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Water Cleanup Keeps the Floors Safe in Your Sevierville Business

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

rubberized tile flooring Trust SERVPRO to preserve commercial flooring types in your Sevierville business. "Like it never even happened."

Our Water Cleanup Work Reduces Your Recovery Costs

Very few flooring types can hold up to standing water for very long. When a Sevierville commercial property's floor covering sustains a water leak, we can help protect the investment with our water cleanup services.

Even concrete and brick within a business in Sevierville can require water cleanup services if saturated long enough. Water changes from clean to dirty all too easily and quickly. Cleaning this up with just plain water may not be sufficient. If any organic material remains afterward, odors can become a noticeable problem. Other flooring types can become unsafe in various ways:

  • Sealed flooring can become slippery,
  • Floor coverings can develop uneven areas, and
  • Weakening in floors can develop.

Rubber-coated flooring is typically non-slip, but oily substances that collect on the surface can surprise employees and customers in unwanted ways. We use special detergents that remove any buildups but do not damage the surface of the flooring.

Wood and carpeting can become damaged to different degrees by standing water. Such damage leaves surfaces warped, bubbled, or rippled. Our flooring experts clean these areas and get them dried out so we can ascertain the damage. We work with you to make everything "Like it never even happened." Helping other local businesses stay open is our goal.

We find that floors with wooden underlays built over basements or crawlspaces can become extremely weak. The weight of one individual or piece of furniture can form a hole in the particle board. We clean up such areas, and after establishing dryness, we replace the flooring's structures.

Additionally, SERVPRO helps by restoring inventory and equipment after a disaster. Our industry-accepted methods help our customers stay open with reduced closures and lowered recovery costs.

Customers with properties needing cleanup and other services to maintain safe conditions are encouraged to call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885. We are always available.

Sevierville Retail Establishments Benefit from Fast Water Extraction by SERVPRO

9/18/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water leaking from it Emergencies like a broken pipe can cause a lot of damage to your restaurant. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for qualified technicians and professional help.

Why Professional Help is Essential During Commercial Water Removal from Your Sevierville Restaurant

Various incidents affecting supply pipes or appliances can leave water pooling in your Sevierville restaurant, paralyzing operations. The steps you take immediately after noticing the problem determine how long it takes to restore normal business operations. It can also determine the total losses incurred because more extended recovery periods lead to secondary damages. One way to manage commercial water removal better is to hire a professional team of restorers.

You may consider all water loss incidents as the same, but professionals consider each event as unique and therefore perform each process of commercial water removal from affected Summerville restaurants differently. Immediately when you inform us about the water loss, our SERVPRO support team asks for vital information to help plan a response plan. Such information might include:

o    Time passed since the spill started

o    The source of the water loss

o    Whether you are insured

o    Whether there is electricity at the loss site

Having the right information helps in many ways, including eliminating delays and determining the resources necessary to handle the task.  For example, in case of a burst main pipe, we might advise you to call a plumber to fix it before we start the water removal or to locate and shut off the main water supply line.  Knowing whether power is turned off ensures we make arrangements, such as bringing generators to the loss site to power our extraction equipment.

Water removal procedures differ depending on the materials and contents present at the loss site. Although most restaurant surfaces are made from hard non-porous materials, some areas such as the office or exclusive sections might have porous floor materials such as carpets or wood. Our SERVPRO crews are fully prepared to handle extraction from different materials. We have accessories such as squeegees, and carpet wands for the different surfaces. We also have the necessary cleaning equipment to ensure we sanitize all areas affected by the water spill. Often, health codes require an inspection before reopening in cases of significant water loss events. We can help and comply with these requirements.

Restoring a restaurant after water loss takes more than water extraction. Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 to help fix all problems caused by the incident, “Like it never even happened.”

Call for Rapid Mold Remediation in Your Sevierville Business

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

a corner of a room that is covered in mold on each wall Finding mold on the walls of your office should not be overlooked. Call SERVPRO to quickly investigate and then remediate the commercial mold damage.

SERVPRO’s Commercial Mold Remediation Team Gets to Work in Sevierville

Something that should never get ignored is suspected black mold growth anywhere in your Sevierville business. Visible mold is alarming to your staff and can disturb patrons or clients entering your store, restaurant, or office building. Rather than putting your business in critical mode, hiring IICRC-certified technicians will get to the heart of your mold issue quickly. SERVPRO uses proven methods to ensure your company gets restored to the point of receiving the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval.

We understand that your business must be operational to thrive, so we get to work in the safest, most efficient manner possible. Our mold remediation efforts in Sevierville will ensure you have little or no downtime. With our skilled technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants, your business will be “Like it never even happened.”

How can I tell if there is mold in my commercial building?

Several things can be telling of a mold issue, including:

  • Visible patches of mold in clusters on drywall, ceilings, and other surfaces
  • Persistent moldy, musty odors
  • Water leaks that remained undetected or were not handled properly
  • A rise in humidity levels inside your building – it is best to keep humidity levels under 50% to keep mold from developing

Once you call SERVPRO, we assess the best processes for safe, effective mold cleanup. We also address the water/moisture issue that caused the mold development so that we can keep it from coming right back. Containment measures get put into place, our crew dresses in personal protective equipment (PPE), and we get to work with vacuums and air scrubbers, carefully pulling up spores and treating surfaces to ensure everything is clean and sanitized. 

