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Winter Storms

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Winter Storm Damage

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm?

In Corinth/Iuka and surrounding areas, cold weather and ice can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the expertise, and the resources to re mediate damage caused by winter weather.

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Professionals

Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

Basements
Crawl spaces
Garages
Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snow melt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in water damage restoration. We have extensive water damage restoration training that helps you get back to normal more quickly.
Water Damage Restoration Technician
Applied Structural Drying Technicians
Regardless of the Winter Storm, We Can Help! Give us a call at 662-287-7881!

Who Does SERVPRO Provide Services To?

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka are here to help you with your fire & water- cleanup & restoration needs. We serve to residential and commercial properties big or small. 

Residential Properties

Has your residential property been affected by water, fire, mold etc? We serve to residential properties in our local area. If your home has suffered damage immediately call us so we can come help you limit the damage to your home. The faster we get to your home the less damage is done. We also do general cleanings of residential homes also. 

Commercial Properties 

We at SERVPRO serve to commercial properties no matter how big or small we can handle the job! If your commercial property has been affected by fire, water, mold, or if it just needs a general cleaning we are here to help. 

If you have any questions about pricing or general questions please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881! We are always here to help!

SERVPRO is Ready For Any Challenge

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka thrives on satisfying our customers. We understand and sympathize with your situation. Whether it be water damage, fire damage, mold issues, or you just need cleaning services done. We serve to residential and commercial no matter the size of the building we can handle it. We have highly trained professionals that have the equipment to help you get your home back to new. Around hurricane season we sometimes are called to come help towns that have been hit by these dangerous storms and we form a team and we send them to help out other SERVPROs. We want our customers to be satisfied with our work and to not worry about whether we can get the job done and handle the job. Our professionals are trained to handle big and small jobs and we like the challenge. If you have any questions about our services or just general questions please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881. We are always here to help!

When Flooding Hits..SERVPRO is Ready!

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Corinth/Iuka, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (662) 287-7881

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Services

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (662) 287-7881

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Aftermath of a Flood..SERVPRO is Here to Help!

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business.  The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible.  This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play.  Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help. 

Here's some tips on what to do AFTER a FLOOD:

After a Flood:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe. Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
  • Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.

 Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones

  • Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress. Promote emotional recovery by following these tips.
  • Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Help people who require special assistance —infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Returning Home Safely

  • Beware of snakes, insects and other animals that may be in or around your home.
  • If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water. Report them immediately to the power company.
  • Follow these tips for inspecting your home's structure and utilities & systems after a flood.
  • If any gas or electrical appliances were flooded, don’t use them until they have been checked for safety.
  • Dispose of any food that has come into contact with flood water.
  • Take pictures of home damage, both of the buildings and its contents, for insurance purposes. 

***All information via Red Cross website. 

Water Damage: Call SERVPRO!

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (662) 287-7881

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Sewage Problems? Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today!

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today at 662-287-7881

Mold Issues in Commercial Buildings

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Businesses are always at risk for mold infestations, especially if they are leasing older buildings that may need repairs. 

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works around the clock to remediate the problem, so that businesses can be restored as quickly and seamlessly as possible. We know that commercial mold infestations can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to get you back up and running right away. 

If You See Visible Mold 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

Do You Have A Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka!

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –(662) 287-7881

Protecting Your Home From Heavy Rainfall

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Here in North Mississippi we have been experiencing much more heavy rainfall than usual. Heavy rain damage can be very costly if not handled both immediately and correctly. Far too many homeowners become lazy about storm damage and then are left to deal with additional issues like mold growth. As such, keep the following tips in mind for protecting your home from damage in heavy rain:

  • Clean your gutters regularly
  • Pay attention to your home’s drainage efficiency
  • Have your roof inspected on a yearly basis
  • Fix any leaks throughout your home, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen
  • Look out for mold growth, which often indicates water damage
  • Be aware of potential health hazards associated with rain damage
  • Make sure that all electrical equipment and appliances are in a water-free location

Taking proper steps in protecting your home from water damage or storm damage in heavy rains is extremely important! From both a safety and cost-savings perspective, ensuring that your home is safeguarded during heavy rain is beneficial in a variety of ways. If your home has suffered storm damage in any recent heavy rains, contact our team of water damage professionals here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at 662-287-7881!

Why Should You Choose SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka?

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka understand your situation. SERVPRO professionals are specially qualified to help and are always ready to help. We are available 24/7 to help with your water, mold, and fire restoration needs.

Customers Are Our First Priority

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka’s first priority is to restore our customer’s home. We want our customers to know that anything and everything is being done to limit the damage to their property and all their belongings. We understand how important your home and belongings are to you and we want to treat your property with the up most care just like it is our home. We take pride in the satisfaction of our customers and we strive to do the best of our ability to restore our customer’s homes.

Storage of Salvageable Belongings

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will take all furniture and belongings that need to be cleaned after your fire, water, or mold damage to your home and store them in our warehouse upon request. Storage costs will be given upon request. Call (662) 287-7881 for more information.

Our Professionals Are Trained

Training is the best way to help ensure our customers that we are able to provide good service to them and to let our customers know they are in good hands. Our professionals are trained to IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.) We want our customers to know that we can get the job done and do it successfully.

Available 24/7

There are other restoration industries out there but are they available 24/7? A lot of other companies are not available 24/7 but rest assured SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is. Our office hours are from 8AM-5PM for any questions you have or if you would like to speak to us face to face rather than calling, but if you have a disaster or any other damage you call immediately no matter the time your call will go through our answering service and our answering service will get in contact with us and we will immediately get in touch with you and see how we can help you.

If you have any questions or have suffered a water, fire, or mold damage to your property please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at any time at (662) 287-7881! We are always here to help and we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Coronavirus Pandemic Q&A

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF CORINTH IUKA IS HERE TO HELP DURING THIS TIME OF NEED

Due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus sanitation and cleanliness is very important. SERVPRO specializes in cleaning services for homes, commercial properties, etc. We realize during this time it is crucial to keep everything sanitized and clean so the virus does not spread. We are here to help offer cleaning services to ensure you get the best service possible.

Q&A: CORONAVIRUS

What is Coronavirus?
“Coronavirus” stands for many types of viruses. This group of viruses has been around before and is known to cause respiratory diseases in both people and animals. What has been most publicized lately is COVID-19 which is a new strain that has developed. As of March 11, 2020, the new strain of Coronavirus has hit every continent. With several cases occurring around the world, including the US, this has resulted in a worldwide scare and a global pandemic.

What are the Coronavirus symptoms?
Symptoms: (appear 2-14 days after exposure)
- Fever
- Cough
- Shortness of breath
Those infected with COVID-19 may show the symptoms above. Some may be mildly sick and then some may be severely sick. According to the CDC (updated March 17) there have been a total of 4,226 cases and total deaths have reached to 75 in the US.

How does the virus spread?
The virus spreads from person to person. According to the CDC, they believe that the virus spreads similarly to how the flu spreads. That means it is a high possibility that you can contract the virus by being in contact with an infected person that’s coughing or sneezing or simply by touching surfaces that have been contaminated. It is very important to sanitize right now and to not put hands in your mouth or touch your face in any way.

What do I do if I’m sick?
Contact your health provider if you are experiencing symptoms, but they are encouraging people to call first before coming in or going anywhere until they talk to the health provider first.

Should I wear a face mask?
According to the CDC, there is no need for members of the general public to wear a face mask. However, if someone has symptoms of an airborne infectious disease or if you are in contact with someone infected then it may be efficient for you to wear a mask. Outside of these circumstances, the CDC does not recommend the use of a face mask.


How can I prevent contracting COVID-19?
To prevent COVID-19 infection, follow these everyday tips to avoid being exposed to the virus:
• Avoid traveling period, stay at home
• Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. This is an efficient way to get rid of germs and bacteria from your hands. As an alternative to soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth until your hands have been washed
• Keep your distance from people who have been infected at all possible
• Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze (extremely important: this is the main way that the virus is spread)
• Objects and surfaces that are touched frequently should be cleaned and disinfected. Use disposable microfiber cloths and antimicrobial products that are effective against Coronavirus.

For sanitization of properties, contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today

We have antimicrobial products that we can use to disinfect your property and we would be more than happy to help those who would like to use our services to ensure their home is sanitized and safe for you to live in.

Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at 662-287-7881! We are always here to help!

When Do I Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka?

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Have you suffered a water damage or fire damage? Do you have a mold problem or have suffered from a storm? Well good thing SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help! We can handle any job big or small.

When to call us?

You can call us at anytime with any questions you have or if you are wanting to call and tell us about your situation about your home or any other problems you may be having.

Water Damage

If you choose SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka to help you with your water damaged home you must call us immediately so we can protect your home from further damage. We want to save your home from any further damage than it already is in. Water will deteriorate over time if not dealt with fast.

Fire Damage

With fire damages there are a lot of different aspects. After the fire fighters have come through with the water hoses then you have to deal with fire damage and then water buildup from the hoses. So after all that then you will need a general cleaning of all areas affected. So please call immediately upon the damage so we can help restore your home.

So, it's best to call immediately and get all information and pricing so we can immediately get to work so there is no further damage to your home! If you need us we are always here available 24/7 please call! Our number is (662) 287-7881.

Cleaning Services that SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Offers

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka offer an abundant amount of cleaning services. We provide cleaning services to residential and commercial properties. Here is a list of a few of the cleaning services we provide:

Air ducts & HVAC:

If you are starting to notice poor air quality in your home or commercial building its probably time for a deep cleaning of you Air ducts and HVAC system and we are qualified to clean them for you.

Carpet & Upholstery:

Kids and pets can be messy! Do you have stains from spills, do you have stains from pets? We can clean your carpets and upholstery if needed. We have equipment that will thoroughly clean and deodorize the carpets and upholstery and get them looking and smelling fresh and new.

Drapes & Blinds:

We are offer drape and blind cleaning to our customers. We have state of the art equipment that are safe to use on these kinds of fragile materials. We also pretest and make sure what products we are able to safely use on your type of drapes and blinds before the cleaning process happens.

Ceilings, Floors, and Walls:

We provide a general cleaning of ceilings, floors, and walls for our customers. These surfaces get so filthy and it tends to make the home not comfortable to live in. If you just want a general cleaning, grease stains, pet stains, dust, and etc. we can help!

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka would love to provide cleaning services to you. We offer more cleaning services also if you have any questions please feel free to call us! Call us at (662) 287-7881. We can handle anything you throw at us!

Commercial Mold Remediation Services

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

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.”

Commercial Water Damage

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Corinth/Iuka commercial properties are often complex with several issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Preventing Water Damage in Commercial Spaces

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Your family depends on your business. So, do your employees, as well as your customers and community. So, the thought of commercial water damage caused by extreme weather, plumbing issue or anything else can be scary. But you don’t have to be scared. A little planning and a few precautions will help you be ready if that time of disaster comes.

Even though there are a tremendous amount of reasons that cause commercial water damage here is just a few:

1. Sprinkler system malfunction - Sprinkler systems are a must for businesses because it helps protect the building in fire emergencies, offering the first line of defense when smoke is detected. However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building. Sprinkler system malfunctions can drench and ruin company equipment, inventory, and other valuable things.

Sprinkler system malfunction - Sprinkler systems are a must for businesses because it helps protect the building in fire emergencies, offering the first line of defense when smoke is detected. However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building. Sprinkler system malfunctions can drench and ruin company equipment, inventory, and other valuable assets.

2. Burst pipes – There are many reasons why pipes can burst and cause water damage. One reason would be during the winter months there will be extremely cold days and that can freeze the water in the pipes and that is what will cause them to burst. Since water expands as it freezes, this expansion can crack and break the pipes that water flows through. Pipes can also burst when they are not regularly maintained.

3. Sewage System Clogged– Another possible reason for commercial water damage is toilets and sewer systems getting clogged. Toilets and sewer lines can get clogged extremely easily and when a sewer line is clogged, flooding can occur anytime someone flushes a toilet or pours anything down a sink.

4. Roof Leak– When the roof is not regularly checked and maintained, it can suffer damage from exposure from the changes of the weather. Even if you are just experiencing a rainstorm, when your roof has a leak, it can damage the inside of your building.

