Recent Water Damage Posts

SERVPRO Jackson Summer Cleaning Tips

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Jackson Summer Cleaning Tips Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

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. 

Jackson Metro Area Water Damage Warning

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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]]



Freezing Pipes: How You Can Prep Now for Later

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

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!  

DO NOW:

  1. Check your faucets and pipe heads to make sure they are functioning properly.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.



REMEMBER LATER:

  1. Drain water from outside faucets.  When water freezes and becomes ice, it expands which could cause your pipes to break.
  2. 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!

Holy Crud, It's A Flood!

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Your garden needs a little rain every once in a while in this hot, dry Mississippi weather.  Sometimes you get more than you bargained for. When heavy rains hit central Mississippi an unprepared home can stand little chance.  For this reason SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County advise you to stay ahead of the game by preparing yourself and your home.

Check Roof:  Look for missing shingles.  Also look for sagging and aging.  This will help prevent leaks in your home.

Check Gutters:  Make sure gutters are clear of debris.  This will help prevent them from clogging.

Sump Pump:  If you have one, make sure it is properly working, and that you have a battery back-up in case of a loss of power.

Outdoor Equipment:  Cover the grill and bring in lawn and patio furniture.

If you have water damage due to heavy rain of flooding, call SERVPRO of Jackson & Madison County at 601-353-2286.  We’ll make it “Like it never even happened”, and we’re always here to help.

Jackson's Shifting Foundations

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

 Often times when water damage occurs in the home it is due to unpredictable occurrences. All of the pipes and appliances in your home can deteriorate or become damaged.  Pipes sometimes leak; sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, or other appliances can overflow. When this happens, it is best to leave the work to trained professionals so that your structure, whether it’s your home or business, does not face additional damage.  If left unattended to, or if improperly restored, it could lead to a deteriorating foundation.

In Jackson, MS we are accustomed to shifts in our foundation.  Shifting can lead to structural leaks. Rain-water is another way in which your property could cause serious damage.  At SERVPRO of Jackson and of Madison County, we take water damage seriously, and work hard to keep our neighbors informed of the risks to their homes.  We stay open 24/7 to keep you, and your property safe! Give SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County a call at (601) 353-2286, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

A Rising Tide Lifts All... Homes?

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Rising Tide Lifts All... Homes? This photo shows how high the water level rose due to the flooding in this home.

Several reasons can cause water damage to a home. Whether it’s a flash flood, leaking dishwasher, broken pipe or a cracked bathtub, water damage is a major headache for all property owners to have to deal with. SERVPRO of Jackson knows how important it is for customers to have the fastest remediation possible, that’s why we are faster to the scene than any of our competitors.

This customer had serious water damage throughout their home due to flooding from a recent hurricane. Our IICRC certified technicians were able to quickly cut out the affected drywall, baseboards and flooring and apply drying equipment to mitigate all further loss. These customers thanked our team for helping them in their time of need and assured us that SERVPRO would always be their first call when disaster strikes.

Call SERVPRO of Jackson today at 601-353-2286

What To Expect: WATER

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Expect: WATER Bathroom that was affected by water damage

SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 601-353-2286
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?


About SERVPRO of Jackson
SERVPRO of Jackon 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.

Water Damage In Bedroom

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Bedroom drying carpet and walls

This picture depicts a water damage scene in which our SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County team was called out to after water leaked into the bedroom.  The carpet was saturated upon arrival so the team jumped into action.  When this happens, the carpet must be dried out and in this case, the wall needed to be dried also.  After the moisture readings were complete,  the team pulled the carpet back from the wall and begin to set up the drying equipment.  In this scenario, the carpet is dried with different equipment that the SERVPRO of Jackson & of Madison County teams brings with the to the site.  As you can see in this picture, the carpet is lifted as the equipment sends air under it.  This helps the carpet dry more quickly and efficiently.   The wall is being dried with the equipment also.  This customer was very pleased with the results from our work and was surprised that we were able to work so quickly to get this job finished for them.

