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St. John's Thrift Shop in Brownsville

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Community St. John's Thrift Shop in Brownsville Edmonson County Luncheon

On Friday, July 21, 2017, Team Elkins from SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson counties attended the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The St. John's Thrift Shop in Brownsville, a ministry of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Sunfish Kentucky,  sponsored the luncheon. During the program they explained the history and present operation of the shop. St John’s Thrift Shop takes donations  of clothing, household items and furniture, and re-sells the items for greatly reduced prices. In addition, they run a pantry to provide food. All proceeds go to help those in Edmonson county in need of various kinds of assistance. They help to assist those families with assistance and that includes electricity, water, gas and other necessities. In addition the proceeds help with medical needs. The ministry expressed many times how grateful to the community they are for the ongoing support. 

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson counties congratulates the Thrift Store for the great service they are providing for Edmonson county. Stop by and shop, or if you have usable items or food please consider donating them to help your neighbors.  

Did you know we are Available 24/7?

7/21/2017 (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. 

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. 

Call us today 270-875-4883.

Using Social Media to Stay Safe

7/21/2017 (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,  SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties is there for you.  

Call -270-659-0067 to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Annual Catfish Festival

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Community Annual Catfish Festival This years lucky winner

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson was a proud sponsor of this years Wrestling Event and one of the bands that played during the During this years annual Catfish Festival on July 4th, 2017.  Marketing Representatives Van Robarts and Zach Gross attended and met lots of new friends.   

Congratulations to Nathan from Morgantown in Butler County who won our give away during the Wrestling event. One of the lovely lady wrestlers picked out this years winning ticket and Nathan won a mini grill.

We salute the Morgantown and Butler County Chamber of Commerce that sponsors this event each year. We are glad to have cooperated with them for several years. We always enjoy being in Morgantown and Butler County to see our old friends and make new ones.

SERVPRO is always ready to serve our customers in an efficient and professional manner. Call the professionals if the unexpected happens to your home or place of business-270-875-4883.

We are there to serve you, 24 hours a day. Our motto is: “Like it never even happened.”

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 Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson 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 270-875-4883

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg & Edmonson counties specialize in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hits we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 270-659-0067 

Team Elkins- Our Story

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

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

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 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 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 #SERVPRO10205

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/8/2016 (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 Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson 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 Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson 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 – 270-875-4883 

    10 Helpful Hints To Avoid A Disaster

    8/8/2016 (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.

    IICRC Certified Firm

    8/8/2016 (Permalink)

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