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SERVPRO® Offers Effective Water Damage Restoration in Morristown Homes

8/30/2023 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Restoration in Morristown Requires Skill

Dealing with water damage can be incredibly stressful for property owners. The stress can increase if you hire water damage repair companies that do not complete the job efficiently.  

If you require water damage restoration for your Morristown home, you might wonder if hiring professional restorers is expensive. Fortunately, restoration companies such as SERVPRO offer reasonably priced solutions for any level of water damage, using the right equipment and innovative techniques.

It's worth noting that the immediate damage water causes may not be the only concern. If you ignore the need for professional water damage restoration, secondary issues like mold growth in hidden areas and warped wooden floors may arise. By reaching out to SERVPRO professionals, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Rapid response helps prevent unnecessary losses.
  • Effortless restoration process: With a team of well-trained, licensed professionals, we take care of the entire restoration process, making it easy and stress-free.
  • Skilled experts: Our SERVPRO team comprises experts equipped to handle water damage efficiently.

While you may think your property is fine after attempting DIY restorations, trapped moisture can resurface months later. It can complicate insurance claims and make it harder to recover costs. SERVPRO employs specialized heating and drying equipment and dehumidifiers to eliminate any remaining moisture. Our techniques include using centrifugal air movers and indirectly fired furnaces to promote rapid and successful drying by directly providing dry air and heat to wet materials or the building structure. This approach significantly increases evaporation.

SERVPRO's methods are faster in drying water-damaged properties. Typically, this stage takes a few days to complete. A home dries effectively when air movers and dehumidifiers work in unison. The directed air flow from air movers reflects off surfaces and walls, increasing evaporation and circulating air. As moisture evaporates from the home into the air, dehumidifiers eliminate water vapor from the air. To ensure a smooth drying process, we closely monitor every step.

Delaying water damage repair could devalue your property. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen and Grainger Counties at (423) 318-6733 for effective water damage restoration.

Certified Morristown Technicians Handle Water Damage

3/21/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Uses Scientific Approaches to Manage Water Restoration in Morristown Homes

Everyone has an idea of how to deal with water leaks. The outcomes differ with each approach, and in some cases, the intervention might worsen the original problem at your Morristown home. Certified water restoration technicians follow industry best practices, including scientific methods to mitigate water damages.

You may consider the changes that happen in your Morristown home after water damage as a physical problem and thus only think of physical ways to address it. Extraction of stagnant water and demolition where material deterioration is significant are the top ways to deal with the damage. SERVPRO technicians incorporate other solutions that fall beyond the scope of physical intervention.

The Goal of scientific approaches

  • Quickening restoration
  • Salvaging more materials
  • Improving comfort for the occupants

IICRC Certified technicians use unique approaches from the start of water restoration processes rather than only when challenging situations arise. For example, since evaluating the extent of moisture migration is essential before starting the water restoration, they use specialized equipment rather than relying on visual observation. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermal cameras, thermo-hygrometers, and moisture sensors.

A thermal camera uses infrared to distinguish wet and dry areas by monitoring temperature differences to reveal wetness covered by solid material, especially on walls or floor surfaces. Dampness appears as a blue shade surrounded by red patches of dry materials. Since inspecting the house using a thermal camera is quick and non-invasive, technicians can reveal problem areas faster and start water mitigation processes early before moisture spreads further or materials deteriorate further.

Other moisture evaluation tools such as thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors are also necessary. The hygrometers help evaluate the humidity levels in the property and temperature. The two factors may seem unrelated to an ordinary person. However, temperature influences the moisture air can hold at a specific time. Hotter temperatures leave the air more humid, and when temperatures drop, the moisture condenses, thus posing a danger of secondary water damage. Using a thermo-hygrometer, a SERVPRO professional can establish whether the indoor air might pose problems later on and therefore set up dehumidifiers. Moisture sensors or meters determine the percentage of wetness on solid wood or other porous or semi-porous materials, which is crucial in determining the level of resources needed for drying.

