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IICRC Accredited Firm

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage IICRC Accredited Firm Patches earned by employees!

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties has worked hard to be accredited as an IICRC Certified 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 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.

About SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson 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.

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.

One of the rules be receive this certification is that at least one employee on every job site must be IICRC Certified. We strive to keep our employees up to date with trainings, and learning opportunities. If you visit our "Employees" tab on the website, you can see what certifications have been earned by which employees.

If you are experiencing a disaster and needs assistance, call the professionals at 270-875-4883.

Now Hiring!

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties is looking for dedicated, dependable employees! Our open positions include: maintenance, production, crew chief, marketing, construction office and more! Please bring an up to date resume to 12480 New Bowling Green Road, Smiths Grove, KY to apply!

All position's require:

  • Effective oral communication
  • Basic math skills
  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred
  • High school diploma/GED
  • IICRC certifications preferred
  • Ability to pass a background and drug test
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals
  • Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law

Please email for more information.

24/7 Service - Guaranteed!

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

When bad weather or unexpected fire hits our community, our employees pull together as a team from every department to assist local and distant communities. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties use the collective help and knowledge from every person on our team to assist all those impacted by a disaster in their home or business. Most of our employees are cross trained in multiple departments so we are able to help one another. All of our marketing department employees are Water Restoration Certified (WRT). This means that they are able to work or monitor job sites without having a supervisor with them. Having these people as back up comes in handy when we are called on Storm, and several of our full-time employees are gone for weeks at a time. We always have a plan in place to be able to assist our clients in need!


When water or fire impact 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, and a crew will respond as quickly as possible!

Call us today 270-875-4883 for a free quote.

The Most Dreaded Chore... Window Washing!

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Most Dreaded Chore... Window Washing! Before and after. Great for pet noses!

One of the hardest chores is cleaning windows, whether it be your home or business. Here is an easy way to clean them with only four household items:


-Microfiber Cloths



  1. You take a damp, microfiber cloth and wipe down the entire window. It will have wet streaks once finished with the cloth.
  2. Then take a newspaper, crinkle it up into a ball, and rub the windows. This will soak up the leftover water, and make your windows shine!


SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

While this technique works well, if you have a lot of windows or cannot reach them all, call the professionals at 270-875-4883 to come clean them all for you!

Using Social Media to Stay Safe

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

With most people being a member of multiple social media platforms, put it to work for you and your families safety!

Search of each platform and follow your local weather stations and emergency personnel to get the latest safety updates as soon as they are available. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are all three great platforms to find the most up to date news in your area. You can also share news with family members or friend online to help them stay safe too.

Preparing your social media for a disaster 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 would be heart wrenching to lose your home and belongings, those items are replaceable. Making sure your family is #1 needs to be your main concern!

If a storm does come your way, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties is there for you. Call us at 270-875-4883 for a free quote!

iPhone Safety Hack

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

While SERVPRO typically focuses on protecting your home and business, check out this feature that Apple has placed on all iPhones.

If you are in a unsafe situation, hit your lock button 5 times in a row. A screen will come up with four options: 

-Slide to power off

-Medical ID (if you have this turned on)

-Emergency SOS


When you choose the Emergency SOS option, your iPhone will send the nearest Police Department your current location and dispatch an officer to you. Share with your friends to inform this of this lifesaving feature!


SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. In the event of an emergency call us at 270-875-4883.

Always Learning & Advancing!

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

In order to stay current with technology, software, and the latest techniques in our Industry, it is important to help our employees by providing the training and continued education that is required.  SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties believes in providing that education on an ongoing basis so they can always be up to date for our valued Customers.  We are always working on the growth and development of our Elite Team so they can assist our customers with the highest level of knowledge and expertise. 

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson 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 SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Being educated is also a way to cut down time to estimate jobs. For instance, being able to estimate a water job quickly could cut costs down considerable. The longer water sits in a home or business, the more damage it creates. This also can cause mold growth to start.

Call us today at 270-875-4886!

Introducing the Esporta Machine

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Introducing the Esporta Machine The Esporta Machine

In the past several months we have been rolling out a new piece of equipment that is going to drastically change the way we clean soft contents. The Esporta Machine is from Canada and has revolutionized the power of a washing machine to clean any type of dirt from soft goods. With employees having to attend special certification training to operate the machine, we have been slowly testing different items and seeing how it works. But we are excited to announce that we have now started using this machine to clean customers contents.

Some of the items the Esporta Machine can clean includes: stuffed animals, clothes, purses, leather, hard items with soft interior (such as helmets), shoes, rugs, and many more. The Esporta Machine also cleans the items to a food grade quality. This is cleaner than what you find in a store.

When a family’s belongings are in jeopardy, we want to be able to save as many as we can. The Esporta Machine is going to help us do just that.

Saving Family Keepsakes

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Saving Family Keepsakes Before & After

With our new Esporta Machine recently going live, we have seen great results with the tests we have ran on it. During a house fire, one of the items that the family members are most worried about are their keepsakes: quilts, blankets, and children’s stuffed animals. These soft contents absorb the smoke stench and are often deemed unsalvageable.

What if we were able to save these items, and deliver them back to the customer cleaner than they were before the disaster happened?

We are able to do this with the Esporta. The photo is of a stuffed animal that was deemed unsalvageable by insurance. It was too dirty and could not be saved. Knowing the Esporta was almost up and running, we saved it. This guy was one of the first things washed, and you can see an obvious difference between the before and after.

We are excited to be able to give families back their keepsakes in a cleaner state than before their disaster. It is also going to bring them comfort when going through this tough time of their lives!

Our Story - Team Elkins

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

David Elkins, Owner of SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg & Edmonson 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 9 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 on the Barren County/Warren County line. 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