Recent Water Damage Posts

What Is the Importance of Mitigation When Responding to a Water Loss Scenario in Gatlinburg?

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Focuses Efforts on Halting the Harm Moisture Can Do, with Appropriate Water Mitigation Preventing Long Term Gatlinburg Structural and Contents Damage

When unexpected water invades your Gatlinburg home's interior, you have only a short time to intercede before permanent damage to your home's structural components and contents begins. Because water performs so many useful functions in our residences, it is surprising just how corrosive water can be to commonly used construction materials and furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. The critical need during the first minutes to hours of water damage is mitigation. Simply put, the destructive action of water must be stopped.  

What Happens to Materials While Water Damage Goes Unmitigated? 

A predictable timeline of damage is anticipated until efficient and effective water mitigations occur in Gatlinburg. The age and condition of structural materials inside your home can cause the speed with which the damage happens to vary. Here is a general outline of expectations: 

  • Water from the leak or spill flows across surfaces, soaking all in its path
  • Porous and highly permeable materials absorb the water first, including drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, carpeting and padding, and upholstered
  • Stains and paints on furniture frames can bleed onto the carpet and bare floors
  • Floors -- all types become saturated, but popular engineered or laminate flooring deteriorates (delaminates) fast
  • Papers, clothes, books, rugs, window coverings 

How Fast Does the Damage Take Hold? 

During the first minutes through the first day: 

  • Drywall begins to swell and crumble from the water damage
  • Metal surfaces and fasteners or trim begin to tarnish and corrode (rust)
  • Wooden furniture begins to swell and finishes crack
  • Dyes and inks from textiles and papers liquify, threatening to spread and stain other contents and building materials 
  • Odors, often musty and unpleasant, are detectable 

Progressive damage from 48 Hours to One Week: 

  • Paint begins to blister or peel on walls, and wallpaper separates
  • Wood flooring swells and warps, including subfloors even under seemingly impervious materials like ceramic tile
  • Wooden framing supports including doors, windows, floor joists, and studs swell and distort
  • The corroded metal loses strength and ability to function as intended
  • Mold and mildew begin to grow, multiplying and spreading on visible surfaces and in building cavities
  • Furniture warps and can show signs of mold
  • As the standing and absorbed water remains unmitigated, substantial biohazard contamination is possible 

Accelerated Damage after One Week: 

The longer it takes to remove water and dry out the space, the more severe the damage becomes. Failure to complete water mitigation promptly causes remediation and restoration costs, and the time taken to intervene will spiral dramatically. Structural safety, expansive mold colony growth, and the intensity of biohazard contaminants pose increasingly severe risks to occupants and the stability and integrity of your home. 

What Are Common Water Mitigation Actions? 

SERVPRO crews attend to water mitigation in Gatlinburg immediately after safety hazards are identified and controlled. Water damage mitigation encompasses a wide range of efforts that prevent excess water from continuing to soak into and damage building materials and contents: 

Pack-out  

If we pack up and move the wet contents inside your home to either a secure and dry area elsewhere on your property or our production facility, we halt water damage in two primary ways: 

  • We remove the goods from the source of water, permitting an assessment by skilled contents technicians to complete a restorative arc, returning the items to functionality and appearance. 
  • We reduce the humidity load inside your home and prevent the absorbed water from wicking into building materials.  

Water Extraction 

Pumps and powerful water extraction equipment (both truck-mounted and portable) move hundreds to thousands of gallons of water out of your home. Aggressive water extraction is much more useful than structural drying alone. Water removal reduces the time taken to reduce the high moisture contents of materials significantly. The fast-drying helps control any potential mold outbreak. In preparation for drying, we also test for any hidden water trapped in building cavities or recesses. Controlled demolition strategies such as flood cuts help release fluids and open wet areas to the effects of drying equipment. 

