Recent Water Damage Posts

Tips to prevent water damage

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Plants around your home? Gutters full of leaves? Downspouts unattached? High water bills? These are all signs of potential water damage. 

  • be careful where you plant trees and plants- some plants have invasive roots
  • clean out roof gutters- debris causes build up of water with no place to go
  • keep an eye on your water bill- extreme differences could show a leak
  • us a drain snake instead of chemicals- chemicals can potentially eat through your pipes
  • NEVER POUR GREASE DOWN YOUR SINK- even if the water is running, it can and will clog your drains

Damage from water is hard to prevent. With the knowledge discussed in this post, you may be able to lessen your chances of water damage or lessen the amount of damage caused by the water.

If you do suffer a water loss be sure to call SERVPRO of North Knoxville to mitigate the damage. Call us at 865.947.9992!

Things to look for to prevent water damage

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Here are a few tips to prevent water damage:

  • check hoses and faucets on a regular basis- be sure hoses and faucets are not leaking
  • check tubs and showers- be sure that showers are caulked and shower curtains are tight against the walls
  • know how to shut off your water main- if a leak occurs be sure you are able to shut off the water
  • install flooring pans under appliances to catch any water that could be leaking
  • consider purchasing point of leak alarms- water alarms that work like fire alarms
  • consider purchasing a water flow monitoring system- will let you know how much water you are using at any given time

These are just a few tips to water damage prevention. Always be aware. If you suffer a water loss, call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Knoxville at 865.947.9992!

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Busted pipe? Leaking water tank? Here are some tips to do and not to do if you experience these issues.

Do:

  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping
  • Remove and set wet upholstery to dry
  • Wipe any excess water from furniture and remove any table top items
  • Place a foil barrier or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn on A/C to ensure drying in summer
  • Remove any rugs and set them out to dry
  • Place any luggage in sunlight to dry
  • Gather any loose items on the floor

Don't:

  • Leave any wet fabrics in place and try to place items where they will quickly dry
  • Leave magazines, books, or any colored items on wet floor surfaces
  • Use your vacuum to remove excess water
  • Use any appliances while standing on wet floors
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
  • Go into rooms the ceiling is sagging from water damage

Be sure to contact SERVPRO of North Knoxville if you experience any water damage. Financing options are available. 

Pipe Bursts

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

What to do if a pipe bursts in your home

If a pipe bursts in your home, the first thing you should do is turn off your water supply. Try to contain the damage and stop the issue from escalating any further. If you think there is a risk of electrical shock, shut off your electricity. The next thing you should do is call a plumber. And finally, while waiting for help to arrive, try to remove as much excess water as possible. Standing water can cause further damage to flooring and drywall. Also, you should ensure the area is dry and free from any moisture. Moisture can cause bacterial growth. 

If this happens in your home, give SERVPRO of North Knoxville a call. We will help alleviate your worries and get you back to preloss conditions. Financing options are available. 

Home Emergency Tips for a Water Loss

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

No one plans on having a water emergency, but when you do, here on some helpful tips.

Do:

-Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.

-Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

-Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

-Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

-Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wall-to-wall carpeting.

DO NOT:

-Use your household vacuum to remove water.

-Use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

-Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

When you have a water emergency, call SERVPRO of North Knoxville. We are 24 hour emergency responders.

North Knoxville 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Knoxville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 865-947-9992

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Knoxville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Knoxville

SERVPRO of North Knoxville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property

Tips to Prevent Water Damage

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Plants around your home? Gutters full of leaves? Downspouts unattached? High water bills? These are all signs of potential water damage. 

  • be careful where you plant trees and plants- some plants have invasive roots
  • clean out roof gutters- debris causes build up of water with no place to go
  • keep an eye on your water bill- extreme differences could show a leak
  • us a drain snake instead of chemicals- chemicals can potentially eat through your pipes
  • NEVER POUR GREASE DOWN YOUR SINK- even if the water is running, it can and will clog your drains

Damage from water is hard to prevent. With the knowledge discussed in this post, you may be able to lessen your chances of water damage or lessen the amount of damage caused by the water. 

Water Damage Prevention Tips

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Here are a few tips to prevent water damage:

  • check hoses and faucets on a regular basis- be sure hoses and faucets are not leaking
  • check tubs and showers- be sure that showers are caulked and shower curtains are tight against the walls
  • know how to shut off your water main- if a leak occurs be sure you are able to shut off the water
  • install flooring pans under appliances to catch any water that could be leaking
  • consider purchasing point of leak alarms- water alarms that work like fire alarms
  • consider purchasing a water flow monitoring system- will let you know how much water you are using at any given time

These are just a few tips to water damage prevention. ALways be aware. 

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Busted pipe? Leaking water tank? Here are some tips to do and not to do if you experience these issues.

Do:

  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping
  • Remove and set wet upholstery to dry
  • Wipe any excess water from furniture and remove any table top items
  • Place a foil barrier or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn on A/C to ensure drying in summer
  • Remove any rugs and set them out to dry
  • Place any luggage in sunlight to dry
  • Gather any loose items on the floor

Don't:

  • Leave any wet fabrics in place and try to place items where they will quickly dry
  • Leave magazines, books, or any colored items on wet floor surfaces
  • Use your vacuum to remove excess water
  • Use any appliances while standing on wet floors
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
  • Go into rooms the ceiling is sagging from water damage

Be sure to contact SERVPRO of North Knoxville if you experience any water damage. Financing options are available. 

Pipe Bursts

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

What to do if a pipe bursts in your home

If a pipe bursts in your home, the first thing you should do is turn off your water supply. Try to contain the damage and stop the issue from escalating any further. If you think there is a risk of electrical shock, shut off your electricity. The next thing you should do is call a plumber. And finally, while waiting for help to arrive, try to remove as much excess water as possible. Standing water can cause further damage to flooring and drywall. Also, you should ensure the area is dry and free from any moisture. Moisture can cause bacterial growth. 

If this happens in your home, give SERVPRO of North Knoxville a call. We will help alleviate your worries and get you back to preloss conditions. Financing options are available. 

A few helpful tips when you have water damage

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water can be one of the most destructive forces on earth. SERVPRO of North Knoxville can make your water damage "Like it never even happened". But here a few things you can do immediately following a water damage event in your home:

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air condition on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors

Now leave the rest to our expert professionals! We have the right equipment and expertise to complete the job and give you back your piece of mind.

Basement Flooding

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

With all of the rain that has come to Knoxville, many people have found their basements to be flooded with several inches of water. There are precautions to take in order to prevent flooding. If you discover that windows or vents are the reason for flooding, you’ll want to fix the sealants around them. Call a foundation repair specialist if you notice any cracks or damage to your foundation. If you notice your gutters are leaking, allowing large puddles to form around the home instead of being directed through the pipes below the home, excess water can make it’s way easily underneath your home and into your basement.

North Knoxville 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage North Knoxville 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Water Damage at a Business in North Knoxville

SERVPRO of North Knoxville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 865-947-9992

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Knoxville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Knoxville

SERVPRO of North Knoxville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.