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Importance of Prompt Water Damage Repair for Morristown Properties

3/4/2024 (Permalink)

Image of SERVPRO desiccant dehumidifier equipment If you discover water damage in your Morristown business, call SERVPRO. We are Here to Help® 24/7.

Managing Water Damage in Morristown Commercial Buildings

Morristown is a vibrant city in Tennessee with a rich history and various attractions. The city's historic downtown showcases Morristown's past, with well-preserved architecture, quaint shops, and vibrant eateries. The stately columns of the Hamblen County Courthouse serve as evidence of the city's long-lasting history. At the same time, nearby boutiques and cafes, including Hometown Boutique & Décor, Raspy Peach Boutique, Salt of The Earth Boutique, 60 Beans Coffee, Snowbird Mountain Coffee Co, and 7 Brew Coffee provide a modern touch to the streetscape.

Water damage is a pervasive threat to commercial premises, and its consequences can be severe if not addressed promptly. The importance of rapid water damage repair in Morristown cannot be overstated, as it not only ensures the stability of the building's structure but also protects valuable assets and ensures the continuity of business operations. SERVPRO® experts recognize the critical nature of water damage emergencies. Our rapid response ensures that mitigation efforts begin promptly, preventing further escalation of the damage.

The Significance of Timely Restoration for Water Damage

  • Mold prevention
  • Business continuity
  • Preservation of assets
  • Prevention of secondary damages like wood rotting

Rapid water damage repair is a critical  strategy in preventing mold growth. Mold can spread quickly in damp environments, and once it takes hold, it becomes challenging to eradicate. Early intervention from our teams limits the need for extensive mold remediation efforts.

The Insidious Nature of Structural Damage

Water intrusion in commercial premises goes far beyond visible dampness and inconvenience. It poses a genuine threat to the structural integrity of buildings. The devious nature of structural damage underscores the importance of proactive measures to address water intrusion promptly. When water infiltrates walls and ceilings, it compromises the structural components that hold the building together. The moisture can lead to drywall, plaster, and insulation deterioration, creating an environment conducive to mold growth. This weakens the structural components.

Support beams can be subject to corrosion and rot. This undermines their load-bearing capacity, jeopardizing the overall stability of the structure. The compromised support beams become a ticking time bomb, potentially resulting in catastrophic failures if not addressed promptly. SERVPRO utilizes advanced resources to ensure swift water damage repair, ultimately safeguarding structures from potential harm.

Resources that aid in restoration

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers
  • Water extraction tools like submersible pumps

SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties is prompt to water damage repair. Call us at (423) 318-6733. Faster to any size disaster™.

Water Cleanup in Morristown Often Requires Expert Carpet Cleaning

3/20/2023 (Permalink)

teck cleaning and drying a commercial grade tiled carpet Rely on SERVPRO to clean and dry water damaged carpeting in your Morristown business.

Our Commercial Morristown Water Cleanup Teams Restore Carpets

Regardless of the type of business you operate in Morristown, it likely has carpeted areas. While attractive, this carpeting poses a significant threat to your facilities if it gets wet during a water-related event. It could transfer moisture to and discolor furnishings, warp, and buckle wooden subflooring, and promote fungal growths that could further damage your buildings and cause persistent foul odors.

SERVPRO’s technicians are experts at the hot water extraction carpet cleaning often necessary in commercial water cleanup projects in Morristown. Such expertise enables us to protect your flooring from the harmful effects of issues like ceiling leaks and burst pipes. Ultimately, it is just one of the many factors that make our water removal services and water damage repairs so effective.

