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What Do I Do When I Need Water Damage Restoration Services?

11/27/2023 (Permalink)

When you need water damage restoration services in the Hermitage/Donelson area, there's only one place to go: SERVPRO! 

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we are water damage restoration specialists, and we have the equipment and know-how to help restore your Nashville home or business to its pre-water damage state. 

Using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, our team of technicians at SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson can quickly extract the water from your property and begin the drying process, all while dealing with any mold growth that has occurred.  

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

What Can I Expect From SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Process?

Since every flood and water damage scenario differs, each requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Why Should I Trust SERVPRO With Disaster Recovery?

SERVPRO has a stellar reputation in the restoration community because our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured that our team is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we specialize in all aspects of the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after any level of fire damage, water damage, or other such disaster. These services also include mitigating mold growth and mildew from your home or business following exposure to water damage.

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service and advanced restoration and cleaning equipment.

And we are:

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) 242 9391 to learn more about our home and commercial restoration processes.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Can I Count On To Be There Fast In Times Of Crisis?

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

If a crisis occurs at your Hermitage/Donelson location, you need someone to be there fast to help. Always remember that SERVPRO is just a phone call away at (615) 242 9391!

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. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

We are faster to any disaster. 

Why Is SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Committed To A Fast Disaster Response?

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 2180 U.S. and Canadian franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to respond faster to any size emergency. A prompt response helps minimize the damage, cleaning, and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • The drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • The furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • The paint starts to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Severe biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

What Other Types Of Disasters Does SERVPRO Handle?

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson handles many other types of disasters and accidents besides water damage with the same fast and efficient service:

Contact us today for more information on how we can help you recover from a disaster at your Hermitage/Donelson location.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Can I Trust To Restore My Belongings When Disaster Strikes?

11/13/2023 (Permalink)

When we think of a disaster, we usually picture buildings that have been destroyed. We’ve all seen the footage of the aftermath of a storm, with debris and destruction everywhere. 

If we look a little closer, we will also see belongings strewn everywhere amongst the rubble, and these are often the items that people care most about because they usually can’t be replaced or restored. Or can they?

If you have experienced a disaster of any kind and are concerned about belongings that have been severely damaged, call SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson at (615) 242 9391 and let’s discuss how we can help you recover.

When you work with SERVPRO after disaster strikes, you’ll find that many precious belongings you thought were gone forever can be restored to their original condition!

How Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Restore Precious Items Damaged In A Disaster?

SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore versus replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what can be restored to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or pre-cleaning before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and wipe -This is 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. 

Why Is SERVPRO A Trusted Leader In The Restoration Industry?

When looking for the best restoration service in the Nashville area, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is the perfect candidate for you! We offer 24/7 commercial and residential services. Our highly-trained technicians are always on call to provide top-tier service to those in need. Our team consists of crews with over ten years of experience in the restoration industry. 

Therefore, you can rest easy knowing you and your home/business are in good hands. We are a locally owned and operated business, so helping our community is our top priority. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle restoration and cleaning needs.

Take a look at our team!

Our franchise is highly involved 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 Hermitage/Donelson area that we can participate in!

You can count on us for storm damage, fire damage, and water damage restoration, and much more!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Winter Storms Are Coming! How Do I Prepare My Hermitage/Donelson Home?

11/13/2023 (Permalink)

Being ready for the worst weather possible is the best way to keep you from experiencing extreme damage to your Hermitage/Donelson home. Winter storms bring snow and ice, of course, but high winds, sleet, freezing rain, and even blizzard conditions can occur. Each of these creates its own unique challenges, so let’s take a look at ways you can be ready for anything!

What Are Some Top Winter Weather Preparation Tips?

Keeping your Hermitage/Donelson location safe during winter storms is simpler than you might think. 

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with proper insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. 
  • Schedule an inspection of your roof to make sure it’s ready for winter weather.
  • Make sure your rain gutters and downspouts are clean and in good condition.
  • Have your HVAC system serviced.
  • Take these proactive steps to keep your pipes from freezing. 
  • Install and test carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms with battery backups. 
  • Have your wood-burning fireplace or stove cleaned for use.
  • Gather supplies if you need to stay home for several days without power. Remember the specific needs of each person in your household, including medications - and don’t forget the pets!
  • Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Keep track of weather conditions by following the National Weather Service.

If An Emergency Occurs During A Winter Storm, Who Do I Call?

Call SERVPRO right away! We will be onsite immediately to help you navigate storm damage. You can count on us! 

