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Local Columbia Water Damage Remediation Services

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Local Columbia Water Damage Remediation Services Our warehouse is stocked with a variety of equipment to remove water damage from your home.

How SERVPRO Can Help After Appliances Cause Water Damage

There are many ways that your home can sustain water damage. In the case of yours, a leaking washing machine caused damage to the laminate flooring in your laundry room while you slept. You found the puddle of water in your laundry room after waking up, while intending to switch a load of clothes over. 

The water damage in your Columbia laundry room may not seem severe at first sight. However, it is essential to keep in mind that it was there all night. Sitting for more than eight hours gives plenty of time to allow moisture to sink into the base of the floor underneath the laminate. Whenever you are unsure of how long water damage has sat inside your home, it is always smart to reach out for professional help as soon as possible.

Here at SERVPRO, we dedicate ourselves to helping our customers and leaving them feeling happy. We always rush to fix their water damage-related problems, aiming to arrive within hours of their initial call. Furthermore, we come with advanced equipment, designed to remediate the damages swiftly. Our goal is always to come to your home quickly and work effectively.

SERVPRO can use wet/dry vacuums to clean up the excess water on top of the laminate flooring. Afterward, we can set up equipment to work in conjunction to remove the excess moisture from the structure of your home. Our expert technicians can use devices like flood drying mats, to remove the excess moisture through powerful suction, as well as other devices, such as dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers. Once finished, SERVPRO can use an antifungal agent to ensure that mold growth cannot occur where the water damage took place. 

We pride ourselves in leaving our customers feeling happy and confident with our work. For us, it is more than just a job. We want to leave your home with you feeling, "Like it never even happened." 

When you need professional water restoration services, call immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties by dialing (931) 388-4248. No matter the time, our doors are always open for you. 

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If Water Has Damaged Your Plumbing Supply Store In Columbia You Need To Call Us!

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Water Has Damaged Your Plumbing Supply Store In Columbia You Need To Call Us! Contact us at (931) 388-4248 for assistance 24-hours a day, and we can turn around the loss and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage In Columbia Plumbing Supply Store

Sometimes water loss incidents happen in places that do not readily come to mind, such as you might not expect a pipe break in a store that supplies plumbers with supplies and equipment. No matter where it happens, it is vital the cleanup efforts begin quickly to limit the loss to property and closure time.

SERVPRO answered a call to mitigate commercial water damage in a Columbia plumbing supply store. Like most brick and mortar stores that depend on foot traffic and stock sales, our goal is to get the property dried and reopened with as little water loss to products as possible.

It's not uncommon for our technicians to split into different teams, and in this way, we handle multiple tasks at once. While one group gets busy scoping the water damaged areas to determine all places in the building with excessive moisture, another team works on water extraction with our portable pumps. The more moisture that we extract on the front end of the restoration services, the faster the drying cycle goes.

Damage to stock is a concern when there is a water loss situation. Our technicians inspect things one by one to determine the restorability potential. When it is necessary to remove items from shelves, we take photos and make a careful note of the location of the item. After restoration, we replace items where they came from to minimize disruptions to the business.

The removal of floor coverings is standard for cleaning and sanitization for reuse with clean water spills. SERVPRO technicians work hard to ensure there is as little loss as possible, and the doors of the business reopen quickly. Because our technicians spend extra time on water removal, this lessens the drying time needed.

Before reopening SERVPRO technicians:
    •    Wipe all water-affected services
    •    Promptly address any residual water odors
    •    Perform any necessary preventative treatments for mold
    •    Replace any stock items removed for cleaning and sanitization

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties is ready to help property owners with cleanup and restoration services to get rid of commercial water damage. Contact us at (931) 388-4248 for assistance 24-hours a day, and we can turn around the loss and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Professionals Discuss What You Will Need After A Flood In Columbia

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Professionals Discuss What You Will Need After A Flood In Columbia Give our professionals a call anytime at (931) 388-4248.

Emergency Supplies You Need During And After Columbia Flood Loss

Flooding can be one of the most unfavorable conditions that Columbia homes have to face, and often with the widespread severity of these natural emergencies, multiple properties get damaged simultaneously. Even with a disaster relief team that can respond at a moment’s notice to crises, the bulk of water penetration can happen before many homeowners even call for professional recovery and restoration. You can be prepared ahead of time both for potential displacement after a flood, and the supplies that you need to start cleaning up the mess that floods can leave behind.

If you live in an area common for flood damage in Columbia, forward-thinking can lead you to preparation tactics that not only save you time during a crisis but also money when businesses and vendors seek to take advantage of the situation by hiking up emergency supply costs. At SERVPRO, We encourage all residents in the area to have a plan in place to keep their families safe, but also emergency kits that can help to provide as much comfort as is possible during a disaster.

