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Our Team Has State Of The Art Equipment Ready To Restore Your Columbia Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment on tile floor in a room When a water line flooded the interior of a home our technicians answered the call within hours.

Fast Water Removal Services that Protect your Structure are Available Here in Columbia

Water Removal Columbia

When it comes to property restoration, some issues can affect the structural contents of your home slowly- by building up in walls or crawlspaces. Other issues may be more urgent, like a clean water emergency that results in high volumes of water building up in a particular area. The second type can exert a considerable pound for pound pressure onto the structure itself and present a hazard risk, which is why you need to contact a professional immediately.


We offer timely water removal for Columbia residents that tackles the immediate issue as well as the underlying cause for concern. Our green SERVPRO trucks are stocked with emergency water equipment like gas-powered submersible pumps as well as mounted, and portable, extraction units. An event involving standing water can be quickly remedied by using equipment which can significantly reduce the expense of your claim.


Wet/ dry vacuums are also essential to remove moisture from the flooring as well as fabrics. In situations where standing water has been left for several hours- for example, if you discover the issue on returning from work or a weekend away- there is a strong possibility that water damage has migrated to your subfloor. SERVPRO technicians can remove floorboards as well as carpet and pad to make an expert assessment of the extent of the damage.


Your subfloor usually comprises of wooden materials but those found at the lower level, like a basement or garage, can often be concrete. In wooden materials, moisture can be absorbed by the material, causing it to expand. Concrete can also absorb moisture which, over time, causes cracking as well as potential mold issues. SERVPRO technicians can use moisture sensors to probe different materials and gain an accurate reading of the moisture content levels. Using desiccant dehumidifiers and other industrial equipment, we can often bring the moisture down to a safe level without requiring a considerable replacement expense.


Professional water restoration technicians can help to secure your home after an unforeseen emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248.

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Let SERVPRO show you how to remediate your Columbia community.

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

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We can and will help you through your damages in Columbia.

With such a large area that we help, the restoration services that we offer Columbia residents need to be as diverse as its people and attractions. While we have a full team of qualified technicians capable of addressing standard threats such as water, fire, mold, storm, and flooding situations that occur in your home, we go above and beyond these traditional restoration practices as well. We have technicians certified to handle biohazard recovery and a division of general contractors able to help in build back and reconstruction following a devastating storm, mold, and fire damages. No matter what your home or business needs, we have a comprehensive approach that can help you.

Mold

Mold is an underrated and underappreciated threat to Columbia residents, and many homeowners do not recognize the signs of this organism until the situation has gotten out of control. Microbial growth can threaten your home’s structural integrity and expose its occupants to undesirable health effects, so remediation must begin as promptly as possible to quell these concerns. We have a unique position in the remediation of these threats, coming from a team that has years of combined experience in the restoration industry paired with the premier tools and equipment necessary to address these effects directly.

Safety is a primary concern for both our technicians on-site and others that might get exposed to a thriving organism in the property. Mold damage in Columbia homes is not always straightforward, leaving a need for secondary practices like water restoration and odor control to prevent the resurfacing of this destructive organism entirely. We can map out the best approach that maintains a safe atmosphere for the entire job without cutting corners on the work and thorough recovery that your property direly needs.

Our investments in the top-tier equipment for mold remediation have much to do with our success in this niche of restoration. With powerful tools like our poly air scrubbers or duct cleaning equipment, we can reduce the presence of mold spores and debris circulating in the air. This containment practice can help to reduce the spread of colonization in your Columbia home while our experts work to remove present damages and return your home to pre-mold condition.

Water

Our water restoration team is one of the most efficient divisions of our SERVPRO brand. Regarding our present restoration services, water loss incidents affecting Columbia homes encompass a large percentage of our annual call outs. We must stay diligently prepared for these emergencies by keeping ready trailers stocked with our leading equipment and products that can help to recover damaged properties beginning as soon as our professionals first arrive at your home. We have advanced drying and extraction tools as well, helping us to contend with higher volumes of standing water and deep-rooted saturation concerns.

Our training is one of the most significant advantages with our restoration professionals because we combine our years of experience in the restoration industry with classroom and online coursework. This union of education ensures that Columbia homeowners are getting confident and knowledgeable technicians for every emergency that they face. We stay informed about the latest equipment and products released as well, maintaining the most efficient and thorough approach that we can offer every customer.

We have moisture tracking equipment that can help to improve turnaround time for water damage in Columbia properties. Our SERVPRO DryBook software can help to keep all parties knowledgeable about the progress of drying and recovery tasks so that projects get completed efficiently and within budgetary confinements.

