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How To Prevent Water Damage in Your Business and Home

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Two pieces of SERVPRO green quipment drying out brown carpet in a water damaged home. Orange SERVPRO house in corner This home was water damaged, and we are working to dry out the carpet for reuse!

Fire and water damage are the two main reasons that SERVPRO is contacted, but many people do not realize that even with fire jobs, often times water damage is also present after putting out the fire. But the most common reason we are called to a home or business to clean up water is because of a busted pipe.

HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE

The easiest thing to do is to prevent damage from happening by looking for leaks, and checking pipes for cracks. The next step is to educate yourself and others around you. Do this by learning how to properly cut off water supply throughout the home or building.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

This is the quickest way to ensure that no more water can pour into the home and create more damage.

Water pipe damage per minute:

A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute

A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute

A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute

A broken pipe can cause a lot of damage if not found quickly. This is why it is so important to prevent as much damage as possible when in this situation. SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is Here to Help ® at a moment’s notice with 24/7/365 services available. Give us a call anytime, day or night!

Theme of the Month – June

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – June

It’s the time of the year when many people sell their homes and move, and the housing market seems to be booming extra in 2021! With this boom, SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky has been getting more calls than normal regarding carpet cleanings and quotes. When selling a home, that is one of the first things that the potential buyer will look at, and when buying a home, many new home owners want their carpets cleaned before moving. As a home or business owner, it is important to take care of your carpets over the years, and make sure that when the time comes, you are able to put your home or business on the market without any hiccups.

It is a good rule of thumb to get carpets professionally cleaned yearly, and to do regular maintenance throughout the year, such as vacuuming, spot removal, and shifting furniture around to prevent permanent carpet dents.

Schedule your appointment TODAY with SERVPRO!

Theme of the Month – May

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – May

Now that Spring has sprung and the weather is heating up, it is the time of year when many people take their normal cleaning duties to the next level and deep clean. This year, add another task to your list that you may not always think about, maintaining your home water heater!  

When you provide proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your homes water heater and prevent any damage from happening in the future. Many of SERVPRO of Daviess County’s water calls have a water heater involved, which makes it a prime target for issues to arise.

6 Maintenance Steps:

  1. Insulate the Pipes
  2. Insulate the Heater
  3. Test the TPR Valve
  4. Check the Anode Rod
  5. Drain the Tank and Wash Out Sediment
  6. Adjust the Temperature

For more information visit:

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/plumbing/21016402/how-to-maintain-a-water-heater

Theme of the Month – April

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – April

This month we are focused on talking about something hard: Biohazard. This is a service that many never think about until they are in the situation. Many times, people might try to clean this up themselves without first finding out the risks associated. There are many reasons why it is best to do your homework and choose a company to assist, but here are two great reasons:

  • Safety: No matter what type of fluid (blood, feces, vomit, etc.), they are all considered biohazard from both human and animal. That means that they could carry life threatening pathogens to the person cleaning up the area or whoever is even just exposed to them. When working with life threatening pathogens, it is important to remove and dispose of this waste properly, in a trained manner. SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky has completed all of the proper trainings, including being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA guideline to clean up any type of biohazard.
  • Traumatic: When it is a personal connection, it is emotionally difficult to clean up the area when it is a traumatic loss. Having someone else come in will be easier on any family or loved ones.

If you have any questions about this service, give us a call.

Water loss? Trust SERVPRO of Daviess County!

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water loss? Trust SERVPRO of Daviess County!

What can you expect when calling SERVPRO of Daviess County?

You can expect both timely, and friendly service on the phone when you call. Our trained representatives are ready to help the second you are connected. Our goal is to make the job as easy as possible to help put your mind at ease every step of the way, and this is the first step in that process.

SERVPRO also strives to…

Response Time

Our goal is to get onsite as quickly as possible to prevent more damage from happening to your home, business or contents. We do this by being open 24/7/365, even on holidays and weekends.

Quick Service

Emergency jobs will have a crew member onsite within 4 hours.

Visual Inspection / Verbal Briefing

“Should I file a claim or pay out of pocket?” is a question we often get.

Our team members have the ability to walk a property and to see what would be the best course of action for the home or business owner when it comes to their payment method. We want the decision to be the best for the client, whether that be out of pocket or through insurance.

