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Does SERVPRO Of Hermitage/Donelson Have The Right Tools To Help?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

No matter what challenges you may be facing, SERVPRO has all of the right tools and equipment to get you back to normal as quickly as possible. We have what it takes to manage damage from both fire and flooding, the after-effects of an accident, or the issues accompanying a biohazard. 

What Specialized Tools Are Used By SERVPRO?

For example, here are just a few examples of the specialized equipment we use to remediate water damage.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment. 

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us see the water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera is used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.

Water Extraction Equipment. 

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • We use submersible and gas-powered pumps for the continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment. 

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from your home or business’s ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization.

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. Our machines remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Antimicrobial Treatments.

An OSHA-approved cleaning agent may be required to clean and remove odors and contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

What Makes SERVPRO Different?

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our team is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

For more information, visit us at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson. You can find out more about all the different ways we can help you prevent and manage other types of disasters, such as fire damage, and biohazards,

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too.

This franchise is Independently Owned and Operated. 

Should I DIY or Call in a Pro?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

When your home or business experiences a disaster of any kind, even a tiny one, one of the very first things that will enter your mind - once you know people are safe - is, “Oh, dear. What is this going to cost me?” 

If you’re a handy person, you will probably decide to see what you might be able to safely manage yourself, and that’s not always such a bad idea. If you’re NOT handy, however, that thought may still cross your mind, but it may not be the best idea you ever had. 

When It’s a Good Idea To Do It Yourself

It may be a good idea to “DIY” it if:

  • If it is safe for you to repair the damage
  • You are handy, experienced, and physically able to repair the damage
  • If you have the proper materials at hand to complete the job correctly
  • When you can follow all the manufacturer recommendations  
  • If your warranty isn’t affected - be sure to check first!
  • If the damage is not extensive

When You Need To Call In The Professionals

  • If you cannot complete repairs safely
  • If the damage is extensive, there really is no wiser choice than to call professionals to help 
  • If you are not sure that you are physically able to manage the damage, you should not try to do so 
  • In many cases, an item will be under warranty; many warranties explicitly state that you should not attempt to repair the item in question yourself, and if you do so the warranty will become null and void
  • If items have been damaged that require specialized reclamation - such as some textiles, electronics, or paper documents - it’s best to have someone trained and experienced do this job, to make sure that the items will be recovered if at all possible. 

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is here to help all our friends and neighbors if the worst happens. Don’t hesitate to call us for professional assistance if you experience damage from fire, water, mold, vandalism, or biohazards. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, as well - ask us how! This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Water Damage Restoration Services

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

When a water damage event occurs in your home or business it can happen at any time of the day or night, and that means that the professional water damage restoration company you reach out to will need to be a company that is always available. You’ll be happy to know that SERVPRO offers 24/7 water damage restoration services to our friends and neighbors here in the Hermitage/Donelson area!

Water damage can be due to:

WEATHER

We’re heading into late Spring and early Summer here in Middle Tennessee, and it’s a beautiful time of year. It’s also a season that can be very volatile when it comes to weather, so it’s smart to be ready. 

Heavy rains are known to cause flooding in the area, and sometimes it can be pretty serious. Tornadoes are not uncommon, either, and when one blows through it will bring with it a significant amount of water that ends up in some inconvenient places. No matter the time of day or night, SERVPRO can be onsite to manage the damages right away. 

EQUIPMENT/FIXTURE FAILURE

In any home or business, there are plumbing systems, HVAC systems, and business-related machinery. Any kind of equipment failure in the systems that involve water can cause flooding that leads to damage to your property. It can become an even bigger problem if it occurs overnight or during the weekend! SERVPRO is here to help you 24/7 in the event that you have experienced equipment or fixture failure involving water. 

