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Large Loss Reponse | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial losses require an experienced team with large capacity. At SERVPRO of South Nashville that is exactly what we offer to all of our commercial clients.

As a SERVPRO franchise, we have strategically taken a concerted effort to build a franchise that can not only provide a quality service to our residential clients; but also to our commercial clients.

In working with our commercial clients we enter into a heightened sense of checks and balances to ensure that we provide only the top notch level of service. On each of our commercial losses, not only do we provide extreme level of manpower, we also bring years of experience to every loss.

Every commercial client can rest assured that we will bring the best of the best to respond and restore your property.

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Here comes the store | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Storms account for the largest cause of loss for home insurance related claims in the United States. As the overwhelming majority of home insurance claims come from storm damage, the majority of Americans do not know the proper steps to take.

The first thing that you should do upon the passing of a storm is to ensure the safety of your household. After you have ensured the safety of those in your household, you should access your property for damages.

If you do have damage to your property it is best that you have a professional inspect the damage to help prevent more damage. In the event that you have water damage to your home, you should work quickly to mitigate any standing water.

In the event of large amounts of water damage, reach out to your insurance agent to have them direct you to a water mitigation expert.

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

1,700 Strong | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Size is not always an indicator of strength; but when you are a restoration company with the resources of over 1,700 franchises- size matters.

At SERVPRO of South Nashville we are equipped to handle a loss of any size. But the question always comes into play, what happens when there are multiple losses.

Typically we see this scenario play out during natural disasters or major storms. The benefit that we have at SERVPRO of South Nashville is not only do we have the capacity to produce any size loss; but we can combine our strength with a large network of other SERVPROs nationwide that can provide assistance and extra equipment.

At SERVPRO of South Nashville not only do you get the local franchise, but you also get the strength of one of the nation’s largest restoration company. In the last few years we have been fortunate to have the network of SERVPRO’s to provide us more equipment and PPE during nationwide shortages.

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Experience Matters| SERVPRO® of South Nashville

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of South Nashville we pride ourselves in having a team of experienced professionals which make all the difference in restoring your home or property to its original position. In our line of work we meet individuals when their lives are turned upside down, and the experience that we bring to the table is important.

At SERVPRO of South Nashville, we have a unique makeup within our leadership team and our production team. Currently our leadership team is made up of nearly 45 years of restoration experience and another 10 years of insurance claims experience. In our production team we have over 50 years of hands-on restoration experience.

Because of the great experience that each of our team members brings to the table, there is nearly nothing that we have not seen or experienced. When you work with a team that will not be surprised, you can expect a team that will get things right the first time.

SERVPRO of South Nashville is the premier restoration company in Middle Tennessee, and it all starts with the experience. Too often in our careers we have seen individuals that have had those with less experience, or none at all, try and restore their property. In the end those same individuals relied upon us at SERVPRO of South Nashville to make them whole.

When you choose SERVPRO of South Nashville you are choosing the best that money can buy!

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Evaluate the Disaster Preparations on Behalf of Your Business | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Water flooded office space Commercial building flood by water. Chairs and office supplies floating in office space.

The value of planning ahead as a business owner cannot be overstated when it comes to logistical matters, but the same can also be said for natural disaster planning.

A sudden emergency can severely harm a business that is not prepared, causing financial issues that may even lead to a permanent closure. By planning in advance, however, you can make sure you are prepared for a disaster and plan to make a full recovery thanks to your advanced measures.

Doing a thorough evaluation of how prepared your business is for a disaster does not have to be overwhelming. By splitting it into three main categories, we have a guide to help business owners think of nearly everything they need to be more prepared.

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

It is common to assume that commercial insurance coverage will protect you from any damage that may befall your business, but that is not typically the case. Most general commercial policies are not adequate to stand up to the damage a disaster can cause—whether by excluding key events like floods and revenue interruption or by simply not covering an adequate dollar amount required to perform necessary repairs.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

Having a plan in place in case a sudden evacuation is ordered will keep both you and your staff safer in the event of an emergency. There will often only be moments to react when a disaster is inbound, and you should think of various scenarios so you can plan for all of them. Additionally, keep a supply kit with enough food, water and medical supplies to hold your staff in case you must wait for help to arrive.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

Any period of post-disaster closure represents a loss in revenue for your business, making a quick recovery vital to your continued success. By picking a restoration company in advance and having a plan in place, you can immediately place the call for restoration after a disaster to start the process. You should also consider applying for disaster recovery loans from the Small Business Administration, which offers low-interest programs to get business owners the recovery funds they need.

