still occur even when you have done everything possible to prevent damage to your belongings. If you have experienced a fire and are dealing with damaged possessions, you can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to help recover those items. 

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

We use several methods for cleaning your contents, including:

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

Contact us today if you have experienced fire or other disaster damage. We’ll be onsite right away to get your recovery process started.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Is SERVPRO’s Storm Damage Restoration Process?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

storm damaged hallway and hardwood floors What Is SERVPRO’s Storm Damage Restoration Process?

Recovering from a storm can be challenging to do on your own. It depends, of course, on the amount of damage your property has sustained; if you have experienced significant damage from a storm, you'll need the help of restoration specialists like SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson!

Our team is highly trained and equipped with the latest advanced technology so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

What Are The Steps In SERVPRO'S Storm Damage Recovery Process?

Storm damage usually involves water. Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using many techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For Storm Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is equipped to handle storm events at a moment's notice! 

Our personnel have been trained and have the necessary certifications to assist in a storm event. Every crew has experienced a storm event in the past, so the storm is no new concept for this team. Our warehouse is packed with a plethora of equipment to meet the cause's needs. Our supply is less than 30 minutes away if we do not have the needed equipment.

In addition to storm damage, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson handles water damage, mold damage, and much more!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are SERVPRO’s 24-Hour Restoration Services?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro men walking infront of Van What Are SERVPRO’s 24-Hour Restoration Services?

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours, nor do we. SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week—including all holidays- for home and business owners. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

If you need emergency services, you can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (615) 885-3906!

What Types Of 24-Hour Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer For My Hermitage/Donelson Home?

No matter what type or size of emergency you experience in your Nashville home, we will be there any time of day or night to help you begin the recovery process. 

We handle home restoration projects such as these:

What Types Of 24-Hour Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer For My Hermitage/Donelson Commercial Property?

We have specialized services created specifically for commercial business owners. The emergencies that happen at a commercial location can involve hazardous materials or dangerous situations. SERVPRO has you covered any time of the day or night!

Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When it’s impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is lost revenue and productivity. When you need professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson has the training and resources to quickly get your property back to business.

Our commercial restoration services include:

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 2000 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is here to help you with any emergency situation, 24 hours a day! You can contact us online or call us at (615) 885 3906 for help with any disaster. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Do I Clean Up Water Damage After A Flood In My Nashville Home Or Business?

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

water flooding floors How Do I Clean Up Water Damage After A Flood In My Nashville Home Or Business?

A flood in your Hermitage/Donelson home or business can bring life to a complete stop. Until your location is fully restored, you won't be able to live or do business normally. 

You may be able to do some of the cleanup tasks yourself. Still, you might also need the assistance of a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson. We're just a phone call away at (615) 885 3906! We can be onsite immediately to investigate the damage and start the restoration process, getting you back to normal as soon as possible. 

What Can I Do To Begin The Water Damage Restoration Process?

You can do some things to begin the water damage cleanup process while you wait for SERVPRO to arrive. 

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Make sure it is safe to stay in the house
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be very heavy. Be careful!

Once the situation is safe, you can:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

How Can SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson Help Me Recover From Water Damage?

At SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we are dedicated to helping our customers recover from a flooding event as quickly as possible, no matter the cause or size. We will:

  • Work with the insurance claim community
  • Document the damages and begin the drying process
  • Check for dangerous situations, such as exposed wiring near standing water
  • Save documents and dry out wooden flooring and textiles

We are your partner in restoring your location from water damage after a flood, and we also handle mold remediation and odor removal

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are Some Best Practices For Cleaning My Nashville Home After Fire Damage?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

A fire in your Hermitage/Donelson home - and the accompanying smoke and soot -will negatively affect everything, including equipment, belongings, and even the structure itself. It can be overwhelming to take even the first step in cleaning up after a house fire. 

Contacting a professional cleaning company like SERVPRO may be the number one best practice for you to use to help you get back to normal! These experienced professionals have the expertise and equipment necessary to help you recover from the effects of a fire.

Are There Some Steps I Can Take To Start The Clean Up Process Once A Fire Occurs?

There are definitely some things you can do to begin the recovery process once you experience fire damage. Some steps you can take while waiting for SERVPRO to arrive are:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of the leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Restore My Hermitage/Donelson Property After A Fire?

We will be on-site right away to help you clean up your Hermitage/Donelson premises after a fire!

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson specializes in restoring the contents of a home that has suffered from fire damage. We will assess all your belongings carefully to determine what items can be restored to their “pre-fire” condition. A professional cleaning company will use several methods to restore your property to its original condition, such as;

  • Foam cleaning: used for upholstery, since it can shrink or bleed when water is used. 
  • Dry cleaning: used to clean light residue.
  • Wet cleaning: a very effective cleaning method used to remove moderate to heavy residues. 
  • Immersion cleaning: items are dipped into a bath of cleaning products. 