SPILLS

Spills of all sizes can end up causing damage to your home or business if that spill has not been properly managed as soon as it happens. We’ve all heard stories about the busy parent who started filling the bathtub, got distracted, and remembered that tub when they found the hallway underwater! No matter what type of spill or overflow you may have experienced, always keep in mind that SERVPRO is available any time of the day or night!


The team here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is ready to get to our client 24/7 to help with water damage. We also manage damage from fires, vandalism, biohazards, and mold infestations. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

HVAC Maintenance For Your Apartment Complex

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Inspections and maintenance of your apartment complex HVAC units at regular intervals during the year will ensure that every tenant enjoys a comfortable living environment, and satisfied tenants are one of the best advertisements you can have as an apartment complex owner. Engaging the services of professionals who have all the skills, equipment, and experience in this area ensures that the heating and cooling systems of your complex are cared for all year round. 

SIMPLE MAINTENANCE TASKS

In between your scheduled maintenance visits, there are some tasks you can make sure are completed both monthly and seasonally that will help to both maintain and prolong the life and efficiency of every one of your units and systems:

  • Use pleated, high-efficiency filters: These have an electrostatic charge that works like a magnet to attract particles, such as those that carry bacteria
  • Keep HVAC units free of grass, leaves, and pollen
  • Clear two feet of space around all outdoor heating and cooling units
  • Inspect refrigerant lines each month
  • Replace air filters at least every 90 days
  • Turn off the water to the furnace humidifier in the summer months
  • Replace the humidifier filter and turn on the water in Autumn
  • Replace carbon monoxide detector batteries regularly
  • Clean AC condensate drain with bleach/water mixture

PROFESSIONAL MAINTENANCE

Your professional HVAC maintenance company will complete precision tune-up and maintenance tasks, which can include: 

  • Measure amperage and voltage of blower motors for proper operation
  • Test thermostats for proper operation, calibration, and level
  • Clean existing air filters
  • Inspect bearings for wear and lubricate
  • Inspect indoor coils
  • Flush and treat condensate drains with anti-algae treatment
  • Inspect condenser coil
  • Monitor refrigerant operating pressures
  • Inspect all safety devices for proper operation
  • Inspect electrical disconnect boxes for proper rating and safe installation
  • Inspect electrical wiring and tighten connections
  • Test/inspect contactors for burned or pitted contacts
  • Check for exposed wiring
  • Inspect and test capacitors
  • Inspect fan blades
  • Clean condenser coil and remove debris
  • Inspect service valves for proper operation
  • Measure supply/return temperature differential
  • Inspect ductwork for energy loss
  • Monitor, measure amperage and volt draw and wiring connections on compressors


Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we are here to help keep the HVAC units of your apartment complex, commercial building, or private home in good working order. We handle cleanup projects of all sizes, as well as the aftermath of fire damage, water damage, and mold infestations. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson - Faster To Any Size Disaster

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson offers 24/7 commercial and residential services and we get there faster for any size of disaster! We are always standing at the ready, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to be onsite with the assistance and support necessary for any kind of event. 

We handle flooding situations and are equipped to clean up both small puddles and significant amounts of standing water, and we’ll be there to do our job right away. If your property has experienced a fire, just give us a call. We will be there quickly and get right to work restoring your property to its original condition wherever possible. 

You may discover that you have a mold problem. If you’re in that situation, contact us as soon as possible. Once you contact us, we will be onsite promptly with all the equipment and skill necessary to handle this kind of situation immediately. 

Another way we can help you with an event that could be significant is with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. This is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond just janitorial services or carpet cleaning; it’s a higher standard of clean - proactive viral pathogen cleaning. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard contamination and chemical spills and are trained in proper adherence to the cleaning and decontamination standards that have been set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by local authorities, as well. If you are experiencing issues from contamination, give us a call. We will be there right away to get to work to ensure that you and those you care about are safe. 