While you never know what you might need, part of your preparation for potential flooding could include barrier systems against flooding, sandbags, and tarps. These items can reduce the spread and severity of the flood effects, but packing more than a days’ worth of clothes and having a kit with new toothbrushes, soap, and other toiletries can make a difference in making you more comfortable after a loss incident.

Recovering your property after a flood loss situation is often something that homeowners look to SERVPRO to help with, but there are steps that you can take as soon as you return to your property. Local home improvement and hardware stores have a modest selection of recovery items that can help you to start cleaning the mess, including:

    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Portable Generators
    •    Air Movers
    •    Portable Engine-Driven (Gas-Powered) Pumps

It can be overwhelming to see your home substantially damaged by several inches, or even feet of water. Addressing each symptom one by one, along with the available expertise and equipment of our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties professionals, can make flood loss “Like it never even happened.” Give our professionals a call anytime at (931) 388-4248.

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Steps to Take After the Fire is Extinguished in Your Spring Hill Home

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Steps to Take After the Fire is Extinguished in Your Spring Hill Home After the fire is extinguished, secondary damage occurs. Take preventative measures to protect your property.

Before You Vacate A Fire-Damaged Spring Hill Home

Depending on the severity of the situation, many Spring Hill homeowners might not always have a choice in whether or not they must vacate their homes after a fire loss incident occurs. With substantial structural damages and compromised areas of the property, it can be unsafe and damaging to your health to allow prolonged exposure. Even with the round-the-clock restoration services that you can expect from our professionals, many families get displaced by considerable fire damages. 

There are some measures that owners can take to reduce the secondary fire damages to their Spring Hill properties to prevent the situation from getting worse. Before you vacate the premises, there are some last-minute actions that you can take (if it is safe to do so) that can help you and our SERVPRO professionals in route to begin mitigation efforts. These include: 

  • Grab Valuables – There are irreplaceable items within your home that no monetary value or compensation can return. If possible, work to collect these items before you vacate the premises. Even with the immediate response that you can expect from our SERVPRO team, our contents department might not make it in time to protect these possessions from secondary fire damage
  • Seal Off Unaffected Rooms – If you have rolls of duct tape or another wide tape available, you can physically seal off all cracks in doorways and other paths from room to room to reduce the spread of fire damages from the ignition point to new areas of the property. Protect these areas when you can to reduce the overall time and cost of restoration work to come. 
  • Turn Off Air Conditioners/Furnaces – Air circulation can quickly spread damages like odors, soot, and smoke particulates from the ignition point throughout the house. By turning off your AC or furnace before you get out of the house, you can reduce the circulation of these damaging effects. 

We know that you want to get back into your home quickly after a fire loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties team can help. There are steps you can take to expedite the process and lower its costs as our professionals work to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (931) 388-4248. 

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SERVPRO Handles Complete Water Damage Cleanup in Columbia

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Handles Complete Water Damage Cleanup in Columbia Let SERVPRO help you with your water damage needs.

No matter how bad, we can be there to help you.

Many types of water damage are small in scale, and homeowners clean up themselves with no issues. The problems DIY water cleanup has the potential to leave behind are many if improperly done. Common problems from inadequate water cleanup include: 

  • If wet sheetrock stays in place, it can buckle and warp, weakening the wall integrity
  • Water that migrates into subflooring or into wall cavities can be the culprit behind strong, musty odors. 
  • Mold is always a danger in unmitigated areas with excessive moisture
  • If wet furniture remains on damp carpeting, the furniture stain may bleed
  • Delaminated tiles on flooring from excessive moisture left underneath

In cases of extreme water damage in a Columbia residential property, SERVPRO technicians have training in controlled demolition to remove severely damaged building materials and get water loss affected areas ready for reconstruction. Flood cuts are a standard part of the restoration services we perform. When sheetrock wicks moisture, we use detection equipment to map out where the moisture ends and measure roughly six inches above that waterline and cut away the sheetrock. This action serves a dual purpose of stopping water from absorbing any further into the building materials and lets more airflow into the wall cavity.

When there is so much damage from water that prepping the affected areas for reconstruction, before any rebuilding occurs, SERVPRO technicians thoroughly dry surfaces and disinfect. If musty odors remain, we perform any necessary odor control applications such as air scrubbers or ultra-low-volume fogging depending on the treatment level required.

Many homeowners find dealing with water loss in their home and getting the information together for insurance claims overwhelming. We try to assist homeowners with expediting claims by compiling detailed reports of our restoration efforts along with photos of before and after mitigation. 

Contact SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 when you need help with water damage of any size. Our emergency response teams are locally based. So We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Columbia Home You Need The Crew At SERVPRO!

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Columbia Home You Need The Crew At SERVPRO! Call us at (931) 388-4248 for mitigation of flood-damaged properties in these and surrounding areas.

