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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.

Books
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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Your Columbia Home Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition By Our Water Damage Specialists

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Your Columbia Home Can Be Restored To Pre-Damage Condition By Our Water Damage Specialists SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has teams ready to go to Lynnville, Pulaski, and Spring Hill residences with water damage situations.

Why SERVPRO Succeeds At Mitigating Water Damage From Homes In Columbia

A home in Columbia can experience many different kinds of problems over the years, and homeowners try to prepare for the expenses caused by such disasters. SERVPRO always keeps the costs involved in mitigating damage from our customers' homes to a minimum, while still achieving the desired results.

Our customer service goals are why SERVPRO employees train and study to provide our customers in Columbia with exceptional water damage mitigation work. We understand that water affects each home differently, as the sources vary, as do the contents, architectural layout, amount of water, and time between the initial saturation and our arrival.

When water that came from your home's interior plumbing dampens your home, we can often start drying without spending much time on sanitation measures. If flooding happened to your home, we arrive ready to provide the extra but crucially important additional measures that make your home safe, as well as dry, again. Microbes can cause unwanted health effects in people, so we eliminate these as soon as possible wherever contamination might have occurred.

Water also flows in all directions, including up porous materials. Traveling up, even while much slower than downhill because of gravity, can happen because of capillary action in more porous materials. Long drapes, drywall, and some lighter woods can soak up moisture in the interior while the exterior seems dry at the same height. This is why we air out drapes as soon as possible and make cut lines above the visible watermark. Eliminating trapped moisture from the materials saves us from dealing with trapped moisture later, and saves time in not having to make a second set of cut lines.

We use different equipment that shows where trapped and hidden water remains inside your home's structure. Our drying equipment means we can fine-tune the different areas of your home's drying rate, according to the specific needs within each of those areas. Preventing water damage from spreading is equally important, so we perform both mitigation and restoration for our customers.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has teams ready to go to Lynnville, Pulaski, and Spring Hill residences with water damage situations. Call us at (931) 388-4248 when your home has an emergency involving water where it should be dry, instead.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Columbia

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Help You Get Back To Business In Columbia We have the equipment that can detect water that has seeped into the cracks in the floor of your business and act fast with our services.

Overview of Commercial Water Removal for Columbia Service Industries

Commercial water damage can halt your business until it is mitigated. Besides the visible effect on the building structure, there are also safety issues and the possibility of secondary damage such as mold if the moisture is not removed as quickly as possible.

When SERVPRO performs commercial water removal in Columbia businesses, extraction is something we spend extra time doing because every bit of moisture removed beforehand, lessens the drying time and speeds the restoration process along. We know this is especially crucial for commercial properties involved in the retail and hospitality sector as they rely on foot traffic for a good portion of their revenue.

For water removal in a small area, we have portable extractors. Large scale water spills are no match for our truck-mounted pumps that can pull thousands of gallons of water in short order. In properties that have carpeting, we have weighted and stand-on extractor units that use weight to push water out of the padding and assist the carpet in drying. Each of these extraction methods helps in reducing water loss.

The other part of water removal occurs during the drying phase of restoration. Moisture lifted by the air movers during drying is disposed of using different types of dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers are an effective way to remove excess moisture. A wheel coated with a substance such as a silica gel attracts the water vapor, and as it collects, the weight turns the wheel, and the water drops off into a disposal port, and the process begins again.

Our SERVPRO technicians have a goal of getting your commercial property back to the business of serving customers as quickly as possible. We communicate with you every step of the way to ensure you know what our technicians are doing throughout the restoration process.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties is available 24-hours at (931) 388-4248 for commercial water removal. Our emergency response teams have the training and equipment to restore damage from your water loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Explain Important Electrical Warning Signs After A Flood In Your Columbia Home

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Explain Important Electrical Warning Signs After A Flood In Your Columbia Home SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties can provide the kind of fast and professional care your home needs in the aftermath of a flood.

Watch For These Electrical Warning Signs After Flood Damage In Columbia

One of the most severe potential risks after your home in Columbia sustains flood damage comes from the electrical lines, outlets, and appliances in your home. Electrocutions cause many of the most severe injuries that result from large storms, and SERVPRO technicians take numerous steps to protect themselves from the hazards that may lie around your home. The best way to protect yourself from potential dangers is to avoid them entirely, so be on the lookout for these signs of what may be a serious risk to your health.

Water Leaking From Electrical Fixtures
Any time you see water leaking from an electrical outlet, light source, or electronic appliance in your Columbia home after flood damage occurs, you should avoid touching or even being near the fixture in question. While all electrical fixtures may pose a hazard in such a situation, wet objects require extra caution and attention as they pose an even greater threat to your safety. If you notice any water leakage in and around an electrical outlet or appliance, be sure to let SERVPRO technicians know so that they can better protect themselves.

Still-Wet Areas With Power
Any part of your home that still has power in its appliances or lighting fixtures while still clearly being wet may pose more hazards than you might expect. Even if there are no apparent dangers in the area, unseen electrical damage may harm you through electricity conducted by wet structural materials in the area. SERVPRO technicians wear thick, insulated boots to protect themselves against these hazards.

Exposed Wires
Sometimes, strong winds from a storm may cause other types of damage to your home, some of which may impact the electrical systems running throughout your home. Staying away from exposed wires (even if they do not appear to conduct electricity) should be a standard part of your safety plan after a disaster.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties can provide the kind of fast and professional care your home needs in the aftermath of a flood. Call us for help 24/7 at (931) 388-4248.