Our highly-trained technicians are always on call to offer top-tier service to those in need and consists of crews with over ten years in the restoration industry. You can rest easy knowing you and your home/business are in good hands. We are a locally owned and operated business, so helping out our community is our number one responsibility. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson and our commitment is to be there faster, to any size of disaster!

Maintaining Your HVAC This Winter

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Here in Middle Tennessee, we are already experiencing colder weather, and as a smart home or business owner, you know that it is important to focus on the maintenance of your HVAC system to ensure that your living and working environments are comfortable.

You may want to hire a professional to come to inspect your HVAC system even during the colder months; if any maintenance is needed, they are equipped to manage that situation on the spot. A professional will inspect and clean the wiring and mechanisms for your HVAC unit and determine if you have any outstanding operational issues that need to be addressed immediately.

Some simple, regular maintenance chores that you can do yourself to prolong the operational  life of your HVAC and increase its efficiency between those professional inspections and maintenance visits are:

  • Install a high-efficiency, pleated air filter and be sure to change filters regularly
  • Keep your heating units and AC free of pollen, leaves, and grass
  • Maintain a clear two feet of space around your outdoor AC and heating units
  • Inspect refrigerant lines every month and clean drain lines and pans
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger, heating elements, heat pump, burner, and the ignition system
  • Check thermostat and controls for proper measurement and regulations
  • Inspect fan motors, blowers, vents, and ductwork and lubricate all moving parts
  • Replace worn-out belts and pulleys
  • Inspect electrical components and connections as well as replacing batteries
  • Check for gas leaks and flue gas passageways

Inspecting, preparing, and maintaining your HVAC throughout the winter will keep your HVAC working as it should, and that means your interior environments will be as comfortable as possible. No one likes to go out into freezing weather to handle an HVAC issue, so keeping your unit in good repair will ensure that you don’t have to. 

At SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we make sure that our team maintains the skill and equipment necessary to keep your HVAC working perfectly during even the coldest Middle Tennessee weather. We are also experienced in large cleanup projects you may need to help you to recover from fire damage or water damage, and we are mold remediation experts. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, as well. Ask us how!

Where To Look For Mold In Your Business

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Mold thrives in dark, moist, and unventilated places such as closets, warehouses, and office storage, and since the spores are always in the air looking for a place to land, it’s smart to check your commercial property routinely to see if a colony has established itself, especially with the darker and more humid months of winter ahead of us. It might be too cold outside for a mold colony, but it’s warm inside your business, so you need to be vigilant. 

Move machinery, furniture, and office equipment so you can see any of the places where the walls join the floor and in the corners as you make your inspections, and be sure to check out the ceiling carefully at this time. Regular inspections can also keep you informed as to whether your roofing or walls have experienced any kind of damage that can result in leaks, which is another ideal spot for a mold colony to get started. Here at SERVPRO, we always recommend proactive and preventive maintenance to save you both time and money. 

As you look for mold in your business, keep these 8 common spots in mind:

  • Basements or cellars that have been flooded
  • Underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks
  • Underneath or behind refrigerators
  • Behind walls that also house plumbing
  • Stacks of damp or wet newspaper or cardboard boxes
  • Around air-conditioning units
  • Wallboard or around windows that leak
  • Under carpeting that has gotten damp or wet

You should pay special attention to particular areas of your business, such as:

Bathrooms. Mold thrives in damp, dark, moist environments, so your bathroom is the perfect fungal breeding ground. Check for mold and mildew growth in showers, bathtubs, sinks, and other fixtures.

Kitchen/Break Areas. Your kitchen or break area probably has a water source for clean up, so you will want to check underneath your sink for mold growing in the cabinets regularly. You also need to make sure that you're cleaning your refrigerator pantry out regularly, as mold often grows on outdated food items. Make a schedule that encourages your workforce to take their food leftovers and utensils home weekly for cleaning to avoid a mold issue. 

