Recent Storm Damage Posts

What Should I Do When Flash Flooding Causes Flood Damage in My Whitestown Home?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain hitting roof It doesn't take long for a downpour to become a flood. SERVPRO can quickly get to your property to begin restoration.

SERVPRO Can Swiftly Remediate Storm-Based Flood Damage in Your Whitestown Home!

A heavy storm that brings flash flooding along with it could cause any homeowner distress. Many people do not realize just how fast a downpour can turn into a flood. Within an hour, you could find it impossible to drive down the road. Fortunately, you need not worry yourself sick. Help is always nearby. 

Finding professional Whitestown flood damage restoration services is easier than you might think. Here at SERVPRO, we're your neighbors, and we are always happy to lend a hand to you during your time of need. Even though there could be obstacles in our way, we can still commit to helping you when you call us during a remediation emergency. 

You might find yourself wondering how we can get to you when the roads are flooded. It is a good question and a situation with which we are very familiar. Some things we do to speed up travel times include: 

  • Looking for routes with minimal flooding 
  • Carrying chainsaws, and other power tools, in case we need to remove a fallen tree from the road
  • Taking all relevant information down during your call, so we can get straight to work when the streets do clear 

When we agree to work together, our highly skilled techs do their best to arrive at your home as soon as we can. You can feel comfortable knowing SERVPRO does everything we can to ensure the remediation in your home happens fast and that we use advanced technology to do so. 

Call today if you need flood damage restoration! Dial (423) 318-6733 to speak with SERVPRO of Hamblen County. We are available 24/7. 

Who Should Morristown Residents Contact for Flood Damage Repair?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Flood water in home Flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO is a Flood Damage Restoration Expert for Morristown Residents

Natural disasters cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year in the United States. These events sometimes come with a warning from local radio stations or local governance offices, allowing residents to prepare ahead of time. Flash flooding can be particularly tough to prepare for, given the sheer volume of water as well as the reduced timespan for preparedness. SERVPRO acts as an emergency property repair team should your home fall victim to flash flooding. We operate locally to arrive quickly at the scene and begin emergency services which could significantly reduce the impact of flash flooding on your home. Our services include:

  • Pumping water out of the property
  • Sanitizing the property 
  • Inspecting the damages to building assembly or contents

Blackwater is commonly found when flood damage affects Morristown residents. Blackwater is when a water supply contains high-level contaminants and is normal when the water has appeared from outside the home, such as in a flood. Clean water emergencies are usually restricted to pipe bursts or leaks. When dealing with blackwater, professionals need to follow legally enforced rules to return home safely before inhabitants return. Sanitizing a home can involve cleaning with disinfectants but commonly also consists of removing and disposing of affected materials. 

  • A building framework is usually salvageable following a blackwater emergency and can be sand-blasted or disinfected using truck-mounted spray equipment. 
  • Pressure washing for either the exterior or interior of the house can help quickly remove dirt, sludge, and grime from affected areas of the home. 
  • It is usual for parts of the building assembly, such as plaster, to be completely removed and replaced if exposed to blackwater during a flood. 

In an emergency, it is important to use a service you can trust. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County for flood damage restoration at (423) 318-6733.

How Do Morristown Flood Damage Professionals Assess and Control for Safety Hazards?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Morristown Flood Restoration Experts Anticipate and Avoid Dangers to Occupants, Workers, and Your Home’s Structure

When your Morristown home suffers flood damage, a critical first step before commencing water damage remediation is a thorough safety hazard assessment. The assessment ensures immediate mitigation of flooding damage to affected structures and protects residents and technicians from harm during the project.

Why Is Safety During Flood Damage Restoration Essential?

It is not overly dramatic to realize that you and others could face injury or even death during a flooding event. Potential hazards for both the customer and SERVPRO workers include:

  • Slip, trip, and fall
  • Electrical shock or electrocution
  • Contact with hazardous substances

What Happens During a Morristown Flood Safety Assessment?

