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Oxford Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Oxford Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Oxford Business’s bathroom in their basement flooded due to a sewage backup.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today -662-281-1881

If flood water or sewage backup is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Oxford/ Batesville/ Clarksdale and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Water in your Basement? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 662-281-1881

How Clean Is The Air Inside Your Office

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Clean Is The Air Inside Your Office Before and after a duct line cleaning.

For most full-time employees, their job is like a second home, you spend at least 40 hours a week there and in many cases your co-workers are involved in the day – to – day activities of your life. Since you are spending so much time in your office shouldn’t you maintain it the way you would your home? You pick up after yourself and maintain a fairly organized desk, but have you thought how clean the air you are breathing is? Here are so tips to ensure your air ducts are clean and your office has good air quality:

 • Make sure you are using the correct air filter for your heating and cooling system

• Change filters regularly

• During renovations or construction seal off registers and don’t operate the system until after cleaning up the dust.

If you have completed this check list and still seem to have issues with your heating and cooling system give SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale a call at 662-281-1881. Routine HVAC and air duct cleanings are one of our key services and could possibly be what you need to improve the quality of air at your office.

SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale In The Community

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale In The Community SERVPRO of OBC's tent at the Spring Run and PBR Shootout

April and May were a fun and busy month for SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale.  We not only were busy helping out many residential customers with general cleaning services and mold remediation we were active in the Oxford and Batesville communities. 

The last weekend in April if you live in Oxford, MS is devoted to the Double Decker Arts Festival.  The name only begins to tell you about this weekend.  Yes, there is art and music that you would expect, but the largest day of the weekend is Saturday that is kicked off with a Spring Run.  Even though we did not participate in the actual running our team at SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale woke up early to have treats for the 1000+ runners that were there to either run the 5k or 10k race.  Whether they needed a pre-run boost of energy or a post run recovery, our booth with hundreds of packs of trail mix was ready!

The next weekend we were a proud sponsor of the PBR Shootout at the Batesville Civic Center.  This is a new event for Batesville and SERVPRO of OBC was happy to contribute and set up a booth at the event.  Not only were there SERVPRO koozies being given away we also had a fun time raffling off a cooler with goodies including a belt buckle for any aspiring cowboys in attendance. 

So, the next time you’re at an event in the Oxford/Batesville/Clarkdale area, be on the look-out for our green tent!

Tornado Damage in Alabama

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tornado Damage in Alabama SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale is ready to help you start rebuilding after the storm.

SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale main priority will always be the customers in our service area.  We aim to be the premier cleaning and restoration company and the one you call when disaster strikes.  Sometimes while taking care of our customers at home we also get to help some of our fellow SERVPRO’s throughout the country. This past spring, we did just that in Alabama. 

In March, numerous tornadoes were sighted and one touched down in Jacksonville, AL. The damage from this F-3 tornado and the storms surrounding it left many homes and buildings with damage.  One of the major benefits of choosing SERVPRO when this type of large disaster happens is our ability to gather resources.  Just days later our crew from Mississippi was on the ground helping the crews in Alabama reach their customers and help them begin to rebuild.   

When disaster happens call SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale, our 24/7 emergency service is ready to help!

Is There Mold Behind Your Wallpaper?

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is There Mold Behind Your Wallpaper? Wallpaper after hotel suffered fire and water damage.

Wallpaper is common in many homes and businesses.  It’s a pretty easy and inexpensive way to update or change a space.  One concern with wallpaper, especially in bathrooms would be the potential for microbial growth behind the paper.  A bathroom is the most common place for this occurrence because of the amount of moisture in this room from things such as daily showering.  The glue also attracts dust which is an organic material that is a favorite of mold. 

For the most part people who discover microbial growth behind their wallpaper never suspect it.  If and when you discover microbial growth the Environmental Protection Agency even suggest using an expert mold remediation company.  This is where SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale is ready to help.  Our franchise is has employees that are certified  IICRC AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician).  By choosing a professional to help you can rest easy that the correct protocol is taken and risk for further growth or exposure are diminished. 

If you have had suspect microbial growth, give us a call at 662-281-1881!