Why SERVPRO Addresses The Issue Of Microbes During Mitigation Of Flood Damaged Homes In Columbia

Flooding mixes a wide variety of things into a dark, murky mess as the water runs across lawns, parking lots, and streets in Columbia. This heavily polluted water brings more than silt and soil into your home. Chemicals from the city's vehicles, industries, and herbicides and pesticides from lawns and other grassy areas also get washed into homes. Organic materials can leave highly unpleasant odors, as well as help microbes rapidly multiply.

The presence of microbes invading your flood damaged Columbia home is why we wipe all surfaces down. We use different chemical agents to kill the microbes that could cause health effects. These chemicals include disinfectants and sanitizers, as bleach only works on certain surfaces and can harm others.

When we arrive, we begin applying these with sprays that target the surfaces our mitigation team is likely to handle. As we remove different things that the flood-damaged and ruined, more becomes exposed. We apply the chemicals again. Reapplication like this prevents cross-contamination from happening.

Removing carpets and other items destroyed by the flood eliminates a great deal of the sources of contamination. We must remove all of these things before restoration begins. Forcing air throughout the home causes the evaporation process to dry your home quickly. While we run desiccant machines to trap the water vapor, the moisture content inside your home decreases, helping to make the environmental conditions less friendly to microbes.

We use an additional machine, the air scrubber, to capture airborne microbes. These often escape the sprayed sanitizers and disinfectants. When we finish, we use a fogger to apply a disinfectant uniformly through your house. Everything is ready for restoration work, with no risk to those inside your house.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties serves those living in Lynnville, Mount Pleasant, and Pulaski. Call us at (931) 388-4248 for mitigation of flood-damaged properties in these and surrounding areas.

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You Can Count On Our Experts When Your Columbia Property Experiences A Water Damage Incident

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial You Can Count On Our Experts When Your Columbia Property Experiences A Water Damage Incident If you ever have a toilet backup inside your bank, call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 any day of the week.

Commercial Water Cleanup Experts In Columbia Talk About Issues With Toilet Back Ups

Disasters can happen just about anywhere, including your workplace in Columbia. As things inside a building age, they can break and cause your place of business to have to conduct extensive commercial water cleanup. One item every home and business must have is a restroom equipped with toilets. Sometimes toilets can get clogged, which can cause them to back up and spill contaminated water out into your bank's building. If the incident happens overnight and several gallons of toilet water get into your structure, it's wise to contact in a professional water cleanup company like SERVPRO.

Since toilet water is considered to be contaminated by harmful bacteria and parasites, our SERVPRO technicians use different methods during mitigation. When handling any commercial water cleanup project in Columbia, we determine the source of the damage before we begin any restoration work. If the source of the issues is a water pipe running to your toilets or sinks, then the problem is considered a category one situation since the source is clean water. If a drain running from your sink leaks or the source turns out to be rainwater, then the problems are labeled as category two since there is a chance that contaminants are present. When the source of the damage is muddy water or comes from your toilets or sewage lines, then it is very likely the water is contaminated, so the situation gets treated as a category three problem.

When dealing with category three sewage water, our water restoration technicians or WRTs at SERVPRO take extra measures to reduce the spread of contaminants. When mitigating problems at your bank, we first figure out which building materials and contents got affected by the contaminated water. Once we determine how far the water went inside your building, we remove any porous materials that got wet, including your carpet and drywall.

Once we remove all of the porous materials inside your structure that touched the category three water, we treated the exposed floor and studs with disinfectants to rid the area of harmful microorganisms. If you ever have a toilet backup inside your bank, call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 any day of the week.

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Do Not Let A Flood Cause Damage To Your Columbia Home, Call Our Specialists For Help!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Do Not Let A Flood Cause Damage To Your Columbia Home, Call Our Specialists For Help! Our emergency services can help you through weather-related property damages, contact SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 immediately.

Restoring Your Subfloor From Flood Damage In Columbia

Heavy downpours for an extended period can increase the flood risk in your local area. Floods can cause severe damages, particularly when there is prolonged exposure to excessive amounts of water. Unfortunately, quick responses are not always possible. A family trip or weekend away could result in your first floor being exposed to standing water overnight. In these situations, water migrates and saturates beneath the surface requiring professional restoration procedures.

Homeowners with flood damage in Columbia can contact us in an emergency twenty-four hours a day. During periods of the year when weather warnings are frequent, we have technicians on call who can respond immediately to your notification of loss. Permanent damages directly correlate to the amount of time that the property is exposed to flood water, so seeking professional help should be the first thing you do after securing your own safety.

SERVPRO uses local technicians and can mobilize industrial grade equipment for the removal of flood water. Standing water above two inches can be pumped out to a nearby open sewer point using gas-powered equipment. Once the standing water level drops below two inches, we can bring in extraction units that are over 1,000 times more effective at removing water than air-movers or dehumidifiers.

