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Theme of the Month - July

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

When emergencies happen, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg & Edmonson Counties is prepared for any sized disaster. 

What planning has your large scale commercial property done to prepare for a major water of fire loss? Your local SERVPRO Service Marketing Representative can sit down with your team and develop a FREE Emergency Ready Profile that will help gather critical information needed during a disaster. 

Contact us today for more information at (270) 875-4883. 

When it comes to a water loss, the longer it sits, the worse it gets.

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Two pieces of SERVPRO green quipment drying out brown carpet in a water damaged home. Orange SERVPRO house in corner This home was water damaged, and we are working to dry out the carpet for reuse!

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties are the experts when it comes to any type of water damage in your home or business.

The majority of calls we take involve water in some form or fashion. We can tell you firsthand how important it is for you to prevent this damage from happening to your home or business!

PREVENTATIVE

Regularly checking for leaks, drips and cracks in your water pipes is the best preventative measure you can take. The next step is to educate yourself and any others around your property about the dangers of water damage and what to do if it does happen. This includes everyone learning how to properly cut off the water supply throughout the home or building.

IMPORTANCE

Water pipe damage per minute:

A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute

A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute

A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute

Even a small broken pipe can cause more damage than many of us realize. It is important to prevent, then minimize any damage that happens. The longer it sits, the worse it gets.

Call SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties anytime, day or night for assistance!

June Theme of the Month – 2021

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

June Theme of the Month – 2021

With the housing market is booming, we have been getting many calls regarding carpet cleanings! Did you know that regular cleanings can not only make your carpets look clean and tidy, but also last longer? When selling a home, that is one of the first things that the potential buyer will look at. When buying a home, many home owners want their carpets cleaned before move in.

As the owner, doing regular maintenance including vacuuming, spot removal, and shifting furniture around to prevent permanent carpet denting is a key to helping prevent damage. If there is build up and wear to the carpets, it can often times require a professional cleaning. As a home or business owner, a good rule of thumb is to make a yearly appointment to get a cleaning done.  

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties is proud to be a provider of this service. Big or small, home or business, give us a call for a free quote!

May Theme of the Month - 2021

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

May Theme of the Month - 2021

Now that Spring has sprung, it is the time of year when many people take their normal cleaning duties to the next level, and deep clean. This year, add another important task to your list that you may not always think about, your home water heater maintenance!

With proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your homes water heater. This can also help avoid a major water spill if precautionary steps are taken now.

6 Easy Maintenance Steps:

  1. Insulate the Heater
  2. Test the TPR Valve
  3. Check the Anode Rod
  4. Drain the Tank and Wash Out Sediment
  5. Adjust the Temperature
  6. Insulate the Pipes

For more information visit:

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/plumbing/21016402/how-to-maintain-a-water-heater

April Theme of the Month - 2021

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

April Theme of the Month - 2021

Of all the services we provide, there is one that is often hard to talk about: Biohazard. This is a service that many never think about until they are in the situation to need the services for themselves or someone that is close to them. Some people may try to clean this up themselves, but it is best to always hire a trained professional to take care of the issue.

  • Because it is traumatic: When it is a personal connection, it is emotionally taxing to clean up the area when it is a traumatic loss.
  • Because it is safer: Any type of fluids from human’s or animal, or their remains (including blood, feces, vomit) are all considered biohazard. That means that they could carry life threatening pathogens to the person cleaning up the area or even just exposed. When working with life threatening pathogens, it is important to remove and dispose of this waste properly, in a trained manner. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties has completed all of the proper trainings, including being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA guideline to clean up any type of biohazard.

If you have any questions about this service, give us a call.

Why should you trust SERVPRO with your water loss?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Why should you trust SERVPRO with your water loss?

What should you expect when trusting SERVPRO with your home?

The first thing to expect is timely, and friendly service on the phone. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible, and help put your mind at ease every step of the way. You can also expect quick service, as we are open 24/7/365 (even weekends and holidays), and always have crews on call to respond to emergencies.

SERVPRO also strives to…

Quick Response

Our goal is to get onsite as quickly as possible to prevent more damage from happening to your home, business or contents.

Timely Service

We will have a crew onsite to emergency jobs within 4 hours.

