Recent Fire Damage Posts

What Are Common Fire Risks In My North Nashville Home?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Fires in homes cause injury, property damage, and death throughout the nation every year. You can keep your loved ones and your property safe from the aftermath of a house fire and help you avoid the costs associated with recovering from that kind of disastrous event with proper prevention. Knowing the most common fire risks means knowing where to focus on fire prevention. 

What Are The Most Common Causes Of House Fires?

Here are some common fire risks to be aware of in your North Nashville home, plus some safety tips:

  • It’s never a good idea to light a candle and leave the room. Reports have shown that an average of 10,000-plus fires in the U.S. are started by candles yearly. Additionally, one-third of these fires were found to have started in bedrooms, with half of those incidents caused by fires from candles left too close to flammable items. 
  • The number of fires caused by smoking is trending downward, which is good news. However, The National Fire Protection Association reports that there are still an average of over 17,000 smoking-related fires per year. 
  • An equipment malfunction can cause electrical fires due to an overloaded circuit, a bad extension cord, an overheated light bulb, or various types of home appliances.

What Are Some Fire Prevention Tips I Can Use To Avoid Fire Damage To My North Nashville Home?

Candle Safety:

  • Never leave a candle burning near flammable items, and extinguish all candles before leaving the room. 
  • Never leave a candle burning in a child’s room or an unoccupied room. 
  • Make sure candles fit securely into candle holders to keep the candle from tipping over.

Smoking Safety:

  • Don’t smoke. If you must, follow these tips:
  • Smoke outside whenever possible.
  • Look for cigarette butts under furniture and between seat cushions for those that might not have been extinguished.
  • Never smoke when you’re tired, around medical oxygen, or in bed.

Electricity Safety:

  • Don’t overload outlets or electrical cords.
  • Ensure you use the right cord for the job; use inside cords for inside and heavy-duty/outside cords outdoors.
  • Don’t leave Christmas lights, Christmas trees, or halogen lights on overnight or when gone from your home.
  • Schedule an electrician to come and perform an annual checkup of your home’s wiring.

These are the most common fire hazards you need to be aware of for your home, but there are other fire hazards to guard against, as well. SERVPRO of North Nashville is always available to come to your home and conduct an assessment of your fire safety practices. We are proud to serve the North Nashville community in the restoration of homes and businesses from fire damage, water damage, odor removal, and more! 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are Some Tips To Help Remove Smoke Odors From My North Nashville Home?

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

The heat, soot, and smoke of a fire will affect everything in your home or business. You’ll need the assistance of professionals who have the expertise and equipment required to get your North Nashville property back to normal.

Until all the smoke is cleared from your premises you will want to avoid entering, since it isn’t healthy to breathe the accompanying fumes from burned materials. Hiring SERVPRO of North Nashville right away will ensure that your property is completely free from the after-effects of the fire as soon as possible. We are fire restoration experts, and that includes  removal of all those unpleasant lingering odors, too. 

What Is The First Step In Managing The Unpleasant Odors That Come From Smoke Damage?

  • The first and most important step in managing smoke and soot odors is to remove all sources of the odor. This will include removing items that have been burned, such as cabinets, furniture, drywall, and anything that is non-salvageable. The items can then be either discarded or restored, depending on their condition. 
  • Our professional technicians will then clean the salvageable items with the appropriate products. 
    • They pressure wash, scrub, and disinfect exterior surfaces like walls, windows, and decks, while interior walls and hard surfaces can be cleaned with mild soap and then rinsed thoroughly. 
    • SERVPRO will also clean inside cabinets, drawers, and closets, and wash household items, too. Carpets, furniture, and upholstery are usually cleaned off-site. All these steps need to be taken right away so that the odors don’t penetrate any materials deeply. 
  • Smoke, soot, and odors from a fire will penetrate the duct system. Cleaning the ducts early in the odor removal process is therefore essential to prevent the HVAC system from re-contaminating areas that have been cleaned. Professionals should be the ones tasked with cleaning the ductwork, as it involves specialized equipment and procedures that are only available to them. 

Why Can I Be Confident When Choosing SERVPRO of North Nashville For My Smoke Odor Removal Project?

There are several reasons why you can be confident when hiring SERVPRO of North Nashville to help you manage the aftermath of a fire in your home or business:

  • Our SERVPRO team is highly trained in all aspects of restoration, from odor removal to biohazards and everything in between! Our team members undergo initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications and are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to restore your property to its pre-fire condition.
  • We offer fast, 24 hour service!
  • We are fire damage restoration experts.  

Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, in addition to fire damage we also handle water damage, mold remediation, and much more. You can read testimonials from your North Nashville friends and neighbors here.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Prevent Fire Damage With These Helpful Fire Extinguisher Tips

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

According to OSHA, fire is the most common emergency occurrence that home and business owners should plan for. By having a fire extinguisher readily available, making sure it’s properly maintained and audited, and by being educated on its proper use, you can ensure that your North Nashville property will be protected. Having a properly maintained fire extinguisher will already be a fire safety requirement for any business, and it’s a good idea for the homeowner, as well. 

OSHA requires employers to train their staff thoroughly on how to use a fire extinguisher correctly and to accurately assess the situation if fire breaks out so you know if/when people need to be evacuated. OSHA has also established annual training for employees as a minimal requirement for all places of business, and this same training will be helpful for homeowners as well.  

What Do I Need To Know About Safe Fire Extinguisher Use? 

There is a simple method used to train people how to use a fire extinguisher safely; the PASS training technique is recommended: 

  • P. Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
  • A. Aim the nozzle of the hose at the base of the fire. 
  • S. Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. 
  • S. Sweep the nozzle from side to side, directed at the base of the flames, until the fire is extinguished. 