So, in other words you need to check and maintain your commercial space in order to keep a water damage from happening.

If you have suffered a commercial water damage call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help!

Commercial Fire Damage

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

When shocked owners and employees survey the mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately start looking through the house for salvageable things. It’s probably not such a good idea to go trampling through a space that has fire damage: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across building contents are hazardous to life. The fire has been quenched, but threats to health and safety continue long after the fire has been put out. Burn residue from natural materials like wood and cotton are certainly not healthy, but the plastics, nylons, polyurethanes and computer materials found in businesses today can harm human health and the environment far more seriously. When combusted, these newer materials form chemicals like hydrogen cyanide, halogens and formaldehyde that spread across the fire scene and beyond, thanks to the heat, wind and convection of the fire process; chemical risks multiply exponentially if the location contained industrial products. Water applied to fight the flames mixes all these chemicals with the smoke and soot to create a dangerous semi liquid fluid that soaks into the structure’s remaining materials and often runs into surrounding areas.

If you have suffered a commercial fire damage DO NOT take it upon yourself to do anything call in professionals and let them do all the work. Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881 with all your commercial fire needs we will make it look "Like it never even happened.”

Do You Have a Mold Problem in Your Home?

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Water Damage: After a Flood

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With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business.  The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible.  This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play.  Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help. 

Here's some tips on what to do AFTER a FLOOD:

After a Flood:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe. Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
  • Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.

 Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones

  • Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress. Promote emotional recovery by following these tips.
  • Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Help people who require special assistance —infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

Returning Home Safely

  • Beware of snakes, insects and other animals that may be in or around your home.
  • If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water. Report them immediately to the power company.
  • Follow these tips for inspecting your home's structure and utilities & systems after a flood.
  • If any gas or electrical appliances were flooded, don’t use them until they have been checked for safety.
  • Dispose of any food that has come into contact with flood water.
  • Take pictures of home damage, both of the buildings and its contents, for insurance purposes. 

Fire Damage Safety Checklist

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Home Fire Safety Checklist

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide in every bedroom
  • Test alarms monthly
  • Change batteries every once in a while
  • Replace all smoke alarms when needed

Fire extinguishers

  • Know where your fire extinguisher
  • Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home
  • Only use them for small fires in confined areas only.

Fire escape plan

  • Create a fire escape plan that includes the whole family
  • Establish multiple escape routes for you and your family
  • Determine a meeting spot outside the home
  • Make sure that all family members know how to contact each other in case of an emergency.
  • Learn the stop, drop, and roll technique
  • Practice the plan with your family.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is where most home fires originate
  •  Never leave the oven or stove unattended when cooking and do not leave it on after cooking

Smoking

  • Never smoke in bed or when feeling drowsy.
  • No smoking inside
  • Dip cigarette butts in water before disposing of them
  • Always put cigarettes out completely

Candles

  • Do not leave candles burning
  • Use candles in a well-ventilated area
  • Use battery operated candles if the power should go out
  • Keep lit candles at least three inches apart so that they won’t melt one another

Children

  • Keep matches and lighters out of children’s reach for their protection
  • Store matches and lighters in a secure drawer or cabinet.
  • Avoid using matches or lighters in front of children
  • Ensure children don’t touch or play near heaters or fire places

Fireplaces

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly
  • Keep any flammable objects at least two feet away from the fireplace
  • Have a fire screen installed to prevent embers from shooting out of the fireplace.
  • Never leave a fireplace on while sleeping or leaving the house

Electrical safety

  • Have the electrical wiring in your home checked.
  • Replace frayed or damaged cords that are found
  • Don’t overload extension cords or outlets

Taking precautions and going by this checklist above will help keep you and your home safe and prevent any fire damage occurrence. If you do have a future fire damage we are always here to help. Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662) 287-7881!

Fire Damage: Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

Fire Damage Prevention: Test Your Smoke Alarms

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Did you know only 79% of battery-operated smoke alarms operate effectively in home fires? Test your alarms. Your life could depend on it. 

How to Test Your Smoke Alarms

You should always check the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper method of testing your smoke detector and fire alarm. But, in general, most battery-powered and hardwired smoke detectors can be tested in the following way:

Step 1. Alert family members that you will be testing the alarm. Smoke detectors have a high-pitched alarm that may frighten small children, so you’ll want to let everyone know you plan to test the alarms to help avoid frightening anyone.

Step 2. Station a family member at the furthest point away from the alarm in your home. This can be critical to help make sure the alarm can be heard everywhere in your home. You may want to install extra detectors in areas where the alarm’s sound is low, muffled or weak.

Step 3. Press and hold the test button on the smoke detector. It can take a few seconds to begin, but a loud, ear-piercing siren should emanate from the smoke detector while the button is pressed. If the sound is weak or nonexistent, replace your batteries. If it has been more than six months since you last replaced the batteries (whether your detector is battery-powered or hardwired), change them now regardless of the test result, and test the new batteries one final time to help ensure proper functioning. You should also look at your smoke detector to make sure there’s no dust or other substance blocking its grates, which may prevent it from working even if the batteries are new.

Remember, smoke detectors have a normal life span of 10 years, according to the USFA. Even if you’ve performed regular maintenance, and your device is still functional, you should replace a smoke detector after the 10-year period or earlier, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.

Installing smoke detectors can be a great way to help keep your family safe, but assuming they are working may lead to a dangerous situation. Taking a few minutes to check them regularly can help ensure they’re working properly.
(Information via Allstate blog website). Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (662)287-7881

Water Damage: Heavy Rainfall

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Here in North Mississippi we have been experiencing much more heavy rainfall than usual. Heavy rain damage can be very costly if not handled both immediately and correctly. Far too many homeowners become lazy about storm damage and then are left to deal with additional issues like mold growth. As such, keep the following tips in mind for protecting your home from damage in heavy rain:

  • Clean your gutters regularly
  • Pay attention to your home’s drainage efficiency
  • Have your roof inspected on a yearly basis
  • Fix any leaks throughout your home, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen
  • Look out for mold growth, which often indicates water damage
  • Be aware of potential health hazards associated with rain damage
  • Make sure that all electrical equipment and appliances are in a water-free location

Taking proper steps in protecting your home from water damage or storm damage in heavy rains is extremely important! From both a safety and cost-savings perspective, ensuring that your home is safeguarded during heavy rain is beneficial in a variety of ways. If your home has suffered storm damage in any recent heavy rains, contact our team of water damage professionals here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at     662-287-7881!

Mold Remediation: Safety Tips

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at (662) 287-7881

Commercial Property: Water Damage, Call SERVPRO today!

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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.
NOTE:
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

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

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.

Heating Equipment

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.

Electrical Causes

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.

Candles

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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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.”

Freezing Pipes

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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

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

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."

Mold Growth in the Winter

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In the cold winter months, mold tends to grow in homes with poor ventilation, high humidity, and unresolved water leaks. The insulation in our homes that help keep cold air out, also trap and harbor a lot of moisture.  This creates an environment that causes excessive mold growth. This is why proper home ventilation is important to help keep mold from spreading and growing. Here are some helpful tips to prevent mold growth in your home during winter:

  • Keep indoor humidity below 60% if at all possible. High humidity makes it easy for mold to grow. Using a dehumidifier will help bring the moisture down if the moisture in the air is too high. If you use a humidifier, make sure it does not exceed the appropriate moisture level.
  • Make sure you home is properly ventilated. Open a window or use an exhaust fan when showering or cooking. Make sure that the vents are not blowing air in enclosed spaces, such as the attic or crawl space.
  • Clean carpet regularly. Make sure to clean carpet regularly so mold doesn’t have a chance of growing and spreading throughout your home.
  • Have your roof and gutters inspected and maintained regularly. Repair roof leaks immediately and keep the gutters free of debris to provide proper drainage.
  • If your basement has high levels of moisture make sure to check for leaks. Having your outside drainage system inspected regularly will help prevent leaks and mold growth. Since the basement is a prime area for built up moisture, having a dehumidifier in your basement would help maintain moisture build up and create a healthy environment in your basement.
  • Insulate pipes to prevent them from freezing or bursting. Pipes that freeze are more likely the pipes that are exposed to cold air, such as water supply pipes.

During winter, mold growth can happen and will happen if you do not take the steps to prevent mold growth in your home. For any mold remediation services please feel free to call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We will make it look "Like it never even happened."

What to Do After a House Fire?

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Having a fire damage can be devastating and stressful. In the aftermath of a home fire, it’s very important to know what you need to do after the fact. Here is what to do:

Contact your insurance agent immediately

Your first priority is to call your insurance agent and let them know what your situation is. Discuss your options on what to do to restore your home and the amount of your insurance deductible with your insurance agent. Ask for ways to secure your home and for recommendations of restoration companies.

Choose SERVPRO for you fire restoration needs

SERVPRO is the way to go! We understand how stressful it is to have to deal with a disaster like a home fire. We understand and our first priority is restoring your home to new so we can get you back into your home as soon as possible. We want all our customers to trust us and rely on us to fix the issues and you not have to worry about a thing. We are always here to help 24/7.

Ensure your safety

This can also be your first priority please be safe if you decide to enter the house after the fire. Asking the fire department if it is safe to enter the home is the right thing to do in order to save yourself from potential hazards you may encounter in the home.

Here’s why a house may be dangerous after a fire. Soot from the fire leaves a dark residue hiding things that could be a possible hazard. The structure of your home may be compromised there may be falling debris, and there may even be some electrical issues going on.

For fire & smoke damage restoration, call SERVPRO!

From the time the first call is received until the mitigation is complete, a professional restoration company is essential in handling the claim and in managing the cost. Learn more about your local SERVPRO and fire restoration services on our website https://www.SERVPROcorinthiuka.com/

 For fire restoration services after experiencing fire and smoke damage, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Is Ready For the Challenge

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka thrives on satisfying our customers. We understand and sympathize with your situation. Whether it be water damage, fire damage, mold issues, or you just need cleaning services done. We serve to residential and commercial no matter the size of the building we can handle it. We have highly trained professionals that have the equipment to help you get your home back to new. Around hurricane season we sometimes are called to come help towns that have been hit by these dangerous storms and we form a team and we send them to help out other SERVPRO's. We want our customers to be satisfied with our work and to not worry about whether we can get the job done and handle the job. Our professionals are trained to handle big and small jobs and we like the challenge. If you have any questions about our services or just general questions please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881. We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Cleaning Services You May Not Know About

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Did you know that SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka offers Trauma & Crime Scene, and Vandalism & Graffiti cleaning services? Well we offer all of these cleaning services and of course many more.

Trauma & Crime Scene:

- When police officers are done investigating the scene that's when we come in and we can start restoring the crime scene area. SERVPRO will dispose of any pathogens and bodily fluids that ae found at the scene and dispose of it safely and with precautions. Of course, we also can deodorize the area and get it smelling fresh and looking new.

Vandalism & Graffiti:

- Vandalism and Graffiti can be very upsetting to a homeowner or wherever the damage might be. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help with all your vandalism needs. If you have a broken window due to vandalism and water has gotten in it can cause massive water damage so if this happens of course we can help with the water damage. If you have graffiti written on your house we have chemicals and ways to wash it off for you.

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka thrives on the satisfaction of our customers. If you have any questions about our cleaning services please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662) 287-7881.

How to Prepare for Spring Storms

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The combination of thunderstorms and flooding is what spring time brings to the table. And since the weather is so unpredictable in spring time, it’s extremely important to be prepared before spring storms hit. Here’s a few things on how to protect you and your family, and your property from severe spring weather:

Before a Spring Storm

  • Create a disaster preparedness plan: Decide an outside meeting place and escape plans from each room in your house. Practice the plan with family members and make sure everyone knows where to go so no one gets split up if a storm hits. Including your any pets you may have is important and make sure they have identification tags on just in case separated.
  • Make sure you and your family know how to turn off all utilities in your home and make sure everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Make sure you have an emergency supply kit or a first aid kit.
  • Make sure you have insurance especially flood insurance, which is not included in standard policies. Don’t wait until the last minute to get flood insurance because a storm might strike before it takes effect and you will be stuck with a mess.
  • Make sure your home is updated and can withstand severe storms. Make sure shingles are tight and in place good and waterproof your basement, windows, and doors.
  • Make sure you yard is clean and updated. If there is a lot of sticks or loose branches hanging from trees cut them down before a storm strikes.
  • Keep drains and gutters clean so water can filter and drain correctly. Make sure gutters are tightly attached to your house so there is no chance of them being ripped off the side of your home.

