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Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

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 Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties

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

When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready!

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties specializes 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 hit, 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 Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - 270-875-4883

Water Damage Spreads Quickly

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. Team Elkins arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
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Within Minutes
• Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
• Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
• Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
• Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
Hours 1 - 24:
• Drywall begins to swell and break down.
• Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
• Furniture begins to swell and crack.
• Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
• A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
• Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
• Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
• Metal begins to rust and corrode.
• Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
• Paint begins to blister.
• Wood flooring swells and warps.
• Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week:
• Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
• Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Team Elkins specializes in the restoration of water damage in commercial and residential properties. Our crew is highly trained and will do everything they can to restore your home to its original condition.

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

We were excited to be a part of the Annual Edmonson County Chamber Golf Tournament at Shady Hollow Golf Course. It was the perfect day to be on the course, and we enjoyed spending time with the people of our community! We also held a contest for a participant to win a door prize including a cooler, a cup, and an Applebee's gift card. Van Roberts, one of our marketing representatives presented this award to our winner, Rick Brown! We are very excited to participate in this tournament next year, and we plan to be a part of many events in our communities until then! 

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

Call us Today 270-875-4883!

Water Removal Experts

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties have been ridding homes of water damage for a very long time, so we know how stressful it can be when you find your home flooded or with water damage. It is common practice for individuals with damage to attempt to clean it up themselves, but then smell a musky smell a few days later. Restoring water damage takes a certain science, which is why our crew is required to go through extensive training before they can repair your home or business. Our training gives us the knowledge and expertise to clean up your property before future damage has an opportunity to occur. Floods can happen at any point, so it's important to be prepared. We recommend that you save our number into your phone so you will be prepared in the case of an emergency! 270-875-4883!

Invasion of the Scarecrows Contest

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Community Invasion of the Scarecrows Contest Team Elkins' creative scarecrows submitted to the Invasion of Scarecrows contest!

Every year a local chamber of commerce hosts a contest called the Invasion of the Scarecrows. Team Elkins participated in this event and created a couple Halloween themed scarecrows. We thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to show off the skills of our creative employees. There are a multitude of awards given to the best scarecrows. In order to support our scarecrow in winning the "People's Choice Award", you must go vote for our SERVPRO scarecrow at the Allen County Chamber of Commerce before October 31st!

Our staff is intensely involved in the community and frequently participates and hosts events similar to Invasion of the Scarecrows. We find community involvement essential to our business.

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

Call us Today at 270-875-4883!

Hope for the Homeless

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Hope for the Homeless Our employees participating in Hope for the Homeless!

REALTORS® Hope for Homeless was established in 2012 by the REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky, with the purpose of helping poverty stricken and homeless children, individuals, and families in our community by collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries and money. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties participated in this event by collecting the nonperishable items from other members of the community and by helping the Realtor Association organize the items into separate boxes as you can see in the top right image. We also promoted this event by posting it on our social media and by informing customers of the event by word of mouth. Plenty of items were collected and donated to people in need. This was a great cause that benefited many people. We were honored to be a part of Hope for the Homeless!

Chimney Fires

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Chimney Fires An explosive chimney fire in a home!

Did you know chimney fires account for over $120 million in damage every year? Although this fire can cause extensive damage, there are ways to prevent it from occurring. You must get your chimney cleaned by the professionals and have an annual inspection. A chimney fire is characterized by loud cracking and popping noises, a lot of dense smoke, and an intense hot smell.

Chimney fires can be explosive, noisy, and dramatic, undetectable until the next inspection, or anywhere in between. The explosive fires produce flames and dense smoke shooting from the top of the chimney and sounds similar to a low flying airplane. The undetectable chimney fires are slow-burning and do not get enough air to be visible, but the damage to the chimney  and nearby areas of the home is extensive.

If your home is damaged from a chimney fire, give SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties a call at 270-875-4883!

Outdoor Storm Safety

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Outdoor Storm Safety Storm Safety Guidelines

Being outside during a treacherous storm can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the right precautions. The type of environment you are in during the time of the storm influences what precautions you must take.

If you are in an open area, it is important to find low ground. Finding lower ground has potential to protect you in a thunderstorm because lightning usually strikes on higher ground.

If you are on any body of water, you must seek land immediately. Being on open water during a storm is one of the most dangerous places you could be because lightning strikes water at a higher rate.

If you are in a forested area, it is important to seek shelter under a growth of small trees in the lowest area you can find.

If you happen to be stuck in your car during a storm, you must keep your windows closed. You also should stay in the car to provide shelter.

Preventing Mold from Infesting your Home or Business

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growing inside a home or business can pose health risks and negatively effect air quality. Thus, preventing mold from infesting your home is important to insure the health of your family. There are three essential steps to preventing it- controlling moisture in home, keeping moisture out of the home, and keeping the house clean and cool. There are many methods of completing these steps.

In order to control moisture in the home, you can install a hygrometer in your home, which will measure the moisture levels. Mold grows where their is moisture, so it's important to keep the house dry. Also, you should open a window while you shower to prevent too much moisture from building in the bathroom. Hanging clothes outside to dry instead of in the house also prevents mold infestation by decreasing moisture. The last method to control moisture is increasing ventilation and circulation in your home.

The second step is to keep moisture out of the house. This step has three methods. First, it is beneficial to drain water away from your house to prevent water coming into your house from outside. Second, it is essential to clean the gutters regularly because they are an important part of the system that keeps water away from the house. Thus, they should be well maintained. Lastly, you could install plastic sheets in crawl spaces especially if it has a dirt floor.

The last step in preventing mold is keeping the house clean and cool, and it contains four methods. First, you must vacuum and dust regularly to remove mold spores. Second, running filters or air purifiers is beneficial to preventing mold. Thirdly, opening the windows to allow sun into the home prevents mold because mold thrives in dark places. Lastly, you must maintain the temperature. Mold grows in warm areas, so keeping the house cool will prevent mold.