Recent Storm Damage Posts

Don't Sweat The Storm

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

flood, storm, water damage, water mitigation Photo Credit: clarionledger.com

On February 16, the Pearl River reached a flood level it hasn’t risen to since the
1980’s. A state of emergency was issued by Mississippi Governor, Tate Reeves and
residents living in the low lying areas of the flood zone were asked to evacuate. Areas
that are expected to be affected from rising waters are parts of Northeast Jackson,
Eastover, Lakeland Dr., parts of Downtown Jackson, parts of Byram and parts of
Richland. Many of these areas along the river have already begun to take on water and
many houses and commercial properties will continue to take on water until the river
crest at 37.5-38 feet.
Once the river crest, it will take a few days for the water to fully reside to allow
our crews to get in the area to access the damage, but once the water does fully
recede, our team will begin working tirelessly to assist anyone who may be affected by
the flooding. If you or anyone you know will need assistance, please do not hesitate to
call us at 601-353-2286.

More Mold, More Problems

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

mold, flood, storm, water damage, water mitigation Mold growth can hide behind baseboards until it is too late

A mold issue is something no home or property owner wants to deal with. Unfortunately, some properties inevitably develop mold growth. Mold thrives in moisture and can develop anytime a water source is available. Since mold spores are microscopic, they are easily spread through a home or building through the air-duct system, eventually spreading through the home within 48-72 hours. Mold can even be spread through clothing or pets. Mold may also develop a strong, musty smell. Once the source of mold growth is located, it must be fixed to prevent future mold growth, and the present mold must be removed.

            If you think you have a mold issue, give SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County a call at 601-353-2286. You can schedule an inspection to have one of our remediation specialists to come out and inspect for mold. Our team is highly trained and certified in mold removal and remediation. We can help make your mold issue “Like it never even happened.”

Flooding of the Pearl River

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

photo of Eman and Casey scraping floors Our team hard at work removing floors after flood damage.

Over the last few weeks the Pearl River has been rising to historic levels. Due to the recent rising of the water of the river, many people in Jackson and around the metro area have experienced damage to their homes and properties. When this happens, it can be very concerning and frightening to the homeowner. During a time of crisis such as this, one may panic and think that all hope is lost. However, that is not the case.

SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County is here to help. Just in the past few weeks, our team of experienced technicians have worked multiple jobs due to the flood cause by the river. No flooding job is too large or small for our team. We love helping people in their time of need. If you are ever in need of assistance, give us a call at 601-353-2286.

Boyz-n-the-Flood

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

flood-cuts after a flood After a flood, flood-cuts to walls help save the structure as well as portions of the sheetrock.

Be Ready for Jackson & Madison Flood Damage When You Partner with SERVPRO

The Hinds and Madison County areas are no strangers to flood damage.  It has been 40 years since Jackson has experienced a major flood, but heavy rainfall can happen quickly and cause flooding that is localized in urban areas.  This may sound scaled down from the Easter Flood of ‘79, but the damage done can be dangerous and devastating. 

Flood Water Vs. Other Water Losses

Flood damage in Jackson and Madison is considered a Category 3 water loss, meaning it is grossly contaminated.  The water carries solid debris and bacteria that can cause diseases. Floods can be very dangerous, but even if the flooding is not life-threatening, bacteria and viruses being carried in the water can cause serious health risks.

How To Mitigate

Safety is a priority in flooding situations.  Live electrical wires are a serious, life-threatening hazard.  Like any water damage, standing water must be removed and the structure dried, but with added protections and cautions.  Porous materials sometimes cannot be cleaned and disinfected to required standards post-flood. Carpeting and padding must be removed and discarded.  Drywall needs to have flood-cuts done to remove any hidden water. Flood-cuts can potentially save the remaining wall and prevent microbial growth from starting to spread.  Any water-soaked insulation must be discarded too. If the debris contains chemicals, sewage, or other potentially harmful materials, we might need to contain the solids and dispose of them according to local hazardous waste rules. 

Count On Us!

SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County has all the resources to take care of your needs during disasters like flooding.  We have more than enough equipment to handle any size job or any amount of jobs. We are also professionally trained in the SERVPRO system and have IICRC certified team members ready to assist 24/7.  Contact SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County at 601-353-2286!

Storm in Sight

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Mississippi Storms

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County, MS, understands the importance of quickly removing contaminated drywall before further damage occurs.  After drywall is wet for a period of time, microbial growth begins. In Mississippi, we experience hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms that result in flooding. These flood waters may contain bacteria that can damage your home or your health if it is not taken care of in a timely manner.  

