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Have you considered a career with SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman & Lauderdale Counties?

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

In today’s job market, job seekers are no longer looking for a place where they’ll make a paycheck, they are searching for a place where they’ll make a difference. At SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman & Lauderdale Counties, our team members do just that on a daily basis. No matter which role you play in our organization, whether its at the front desk taking calls or on the front lines extracting water, you can be certain that you are fulfilling duties that go beyond 

Coupled with a family-oriented culture and a standard of excellence in all we do, not only do our team members feel right at home, but they also end the day knowing that the work they deliver is among the best in the industry.

At SERVPRO, positions are always available for the right individuals who wish to join us in our vision of becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. Not only is it our mission to develop a team of quality people who focus on fairness, excellence, and mutual respect, but we are also creating opportunities for our team members to grow within the organization. We desire to see you succeed! 

So no matter which role you play in our organization, whether its at the front desk taking calls or on the front lines extracting water, you can be certain that you are fulfilling duties that go beyond administrative tasks or heavy lifting, you are helping us restore hope and normalcy to the lives and daily routines of some of the most vulnerable and even traumatized members of our communities. 

If you’re looking for a place where you will make a difference in the lives you touch and have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills, a career at SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman & Lauderdale Counties may be a great fit for you!

To apply, visit our website for open positions or send your resume to

What We Do

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Over the years, I have been asked many times what it is we do exactly.  That is such a hard question.  I think in the 13 years since we started down this path, many people have a better idea due to advertising and commercials.

Our main business is Fire and Water Damage Restoration, and I believe that is now common knowledge.  But we are so much more than that.  Our scope of services entails construction, mold remediation, biohazard clean up, general cleaning, contents inventory and cleaning, carpet cleaning, and many other services, along with the aforementioned services of fire and water restoration.

I tell people all the time, if you have a situation at your home or business that you don't know what to do, just call me.  I will come look at it and if I have a solution for you, I will tell you.  If I don't, I will help you find the solution.  It's something I have always done, and there is usually no charge to just look or advise.

So never hesitate to call the office at 731-859-4200.  We will always be glad to help you with whatever you need.

Shawn McDowell

Why You Should Always Call a Certified Restoration Company

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Hardwood Flooring Drying Hardwood Flooring

Having to call a water damage restoration professional is a call that no one wants to have to make, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space and taking advantage of every little crack and can cause structural problems if not handles timely and properly. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm like SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health effects once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods waters and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties' restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of solutions formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also address any mold or microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live in, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.  Our technicians are also certified with the IICRC and we are an IICRC certified firm.

Call SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties: (731)859-4200

Frozen Pipes

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

This damage was caused by a frozen pipe that busted in the attic. This damage was caused by a frozen pipe that busted in the attic.

In recent times, frozen pipes busting has become an afterthought for West Tennessee due to our mild winters.  This year we were hit with temperatures lower than we have seen in many years and we were flooded with calls from property owners from Ripley, TN to Bolivar, TN to Somerville, TN and everywhere in between.

People don't realize how destructive water can be until they experience it first hand.  But there are several precautions you can take to avoid the devastation that can occur with busted pipes.

  • If you are leaving town, turn your water off at the main shut off or the shut off at your meter.  This is a good idea any time of year.
  • After water is shut off, open faucets to relieve pressure.
  • Place insulated covers on your outside spigots.
  • Close vents on your crawl space.
  • Leave faucets dripping.
  • Open cabinet and vanity doors to allow heat in.  Especially if they back up to an exterior wall.
  • Make sure all plumbing in attic is insulated.

All of these steps will help prevent pipes from busting.  But even if you take every precaution, it can still happen.  The photo below is damage from a frozen attic pipe that busted.  Our customer had followed all precautions listed above except that the water was on.  They were out of town when this happened and their entire downstairs, including the garage was damaged and required demolition/removal. 

And if it does happen, just know that we are always just a phone call away here at SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale counties.

Advanced Technology and Techniques for Water Damage Restoration

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hardwood floors being saved with a negative pressure mat system and desiccant dehumidification. Hardwood floors being saved with a negative pressure mat system and desiccant dehumidification.

The water damage restoration industry has experienced a surge in technology techniques and advancement due to complexity and technical demands. 

For this reason, The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets high and practical standards for companies offering restoration and cleaning services. 

Growing with this technology advancement and maintaining the highest standard, SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties has helped countless homeowners in the region to restore their properties in the shortest time possible.

