Pet Safety, in case of Fire
An Evacuation Plan That Leaves Time For Pets
Fires can happen to anyone anywhere! When an unexpected fire emergency occurs, it is beneficial to have a plan in place! Everyone, including pets needs to be evacuated and to know where to meet. Make sure your meeting place is a safe distance from the home to avoid smoke inhalation. While the main focus is to get your family out as quickly as possible, having an evacuation plan and practicing it can give you time to get your pets out too. Here are a few steps to take to ensure everyone, even your pets safety:
Practice Makes Perfect
Don’t be caught confused about what steps to take in case of fire. In the heat of the moment, it is almost impossible to think of everything you need to do. This is why practicing the actual plan is important. This will help you to leave time to pick up your pets and take them to the designated meeting spot.
Where do Your Pets Go?
Take note of the places your pets go when they are scared. Does your dog hide behind the sofa when a thunderstorm strikes? Does your cat hide in the laundry room when something startles her? When a fire starts, you do not want to spend a lot of time looking for your animals. Create a checklist of areas to look in case of an emergency. Keep your list on the fridge or pinned to a bulletin board for easy access. Being prepared with this checklist can help get you and your pets out as quickly as possible.
Keep Leashes by the Exit
Sometimes when animals are frightened they will run away. When you are evacuating, it is important to keep your pets on a leash so that as firetrucks and other first responders approach, everyone is safe. You will be able to find your leashes more easily if they are kept by your main exit on a hook. Then you can guide your pet to safety.
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County want to help!
SERVPRO Jackson Summer Cleaning Tips
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Schools out and Summer has arrived! SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County want you to keep your home clean and in great condition to keep you and your family safe and healthy! Summertime often means playing outside, swimming, and bringing that water and dirt back into the home!
Here are some helpful tips about Spring-Cleaning for your space:
- Write the name of each room on the top of an index card (ie. Living room, Kitchen, Bath) Now that each room has it’s own index card, list cleaning tasks on the respective card. For example, the ‘Kitchen’ card will say:
- Wipe down counters
- Clean out Fridge
- Clean inside of Microwave...etc.
This will help you look at the big picture and remember what comes next.
-Keep Cleaning supplies in an organized caddy so it’s easy to go from room to room
-Sort through your drawers. This will help you to really inspect your drawers, leaving no room for unexpected mold growth.
-Disinfect things that are touched daily, like door handles, cabinet pulls, and light switches.
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison Get's to the Root when Dealing with Soot
More Problems Caused By Fire
After a fire is put out, property owners expect the need to replace any items that have burned. What many do not consider is the items that were not destroyed by the fire, but affected by the smoke. Smoke, the byproduct of materials burning, creates a lasting odor that is difficult to remove.
As smoke rises, it can seep into your walls, ceilings, and roof. Once the smoke fills your attic or crawl space, it increases the likelihood of moving into your HVAC.
How SERVPRO Restores Your Property After A Fire
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County, MS is trained and has years of experience in removing and replacing insulation before your HVAC is affected. We get right to the root of the issue when dealing with smoke and soot. When we are on the job, we ensure that not only will your property be restored, but it is handled quickly before further damage ensues. Your job is to rest assured your odor problems are being taken of, and our job is to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County Offer Free Emergency Ready Profiles to Local Businesses
When Disasters Strike Your Commercial Property, Time is Money
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County employees care about our community and the local businesses in and around our area. Mississippi businesses should each have a plan in case an unforeseen disaster such as a busted pipe, fire, sewage back-up, or vandalism occurs. Let us help!
SERVPRO’s Leading Technology, Your ERP Through an Easy to Use App, is the Best Way to Return to Business as Usual.
Allowing SERVPRO to come to your business to provide a free ERP will mean that in case of an emergency your employees will be informed of all service provider contact information, shut off locations water, gas, and electricity, AND they will have access to all of this through and easy to use APP.
We Offer Free ERP’s (Emergency Ready Profiles) For Your Local Business
While most property managers provide you with a manual for emergency contacts, or evacuations, SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison county provide a guide that is designed to get you back up and running as QUICKLY as possible! Time is of the essence when it comes to running a business.
For Your Free ERP, Call SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County at 601-353-2286
Jackson Metro Area Water Damage Warning
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison see a lot of home and commercial water damage
this time of year with unpredictable Summer Storms.
