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Why Choose SERVPRO in a Move Out

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

When an insured experiences a fire loss, it is often necessary to move the home’s contents to another location for storage, security and restoration of damaged contents. This process is also referred to as a pack out.

Damage to a structure requiring a move out will involve the entire structure rather than be localized to one room. If only one room is affected, the contents may be moved to other rooms in the structure while repairs are being made instead of out of the house. In other occasions, it is necessary to move contents out of the entire structure. Once a move out is decided upon, SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo follows a precise process to ensure that it is done correctly.

When arriving to assess the damage professionals will pretest items to determine their clean-ability. This process will help to determine what items are restorable and what items need to be deemed claim items. In all situations, our priority is getting your customer back into their home or office in a timely manner. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo  professionals will make a complete inventory of all items being moved out of the structure on a room-to-room basis to ensure all items are detailed. Those items that are restorable will be carefully packed for removal.

After the contents are packed and the furniture is labeled, the professionals from SERVPRO will check off each item on the inventory list as it is being loaded into the moving can for removal.

Once removed, each item will be carefully restored and stored until the structure is ready for the move back. When the structure has been restored, SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo professionals will return the cleaned and restored contents to the insured.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America's First Responders, the annual college football bowl games played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas gas been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for Monday, Dec. 30. For the first time the game will be played at SMU's Gerald J. Ford in Dallas, Texas.  

We are looking forward to the new venue and date as part of the celebration of the 10th year of this bowl game's history," said Brant Ringler, executive director of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. " In addition to those changes, we hope to grow the number of first responders who attend the game and find new ways to say thank you to them for their service in our communities."

For additional information about the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, please visist FirstResponderBow.com.

Happy Holiday! 

Insurance Agents Choose SERVPRO

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why Many Insurance Agents and Adjusters Use SERVPRO 

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo has worked with many insurance agents and claim adjusters. We understand your situation.  As an agent or adjuster, you have a responsibility to keep claim costs down while providing the best services possible for your clients. Here are a few reason why so many insurance agents and adjusters trust us:

Fast Emergency Response

Restoring commercial or residential property is the first priority at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo. Your insurance client will appreciate your immediate response and you will know we;re doing everything we can to limit the damage and the costs.  

Pretesting Reduces Claims Expense

Like insurance agents and claim adjusters, we know resorting property is less expensive than replacing property.  Our goal is always to restore whenever possible and replace only when necessary.  That's why SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo performs pretesting on every loss so we can determine restorability. 

Claims Inventory Service

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can provide insurance agents and claim adjusters with an itemized loss inventory.  We give you a report and pictures of important items. Your work is made simpler and clearer becasue we provide you with a complete and accurate picture of the incident. 

Serving Adjusters and Your Clients

At SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo it is our job to reassure your clients, perform quality service, and report to you quickly.  We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim.  We don't want you to have to deal with problems from vendors.  Working with you, we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you've assigned.  We offer you 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation and loss assessment in a timely fashion.  SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo's documented, measured performance increases value to you, your agency, your managers and your clients. 

Here to Help

The job of SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is to reassure the customer, provide excellent service and communication with the insurance agents and adjusters quickly.  We work together with the agents to provide quick and effective property restoration and make it "Like it never even happened."  

Cooking Safety

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

One of the most frequent causes of household fire and smoke damage is due to cooking.  Because of this, it is important to practice safe cooking habits every time you cook! Below we have some helpful hints.

Protect Children from Scalds and Burns-Young children are at a high risk of being burned by hot food and liquids.  Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet around the stove

Watch What You're Cooking-The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or cooking food on the stove top.

Keep Things That Can Catch Fire and Heat Sources Apart-Keep anything that can catch fire-potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags away from any heat source.

Know Where Your Fire Extinguisher Is-Always have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it! 

Make sure to follow these helpful tips. And if you need us, we are always here to help at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909

3 Reasons Not to Wait on a Adjuster Before Restoring Your Home

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

After your home has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurances often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done.  However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster has seen is often not necessary for several reasons. 

1. Adjusters Are Busy

Once a natural diaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you'll be waiting. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn't necessary, and you can document the damage that has been by done by photographs and saving receipts. 

2. You Won't Lose Money Cleaning Up

Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after is has sustained flood damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly.  It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Document the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your loss.