Here are a few types of advanced-technology equipment that have helped us deliver more efficiently:

1. Moisture Detection and measurement equipment

As water restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties now depends on some specialized and efficient equipment for accuracy to detect, measure, and monitor your home’s moisture level. We use modern equipment such as infrared cameras to detect water through a ceiling, wall, or floor. 

An infrared camera helps to detect hidden water for removal. We also use hygrometers, sensitive moisture detectors, and other innovative technology to measure the extent of moisture saturation.

2. Water extraction equipment

Our dedicated team uses powerful extraction equipment to speed up the drying process. This modern equipment helps remove the excess water that logs into your home or business spaces. It doesn’t take long for us to dry out every drop of water in your building. We have truck-mounted and portable extraction units to remove water more efficiently. 

3. Drying equipment 

Dehumidifiers and industrial strength air movers give the best results for removing the residual moisture in the floor wall and ceiling to achieve perfect drying for your home or business space. Proper drying prevents your furniture, walls, and floor from swelling and warping.

4. Odor removal and deodorization 

After water or fire damage, odor removal or deodorization is the next thing. The impact comes with exasperating odors. We use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents to remove airborne contaminants and achieve the best air quality during the damage restoration and cleanup process.

We also use germicides, sanitizing agents, and anti-microbial treatments to clean and remove odors and contaminants in your home or business space. We are just a call away; contact SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties at 731-859-4200 for our mitigation and restoration services.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties

SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties 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.

We service the following cities and counties:

  • Fayette County Tennessee
  1. Somerville, TN
  2. Oakland, TN
  3. Piperton, TN
  4. Gallaway, TN
  • Haywood County Tennessee
  1. Brownsville, TN
  2. Stanton, TN
  • Hardeman County Tennessee
  1. Bolivar, TN
  2. Middleton, TN
  3. Whiteville, TN
  • Lauderdale County Tennessee
  1. Ripley, TN
  2. Halls, TN

Please call us with all of your water restoration needs at (731)859-4200

Service Response Times Expectations

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties is available for you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, arriving faster to any size disaster. Water emergencies need attention immediately. Water spreads fast and is absorbed through floors, walls, and furniture. If your water emergency does not get the quick attention it needs, mold can grow rapidly and then there is a larger issue at hand. Our professional staff provides emergency cleaning and restoration at any time of the day and any day of the week.  

What should you expect once you have an emergency in the home or at the worksite? SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties will stand by the following:

Mitigation and Restoration Response Times

  • Within 1 hour of notice of loss, our team will contact you.

One of our staff members will contact you and ask you questions regarding your emergency. This will help our team determine how many people will need to arrive, what equipment will be needed, and any other resources we may need for the task at hand. 

  • Within 4 hours, we will arrive to start the process.

These four hours give our skilled team time to gather resources and to arrive on the scene in time. Once our team arrives, we can identify the scope of work and start working on the damage and prevent further damage to the home or the building. 

  • Within 8 hours of arrival, we will do a verbal briefing of the work needed to complete the project. 

Once the emergency is under control, our team will brief you on the scope of work and plan accordingly for the completion of the project with you.

SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties' team will show up and address your mitigation and restoration needs quickly. Our goal is to provide a top-notch level of service while taking your worries away. Contact 731-859-4200. 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - Here to help SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties. Here To Help.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties, 731-859-4200


SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to introduce ourselves.  We opened a new SERVPRO franchise to serve the residents and businesses of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties in West Tennessee in the last quarter of 2019.  

We are Shawn and Amy McDowell.  We have been SERVPRO franchise owners since 2008.  We were born and raised in West Tennessee and have a great understanding of the area.

We first opened a SERVPRO franchise in Fort Smith, AR in 2008.  We moved from the Memphis area to Fort Smith just for opening the franchise, not knowing a soul there.  After 10 years in Arkansas, home started calling.  After much thought and consideration, we decided to sell the business in Arkansas and move back home to West Tennessee, purchasing the new franchise, SERVPRO of Fayette, Haywood, Hardeman and Lauderdale Counties.

We will miss the wonderful people of Fort Smith and the great friends we made there, but we are excited to be back home with friends and family and are ready to serve our customers and our communities.  Please don't hesitate to call us with any needs you have.  We have the experience to deal with any situation or loss, no matter the size or scope.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.


Shawn and Amy McDowell