During a Storm

  • When a storm is coming, make sure that all valuables in your yard are brought inside and move all vehicles and any other equipment to higher grounds.
  • Don’t ever walk through moving water you can easily get swept away and you also do not know what’s in the water either. Flood waters can have contaminants and animals that you don’t need to come in contact with.
  • If you’re outside, get to a higher position and avoid low areas that are likely to flood.
  • Don’t drive through floodwater either you can very easily get swept away by doing this also.
  • If you’re inside, make sure all windows and doors are securely shut. Stay away from the windows glass may break. If you have a basement you may want to go down there if the storm is very severe.
  • Do not use anything electrical while during the storm. Turn off all utilities during the storm
  • Stay up to date on weather conditions and listen to local authorities if they tell you to evacuate your home.

After a Storm

  • Make sure everyone in your family is okay and check for damages to your home and be very careful if you see hazardous conditions when searching for damages.
  • If you suspect damage to utilities, call local authorities and wait for their approval to turn them back on.
  • If your home has been flooded:
    • Avoid contact with floodwater, its most likely going to have contaminants in it.
    • Make lists of all damaged and lost items, and take photos.
    • File an insurance claim if flooding has occurred.
    • Hire a professional damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka, to get your home back to normal.

Remember, spring storms hit fast so make sure you and your family are fully prepared for spring storms. Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881 when spring storms damage your home we are always here to help!

How to Prepare for Thunderstorms

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When thunderstorms happen it also could possibly bring hazards like lightning, flash flooding, tornadoes, strong winds, and hail. Flash flooding is the deadliest thunderstorm-associated hazards. Here a few tips on how to stay safe when thunderstorms come around:

If you’re outdoors:

  • Make sure to get inside a sturdy building. Don’t take shelter in small sheds or barns, under trees, or any automobiles that doesn’t have a hard top.
  • If a sturdy building is unavailable:
    • Get inside an automobile with a hardtop and make sure all doors and windows are securely shut. Don’t touch any surface that could electrocute you.
    • Don’t attempt to drive to safety you can very easily get swept away in flood waters.
    • If you are in the woods, take shelter under small trees that are surrounded by taller trees or find a dry, low area.
    • If your city is prone to having a lot of flooding, move to higher ground.
  • Stay out of water and avoid water at all possible and get out of small boats or canoes.
  • Avoid metal objects, such as clothes lines, and fences lightening can strike anywhere.

If you’re indoors:

  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. Stay in the middle rooms of the building or home, and keep curtains and blinds closed.
  • Avoid using corded phones use wireless cell phones instead if needed.
  • Don’t use electrical equipment or appliances during a storm. Unplug all utilities during the storm and do not cut them back on until the storm is over.
  • Avoid water at all costs, no showers, no baths, no washing your hands, or washing clothes.
  • Bring all valuables outside inside the house or garage.
  • Make sure to bring pets inside before the storm hits also.

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka understand that storms can be traumatizing and very overwhelming especially if damage is done. We are always here to help! So, if your house has flooding or any other damages call us today at (662) 287-7881.  

How to Prevent Washing Machine Water Damage

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Water damage from washing machines is one of the main causes of water damages in homes. The good news is that preventing washing machine leaks is not as hard as you may think. Follow these few tips to avoid water damage issues caused by your washing machine in your home:

  1. Don’t overload the washing machine with laundry: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how full your washer should be. Distribute clothes evenly and loosely inside the machine. Packing it too full will cause overfill of water and soap and it will end in disaster.
  2. Install a water leak detector: Install it near the washing machine so you can receive any alerts about leaks.
  3. Use the right detergent:Using the right and correct amount of detergent to avoid excess suds and bubbles that can cause the washer to overflow.
  4. Regularly check water supply hoses: Check hoses for cracks or any other damages. Replace damaged hoses with new and approved types of hoses.
  5. Replace hoses every five years:Hoses do deteriorate so its very important to replace them when they need to be replaced.
  6. Check the drain hose:Check for wear and tear of the drain hose and make sure it’s tightly inserted into the main drain line.
  7. Leave at least four inches of space: Having space will help the hoses stay uncoiled or kinked up so they don’t bust or tear and cause a water damage.
  8. Turn off water to both supply valves: Also if going on vacation or just going to be a gone for a few day always turn off your water valves.

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka are specialized in water restoration so if you ever have an incident where your washing machine causes a water damage or any other water damage we are always here to help! Call us at (662) 287-7881 if you have questions or need water restoration services!

Preventing HVAC Water Damages

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The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can possibly cause extensive water damage if it’s not maintained properly. Water can leak inside your home if the drain becomes clogged, the coils freeze or if the pipes are not connected properly. Here’s a few tips on how to prevent HVAC water damages:

  • Change filters regularly: You need to change filters at least once a month to help prevent the unit from over stimulating, which can cause freezing and then defrosting on the coils, leading to a water damage.
  • Maintain the condensation drain line:
    • When your AC unit is running, check the condensation line openingto make sure you see to it that the water is flowing to the drain.
    • If the drain line is clogged attach a wet/dry vacuum to the drain line and suck whatever is clogging it out.
    • Also check that the pipe is positioned correctly as it might be knocked out of place.
  • Install a condensation pump that helps to pump the excess water into the proper drain.
  • Have your HVAC system inspected professionally: Hiring a professional is your best option to making sure your HVAC system is running smoothly and to prevent a water damage from happening.

The moisture in HVAC systems also can cause mold growth that can contaminate the air in your home. If your HVAC is the cause of you home water damage, please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881. We are always here to help!

How to Prevent Mold From Forming In Your Laundry Room

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The key concept to preventing mold in your laundry room is keeping it very dry and very clean. Since mold feeds on moisture and food sources, keep them at a minimum. Wash your laundry often, dry clothes straightaway, maintain your appliances, and use a dehumidifier. Here’s how to prevent mold in your laundry room in more detail:

Do laundry often:

  • The dirt or food that may be on your clothes can provide a source for mold to cling to and grow. Keeping piles of laundry sitting in the room can attract a lot of moisture and lead to mold growth. Don’t leave stacks of laundry piled up in the room for days, they need to be washed sooner than later!

Dry washed clothes immediately:

  • Leaving clothes damp is not the way to go! They become musty, soiled and it eventually will spread mold spores into your laundry room. Don’t leave clothes inside the washing machine wet.

Maintain and clean the washer:

  • Keep the washing machine dry as possible and leave its lid open when not in use, do not close lid! Leaving the lid open will help keep it dry and not trap moisture. Check for leaks or cracks coming from hoses attached to the machine. If your washer overflows and floods the area, SERVPRO can help suction out the water and clean up for you.

Maintain the dryer:

  • Remove lint often to allow moisture to escape from the vent. Removing the lint will also help prevent a fire from happening also.

Clean appliances regularly:

  • Your washer, dryer, and any other machines like your dishwasher, also need to be cleaned regularly. Don’t let moisture, debris, and grime build up on your appliances!

Use a dehumidifier in the laundry room:

  • This will help control the amount of moisture in the air. Keep the humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

Properly ventilate the laundry room:

  • When you are using the washer and dryer it would help opening up a window or running a fan to keep moisture from building up and allowing mold to form.

If your laundry room is in the basement:

  • Control the temperature and moisture in the basement. Basements are hot spots for mold growth as leaks can happen frequently in this area.

If you see mold in your laundry room, try to remove it immediately. Mold spreads very rapidly! Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662) 287-7881 if you notice a mold problem. We are always here and happy to help!

How to Prevent Mold In Carpets

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Mold is a homeowner’s worst nightmare! No matter how hard you try to avoid it mold sometimes appears. Carpets are a common target for mold growth as it easily attracts moisture and dirt. Here are steps for keeping your carpets mold-free:

Control the indoor humidity:

-  Mold loves moisture and humidity! Mold spores reproduce in humid areas or areas with and abundant amount of moisture. If you live in a humid area, installing a dehumidifier would be very beneficial for your home. Keeping your thermostat in your home below 80 degrees would also help.

Remove standing water as fast as possible:

-  Mold needs only a small amount of water and time (24-48 hours) to grow. If you have a water damage, always remove the water and dry the carpet even if the damage was minor, such as if a drink spills or anything. Make sure there’s not any moisture trapped underneath the carpet as well.

Keep carpets clean:

-  Dirt and dust are sources that mold attaches too so you need to get rid of these sources immediately. Make sure you have an operating vacuum cleaner and make sure to vacuum your carpets on a weekly basis.

Just know mold can grow anywhere inside your home! If you suspect that your home has mold call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881 and we can get it cleaned up for you. We are always here to help and there is no job that we can’t handle!

How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Bathroom

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Water is used in bathrooms every day, so it’s very possible to have a water damage from this area. And soon enough, it could lead to mold issues. Here are some tips on how to prevent water from ruining your bathroom:

Check for signs of leaks regularly:

  • Such as discoloration on walls or floors, and musty smells. Touch the walls to check and see if any areas are softer than others. Look for leaks under vanities and ensure there are no leaks coming from the sink. If any of these problems exist, find the leak source have it fixed immediately.

Repair or replace cracked, broken or missing tiles:

  • This will allow water to flow in behind walls and under floors. Do the same for cracks or decaying along sinks, tubs, and showers.

Test valves:

  • For your toilets, showers, and sinks regularly check and make sure they are working properly. Look for wet spots or stains around them that could indicate a leak.

Upgrade your fixtures:

  • If your appliances are old, upgrade those to save water and potential water damage in the future.

If your sink drains slowly:

  • The drain may be clogged with something. There are DIY mixtures you can use and there are mixtures you can go buy at the store. If you are unable to get the sink unclogged then call a professional to help.

Only flush toilet paper down the toilet:

  • Do not flush anything but toilet paper down the toilet anything else will clog toilet and pipes and could cause back flow.

Turn on your exhaust fan:

  • Every time you shower you need to turn your fan on. The fan helps pull excess moisture out of the air, preventing it from entering your walls and causing mold to grow.

Place bathmats on the floor:

  • To minimize the risk of excess water building up outside your shower place bathmats down in front of tubs and showers.

There’s always a chance that water could cause damage in your bathroom, but as long as you take these tips, you could prevent water damage. Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881 if you have any questions at all. We are always here to help!

Tips on How To Prevent a Water Damage in Your Home

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Any amount of water can cause great damage to your home. Water can sometimes find its way into your home, through the roof, basement or other area, and the result can end in water damage and mold growth. However, it is possible that you can try and prevent water damage in your home by following a few steps:

  • Clean and maintain gutters:If there are leaves, sticks, debris or anything that is blocking the water from coming out of your gutters, water may overflow onto the side of your home. When cleaning your gutters, check for cracks and have them repaired immediately.
  • Have your roof checked for cracked or missing shingles. To prevent ice buildup in freezing winter weather, insulate your attic to prevent it from heating up.
  • Install back flow valves and standpipes at all drain locations, sinks and toilets. These mechanisms help prevent a sewage back up in your home.
  • Don’t pour grease down the sink! Grease tends to cling to pipes and cause water blockage. Dispose grease outside away from your home or store it in a jar and throw it away.
  • Routinely check your home for leaks:Check areas like ceilings, under pipes inside sink cabinets, or around sinks and toilets. Immediately fix any cracks or leaks you find immediately.
  • If your water bill is unusually high: If you notice your water bill is higher than it usually is, this is probably a sign that there is a leak somewhere in your home. Call a professional to come check your home before any damage is done.
  • Inspect appliances that use water.
    • When you leave home on business, vacation, holiday travel, etc. make sure to turn your water valve off.
    • Do not operate washer/dryer, and dish washer when going to sleep or leaving the home.
    • Inspect water supply hoses on your washing machine, dishwasher, and etc. yearly for safe precaution. Check and repair any damages you may find immediately.