  • Advanced restoration
  • Using heat to break vapor barriers
  • Using chemical processes to remove humidity
  • Setting up drying chambers

Advanced processes are also essential to evaluate the water damage during water restoration. Since removing the intruding moisture is the primary restoration step, correctly doing it is critical. One commonly used method for this purpose is dehumidification which relies on passing warm air over a cold surface cooling it down until any moisture it holds condenses and is collected as liquid water. This method may not be that effective for some materials or when the drying process reaches certain levels. When technicians use desiccant dehumidifiers which rely on a chemical process to manage humidity, it overcomes such challenges. Sometimes, drying procedures can be curtailed by vapor barriers. The barrier can be physical such as wallpaper covering surfaces, or non-physical such as when moisture forms chemical bonds in materials such as solid wood. Heating helps break these barriers.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County has IICRC certified technicians who can help manage any aspect of water damage in your property, "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (423) 318-6733.

Hire Restoration Experts for Morristown Hidden Water Damage

3/16/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Quality Water Damage Restoration Service

Your stress level undoubtedly gets high when you have visible water pooling in your home from a spill or flooding. However, it is a new worry once you suspect a leak is causing hidden water damage. You must find and fix the water leak before it leads to mold growth or the need for costly repairs. As a Morristown property owner, know that you have skilled technicians ready to help at SERVPRO. Our team includes experienced water restoration technicians (WRT) who can assess your interior and get to the root cause of the issue before it gets any worse. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Once you place a call to our customer care team, we can send someone out to help with water restoration at your Morristown home or business. There are some specific signs indicating hidden water damage is beginning to develop:

  • Bubbling or peeling wallpaper or paint
  • Drywall that feels soft or ceiling tiles that bow and sag
  • Lifting, warping, or buckling of your floor tiles
  • Stains that develop on your trim, walls, and ceilings
  • Foul, earthy odors
  • Visible patches or blotches of mold or mildew

Why do I need professional restoration services?

While there could be slight issues you can tackle as DIY, hidden water damage is nothing to address nonchalantly. To avoid trouble for your building materials and structural elements, you must locate and dry all areas with hidden moisture. SERVPRO technicians use moisture detection tools like thermal imaging and sensors to ensure nothing gets left behind.

Some of the common causes of hidden water damage include:

  • Condensation from your HVAC system
  • Leaking pipes
  • Worn seals around your toilets, tubs, and showers
  • Dripping from your dishwasher, washing machine, or water heater

From initial assessment to finishing touches, SERVPRO of Hamblen County is here to address your water restoration needs. Call us today, and our Green Fleet will be there within hours. We aim to make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Priority of Morristown Water Mitigation Services

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO advanced water damage equipment sign Water damage restoration for your Morristown home is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the help you need.

Protecting the Structure with Water Mitigation

Water damages happen every day, and our SERVPRO team is prepared for those that would affect Hamblen County. We work fast to mobilize our technicians with effective mitigation tools and equipment ranging from extractors to disinfection and surface cleaning products.

How Can We Protect the Building?

Water mitigation for Morristown homes introduces a combination of practical actions. Mobilizing quickly means that we can implement many of these efforts to reduce irreparable destruction. The chief means of protecting your home are:

  • Removing Water - Initial mitigation is removing all possible water, including standing water on the surface and trapped moisture in building materials. 
  • Controlled DemolitionBulk materials or oversaturated construction elements must be removed and discarded to access damaged areas. 
  • Preventing Mold Growth - Moist surfaces can benefit from applying sporicidal agents to avoid infestations.
  • Emergency Repairs - From repairing plumbing to sealing over structural openings, these repairs help to protect the property from water damage while restoration starts. 
  • Getting Drying Started - With the mitigation steps completed, drying should begin as soon as possible. We evaluate the best placement of air movers and dehumidifiers to have the greatest impact. 

Full-Service Contractors to Help

Mitigation is not the only work that your property will need after water disasters. However, having a knowledgeable and experienced team complete with multiple certifications and a general contractor license allows us to be a one-stop shop for restoration and recovery. We transition from mitigation to drying and reconstruction to save customers time and money without extended recovery windows.

The fast arrival of experienced professionals can be instrumental in protecting a home or business from irreparable harm. Our experience as leading water restoration professionals keeps us ready to respond at the first notice of loss to help throughout the county. Give our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team a call when you need us at (423) 318-6733.

Removing Moisture from Materials for Morristown Water Mitigation

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO moisture detection tool SERVPRO helps all homeowners with water damage mitigation services. We have the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

Water Mitigation Protects Many Materials

Water emergencies like leaks and pipe bursts require prompt action and a fast arrival window. We understand the urgency of water cleanup. After a day or two of exposure, the salvageability of impacted materials decreases significantly. Our mobilization for mitigation allows us to perform several emergency services to protect:

  • Drywall
  • Carpets
  • Wood Flooring
  • Ceiling Systems

The Impact of Water on Drywall

Drywall is among the most porous building materials, making it a focus of water mitigation in Morristown homes. With as little as 24 hours of direct water exposure, sheetrock can begin to swell, bloat, and warp. When the areas around drywall cannot be dried, the material must often be removed and replaced.

