SERVPRO Storm Team
Our Production Technicians getting ready for departure to Wilmington, NC
Disasters can strike at any moment, especially when you least expect it. These disasters can come in the form of a tornado, tropical storm, or a hurricane. And when these disasters strike, SERVPRO is ready. Storm teams become activated and franchises from all over the country work as a team to help local franchises service the areas affected from the storm.
SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale has been apart of several storms over the past 3 years. Our first storm event was in Baton Rouge, LA. While there, were able to help many families begin the process to get back to preloss condition. Our team extracted water, removed debris, and set drying equipment and monitored the progress. After Baton Rouge, we traveled to Kansas City to help with flood damaged homes and businesses. We then traveled to Houston, TX in the summer of 2017 after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the city. We were able to help around 25 families with in 4 weeks. Our most recent event to travel to was Wilmington, NC after Hurricane Florence struck the coast. Our teams were there for almost a month and helped close to 20 homeowners.
During storms we see many different situations and our technicians get valuable experience that we use in our every day jobs. We strive to help communities afar and in our own backyard. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is faster to any size disaster!
Emergency Ready Program
It is estimated that over 50% of business that close due to fire and water damage never re-open. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale offers various services for residential and commercial buildings. However, one of our most valuable resources for our commercial businesses is our Emergency Ready Plan. Our ERP provides your business with a quick reference of important building and contact information. Our marketing team works with a maintenance professional to find quality information, such as water cut off areas, to help you or your employees be ready for a disaster. This process allows you to be prepared and proactive rather than simply reacting to a disaster situation.
If you would like to have access to our FREE Emergency Ready Program, call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale at 662-281-1881.
Highly Trained Technicians
Here at SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale our technicians are IICRC certified. They receive training in water mitigation, mold remediation, fire restoration, and general cleaning. This allows us the perform at the standards that you deserve.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.
Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.
Initial Franchise Training
SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility provides new Franchise owners training in Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, and Mold Mitigation. This is the foundation of the training program designed by SERVPRO. The process is a 15-day hands-on course that provides the owners with valuable information
Employee Certification Training
The Employee Certification Training is a series of course materials and examination process that SERVPRO Franchise employees complete to receive certification in the following:
- Crew Training
- Fire Restoration
- Water Restoration
- Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
SERVPRO has a plethora of web-based training. Technicians and office staff have access to learn and tests their knowledge on industry standards and professional quality. These courses often are video presentations as well as support materials that challenge our technicians to be the best they can be for our customers.
Smoke Webs Are Caused By Heat Rising
A fire can leave behind a multitude of problems, for instance, soot and smoke damage, as well as an intense odor. Smoke produced by burning plastic carries a stronger charge than smoke from wood, paper or cotton. Heat rises, therefore, creating a stronger residue along ceilings and higher walls. What many people do not know about is the smoke webs caused by the synthetic materials in plastic. These smoke webs appear along ceilings as corners. Another area that may be damaged more severely than others is windows. This is caused because heat is attracted to areas with a lower temperature.
If you experience a fire, it is important to reach out to SERVPRO to assess the damage and begin the restoration process to get you and your family back in your home as quickly as possible. Call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville Clarksdale 662-281-1881
Steps to Mold Remediation
Mold in an Oxford, MS residence that was caused by unattended moisture.
Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. There are healthy levels of mold and dangerous levels of mold. One thing mold needs to grow is moisture and darkness. That is why it’s important to remove moisture from any leaks from a damaged roof, flood, or something as simple as a washing machine overflowing. Just because the water has been extracted doesn’t mean there is no danger of mold. After water damage one should clean up and dry out the affected area within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. If you see signs of mold in your home, here are some steps to get you back to normal.
1. Emergency Contact (662) 281-1881
2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assesment
3. Mold Containment
4. Air Filtration
5. Removing Mold and Mold Infested Materials
6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Oxford community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
Commercial Basement Flood Extraction and Mediation
Before and after
Many commercial residents have basements. They are sometimes used for storage and sometimes used for entertaining. Recently, we were called out to a restaurant here in Oxford to clean up a basement that was used as a bar. In this instance, a leaky pipe burst and caused around 6 inches of flood water. Our first step was having the water extracted, then our team went to work. We cut removed affected sheetrock and insulation and sprayed our antimicrobial to start the process. In the meantime, the basement began to flood again, so we had the water extracted and set drying equipment. Finally, we were able to remove all equipment, so they could begin the restoration process.
Reasons to call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale for your commercial water damage
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1.700 Franchises
- Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists
Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (662)-281-1881
The Importance of Cleaning your Commercial HVAC System
Commercial properties often have more needs for routine cleaning. One need could be cleaning of the HVAC system. Commercial properties have larger more complex ducts and vents. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. We were recently called out to a local shooting range to clean the HVAC and change air filters. You can imagine gun powder getting in the air it causes poor air quality.
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals routinely inspect HVAC systems. Checking and maintaining them can extend the life of the equipment saving you money and giving you cleaner air to breathe.
However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale can make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
For more information on HVAC cleaning contact SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale. We are here to help!
Wind Driven Rain Damage caused by Hurricane Florence
Home tarped from damage done by Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Recently, our team was called to help with the damage done by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Many families suffered by flooding and category 3 water. While others suffered by wind driven rain causing roof damage and water damage around windows and doors. This allowed water to travel through studs and affect larger areas. Therefore, immediate action is necessary to prevent further damage. Our team is trained to get the drying process started quickly to get your property back to its pre-water damage condition. We used advanced water removal and drying equipment as well as scientific drying principles. Our team documents the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction
Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
Step 5: Cleaning and Repair
Step 6: Restoration
Tips on ways to prevent electrical fire
Cause of Loss in Oxford home due to faulty electrical on the aquarium.
Some of the most common reasons for fires in homes include cooking equipment, heating, candles, and faulty wiring. We at SERVPRO see all kinds of reasons and recently had a fire cleanup at a home here in Oxford that was caused by the aquarium. Yes, the wiring to the aquarium became too hot and caused the unit to catch fire. Unfortunately, the homeowners were not able to catch it in time and severe damage occurred. We were called out to help the homeowners clean up the structure and contents of the home and remove any odors caused from the fire.
Tips to prevent electrical fire:
- Make sure all electrical outlets are fitted and tight to the wall
- Do not tamper with electrical plugs
- Use surge protector fur multi plugs
- Replace any frayed or cracked electrical cords
- Use extension cords as a temporary solution
- Keep electrical cords away from carpets and water
And, if you do have a fire, call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale.
The importance of maintaining your second home
Leather chair covered with microbial growth
Many people have homes they live in permanently and home that they vacation in or visit infrequently. What most people with second homes don’t know is the importance of running your HVAC while the home is not occupied, especially in warmer weather. Microbial growth occurs in dark damp spaces so when the humidity is higher spores grow rapidly. Running your HVAC and keeping the home cool can reduce the risks for microbial growth. Recently we were called out to a home in Oxford, that was used as a gameday weekend home. The owners had not visited the home since the previous fall and it was closed without adequate air flow for a very long time. This allowed spores to cover the structure and contents. Because the homeowner called SERVPRO we were able to do a complete mold remediation by cleaning all contents and structure.
If you see signs of microbial growth, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale can perform the necessary tasks to help you.