There are so many ways your home can suffer from a water damage. Paying attention to leaks and maintaining your roof, gutters, and plumbing system are crucial to prevent your property from any water damage. If you have any questions or you are suffering from a water damage our professional at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka are here to help! Call us at (662) 287-7881!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka?

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We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka understand your situation. SERVPRO professionals are specially qualified to help and are always ready to help. We are available 24/7 to help with your water, mold, and fire restoration needs.

Customers Are Our First Priority

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka’s first priority is to restore our customer’s home. We want our customers to know that anything and everything is being done to limit the damage to their property and all their belongings. We understand how important your home and belongings are to you and we want to treat your property with the up most care just like it is our home. We take pride in the satisfaction of our customers and we strive to do the best of our ability to restore our customer’s homes.

Storage of Salvageable Belongings

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will take all furniture and belongings that need to be cleaned after your fire, water, or mold damage to your home and store them in our warehouse upon request. Storage costs will be given upon request. Call (662) 287-7881 for more information.

Our Professionals Are Trained

Training is the best way to help ensure our customers that we are able to provide good service to them and to let our customers know they are in good hands. Our professionals are trained to IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.) We want our customers to know that we can get the job done and do it successfully.

Available 24/7

There are other restoration industries out there but are they available 24/7? A lot of other companies are not available 24/7 but rest assured SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is. Our office hours are from 8AM-5PM for any questions you have or if you would like to speak to us face to face rather than calling, but if you have a disaster or any other damage you call immediately no matter the time your call will go through our answering service and our answering service will get in contact with us and we will immediately get in touch with you and see how we can help you.

If you have any questions or have suffered a water, fire, or mold damage to your property please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at any time at (662) 287-7881! We are always here to help and we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Who Does SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka serve to?

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We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka are here to help you with your fire & water- cleanup & restoration needs. We serve to residential and commercial properties big or small. 

Residential Properties

Has your residential property been affected by water, fire, mold etc? We serve to residential properties in our local area. If your home has suffered damage immediately call us so we can come help you limit the damage to your home. The faster we get to your home the less damage is done. We also do general cleanings of residential homes also. 

Commercial Properties 

We at SERVPRO serve to commercial properties no matter how big or small we can handle the job! If your commercial property has been affected by fire, water, mold, or if it just needs a general cleaning we are here to help. 

If you have any questions about pricing or general questions please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881! We are always here to help!

When To Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka?

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Have you suffered a water damage or fire damage? Do you have a mold problem or have suffered from a storm? Well good thing SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help! We can handle any job big or small.

When to call us?

You can call us at anytime with any questions you have or if you are wanting to call and tell us about your situation about your home or any other problems you may be having.

Water Damage

If you choose SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka to help you with your water damaged home you must call us immediately so we can protect your home from further damage. We want to save your home from any further damage than it already is in. Water will deteriorate over time if not dealt with fast.

Fire Damage

With fire damages there are a lot of different aspects. After the fire fighters have come through with the water hoses then you have to deal with fire damage and then water buildup from the hoses. So after all that then you will need a general cleaning of all areas affected. So please call immediately upon the damage so we can help restore your home.

So in conclusion, it's best to call immediately and get all information and pricing so we can immediately get to work so there is no further damage to your home! If you need us we are always here available 24/7 please call! Our number is (662) 287-7881.

What Cleaning Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

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We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka offer an abundant amount of cleaning services. We provide cleaning services to residential and commercial properties. Here is a list of a few of the cleaning services we provide:

Air ducts & HVAC:

If you are starting to notice poor air quality in your home or commercial building its probably time for a deep cleaning of you Air ducts and HVAC system and we are qualified to clean them for you.

Carpet & Upholstery:

Kids and pets can be messy! Do you have stains from spills, do you have stains from pets? We can clean your carpets and upholstery if needed. We have equipment that will thoroughly clean and deodorize the carpets and upholstery and get them looking and smelling fresh and new.

Drapes & Blinds:

We are offer drape and blind cleaning to our customers. We have state of the art equipment that are safe to use on these kinds of fragile materials. We also pretest and make sure what products we are able to safely use on your type of drapes and blinds before the cleaning process happens.

Ceilings, Floors, and Walls:

We provide a general cleaning of ceilings, floors, and walls for our customers. These surfaces get so filthy and it tends to make the home not comfortable to live in. If you just want a general cleaning, grease stains, pet stains, dust, and etc. we can help!

We at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka would love to provide cleaning services to you. We offer more cleaning services also if you have any questions please feel free to call us! Call us at (662) 287-7881. We can handle anything you throw at us!

How To Know if You Have Mold In Your Walls?

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Mold often grows out of sight in walls of residential or commercial properties due to water problems like flooding or leaks or excess moisture in areas of the property. Before you even know it, it creates a toxic environment in your home, compromising the air and health of you and your family.

The good news is that sometimes even if the mold is hidden you can find clues around the area that mold are present. You can find out if mold is growing in your walls in different ways. Here is how to spot mold that grows inside your walls.

Moisture

If your home has suffered from severe water damage, and the water damage is not tended to immediately then mold will grow in your walls, if the water wasn’t removed within 24-48 hours.

Other water problems like leaking or bursting pipes may also trap a lot of moisture inside your walls. This will provide a place for mold to grow. Be aware of these signs:

  • water stains
  • dark rings
  • discoloration
  • peeling, bubbling or cracking of the paint or wallpaper

If your walls are bulging or warped, they more than likely have moisture in them. A big clue is if the walls have a wet or damp feel to them. Normally you can also smell the mold it has a strong musty smell.

To best determine if you have mold in your walls, consult SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka. We have equipment and products to help solve all your mold issues.

Call us at (662) 287-7881 for all your mold needs.

Can Your Carpet Be Saved from Water Damage?

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You can save your water damaged carpet depending on how bad the damage is and how long it was left wet. Considering carpeting in homes can be a very pricey expense, saving it is better than having to spend a great amount of money trying to replace it.

To see if your carpet can be saved and renewed, first see what kind of water damaged the carpet. There are three categories of water that we classify individual jobs under according to what kind of water is present at the job.

  • Category 1: Clean water from a broken pipes or a leak from the roof and rainwater gets in, is consider clean water. There is a great possibility of saving the carpet that has been damaged if the carpet has been wet for less than 24-48 hours. If the carpet has been wet longer than that the water may degenerate into the next category which is category 2. We can restore both the padding and the carpet through proper remediation processes.
  • Category 2: Greywater which is considered contaminated water. This type of water can cause sickness if swallowed or have contact with the body. This typical water comes from damages from overflowing washing machines or dishwashers, overflowing toilets is a big cause of water damages, and etc. With this type of water loss, the padding will have to be replaced, but the carpet can be recovered. Category 2 loss requires treatment within 24-48 hours, or it will degenerate into a Category 3 water loss.
  • Category 3: Blackwater is considered highly contaminated with harmful bacteria or other harmful agents. Examples of blackwater water loss includes sewage issues, back flowing toilets, flooding from the sea, rivers, streams, and water that follows from storms like hurricanes. It’s nearly impossible to restore carpet saturated with Category 3 water, even for carpet cleaning professionals.

Do it yourself or Call SERVPRO?

  • Extracting the water yourself has some perks, obviously calling in professionals to do the work is safer and more efficient than trying to do it yourself. A shop vacuum, towels, and ceiling fans do not compare to what products and equipment that professionals use to extract water and remediate damaged carpet. Plus, a professional can observe and assess the entire water damage and mitigate and remediate the entire loss as a whole, and not just the carpet itself.
  • The mitigation process must begin immediately, because the carpet can suffer from permanent damage. After suffering a water damage call a professional service like SERVPRO immediately so our professionals can get to work and so we are able to salvage and prevent further damage to your property.
  • Our goal is to salvage the carpet and help restore it. We want to save our customers from having to replace the padding and carpet because we understand the expenses that follow with purchasing new padding and carpet.
  • After a flooding incident, always call your insurance company. The damage that has been done to your home might be covered by your homeowners insurance, but some flooding losses are not covered by insurance. Make sure to take pictures and videos and file an insurance claim if it can be covered by your insurance.

For any of your carpet water damage restoration needs, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881 and we will gladly help you recover from your water loss.

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help with your Commercial Fire Damage

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring. We know that commercial water damage can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to help keep your business running as flawlessly as possible through the restoration process. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed. 

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions: 

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)? 

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Has your Commercial Space experienced recent flooding?

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Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your commercial space and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

 Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881.

We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fires can be devastating, Give us a call today at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

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It’s always devastating when a family experiences a house fire, but SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works hard to recover the structure and contents. We are able to remove the soot damage and even the smell of the smoke from homes. Our goal is always to make your home “Like it never even happened.” 

What To Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at (662) 287-7881. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(662) 287-7881

Does your commercial space have mold?

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Businesses are always at risk for mold infestations, especially if they are leasing older buildings that may need repairs. 

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works around the clock to remediate the problem, so that businesses can be restored as quickly and seamlessly as possible. We know that commercial mold infestations can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to get you back up and running right away. 

If You See Visible Mold 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

Have you experienced winter storm damage?

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Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm?

In Corinth/Iuka and surrounding areas, cold weather and ice can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the expertise, and the resources to re mediate damage caused by winter weather. 

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

 Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snow melt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger. 

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka? 

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 
  • We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in water damage restoration. We have extensive water damage restoration training that helps you get back to normal more quickly.
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians 

Regardless of the Winter Storm, We Can Help! Give us a call at 662-287-7881!

Outdoor fire safety tips

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Spring is almost here and that leads to summer.Spring  and summer means grilling out and lighting up a fire to sit around once the sun goes down. Here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka, we like to take full advantage of the warmer weather! We also love a good cook out, so we move from cooking inside to outside on the grill. While we look forward to this time of year, it is important to keep these fire safety tips in mind.

Grilling:

  • Keep at least a three foot clearance around the entire grill. Keep kids and pets clear of this area too!
  • Move the grill away from the house and fence, and move it out from underneath any overhangs. Do not use the grill under trees or near shrubbery.
  • Regularly clean out the grease traps on your grill to prevent grease fires.
  • Never leave your grill unattended!
  • If using charcoal, make sure the coals have cooled completely before disposing of them in a metal container.
  • Keeping a fire extinguisher or a big box of baking soda in the vicinity is good idea in case a fire does breakout.

Bonfires:

  • When a burn ban is in effect, use a fire pit, preferably with a lid that can cover the fire in case of an emergency.
  • When a burn ban is not in effect, you can burn on the ground where the grass is low and green. Never burn on grass that is long or dry! Take a hose and saturate the area around the fire with water to help prevent it from spreading.
  • Drag a hose over to where you’re burning. If you have a sprayer on your hose, turn the water on and keep it on until you’re through with your fire in case of an emergency.
  • Never have a fire under trees or overhangs, near shrubbery, or close to the house.
  • Keep flammable materials away from fires.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Never have a fire on a windy day!

Here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka we are always here to help! If you have any questions on fire safety give our office a call at 662-287-7881!

We offer Commercial Restoration Needs

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Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

If you have storm damage to your commercial building give SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka a call today at 662-287-7881!

Fire Safety Tips for Children

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When creating an escape plan in your home, you should go over it with your children so they know how to get out the house. Kids typically don’t think about how they would escape from their home in a fire, so this is an important discussion to have with them.

  • Have a plan in place for children that cannot get out on their own, such as infants and toddlers. Talk about which family member is going to wake up the children and help them get out.
  • Always identify two different ways out of every room. You should know multiple ways to exit in every room in case one exit is blocked, or it is too dangerous to use.
  • Choose a destination outside the house to meet, a safe distance away. This could be across the street, or at a neighbors’ home.

In addition to fire prevention with children, there is the concern of burn prevention. In many instances of fires started by children, serious burn injuries can occur. Here are some tips to help keep your kids safe from fire and burns.

  • Children should be at least 3 feet away from anything hot. Stoves, space heaters, and curling irons are all good examples where additional caution is necessary.
  • Keep any kind of smoking materials away and placed up high, such as lighters and matches.
  • Never play with matches or lighters when your children are around. If they see adults doing this, they will think that it is okay, and possibly even fun.

