Commercial Property: Water Damage, Call SERVPRO today!
Flooding and water damage to your commercial property can be a huge inconvenience and a headache to have to deal with. Water quickly spreads throughout your work place and gets absorbed into the floors, walls, furniture, and anything else the water touches. Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka we will arrive as soon as possible and starts the water mitigation process so no further damage happens.
Things you need to know when flooding or a water damage occurs at your property:
• Water will spread quickly and will saturate every area it touches
• Water can be soaked up in areas like, walls, carpets, and furniture
• Photographs, books, and any other personal belongings can be saturated and start to warp and ruin the longer it stays wet.
o The longer your property sits in the water the worse it can get so call immediately so SERVPRO can start the water mitigation process as soon as possible.
After 24 hours: What happens after 24 hours of sitting water
• Drywall can start to break or swell
• Furniture can begin to swell and crack
• Odors start to form throughout the property
For questions about our water mitigation process or any other questions you may have please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/ Iuka at (662)- 287-7881 we are always here to help! We will make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Water Damage Causes
Having a water damage at your business can be devastating and a headache to have to deal with. You have your family, employees, and yourself to worry about. The longer you stay out of business due to a water loss the worse it can be for your business and we don’t want that. We want to help restore your business and get you back into your business as fast as we can.
Here are a few things that could cause a water damage loss at your commercial property:
- Sprinkler systems- Sprinkler systems are required for businesses to help assist when there is a fire emergency. Sprinklers need to be checked and updated or they have the potential to malfunction. Sprinkler systems can malfunction and could possibly saturate and ruin equipment, inventory, and any other things that are important to your company.
- Busted pipes– There are several reasons why pipes could possibly burst and cause flooding or a water damage. The most common reason is during the winter months there can be extremely cold days and that caused the water to freeze inside the pipes and will cause pressure and the pipes can burst. When pipes aren’t regularly examined, check, and fixed can cause them to burst.
- Roof Leaks– Your roof needs annual and regular maintenance to avoid roof leaks. Storms can tear shingles off roofs and can cause a leak and then you could possibly have a severe water damage on your hands. Make sure to fix any roof issues and maintain your roof regularly to avoid leaks.
For any questions about water damage services or any other services SERVPRO offers please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help and remember we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Mold Services
Mold can be very serious and can be detrimental to you, your employees, and whoever enters your business. Keeping the air fresh and clean in your business will help keep everyone safe. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water damage like a leak from the roof or a plumbing issues. Mold can grow very rapidly if not taken care of as quickly as possible.
SERVPRO provides mold remediation for commercial properties not just residential properties:
Mold can spread quickly through a property if not treated properly. SERVPRO can respond quickly, working to contain the mold and making sure to check all areas to see if it has spread anywhere else in the building(s). Next, the remediation process will begin. We will work safely and cautiously so we can assess the issue and get the job done as safe but as quickly as possible in order to get you back into your business. We have the trained and equipped professionals that know how to contain the mold growth and restore your business.
Remember mold can cause serious health problems if not treated immediately. Anyone who steps foot into the building can be exposed to these health problems. So, to keep everyone safe please call SERVPRO and prevent any harm to anyone.
If you have any questions about our mold remediation services or any other services we provide call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to answer any questions you may have and we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Fireplace Safety Tips
Home fires happen all the time, accidents happen. Most fires in the home come from the chimney and fireplace. These fires are usually caused by failing to clean the chimney regularly or placing objects too close to the fireplace. Here are some tips to learn how to use your fireplace safely this winter:
- Before winter comes, hire a professional to come and inspect and remove obstructions or debris and do a deep cleaning of your chimney.
- Make sure your chimney has a cap at the top to keep unwanted debris or animals out.
- Keep any flammable objects away from the fireplace to avoid accidental fires.
- Make sure there is a fire extinguisher in your home, and that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are properly working.
- Have a covering over the fireplace to block any sparks or embers from shooting out.
- When starting a fire:
- Remove all ashes from the previous fire before lighting another fire.
- Don’t overload the fireplace with excess wood; a large fire generates more smoke and can damage your chimney.
- Never use flammable liquids to start a fire and don’t burn any kind of materials in a home fireplace.
- Keep children and pets away from the fireplace to ensure safety.
