Standing Water Can Cause Major Concerns
This bathroom is being thoroughly dried with SERVPRO air movers and dehumidifiers.
Water leaks can create havoc within a home. After a water leak or spill, moisture is immediately absorbed into your drywall, floors and furnishings. Furthermore, 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, who wants mold and mildew growing in their 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. Don't let water sit in your walls or under your floors.
Our water remediation specialists are on call 24/7. Call us today at 601-353-2286 to check out any concerns.
The Madison Microbial Menace
This picture shows what can be lurking behind a seemingly uncontaminated wall in a home.
Microbial growth can be hard to detect in certain places. Usually, microbial growth occurs in places where materials didn’t fully dry from previous water damage. Microbial spores must have a warm temperature and an organic food source to replicate quickly. Warm climates in Mississippi and throughout the south make perfect homes for microbial pests. While a few mold spores are pervasive in the air we breathe, microbial growth in homes can multiply quickly and cause concerning health issues to homeowners. Here are some tips to avoid microbial growth in your home or place of business:
-Do not allow standing water in your home
-Use exhaust fans throughout your home
-Leave the Air Conditioning Unit running when you are not at home
Call your local remediation specialists, in Madison, at 601-353-2286 if you think microbial growth may be occurring in your home.
Fire Job? No Problem!
A fire that caused serious damage as well as smoke damage and left soot everywhere
Fires can happen when you least expect them to. The damage can be devastating and overwhelming. Smoke damage can ruin materials in a home, making the loss very stressful for the homeowners and property owners. It is important that you contact your insurance company as soon as possible. This allows your insurance company to send an adjuster out to your location so that the damage can be assessed. This is where SERVPRO enters the equation. SERVPRO is able to respond to a fire loss with confidence that they will restore your home or business. Fire is not the only destructive element in these types of losses. Smoke can ruin everything inside, and the soot it leaves behind can be harmful to your body. Making sure that all effected materials are salvaged or removed is a job that you would want a professional to handle. SERVPRO of Madison will assist you in your time of need and discomfort so that you can feel a sense of comfort. Our mission is to make your loss look “Like it never even happened.”
As you can see from the image, microbial growth was pervasive underneath this homeowners flooring.
The moment a large quantity of water spills on to the floor of your home it is soaked up in the floors, furniture, baseboards, and wicks up the drywall of your home. Water must be eradicated quickly and thoroughly to ensure microbial growth will not cause problems in the future. Microscopic microbial spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all microbial from a home or business. Therefore, microbial remediation reduces the microbial spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “microbial removal” and even guarantee to remove all microbial growth, which is a fallacy. Consider the following microbial facts:
- Microbial is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Microbial spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Microbial spores thrive on moisture. Microbial spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before microbial remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the microbial may return.
- Microbial often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible microbial problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support microbial growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a microbial problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your microbial growth.
Fire Restoration Certified
Fire, smoke, and soot all due significant damage to this garage.
Fires can ignite in a building by something as small as an electrical failure. If allowed to get out of hand, the damage it can cause can be devastating. It is good to know that in a time of need such as this, SERVPRO has the experience to get things back to normal. SERVPRO of Madison County, MS is a Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm. The standards for the restoration industry are set by IICRC. They provide certifications to restoration companies, as well as training. SERVPRO of Madison has technicians who are highly trained in property damage restoration. It is important that all salvageable items be properly restored, as fires also cause smoke and soot damage. Smoke and soot can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Fire damage can also lead to water damage. Making sure the company that handles the situation correctly and professionally is crucial. SERVPRO of Madison has the certifications that qualifies them to lend their assistance in such times of need.
SERVPRO is Storm Response Ready
SERVPRO has the best equipment available to have your home or business back in order as soon as possible.
SERVPRO of Madison 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.
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, 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
SERVPRO Will Have You Back in Business
Don't allow standing water to stay inside a business. SERVPRO's water remediation specialists are on call 24/7.
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, MS
SERVPRO of Madison 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.
SERVPRO® of Madison
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.
No Job Too Big For SERVPRO To Handle
Demolition of a commercial property after a water loss due to the sprinkler system activating.
SERVPRO of Madison County, MS provides services to residents and commercial businesses that include water mitigation, fire restoration, microbial growth remediation. SERVPRO is fully prepared to meet the needs of the community no matte the size of the job. In a situation where a large loss to a commercial property occurs, SERVPRO has the equipment necessary to address any commercial needs. Our technicians are trained to work around legal and environmental concerns in order to get the job done. Water damage due to pipe bursts and sprinkler system activation can be hard to predict. SERVPRO of Madison is IICRC certified to respond to jobs like large commercial businesses with large amounts of property. Hotels, hospitals, plants, schools, and churches are examples of the kind of cliental SERVPRO has had the privilege of assisting over the years. SERVPRO can also respond immediately to any loss, with 24/7 availability. There is no job too big for SERVPRO to handle.
Drywall removal due to Hurricane Harvey
SERVPRO knows how important it is to remove contaminated drywall quickly before microbial growth begins to grow. Waters filled with bacteria and unclean particles swept through this home due to the hurricane. Storm waters are often considered to be at least a category 2 water when caused by a hurricane (water travels through unclean areas within cities, neighborhoods, etc). In the picture below, SERVPRO of Madison technicians removed affected drywall and manipulated our equipment to promote drying within this home. SERVPRO ensures that homeowners are well taken care of by completing demolition that needs to be done, then beginning the drying process, and once that is complete, antimicrobial is applied to the affected areas. This customer was very satisfied with the job that was done in this home and thankful that we were able to respond during a catastrophic event.
Don't Go Chasing Busted Pipes
Bathroom after a section of drywall was removed in order to speed up the drying process.
Water from a pipe burst can cause severe damage to a building if not taken care of immediately. As the water gushes from the fractured pipe it fills up the room. It travels from room to room, soaking the floors and baseboards and wicks up the drywall toward the ceiling. The sight of standing water can be an uneasy sight for some. Luckily, SERVPRO has the expertise and the capability to handle any size water damage. The 24/7 service team will respond to any size water damage with timeliness and professionalism. This particular homeowner was out of town when the loss occurred. The water sat in the house for days causing severe structural loss. SERVPRO’s technicians set up dehumidifiers and air movers to restore as much of the effected area as possible, and they removed parts of the walls and floors that were not restorable. This eliminated any microbial growth. The customer was pleased with how quickly SERVPRO was able to get the job done.