 Accidents can happen at any time. But with some mindful planning, many of these can be completely avoided. If something should still happen, just know that SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help anytime. Give us a call at 662-287-7881

Commercial Fire Damage: When smoke, soot, and water come together

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When shocked owners and employees survey the mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately start looking through the house for salvageable things. It’s probably not such a good idea to go trampling through a space that has fire damage: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across building contents are hazardous to life. The fire has been quenched, but threats to health and safety continue long afterward the fire has been put out. Burn residue from natural materials like wood and cotton are certainly not healthy, but the plastics, nylons, polyurethanes and computer materials found in businesses today can harm human health and the environment far more seriously. When combusted, these newer materials form chemicals like hydrogen cyanide, halogens and formaldehyde that spread across the fire scene and beyond, thanks to the heat, wind and convection of the fire process; chemical risks multiply exponentially if the location contained industrial products. Water applied to fight the flames mixes all these chemicals with the smoke and soot to create a dangerous semi liquid fluid that soaks into the structure’s remaining materials and often runs into surrounding areas.

If you have suffered a commercial fire damage DO NOT take it upon yourself to do anything call in professionals and let them do all the work. Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881 with all your commercial fire needs “We Will Make it Look Like it Never Even Happened!”

Preventing and What Causes a Commercial Water Damage

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Your family depends on your business. So, do your employees, as well as your customers and community. So, the thought of commercial water damage caused by extreme weather, plumbing issue or anything else can be scary. But you don’t have to be scared. A little planning and a few precautions will help you be ready if that time of disaster comes.

Even though there are a tremendous amount of reasons that cause commercial water damage here is just a few:

1. Sprinkler system malfunction - Sprinkler systems are a must for businesses because it helps protect the building in fire emergencies, offering the first line of defense when smoke is detected. However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building. Sprinkler system malfunctions can drench and ruin company equipment, inventory, and other valuable things.

Sprinkler system malfunction - Sprinkler systems are a must for businesses because it helps protect the building in fire emergencies, offering the first line of defense when smoke is detected. However, when the sprinkler system is outdated and showing signs of wear and tear, the sprinklers can malfunction and cause water damage to everything inside the building. Sprinkler system malfunctions can drench and ruin company equipment, inventory, and other valuable assets.

2. Burst pipes – There are many reasons why pipes can burst and cause water damage. One reason would be during the winter months there will be extremely cold days and that can freeze the water in the pipes and that is what will cause them to burst. Since water expands as it freezes, this expansion can crack and break the pipes that water flows through. Pipes can also burst when they are not regularly maintained.

3. Sewage System Clogged– Another possible reason for commercial water damage is toilets and sewer systems getting clogged. Toilets and sewer lines can get clogged extremely easily and when a sewer line is clogged, flooding can occur anytime someone flushes a toilet or pours anything down a sink.

4. Roof Leak– When the roof is not regularly checked and maintained, it can suffer damage from exposure from the changes of the weather. Even if you are just experiencing a rainstorm, when your roof has a leak, it can damage the inside of your building.

So, in other words you need to check and maintain your commercial space in order to keep a water damage from happening.

If you have suffered a commercial water damage call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help!

Commercial Mold Remediation

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A mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water invasion, like a leak from the roof or a plumbing issue. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Commercial Mold Remediation Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if not treated properly. SERVPRO can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the trained, experienced, and equipped professionals that know how to contain the mold infestation and re-mediate it to the before loss condition.

Mold can present serious health risks if not treated immediately upon finding it everyone that comes into the commercial property will be at risk. Mold can cause different symptoms similar to a cold: itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, and other serious symptoms.

If your commercial property has suffered from a mold infestation please call your local SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662)-287-7881. We will be more than welcome to help you with all your needs!

Mold Prevention in the Garage

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Mold thrives in humid environments that have little ventilation and sunlight. If these conditions are met, it doesn’t take long for mold to grow on organic material like cardboard or drywall. Garages are typically havens for mold, unless homeowners take proper steps to reduce moisture. Here’s how you can keep mold from infesting your garage.

  • Check your garage for leaks. Inspect the areas in your garage, such as the roof, floor, gutters, and pipes, to ensure that they are in good condition. Fix any cracks and damage you find immediately.
  • Seal and insulate your garage door. To weather-proof your garage, it’s important to properly seal and insulate your garage door. Replace torn, ragged or crumbling weather stripping immediately. In addition, check the bottom seal for elasticity, shrinkage, and wear. As for insulation, a pre-insulated garage door panel has a much higher R-value (the measure of how well an object resists conductive flow of heat).
  • Decrease humidity. Since garages can attract a lot of moisture due to being exposed more to the elements, it may have a high humidity (over 50%) that allows mold to grow. To control humidity levels, provide proper ventilation using vents and fans, and let sunlight in for a couple of hours daily. Also, use a dehumidifier to lower the moisture level.
  • Install waterproof walls. If you’re building a new garage or remodeling an old one, choose mold- resistant drywall, as well as waterproof paint on walls and concrete. Alternatively, use pre-coated aluminum or vinyl siding for better protection against water and mold.
  • Remove standing water. Pooling water in garages may come from various sources, such as outside precipitation, snow-covered tires, or even washing your car. Remove any standing water with a squeegee or mop and dry the area quickly to prevent mold growth.
  • Have proper drainage. A garage floor drainage system is essential to avoiding water damage and flooding in the garage. Make sure your garage has drainage in addition to a proper floor slope that diverts water away from your garage.
  • Extend gutter downspouts. Gutters and downspouts are your home and garage’s first line of defense against precipitation. To prevent moisture buildup around your garage, ensure your downspouts extend at least 10 feet away from the garage foundation. Also, keep the gutters clean and well-maintained throughout the year.
  • Use waterproof containers. Water, and thus mold, is attracted to cardboard, paper, drywall, and other porous materials. To help avoid mold in your garage, use sturdy, plastic totes instead of cardboard storage boxes. Plastic provides better protection to contents and is not a source of mold food.
  • Reduce plant growth around your garage. Shrubs or plants may look nice, but they collect moisture and may cause leaks in your garage. So keep them at a safe distance away from your garage walls and windows.

Mold will have a harder time growing when there’s less moisture in the garage. Follow these tips to keep mold at bay and enjoy a healthier home. For flood water damage repair and mold remediation services, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881

Removing Mold Stains from Clothes and Fabric

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Damp clothes or fabrics can easily be infested with mold if they’re not dried in time. If you’re in this situation, there’s hope! You can still save your moldy garments if the mold has only left a few spots. Here are a few general tips to remove mold from clothes and fabric.

  • Read the labels. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions about the suggested water temperature for washing and how the clothing items should be dried.
  • Scrub off the mold stain. Apply a mold stain remover, such as household soap, white vinegar or bleach, and use a toothbrush to brush off the surface mold. Be gentle and try not to damage the fabric in the process.
  • Pre-soak the fabric. Since mold stains are hard to remove, you should also pre-soak your stained garment before washing it. Saturate it for one hour in a commercial pre-soak product or in a bucket of water with one cup of white vinegar.
  • Wash your clothes in hot water. Besides being effective at removing bacteria and allergens, hot water also kills mold spores better. Of course, don’t surpass the maximum recommended water temperature to wash your clothing. If you have materials that can’t be washed, take them to the dry cleaner.
  • Use a mold killing solution in the washer:
    • Vinegar – Add one or two cups of vinegar per cycle along with normal detergent to kill any moldy smells and brighten your white fabrics.
    • Borax – You can also use borax in a regular washing cycle, but only with organic fabrics like cotton and linen. Dissolve half a cup of borax in hot water and add it into the machine once it has filled with water.
    • Bleach – This substance can kill mold in fabrics but it can fade colors. So make sure to spot-test first and read the label. Some labels say “no chlorine bleach”. Once you know your clothes won’t be damaged, wash them with normal detergent and one cup of bleach.
  • After washing your clothes, hang-dry them in the sun. Sunlight has a natural bleaching effect and also helps to kill mold spores in the fabric. Avoid using the clothes dryer as heat from this machine can make spots visible and difficult to remove.
  • If mold stains persist even though you followed the above steps, repeat the whole process. Alternatively, dye your garment a darker color – this may cover the stain for good.

Mold can also grow on other textile items in your home, such as upholstery and carpet. However, dealing with mold on these items – IF they can be salvaged – is a more difficult and time-consuming job. Call SERVPRO at (662)-287-7811 to properly remove mold on upholstery, mattresses, rugs, and carpet.

Holiday Lights Safety Tips

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There’s something magical about lights during the holiday season … but also something dangerous. Holiday lighting poses a real fire risk if not used safely. So before you deck the halls, be sure to check out these holiday lights safety tips:

Christmas Trees

  • Use only Christmas tree lights that are rated for indoor use and tested for safety. Check for the label of an independent testing laboratory like Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL).
  • If you have a metallic Christmas tree, never put electric lights on it to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Before using lights, check each set of lights for worn or broken cords, broken or cracked sockets, and loose bulb connections. Replace damaged lights.
  • Connect no more than three standard-size sets of lights into an extension cord. Don’t overload electrical outlets or extension cords, instead plug lights into different circuits around your home.
  • Don’t fasten colored spotlights onto metallic trees. Use them above or beside your tree to prevent tree branches from becoming charged with electricity from faulty lights.
  • Turn off the all Christmas lights and decorations when going to bed or leaving home.
  • Keep pets safe by protecting electric cords and tree lights so that they can’t chew them and get electrocuted.

Outdoor Lights

  • Make sure outdoor lights are rated for exterior use by an independent testing laboratory. Exterior lights and extension cords used outdoors need to be weather-resistant.
  • Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, house, walls or other firm support to protect from wind damage. However, don’t attach light strings with nails or staples as these can cut through the wire insulation and start a fire. Use only UL-approved hangers.
  • Take exterior lights down within 90 days to prevent hazards from weather damage or critters chewing on them.
  • Store lights safely after taking them down. Tangled lights can lead to damaged cords and broken sockets. They’re also a pain to untangle! Wrap the strings around a piece of cardboard, cover them in paper or fabric, and then store in a sturdy container until next year.

Candles

  • Never use real candles to decorate a tree. Use battery-operated, flameless LED candles instead.
  • If you do use real candles, follow these candle fire safety guidelines:
    • Use only non-flammable candle holders.
    • Place candles where they can’t be knocked down or blown over.
    • Keep candles away from any flammable objects like decorations or drapes.
    • Never burn candles near trees or greenery.
    • Always keep burning candles within your sight.
    • Extinguish all candles before going to bed, leaving the room or leaving your home.

Call your local SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881.

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter Months

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When cold weather arrives, you dust off your warm shoes and jackets, and turn the heat up in your home. But have you thought about getting your home ready for the cold season? Here’s a fall and winter home maintenance checklist every homeowner should follow:

  • Get Your Heating System Serviced – Before cranking up the heat, hire a technician to inspect your furnace and heat pump. This ensures your heating system works at the recommended efficiency and that carbon monoxide leaks are prevented.
  • Reverse Ceiling Fans – Since heat rises, turning your ceiling fans in reverse could help heat up your rooms. This might allow you to turn down your thermostat by one or two degrees and save energy.
  • Clean the Gutters – Doing this task regularly prevents water from leaking on your home, causing damage. When temperatures drop below freezing point, having clean gutters also helps prevent ice dams. Ensure that gutters and downspouts aren’t worn or damaged.
  • Divert Water Away from Your Home’s Foundation – While you’re checking the downspouts, make sure they divert water at least three to four feet away from the foundation. If they don’t, add extensions to downspouts.
  • Prevent Ice Dams – Ice dams on your roof is a sign that your attic is not properly insulated. Your attic must be cool to prevent snow on the roof from melting, which causes ice dams. Make sure your attic has enough ventilation and there aren’t air leaks that heat up your attic.
  • Inspect Your Roof – Carefully look for missing, loose or damaged shingles. Better do it now before it starts snowing to avoid leaks and water damage when snow thaws. 
  • Seal Windows and Doors – Moisture and cold air can get inside your walls through gaps around windows, door frames, and where pipes enter your house. Caulk up the gaps that are bigger than the width of a nickel.
  • Turn off Exterior Faucets and Sprinklers – The water in outdoor pipes can freeze and cause the pipes to burst as the ice in them expands. To prevent that, disconnect garden hoses and drain all the water in exterior pipes. Alternatively, replace exterior faucets with freeze-proof faucets.
  • Drain Your Sprinkler System – Buried irrigation lines can also freeze, leading to burst pipes and damage to sprinkler heads. To best drain the sprinkler system, hire an irrigation technician to blow out the systems pipes with compressed air.
  • Mulch Leaves – Instead of raking the leaves on your lawn, mulch them. The resulting compost provides nourishment to your lawn. Also, when stowing your mower for the winter, add stabilizer to the fuel tank to protect the engine if the tank still contains fuel.
  • Inspect Your Fireplace – To ensure your fireplace is in good repair throughout the cold season, ensure the damper opens and closes properly. Look up into the flue to make sure it’s free of obstructions. Also check your firebox for damaged or missing bricks or mortar, or hire a chimney sweep to do the job.

