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Detailing, Deodorizing and Cleaning Vehicles

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky has the resources to clean just about anything, this includes vehicles. While we are not typically the first person you think about for this service, we are able to do detailed cleanings, deodorization, and carpet shampooing.

Recently, we have had several different instances where we have brought a vehicle to our office to be deep cleaned. These include:

  1. Cleaning biohazard our of a police departments cruiser.
  2. When a fire extinguisher went off in a brand new truck.
  3. When a newly purchased car had a lingering smoke smell stuck in it.

When a disaster strikes your vehicle, don’t hesitate to give the professionals a call to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7, and are happy to give you a free quote. #Cleaning #Detailing #Car #Truck #SUV

Why is it important to keep your bedroom doors closed at night?

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why is it important to keep your bedroom doors closed at night? Photos were taken and posted by the Cold Springs Harbor Fire Department

Cold Springs Harbor Fire Department posted an article about how important it is to keep your doors closed at night. While this creates some anxiety for both the parents and children, having the door closed can drastically slow down the path of the fire. Even though most households are great about checking fire alarms, sometimes these devices can malfunction, or the batteries go dead. When this happens, it is great to have prevented the spread in other ways.  

They also posted the two photos to the left. The charred door was one that was open, and the door that was only burned around the edges was closed. With both doors being in the fire at the same time, this is a great example of how much it can help by keeping them closed.

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/health/why-fire-departments-are-urging-you-to-sleep-with-your-bedroom-door-shut/67-d6445bfa-79d8-475b-9431-f87bb563d2c3?fbclid=IwAR3o-btNEboXL8Q0OXtDqG7EJrAI7SDPzhcvV7SdWz9Q4eBzdgmlviQ6XGI&jwsource=cl 

Theme of the Month – February

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – February

February is one of our busiest months here at SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky. With temperatures dropping so low, we see a lot of broken, busted and frozen pipes in many homes and businesses in the area.

Because of this, the theme of this month is how business and home owners need to be proactive against this. Take steps to prevent damage, before it happens!

February also happens to be the month of Valentines Day. Because of this, we thought it would be fun to give out hand warmers! They not only symbolize preventing your hands from being cold, but also that we want to KEEP THINGS WARM between us and out contacts in the field!

Keep these two things in mind throughout the month of February and keep us in mind when you may be dealing with any type of damage on your home or business!

Beware of Broken Pipes! #PolarVortex

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

The first half of winter was pretty mild, but the second half is making up for it. With a Polar Vortex hitting the United States, everyone is scrambling to stay warm and avoid having to get out in the cold. Many schools, businesses and colleges have shut down for the time being, but not SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky. With Owensboro seeing such low temperatures and wind chills, we are already seeing many homes and businesses’ water pipes freezing and busting.

While this might not seem like a huge deal at the time, the longer the water sits, the worse the damage becomes. It is important to call professionals in to take a look, and clean up the spilled water as soon as possible. With SERVPRO being open 24/7, we can easily come take a look and give you a quote.

Continue to drip water through the pipes, and try to keep them as warm as possible, until the temperature comes back up. Doing this can help avoid this tragedy happening to you too!

Space Heater 101

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

It’s the time of year when many people have to start turning up their heat, and bringing out their space heaters. This is also the time of year when the amount of calls about home and business fires goes drastically up. Many times these fires are caused by improper use or a faulty heater.

Here are some safety tips when it comes to these handy heaters:

  • Always check and make sure the heater is not too close to anything flammable
  • Keep heaters away from children or pets
  • Do not use an oven or stove as a means to heat your home
  • Check to see if your heater has a setting where it turns off when tipped over
  • Make sure they are always on a level surface
  • Never place them in doorways. This can cause accidents!
  • Test batteries in detectors regularly
  • Create an escape route and meeting place

And last,

NEVER LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED OR ON OVERNIGHT! 

Theme of the Month – January

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

It’s the New Year! The 1st of the year is always a great time to restart and put new goals in place. SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky went along with this thought process when we set our January 2019 theme of the month. With it being the 1st of the year, we want you to think of us FIRST!