SERVPRO’s storm-related flood damage safety checklist covers at least the following:

  • Evaluating signs of trapped water -- sagging ceiling leaks, bulging walls, seeping at baseboards, or basement flooding
  • Reviewing electrical hazards, including damaged or wet cords, water-filled light fixtures, and electrical boxes
  • Locating dangerous debris or fixtures, many underwater
  • Alerting SERVPRO management if asbestos, lead, or leaching chemicals appear present
  • Scanning for mold growth 
  • Categorizing the contaminant level of water -- flood water defines as the most contaminated, or Category 3 

How does SERVPRO Control the Environment and Adapt Water Removal and Drying in Response to Hazards?

The hazard inspection helps our project managers and crew chiefs prioritize tasks. Only when the workspace is deemed safe can emergency services for water damage and flooding begin. Expect:

  • Warning signage or blocking off slick floors and spaces where structures seem vulnerable to collapse
  • Controlled demolition to release trapped water -- punching or drilling holes preventing sudden collapse, and flood cuts to expose wet building cavities for water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and drying
  • Covering hazards like carpeting tack strips to prevent puncture wounds
  • Physical containment of work areas with 1.6 mil polyethylene and negative pressure air scrubbers
  • Specially certified workers to manage biohazards like lead, asbestos, and sewage lawfully
  • Wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) by SERVPRO crews

Safety hazard preparations are vital to successful flood damage restoration. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County (423) 318-6733 to learn how we can help.

Storm Season Causes Flood Damage to Morristown Homes

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded house with rain clouds above it Storm season can often leave your home flooded. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team to come out to the scene and investigate.

Call SERVPRO in Morristown for Flood Cleaning Services

Morristown property owners can be proactive during the storm season by loading supplies and keeping drains free of leaves and debris. However, rain can cause significant damage and allow stormwater in your home despite your best efforts. To restore your home and minimize your loss, reach out to a professional water restoration service.

SERVPRO is your ally in Morristown when flood damage occurs in your home. Our certified staff is ready to handle your emergency water damage, whether you find a leaking roof from storms or basement flooding. In contrast to homeowners who try to perform water cleanup on their own, you mitigate your loss when you reach out to a team with the proper techniques and equipment. From water removal services to sewage cleanup, we are ready to treat your home like our own.

Among the toughest challenges tied to water damage remediation is extracting water full of debris and bacteria while treating your home to avoid future complications. Our water damage restoration process includes removing porous surfaces such as carpets and upholstery that may become a breeding ground for mold, which can cause health effects. It also involves the application of anti-microbial solutions through techniques designed to reach every corner of your home.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County is at your service when disaster strikes. Call us at (423) 318-6733 and trust us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Homeowners Restore Properties After Storm Flood Damage in Whitestown

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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It is Necessary to Hire a Biohazard Cleaning Company to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Whitestown

Spring weather can include a wide range of weather activities like severe storms and powerful winds that can ruin your home. It may also have heavy rainfall that causes over-the-ground flooding. When the storm is over, you need assistance from an established flood restoration firm like SERVPRO. 

We can help you deal with the storm flood damage in your Whitestown home. Our team is experienced in storm damage restoration and can go the extra mile to deliver outstanding services that include: 

  • Emergency services – You can reach SERVPRO at any time of the day or night. Our certified experts are ready to offer flood damage restoration services whenever you need them.
  • Water removal – We can use powerful pumps to get the floodwater out of your property.
  • Drying – Our team can use efficient air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry the affected areas.
  • Bacteria containment – We can deep clean affected surfaces using antimicrobial solutions to ensure that your living space is healthy and safe.
  • Deodorization – We can use several deodorization products to eliminate odors in your home. 
  • Biohazard remediation – Floodwater usually contains microorganisms. Our SERVPRO team can use disinfectants, which effectively control fungal or bacterial spores to treat the affected areas. 
  • Sewage cleanup – Floodwater might contain sewage. Our team has specialized equipment and training that enables us to eliminate contaminants like sewage. 

