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Storm Damage to Residential or Commercial Property. Call SERVPRO Today!

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SERVPRO ofCorinth/Iuka 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 Corinth/Iuka, 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 (662) 287-7881

Don't Know What to Do After a Flood in your Residential Property or Commercial Property? Call SERVPRO Today!

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With all the hurricanes and natural disasters in the news right now, it is important to know the steps to follow once the rain and flood waters have left your home or business. The aftermath of the water damage can be overwhelming task to face and can sometimes feel impossible. This is where SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka motto of “Ready For Whatever Happens” comes in to play. Not only are our phone lines open 24/7 but we also have a staff of well trained technicians ready to help.

Here's some tips on what to do AFTER a FLOOD:

After a Flood:

Let friends and family know you’re safe. Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.
Caring For Yourself & Loved Ones
Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress. Promote emotional recovery by following these tips.
Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
Help people who require special assistance —infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.
Returning Home Safely
Beware of snakes, insects and other animals that may be in or around your home.
If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water. Report them immediately to the power company.
Follow these tips for inspecting your home's structure and utilities & systems after a flood.
If any gas or electrical appliances were flooded, don’t use them until they have been checked for safety.
Dispose of any food that has come into contact with flood water.
Take pictures of home damage, both of the buildings and its contents, for insurance purposes.
***All information via Red Cross website.

Commercial Property: Causes of Water Damage

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Having a water damage at your business can be devastating and a headache to have to deal with. You have your family, employees, and yourself to worry about. The longer you stay out of business due to a water loss the worse it can be for your business and we don’t want that. We want to help restore your business and get you back into your business as fast as we can. 

Here are a few things that could cause a water damage loss at your commercial property:

  1. Sprinkler systems- Sprinkler systems are required for businesses to help assist when there is a fire emergency. Sprinklers need to be checked and updated or they have the potential to malfunction. Sprinkler systems can malfunction and could possibly saturate and ruin equipment, inventory, and any other things that are important to your company.
  2. Busted pipes– There are several reasons why pipes could possibly burst and cause flooding or a water damage. The most common reason is during the winter months there can be extremely cold days and that caused the water to freeze inside the pipes and will cause pressure and the pipes can burst. When pipes aren’t regularly examined, check, and fixed can cause them to burst.
  3. Roof Leaks– Your roof needs annual and regular maintenance to avoid roof leaks. Storms can tear shingles off roofs and can cause a leak and then you could possibly have a severe water damage on your hands. Make sure to fix any roof issues and maintain your roof regularly to avoid leaks.

For any questions about water damage services or any other services SERVPRO offers please feel free to call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka today at (662)-287-7881. We are always here to help and remember we will make it look “Like it never even happened.”

The Holidays: Fire Safety

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Christmas trees are a very popular part of celebrating the holiday season. While Christmas tree fires are uncommon, the ensuing damage can be severe. Moreover, half of the reported Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical malfunctions and heat sources. Follow these tips to prevent Christmas tree fires in your home:

If you’re using a real Christmas tree, cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk before placing in the stand. This allows the tree to better absorb water.
Water the tree daily to make sure it stays hydrated. If your tree is about 6 feet tall, add about 1 gallon of water to the tree stand every day.
Keep the tree at a safe distance away from any heat source, such as radiators, fireplaces, lights or candles.
Ensure the tree is not blocking exits or footpaths, so it won’t get knocked over.
To decorate the tree, use only lights that are rated for indoor use. Also check for the label of an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL).
Before using lights, ensure there are no frayed wires, broken bulbs and cords, cracked sockets or loose bulb connections.
Don’t overload electrical outlets or extension cords. Plug lights into different circuits around your home.
Turn off the Christmas lights when going to bed or leaving home.
Never use burning candles to decorate a tree. Use battery-operated, flameless LED candles instead.
After Christmas, or when the real tree dries out and starts dropping needles, discard it. Dry trees are a fire hazard, so don’t keep yours in the home or garage. Find a recycling program in your community.
For increased Christmas tree safety, consider purchasing a Christmas tree safety system. These devices warn you when there is low water in the tree stand or if a fire starts. Even if you use such a safety system, always make sure your smoke alarms are working and test them monthly.

Enjoy a safe holiday season by being vigilant of fire hazards in your home. For professional emergency smoke damage repair or fire damage repair, contact your local SERVPRO office at (662)-287-7881

Fireplace Safety Tips for the Upcoming Winter Season

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It’s almost that time of the year when it’s time to drink a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace cuddled up in blankets, but fireplaces can be potentially very dangerous for you and your home. Following the tips below will help prevent any fire damage to your home.