What To Do If Your Home Or Business Has A Fire

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fires are something you never want to have to deal with; but should also be something you are always prepared for when they do happen.  Here are some tips to remember if you should experience a fire at your home or business:

  • Know how to operate a fire extinguisher properly
  • Call 911
  • Yell FIRE several times and go outside right away
  • Get Out and Stay Out
  • Check closed door handles before opening, if warm, use your secondary exit
  • If you must go through smoke, get low and go under the smoke. Close the doors behind you.
  • Never re-enter a building until it has been cleared 

SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Sewage Backup at Your Oxford, MS Home or Business

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Sewage Backup at Your Oxford, MS Home or Business Sewage backup at local Oxford, MS business.

Sewage backup creates a mess no one really wants to clean up, however when it happens you need to act quickly. Sometimes if it is small you can manage without professional help for example if the backup is confined to a bathroom or kitchen. A major spill or backup will require professional help because sewage and sewage water is unsanitary and could contain bacteria and viruses that cause illness. In this case it is best to call in professionals.

The first thing you can do when sewage backup happens, is keep high risk people out of the area (elderly and children). Next it is important to get a plumber and cleanup specialist. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale has the special training and the proper equipment to clean up and disinfect.

If you experience a sewage back up and want to understand more about the best cleanup plans, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale will inspect and determine the appropriate sanitation and cleanup plan to restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – 662-281-1881

Tornado and Water Damage to Your Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale Home or Business

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tornado and Water Damage to Your Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale Home or Business Pictures from tornado damage in Jacksonville, AL where we sent crews to help out a local SERVPRO franchise.

When you think about tornadoes you normally just think of the damage from the high winds. Each tornadic event is different but if it was a quick moving storm with lots of rainfall your home or business could be left with water damage as well. If you have experienced storm damage here are some steps to get you started in the clean-up process:

Safety of Structure: Inspect the quality of the structure and make sure it is safe. Not only could there be potential fallen debris but depending on the amount of rain there could be electrical hazards.

Access Damage: If the structure is safe take the time to walk it and see what all is damaged, so you can see a complete picture of what is going on in your home and be able to let your insurance company know.

Contact Insurance: As soon as you can, contact your insurance to let them know you have experienced damage to your home or business. Make them aware of what you are seeing and go over your coverage, so you have a better idea of what they will pay for.

Remove Water: Depending on the amount of water contacting a professional to remove is usually your best option. At SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale not only do we have the equipment to successfully extract the water, we also have the professionals to handle the job to ensure your structure is completely dry.

Start Put Back: Once your home or business is dry then you can begin to rebuild. Contact a professional contractor to start plans for replacing anything that was lost or damaged due the tornado, rains, or winds.

Have a powerful storm damage your property can be a stressful time. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make this a less stressful process for you to go through.

Rainfall Can Lead To Flooding In Your Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Home or Business

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rainfall Can Lead To Flooding In Your Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Home or Business This is a basement in an Oxford, MS business that had 9 inches of water in their basement due to the large amounts of rainfall.

Floods rank as one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. With all the rainfall we have experienced so far in 2018 some areas in Mississippi have seen elevated water levels that have caused some concerns. With large amounts of rainfall, areas that typically do  not have concerns with flooding have seen signs.  You’d be shocked to know that nearly 25% of last year’s claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program were for policies in moderate to low-risk communities. According to NFIP, houses in the United States have a 26% chance of being damaged by a flood during the course of a 30 year mortgage, while businesses face similar risks by flooding. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the United States:  Here are some more “Flood Facts” you may not know:

  • Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster.
  • More than half of the fatalities during floods are auto related, often the result of drivers misjudging the depth of water on a road and being swept away in a swiftly moving current.
  • The principle causes of foods in the eastern United States are hurricanes and storms.
  • The principle causes of floods in the western United States are snowmelt and rainstorms.
  • Underpasses can be some of the most dangerous places during a flash flood - especially at night, when it's difficult to see.

If your home or business experiences flood damage and isn’t properly addressed you can begin to see secondary issues.  One of these issues is microbial growth.  SERVPRO of Oxford/ Batesville/ Clarkdale uses IICRC standards when drying structures, which means we take the proper steps to alleviate the potential of microbial growth.  Even minor floods can cause major damage if not addressed right away.  At SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale we know this can be overwhelming so we are here and ready to help. 

Call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarkdsale at 662-690-6502 if you experience flood damage.

Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 662-281-1881