Protecting Carpets with Fast Action

Carpeting is also a porous element in home construction. Pooling water on the surfaces of your residence can become quickly absorbed by carpet systems. The fibrous top layer is highly absorbent, but the padding underneath and subflooring can also capture migrating moisture.

Mitigation Strategies to Save Hardwood

Whether engineered plank, natural hardwood, or simulated wood planks, wood flooring requires different types of water restoration and mitigative solutions. While water resistance is one of the selling points for many types of luxury plank, this does not protect your home from water getting underneath the components or direct absorption.

The Early Actions for Water-Damaged Ceilings

A water pipe can often be installed in the ceiling assemblies to limit the eyesore of the exposed pipe. However, when bursts occur, these ceiling materials can become overly saturated by the flowing water. Drywall and plaster are rarely salvageable after becoming heavily affected.

Water mitigation and restoration solutions require experience and knowledge of the latest cleaning and restoration techniques. Our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team can help when these emergencies occur. Give us a call today at (423) 318-6733. 

Interferences to Water Damage Restoration Processes in Morristown

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Flexibility Sustains Morristown Water Restoration

A faster conclusion of any property disaster is essential to restore normalcy and minimize recovery costs, among other things. In case of water damage, rapid mitigation can prevent secondary deterioration and inconveniences that limit the usage of the property. However, extraneous factors can interfere with the restoration of your Morristown property.

Even when seeking to conclude water damage restoration in your Morristown home in good time, you should always question the implications of such a speedy conclusion. If it is too costly in terms of the money spent or precipitates the loss of other valuable things and your well-being, it might not be advisable to pursue a speedy process. SERVPRO uses a balanced approach that expedites the process but streamlines any issues that would otherwise become obstacles.

Hindrances affecting water restoration

  • Safety hazards
  • Active water sources
  • Microbial growth

Water accumulation can make a property hazardous since it leaves surfaces slick, and some materials deteriorate structurally over time. Wetness in power outlets and switches creates electrical hazards, while contaminants dissolved in water or stagnation create biological hazards. These issues need to be addressed before water restoration begins. SERVPRO crews do not have to wait long since we are equipped with various PPE resources, including hard hats, rubber boots, and heavy-duty gloves.

Stopping Leaks for Restoration

Restoring a property after water intrusion involves steps such as extracting stagnant water and humidity control. However, such actions cannot help if the water source keeps replenishing what is removed. Therefore, stopping the water source is a priority. Most pipe leaks can be quickly addressed by shutting off the main supply valves. However, if the pipe is linked to a cistern or other internal storage, that does not provide the final solution. Our SERVPRO technicians can help find temporary fixes as you wait for a permanent plumbing fix allowing restoration to proceed.

Ways to stop water leaks

  • Using pipe clamps
  • Installing repair sleeves
  • Using rubber pipe connectors

SERVPRO of Hamblen County can help you avoid unnecessary delays during water restoration. You can reach us at (423) 318-6733. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage Restoration in Morristown Calls for Expertise

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Effective Water Damage Repairs in Morristown Homes

The intrusion of water into your residence can offset the indoor environment, posing health risks and causing structural damage at the same time. Taking mitigative action within 24-48 hours is crucial.

SERVPRO has the proper equipment and expertise required to perform water damage restoration in your Morristown home effectively. Our method is highly scientific, emphasizing monitoring and documenting the entire drying process. Our overall water repair process is as outlined below:

Inspection and assessment

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO crew can inspect your building to determine how safe it is and then do a full assessment to determine the severity of the damage.

Extraction of water

We can use extraction units to get standing water out of your building to prevent further damage. Our restorers can use self-propelled extraction tools to remove water from your carpet flooring. An independent motor powers these tools and moves them over carpeting at a constant rate. The extraction tools compress the carpet and pad, squeeze the water out and remove it through an extractor’s vacuum system.

Cleaning and disinfecting

The floors, furniture, and personal belongings affected by the water may require cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization. SERVPRO can use industrial-grade cleaners and antimicrobials to eliminate any microbial organisms. A disinfected level of cleaning is achieved when at least 99 percent of the contaminates and soils are destroyed or made safe for human health. We can then apply deodorizers to remove the smell left behind.