When it comes to commercial mold remediation, you can trust our skilled crew at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties! Call us at (865) 429-8885 or request help online.

My Business Has Suffered a Water Leak, Who Should I Call to Clean It Up?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling No matter how your property is affected by water damage, SERVPRO is ready and available to help 24/7.

Although There Are Several Water Removal Services in Sevierville, Only a Few, Like SERVPRO, Can Successfully Handle Large Commercial Water Damaging Projects Quickly

At times, Sevierville can be deceiving to outsiders. Our city, nestled in the verdant hills just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, sometimes hides its true nature from those venturing into the area for the first time. Although small and hidden in the hills, it is truly a bustling tourist destination during its active summer and fall seasons. Throughout the area, the tourist industry thrives. There are theme parks, numerous museums, a myriad of outdoor activity venues, and various other tourist attractions. Of course, there are also a host of hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and other businesses that service these visitors. Sometimes, when unexpected water-related issues arise, these are the businesses that need help recovering.

What Can Cause Standing Water in My Business?

SERVPRO, a Sevierville water removal service, has successfully dealt with the various causes of standing water in local businesses. These causes have ranged from the almost undetectable to those that are obvious and almost immediately catastrophic. Drawing from our extensive experience, we find that most water problems requiring professional extraction service result from one or more of the following causes:

  • Clogged gutters that cause slow-developing water leaks behind the walls of your building
  • Minor to major roof leaks that can either go undetected, causing great damage over the long-term, or cause substantial sudden, and readily apparent problems
  • Corroded water containers that allow water to seep out over time
  • Malfunctioning appliances or fabricating equipment that slowly leak or dump large amounts of water all at once
  • Accidentally activated sprinkler/fire extinguishing systems
  • Drippy or ruptured water pipes

Regardless of which of these issues are behind your standing water, it is important to resolve them as soon as you can to limit your losses and preserve your business.

Since the Cause of My Water-Related Issue is Not So Obvious, How Can SERVPRO Effectively Locate It?

SERVPRO technicians are armed with their finely-honed skills and cutting-edge detection tools that are capable of precisely locating even the most minor hidden moisture sources. These skills and equipment enable them to confidently find and stop the flow of water from where it originates. The following is a brief list of what we use to locate the source of your water problem:

  • Our advanced Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and experience in identifying even the most subtle telltale signs of water damage
  • High-tech moisture sensors that can tell us which surfaces and content items have higher than normal moisture levels
  • Precision moisture meters to indicate how much materials around your workplace have been impacted by your water issue
  • Infrared cameras that can see through baseboards, walls, and ceilings to locate where hidden leaks are
  • Borescopes which can peer into hidden cracks and crevices and wall voids

Using all of these resources, SERVPRO can often successfully find the source of your problem quickly. This enables us to stop your leak and begin our remediation work sooner, limiting overall damage and saving you time and money in the long run.

What Kind of Equipment Does SERVPRO Use to Remove Standing Water and Excess Moisture from My Commercial Site?

When performing their water removal and remediation work, our experts have several key pieces of equipment at their disposal. Much of this gear is designed for the unique requirements of water-damaged businesses and their need to return to operations as soon as possible. Some of the water extraction and drying tools we use are:

  • Powerful truck-mounted and portable extractors that can, even if the power has failed at your location, swiftly remove any amount of standing water from your shop, store, restaurant, office building, or hotel
  • High-velocity fans and air movers to rapidly replace moist interior air with drier exterior air
  • Strong low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers that quickly condense large amounts of moisture from the air to levels under forty grains per pound
  • Industrial strength desiccant dehumidifiers use moisture-attracting substances like silica gel to dry interior air
  • Injecti-dry systems that can connect to networks of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the air in hard-to-reach places behind ceilings, walls, and baseboards

As you can see, whatever water-related situation you face, we likely have the right equipment to 

resolve it promptly. Moreover, our technicians are specifically trained to use them effectively during all stages of the water removal and drying process.

With all that said, do not let a water leak decimate your business and cost you dearly. Remember that there are neighborhood services that can help you recover and return to operations quickly. If you need water extracted from your business or other remediation work done, call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for assistance.

Water Removal from Flooring in Sevierville Businesses?

4/24/2022 (Permalink)

a person pulling up waterlogged carpet from the ground When the carpets at your business location have water damage, quick action is required. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for effective water removal.

Water Damage Affects Flooring Types Differently in Sevierville Structures

Flooring is one of the most heavily damaged construction elements of any structure during a water damage event. As challenging as restoration can seem, focus on the flooring is critical to prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of typical floor types like:

  • Carpeting
  • Hardwood
  • Non-Porous

Carpeted Floors

Carpeting is a standard installation that ultimately requires water removal in Sevierville businesses after damage events. As a highly absorbent material with equally sensitive padding underneath, carpets quickly become overwhelmed by water damage.

