Once you get the OK from your insurer to remove the water, use a sump pump, available from most hardware or home supply stores for $150 to $500, and a wet vac ($40 to $130). Ramirez cautions that water is heavy—a cubic foot weight 10 lbs.—so be careful not to injure yourself, especially if you're carrying buckets of water up and down stairs. Open doors and windows to allow fresh air to circulate so long as that won't allow in more water. 
However, if you didn't notice overflowing toilet and the toilet overflow affected area is medium to large or if the material is porous (carpet, vinyl, linoleum) or sewage sat there for longer than about 10-20 minutes, you need to call sewage damage restoration company to clean it up. Sewage damage experts usually will arrive quickly and come prepared. Ask the sewage restoration technician what needs to be done and discuss options of filing insurance claim or paying out of pocket.

Once you get the OK from your insurer to remove the water, use a sump pump, available from most hardware or home supply stores for $150 to $500, and a wet vac ($40 to $130). Ramirez cautions that water is heavy—a cubic foot weight 10 lbs.—so be careful not to injure yourself, especially if you're carrying buckets of water up and down stairs. Open doors and windows to allow fresh air to circulate so long as that won't allow in more water. 
Special Touch Disaster Restoration, LLC is a Nashville restoration services company that provides 24/7 emergency services for disaster restoration. The company provides a full range of restoration services such as water extraction, demolition, drying, daily monitoring of drying processes, tree removal, mold remediation, and emergency board up against storms, fires, and theft. Special Touch Disaster Restoration, LLC also works with all insurance companies and communicates with insurance adjusters and agents throughout the repair process.
The Grand Ole Opry House stage was underwater on Monday, May 3, 2010, when Opry President Steve Buchanan began searching for and finding a place to hold the Tuesday night show (War Memorial Auditorium) and the shows slotted for Friday and Saturday (the Ryman Auditorium). Despite damage at the Opry House that included a ruined stage, pews, curtains, floor and the walls, the music never stopped as the "Opry" continued to venue-hop during the summer. After undergoing $20 million in renovations — the entire first floor had to be rebuilt — the Opry House reopened in October 2010. But it wasn't the only music venue temporarily silenced by the flood. All told, 24 feet of water entered the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the week that followed the storm. The damage included two Steinway grand pianos, valued at more than $100,000 each. But like the "Opry," the music played on, with a free show days after the flood on the public square. Restoring the Schermerhorn, built in 2006, cost nearly $40 million and took seven months.
“I run the maintenance department for a property management company, and Rytech has been a great resource for us.  They are fast, efficient, and professional at every turn. I have no issues with sending them out to any of our rental properties because I know they will handle themselves in a professional and courteous manner. And their work has been excellent.” - Oxford Maintenance

We have been there in response to every type of disaster seen by this community. We were there in May of 2010 for the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, as well as several other losses, during the floods in Nashville. We were there to help in July and August of 2013 when our neighbors in South Pittsburg and Madison saw flood waters rise again. We have been there to help restore calm after several large fires in various multi-family dwellings and commercial complexes throughout the region. And, we also had the pleasure of helping the Southland Mall in Memphis when they experienced a major roof collapse in September, 2014.
Settling for a neighbor who will shovel out the sewage waste or renting a WetVac are not good options either. Please continue searching for a water removal and clean up company that is certified in water damage restoration or use the company listed on this page. When selecting your water removal professional, make sure to ask if they are certified in water damage restoration. Most importantly, remember to stay safe and act immediately!

Blue Chip Restoration is a Nashville restoration services company that offers 24/7 rapid response services. The company strives to reply within 15 minutes and to be on site within two hours. Blue Chip Restoration’s staff have over 35 years of residential and commercial construction experience. The company’s services include restoration, water extraction, mold remediation, fire restoration, hazardous material removal, and rapid drying. Blue Chip Restoration also provides exterior renovations, additions, and interior remodels as well.
We are a complete Nashville water damage restoration company specializing in professional cleanup and repair of residential and commercial properties. What sets us apart from all the rest? At Emergency Response Team of Nashville, we always put your needs first. That means our Damage Restoration Technicians are available 24/7, 365-days-a-year, and we promise to have a team to you in 45 minutes or less. That’s right; 45 minutes or less. And that’s important because time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your property. Whether the source is from a broken or leaky pipe, a toilet or sink overflow, a slab leak, refrigerator, dishwasher or washing machine, or flooded basement, attic or crawlspace due to storms, we will find the source, stop the flooding, and provide full extraction and structural drying, including thoroughly drying your wet carpet and hardwood floors.  We then provide full damage restoration and rebuild.  We get a crew to you before the damage sets in, preventing far costlier repairs, and salvaging as much of your property as possible.
We utilize the best technology for water cleanup in Nashville TN and have the most talented professional, trained technicians with excellent service. We provide Nashville water removal services to all residential and commercial water damage Nashville TN victims. If you are experiencing an emergency water damage disaster, don’t hesitate, call us immediately at 615-208-9555.
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