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Call Our Certified Technicians To Handle Your Columbia Fire Damage Restoration

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Certified Technicians To Handle Your Columbia Fire Damage Restoration Call us after a fire we can purify your home after the smoke and soot settle. We have the equipment, experience and training.

Your Columbia Home Smells like Smoke Thanks to Fire Damage!

Most homeowners experience accidents in their home at some point or another. These disruptions of daily life are usually the result of smaller things, like a grease fire that starts in the kitchen and suddenly there are flames to put out and a need to call the fire department. Regardless of its source, the smoke and fire damage resulting from that small event can leave you at a loss when returning your home to normal.

When your home in Columbia falls victim to fire damage, it is best to reach out to an expert team such as SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and receive continuous instruction on the latest techniques and equipment available for the restoration of homes such as yours. Most importantly, our team is available 24/7 to respond to your call and begin the time-sensitive task of removing any remains of the fire, including the subsequent damage firefighting agents may have caused.

Based on our training and field experience, our SERVPRO team can observe the path of the smoke and soot to assess each surface and determine the best cleaning agent for it. Most importantly, our team can determine where the foul smoke smell resides and work accordingly to eliminate it from your home. If your air vents and ducts are spreading the smell throughout your home, we can install specialized filters and air purifying equipment to improve the air quality and return it to normal.

Many times, homeowners attempt to restore their furniture and belongings themselves using store-bought solutions. Although these can be helpful for some things, you also risk worsening the damage if it is not the right solution for the surface you are treating. A professional team such as SERVPRO can make an educated decision for each affected area to optimize its cleaning efforts and minimize your damages.

Even if a fire to your home appears to be of little consequence, reach out to SERVPRO of Maury/Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Leaky Appliances Can Spell Trouble For Your Home In Columbia

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaky Appliances Can Spell Trouble For Your Home In Columbia Call us at (931) 388-4248, so we can help mitigate water damage and protect your home.

Water Damage Can Happen When Your Columbia Home Has Leaky Appliances

Having the convenience of different appliances in your Columbia home makes completing household chores much easier. As long as these appliances continue to run correctly, they do no damage to your home. This is why regular maintenance of appliances becomes crucial to protect both the machines and your home.

Leaky appliances can cause water damage to your Columbia home. This damage can come from ongoing drips underneath the water heater, or from a water line that comes loose, resulting in hundreds or thousands of gallons of water to soak the property. SERVPRO technicians are always ready to help you in either of these situations.

Because any amount of water can cause serious and costly damage to your house, SERVPRO specialists are always Faster to Any Size Disaster. The more quickly we respond and start with mitigation and restoration work, the less damage occurs to the immediate and adjacent areas.

Before removing the water from your home, we always ensure that the source or sources no longer pose a problem by shutting them off. In the rare situation that we need a plumber for more complicated situations, we have certified and licensed plumbing professionals we partner with, to make the process smoother and less costly for our customers.

When called for, we have large capacity truck-mounted pumps that can quickly rid your home of any standing water. For smaller spills, we use heat and air movers that force water into the air by turning it into water vapor. Our desiccant machines can then extract it from the air. We are experts at scaling our equipment to the customer's exact needs, reducing the time required to complete the job.

We check with our high-precision moisture meters to ensure once-wet or damp areas become dry, even those that feel dry when touched. Moisture can remain encased inside materials like drywall, only to cause problems later. Other equipment, such as our infrared devices, detects moisture, giving us the knowledge of how far water spread at the beginning of our work. Many times, what seems dry on the other side of a room holds hidden moisture that we can easily eliminate along with the water closer to the area that caused the problem.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties is ready to help make your home in Lynnville and Pulaski “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (931) 388-4248, so we can help mitigate water damage and protect your home.

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How Our Specialized Equipment Can Restore Your Home In Columbia

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Specialized Equipment Can Restore Your Home In Columbia If you ever need moisture extracted from your home, call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 any day of the week.

Water Cleanup Experts In Columbia Talk About Different Extraction Tools

If excessive moisture ever happens to find its way into your Columbia home, it is wise to call in the professionals. Our highly trained team at SERVPRO is experienced in working with water cleanup projects both big and small. During any moisture-related damage scenario, it is easier to remove moisture while it is in liquid form. We know that the more liquid H2O we can extract the quicker the drying process will be. We conduct water cleanup quickly by using advanced technology and industrial extraction equipment.

Whenever moisture gets inside your dwelling, the problems get worse the longer items inside your home stay wet. Conducting water cleanup in Columbia quickly can help prevent secondary damage like humidity and mold issues. Once materials inside a house get wet, the humidity levels rise which can cause problems with items that didn't come into direct contact with moisture. Humidity levels can also create an environment that is ideal for fungal growth. All mold needs is an organic food source like paper or wood, moisture, the correct temperature, and time.

Since problems can get much worse over time, our SERVPRO team provides fast 24/7 service. We are available all of the time to answer the phone and arrive at your residence promptly. As soon as our IICRC certified technicians arrive they set up equipment and begin extraction.

Depending on what inside your home gets wet our SERVPRO technicians can use different types of extraction tools and vacuums. The advanced technology our experts have at their disposal allows us to use a combination of specialized extractors and tools to pull out moisture. For example, we can use a portable extractor and a small handheld water claw tool to get into tight spots. If your carpet gets saturated, then we can utilize a truck-mounted extractor and a heavy-duty weighted extraction tool that compresses your carpet to pull out as much water as possible.

If you ever need moisture extracted from your home, call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 any day of the week.

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