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Prevent mold in Closet Areas

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

In many older homes your closet could be affected by moisture and a smelly odor. It is very important you deal with moisture issues in a closet to prevent microbial growth and mildew. Here are a few tips on how you could prevent this issue from happening.

  • Always let any damp material to dry completely before putting them away.
  • Make sure clothes or any other items stored away are cleaned because soiled items can be the breeding ground for microbial growth. 
  • Try not to pack your closets to tight with items so you can allow air flow. 
  • Store shoe boxes on wire shelves instead of the floor so you do not trap moisture under the boxes.

Hopefully these few tips can help you prevent microbial growth, if you have any questions or concerns contact SERVPRO Of Vicksburg 601-634-0909. 

How To Protect Your Home From A Water Damage

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that water damage claims are one of the highest insurance claims by homeowners?Check out the list below to see how you can be proactive on keeping your home from flooding, SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo wants to make sure you as a homeowner are not faced with a major water damage.

* Always check for leaks under your sinks, toilets and exterior of your home such as the roof.

* Remember to check your major appliances to ensure that all hoses are connected properly. 

* Check your homes outside gutters to ensure they are not clogged in case of rain that may cause back up. 

* If you plan to leave your home for a few days get someone to check on your home so if an emergency does occur you are aware instead of coming home to a nightmare. 

If at any time your home is affected by a water damage call our trained professionals and let us take the headache out of your hands!!

SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo

601-634-0909 

Flooded Areas

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Because of our location as a gulf state, Mississippi residents are especially prone to damage caused by floods.  Flooding can be common during the hurricane season but unusual weather patterns can also bring unexpected flooding of the type we have witnessed in our state over the last few years.

If your home has flooded, it is important to conduct a list of safety checks before returning inside.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development has produced an in-depth document outlining these safety steps.  They include:

  • Checking the roof for dips across the surface
  • Checking external walls to determine if they are no longer plum
  • Checking the foundation from the outside to see if it has been damaged
  • Making sure electricity and gas have been shut off

Once inside, there can be multiple safety hazards and threats.  The presence of mold is a real possibility and a valid concern for your personal safety.  If you have an older home, there is also the risk of lead or asbestos contamination.  Flood water contains multiple health hazards and just because the visible water is gone, it doesn’t mean the contaminants are no longer a threat.

If your residential or commercial property is ever flooded call the professionals at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909. 

Tips to Prevent Mold Growth

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

NO home or business owner likes to see Mold growth in their building or residence. There are several ways to prevent mold growth in your home or business. Here are some tips to help you:

  1. Control your indoor climate
  2. Keep a eye out for standing water
  3. Do not leave wet clothing around for more then two days.
  4. If the moisture becomes to much in your home, add a dehumidifier. 
  5. Check for drainage problems around the home.
  6. Eliminate clutter in and outside of the home.
  7. Properly size your air conditioner unit to the size of your home.
  8. An indoor humidity monitor will help you keep track of the moisture in your home.
  9. Always check your air conditioning unit before turning it on for the season.
  10. Call a professional if you believe you may have any mold problem.

If you suspect you have mold growth in your home or business call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Classes of Water Damages

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

If your home or business is ever affected by a water damage it is very important to know the extent of the damage it may cause. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), there are four classes of destruction that explain the severity levels of water damage. Knowing the class of destruction first will help in making a restoration plan to fix the water damage.            

Classes of Destruction

*Class 1 –

            Class 1 is the easiest water damage to deal with due to the slow evaporation rate. Only part of the room or area is affected for this class and there is little to no wet carpet that has been affected.

*Class 2 –

            Due to the fast evaporation rate of Class 2, the whole room becomes affected. From the carpeting to the walls and structure, moisture covers the room.

*Class 3 -

            Class 3 involves the fastest evaporation rate where ceilings have now become involved. Most instances from this class have had liquid come from the ceiling. The moisture in these incidents will most likely affect the ceiling, walls, insulation, carpet and sub-floors.

*Class 4 –

            When an area has reached class 4, this means that the liquid has had enough time to completely saturate materials such as hardwood, brick or even stone. These incidents require specialty-drying situations.

If your home or business is ever affected by water call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 and let our trained professionals make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo is locally owned and operated to better serve our community and surrounding areas! As a locally owned company we offer emergency  services 24 hours a day 7 days a week making us faster to any disaster.  Our technicians are highly trained and use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment. With over 1,700 franchises in the US and Canada there's a SERVPRO near and ready to help if and whenever your residential or commercial property is affected! Although we are located in Vicksburg,Ms we also service Yazoo City, Crystal Springs, Hazelhurst, Port Gibson, Belzoni, Bentonia & Rolling Fork. SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo take pride in our services and we are ready to help!! SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 

Commercial Fire/Water Services

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Properties are a big investment and we at SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo are always here to help from water and fire damages to your general cleaning needs. We understand that a fire or water loss at your commercial property is also lost revenue for you business and can be devastating and this is one of the reasons we offer 24 hour emergency services. Our crews are highly trained,have advanced equipment and resources so that we can get your commercial property back to operating condition in a timely matter. If your commercial property is ever affected call our professionals at SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Property.

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial properties are a big investment. Carpet in a commercial building will take on lots of traffic and many stains that will need the attention of a professional staff to keep the commercial property looking its best. Besides vacuuming the carpet regularly your carpet may also need to be deep cleaned on a scheduled basis to keep the new look and smelling fantastic. Deep cleaning your commercial carpet on a regular basis will help keep the carpet looking new and possibly help extend the life of the carpet. If your commercial carpet is in trouble and needs to be brought back to life, call SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 to schedule your routine carpet cleaning and let our trained professionals take care of the job for you. 

Commercial Water Damage

10/6/2018 (Permalink)

One definition of a disaster is a serious disruption, occurring over a relatively short time, of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss. When we talk to people in the commercial setting they think of a disaster as a major weather-related event. 

A disaster in a commercial setting is anything that causes disruption to business or causes damage to services or goods that negatively impact profitability. 

Failed Plumbing: Just like your home, a commercial building is just as susceptible to failed plumbing. Frozen pipe bursts are common in the winter because people may times try to cut cost and may not keep the property from freezing. The strain on plumbing because of everyday harsh use also can weaken the plumbing and make it vulnerable.

Appliances & Equipment: From a simple water heater malfunction to major machinery using high water pressure. Appliances and equipment, even with the best maintenance sometimes fail. Evaluate the equipment in your commercial building. If you are a restaurant or food service provider you may be more at risk.

Sprinkler System Malfunction: Have regular maintenance performed on your sprinkler system annually. This the best way to prevent malfunctions.

Roof Leaks: Okay this one is kind of weather related. But it doesn’t take huge thunderstorm to leave water in your building if you have roof issues. A regular shower can do a great amount of damage if the roof allows it to leak inside.

At any point your commercial property is faced with a disaster call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 and let our trained professionals take the hassle off your hands.

Safety tips to prevent home fires.

10/6/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that cooking is the number one cause of house fires? Also, Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires. Here are a few safety tips that you could follow while your in the kitchen this holiday season or any day:

  1. ALWAYS be alert. If you are sleepy try not to use the stovetop. 
  2. Make sure you keep anything that can catch fire away from the stove top. (oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels,etc.)
  3. NEVER leave the kitchen while cooking on the stove top. 
  4. If frying always keep an eye on whatever it may be. (Heat your grease slowly)

SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo can help you with any of your fire damage needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week 601-634-0909. Faster to any Disaster!!