Recent Storm Damage Posts

Winter Storm Damage

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

We are slowly approaching winter season! That means frozen pipes could happen in your home. SERVPRO is here to help with any winter storm damage you have!

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!

Water Damage Caused by Storms

10/26/2021 (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.”

Damage Caused by Cold Weather and Winter Storms

10/26/2021 (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!

When a Storm Brings Flooding to Corinth/Iuka Area

3/22/2021 (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

Have You Suffered From Water Damage To Your Property? Call SERVPRO Today!

3/22/2021 (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.

Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today!

2/28/2021 (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

Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO Today!

10/27/2020 (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!

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!

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

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: After a Flood

3/1/2020 (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. 

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.”

How to Prepare for Spring Storms

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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.  

Have you experienced winter storm damage?

3/1/2019 (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!

How to Stay Safe during a Tornado

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

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!

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!
 

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!

 
 

How to Prepare BEFORE a FLOOD!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

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!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

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!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

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. 

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