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Mold Continuing Education Class - 9.7.17

Mold Continuing Education Class - 9.7.17

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties held a Continuing Education class for insurance producers and agents on September 7, 2017 on Understand Mold in the Restoration Industry. We had a wonderful turnout with lots of door prizes and great fajita bar for lunch from Swanky Taco. We appreciate all that participated and look forward to our next Continuing Education class! We are always here to help! 

Southaven Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Southaven Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties were honored to be a part of Southaven's Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon. The Honorable Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was the Keynote Speaker and all of us that attended the event were able to meet him personally. We had a fun "guess the number of golf tees" in the glass vase game. It was very entertaining and attracted many to our booth. We feel it was a very successful networking event! Pictured are Brian Rigby, Owner and Tom Johnson, General Manager. 

Water Damage Turns Into Mold Job

Water Damage Turns Into Mold Job

The cabinets had to be taken out in-order to ensure that the mold could be completely extracted from the walls and the infestation stopped. The kitchen was fully cleaned, as well as the mold was successfully remediated. 

Water Damage Can Be Deceptive

Water Damage Can Be Deceptive

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

 

Dryer Vents & Fire Prevention

Dryer Vents & Fire Prevention

According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers casues 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 Million in property loss and even can cause injury or death. To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your own home or business, SERVPRO can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter befroe and after each each load, and making sure the outdoor vent flap will openand is not restricted by snow, a birds nest or other potential obsticles.

If your home or business is ever affected by fire or smoke damage due to a dryer fire, call us in for a free estimate. Our trained professionals will work with you and your insurance to asses the damage and come up with a plan to get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Mold in Abandoned Home

Mold in Abandoned Home

This picture shows an abandoned house that suffered severe mold infestations throughout the kitchen and an adjoining room. We had donned our HAZMAT clothing and gear before we started the demolition of these rooms. After tossing the cabinets, fixtures, and drywall down to the studs, we began the mold remediation with our equipment and products.

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties offers mold remediation and can help you understand each and every step along the way. Please call our office today at 662-349-6500. If you have a mold problem and need to set up an appointment. We are available 24/7 and we will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Commercial Services

Commercial Services

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties today 662-349-6500.

We are available 24/7!

Disaster Recovery Team

Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods 
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita
High Winds Damage Roof

High Winds Damage Roof

 As its never a good time for a tornado. This home owner called us to help with the remediation and clean up after a very large pine tree fell on his home. After the tree was removed and we secured a safe working area. We started the process of remediation. Our team moved the home owners belongings to a secure dry area and started on the water removal , then moved to the drying process. Using many of our tools and  top quality products  this job took about two days. We know its never easy to relinquish control and have strangers in your home at during these times. We work hard to be mindful of this and are open to your questions and concerns as the process moves along all the while taking great care of your home.  SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties is seasoned in storm damage clean up . We would love to take care of your needs when "Life" Happens. 

Hurricane Sandy hits New York

Hurricane Sandy hits New York

The Storm Damage Team from SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate & Tunica Counties helps local franchises in New York following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As you can see this home was badly damaged by rising flood waters from a nearby river. River water or ground water entering a structure from a flood must be considered grossly contaminated. 

Generally, storm flooding requires that affected porous materials inside a home or building must be removed.  Less porous, or non-porous surfaces, such as concrete floors and the studs can usually be saved and cleaned to a sanitary condition.

 

What's Lurking in Your Ducts?

What's Lurking in Your Ducts?

This is what our guys found this morning while doing a standard duct cleaning! When was the last time you got your ducts cleaned?? It is recommended to get them cleaned every 10 years but this picture may change your mind! 

Bedroom Fire Safety

Bedroom Fire Safety

Bedrooms are where fires often start. More than 600 lives were lost due to fire that started in the bedroom. Common causes of these fires are electrical devices that were left unattended. These are just some basic reminders to keep you safe.

  • Children are at a higher risk for deaths caused by bedroom fires. They are prone to playing with matches. In their bedroom, minimize materials that are easily combustible. Inform your child of the dangers of playing with fire.
  • Do not plug cords near beds. Do not trap cords near the wall or place them under carpets. Also, do not leave laptops on your bed.
  • Never smoke in bed – No matter how conscious you are.

Bedroom fire safety is not difficult. Giving attention to small details can make a big impact, and will give you safety and peace of mind. Emergency preparedness and knowledge of fire safety are a must in order to protect your family.

What To Do in the Event of an Electrical Fire?

What To Do in the Event of an Electrical Fire?