How Is Water Removed?

Carpet water removal is a critical process that involves several tools and strategies. The actions are mostly completed with carpet wands attached to wet vacuums or extraction units. These powerful attachments pull moisture from carpeting and the padding connected.

Wood and Engineered Wood

Between hardwood and engineered wood floors, there are several types of plank tongue-and-groove installed in the area's stores, offices, and restaurants.

How is Water Removed?

Trapped water in wood flooring must be removed as fast as possible to prevent deterioration of the planks. Drying mats use capillary suction to pull moisture to the surface of these flooring materials for extraction and removal.

Non-Porous Surfaces

Non-porous describes materials like concrete, tile, and other non-permeable materials used for flooring in industrial settings. It is unlikely for water to absorb into these elements, even after prolonged exposures.

How is Water Removed?

To remove water from this surface type, most of the effort is concentrated on pooling water sitting on top of the materials. Because moisture is unlikely to absorb, the bulk of the impact is in standing water and residues. Vacuums and squeegee wands work to eliminate water on these surfaces. 

There are multiple types of flooring used throughout commercial properties in the counties we serve. Understanding how to help these structures after water damage means addressing the direct impact of absorbing or standing water on these specific elements. Our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team is ready to help however you need at (865) 429-8885.

How Can I Facilitate Fire Damage Restoration Efforts at My Sevierville Business?

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO state of the art sign SERVPRO commercial damage restoration technicians use state of the art equipment for every disaster. No matter the size we have it handled.

Doing and Not Doing Certain Things Should Promote Your Sevierville Business’ Recovery.

As a Sevierville business owner, you are dedicated to protecting your commercial enterprise. So, if a fire ever impacts it, you are likely going to want to act fast to resolve the situation. While this mindset can be beneficial, knowing what measures can effectively mitigate your problems and which ones might do further damage is important.

Sevierville fire damage restoration firms like SERVPRO know how best to limit your damages after a fire-related event. Our highly-trained and experienced fire restoration technicians would like to pass on some of this valuable knowledge to local businesspeople. The following are some of the ways they suggest you can mitigate fire and smoke damage at your local business establishment until help arrives:

  • Keep the electricity off and do not use any electrical appliances until they have been professionally inspected and cleaned since they may be coated with conductive, fire-related residues
  • Refrain from moving around too much in your business and keep your hands clean, so soot particles aren’t spread further around your facilities, and other contents aren’t contaminated by them
  • Replace the furnace filter and cover air registers with cheesecloth if your HVAC system was on during the fire
  • Cover chrome-plated fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens with a layer of lubricant to prevent rusting and other deterioration
  • Do not try to clean upholstered furniture or carpets impacted by smoke damage yourself; cover them with colorfast towels to limit additional damage
  • Refrain from sending fire-impacted clothing to cleaners inexperienced in properly handling them; otherwise, it could be permanently damaged 

As you can imagine, business owners’ initial fire and smoke remediation efforts often make the fire damage restoration process much easier in the long run. Also, enlisting the aid of the right remediator makes a big difference. So, whenever you need fire cleanup and restoration services, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885.

Get Fast and Reliable Fire Damage Restoration of Your Gatlinburg Office with SERVPRO

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire sign Commercial fire damage restoration for you property is a job for SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO can handle any size fire damage restoration in Gatlinburg commercial spaces  

Having to deal with a fire incident at your place of business can be stressful. Professionals like SERVPRO can help you in such a situation by offering a fast and reliable fire damage restoration of your Gatlinburg office. Our IICRC certified techs work hard to get your fire-damaged property restored “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO techs, with their extensive experience and a scientific approach, can handle any size commercial fire damage restoration job in Gatlinburg. Over the years, we have developed smoke and soot cleaning strategies that are safe, effective, and reliable. SERVPRO techs understand the chemistry of the various surfaces affected by a fire and use cleaning methods accordingly. 

Can SERVPRO clean the smoke damage to the acoustic ceilings in Gatlinburg offices?

SERVPRO has developed a special process for cleaning the acoustical ceilings in your fire-damaged Gatlinburg office. The method, called peroxide active cleaning, preserves the sound-deadening quality of the acoustic tiles and restores their appearance. Techs also use the technique on other ceiling materials like blown ceilings.  

The active peroxide cleaning involves using a stabilized hydrogen peroxide cleaning solution that oxidizes the smoke and soot residue. Once the residue and surface bonds are loosened, techs can wipe it off without affecting the surface underneath.  

What precautions do SERVPRO techs take during active peroxide cleaning?   

As the cleaning solution used in this method contains a strong oxidizing agent, techs proceed with caution if-

  • Water-based solutions can damage the surfaces.
  • Natural materials such as wood, cotton, or paper are involved. 

Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885; we are available round the clock.

How Can Sevierville Commercial Property Owners Avoid Water Damage?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor Water can become trapped and hide inside your wall. SERVPRO has tools to help locate hidden moisture.

SERVPRO is Ready to Restore Sevierville Buildings Needing Water Cleanup

In many cases, the water damage in a Sevierville commercial property had the potential for prevention. There are several proactive things that property owners can do to avoid damage from water.