What Are Some Fire Safety Protocols I Should Follow?

Once someone knows how to properly operate a fire extinguisher, they should then also be trained to follow fire safety protocols. This training will equip you to:

  • Locate and activate the fire alarm.
  • Call the fire department and emergency responders immediately. 
  • Determine a safe evacuation route that will direct people away from flames, excessive heat, and smoke. 
  • Keep the route from becoming blocked.
  • Use the PASS technique for discharging a fire extinguisher (outlined above), and know the importance of backing away from the area if the fire flares up again. 
  • Evacuate the area immediately if the fire is still going and the extinguisher is empty, or if the fire grows beyond what can be safely handled without fire department personnel. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fire extinguishers are made to handle small fires only. If the environment becomes too dangerous, everyone should know when and how to evacuate. Excessive smoke and heat, impaired evacuation routes, and poor visibility are all conditions that can evolve very quickly, and people need to understand that safety comes first and foremost. 

Remember that SERVPRO is here to help when the worst happens. 

SERVPRO of North Nashville is here to help with cleanup projects both large and small. In addition to fire damage, we handle water damage, odor removal, commercial fire damage, and much more. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Fire Damage In Nashville?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are over 350,000 residential fires every year in America. Your Nashville home is one of your most important assets. Therefore, ensure that you have the proper homeowners insurance with enough coverage for a fire in your home. You need to be aware of some critical aspects of homeowners insurance to ensure that your residence is covered in case of a fire. 

What Does A Standard Homeowners Insurance Cover? 

A standard homeowners insurance policy traditionally covers your home and belongings. Most policies include coverages that can help pay to repair or replace your home and all contents. 

Standard homeowners insurance coverage will include:

  • The main structure and attached structures, such as garages
  • Additional costs incurred (such as hotels, food, etc.) if your home is uninhabitable, requiring you to make other living arrangements for the duration of the fire damage recovery.  
  • Detached structures - also known as "other structures coverage" - such as detached garages, fences, and sheds
  • Personal property, such as appliances, furniture, and clothing
  • Landscaping is often included, with reimbursement for a portion or all of the value of the loss.

Should I Purchase Additional Coverage For My North Nashville Home?

Homeowners insurance covers your home and personal belongings if damaged by smoke or fire, but fires can result in a devastating - and total - loss of your entire home and property. You may need to add supplemental coverage or raise your existing coverage limits to be fully protected. You can even purchase a separate fire insurance policy. Some things to consider here:

  • Homeowners may consider a fire policy to be sure that the entire amount of damages are included. Fires often cause more extensive damage than other complications. A separate fire policy extends your coverage options. It is vital to assess the home and its belongings to understand what a total loss could cost you.
  • Inquire about the coverage limits on the homeowners' policy concerning fire damage. A small fire stopped in time may not result in extensive property destruction. However, a total loss of the home may leave you with little left to replace personal items. A fire policy can help give security full reimbursement for everything necessary after a home is lost to fire.

SERVPRO of North Nashville will help with your insurance claim process and claims paperwork, in addition to assisting with your restoration after fire damage, odor removal & deodorization, water damage, and many other types of emergencies. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why Should You Hire Professionals To Manage Your North Nashville Fire Damage Restoration?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Recovering from a fire can be an overwhelming task. From safety to handling the insurance claim process - each aspect involves a long list of things to do all by itself. The emotional toll that fire in your North Nashville home or business takes on everyone involved is more than enough to handle! When a fire occurs, the best thing you can do is hire a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to help you get back to normal.

WHAT DOES THE FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS AT SERVPRO OF NORTH NASHVILLE  INVOLVE?

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us at (615) 876 9551. Our representative will ask you questions about the fire damage event. The answers will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

  • Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

  • Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

  • Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

  • Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

  • Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our team will remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment, as well. 

  • Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step to getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It could also entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

WHY SHOULD I TRUST SERVPRO OF NORTH NASHVILLE TO HANDLE MY FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION PROJECT?

  • Our staff holds high-level training in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing education at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 
  • In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is vital. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is well-positioned to be faster to any size of emergency. Rapid response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
  • The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of North Nashville Professionals to quickly, reliably and more effectively restore a property to preloss condition.

Contact us right away if your home or business experiences an emergency of any size. In addition to fire damage, we handle water damage, mold remediation, and more. 

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

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can I Choose The Right Fire Restoration Company For My North Nashville Property?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

After experiencing a fire, things can be confusing and stressful. You will be faced with discussions and decisions about insurance, restoration, and inspections, and it can be hard to manage alone. That’s why your first - and best - step to getting back to normal is choosing just the right fire restoration & claim management company. The professionalism and skill of the company you hire will determine the restoration and insurance claim outcome.

What Are Some Important Factors To Consider When Selecting The Perfect Fire Restoration Team For My North Nashville Property?

  • Reviews/Credentials. One of the most important things you should look for in a fire restoration company is their certifications and insurance. You want to hire a company that has been adequately trained and recognized by a third party such as IICRC. IICRC licensed contractors have gone through excessive training, becoming experts in their field.
  • Insurance. In addition to acknowledgment and certificates, a reliable company is also insured. If the company isn’t insured, you might have to pay for any injury or damage that can happen.
  • Reviews. Checking for online reviews should be another priority. Modern and popular companies have a significant presence on the internet, so it won’t be hard to check customer feedback. You can also look for the company’s replies; this will tell you how they treat their customers even if they have written negative reviews.

What Should A North Nashville Fire Restoration Company Offer?

