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SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties encourages Springfield Property Owners to Prepare Now for Severe Spring Weather

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties wants local home and business owners to know that the approaching spring season is notorious for flood-producing weather, so now is the time to prepare for the unpredictable.

“The water damage caused by a broken pipe, malfunctioning clothes or dishwasher, backed up gutters or damaged roof is typically limited in scope and pretty straightforward to deal with,” says Richardson. “Depending on where you live and work; however, you may also be at risk for flooding caused by rain, melting snow, coastal storms, storm surges, dam overflows, ice jams affecting rivers or a severe spring storm. Those are the types of flooding risks you need to plan for in advance.”

While some areas are more prone to flooding than others, FEMA warns that everyone lives in an area with some flood risk, so it’s important to understand your risk and take the appropriate steps to prepare. Even those who live in a “low flood risk” zone should heed weather warnings. Here are some of spring’s common flood-related weather hazards and where they are most likely to occur.

  • Thunderstorms: The Southeast sees the greatest number of thunderstorms while the West Coast sees the fewest. They occur most often in the spring and summer months during the afternoon and evening hours but can occur anywhere and anytime. These powerful storms can dump large amounts of rain in a short period of time, resulting in flooding and power outages. In an average year, the U.S. experiences about 100,000 thunderstorms.
  • Snow Melt: Areas of U.S. that receive a lot of snowfall are subject to flooding from snow melt. As warming temperatures melt the snow on top of the frozen ground, water can pour into basements and flood yards and streets. Communities downstream of heavy snowpack areas are at flooding risk from streams and rivers swollen with melted snow and ice. Communities along rivers are subject to flooding due to ice jams that block the river’s flow.
  • Coastal Flooding: Flooding events during or following a coastal storm are common, but changes in average sea level and ongoing development have led to a phenomenon for coastal communities-Blue Sky or Sunny Day Flooding. Spring is one of the times when this phenomenon occurs, when Moon’s orbit brings it closest to the Earth, and the Moon, Sun and Earth align, resulting in extraordinarily high tides. Coastal flooding is most common along the Northeast and Gulf Coast.

“It’s great to look forward to warmer days of spring, but it’s also important to remember that this change in the weather can trigger some unsettled and even dangerous weather,” says Richardson. “Prepare now for the risk of flooding events by making an emergency plan for meeting up with loved ones, storing fresh water in the event of water supply contamination, having fresh batteries on hand in case of power outages, and stockpiling non-perishable food.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, floodwaters can pose several health risks and cause injuries, infection, chemical hazards and more. Ever drive through flooded roadways, and avoid contact with floodwaters when possible as it may contain downed power lines or electric current from a home or business; human or livestock waste; household, medical or industrial hazardous waste; debris; or wild animals such as rodents and snakes. If the water has entered a structure through the flooding of a creek, stream or river, or if it has fileted through insulation during its intrusion, it is also to be considered black water and could be hazardous to your health.

“If your home or business is affected by a flood, remember, quick action is critical to minimizing damage and long-term health risks,” Richardson says. Add SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties to your contact list in your phone. We’re here to help.”

SERVPRO® specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties, please contact Katie Sellens at 615-672-1905 or ksellens@SERVPRO8267.com. For more information on SERVPRO®, please visit www.SERVPRO.com.

Continuing Education Course - April 9th

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Are you in need of continuing education credits for your licensure? Here at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties we offer FREE Continuing Education courses for you to fulfill those credit hours. Our second course that is being offered for this year will be Restoring Contaminated Buildings (2hr) and it will be held at Top Golf in Nashville, TN on April 9th. You will find all of the course information listed below.

We’re hosting 2 FREE Credit Hours of Continuing Education on Thursday, April 9th at Top Golf in Nashville, TN and would love for you to attend!