Applied Structural Drying 

Once as much liquid water as possible evacuates your home, our team determines drying goals. Using moisture measurements taken during testing and comparing them to levels obtained in your home's unaffected space inform our technicians to arrive at the most appropriate objectives. We reduce the moisture content in your home's targeted rooms by balancing air movement, temperature, and humidity through air movers and dehumidifiers. 

Swift and sure water mitigation techniques, as performed by SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties, stops the progression of severe damage otherwise likely after a leak, appliance malfunction, or other water loss. A call to (865) 429-8885 sets up a substantive response at a challenging time. 

How Can I Repair My Vinyl Floors After I Have an Appliance Leak?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

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For Water Mitigation After You Have an Appliance in Your Pigeon Forge Home Leak--Call SERVPRO

Most houses in Pigeon Forge have several appliances that have plumbing running to them, including your dishwasher, washing machine, and your refrigerator's ice maker. If one of these appliances malfunctions, then moisture can follow gravity and collect on your vinyl flooring.

How can you tell if my vinyl flooring got wet or is ruined?

During water mitigation projects in Pigeon Forge, our SERVPRO technicians often have to deal with wet vinyl floors because many kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms contain this type of flooring. Vinyl Floors can come in rolls, planks, or tiles, and they either get glued down or snapped together during installation.

  1.     Inspection Process- To inspect the presence of moisture underneath vinyl flooring, we can use a non-penetrating moisture meter. Since some vinyl materials and the glues that hold them down can contain asbestos, we always get the adhesive and the flooring tested before we attempt to lift it or remove it.
  2.     Can the Floors Be Restored?- Moisture usually does not damage vinyl floors if it stays on top of the flooring. As a first step, our SERVPRO team can extract, squeegee, or mop up any standing water sitting on top of your flooring. However, if the water made its way underneath the flooring, it could loosen the adhesives holding the vinyl to the subfloor.
  3.     Concrete Subfloors- When your vinyl flooring is glued down to a concrete subfloor (like it is in many laundry rooms), the tiles could start to become loose if a significant amount of water saturates the floor. If moisture flows up through the concrete, then it could push the vinyl tiles off of it.
  4.     Plywood Subfloors- When vinyl floors are attached to wooden subfloors (like in many bathrooms and kitchens) the flooring can get damaged due to the subfloor warping or deteriorating.

If one of the appliances in your house ever breaks and leaks water onto your floors, call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 24 hours a day.

Do I Need To Make Plans For Water Removal From My Gatlinburg House?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

water overflowing a sink Seemingly small things can cause a lot of water damage. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to meet your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRPO Can Help You Create and Implement a Restoration Plan That Addresses the Water Spill Faster or More Effectively 

Making plans for water removal from your Gatlinburg house after a pipe burst or other sudden water release may sound like an unnecessary or unusual way to respond. However, having a plan helps in many ways, including expediting the restoration process. 

What goes into water removal plans to save Gatlinburg Homes after water spills? 

Water loss situations in Gatlinburg are unique, so a new plan is necessary for each incident - even when it happens more than once in the same house. The plan may depend on the intensity of the water loss or the layout of your house. Typical issues that you have to factor in when preparing for the restoration include: 

  • The percentage and type of wet materials involved
  • Area covered by the spilled water
  • The source of the water
  • The level of damage to materials 

Although most of the spilled water pools on surfaces around the property, various materials absorb the rest. Such absorption can significantly slow the removal process since drying wet materials is not as fast as extracting water from surfaces. Drying relies on evaporation, which is 1200 times slower than extraction. Establishing which materials are wet, and the level of moisture absorbed ensures any tactic that can help improve the removal speed is applied. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the loss site physically to find the wet materials. We also use both penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters to test the level of wetness in materials. 

Knowing the amount of water that needs removing helps in calculating the time it might take or determining the other resources needed to complete it. Unlike measuring water held in a container, estimating the amount of spilled water is complicated. However, measuring the total area covered by the water spill can reveal approximately how many gallons are involved. Since water extractors and dehumidifiers have ratings of how many gallons, or pints they can remove over a specific period, estimating the amount of water involved helps determine the time needed to handle the removal process.