If the water is gray, it most likely is filled with germs.  At SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County, our trained professionals know how best to remove the affected materials.  Our training ensures our technicians perform every job using the safest and most cost efficient method possible.

We ensure that you, as a homeowner or a business owner, are safe during demolition and satisfied with the finished product.

SERVPRO Travels To Wherever The Need Arises

3/16/2019 (Permalink)

This kitchen had several inches of standing water in it due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

SERVPRO has the necessary resources to respond to large scale disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms. SERVPRO has a nationwide franchise system that works together to assist in catastrophic events anywhere in the country. When hurricane Harvey hit Texas, SERVPRO of Jackson was able to pack their bags, load their trucks with equipment, and travel to Houston and other surrounding cities to help families and businesses in need of water restoration services. Whether it’s in our local area or across the country SERVPRO of Jackson truly is “Here to Help.” Our professional crews are willing to do whatever it takes to have your home or business back in order "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO at Jackson at 601-353-2286 if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to water damage in your home or business.

Storm Damage Prevention Tips

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows how high the water level can get in a home when flooding occurs due to heavy rains.

SERVPRO knows that storms are not set to a specific schedule, that’s why all SERVPRO franchises keep their doors open 24/7. We have the resources to handle any size disaster with a quicker response time than any of our competitors. Roof damage caused by thunderstorms is a major problem for homeowners, here are some tips to prevent roof damage to your home:

  • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they won’t damage your home if they fall because of wind.
  • Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. As the leaves fall, make sure they aren’t building up in the gutters.
  • Check for any roof damage. Pay attention to surface bubbles and areas with missing gravel on flat roofs or missing or damaged shingles or tiles on sloped roofs.
  • Check the flashing on the roof to make sure it’s in good condition to help prevent water from seeping through.
  • If your roof needs replacing, consider impact-resistant roofing materials, especially if you live in an area where hail storms are common.

Call your local SERVPRO storm response team, in Jackson, at 601-353-2286 for all your storm remediation needs!

Hurricane Harvey Damage

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Drywall removal due to water damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

SERVPRO knows how important it is to remove contaminated drywall quickly before microbial growth begins to grow. Hurricane flood waters can carry lots of bacteria and filth which can cause microbial growth to set in unless properly taken care of. Most hurricane storm waters are often considered to be at least a category 2 water damage which carries gray water. As you can see in this image, trained technicians removed affected drywall and isolated the unsanitary material which also helps the drying process. SERVPRO ensures that homeowners are well taken care of by demolition and removal of infected materials and preventing microbial growth buildup through antimicrobial application. This specific incident was dealt with timely service and a professional courteous attitude. Thanks to this customer for giving us a positive review and allowing us to help her in her time of need.

Cutting Out Drywall

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

This picture shows how drywall has to be removed when it is saturated and not drying out quickly enough.

Water damage to homes during hurricanes are unavoidable, unfortunate situations. SERVPRO was able to service a victim of a water loss due to a hurricane recently. As seen in the picture, we removed parts of drywall on the walls as part of the drying process. Unless taken care of promptly, once water has saturated materials it is likely that microbial growth will occur. In this instance, the drywall was not drying quickly enough to prevent the microbial growth. We removed parts of the drywall in areas that could not be restored in order to salvage the rest of the drywall. The owner commented on the technicians who responding, saying that they were, "Professional and polite." SERVPRO has backing of a nation-wide corporation to insure that each franchise has the resources to get the job done right.

Are You Ready?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO disaster relief

It is important to be prepared for disaster to strike. Without the proper preparation, families and communities can be completely devastated. Even though local officials and relief workers will be on a scene after disaster, they may not be able to reach everyone immediately. Therefore, it is important to prepare your home for the needs of your family, your neighborhood and your community.

When preparing for emergencies it is important to remember that basic utility services such as gas, water, electricity and telephones may not be available for a period of time. It will be vital to have certain supplies to mitigate these outages.

At a minimum, keep the following items in a central location in your home. Ensure that family members are aware of the "kit" in case of an emergency. Below is a list of items to keep on hand:

  • 1 flashlight per person
  • Extra batteries
  • 1 gallon of water per day, per person
  • Car charger for cell phone
  • Non-perishable canned foods (be sure to have a non-electric can opener)
  • Utensils
  • Battery operated radio and clock
  • First-aid kit
  • Spare fuel
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Infant supplies
  • Prescription medicine and glasses
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Sanitary items
  • Pet supplies

Please visit the Redcross.org link below for more information on emergency preparedness

http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m61440613_Be-Red-Cross-Ready-Preparedness-Factsheet.pdf

Keep the SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County number (601-353-2286) handy in case of an emergency.