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If you own a business in the Hermitage/Donelson area, remember that SERVPRO offers commercial disaster services to help you weather any winter storm!

In addition to storm damage restoration, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson also offers cleaning services, such as carpet and upholstery, drapes and blinds, and disaster recovery services like water damage restoration. You can learn more by calling (615) 242 9391 or contacting us via our website. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Who Are The Best Restoration Companies Near Me In Hermitage/Donelson?

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

Living and working in a location that needs restoration can be depressing - when your home or business needs repair, it can mean unhealthy or unsafe conditions exist, and that’s not good! Your Hermitage/Donelson home needs to be safe and comfortable for your loved ones, while an undesirable or unsightly environment at your business could negatively affect your workforce and clientele. 

Are you ready to revive your home or workspace (or both)? 

If so, you’ll need a reputable and trustworthy restoration company in the Hermitage/Donelson area to help you give your house or commercial building a facelift. Our SERVPRO franchise here in the Hermitage/Donelson neighborhood is right around the corner, and you can count on us as trusted leaders in the restoration industry!

Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For My Hermitage/Donelson Home Restoration Projects?

Our ultimate goal is to be your first choice for residential restoration projects in the Nashville area! Here’s why we should be your top choice:

  • We employ highly trained restoration technicians.
  • We offer 24-hour emergency restoration seven days a week and on holidays, too!
  • We utilize the latest tools and technology to ensure your property is returned to normal as soon as possible.

Why Should I Rely On SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson For My Commercial Restoration Needs?

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson, we offer professional commercial cleaning and emergency restoration services to ensure your business is in tip-top shape for your customers, no matter its current condition. If your company has experienced any damages, such as water damage, fire damage, or storm damage, SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We can manage:

  • 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

You can always depend on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to get the job done right the first time. We respond promptly and make your home or workspace look its very best. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Transforming Desolation Into Renewal: How Do I Recover From Fire Damage To My Property?

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

Damage from a fire to your Hermitage/Donelson property can be one of the most devastating experiences. The aftermath leaves you with belongings destroyed, soot and smoke odors - which are also unhealthy to breathe in - and a building that may be uninhabitable. It’s also very likely that you will face water damage due to firefighting efforts. It’s a lot to handle alone.

At SERVPRO, we understand how this will affect you, your loved ones, your workforce, and anyone closely associated with the disaster. We are uniquely positioned to handle all damage you may experience on your property. Such situations cause stress, confusion, and a feeling of vulnerability. Our team will treat you with respect and empathy and your home and belongings with the utmost care.

What Is SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Process?

If a fire occurs at your location and you need help, this is what our fire damage restoration process looks like:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

  • The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

  • We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

  • Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

  • The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

  • We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

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

Step 7: Restoration

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

Why Should I Trust SERVPRO With The Recovery Of My Belongings?

In addition to building services, odor removal, and water damage restoration, our fire damage restoration services include caring for your belongings

  • SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson specializes in restoring water, fire, or mold-damaged contents. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving irreplaceable, precious keepsakes. 
  • If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area.  
  • We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
    • Television sets
    • DVD players
    • Computers
    • And more
  • When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

These are just a few of the reasons you can trust SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson with your home or commercial fire damage project! Call us anytime at (615) 242 9391 to learn more.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Does The Fire Damage Restoration Provided By SERVPRO Look Like?

10/16/2023 (Permalink)

Keeping your Hermitage/Donelson home or business fire-safe is at the top of your list of things to do. Perhaps you've been fortunate enough to have never experienced a fire at your location but would still like to know what damage restoration involves. Keep reading to find out more!

Today, we explain our fire damage restoration services so you will know what to expect from us should you need us. We'll also explain why our services are some of the best around and why you should partner with us for all your damage restoration needs.

What Are SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson's Fire Damage Services?

Since each smoke and fire damage situation differs, each requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create vary greatly and need a particular cleaning procedure. The steps below illustrate our "typical" fire damage restoration process. 

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

If you experience a fire at your location, call us at (615) 242 9391, and we will be there immediately to help you begin your restoration process!

What Steps Should I Take While I Wait For SERVPRO To Arrive?

You can follow these steps while you wait for SERVPRO:

What To Do After A Fire

  • 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 the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop the 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.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash walls, painted surfaces, shampoo carpeting, or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet - the wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor

Remember: besides fire damage, the team at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson handles many other types of disasters, both large and small, including water damage, odor removal, and much more! Contact us today for help with damage restoration of all kinds!