Let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

BIG NEWS!

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

BIG NEWS!

With over 10 years of experience, Dewayne and Lisa Cox took over our franchise on March 25th, 2021! This was a huge day for both our franchise, and the two others that the Cox’s already owned. If you see Dewayne and Lisa Cox, give them a big congratulations!

Dewayne Cox on the merger…

“I am finally able to share the news! An adventure, and it’s official! We have expanded our SERVPRO services in KY.  We are very excited about the future and this certainly would not be possible without my family, friends, our amazing TEAM COX members & my SERVPRO corporate family.

Now proudly providing fire and water restoration in:

Allen, Barren, Hart, Green & Taylor Counties.

Butler, Ohio, Hopkins, Muhlenberg & Edmonson Counties.

Daviess County”

Now that the news is out, if you see Dewayne or Lisa, congratulate them and support local by giving us a call to take care of all your water, fire, mold and cleaning needs! You will not regret it!

Theme of the Month – March

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Theme of the Month – March

This month SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is focused on spreading the word on how our franchises help when disasters strike large areas. With the major damage that recently hit Texas and other surrounding states, our franchise, along with many others, traveled to assist homes and businesses. Our crews have been in Katy, Texas for almost a month without a break. While these weeks may be tiring, it is well worth it to see the before and after of these homes and businesses. It is also a HUGE motivator knowing we help lift the stress from these home and business owners’ shoulders during one of the most trying times of their lives.

While Kentucky was not hit this time, it could be us next. No matter the size, big or small, SERVPRO can help and handle whatever you have going on.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

PREVENTING FIRE DAMAGE BEFORE IT HAPPENS

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

PREVENTING FIRE DAMAGE BEFORE IT HAPPENS

Working Smoke Alarms

Regularly test your smoke alarms to ensure that the batteries are full. If it seems weak, then replace them as soon as possible. 

Clean Kitchen Space

Move flammable items away from heat sources to prevent any fire or smoke damage from happening. Crumbs can also quickly catch on fire if they get warm enough, and cause major problems.

Empty Lint Catch in Dryer

Each time you use the dryer, clean out the catch. Lint buildup causes approximately 2,900 house fires a year.

Check Old Cords

Items with fraying cords cause a huge fire risk. They can quickly combust and turn into a fire. Check each use for any issues before plugging in!

Safely Store Products 

Many items have a distinct way to store them, such as hairspray or shaving cream. These are not supposed to be kept around any heat sources. Read labels and make sure to follow them accordingly. 

Fireplace

When there is a flame, always make sure an adult is present, and nothing flammable is nearby.  

Fire Extinguishers

Have fire extinguishers available around the home or in your businesses.

Preventative Fire Safety – Space Heaters

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Preventative Fire Safety – Space Heaters

Over the years, your electric items become more susceptible to burnouts and malfunctions. Your space heater is no different! When a disaster happens, it can cause major issues. Here are several ways to prevent this from being you-

  • Level Surface

Once tipped over, if it does not automatically shut off, can cause a fire.

  • Check Safety Features Before Purchase

When purchasing or researching a new space heater, check that it has built in safety features.

  • Move Flammable Items Out of the Area

Space heaters can quickly heat items up and cause sparks and flames if not properly taken care of.

  • Turn Off Unattended Heaters

By turning them off as you leave the room, it takes away a huge fire hazard.

  • Keep Heater Away from Small Children and Pets

You can purchase a safety screen that will put a three-foot barrier around the device. This prevents burns and fires.

SERVPRO of Daviess County – 270.683.1888

CONTRACTORS NEEDED!

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

CONTRACTORS NEEDED!

SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky not only has a mitigation department, but also a rebuild department! Our goal is to be able to take you from beginning to the end when you give us a call.

Our Rebuild department is quickly growing, and we are looking for more contractors to have on hand for this growth! We are looking for Electricians, Drywallers, Tiling / Stonework, Masonry, Carpenters, Flooring, Framing, Plumbers, Roofers, Handymen, Painters, HVAC, and more. We are looking to make connections to all different types of skills to use as needed. If you are a contractor looking for more work, give us a call and see if we would be a good fit to work together.

Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact Lisa at 270-670-2346 for more information.

*You must be licensed and insured, and willing to travel around our area*