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Mold: Part 2

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

How to prevent MOLD:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
  • Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
  • Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.

How can people decrease mold exposure?

Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas. If there is mold growth in your home, you should clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, such as the ones offered by SERVPRO of Madison County.  We are knowledgeable and ready to help you clean up your mold problem today.  Call us at 601-353-2286.  Always Here To Help!

Resolve To Be Storm Ready in Madison County

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Urges Madison 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

Madison, 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 Madison County. 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 Madison County 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 Madison County, please contact Robby Hansbrough at (601)353-2286. 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 Madison County

(601)353-2286

Madison County Is Storm Ready!

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison County 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 Madison County, MS, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of of over 17,000 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

Fire Certified Team

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison Conuty, MS, is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Madison County

SERVPRO of Madison County 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

What To Do: Fire

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

When there is a fire, everything becomes very chaotic in a short amount of time.  Here are some basic guidelines on what to do if a fire happens in your home or at your business.  Fires caused by electrical issues are the most common at this time. Always make sure there is an unobstructed pathway to an exit so you can access it quickly.

Treat an alarm as if it is a real fire every time you hear it.  When there is smoke in the air, stay low to the ground and do not inhale the smoke.  Head towards the nearest exit while staying as low to the ground as you can get.  Call emergency personnel once you are in a safe location.   

SERVPRO of Madison County:  always here to help. Call us at 601-353-2286 for all your fire questions and mitigation needs!  We will make it "Like it never even happened."  

What To Do: Mold

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Do not disturb visible mold. You can accidentally spread the mold infestation throughout your entire home. When mold is disturbed, the mold will release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • DO stay out of affected areas.
  • DO turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • DO contact SERVPRO of Madison County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do NOT touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do NOT blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do NOT attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do NOT spray bleach on the mold.

Call us today with any questions about microbial growth.  If you have any concerns about your home or business, let SERVPRO of Madison County put your mind at ease.  SERVPRO of Madison County: 601-353-2286 for any mold or mildew issues you are dealing with in your home or business! 

Mold: Part 1

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

A dreaded word for home owners:  MOLD. Mold can cause all kinds of issues and can be very expensive to mitigate.  Molds grow best in dark, damp, humid and warm conditions.  Mold spreads by reproducing spores.  Some molds can grow in a harsher condition as well.  Some common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus.  Some people are more sensitive to molds and it can possibly cause them to have skin and eye irritations.  People with allergies and lung conditions can develop infections, according to the CDC.  

Here are a few locations that are more likely to have mold issues in your area: 

  • Antique shops
  • Greenhouses
  • Saunas
  • Farms
  • Mills
  • Construction areas
  • Flower shops
  • Summer cottages

If you believe you are having a mold issue in your home or business, let SERVPRO of Madison County come do testing for you.  It is better to start working on the issue before it gets out of hand!  Call us at 601-353-2286! #AlwaysHereToHelp

IICRC Certified

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison County, MS, is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Madison County

SERVPRO of Madison County 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Madison County- Flooding

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at a Madison County, MS, commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Madison County, MS

SERVPRO 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.

 Contact:

Robby and Gisele Hansbrough

SERVPRO® of Madison County

(601)353-2286

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.

Commercial Jobs for Jackson and Madison

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson is happy to announce that we are combining with SERVPRO of Madison! Owners Robby and Gisele Hansbrough bought SERVPRO of Madison and closed on the transaction last week.  We are excited to start meeting and marketing to the Madison County community within the next week.  We are fulled prepared and ready to meet the needs of this community.  Our team is prepped for the commercial needs of this community.  We are excited for this transaction and cannot wait to start meeting you all.  Our team is prepared to meet any commercial need you have- whether it is big or small!  Do not forget that we are available for you 365 days a year, 7 days a week, and 24 hours a day!  Do not ever let a problem sit.  That will end of costing you more money in the end!  Go ahead and call us with anything questions or needs today at 601-353-2286! SERVPRO of Jackson is excited to combine with SERVPRO of Madison in order to meet any personal or commercial mitigation or remediation need you have!