This franchise is locally owned and operated.

How Do I Navigate The Path To Recovery After Storm Damage To My Property?

10/11/2023 (Permalink)

The damage to your Hermitage/Donelson property from a storm can be significant. Whether you experience a flood, snowstorm, freezing rain, hail, or high winds, you can be left needing a large amount of cleanup and restoration. 

Seeing destruction to your home or business can be shocking, and you might find it challenging to decide how to handle the aftermath. At SERVPRO, we understand the challenges very well, so calling us at (615) 242 9391 should be your very first step - after you ensure that every person involved is safe

Why Should I Call SERVPRO First If I Experience Storm Damage?

We hold high expectations for our crews and have confidence in their abilities to get the job done right the first time. We're here to make it look "Like it never even happened," and we will be there immediately to start the recovery process!

  • We can scale our resources to handle any storm or disaster of any size. We can access resources from a network of 2180 Franchises nationwide and elite Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.
  • When a storm hits your Nashville home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
  • As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and validate and document that your property is dry and the job is complete. We employ trained
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage Storm Damage To My Hermitage/Donelson Commercial Location?

Commercial damage restoration and cleaning services are some of our specialties! SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson will respond immediately to the storm or flood affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. 

We are part of a national network of over 2180 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically placed nationwide to respond to large-scale events and disasters.

We are proud to be a part of our community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area with the fastest response times and our best work each and every day.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson can be onsite at your Nashville home immediately to help with any emergency you have experienced. 

In addition to storm damage, we handle water damage, fire damage, mold infestations, odor removal and deodorization, and much more. Call us at (615) 242 9391 or contact us via our website. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

Who Can I Turn To For Trusted Mold Remediation Services Near My Hermitage/Donelson Location?

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

When a mold infestation begins in your home or business, you need to know who you can trust for mold remediation services in your area!

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure.  

Unfortunately, mold growth doesn't take much time or water to begin in your home or office. In fact, any home or commercial property can fall victim to mold growth in as little as 48 hours if exposed to increased moisture or a water source. Some mold growth can produce allergens and irritants, so it is crucial that you deal with any potential mold growth as soon as you find it, and SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson is here to help! We offer some of the best mold remediation services available. 

Why Is SERVPRO A Trusted Leader In Mold Remediation Services?

When we arrive at your Hermitage/Donelson location, we're ready to begin your mold remediation process. 

  • In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we're dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. Our fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost. 
  • We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Our team members include:
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

What Other Types Of Recovery Services Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Offer? 

In addition to mold remediation services, we offer the following:

If you are a Nashville business owner, check out our commercial cleaning and restoration service pages to learn more about how we can help you keep your business operational even when disaster strikes!

You can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson whenever you experience damaging events of all types and sizes. Call us anytime at (615) 242 9391.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do Storms Start Fires?

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

Since storms often bring a lot of moisture, we may not think about fires when one rolls into town. However, fire is a real danger during a violent thunderstorm or even a tornado or hurricane!

As a wise home or business owner in the Hermitage/Donelson area, you want to keep your property safe from damages of all kinds, including fire. Let’s talk about some ways storms can start fires and some ways you can protect yourself and your Nashville property, your family, friends, clients, and others who could be affected by this type of disaster. 

What Causes Fires During Storms And Violent Weather?

Many different factors can cause a fire during violent weather in Nashville. Here are a few examples:

  • Downed powerlines caused by high winds
  • Lightning striking a tree or dry brush near a building
  • Lightning striking a building directly
  • Power surges that occur during turbulent weather

How Can I Protect My Hermitage/Donelson Home Or Business From Weather-Related Fires?

You can protect your home or business - and the people inside - from a weather-related fire by:

  • Trimming back dead or dying trees and other vegetation away from your building
  • Use surge protectors 
  • Keep your fire extinguisher(s) in good condition and up-to-date
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors 
  • Create an escape plan and educate everyone to ensure they know where to go and what to do

In case of a fire, you already know to call the fire fighting professionals at 911! After the fire is out, you’ll need help cleaning up from the damage, which may include water damage from fire fighting efforts and smoke and soot. 

That’s when you should call SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson at (615) 242 9391! We are residential fire damage restoration and commercial fire damage restoration experts, and we can be onsite at your location immediately, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get you the help you need. 

We also handle many other types of emergencies, such as storm damage, water damage, and a wide range of commercial restoration services

This franchise is independently owned and operated.