Fire inspection and restoration is a complicated task. Some companies only do inspections, while others participate in the reconstruction or focus on risk management and assessment. You could end up working with 2-3 companies to cover all these fields, but we always recommended that you find one specializing in all of the areas just mentioned above. 

  • Ability. Your chosen company should be certified and trained for the variety of services they offer. 
  • Availability. Hiring a responsive and dedicated company is always best. look for those that offer 24-hour services and quickly arrive to address your problems.
  • Reliability. Home fires are emotional and complicated, so you need a reliable and responsive company to protect your back. you wouldn’t want an absent and uninterested company assessing and restoring your home from issues with the insurer and paperwork to mold removal and plumbing repair.
  • Works With Insurance. Working with a restoration company that offers help with insurance claims is a wise choice. The insurance company assigned to your home will send their inspectors, who will do an inspection and assessment to satisfy the needs of the insurance provider. This could mean you will get less money than needed to restore your house. 

Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we take pride in being able to cover all your fire restoration needs: 

  • Certification & insurance
  • Positive reviews & satisfied customers
  • 24-hour availability and responsiveness
  • High-tech equipment and knowledge
  • A variety of services and specialization in various fields
  • Training and experience in working with claim management and negotiations with insurers.

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

This franchise is Independently Owned and Operated. 

How Do I Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher for my North Nashville Property?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher is an essential item for any home or business. A fire can occur with little warning and sometimes with no warning at all. A pan can catch on fire on your stove; flammable liquid can spill, lightning can strike, a candle can fall over - many things can happen in the blink of an eye. When they do, you will want to be ready to handle it. Being knowledgeable about fire safety and prevention is an important responsibility for any home or a business owner. 

Rental properties must have a fire extinguisher on-site. However, as the residential or commercial property owner, it will be your responsibility to ensure that fire extinguishers are on hand and ready to use.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT SELECTING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER FOR MY NORTH NASHVILLE PROPERTY?

When selecting a suitable fire extinguisher, the most important thing is determining what type of fire you may need to put out. Your commercial property will require a different kind of extinguisher than your home. 

Did you know? There are five different types of fire:

The five types of fires are:

  • Class A: Trash, wood, cloth, paper, and other ordinary combustibles start Class A fires.
  • Class B: Gasoline, oil, propane, paint, and flammable gases and liquids start Class B fires.
  • Class C: Electrical equipment is always involved in Class C fires. Examples can include electrical short-circuiting and sparking from poor connections.
  • Class D: Rarer Class D fires involve combustible metal alloys and metals like sodium, potassium, lithium, and more.
  • Class K: Cooking fires started by grease, cooking oils, animal fat, vegetable fat, and similar materials.

And did you know that there are eight different types of fire extinguishers?

  • Water 
  • Foam
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Dry Chemical 
  • Purple K 
  • Multi-purpose Dry Chemical, 
  • Dry Powder 
  • Wet Chemical.

WHO CAN I CALL IF I EXPERIENCE A FIRE AT MY NORTH NASHVILLE LOCATION?

SERVPRO of North Nashville is always ready, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, to help if you experience a fire at your Nashville home or business. We have all the equipment and skills necessary to restore your property to its pre-fire condition and get you back to normal. We can manage all fire-related issues for you, as well, such as:

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too - ask us how!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Three Tips To Prevent House Fires

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Believe it or not, a house fire occurs every 24 seconds here in America! Therefore, Preventing a fire in your home is very important, and the good news is that most common fires are preventable by following some standard safety practices. Here are three tips to prevent a house fire:

DON’T OVERLOAD ELECTRICAL PLUGS AND CORDS.

Be careful with your electrical and extension cords; plugging too many items in one outlet can overload the circuitry, while using damaged cables can also create a hazard. Make sure your extension cords are not overloading your system and that they are carrying the recommended electrical load. If you are not sure what the proper load should be, check the documentation that comes with your equipment; manufacturers must provide this information. Also, make sure to purchase the right kind of cords for indoor or outdoor use.

BE ATTENTIVE WHILE COOKING. 

Never leave food unattended while you are cooking. Mishaps in the kitchen are among the top causes of home fires. Look out for burning food can also cause smoke damage. If you aren’t in the kitchen, turn off your appliances and be especially cautious when cooking with grease or oils. If a stovetop fire does occur, make sure you know the proper procedure to put the fire out; for example, using water on a grease fire will cause the flames to explode across the area, creating an even more dangerous situation. 

NEVER LEAVE A FLAME ALONE. 

Who doesn’t love a fragrant candle? It can be tempting to light one and let it burn for a long time to add a pleasant scent to your home, but you must remember to blow out the flame when you leave. Ensure you extinguish a fire in the fireplace or your fire pit the same way. A spark or a falling piece of burning wood can start a house fire in a matter of seconds, so eliminate such a risk by practicing smart fire safety. 

We hope these tips help keep your home and your loved ones safe from a house fire, but if the worst happens, always remember that SERVPRO of North Nashville is available to help. We are proud to serve our North Nashville community in the restoration of homes and businesses when damage happens from fire, water, accidents, vandalism, biohazards, and more. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Should I Do After a House Fire?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

A house fire is an emotionally gut-wrenching experience, no matter what size the fire is. From smoke damage and unhealthy air quality to the loss of belongings that may be precious or important, there are a lot of issues that can stem from a disaster of this kind. Even a small grease fire in the kitchen can require plenty of clean-up, not just in the kitchen, but throughout the whole house. Emotional stress is yet another challenge, and it can leave you with a sense of confusion that can be hard to overcome; you could find yourself saying “What should I do?” after a house fire. 