Course Information:

  • The subject to be covered is Restoring Contaminated Buildings
  • Registration for the class will begin at 1:30 PM and we should finish around 4:00 PM
  • After the course is complete there will be appetizers, drinks and 2 golf bays for everyone to enjoy
  • The address for Top Golf Nashville is 500 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37207

If you would like to attend, please respond by email to Katie Sellens at (ksellens@SERVPRO8267.com) or by phone at 615-672-1905.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this class or other classes that will be offered throughout the year please let us know.

Are you following us on our social and web platforms?!?!

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Have you visited our social media and web platforms? Here at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties we pride ourselves in the hard work that our TEAM puts in every day. We would love to have you visit our social media and web pages so that you can partake in the fun that we have here! Listed below are the different platforms that we have for SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties and the content that you might see on those platforms. See something that interest you? Make sure to like that page so that you can follow us for more awesomeness!

Website- www.cheathamrobertsondicksoncounties

You can find all of our blog articles, customer photos and testimonials as well as a wealth of other information about our TEAM and company that you might not know!

Facebook- @SERVPROCRD

Well……it’s FACEBOOK! You can find a little bit of everything on our Facebook page. We share local information regarding our communities, try to provide severe weather updates when necessary and try to post fun interactive material.

Instagram- @SERVPROcrd

Only the coolest photos and stories that you have EVER seen! Like really. We are pretty awesome, but our Instagram account is WAY cooler than even us!

Twitter- @SERVPROCRD

We share updates of sporting events that we are affiliated with and much more! Come and follow us so that you can find out what all of the chirp is about!

Google- SERVPRO of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties

Reviews! This is a great place to follow the reviews that are coming in for SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties. This also has our street address, phone number and hours (24/7).

BBB- SERVPRO of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties

Check out our A+ rating on the BBB website for SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties!

SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties - The Cleaning Experts

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

COVID 19 SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties is Here to Help during this time of need.

SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO® product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties, 615-672-1905

Continuing Education Course - March 26th

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Are you in need of continuing education credits for your licensure? Here at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties we offer FREE Continuing Education courses for you to fulfill those credit hours. Our first course that is being offered for this year will be Restorative Drying for Water Damage (4hr) and it will be held in Dickson, TN on March 26th. You will find all of the course information listed below.

We’re hosting 4 FREE Credit Hours of Continuing Education on Thursday, March 26th at the American Job Center in Dickson, TN and would love for you to attend.

Course Information:

  • The subject to be covered is Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Registration for the class will begin at 9:00 AM and we should finish around 2:30 PM
  • A light breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • The address for the American Job Center is 250 Beasley Drive, # 2812, Dickson, TN 37055

If you would like to attend, please respond by email to Katie Sellens at (ksellens@SERVPRO8267.com) or by phone at 615-672-1905.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this class or other classes that will be offered throughout the year please let us know.

F3 Tornado Devastates Nashville and Surrounding Cities

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

In the early morning of March 3rd a devastating tornado ripped through Nashville and surrounding areas leaving devastation behind. Many have been displaced by damage to their homes and businesses and there were countless lives lost during the storms. If there is anything that we can take from this tragic experience it is that we are strong and resilient. Nashville is strong and resilient. Its neighboring communities are strong and resilient. We will come together as ONE to ensure that everyone is taken care of; fed, clothed, housed, houses rebuilt, businesses rebuilt. Because we are Nashville Strong.

Below is a list of resources if you feel led to help or are in need of help.

Volunteer Efforts:

If you would like to express interest in volunteering for disaster relief efforts, please visit: https://www.hon.org/

(Please note: if you are experiencing technical difficulties with their website they are working to have them restored. There has been an outpouring of support from the community and the website is having a hard time keeping up with everyone trying to donate their time!)

Donate Goods:

Community Resource Center is currently taking product donations. They are specifically looking for personal hygiene products, bleach, trash bags, box cutters and gloves at this time.

Donate Money:

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is the city’s partner for collection of disaster relief funds. Please visit www.CFMT.org to donate.

