As the years have passed, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties has added more and more services to their offerings. Several years ago, we added a rebuild department so we would be able to take our clients from A – Z! While our goal is to restore any home or business we are called to, there are situations where it is necessary to replace items. That is when our rebuild department takes over, and helps make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO is growing and taking on more projects! To keep up with this growth, our Rebuild Department is looking to employ more contractors.
We are currently looking for contractors for every position, including: Electricians, Drywallers, Tiling / Stonework, Masonry, Carpenters, Flooring, Framing, Plumbers, Roofers, Handymen, Painters, HVAC, and more.
Contact Lisa at 270-670-2346 for more information.
*You must be licensed and insured, and willing to travel around our area*
Ice storms are quickly moving through the area this week, and potentially causing a lot of damage. Now through Thursday evening (February 11th, 2021), it is advised to take extreme caution while traveling, and staying home is strongly encouraged. Weather.com states that significant ice and snow mixture will be hitting us soon, and the possibility of power outages and tree damage are both are very high.
Throughout the storm, temperatures are predicted to continue to stay low throughout the week and because power outrages are possible, make sure you take precautions against any frozen pipes in your homes or businesses. This is the perfect environment for them to quickly freeze without you realizing it!
Ways to prevent water damage from frozen pipes include:
Keep interior doors open for more warm air flow throughout your home.
Keep garage door down as much as possible to keep warm air inside.
Drip your inside faucets to keep water moving.
Cover outside faucets with specialized covers. You can get these at most stores but are also available for Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Frost-King-FC1-Outdoor-Prevent/dp/B01251Q67W/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=faucet+covers&qid=1612976074&sr=8-5).
Open cabinet doors with pipes in them to promote warm air flow around them.
Have you already experienced a leaky or frozen pipe? Give us a call for a free quote! We can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Home & Business Fire Tips
50% of businesses that experience a disaster never reopen! With that amount being so staggering, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties want to help reduce this percentage as much as possible.
During the winter months, we experience an influx of fire calls come in, both large and small from homes and businesses. With it being such cold weather, there are many more fire hazards being used to heat both homes and businesses on a daily basis. Make sure your business does not become a statistic after a fire loss, and make plans against fire damage now!
Here are 5 ways to help protect your business:
- Have fire extinguishers readily available and check them regularly. Replace as needed.
- Install sprinklers or a fire suppression system in every room of your business
- Regularly check and clean the equipment used in your business. Dirty equipment can throw sparks and ignite other items.
- Reduce useless clutter that can catch fire or enhance a flame.
- Have an exit plan for all employees posted around the office.
February Theme of the Month – 2021
February Theme of the Month – 2021
Our Marketing Team has specific goals and business services that we focus on each month with our contacts, insurance agents, adjusters, etc. During February though, we are flipping the script. We want to focus on some of the other business around our cities and counties, and what they can provide to consumers. Throughout February, we are working with multiple small businesses throughout the month to do “Community Spotlight” videos over these hardworking individuals in our area. If you have or know of a local small business to be highlighted, reach out to us and let us know who they are! We would love to meet and learn more about what they do.
Head over to our Facebook page and give it a “Like” to follow along. You can also follow us on YouTube @SERVPRO10205 and always remember to #SuportLocalBusinesses!
Local Marketing Representative – Sydney Gossom
Local Marketing Representative – Sydney Gossom
“Thank you to each and every one of you for the warm welcome within all my counites. I am so proud and honored to work at SERVPRO and within each community in Butler, Ohio, Muhlenberg, Edmonson, Hart and Taylor Counties. Our goal at SERVPRO is to provide you with the premier customer service and the finest work. When our work is complete, we want it to look “Like it never even happened.”
I am looking forward to continuing the relationships that I have already established and building new ones. Each county holds a special place in my heart. Here are a few interesting facts about myself:
I love photography and own a photography business on the side, I am a lefthanded woman living in a righthanded world (can be hard at times). I enjoy public speaking and making friends everywhere I go. I am a huge sports guru, and my favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves and New Orleans Saints.
What an honor it is to be a part of the SERVPRO family, and I cannot wait to continue on this journey with all of you!”
January Theme of the Month – 2021
January Theme of the Month – 2021
Throughout the first month of the year, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties is working to educated businesses on what we can do for them.