We can use air movers to force dry air into the affected area to increase evaporation on surfaces like walls and floors. We can also use desiccant dehumidifiers to extract water vapor from the air to create a favorable internal environment.

Repair and restoration

To restore your residence to its preloss condition, it may be necessary to perform some reconstruction. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you conduct the repairs, be they minor or full rebuilding.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County assures property owners of efficient restoration services after water damage. Please get in touch with us at (423) 318-6733.

How Water Restoration Companies in Whitestown Help Homeowners

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe that is leaking water Water damage is a situation that can quickly escalate. Contact our certified SERVPRO team 24/7 to restore the emergency situation in your home.

SERVPRO is Among the Premier Water Restoration Companies in Whitestown

Leaking pipes can leave your home with water damage. After such an incident, it is critical to act fast to prevent additional destruction. With the assistance of a water restoration firm like SERVPRO, you can restore your residence to normal.

We are one of the leading water restoration companies in Whitestown. We can properly assess the situation and deal with water damage of any size or scope. We can use moisture meters to detect hidden water in floors, walls, and ceilings. We can also use moisture sensors to detect moisture in carpeting and padding. Moisture sensors have sharp probes that penetrate through carpeting and padding, and they allow restorers to determine how far the water has migrated. The sensor offers an audible and visual alarm when moisture is present. Our SERVPRO technicians can take several steps to restore your home, including:

  • Water removal
  • Removing damaged materials
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Performing necessary structural repairs

Extraction is a vital step in eliminating moisture from a building. The more excess water our SERVPRO team removes using extraction equipment, the less time we spend evaporating and dehumidifying the remaining water with drying equipment. We can use different extraction tools to eliminate water from flooring, including light wands, extraction units, submersible pumps, and deep extraction tools.

After water damage, structural items such as subfloors and walls may require cleaning. We can use the appropriate cleaning method to clean restorable materials. We use professional products according to the instructions on the label. 

Drying a home properly is also essential. Our SERVPRO team can use air moving equipment to enhance evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time. The air that touches a saturated material like carpeting has high humidity. Air movers work by introducing airflow at the surface level and replacing highly saturated air with drier air to expedite evaporation. Our team also uses dehumidification equipment to eliminate water vapor from the air.

Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County to make an appointment for water damage repair services. Our helpline is (423) 318-6733.

Is Water Damage Repair in Morristown Homes Expensive?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Skilled Water Damage Repair in Morristown and Cost-Effective

It is critical to hire experienced restorers if your property sustains water damage.  After such an incident, you might think about performing the restoration yourself. However, self-restoration can be insufficient and can lead to secondary damage such as mold development and cupping or buckling of hardwood floors. Reliable restoration companies like SERVPRO can assist you to return your home to its previous state at a reasonable price.

Regardless of the amount of destruction, water damage repair in your Morristown home necessitates professional assistance. SERVPRO experts have access to the equipment and resources they need to repair your property in the shortest time possible. Our water repair process involves:

  • Using modern equipment to remove water effectively. Our team of technicians can use a self-priming trash pump to remove water in excess of two feet in your home.
  • Conducting water cleanup using specialized EPA registered products for decontamination
  • When drying the affected area, our SERVPRO restorers can use portable desiccant dehumidifiers to create negative air pressure.

The expense of water damage restoration is determined by a variety of factors. The cost of repair services is influenced by the amount of damage. We do strive to restore and not replace building assemblies whenever possible.

At SERVPRO, we aim to get our customers back to normal life as fast as possible. We act fast and use the right equipment to restore a water-damaged property within the shortest time possible. We remove as much water as possible before drying a property to ensure faster restoration. To guarantee the safety of your family, we deploy a team of highly experienced water restoration technicians (WRT) and cutting-edge technology.

Working fast is the best way we repair our customer's wet carpet and other household objects. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County to get your home to its preloss state. Talk to us today at (423) 318-6733. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Can Water Mitigation Techniques Save Money for Whitestown Residents?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaking from ceiling SERVPRO is here to help with water damage of any level. Our technicians know all the steps to take to bring back your belongings after water strikes.