Decreasing the Risk of Fire at Your Business | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

a green exit sign surrounded by flames If your business has experienced a fire, call SERVPRO of South Nashville. We provide a full service from mitigation to restoration.

Threats to your business can come in all sorts of forms, which is something that business owners know all too well. However, have you thought about the threats that a fire could pose? While often underestimated, fires can cause extreme amounts of damage and can even prevent reopening in some cases—but being prepared can go a long way toward ensuring this does not happen.

When you increase your workplace fire safety, you are protecting your business and the people who show up to work for you every day. By training everyone on fire safety practices such as evacuations and making sure your business stays up to code, you can prevent a lot of headaches later on.

Fire Safety Tips for Business Owners

Follow code guidelines and inspection schedules. Knowing the fire safety codes that apply to your business is the smartest first step toward fire safety. Efforts such as regular equipment inspections and fire exit maintenance can do wonders for the overall safety of your building.

Identify your specific risks. The risk of fire can vary greatly depending on the industry of your business and even based on geographic location, so being aware of these discrepancies and planning for them is key. Take extra precautions where necessary regarding equipment, chemicals and any other fire risks you may face.

Create (and practice) a fire evacuation plan. It is much easier to keep employees safe if they are prepared ahead of time on the fire evacuation protocol. Hosting regular drills will let everyone know exactly what to expect in the event of a real fire scenario, so they can make a safe and swift escape from the building.

Have regular fire safety seminars with staff. Also making time for fire safety discussions with staff will help alleviate any other fire risks that have been missed in the previous steps. Things like noting the location of fire extinguishers and going over safety with breakroom cooking equipment can go a long way in preventing a fire from happening at all.

When Your Home Has Storm Damage, We’re Here to Help | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

a yellow storm damage sign in front of a large damaged roof SERVPRO of South Nashville is your Damage Restoration expert. If you experience any storm damage call us right away.

Those who own a home are familiar with all the risks involved, but have you thought about how much of an inconvenience storm damage can be? Storms caused $2 billion in losses for homeowners in 2018, and they are routinely the top reason why home insurance claims are filed.

Being able to think ahead and plan for storm damage restoration is a smart move. To help you decide what to look for in a restoration company for the aftermath, we are here to tell you about what makes us different from the competition.

How Our Storm Damage Approach Stands Out

We Create Comprehensive Restoration Plans
Treating every incident of storm damage the same is simply not possible, because every home and weather front is unique. That is why we make sure we are fully certified in many types of damage, which can allow us to fully address any restoration needs homeowners have and ensure we can help them recover completely from the storm.

We Train Our Technicians Well
Having technicians who are knowledgeable in their field is a valuable thing—so valuable, in fact, that we invest heavily into it. We have a plethora of training resources that we offer, all created in accordance with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards that are the basis for the restoration industry. Between initial coursework, online seminars and in-person training modules, we make sure our technicians are set up for success.

We Have Plenty of Resources
Because we are a locally owned business with a national brand name, we are in a unique position to offer you a community-focused approach with access to national resources, if needed. When large bands of storms come through, we can work with other SERVPRO® owners to increase our workforce and equipment fleet to ensure everyone receives the same speed and quality of service from us.

A Quality of Work You Can Trust
We take our reputation as leaders in the restoration industry very seriously, which is why it is unfortunate that so many other companies take advantage of the community after severe storms. When you work with us, you can be certain that you are getting an established, professional restoration company that will help you recover as quickly as possible.

Make Sure You’re Practicing Fire Safety Around the House | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

a person laying another wood log into hot burning fireplace A house fire can occur when you least expect it. SERVPRO of South Nashville is on call 24/7 and will guide you through any fire restoration project.

Practicing fire safety is one of the best methods that individuals can use to keep themselves and their households protected against a disaster. Fires can happen for a plethora of reasons, but by implementing prevention tips, their likelihood of occurring is significantly reduced.

There is an abundance of fire safety information around the internet, but much of it is in different locations. In order to make researching and practicing fire safety easier, we put it together in one place for your ease of reference.

What Tips to Know About Fire Safety

Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Having a working smoke alarm system in your home is the top tip that experts recommend for fire safety. Smoke alarms significantly reduce the chance of becoming injured in a fire and can alert the entire household at once if it is time to escape.

Have a Fire Escape Plan. Evacuating the house quickly in the event that the smoke alarm sounds is essential due to how quickly fires can spread. Make sure everyone in the household is aware of their options for escape routes, and rehearse your evacuation regularly.

