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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. 

Why choose SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster : we are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response  lessens the damage, limits further damages, and reduces cost. 

We're Highly Trained Storm Specialists: As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm conditions. 

We Have the Resources to Handle Storm and Disasters: We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. 

Emergency Storm Tips

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis provides 24 hour emergency services and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. 

24- Hour Emergency Service

Faster to any size disaster 

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated 

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Residential Services: Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. 

Commercial Services: There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis Faster to Any Size Disaster

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly me it "Like it never even happened."

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. Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,600 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or small for SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis. 

As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We're also part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disaster, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources. 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

As a leader in restoration and disaster prevention, the professionals at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis has your business best interest.

One of the ways we are looking out for your business is through an Emergency Ready Profile. The creation of an emergency ready profile allows you to work with a qualified SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis  representative to develop a plan of action for when disaster strikes.

1. What is it?

An Emergency Ready Profile is a file created for your business that contains an emergency plan of action. This profile allows you to minimize any prolonged business interruption by ensuring that SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis is ready and prepared to help with a simple phone call.

2. How Can It Help?

The ERP helps provide you with a level of security that many businesses do not have after experiencing a Fire or Water loss. After one of our reps assess your facility, identifying a line of command, and establishing an emergency profile, you will know that when disaster strikes, a qualified professional has your back and knows just what to do and who to contact.

3. Does It Matter for Your Business?

The research doesn’t lie: After a fire or water loss many businesses — about 50 percent — have to close down. Having an Emergency Ready Profile in place allows SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis to take action immediately following a fire or water loss. By taking fast action, you can limit business interruption, meaning that you can get back to doing what you do best as quickly as possible. 

4. How Can You Get Started?

You can get started creating your emergency profile by contacting a SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis representative at 901-454-4975. Once you have initiated contact, a representative will reach out to find out the best time to schedule your facility’s free assessment.

An ERP is an excellent way to protect your business and your interests.

Did we mention that it is......FREE!

Cleaning and Maintenance

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

The appearance and condition of your physical property speaks volumes about you as a business person. When a client comes to see you in your place of business, their first impression of what you do will be what they see.

 When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, many business owners find it a challenge to make time to get it done, and that’s understandable. You are busy running your enterprise - we get it!

A professional cleaning and restoration company can sit down with you and create a schedule for routine cleaning and maintenance that will be perfect for your business. They can come in and assess what needs to be done, and then do it. No more concerns about the little things like light bulbs or dirty walkways, and if the carpet needs to be deep cleaned, they will schedule that with you and take care of it while you do what you are best at.

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis is experienced in cleaning and maintenance, and we have the expertise necessary to get the job done, and get it done right. 

Aftermath of a Storm

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold grows out of tiny spores. Spores are tough enough to survive indoors or outdoors in harsh conditions. Spores can survive for years. Scientists have found ancient mold spores that could grow into mold.

Standing water and moisture can lead to mold growing in your home. Mold does not need visible water to grow. Humidity inside the home is enough. Small amounts of water vapor can help mold grow.

SERVPRO  of Midtown Memphis  knows that storm or flood damage can allow the mold spores to open up. Any dampness can lead to mold.

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis can remediate mold that grows on:

  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Carpet
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Crawl spaces
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Bathrooms
  • Anywhere in your home or business

The team here at SERVPRO Midtown Memphis is standing ready to help you in any way we can. We have the expertise to handle water damage and fire damage and specialize in mold remediation. If you have sustained water damage to your business or property, give us a call to

Eight Things You Need to Know About Mold

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

How much do you really know about mold?
  1. There isn’t an effective way to eliminate all mold and spores in your home. The way you can control indoor mold growth is by controlling moisture in your home.
  2. Fix sources of water problems or leaks to help prevent mold growth
  3.  Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:
    1. Ventilating bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating areas
    2. Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
    3. Increasing air flow in your home
    4. Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  1. Clean and dry damp or wet surfaces and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  2. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  3. Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces like windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors by adding insulation.
  4. In areas where there is continual moisture, such as bathrooms, do not install carpeting.
  5. Mold spores can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

If you do have problems with mold, SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis  can help. We can find and fix sources of moisture that may have contributed to the mold problem and mitigate any mold damage. Call us at 901-454-4975 today.

5 Most Common Places a House Fire Starts

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Taking basic precautions can help prevent fires at these five most common locations in your home

A fire can start almost anywhere in your home, but some areas are more likely to catch fire than others. America’s 350,000 annual house fires happen for many reasons—faulty electrical wiring, overheated appliances, unattended candles and fireplaces—but taking simple precautions at these five locations may prevent a fire at your home.

Kitchen

Half of all residential fires start in the kitchen due to appliances that use heat/electricity, cooking-related incidents (such as an unattended oven or stovetop), or fabric and material (a dishcloth, for example) that's too close to heat or a flame. An oven/stovetop with baked-on grease and residue can easily cause grease fires. Never leave food cooking on a stovetop unattended.

For Fire Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 

Appliances that operate with electricity, gas or heat are potential fire hazards. Appliances 15 years or older are particularly prone to fire damage, especially if they aren't regularly cleaned, inspected and maintained. It's a good idea to only run appliances when you're at home.

  • Dryers: lint, fiber and dust buildup is a primary cause of a laundry room fire. Keep vents and filters clean by removing lint after each use, and at least once a year, clean the lint from the exhaust hose at the back of the dryer.
  • Dishwashers: heating elements in the dishwasher can overheat and catch fire, especially in older models.
  • Microwaves: although convenient, microwaves can be dangerous if you heat food or materials that are flammable, such as aluminum foil, Styrofoam or certain plastic containers.
  • Toasters/Toaster Ovens: the electrical elements inside a toaster can become faulty over time and may not turn off, which could start a fire. Crumbs can accumulate and become stuck at the bottom of the toaster, so clean it regularly. Never leave these appliances unsupervised when in use.

Bedroom

There are many potential fire hazards in bedrooms: bedding, curtains, plush items, mattresses. Mattresses made after 2007 are flame-retardant and comply with higher safety standards, so if yours is older, consider purchasing a new one. Install smoke alarms in each bedroom and make a fire escape plan that includes two ways to exit the room (usually through the door and a window).

For Fire Restoration Needs Call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 

Chimneys and Fireplaces

Chimneys and fireplaces can develop structural problems over time, which can cause temperatures to burn too high or chimney liners to loosen or detach, which can allow burning embers and ash to escape to combustible areas in walls, attics and roofs. Keep chimneys and fireplaces cleaned and maintained, and have them inspected and professionally cleaned at least once a year or when there is a quarter-inch buildup of creosote or soot. Keep rugs, tapestries and other fabrics away from the fireplace, and always keep a spark screen in front of the fireplace.

Living Room

Like bedrooms, living rooms contain many potentially flammable items: electronics, drapes/curtains, furniture. Candles are among the leading fire hazards in living rooms. Never leave a burning candle unattended and place it away from flammable/combustible objects.

What to do until helps arrives at your fire damage

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until your local SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis arrives. The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration.

DO:

-Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

-Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. n Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

-If electricity is off, empty freezer/ refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.

-Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/ bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

-If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.

-Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

We are proud to serve our local communities

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help – Call Today at 901-454-4975

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 Midtown Memphis 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.

Some questions that one of our representatives will ask you, include:

  • 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)?