Lobby/Waiting Area. Spills that occur in your waiting area can leave your carpeting at risk for mold damage. All spills must be cleaned up immediately - and thoroughly - in order to protect your carpeting. Mold can also appear in your household plants if you tend to overwater them.

Storage/Basement. Any unfinished storage areas are also at risk for mold growth, so check any exposed water piping for signs of mold or mildew, especially after leaks or other types of water damage. Mold can also grow in insulation. 

If you suspect that your business has developed a mold problem, the team here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson has all the skills and training necessary to handle the issue. We are also experienced in cleanup after water damage and fire damage, and we can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too! Ask us how.

Reasons To Use A Dehumidifier In Your Home

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

You may not be using a dehumidifier in your home, but there are some really great benefits to doing so. Perhaps the most important way they can help is by alleviating the conditions that irritate and even cause allergic reactions. 

Allergic reactions can present as skin rashes, sneezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose. When allergies are left untreated, they can lead to asthma and other pretty serious complications, so if you or someone you love suffers from allergies, using a dehumidifier in your home can be a huge help.

Whether you live in an area with a humid climate or just a living space that tends to be damp,  you may be experiencing problems. Limited ventilation in places such as basement spaces, small kitchens, or bathrooms can mean that moisture will build up, so ensuring that these areas are properly ventilated is really important. If that’s not possible, however, you can also opt to use a dehumidifier, and this is a very efficient way to protect your home and loved ones from physical issues that may arise in a damp environment. 

There are some other great reasons to use a dehumidifier in your home. They help by:

  • Reducing humidity levels, making your home less inviting to allergens. 
  • Reducing the possibility that mold will develop on furniture, clothing, and other materials. 
  • Eliminating the odors caused by mold and mildew.
  • Allowing you to breathe easier and reducing irritation to your skin and respiratory system. 
  • Lowering the amount of dust in the home, which can be an irritant.
  • Keeping electronics and tools dry and free from rust and corrosion; their use even prolongs the shelf life of bread and cereals.
  • Helping your clothing dry faster.
  • Lowering energy costs by assisting your HVAC in running more efficiently. When the air in your home is humid, your A/C must work twice as hard to remove the moisture and cool the air. Your unit will wear out faster under these conditions. 


If you have experienced a flooding event in your home or business, remember that the SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson team is here and ready to help. We handle cleanup projects both large and small, and we are mold prevention and remediation experts, too.

Understanding Mold and Our Mold Remediation Process

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Many of us don’t really understand all the issues and the facts that surround indoor mold. For example, most people don’t know that the spores for all kinds of mold are in the air all around us, and that it only takes a day or two for a colony to get started. Once mold has established a colony, it can never be completely eradicated. It’s vital to understand mold so that you can keep yourself and your belongings safe, and practicing prevention is the best way to do that. 

If you do end up with mold issues, however, remediation can be done to keep the situation from becoming unmanageable, and our SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson team is full of experts at mold remediation. Today we would like to give you some information about our mold remediation process so that you know how it works and what to expect. 

Every mold damage scenario is different and will require a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process is always the same. The steps listed below illustrate our typical process:

  1. Call us right away if you notice an issue. Our emergency contact number is: (615) 246-7851
  2. We will come to your location and do a mold inspection and a mold damage assessment
  3. Our next step will be to contain the mold colony and spores
  4. Good air quality is vital, so we will establish proper air filtration in the area
  5. We will remove all mold and mold-infested materials
  6. Contents and belongings will all be cleaned thoroughly
  7. We will initiate and complete total restoration of your location and belongings

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we care about you and your health and safety. If you are experiencing issues from a mold infestation, we are here to help. We maintain the proper training and tools to take care of any mold remediation you might require, and we can help you with proper mold prevention techniques, too. We are also experts in large-scale cleanup projects and we can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! Call us for help with fire damage and water damage.