Visual Inspection & Verbal Briefing

Questioning whether to call your insurance or not? Our team members have the ability to walk a property and to see what would be the best course of action for the home or business owner when it comes to payment. Whether this is to file a claim or continue as a self-pay, we can guide you to the best long term decision.

Let us help make it “Like it never even happened.”

BIG NEWS IS HERE!

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

BIG NEWS IS HERE!

March 25th, 2021 was a big day for our SERVPRO Franchise… We are excited to announce we are under new ownership! If you see Dewayne and Lisa Cox, give them a big congratulations!

Here is a message from Mr. Cox about the new franchise takeover-

“I am finally able to share the news! An adventure, and it’s official! We have expanded our SERVPRO services in KY.  We are very excited about the future and this certainly would not be possible without my family, friends, our amazing TEAM COX members & my SERVPRO corporate family.

Now proudly providing fire and water restoration in:

Allen, Barren, Hart, Green & Taylor Counties.

Butler, Ohio, Hopkins, Muhlenberg & Edmonson Counties.

Daviess County”

We have been waiting to share this news, and are excited to see where it takes our growing team.  If you see Dewayne or Lisa, give them a big congratulations and give us a call to take care of all your water, fire, mold and cleaning needs!

March Theme of the Month – 2021

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

March Theme of the Month – 2021

Each month we focus on a different aspect of SERVPRO to educate the public about. With the major damage that recently hit Texas and other surrounding states, we wanted to touch base on what SERVPRO does as a whole when an area is rocked like so many families and business owners were.

When an area is hit with this much damage, SERVPRO Franchises from all over the country travel to help the local franchises that may need a little extra backup. We are proud to say that our very own crews often travel and help! We have had crews in Katy, Texas for going on 4 weeks without a break. While these weeks may be tiring for our crews, it is well worth it to see the before and after. Knowing we help lift the stress from these home and business owners’ shoulders is a big motivator.

While Kentucky was not impacted this time, it could be us next. This is an example of how no matter the size, SERVPRO has your back. If it is too big for us to handle, we can lend a hand and have help shipped in. Our goal is to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Ways to PREVENT fire damage from happening to your business or home.

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Ways to PREVENT  fire damage from happening to your business or home.

Test Smoke Alarms

The best way to prevent fires is to make sure that your alarms are working properly. Regularly hit the “Test” button on the side of the device. If it seems weak, then replace the batteries as soon as possible.  

Properly Store Products  

Items like hairspray or shaving cream are not supposed to be kept near any heat sources. Read the labels and make sure to follow them accordingly.  

Fireplace Safety

Always have an adult in the room when a fire is lit, and make sure that any flames or sparks cannot reach anything flammable.

Keep A Working Fire Extinguisher Around

Have fire extinguishers available around the home or businesses, and make sure everyone knows how to properly use them. 

Clean Oven & Stove

Crumbs can quickly catch on fire if they get warm enough, and cause major problems.

Clean Dryer Lint

Make sure to always clean out the dryer vent each time you dry anything. Built up lint is the quickest way to cause a major home fire.  

Check Cords

Cords that are frayed or damaged can cause a huge fire hazard. As them or the things around them heat up, they can combust and turn into a fire. It is a good practice to check them as you plug something in and replace cords that have wear and tear.

Home Space Heater Safety

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Home Space Heater Safety

There is constantly wear and tear on items. Your space heater is no different, and with a heating element inside, it can cause major issues if it malfunctions. Here are some tips to avoid this happening!  

  1. Keep Heater on a Level Surface

This prevents it from tipping over and burning the area or items around it. It is also safest to use heaters on non-flammable surfaces like concrete, stone or tile.

  1. Check Safety Features Before Purchase

Check that the heater includes a sturdy cord, a GFCI plug and an automatic safety shutoff feature.

  1. Keep Children and Pets Away

Two dangers come with pets and children around a heater: them being burned and them accidently tipping it over. You can even purchase a safety screen that will put a  three-foot barrier around the device.

  1. Keep away from Flammable Materials

This even includes rugs!

  1. Never Leave a Heater Unattended

Always turn off when leaving a room. Unattended heaters can easily go up in flames.

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties – 270.875.4883