SERVPRO’s hot water extraction method for cleaning carpets is as follows:

  • Carpeting is prepared by agitating any soiled areas with a pilating rake; the spots to be cleaned are vacuumed, big stains and especially dirty places are pretreated with an ultra-lite sprayer, and soiling is broken up in the pretreated areas
  • Furniture is moved so that rooms can be cleaned from the outside to the inside, and carpet edges are scrubbed six inches from the baseboard with stair and edge brushes
  • Antimicrobial solution is applied with an extraction wand in a V-stroke pattern, a “chop” stroke is used to agitate deeply stained spots, and over-spray is wiped off baseboards with a dry towel
  • Rinsed areas are dry vacuumed twice using a V-stroke
  • Carpet is pilated in one direction, topical treatments are applied, and furniture is blocked/padded and put back in its proper place
  • Air movers are arranged to speed carpet drying, and courtesy mats/traffic paper are placed in high-traffic areas

So, whenever you need water cleanup services, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Hamblen County. We are always ready for your call at (423) 318-6733.

Trust SERVPRO for Prompt Commercial Water Restoration in Morristown Hotels

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking from the ceiling tiles of a ceiling When water damage occurs in your hotel, you want it dealt with quickly and efficiently. Contact SERVPRO for expert advice and remediation services.

Commercial Water Restoration in Morristown Demands Professionalism

After a water damage incident in your hotel, you need an immediate response to reduce business interruption. SERVPRO responds promptly and is prepared to mitigate water damage with compassion, expertise, and respect. 

We can handle your project from the beginning to the end, including reconstruction. During commercial water restoration in your Morristown hotel, we can quickly stabilize the property, evaluate your loss, and plan for rapid recovery. Commercial clients rely on our superior disaster restoration services that include: 

  • Emergency mitigation services
  • Water extraction
  • Cleanup and sanitization
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Reconstruction

After a water intrusion incident, your hotel might not have adequate vacant rooms to relocate the affected guests. Closing is not an option, so our SERVPRO team can coordinate the work to create the most minimal impact on existing operations and your guests. We can also preserve the furnishings and electronics required for business operations to continue. Water damage can spread to many rooms in the building and may eventually cause mold growth or structural damage. Porous materials like drywall, wood, furnishings and hardwood flooring absorb water. They can get stained, rotted, or warped. 

Our team can provide you with fast water mitigation services to prevent the weakening of building materials like drywall and wood. We can use advanced centrifugal pumps to remove the water. These pumps convert rational energy from motors to energy to move fluids. They include high-pressure pumps, self-priming trash pumps, and electric submersible pumps

Our SERVPRO technicians can also use drying equipment to eliminate moisture. Using a combination of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers, we can effectively eliminate moisture from flooring, furnishings, and porous building materials. 

After removing the water and moisture, our SERVPRO team can clean and disinfect the affected areas using EPA-registered disinfectants. These products are antimicrobials, which destroy about 99% of organisms they contact on the surfaces where we apply them. Common disinfectants are alcohols, formaldehydes, chlorines, and phenols. 

If you find water in your commercial property, SERVPRO of Hamblen County is fully equipped and trained to handle water removal. Call us for help at (423) 318-6733 to make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.” 

Fire Restoration Gets Your Coffee Shop Open Again in Whitestown

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

Fireman helmet Commercial fore damage restoration services is no easy task. Let SERVPRO professionals handle all the work.

Grimy Havoc No Match for Our Fire Restoration Team

When an electrical appliance catches fire in your Whitestown coffee shop, it does not have to spread or burn a wide area to make a shop-wide mess with soot and smoke deposits. Coffee smells wonderful while roasting and brewing, but burnt coffee beans smell horrific. The oils in organic materials can make thick, clingy soot that adheres tightly to anything it settles on, making fire restoration a sticky job.

SERVPRO knows what to do to keep your coffee shop open for business in Whitestown with tailored fire restoration services. We have specialists who handle odor, soot, cleaning, deconstruction, rebuilding, painting, and more. Each task we take means more streamlined services for you. The norm with a fire inside an enclosed place is the soot that settles everywhere. Your patrons do not want soot-flavored coffee.