SERVPRO technicians are experienced in document and photograph restoration and can help in the event that your important records or personal keepsakes have been damaged during a fire. 

If the damage to your home is such that it will need extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO can organize an efficient move-out process for the affected areas. Removing your items from the area will aid in a quicker remodeling process and will protect your items from any further potential damage. After the restoration is complete, move-in can be coordinated easily. 

If your home or business has suffered damage from fire, water, bad odors, or mold, you can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to get you back to normal right away! We maintain the training and equipment necessary to help our customers recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. Call us today at (615) 885-3906.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

What Commercial Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Offer?

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Keeping your business location clean year-round speaks well of you as a business owner and lets your clients and prospective customers know you have a sense of pride in your work. 

Accidents happen in the workplace, too, and some of those accidents can involve hazardous materials; a professional commercial cleaning company like SERVPRO will have the equipment and training needed to get the job done.

When Should I Call SERVPRO To Help Me With Commercial Cleaning?

You can contact SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson anytime for fast 24-hour service! We can help you with cleaning projects of all types and sizes.

SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson offers cleaning services ranging from washing restaurant stove hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

We serve all kinds of businesses, too:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

What Other Commercial Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Provide?

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 Hermitage / Donelson 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 1,970 Franchises. 

Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is standing ready to assist you with all your cleanup projects, no matter the size. You can count on us for disaster recovery, commercial water restoration, commercial fire restoration, commercial mold remediation, and much more. 

Call us at (615) 885 3906 or contact us online for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Water Damage FAQS From SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can come in many different forms, and they can all be equally damaging. Whether your Hermitage/Donelson water damage is caused by recent storm damage, a burst pipe, fire fighting efforts in dealing with recent fire damage, or any other number of sources, the results can be the same: extreme damage to property that can disrupt your daily life.

When your Hermitage/Donelson location experiences water damage, such damage can affect your structure, cause unhealthy conditions due to mold or mildew, create unsightly issues such as peeling paint and warped wood, and much more. 

At SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we offer extensive water damage restoration services to area homes and business owners. Our top priority is getting you back to your pre-damage state as soon as possible!

Why Should I Call SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson To Help Me Recover From Water Damage?

The SERVPRO team is ready to assist you with water damage to your home or business any time of the day or night:

What Does The SERVPRO Water Damage Recovery Process Look Like?

Our water damage recovery process begins as soon as you contact us for assistance:

  • ONE HOUR: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way! 
  • FOUR HOURS: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage. 
  • DETAILED EXPLANATION: A trained, uniformed, and equipped SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. 
  • EIGHT HOURS: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, usually your adjuster or property manager. 
  • PRETESTING: A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will begin pretesting to determine what can be restored, working from the source of the damage outward. 
  • CLEANING & RESTORATION: SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time. 
  • FINAL WALK-THROUGH: After the work has been completed, we conduct a final walk-through with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is here to help you with emergencies. In addition to our water damage services, we can help you recover from storm damage, mold infestations, odor removal and deodorization, and much more. Call us at (615) 885 3906 to learn more about our home and commercial restoration processes.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are Some Best Practices For Preventing Mold Growth In My Hermitage/Donelson Bathroom?

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Your bathroom has a higher moisture level than most of the other rooms in your home, of course, and surfaces can easily become moldy quickly if they stay damp for too long. Once a mold colony has established itself in an area, it will re-establish itself even more rapidly every time the humidity rises and wet conditions return.

How Do I Prohibit Mold And Mildew In My Bathroom? 

Here are some top suggestions for mold and mildew prevention in your bathroom (and the rest of your home, too):

  • Mold-resistant products are readily accessible at your local hardware or home goods store. When refreshing your bathroom, using these products - such as paint or tile - you can prevent mold and mildew from ever establishing themselves.  
  • Take care of standing water immediately. When cleaning your flooring, be sure to dry it thoroughly, and always dry your countertops completely, paying particular attention to cracks and crevasses. 
  • Ensure that all window frames and weather stripping are in good repair, especially before the wet and humid seasons.
  • Check cabinets under the sinks and investigate around the toilet for leaks from hoses and pipes leading to walls regularly, cleaning behind and underneath them regularly; while completing this task, take note of any dampness, rust, or puddles. 
  • Ensure your bathroom area is well-ventilated; you can always use a dehumidifier if you feel it necessary. 

What Do I Do If Mold Establishes Itself In My Bathroom?

Mold can never be totally eradicated once mold has established itself in your home. You will need the help of mold remediation specialists to manage this issue. 

Call us here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to get immediate help: (615) 885 3906.

Some tips for you to follow while you wait for us to arrive:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we have the experience, knowledge, training, and expertise to help you with any mold infestation.

We are also experts regarding those necessary cleanup projects after water and fire damage, and we also handle odor removal and deodorization!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.