Recent Storm Damage Posts

There's Something In The Attic

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Wet insulation and sheetrock crashed down. This home had ceilings in multiple rooms become wet and crash down into living spaces.

Heavy storms can cause wind and rain to become so powerful they can cause roof damage in the blink of an eye. In the midst of the storm, huge amounts of rain can come rushing inthrough that roof damage, and into a home.

Attics can be used for storage, but a lot of attics just seem like mostly empty spaces. Attics are in between the roof and the living spaces of a home, and unfortunately these spaces won't do much to stop large amounts of rainwater. They also make it hard to see some damage until it's too late. As desolate as they may seem, when the ceiling crashes down in the living space, it is then seen just how much goes into an attic space.

Besides stored belongings, sheetrock, debris, and insulation can come crashing down into a home before the inhabitants even knew there was a problem. This is also a barrier breakthat allows the outdoors and all it's water inside the living spaces.

Call us today if storm damage has had a domino effect at home, or at a business. SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24/7!

Strong Winds Take the Trees

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Winds forced a tree into a home. No one ever wants to see a tree enter a living room, but it happens, and this home was wasn't spared.

No one is ever prepared for the damage storms can bring. Never before has there been more accurate predictions by weather professionals, and yet all that can be done won't guarantee the lack of damage. An unhealthy tree can bevictim to wind and drenched soil, and sometimes the wind and rains can overpower the oldest, healthiest trees surrounding homes and businesses.

When this happens, and the home's outer shell is penetrated, everything and everyone inside becomes vulnerable to the elements that don't belong inside. That's where SERVPRO of Brandon comes in. When the storm has subsided, and the patchwork in place, our team's work begins. With precise training in what it takes to restore homes and businesses after the most devastating of events. "Like it never even happened" .

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!

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!

Storms Can Cause Unforeseen Damage

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Exterior damage from an ice dam in the Southeast. The exterior damage to this home from an ice dam allowed for water to travel inside, leaving damage to walls, ceilings, and flooring.

Even the best preventative measures can’t always insure success in blocking damage from storms.  Especially when a region isn’t accustomed to particular weather events.  The departure from the normal, or “long-term” average weather situation can lead to a mess no one is used to.  Ice Storms can be bewildering to home and business owners who are located in generally warmer areas.

If a winter storm is on the way, preparations ideas include, but aren’t limited to: stocking up on cold-weather necessities; inspecting, prepping, and cleaning heating sources, like furnaces and fireplaces;  turning off all exterior faucets and insulating them; and checking and cleaning gutters.  The unpredictability however, still allows for the unforeseen damage that ice storms are known for.

SERVPRO of Brandon is just a call away at 601-829-2162.   Our trained technicians are ready to restore your  home or business back to where it needs to be!!  “Like it never even happened.”

Winter Storms Can Cause Serious Damage

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage to a home. Storms can cause damage that exposes your home to the elements, we are here to help. SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

It’s that time of year again, December through February bring the coldest temperatures of the year in most places.  Winter storms can bring freezing rain, sleet, snow, or freeze standing water when temps drop. Having the SERVPRO of Brandon number ready will give your home or business the advantage of a quick response to your needs. 

Wind and ice can bring down power lines and/or cause power surges that short circuit wiring.  They can also cause roof damage , or in the event of heavy snow and ice, roof collapse.  Damaged gutters and snowmelt can send water in places you’d least expect.  The more common problem being from frozen water pipes. A 1/8 inch crack could spew as much as 250 gallons of water in a day, causing significant damage.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help.  If storms cause fire or water damage  to your home or business do not hesitate to call your local mitigation and restoration company.  SERVPRO of Brandon at 601-829-2162.

Roof and Ceiling collapse from heavy rains

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

roof and ceiling collapsed fro heavy rain and storms

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.

Flood waters can carry a lot of bacteria and other contaminates from the roadways. 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.

It's also important to note that a flooded home or business is a highly resolvable problem. 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.

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.

Flood Water in your Home

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

equipment drying a bathroom tile floor, cabinets and wood studs.

Rankin County home experiences flood water that seeped in under their front door during a thunderstorm. The nasty flood water affected the entire home. SERVPRO of Brandon was called out to assess and mitigate the damages. Our crew removed wet drywall and insulation and set drying equipment.

Luckily, there is a proven and effect set of protocols for the mitigation and restoration of a property that has suffered water damage. These have been established over the course of decades and can only be carried out effectively by a professional restoration company. It all begins with a prompt phone call to your local restoration company.

Flood waters have a lot of bacteria and other contaminates from the roadways. 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.

Keep our number at  SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162 handy just in case you need us. Mitigating the damage quickly will save time and money on your storm loss.

Rain and Roof Leaks

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

wet commercial carpet from a roof leak

Know who to call! If you have an Emergency like a roof leak, which has flooded your offices, saturating your carpet at your business or even your home.

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

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. 

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

SERVPRO of Brandon is always here to help 601-829-2162.

Water Damage to a Home from a Tree falling on the Roof

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Damage to home from a tree falling on the roof

Storms with heavy winds and rain cause a tree to fall on the roof of a house in our area. Damages consist of a hole in the roof from the tree with water damage to the inside of the home. SERVPRO of Brandon was called to the site to assess the loss and do the water mitigation.