Soot particles come in different varieties but break down into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are coarse and jagged; when they enter our noses, we can detect them as bitter, unpleasant odors. When we touch soot, it feels smooth and powdery, but if we leave it on shiny surfaces, we find them ruined with a dull appearance from their sharp edges cutting into the finish. Many veterinarians recommend using wood ash as a dust bath medium for animals suffering from ectoparasites because of its microscopic properties.

We use specialized, time-tested tools to get soot out of a building. Because soot hides, this can take some time, even with the best approaches possible. SERVPRO uses these, and a few others, to get your fire restoration job completed:

  • HEPA-filtered vacuums and brushes,
  • Dampened towels and special sponges, 
  • Thermal foggers, and
  • Air scrubbing units.

Each of these items helps us get your coffee shop cleaned up and free of soot. Getting soot out of your shop means smoky odors won’t undermine any cleaning or reconstruction work we do for your coffee shop. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 day or night for experts who want to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Restoration for Soot Damage in Morristown Warehouses

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO heading to a job site. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have all the training and experience needed for every size commercial fire. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

We Address Several Damages During Fire Restoration

As with all fire loss situations, cleanup and recovery of warehouses happen in several stages. Trained FSRT-Certified Large Loss technicians are ready to respond when these emergencies impact your business.

Were Wares Damaged?

The first consideration for fire restoration in Morristown warehouses is the inventory condition. When SERVPRO can protect wares, our team must act with deliberate action like pack-out or surface cleaning.

Where is Soot Damage?

We must readily inspect the property for where soot exists. Machinery can be covered with plastic sheeting to protect against circulating soils while filtration and other surface cleaning get started.

Will Special Equipment be Necessary?

Production facilities and warehouses are often known for their massive construction, including high ceilings. Fire causes smoke to billow in cyclic currents that push upward, impacting many of these beams and ceiling materials by moving smoke solids. Tools are necessary to clean structural elements, like:

  • Scissor lifts
  • Man lifts with cage baskets
  • Ladders

Can the Warehouse Continue to Function?

Sometimes fires do not devastate the entire production facility, making it possible to continue operating in a limited capacity. We evaluate the property's condition and establish necessary containment to prevent any cross-contamination concerns.

What Efficiently Overcomes Obstacles?

Preparedness for disasters can be the difference between manageable or heavily destructive conditions. Many businesses never reopen after widespread structure fires. Our SERVPRO team helps to prepare with our free Emergency Ready Profile plan. This program has commercial customers in our area set up a free file that designates SERVPRO as the disaster relief organization for emergencies, details needed information for a faster response, and notes the chain of command for restoration decisions.

Larger commercial properties in the area can significantly suffer from unexpected structure fires. As challenging as cleanup and restoration can be, we have qualified technicians with cutting-edge equipment to get you operating at full capacity quickly after disasters. Call our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team when you need us at (423) 318-6733.

Best Tools for Water Restoration in Morristown Office Buildings

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. Commercial water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Significant Losses in Morristown Businesses Require Effective Extractors for Water Removal

We are at large loss restoration providers capable of arriving quickly with leading tools and devices for water removal, drying, and cleaning after water damage incidents.

What Caused the Damage?

Before water restoration in Morristown office buildings can get underway, we must determine the source of the water loss to the property. It is critical to track moisture movement and any structural concerns so that mitigation impacts the vital areas to protect your business best.

Truck-Mount Extractor

The most powerful units we utilize for water removal services are the truck mount extractors in our SERVPRO Green Fleet. Not only are these engine-driven, making them have a stable and unparalleled suction power for removal, but it is possible to run these pieces of equipment with attachments explicitly designed to overcome certain circumstances. Extensions include:

Wet Vacuums

The wet vacuum is among the most versatile tools in our inventory for extraction and water removal. These are lightweight and completely portable, making them a wise choice for many extraction needs, even in more extensive settings. Using portable extractors for multi-story structures makes sense, where reaching areas with stationary extractors could be more challenging.

