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Our Small Town is Recognized as Awesome

6/13/2024 (Permalink)

Paris, TN, which is the home base for SERVPRO of Henry, Benton, Humphries, & Hickman Counties, has been named one of "50 most charming small towns in America" by HGTV.  

They have described our pleasant hometown as follows: "Home to a 70-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, TN draws visitors to its historic district and winery. It's also known for hosting the World's Biggest Fish Fry where the town serves more than five tons of catfish every year. Reel in your own catch at Paris Landing State Park, shown here, or golf, swim and camp."

There are many great attractions our town is able to offer the tens of thousands of visitors we host throughout the year and couldn't be more proud to be a part of such a "charming" community.

We Love Being a Part of the Community

6/13/2024 (Permalink)

ServPro Balloon Arch Float SERVPRO of Henry, Benton, Humphries, & Hickman Counties

April is a huge time in Henry County (Paris, TN) as we celebrate the World's Biggest Fish Fry at the end of the month.  This is a widely recognized event as over 90,000 people (from at least 12 different states) visit the fish tent at the fairgrounds where they enjoy the over 12,000 pounds of catfish that is cooked during the week.  

The week is capped off with a Community wide parade that lasts over 2 hours from start to finish.  The whole town shuts down and when I say the whole town shuts down, you have to drive to a different town if you want to do any banking that day because nothing is open, not even the banks.

SERVPRO of Henry County loves to participate in the parade.  This year we blew up over 400 ballons to decorate our float with big 'ol ballon arches.  Our team made a great turn out and represented our company well!

Restoration When Floods Strike

6/13/2024 (Permalink)


When flooding occurs, SERVPRO of LBL South is here to help with 24/7 Emergency Support because we know that immediate action is crucial to protect your home, as well as your possessions. A delay of even a few minutes or hours could result in much worse damage.

We answer the phone ready to help.

Call Today- (731)642-1284

We understand that when calling us, you may be feeling panicked, confused, or vulnerable. You need a professional to help you through the crisis. SERVPRO of LBL South has the expertise, experience, and training to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration- in fact, it’s cornerstone of our business.

What to expect:

When you call, we will ask just a few questions about the damage and your information in order to get the information we need to assist you, as well as knowing what kind of equipment and personnel to bring. Questions asked may include, but are not limited to:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What is the cause of the damage? (If known)
  • Is there electricity available on-site?

sprinkler system freeze

2/24/2023 (Permalink)

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What are examples of commercial Activity? Commercial activity is for profit activity. Having profit rather than artistic or other value as a primary aim.

To recap, commercial speech is the advertising of a product or service through printed materials, broadcast, or the internet. A few examples include commercials, internet ads, and flyers.

The dangers of a sprinkler system freezing is. Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are at risk of freezing in the cold weather because they are constantly filled with water. When the temperatures drop and the water freezes this will cause a lot of damage. The frozen water will either expand and break the fire sprinkler piping or it will create an ice plug.

Drain the pipes: Now you need to remove the water from the pipes and sprinklers so that it wont freeze/expand and break the pipe. There are several ways to drain your pipes: a manual drain valve, an automatic drain valve or the compressed air blow-out method.

Fire Damage

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

Have fire damage? Well the first thing you should do is get out of the house stay out and call 911 or your local emergency phone number. Yell fire!! several times and go outside right away.

If you live in a building with elevators, use the stairs. leave all your things where they are and save yourself.

On average, a home catches fire every 90 seconds somewhere in the united states. Although not all are blazes that will burn the house to the ground, even a small fire can create a lot of damage to your home due to the heat, smoke, soot, and water that result from the fire and trying to put it out.

If your home catches fire you may face the task of fire damage restoration. Read on to find out what's involved in restoring your property from fire damage, including costs, and steps you can take to prevent future fires. 

Watching your home burn down is an emotionally wrenching experience. Despite the trauma, you have to act quickly after the fire is out to prevent further damage to your home. Delays can lead to further damage-such as rainwater entering your home or mold growing-that could drive up the repair costs.