During the cold months, it’s also important to be aware of heating safety concerns. For professional smoke remediation or fire damage repair, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

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Christmas trees are a very popular part of celebrating the holiday season. While Christmas tree fires are uncommon, the ensuing damage can be severe. Moreover, half of the reported Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical malfunctions and heat sources. Follow these tips to prevent Christmas tree fires in your home:

  • If you’re using a real Christmas tree, cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk before placing in the stand. This allows the tree to better absorb water.
  • Water the tree daily to make sure it stays hydrated. If your tree is about 6 feet tall, add about 1 gallon of water to the tree stand every day.
  • Keep the tree at a safe distance away from any heat source, such as radiators, fireplaces, lights or candles.
  • Ensure the tree is not blocking exits or footpaths, so it won’t get knocked over.
  • To decorate the tree, use only lights that are rated for indoor use. Also check for the label of an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL).
  • Before using lights, ensure there are no frayed wires, broken bulbs and cords, cracked sockets or loose bulb connections.
  • Don’t overload electrical outlets or extension cords. Plug lights into different circuits around your home.
  • Turn off the Christmas lights when going to bed or leaving home.
  • Never use burning candles to decorate a tree. Use battery-operated, flameless LED candles instead.
  • After Christmas, or when the real tree dries out and starts dropping needles, discard it. Dry trees are a fire hazard, so don’t keep yours in the home or garage. Find a recycling program in your community.

For increased Christmas tree safety, consider purchasing a Christmas tree safety system. These devices warn you when there is low water in the tree stand or if a fire starts. Even if you use such a safety system, always make sure your smoke alarms are working and test them monthly. 

Enjoy a safe holiday season by being vigilant of fire hazards in your home. For professional emergency smoke damage repair or fire damage repair, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881

Preventing Water Damage During Winter Months

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Water can damage your home even in winter. Uninsulated water pipes can freeze and burst, and ice dams can form on your roof. Moreover, thawed snow can enter your basement, causing water damage from flooding. But don’t worry yet – here’s what you can do to prevent winter water damage in your home:

Preventing Frozen Pipes

  • Insulate water pipes in unheated areas, such as the crawl space, basement, garage, attic, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
  • Allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbingby opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. Move the products stored in these cabinets up, out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Let cold water drip from the faucets served by exposed pipes. Running even a trickle of water through pipes helps prevent them from freezing.
  • Set the thermostat to the same temperature during the day and at night. Your heating costs may rise, but you’ll prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.
  • If you’re leaving home for a day or more, set the thermostat to at least 55° F. Shut off the water supply and drain pipes and appliances that use water. In addition, have someone you trust check your home once per week.

Preventing Ice Dams

  • Remove the snow on your roof when it’s about six inches deep. Use a roof rake or a long-handled brush to remove the snow without a ladder.
  • Make sure that downspouts are clear so that melted water can drain properly.
  • More long-term solutions to prevent ice dams include:
    • Insulate the attic to prevent warm air from entering. Warm air can melt the snow on the roof, which refreezes, forming ice dams.
    • Ensure your attic is properly ventilated. Warm air should escape through vents near the top of the attic. Cold air should flow in through vents near the eaves.
    • Install a water membrane underneath the roof shingles. It helps prevent water from seeping in.
    • Install a snow shield to prevent leaks. The shield goes under the shingles starting from the low edge of the roof and extending up at least three feet inside the exterior wall of the house.
    • Install gutter screens to help keep out the debris that causes build-up and damage.

Other Winter Water Damage Safety Tips

  • Install water leak detectors anywhere a water problem may occur, such as on sump pumps, near water-bearing fixtures, and behind or beneath pipes.
  • Check water supply lines yearly for leaks. Inspect your hot water heater, washing machine, ice machine in your refrigerator, and other appliances that can leak.
  • Get sewage- backup coverage, which is usually not included in your homeowner's insurance. Heavy rains and melting snow can overload your storm water system, causing water or sewage to back up into your home.
  • Disconnect outdoor hoses if you aren’t using them. This prevents water from freezing in the line, creating a blockage that can cause back-flow.
  • Clear snow around your home’s foundation. Melting snow and ice can cause leaks in vulnerable areas of your foundation.

 For flood water damage repair and water removal services, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881.

How to Stay Safe during a Tornado

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Most tornadoes don’t lift houses into the air. Instead, they can do heavy damage to buildings, produce flying debris, and cause injuries or worse. Each year in the U.S., there are an average of 1,000 recorded tornadoes that cause 1,500 injuries and 80 deaths. Here’s how to prepare for a tornado and how to stay safe during and after one.

Before

  • Find out your community’s tornado risk – tornadoes are most common in the Midwest and the Southeast in the U.S.
  • Create a disaster preparedness plan with your family, as well as an emergency kit. Establish where to take shelter and where to meet after a disaster. Practice a tornado drill at least once a year. Be prepared to protect your pets in an emergency, too.
  • Know the signs of a tornado: rotating clouds, whirling dust or debris on the ground, and a continuous loud roar.
  • Know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. A watch is when the conditions are right for tornadoes to form, and a warning signals the approach of an existing tornado. Stay alert for weather reports.
  • Protect your home:
    • Make a list of items to bring inside when a tornado is approaching.
    • Prune trees and shrubs to make them more wind-resistant.
    • Reduce the amount of loose items in your yard.
    • Install permanent shutters on windows.
    • Reinforce garage doors.

During

  • If you’re in a house, avoid windows and go to the lowest area like the basement. If there is no basement, go to the lowest floor in a room with no windows, such as bathroom or inner hallway.
  • If you’re in an office building, hospital, or high-rise building, don’t use the elevator. Take shelter on a lower level, away from windows and glass.
  • Get under some form of protection like a sturdy table. Cover yourself with thick padding, such as a blanket or mattress. Crouch as low as possible facing down and cover your head with your hands.
  • If you’re in a mobile home, go to a safe building immediately. Most tornadoes can wreck even a tied-down mobile home.
  • If you’re in a car or outdoors, don’t try to outrun a tornado. Get out of the car and find shelter underground or in a nearby building. Don’t go under bridges or highway overpasses. If you can’t get to a safe place, protect your head with your arms and cover your body with a coat or blanket.
  • Listen to alerting systems like NOAA Weather Radio for up-to-date emergency information and instructions.

After

  • Make sure the storm has passed and go to a safe place. Don’t return home until local authorities say it’s safe.
  • Keep listening for updated information on the disaster. Let your loved ones know you’re safe and check your family’s safety. Help those who are injured.
  • If you are trapped, avoid breathing in dust by covering your mouth with a cloth or mask. Don’t shout – send a text, bang on a pipe or wall, or use a whistle instead.
  • Stay away from downed wires, damaged buildings, and dangerous debris like broken glass or sharp objects.
  • Don’t use matches, lighters and candles – there may be natural gas leaks nearby. Use battery-operated flashlights.

Hurricanes are also very common natural disasters you should prepare for.For emergency flood repair or mold removal services, call your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881.

How to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes or Severe Storms

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Hurricanes are the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. While homes and properties are highly vulnerable to such disasters, the damages can be reduced by following a few key tips. Here’s how to minimize the impact of hurricanes on your home.

  • Review your insurance. Regular homeowners policies don’t cover damage from flooding caused by natural disasters.  Also keep an inventory with photos and videos of your belongings to help file the insurance claim.
  • Secure your roof. Make your roofing and frames stronger by installing reinforcements, such as straps or clips. Also secure loose shingles with heavy-duty adhesive and seal around your home’s chimney or vent pipes to keep water out.
  • Maintain gutters and downspouts. Clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent clogs. These could cause water damage to your home when rain starts to pour. Also ensure your gutters are strong and not sagging.
  • Secure your windows. Strong winds can shatter your windows, leaving your home vulnerable. The best way to secure your windows is to install permanent storm shutters, which can be made of steel, aluminum, and other materials. Installing plywood is also a good defense for your windows. However, avoid taping as it doesn’t prevent glass from breaking.
  • Caulk your home. Caulking is a fast way to waterproof your house and reinforce vulnerable areas. Caulk around your windows and doors, the edges of your house, and around chimneys and other roof penetrations.
  • Insulate the outside first floor walls with rigid foam or install plastic sheeting. It won’t stop all the water from getting in, but most of the silt will be kept out.
  • Reinforce your garage. To make it withstand powerful winds, secure your garage door with a brace kit rated for storm and hurricane winds. Other ways to strengthen your garage door are installing a metal post system or covering the door with metal panels, fabric screen or 5/8-inch plywood.
  • Trim trees and shrubs. Loose branches in your yard (and neighborhood) could be struck by powerful winds during a storm, damaging your house. So cut those dead or loose branches to safeguard your property.
  • Secure loose objects. Your yard may also host objects that could become projectiles in high winds. Tie down and secure anything that could be swept up by winds, such as potted plants, lawn furniture, and dog houses. When a storm is imminent, bring light objects inside.
  • Protect appliances from power outagesWhile you should unplug electrical devices during a powerful storm, it’s ideal to also purchase a surge protector. It prevents damage to your devices in case the power goes out.
  • Move valuables to a higher floor. As electronics and appliances are susceptible to water damage, move them to a higher floor. If you can’t, at least raise them off the floor on concrete blocks.
  • Use sandbags when a storm is hours from arriving. Pile up sandbags at least two feet high as an efficient barricade against floodwaters. If you don’t have sandbags, place heavy-duty garbage bags – filled one-third of the way with water – around your house doors.

When a hurricane arrives in your area, there’s no time to prepare. Don’t postpone – make the necessary preparations to protect your home against hurricanes now. For water removal services and mold cleaning services, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disasters in the U.S. and preparing for them is your best bet to stay safe and protect your property. Check out how to prepare for hurricanes and what to do during and after one.

Before the Hurricane

  • Create an emergency kit which includes provisions for at least three days. Include medication for anyone who needs it, as well as pet supplies.
  • Learn your area’s flooding risk and community hurricane evacuation routes.
  • Create a family evacuation plan. Determine a meeting place for your family and routes to get there. Plan how to get in touch with your family if separated. Plan where you’ll go if you must evacuate, such as a shelter.
  • If you don’t have flood insurance, get one now. Regular homeowners insurance policies don’t cover flood damage.
  • Store copies of important documents, such as proof of ownership of any property in your emergency kit.
  • Back up the data on your electronic devices to ensure it’s secure if your computer or other devices are damaged during the hurricane.
  • Secure your property:
      • Fasten your roof with straps or clips to reduce damage.
      • Prune trees and shrubs in your yard for more wind resistance.
      • Clean and maintain your rain gutters and downspouts.
      • Reinforce your garage door to make it withstand powerful winds.
      • Get an electricity generator to run essential appliances if the power goes out.
      • Learn how to shut off the power and gas to your home.
  • When a storm is hours from arriving:
    • Ensure your car in good working condition and fill up the gas tank. If you’re going to evacuate, stock your vehicle with emergency supplies.
    • Bring light objects, such as patio furniture inside. These could be blown away by high wind. Also anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside, like propane tanks.
    • Cover your windows with permanent storm shutters or board them up with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood.
    • Charge your cell phone to have a full battery if the power goes out. A
    • Turn your refrigerator to the coldest setting so that food lasts longer during a power outage.
    • Be alert for the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

During the Hurricane

  • If authorities advise or order you to evacuate your area, take your emergency kit and leave immediately. Strictly follow posted evacuation routes and do not try to take shortcuts.
  • If you didn’t receive an evacuation notice, stay indoors and away from windows and glass doors. Seek shelter on the lowest level in an interior room.
  • Never use gasoline-powered or charcoal-burning devices inside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep those devices outside.
  • If trapped in a building that’s flooding, go to the highest level. However, don’t climb into a closed attic as rising flood water may trap you.

