CE Class Registration for December 10, 2019
CE Class Registration
SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport is now registering for our up coming CE Class. The CE class will be held December 10, 2019. We will be doing two CE class that day. Schedule is as follows:
9am-1pm- Understanding the Restoration Industry Property Fire Damage Restoration (4 Hour Course)
1pm-1:45pm we will break for lunch
2pm-5pm-Ethics (3 Hour Course)
You can register for one of the courses or both.
To register please follow the directions below:
Please include the following information:
-Place of employment
-Which classes you would like to sign up for
Once you are signed up you will be added to an email list to get updates on the CE class. The place is to be determined at this moment. If you have any questions please email your questions to Briana@SERVPRObiloxi.com.
We look forward to seeing you in class.
The Weather Is Not the Only Thing Hot During the Summer!
Summer is a time to get out and have fun. The weather is not the only thing that heats up during these few months.
Be aware of the risk of fires and prepare by checking the batteries in your smoke detectors and having functioning fire extinguishers.
5,700 homes experience grill related fires every year. In fact, 57% of fires happen within four months; May, June, July, and August. Grill fires happen when someone mishandles the igniting of the grill with a spark or flame. Mechanical issues such as broken containers or pipes also can increase the risk of causing a fire.
For precautionary measures, before the startup of grilling season check your grills condition, clean it, check the drip pan, and anything else that could potentially have grease on it from previous cookouts. Inspect each part of your barbecue pit to make sure everything is attached properly. Also, be sure you are in a grill-friendly environment free of branches, roofs or any sort of overhang when igniting the grill. Be prepared for a fire, as grease and fat are likely to catch on fire. Keep baking soda near the grill in case a grease fire breakout. If you find yourself faced with a fire emergency, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula at 228-396-3965.
24 Hour Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula is ready to answer the call 24/7/365!
As an independently owned business ourselves, we understand that business continuity is extremely important and that every hour lost is a customer and revenue lost. With our highly trained and certified technicians, we can prevent loses such as water damage and mold from being long-term problem for your business. With us being a 24-hour franchise, we have a flexible schedule to work around time strains you may have.
We have the experience and the technology needed to solve any problem. If your business or residence is damaged by water, fire, or any other force of mother nature, Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula at 228-396-3965
We will get to the Root when Dealing with Soot
More Problems Caused By Fire
After a fire is put out, property owners expect the need to replace any items that have burned. What many do not consider is the items that were not destroyed by the fire, but affected by the smoke. Smoke, the byproduct of materials burning, creates a lasting odor that is difficult to remove.
As smoke rises, it can seep into your walls, ceiling, and roof. Once the smoke fills your your attic or crawl space, it increases the likelihood of moving into your HVAC.
How SERVPRO Restores Your Property After A Fire
SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula is trained and has years of experience in removing and replacing insulation before your HVAC is affected. We get right to the root of the issue when dealing with smoke and soot. When we are on the job, we ensure that not only will your property be restored, but it is handled quickly before further damage ensues. Your job is to rest assured your odor problems are being taken of, and our job is to make it "Like it never even happened."
Safety Tips to Keep your Pet Safe in a Fire!
Don't leave your little puppies behind!
An Evacuation plan that leaves time for pets!
Fires can happen to anyone anywhere! When an unexpected fire emergency occur, it is beneficial to have a plan in place! Everyone, including pets needs to be evacuated and to know where to meet. Make sure your meeting place is a safe distance from the home to avoid smoke inhalation. While the main focus is to get your family out as quickly as possible, having an evacuation plan and practicing it can give you time to get your pets out too. Here are a few steps to take to ensure everyone, even your pets safety:
Practice Makes Perfect:
Don't be caught confused about what steps to take in case of fire. In the heat of the moment, it is almost impossible to think of everything you need to do. This is why practicing the actual plan is important. This will help you to leave time to pick up your pets and take them to the designated meeting spot.
Where Do Your Pets Go:
Take note of the places your pets go when they are scared. Does your dog hide behind the sofa when a thunderstorm strikes? Does your cat hide in the laundry room when something startles her? When a fire starts, you do not want to spend a lot of time looking for your animals. Create a checklist of areas to look in case of an emergency. Keep your list on the fridge or pinned to a bulletin board for easy access. Being prepared with this checklist can help get you and your pets out as quickly as possible.