SERVPRO recommends that Sevierville commercial property owners avoid water damage to their structures and contents. Inspections are one of the chief ways to catch minor issues before they become big expensive problems. A sample list of places to check in a business property would be: 

  • Interior ceilings and walls for signs of water
  • Around windows and doorways for visible signs of leaks
  • Attention to discolorations on floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Damp areas on the carpet in conference rooms or hallways 
  • Outside areas include roof damage, and the grade should direct water away from the building

While visual inspections are a great way to catch early warning signs of water damage issues, SERVPRO techs have equipment enabling them to "see" behind walls and under flooring to determine if moisture is present that should not be there. The various moisture detection devices enable the techs to target problem areas within a commercial property without opening portions of sheetrock.

When SERVPRO handles water damage restoration for a commercial property, the goal is to allow the property owner to get daily life back to normal, whether an office building or a multi-family structure. The techs try to leave furnishings in place during the service unless there is a danger of damage due to the moisture. For instance. we can place a conference table up on blocks or move desks to another area during extraction and drying and then move them back in so there are few disruptions for the employees getting back into their day-to-day operations.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 supports local Sevierville commercial property owners with their professional water damage services available 24/7.

Can Fire Damage Restoration Successfully Renovate A Gatlinburg Community Center To Pre-Loss State?

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

close-up of fireman holding fire hose; water coming out Water damage often follows fire damage. SERVPRO can handle your complete fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Cleans Contents and Rebuilds Deteriorated Structural Areas during Fire Restoration

A single spark from any source, including a faulty battery charger, can lead to flames that destroy community centers extensively. Since decision-making may not be streamlined like in the case of a loss in a Gatlinburg commercial property, delays or bad decisions can threaten the chances of complete restoration.

Fire damage restoration in a Gatlinburg community center must address various types of contents and different sized rooms. Therefore, it requires a skillful approach and the right equipment to realize the desired results. SERVPRO provides well-equipped and highly trained teams to handle the processes. In addition, our crew chiefs are well versed in dealing with different parties, including insurance adjusters and different levels of management, to ensure the necessary restoration tasks are completed.

Fire restoration involves various processes, including:

Sorting out the mess left by a fire is crucial in renovating a community center. A sound plan is necessary to recover all salvageable materials for sections such as maintenance rooms where several small yet valuable items are stored haphazardly. If there is a fitness room, it is essential to establish the level of damage to various equipment, thus determining the type of restorative work needed.

Various steps, including grouping items into categories depending on the damage levels and doing pack-outs, help deliver the desired results. Our SERVPRO teams separate contents into salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable categories. We can also move items to an offsite facility for extensive restorative cleaning.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties handles any issue that arises during fire damage restoration, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (865) 429-8885.

Does SERVPRO Offer Water Damage Restoration to Gatlinburg Businesses?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Woman catching water in a bucket falling from the ceiling. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties can and will put your Gatlinburg business back on the up and up after water damage.

SERVPRO Helps Gatlinburg Businesses in Water Damage Cleanup of Their Premises 

Dealing with water damage in your office might be the last thing you want to do, but when such incidents invariably happen, you need all the help you can get. SERVPRO experts can handle the water damage restoration of your Gatlinburg office so that you can focus on the more important things. 

When it comes to water damage restoration of your Gatlinburg commercial space, hiring SERVPRO can save you both time and money. We use state-of-the-art equipment to detect moisture in the structure before it can cause widespread damage, thereby reducing the cost and time required for water damage remediation.  

How SERVPRO Techs Detect Hidden Moisture During Commercial Water Cleanup in Gatlinburg? 

SERVPRO's water damage restoration technicians use several moisture-sensing pieces of equipment to identify hidden moisture in structures, including walls and ceilings. While equipment such as moisture sensors and infra-red cameras can detect moisture in various surfaces, thermo-hygrometers can measure the relative humidity and temperature of air masses.  

SERVPRO technicians usually take moisture readings from the following five areas of your water damaged Gatlinburg property-

  • Air in the affected areas
  • Air in the unaffected areas 
  • Air outside the structure
  • Air coming out of HVAC
  • Air being processed through a dehumidifier and exhausted into the affected area

By monitoring the moisture contents of all these areas on the site, technicians can determine the effectiveness of the water damage repair strategy. Regulating water vapor is a key factor in mitigating the water damage to contents and structural materials.

Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885; we are available 24/7.

Is Mold Remediation More than Colony Removal from Gatlinburg Hotels?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

A hotel lobby Let SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties assist your Gatlinburg Hotel when it comes to mold issues.

Returning property to pre-mold conditions requires several actions in Gatlinburg buildings.

One of the first steps that our SERVPRO professionals take when mold gets discovered in area accommodations is to contain the situation. Spreading microorganisms are a threat to the entire building, but this threat can be managed with containment barriers and filtration tools.

Addressing Structural Weaknesses and Damage

While there are several choices for mold removal companies in Gatlinburg, few also can offer controlled demolition and build-back in-house. Our SERVPRO team can determine where structural damages exist in the hotel and immediately resolve controlled demolition needs to prevent greater tear-out and reconstruction moving forward with a general contractor license.