The water source also influences the water removal process in Gatlinburg, especially if such a source is not clean. Removal in such a case also involves cleanup steps such as the application of detergents and rinsing. Such steps lead to the repetition of some steps such as extraction, thus prolonging the removal process. Our SERVPRO crews have several automated cleaning equipment, including wet vacuums and pressure washers that help expedite cleaning processes. 

Why is it necessary to estimate the water removal time?

You might believe that once water spills, cleaning, and drying the property is the only thing you can do to restore it to its preloss state. However, water is a universal solvent that readily damages many materials through extended exposure. Luckily, most of the damages are not instantaneous, and with quick action, you can prevent or minimize them. Estimating the time removal might take can help you marshal enough resources to complete extraction or drying before permanent damage happens. 

What typical timelines should I be wary of during water removal? 

  • Stains on carpets can happen immediately
  • Rotting in wood can happen within 7-10 days
  • Mold development can start within 24-48 hours 

Sometimes the damages that happen depend on the combination of items you have in your house. For instance, if carpeting covers the floor of the house, the water spill threat is amplified by the presence of items that can release dyes or other substances that stain the carpet. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize removing area rugs, books, draperies, and metallic or wooden furniture legs from contact with the wet carpet to save it from stains. 

When is demolition necessary during water removal? 

Controlled demolition helps improve the water removal process in many ways, including creating better access to enclosed areas. Typical reasons for such demolition include: 

  • Removal of materials damaged beyond repair
  • Removal of vapor barriers
  • Removal of materials to reduce their drying time 

A wide range of materials can act as vapor barriers in your house, including wallpaper, 4-mil polyethylene paper installed behind drywall, felt paper under hardwoods, and gloss or semi-gloss paints. Demolition can involve removing entire pieces of materials, such as when our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts or remove minimal materials such as when we punch vent holes to circulate dry air into cavities to quicken drying. 

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties can help you address a water spill at your Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, or Jefferson City home "Like it never even happened." Call us at (865) 429-8885 at any time.

What Is the Best Extractor for Water in Gatlinburg Homes?

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

standing water on kitchen floor SERVPRO has the tools to remove water from your home.

Our SERVPRO Team Often Chooses Electric Submersibles for Water Removal 

Discovering standing water in your Gatlinburg home requires a confident and fast response from the homeowner and the responding technicians. Our SERVPRO team has multiple extraction units for many scenarios, but in most clean water disasters, the electric submersible pump can get the job done quickly and cost-effectively. 

Electric submersible pumps can help up our responding technicians to begin water removal for Gatlinburg homes quickly upon our arrival. Using minimal power from available sources or our generator brought to the worksite, we can remove standing water down to under two inches for more concentrated water extraction from other tools like our wet vacuums. 

Why is the electric submersible pump so popular for extraction?  

  • Versatility and mobility
  • Consistent and continual draw of standing water
  • Quiet operation
  • Does not require ventilation to run
  • Long discharge lines 

Extraction is something that you hope never to need, but our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team can help with efficient and powerful tools like our electric submersible pump. Give us a call anytime at (865) 429-8885. 

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What is Water Damage Remediation in Sevierville and How Does It Work?

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

sump pump removing water When you don't have power or a generator, using your sump pump to remove excess water becomes an issue. Contact SERVPRO for water removal efforts.

Water Removal Sevierville – Electrical Power Off

Sometimes it seems that everything happens at the same time. The power goes out, the sump pump stops working, and the basement is about to flood. Without a backup generator, water is going to inundate the basement, damaging the flooring and all of your contents.

SERVPRO provides water removal services in Sevierville and the surrounding area. We are equipped with a variety of water pumps, water extractors, and portable electrical generators. Our team is available on a 24 / 7-day basis and can usually be at your home or business in less than four hours.