Special Drying Tools

In addition to the excessive extraction devices available to our professionals, we must also utilize unique drying tools to overcome particular circumstances where water can become trapped in specific building materials. Carpeted floors are standard in office areas and can absorb water quickly. Specialty tools address this concern by extracting this water and preventing damage to the underlying subflooring.

Several devices are used to remove standing water from your office building, which is the priority of the responding technicians when water damage has occurred. Many look to our commitment to top equipment to ensure fast mitigation and restoration of disasters. Contact our SERVPRO of Hamblen County's large loss of response team at (423) 318-6733.

SERVPRO Saves Time and Cost of Fire Restoration in Morristown

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO state of the art sign SERVPRO commercial damage restoration techs have the knowledge and experience for every situation your place of business needs. Call now!

Can fire restoration by SERVPRO deodorize your Morristown office space?  

Deodorizing is a very important component of SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration process. Our techs use various deodorization techniques and equipment to combat the lingering odors left behind after a fire incident. 

SERVPRO techs use four basic procedures to deal with odors during fire restoration of your Morristown establishment- 

  • Remove the source of the odor and the debris.
  • Clean the surfaces that have odor-causing residues on them
  • Recreate the conditions that cause odor penetration
  • Seal the surfaces exposed to malodors

That said, not all situations warrant the use of all these steps. For instance, the SERVPRO techs might not seal surfaces except in severe odor situations where odor removal might be too expensive or impractical. 

The science behind deodorization of smoke damaged properties in Morristown

SERVPRO techs use a scientific approach in mitigating the odor problem after a fire incident in your Morristown commercial space. The two things that make odor particles so difficult to eliminate are their small size and ability to penetrate porous surfaces. 

Odor particles can be as small as 4 microns or almost 25 times smaller than the width of a human hair, allowing them to penetrate even the smallest pores in surfaces. Furthermore, the heat from the fire causes the generation of convection currents that propel the odor particles, helping them impinge on various surfaces, taking them deeper inside the pores.  

SERVPRO techs use foggers and sprays to reduce the particle size of the deodorizing agent to allow it to reach and neutralize the odor-causing particles. Thermal foggers use heat to aerosolize the deodorant and recreate the conditions that caused odor penetration in the first place.    

Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 with any questions regarding deodorization after fire damage. 

What Is the Right Cleanup Approach During Water Restoration in Whitestown?

1/8/2022 (Permalink)

Call now! No matter the size of disaster to your commercial building, SERVPRO has the necessary equipment and know how for all commercial damage. Call now!

SERVPRO Focuses on the Circumstances Associated With Leak to Plan the Clean up Properly

Water intrusion can develop at your Whitestown business premises for many reasons, including plumbing or structural failures that allow water to reach unwanted areas. Cleaning up the premises is one of the crucial actions after such an incident.

The cleanup done during water restoration at your Whitestown premises requires proper planning. Otherwise, it might prove too tedious once you start or take too long, interrupting important business engagements. Involving professionals like SERVPRO is one sure way to simplify the process.

The main issue to consider when planning a cleanup exercise include:

  • Whether there is sewage contamination
  • Whether there is mold contamination
  • Whether soiling is excessive

These factors are influenced by the source of the water and exposure duration. If a burst supply pipe sparks the incident, you might be lucky to face minimal contamination and soiling. However, a leak from a disposal pipe means heavy soiling from sewage or other waste materials. When there is no soiling or contamination, cleanup can be as easy as extraction and drying wet materials. However, if there is soiling, you can benefit more from SERVPRO's resources, including specially formulated cleaning products and sophisticated cleaning equipment.

Passage of time aggravates material deterioration and soiling after water intrusion. For instance, if the leak affects fabrics and upholstery items, dyes can run, or stains can form from other aspects such as rusting metal parts. Time can pass if the leak goes unnoticed or when you delay cleanup. SERVPRO can help you expedite the response, thus limiting the deterioration. Alternatively, our crews can rely on their advanced skills to deliver better outcomes when materials have already deteriorated.

