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Spring is Here...Now Time For Spring Cleaning!

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

General Spring is Here...Now Time For Spring Cleaning! Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties if you need help with your Spring Cleaning projects today!! 662-349-6500

Make doormats welcoming!

Shake 'em, wash 'em, swat 'em with a broom. Give them the toughest cleaning they can take. They’re your front line against tracked-in dirt—so keep them clean enough to function at peak efficiency.

 

Clean carpets and upholstery

Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear—and for that close inspection by your relaxing guests. When you’re shampooing carpets or cleaning upholstery with a rented carpet cleaner, practice first in an unobtrusive area to make sure you have the knack of the machine and that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture just slightly—not out of the room or against the wall, as the old rules dictated—and place the legs of each piece back on top of small wax paper squares after shampooing. The wax paper will protect your carpet and keep the furniture legs from getting wet as the carpet dries. Open the windows to speed the drying process, which can take a day or more. If you’re not the furniture-shifting and machine-renting type, use a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner.

 

Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards, and woodwork

The walls may not look as if they need a bath—dust and soot fall to the floor, right? Most of it does, but just enough clings to vertical surfaces to warrant a seasonal or pre-holiday bath. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.

 

Clean ceiling fixtures

Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.

 

Check your coils

You should clean the refrigerator’s condenser coil, usually found behind the toe grille, with a long-handled bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner with an attachment hose to remove dust and lint. Built-up dust can shut down the unit by causing it to overheat. To remove dust from coils attached to the hard-to-reach back side of the fridge, carefully pull the refrigerator out several feet (newer models roll on casters) and vacuum thoroughly; finish by sweeping or vacuuming the floor area you’ve revealed. Expect to rediscover coins, bottle caps, and twist ties that you and the cat knocked over the past year.

Just a Little SERVPRO History Lesson

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

General Just a Little SERVPRO History Lesson Pictured about is SERVPRO Corporate headquarters in Gallatin, TN.

SERPVRO of Desoto, Tate, and Tunica Counties' Mission Statement is to develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Industries, Inc. Franchise System is a national leader of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO's professional services network of Franchises has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage in 48 states, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have established nationwide relationships with major insurance companies, commercial clients and individual homeowners.

In 1988, SERVPRO moved to Corporate headquarters from Sacramento, California to Gallatin, Tennessee. This was a strategic move to place the new location within 600 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population and more SERVPRO franchises. In April 2005, SERVPRO again moved the corporate headquarters to a new 140,000-sqaure-foot building. The state-of-the-art building houses a newly designed training facility, the National Call Center and much more to meet the increasing growth of the Franchise System.

SERVPRO of DTT Understands No Damage is Small When it Comes to Your Home

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of DTT Understands No Damage is Small When it Comes to Your Home Our GOAL at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, and Tunica Counties is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Your home is truly a reflection of you, your tastes and your personality. Suffering damage to your home can feel like a part of you has been damaged as well. We recognize a loss can make you feel vulnerable, invaded or robbed of part of your life. Your loss is unique - in how it started, the emotions experienced and the extent of the damage.

When damage affects your home, you want it to be restored to pre-loss condition. You cannot afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why SERVPRO has professionally restored properties for over 40 years.

SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know SERVPRO has the experience to do the job right.

The SERVPRO Experience:

  • Fast Response  - Uniformed technicians will arrive on-site usually within four hours of notification.
  • Convenient Service - With over 1,500 Franchises servicing 48 states, a SERVPRO Franchise is nearby.
  • Damage Containment - Timely response can mean the difference between restoring property and replacing it.
  • Extensive Experience - The SERVPRO Franchise System has been a leading provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration for over 40 years.
  • Vast Resources - The SERVPRO Franchise System has large loss capabilities and can handle any fire or water damage - no matter how big or small.

Call SERVPRO of DTT today for your water or fire damage needs at 662-349-6500.

Day-to-Day Home Furnishings Care

6/22/2016 (Permalink)

General Day-to-Day Home Furnishings Care Always pretest your upholstery before cleaning!

Furniture

To keep your upholstered furniture clean and looking its best at all times, weekly vacuuming is important, especially on the cushions. Routine vacuuming will prolong the life fo the fabric as well as extend the time between  professional cleanings.

If at all possible, keep furntiure out of direct rays of sunlight. The ultraviolet rays of direct sun will fade any fabric. Never brush fabric with a stiff fiber or steel brush which may distort the fabric. If cushions are reversable, reverse their position each week when vacuuming them.

Upholstery spotting must always be done with caution. Pre-test the product you use in an inconspicuous place on the back of the furniture to make certain there will be no damage. In the SERVPRO Spotting Kit, there is a Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner that will give you excellent results. Be sure to pretest it.

