SERVPRO is here to Board-up your Home or Business After a Fire
Coffee County Homeowner requested our Board-up assistance after a horrific house fire.
New openings in buildings from damage to the roof, siding or windows breaking can be caused by fires. Windows can break from multiple causes like from the fire itself, people that need an exit or they can get broken by the fire department while putting the fire out. When the fire has been extinguished and the firefighters have left, you have to put the pieces back together and that is when you call, SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties, your local professionals. We are here to help. Our team of trained professionals will help guide you through the process including the first step: Boarding up your home.
Why board up your property?
Windows have been broken, your siding was destroyed, there are holes in your roof causing unsecured openings in your home and they need to be secured. So why should you board-up? Here’s why:
- To prevent additional damage to your home and belongings from weather
- To protect your property and home from damage or even burglary
- Stopping animals from getting into your home causing more damage
- Shows good standing with your insurance coverage by showing you are taking proactive steps to prevent more damage and address the current damage
After calling us for your board-up needs, we can begin the rest of the restoration process. We will make it “Like it never even happened”. Call your local, trained professionals SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties at 931-723-8088.
SERVPRO eliminates odors
SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties are trained professionals to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a variety of sources both inside and outside a structure.
SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts will not work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.
Our SERVPRO team has the training and the proper equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. Odors can be removed over time after first identifying the cause of the odor and the types of surfaces the odor invades. Our certified technicians have access to multiple odor eliminating products. These specific SERVPRO products are capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an offensive odor thoroughly.
Call SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties to eliminate your stubborn odors!
Gone for the Holidays
Don't leave your home for the holidays without reading these important tips first!
Getting prepared for our holiday travels, we want to take measures to ensure that our home will be safe to return to. Here are some home safety tips you need to know before you go & why they are so important.
- When leaving your home unattended for an extended amount of time, shut the water valve to the ice maker line off on the refrigerator.
And why is this important?
The plastic piping can wear or break at contact points such as areas going into cabinets or through flooring. When these lines break, they don’t pour the same amount of water out as a washing machine line, but if they are left unchecked for multiple days it can cause major damage.
- Never leave your Dishwasher running when you leave the house (trying to get that last load finished as you head out of the door)
And why is this important?
Dishwasher fires if left unattended can also cause thousands of dollars in damage and ruin your holidays
- Put any stored items in your basement up on shelving, bocks or pallets- try to get them at least 3” of elevation
And why is this important?
If your basement floods for any reason (melting snow/ice, rain, etc), your treasured belongings will be better protected if they are up off the floor. Also, storing your items in plastic totes can prevent damage to items and can provide additional protection.
SERVPRO is at Old Timer's Day!
Old Timer's Day 2022 was a blast
SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County was honored to paticipate in Old Timer's Day this year. This Manchester community event is an Annual Event for kids and adults of all ages.
Old Timer's Day was held on the Manchester's historic square, had a family-fun night of Bingo and a full day of free family activities such as a parade, food trucks, a variety of vendors, live music and prizes.
We were proud to be part of such an amazing community event while being able to educate families about SERVPRO and our full line of services. SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County is looking forward for next year!
There is No Water, Fire or Mold Damage Job Too Big or Too Small
Disasters can come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s minor flood damage from a leaking washing machine or catastrophic damage from a tornado, SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties can handle it all.
Not all damage restoration companies can handle such a wide array of business sizes and damage types like us. Some don’t have the equipment or capabilities to handle major damages to large properties. Other restoration companies feel small jobs, like minor water damage to a home, are not worth their time to fix. That’s not the case at SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties. We are committed to cleaning up and restoring homes and businesses of every shape and size no matter how big or small the damage is.
We Can Handle Any Type of Disaster
At SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties, not only can we handle any size disaster, but we can also handle almost any type of disaster. Our highly trained crews and fully equipped warehouse of equipment and materials are ready 24/7 to respond to your disaster. If you’ve just experienced a fire in your home, we can help you. If your business just suffered from massive flooding, we’ve got the tools and experience to help. If your basement flooded and your suffering from water and mold damage, we can help. We can handle fire damage, smoke damage, mold damage, water damage, storm damage, and more.