Keep Leashes by the Exit:
Sometimes when animals are frightened they will run away. When you are evacuating, it is important to keep your pets on a leash so that as firetrucks and other first responders approach, everyone is safe. You will be able to find your leashes more easily if they are kept by your main exit on a hook.
SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport are here to help! 228-396-3964
Fire Tips for your business
Although an emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it recommends your building have an emergency action plan to protect yourself, employees, and your business during an emergency situation. OSHA suggests the following steps when developing such a plan.
Organize emergency preparedness procedures and share them with your employees.
Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. ensure that all exits are marked and will lit, wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel, and unobstructed and clear of debris at all times.
Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside of the facility where employees can regroup, recover, and conduct a head count. Once completed evaluate how well the plan worked. you may need to make improvements.
Be sure to talk with your employees on best and safest practices with evacuating.
Let SERVPRO professionals help your business
SERVPRO specializes in water, fire, and mold remediation on all size commercial properties. We create value for your company by greatly decreasing the amount of time it takes to get your commercial residence back in business. SERVPRO knows how important it is to have a professional clean looking business, so when disaster strikes your commercial property you want well trained professionals to get your business back to normal and make it look like it never happened. Our technicians have experience and knowledge to protect your assets while keeping your cost concerns in mind. SERVPRO strives to be fast and efficient to get you up and running in the quickest time possible.
SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport is on call 365 a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Make us your top priority after a disaster strikes your business.
Call us 228936-3965 or email us at sp8684@SERVPRObiloxi.com
Fire Damage can Occur in 30 Seconds
A combustion or burning in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke is known as a fire. Fires can occur in homes and outdoors, due to many causes.
Some interesting facts about fire:
1. There is a house fire every ten seconds in the United States.
2. House fires can spread in as little as thirty seconds.
3. Create and practice a fire escape plan.
4. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires
5. More then 15,000 fires a year are started by cloths dryers
6. 21% of fires are caused by Arson
It is very important that if there is ever a fire GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP! Fires can cause severe damage, it is important to practice safe steps when preparing for a potential fire.
If you ever are presented with fire damage, call SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport at 228-396-3965
Storm Damage Prevention Tips
SERVPRO knows that storms are not set to a specific schedule, that is why all SERVPRO franchises keep their doors open 24/7/365. We have the resources to handle any size disaster with a quicker response time than any of our competitors. Roof damage caused by thunderstorms is a major problem for homeowners, here are some tips to prevent roof damage to your home:
- Trim trees and remove dead branches so they will not damage your home if they fall because of wind.
- Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. As the leaves fall, make sure they are not building up in the gutters.
- Check for any roof damage. Pay attention to surface bubbles, areas with missing gravel on flat roofs, damaged or missing shingles or tiles on sloped roofs.
- Check the flashing on the roof to make sure it is in good condition to help prevent water from seeping through.
- If your rood needs replacing, consider impact-resistant roofing materials, especially if you live in an area where hail storms are common.
Remember SERVPRO is always here to help. Call your local SERVPRO storm response team at 228-396-3965 for all your storm remediation needs!
Tips on what NOT to do following a flood
Flood water in your home can be a terrifying sight. Water damage can destroy your priceless belongings and the foundation of your home.
If a storm does flood your house, your safety and health should be the top priority. With that in mind, here are some tips for what not to do following a flood.
Do NOT be a hero
When you see your flooded home, your first instinct may be to stay in the house and try to salvage everything. Floods lead to plenty of hidden dangers. Your best bet is to stay in a hotel or shelter until it is safe to return. Once you do go back to your house, make sure to contact a professional water damage repair company like SERVPRO.
Do NOT leave yourself exposed
Even when the flood water has stopped rising, it can still be dangerous. Electric currents, in particular, can be deadly. Once you go back to your home, avoid standing water and to protect yourself with rubber boots. You should also keep your hands and face away form contaminated city water. Make sure to avoid breathing in any growing mold, as well.
Do NOT wait too long to contact your lender or insurer
Mortgage lenders typically waive late fees if you are caught in a severe residential storm. Make sure to notify the company immediately so you can arrange a new payment date. Similarly, call your property insurance provider as soon as possible to ensure a quick resolution of your claim.
Do NOT get caught without cash
You will likely need cash to buy essentials such as gasoline after a storm. You should thus make sure to withdraw some money from your bank as soon as possible. Your bank may even set up a mobile branch for your community.
Flood water can be dangerous and devastating if you do not know how to deal with it properly. If you follow the above advice, however, you should remain safe and hopefully limit your losses.