SERVPRO Water Mitigation Methods Can Reduce the Expense of a Claim in Whitestown

All water supplies contain microbes. This fact includes wastewater supply pipes, clean water drinking taps, and appliance fittings in your home. A malfunction at any part of these supply networks can lead to water intruding into the home environment, where it begins to cause damage. Water can affect your home in many ways, including through vapor damage- which is a result of heightened humidity- or liquid water. As time passes, the naturally occurring microbes in water can begin to reproduce, causing deterioration of water quality and potentially complicating the cleanup procedure. Water cleanup can help to prevent:

  • Microbial damage
  • Stagnation of water
  • Water damage to a home or structure

When we talk about water mitigation for Whitestown residents, we primarily discuss reducing damages caused by water intrusion. An example of this mitigation could be as simple as stemming the water flow through the property using a physical barrier or removing belongings from the immediately affected area. Professional mitigation can also extend to more complex solutions like silica-based dehumidifiers to capture water vapor in the indoor environment or dry out structural cavities where water may have spread. 

  • Our technicians have training in applied cavity drying techniques and assessment. 
  • We can reduce damages to electronics and the building assembly by controlling atmospheric conditions such as the dew point. 
  • Industrial drying equipment such as silica-based, desiccant dehumidifiers can be mobilized quickly to reduce losses in your home. 

It is vital to respond quickly to water intrusion in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County for water mitigation technicians at (423) 318-6733.

What Equipment Helps with Property Inspections After Water Damage in Whitestown?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

orange surface moisture meter SERVPRO provides software and devices like moisture meters to detect and remove moisture after a water intrusion in Whitestown

Several devices make data collection organized and efficient to get restoration started in Whitestown as soon as possible.

The inspection process is critical for determining the best approach for restoration and recovery. Between our moisture detection tools and our data collection software, we can keep all parties working efficiently towards a satisfactory outcome.

Moisture Detection Tools and Devices

Water restoration companies in Whitestown homes use several tools and devices after a loss, and our SERVPRO professionals are no different. We have advanced tools and units to gauge water pockets in multiple scenarios, including:

  • Hygrometers
  • Thermal Imagery Cameras
  • Surface Moisture Meters
  • Probing Detection Devices

Data Organization Tools for Efficient Estimations

We have several methods of data collection and storage to keep technicians across multiple shifts knowledgeable about the objectives, milestones reached, and current drying or restoration goals. SERVPRO DryBook is one of these programs and allows several entities access to the current conditions and the production values of placed drying equipment to ensure the most efficient options are being used.

Part of our successes with customers stems from our commitment to organization and initial inspections. Gathering information before restoration begins can ensure that the appropriate recovery strategies get implemented for the most efficient results. Our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team works directly with you and your insurance company to get restoration started quickly. Call us at (423) 318-6733.

How Does Engineered Wood React to Water Damages in Morristown Homes?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

drying mat for hardwood flooring Drying mats set up by SERVPRO help preserve water damaged hardwood flooring in Morristown homes

As a highly absorbent flooring, woods can be quickly compromised by water damage in Morristown residences.

From pipe bursts to ceiling leaks, affected flooring can often bear the brunt of water damages. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast and dedicated response to water damage incidents to begin extraction and drying as quickly as we can.

Damage to Engineered Wood Flooring

Because water damage to Morristown homes can directly impact flooring like wood planks, there is an urgency to get mitigation and water removal started as soon as possible. Prolonged exposure can warp and ruin planks in the floor, forcing reconstruction.

How Can Wood Floors Get Dried?

Wood can be a hard substance to dry without the use of specific tools and strategies. The objective for drying is to prevent tear out and replacement when possible, and this is achieved by applying drying mats placed perpendicularly to the seams of the planks. This placement ensures that a greater area of the floor gets dried at once. Tenting can maximize the continued moisture removal of these mats. Ultimately, the methods for removing trapped moisture in wood planks include:

  • Drying mats
  • Wet vacuums
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers

The flooring in your home is often one of the most heavily damaged elements after persistent water damage. Our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team can help with effective water removal and drying options to protect wood flooring when possible. Give us a call today at (423) 318-6733.

Moisture Detection Tools Aid Morristown Water Damage Repair Efforts

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture meter SERVPRO technicians know all the steps to take after water damage strikes in your home.

These High-tech Devices Help us Target our Morristown Water Damage Repairs

Part of our water damage remediation work involves detecting moisture in places that may not seem obvious at first glance. You may find a wet patch of carpet with ease, but can you point out where the subfloor underneath has been damaged, too?