After the Hurricane

  • Listen to authorities for information and special instructions.
  • Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through water. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Floodwater may also can contain contaminants, dangerous debris or downed power lines.
  • Enter a damaged building only after the electrical system, gas lines, and plumbing have been inspected for damage.
  • Take photos of any property damage and contact your insurance company for assistance. Wear protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, rubber boots, and masks when inspecting your home.
  • Don’t touch wet electrical equipment, more so if you’re standing in water.
  • Throw out food that has been exposed to floodwaters or have not been maintained at a proper temperature. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Don’t drink tap water if you’re not sure it’s safe.

After a flooding incident, everything that got wet in your property must be dried, cleaned, and disinfected immediately. For water removal services and mold cleaning services, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881.

Storm Tips

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Before the Storm

  1. Take all precautions to protect your property. The three main areas to protect from damage are:
    • roof
    • windows
    • doors (including garage doors)
  2. Eliminate all debris around your property. If you live in lowlands or areas prompt to flooding, evacuate your property. Take with you only the essentials, such as clothing and medicines.
  3. Review your insurance policies. Make sure you have hurricane protection and a flood policy if you live in a flood prone area and that it protects your home and your belongings. 
  4. Take pictures of your home before the emergency. This will help you in case you have to file a damage claim.
  5. Have your emergency bag ready. Store a set of clothing and canned food. Include also, a flashlight, batteries, medicines and bandages. Keep a copy of important papers in the bag such as birth certificates, passports and the insurance policies for your home. Remember to keep your bag handy. Store the bag near the exit so that in an emergency you can pick it up and get out quickly. Check the contents of the bag to ensure that the food and medicines haven’t expired. In case of a hurricane or tropical storm warning, remember to put your cell phone and charger in your emergency bag in case you need to leave.

 During the Storm

  1. Stay in a safe place. The most important thing during a storm is to protect yourself and your family. Keep away from windows or doors, because the wind may seriously damage these.
  2. Do not go out on the street. Stay away from rising rivers.
  3. Disconnect all unnecessary electronic appliances. This way you will avoid damages from changes in voltage or receiving an electric shock if your property gets flooded.
  4. Avoid fires. Use a battery flashlight instead of candles or gas lamps
  5. Use the phone only for emergencies.  Use text messages as a primary way of communicating.
  6. Protect your pets.  Have food and water and a designated area in your house. Talk to a veterinarian if your pet needs special care or medicines during the storm.

After the Storm

  1. Assess if your property suffered any structural damage.  Take pictures of all damaged property.
  2. Protect your property from further damages.  If a window broke cover it with wood or other material, but do not dispose of damaged property until an insurance adjuster has inspected it.
  3. Do not get near fallen electric cables. Do not touch anything that is in contact with them. The cables might be energized.
  4. Be careful turning on electric generators.

Prevention and planning are the best tools to guarantee the health and well being of your loved ones. If you have any questions call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at 662-287-7881!

How to prevent Air Conditioner Water Damages

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Your air conditioning unit is susceptible to leaks, which can lead to water damage, if you do not perform several maintenance tasks periodically. The good news is that these routine tasks are rather easy to do and do not involve hiring a professional most of the time. Here are the most frequent causes for A/C leaks with tips on how to fix and prevent them:

  • The drain line is clogged – the drain line is a pipe which collects the condensed water that your A/C unit has produced and transports it outside your house. Sometimes, the drain line gets clogged with algae, dirt, mineral deposits and even mold or mildew, causing water to overflow into your home. Tips:
    • If the drain pipes are clogged, try using a wet-dry vacuum to suck out the water and debris from the outdoor drain pipe.
    • To prevent drain lines from clogging, pour a mix of half warm water, half bleach into the pipe once every 4 to 6 months, but make sure the pipes are not clogged first.
    • Consider installing an overflow shut off device on the drain line to automatically turn off the A/C unit if the drain line backs up.
  • The overflow drain pan is damaged - the drain pan collects any water that has overflowed due to a clogged drain line. Over time, drain pans made of metal or plastic may get damaged, resulting in leaks and water damage. Tips:
    • If you notice leaks near the drain pan, carefully inspect it for damage using a flashlight.
    • Consider patching up small holes or cracks using epoxy glue or replacing the pan entirely.
  • The air filter is dirty – air filters should be replaced once every 1 to 2 months (every month during the cooling season); failing to do so will restrict the airflow to the evaporator’s coils. Consequently, water can freeze on the coils and, when it melts, it will drip water. Change the filters periodically to prevent this from happening.

Storm Damage?...Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today!

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

When a devastating storm is on the move, timing is critical.  SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka answers your call and jumps into action 24/7.  Recognizing the trauma and emotional disruption that most people suffer with storm damage,  our professional technicians at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka work compassionately, professionally and quickly to remediate the storm damage. 
Our technicians identify the full extent of storm damage, both obvious and unseen, by using sensors such as moisture detectors and hygrometers and help homeowners overcome their feeling of helplessness by explaining the property restoration process in a way that they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do.
Using state-of-the-art equipment for drying, dehumidifying, deodorizing, and disinfecting, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka restores a home or business with minimal disruption so that people can get back to their normal lives. If you have experienced storm damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka 24/7 for all of your storm damage property restoration needs at 662-287-7881!
 

Protect Your Attic Pipes from Freezing

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

In states that see cold winters, you never see plumbing pipes in attics, and for good reason. But in the South, it’s not uncommon for homes that are built on a slab foundation to have plumbing systems and pipes in the attics. It’s a logical place to house these key elements of the home, but the gamble is they’ll be safe there. And for the most part, there is never an issue. That is, until that crazy cold system blows through and causes extremely low temperatures.

Have you ever been up to your attic lately? If not, peek your head up there and see what you find.

Insulate any attic pipes that transfer water!

 If you look up in your attic and find exposed pipes, you really need to take immediate action. Luckily the cold weather is almost over for a while, so you’ve got some time to protect your home against flooding. Here is what you need to do:

Go to your local home improvement store and buy some pipe insulation material. It’s not very expensive and it’s extremely easy to place over your pipes. Make sure that you don’t leave any area exposed, including joints where sections of pipe connect. So before you go to the store, you need to go up into your attic and take inventory.

In one Saturday’s worth of work, you can end up saving yourself thousands of dollars. Because the reality is if you end up with a burst pipe in your attic due to freezing, the amount of water damage is going to be extensive. Within minutes, water will travel throughout your attic, down your wall cavities and through your ceiling. It can potentially flood every floor of your home within a few minutes.

 Have you suffered water damage from a frozen attic pipe?

 Give SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka a call

662-287-7881. We're always here to help!!

Black Mold in your Corinth/Iuka Crawlspace

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

What causes black mold damage in crawlspaces?

What causes black mold levels to become elevated in any environment are the same things, whether it’s in your bathroom vanity or below your home. Listed below are a few things mold needs to grow and expand inside a home is:

(1)The right temperatures

(2) food

(3) moisture

Unfortunately for us, mold is most comfortable in the same temperature range that we find comfortable, but can also thrive in considerably colder temps. And as for food, mold spores love  wood. That means the main components of your crawlspace, the floor joists and beams supporting your home, are the perfect food for toxic mold. So where does that leave us? Trying to measure and manage the one factor we can control: moisture. Here’s the main ways moisture enters your crawlspace:

Water pooling in your crawlspace

Most of your crawlspace resides underground. That can be troublesome when you have a water drainage problem outside of your home. 

In homes with crawlspaces, there is another potential cause of excess moisture: plumbing pipes. Both the supply lines and drain pipes that service your home’s plumbing systems are housed in this space. So if either develops a small leak, it can lead to a lot of water being dumped into your crawlspace.

Evaporating ground moisture

Depending on where you live your soil is going to naturally hold some moisture. If that is the case, that moisture can evaporate into your crawlspace.

Air from outside coming in through your vents

Your crawlspace needs to breathe. That’s why you’ll notice vents located around your home that allow air to exit your crawlspace. It also allows air to come into your crawlspace. In many cases, the air inside your crawlspace is cooler than the air outside. Cool air can’t hold as much moisture as warmer air, so the moisture trapped in the air turns to liquid as it cools in your crawlspace. Overtime, the moisture can create serious water issues that can allow for black mold growth.

If you suspect black mold in your home give SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka a call today at (662)287-7881

Storm Damage Restoration in your Corinth/Iuka Commerial Building

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

If you have storm damage to your commercial building give SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka a call today at 662-287-7881!

Understanding Mold

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – 662-287-7881

Here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka, We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will take care of your belongings during a Water Damage

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-back according to your needs. 

If You Have Questions or Need Help, 
Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today at 662-287-7881

Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka if you have a sewage backup in your home

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today at 662-287-7881

Keep your Kids Safe with these Fire Safety tips

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

When creating an escape plan in your home, you should go over it with your children so they know how to get out the house. Kids typically don’t think about how they would escape from their home in a fire, so this is an important discussion to have with them.

  • Have a plan in place for children that cannot get out on their own, such as infants and toddlers. Talk about which family member is going to wake up the children and help them get out.
  • Always identify two different ways out of every room. You should know multiple ways to exit in every room in case one exit is blocked, or it is too dangerous to use.
  • Choose a destination outside the house to meet, a safe distance away. This could be across the street, or at a neighbors’ home.

In addition to fire prevention with children, there is the concern of burn prevention. In many instances of fires started by children, serious burn injuries can occur. Here are some tips to help keep your kids safe from fire and burns.

  • Children should be at least 3 feet away from anything hot. Stoves, space heaters, and curling irons are all good examples where additional caution is necessary.
  • Keep any kind of smoking materials away and placed up high, such as lighters and matches.
  • Never play with matches or lighters when your children are around. If they see adults doing this, they will think that it is okay, and possibly even fun.

 Accidents can happen at any time. But with some mindful planning, many of these can be completely avoided. If something should still happen, just know that SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is here to help anytime. Give us a call at 662-287-7881

When Winter Storms hit SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is there to help!!

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm?

In Corinth/Iuka and surrounding areas, cold weather and ice can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather. 

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

 Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger. 

Why Choose a SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka? 

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 
  • We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in water damage restoration. We have extensive water damage restoration training that helps you get back to normal more quickly.
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians 

Regardless of the Winter Storm, We Can Help! Give us a call at 662-287-7881!

 
 

Outdoor Fire Safety for your Corinth/Iuka home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Spring is almost here and that leads to summer.Spring  and summer means grilling out and lighting up a fire to sit around once the sun goes down. Here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka, we like to take full advantage of the warmer weather! We also love a good cook out, so we move from cooking inside to outside on the grill. While we look forward to this time of year, it is important to keep these fire safety tips in mind.

Grilling:

  • Keep at least a three foot clearance around the entire grill. Keep kids and pets clear of this area too!
  • Move the grill away from the house and fence, and move it out from underneath any overhangs. Do not use the grill under trees or near shrubbery.
  • Regularly clean out the grease traps on your grill to prevent grease fires.
  • Never leave your grill unattended!
  • If using charcoal, make sure the coals have cooled completely before disposing of them in a metal container.
  • Keeping a fire extinguisher or a big box of baking soda in the vicinity is good idea in case a fire does breakout.

Bonfires:

  • When a burn ban is in effect, use a fire pit, preferably with a lid that can cover the fire in case of an emergency.
  • When a burn ban is not in effect, you can burn on the ground where the grass is low and green. Never burn on grass that is long or dry! Take a hose and saturate the area around the fire with water to help prevent it from spreading.
  • Drag a hose over to where you’re burning. If you have a sprayer on your hose, turn the water on and keep it on until you’re through with your fire in case of an emergency.
  • Never have a fire under trees or overhangs, near shrubbery, or close to the house.
  • Keep flammable materials away from fires.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Never have a fire on a windy day!