Of all the issues related to cleanup, mold development creates the greatest inconvenience since it necessitates the treatment of surfaces with antimicrobial products and removing heavily infested materials. Therefore, it requires better expertise and takes more time. 

With the assistance of SERVPRO of Hamblen County, you do not have to worry about the nitty-gritty of water restoration since we handle all the planning. Call us at (423) 318-6733. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is Advanced Technology Needed for the Fire Damage Restoration on my Morristown Property?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

lady holding her nose because of foul odor No one wants to enter a business that smells like smoke. SERVPRO can restore your fire damage and make that odor go away!

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Best Advanced Technology for Morristown Fire Damage Restoration Services! 

Remediation services are only as good as the technology the technicians employ. For this reason, here at SERVPRO, we always aim to be ahead of the curve. Our technicians are often among the first in our field to adopt new technologies and incorporate them into our remediation services. 

When it comes to local Morristown fire damage restoration services, the technological devices we use during remediation can make or break the service. For example, the damage left behind by a blaze encompasses more than what you can physically see. Reducing and neutralizing malodors is a large part of fire restoration, and we use top-of-the-line industry-grade equipment to help ensure that you feel "Like it never even happened."

Our technicians might use thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators to remediate odors, which both neutralize particles in the air. If the fire on your commercial property was expansive, we might choose to use an ozone machine. Furthermore, when remediating physical damage you can see, such as soot, our technicians can use specialized cleaning formulas. 

Working with SERVPRO means that our technicians have more than just advanced technology at their disposal. We are available 24/7, and we can work whenever you need us, day or night. Furthermore, we can even help rebuild sections of your property if they need to be gutted. We're more than just a cleanup and restoration company. We want to be your one-stop solution. 

If you need fire damage restoration, call us now! Call (423) 318-6733 to communicate with SERVPRO of Hamblen County. We can help you fight the fire damage on your property. 

What is the Best Morristown Commercial Water Restoration Company?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

commercial kitchen in use From leaking pipes to broken dishwasher water lines, commercial kitchens are a frequent location for commercial water damage.

Trust SERVPRO to Bring Excellent Water Restoration Services to Your Morristown Commercial Property! 

There are many cleanup and restoration companies out there, and many of them have excellent services. With numerous options out there, you might even find yourself hesitating to make the phone call you need because you are stalled at your first decision. While it is true that there are many choices, we want to help you make a swift choice that is good for your business; here at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

Let's say your commercial property is a pub, and your pub is in dire need of Morristown water restoration services. The water supply line of your industrial dishwasher broke during the early morning cleanup and began to spew water across the kitchen floor. To remedy this situation, you need a fast team of experts. 

Here at SERVPRO, we use several methods to make sure we can get to you quickly. As soon as we receive your first call, our forces are already in motion, gathering everything they need to get to you. If you already have set up our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan with one of our expert technicians, even better. When it comes to your property, we can help speed things up by: 

  • Using pre-packed vehicles so that we can leave as quickly as possible 
  • Stick to the fastest route to your location according to GPS technology 
  • We are available whenever you need us, day or night

No matter when your emergency happens, our expertly trained technicians can get to you fast. Promptly cleaning up water spills can dramatically reduce the chances of microbial growth. Here at SERVPRO, we always aim to minimize remediation time safely and to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." 

Never hesitate to call for help if you discover your business needing cleanup and restoration services. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County by dialing (423) 318-6733. We are always ready to go as soon as you need us. 

What Professional Strategies Allow Morristown Fire Damage Restoration and Business as Usual to Proceed Together?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

clothing store; clothing on display Even a small fire in the stockroom can impact your store's display area. SERVPRO always has a team on standby for fast remediation.

Explore Your Options During Your Morristown Commercial Fire and Smoke Remediation with SERVPRO Experts

With thin profit margins a grim reality for many Morristown businesses, fire damage restoration can expose property owners to potential ruin if more than temporary closure is necessary. The risk of business failure after a disaster nationally nudges up between 40 and 50 percent, but partnering with a reputable fire recovery firm means careful damage mitigation and smoke remediation planning can keep the doors open.