WHERE TO BEGIN

The most important thing to do after a fire of any size is to have your home inspected for safety. There may be unseen damage to electrical wiring, wall supports, and other structural elements that need to be addressed before completing the cleaning and finishing cosmetic touches. The inspection may be conducted by a professional restoration company, and they can also give you estimates as to recovery, as well as help you to navigate the insurance portion. 

PPE

Once your home is cleared as safe to enter, you still need to take precautions before stepping inside to document the damage. Adults should be wearing close-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, safety glasses, work gloves, and face masks. Children should be kept clear of the areas of damage entirely. 

DOCUMENTATION

If possible, take pictures or videos to record the damage. If you do any repair yourself, be sure that you have proof (before-and-after) on hand for the insurance claim portion. Warranties can be negated if they require that something is repaired by a certified professional. 

CLEANING

To remove soot from interior walls, cabinets, wood/metal furniture, and floors, mix a solution of two tablespoons dishwashing soap, four to six tablespoons trisodium phosphate, and one cup bleach with one gallon of warm water. Start at the top of the wall or area to be cleaned and sponge-wash one small area at a time. Rinse each section with clear water immediately and allow the surface to air dry. Bleach will help reduce the chance of mold and mildew growth. Do not repaint walls and ceilings until they are completely dry.

If the damage is extensive, the best choice may be a professional restoration cleaning company like SERVPRO. We can remove excess water, heavily damaged wood, and building materials.

For small fires, open your windows and bring in fans to help increase air circulation. For flooding, pull out all wet vinyl flooring, carpets, and carpet padding; these will need to be disposed of properly. Remove all wet items to a garage or storage area for further inspection or cleaning so you can tackle the interior repairs.

Smoke odors can linger for months and may have been trapped in the attic and wall insulation. Once the clean-up and renovation are complete, if you still detect a smoky odor, consider calling a professional restorer who may use a chemical fog to penetrate walls and insulation to neutralize the smoky smell. A thorough cleaning of the HVAC ductwork will also help reduce recurring odors.

SMOKE AND SOOT REMOVAL

If your upholstered furniture is saturated with water and you want to save the wooden frame, the fabric and padding should be stripped to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Wooden components will need to be cleaned with a good furniture cleaning product. 

Carpets that are not wet but soot-stained should be cleaned by a professional cleaning service that can employ chemical cleaners to combat the inevitable smoke odors in the carpet and padding.

Take any clothes that are labeled “dry clean only” to a professional dry cleaner and request that they treat these items to remove smoke odors. For washable fabrics affected by soot, wash as recommended on the care label with a heavy-duty detergent, and the appropriate bleach - oxygen-based is best. If stains remain, mix a new solution of oxygen bleach and warm water and soak the stained items for several hours or even overnight, and then wash again. For those fabrics that are not stained, you can just add a cup of baking soda to the final rinse cycle to remove that smoke odor. Again, soaking will help here if the smell lingers. 

Place books and papers that smell smoky in a large, sealable plastic container and add a powdered odor eliminator; seal the container for at least 48 hours. Remove the books and see if the odor remains. If it does, then reseal the container for a few more days. For documents and other paper items that have been severely damaged, you can employ the services of a professional restoration company. 

ITEMS TO BE DISCARDED

  • Perishable and Non-Perishable Food
    • If the electricity has been off for more than four hours, most refrigerated and frozen food should be discarded. If a freezer is full and undamaged, you may be able to salvage the food for up to eight hours.
    • Any foods that have been exposed to heat and chemicals used in fighting the fire should be tossed. Excessive heat can cause food to spoil.
  • Cosmetics and Medicines
    • Water, smoke, firefighting chemicals, and high temperatures can ruin cosmetics and medicines.
  • Electrical Equipment
    • No electrical items like small appliances or entertainment equipment should be used until they have been checked by a professional remediation company for water damage and heat damage to wiring. 


SERVPRO of North Nashville is here to help you with any disaster, no matter the size. We’re experts in fire damage, water damage, mold remediation, biohazards, vandalism, and more. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Caring For Your Belongings After Fire Damage

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire, the home or business owner can find themselves with a lot to handle, and the hours and days right after this type of traumatic event can be difficult to manage on several levels. It can be hard to know what to do with the damage that has been left behind, and it can be exhausting to even think about when you have just been through such a trying situation. Your structure, premises, and belongings will have been affected in most cases and that can be hard to manage by yourself. 

PROFESSIONAL HELP

A professional restoration company, such as the team here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, knows just what to do and where to start, however, so contacting a business that can provide support and direction will be an important first step to take when it comes to caring for your belongings after fire damage. 

The professionals will provide a wide array of services that fall under the heading of fire damage restoration, and one of these services will include the restoration of your belongings, whether that includes textiles, electronics, paper, or other materials and types. 

HELP RIGHT AWAY

A fire damage restoration company is an emergency service company, which means that they are dedicated to getting to you as quickly as possible after you contact them to provide you immediate relief from your disastrous situation. The fire department and EMTs will also be there right away, but once the fire is out and your loved ones are in good hands, your fire damage restoration company will go to work to recover and care for your property. The team will assess the extent of the damage and start taking the necessary steps to care for each type of item appropriately.

CLEANING AND RESTORING

Stabilizing your building will be the first step your technicians take, followed by the removal of any items that are considered high value. Pre-cleaning is often necessary to prevent further damage and loss. Their goal should be to restore items so that you are not required to replace them if at all possible.

Technicians will then clean all hard surfaces to remove smoke and soot residue - they will be able to properly manage Formica, chrome, aluminum, stainless steel, and more. Porous materials will need to be removed, as well, and smoke odors eliminated using the appropriate technology. 