Here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka we are always here to help! If you have any questions on fire safety give our office a call at 662-287-7881!

Hiding Places for Mold in your Corinth/Iuka home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold isn’t picky when it comes to its living conditions.

It’s a pretty sturdy fungus and doesn’t require a lot to survive.

In fact, the main ingredient mold needs to live is one very common element—water.

Mold growth in homes can always be traced back to water. Whether it be from an actual water leak or just water from condensation and humidity, mold needs it to grow.

Below are some places you could very easily find mold.

The Attic

Unless you’ve had a recent leak in your roof after a heavy downpour or particularly rainy season, you probably don’t think of your attic as being a top place for water to puddle.

You know what all attics do have though?

Heat.

Being at a higher elevation and with little ventilation, humidity can build up in your attic walls and roof and evaporate, leaving behind microscopic droplets.

Throw in some dark areas and mold is ready to thrive.

The Basement

The basement is the number one spot for mold growth in homes.

Basements, the exact opposite of attics, sit at a much lower elevation and are prone to more of a damp feel. 

Usually by the time you see evidence of mold on your walls, it’s been there for a significant amount of time.

Moisture can often seep into tiny crevices in your basement walls and floors and settle there. Even if there isn’t glaring evidence of a water leak or moisture build-up, it’s not a bad idea to give the nooks and crannies of your basement a once over every few months.

Behind Your Ductwork

Ductwork is often a perfect place for moisture buildup and where there’s water, there’s the chance for mold.

Most people don’t think to check behind their furnace and in and around their ductwork for evidence of mold, but it’s one of those hidden places where mold may start to flourish and then get blown throughout the rest of your home.

It’s not directly in anyone’s line of sight on a regular basis, so it’s a good idea for you to check for mold growth.  Make it a habit to check for excess moisture each time you change your air filter. 

Mold Growth in Homes: What Do I Do?

Mold growth in homes is very common and before you panic it’s important to note that it’s a very solvable problem. If you need professional help with your mold removal, you’re in luck! If you’d like a mold inspection done or have any questions about mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at 662-287-7881. We're always here to help!

Protect your Corinth/Iuka home in heavy rain

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Here in North Mississippi we have been experiencing much more heavy rainfall than usual. Heavy rain damage can be very costly if not handled both immediately and correctly. Far too many homeowners become lazy about storm damage and then are left to deal with additional issues like mold growth. As such, keep the following tips in mind for protecting your home from damage in heavy rain:

  • Clean your gutters regularly
  • Pay attention to your home’s drainage efficiency
  • Have your roof inspected on a yearly basis
  • Fix any leaks throughout your home, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen
  • Look out for mold growth, which often indicates water damage
  • Be aware of potential health hazards associated with rain damage
  • Make sure that all electrical equipment and appliances are in a water-free location

Taking proper steps in protecting your home from water damage or storm damage in heavy rains is extremely important! From both a safety and cost-savings perspective, ensuring that your home is safeguarded during heavy rain is beneficial in a variety of ways. If your home has suffered storm damage in any recent heavy rains, contact our team of water damage professionals here at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at     662-287-7881!

Commercial Fire Damage

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring. We know that commercial water damage can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to help keep your business running as flawlessly as possible through the restoration process. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed. 

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions: 

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)? 

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Commercial Space After a Water Loss

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Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

 Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881.

We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage: Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

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It’s always devastating when a family experiences a house fire, but SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works hard to recover the structure and contents. We are able to remove the soot damage and even the smell of the smoke from homes. Our goal is always to make your home “Like it never even happened.” 

What To Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at (662) 287-7881. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(662) 287-7881

Mold in Commercial Buildings

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Businesses are always at risk for mold infestations, especially if they are leasing older buildings that may need repairs. 

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka works around the clock to remediate the problem, so that businesses can be restored as quickly and seamlessly as possible. We know that commercial mold infestations can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to get you back up and running right away. 

If You See Visible Mold 

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

For 24/7 Service in Corinth/Iuka, Call SERVPRO

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Corinth/Iuka area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (662) 287-7881

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Corinth/Iuka commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
 

SERVPRO Commercial Services

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Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Commercial Cleaning Services

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You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work-space look its very best.

Have Questions? Call Today – (662) 287-7881

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to cleaning walls and floors. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Call us for a quote today! 

Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka Today – (662) 287-7881

How to Prepare BEFORE a FLOOD!

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Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for HELP! (662) 287-7881

With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business.  The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible.  This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play.  Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help. 

Here's some tips on how to prepare for a FLOOD:

Before a FLOOD:

  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates. 
  • Be prepared to evacuate quickly and know your routes and destinations. Find a local emergency shelter. 
  • Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or other medical supplies. Keep it nearby.

Then, If You Can, Do This

  • Fill plastic bottles with clean water for drinking.
  • Fill bathtubs and sinks with water for flushing the toilet or washing the floor or clothing.
  • Fill your car's gas tank, in case you need to evacuate.
  • Bring outdoor belongings, such as patio furniture, indoors.
  • Turn off propane tanks to reduce the potential for fire.

If You Still Have Time, Do This

  • Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your home.
  • Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities to prevent damage to your home or within the community. If you shut your gas off, a professional is required to turn it back on.
  • Unplug small appliances to reduce potential damage from power surges that may occur.

If You Have Pets or Livestock

  • Consider a precautionary evacuation of your animals, especially any large or numerous animals. Waiting until the last minute could be fatal for them and dangerous for you.
  • Where possible, move livestock to higher ground. If using a horse or other trailer to evacuate your animals, move sooner rather than later.
  • Bring your companion animals indoors and maintain direct control of them. Be sure that your pet emergency kit is ready to go in case of evacuation.
    ***Information via Red Cross Website. 

Call us today (662) 287-7881

What to do DURING a FLOOD!

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Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for HELP! (662) 287-7881

With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business.  The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible.  This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play.  Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help. 

Here's some tips on what to do DURING a FLOOD: 

Staying Safe Indoors
  • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities.
  • Boil tap water until water sources have been declared safe.
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded.
  • Dispose of any food that comes into contact with flood water .
Staying Safe Outdoors
  • Don't walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Just six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you over and two feet will float a car.
  • If caught on a flooded road with rapidly rising waters, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.
  • Don't walk on beaches or riverbanks.
  • Don’t allow children to play in or near flood water.
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Stay out of areas subject to flooding. Underpasses, dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc. can become filled with water.

***All information via Red Cross website. 

What to do AFTER a FLOOD!

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Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for HELP! (662) 287-7881

With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business.  The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible.  This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play.  Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help. 

Here's some tips on what to do AFTER a FLOOD:

After a Flood:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe. Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
  • Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.

 Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones

  • Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress. Promote emotional recovery by following these tips.
  • Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Help people who require special assistance —infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.
Returning Home Safely
  • Beware of snakes, insects and other animals that may be in or around your home.
  • If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water. Report them immediately to the power company.
  • Follow these tips for inspecting your home's structure and utilities & systems after a flood.
  • If any gas or electrical appliances were flooded, don’t use them until they have been checked for safety.
  • Dispose of any food that has come into contact with flood water.
  • Take pictures of home damage, both of the buildings and its contents, for insurance purposes. 

***All information via Red Cross website. 

Tips for How to Keep your Pipes from Freezing!

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Here's some tips to help keep your pipes from freezing:

Tip #1: Keep the heat on in your home or business.

Tip #2: Allow a faucet to drip.

Tip #3: Keep interior doors open.

Tip #4: Seal up any cracks or holes found in your home.

Tip #5: Apply heating tape to your pipes.

Tip #6: Add extra insulation in your home or business to keep the cold out.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –(662) 287-7881

Wateremergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO ofCorinth/Iuka provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO ofCorinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for HELP!
We're always here to help! (662) 287-7881

If You Suspect Mold, You Should Follow These Mold Safety Tips!

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold in Belmont, MS

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediation your mold problem quickly and safely.

About our Mold Remediation Services

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About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

Thinking of having a bonfire? Follow these simple tips to stay safe.

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Bonfire Tips

We are loving the fall weather here in Mississippi! Cooler weather makes it a perfect time to have a bonfire but before you do you should follow these simple tips to stay safe.

Here's some bonfire tips:

1). You should only burn dry material.

2) Always check for cables or wires overhead.

3). Always keep a water source nearby.

4). Make sure the fire is at a minimum distance of 5 times its height from any structure.

We are always here to help at SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka. If you have fire damage, give us a call.  We can make it "Like it never even happened." 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (662)287-7781
"Like it never even happened."

Test your smoke alarms. Your life could depend on it.

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know only 79% of battery-operated smoke alarms operate effectively in home fires? Test your alarms. Your life could depend on it. 

How to Test Your Smoke Alarms

You should always check the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper method of testing your smoke detector and fire alarm. But, in general, most battery-powered and hardwired smoke detectors can be tested in the following way:

Step 1. Alert family members that you will be testing the alarm. Smoke detectors have a high-pitched alarm that may frighten small children, so you’ll want to let everyone know you plan to test the alarms to help avoid frightening anyone.

Step 2. Station a family member at the furthest point away from the alarm in your home. This can be critical to help make sure the alarm can be heard everywhere in your home. You may want to install extra detectors in areas where the alarm’s sound is low, muffled or weak.

Step 3. Press and hold the test button on the smoke detector. It can take a few seconds to begin, but a loud, ear-piercing siren should emanate from the smoke detector while the button is pressed. If the sound is weak or nonexistent, replace your batteries. If it has been more than six months since you last replaced the batteries (whether your detector is battery-powered or hardwired), change them now regardless of the test result, and test the new batteries one final time to help ensure proper functioning. You should also look at your smoke detector to make sure there’s no dust or other substance blocking its grates, which may prevent it from working even if the batteries are new.

Remember, smoke detectors have a normal life span of 10 years, according to the USFA. Even if you’ve performed regular maintenance, and your device is still functional, you should replace a smoke detector after the 10-year period or earlier, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.

Installing smoke detectors can be a great way to help keep your family safe, but assuming they are working may lead to a dangerous situation. Taking a few minutes to check them regularly can help ensure they’re working properly.
(Information via Allstate blog website)

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (662)287-7881

Extension Cords Safety Tips

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Roughly 3,300 home fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring 270 more.  Extension cords can overheat and cause fires when used improperly, so keep these important tips in mind to protect your home and workplace.  

Here's some tips:

  • Do NOT attempt to plug extension cords into one another.
  • Make sure extension cords are properly rated for their intended use, indoor or outdoor, and meet or exceed the power needs of the appliance or device being used.
  • Do NOT over overload extension cords.
  • Inspect cords for DAMAGE before use.  Check for cracked or frayed sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections.
  • Do NOT run through walls, doorways, ceilings or floors.  If cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which may result in a FIRE HAZARD,
  • Buy only cords that have been approved by an independent testing laboratory.
  • Keep all outdoor extension cords clear of snow and standing water.
  • A heavy reliance on extension cords is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have additional outlets installed where you need them.
  • Do NOT nail or staple electrical cords to walls or baseboards.
  • NEVER use three-prong plugs with outlets that only have two slots.  Never cut off the ground pin to force a fit, which could lead to electric shock.
  • Do NOT substitute extension cords for permanent wiring.  
  • Do NOT use an extension cord or a power strip with heaters or fans, which could cause cords to overheat and result in a fire.
    (Information via ESFI.org)

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (662)287-7881

Faster to your Corinth/Iuka Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (662) 287-7881

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Corinth/Iuka Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

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A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Corinth/Iuka basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (662) 287-7881

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (662) 287-7881

Corinth/Iuka Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

 

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Corinth/Iuka Home

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For Immediate Service in Corinth/Iuka, Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

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SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Corinth/Iuka. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (662) 287-7881

Residential Services

Whether your Corinth/Iuka home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Corinth/Iuka commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Restoring Your Corinth/Iuka Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Corinth/Iuka commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Corinth/Iuka 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (662) 287-7881

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Corinth or Iuka Home Have A Mold Problem?

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –(662) 287-7881

Corinth/Iuka Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

When Storms or Floods hit Corinth/Iuka, SERVPRO is ready!

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Corinth/Iuka, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (662) 287-7881

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