Content Relocation and Cleaning 

Moving out furniture and sensitive contents from the affected areas can prevent the situation from getting worse as these colonies spread and grow. Off-site at our SERVPRO facility, we can offer practical actions to restore these items, such as:

  • Deodorization
  • Drying
  • Surface cleaning
  • Climate-controlled storage

Eliminating Harsh Odors from the Hotel

Removing overwhelming odors is critical for addressing mold growth scenarios because musty smells are unpleasant for guests. With rapidly spreading damage effects, several rooms and communal areas can become affected without prompt removal efforts like fogging and hydroxyl machines.

With accommodations being such a vital part of the Gatlinburg economy, mold growth in any of these properties requires swift and deliberate action. Our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team is ready to help 24/7 at (865) 429-8885.

Local Sevierville Commercial Water Removal Services?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water Commercial building water damage repair is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Can Offer Your Sevierville Business Water Extraction Services!

When it comes to needing water removal services, stalling is the worst thing you can do for your business. As water collects, pools, and sits unaddressed, your chances of finding mold damage on your property increase. It takes less than seventy-two hours for microbial growth to begin, so it is vital to get help immediately upon suffering a water loss. 

SERVPRO can offer your Sevierville restaurant water removal services. Our technicians are expertly trained and have earned IICRC-certifications. Furthermore, we're prepared to help you no matter what time the accident on your property occurs. If you need water damage restoration, we can offer you: 

Should you find yourself worrying about the industrial equipment on your property, such as your kitchen range or dishwashers, we can do our best to help you get in contact with local professionals. At SERVPRO, we're more than the water damage people. We're your neighbors, and we want to leave you feeling amazing about the service you received. We do everything in our power to help you feel "Like it never even happened." 

Never hesitate when it comes to water damage. Speak with SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties today by calling (865) 429-8885! We're available to help you 24/7. 

What Steps Does SERVPRO Take Before Fire Damage Restoration?

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trailer Our fire damage experts can have your property back to its original state, “Like it never even happened.”

A Strong Process Helps Restore Your Gatlinburg Business

As a business owner, you know that being organized and doing things in the right order is key to success. Figuring out the right steps and communicating them to your team is a big part of success in the world of business.

If you need fire damage restoration in your Gatlinburg business, an organized process is vital. That is why SERVPRO trains our teams in the correct steps to take before beginning restoration. Before we can wipe, scrub, or blast away soot damage, we must:

  • Ensure the area is safe by clearing debris and using tarps if needed.
  • Check there is a safe power supply for our equipment (or arrange one.)
  • Inspect the premises to see where the smoke residue begins and how far it spreads.
  • Identify the type of residue and the type of surface.

The residue and surface type directly impact which kinds of cleaning techniques and products we can use, so it is extra vital.

If you need a thorough fire damage restoration service, call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885.

Snowbirds Make the Smoky Mountain Area Near Sevierville Home-Away-From-Home Over the Winter

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians hard at work. SERVPRO can and will handle any water damage done to your property. No matter the size of the issue.

Learn More About these Feathery Guests from the Comfort of Your Sevierville Home

Natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales and the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society want to share information about our unique cold-weather visitors. You can learn where to look for these special birds, including which trees they prefer and the typical heights for their nests. Knowing their preferred foods can help you entice them to visit grassy areas around your business.

You don’t need to meet in person on a cold and snowy evening, but instead, everyone can make some hot cocoa and stay warm at home. The Zoom meeting has a scheduled date of Thursday, January 14, 2021, between 7:00 and 8:30 PM. You can contact Michelle Campanis at (865) 483-7277 to receive your Zoom credentials. Pre-registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account for this event.

Some of the birds covered include:

  • Winter wrens,  
  • Hermit thrushes, 
  • Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, and
  • Dark-eyed juncos

Call SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for faster B2B services like commercial water removal, cleanup, and restoration of your Sevierville business that help keep it going.

Warm-Up at the Chili Cook-Off Just Outside of Sevierville!

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

two bowls of chili on a table It will be exciting to see the community at the chili cook-off!

Sevierville Locals Can Come Taste The Mouth-Watering Recipes on November 12, 2020

The Gatlinburg Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Bush's Chili Beans and held just outside of Sevierville. The cook-off brings many tastes together, including chili made from exotic meats, vegetarian and vegan options, and traditional creations. Bush's Chili Beans were featured as a foundation for many of the chili creations.

  • The cook-off is November 12, 2020, from 5-8 p.m.
  • There will be free; live entertainment offered throughout the event.
  • Tickets are required to enter the event, and sales are limited to allow for attendees' social distancing.
  • Tickets are $10
  • Children 5 and under are Free

Once you enter the cook-off, you can taste each of the chilis and wait to see which dishes win the price from the judges at 8 PM. The band "On the Border," an Eagles tribute band, will provide the evening's musical entertainment.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 serves the local community by assisting local eateries to stay clean and healthy through commercial mold remediation as needed.

The Roof In my Store is Leaking Due to a Storm; What do I do?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Large Hole in the roof causing ceiling collapse If roof damage allows water into your business, call SERVPRO for restoration.