Furniture, electronics, and paper documents and items will all be cared for using the most up-to-date equipment and technologies so that your loss is as low as it can be. Your restoration professionals will work with your insurance adjuster so that the claim process goes smoothly and quickly, too. 

THE SERVPRO COMMITMENT

Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we’re committed to getting you back to normal after any kind of disaster, and that includes restoring all your belongings and equipment. Our processes are the best available, and our technicians are trained and equipped to handle any disaster you might face, from water damage and fire damage to mold infestations, damage from vandalism or accidents, and more. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too - ask us how! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Odor Removal After Fire Damage

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

A fire will affect everything in your home or business due to the heat, soot, and smoke. You’ll need the assistance of professionals who have the expertise and equipment that is needed to get your work or personal space back to normal as soon as possible. You won’t want to enter your home or business until all the smoke is cleared from your premises, since it won’t be healthy to breathe the accompanying fumes from burned materials; hiring a professional fire and smoke damage restoration contractor right away will ensure that your property is completely free from the after-effects of the fire as soon as possible. This type of company can also remove those unpleasant lingering odors, and that is important for both home and business owners, too. 

Remove All Sources Of The Odor

The first and most important step in smoke odor removal is to remove all sources of the odor. This will include removing items that have been burned, such as cabinets, furniture, drywall, and anything that is non-salvageable. The items can then be either discarded or restored, depending on their condition.

Clean Thoroughly

Professional technicians will clean the salvageable items with the appropriate products. They pressure wash, scrub, and disinfect exterior surfaces like walls, windows, and decks, while interior walls and hard surfaces can be cleaned with mild soap and then rinsed thoroughly. Professionals will also clean inside cabinets, drawers, and closets, and wash household items, too. Carpets, furniture, and upholstery are usually cleaned off-site. All these steps should be taken right away so that the odors don’t penetrate any materials deeply - this makes them much harder to get rid of later. 

Odor Removal

Smoke, soot, and odors from a fire will penetrate the duct system and any dust or other particles existing inside the system. Cleaning the ducts early in the odor removal process is therefore essential to prevent the HVAC system from re-contaminating areas that have been cleaned. Professionals should be tasked with cleaning the ductwork, as it involves specialized equipment and procedures that are only available to them. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries; our SERVPRO professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality results possible. 

Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we are experts in handling the after-effects of a fire or flooding event, and we can help with mold remediation, too. Ask us about getting your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! This franchise is independently owned and operated.

Safety Tips For Using Your Space Heater

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

While space heaters provide wonderful warmth during the colder months, they also can be safety hazards if they aren’t properly set up and monitored. Our SERVPRO team is always concerned with your safety, and today we are sharing safety tips for you to follow when you are using a space heater:

Carefully place your space heater at least 3 feet away from flammable objects. If any objects come in contact with the space heater’s electric heating face or a hot surface, this is a fire risk. Never wrap anything over your space heater and keep it away from rugs, furniture, bedding, clothing, window treatments, or other flammable materials. Your space heater should also always sit on a level surface so that it doesn’t accidentally tip over or fall. 

Plug your space heater directly into an outlet instead of using an extension cord; there is a much higher chance of your space heater overheating or otherwise malfunctioning if it is plugged into an extension cord or an outlet strip. You can minimize these dangers by plugging your space heater directly into an outlet that has the power capacity necessary to fire it up and keep it running.

When you’re not using your space heater, turn it off. You will save energy by doing so, as well as ensuring that there will not be an accidental fire. 

You should clean your space heater and wipe it down regularly to ensure that no dangerous overheating can occur. You should also carefully monitor your space heater to make sure you know that it is functioning properly. If anything seems out of order, turn it off and unplug it right away until a professional can inspect it. 

Space heaters should never be run in places that are humid or wet, due to the dangerous situation that water and electricity will create. 


Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we care about your safety and are fire damage restoration experts. If you have experienced any disastrous event, such as a fire, flood or storm, call us right away so that we can help you get back to normal as soon as possible.

Best Practices For Using A Gas Fireplace

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

A gas fireplace provides fire and heat to your home or workspaces, of course, and it’s also a great addition to any room when it comes to ambiance and aesthetics. They do require specific safety precautions, however.

Here are some best practices for using a gas fireplace:

All gas fireplaces should have a protective safety screen across the front of the fireplace; these screens provide a barrier that helps to reduce the risk of someone getting a serious burn. Also, keep in mind that a safety screen will retain heat, so make sure your family members know not to touch it - especially the little ones. 

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, poisonous gas that can be deadly, and because of this, every home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector located in rooms near gas appliances, including your gas fireplace. In addition, your home should also have smoke detectors that are fully functional; check and replace the batteries on a regular basis to ensure that they are in good condition.

Schedule yearly inspections for your gas fireplace with a licensed gas technician or hearth dealer; they can check the gas lines, clean the unit’s burner and control compartment, check for condensation. 

When you are selecting your gas fireplace, try to choose a model that offers direct-venting. They have sealed combustion systems that protect indoor air quality by drawing air from outside the building while sending all the combustion exhaust and any by-products to the outside. Proper ventilation is essential to protect your loved ones, your property, and yourself. 

If you have an accident and your premises suffer damage from a fire, you can call us here at SERVPRO of North Nashville for clean up or recovery of your property and belongings. We also handle water damage, we’re mold remediation experts, and we can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Ask us how!