3. Your Home Could Have More Damage

Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner.  Structural and mold damage can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed.  In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it's often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is here to answer any questions you may have during this time. Give us a call at 601-634-0909

Fire and SERVPRO

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Month is the perfect time to talk with your whole family about fire safety-include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to a 10-year sealed battery alarm for hassle -free protection, and escape planning.  

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo handles from the smallest of kitchen fires to the whole house being affected.  We are the Number 1 in the restoration business. We will come in and figure out what is salvageable and non salvageable and help you with your contents list for your insurance company.  We will work closely with your agent and adjuster and the homeowner to keep everyone informed of the progress in your home. You deserve the best for your home and family and we believe we are the best.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 601-634-0909.  

10 Reasons to Use SERVPRO

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

People and businesses rely on SERVPRO to restore damaged property for many reasons. Here are just 10.


1. We Get It
SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo understands your situation. You want to keep costs down, repair the damage, and get back to normal. Those are our goals, too.

2. SERVPRO Is Qualified
Our repair and restoration team members have the best training in the industry. Our results will create a measurable difference for you.

3. We Respond To You Immediately
You can reach us 24/7. When a disaster strikes we respond as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can draw on more than 1,650 U.S. and Canadian locations to get the right equipment and right professionals to you faster than other companies.

4. You’re Part Of Our Team
We work with you and for you. You are in charge. You receive a complete explanation of the work we will do and why it needs to be done a certain way. Like you, we don’t appreciate surprises.

5. We Use The Latest Technology
The past few years have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo   to restore your property to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

6. We Practice The Golden Rule Of Restoration
Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo  professionals practice the golden rule, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." We make sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

7. For Claim And Other Purposes, Your Loss Is Itemized
SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo  can give you an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items. 

8. We’ll Help You Prevent Losses, Not Just Deal With Them
Our services start with prevention. We’ll come out to your business or home and do a review of how you can protect yourself, your family, your business, and your property from potential losses. That’s another old rule (from Ben Franklin) we like: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Check out our SERVPRO Ready Plan. 

9. We Handle Any Loss From A Natural Disaster—Big Or Small
Have multiple locations? No problem. Suffer a small loss from water or fire or wind? We can handle it. Have a massive, complex disaster to recover from? That’s within our scope of services, too.

10. We’re Approved, Certified, And Experienced
We’re trained to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our professionals attend SERVPRO continuing education classes. SERVPRO has been in business for more than 45 years.  Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. 

We are Here to Help

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why Choose Us?

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is locally owned and operated and we are located at 6270 Hwy. 80, Vicksburg, Ms. 

Here at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, we understand what you are going through. As an insurance agent or adjuster, you have a responsibility to keep claim costs down, while also providing the best service possible. Our professionals are uniquely qualified to help. Restoring property is SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo top priority. You will appreciate the immediate response, and you will rest assure knowing that everything to prevent loss is being done. We know that restoring property is cheaper than replacing property- and that is drilled into our minds. We do an itemized loss inventory. This means you will get an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items. Our technicians go through rigorous IICRC training in Fire and Water Restoration Cleanup. We are here to help

SERVPRO a trusted leader in Restoration

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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

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

About SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification.

General Cleaning Services

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo offers more then just Fire, Water and Mold restoration! Here at SERVPRO we also offer carpet cleaning, tile & grout,upholstery and duct cleaning. We also offer general cleaning needs such as cleaning baseboards,windows,bathrooms, etc. so when your home or business is in need of a good spring cleaning call our office and get an estimate for all of your cleaning needs!! Our crews have advanced equipment and products to do the job to the best of their ability and to make your home or business look and smelling great. We also take pride in the jobs we produce and make sure our customers are satisfied at the completion of the job. Call us TODAY for your general cleaning quote 601-634-0909

Commercial Fire/Water Services

11/28/2018 (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 your  business and can be devastating and this is one of the reasons we offer 24 hour emergency services 7 days a week. Our crews are highly trained,have advanced equipment and resources so that we can get your commercial property back to operating and pre loss 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."

Reviews

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a disaster happen at your residential or commercial property and SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo came to your rescue??

If so was our staff courteous and understanding of your concerns? Or did you encounter some issues that were not taking care of that our franchise needs to be aware of? 

We value your opinion and experience so leaving us feedback on your experience with SERVPRO would help us greatly. We have three sites our customers are able to leave feedback on Yelp, Facebook and Google. 

SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo is locally owned and operated,so please take the time to leave us your feedback,we look forward to hearing our customers experiences and are willing to address any concerns we may encounter.

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."