Cleaning Your Hotel Carpets

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

The classy first impression you want your hotel guests to experience is going to be negatively affected by unkempt carpeting. We have some tips to share that will help you maintain your carpet to the highest standards possible; keep in mind that your friends here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/ Donelson are ready to help at a moment’s notice if you experience an event that leaves you with hotel carpet that needs serious attention. 

Here are a few of our best practices for cleaning your hotel carpets:

Stains. There isn’t really much difference between spots and stains. All that it takes for a spot to become a stain is to neglect to remove it right when it occurs. Any spot should be immediately soaked up with an absorbent material to remove as much of the spill as possible. This should keep the spot from becoming a more unsightly stain. 

Pre-treating Carpets. Carpet cleaning chemicals can leave behind residue that will actually collect even more dirt, and only properly diluted chemicals that break down these stains and rinse clean should be used for spots. Make sure you allow your pre-spray to penetrate the spots for a while so that they can do their work. 

Daily Carpet Care. Regular cleaning, such as vacuuming every day, can vastly reduce your need for deep cleaning, especially when it is done with high-quality equipment. Supply your hotel with backpack-style vacuums that will be easier for your staff to use, and make sure you use properly dated filters; completing periodic deep carpet extraction cleaning in your hotel is essential to keep carpeting dry, which prevents mold growth, as well. Daily vacuuming removes dirt and dust quickly before it has time to get wet and become embedded in your carpeting. 

Routine Maintenance. Make sure your team knows how to clean your hotel carpets correctly, using all the established machinery and cleaning solvents as per manufacturer’s directions. The most efficient way to ensure that your carpeting lasts is to establish a routine maintenance plan that is executed by properly trained cleaners. 


Call a professional cleaning company to come in and help you when it’s time for large-scale deep cleaning of your hotel carpets. The SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson has all the necessary deep-cleaning expertise that will ensure your hotel is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Keeping Your Hotel Free From Mold

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is very unsightly, unhealthy, and costly to your hotel business. Today, we are sharing some steps that will help you keep your motel or hotel business free from mold so that your business won’t be adversely affected. Your guests will thank you!

  • PROBLEM AREAS. Do an audit of your business premises to identify problem areas. If you find windows in some rooms frequently damp, or any persistent leaks in ceilings or hallways, these will be areas to focus on right away. Preventing mold from taking hold and spreading can be as simple as ripping up carpet or using cleaning and renovation products that are mold-preventive.  If you are in need of mold inspection services, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is just a phone call away and ready to assist you in your mold inspection and mold remediation needs!
  • KEEP IT DRY. Mold growth can’t occur without moisture, so take care of wet areas immediately. Seepage after heavy rainfalls or melting snow and ice, carpet spills or minor flooding due to broken pipes, etc. need to be fully dried within 24 to 48 hours. Make sure any affected bedding and furniture are either cleaned and dried completely or removed from the area entirely to prevent the need for mold remediation services. 
  • PROPER VENTILATION. All areas need to be properly ventilated, including the kitchen to the on-site laundry, if you have one. Your housekeeping staff needs to be trained to keep a lookout for leaking AC units and plumbing in guest areas, and everyone should know what to look for in break areas, bathrooms, and other areas where they work daily. Dehumidifiers might be appropriate to use, especially in more humid regions or during very wet seasons in your area to prevent water damage and mold growth.  
  • WEATHER. Regular inspection of exterior doors, windows, and roofing can expose any leaks or improper fits right away. Even the smallest leaks can, over time, cause a mold issue that can be difficult to eradicate. Making sure rain gutters are kept clean of dirt and debris is another preventive measure that can help. 
  • VEGETATION. Do you use live plants in your decorating scheme? They are beautiful and useful, too; they help to purify the air of indoor spaces. They can also accumulate mold on their leaves and in their pots, though, so make sure that part of their regular care involves checking for mold. Natural food stores carry products that can be added to water for your plants to keep excess moisture down while being safe for the environment. 
  • MOLD-RESISTANT PRODUCTS. When it comes time to repair or renovate, there are many mold-resistant products on the market to choose from today, such as drywall or Sheetrock. Many paints now include mold-inhibitors, as well, which are a great asset in the battle against mold, and these may be a helpful choice for your hotel if you are repairing or renovating any of your spaces.