Drapes

The routine care of your drapes is relatively easy since they do not receive the same physical treatment your carpets and furtniture do. Vacuuming the drapes on a scheduled basis is the most important job you can perform. Dust particles in the air adhere to the drapery material more rapidly than sometimes meets the eye. On days when hte air is dry, a static charge will build up in your drapes which attracts dust particles at a considerably higher rate.

If you have any questions about how to clean and maintain your carpets, drapes, or upholstery, call SERVPRO ofDeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at (662) 349-6500.

Animal Stains Hiding In Your Home

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

General Animal Stains Hiding In Your Home Call SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties today for all of your carpet cleaning needs!

Cats may be considered one of the cleanest animals and dogs may be man's best friend, but neither is necessarily a carpet's best friend. Negleted animal stains have always been a problem.

Two types of reactions can take place between the chemicals in the urine and those in the fiber dye.  Some dyes change color as soon as urine comes in contact with them. Often original color can be restored by immediate addition of a weak solution of ammonia and white vinegar. Pick an inconspicuous area of the carpet and test small amounts of solution to determine its effect on the fiber and dye. The other change develops slowly over a period of several months and results in a permanent change of fiber dye. Along with the dye change, some fibers become weakened or destroyed. After cleaning, these areas are more obvious because the soil, which hid the true color, has been removed.

The next time you are confronted with an animal accident, immediately absorb as much liquid as possible. Use the directions and products in your SERVPRO Home Spotting Kit, specifically made for these types of cleaning tasks. If you no longer have a Spotting Kit, wash the area with a solution of one teaspoon of neutral detergent (containing no bleach) to one cup of lukewarm water. Absorb into white tissues or toweling. Add a white vinegar solution (one part whtie vinegar or two parts water). Absorb as dry as possible. Place a 1/2 inch layer of white absorbent matieral over the area and weight down. Allow to dry for about six hours.

If immediate action is taken to remove the stain in this manner, no change in color should occur, and that forgotten accident will not become apparent after your carpet has been professionally cleaned.

To schdule your residential carpet cleaning today, call us at SERVPRO of DTT at (662) 349-6500.

For Immediate Service in Southaven, MS, Call SERVPRO!

5/12/2016 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service in Southaven, MS, Call SERVPRO! We provide immediate service day or night at SERVPRO of DTT!

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Southaven, MS area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7

(662) 349-6500

Residential Services

Whether your Southaven, MS home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Southaven, MS commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

For Immediate Service in Desoto County, call SERVPRO of DTT

5/5/2016 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service in Desoto County, call SERVPRO of DTT Desoto County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Southaven, MS and surrounding areas. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 (662) 349-6500

Residential Services

Whether your Southaven or surrounding area home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Southaven, MS commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our Commercial services at: http://www.SERVPROdesototatetunicacounties.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Hernando, MS do you have a Family Emergency Plan?

5/2/2016 (Permalink)

General Hernando, MS do you have a Family Emergency Plan? We at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties have a Family Emergency Plan, do you??

We want all of our SERVPRO customers and potential SERVPRO customers in Hernando,MS and surrounding areas to have a family emergency plan. The first step to being prepared in any situation is to have a plan. There's no place where that plan matters most than at home with the ones you love most. Do you have a family emergency plan in place today??

Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross:

"The American Red Cross suggests some basic steps to make sure you remain safe:

  • Meet with your family or household members.
  • Discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.
  • Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work together as a team.
  • If a family member is in the military, plan how you would respond if they were deployed.
Plan what to do in case you are separated during an emergency
  • Choose two places to meet:
  • Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire
  • Outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate
  • Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person. It may be easier to text or call long distance if local phone lines are overloaded or out of service. Everyone should have emergency contact information in writing or saved on their cell phones.
Plan what to do if you have to evacuate
  • Decide where you would go and what route you would take to get there. You may choose to go to a hotel/motel, stay with friends or relatives in a safe location or go to an evacuation shelter if necessary.
  • Practice evacuating your home twice a year. Drive your planned evacuation route and plot alternate routes on your map in case roads are impassable.
  • Plan ahead for your pets. Keep a phone list of pet-friendly hotels/motels and animal shelters that are along your evacuation routes." 

Please take action today to have a family emergency plan in place and make sure every family member is familar with that plan! If you have any questions about creating your own Family Emergency Plan, please contact us at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at (662) 349 - 6500 and we will be glad to assist you!

Moving

2/16/2016 (Permalink)

The Desoto, Tate, & Tunica office has been busy moving to a new location in Southaven, MS this week. Pictures will be coming soon!

HVAC cleaning

9/29/2015 (Permalink)

Numerous calls have come into the office of SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica concerning HVAC cleanings in the Southaven, MS area. Call us today to get your appointment scheduled.