Fire

Many homeowners do not realize that fire damage in Columbia houses continually affect surfaces, structural elements, and other exposed materials even after the flames have been extinguished. Spreading effects like soot, smoke residue, and odors can permeate open areas and specific materials that present specific risks for degradation and deterioration. Addressing these concerns must happen swiftly and deliberately, and that begins with a thorough inspection of the property conducted by our crew chief and production management. Their assessment of the damage can determine the best approach for mitigation and the tools and equipment necessary to perform it.

Fires can be traumatizing, and that is why our team is not only certified in the facets of fire recovery necessary to address immediate concerns to your Columbia residence, but also the effect that these emergencies have on our customers. Our professionals undergo extensive training supplied by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to obtain their endorsements to perform specific fire recovery tasks, but our SERVPRO team also receives training with the Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP) to ensure that they have the ability to navigate our customers through the crisis.

Many tools help us contend with the fire damage affecting Columbia homes these days. We continue to modify and upgrade our inventory to ensure that our equipment and our potent cleaning and restoration products are top of the line. This growing inventory also helps our content management team to protect your belongings after a fire. We can thoroughly clean and deodorize affected possessions quickly to get them into designated storage areas tracked by our Content Claim Inventory Service protocols.

Storm

Our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties rapid response storm relief team has seen the destruction that nature can allow to homes and businesses throughout the area. With our years of experience, we have been able to successfully navigate our customers and their properties through traumatic situations like Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Florence, and the polar vortex back in 2014. With none of these devastating storms affecting homes the same way, we need to continue evolving as a team, improving our response times and what we can do to help those in need.  

Part of our success in storm recovery directly relates to our general contracting division Our professionals can begin emergency construction solutions upon our arrival, including board up, tarping, temporary fencing, and even specific material repairs. Storm damage to Columbia homes can become a devastating force, but fewer effects can damage the interior of your home with repaired breaches and temporary construction solutions our team can provide.

We have high capacity extractors and rapid drying solutions for situations that allow for flooding in the damaged Columbia homes that we help. From the truck-mounted pumps in our SERVPRO fleet that do not require a separate power source to operate to our portable sump pumps and wands, we have the right solution to help whatever threat your property faces.

You can count on our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties restoration professionals, no matter when emergencies occur. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we are available 24/7 by calling (931) 388-4248.

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SERVPRO Pairs Basic Tools and Advanced Equipment to Maximize Commercial Drying in Spring Hill Area Buildings

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Simple Tools That Help During Commercial Water Removal in Affected Spring Hill Office Suites

Removing water from a commercial establishment is essential for various reasons, including minimizing the downtime experienced. Most of the work done involves the use of sophisticated equipment to clean, extract water, and dry the affected premises. However, some simple tools also play a vital role in improving efficiency or helping save materials that would otherwise end up thrown away. Professional teams from SERVPRO combine the use of both sophisticated and simple equipment.

Trashcans
From the name, it is hard to believe that trashcans can play a vital role during water removal in your Spring Hill office suite, especially if there is limited teardown of building materials. However, trashcans serve an essential role as water collection points for refrigerant dehumidifiers. Using them eliminates the chances of extracted water leaking back into dried areas. It also reduces the need to keep moving the dehumidifier. Our SERVPRO technicians bring several 55-gallon trashcans on wheels, which increase the convenience of disposing of the extracted water.

Plastic Sheets
Plastic sheet may not seem that valuable to the restoration process, but they are instrumental in many ways. They might not have a specially designated task, but whether you want to protect items from leaking water or quicken the drying process, plastic poly 6-mil sheets are the go-to resource. Our SERVPRO technicians use them to create drying chambers such as when drying wooden floors. We also use them to isolate areas affected by the water spill from those that remain unaffected.

Lay Flat Plastic Tubing
In a vast office complex, controlling air movements for drying or other restoration processes can be a problem, primarily if the affected areas lie deep inside the building. Such a limitation can prevent the usage of advanced equipment such as trailered desiccant dehumidifiers. However, with lay-flat plastic tubing, it is possible to create temporary ductwork that moves the air where it is needed without affecting unintended areas. This negative air pressure method dramatically enhances the drying ability of our equipment. Knowing what is available, and the best method of implementation are understood by skilled SERVPRO technicians.

Sometimes, it is the simplest tool that makes a difference. Call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248. We have all kinds of equipment to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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Moisture Is The Enemy In Your Flood Damaged Columbia Home

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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How Moisture Spreads Throughout Flood Damaged Columbia Homes

Flood damage can, if given time and room to work, start to spread to other parts of your home. Even if the floodwaters themselves stay contained within a small area, small amounts of water can seep out through several different ways, potentially harming other rooms and structural components. SERVPRO counters these natural effects through fast responses and rapid drying routines, but even our best work may not always be enough to completely stop these effects from happening to some parts of your home.