We’ve Helped Homes and Businesses of All Sizes
When it comes to fire, water, and mold damage, no home or business is immune to these damages. At SERVPRO Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties, we’ve helped hundreds of homes and businesses all over our community clean up and get back to normal after suffering damages and losses. On any given day, we could be cleaning up a home from a kitchen fire, drying out a basement after flooding, and doing mold remediation in a crawl space under a home. We have the crew, the equipment, and the expertise to handle whatever size job happens to come next.
Give the Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Pros a Call
If your home or business should suffer from mold damage, water damage, or fire damage, give the restoration and cleaning pros at SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties a call. Whether it’s in the middle of the night, a holiday, or on the weekend, we are willing and ready to assist you in your damage cleanup and restoration. No job is too small and no job is too big. We can handle it all at SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties.
Using Alternative Candles vs Real Candles to prevent Fire Damage
Candles set the mood for romance and give off the feeling of calm and comfort. The scents bring back memories of good times, whether it’s grandma baking cookies or your childhood home surrounded by flowers. The use of candles comes down to two things: ambiance and scent, but the reality is that candles are dangerous. The romantic memories you’re trying to create could turn into images you don’t want to remember.
The National Fire Protection Association states that between 2015 and 2019, U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated 7,400 home structure fires that were created by candle fire each year. Alternatives for candles are the best bet and will continue to keep the mood, the scent and your home safe.
Here Are 4 Candle Alternatives For You
Flameless or battery-operated candles are more than likely the best way to create the mood you’re wanting. This alternative to real candles comes in different shapes, sizes and colors, and you can choose the option of flicker or no flicker.
Table lamps may not be an idea that comes to mind. However, changing out a lampshade can make the difference between brightening up a room or darkening the area enough to set off a feeling of serenity.
Reed or stick infusers are glass bottle containers with sticks that are used to distribute the smell. The oil soaks the sticks and the fragrance permeates the air.
Flowers are a natural alternative to candles. Bouquets of your favorite blossoms not only brighten a room but also engulf the area with a fresh, clean scent.
The certainty is that candle alternatives are the best way to prevent a devastating fire from occurring. Form memories to last a lifetime and keep your family and home safe by using candle alternatives. If you have any questions about possible fire damage or how to prevent fire damage, call us at SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties.
Clean Those Gutters Now to Prevent Future Winter Storm Damage
As winter and winter storms begin to approach, leaves begin to pile into gutters. It is important to keep your gutters free of debris so water can run into them without resistance. Some steps to prevent clogged gutters include: Trimming trees near the home, installing gutter guards, and removing materials that have fallen into the gutters with a scoop or by hand.
Clogged gutters can result in degraded foundations, cracked roofs, flooding in many areas of the home causing water storm damage, and broken gutters. The results of a clogged gutter will require much more effort to repair then simply fixing it before it occurs. Get prepared this winter season! If you have questions about any water damage or tips on how to prevent water damage call SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren Counties.
SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are “Ready for whatever happens.”
In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smart phone or tablet.
You can establish SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a System of more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.
Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.
The ERP is a no cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call us, SERVPRO® of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County, to establish your Emergency READY Profile.
Fireplace Safety Tips
Is your fireplace safe and ready for this winter season?
Everyone enjoys a good fire around the fireplace when temperatures have fallen. What’s not to enjoy feeling cozy and warm during the winter months? Fireplaces may be used to provide warmth during this time of year. But have you considered that this could be a potential fire hazard? Listed below are some tips about fireplace safety to use to keep you and your family safe.
- Crack open a window while the fire is burning.
- Be sure the damper or flue is open before lighting or starting a fire, and until embers have completely stopped burning, to draw smoke out of the house.
- Check the damper by looking up into the chimney with a flashlight or mirror.
- Use smaller pieces of dry and well-aged wood for home fire safety, avoiding wet or green wood, which causes more smoke and soot buildup in the chimney.
- Have a professional check the chimney annually.
- When cleaning a fireplace, remove ashes from previous fires, keeping levels of the to 1 inch or less for less smoke
- Check for animal nests or other blockages that could prevent smoke from escaping.
- Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of anything that is potentially flammable.
- Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended and be sure it’s completely out before going to bed or leaving the house.
- Home fireplace safety should include keeping a fire extinguisher on hand.
Fire damage can be devastating and SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County understands the stress that comes with it. Our team of professionals are dedicated to helping you. If you face any winter storm damages, give our team a call 931-723-8088 and we’ll be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and reassurance.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive Training and Specialized Products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation at (931) 723-8088!