Can You Continue Partial Provision of Goods and Services During Water and Fire Damage Restoration in Morristown?

Do not despair after a commercial fire, especially if SERVPRO is on your restoration team. Let us take care of the nuts and bolts of fire debris and soot removal, as well as smoke and odor remediation. If your commercial fire extinguished quickly and left some spaces untouched, it might be possible to carve out an area in an affected part of your building to meet your customers’ needs. We can also help you pack out items to a secure place temporarily to conduct business remotely.

Can SERVPRO Contain the Damage to a Designated Portion of Your Commercial Space?

Because of the smoke, soot soiling, water, and general disruption after a Morristown business fire, being able to keep your business going can feel like a stretch. SERVPRO offers options that can work:

Containment of the Fire Ignition Site

If sprinkler systems and fire doors minimized the damaged area, SERVPRO enhances that effect by:

  • Containing the fire and smoke damage with 1.6 mil polypropylene barriers
  • Mitigating the spread of smoke, soot, and odors through negative pressure air scrubber technology, filtering and exhausting soot and malodors
  • Performing rapid fire fighting water removal without the need for another contractor

Scheduling Restoration Work to Meet Your Schedule

  • SERVPRO dispatches fully-stocked service vehicles round the clock, with scalable work crews to complete the tasks fast.
  • Professionalism and transparency mean we collaborate and understand your business constraints.

Let SERVPRO of Hamblen County help your business not only survive but also thrive after fire damage. Call (423) 318-6733 24/7 for prompt assistance.

Where to Find Water Damage Repair Services for Businesses in Whitestown?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from ceiling tiles Excess water leaking from your drop ceiling is a problem for any business. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Business Owners in Whitestown can Count on SERVPRO for the Toughest Water Damage Situations.

Water events in commercial settings in Whitestown can be devastating to the bottom line and the business’ clientele. Acting quickly after the ceiling leaks or a pipe bursts is the first line of defense for any business owner. Having a team available around the clock to provide emergency services after water damage is priceless.

In Whitestown, water damage repair is possible thanks to SERVPRO and our reputable team of experts.

We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to clean up and restore spaces after the most dramatic water leaks and, including cleaning up after a sewer backup. Our goal, like yours, is to minimize the time and resources spent in performing water damage repairs, so we can quickly restore normal business operations.

Key Elements to Drying and Water Removal Services

Not surprisingly, water damage remediation includes removing excess water and humidity. Our SERVPRO staff has the equipment and techniques necessary to leverage the most efficient methods of water removal. The key factors affecting the process include-

  • Temperature- understanding the optimal temperatures at which drying occurs is crucial in our action plan tailored to your needs. Excess heat can encourage higher humidity levels and cause more damage.
  • Amount of water- liquid is easier to extract than gas, which is why the more we can remove with pumps and other similar equipment, the quicker we can return your place to normal.
  • Air movement- removing damp air from the damaged space and replacing it with dry air with air movers and other specialized equipment helps speed up the drying process.

Protect your business by letting our team at SERVPRO of Hamblen County join your team in a time of emergency. Call us at (423) 318-6733 and let us help you live up to your clients’ expectations.

Whom Should Commercial Property Owners Contact to Perform Water Damage Remediation in Morristown?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Commercial building damage by water is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

They should Contact a Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO to Perform Commercial Water Damage Restoration in their Morristown Properties. 

It is not advisable to ignore any water leak in a commercial property such as a factory because it can lead to secondary damage. For instance, mold growth can occur and cause health effects to the people who work in the building. Odors can also linger on the property. You can avoid these issues by contacting experienced restorers like SERVPRO to perform water damage restoration.