With SERVPRO being a franchise, we have the resources to handle any size job. Big or small, we are able to take care of the job with the utmost quality and care. These backup crews are always in high standing with corporate and are completely trained and ready to make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO also has a program that can be implemented before a disaster even strikes. Our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) Program is a completely free service that SERVPRO provides to our communities. The goal of this program is to help businesses be aware of any issues that may arise and help them have any needed information quickly on hand. Your trained, local marketing representative will set up a time with you, an then help you gather up all the needed information in an emergency. Once completed, your Emergency Ready Plan can greatly help prevent or minimize damage on your business!
Local Representative Contact Information:
Sydney Gossom - Butler, Ohio, Muhlenberg, and Edmonson Counties. 270-670-2575.
Shayland Weist - Hopkins County. 270-532-0444.
How To Care For Masks
It is uncertain how long everyone will be wearing masks. In the meantime, it is important to know how to dispose of any single use masks that are used, and also how to properly wash any reusable ones you have.
Single Use Mask Disposal:
Cut the two ear straps
Place dirty mask in plastic bag and tie.
You may then throw away the plastic bag with the rest of your trash.
Washing Reusable Masks:
After use, put any wet or dirty masks in plastic bag away from any clean masks. This helps avoid any cross contamination from happening.
TIP: Preferably use a different mask each time you need one, or at least one a day.
Most cloth masks should be able to be washed with your normal laundry
Use regular detergent and washer settings unless otherwise listed on fabric label.
Wash in regular tap water with laundry detergent or soap.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
You can either dry your masks in a normal dryer or let them air dry.
If you are air drying your mask, it will dry fastest and kill the most germs if it is in direct sunlight. You can also hang or lay flat if sunlight is not an option.
During 2020, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties has worked hard to continually adapt to the changing circumstances. In the very beginning of 2020, when the first shut down happened, SERVPRO was considered an essential business and stayed open. Since then, our team has adapted and overcame everything that 2020 has thrown at them!
Our production department has had to make the most drastic changes regarding every job that they visit. They now wear PPE (personal protective equipment) to each job to help slow the spread of the virus, and prevent the spread of other common germs. They also wear a new protective suit while working each COVID-19 job. They then dispose of their suit properly afterwards, to prevent accidental reuse. When calling SERVPRO, you can rest assured that anyone coming to your home has been temperature screened and is not bringing anything else into your home.
Our marketing department, who travels around our counties daily, has also taken precautions against the spread of the corona virus. They are doing this by wearing masks, respecting any businesses that are currently closed to walk in clients and are taking care to always stay at least 6 feet apart when businesses are open. Throughout this different time, we continue to wish their agents, adjusters, and other contacts well until they can visit again!
Our team has also continuously provided Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned cleanings throughout the year to prevent any outbreaks in businesses. We have done both 1-time cleanings and continuous cleanings. We will continue to provide these cleanings as long as they are needed.
Interested in starting off your year right and getting a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned cleaning, you can give us a call or submit a claim online: www.SERVPRObutlerhopkinsohiomuhlenbergedmonsoncounties.com/fnol
Rebuild Department New Service
Being in the restoration business, we pay close attention to the weather in our areas. When we see a storm coming, we brace ourselves for an influx of water damage calls. While these calls typically come from roof damage, it can also be from a window or door leak. While our franchise has been doing emergency roof tarping for a while, we realized there is something missing from this equation, who fixes the roofs?
When SERVPRO deals with water losses, we are unable to clean up the mess until the source is fixed. In a leak caused by a roof, this is the roof itself. SERVPRO has taken the time to build a team of roofers that we can call in to fix any size, both big and small, leaks. This way we can tarp, repair the source, and repair the damage as quickly as possible!
If you have any questions about the state of your roof, contact our Rebuild Division Project Manager, Mike Witcher, at 270-670-1767 to have a professional check it out!
CDC Suggested Phone Sanitizing
The CDC suggests with all of the sickness circling around to sanitize and wash your phone at least once a day. There are different ways you can do this, but here is a quick way that only requires a disinfectant wipe, and a couple of soft rags.
Here are some easy steps on how to clean it in just a few minutes-
Step 1: Take off your phone case
Step 2: Wipe your phone off to remove as much dirt as possible before sanitizing.
Step 3: Use wipe to wipe down to carefully clean device and case taking care around the ports and buttons. This will kill the bacteria and viruses living on your phone.
Step 4: Put your phone and case to the side for about 5 minutes to air dry. This allows the cleaner to work and clean before diving back into your phone.
Step 5: Wipe off any extra disinfectant with a new, clean, soft cloth.
* NOTE: Never spray your device with any product directly. *