Without detection equipment, our water damage repair work in Morristown would be much less effective. Some of the most problematic issues arise from hard-to-detect water sources. SERVPRO technicians train to look for:

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Moisture underneath flooring materials
  • Water content behind walls and cabinets
  • Signs of basement flooding

To detect these hidden water sources, SERVPRO technicians use several highly sensitive devices. One of the most common is the thermo-hygrometer, which can measure both temperature and relative humidity. When compared between areas, we can identify regions of the house with atypical moisture levels.

Another crucial tool we use is the moisture meter. A moisture meter can be either penetrating or non-penetrating, depending on the material and type of damage we suspect. Both types operate by using electrical circuits. When applied to most dry surfaces, such as wood or tile, there would be no current through the material. However, when water is present, electricity conducts between the two sensors of the device. Thus, the SERVPRO technician knows whether or not this material has any moisture in it.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County responds 24/7 to developing water damage situations. Call us at (423) 318-6733.

What are the Effects of Vapor Damage?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

condensation on window; damage on frame showing Excess condensation can damage your home. Check your residence often for signs of excess humidity.

Water Intrusion Frequently Impacts Humidity and Can Cause Vapor Damage in your Morristown Home. Use SERVPRO for Expert Assistance

Water can affect a property in different ways. Liquid water may be the first damaging effect of water intrusion that comes to mind. However, water vapor can frequently be just as harmful as liquid water. High humidity levels can cause mold growth, cracking of interior walls, and slow down drying times in your home.

When conducting water restoration in your Morristown home, we keep a close eye on indoor humidity. Humidity is measurable in grains per pound (GPP) and relative humidity. Thermal hygrometers measure relative humidity and provide SERVPRO technicians with real-time data on vapor pressure and dew points. When water vapor reaches a dew point, it condensates, becoming particularly damaging if water condensates in wall cavities, electrical devices, or appliances. Picture it raining inside your house!

  • Technicians use hygrometers to measure the exhausted air from dehumidifiers. These instruments inform us of each unit's effectiveness.
  • Maintaining a dew point is reliant on portable heating equipment or heated airflow from an air-mover.
  • We can also use hygrometers to compare vapor pressure in affected and unaffected homes, which helps restore natural humidity and establish containment areas.

Water vapor can cause extensive problems in indoor environments. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County for water restoration at (423) 318-6733.

Some Advantages of Working With an Experienced Water Damage Remediation Company in Morristown

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

A tan and brown house sinking in blue waves When your home is facing water damage, you may feel like it’s floating away. Contact SERVPRO for water removal efforts.

The Pros and Cons of Extractor Trucks for Morristown Homes

Having the right extraction tools for substantial water loss incidents affecting Morristown homes is a vital service to offer customers. Choosing professional restoration for many homeowners is already a difficult choice, but with the right tools and equipment from the beginning of a recovery effort, it can prove to be an efficient and cost-effective decision.

Our SERVPRO team has many tiers of extraction equipment to make water removal for Morristown properties as fast as possible. While in many situations, the best solution is the electric portable submersible pumps and light wands, we also have much stronger vacuum units affixed to tank trucks. The truck-mount pumps are the strongest extraction machines available to our team, and there are advantages and disadvantages to its use for your household.

Extractor trucks can pull standing water out of the house at a rate of 300 psi, which can ultimately remove thousands of gallons an hour under the right conditions. One of the advantages of choosing this approach happens when you are contending with more than a few inches of pooling water in the house. You have the option of continually drawing out a high volume of water when the truck has been hooked up to discharge directly into a sanitary sewer system and not hold the water in the tank.

When there is no available location in the vicinity to discharge the water directly, this is where truck-mount pumps can begin to showcase their disadvantages. Apart from being loud units, which can be problematic for residential use in the first place, stopping to regularly unload the tank throughout the extraction process is wasted time. Other pumps can do a more efficient job, even with a lower power level. These are considerations our SERVPRO project manager must make when initially scoping the work to get done.

There are many pros and cons to the use of extractor trucks in our Green Fleet, and that is why it is still a commonly used pump when the circumstances are right. Whenever you are facing the damaging effects of a substantial water loss incident, you can count on the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Hamblen County team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime at (423) 318-6733.

Does my Home Need Water Damage Remediation?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Hardwood flooring with water pooling on the surface SERVPRO has the tools to remove water damage from your home.