Jackson Homes Experiencing Water Damage

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Jackson Homes Experiencing Water Damage An upstairs sink overflowed and water leaked through the floor to the ceiling.

Water damage can occur in a home from unforeseeable events. This can include pipes bursting or leaking, appliances like sinks and washers overflowing, or even from structural leaks from a deteriorating foundation. Jackson, MS homeowners are likely to experiences some shifting in the foundation of their property. Rain-water can find its way through the cracks and crevasses of the home causing serious water damage. Regardless of how a home sustains water damage it is important that the homeowner know there is local SERVPRO always ready to help. SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County is a 24/7/365 emergency service provider with highly trained technicians and state of the art equipment. Homeowners need not worry. Give SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County a call at (601) 353-2286, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Pipe Bursting Issues: 1

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pipe Bursting Issues: 1 Broken pipe in wall causes damage to this Jackson office.

In January of 2018, Jackson, Mississippi, was taken back by a surprise freeze.  The same weather issue occurred in early February of 2018 as well.  During this freeze, many commercial businesses and residential homes were affected by water damage due to freezing pipes.  Some important tips to remember when freezing weather affects a region are as follows:

1.  Protect your pipes!  As water hardens, it expands.  Drain water from outside faucets.  Disconnect hoses from outside faucets.  Protect water pipes with insulation.

2. Make sure the head is functioning properly in your business or home before freezing weather occurs.

3. Make sure your gutters are not clogged because that can cause the ice not to have a way to drain as ice is melting off a roof.  

In our next blog, we will give you some more tips on how to protect yourself and be prepared before bad weather strikes.  And remember when it happens and you are in need of help, call SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County at 601-353-2286.  We are always here to help! 

Pipe Bursting Issues: 2

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pipe Bursting Issues: 2 Roof leak creating a water issue in this Ridgeland customer's home.

As we learned in the previous blog, freezing weather can cause many problems when dealing with pipes within homes and businesses.  Let's continue with the tips on what you can do in order to help ensure you will not have a water loss when freezing weather enters your region.

More Tips:

4.  When the weather causes freezing, be sure to keep your heat on within your home.  It also helps to have a fire going during this type of weather.

5.  Another way to help pipes not freeze up is to leave a trickle of water coming out of faucets.  Keeping the water moving through pipes will, in most cases, prevent the water turning into ice within your pipes.

6. Another good tip is to remember to stock up on necessities when bad weather is on the horizon.  Make sure you have bottled water, canned food items, and wood to make a fire.

Remember when water causes a problem in your home, call SERVPRO of Jackson & SERVPRO of Madison County to mitigate and restore your home.  We are always happy to do a moisture check if you are concerned about any moisture in your home.  We are always here to help!  601-353-2286

A Rising Tide Lifts All... Homes?

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Rising Tide Lifts All... Homes? This photo shows how high the water level rose due to the flooding in this home.

Several reasons can cause water damage to a home. Whether it’s a flash flood, leaking dishwasher, broken pipe or a cracked bathtub, water damage is a major headache for all property owners to have to deal with. SERVPRO of Jackson knows how important it is for customers to have the fastest remediation possible, that’s why we are faster to the scene than any of our competitors.

This customer had serious water damage throughout their home due to flooding from a recent hurricane. Our IICRC certified technicians were able to quickly cut out the affected drywall, baseboards and flooring and apply drying equipment to mitigate all further loss. These customers thanked our team for helping them in their time of need and assured us that SERVPRO would always be their first call when disaster strikes.

Call SERVPRO of Jackson today at 601-353-2286

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson, MS, is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help: Call Today - 601-353-2286

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Jackson has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Jackson, MS

SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] 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.