Here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson, we are experts when it comes to water damage and fire damage as well as mold prevention and remediation, and are here to conduct a mold inspection if you think you have developed an issue.

Cleaning Your HVAC System

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

It is necessary to continue to keep your HVAC system clean and in good condition to avoid large amounts of dirt and dust from getting trapped. Like any piece of equipment, the HVAC system needs to be cleaned in order to be kept in good condition and avoid costly damages. If the HVAC system had a buildup of dirt or growth, it could potentially compromise the efficiency and performance of the system. While it is important to have your HVAC system professionally cleaned, there are a few ways to cut costs and clean on your own. SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson has a few tips in order to get started on cleaning!

Inspect Air Filters.

One important element that can be done at home is changing out the Air Filters in your HVAC system. Too much dirt or bacteria in the filters can slow down the system or potentially cause health issues. It is important to check and update your air filters routinely, every 30 to 90 days is recommended. 

Listen for anything unusual. 

While this one may seem obvious, it’s easy to dismiss any unusual noises or not recognize what consistent sounds your HVAC system makes. Try to listen closely to the sounds your HVAC system makes so you can recognize anything out of the ordinary. If you notice that you have been hearing sounds you haven’t heard before coming from your system, try to locate the sound and find a solution or contact a professional. 

Look out for debris. 

If your system is outdoors, you will likely see a buildup of dirt, leaves, and debris on your HVAC system. It is important to routinely clean this buildup in order to keep airflow consistent. You can do so with gloves and hands or use a hose to wash off any accumulation of debris. 


While these are just a few tips to keep your system in good shape, you can contact our highly trained team of professionals at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson for more advice or cleaning assistance at (615) 885-3906!

How To Keep Mold Out Of Your Bathroom

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Bathrooms are one of the most common areas to find mold due to high humidity levels. In order to protect your health and your bathroom, it is necessary to address mold as soon as possible and assure that it is taken care of quickly. Important areas to inspect for mold in your bathroom are the tiles, the sink and toilet, ceiling and walls, bathroom windows, towels, and shower curtains. If you are unsure whether you may have mold or not, contact the professionals at  SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson. We are always happy to assist and help keep your home healthy and clean! For now, here are a couple of ways to keep mold out of your bathroom.

  • Ensure you have proper ventilation.

Bathroom fans are necessary to help prevent mold and moisture buildup. Install a fan or keep a dehumidifier in your bathroom during showers in order to properly vent the steam in your bathroom. This is one of the main causes of mold in the bathroom, and it can be a potential health risk if left unaddressed. 

  • Keep everything clean and dry.

Make sure all accessories in your bathroom are being cleaned and dried properly. This includes curtains, towels, and bath mats. If you see any physical signs of mold on any of these accessories, it is best to throw it away. Make sure once the bathroom accessories have been washed, they are dried for the proper amount of time before being moved back into the bathroom. Putting these items back wet will only allow for more moisture buildup. 

  • Maintain tile grout.

Another important tip is keeping the grout in your shower sealed, fresh, and clean. Clean the grout with detergent, soap, and bleach as soon as you spot mold. In order to prevent mold on grout, replace the grout often and seal the lines annually to waterproof them. 

Our team at  SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson knows mold can be overwhelming and the cleanup process can be stressful. We are happy to help! If you suspect mold in your bathroom and feel too overwhelmed to handle it yourself, don't hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson! Reach out to us at (615) 885-3906, or get assistance online!

Biohazard, Vandalism, and Crime Scene Cleanup & Restoration

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Recognized as the leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners. 

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments. Your local professionals at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson help turn unsafe environments, into clean, safe homes and offices.