Being close enough to when the problem began, our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to extract the excess water and start work on removing the saturated materials from these areas as well. The faster that this process can begin, the less damage that occurs to construction materials and the less possibility of developing equally hazardous conditions with mold and microbial growth. From the time that you recognize a problem, you can reach out to our SERVPRO of Brandon Team 24/7/365.

We are Always Here to Help! Call us (601)829-2162

Flash Flooding and Thunderstorms

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

flood water came under door thorough the kitchen/dining room

A Flash Flood is a flood caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours.

The water rises so fast and flows so swiftly that roads can be particularly dangerous. Vehicles on them can be swept away almost before drivers realize what's happening. However, protecting yourself from a flash flood is simple, as long as you stay alert and drive carefully.

Rapid flooding of low lying areas causing homes to flood. 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. It is important to have a Disaster and Restoration Company ready to respond.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here for you 24/7; our teams of professionals are highly trained in the restoration field. Call us at 601-829-2162

Collapsed Ceiling

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

collapsed ceiling from roof leak

SERVPRO of Brandon responded to a water loss from a roof leak caused by heavy rains in our Brandon, MS area. This particular home experienced the ceiling in the kitchen to collapse affecting three additional rooms. SERVPRO assess the damages, mitigated the loss and restored the property.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here for you 24 hours and 7 days a week. Call us today (601) 829-2162 for fast response to your restoration emergency.

Our team of professionals are highly trained, certified and has the most up to date equipment. We are locally owned and operated and can handle all water damage problems you may experience. 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 always here to help.

Preparing for a Storm

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

storm and rain water caused water loss

Being weather ready not only allows us to respond to weather, but it allows us to be aware of what is coming, be prepared for it, and respond efficiently & safely.

Prepare your home and family for an emergency. Flood water could affect your safety and cause damage to your house as well. Keep the following tips in mind when you are anticipating severe weather.

Prepare an Evacuation Plan

The weather may become dangerous. Know where you will go and figure out multiple routes that you can take to get there. Have a plan in case you need to evacuate.

Make an Emergency Kit

If you plan to stay at home during the storm, make sure to gather emergency supplies. Flood water can contaminate your water source, so stock up on bottled water as well as canned foods. Your kit should also include flashlights and batteries in case of a power outage.

Move Important belongings

You may need to prepare in advance for a flooded building. If your house has multiple floors, move what you can to a higher level. Otherwise, place items inside cabinets or on shelves. Waterproof safes or airtight containers are great options for storing paper documents or small items.

  • Using these tips can help you get through the storm safely. However, while you may be able to prevent some damage, flood water may still find a way into your dwelling. If this happens, SERVPRO of Brandon is ready to help with your cleanup and restoration. By removing the water, sanitizing your home or business and make necessary repairs.

SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162 (24/7)

Powerful Storms Topple Trees in Brandon, MS

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Tree limbs fall on to the roof of a home during severe storms

Severe storms damage homes, bringing trees down, knocking down power lines, and flooding streets, and homes. SERVPRO of Brandon is here for you 24 hours and 7 days a week. Call us today (601) 829-2162 for fast response to your restoration emergency. Our team of professionals is highly trained, certified and has the most up to date equipment. We are locally owned and operated and can handle all water damage problems you may experience. 

SERVPRO of Brandon has many tools that our technicians can use to dry out the damaged area of your home, we rely mostly on our high-velocity air movers and our dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels far below acceptable parameters and reduce the humidity without damaging the wood structural components in the process.

Rainy Days and Roof Leaks

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rains cause the ceiling to collapse

When a roof leaks during heavy rains and drips from the ceiling it can quickly turn into an emergency. Rainstorms can appear suddenly with little warning and may only last a few minutes but has the strength and power to cause a great amount of damage. If you experience storm damage to your home or business, call us 24/7.

Here are a few tips before a rainstorm

  • Keep trees trimmed to prevent limbs from falling onto buildings, cars or people.
  • Make sure preparedness kits are portable for easy transport if evacuation is necessary. Preparedness kits should be tailored to household needs.
  • If hail or strong winds are expected, park vehicles under a shelter to avoid damage.
  • Bring pets indoors before a storm moves into the area. Sheds, dog houses, and garages do not provide ample protection from lightning, hail, high winds, and tornadoes.
  • Check weather forecasts daily, purchase an all-hazard weather radio and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts.
  • Plan outdoor events near a secure shelter where people can go in the event of a storm.

Your local SERVPRO of Brandon is alert and ready for storm damage concerns. Call us today at 601-829-2162. We are here to help!

Clean Up after Storms in Rankin County

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fell on the roof of this Brandon, MS home causing a large water loss.

Heavy rains, wind, hail, is a typical weather forecast here in Mississippi.

A tree fell on the roof of this Rankin County home from heavy rains and wind. The results were roof collapsed, leading to saturation of the bedroom, collapse of the ceiling and water throughout the hallway. Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained to handle the damage like this from a storm.

Do not hesitate to call us, the unclean water can damage your belongings and make porous materials such as carpet unsalvageable.

