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Storm Team Elkins Activated!

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Team Elkins Activated! Our Storm Team hard at work!

This week, Northern Illinois experienced spontaneous heavy rain that caused major flooding problems within people’s homes and basements.  A basement is the easiest place for flooding to occur because it is the lowest level of the home or building.  Most basements are built below the ground where a lot of rain will run into.  There are several reasons why your basement could end up flooding: these include…  

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more.

Our Storm Team was prepared and ready to assist in the clean up effort with specialized equipment to ensure that homes were all dry and clear of any other damage or other future problems.  If water damage is not handled correctly and efficiently, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure in addition to potentially hazardous health issues from mold.  Our entire team worked together to get the trucks loaded and on the road in a moment’s notice so our Storm Team could hit the area ready because the longer you wait, the worse the damage may be.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, & Taylor Counties of Kentucky and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill the Insurance Directly – One Less Thing for You to Worry About
  • Our Technicians Are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 270-659-0067

Does your Home have a Mold Problem?

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Home have a Mold Problem? Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
? Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
? Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
? Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
? Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
? Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
? Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 270-659-0067


SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties

10 Helpful Hints to Avoid a Disaster

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Here are 10 helpful hints to help avoid damage to your home or place of business: 

  1. Do not leave electronics on the floor. This includes, iPads, computers, DVD players, etc.
  2. Leave a 3 to 4 inch gap between the back of the washing machine and the wall to avoid kinking the hose near the valve connection. Replace your washing machine hose every 5 years.
  3. Pay attention to your water bill. A significant increase could indicate a leak.
  4. Make sure each resident in your home or place of business knows where the main shut-off is located.
  5. Have a professional roof inspection annually.
  6. Inspect your plumbing pipes on an annual basis for condensation or obvious leaks or corrosion.
  7. After flushing the toilet, remain in the area until the fill valve has finished refilling.
  8. Make sure your downspouts are directed 5 to 10 feet away from your house. Clean all build up of debris from downspouts monthly.
  9. Chemical drain cleaners can eat away at your pipes. Use a drain snake first. This is suggested every 3-4 months depending on the size of your household.
  10. Flush your hot water heater every 6 months to remove sediment. You can call in a licensed plumber to assist.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 270-659-0067

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 Meet Our Crew http://www.SERVPROallenbarrenhartgreenandtaylorcounties.com/crew-photos

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

 If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 270-659-0067 

IICRC Certified Firm

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, green and Taylor Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event Commercial water damage events present unique challenges!

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

http://www.SERVPROallenbarrenhartgreenandtaylorcounties.com/crew-photos

http://www.SERVPROallenbarrenhartgreenandtaylorcounties.com/restoration-training-certifications

Using Social Media to Stay Safe

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

With everyone being connected with social media profiles these days... Put it to work for you and your families safety! Follow your local weather stations and emergency personnel to get the latest updates as soon as they are available. Twitter and Facebook are both great platforms to find the most updated news in your area. Preparing your social media for disasters today, could give you a few extra minutes when disaster strikes. This could be the difference between your families safety or facing a disaster unprepared. While it is heart wrenching to lose your home and belongings, make sure that your families safety is your #1 priority. If a storm does come your way, call the us at 270-659-0067 to make it "Like It Never Even Happened." 

Burn Awareness Week, February 5th-11th

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

With it being Burn Awareness Week with the American Burn Association, being prepared for disaster should be at the top of your to do list! Take some time this week to draw up an escape route for your family or employees in case disaster hits. Here 5 facts about fire safety: 


1. Most of the injuries occur in the home (73%) followed by work (8%). 


2. One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes. 


3. The primary causes of injury include fire-flame, scalds, electrical and chemicals. 


4. Burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. 


5. Between 2010 and 2014, approximately 486,000 people were seen in Emergency Departments for treatment of non-fatal burn injuries. 


 


http://www.ameriburn.org/preventionBurnAwareness.php


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Emergency Ready Profile

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

If you walked into work this morning, and there were 6 inches of water on the floor and more pouring in, would you know where your water and gas shutoffs were? In many businesses, not every employee knows where these important cut offs are located. It is crucial for everyone to be aware in case the building owner is not around when the steps need to be taken. With 50% of businesses not reopening after a devastating accident, it is crucial for everyone in the building to be able to take the proper steps to save your business. With taking advantage of our Emergency Ready Profile, a SERVPRO employee can come in, and help your business become prepared with this free service. Call 270-659-0067 to set up an appointment today!