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There is No Water, Fire or Mold Damage Job Too Big or Too Small

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

Ambiance

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.

Scented

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

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

A Picture of a lit fireplace with open flames in a living room with a person sitting and their feet propped up to warm them 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

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: COVID cleaning Badge Image 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!

Emergency Ready Profile

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Do you own or operate a small business?  You cannot always prevent disasters from happening, but you can always be prepared.  Let SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County help you be prepared for unplanned disasters by creating an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). By creating an Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County you minimize interruptions in the daily operations of your business by having an immediate plan of action in place should disaster strike.  The Emergency Ready Profile provides immediate contact information and other important details that provide a guide to get your business back up and running after a disaster.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  Be ready and get a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County, give our office a call at (931)723-8088 to set up an appointment.

Dealing with Smoke Damage After a Fire

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

How To Deal With Fire Damage?

Smoke is one of the worst things about fire damage to your home. Smoke can quickly ruin the walls and ceilings of your property, and it is not easy to clean the damage due to smoke. The particles in smoke are small, unburnt material that is dark in color and can deposit on almost any surface. These particles can not only cause cosmetic damage but also can cause structural damage.

Cleaning smoke after fire damage to your property is a job for the professionals here at SERVPRO. Particles in smoke that are less than 10 micrometers in diameter can get lodged in porous surfaces. If these particles are not cleaned correctly, they can cause an irreversible damage to your property.

Call In The Professionals:
Smoke residue can be very difficult to clean. If you try to clean them on your own, chances are, you will worsen the situation. Trying to clean smoke covered ceiling or walls can drive the particles deeper into the pores making the damage permanent. Professionals at SERVPRO are trained and have years of experience to do this job. Make sure that you call in the experts rather than trying to clean the smoke damage by yourself. We use various extraction methods to drive these particles out and minimize the damage. Paint on the walls and ceiling can also blister bubble during the fire.

The odor is yet another huge problem that accompanies smoke damage. Here at SERVPRO, we use some of the best equipment to combat even the most terrible smoke odors.  Our technicians use air scrubbers to eradicate any lingering smoke particles and get your home smelling like home again.

Limiting the damage and a successful restoration depends on how quickly we can start working. Call SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County at (931) 723-8088 to schedule an appointment with one of our experts today.

Here's an Easy Way to Prevent Water Damage

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

In serving people of our community, we are often directly involved in some of the most stressful times of our customers' lives.  Our job is to make it "Like it never even happened," and to walk with you through each step of the restoration process. 

Unfortunately, we sometimes find that water damage could have been easily prevented.  One great way to prevent water damage is to make simple upgrades to the plumbing supply lines to your sinks, toilets, washing machines and ice makers. 

Over time, plastic and rubber materials can dry-rot and lose their structural strength that is needed to withstand the water pressure being exerted on them around the clock.  

ACTION:  Invest in "braided" supply lines at your local do-it-yourself retailer.  The cost is just a few dollars per line, and you can outfit your entire home for far less than the cost of your insurance deductible, should an old line decide to break.  Furthermore, you will have the peace of mind that you've put your best foot forward in preventing a water damage loss that might otherwise create a very stressful time in your life!

For help with your water disaster, call us, SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County at (931) 723-8088. We are Here to Help!

Why you Should Make Carpet Cleaning a Priority!

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Young Child Playing with a Toy Car on the Floor of the Family Room with Carpet Get your carpets professionally cleaned regularly to help protect your family and your home.

For most homeowners, carpet cleaning is rarely considered a routine chore. While most assume that vacuuming is sufficient, it often isn’t enough for the heavier debris.

Carpet companies often require regular cleaning to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, but there are several other reasons why carpet cleaning is a wise choice. By allowing for easier floor maintenance, extending the life of your carpet and banishing bugs and mites, carpet cleaning is a smart choice for any homeowners looking to have clean and well-maintained floors.

Still not convinced? Here are some ways that carpet cleaning can benefit your home:

Have simpler floor maintenance. Though vacuuming handles only the surface, it can happily coexist with regular carpet cleaning to make your life much easier! Regularly cleaned carpets are simpler to vacuum because the heavy-duty dirt and debris have already been removed.

Extend your carpet’s life. In remodels, carpet is often replaced for looking “tired”—often simply a result of being too dirty for too long. Every time dirty carpet is walked on, the debris becomes more embedded, working like sandpaper against the fibers and shortening the lifespan tremendously.

Remove mites and bugs. As with any other soft surface, mites and bugs are more than happy to take residence within plush carpet fibers. Thankfully, professional cleaning creates an inhospitable living environment for the critters, and staying on a regular schedule will discourage them from coming back.

Improve indoor air. Not only do carpets contain dirt, but there are also more dangerous pollutants and bacteria that might be lurking within the fibers. When doors and windows are opened, contaminants from the outside air are also brought into the home. Because vacuuming only handles surface-level debris, the other pollutants are free to degrade indoor air quality until they’re professionally removed.

Call us, SERVPRO of Coffee, Franklin, Warren County at (931) 723-8088 today to set up your next professional carpet cleaning!