7th Annual Guns 'N Hoses & 4th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drives
General Manager, Chad Burckhard, giving blood at our annual blood drives!
During the last full week of June 2020, SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties hosted the 4th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive in Campbellsville, KY, and the 7th Annual Guns ‘N Hoses Blood Drive in Glasgow, KY.
These two blood drives are something that SERVPRO employees look forward to hosting, along with the local police and fire departments, each year. Being able to team up with these first responders to bring in donors, and be out in the community serving while helping those in need is a huge blessing to everyone involved. With the spread of COVID-19, we were concerned that we would not have the turnout we have had previous years. But with all the safety precautions being taken by the Red Cross along with SERVPRO, we are happy to announce that both drives exceeded their target donor goals! We even have first time donors at both drives.
June 23rd – Campbellsville, KY. 45 units collected, which have the potential to save up to 135 lives.
June 26th – Glasgow, KY. 60 units collected, which have the potential to save up to 180 lives.
We encourage any business, church, or organization to give back and help host a drive with the American Red Cross. They make it a painless, and a great experience!
Recent Local Flooding
South Central Kentucky has not experienced very much rain in the past few weeks. That all changed this weekend though, when we got several major downpours. While the rain was much needed, there are consequences to so much rainfall coming at once. This can cause flooding in low areas, which can impact both homes and businesses.
SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties is not new to flooding situations. We have had our fair share over the years, and were ready to react when calls started flooding in over the weekend. We had several worried clients in need of emergency services. When it comes to a water job, the faster we begin cleaning up, the less damage there is. SERVPRO knows the importance of being timely, so this is why we are open 24/7/365. Because of this, we had crews ready to respond at a moments notice!
If you are experiencing water damage or have any questions, give us a call at 270-659-0067!
Types of Contaminated Water
Did you know that there are different types of water in water losses? Depending on how long a water loss is there before it is found, or where the water comes from, it is one of three categories.
Category #1- Clean Water
This water category is when the water comes from a clean, sanitary source. This means that the water poses little to no risk to humans or animals. Examples of this are: broken water supply lines, sink or tub overflows, or any other water line, such as a line to an ice maker.
Category #2 – Grey Water
This water category is when it comes from a source that contains significant contamination. The contamination includes chemical, biological or physical elements that could cause illness or discomfort after exposure. Examples of this are: overflowing toilets with urine, sump pump leaks or discharged water from appliances such as a dishwasher or washing machine. If left too long, grey water can quickly turn into black water, and cause even more damage to your home and health.
Category #3 – Black Water
This water category is when it is considered very harmful. This contamination includes unsanitary agents, dangerous bacteria and fungus, and toxic substances. This category has an extreme risk of causing illness and exposure should be avoided at all costs unless you are a trained professional, in properly fitting personal protective equipment (PPE). Examples of this are: sewage, seawater, and overflow from bodies of water.
Four convenient tips to prevent a water loss
Four convenient tips to prevent a water loss-
- Check Your Trees: While having trees around your home is nice to have, you need to be careful about what types of trees will grow well close to your home. It is a great idea to plant trees at least ten feet away from your home, and to make sure that trees with invasive roots should be planted at least 25 feet away.
- Regularly Maintain Appliances: It is a great idea to check your appliances for any issues, and make sure they are working properly. Over time, even small issues or leaks can cause big problems if not found in a timely manner.
- Watch Your Bill: Looking at your water bill every month, and paying attention to any spikes in water usage. This is a huge red flag that there could be an issue that you have not found yet.
- Take Action: Once you find a leak, GET IT FIXED! Not making it a priority could be a big mistake, Water can cause more damage by the minute, and then the wet area can begin mold growth.
Call SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties for any water damage you may come across!
Fire Extinguisher Usage
Whether it is your home or your business, it is important for you and everyone in the area to know where a fire extinguisher is, and how to use it. While we hope you never have a reason to use it, here is an easy way to remember how to properly use it: PASS
- PULL the pin.
- AIM the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire. Make sure to keep the recommended safe distance away from the fire at all times.
- SQUEEZE the lever to discharge the fire extinguishers agent.
- SWEEP the nozzle or hose from side to side until the fire has been extinguished. Even after it is out, continue around the fire, and make sure all sides are completely out.
After you have finished, PASS the job to SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties for a great post fire clean. We are able to handle not only the fire extinguisher agent, but also help clean up from the fire, soot, and smoke the fire caused.