Spreading Humidity
While often overlooked as a part of flood damage in Columbia, humidity is one of the primary sources of damage that we seek to mitigate after a disaster. Humidity can damage metal objects and structural components in your home and may even be enough to cause mold spores to grow and spread in any affected areas. Humidity can sometimes spread through the walls and ceilings of your home, depending on the materials used to construct the building. Air vents and open doors can also contribute to the spread of moisture through the air. We use industrial-strength dehumidifiers to neutralize the threat that humidity imposes on your home.

Standing Water Leakage
One of the most urgent actions that SERVPRO technicians perform in a flood-damaged home is the removal of standing water from any affected areas. Standing water, which is present in any area of flooring with a measurable depth of water above it, can leak through your home to cause a variety of problems. If your home has a basement, standing water is likely to pool up in this low-lying area and accelerate mold growth and destroy your carpeting. The most pressing issue with any standing water is the potential for it to seep into the foundation of your home and create cracks as the water expands and contracts. Again, the most effective way to prevent these disasters from happening is to call us after an incident so that we can deploy an emergency damage mitigation team.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has years of experience helping local homeowners to eliminate flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (931) 388-4248.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Spring Hill

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen with severe fire and soot damage to the fridge, cabinets and walls We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO Talks Security in your Spring Hill Home During Fire Damage Cleanup

Sometimes fire damage is not the worst thing that happens to a home. During the cleanup and restoration process, it is also essential to protect your property and possessions. 

When working on fire damage in a Spring Hill residence, our technicians often put up security fences during the recovery stage to both protect possessions still in the home and also to guard against accidents and injuries. Here are some reasons that a security fence makes good sense:

  • Unsafe property-even when only a portion of the structure received damaged from a fire, the home may unsafe for people to go into and strangely enough, people try. 
  • Limit  traffic to fire-damaged areas-family members just going in "for a minute" to grab some personal possession, curious people who want to view the fire damage.
  • Unsavory types that want to steal anything of value left in the home, including things like copper pipes used in your plumbing system. 
  • If someone suffers an injury on your property, you have the potential for liability.
  • Well-meaning friends or family have the potential to do more damage than help by entering to clean rooms or items.

When SERVPRO begins fire debris cleanup and restoration services, we often tarp, board up and put up security fences as needed to protect areas of the property from the weather. Also, limiting the number of people with access to the fire loss area assists with keeping the spread of soot to currently unaffected areas of the house to a minimum, especially if our technicians have not yet set up containment of the work area and vents.

Safety for both our technicians as well as the public is a priority. Our team members have the training and are OSHA-certified as well as trained as Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties stands ready to assist local homeowners with fire damage 24/7 by calling (931) 388-4248. Our emergency response team arrives quickly and makes the fire loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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How SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Homes in Spring Hill

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Couch floating after flooding in a living room. Don't let your living room turn into a swimming pool. Call the remediation specialists at SERVPRO today for help.

Professional Water Removal is Faster in Spring Hill Homes

We strive to provide every Spring Hill resident with the same fast response whenever emergencies arise. Our team of accredited professionals has vast experience in the restoration industry, helping us to better manage every loss scenario with our practical tools, cutting-edge equipment, and our potent cleaning agents and products. Standing water presents a unique threat to the property, beginning with exposed construction materials and contents. We can help with rapid extraction and drying efforts that can begin shortly after our response team first arrives.

Understanding the magnitude and severity of damage can help to determine what equipment is necessary for water removal in Spring Hill residences. Our SERVPRO brand as a whole is synonymous with leading equipment and technology in the field, and this commitment to the best tools extends to each of the individual branches. We want to make sure that the work performed in your house meets our high standards and exceeds your expectations, and that is why each recovery gets tailored to the needs of the property.

Not every residence contends with the high volumes of water that would require the use of our extractor truck. Likewise, not every water loss incident spreads to inaccessible areas that require specialized tools and equipment to manage. With nearly every one of our professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), no customer needs to wait on the dependable services we provide.

Depending on the situation, our SERVPRO team can arrive with:

  •   Truck-mount pumps
  •   Engine-driven trash pumps
  •   Portable sump pumps
  •  Wet-vacs with extraction wands
  •  Weighted extractors
  •  Rovers, riding extractors

Professional drying and recovery, like our team can provide, is typically much faster and more efficient than attempting this recovery on your own. With a fast response at any time of the day, we can reduce the severe consequences of standing water saturating construction materials and contents throughout the property.

Many homeowners struggle with the steps to follow destructive water loss incidents, but our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties team can help. We understand how quickly these situations can get out of control, and our professionals can show you how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster by calling (931) 388-4248.

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Local Columbia Water Damage Remediation Services

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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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)

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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