Know the Telltale Signs of Water Damage in Your Morristown Home

Spilled water can bring on a wide range of damage to your home. Initial damage happens shortly after the exposure, while the onset of any secondary damage can take time. Homeowners need to know that secondary damages can be challenging to fix, with some being irreparable.

Water damage impacting your Morristown home calls for immediate action to get the best result. SERVPRO can help you to understand both primary and secondary water damage and the effect that water can have on materials in your home. The most common forms of primary and secondary damage from water include:

  • Discoloration, staining, or noticeably soiled surfaces
  • Damp or wet building materials or contents
  • Buckling or warping wood
  • Mold or mildew development

For any water infiltration case, the water source should be turned off and standing water removed to stop the damage from getting worse. Our team at SERVPRO can help you get these steps going, including establishing the most vulnerable materials for removal. We can help remove books, rugs, clothing, and other items from the floors to minimize the damage.

Another element playing a significant role in damage progression is exposure time. The longer the interior of your home is exposed to water, the more time moisture has to penetrate. High-permeance materials with long exposure lead to breakdown and loss of structural integrity. Trained SERVPRO technicians can help to located drywall and other materials that have been affected. We come in with advanced equipment for water extraction with the capacity to take on thousands of gallons of water in a short time.

Even if you act quickly, there can still be water damage in your home that needs to be addressed. SERVPRO technicians can help to assess the damage to determine which actions for remediation are best. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County today at (423) 318-6733, and we are ready to assist!

How Does Water Damage Get Removed From Upholstery in Morristown?

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Blue chairs floating in water in a living room We can help with your Morristown upholstery as well after a water damage.

SERVPRO Techs Have Comprehensive Training to Handle All Types of Water Damage Cleanup in Morristown

There are many reasons that the upholstery in a house gets soaked, but the bottom line is this: it needs to get dried as rapidly as possible for the best outcome. 

SERVPRO technicians never have a one-size-fits-all approach for cleaning and drying upholstered furnishings in Morristown with water damage. The techs carefully test fibers to determine the construction materials rather than rely on visual examinations only. This inhibits the potential for mistakes in choosing the furniture restoration method, including the drying procedure. Some of the most common upholstery types need special handling, such as: 

  • Frieze is susceptible to shrinkage and bleeding
  • Open weave should not get subjected to agitation
  • Velvets and velours are sensitive to wet cleaning
  • Homespun is a sturdy upholstery fabric that responds well to most cleaning methods

When drying cushions on loveseats or sofas, the techs often use a drying style that involves the cushions upright and leaned into each other. They get rotated during the drying phase to ensure they get completely dried. 

SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 serves the local Morristown community with any size water damage restoration services needed.

Your Water Pipes Also Need Some TLC

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 Laminate flooring partially removed exposing black underlayment and water damage Water damage can seep into hidden areas. Contact SERVPRO for thorough drying.

SERVPRO Can Help if Your Home has a Burst Pipe

All homes, particularly older construction, need a little love and attention.  Taking care of your landscaping, gutters, and paint is evident.  What most homeowners miss, though, is the maintenance of their plumbing and appliances to prevent a pipe rupture and the ensuing water cleanup process.  All it takes is a corroded water heater or an obsolete water connection in your dishwasher to allow water to spill into your kitchen and greet you at the door when you arrive after a long day at work.

If your home in Morristown needs water cleanup, SERVPRO is at your service.  Emergencies are the norm in our business, which is why our team of experts is available around the clock to help you in your time of need.  All you need to do is call us and let us do the rest.

For the most part, water events in your home involve clean water, making the restoration process a bit easier.  When our SERVPRO team arrives, we are ready with various equipment designed to be efficient in the extraction of standing water.  Our repertoire includes truck-mounted pumps used for larger water volumes, submersible pumps, and even handheld wand devices designed to access hard-to-reach corners of your home.  The crew controls humidity levels by using various moisture sensors and combing your house for any water damage that may remain hidden behind walls and under flooring and cabinets.  Our methodic approach is key to our success.

Extracting water and leaving it to air-dry may not yield the best results.  Because our SERVPRO crew focuses on mitigating your losses, we bring drying equipment to complement the water extraction.  The drying job may include air circulators, dehumidifiers, and even the use of injectidry technology if the job requires it.  Besides making sure that the leak is under control and the pipe is new, your role is to trust our hard-earned expertise as we return your home to its original condition.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County is your best resource when water seeps into your life.  Just call us at (423) 318-6733 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”