Water Floods Your Basement

A simple thing like losing power for an extended period can quickly turn into significant damage. Without a backup generator, all of your appliances do not operate and specifically sump pumps. Sump pumps prevent basements from being flooded from high groundwater tables.

SERVPRO can respond with a portable generator to provide electrical power for essential appliances. If water has already spread across your basement, we can also use sump pumps to remove the excess water and portable water extractors to remove water from carpets and flooring.

Some area rugs, as well as various magazines, bleed coloring agents when these items become wet. Once you are sure it is safe to enter the basement area, remove these items as soon as possible. We check that all electrical circuits are turned off, and there is no risk of electrocution. SERVPRO can remove these items to a mutually agreed staging area for further cleaning and drying.

Mold and mildew can begin growing within 24 hours. Dark, warm, and damp conditions are perfect for mold to turn into an infestation. Homeowners can reduce the impact of water damage by quickly asking for assistance from our highly trained team of water restoration technicians. No water damage event is too small or too large. We are backed up by national resources ready to assist whenever their help is required.

Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Jefferson City, White Pine, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Have You Heard? SERVPRO Offers Certified Technicians for Dealing With Water Damage in Gatlinburg

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

water seeping through under door Regardless of the extent of the water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Water Damage in Your Gatlinburg Home

Any time there is a water emergency in your home, big or small, it can be overwhelming. Knowing what to do first, and the steps to take are critical in keeping damage minimal. When a faucet leaks or pipe bursts, it is essential to take care of it right away so that there is no secondary damage such as mold infestations or warped flooring to deal with later. 

Our water mitigation professionals at SERVPRO are ready to tackle water damage in your Gatlinburg home. We understand that time is of the essence and respond quickly to your emergency. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Technicians take each unique situation into account. At times, water can even reach insulation either in the walls or in the ceiling between floors or in the attic. 

Some types of insulation, such as Kraft paper-faced insulation, act as a vapor barrier. This can be a deterrent for secondary damage keeping the water out of the structure and insulation itself. However, it can also trap water within the insulation and become very difficult to extract. Other types of insulation, such as unfaced insulation, are hygroscopic and quickly soak up water in a similar fashion to a sponge or beach towel. As they become saturated with water, they swell, and the fiber often becomes difficult to recover. 

When it comes to insulation and other materials, in general, the rule is that the more difficult it is for water to penetrate, the more difficult the drying process. In the case of insulation, the Kraft paper-faced type is more challenging to dry but less likely to sustain permanent damage. Despite being difficult to dry, the SERVPRO technicians use powerful extraction equipment to restore the moisture content to pre-damage levels. 

The professional SERVPRO team can identify specific materials within your home and determine a comprehensive plan to mitigate further damage and restore your home to preloss condition. We test for moisture throughout the process, safely extract the excess, and dry the structure using state of the art equipment, including dehumidifiers and high-velocity air movers. 

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties is available to assist with any water mishap 24/7. We make it, "Like it never even happened." Contact us at (865) 429-8885.

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Avoid Delays When Dealing With Gatlinburg Water Removal Situations

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

gypsum board on a ceiling is damaged and hanging down Water damage behind walls can only stay unseen for so long. If your home is showing evidence, call SERVPRO.

What You Should Know About Water Removal In Gatlinburg

Whenever there is any water emergency in your home, knowing what to do can be a bit of a challenge. Damage from water can be detrimental to the household, so knowing the steps for proper water removal and when to call the professionals in Gatlinburg is critical.

We have trained staff at SERVPRO ready to help reduce the impact of water damage in your home from a leak or faulty appliance. Water mitigation should start as soon as possible once the loss takes place. Professionals in the field of water removal in Gatlinburg can get to work quickly so that your home is back to normal in a timely fashion.

