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Unexpected Fire

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Unexpected Fire residential fire

Fire, Soot and Smoke damage to your home or business is a huge and unexpected setback in your life. Fire board-up, cleanup, repair, and restoration are what we do.

At SERVPRO of Brandon our disaster restoration experts will be there to help you clean up and restore your home or business to its preloss condition. Our certified team of professionals are trained and specialized to handle large and small fires and smoke damage cleanup, which includes the following services:

  • Structural cleaning
  • Smoke and odor removal from both the structure and its contents such as personal belongings, furniture etc.
  • Temporary protection and board-up of the home or business
  • Cleaning and storage of personal belongings
  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Fogging and ozoning on site or in our cleaning facility
  • Complete demolition
  • Total reconstruction of a home or business

SERVPRO of Brandon is always here for you 24/7/365. Call us 601-829-2162

Flooding and Safety

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding and Safety After heavy rain this homes ceiling collapsed and flooded several rooms in the home.

During all the much needed rain here in Mississippi there is a possibility of flooding. Here are some tips to help prepare you ahead of time.

Do

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Don’t

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Flooding and Safety

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding and Safety After heavy rains, this home suffered flooding from a downed tree on the roof causing the ceiling to collapse.

During all the much needed rain here in Mississippi there is a possibility of flooding. Here are some tips to help prepare you ahead of time.

Do

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Don’t

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Rankin County Home Fire from a Clothes Dryer

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Rankin County Home Fire from a Clothes Dryer clothes dryer fire-luckily no one was home

Failure to clean the clothes dryer in your home is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames.

A few clothes dryer safety do’s and don’ts:

Do’s

  • Make sure the outlet and plug are properly connected
  • Keep the area around the clothes dryer free of items that can burn
  • Clean the filter before and after each use
  • Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up.

Don’t’s

  • Don’t leave a clothes dryer running if  leave home or when you go to bed.
  • Don’t dry items that have come into contact with anything flammable like alcohol, cooking oils or gasoline. Dry them outdoors or in a well-ventilated room, away from heat.
  • Don’t dry anything containing foam, rubber or plastic. example: do not place a bathroom rug with a rubber backing in the dryer
  • Don’t overload the dryer.

It is very important you contact the professionals at your local restoration company-SERVPRO of Brandon to take care of your loss. 601-829-2162 We are here to help!

Storm Restoration

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Restoration Due to heavy thunderstorms in Rankin County a tree fell on this home and caused flooding.

Whether you're dealing with thunderstorm damage, hurricane damage, wind damage, or hail damage, don't try to repair on your own. SERVPRO of Brandon is always here to help you through the process, this is what we do.

These can all be devastating to a home or business and is possible to restore with storm restoration. Flooding or ground water can seem like an easy thing to fix, but the reality is that you should always contact your local home and business restoration professionals to help. 

If you're facing storm restoration, you aren't alone. Many property owners find they have to repair their homes or business following a difficult storm. Here a SERVPRO of Brandon we have the trained certified teams to manage your loss no matter the size.

Reach out to us 24/7, 365 days of the year we are here for you. 

Help is waiting 601-829-2162

Home Fire in Rankin County

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Property damage by fire and smoke must be treated promptly and effectively to ensure the best results and to prevent further damage. Our certified experts will help you throughout the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

We know a home or business disaster such as a fire is a traumatic event. No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon has you covered!

Have Questions about Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162

Thunderstorms in Rankin County

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Thunderstorms in Rankin County Storm damage from tree falling on roof of home

Thunderstorms can have devastating effects with high winds, heavy rains and even trees down. When a tree falls on your roof and causes damage to the structure of your home or business, know who to call!

Having the SERVPRO of Brandon number 601-829-2162 ready will give your home or business a leg up when there is a storm. Mitigating the damage quickly will save time and money on your storm loss.

Roof leaks can carry a lot of bacteria and other contaminates throughout the structure. When floods enter a home or business it is important to have a Disaster and Restoration Company ready to respond. Anything that is porous will soak up the contaminated water. These porous items will need to be removed or cut out before the disinfecting process takes place.

If the restoration and mitigation efforts begin within the first five hours of the appearance of water in the home or water in the business, the chances of a successful restoration and mitigation of the damage is nearly certain. However, if the water cleanup efforts are delayed past the first 24 hours, it becomes increasingly likely that the property will sustain permanent damage.

There is a proven and effect set of protocols for the mitigation and restoration of a property that has suffered water damage. These can only be carried out effectively by a professional restoration company. It all begins with a prompt phone call to your local restoration company.

DO NOT hesitate to call your local Mitigation and Restoration Company if your home or business encounters water damage from a storm. SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help 601-829-2162.

Mold in the Walls and Ceiling

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the Walls and Ceiling Mold in the walls and the ceiling

If you have water damage, make sure you call a professional to take care of it immediately, to prevent mold from forming. SERVPRO of Brandon has trained and certified mold technicians to perform this type of remediation. 

Our crews use Protective Clothing: half- or full-face respirator mask, goggles with a half-face respirator mask prevent mold spores from reaching the mucous membranes of the eyes, they wear disposable hazmat coveralls to keep out particles down to one micrometer, and protective suits keep mold spores from entering skin cuts last but not least, gloves are made of rubber, nitrile, polyurethane, or neoprene.

Mold is part of the natural environment. Indoor mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores. The spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air. Mold may begin growing indoors when spores land on moist surfaces. For example: In the photo the mold grew in the wall and ceiling as the result from a roof leak that was not dried out. There are many types of mold, but all require moisture for growth.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help and restore your property call 601-829-2162

Mold Spores

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Spores Mold under the sink.

Here are some tips to avoid mold growth in your home or business

-Use exhaust fans

-Do not allow standing water in or around your home

-Leave the AC Unit running at all times

-If you notice any strange smells, please get it check out immediately 

What usually happens is that mold grows in a place that never dried out, like in this particular home mold was under a sink. A combination of moisture, a warm temperature and an organic food source create the perfect environment for mold to grow quickly. In Mississippi, we have such high humidity; this makes it a perfect spot for mold growth.  

Mold spores are everywhere and can easily get into homes and businesses. 

-Do not hesitate or forget to call your local re-mediator, SERVPRO of Brandon, at 601-829.2162 if you think MOLD may be an issue you are facing in your home or business. Our trained professional technicians are here to assist and get rid of the mold for you. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Mold Found in your Home

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Found in your Home Mold behind wallpaper

About Our Mold Remediation Services

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

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

What to Do:

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

What Not to Do:

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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 601-829-2162