Recent Water Damage Posts
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis was called to help assist a local High School that had water flood due to overnight flash floods
Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments for Our Children
Educational institutes can depend on their local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals for fast, thorough service in the event of a fire, water or mold damage. With 24 hour emergency response SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.
Your local SERVPRO Franchise also provides expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilites, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.
Our Franchise Professionals are trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.
SERVPRO - In a Class By Ourselves:
*Over 1,700 Franchise Nationwide
* Serving America Since 1967
* Trusted by Hundreds of Insurance Companies Nationwide
* Nationwide Disaster Recovery Team
*24- Hour Emergency Response
When Severe Weather Hits Memphis Tn
The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.
Flooding presents a serious risk to your commercial or residential property, the occurrences of interior and coastal flooding or other intrusion events is becoming more common. It only takes 24 hours following a water intrusion before your property is in jeopardy of secondary damages.
Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis has a 24 hour emergency service. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following:
Temporary roof repair
Debris clean up
Water clean up
Structural water dry-out
We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis professionals are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact our office at 901-454-4975
Water Damage Response Tips for Property Owners
Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property.
These tips are for clean water situations only:
1. Shut off the water source if possible, and if it can be done safely.
2. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
3. Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in washing machine.
4. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
5. Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
6. Remove oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
7. Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
8. Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
9. Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.
If you have any questions or need help to ensure your property is drying properly, contact SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis today
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis Faster to Any Size Disaster
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.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
24 Hour Emergency Service
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 901-454-4975
Faster to Any Size Emergency
In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.
Water Damage Timeline
- 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 biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
Water Damage Timeline
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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 quickly spreads throughout the 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 may increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants
About SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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. Give us a call if you have any questions (901-454-4975)
What to do when you home or office floods
A flooded home is a devastating event for any homeowner. It has the ability to ruin many of your possessions in addition to your property itself. Due to the fact that water damage can quickly become permanent if not addressed as soon as possible, if you do suffer flood damage to your home, it’s important that you call the professionals at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis to help restore the home. However, there are some things that you can do before they arrive. Here are some things you can do immediately after a flood to start the restoration process.
Call Your Insurance Agent
Regardless of how bad a flood has hit your home, it’s likely done some significant damage to some of your possessions and to the structure of your home. Soon after you recognize the damage, you should call your insurance agent. Most water damage in the home is covered by homeowner’s insurance policies but you’ll want to contact them to make sure as there could be exclusions.
Check Before Entering Home
Before you re-enter your home after flood damage, check for any structural damage that may have occurred. Severe flooding or water damage has the ability to compromise the integrity of the structure. If you enter the home without closely inspecting what you’re walking into, the building could potentially collapse, trapping you inside. Once you’ve entered the home, you should be very careful about where you’re walking, especially if you’re moving from carpeting onto a hard surface.
Once you have entered the home, document the evidence of that damage that has been done by taking photos of it. If there are any questions, particularly by your insurance company about the validity of your claim, you’ll have evidence to show them. While you document the damage, save any items that you can. Some items, such as porous materials, may have been damaged beyond repair. When the SERVPRO crew arrives to restore the home, they’ll save as many items as possible. But if there are items that have not been damaged, you can take them out to avoid any further potential damage.
While you’re examining the damage that has occurred in your home, make a list of the damage or lost items in the home. Make sure to include the date they were purchased and their value with any receipts you may have. Store that list with any inventory of your possessions that you may have taken before the flood. If any of your possessions must be disposed of, which some may, make sure you have photographs of the items.
Turn Off Power
After the flood damage occurs, turn off all power, especially to the affected rooms. Also refrain from using any electrical appliances as you could electrocute yourself if you’re standing in water. Keep the power to the home off until an electrician can come and thoroughly inspect the system to ensure it’s safe to turn back on again.
Mold thrives in environments where moisture is present which makes flooded parts of a house ideal for mold growth. The existence of mold in a home can be hazardous so it’s important to prevent the mold from growing if at all possible. Removing any wet contents from the home as soon as possible will help to prevent such mold growth around the home.
Regardless of how well you think you can clean up after a flood, you should call the professionals at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis to ensure that as much of your property is salvaged as possible. But if you do decide to start the cleanup process before they arrive, it’s important that you are properly attired. Wear long sleeves, pants, gloves, and boots when dealing with flood water to ensure your safety.
If you suffer flood damage in your home, you should contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis to clean up. But if you want to get the process started prior to their arrival, these tips will help you remain safe.
Recovering Your business from Water Damage
Commercial Water Damage Events creates Challenges
Flooding and water damage events at Midtown Memphis 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.
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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 Midtown Memphis
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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.