In case of an electrical fire, make sure you do not use water to put out the fire. If the fire is small and you see something starting to smoke and catch on fire, turn off the circuit at the breaker, if its plugged into a wall then unplug and use a fire extinguisher to put out any flames. If no appropriate fire extinguisher is available, you can also use baking soda to extinguish an electrical fire. Typically, an overloaded circuit will flip a breaker. If you know a circuit is being overloaded but the breaker didn't trip, if you can safely do so, you should turn off the breaker yourself or flip the main breaker to the whole house. If you have had a fire, find an electrician to evaluate what you'll need to do to prevent another fire from occurring.

How Does Mold Grow?

How Does Mold Grow?

Mold is a really big bother and not only some of the time but all of the time. Mold grows on an abundance of things but it seeks MOISTURE, WARMTH, and FOOD, and all three conditions are necessary for it to grow. Mold is most likely to find a place to grow in a bathroom, basement or kitchen, but it can grow in other rooms if conditions are favorable.

Protecting Your Furniture From Water Damaged Carpet

Protecting Your Furniture From Water Damaged Carpet

Technicians block or pad furniture to ensure it is not damaged by wet flooring after a water loss. This also protects carpet from stain or dye from that may come off of wet furniture after a water loss.

Commercial Mold Damage

Commercial Mold Damage

When you own a commercial building, the stakes to keep your occupants safe is much higher. Whether you run a school, hospital, office building or government structure, indoor air quality is by far an important factor.

What happens when your occupants start complaining of a musky smell, or even worse, their allergies are acting up? You need to make sure that if mold is the culprit, that you act fast to avoid any further damage. Mold Removal Team understands the nuances of remediation of ANY commercial building.

Commercial Storm Damage

Commercial Storm Damage

Hurricanes are a hassle but when it comes to your business it can be a much bigger problem than we want. Our main goal is to get your business back up and running as quick as possible so that your business doesn't lose business. Our costumers are our first priority and we want you to be as happy as possible. Another way to prevent losing business is have a preparedness plan set so if any disaster were to happen you would have a plan that would help get your business back up and running even faster than normal.

Residential Storm Flooding

Residential Storm Flooding

When prolonged rainfall hits it can cause disastrous flooding. Some homes can get more damaged then others and with this home so much water came in that the home became flooded and had to be completely gutted. Many homes and businesses can be ruined with a few feet of standing water. That's where we come in and make it good as new.

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties professionals can help provide a solution to your property's mold damage needs. Should mold be found inside your home or business, mold removal and remediation can help eliminate a potentially dangerous situation. 

Tornado Damages Small Town Mississippi

Tornado Damages Small Town Mississippi

Tornadoes are scary in every aspect. The aftermath is a very scary thing as well. SERVPRO is there to help clean up all of the pieces. Fallen trees are one of the beginning phases of storm damage cleanup. As you can see, this house suffered severe tree damage. 

Water Damages are More Common Than You Think

Water Damages are More Common Than You Think

The most common causes for water damage are:
  • Leaky roof
  • Burst pipe
  • Faulty window and door installations
  • Broken or leaking water lines
  • Leaky toilet
It's important to keep an eye out for these causes so you can catch them early on and avoid expensive water damage to your home.
Mold Job at Commercial Building

Mold Job at Commercial Building

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties got a call about a mold problem in an Olive Branch, MS commercial building. Notice the extent of the mold on the ceiling and walls. We were able to tear out all affected structure, use drying equipment to stop the source of the mold problem, treat all affected areas, and then prepare the affected areas for a reconstruction.  The customer was pleased with the minimal time it took to complete this job. We were also able to help them find a leak they were unaware of that had been going on for some time.

If You Think You Have a Mold Problem Call SERVPRO

If You Think You Have a Mold Problem Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for: The presence of visible mold, strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present, any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth, and excessive humidity.

 

7 Tips to Avoid Bursting Pipes

7 Tips to Avoid Bursting Pipes

Water damages can happen anywhere and to anyone. SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call us at 662-349-6500 if you are a victim of a water damage. 

Local Business Catches Fire

Local Business Catches Fire

This is a fire that happened at a local restaurant in Tunica, MS due to an A/C unit malfunction during the night. According to FEMA, as would be expected, cooking was by far the leading cause of restaurant fires, accounting for 64 percent of restaurant fires. Heating and electrical malfunction each accounted for an additional 7 percent. All other causes, including unintentional, careless actions (4 percent), appliances (4 percent), other heat (3 percent) and several other categories at less than 3 percent each accounted for the remaining 23 percent of restaurant fires. SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties was able to respond the very next morning and has been on the job ever since. 

Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan

The 1st step to being prepared is to have a plan! There's no where that plan matters most than at home with the ones you love. Do you have a family emergency plan?

