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Is Mold taking over your home or business?

9/3/2017 (Permalink)

Gone down in the Basement lately? Looked under the kitchen sink? How about out in the garage? Look around, is there any wet boxes?  Do you see that yellow, green, black or orange substance? When you do it just may hit you that it may be MOLD! 

We have all seen it and thought, “do I have a MOLD problem?” Not all mold is bad but in some cases it can cause health concerns for a lot of people.  If you experience any kind of water flooding, water leaks, to differential humidity, this can cause mold to grow in your home or business.

Taking precautions is the best way to beat the mold. There are different signs that your home or business may be inundated by this growing machine-

  • Can you visibly see the mold?
  • Is there a Musty odor? This may indicate mold is present
  • Is there a recent event that caused excess water?Any type of moisture problems that may have caused mold growth?
  • Excessive humidity

If you answered yes to some of these questions call us today.  We can come out and assess how minimal or over-run the mold may be. We are always Here to Help!

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

270-659-0067

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Fire Prevention Week approaching Fast!

9/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week approaching Fast! depiction of the "Great Chicago Fire"

Mark your Calendars! Starting October 8th through October 14th SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties will join the United States in Observing Fire Prevention Week.  This important week is the longest running public health observance according to the National Archives and Records Administration’s library dating back to 1925. This tradition and annual occasion was signed in a proclamation of recognition by the President of the United States.  This important week also commemorates the “Great Chicago Fire” of 1871.  This horrific event in history left over 100,000 people homeless and killed approximately 250 innocent victims.  This grisly fire was rumored to have started when a cow kicked over an oil lamp. 

Don’t wait until October to check your smoke detectors.  See our Blog on “The importance of Smoke detectors. 

In the event that your a victim of a home or business fire, don’t hesitate to call the professionals.  SERVPRO is there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We will answer and react when you need us!

Call us today! 270- 659-0067

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http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week

When you can't see where the water is hiding?

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

When home or business owners experience a disaster to their property, often the first step is to start cleaning up the water with a towel, mop or even a shop vac. Although this is very common practice, what about the water you do not see? Just because there is no visible water, doesn’t mean that the area is considered dry. It is very important at this time to call on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties to make sure your property is properly dried to prevent secondary damage to your flooring, furniture, or even the possible threat of mold growth.

Our crews are available 24/7 to help in the event that something unexpected happens. We understand the importance of response time when it comes to water damage. 

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.

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

Team Elkins- Our Story

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

General Team Elkins- Our Story Our Team- The best of the best

David Elkins, Owner of SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties , started this journey in 2009. With the help of SERVPRO corporate headquarters and mentors across the country, the dream they envisioned became a reality. They never imagined that in 8 short years he would have three successful franchise locations covering 11 counties across the state of Kentucky and proudly be in the top 100 in the nation. Team Elkins was built on a foundation of family values, hard work, dedication and the vision to succeed. Here at SERVPRO Team Elkins, our values and work ethic have not changed over the years. We are very proud to announce that we have grown from a small office in the heart of Smiths Grove, KY to a state of the art facility. This new facility has allowed us to grow our team, better serve the needs of our clients, host meetings for the entire state and expand our services. What started with 5 employees and a box truck, has grown to 35+ employees and over 20 company vehicles making us #FasterToAnySizeDisaster #TeamElkins #SERVPRO9750

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/24/2017 (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:

  1. Stay out of affected areas.
  2. Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  3. 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

Do you have an Emergecy Ready Profile?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

As a homeowner or business owner it is important to have an emergency plan and contacts close by in case anything out of the ordinary and unexpected happens. In most cases you cannot fathom the amount of stress involved. SERVPRO understands that stress. In most cases people don't think about the unanticipated things that may occur to your business such as flooding, tornadoes, fire, etc. 

