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When is Hurricane Season 2023?

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

Inside of home with damage from hurricane This home experienced damage from a recent hurricane.

It is important to be prepared for Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane season began on June 1, 2023 and continues through November 30, 2023. During this time, you may hear a lot of terms and storm classifications being thrown around by TV meteorologists, but you may be wondering what they actually mean. This article will help guide you through hurricane season.  

How do hurricanes begin? A hurricane is characterized as a storm originating in the Atlantic Ocean. As hot air begins to rise over the ocean, cool air moves in to take its place. The process continues until storm clouds and thunderstorms develop, which continue to build and intensify as rotation begins. As the storm grows, it will pass through four distinct stages: 

Tropical Disturbance: a mass of thunderstorms with wind speeds of less than 23 mph.

Tropical Depression: consistent wind speeds between 23-39 mph and a circulation of wind in the center of the thunderstorm mass.

Tropical Storm: this stage begins when sustained winds have reached 39-73 mph. At this point storms are named and characterized by problems from intense rainfall.

Hurricane: forms when surface pressures drop and winds reach 74 mph. There is now a clear and definite rotation around a calm center, known as the “eye.”

Once a hurricane is formed, it may be classified as one of the five categories as defined by the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Though it is important to note that a hurricane may rise through the stages as it develops and makes landfall. The five categories are as follows: 

Category 1: Winds 74 to 95 mph (Minor damage)

Category 2: Winds 96 to 110 mph (Extensive damage — Can uproot trees and break windows)

Category 3: Winds 111 to 129 mph (Devastating — Can break windows and doors)

Category 4: Winds 130 to 156 mph (Catastrophic damage — Can tear off roofs)

Category 5: Winds 157 mph or higher (Can level houses and destroy buildings)

This scale only estimates what property damage could occur with the maximum sustained wind speed of that specific stage; it does account for other dangerous events that often accompany hurricanes, like tornadoes, flooding, and storm surge. It is important to be prepared for hurricanes and to listen to the guidance of local officials to keep you and your family safe. 


"What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?". OCEAN FACTS. National Ocean Service.

Water Damage from the Hot Water Heater in your home

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water heater leaks tend to spray beyond the area of the drain pain due from often pressurized. Depending on the location of the heater, these leaks can cause severe property damage, if the leak goes undetected. Have routine inspections and maintenance to prevent such problems.

The sooner you call SERVPRO of Natchez the sooner your home can be successfully restored back to normal.Call us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week 601-304-5554. Our crews are highly trained and certified for all your restoration needs.

We provide quality water restoration services to your home and business. No matter what the cause or how large the project we got you covered. No job is too small or too big for us at SERVPRO of Natchez. Don't wait, call us to care for your needs. We are here to help!

Overflowing Toilet

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Natchez responded quickly to a residential water loss caused from a toilet overflow in the hall bathroom. The water migrated through the hallway, living room and kitchen, affecting the laminate wood flooring in all the rooms. After SERVPRO removed the wet laminate wood flooring, we started the drying process with drying equipment to the concrete sub floor completing the job.

Let us restore your water damage property to its preloss condition. We are always here to help! 601-304-5554.

We provide quality water restoration services to your home and business. No matter what the cause or how large the project we have got you covered. No job is too small or too big for us at SERVPRO of Natchez. Don't wait; call us to care for your needs.

Ready To Respond!!

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

If you find yourself in need of emergency restoration services or professional cleaning, calling SERVPRO of Natchez at 601-304-5554 is the best choice for your situation.

We offer residential and commercial services to Rankin and surrounding counties.  Our technicians are trained, and have valued field experience to provide the best service available.  

Do you need:

*Water Management Restoration

*Fire Damage Restoration

*Mold Remediation

*Storm Damage Restoration

*Cleaning Services

*Building/Reconstruction Services

SERVPRO of Natchez is always here to help!!!! We offer 24-hour emergency service, and we are dedicated to satisfying our customers’ needs during the most trying of times.  

SERVPRO of Brandon is always ready for any sized disaster in your home or business!!!

Have questions? Call us 24/7 at 601-304-5554.

SERVPRO of Natchez is Ready to Help!

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

When a washing machine hose burst in your laundry it can cause major water damage. SERVPRO of Natchez was called to do the water mitigation by removing the wet materials, setting the drying equipment and completing the drying process.