Take Quick Action and Call a Professional Team When You have Flood Damage in Your Sevierville Store

Storms can have a detrimental effect on your Sevierville business, and most of it is unavoidable. Whether there is a power outage that threatens your inventory or a leaky window, water in your store disrupts your day-to-day operations. In extreme cases, the roof or a door can break down enough for water to flood your space. When flooding occurs, you need a professional team to inspect the damage and develop a suitable action plan.

Our team is ready to handle flood damage in your Sevierville business. At SERVPRO, we pride ourselves on our ability to arrive promptly and provide a thorough assessment of the situation, so you have the information you need to make business decisions. Our expertise is verified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the certifying agency in our industry. Rather than assembling a team of contractors to address your needs, let our crew take the helm and lend our expertise to your restoration process.

How does a professional team clean my business after a flood?

Many people wonder what exactly is the difference between hiring a professional restoration team and taking action yourself. Besides our formal training in all water restoration matters, we also have within our reach the latest techniques and equipment in the industry. Handling each project with the correct tools makes for more efficient use of time and money, mitigating your loss. As our SERVPRO team addresses problem areas in your store, we may use some of the following to achieve restoration-

  • Water extractors of various capacities to remove significant volumes of water as well as water hiding in hard-to-reach places
  • Foggers to spray antimicrobial solutions through your store, allowing them to settle on all surfaces and prevent the spread of bacteria
  • Dehumidifiers of varying sizes to improve the speed of absorption for moisture in the air

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties understands your needs as a business suffering from flood damage. Call us at (865) 429-8885 and let us be your ally in a time of crisis. Like you, we want your store to feel, "Like it never even happened." 

Can a Business in Sevierville Recover after a Flood?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property Control losses at your business premises after flooding, contact SERVPRO.

When Commercial Flood Damage Affects your Business, Contact Sevierville's Restorer of choice, SERVPRO.

What are the crucial steps for businesses with flooding?

Taking action is vital to recovering large amounts of your Sevierville business after flooding. Where possible, shut off power to the property and evacuate- this can help to prevent further harm from electrical fires. Most flood insurance policies are separate from business insurance, so you should contact your flood insurer before contacting a professional restorer to mitigate the effects of flooding. In 2019, floods were the cause of $6.2 billion worth of damages. One of the crucial factors in controlling flood losses is early diagnosis and mitigation, which can stem the tide of water against your business premises and contents.

What is the role of commercial flood restorers?

We perform commercial flood damage recovery for businesses all over Sevierville. When flooding occurs, first responders like paramedics, fire marshals and police are the first on the scene. After damages have occurred, remodelers, architects, and general constructors set to work rebuilding residence and businesses. Our role as a restorer is in-between a first-responder and a general contractor. We can enter your property to perform scoping of safety hazards, board up broken doors or windows to prevent looting, and mitigate the damages of flooding. Our mitigation work may include sealing the property to stop further rainfall or floodwater intrusion, draining, drying, and preparing the property for general contractors.

What can flood mitigation do for my business?

The initial impact of flooding is usually the hardest felt. However, damages do not stop at the point of water intrusion. Once water enters a property, it begins to degrade both the structure and the contents. If you run a mechanics, there may be a severe amount of harm caused by rusting of tools or parts in your garage. Equally, a showroom may require temporary storage to avoid floodwaters from causing irreversible damage to stock. SERVPRO technicians can arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss and begin to take back control of your business premises. We pump water out of the property fast while taking care to prevent mold or water contamination from affecting your premises.

What happens to my business equipment in a significant flood loss?

Business equipment can be vital to your ability to perform your services. The cost of replacing equipment can be high, while insurance claims can take time to come through. SERVPRO is an expert at protecting and restoring contents and equipment in commercial premises. Usually, we aim to restore materials on-site by isolating them in a clean, dry area of the premises. When significant flooding situations occur, we can perform a pack-out procedure where equipment, or stock, can be taken for temporary storage at one of our climate-controlled warehouses. One advantage of removing equipment from the premises altogether is that it allows us to concentrate or restore the structure and provide space for general constructors to perform the repair.

How does a flood pack-out procedure work?

    •    Restorers identify and record items for safe storage
    •    We enlist professional movers to transport goods to our warehouses
    •    Items in secure storage are restored using mechanical washing and drying techniques
    •    Once your business premises is back to a preloss condition, we can return equipment using professional movers

How do I prepare my business for flooding?

One of the leading causes of damage for businesses with flooding is structural absorption and water migration. The difference between category one and category four flooding is the amount that water has spread into building materials as well as cavities. The most effective method of safeguarding your business against flooding is to make it water-resistant. These steps could include using tiles or concrete with a damp proof cover on your floors instead of carpets or wood. The same approach applies to baseboards and structural components. Using flood-resistant varnishes can help to prevent floodwater migration while you wait for restorers to arrive.

What is a good flood preparation plan for businesses?