Assessment

Water can make its way under your flooring and into the walls, seeping into the wood, drywall, and other areas where mold can develop. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools and techniques to help assess the situation and identify where the moisture is located throughout your home. We can come in with ADVANCED detectors and moisture meters, then take photographs of any of the areas that have been hit by water. This is a helpful step in the record-keeping process when working with your insurance company.

MITIGATION

Once a full assessment is done, we employ the use of specialized equipment to pull the water and moisture out of your home. Air movers can dry your flooring or walls very quickly, while high-power dehumidifiers can help to bring down the moisture levels throughout the home. 

Restoration

After we go through the steps of water mitigation, we can then get to work on the restoration phase. Our technicians can help to replace, repair, and restore any of the drywall, carpeting, and other elements that have been damaged by water during the emergency. 

When you need help with water removal, simply give our team a call at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885. We will gladly send a team out for an assessment to help you get started with the water mitigation process.
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Our Team Has The Equipment And Skills To Satisfy Our Sevierville Home Owners

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

rows of our equipment on shelves in our warehouse ready for any size job Our team has state of the art cleaning supplies ready to safely restore your home after any size disaster. Call us right away we are ready 24/7.

Essential Resources for Effective Water Cleanup from Your Sevierville Home

Water spills happen easily from a wide range of reasons, including malfunctions affecting supply lines or mistakes from the people staying in a home. Whatever the cause or intensity, there is a need to carry out a thorough cleaning exercise. For small spills, you can easily handle them on your own using mops, buckets, and towels. For more severe incidents, you need better resources. At SERVPRO, we offer professional water cleanup, saving you the hassle of looking for the resources you need.

A variety of Extraction Equipment

An essential part of a water cleanup exercise in Sevierville is removing the spilled water, which unfortunately spreads readily. Various challenges necessitate the use of different extraction equipment. For example, floor materials such as carpets readily absorb water, unlike wood or tiles where most of it remains on the surface. The water might also reach into concealed areas such as wall cavities. All these variations mean that one extraction tool is not sufficient. Our SERVPRO crews have a wide range of water removal equipment, including:

  • Weighted Extraction Tools
  • Squeegee and Carpet Wands
  • Drying Mats
  • Inject-dry Systems
  • Submersible pumps


Cleaning Products and Application Equipment

A water loss creates different problems, including stains from running dyes, soiling of surfaces, and microbial growth. Thorough cleaning of loss sites is therefore essential to restore preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO teams use a wide range of cleaning products in our green trucks, including detergents, antimicrobial agents, bleaches, and disinfectants. We also have different application equipment, including electric sprayers, power washers, and upholstery cleaning machines to handle water cleanup.

Drying Equipment

Residue moisture is a great enemy of many materials because it causes different forms of deterioration, including mold development, rust, and stains. Removing such moisture requires equipment to increase air movement and temperature among other factors that help aid drying. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to a variety of air movers, heating equipment, and dehumidifiers, which extract moisture from the air.

With the right resources, managing water loss is easier. Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 to assist. We have the right resources to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Advantages of Gas-Powered Pumps for Sevierville Homes

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Male homeowner trying to stop water from spewing out of the sink, female homeowner on the phone looking discouraged. We want our Sevierville community to know their advantages, don’t do it alone.

SERVPRO will show you the way with your water damage in Sevierville.

Many pieces of equipment have become an integral part of water loss recovery for Sevierville residences, especially regarding extraction and drying. While many homeowners seeking to overcome these incidents can benefit from the state-of-the-art equipment made available to our SERVPRO technicians. Even without this deep inventory of restoration tools, many homeowners can acquire many of the capable machines to begin mitigation work like extraction right away. Among the most powerful of the options for extraction and pumping is a gas-powered pump. 