When the insurance adjusters inspect your home for fire damage, make sure they preform a thorough inspection. You want all the damage to be discovered and covered by your initial claim for fire damage. Areas to be inspected should include the: Roof, Windows, Plumbing and heating, and the Interior walls and Framing.

carpet cleaning

2/6/2023 (Permalink)


Commercial carpet cleaning is a job that is very competitive in today's society. Whether you are needing your carpet cleaning due to damages, such as fire or water damage, or just because it is a frequently used and worn down area that needs a good cleaning, SERVPRO of LBL North will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. SERVPRO teams from all over come together and do what they can to make sure that the customer is happy and completely satisfied with the outcome. 

If you ever need commercial carpet cleaning or even duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of LBL North!

(270) 753-1160


2/6/2023 (Permalink)

Fire can become a disastrous thing. QUICK. Not just the fire itself, but everything that comes along with it. As often happens, the need for cleanup was more widespread than the fire itself. SERVPRO of LBL North workers will come and make any bad situation worse. While fire does much more physical damage, the smoke and soot that comes along can sometimes be the more difficult part of the cleanup/restoration process. Our SERVPRO of LBL North team will do whatever it takes to get your home, business, etc. back to the way it was, all while taking the stress of a bad occurrence off your plate. Our diligent, knowledgeable team is just a call away!


2/6/2023 (Permalink)


Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of LBL North will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (270) 753-1160


2/6/2023 (Permalink)

Feb 5, 2023

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

“Home is where love resides, memories are made, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends.” We all want to ensure that our houses will be home to ourselves and our family for many years. The thought of water flooding the home, foundation damage, soil erosion and grass deterioration are all nightmares that we hear of all too often. Although we hope these things never happen, there are ways to help avoid these nightmares. The ability to draw water away from your home could save you time, money, and heartache during the next rainstorm and in the long run prevent expensive foundation repair or other associated issues. If water builds up around the foundation of the house, it can allow for the water to seep into walls, which can cause moisture, as well as mold to begin intruding into your home.

Below we have provided four ways to draw water away from your home…

  1. Install a Rain Gutter System: North Dakota State University Extension Service has conducted research on this topic, and they found “that 1 inch of water on 1,000 square feet of roof translates to 620 gallons of water”. Slanted roofs cause the water to run off, but without a gutter system the water will begin to pool around the base of the house. “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends using an extended rain spout of at least 5 feet at the end of the downspout” this allows for enough distance for the water to be discarded away from the house.
  2. Create A Barrier: Over time your soil is altered by the runoff of water from the roof of your house. This leads to the soil moving and creating those unwanted pools of water that build up around your house. It is suggested to “rebuild” the soil around your house to redirect the runoff water. In an article in the "Chicago Tribune" they suggest “building a slope of topsoil or crushed stone that extends from the home 2 to 3 feet. As well as the NDSU Extension Service suggests that the slopes be 1 inch higher per every foot in length.
  3. Dig A Trench: Once the water is carried away from the house, then it is important to get rid of the water before it ventures back towards your house. One of the ways to do this is to build a trench. The trench is suggested to be 3 to 4 ft deep, and 2 to 3 ft across by an article in “Chicago Tribune”. The trench should be in the lowest part of the property and in a U-shape. Place filter fabric on the high end to filter out the dirt and silt, as well as fill the trench with gravel or crushed rock.
  4. Build A Dry Well: If yards are small and easily hold water, the gutters and barriers may not be enough to get rid of water. A dry wall may need to be installed to get rid of standing water that threatens your home. Dry Wells are holes in the ground that are filled with gravel or crushed rock that are 3 to 4 ft wide and 5 to 6 ft deep. These allow for a slow transfer of water to the ground.

Although these seem like time consuming ideas, they can ultimately save you from the nightmares of water damage. If you have questions about the preventative actions check out the link below. Also, if you have any further questions or damage has already begun, please contact SERVPRO of LBL North at (270) 753-1160.


Drawing Water Away From The House


2/6/2023 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of LBL North provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of LBL North arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 270-753-1160

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • 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.

If your home has been affected by water damage, don't wait, call us at 270-753-1160.