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Hurricanes Can Be Devastating!

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

No matter where you live In the United States, you will face some type of storm. A storm is defined as a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds, and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow. June through November is a known time for hurricanes, which are the most violent storms on earth. Technically “hurricane” is used only to describe storms that form in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, elsewhere they are called cyclones. Hurricanes can cause huge paths of destruction, drenching soil and ripping the roof off of buildings. Flooding, contaminated water, and mold could be widespread.

Our trained, professional team is ready to assist in times of need. We can compassionately guide people through the process, whether it be water damage, sewage or biohazard, mold remediation, or fire and smoke cleanup. SERVPRO of Brandon can make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 601-829-2162 if storms have damaged your home or business!

Water Requires Specialists Like SERVPRO

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding approaches this home. Storms can bring flood water to the front door. That water could be contaminated and dangerous.

There is so much possible damage that can come from heavy storms. Heavy rains and wind can damage structures, and cause serious flooding. Whether it’s too much rainfall or clogged drains, flooding can occur, causing a multitude of problems. Black water is highly contaminated floodwater that contains sewage or other raw materials. Black water is dangerous to human beings, and removal should only be trusted to trained professionals, professionals like the team at SERVPRO of Brandon. Again, contaminated water poses a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Brandon offers the fastest and most reliable response. Remember, even breathing in microbes from black water can sometimes cause illness just as serious as skin contact infections. There is a confidence in reoccupying contaminated structures that the experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon can offer. Call us today at 601-829-2162 with any and all flooding emergencies!

Is Your Roof Letting You Down?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Shingles are buckling on this roof, The buckling on this roof is very noticeable!

The two most common causes of buckling in a roof are poor attic ventilation and moisture in your roof decking or underlayment. The roof deck is the structural components onto which everything else is placed beyond the trusses and joints. The underlayment is what lies between the shingles and the roof deck. A buckled roof doesn’t necessarily mean water can leak into living spaces, but it’s definitely something that needs immediate attention. Any time a gap is present between shingles a leak can occur, especially over time. There can be a lot of water, or a little water, but it’s always safer to assume water is there. Once the repairs are made, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon at 601-829-2162 to assess and take care of any moisture or water damage that may have occurred. Unattended moisture can lead to mold and rot wood, and we are here to help!

SERVPRO of Brandon Is Ready, Are You?

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Storm clouds in the distance. A storm front moves toward a highly populated area.

First the skies turn bluish-gray,and then there is that ominous calm before the storm. Advancements in radar and satellite technologies have led to major improvements in weather prediction and warning systems. Unfortunately, storms are constantly changing and surprising. It is best to be prepared for situations that could arise. The best preparation is to have a plan. If a thunderstorm is headed your way, secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage. Always postpone outdoor activities, and head inside to a safe structure. Plan for power outages by securing emergency power sources like flashlights and batteries. Prepare an emergency food and water supply, and keep a first aid kit close by, as well as any medications you may need.

Remember SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24/7, should storms cause any damage to your home or business. Call 601-829-2162 !!

Heavy Winds Can Cause Debris

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Debris is blown onto a drain. A clean storm drain doesn’t stay that way when heavy winds and rain cover it with debris, leaving standing water to flow directly towards a home.

There are different types of wind associated with storms. The term straight-line wind is used to differentiate between tornadic winds and just the winds of a thunderstorm. A gust front is the leading edge of rain-cooled air about to collide with warmer air, it’s out in front of a thunderstorm. There are macrobursts (large outward bursts of strong winds), and microbursts (small concentrated downbursts). There are even derechos and haboobs. A derecho is defined as a widespread, long-lived wind storm associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. A haboob is a wall of dust pushed along the ground by a thunderstorm’s downdraft. It’s safe to say wind is unpredictable, and capable of causing damage and problems in the blink of an eye, sending water where it doesn’t need to be. Whether it’s roof damage or a drain clogged with debri, winds can lead to water damage. Call SERVPRO of Brandon today!

Do It Right The First Time!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

The tile was wet in this hallway due to a plumbing leak. A leak in the wall behind a toilet caused a thin layer of water throughout four rooms and into a hallway.

Walking into your home and feeling wet floors beneath your feet can be shocking. The normal response is to locate the source and stop it, and get rid of the water as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, water can travel to places we can’t see and cause an enormous amount of damage. Moisture can get into baseboards and walls, and into carpet padding and even foundations. At times like this, it is important to rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon to thoroughly and professionally dry your home or business. Combining advanced techniques and equipment plus extensive training and experience, choosing SERVPRO of Brandon is the best choice when you’re faced with water where it shouldn’t be! Call us today at 601-829-2162!

We Are Here For Our Community!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Breakfast delivery! Our green donuts ready to go out in the community!

SERVPRO of Brandon loves our Community! From our customers to our first responders, we are always ready to be there! Being part of a community is more than simply clocking in, doing a job, and clocking out. It is the opportunity to connect with people, and showing up when they need us the most. At SERVPRO of Brandon every person and every business we encounter is important to us. It is an honor to be entrusted with homes and businesses in times of need and disaster. We want those calls and are always here to help! With a fast response time and an enthusiastic, well trained staff, SERVPRO of Brandon works hard to be a part of our wonderful community. From surprise breakfasts to participation in events, SERVPRO of Brandon is one call away, 601-829-2162! Remember if we are needed, we will be there!

SERVPRO of Brandon Is The Best During A Water Crisis

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Rainwater builds up outside a home. Repetitive storms are responsible for rising water outside a home.

Watching water surround a home or business during a rainfall event is a frightening moment. The water is getting higher and higher, and it’s coming in. Flash flooding occurs within a few minutes or hours of excessive rainfall. Low lying areas can flood quickly. Overflowing ditches, drains, and bodies of water can send several feet of water where it doesn’t belong in a matter of minutes. SERVPRO of Brandon is faster to any disaster. With guaranteed service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week SERVPRO of Brandon can be on scene and removing water rapidly, when time matters the most. Superior training from a company with 50 plus years experience makes SERVPRO of Brandon the best choice when a water disaster occurs. Call us at 601-829-2162.

Candle Safety!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Cooking is the number one cause of house fires, and candle fires don’t seem to even compare when compared. Nevertheless, in a four year time period, 20,900 house fires were attributed to candles. More than half of the candle fires reported were due to the candle being too close to combustible materials or liquids. It is vital to keep all lit candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Combustible materials like curtains, paper, furniture, etc. should never be near a flame. Keep all candles where they cannot be reached by pets and children, and always extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving a room. Most importantly, always have a working smoke detectors in homes. Smoke detectors save lives.
Should a fire occur at a home or business, remember SERVPRO of Brandon can make it “Like it never even happened.” Call our fire restoration experts at 601-829-2162.

Garage Fires!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

This garage fire started in combustable trash. This garage fire was contained in one corner of the garage. It started with combustible materials being put into the trash cans.

Garage fires do not exceed the number of kitchen fires, however, they tend to spread farther and cause much financial loss and injury. The best defense against fires anywhere in the home is always having functioning smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The leading cause of garage fires is electrical malfunction. An action to prevent such garage fires is plugging in only one charging appliance per outlet, and never use extension cords to charge appliances. Flammable materials such as paint, oil, gasoline, propane, and varnish should be stored away from the home, in a shed or other building. Items that will burn should be stored on shelves, or away from appliances.
Fires in homes are traumatic events, it’s important to call upon professional fire restoration, such as the experts at SERVPRO of Brandon! If you’ve experienced a fire in your home call 601-829-2162!