Recent Posts

Local Marketing Representative – Shayland Weist

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Local Marketing Representative – Shayland Weist

“I love working for a family oriented and team driven company like SERVPRO! I am so excited to see what we can do for the Owensboro / Daviess County and Hopkins County / Madisonville areas and the superb customer service we will provide!

I have loved meeting every person I have come into contact with and look forward to getting to know each one of you! In conclusion I would like to share a little bit about myself:

Outside of SERVPRO, you will find me working on a new home project, decorating, shopping, or doing something outdoors with my kids! We have 3 boys and a little girl, so we are always busy! To me, family comes first, work family included. We are all in this together and I believe we all must take care of each other to be successful!

Other tidbits about me:

I am a mom of 4 children, I love Italian food and my favorite dessert is gooseberry cobbler. I love repurposing antique furniture. My favorite thing to do is sit around the fire with friends and family. I am a retired All-American cheerleader, and I am finishing my business degree through Ivy Tech!”

Shayland Weist

Cell: 270-532-0444

SWeist@SERVPRO10020.com

Theme of the Month – January

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – January

What can SERVPRO do for your business?

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky has a FREE program that can help your business eliminate or minimize damage in an emergency situation! It is called an Emergency Ready Profile. This profile is intended for business owners to use to stop or prevent any more damage from happening once an emergency begins. When joining this program, your trained, local marketing representative will set up a time with you to come by and guide you through gathering all of the information you may need during an emergency.  This incudes insurance information, businesses square footage, water cut offs, and more.  

To set up a time, call your local representative: Shayland Weist - Service Marketing Representative in Owensboro / Daviess County, Kentucky. 270-532-0444

How to Properly Care for Masks

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

How to Properly Care for Your Masks

Single Use Mask Disposal:

Snip Ear Straps

Place mask in plastic bag and tie top.

Throw away with normal trash.

Washing Reusable Masks:

TIP: Preferably use a different mask each time you need one, or at least one a day. It is also a good idea to have a bag for dirty and a bag for clean masks.

By hand-

Use regular tap water and detergent to scrub mask.

Rinse thoroughly with clean water after scrubbed.

By washer-

Check your mask to see if there are any specific directions on how to care for it. If not, most masks can be washed with your normal laundry.

You can use regular detergent and washer settings.

Drying-

You can either dry your masks in a normal dryer or let them air dry.

You can dry your masks laying down or hanging up in direct sunlight.

Recap of 2020!

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Recap of 2020!

This has been a tough year for everyone, but 2020 is almost over! SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky wants to wish you a great 2021, and give a little recap on what all has happened.

After being deemed an essential business, SERVPRO quickly adapted our protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Both our production department and marketing department has made drastic changes regarding every job that they visit.

Production workers now wear PPE (personal protective equipment) to every job. They also wear a new protective suit while working each COVID-19 job, and dispose of soiled suits as soon as possible to ensure that they are not accidently reused. When calling SERVPRO, you can rest assured that anyone coming to your home has been temperature screened that day, is wearing clean equipment and is not bringing anything else into your home.  

Our marketing departments job is to travels around our counties each day, which had to be stopped for a matter of time, and has been changed to help prevent the spread of viruses and other sicknesses. They are now wearing masks, respecting any businesses that are currently closed to walk in clients and are taking care to always stay at least 6 feet apart when businesses are open.

During this year, our team has also continuously provided Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned cleanings throughout to many businesses. We have provided both 1-time cleanings, weekly and biweekly continuous cleanings. We will continue to provide these cleanings as long as they are needed.

To get more information about a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned cleaning, you can give us a call or submit a claim online: www.SERVPROdaviesscounty.com/fnol

Roof Repair - NEW SERVICE!

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

When storms move through our region, SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky gets ready for the incoming calls! While these calls typically come from some sort of large or small roof damage, it can also be from a window leak, door leak or another type of storm related accident! SERVPRO is a company that wants to make it “Like it never even happened.” and be a one stop shop for all of your homes needs. While our franchise has been doing emergency roof tarping for roof leaks, then the cleanup for some time, we realized there is something missing from this equation. Who fixes the roofs itself?

Our rebuild department has recently added roofing services to our deck of cards. We have dedicated crews ready to respond whenever they are needed for small repairs up to a total roof replacement. This way we be there for you every step of the way!  

Direct any questions to our Rebuild Division Project Manager: Mike Witcher, at 270-670-1767.

5 Steps to Sanitize Your Devices

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC is suggesting that everyone clean and sanitize their phones at least once each day. While doing this, you also always need to remember not to spray your device directly with any product. Here is an easy way to do this that will only take a few minutes:

Step 1: Remove case, if applicable

Step 2: Use a soft cloth to wipe off top layer of dirt on phone and case

Step 3: Use a disinfectant wipe to wipe down to carefully clean device and case taking care around any openings, ports or buttons. This will kill the bacteria and viruses living on your phone.

Step 4: After wiping down your phone and case, put them to the side for about 5 minutes to air dry. This allows the wipe to work and disinfect before touching your phone again.  