Call us today: 601-353-2286

Hidden Water

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water can create havoc within a home.  Standing water can be a big issue that can be tough to take care of, but what happens if there is water in your flooring or walls that you are not aware of?  What will happen with this hidden water as it sits in your home or business?  This is the water that will end up causing you the most damage.  The first issue that comes to mind with hidden water is microbial growth of course!  And who wants mold and mildew growing in your home?  After you have any water damage to your home or business, you want SERVPRO of Jackson to immediately get to your home or business and check for any hidden water!  This will save you time and money if these issues are found and fixed early rather than a few months down the road.  Don't let water sit in your walls or under your floors!  Call us today at 601-353-2286 to check out any concerns!  #AlwaysHereToHelp  #LikeItNeverEvenHappened

Water Damage Timeline

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

 

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

 

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

 

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically.  Replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and contaminants can pose serious risks to occupants.

Flooding

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding A SERVPRO of Jackson team member extracting standing water out of a warehouse!

This is a great photographic example that shows what can happen when a flood or water damage occurs in a space.  This warehouse has a lot of water damage due to a flood in the area.  The water came rushing into the warehouse where it did not recede.  So this is when SERVPRO of Jackson was called in to take care of this situation.  When our team got to the site, they hit the ground running. After our production manager took a good look at the scene and formulated a plan,  we had several team members who started the extraction process. The water covered a large area in this warehouse, so our team used different methods to remove the water.  After the water was removed, the drying process began.  Our drying equipment was placed throughout the large area in order to successfully dry the concrete.  The owner of this building was very happy with our quick response and immediate formulation of the plan of action to get him back in business fast.  

Water Damage in Bedroom

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Bedroom Drying Carpets and Walls

This picture depicts a water damage scene in which our SERVPRO of Jackson team was called out to after water leaked into the bedroom.  The carpet was saturated upon arrival so the team jumped into action.  When this happens, the carpet must be dried out and in this case, the wall needed to be dried also.  After the moisture readings were complete,  the team pulled the carpet back from the wall and begin to set up the drying equipment.  In this scenario, the carpet is dried with different equipment that the SERVPRO of Jackson teams brings with the to the site.  As you can see in this picture, the carpet is lifted as the equipment sends air under it.  This helps the carpet dry more quickly and efficiently.   The wall is being dried with the equipment also.  This customer was very pleased with the results from our work and was surprised that we were able to work so quickly to get this job finished for them.

Leaking from Above

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaking from Above Ceiling Water Leak

When water damage happens in an apartment unit, it can cause issues for the individuals who live around that leak.  There are several different common leaks that happen at an apartment.   These are leaks from the roof or windows, leaks from the air conditioner, leaks from plumbing fixtures, or leaks from pipes.  Those are common causes of lost when water damage is the ending result.  In the picture, you can see the leak came from the unit above.  The ceiling became saturated and ended up bursting.  When this customer called SERVPRO of Jackson, we were able to respond quickly, which is always our goal.  This impressed the customer.  Our team then began to clean the area in this apartment that was covered with debris from the ceiling and water from the leak.  Our team is knowledgeable in water mitigation and strives to respond quickly to jobs.  Our goal is to quickly make a disaster "Like it never even happened."

Crawlspace Water Remediation

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crawlspace Water Remediation An example of a water job that SERVPRO of Jackson remediated with great success.

Water leaks can wreck havoc in a home or business. This crawlspace was damaged from a leak so the SERVPRO of Jackson team entered into the space in order to clean out the wet material.  After the material was removed, the remaining wet beams needed to be dried. The team immediately jumped into action in order to ensure the wooden beams in the crawlspace were dried correctly and efficiently. The owner was very grateful that the SERVPRO of Jackson team responded quickly to her emergency. The professionalism this team showed during this job was incomparable to other remediation companies that the owner has dealt with in the past.  Our team is efficient, knowledgeable, professional and prepared to clean up your disaster in order to make it "like it never happened."  Give us the chance to serve you during your time of need.  Call us at 601-353-2286


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.