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Be safe inside and outside

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Pictures of fire damage inside and outside of home. Our fire restoration expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage inside and outside your home.

Taking measures to keep your loved ones safe inside and outside your home.

Inside

  • Check electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections.
  • Keep matches, lighters, candles out of reach of children.
  • Have an alternative way of escape from your house- Go over the plan with everyone that lives in your home and practice it twice a year.
  • Install smoke alarms and make sure working properly - change batteries once a year, and check monthly.

 Outside

      Grilling and fire pits

  • Never allow young children and pets to close to the grill or fire pit.
  • Keep a safe distance from, houses, trees, and flammable materials.
  • Keep control of the fire
  • Never grill indoors.
  • Properly dispose coals- . Allow coals to cool completely or then dispose in metal container away from the house.

Craw space helpful tips

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

For some craw space is the last thing any worries about. It's the part of the home you don't see. But, it is the one thing that can help your home stay intact. Prolonged water in your craw space can cause serious problems not only to your home but to your pocket as well.

Prolonged water in craw space long term damage:

Over time beams, joists and subflooring may start to rot.

If prolonged water goes unnoticed mold will also be an issue.

Things to do to prevent water damage in craw space:

Check your vapor barrier cracks, tears, or frayed.

Make sure down spouts are directed in a way that water flows away from your craw space

If you live in a flood zone consider a foundation drain system 

Install a sump pump with a battery backup

Grill safety tips

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Grilling  seems to be the social event of  summer celebrations such as, birthdays and graduations.  We also, celebrate upcoming events Father's Day on June 20, and Independence Day July 4th often on the grill outside with family. Celebrating these happy events sometimes the last thing you think of is safety. Always keep yourself and your home safe this year by keeping these tips in mind when cooking on the grill:

  • Never allow young children and pets to close to the grill.
  • While cooking on the grill keep a safe distance from, houses, trees, and flammable materials.
  • Use cooking utensils with long handles.
  • Keep control of the fire while cooking on the grill.
  • Never grill indoors.
  • Properly dispose coals- . Allow coals to cool completely or then dispose in metal container away from the house.

Phone Ready

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

We are phone ready SERVPRO Representative answering the phone prepared for any situation you have. Water/Fire no problem we are here for you.

SERVPRO of Wilson/ Nashville 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 - (252) 291- 4492

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 Wilson/ Nashville 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)?

Smoke facts and tips

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our fire damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Do before professionals arrive:

  • Limit movement to prevent further damage.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Each fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire damage.

Helpful Weather Terms

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM EVENTS: 

Tropical Depression:

 An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 MPH (33 knots) or less. Sustained winds are defined as one-minute average wind measured at about 33 ft (10 meters) above the surface.

 Tropical Storm:

An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39–73 MPH (34–63 knots).

 Hurricane:

 An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 MPH (64 knots) or higher.

 Storm Surge:

 A dome of water pushed onshore by hurricane and tropical storm winds. Storm surges  can reach 25 feet high and be 50–1000 miles wide.

Storm Tide: A combination of storm surge and the normal tide (i.e., a 15-foot storm surge combined with a 2-foot normal high tide over the mean sea level created a 17-foot storm tide).

Helpful Weather Terms

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Weather can be unpredictable, always prepare for the unexpected. Storm may cause power outages due to fallen trees, lightning striking power lines or your home. Keeping up to date with the weather and knowing the weather terms may help prepare you for storms.

Basic Weather Terms:

 Warning

A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.

 Watch

 A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.

 Advisory

 An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.

Be prepared for hurricanes

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is approaching, so now is the perfect time to start planning for what to do if there is an incoming hurricane. Taking steps to ensure you and your family’s safety. Some helpful tips and reminders are to:

Have an evacuation plan- Get familiar with your evacuation zones and alternate routes in case flooded areas and falling trees obstruct the road.

Make an emergency supply kit- Flashlight and batteries, food, water, and some personal necessities. Important documents, prescription and non-prescription meds, and first-aid kit.

Prepare your home- Look for weak spots in your home where wind or rain can enter your home.

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

http://www.SERVPROwilsonnashville.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Check your attic and crawlspace

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

What to check in attic

  • Insulation distributed evenly.
  • Inadequate ventilated can trap heat.
  • Extreme moisture may lead to mold.
  • Extreme moisture can also lead to rust to metal (nails and roof)
  • Uninvited pest (Mice, bats, raccoons, or squirrels)

What to check in crawlspace

  • Crawlspace door- Loose-fitting or opened
  • Vapor barrier- repair or replace if needed
  • Properly installed insulation.
  • Moisture- Condensation on vapor barrier and HVAC equipment.
  • Mold- Extreme moisture can also lead to mold.
  • Musty odor
  • Standing water- To help this issue, install sump pump.
  • Standing sewage
  • Warped floors
  • Uninvited pest (mice, insects, and termites)

Our skilled technicians are experienced in navigating through crawlspaces and attics to perform a variety of different services. Water and fire mitigation/repairs, mold remediation, sewage back-up, and biohazard clean-ups are the most common services.

Preparing for the unexpected!

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

When weather is concerned expect the unexpected. Tornadoes for example, can be one of the most unexpected events during strong thunder storm. For this very reason tornado warnings are posted for certain time intervals to keep you informed.

Preparing for the storm  

  • Be familiar with signs of a tornado
  • Sign up for weather alerts
  • Pay attention to the weather in your area
  • Develop an escape plan

During a storm event know where to go in the structure you are in for safety. Wither  it a school, manufactured home, commercial building or vehicleAfter the storm, be careful when you are checking for damage, sharp objects and debris. If you are unsure of your safety in a structure because of the damage, seek a safe shelter.