SERVPRO's technicians have experience in offering water damage restoration services in Morristown. There is never a convenient time for water damage to strike a factory. Water can ruin your products and building. Each hour spent cleaning up the affected area is an hour of lost productivity and revenue. Our team can mitigate the damage and manage the restoration process from the beginning to the end. We can help you solve water loss incidents caused by:


  • A trusted leader in the restoration industry.
  • Open around the clock.
  • An established company with a highly trained team of restorers.

How SERVPRO restorers dry the affected property 

No matter the magnitude of the water intrusion, SERVPRO's restorers can conduct water damage repairs and ensure that your property is safe to work in. We are well equipped with innovative technology that helps us meet our customers' needs. After removing the standing water, we can use heavy-duty venting fans to dry and deodorize the commercial building. The equipment moves larger volumes of dry air from outside into the property to increase the evaporation rate.

Do not let water damage in your commercial building affect your revenue. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 for fast and professional water restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Emergency Services for Your Morristown Restaurant After a Fire

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Chefs preparing food in a flaming pan in a restaurant kitchen. Sometimes flames are good when cooking. However, when they cause fire damage, SERVPRO is ready to help.

SERVPRO Can Help with Fire Damage Restoration

In the food and beverage industry, any disaster could dramatically affect the customers you serve in your Morristown restaurant. As expected, the occasional kitchen fire might be for your staff to manage; more widespread disasters can have more severe effects that envelop the dining area. Knowing how to address these concerns quickly can ensure that the break from serving customers is a short one.  

Understanding the necessary cleaning and recovery of fire damage to Morristown restaurants begins with learning how the fire originated and what materials were burned during its migration from one space to another. Threats like soot and other airborne contaminants can become amplified with the combustion of woods, plastics, and other fuels. The property conditions get assessed when our SERVPRO professionals arrive to begin necessary emergency services.

Debris Removal 

One of the most important steps that our professionals can take when we reach your fire-damaged property is to begin debris removal. Charred remnants and ash left on the flooring after a structure fire can become a catalyst for noxious odors and other threats. An effective removal limits these migrating conditions, which can better protect spaces like the dining area from requiring even more intricate restoration to be habitable again.


Much like you need to remove the odors present in the food preparation area, smoke and its scent can travel out from this combustion point. When it reaches areas like the dining hall, carpeting, wood furniture, tablecloths, and other porous materials are susceptible to these odors becoming trapped as the heat dies down, and the higher smoke concentrations dissipate in the air.


Protecting your investments often means more than just securing firefighting teams and restoration after that. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps to protect what matters most to your business by removing contents and furniture that could become irreparably damaged by migrating effects. Furniture and fabrics are among the most popular choices, as they can also benefit from the use of an ozone chamber deodorization in our nearby facility.

You might not ever wholly avoid the possibilities of fire damages, but you can choose whom you trust to get your doors back open quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team a call today (423) 318-6733.

How Can You Prepare Your Staff for Water Removal?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

erp app on tablet Ask SERVPRO to set your Morristown business building with the ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to mitigate water damaging events.

SERVPRO helps Morristown businesses plan for disaster

As a business owner, you know how important it is that your staff is well-trained and ready for any eventuality. Knowledgeable, competent staff members are the backbone of any successful business.

When it comes to water removal in your Morristown business, time is of the essence. The faster you act, the quicker you can get your business back on its feet. Ensure your staff knows how to act in an emergency, including:

  • Where the water shutoff point is.
  • Who they should call if there is a water problem.
  • Actions to do and avoid – for example, it is usually okay to wipe down hard surfaces, but it is better not to vacuum away water without professional help.


A SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan (ERP) is an easy way to help your staff prepare. It is free to set up your ERP profile, and once you have a profile, you can download the app and start building your plan. All you have to do is follow the onscreen prompts. Your plan will include emergency contacts and what to do in an emergency, so ensure your staff is familiar with it. And you have our team as your preferred vendor to respond quickly to your call for help!

If you are worried about water removal in your business, call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733.