The FIRST person you call when you have a disaster claim

The FIRST person you think of when you have any cleaning needs

The FIRST eyes and ears on a loss site

To remind our clients of this FIRST concept, our Marketing Representatives have been giving out lime green, “#1” shaped ice scrapers throughout the month. Even though an ice scraper is not something you use every day, they are nice to have when you do need them. The same concept applies to SERVPRO, we are nice to have when you need us. Call us at 270-683-1888 for any of your needs!

We are “Green” Cleaners

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is a “green” cleaning company, both figuratively and literally. While one of our colors is green, we also use green products the entire time we are working on your home. Here are a few reasons why it is best to trust GREEN:

  1. Natural products are safer around your family and pets

While there are times to use harsher chemicals to do something in your home, these can also trigger asthma, allergies and other health conditions if breathed in. Making sure you are avoiding products with toxins, pollutant or suspended carcinogens can drastically increase the quality of air in and around your home.

  1. Green products are healthier

When you cut out the products that contain harsh chemicals, you are down to mostly all-natural products in your home. These products are also less harmful to the environment also. There are times while cleaning with these products that you might have to use a little more elbow grease, but the pros outweigh the cons.

  1. SERVPRO provides the “Green” products

To ensure that all the products are green certified, we provide them, and only use SERVPRO products when we are on the job. We are also able to provide a data sheet about each product we are using in your home, if you wanted to learn a little more.

  1. We are committed to being “Green” in all areas of our company

We are committed to using only environmentally sound products when we are on any job site. This goes along with us being a Restoration Company and saving as many of the materials as possible in every job we are working on. Minimizing the impact on our planet is a huge goal of ours.

  1. “Green” cleaning is safer for our employees

While we have talked about our home owner’s health, we now want to touch on how it impacts our workers. With our team working with these chemicals every day, we do not want them to negatively be impacting our workers health.

No matter if you want some Spring Cleaning done, or have a major disaster on your hands, make sure to THINK GREEN and call the experts!  

How can an ERP help your business?

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

When owning a business, there are always going to be times when small or large accidents or disasters happen. When they do happen, the last thing you want to be doing is scrambling around, trying to find the information needed. You want to have this information previously prepared, and ready to go. This is where SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky steps in and helps take that worry away. Our FREE Emergency Ready Profile’s take the stress off you and your business.

One of our employees comes in, and helps you gather your most important information, and then creates a concise document for you to keep in a safe place. We then return it to you for your approval, and make any corrections needed.

Contact our marketing representative, Brandon Ellis, at 270-670-4677 for more information!

#TipTuesday - Cleaning Lampshades

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

The #TipTueday for this week is about your lamp shades!

Lamp shades are something that it is hard to know how to clean. They get dusty, yet the fabric is hard to get dust off of.

Here is a hack to get rid of this problem: lint rollers.

Take a lint roller, and simply roll it all over the lampshade. This will take off the majority of the dust that has been collected, then use a piece of duct tape to get the hard to reach spots (example: around the seams). Your lamp shades will be looking good as new in no time!

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SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky takes pride in being one of the top cleaning companies in the area. Take time to look around our website for more information about the services we do, and feel free to contact us for a cleaning quote!

6 Ways to Avoid a Winter Water Loss, by SERVPRO & The Weather Channel

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Throughout the winter season, there are several preventative measures you can take against your home having a water loss. Typically, winter water losses are caused by frozen pipes. There are several ways you can prepare ahead of time against this happening:

Putting your garden hose away for the winter and putting on a faucet cover

Add insulation in the attic

Attach insulated pipe sleeves in your exterior pipes or crawlspace  

Here are a few more measures you can take once the temperature is below freezing:

Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet to help the warm air circulate around your plumbing

Drip your faucets (it doesn’t have to be much!)

Use a fan in the doorway to move air into the colder rooms in the home

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SERVPRO and The Weather Channel teamed up to share these tips through a video. Click the link below to view:

https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO/videos/578010849311157