Cleaning Up Your Home After Smoke Damage

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

A fire will affect everything in your home through the flames, heat, soot, and smoke, and the actual structure itself can even be compromised. You’ll need the assistance of professionals who have the expertise and equipment that is needed to get your work or personal space back to normal as soon as possible, following fire damage. Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we understand that smoke damage can last for a long time, so here are some first steps to think about as you are cleaning up your home after smoke damage:

Inhaling smoke can have an immediate negative effect on you, so avoiding a smoky situation is really important, even if it’s only for a short time. With that in mind, make sure you don’t enter your home or business until all the smoke is cleared from your premises. Hiring a professional fire and smoke damage restoration contractor will ensure that your property is free from the after-effects of a fire. 

Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we specialize in restoring the contents of a home or business that has suffered from fire or smoke. Our team will assess all your belongings carefully to determine which items can be restored to their original condition, and they will use several cleaning methods to do just that. These can include:

  • Foam: used for upholstery; it can shrink or the colors may bleed if water is used. 
  • Dry: used to get rid of light residue.
  • Wet: used to remove moderate to heavy residues.
  • Immersion: used for heavy residues and overwhelming odors.

Electronics that have been damaged by fire and the accompanying smoke often present a serious hazard. Never turn your electronics on after they have been damaged by fire. Smoke residue contains acids that will corrode metal and can cause electronic failure in a device. Computers, televisions, and CD/DVD players should be assessed and cleaned by a professional before they are used after a fire. 

If the smoke and fire damage to your home is such that it will need extensive restoration or cleaning, requiring you to move to other accommodations temporarily, SERVPRO of North Nashville can organize your move-out process. Removing your items from the area will move any remodeling process along a lot faster, as well as protect your items from any further potential damage. We can then coordinate and organize your move back into your premises once it is safe to do so. 


If your home or business has suffered damage from fire or smoke, our team here at SERVPRO of North Nashville is ready to handle it. We’re experts in cleanup projects of all sizes, and we are mold prevention and remediation experts, too. We can get your premises Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Fire Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

In every home or business, fire extinguishers are an invaluable tool to use against small fires and can also be very effective to protect evacuation routes. The most common emergency any home or business owner should plan for is a fire, according to OSHA.

Everyone should take the steps necessary to learn how to use the fire extinguisher kept in their home, while OSHA requires all employers to train their staff thoroughly on how to use a fire extinguisher correctly and to accurately assess the situation if a fire is to occur. We all also need to be able to properly determine when an evacuation should take place for the safety and well-being of all those in danger. OSHA has established annual training for employees as a minimal requirement for all places of business, and this training is helpful for homeowners as well.  

The PASS fire extinguisher training technique is recommended:

  • P - Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
  • A - Aim the nozzle of the hose at the base of the fire. 
  • S - Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. 
  • S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side, directed at the base of the flames until the fire is extinguished. 

Once someone knows how to properly operate a fire extinguisher, they should then also be trained to follow fire safety protocol. They should know how to:

  • Locate and activate the fire alarm.
  • Call the fire department and emergency responders immediately. 
  • Determine a safe evacuation route that will direct people away from flames, excessive heat, and smoke. They should also know how to keep the route from becoming blocked,
  • Use the PASS technique for discharging a fire extinguisher as outlined above, and know the importance of backing away from the area if the fire flares up again. 
  • Evacuate the area immediately if the fire is still going and the extinguisher is empty, or if the fire grows beyond what can be safely handled without fire department personnel. 

Fire extinguishers are only made to handle small fires, so keep that in mind. If a fire is getting out of control, call the fire department immediately. Excessive smoke and heat, impaired evacuation routes, and poor visibility are all conditions that can arise quickly. Safety comes first and foremost; always be prepared to evacuate if the fire grows to excessive levels. 


SERVPRO of North Nashville is here to help you if you have experienced fire damage, water damage, or damage from mold. We also handle mold remediation and prevention.

Firework Safety

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Fireworks may look pretty and are fun to set off, but they can prove to be a real danger to your family, your home, and others around you. Whatever the situation may be, be sure to practice the utmost safety when handling fireworks. When misused, they may cause injury, fire damage, or wildfires. Be sure to check if consumer fireworks are legal in your area. Here are some tips on how to be safe around fireworks during the holiday season from your friends here at SERVPRO of North Nashville! 

  • Do not let children and young teenagers light or operate the fireworks. Children should not be handling fireworks and should be under strict supervision. Make sure the person who is setting them off is a responsible adult who has not been drinking prior. It is also recommended that the person using the fireworks wears safety glasses.
  • Before using the fireworks, read all safety and warning labels. Do not use fireworks that do not have warning labels or fireworks that have been bought illegally. If it is an outdoor celebration, only purchase and use consumer fireworks from a licensed dealer. 
  • When you buy fireworks illegally, it can often lead to unexpected explosions. Do not use any fireworks for any purpose besides what they were made for, and do not combine multiple fireworks and light them off as one. It is illegal to make your own fireworks, and building your own can be incredibly dangerous. As mentioned previously, follow local and state laws and regulations.
  • Keep water close at hand, whether it be a hose or a bucket of water. This will be used to put out stray flames or sparks. Pour water onto any area that was used when lighting your fireworks. If you have any unused fireworks, do not throw them in the garbage, but instead, check your area’s local waste management system for proper removal so as to avoid any unwanted trash fires and the resulting fire damage.
  • When actually lighting the firework, make sure it is on level, solid ground where it cannot tip over. It is also advisable to use a multipurpose lighter instead of matches. Be sure to not have your hands and face directly over the firework when lighting it and do not attempt to light again if it does not go off.
  • Be wary of your surroundings by planning where people will be spectating and which direction the fireworks will be fired. Do not buy fireworks that are too large for the area you are lighting them in, and be sure that the spectators are a safe distance away. Never light fireworks indoors or near combustible materials and set them off away from buildings and onlookers to minimize the possibility of fire damage to your property.
  • Be prepared just in case of an emergency where an injury occurs. Be familiar with first-aid information and call emergency services when needed.