We are locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Brandon is able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. 

A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

After receiving your call, we can send our technicians to your home as soon as possible to inspect the damage. SERVPRO of Brandon specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Call Us Today SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Flood Damage in Rankin County

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

torrential rain flooded home

Severe Weather Damages Result in Flooding at Your Home

Flooding throughout Rankin County is often a direct result of storm damages to properties.

With high winds and torrential rainfall, these situations, can access to your house, and the effects spread quickly from the source to impact multiple areas of your home.

From the moment that you recognize a problem, you can reach out to our SERVPRO of Brandon Team. Being close enough to when the problem began, our SERVPRO technicians can often work quickly to extract the excess water and start work on removing the saturated materials from these areas as well. The faster that this process can begin, the less damage that occurs to construction materials and the less possibility of developing equally hazardous conditions with mold and microbial growth.

If you have a flooding emergency in your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO OF BRANDON 601-829-2162.

Freezing Temps can lead to Frozen Pipes

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

pipe burst in the wall

Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. This water loss was caused by a burst pipe in the wall affecting the entire home. 

Below are a few steps to follow when there are freezing temperatures in your area.

  • Turn up the heat
  • Set up fans to blow heat into cold rooms.
  • Open vanity or cabinet doors so warm air can reach the pipes under sinks.
  • If you have exposed pipes inside closets or pantries, leave doors open.
  • cover outdoor faucets

SERVPRO of Brandon 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

 We are always here to help!

Freezing Temperatures and Risk of Pipes Freezing

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

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!

Flooding and Safety

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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

Storm Restoration

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

Thunderstorms in Rankin County

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Heavy Rains, Storms, Flooding SERVPRO of Brandon is Ready

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding caused from heavy rains in Rankin County

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Rankin County, SERVPRO of Brandon can scale our resources to handle any size storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

SERVPRO of Brandon specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Frozen Pipes Burst in the Attic

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

frozen pipe burst in the attic

Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. This particular water loss in Rankin County was the cause of a frozen pipe that burst in the attic above the kitchen. Affecting the kitchen ceiling with tile flooring, cabinets, the dining room floor and the front room wood floors.

SERVPRO of Brandon was called in to clean up the aftermath! Our trained  professionals inspected the loss and started the mitigation process immediately. They removed wet insulation in the attic of the kitchen, drilled holes in the base cabinets for drying & removed crown molding.  Dried all the wet materials except the wood floors per the customers insurance company, they would be replaced due to bulking. 

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

Be Weather Ready

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm

We all know storms in the South can leave major damage. SERVPRO of Brandon wants you to be aware of a few things you may need just in case.

  • Have a plan on where to go
  • Review the plan with other employees and family.
  • Have a few items for power outages-candles, matches, flashlights
  • Have a map
  • Have cash, credit cards on hand
  • Wear a helmet if you have one.
  • Put on socks and shoes. This is if you have damage you can get out safely.
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
  • Extra batteries.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Have your medications
  • Antiseptic Cleansers
  • Important documents, insurance cards, etc.

Call SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162 and our experienced technicians can work with you to find a perfect solution for your problem.

Things to Remember - Storm Restoration

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

The photo shows the result of flooding from a hurricane.

Has your home recently suffered hurricane damage? Wind damage? Are you facing a roof repair? If you're facing storm restoration, you aren't alone. Many homeowners find they have to repair their homes following a difficult storm. Before you begin to deal with storm restoration, here's what you need to know.

Don't do it alone

Whether you're dealing with  hurricane damage, wind damage, or hail damage, don't try to repair on your own. Flooding or ground water can seem like an easy thing to fix, but the reality is that you should always contact a home restoration professional to help.  Wind damage, and hail damage can be devastating to a home, but home restoration is possible with storm remediation.

If you notice roof damage, a roof leak, flooding, hail damage, or frozen pipes, reach out to SERVPRO of Brandon experts immediately. Never wait to see if the frozen pipes or roof leak will get worse. The sooner you seek home restoration, the better off your home will be. 

Help is waiting 601-829-2162

The Do's and Don'ts After Flooding

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

This photo is from a flood due to a hurricane and shows after SERVPRO of Brandon removed the wet materials.

If your home or business is affected by a storm and is flooded. A few tips to help you through the process till the experts arrive.

What To Do After Flooding

  • 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.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • 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.

Call your local SERVPRO of Brandon to take charge of the situation to restore your home. Help is here 601-829-2162

Storm Damage Procedures in Brandon, MS

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

This photo was from a flood damage in the home

Storm Damage can be a water loss due to flooding in the Brandon, MS area and has devastating effects.

Flood waters can carry a lot of bacteria and other contaminates from the roadways. 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.

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.

Luckily, there is a proven and effect set of protocols for the mitigation and restoration of a property that has suffered water damage. These have been established over the course of decades and can only be carried out effectively by a professional restoration company.  It all begins with a prompt phone call to their local restoration company.

It's also important to note that a flooded home or business is a highly resolvable problem. 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.

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.

When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready!

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Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Rankin County.

SERVPRO of Brandon specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Rankin County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams, that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162