Red Cross:

If you were affected by this morning’s tornadoes and need a safe place to go, here is a list of Red Cross shelters:

Nashville: Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Avenue North

Nashville: East High School, 110 Gallatin Avenue

Mt. Juliet: Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane

Lebanon: Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 North Cumberland Street

Cookeville: First Baptist, 18 South Walnut Avenue

If you would like to donate blood, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter your zip code to find a blood drive near you.

Residential and Commercial Assistance:

Roof Tarps, Water Mitigation, Board Up’s. Call our office at 615-672-1905 and we will be happy to assist you with your damage. Our teams are working around the clock to make sure that everyone in our area and surrounding areas is taken care of.

Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

Individual Prevention:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

Stay home when you are sick

Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue and discard responsibly

Frequently clean and disinfect frequently touched items and surfaces

Wash your hands often with soap for at least (20 seconds)

Business Prevention:

Actively encourage sick employees to stay home

Separate sick employees

Emphasize staying home when sick

Emphasize personal hygiene with employees (ie: hand washing, respiratory etiquette)

Perform routine environmental cleaning

SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties wants you to stay safe and unaffected by the coronavirus. Take the precautions listed above to aide in you, your loved ones and your employees avoiding contracting the coronavirus. Here at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties we are equipped to clean and sanitize based on a specific set of guidelines and protocols set forth by the CDC. If you are in need of professional sanitation call our office today at 615-672-1905.

2020 Tentatively Scheduled CE Courses

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

We are forging on into the New Year here at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties and have some exciting news! We decided to pre-plan and arrange our Continuing Education Courses that we offer for the entire year! We offer these courses free of charge to local insurance agents and adjusters to help them achieve the credits that they need for their licensures. All of the courses listed below are tentatively scheduled and an email will be sent out for each course individually closer to their scheduled dates. If you would like to be included on these emails please give me a call at 615-672-1905 or email me at (ksellens@SERVPRO8267.com).

Restorative Drying for Water Damage (4hr)-28998

When: March 26, 2020

Where: American Job Center-250 Beasley Drive, 32812, Dickson, TN 37055

***After Hours Course-Limited Space Available***

Restoring Contaminated Buildings (2hr)-20242 

When: April 9, 2020

Where: Top Golf Nashville-500 Cowan Street Nashville, TN 37207

Details: After the 2hr Continuing Education Course we have secured space for two hours of golf, appetizers and drinks.

Ethics (3hr)-24871 Restorative Drying for Water Damage (2hr)-29038

When: July 30, 2020

Where: SERVPRO® of Sumner County-229 Innovation Way, Hendersonville, TN 37075

***After Hours Course-Limited Space Available***

Cleaning & Restoring-Smoke Damaged Contents (2hr)-31268

When: September 17, 2020

Where: SERVPRO® of Sumner County-229 Innovation Way, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Details: After the 2hr Continuing Education Course, OAK & PINE WORKSHOP will be at our facility to complete a fun DIY project with everyone!

Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire/Damage and Restoration (4hr)-26960

When: November 12, 2020

Where: SERVPRO® of Sumner County-229 Innovation Way, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Sumner County Flood Evacuation Emergency Kit

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties wants you to be prepared if a flood forces you to evacuate.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

If a flood in Cheatham, Robertson or Dickson Counties means you have to evacuate your home, you will need:

  • Written contact list
  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices

Some people in Cheatham, Robertson or Dickson Counties will also need:

  • At least one other person who can get your medications &  supplies
  • At least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, allergies, and dosages
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses
  • Hearing-aid batteries
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in your home, consider:

  • Pet food and toys
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties suggests you find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals. 

Fire Extinguisher Safety in Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

All of us at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties hope you never have a fire. If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning the damage left by smoke and fire in your home or office.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.

SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties suggests you remember PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle side to side.

If you see a small fire at your place of business or home, and you think you can take care of it yourself, use these tips above.  If you have any worries, you and everyone should leave the building and call 9-1-1 when you are safe, outside.