#BePrepared for Storm Season!
Being September, we are right in the middle of Hurricane Season. Because of this, utilize the technology that we use in our everyday lives. #PreparedNotScared
During Storm Season, always keep a phone charger with you and in your car. This can really help you out if you have any problems during both a major storm, or in everyday life.
Mark Yourself Safe
The Red Cross has a “Make Yourself Safe” program during major disasters that is utilized through Facebook. When you login to the app, it will give you a notification telling you that you are able to check in. This is a quick way to let your family and friends know that you are safe!
Store Important Documents Online
Ready.Gov suggested to upload important medical records, important information about your pets, insurance policies, identification for each family member, and any other irreplaceable documents. While you may not need them in an emergency, they might still come in handy day-to-day. A couple of these free services are Google Drive and Drop Box.
Follow News Outlets
Go onto your social media and follow different Storm accounts. You may also be able to set up notifications or text messages to come to your phone.
Get in Touch
Make sure to have a paper copy of important contacts posted in your home for everyone to have access to, along with having these numbers saved in each cellphone in the home.
For more information: ready.gov!
SERVPRO Now Doing Mold Testing
Have you ever been in your home or business, and noticed some discoloration on the walls, ceiling or floor that you were unsure where it came from? You might have suspected mold, but you probably cleaned it up and went on with your day.
But what if the discoloration is too much to handle yourself? If so, that’s when SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky can step in and help out. We are now doing discoloration Mold Testing! This test includes one of our managers coming onsite to collect samples (both air and swab), sending it off to be tested, and returning a full report to you about what exactly you have found.
If this discoloration happens to be mold, it will also tell you what type it is, so you can be fully informed about what your next step will be.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 270-683-1888!
Theme of the Month – September
#BeReady #PreparedNotScared #NationalPreparednessMonth
Theme of the Month – September
#NationalPreparednessMonth is very near and dear to our hearts with our crews regularly traveling to help those in need. Throughout the month, take the time to make sure that you and your entire family are taken care of if a disaster were to hit today.
- Draw out an escape route for each family member
- Follow weather channels for real time updates
- Put together a 3-day kit of items for each family member
- Post emergency numbers in an easy to access location
Another place to prepare is your workplace. One thing you can do is participate in our Emergency Ready Profile Program. This takes very little time on your part, but save you a lot of time in disaster strikes. Contact our local Service Marketing Representative for more information, April Noland: 270-670-4677.
You can also visit www.ready.gov/September for more information and ways you can get ready!
#TipTuesday - The Broom
When cleaning up the house, most of us use a broom to sweep up dirt, dust, crumbs and anything else that ends up underfoot. But, when was the last time you thought about what all is trapped between those bristles?
When going through your cleaning routine, it is important to remember to clean your broom every now and then. If you have a broom with plastic bristles, it is really fast and easy to sanitize it. Simply get a bucket (or sink), fill with hot water, and add in dish soap, and a little bleach. Mix together with the broom, then let soak for 15-20 minutes.
Once it has soaked, rinse well, and let completely air dry.
Doing this can significantly cut down on germs, and can make your broom last even longer!
#TipTuesday - Cleaning Sponges
One of the most popular tool to clean both bathrooms and kitchens have been around a long time. While they do a great job cleaning up, have you ever thought about what all is sucked up into them?
With being a moist, warm environment, they are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. While most people regularly replace their sponge, did you know you can easily disinfect them between switch outs?
All you need is your sponge, water and microwave.
Wet the sponge, place in the microwave, and turn it on high for 2-3 minutes while keeping an eye on it. Once it is done, open the door and let it sit for a few minutes to cool.
Your sponge is now germ free! You can also add lemon juice to the sponge for a great smelling microwave and kitchen.
When you have a water loss or accident in your home or business, many people decide to do the cleanup themselves. While this saves money in the short term, it can cost you in the long term. One of the things that many people do not consider is how quickly mold can develop. Being in Kentucky, we are used to the high humidity that can come with warm weather. One of the downsides of all of this humidity is that it certain types of mold can grow with us just that, the moisture in the humidity. This makes it very important to take the time to check wet, dark places around your home or business frequently to make sure there has not been any growth.
If you have any questions about mold, or if you could have it, feel free to reach out to us and have a trained professional come take a look!
Storm Alerts - Warning vs. Watch
We are currently in the middle of Hurricane Season for the United States. This season is June-November, and is the time of the year when we can expect to see bad weather around the gulf and the coast. While Kentucky is an inland state, we still experience backlash when these storms come along. We have learned to expect a lot of rain, and severe thunderstorms. When these storms are close to setting in, we see a lot of “Storm Warnings” or “Storm Watches.” But do you really know the difference between the two?
Warning: A bad storm is in the area and is moving quickly. Seek shelter and be careful.
Watch: There is a great chance that a storm is going to move in quickly. Watch the weather and be able to take shelter quickly.
SERVPRO's Warehouse System
Bubble wrapped items waiting to be packed into a pod!
When your home or business has a major loss (fire, water, mold, storm, ect), there will typically be some type of rebuild that needs to happen. While fixing your home, most of the time families or businesses do not have anywhere to store their items after we have cleaned them. SERVPRO of Daviess County saw this need and has worked hard to fill it.
When a loss comes in like this, we pack up all the items that will need to be cleaned and bring them to our shop. Once at our location, we place them in our “dirty” warehouse until it is time to process the business or home. They are then moved to the “cleaning” warehouse, where they are processed. Another thing about the cleaning warehouse is that your contents are the only contents in that area at this time. This helps ensure that no customers belongings are mixed together on accident.
After going through the cleaning process, the items are then moved to our holding warehouse. This warehouse is climate controlled and is where the items stay while waiting to be returned to the business or home that had the loss. They are placed in large pods that are organized and labeled for your job. This also makes it easy to find your items when it is time to return them.
Your Post Construction Cleanup Crew
Did you know that SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky does Post-Construction cleanup? If you or someone you know is either building a home/business or is remodeling, let SERVPRO help! We can do both interior and exterior cleaning and have a wide variety of options for you to choose from or add to. Let us take the stress from you! A few of these services are listed below:
- Exterior windows and doors
- Entry door/doorway
- Pressure washing driveway and paved surfaces
- All trash on property
- Washing exterior lights
- & more!
- Walls (dusting, wiping down, and removing dirt/smudges)
- Windows (tracks and frame)
- Trash and plastic covering removal
- Air ducts (including vents and baseboard heaters)
- Cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and counter tops
- Ceiling, fan and light fixtures
- & more!
Call us today at 270-683-1888 with any questions or to request a free quote of your property!
Theme of the Month - July
Theme of the Month – July
SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is working hard to educate our contacts on all the different services we provide. This month, we are focusing on a couple of different things about us you may not have known about that can save you $$!
One of the biggest goals of our company is to abide by the 1-4-8 rule. This rule means that we are to respond to any calls that come in within 1 hour. There will be a first responder onsite to assess the damage within 4 hours. We will be able to give a verbal briefing to the agent, adjuster or homeowner within 8 hours. Sticking to this goal is helping us save our clients money down the road. The faster we are onsite and getting to work, the less damage you will experience!
On the other side of this, we also provide a FREE service for any business owners in our coverage area. After scheduling an appointment, our Service Marketing Representative for the area will come in and gather information about your business. They then turn that information into a file for you to keep on hand in case of disaster.