Engine-driven machines like these trash pumps can help to overcome water removal in Sevierville homes quickly. Apart from extractor trucks you might see in the Green Fleet, these trash pumps are ideal for discharging high volumes of water to drains and areas outside of your house. While you might have multiple options for extraction tools, here are some of the reasons you might opt for a gas-powered unit: 

-    Mobile – While many of the tools that you have to remove water are much lighter and more portable, few lack the strength to discard several inches of standing water efficiently. 

-    Can Get Purchased – Many of the options that have the highest effectiveness in extraction are not available to the general public in home improvement locations. Gas-powered options are often available for purchase to prevent the often costly approach of renting for prolonged periods. 

-    Not Electric – Another perk to choosing a gas-powered option gets seen when power utilities get disconnected amid a crisis. These options do not require electricity, allowing mitigation work to continue despite interruptions in electrical service.  

-    What Our Professionals Use – Gas-powered pumps are part of the recovery arsenal of our SERVPRO technicians, showcasing how efficient and effective these units can be for your property.

One of the most significant obstacles to overcome during mitigation is the extraction that your property might require. Our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties can help you through this process with a fast and confident response, or we can double-check your efforts to ensure a satisfactory outcome. No matter what you need, find out how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster by calling (865) 429-8885.

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Always here to help

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -865-429-8885

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sevier , Jefferson, Cocke Co. has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. 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.

Do You Really Need SERVPRO

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in your home or business can happen at ANY time. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke & Hamblen Co. are here to help ANY time of day or night, weekends or holidays. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke & Hamblen Co. is a professional company with highly trained professionals that know the step by step process to any water damage that your home or business might have. The SERVPRO team doesn't stop working after the damages are fixed, we are here to help answer any questions you might have concerning your water loss or what your next step in the process is. We are here to help any way we can. Next time you or your business suffers a water loss give SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke & Hamblen Co. a call.

Moisture Meter

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

When to Use: Best used for detecting and monitoring moisture in materials.

How It Works: Uses a non destructive electronic signal  based on low frequency impedance. When materials are dry, the resistance is high and the signals are insulated from one another when the material is wet the resistance is decreased and the meter reads the amount of moisture that is in the material.

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Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

WINTER!

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Freezing temperatures are right around the corner that means frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can cause serious water damages. Insulating you pipes is very important during the winter months, broken pipes are a pain to fix. For these reason make sure that you cover your pipes outside, you should also check those pipes that are in the coldest part of your home. Insulating these pipes with either insulating tape or foam insulating. These are just a few tips that might help save you from busted pipes that might possibly cause a major water damage in your home. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Counties are here for you 24/7  give us a call if you need us during these cold winter days. 865-429-8885. 

Water Damage Info

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

When you have a water damage in your home or place of business and water is everywhere it can be very stressful and a million questions start racing there your mind.

What do I do now?

Is my stuff going to ruin?

Who do I call?

It is very important to call your insurance company right away don't think you can wait and think to yourself that you can clean up the water yourself although you might think you can what you don't know is that water travels and it can travel into the walls, carpet, hardwood flooring and even under tile. Without the proper drying out process your small water damage can turn into a major problem and we don't want that to happen. Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Counties and leave it the professionals. 

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier , Jefferson & Cocke Co. is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke Co. 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. was called out to clean up after a main sewer line broke.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -865-429-8885

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sevier , Jefferson, Cocke Co. has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. 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.

What to do when you have a Water Damage

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage

When you have a water damage in your home or business, do you know what to do? It can be a overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be! When you are in the middle of this traumatic experience, you need SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co.One of the most frequent issues that property owners experience in a water damage in their home is,they believe they have to clean it up all of the water only to and, damage to hardwood floors,baseboard, subfloor, walls, cabinets or contents, a few days later.This is why it is important to get a professional,like SERVPRO, to come and make sure all of your structural materials and/or contents are dry.SERVPRO has professionally trained and certified water removal technicians who can assist you during such a traumatic experience. Using the most advanced moisture detection and drying equipment, wecan locate moisture and properly dry your home.Contact Us:If you have experienced any water damage