Fireplace safety tips
• Before winter, get your chimney cleaned really well before use.
• Inspect your chimney cap regularly for damages and replace and fix anything that might be damaged.
• Keep flammable objects, such as newspapers, books, and furniture, at least two feet away from the fireplace.
• Make sure there is a fire extinguisher in your house and make sure its easily able to access.
• Have a metal screen or glass doors installed to prevent embers and ashes from shooting out of the fireplace.
• Supervise children whenever the fireplace is being used. Remind them to stay away from the fire. Keep pets at a safe distance from the fire, as well.
• Always supervise the fire and never leave it burning when you go to sleep or if you are leaving your home.
• Install and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
When starting the fireplace:
• Remove the ashes from the previous fire but let them cool for several hours before disposing of them.
• Place crumpled paper on the grate and cover it with kindling or another Firestarter. Do not use flammable liquids to start a fireplace. Add the firewood once the kindling is burning brightly. Then, close the fire screen.
• Don’t overload the fireplace.
• Never burn plastic, garbage or other toxic materials.

Call SERVPRO today at (662)-287-7881 with any questions you may have about our fire restoration services! We are always here to help!

Candle Safety

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It’s that time of the year whenever the smell of fall and wintery candles fill the homes of our loved ones and friends with the delightful scents, but candles can be very dangerous for your home if you don’t know how to handle them properly. Always remember that open flames are potential fire hazards.

Safety tips
• Burn candles in well-ventilated rooms. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room..
• Keep candles away from flammable objects, like furniture, curtains, paper, plants, or electronics.
• Burn candles on heat-resistant surfaces.
• Keep lit candles apart from one another so they can’t potentially melt each other
• Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
• Always supervise candles do not leave them lit when you leave home.
• Don’t use candles in bedrooms or other sleeping areas.
• Don’t move candles when they’re burning you could potentially drop the candle and cause a fire.
• Avoid using candles during a power outage. Using or handling candles in the dark increases the risk of fire or injuries. Use flashlights and battery-powered lighting instead.
• Consider replacing burning candles with other products like Scentsys that just heat and melt the wax instead of their being an open flame.

If you have any questions about our fire restoration services you can call SERVPRO at (662)-287-7881 today! Remember we are always here to help!

How to Protect you Hardwood Floors from Water Exposure

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Water can potentially be very harmful for hardwood floors. After a water damage, your best chance of recovering your flooring is to hire SERVPRO as soon as possible. However, failing to call immediately, moisture can build up and cause irreversible damage.

Tips To Protect Your Hardwood Floors
• Remove wet, moist, or damp items, such as carpets, clothes, boots, or appliances.
• Wipe up any spills from the surface immediately to prevent the liquid from soaking into the floor.
• Inspect the plumbing in your home and fix any leaks that might contribute to water getting onto the floors surface.
• Controlling the humidity in your home could really be helpful.
• Re-do the sealant on your hardwood floors periodically.
• When cleaning hardwood floors, use products that are specifically made for hardwood floors. If spills happen on hardwood floors clean them up don’t leave them sitting there.
• When mopping hardwood floors do not use a soaked mop head only use a damp or just enough to get the floors clean.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration Services
Water damage in homes may appear as a minor loss, but it can lead to bigger issues with home and personal health. Timing is crucial call immediately after discovering water damage. Call SERVPRO right away for licensed and certified technicians who are glad to help with any water damage issues you may have! Remember we are always here to help! Call SERVPRO today at (662)-287-7881!

Call SERVPRO Today and Ask About Our Mold Remediation Services

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About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (662) 287-7881

How To Prevent Mold from Settling in your Carpet

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Mold is a homeowner’s worst nightmare! No matter how hard you try to avoid it mold sometimes appears. Carpets are a common target for mold growth as it easily attracts moisture and dirt. Here are steps for keeping your carpets mold-free:

Control the indoor humidity:

 Mold loves moisture and humidity! Mold spores reproduce in humid areas or areas with an abundant amount of moisture. If you live in a humid area, installing a dehumidifier would be very beneficial for your home. Keeping your thermostat in your home below 80 degrees would also help.

Remove standing water as fast as possible:

 Mold needs only a small amount of water and time (24-48 hours) to grow. If you have a water damage, always remove the water and dry the carpet even if the damage was minor, such as if a drink spills or anything. Make sure there’s not any moisture trapped underneath the carpet as well.

Keep carpets clean:

-  Dirt and dust are sources that mold attaches to so you need to get rid of these sources immediately. Make sure you have an operating vacuum cleaner and make sure to vacuum your carpets on a weekly basis.

Just know mold can grow anywhere inside your home! If you suspect that your home has mold call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881 and we can get it cleaned up for you. We are always here to help and there is no job that we can’t handle!

Commercial Property Water Loss

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Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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.
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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.
For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Corinth/Iuka at (662) 287-7881.
We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”