Tackling Difficult Restoration Tasks after Fire Damage in a Morristown Hardware Store

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Set of different tools hanging on grey background You have the tools for your customers and SERVPRO has the tools for fire damage restoration.

Fire Damage Restoration

A fire incident of any magnitude can disrupt your business operations. A big fire can consume all your stock in a hardware store and bring down parts of the structure. Though not catastrophic, a small fire can leave most materials in your hardware caked with smoke residues like soot. Restoring your Morristown hardware store to its preloss state to resume normal business operations is essential, but it takes effort.

Removing Residues from Surfaces

The expansive wall or roof surfaces in a hardware store complicate the restoration of fire damage incidents in Morristown because of the volume of residues they collect. Some materials are also predisposed to collect more residues. For example, a corrugated tin roof sprayed with foam or sound-absorbing paper coating would absorb significant amounts of smoke residues. There is a need to remove the entire layer without damaging the tin roof when restoring such an area. Unfortunately, for such jobs, there are no automated solutions. Our SERVPRO technicians use everything from simple tools such as putty knives to more advanced implements such as pressure washers that help remove the coating and smoke residues, restoring an area to its preloss condition.

Accessing High Points

Smoke naturally drifts upwards during a fire. It also moves through currents to colder areas within the facility. Smoke residues, therefore, tend to concentrate in elevated areas and other hard to reach places. Having the right resources to improve access can reduce the effort needed and improve the turnaround time. Our SERVPRO teams use lift platforms, including self-propelled ones, to improve access to walls, ceilings, and other elevated areas when cleaning residues, tearing down damaged materials, and performing refinishing steps such as painting.

Cleaning Structural Supports

Structural supports are difficult to clean not only because they are hidden behind other materials such as wall panels but also because, in most cases, they are made from unfinished wood. Our SERVPRO technicians help clean soot and remove charred residues from structure supports conveniently using specialized techniques such as soda blasting. In case we cannot clean the areas thoroughly, we can apply sealers to manage odor.

Dealing with fire incidents in commercial establishments presents many challenges. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Steps Necessary for Effective Cleaning After Commercial Flood Damage Affects Your Morristown Hotel

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help with Commercial Flood Damage

When a flood hits your Morristown hotel, cleaning is one of the most challenging tasks you are likely to face in the journey towards restoring the preloss state in your facility. The presence of many fabric items, including upholstery, beddings, draperies, and other items, means more items might need cleaning in the hotel setting compared to other commercial establishments. Involving a professional like SERVPRO can help you carry out the crucial steps with ease.

Pretesting Fabrics

After commercial flood damage in your Morristown Hotel, the cleaning process should help eliminate soils and contaminants. However, the process can ruin fabrics if not handled appropriately. Pretesting can help prevent such damages and establish ways to get the best outcomes. Our SERVPRO technicians check various aspects during the pre-testing phase, including checking the fiber and type of weave. We also check fabric qualities such as the potential for shrinkage, colorfastness, and the manufacturer's care instructions. Pretesting also helps establish the type and level of soiling, which is crucial when choosing cleaning agents and methods.

Debris Removal

Various types of debris can pile up in your hotel after a flooding incident. In a case involving groundwater, debris from outside the structures such as silt and mud can find a way inside the hotel. Damaged items, such as shattered glass or chunks of materials from the walls, can also accumulate as part of the debris. With the varying nature of the debris, removal and proper disposal pose some challenges. Our SERVPRO technicians have different resources to tackle the problem. Heavy-duty plastic bags help aggregate waste from demolished building materials. We also have shovels to scoop silt and other fine debris.

Sanitizing the Facility

Various aspects of flood damage, including the soiling of surfaces and foul odors, can create unsanitary conditions in your hotel, hurting your business. Our SERVPRO technicians use different cleaning agents to remove light and heavy soiling. We utilize various deodorization techniques, including wet fogging and air scrubbers to remove airborne odor particles.

Cleaning is an elaborate process. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 to help execute the necessary steps eliminating the effects of the flood, "Like it never even happened."