- Never leave the fireplace burning when going to sleep or leaving the home.
- Always make sure to keep your fireplace and chimney cleaned regularly.
The winter months are upon us and that’s when it’s time to start using home fireplaces again. Following these guidelines above will help ensure the safety of you, your family, and your home. Call your local SERVPRO today at (662)-287-7881 with any fire restoration service questions you may have. We are always here to help!
Common Causes of Home Fires
Home fires can happen at any time, but taking precautions can help save your home for unforeseen fire damages. Although some home fire causes are quite obvious, it’s important to be aware of anything that may cause a fire in your home. Here is a list of common causes of home fires with tips on how to prevent these from happening:
Cooking is the number one cause of home fires. Leaving cooking unsupervised could lead to a disaster. You should never leave food that you are cooking unattended. Always supervise the stove top when cooking and keep the kitchen surfaces free from grease or anything flammable to prevent fires.
During the colder months, heating equipment, like fireplaces or space heaters are among a list of major fire risks in homes. Place heaters at a safe distance away from flammable objects and always supervise them. Do not ever go to sleep or leave the home while a fireplace is going or if space heaters are on. Keep your chimney free of debris and obstructions. Keep your fireplace and chimney well cleaned.
Outdated wiring, breaker boxes, and old appliances are potential threats for a fire. Plugging too many appliances into an extension cord can cause the cords to overheat and start a fire also.
Candle fires are more frequent during holidays, such as Christmas and Halloween. People tend to forget that they have lit a candle. Always make sure to blow out candles before leaving your home. Keep candles away from flammable materials to avoid a fire. Using battery-operated candles instead of real ones is much safer.
Kids Playing with Fire
Some children play with fire out of curiosity, not realizing that it’s very dangerous. Keep lighters and matches away from children. Also, try to avoid using them in front of your children because younger children are very observant and may try to mock what you do. Keep children at a safe distance from the fire place so accidents do not happen.
To help prevent fires in your home, install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and a sprinkler system to ensure the safety of your home. Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881 with any fire restoration service questions you may have. We are always here to help!
Home Safety: During a Winter Storm
Winter storms have great potential of severely impacting your home. The most severe winter storms bring snow, ice, sleet, as well as strong winds and severely low temperatures. Here are some things you should think about to prepare for a winter storm:
- Have an emergency kit You should always have an emergency just in case a storm hits and you lose power someone gets hurt or anything at all. Things that your emergency kit should include is plenty of water, food that doesn’t ruin, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, and first-aid supplies. You may also have a separate first-aid emergency kit.
- Insulate pipes to prevent them from freezing and bursting. If you plan to leave home, leave the heat on in your home to an appropriate temperature to prevent frozen pipes.
- Maintain heating equipment. Have your furnace, wood stove or fireplaces inspected and cleaned thorough and regularly every year to ensure they are working properly.
- Ensure fire safety. Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are working by testing them every month. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your home and on every level of the home.
If there is a winter storm warning in your area, take precautions immediately. Avoid driving and if you’re already driving,be extremely scareful and safe. Your safety and your families safety is first priority always. Use these guidelines to ensure that you and your family stay safe in case of a winter storm.
Call your local SERVPRO today at (662)-287-7881! We are always here to help and we can answer any questions you may have.
Corinth, MS: 2019 Storm Damage
The afternoon of Saturday October 26th tropical storm Olga's remnants hit the city of Corinth, MS very hard. According to weather reporters, the eye wall of the storm is what hit us Saturday. It was almost like we had a hurricane right here in Corinth, MS. Surrounding counties and pretty much all of Northeast Mississippi was hit by this storm. This has caused a lot of devastation in Corinth. Trees were dropping left and right, power lines were down everywhere, homes were being destroyed, and over thousandths of people without power or hot water for days. This is the biggest storm we have had since the flood of May 2010. Alcorn County Electric Power Association (ACE) began Saturday with repairing and trying to restore power to areas to the businesses and restaurants in town and then so forth. ACE called in back up from in state and surrounding states electrical companies for help. There were over 70,000 in Northeast Mississippi without power and there were over 16,000 people without power in Alcorn County. ACE and all of the other power companies that have stepped away from their families and have traveled all the way to Corinth to assist ACE in restoring and repairing power we are truly grateful for them. Monday morning they were down to 1,800 people without power and they are still hard at work trying to fix issues and to completely restore power. ACE power, volunteers, churches, and the community have come together during this devastating time and helped restore Corinth to new. Saturday October 26th will never be forgotten but one thing we want forget is the men that put everything to the side to help restore Corinth from this tragedy.
SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka can help restore your home after Storm Damage. Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help and we will make it look "Like it never even happened."
How to Handle Flood and Storm Damage
After a water or storm damage, you should act immediately to prevent further damage to your home. Getting through this experience is really difficult, but you can recover from the disaster more by following guidelines. The following tips can help you renew your home after experiencing flooding or storm damage:
- Call your insurance company as soon as possible so you can file a claim and discuss what is next.
- Check your pipes inside and outside your home. If necessary, shut off the home’s water supply if need be. When you have plumbing issues don’t leave it up to yourself to fix the problem call in a professional to fix the issue.
- Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles. Severe storms can rip the shingles off your roof which will then cause a leak and then could lead to a water damage. If there a few shingles missing try to cover it until you can get a professional to come and fix the roof.
- Disconnect your appliances that have had their power source exposed to water. Have them looked at before you power them back on. In case of sparks or frayed wires, or even wires that have been submerged in floodwater, call an electrician as soon as possible. Until electrical issues are solved do not turn the power on.
- As far as water damage restoration goes, your best plan to restore your home is to call your local SERVPRO.
- If your automobile is damaged after the storm, make sure to notify your insurance agent, and cover broken windows if you can salvage the car.
If your home is hit by a storm and flooding occurs please feel free to call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We understand how storm damage and flood damage can be devastating and we thrive on helping and getting our customers back into their homes. We are always here to help and are available to answer any questions you may have. Remember we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Winter is among us, that means frozen pipes! Frozen pipes lead to a much greater problem, flooding. There are ways to prevent frozen pipes and help protect your home from them and a water damage.
Here are some tips to help prevent damage from frozen pipes and a water damage when away from your home:
- Shut off the water supply and drain pipes or appliances.
- Have a friend or neighbor check on your home and make sure everything is okay while away.
- Have emergency numbers for a plumber, electrician, roofer, and of course your local SERVPRO.
- Protect your pipes from freezing by insulation.
- Have your HVAC system checked before leaving if you will be away for a long period of time.
- Set your thermostat at an appropriate temperature before leaving
- Before leaving your home turn off your hot water heater.
- Clean gutters of leaves or debris to ensure that water can drain properly.
- Unplug all nonessential electric appliances.
Freezing pipes can be dangerous. Following the guidelines above could save your home and your family from severe harm or damage. If you are leaving town please be sure to cut off the water supply before leaving and let someone know that you are leaving so they can check in on the house for you while you are away.
Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881 if you have frozen pipes that have burst and caused major water damage to your home. SERVPRO has trained professional technicians that can help restore your home to new and get you back in your home as soon as possible. If you have any questions about our water mitigation process feel free to call your local SERVPRO using the number above. We are always here to help and we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”
How To Prevent Mold in HVAC System
Mold can easily grow in an environment that is rich in moisture and with temperatures between 32 and 120 degrees. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can provide hazardous conditions unless you take steps to prevent moisture and mold growth from accumulating in the system. Below are tips to prevent mold in HVAC systems:
- Maintain the drain pans.If the drain pans are not cleaned regularly, standing water won’t be able to drain and will accumulate. The water and microbes in the drain pans will result in mold growth.
- Replace air filters regularly. Wet, old and, dirty air filters are not efficient at trapping mold spores and other contaminants. These particles can contaminate your HVAC system if you don’t change the filters on a regular basis. Usually air filters need to be changed once a month.
- Keep ducts dry. Some ducts in the HVAC system may hold larger amounts of moisture and mold. Have your HVAC system checked to find which ducts are the most affected. Clean and fix ducts and replace water-damaged components.
- Check the air intakes. Air intakes that are near areas where organic materials accumulate. This will transport microbes and contaminants into your HVAC system. Make sure to keep these areas very clean!
Be sure to have the moisture and humidity levels in your home under control. The less moisture you have in the home, the less mold that you’ll have.
For mold remediation service and water restoration service, contact your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We will make it look "Like it never even happened."