Step 5: After air drying, wipe off anymore spots that may still have moisture present.  

Repeat this every day to help keep germs away!

Happy Holidays from your Friends at SERVPRO!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is proud to be an essential business throughout all of 2020. We are also proud to be able to be open 24/7/365 days a year to help our communities. 

With the holiday season being in full swing, we want to remind and encourage everyone to not only have a good time celebrating the season, but to also be careful and safe! 

If you do have a disaster strike your home (or business), give SERVPRO a call to take care of the problem, both big and small. We have crews on call 24 hours a day, even holidays! 

If you do have any questions, give your local representative a call: 

Shayland Weist - Service Marketing Representative in Owensboro / Daviess County, Kentucky. 270-532-0444

Theme of the Month – December

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – December

During the winter months, the amount of calls we receive regarding water damage skyrockets. During the month of December, we are focusing on this, and giving tips to help our readers prevent this from happening to their business or home!  

Here are a few preventative measures to take to help against your pipes from getting too cold:

  • Keep the Thermostat Consistent and Leave the Heat Above 55° F
  • Open Cabinet Doors
  • Keep Your Garage Doors Closed
  • Drip Faucets
  • Open Interior Doors

If you were not able to avoid your pipes freezing, here are the first steps to take to avoid damage to your home:

First, find the water main shut-off valve. Second, turn on the faucet so thawing water can flow freely and begin to relieve pressure. Third, slowly warm the pipes with a space heater or hairdryer to look for cracks. Fourth, look for any type of water damage caused by small leaks. Last, give us a call right away if you find any damage before it gets worse. We can make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky – 270-683-1888

Theme of the Month – November

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – November

With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is getting excited and ready! While this is a wonderful time of year, this is also the time of year when SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky will begin receiving calls regarding holiday related accidents. State Farm provided some great tips on how to make sure this is not you this holiday season.

Cooking and Dining- When cooking during the holiday season, at times there are several people helping at once. The key to keeping everyone safe is to always have an adult in the kitchen to keep an eye on any heat sources that could catch on fire. Another best practice to keep small children and pets occupied in another room while cooking. You should also keep flammable items away from the stove or any other heat source that may be in the kitchen.

Preventing Foodborne Illnesses- While hand washing is always encouraged, washing your hands often is even more important these days. It is especially important while preparing food. Keep uncooked and cooked food separated to prevent cross contamination. Before serving food, check the temperature of to prevent undercooking. A general rule of thumb is anything should hit at least 140 degrees internally before eating. After preparing and food should only be at room temperature for two hours.

Shopping- When shopping in public this holiday season, make sure to constantly maintain a 6 foot distance and wear a clean mask. Another great idea is to only park in well-lit areas and store your purchases in your trunk or out of sight. It is also a good idea to only take a small bag while shopping, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

Traveling- When traveling, do not drive tired or angry. Also, if it is icy or snowy, leave extra room between cars. If you are going anywhere where you will be consuming alcohol, make sure to have a plan on how to get home safely, whether that be a designated driver or Uber/cab ride home.

Decorating- When putting lights on your home, make sure to use the proper ladder to get the job done, your safety is the #1 priority. Also, do not use any other furniture or items that are not intended for climbing on. If there are any children in the home, take care to keep sharp, glass or other breakable items up high. Before plugging in any cords, check for exposed or frayed wires. If you find any, toss and replace immediately. Using these wires could result in a fire. If using a real tree, once has gone dry, remove from the home immediately. A dry tree is a major fire hazard.

Thank you to State Farm for providing these great tips!

www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/residence/simple-holiday-safety-tips

Fire Pit Safety

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Pit Safety

It is the time of year when grilling out turns into having bonfires! Many people have portable or stationary fire pits at their homes. While these are built to contain the fire, check out these tips provided by Allstate to ensure a safe and fun time for you and your guests!

  • When setting up or building your fire pit, make sure it is at least 10 feet away from any structures, or other items that could catch on fire easily. These items can include smaller buildings, trees, power lines and more. It should also be placed at least 25 feet away from buildings, such as apartments.
  • Place seating far enough away from the flames to ensure your guests’ comfort.
  • Do not light the flame if it is windy. It could potentially spread embers and start other fires if it is too strong.
  • Only used approved fire-starting products, do not use flammable liquids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight a dead flame. Using improper products can cause issues and flareups.
  • The quickest and safest way to start a fire is by using a lighter to ignite a few pieces of crumpled up paper on top of a small pile of sticks. Once these have caught on fire, you can then begin adding larger pieces of dry wood and logs to build up the size.
  • Do not wear loose or flammable clothing while around the fire. This prevents any accidents from happening.
  • Always have someone in charge of watching the fire, and do not leave it while it is still ignited. If children or pets are present, keep them away from the fire and in safety.  
  • Keep a bucket of water, water hose or an extinguisher nearby in case of any emergencies.
  • At the end of the night, double check and make sure the fire is completely put out. It is a good idea to wet down the fire, even if you no longer see any flames or embers.