SERVPRO Travels to Wherever the Need Arises

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

This kitchen had several inches of standing water in it due to flooding from hurricane Harvey.

SERVPRO has the necessary resources to respond to large scale disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms. SERVPRO has a nationwide franchise system that works together to assist in catastrophic events anywhere in the country. When hurricane Harvey hit Texas, SERVPRO of Jackson was able to pack their bags, load their trucks with equipment, and travel to Houston and other surrounding cities to help families and businesses in need of water restoration services. Whether it’s in our local area or across the country SERVPRO of Jackson truly is “Here to Help.” Our professional crews are willing to do whatever it takes to have your home or business back in order "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO at Jackson at 601-353-2286 if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to water damage in your home or business.

Storm Damage Prevention Tips

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

This photo shows how high the water level can get in a home when flooding occurs due to heavy rains.

SERVPRO knows that storms are not set to a specific schedule, that’s why all SERVPRO franchises keep their doors open 24/7. We have the resources to handle any size disaster with a quicker response time than any of our competitors. Roof damage caused by thunderstorms is a major problem for homeowners, here are some tips to prevent roof damage to your home:

  • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they won’t damage your home if they fall because of wind.
  • Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. As the leaves fall, make sure they aren’t building up in the gutters.
  • Check for any roof damage. Pay attention to surface bubbles and areas with missing gravel on flat roofs or missing or damaged shingles or tiles on sloped roofs.
  • Check the flashing on the roof to make sure it’s in good condition to help prevent water from seeping through.
  • If your roof needs replacing, consider impact-resistant roofing materials, especially if you live in an area where hail storms are common.

Call your local SERVPRO storm response team, in Jackson, at 601-353-2286 for all your storm remediation needs!

Hurricane Harvey Damage

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Drywall removal due to water damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas

SERVPRO knows how important it is to remove contaminated drywall quickly before microbial growth begins to grow. Hurricane flood waters can carry lots of bacteria and filth which can cause microbial growth to set in unless properly taken care of. Most hurricane storm waters are often considered to be at least a category 2 water damage which carries gray water. As you can see in this image, trained technicians removed affected drywall and isolated the unsanitary material which also helps the drying process. SERVPRO ensures that homeowners are well taken care of by demolition and removal of infected materials and preventing microbial growth buildup through antimicrobial application. This specific incident was dealt with timely service and a professional courteous attitude. Thanks to this customer for giving us a positive review and allowing us to help her in her time of need.

Cutting Out Drywall

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

This picture shows how drywall has to be removed when it is saturated and not drying out quickly enough.

Water damage to homes during hurricanes are unavoidable, unfortunate situations. SERVPRO was able to service a victim of a water loss due to a hurricane recently. As seen in the picture, we removed parts of drywall on the walls as part of the drying process. Unless taken care of promptly, once water has saturated materials it is likely that microbial growth will occur. In this instance, the drywall was not drying quickly enough to prevent the microbial growth. We removed parts of the drywall in areas that could not be restored in order to salvage the rest of the drywall. The owner commented on the technicians who responding, saying that they were, "Professional and polite." SERVPRO has backing of a nation-wide corporation to insure that each franchise has the resources to get the job done right.

When Storms or Floods hit Jackson, SERVPRO is ready!

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Jackson, MS.

SERVPRO of Jackson specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Jackson, MS, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 601-353-2286

What To Do When It Floods!

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Since SERVPRO partners with the American Red Cross we love sharing their tips when it comes to flooding occasions. 


 


Check out www.redcross.org for more information!


FLOODING Heavy rains could fill rivers and streams, bringing flooding to the area. If your neighborhood is threatened with the possibility of flooding, here are some things you should do:


 


1. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. When a flood or flash flood warning is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay there.


 


2. Stay away from floodwaters.


 


3. If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.


 


4. Keep children out of the water.


 


5. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.


 


 


 


DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY People should download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of tornadoes, flooding and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

Rain Rain, Go Away!

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Rain Rain, Go Away!

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 is here to get your home or commercial business back in working order. SERVPRO of Jackson can handle any size disaster.  We have a storm team who can be called in to help us with any size disaster, so never hesitate to call us with a large loss.  We are well equipped to handle any size loss for you!  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 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.

For more information on SERVPRO of Jackson, please contact Robby Hansbrough at (601)353-2286 or officemanager@SERVPROjackson.com.

