Storm Damages can range from Tornadoes to Flood Waters to Frozen Pipes even Ice Dams. In Tennessee Frozen Pipes and Ice Dams seem so far from reality but they can and have happen here before. It is possible to happen again.
The signs of winter are upon us, frost on windshields, temperatures dropping. Low temperatures along with uninformed homeowners and tenants are the main causes of frozen pipes.
Here are some tips on how to avoid Frozen Pipes:
- Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing especially if connected to exterior walls
- Let the cold water drip from the faucet. Running water helps prevent freezing pipes
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature day and night.
- If you plan to be away during the cold weather, leave your heat on in your home.
- For long term solutions, insulation should be installed in attics, basements, and crawlspaces. Also, seal all cracks and openings around windows and doors.
Always take steps to protect your home for all peril.
New Year, Same Covid
Many people are still very nervous about COVID-19. And to many people's surprise it didn’t go away after the 2020 election. Many are still hoping it goes away after the New Year but in Tennessee cases are still on the rise all around us. We are doing preventative and positive cleanings everyday. Most days we can schedule your cleanings same day or next day depending on our schedule or the time of day. We are working hard to help you get peace of mind during this very uncertain time. It’s been going on all year but we still are uncertain of this illness. SERVPRO is always here to help.
Water Damage Doesn't Have to Ruin Productivity
When water damages happen in our homes it can be very inconvenient but when they happen at our jobs it can be even more stressful. SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County tries to help get your business back to working order as soon as possible. We understand you not only have to worry about getting your business back on track but also the fact of not wanting to have your employees out of work. That’s why we make it our goal to work quickly and diligently. We are here 24/7 to make sure your business never has to wait until morning to start the restoration process.
A water source can be from anywhere inside or outside your home or business. We have a few tips to help your home be protected from a potential water hazard while you are out of town.
Tips for keeping your home safe from a water damage
Turn your water off at the main valve, if possible
Have someone periodically check your house while you are out of town
Make sure all of your water faucets are off
Do not leave with your dishwasher or washing machine on during a cycle
Take steps to prevent your piped from freezing if you are traveling during the winter months
These are just a few quick tips to think about before traveling. We want to make sure you have peace of mind whether you are at home, on vacation, or traveling for the holidays.
Water Damage Vs. SERVPRO
We have had several hurricanes this year. And while we are not along the coast we still get the after effects caused by these storms. We end up with lots of wind, rain, and ground water.
This can cause many stresses on our homes. Employees at SERVPRO are trained on handling each scenario when dealing with water damage. We follow strict guidelines to make sure we don’t cause more damage and to keep your home or business safe from potential peril in the future.
Water left untreated can cause significant mold and other micro organisms to grow. You also do not want to over-dry your home or business. Many materials have some amount of moisture already in them. By over-drying, you can harm the integrity of the material. There is a balance of moisture in the air to the walls and floors. Moisture too high can cause it to be soft and flimsy, moisture too low can cause it to be dry and brittle.
SERVPRO is trained and certified to make sure we know and understand the perfect balance. We are held to the highest of standards to take care of your home without any worries. We understand that water damage can be super stressful. We want to help ease your mind and take some of the stress off of you.
What You Should Know About Black Water
Immediately after experiencing life-altering flooding in Jackson/Crockett County the first thing you probably want to do is start dealing with the water damage from the flood. Before diving in to the problem it is important to know about the associated dangers of black water.
What is this water and why should it be avoided?
Black water is liquid presumed to house multiple contaminants. It could contain:
• Fecal matter
• Used toilet paper
Sewage systems frequently become compromised and leak after water damage, they can pose health threats to those who encounter the dirty liquid.
It’s also important to be aware of gray water. That type often comes from washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and showers and is not immediately as dangerous as the black variety, but can become more hazardous after 48 hours of contact with building surfaces.
How can you stay safe from contaminated water?
The best way to limit your exposure to hazardous water from flooding is to limit your exposure to it. Instead of trying to handle the cleanup process yourself depend on our SERVPRO team to assess the damage and tackle the steps necessary for a thorough restoration of your home.
Black water is a likely contaminant after a flood, and it’s a primary reason why you should not deal with the water damage on your own. Contacting a professional team to assist with damage from flooding gives you greater protection from possible risks and increases the likelihood of positive outcomes.
Call us at (731)423-9944 for more information on mitigating storm damage and how you can be prepared.
Leak Has Been Found!
Water damage can occur in many different shapes and forms. There are times that it is something that happens quickly and all at once and on the other hand it can happen slowly. A customer called me today about a water damage. The damage originally appeared as a leak around the toilet ring. The homeowner changed it out and it seemed to have been fixed. This was a couple of weeks ago. Today he leaned against a wall in his garage and the wall crumbled. Leak has been found! Unfortunately, that’s not how you want to find it but thankfully they thought of us first and foremost. SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County is always here for you 24/7, 365. “Like it never even happened.”
My Neighbors House Had a Fire, Should I Be Concerned?
A question I was once asked: Can my home be affected by a fire in the house next door? The answer is yes! Let SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County do an inspection of your home and find out if smoke and soot has penetrated the interior of your home. It is common for the houses on either side or behind a home that has had an extensive fire to have smoke and soot residue. It can get into the attic and even into the interior of the home by being drawn in through the HVAC system. Depending on the materials that were in the actual fire the soot and smoke residue can be very corrosive to different items in your home. Let SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County inspect the HVAC system and the interior and remove any smoke and soot therein.
Because We Care and We Give Back
During this very uncertain time of the covid-19 pandemic many of us are stuck at home and bored. We also have those people on the other side of the spectrum who can’t miss a day of work because what they do is so important. I am talking about our First Responders. Fire and Police Departments never close. They are here to maintain order and keep us safe. That is why we are taking this time to try and give back to a few of our local communities during this time. They are putting their lives at risk even more so now than before. They don’t know who they may come in contact with, whether they have been sick or mentally unstable due to seclusion. We are so proud to know they are out there doing what they do best. We have been able to give back to our communities by cleaning some of their facilities during this time so they can stay healthy while trying to protect us. We at SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County can not express how much we appreciate all of our First Responders out there for everything they do to keep us safe each and every day.
Because You Always Matter
Many commercial businesses are calling.
The phones are ringing off the hook.
We love it so much! We love putting you first. We are cleaning so many Police Departments, Hospitals, Industrial Facilities, the list goes on and on. We are so glad so many people trust us to help clean their facilities during their very uncertain time.
We are all scared since we don’t understand covid-19. There isn’t much information on this virus but scientists are learning each and everyday more and more. We appreciate each and every person and business that is trusting us during this time. We know that even during times like this you still need someone to be able to be there for you, not only for cleaning but for water, storm, and fire losses and restoration.
At SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County we are still here for you. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are so thankful for all of our customers. Call us for your free, no obligation quote today. Ducting cleanings, mold, water damage, strange odors, proactive/preventative covid-19 cleanings, call us. We can do it all. Locally owned and operated for over 28 years. We don’t just want to satisfy people, our goal is to “Create a happy customer.”