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Most Likely Areas to Flood in a Home

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Most Likely Areas to Flood in a Home The results of a toilet overflow from a bathroom affecting several rooms in the home.

A flood can occur for many reasons it is unexpected and happens suddenly.

Bathrooms are one of the most likely places due to having sinks, tubs, toilets and showers.

While almost any area in your home is susceptible to flooding, more so than others, such as kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and cellars. Even a very small leak from the roof can turn into a big problem with a water damage to your home, if not taken care of immediately.

The sooner you call SERVPRO of Brandon the sooner your home can be successfully restored back to normal. Don't wait! Call us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week 601-829-2162. Our crews are highly trained and certified for all your restoration needs.We are always here to help.

Freezing Temperatures and Risk of Pipes Freezing

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Freezing Temperatures and Risk of Pipes Freezing frozen -cracked pipe in the attic

As the temperature starts dropping outside here in Mississippi, you should protect you're inside pipes by keeping them warm and water running.

Here are a few things you can do:

Let the cold water drip from a faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe even just a trickle helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during day and night.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. 

Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.

If you plan to be away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

If you have a water loss Call SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162. We are always here to help!

Water Damage at your Business

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage at your Business Commercial water extraction

Water damage emergencies are very stressful and frustrating. Let SERVPRO of Brandon get rid of the water, your frustration and your stress. Our experienced technicians use professional grade equipment to extract the water and dry out the affected areas.

Restoring Commercial Properties

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call (601) 829-2162 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Brandon

SERVPRO of Brandon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Prevention of Water Damage from Washing Machine Hoses

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prevention of Water Damage from Washing Machine Hoses standing water from washing machine hose leak.

Washing machine water leaks are one of the top 10 sources of water damage to homes and can cause a catastrophic water loss.

Below are a few tips to help avoid common issues caused by a washing machine leaking inside the home. The failure of a water supply hose is the primary cause of loss.

  • Supply hoses should be replaced every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear. Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late.
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear.
  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail. These include worn tubing, blisters in the hose, stress cracks or a loose connection.
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.

Turn off the hot and cold water supply valves when the machine is not in use. Always turn off the valves if you will be away for several days. 

No job is too big for SERVPRO of Brandon, we are faster to any size disaster. Call us immediately if you have a water loss at your home or business. We Are Here to Help! 24/7  (601)-829-2162 

Prevent Mold in Closets

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Mold in Closets Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon if you have a Mold problem. We are always here to help 601-829-2162

Moisture can come from many sources. Even wet or damp clothing can be a water source. Homeowners sometimes find that their closets become a source of mold and mildew.

Here are a few tips to prevent mold in your closet.

  • Be sure any clothes, linens or towels are completely clean and dry before storing them.
  • Leave space around stored clothing allows more air to circulate. Do not pack clothes too tightly.
  • Leave the closet door open when possible. 
  • Wire shelving provides greater air circulation than solid shelves.
  • Keep your items off the floor to keep moisture from appearing underneath them. Hang the clothes or keep them in boxes.
  • Air out your closets occasionally by clearing them out and washing any clothing.
  • Do not keep your dry-cleaning in plastic bags. Their polyethylene composition traps humidity around fibers, and the dampness encourages mold growth.
  • Leave the light on - Install an energy-efficient light in the closet. Remember mold needs moisture to live, so the warmth from a low wattage light bulb can help keep the closet dry.
  • Don’t ignore a musty smell; it can only mean one thing, mold is growing somewhere and it has to be taken care of. This is when you need to call for a certified mold remediation contractor.

Here at SERVPRO of Brandon, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold damage or preventive practices. We are also available for cleanup after fire and water damage. Call us today at 601-829-2162

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