Our SERVPRO team can also provide you with full restoration services. We are experienced in providing comprehensive restoration support, including rebuilding the affected areas. 

If you are facing flooding problems following a storm, call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 for effective flood restoration. Our experienced restorers can make the flood damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

Prepare for Rainy Season with Ground Water Removal Services here in Whitestown

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Street covered in flood waters near a white siding home When groundwater begins to rise and causes damage to your property, SERVPRO is Here to Help.

Groundwater Removal Whitestown

Periods of heavy rainfall can raise the water levels in your area. Cities built within lower ground-levels form a geological basin for these rising water levels to fill. We refer to the process as groundwater flooding, and it usually affects basements and crawl spaces but can also cause significant damages to ground level rooms. Often, the sheer volume of water makes it near impossible for homeowners to clear themselves. Also, groundwaters are considered blackwater emergencies due to their high propensity for contamination. 

Locally operated groundwater removal firms in Whitestown are on red alert during the year's wetter periods. Our rapid response teams can arrive quickly at your property and begin the process of removing high-volume standing water. As a homeowner, you can start mitigation by removing contents from your home's ground-levels. This process can save some possessions, although areas with heavy flooding should be avoided. 

The process of removing groundwater flooding begins using pumps. This high-powered and fully-submersible equipment can draw gallons of moisture out of your property every hour. Our machines are fully water-proof and agile enough to enter challenging to reach areas like crawlspaces. SERVPRO technicians are trained to think on their feet. In situations where spaces are too small for pumping equipment, we can attach smaller hoses onto existing equipment to access them. 

Disinfecting the area is essential in dealing with groundwater removal. Human pathogens can be present in black water or flood-related issues, so killing bacteria and other microbes is essential. Solid waste can be shoveled into double sealed bags and taken to an appropriate waste disposal facility. During service, SERVPRO technicians may section off or create physical barriers to prevent the spread of floodwaters and cross-contamination. 

Property floods are among the most challenging aspects of homeownership. SERVPRO works with third parties and customers to ensure a minimum inconvenience caused during service. At the end of the restoration, we can handover claim details to your insurance provider for a stress-free claim. 

Preparation is everything when it comes to groundwater flood issues. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733.

Minimizing Flood Damage in a Morristown Home

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Lifebuoy floating in a white kitchen flooded with water SERVPRO can be your life buoy when a flood damages your home.

Call SERVPRO when your Home has Flood Damage

In Tennessee, flooding can impact many homes in the blink of an eye, causing thousands of dollars in damage with just a few inches of water. Without proper drying and mitigation, moisture can seep into the subflooring, drywall, and other materials and cause them to decay. On top of that, flood damage can expose homeowners to unsafe microbes, including mold growth.

Suppose your Morristown home has flood damage that needs fast mitigation. In that case, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO to work with property owners and insurance adjusters to restore your space to a clean and sanitary state. During flooding, the focus is placed on residents' safety and restoration when it is safe to do so. No matter when your disaster occurs, a SERVPRO team can come to your home within hours of your call.

Flood Damage Precautions for Homeowners

You can take many preventative measures to protect your home from flooding and minimize damage. These include:

  • Elevating major appliances by putting them on concrete blocks
  • Shutting off electricity at your circuit breaker
  • Keeping furniture, electronics, and other items on upper floors or raising them off the ground floor
  • Clearing out drains, gutters, and downspouts to eliminate clogs that can introduce even more water into your home

How SERVPRO Can Help

When you call a SERVPRO team to your residence, their focus is on extracting water thoroughly before cleaning and drying. Because of the risk of microbe exposure from floodwaters, the usual process for handling water damage is altered. Instead of disinfecting after drying, cleaning is done first to prevent the spread of microbes, mold, and other issues through the air. 