Removing excess water is just the first step in our mitigation procedure. After the water is removed, SERVPRO can conduct a detailed inspection of your floor. Using thermal imaging cameras and moisture sensors, we can detect the moisture content of both floorboards and subfloor. Hard floor materials like concrete can still imbibe significant amounts of water after prolonged exposure and require extensive drying to avoid secondary damages.

To remove water that may have penetrated beneath your subfloor, SERVPRO can deploy advanced drying mats. These rescue mats use a central vacuum in combination with a dehumidifier to lift residual moisture from hard surfaces. Your SERVPRO technician can usually thoroughly disinfect the floor after the procedure to guard against microbial growth before carpets are replaced.

Our emergency services can help you through weather-related property damages, contact SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 immediately.

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If A Fire Has Damaged Your Artwork Or Books In Your Columbia Home, Our Crew Can Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage If A Fire Has Damaged Your Artwork Or Books In Your Columbia Home, Our Crew Can Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition! Call us 24/7 at (931) 388-4248.

SERVPRO Takes The Time To Restore Your Columbia Home's Fire Damaged Artwork And Books

Books and artwork are sensitive to many different types of damage that can affect your home. Fire damage is no exception - even light smoke residues and minor damages can cause long-term effects for books, magazines, documents, and paintings. The uniqueness and, in some cases, the high value of old books and some pieces of art make them difficult to replace after a disaster. However, SERVPRO technicians are trained to restore these objects to the state they were in before the disaster happened, without causing any further damage.

Cleaning Artwork
Part of the work we do in reversing the effects of fire damage in your Columbia home involves removing smoke and fire residues from paintings, tapestries, and other decorations in the home. These objects require more care than most other belongings, and may sometimes require delicate and slow cleaning processes to avoid causing any further damage. SERVPRO technicians remove residues from multiple pieces of art in most of the homes they perform restorations on, but for older or more valuable artwork, we still call in an expert conservator to provide the best care possible.

Going through an entire shelf of books one-by-one might seem like an arduous and time-consuming task, but thanks to our practiced and perfected restoration methods, we can give your library the care it needs without significantly slowing down the broader restoration process. Depending on the value and extent of damage to your book collection, we may employ a variety of restoration techniques from simple low-power vacuuming of smoke particles to careful cleaning of individual pages with the help of specialized cleaning agents. Most typically, we may remove any external residues and signs of damage before applying deodorizing treatments to the entire library at once, with individual books sometimes receiving more care according to their needs.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has the skill and experience necessary to handle fire damage restorations of books and artwork while still providing fast and complete services for the rest of the building. Call us 24/7 at (931) 388-4248.

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Was Water Damage Included In Your Columbia Bathroom Renovation Plan?

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Was Water Damage Included In Your Columbia Bathroom Renovation Plan? Did you know that there are often small water loss incidents while completing renovation work?

When Bathroom Renovations Require Water Removal in Columbia

Depending on your Columbia property's structure, a minor and temporary leak during a renovation can soak other areas without anyone knowing. Most contractors hired to do renovations and home improvements do not carry the same diagnostic tools that specialists from SERVPRO use.

You need skilled water removal professionals to help save your property when water loss incidents occur in your Columbia home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, which makes reducing overall costs possible while protecting many items that otherwise might sustain severe harm. Along with the devices used to find water and high amounts of moisture, our technicians arrive with all the equipment needed to remove the water that invaded your living space.

Accidents involving plumbing can stall renovations, but SERVPRO's location is nearby, helping minimize any delays that might hold up the work and continue to disrupt your family's plans. Because most water loss incidents related to broken pipes during remodeling work do not create massive and widespread disasters, we can scale our equipment use down to smaller units and use less space, as well. Attaching smaller pumps to our truck removes any standing water and gets things to the next stage where drying the dampened structural elements begins.

We always move from the wettest to the driest sections, eliminating water and moisture from the affected places inside your home. Once we trap water, it can no longer damage your property by spreading to other areas. Our mitigation specialists do want to know about objects with particular value to you that require immediate attention, however, so please let us know if this is the case. Pieces of heirloom furniture or other valuable items might merely need moved out of the area or wiped down with absorbent cloths followed by placement near an air mover.

Since materials retain moisture differently from one type to another, SERVPRO technicians might also use heat-producing equipment to help extract moisture. Heated air helps increase the amount of moisture air can hold before it reaches one of the desiccant machines set up for that purpose. SERVPRO's water removal and mitigation specialists rely not only on their Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, but also creativity and experience from previous job sites.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties wants to help your renovation project get back on track with professional water removal services. We assist homeowners in Pulaski and Lynnville, in addition to surrounding areas. Give us a call at (931) 388-4248 when accidents happen.

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