SERVPRO of Natchez is well equipped to respond to an emergency of this magnitude. We have trained and certified technicians to handle all the aspects of your loss. If you have water damage to your home or business, do not hesitate to call us 601-304-5554. We are here to help 24/7/365. The sooner you call us the faster we can mitigate the loss.

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.

Vacancy Can Cause Problems

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Many challenges have faced businesses over the course of the last year or so.  More challenges than could have  been foreseen. Closures, temporary closures, mandates, employee changes, financial stressors......all were unexpected and even chaotic at times.

Unfortunately, difficult times led to empty buildings, some for longer periods than others. Without the quick response of people, issues can become big problems quickly. Even the smallest leak can cause problems that shock businesses ready to reopen.  Water damage and mold can cause serious time delays in getting back to business, most especially in food and beverage establishments. 

SERVPRO of Natchez and its' experienced and trained team of experts can handle the job.  By calling 601-304-5554, any business can be assured that it can offer a clean and healthy atmosphere for its employees. Getting businesses back in business is OUR business!!!

Restaurant Fire

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Fire at your local restaurant can be especially damaging and devastating to the property owner and all involved. It is important to choose a professional company that specializes in fire restoration.

SERVPRO of Natchez has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your business to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet.

Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small. Our teams are prepared with strategically located equipment in case of fire emergency in our area.

If your fire is not taken care of quickly it can cause discoloration of many surfaces; ash residue, walls, wood, upholstery, carpet, etc. within minutes. Structural damage like collapsed ceilings, broken windows and doors, these things we can board up for you on the front end for safety.

Cleaning takes a lot of knowledge, experience and manpower to do the job right. Our crews are properly trained and certified in all these areas and are ready 24/7.

Leave your cleaning needs like ash, soot, smoke and odors and the restoration process to the experts here at SERVPRO of Natchez. We are here for you! Call 601-304-5554 today.

Storms Can Cause Unforeseen Damage

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Even the best preventative measures can’t always insure success in blocking damage from storms. Especially when a region isn’t accustomed to particular weather events.  The departure from the normal, or “long-term” average weather situation can lead to a mess no one is used to.  Ice Storms can be bewildering to home and business owners who are located in generally warmer areas.

If a winter storm is on the way, preparations ideas include, but aren’t limited to: stocking up on cold-weather necessities; inspecting, prepping, and cleaning heating sources, like furnaces and fireplaces;  turning off all exterior faucets and insulating them; and checking and cleaning gutters.  The unpredictability however, still allows for the unforeseen damage that ice storms are known for.

SERVPRO of Natchez is just a call away at 601-304-5554.   Our trained technicians are ready to restore your home or business back to where it needs to be!!  

“Like it never even happened.”

Roof & Ceiling Collapse After Heavy Rains

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Having the SERVPRO of Natchez number 601-304-5554 ready will give your home or business a leg up when there is a storm. Mitigating the damage quickly will save time and money on your storm loss.

Flood waters can carry a lot of bacteria and other contaminates from the roadways. When floods enter a home or business it is important to have a Disaster and Restoration Company ready to respond. Anything that is porous will soak up the contaminated water. These porous items will need to be removed or cut out before the disinfecting process takes place.

It's also important to note that a flooded home or business is a highly resolvable problem. If the restoration and mitigation efforts begin within the first five hours of the appearance of water in the home or water in the business, the chances of a successful restoration and mitigation of the damage is nearly certain. However, if the water cleanup efforts are delayed past the first 24 hours, it becomes increasingly likely that the property will sustain permanent damage.

DO NOT hesitate to call your local Mitigation and Restoration Company if your home or business encounters water damage from a storm. SERVPRO of Natchez is here to help.

Does Your Business Have a Ready Plan?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

An estimated 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen.

SERVPRO of Natchez has worked with many businesses in the area to ensure they are prepared for any emergency. 

More than 60% of small businesses in the U.S. do not have formal emergency response plans & do not back-up their data off-site.

No Plan Means You Are Less Likely to Recover

  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.
  • 70% of small business that experience major data loss go out of business within a year.
  • 43% of companies that experience catastrophic data loss never reopen.
  • 51% of companies with data loss closed within 2 years.
  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.

Tips for Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

  1. Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.
  2. Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  3. Identify local utility contact information.
  4. Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  5. Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile. Please contact SERVPRO of Natchez today to set up your FREE Emergency Ready Profile 601-304-5554.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Natchez has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never even happened." Contact us for more information.