For more information on the SERVPRO mobile app and the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.

 Contact:

Robby Hansbrough

SERVPRO® of Jackson

(601)353-2286

officemanager@SERVPROjackson.com

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

Storm Happen- SERVPRO of Jackson is "Here To Help"

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Jackson, Mississippi, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at 601-353-2286 24/7/365!

Keep the SERVPRO of Jackson number handy in case of a storm emergency happens near you.

Robby & Gisele Hansbrough

SERVPRO of Jackson Owners

(601) 353-2286

http://www.SERVPROjackson.com

Are You Ready?

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to be prepared for disaster to strike. Without the proper preparation, families and communities can be completely devastated. Even though local officials and relief workers will be on a scene after disaster, they may not be able to reach everyone immediately. Therefore, it is important to prepare your home for the needs of your family, your neighborhood and your community. 


 


When preparing for emergencies it is important to remember that basic utility services such as gas, water, electricity and telephones may not be available for a period of time. It will be vital to have certain supplies to mitigate these outages.


 


At a minimum, keep the following items in a central location in your home. Ensure that family members are aware of the "kit" in case of an emergency. Below is a list of items to keep on hand:



  1. 1 flashlight per person

  2. Extra batteries

  3. 1 gallon of water per day, per person

  4. Car charger for cell phone

  5. Non-perishable canned foods (be sure to have a non-electric can opener)

  6. Utensils

  7. Battery operated radio and clock

  8. First-aid kit

  9. Spare fuel

  10. Fire extinguisher 

  11. Matches in a waterproof container

  12. Infant supplies

  13. Prescription medicine and glasses

  14. Whistle to signal for help

  15. Sleeping bags and blankets

  16. Sanitary items

  17. Pet supplies


 


Please visit the Redcross.org link below for more information on emergency preparedness.


http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m61440613_Be-Red-Cross-Ready-Preparedness-Factsheet.pdf


 


Keep the SERVPRO of Jackson number handy in case of an emergency. 


Call Us 24/7 – (601) 353-2286


 


Robby & Gisele Hansbrough


SERVPRO of Jackson Owners


(601) 353-2286


http://www.SERVPROjackson.com


 

"Resolve to be Ready" in 2017

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Urges Jackson Home and Business Owners to “Resolve to be Ready” in 2017


Local cleanup and restoration specialist shares no-cost emergency planning tools that enable fast and effective disaster response and recovery


 


Jackson, MS (Grassroots Newswire) December 20, 2016 - With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to think about making some resolutions, according to Robby Hansbrough, owner of SERVPRO® of Jackson. While resolutions typically involve committing to personal changes and reaching goals, Hansbrough says the single most important resolution both business and home owners can make for 2017 is to “Resolve to be Ready.”


 


“Preparing in advance to deal with the unexpected can make a world of difference in how quickly and completely property owners can put the pieces of their lives back together,” says Hansbrough. “Emergency readiness plans are the foundation for effective and timely emergency response.”


 


Hansbrough encourages all property owners to take advantage of the no-cost emergency planning tools available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (www.ready.gov/publications), as well as SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile and READY Plan Mobile App (http://ready.SERVPRO.com). 


 


For homeowners:



  • FEMA resources include guidelines for a creating a Family Emergency Plan and Emergency Supply List, with additional tips for pet owners, seniors, people with disabilities, and even commuters.

  • SERVPRO offers their free SERVPRO READY Plan app, which stores critical contact and property information electronically in advance, where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes.


 


For business owners:



  • FEMA offers materials on topics ranging from creating a Business Continuity Plan to an Insurance Discussion Coverage Form in addition to guidelines for creating an Emergency Response Plan.

  • For businesses, SERVPRO offers a no-cost facility assessment and assistance in creating a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). The ERP includes information about emergency contact numbers, priority and high/risk areas, shut-off valve locations and more that can then be stored in the READY app.


 


“The time to gather and store information like emergency contact numbers; insurance contacts; and the location of fuse boxes, fire suppression system controls, and such is before an emergency strikes, not during an emergency,” says Hansbrough. “Having this information at your fingertips can help emergency responders react as quickly and effectively as possible, helping to limit loss of property and even lives.”


 


SERVPRO of Jackson specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Jackson, please contact Robby Hansbrough at (601)353-2286 or officemanager@SERVPROjackson.com. For more information on the SERVPRO mobile app and the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.


 


Contact:


Robby Hansbrough


SERVPRO® of Jackson


(601)353-2286


officemanager@SERVPROjackson.com


 


About SERVPRO®


Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.