Other SERVPRO Services
There are many services that SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties offers the local communities’ businesses and homes that not everyone realizes we handle. Besides our basic services that we are mainly known for, some of our specialized services include:
-Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning
-Deceased Animal Removal
-Vandalism & Graffiti Removal
-Carpet & Rug Cleaning
-Sewage & Toilet Overflow
-Trauma & Crime Scene Cleaning
-Rebuild & Remodel Services
-Office/Commercial Cleaning & Sanitation
We know that life happens, and sometimes it is more than we can handle alone. That is when SERVPRO is here to make it “Like it never even happened.” If there is ever a time that you have a situation (or an item) that you are not sure how to handle, give SERVPRO a call, and we can come up with a plan to help!
T.J. Samson Community Health - Giving Back
SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties presented lunch to the healthcare workers of T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky on May 12th, 2020. These brave men and women risk their health on a daily basis for their community, especially in times like now, when sickness is at a all time high. We were happy to also partner with several other local businesses for volunteers and donations.
SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties
Extreme Fitness of Glasgow/Glass Holdings
Bailey Gibson Buick-GMC
Home Towne Settlement Services, LLC
Monticello Banking Company
Erica Spillman, Realtor
Allstate Insurance Agent: Wilson-Phillips Insurance Agency
Next week, we will also be providing lunch to the rest of the T.J. Samson Healthcare Team at the T.J. Health Pavilion. Even during these tough times, we strive to continue to serve our local communities!
With SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties being considered an essential business, we are currently working with many homes and businesses throughout this unknown and stressful time. While our team is being spread thin to accommodate incoming calls, it is very encouraging to receive a letter letting us know that our customer service and work ethic is being upheld and noticed by our clients!
"To Whom It May Concern,
We recently had the misfortune of a water heater leak, followed by the subsequent damage that results. Our insurance company selected SERVPRO to dry and to clean the damage and my wife and I opted to allow SERVPRO to repair the damages as well.
We cannot express adequately our immense satisfaction with the way Brian Haire and his team professionally guided us through this trying time in our lives, coupled with the added headache of the COVID-19 stresses; Brian stayed in constant contact with us ad always made himself available to us at any hour of the way if we needed information or had concerns. Brian and his team were very congenial and took the time to pay special attention to each of our repairs. Their work demonstrated an attention to detail that we have no experienced for a long time with hired professionals, going that extra mile in a most efficient manner and their courteous, understanding, and professional approach gave us the confidence that we were getting the best service by gentleman with seasoned expertise in each field of concern with regard with regard to every facet of our repairs.
Brian Haire and his team certainly warrant recognition of the highest order as they have demonstrated themselves to be professional, courteous, and knowledgeable employees of the highest caliber; if they are in line for promotions, pay raises or the like, we would strongly recommend and support such recognition.
We want to express our gratitude and our assurance that we will be commended and most strongly consider SERVPRO Professionals for any future catastrophes that may come our way.
Thank you for Brian Haire and his team, they made an otherwise disastrous time in our lives a blessing."
COVID 19 Sanitation Cleaning
Throughout these unknown times, SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor has stayed open for the essential businesses in our counties. It has been our goal as a company to be there the second these brave men and women needed us.
Throughout these past weeks, we have worked with countless businesses on maintaining cleanliness in their business, along with working to disinfect and sanitize for businesses waiting for the clear to open back up.
Some of the services that we are currently offering include:
- Hard Surface Wipe Down - Ensuring Surface is Clean/Sanitized
- Air Duct Cleaning - Avoid Further Circulation
- Fogging/Misting - Covering All Areas of Building
- Air Scrubbers - Removing Germs from Air
Call SERVPRO of Allen, Barren, Hart, Green and Taylor Counties for all your cleaning and sanitizing needs!
Home and Business Roof Maintenance
Throughout the lifetime of your roof, it goes through regular wear and tear. But there are several things you can do over the years to help prolong life of your roof.
Check for Normal Wear and Tear
While your roof will eventually wear out, there may be times where there slight damage that can be easily fixed before it becomes worse. Twice a year, take the time to inspect your roof for any issues, so that you can have them repaired before it becomes a major issue. Also, do not forget to check on previous repairs.
Gutters are important for a roof to properly drain, and remove water during rainstorms. Check that gutters are properly installed, and secure. It is also a good idea to semi-annually clean them for the best drainage possible.
Check for Storm Damage
After any storms blow through, check for any damage that it could have been caused issues for your home or businesses roof. This includes missing shingles, damaged shingles, or any flashing that has come loose.
Keep Your Roof Clean
Having items or debris on your roof can cause extra stress, and issues. Keep an eye on your roof in case there are any buildups of limbs or leaves. Having these items on your roof can also cause mold or mildew to begin growth, and can cause erosion.
While these tips may seem time consuming, it is important to take preventive measures to prolong the life of your roof. If you notice any issues with your roof, feel free to give SERVPRO a call. We are now providing roofing services, including repairs and replacement. We also have financing options available.