Business Catches Fire During the Night

Business Catches Fire During the Night

This is a fire that happened at a local restaurant in Hernando, MS due to an A/C unit malfunction during the night. According to FEMA, as would be expected, cooking was by far the leading cause of restaurant fires, accounting for 64 percent of restaurant fires. Heating and electrical malfunction each accounted for an additional 7 percent. All other causes, including unintentional, careless actions (4 percent), appliances (4 percent), other heat (3 percent) and several other categories at less than 3 percent each accounted for the remaining 23 percent of restaurant fires. SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties was able to respond the very next morning and has been on the job ever since. 

Fire at Local Business in Southaven, MS

Fire at Local Business in Southaven, MS

Last weekend, a local business caught fire due to an equipment malfunction during the night. Luckily the fire department responded quickly and was able to get the fire out, but there was damage to the entire building. There was heavy soot throughout the business. We were able to meet the customer Sunday to access the damages with them. We told them we would start Monday morning to get the fire restoration process started. We know it is important, especially with businesses to work fast and to work hard. Lost time is lost money. SERPVRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties is proud to partner and help with local businesses in the community and help in any way we can. Our goal is always "Like it never even happened." 

2016 World Champion BBQ Cooking Contest

2016 World Champion BBQ Cooking Contest

We would like to recognize one of our Sales Reps, Kevin O'Sullivan for winning FIRST place in the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN this past weekend!! His team, 10 Bones BBQ, won 1st place in the Pro Rib Category out of 135 professional BBQ teams competing from all over the United States and several teams from throughout the world. Congrats Kevin and the 10 Bones BBQ team!!

We Are Now Hiring Production Technicians

We Are Now Hiring Production Technicians

Do you love helping people through difficult situations? Then, don’t miss your opportunity to join our team as a Production Technician! We are seeking someone who is dependable, self-driven, enjoys meeting new people, & a serious multi-tasker. Must be able to communicate effectively, have basic math skills, ability to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, work in tight spaces & be able to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals. Experience preferred. High school diploma/GED required. We offer competitive pay rate, insurance, & retirement plans. *Please email your resume to tjohnson@SERVPROdesotocounty.com come by the office to apply in person. Our new office is located at 1160 Stateline Road East in Southaven, MS. No phone calls please!

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties Crawfish Boil 4.30.16

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties Crawfish Boil 4.30.16

We had a great time at our Crawfish Boil 4.30.16 at our SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties warehouse! Thanks for everyone who came out! We had many customers and friends show up to the event and look forward to doing it again!

Commercial Mold Job in Olive Branch, MS

Commercial Mold Job in Olive Branch, MS

This is a commercial mold job in Olive Branch, MS. We were able to remediate the affected area and get the employees back into a safe work environment within a matter of days! The customer was very impressed with our work and how quickly we were able to get the work done!

Water Damage at Commercial Building in Senatobia, MS

Water Damage at Commercial Building in Senatobia, MS

This is a water damage at a commercial building in Senatobia, MS. The break room, closets, hall, and warehouse were all affected. SERVPRO of DTT was able to immediately respond to the water damage and was able to get all of the water out of the building in just a couple of hours!

Fire Damage in Hernando, MS

Fire Damage in Hernando, MS

This fire damage at a Hernando, MS home is due to an electrical malfunction in the bonus room. The bonus room received the most damage, and then the entire first floor had smoke damage.

What a difference a day from SERVPRO makes!

What a difference a day from SERVPRO makes!

Duct cleaning is very important and often forgotten! When was the last time you had your air conditioning ducts cleaned??

Residential Water Damage Caused from Hot Water Heater

Residential Water Damage Caused from Hot Water Heater

This hot water heater leak in the attic resulted in a water damage affecting several areas. SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties was able to arrive to the home and begin the restoration process immediately.

Before and After Photo of Content Cleaning

Before and After Photo of Content Cleaning

SERVPRO of DTT used the latest equipment, products and processes to properly remove smoke, soot and fire damage on the contents from a residential fire. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Continuing Education Class at SERVPRO of DTT

Continuing Education Class at SERVPRO of DTT

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties hosted a 4 hour Restorative Drying for Water Damage Continuing Education course July 14, 2016. We had several insurance agents and an insurance adjuster come to the class. We provided a light breakfast and lunch. We feel the everyone enjoyed the class and was able to get valuable and informative information from the class. We look forward to hosting our next CE class!

SERVPRO Marketing Meeting

SERVPRO Marketing Meeting

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, and Tunica Counties hosted our annual SERVPRO Marketing Meeting at our new facilities July 28, 2016. All Mississippi franchises came to the event as well as members of SERVPRO Corporate. Our conference room was packed! We enjoyed the day with great company, great speakers, and great food.