We are ALWAYS on the Clock:
The weather man is predicting a wet week in the Jackson Metro Area. Unfortunately, excessive rain can lead to flooding and water emergencies. SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County are open 24/7 because these emergencies don’t stick to a business hour schedule. Cleaning and restoring your home or business is of the utmost importance. We are even open on holidays.
Call Before the Water is Absorbed into Floors, Walls, Etc.
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County is trained in quickly assessing your water damage and removing the water before it is absorbed into floors, furniture, walls, etc. The extraction process takes special equipment that we are certified and trained in. This process will begin with your call; Our immediate response reduces your chance of further damage.
Let us help you prevent permanent water damage to your carpet, walls, wood floors, furniture, and other belongings such as photographs, books, and upholstery.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – [[601-353-2286]]
The Grossest Profit
Toilets overflow with sewage from time to time due to a sewage backup, and commercial properties are just as vulnerable as a home, apartment complex, condominium, ext. That means if the main sewer line to your office building gets clogged, then your entire office will be grossly contaminated with sewage water. If you are a business owner and have to close your office for any period of time this could be detrimental to your business. In moments like this, it is important to remember to think calmly and act quickly. Contacting your property owner is usually a priority. Next to that you need to contact SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County, MS to handle this type of emergency. SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County's team is highly trained to mitigate and restore any size property loss. Also, SERVPRO operates 24/7. Isn't it relieving to know you have a SERVPRO in your community who can respond to an emergency like this?
Storm in Sight
Spring showers can lead to severe storms and the flooding of your home. We’re #HeretoHelp mitigate the resulting water damage to keep your shelter sturdy and safe. If a storm tears though Hinds County, SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County is here to get your home or commercial business back in working order. SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County can handle any size disaster. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know by calling 601-353-2286. Don't hesitate to call us when disaster strikes. We are always #HereToHelp at SERVPRO of Jackson!
SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.
Freezing Pipes: How You Can Prep Now for Later
It’s the Summer in the middle of Mississippi, and the last thing on your mind is freezing cold winter nights! By taking a few steps now, and learning a few tips for the colder months, you can protect yourself from busted pipes leading to water damage!
- Check your faucets and pipe heads to make sure they are functioning properly.
- Check to see that your pipes are installed properly. This can be cool summer or fall night project BEFORE it gets cold and dark. Reward yourself with a popsicle!
- Clean your gutters. Unclogged gutters make it easier for rain to drain. This prevents ice buildup that could damage your gutters or even your roof.
- Drain water from outside faucets. When water freezes and becomes ice, it expands which could cause your pipes to break.
- Disconnect hoses from outside faucets. This ensures no more cold water is being stored.
In January of 2018, many homeowners and businesses were all taken by surprise by the severity of our cold weather here in Mississippi. Don’t let that be you! But if it is, Call SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County at 601-353-2286. We are always here to help!
Kitchen Fire in Madison, MS
Fire and smoke damage due to a kitchen fire.
SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County recently cleaned up a house fire in Madison. When we first arrived on the scene the house had sustained significant damage due to a grease fire in the kitchen. The kitchen was left unattended, and the smoke was too much for the homeowner to fight. The fire department arrived and did a fantastic job putting out the fire before it completely destroyed the home. Four rooms sustained major fire damage and water damage, while the entire house was covered head to toe in smoke and soot.
Losses like these happen all too often, but our crew is more than capable of getting your home back to “Like it never even happened.” From fire restoration to water mitigation to reconstruction our technicians were able to restore the home so the family could move back in. Add while many items were lost due to fire and smoke damage, we were able to clean and salvage most of the families belongings. We even packed and stored them in our warehouse, and delivered them once it was time to move back in! If you have a house fire, call the professionals. SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County. 601-353-2286.
Commercial Damage? Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!
SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County was founded in 2015. As part of a well established, industry leading, world class franchise that began in 1967, we have proven that no job is too big or small for our qualified team.
When your business has suffered a damage of any degree, we understand that it is of the utmost importance that you are up and running as quickly as possible. Because there are over 1,700 other SERVPRO® Franchises across the US, we can mobilize in order to respond to damages to commercial structures.
We know that when it comes to your business, time is of the essence. Our services are 24/7/365. SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County is IICRC certified. We are at the ready to extract water, remove odor, begin remediation, or mitigation for any of your commercial losses! Give us a call so we can help answer any questions: 601-353-2286