Pre-planning is key and SERVPRO has the experience. SERVPRO offers an Emergency Ready Program that is available to you.  Our Emergency Ready Program, also known as an ERP, is the best way to minimize and reduce any interruption in your business following a disaster.  According to the latest industry research, as much as 50% of businesses will not recover following a devastating disaster.  A majority of the businesses that had a preparedness plan in place were able to reopen for business and survive.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you can minimize the business disruption. Pre-planning will give you an immediate plan of action and serve as a type of peace of mind insurance policy.  Knowledge of what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a NO COST assessment of your facility.  The ERP profile document will contain valuable information that will be needed in the event of an emergency.   We will identify details such as shut-off valve locations, high priority areas, and 1st in line contact information. Our SERVPRO staff will come out at NO COST and walk you through the process. It takes very little time to complete and save a lot of time in the event you ever need it.   This Profile will get you back on track quickly in the event of an emergency or disaster because you will have a plan of action to execute.

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties is your local professional resource to assist you through the process of mitigation and restoration. You will have an industry leader close by and a life line to help you command authorization for the work to begin quickly.  When your business has a quick reference of what, when, how, and who to call, you are able to respond and solve decisions that need to be made efficiently. Our number one goal is to have you re-open for business while saving you time and money.

Give us a call today and set up your ERP!

270-659-0067

IICRC-Water Damage Restoration Technician Certified

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification,  “Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.”

SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties believes in education and making sure our entire Staff is trained and obtains as much knowledge in our industry.  When a home or business experiences a major water loss from flooding, our IICRC-certified restorers will arrive with the knowledge and equipment to dry your home or business facility back to preloss conditions.  When water damage has been present for a long period time you increase the possibility of mold occurring. Our staff will carefully monitor the amount of water damage including substructure materials.  This monitoring is to minimize possible mold and prevent health issues. “All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.”

When water and flooding impact your home or place of business, call on the professionals to get the job done. You can reach a team member any time of the day or night. We are on standby for you  24/7, 365 days a year! We can guarantee that anytime you call, you will get a SERVPRO professional on the line to help.

Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties

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http://www.IICRC.org/consumers/care/water-damage/

The importance of Smoke Alarms

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

The importance of Smoke Alarms

In the event of a deadly home fire, a working smoke alarm will significantly increase your chance of survival. Follow these tips to insure your prepared-

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, all throughout the home.  Upstairs, downstairs, basements.  Make sure you have inside and outside of bedrooms.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm every 8-10 years.
  • test your batteries monthly
  • once a year replace batteries in smoke detectors that are battery-powered and hard wired smoke alarms. (the only exception are detectors that contain 10 year lithium batteries.)
  • Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.

There will be times that you may be cooking something that puts off smoke.  Even though its tempting, never disable your smoke alarm.  That one time could be a costly mistake.  Never ignore the sound.  Always react promptly until you ultimately know that your safe and there is not a fire.  In the event you are put in that situation, make sure you are safe and leave the building.  Your life is more valuable then the contents inside. 

When fire impacts your home or place of business, call on the professionals to get the job done. You don't have to wait, you can reach a team member any time of the day or night. We are on standby for you  24/7, 365 days a year! We can guarantee that anytime you call, you will get a SERVPRO professional on the line to help.

Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and TaylorCounties

Call Us Today : 270-659-0067

https://www.ready.gov/home-fires

Handling Smoke Damage after a Fire

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

If you are the victim of a house fire, you will be very anxious to clean your home and all the contents that are salvageable.  It is always recommended to take the time to seek the professional and gain their advice. If you don’t, you could be wasting your time and efforts all the while creating further damage.  The very 1st thing you should do is contact your insurance agency immediately once its safe and the fire is completely out.  If your renting your home contact the homeowner next so you can both go over the amount of damage.  Many times your insurance agent may recommend a professional fire restorer who can give you hints to prevent additional damage and help assess what items can or can not be refurbished.  They will provide you an estimate and all available services that are available to thoroughly clean and deodorize your home. In some cases the service may seem expensive but many times these costs will be dramatically less then replacing damaged furnishings and floors.  In the aftermath, you may find items that have been passed down and have an irreplaceable value that can be saved. 

When a fire impacts your home or place of business, call on the professionals to get the job done.  You don’t have to wait, you can reach a team member any time of the day or night.  24/7, 365 days a year we guarantee that anytime you call, you will get a SERVPRO professional on the line to help.

Don't hesitate, Call us today!  270-659-0067

Commercial Duct Cleaning

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape an diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.

  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.

  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor to microbial concerns.

  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.


Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green, and Taylor Counties often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

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