You must always prioritize your safety and the safety of others before using fireworks. If you are in an area where you do not have enough space to use them, it is advisable to not buy them. However, if you are in a situation where fireworks do cause fire damage, do not hesitate to reach out to professionals to help restore your home building. Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we are experts in fire damage repair and restoration, and we are always willing to help!

What To Do When Your Kitchen Catches On Fire

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Have you recently experienced a fire in the kitchen and you are not sure how to clean up afterward? There is typically soot left behind along with smoke damage and a lingering smell. You must be sure to handle this situation correctly to prevent it from worsening or endangering your health. If the damage is not too severe, then these instructions will be a helpful guide for you to repair your kitchen to normal in no time! Your first step should be to open the windows and the doors along with setting up fans within the kitchen to create a current of air to push out any lingering odor. Be sure to not use the AC because it could spread contaminated air to the rest of the house.

After letting the kitchen air out, here is what to do next:

Protect yourself from harmful soot and chemicals by donning protective goggles, gloves, and a face mask.

Clean affected walls and surfaces with a cleaning product and then rinse. You will have to go over the affected areas multiple times before it is completely clean. After rinsing, let the area dry before cleaning again.

Use the correct cleaners and detergents to do the job. Different soaps have differing purposes and will be more effective in different areas.

For soot and smoke removal on floors, furniture, and walls, use a mild soap or detergent mix or you can mix together 4 to 6 tbsp. of tri-sodium phosphate and 1 cup of household cleaner or chlorine bleach to every gallon of warm water. Be cautious with TSP, while it is effective, it can be dangerous when mishandled. Do not use it on ceramic or chrome.

You can use dry soot sponges, as long as completely clean and dry them between each use, to clean all surfaces including fabric. They are specifically made to remove soot and other residues without the use of liquids.

Degreaser products are not as strong as TSP, but they are as great at removing soot on many types of surfaces. 

Always check the details on the whichever cleaning material you decide to use before applying it to the job.

Do not forget to clean within your cabinets, pantries, and drawers as they are not protected from smoke and soot.

Empty everything out and wipe everything down, thoroughly clean every surface and appliance in your kitchen, including the inside of cabinets. 

You will also have to toss out all packaged food, including everything in the refrigerator for safety purposes.

After thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and all affected areas, the scent of smoke still may not be fully removed. Here are some tips to solve this:

Clean non-porous surfaces with an orange citrus cleaner.

Sprinkle baking soda on carpets and other fabrics, let them sit for several hours before going over it with a vacuum.

Set out bowls of vinegar around the house to absorb any remaining scents.


While this is an extensive list of tips you can follow in the event of a kitchen fire, it is important to know that handling soot can be very dangerous. If the fire damage is too massive for you to handle on your own, do not hesitate to reach out to a restoration company such as SERVPRO of North Nashville. We are focused on your health and happiness, and we are ready to help with any kind of restoration project, such as fire damage restoration. Our years of experience make us perfect for the job.

What to Expect from a Fire Damage Restoration Project

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Has your home or business recently been affected by a fire? No matter the size of the fire or affected area, it is important to practice caution while waiting for the restoration company to arrive. Here is what to do and what not to do after a fire:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork. Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open. Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash any houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter. Tape double layers of cheesecloth over the air register.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service. Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.

Once the restoration team has arrived on the scene, this is what you should expect from a fire damage restoration project. Every situation is different and requires different ways of solving the problem, but the process generally stays the same.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to their pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It may also entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.


Do not hesitate to reach out to us here at SERVPRO of North Nashville! Our employees are professionally trained in property damage restoration to guarantee each job is fully completed and done well. Fire damage is especially difficult to handle, so don’t overwhelm yourself by attempting to take on the job alone!

Smoke Damage Removal from Your Kitchen

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Have you recently had a kitchen fire where smoke damage left stains and a bad smell? Smoke damage is hard to remove but it is not impossible. Soot stains can stick anywhere from your counter to your walls or even to your ceiling. So what do you do when everything is covered in soot and smells smoky? The wrong techniques can spread soot throughout the rest of your house and make stains permanent. Even worse, soot is detrimental to your health, so it is important to wear protective clothing while handling it such as gloves and goggles.

The first step you should take in fixing smoke damage is creating good air circulation in your kitchen by turning on the fans, along with opening doors and windows. But be sure not to run the AC because it will circulate the contaminated air throughout the rest of your home. However, if the damage is severe then call a professional to properly remove the soot.

Next, assess the damage. Can the surfaces be cleaned? Surfaces with a satin or semi-gloss paint cover can usually be cleaned, washed, and restored easily. Walls with flat paint may be more difficult to clean completely, and you may have to clean as much as possible and then repaint or replace the wallpaper. Once you have followed these steps, follow the tips below to clean smoke damage and removing smoke odor from your kitchen.

Cleaning Smoke Damage:

  • Clear the area that needs to be cleaned, move items so that the affected area is more accessible. Any food exposed to soot should be thrown away, exercise caution by throwing away food if you have any doubt. Clean and wipe down other items that were affected by soot.
  • Create a solution of one gallon water and one tablespoon of trisodium phosphate (TSP). TSP is a harsh but effective chemical because it works well on sticky soot residue. Since it is an irritant, wear protective clothing such as rubber gloves and avoid getting it on your skin. Less harsh alternatives to TSP exist, such as degreaser products and dry soot sponges.
  • Use a sponge soaked with the solution to clean the affected areas. Try not to get too much water on non-water-resistant walls, as this can cause water damage to the home’s drywall or become a source of mold.
  • Wipe down every surface in your kitchen to ensure that all of the soot is removed. Make sure to also wipe down the insides of cabinets, pantries, and even drawers.