    •    Make a list of any equipment or items that you can remove quickly from the building or onto upper levels when a flood warning occurs
    •    Order and store sandbags which can help to protect doorways and other openings from water intrusion
    •    Keep a list of vital contacts including restorers, insurance documents and local council emergency numbers
    •    Prepare a plan of evacuation for you and your staff

Control losses at your business premises after flooding, contact SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885.

How Do I Clean Up After Flooding in My Salon?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

dehumidifier in walk way of library SERVPRO can mitigate your flood damage in your library or other business in Sevierville.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Help with Extraction, Cleaning, and Reconstruction Needs After Flooding in Your Sevierville Salon.

Floods can be traumatic, especially when they force you to shut down your  Sevierville salon to allow for restoration and recovery efforts to begin. As widespread as these damaging effects might become, a prompt response by qualified restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team can get you back in your salon quickly. It is our business to get you back in business.

What Is the Best Water Removal Tool for Engineered Wood Flooring?

While there are multiple layers of flood damage to Sevierville properties after a flood, our professionals must first begin with removing standing water. With engineered wood flooring throughout the main shop area, it is crucial to get surface water dried up as soon as possible. Pressed wood planks can still be highly absorbent, which can ultimately lead to a need for reconstruction if not dried up fast. Some of the tools to remove surface water include:

  • Wet Vacuums 
  • Squeegee Wands
  • Submersible Pumps 

How Do I Protect Specialty Equipment and Stocked Products? 

Content management is one of the centerpieces of the effective restoration that we can offer your salon. With high-dollar chairs in each of the stations for your stylists and shelves stocked with premier beauty products, exposure to flooding can be destructive. We work to extract water and dry up the area to protect these items or relocate them as necessary.

Can My Business Stay Open During Restoration? 

Staying open after a flood might be possible, provided that our restoration professionals have established the appropriate containment barriers, but this is rarely the case. In most situations after natural flooding, your doors must temporarily close to allow our technicians full access to the open floorplan of the salon and thoroughly clean and disinfect exposed surfaces and contents.

When flooding occurs, call the team you can trust. Our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties professionals are standing by at (865) 429-8885.

Commercial Water Cleanup In Sevierville

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property When your business needs disaster cleanup, call (865) 429-8885.

Performing Commercial Water Cleanup for a Sevierville Lobby

A fountain can be a beautiful installation for any commercial space. Everything from the design to its installation must be implemented carefully to ensure its success as a feature in your space. Many businesses may maintain their fountains with swimming-pool grade chemical treatments, which can damage finishes and increase maintenance needs over time. The damage from improper maintenance protocols can potentially damage tiles, grout, or the water supply of the fountain itself, which can damage your business.

If you have a fountain or other water-related installation on your property that needs commercial water cleanup in Sevierville, a SERVPRO team is really to come to you within as little as four hours after your initial contact. These mitigation professionals are certified to mitigate water damage per The Institute of Inspection Cleanup and Restoration Certification Standards so that you can enjoy a damage-free facility once more. SERVPRO can also help you find licensed professionals who can provide counsel on maintaining your fixtures to prevent property loss.

Maintaining a Decorative Fountain
There are several factors to consider when maintaining a decorative fountain in commercial space, including:

    •    Water levels. Without adequate water depths, lights can overheat, nozzles can malfunction, and the pump may overheat in shallow water.

    •    Pumping systems. The pump is one of the essential components of any fountain installation. Keep intake screens clean, and water levels adequate to minimize maintenance needs for the pump.

    •    Skimmers and intake screens. These systems collect large debris for removal. Dirty screens can block water flow to the pump and cause potentially irreparable damage.

    •    Filtration systems. Good water quality is essential for successful and inexpensive maintenance routines and minimizes contaminants like algae.

Drying the Front of House After Disaster
Saturated furnishings, upholstery, and structural materials are wiped down with EPA-registered cleaners. In cases where the damage is contained to a small area, a polyethylene drying chamber may be constructed to improve the effectiveness of air movers and dehumidifiers. If nearby electronics, like POS systems or tablets at tables, are affected, technicians can refer these to a licensed electronics restorer for evaluation and cleanup.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties brings local businesses cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. When your business needs disaster cleanup, call (865) 429-8885.

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We Get You Back In Business In Sevierville After A Fire

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Two of our vans sitting outside a property We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Call us right away we are here 24/7.

Odor Elimination Is a Vital Part of Fire Damage Restoration at Your Sevierville Restaurant

Although a smoky aroma can be a delicious enhancement to a meal at your Sevierville, only when the smell matches the chef’s preparation and the diner’s expectation. A kitchen fire usually knocks down quickly in an establishment outfitted with sprinklers and extinguishers according to local code. Our team attends to the firefighting water removal and general debris and soot removal fast.

What’s That Smell?

As you move toward the expected Sevierville reopening, one fire damage issue remains. Sevierville diners prefer the smells wafting from the remediated kitchen to be savory and appetite-inducing, not sharing a pungent stench. One of the challenges of the protein-based fires in commercial kitchens is the overwhelming malodor that can linger even after a thorough cleaning. You want your guests to wonder about aromas with anticipation, not repugnance.

