Pet stains? No problem!
While you may have perfectly trained indoor pets, sometimes, accidents happen! Here are some tips about what to do when you find one of those “accidents”!
*Do not forget to always spot test any products before use*
Urine Stains: if found while still wet, blot up excess moisture as soon as possible. The quicker you get it up, the less it will soak in and spread around. Once you have as much up as possible, use either a pet stain remover, or a mixture of 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water, and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Place mixture into a spray bottle, and spray directly onto the stain. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then blot up with a clean paper towel.
Older or Heavier Stains: the first step is to get as much of the heavy or dry stain up as possible. Once you have done that, pour straight vinegar on the stain (but just enough to soak through!). After the vinegar, you will sprinkle baking soda (just enough to cover the stain), then cover with an upside down laundry basket, or a bowl. This will keep family members or pets from walking through it while it soaks. Let the stain sit and COMPLETELY dry for 24 hours. After that time, make sure the stain is dry, sweep or pick up any loose dirt, and then vacuum the spot. After that, the stain should be gone!
For more information on this method, visit: https://lifehacker.com/use-vinegar-to-get-rid-of-old-stinky-pet-odors-1520292441
If you are still not satisfied with the carpet smell or look, reach out to the professionals at SERVPRO for a free carpet cleaning quote!
Theme of the month – November
Theme of the month – November
SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is preparing for the busyness of the holiday season! This is the time of year that many families get together, but it is also the time of year when many accidents happen. While we are known for our green trucks and water removal, we are also certified fire mitigation experts! This time of year, we get many calls about various issues that homes or businesses have experienced to do with fire or smoke. We also have on hand service you may need to put your home completely back together, making us a one stop shop! These include board up, smoke & soot cleaning, demo, contents inventory and pack out, laundry, soft and hard contents cleaning, & reconstruction.
If you have any questions, or need help, reach out to the professionals!
Kitchen Fire Safety Tips
Each day, SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky gets multiple calls asking about what we can do for smoke or fire damage. With fall and winter being the biggest months for fires to start, we are prepared to take on any job, big or small! While many issues happen when families use their fireplace for the first time or build a bonfire a little too close to the home, COOKING is actually the #1 reason for smoke or fire damage to residential buildings! Some ways to avoid a cooking accident include: Immediately wipe up dust or grease from your stove when you notice it, never leave the kitchen while cooking, make sure to keep your stove top clean and clear, double check everything is off after cooking, do not wear loose clothing, and always unplug any counter top appliances when not in use.
Doing these things can save you a lot of time and energy in the long run!
For more information: https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-cooking-fire-prevention-tips-619
2019 Illinois Storm
These were just 6 of the homes we worked while in Chicago!
At the end of September, SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky got the call that there was a microburst in Chicago, Illinois, and were asked if they could assist with the cleanup. After going home and grabbing their bags, we had a crew headed straight there.
As soon as they got there, they called in backup, as the work had immediately started piling up. Once our second crew arrived, they divided and conquered.
Going on 3 weeks since we were first onsite, not all of our team members have been able to come home yet. There are still an entire crew waiting and working on little things to finish up the jobs.
While each member is ready to be home, this is a very rewarding part of the job. This is when customers are finally at ease, and they know their homes are safe and sound.
Theme of the Month – October
Ask your marketing representative for a pink pen!
Theme of the Month – October
Throughout October, SERVPRO of Daviess, County Kentucky is working on spreading awareness of it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it is important for regular checkups, it is especially important for you to do this if you have a family history with cancer.
We are also promoting saying prepared for any disasters with your business or home. This is a great time of year to review any insurance polices you may have and adjust to better suit your needs.
This is also a great time of year (right before winter hits!) to prepare your business in case of any water, fire, or mold problems surface. You can do this by participating in our Emergency Ready Profile Program, which is completely free! Reach out to our local representative at 270-670-4677 for more information.
#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.