Removing Smoke Odor:

  • Even after the stains are removed, you may still find a lingering smoke odor in your kitchen that makes it hard to breathe.
  • Remove the unpleasant smell by wiping down and disinfecting every surface with an orange-scented cleaner. Odor can attach to virtually every surface, so be sure to wipe down areas from walls to cabinets to windows.
  • You can also leave bowls of vinegar out to absorb the smell. If there are areas with persistent smoke smell, create a water-vinegar solution to remove it.
  • For carpets and other fabrics, sprinkle baking soda then let it sit for several hours before vacuuming.


These tips are suitable for jobs that you can attempt on your own but do not hesitate to call the professionals if the damage is severe. Here at SERVPRO of North Nashville, we are experts when it comes to fire and smoke damage restoration and can help you with everything from odor control to fabric cleaning! Your kitchen can be as good as new with our help!

Top 5 Common Causes of House Fires

1/27/2019 (Permalink)

Their is an average of 29 candle fires per day.

Top 5 most common causes of house fires as identified by the National Fire Protection Association.

  1. Candles

From 2007-2011, the NFPA says there were an average of 10,630 fires in the U.S. that were started by candles, causing 115 deaths, 903 injuries and approximately $418 million in property damage. That is an average of 29 candle fires per day.

Safety tips:

  • Never leave a candle burning near flammable items.
  • Never leave a candle burning in a child’s room or an unoccupied room.
  • Make sure candles fit securing into candle holders so they won’t tip over.
  • Blow out any candles before leaving a room or going to sleep
  1. Smoking

While the number of fires caused by smoking is trending downward, the NFPA found that there was still an average of 17,600 related fires per year resulting in 490 deaths and more than $516 million in property damage.

Safety tips:

  • If you smoke, consider smoking outside.
  • Use wide, sturdy ashtrays to catch butts and ashes.
  • Look for cigarette butts under furniture and between seat cushions to make sure no lit butts have fallen someplace where they can’t be seen.
  • Don’t smoke in bed, when you’re tired or around medical oxygen.
  1. Electrical & Lighting

According to the NFPA, in 2011 approximately 47,700 home structure fires were caused by some sort of electrical failure or malfunction. These resulted in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage.

Safety tips:

  • Don’t overload outlets or electrical cords.
  • Make sure you have the right cord for the job – inside cords for inside, heavy duty/outside cords for outdoor use.
  • Don’t leave Christmas lights, Christmas trees, or halogen lights on overnight or when not at home.
  • Consider having an electrician perform an annual checkup of your home’s wiring.
  1. Dryers & Washing Machines

Clothes dryer fires happen more often than one might think, accounting for 16,800 home structure fires in 2010 and doing more than $236 million in property damage. 

Safety tips:

  • Clean the lint screen frequently and don’t run the dryer without it.
  • For gas and propane dryers, make sure there aren’t any leaks in the lines.
  • Vent the dryer to the outside of the house and ensure nothing blocks the vent pipe.
  • Clean the vent pipe and the area where the screen is housed.
  • Keep the area around the dryer free of combustible materials.
  1. Lightning

From 2007-2011, NFPA says there were an average of 22,600 fires per year caused by lightning strikes.

Safety tips:

  • Stay away from doors and windows during an electrical storm.
  • Do not use corded phones, computers, TVs or other electrical equipment during storms.
  • Unplug major electronics – TVs, stereo equipment, computers and microwaves to minimize damage if there is a lightning strike close by.
  • Avoid plumbing such as sinks, baths and faucets during a thunderstorm.

You experience a fire in your home, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Northwest Davidson County 615.876.9551

Fire Damage DOs and DON'Ts

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Fire Damage Tips

DO

  • Keep hands clean
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent further damage.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent more soiling.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on faucets and appliances then protect with a light coating of lubricant.

DON'T

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water without consulting a repair service.

It may seem easier to try and take care of fire damage on your own, but more often than not, trying to clean with generic products only ruins the damaged area more. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Davidson County and we'll be there to help! 

Sun's Out, Grill's Out

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Image belongs to the U.S Fire Administration.

As the summer season is quickly approaching us here in Nashville, SERVPRO of Northwest Davidson County wanted to remind everyone to exercise fire safety around your home. We all know that the first official sign of the summer season is when Dad decides to pull out his handy, dandy grilling apron. When using an open flame, the U.S. Fire Administration says that you should keep your grill at least 3 feet away from any structures. This ensures that the mixture of out-of-control flames and wind cannot reach your home, garage, or any other building that you may have in your backyard. Always be aware of other surrounding while you are grilling. Keep an eye out for children, pets, and small flammable objects to be sure that they stay away from the flames. When you practice the appropriate fire safety techniques, the only thing you have to worry about is keeping stains off of your lucky apron! We wish everyone a great summer and happy grilling!

Commercial Fire Damage, Nashville TN

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

On St. Patrick's Day, SERVPRO of Northwest Davidson County was called out to help mitigate fire and water damages in a distribution warehouse in Nashville TN.


Although this photo appears to be hazy, it is just a realistic aftermath of a major fire. There is no power and most components inside have melted.


To most, cleaning and restoring this damage seems like an insurmountable task. It could be the luck of the Irish, it could be that we always wear green, or it could be unmatched training and expertise that will allow us at SERVPRO of Northwest Davidson County to have them back up and running in no time.