Flood cuts may need to be made on sheetrock to dry moisture trapped in the cardboard layers that sandwich in the gypsum. Carpets and other delaminated flooring affected by floods may need to be removed from the home to prevent the spread of microbes and other contaminants.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County says We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. When your home becomes subject to flooding, you can call (423) 318-6733 for an emergency response team at any time of the day or night.

Is Fungus A Concern after Flood Damage in Whitestown?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

hose pumping water from flooded basement, servpro truck nearby SERVPRO has advanced equipment to pump water out of flooded basements in the Whitestown area. Avoid mold growth with rapid extraction and drying.

SERVPRO deals with this hidden flood damage worry

Floods can leave your home and belongings waterlogged and smelling musty. Thankfully SERVPRO is here to help restore your house "Like it never even happened."

The risk of fungal growth after flood damage to your Whitestown home is real. Your restoration company mustn't overlook this risk. Floodwater soaks into materials and provides a breeding ground for fungus – and floodwater can also contain fungi and microbes. Once mold takes hold, it is hard to get rid of and can cause further damage to your home and belongings.

AMRT Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians

We train our staff to deal with fungal risks during flood damage remediation. For example, SERVPRO will:

  • Swiftly dispose of unsalvageable materials such as carpets or drywall.
  • Carefully clean and restore as many belongings as we can.
  • Draw up a drying plan to get rid of damp and deny fungus the water it needs to grow.
  • Apply anti-microbial treatments where necessary.

Our teams can also deodorize your home to blast away any lingering damp or moldy smells after a flood. If you need a comprehensive flood damage service, call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733.

What to Expect from Professional Flood Damage Recovery in Whitestown

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Black hose extracting pooling water from brown carpeting Our water extraction equipment can remove standing water from your flood damaged home.

Flood and Water Damage Remediation

Residents of Whitestown have experience within the past year observing and living through the torrential damage rains can inflict on homes. Overland flash flooding joined by the harm water incursion does after roofs, siding, and other exterior structures fall victim to high winds, toppled trees, and flying debris creates an overwhelming set of circumstances. Extreme weather presents substantial flooding challenges for members of our community. We are here to help.

Fast Assessment and Comprehensive Planning

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, including the flood damage your Whitestown home suffers after local microburst or torrential storms. Arriving on the scene quickly is crucial, giving you the best chance at a successful mitigation and remediation outcome. Rapid and thorough water removal permits structural drying to proceed efficiently. When your home returns to normal moisture levels, secondary damage such as mold growth is unlikely.

Top of the Line Equipment Support Our Highly-Trained Technicians

The SERVPRO team completes training on every aspect of flood damage recovery from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our technicians prepare for your job by mastering the flood damage industry’s best practices, ready for implementation at your home. We travel with fully-stocked service vehicles, packed with the high-efficiency pumps and water extractors necessary to evacuate inches to feet of unwanted and damaging flood water. 

Active Containment and Disposal

Flood damage exposes your home and family to the pathogens, chemicals, and other debris found in contaminated water. Merely waiting for Category 3 water to drain away is never an option. The potential risk of coming into contact with blood and feces-borne viruses, bacteria, landscaping and road chemicals, dead animals, and other organic debris is worrisome. SERVPRO technicians use submersible pumps to remove water deeper than two inches, following up with powerful wanded extractors. According to local rules, the water is transferred to a holding container for disposal. 

Disinfection and then Structural Drying

The surfaces in the affected area receive treatment with EPA-registered antimicrobials. This step is vital for the safety of the occupants of your home and the welfare of the SERVPRO technicians completing the phases of your flood damage remediation. We use powerful air movers during drying and do not want to contribute any airborne hazards to the mix. 

SERVPRO of Hamblen County assembles an impressive team of technicians and an inventory of state-of-the-art equipment when responding to your flood damage scenario. Call (423) 318-6733 round the clock for rapid flood water removal and thorough drying.