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What's Lurking in Your Ducts??

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

You never know what is hiding in your ducting system! Call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500.

Dust, pet dander, and other containments from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the ductwork clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
  • Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
  • Eliminate Offensive Odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor
indoor air quality, keeping your ductwork clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These Contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and recirculated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the ductwork. This buildup can cause problems for people with asthma and other respiratory health conditions, auto immune disorders, and environmental allergies.

The EPA’s website states: “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Cleaning your ducts can sweep away years of dust and dirt, helping to reduce potential for damage and health risks.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. This includes certain odors as well. In these cases a Duct Cleaning Professional can often restore the ductwork to pre-damage condition. It is also recommended that you have the ductwork cleaned after buying a home or after a renovation.  Just like carpet cleaning, having your ductwork cleaned should be part of your home maintenance routine. 

It's National Firefighters Day!

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

We are thankful for our firefighters and all they do!

Today we celebrate our Firefighters! We are beyond thankful for the men and women that risk their lives every day to keep us safe and fire free!

We at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties don't get to thank our firefighters enough for the hard work they do every single day. We do want each and every one of them to know how thankful we are for them and how much we truely appreciate all of their work and efforts!

Here are some fun facts about firefighters!

1. It all started with a bucket! A bucket brigade to be exact! One line would pass buckets full of water to the fire, and the other would pass empty ones back to the well to be refilled. Glad we've upgraded since!

2. Most firefighters are volunteers! Of the more than one million firefighters, 73% of those are volunteers.

3. The Dalmation isn't just a cute mascot! Dalmations were first chosen because they could guard the horses and equipment at the firehouse and on location at fires.

4. They carry around an extra 60 pounds - - that's like carrying around a 9 year old!

5. Benjamin Franklin not only invented the lightning rod and bifocals, he is responsible for the first fire company in Philadelphia!

We at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties are here to help in the aftermath of a fire. Call us today at (662) 349-6500 so we can help you today!!

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties is hosting a Continuing Education Class July 14!!

5/3/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of DTT has you covered for any size water damage! Will learn more about water damages in our upcoming CE class!

SERVPRO of DTT is hosting a Continuing Education Class for Insurance Agents and Adjusters July 14, 2016. There is no charge for the class and lunch will be provided!

The title of the class is "Restorative Drying for Water Damage". It is a 4 hour credit class. The class will be held at our new office at 1160 Stateline Road East, Southaven, MS. We will begin at 9:00am and the class will last until 2:00.

Please let our office know or your SERVPRO rep know you will be attending the class! The course numbers are:

7643 - Insurance Agents, 7612 - Insurance Adjusters

Call us today at (662) 349-6500 to reserve your spot today!