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Pet Carpet Cleaning Tips

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Having problems with accidents from your puppy or other animal? While people love their pets, no one likes the occasional accidents that come with them. Here are some tips on how to clean up their pesky stains with ease:

* DO NOT FORGET: Spot check ANY cleaner in a small area before spraying all over your carpet. *

When a pet has an accident, it is important to clean up as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Use dry paper towels to soak up wet spills, and to pick up any dirt. Doing this gives the accident the least amount of time to spread, or soak into the carpet.

Have a solution on hand at all times, just in case a problem arises. Here is a link to an all-natural product you can make at home: https://lifehacker.com/use-vinegar-to-get-rid-of-old-stinky-pet-odors-1520292441.

Try to find accidents early, and when cleaning, make sure to get every tiny spot.

If the stain is deep or dried completely, then repeat the process to ensure you have removed everything you can.

If you have went through the steps, do not hesitate to call the professionals at 270-875-4883 for a free quote. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”!

November Theme of the Month - 2019

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

November Theme of the Month - 2019

With the beginning of November signifying the beginning of the Holiday Season, this is the time of year when many people are enjoying extra time with family. While this time is looked forward to each year, this is also the time of year when emergency accidents can happen in a blink of an eye. While most people know of SERVPRO from our water cleanup, the winter months also bring in many fire loss jobs. With our employees being trained to handle these losses, we are ready at the drop of a hat.

We not only can take care of the smoke and soot cleanup, we also offer other services that may be required:

  • board up
  • smoke & soot cleaning
  • demo
  • contents inventory and pack out
  • laundry
  • soft and hard contents cleaning
  • reconstruction

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know COOKING is the #1 reason for home fires?

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties, we get many calls a day asking questions or turning in jobs of all shapes and sizes. Beginning in the fall of each year, this is the time when the amount of calls concerning fire skyrocket. With many people using their fireplaces for the first time this season, building bonfires a little too close to the house, or having cooking accidents, there are several different ways smoke or fire can impact your home.  But, did you know COOKING is the #1 reason home fires begin? See below for some tips on how to prevent this in your own home:

  1. Immediately wipe up dust or grease from your stove when you notice it
  2. Never leave the kitchen while cooking
  3. Do not wear loose clothing
  4. Always unplug any countertop appliances when not in use
  5. Make sure to keep your stovetop clean and clear
  6. Double check everything is off after cooking

For more information: https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-cooking-fire-prevention-tips-619

Chicago, Illinois - STORM

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

6 large home set to a grid, with an orange SERVPRO logo in the corner 6 of the 22 homes we assisted!

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties is proud to have employees on the ground in Chicago, Illinois helping with a microburst that impacted the city. With a large amount of homes and businesses in the area being affected, it was too much for the local franchise to handle by themselves. This is when SERVPRO Corporate steps in and coordinates many other franchises to come help assist.

When we were called, we immediately sent 1 team to see how bad the damage was, then quickly sent another. Our two crews have been working around the clock for 3 weeks to try to assist as many homes and businesses as possible.

Now that we are several weeks out from the original bursts, we are winding down on work, and finishing up all the smaller tasks. Some of our members have come home, but many still remain to finish up. While everyone that is still there is excited at the thought of being home, this is also a very rewarding time for them, seeing everything put back together.

October Theme of the Month – 2019

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

A bunch of pink SERVPRO pens jumbled up in a box together If you see one of our representatives this month, ask for a pink pen!

October Theme of the Month – 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are working on spreading awareness throughout the month. Especially if you have a family history with cancer, it is important to constantly do screenings to find any issues.

This also applies to any items you have insured; you need to regularly review your insurance policies to ensure you have proper coverage in case the worst happens.

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties also has a program to help property owners ensure they are protected in case of any disasters: our Emergency Ready Profiles. SERVPRO sends one of their trained professionals in, for FREE, to help you come up with all the most important information for when an emergency happens. This quick profile is then put together, and delivered to you.

