Recent Water Damage Posts

Protecting Hardwood Floors From Water Damage

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water can potentially be very harmful for hardwood floors. After a water damage, your best chance of recovering your flooring is to hire SERVPRO as soon as possible. However, failing to call immediately, moisture can build up and cause irreversible damage.

Tips To Protect Your Hardwood Floors
• Remove wet, moist, or damp items, such as carpets, clothes, boots, or appliances.
• Wipe up any spills from the surface immediately to prevent the liquid from soaking into the floor.
• Inspect the plumbing in your home and fix any leaks that might contribute to water getting onto the floors surface.
• Controlling the humidity in your home could really be helpful.
• Re-do the sealant on your hardwood floors periodically.
• When cleaning hardwood floors, use products that are specifically made for hardwood floors. If spills happen on hardwood floors clean them up don’t leave them sitting there.
• When mopping hardwood floors do not use a soaked mop head only use a damp or just enough to get the floors clean.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration Services
Water damage in homes may appear as a minor loss, but it can lead to bigger issues with home and personal health. Timing is crucial call immediately after discovering water damage. Call SERVPRO right away for licensed and certified technicians who are glad to help with any water damage issues you may have! Remember we are always here to help! Call SERVPRO today at (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.

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

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!

Water Damage: Heavy Rainfall

3/1/2020 (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!

Freezing Pipes

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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 Washing Machine Water Damage

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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 Water Damage in Your Bathroom

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

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!

Can Your Carpet Be Saved from Water Damage?

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Preventing Water Damage During Winter Months

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

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 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.

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!!

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

Protect your Corinth/Iuka home in heavy rain

3/5/2018 (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!

Tips for How to Keep your Pipes from Freezing!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

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

Faster to your Corinth/Iuka Water Damage Event

3/9/2017 (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.

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

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

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

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.