Know How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher. Keeping a fire extinguisher stored in a convenient location and knowing how to use it will give you the power to put out a fire before it gets out of hand if it is safe to do so. Make sure to purchase the correct classification for the type of fire you are likely to experience.

Never Leave Flames Unattended. Many of us encounter open flames every day on a small scale, such as when a gas stove is turned on or a candle is lit. Though small, these flames still have a large potential for error, and they should never be left in a room unsupervised as they can quickly spread.

Keep a Closed-Door Policy. The most deadly fires are the ones that break out during the early morning hours, mostly due to the reduced reaction time of sleeping family members. However, one key way to combat this is by closing bedroom doors before going to sleep. The door can slow down flames, allowing more time for everyone to execute the escape plan.

Put a Stop to Hidden Water Damage From Appliances | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

frustrated woman on floor looking at broken washer If your home experiences any flooding or other water issue, SERVPRO of South Nashville is here to dry, clean and repair any damage.

Some causes of water damage, such as floods or burst pipes, are evident to homeowners right away.

Unfortunately, hidden water damage is also a common problem, and in the case of leaking appliances, it can take a long time to be discovered. Making sure to do regular, thorough checks of the common culprits is one of the best prevention strategies for this kind of damage.

Check the Right Appliances for Water Damage

Hot Water Heater
When upkeep and regular maintenance are done, hot water heaters typically last around 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. However, their external components can begin leaking much earlier than this. Watching the seals and pipes surrounding your unit to check for moisture is a good idea.

It is not common for most people to make a point to pull the refrigerator away from the wall, but it is something that homeowners are wise to get in the habit of. The water lines behind the refrigerator are typically sandwiched in at odd angles, which can lead to leaks and miniature tears, which can cause large issues if the fridge is not moved with some regularity.

Dishwashers are also rarely moved, making them common culprits for hidden, severe water damage due to the amount of water they require. Insurance coverage doesn’t always extend to dishwasher-related damages, so checking regularly to prevent having severe water damage hiding in your kitchen is best.

Washing Machine
One of the most common places for leaks, it is recommended to check behind the washing machine at least once a month for any leaks. Even if no leaks are present, the hoses should typically be replaced every five years to ensure they do not create any issues as they wear down.

Air Conditioner
The drainage system on an air conditioning unit is designed to remove the moisture it creates as it runs, but any issues with this drainage system can easily turn into a water damage scenario. Keeping up with your manufacturer-recommended maintenance is one of the best prevention strategies—your unit will be inspected and any issues will be handled quickly. Additionally, do self-checks on your unit when it is running regularly to check for water buildup or damage.

Causes and Prevention Tips for Wintertime Fires | SERVPRO® of South Nashville

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

snow covered Christmas tree branches Practicing prevention is the best way to reduce the chance of a fire, however if you do experience a loss contact SERVPRO of South Nashville.

Wintertime fires are a big concern for individuals due to their statistical likelihood of occurrence.

House fires occur the most in the winter, and the increased risk makes it important to understand the causes and prevention tips in order to stay safe and fire-free this season.

Reasons for the High Rate of Winter House Fires

An Increase in Cooking
At any time of the year, cooking is found to be the leading cause of house fires in the country, but this holds especially true for the winter season. Because there are many holiday meals, occasions for baking and a general increase in cooking in the winter, it is important to exercise caution at any time the oven or stove is in use.

The Risk of Heaters
Using extra heating methods in addition to the central heating unit is quite common, but it can increase the fire risk if safety precautions are not taken. Heating is the second-highest fire cause during the winter months, typically due to unsafe fireplace use and the use of heaters that do not have automatic safety switches to prevent a fire from starting.

Candles and Decorations
While the safety of decorations is not something commonly thought of, during the winter months, it becomes gravely important. Open flames from holiday candles can quickly spread if left unattended, and electronic lights and other decor can overheat or spark if they are not well-maintained.

Preventing Winter Fires From Occurring

The many things that can contribute to a winter fire are important to note, not so that they can be avoided but so they can be completed safely. By understanding what is behind these fires and following the below prevention tips, individuals can do a better job at being fire-safe:

  • Check smoke alarms once every 30 days and replace every 10 years.
  • Always monitor open flames.
  • Select space heaters with automatic shut-offs in case they tip over.
  • Utilize a screen every time you use a fireplace.
  • Draft and practice an emergency escape plan with your household.