Feel free to reach out to our Marketing Representative, Van Robarts, at 270-670-5118 with any questions!

How To Prepare for a Storm Event

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Being September, we are right in the middle of Hurricane Season (June 1st-November 30th). Because of this, utilize technology.

Mark Yourself Safe

Through Facebook, The Red Cross has a “Make Yourself Safe” program during major disasters. This is a quick way to let your family and friends know that you are okay during disasters.

Get in Touch

Update your emergency contacts in your phone and have a paper copy somewhere in the home.

Charge Up

Even when it isn’t Storm Season, always keep a phone charger with you. This can really help you out in a pinch!

Store Important Documents Online

Ready.Gov suggested to upload insurance policies, identification for each family member, important medical records, important information about your pets, and any other documents you may need. Even if you never need these documents during a massive storm, they still may come in handy in day-to-day life. A couple of these services are Google Drive and Drop Box.

Follow News Outlets

Go onto your social media and search for accounts that send out weather alerts. Many of these can be set up as a notification on your phone or as a text message coming to you.

For more information, visit ready.gov!  

Now Doing Mold Testing

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties is now doing mold testing on both homes and businesses! 

Have you ever noticed any discoloration anywhere in your home or business that you could not explain? Have you suspected it being mold, but did not know for sure? 

We can now confirm what type of mold you have, within a few days of sending the tests off. One of our managers will come out, take the necessary tests (air and/or swab), and mail them off to be analyzed. Once the report is back (typically within a week), it will explain exactly what the discoloration is. Knowing this information can help you be informed on what your next steps will be. 

If you have anymore questions, feel free to reach out!

September Theme of the Month – 2019

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

A horizon with lightening striking and lighting up the sky in orange and green colors, along with a SERVPRO house logo #PreparedNotScared #BeReady

September Theme of the Month – 2019

Plan ahead, it is #NationalPreparednessMonth over the entire country! Take time out of the month to not only prepare your home, but also your business or where you work. Below are several important, but easy tasks to do. To find out even more, visit www.ready.gov/September for more information!

  • Plan an escape route with your entire family, including pets.
  • Invest in an Emergency Kit for each family member.
  • Have all important documents in a safe, easy to access place. Also have a list of emergency contacts.
  • Follow local weather channels to have real time updates
  • If you own a business, participate in our Emergency Ready Profiles, you can contact Van Robarts for more information.

Here are also some items you might not think about needing to add to your emergency kits: extra medicine, maps, cash/checks, toilet paper, extra phone charger, wipes, can opener, and garbage bags.

Extreme Crawlspace Mold

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Humidity is one of the easiest ways for mold to start developing, and in Kentucky, we have experienced plenty of it this summer. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties are receiving calls daily about different discoloration that people are finding in their homes or businesses. While not every spot is going to be mold, there are many different types that you could be experiencing.

This photo is of the back of a very tight crawlspace which was around 30 feet deep. Around the front of the crawlspace, the homeowner could see some slight discoloration, and decided to give us a call. They thought that what they found was no big deal and wanted to take care of the problem early. Once our crew started remediating, that is when we found this corner and all the damage it had caused.

While it might not be fun exploring under your home, it is necessary to do regularly to prevent this type of damage. If you do suspect mold growth, call the professionals at 270-875-4883 to come take a look!

#TipTuesday - Your Broom

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Today's #TipTuesday concerns an item that touches each room in your home: the broom. 

This item is rarely replaced, and is often overlooked when cleaning the home, but it is important to give it a good soak every so often. When your broom has been contaminated, it can spread those germs all over your home, which is the opposite of what you are trying to do when sweeping. 

If you have a plastic bristled broom, the easiest way to clean it is to fill a bucket with water, bleach and dish soap. Soak for 10-15 minutes, then rinse really well. You then want to let it fully dry before using it again. 

Not only does this cut down on germs, this can also make your broom last longer. Take the time to do this quick task, today!