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Staying Prepared with an Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP)

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

What happens when a main water line bursts inside the building, or, when someone detects the smell of gas in the air while the building is being heated? When severe weather strikes, do your managers know where to go, and where to send your customers? What happens when a tornado, hurricane, or flood impacts your business directly? Communication is the key of course, but without the proper plan, there is nothing to communicate on a consistent level.

An Emergency Ready Profile is what separates guessing from an actual plan of attack should something detrimental happen to your business. Here at SERVPRO of LBL South, we have an entire team of professionals who, upon request, will come to your business, and complete your Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for you. We will ask you some questions in reference to points of contact, service providers, etc., and then we will take care of filling in the remainder of the form. Once completed, you will be provided a copy to share with your managers, and insurance providers, and we will keep a copy as well. In the rare event disaster does strike, you will be prepared, and SERVPRO of LBL South will already know how to respond.

To get your ERP completed, please contact our office at (731) 642-1284 for more information and to schedule a visit by our Sales and Marketing Representative.

Gutters Matter!

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

In June 2020, our experienced a significant amount of rainfall which brought the wettest on record according to the National Weather Service. In receiving this significant amount of rainfall, aside from the flooding (water damage) that comes as a result of rising rivers or other bodies of water, we began also receiving calls from customers that had unexplained mold growing on their ceilings as well as outside walls on their homes or businesses. Since one of the key factors in properly mitigating a water damage is identifying the source, naturally we began with a roof inspection, which in every case to the date of this blog posting, has produced no findings which would indicate a raised nail, missing screw, or shingle tab is the culprit. Following a flood of questions to the homeowner, which generally reveal no prior history of brown stains or leaks from the ceiling or walls, some may not know to look at or inspect the gutter system.

Gutters play a significant role in a number of things which protect the home. They keep water from running directly off of a roof and onto a deck, into your flower bed, and through the proper design/installation/operation of the gutter system, also diverts water away from the foundation of the home. According to our friends over at Erie Insurance, failing to annually inspect your gutter system can result in foundation issues, broken gutters, wall and ceiling Damage, a wet basement, and insect infestations.

Our customers were all found to have the same issue, easily avoidable clogged gutters which permitted the gutter system to become backfilled with water, further permitting that water to intrude into the home. Following a brief inspection of the gutters, debris was found in the downspouts, in some cases with plants growing out of them, which prevented the water from properly draining.

As their article properly suggests, gutter damage is expensive to mitigate, but inexpensive and easy to prevent. Take the proper precaution to inspect your gutters, ensuring you have the proper tools, ladder, and equipment to mitigate any issues you find. Taking the time to do this will allow you to also better inspect your homes roof for any damage from the previous season, as well as other areas you may need to focus on moving forward.

If your home has suffered water damage, call SERVPRO of LBL South to assist you in mitigating this damage! We are always happy to help!

JN

References:

Metz, J. (2018, October 17). 5 Common problems caused by clogged gutters. Retrieved from Erie Insurance: https://www.erieinsurance.com/blog/clean-gutters

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. (2020, August 5th). National Climate Report - June 2020. Retrieved from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/202006

Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

Changing the air filter on ducts Air Duct Cleanings result in many benefits for you and your home.

Air ducts in your home provide very important functions for you and other residents. They circulate the air from your HVAC to each room in your home , giving you fresh air and comfort, no matter the season. 

Professionally cleaning your air ducts are as follows:

  1. It provides a cleaner living environment for you and your family. 
  2. It reduces allergens and irritants in your home. 
  3. It allows those in your home to breathe a little easier. 
  4. It may remove unpleasant smells and odors.
  5. It improves air flow efficiency. 

Keeping your air ducts is important, but can be difficult to do on your own. Give us a call today at (731)642-1284 for an estimate on a cleaning. We get the job done- "Like it never even happened."

Faster to any Northwest TN Water Damage

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of LBL South provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of LBL South arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (731) 642-1284

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

About SERVPRO of LBL South

SERVPRO of LBL South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Having Mold Issues In Your Home?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

    If your home or business has a mold problem give us a call today and we can inspect your home or business and assess your property and we can use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to re-mediate your mold infestation. Our experienced and professional staff will be glad to come out and give and estimate today.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 731-642-1284 

SERVPRO of LBL South

Damage doesn't stand a chance.

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of LBL South, we take pride in our work. When you call us, we are here to help. Not just to come clean your home, property, or business, but to get the job done and get it done right. We have just the right people and just the right equipment to come and assess the damage, whether it be fire, water, mold, or another, provide you with a reasonable price that fits you and your situation, get to work, and make sure the work is done quickly, efficiently, and as professionally as possible because we are not just a restoration company. We are a company for the people. We want you and your families to be 100% satisfied with the job we do. We will do whatever it takes to assure that you and your property are well taken care of when we are on the job. Your possessions will be cared for and treated just the way we would want our things taken care of. Whatever the damage and severity may be, SERVPRO has exactly what you need for restoration, clean-up, reconstruction, etc. From our friendly office staff to our wonderful work crew, our people are your people for all of your restoration needs. We can get the job done, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (731)642-1284 to get started.

Faster to Any Disaster

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of LBL South provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of LBL South arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 731-642-1284

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Air duct cleaning Air duct cleaning can protect you and your family's health as well as improve the cleanliness of your home.

Air ducts in your home provide very important functions for you and other residents. They circulate the air from your HVAC to each room in your home , giving you fresh air and comfort, no matter the season. 

Professionally cleaning your air ducts are as follows:

1. It provides a cleaner living environment for you and your family. 

2. It reduces allergens and irritants in your home. 

3. It allows those in your home to breathe a little easier. 

4. It may remove unpleasant smells and odors.

5. It improves air flow efficiency. 

Keeping your air ducts is important, but can be difficult to do on your own. Give us a call today at (731)642-1284 for an estimate on a cleaning. We get the job done- "Like it never even happened."

Up On Top

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Building No matter what, SERVPRO is Here to Help.

One great reason to choose SERVPRO, among many others, is that our company was ranked #10 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Entrepreneur Magazine is an American magazine and website that carries news stories about entrepreneurship, small business management and business. This magazine rolls in over 510,000 subscribers per month nationally. As a company whole, this is SERVPRO’s 8th time ranking in the top ten out of 500. According to Clint Carter of Entrepreneur Magazine, “The accomplishment rounds out a couple of big years of growth, and it helped catapult the company back into our top 10.” SERVPRO is doing big things, and we need your help to keep growing. We specialize in water and fire damage restoration, but we do much more than that. Call us today to find out more at (731)642-1284.

We're Trained for Excellence

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees SERVPRO is "Ready for whatever happens."

Here at SERVPRO, we’re ready for anything. In order to be ready for anything, we have to be trained for everything. Since 1967, SERVPRO has been redefining and improving the mitigation and restoration industries. In 1992, the SERVPRO National Training Center was developed specifically to teach restoration and mitigation skills to insurance industry employees, as well as Franchise owners. SERVPRO has been a state-approved Continuing Education Course location and an HCRC-approved school since 1997. SERVPRO offers WRT and ASD certification, exemplifying our commitment to providing you great service.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is one of 15 organizations qualified to off the Applied Structural Drying course. Not only is the ASD course available to SERVPRO Franchises, it is also available to our insurance clients. The ASD course covers the effective, efficient, and timely drying of water-damaged structures and contents. Using a comprehensive classroom and hands-on training, the course facilitates appropriate decision making within a restorative drying environment. Students will experience hands-on use of instruments, extraction systems, drying equipment and cleaning products in an actual flooded building simulation.