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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

CONTRACTORS WANTED!

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

CONTRACTORS WANTED!

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*

WEATHER WARNING!

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

WEATHER WARNING!

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

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

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:

  1. Have fire extinguishers readily available and check them regularly. Replace as needed.
  2. Install sprinklers or a fire suppression system in every room of your business
  3. Regularly check and clean the equipment used in your business. Dirty equipment can throw sparks and ignite other items.
  4. Reduce useless clutter that can catch fire or enhance a flame.
  5. Have an exit plan for all employees posted around the office.

February Theme of the Month – 2021

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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!

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