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Quick Response and High Standards Will Leave you Satisfied after Storm Repsonse

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

 When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, such as those produced by Hurricane Irma, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. The damage is more than overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear with the response of our team of professionals. Your particular situation is of paramount importance to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues you face. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system. Our team may have traveled to help, but you'll be treated as though you're from our local area. Which means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “like it never even happened.” Placing your trust in SERVPRO of Meridian for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, restoring your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, current in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for any procedure needed to bring your home back to the comfortable and comforting refuge you deserve. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood. We are not satisfied until you are happily back in your restored dwelling.
 
Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO (601) 693-7300 to begin the road to recovery by scheduling an inspection with our storm damage experts.

SERVPRO of Meridian Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Meridian professionals are trained to safely and effectively removed bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Meridian professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes, and offices.  

Blood-borne Pathogens

SERVPRO of Meridian professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Trained SERVPRO of Meridian technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO of Meridian professionals follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Meridian professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.

Arson and Vandalism

SERVPRO of Meridian professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. SERVPRO of Meridian also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Sewage Backup

Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits- these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Meridian professionals remove the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. SERVPRO of Meridian professionals help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Simple Fire Safety Tips for your Family

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Prepare your family in the event of a home fire

It is extremely important to prepare your family from an unexpected fire in your home.  SERVPRO of Meridian wants to implement important fire safety tips, so you and your family will be better prepared in case an emergency fire situation occurs.  

    1. Install smoke alarms to the right number of rooms in your home
    1. Teach your family and children what smoke alarms do and how they sound
    1. Ensure your family knows how to escape from every room in the event of a fire
    1. Have a family meeting spot outside the home in case of an emergency
    1. Come up with a communication plan in the event you cannot find each other
    1. Test the smoke alarms and practice escaping every year
    1. Make sure your family and children know how to call 9-1-1
    1. Teach your family and children how to Stop, Drop and Roll

Contact SERVPRO of Meridian with any questions regarding Fire Losses and Fire Damage Restoration Services at 601-693-7300.   We are always here to help!

Meridian and Surrounding Area Residents: 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Services

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Meridian and Surrounding Area Residents: 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Services SERVPRO of Meridian's office staff is always glad to assist you anytime!

SERVPRO of Meridian is available 24 hours a day for emergency water damage services.  When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.  A delay in dealing with the water damage can greatly impact the severity of the water damage.

We answer the phone 24 hours a day ready to help!

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, upset and vulnerable.  You will need an expert to guide you through this crisis.  SERVPRO of Meridian has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time.

What to Expect

When you call us we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency.  These questions will help us determine the scope of the damage, the type and quantity of equipment and resources that may be required, including how many trained SERVPRO professionals will be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask:

  • Your Name and Contact Information
  • The Address of the Water Damage
  • When did the Water Damage Occur
  • What caused the Water Damage
  • How many Rooms are affected
  • The Flooring Type of the affected Rooms
  • Is there Electricity Available
  • Your Insurance Information (if applicable)

Call us now at 601-693-7300 and we will be glad to assist you anytime!

We are here to help 24/7!

Local High School Vandalized

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Local High School Vandalized Our professionals will act quickly to remove graffiti and clean vandalism from home and commercial spaces.

Vandalism can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Unfortunately, when a local high school was vandalized over the weekend, there was significant damage. The vandals not only discharged fire extinguishers, but also left some extensive graffiti, and broken glass throughout. But even simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.


Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (601) 693-7300


SERVPRO of Meridian will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:



  • General Cleaning and graffiti removal

  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning

  • Odor removal and deodorization

  • Debris removal

  • Water damage restoration

  • Mold damage restoration

  • Fire damage restoration

  • Contents Cleaning


About SERVPRO of Meridian


SERVPRO of Meridian 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.


Meet Our Crew

School Flooded by Sewage

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial School Flooded by Sewage collapsed sewer pipe was the likely cause of this local school to become flooded with sewage.
A  collapsed sewer pipe caused by heavy rains over the weekend was the possible cause of nearly 4 inches of sewage to flood a local junior high school. Our crews responded quickly to begin emergency extraction and mitigation services. Containment barriers were setup to prevent cross contamination along with H.E.P.A. filtered air scrubbers to remove air-borne particulate. Our crew worked effortlessly, sanitizing the school, and removing affected materials as quickly as possible so that students could return to school.
 
Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. SERVPRO of Meridian will inspect the contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.
 
Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (601) 693-7300

Flood Damage in Meridian

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Meridian This was just one office that received water damage due to excessive flooding in Meridian that SERVPRO of Meridian was called on.
Due to heavy winds and rains making its way through our area Sunday night into Monday morning, we received many reports of water damaged homes and business. Unfortunately, we are expecting more rain tomorrow that could have some of the same effects.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact the 24/7 emergency water removal & flood damage clean-up professionals at SERVPRO of Meridian. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every flood damage situation. Even minor damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, is often an overwhelming task... not to mention the cleanup! The team here at SERVPRO of Meridian is prepared to handle any sized disaster.

During the remediation process, all excess water will need to be removed, the humidity will need to be brought down to an appropriate level, mold prevention steps will need to be taken, and damaged drywall or flooring will need to be replaced.

SERVPRO of Meridian is locally owned and operated serving Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Newton, Kemper, and Noxubee counties.  Our certified water removal staff can perform a complete flood damage assessment to your home of office, and then recommend and follow the industries standards to get your water removal restoration repaired properly.

 

The sooner you reach us at (601) 693-7300, the sooner we can start the drying process, preventing additional damages to your home or business.

Steps in Fire Restoration

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Steps in Fire Restoration A recent fire done by the SERVPRO of Meridian team.
Obviously a fire to your home is devastating.  After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. Although the disaster can overwhelming, leaving you with a lot of difficult decisions to be made, it is imperative that you start the cleanup process as soon as possible.
 
Smoke can cause a significant amount of damage as soon as a fire begins and continues to get worse as time goes on.  The longer smoke remains on an object, the worse the damage can get.  So its important to hire the right professionals to clean your fire damaged home.
 
The team at SERVPRO of Meridian have the skills and the equipment necessary to restore your home and belongings "Like it never even happened" ensuring no further damaged is incurred during the cleanup process.
 
Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
 
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us dispatch the nearest SERVPRO Franchise Professional with the appropriate equipment and resources.
 
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
 
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, the SERVPRO Franchise Professional can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
 
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
 
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
 
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
 
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.
 
Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today 601-693-7300

Social Care

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

General Social Care Stacey wasn't too keen on learning all this social media stuff at first. She's got the hang of it now, and the team is ready to hear from you!
Not only is customer care a priority here at SERVPRO of Meridian, but our team truly enjoys interacting with our customers.

 We love hearing what our existing, former, and potential customers have to say. And trust us, we have heard it all, from the good, the bad, and the ugly....Thankfully much more of the good!

 We strive to make our customer's experience with SERVPRO of Meridian a great one. So, we definitely want to hear about it when we do!  Being all over social media has made it so easy.

 So get on your phone, or tablet and tell is what you think!  Let us know how your experience with us was. Or if you have a question, ask it. 


 twitter: @SERVPROMeridian

 Instagram: SERVPROmeridian

 Snapchat: SERVPROmeridian

 We look forward to hearing from you!

When EF-2 Tornado hit Lauderdale County, SERVPRO was ready!

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When EF-2 Tornado hit Lauderdale County, SERVPRO was ready! Our highly-trained crews were ready to respond to damages caused by tornado in the Lockhart area of Lauderdale County.

NWS Jackson storm survey found EF2 tornado occurred on January 21, 2017 in Lauderdale County, MS. Maximum sustained winds were 120mph.

SERVPRO of Meridian specializes in storm and water damage restoration that can be caused by tornadoes.  Damages caused by tornado damage in the Lockhart area of Lauderdale County, MS was no exception. Despite the significate damage, our highly trained crews were ready to help restore salvageable property back 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 the tornado hit Lauderdale, we were able to use our resources locally to handle the disaster. But in the event where disaster is much larger, we are able to 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 Water Damage? Call Us Today 601-693-7300