Thorough and Repeated Cleaning

The fine mist of grease and proteins created in a kitchen blaze is like no other fire soiling. As SERVPRO deodorization experts consider the alternatives, we remember that smell elimination is a perfect example of the adages “one step forward, two steps back” and “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Deodorization requires persistence and often many different attempts to remove the odor-bearing particles. If debris removal and various attempts at cleaning, we might suggest other options.

Recreating the Fire Conditions

Thermal fogging works by combusting deodorants in a heated chamber, reducing the substance into microscopic particles that then pair with the odor-bearing particles to neutralize them. SERVPRO crews plan to use axial fans (venting box fans) after the fogging to clear the space. 

Hydroxyl Generators

Another innovation SERVPRO uses for odor elimination is a machine called a hydroxyl generator. Using the same UV radiation as provided by the sun, the equipment produces radicals that naturally indoor environments like your restaurant. Hydroxyl radicals decompose chemicals in the air, including the smelly residues after a protein fire. Their molecular structure alters in such a way that the odor is no longer perceptible.

Feel confident when inviting diners back to your restaurant after SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties eliminates malodors. Call (865) 429-8885 to get our crew on-site to manage all aspects of fire damage restoration

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We Help You Get Back In Business In Gatlinburg

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores growing on the wall in this property We have the expertise and equipment to dispose of the non-salvageable materials in your property after mold has been discovered.

Containment for Mold Remediation in Gatlinburg Office Cafeteria

Providing incentives for your workplace has always been a strong foundation for employee loyalty and retention in your Gatlinburg office. With a growing facility, a cafeteria area was a way to both add a little more profit to the business and provide the employees with a convenient location for lunches on-site. With round-the-clock service for various shifts, there is little time to ensure that functions such as ventilation are as adequate as they should be.

Improper ventilation in food preparation areas can lead to persistent dampness and humidity that can feed spores and promote mold damage in Gatlinburg offices. With how quickly this situation can spread throughout this immediate area and adjacent portions of the building, susceptible materials like drywall, wood, and ceiling tiles can all become hosts to a rapidly migrating colony. Addressing these concerns must happen quickly, as these colonies can cause health effects to those exposed, and the presence of this organism can temporarily shut down your on-site cafeteria.

Containment is vital for slowing this migration of the organism. Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with the appropriate tools to seal off openings and establish a controlled environment with thick 6mil plastic sheeting and proper ventilation techniques. According to the levels of contamination established by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the moderate microbial threat in the cafeteria of your building requires local containment practices, including constructing frames with PVC pipe for doorways to get a tight and impenetrable seal to prevent mold spore migration. We also seal over HVAC vents, windows, and seams after mold damage.

This established work area gets the full measure of our remediation work, including both controlled demolition and abrasive cleaning techniques like soda blasting. Negative airflow systems can prevent contaminants and other threats from flowing into clean areas during and after these processes.

While you might have a period where remediation work must continue in the cafeteria, containment efforts can help this mold damage scenario from SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, & Cocke Counties remediation specialists help you however you need by calling (865) 429-8885.

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Our Local Technicians Are Available 24/7 To Assist With Sevierville Flood Damage Restoration

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

rows of drying equipment in our warehouse SERVPRO is ready for whatever happens. Whether it's residential or commercial we have the equipment and certified technicians available to help you.

School's Out During Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup in Sevierville

After violent weather went through this area of the TN, the roof of a school received damage from high winds and left the structure with needing repairs and water cleanup.

The school required fast cleanup of commercial flood damage at the Sevierville property. There were several levels of damage present that necessitated quick action to negate further loss from occurring.

Early Actions to Stop Further Water Loss

When SERVPRO technicians arrive at a site, they scope the property to determine areas of loss and places that require immediate temporary repairs. They tarped over the damaged spots to the school's roof where further water had the potential to enter. Upon inspecting the property, they found water in several areas and began extraction efforts immediately.

Drying in Place vs. Removal

Often these procedures during mitigation of flood damage happen together. Items like files, important papers, books in the library, and things that extended exposure to high humidity levels carry the prospect of further damage, get removed for drying elsewhere. Whenever possible, SERVPRO technicians place large tables and desks on blocks and dry them in place to minimize disruption.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Parents expect the school they send their children to is both sanitary and safe. SERVPRO technicians remove damaged sheetrock using clean cuts for faster drying and easy restoration. Both antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions feature in the cleaning process to ensure surfaces from floors, tables, and walls are left sanitary.

Mold Prevention

Airborne mold spores occur naturally inside and outside, always looking for optimal conditions for germination. After flood damage, the constant humidity the wet environment creates is a perfect new home for mold colonies. Spores have the potential to germinate within 24-hours, and they spread quickly once established. Technicians work proactively to dry, treat, and seal areas most likely to develop mold growth to inhibit the issue from becoming a problem during or after mitigation.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties stands ready to assist local schools and municipal buildings with commercial flood damage. Our local technicians are available 24/7 at (865) 429-8885 and can handle any amount of water damage because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Commercial Flooding

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Pigeon Forge commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

General Information about SERVPRO

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 865-429-8885

Dollywood Theater

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Restoring Your Pigeon Forge Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Pigeon Forge commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.