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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

SERVPRO Christmas 2018

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Throughout the year, we are constantly amazed at how much quality work and effort our employees put into their jobs. Working somewhere that is open 24/7, 365 days a year can be tough on employees. This is why we regularly take time to do team building activities and set aside time to make sure employees know they are appreciated.

This December, we had our annual Christmas Party for all the employees. When each person arrived, they were given a number and assigned to a team. After prayer and dinner, we played several team building games before closing with franchise owner, David Elkins, talking to everyone about the year and what all we have accomplished.

When you have a company like this, you are only as successful as your employees are. Christmas is a great time to let loose, talk about the good things, and thank the employees. We are happy to have each and every one of you on #TeamElkins!

SERVPRO's New Year's Cleaning Challenge

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

January is a great time of the year to start fresh and clean out your home and life. Take our New Year’s Cleaning Challenge to jump start your New Year! Do a couple of these tasks the rest of the month to slowly put your home back in order.

  1. Unsubscribe to emails
  2. Toss or donate hair products you no longer use
  3. Delete duplicate phones photos
  4. Throw away any old, unused makeup
  5. Organize and purge your cup cabinet
  6. Trash ragged t-shirts, donate ones you no longer wear
  7. Sweep off porches, decks, and garage
  8. Cancel unused memberships
  9. Clean out your dryer vent
  10. Collect and organize your pet products in one spot in the house
  11. Dispose of expired medicine
  12. Dust ceiling fans
  13. Throw away any out of date food, organize what is still in date
  14. Clean out your purse and car
  15. Replace fire detector batteries
  16. Run the clean setting on the oven
  17. Fill out your calendar for the next few months
  18. Wash your shower curtains on the sanitize setting
  19. Clean your microwave
  20. Throw away any single socks or gloves, or any that are worn out
  21. Donate old shoes
  22. Wash the inside and outside of every trashcan
  23. Recycle plastic ware with missing bottoms or lids
  24. Sanitize all door knobs

Easy Way to Give Back

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

There are many different organizations and non-profit groups in every town. While most people want to give back to these programs, many do not know how or have the time to. Here is an easy way to continually give back without even having to think about it: Kroger Community Rewards.

The Kroger Company has set up a program where each person shopping with a Kroger card or alternate ID can choose a charity, or organization for part of what they spend to go to. Going online and taking a couple of minutes to set up your account and choosing one of the listed organizations can really help them over time.

Go to https://www.kroger.com/topic/kroger-community-rewards-3 to learn more about this program, and to choose what you would like to donate to.

Recycling the SERVPRO Way

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

One of the goals of SERVPRO is to help the environment by reducing the amount of materials we replace on any of the jobs we are work on. Being able to cut down on what is being put in our landfills is a big goal of ours, weather that be in soiled contents or in building materials. We are here to try to save as much of your property as possible, and only replace the items when absolutely necessary. We do this using different cleaning and restoration methods, and we have also invested in a washing machine that can wash and sanitize almost any type of textile items. This can drastically cut down on what is tossed out during a water, fire, or mold loss.

We can also try to cut down on the percentage going to the landfills as we go about our daily lives. Here is a list of materials you can take to your local recycling center:

  1. Aluminum
  2. Plastic Bottles
  3. Newspapers
  4. Cardboard
  5. Steel Cans
  6. Glass Bottles and Containers
  7. Magazines
  8. Any type of paper
  9. Computers
  10. Plastic grocery bags
  11. Foam cups or food containers

Being informed and everyone making better choices when it comes to the items they discard is going to be how we lower the amount of trash that is in our system.  

F1rst Reponder Bowl - CANCELLED

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the lead sponsor of the annual F1rst Responder Bowl in December of each year. SERVPRO decided to get involved with this bowl game to help show their support for all the local men and women who put their lives on the line for others each day. Each franchise also helps to fill the stadium with local fire fighters and police offers by purchasing tickets for them ahead of time. This way, they can enjoy a day with their families stress-free. This is one of the many ways that SERVPRO tries to give back to their communities.

There was one downside of the 2018 game, it was cancelled. Right after Boston College scored their first touchdown, a thunderstorm hit the area. After a long weather delay, the officials decided it was best to cancel the game altogether.

You could almost say the F1rst Responder Bowl was “Like it never even happened.”!

SERVPRO® Mission Statement

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mission:

To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

Within our company, we want to have a contagious culture that clients pick up on the second we arrive at their home or business. We want our team to be of the highest quality in personalities, training and customer service. We want our businesses to be run on being fair to the customer along with ourselves. We also want our employees to have mutual respect for both coworkers and clients, and common courtesy for everyone they encounter. We want you to be 100% comfortable with everyone on your job site and we want each job, no matter the size, to be run with the same importance. When disaster strikes, trust green and orange to come save the day. #SERVPRO #KeepItGreen