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Car Detailing, Cleaning and Deodorizing
When disasters happen in your vehicle, do you know who to call?
SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg & Edmonson Counties are able to assist with taking care of these issues. While we are not typically known for this service, we have the experience of mitigating several issues that owners might come across:
-We have worked with police departments and cleaning biohazard out of their cruisers.
-There was an incident when a fire extinguisher sprayed the inside of a new truck completely white.
-An employee bought a used vehicle, and after the “new car smell” wore off, realized it had been smoked in. With being allergic to the smell, we took care of it for her. We were able to completely mitigate the smell, and months later it still has not resurfaced.
#Car #Cleaning #Detailing
February Theme of the Month, 2019
February Theme of the Month, 2019
This month, SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties wants to stress how important it is to be proactive and winterize your properties. With February being one of the coldest months of the year, we see a lot of frozen pipes happen. Being proactive is the best way to avoid this being your home or business!
Our marketing representatives are busy handing our hand warmers to their contacts this month, to remind them to always be proactive when it comes to cold weather. While you might not think about having hand warmers on hand, you would appreciate having one when you needed it.
We also want to stress to contacts that during the month of love, we want to make sure to keep things warm between us!
"Green" Cleaning, the SERVPRO Way!
After a home has been vacant for awhile, or just needs an overall deep clean, who would you trust to come into your home? Of course, you would want a company you can trust to be honest, reliable and to do a good job. But don’t you want someone who is going to use products that are safe around your family and pets, and to the Earth? That is where SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties comes in. We are “Green”, literally and figuratively. We only use products that are certified “Green” and that are safe to be around. Read on to find out some more information about the benefits of hiring a cleaner who focuses on being planet-friendly:
Safer for your Family and Pets
Most cleaning products have different chemicals in them that trigger certain illnesses and can cause flareups to your allergies and asthma. Removing as many of these products as possible can drastically cut down on the chances of them bothering you.
“Green” products are better for your bodies
After removing products that contain different toxins, pollutants and other suspected carcinogens, we are down to all natural (or “Green”) products. These products are not hard on our systems and can be used regularly throughout your cleaning routine.
We provide the proven “Green” products
To ensure that each product we bring into your home is safe to be around you, your family and out staff, we only use the products that SERVPRO Cooperate has approved. We can also provide sheets about each product while on site, so you know exactly what is entering your home or business.
SERVPRO is committed to helping save the environment, in all aspects
Whether we are doing a small cleaning job, or demoing an entire home, our goal is to save as many of the previous materials as possible. We try to cut down the waste we are putting into our environment as much as we can by using sustainable business practices.
Safer for employees
We care about our employee’s safety. When you are using these products day in and day out, you must make sure they are safe to be around. We do not want to put their lives at risk by using any of the products provided.
When you are in need of emergency services or any type of cleaning, don’t forget to THINK GREEN and call SERVPRO! #LikeItNeverEvenHappened
Christmas Party 2018
Every December our owner, David Elkins, holds a party for all the employees to not only celebrate the Christmas season, but also celebrate the year and what all we have accomplished throughout. We have three departments within our franchise, and this is a great time for all the employees to get to know each other without being in a work setting.
We always start the night with prayer and dinner being served, then teambuilding games, and closed with discussion about how the year has gone.
Every company depends on its employees to make things go smoothly. This is why we strive to have the most well trained, highest quality employees around. It also depends on how well our employees get along, and their attitudes about their jobs. This is why it is important for us to get together as a team several times a year and get to know each other. We also want our employees to know how much we appreciate them, and how proud we are of the effort they put into their jobs each day.
When we are working on a water, fire, or mold loss, our goal is to save as many of the previous materials as possible. This means that we also try to recycle these materials as much as we can. This not only saves the home owner or insurance company money, but it also cuts down in the waste that is put in the landfills. With approximately 70% of garbage thrown away being recyclable, it is important that we all find ways to keep as much out of it as possible.
Here are some ways to help reduce waste in your everyday life:
-Use reusable bags while out shopping
-Reuse or repurpose plastic grocery bags
-Invest in a reusable water bottle
-Pack lunch in reusable containers
5 Tips for Water Losses
At our franchise, about 80% of the jobs we work are to some extent of water damage. In homes and businesses, there are a lot of places where water pipes are exposed. This creates a larger change for problems to occur. Here are some tips on how to minimize the damage caused from a water loss:
- Turn the water source off-
Knowing where your water cut offs are is very important. In an emergency, you want to be able to find the cutoff as quickly as possible and stop the source causing more damage.
- Turn off the electricity-
Do not ever step into flooded water without first having the electric cut. It can become a very dangerous situation if you forget to do this.
- Get rid of the water-
Getting as much water out of the space as possible is very important. The longer the water sits, the worse the damage becomes. The longer water sits, the larger the chance of mold growth also becomes.
- Open windows and doors-
Doing this will help release moisture in the air. You can also turn on the fan to help circulate the air in the room.
- Call a professional-
If you have not already contacted a water damage expert, do this immediately. Quickly bringing in a team of trained professionals can lessen the damage caused, while getting an accurate assessment and a plan of action.
Why Call SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Edmonson Counties is a full-service restoration company based in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. Even though most people have heard of us, a lot still do not know exactly what we do. A restoration companies’ main goal is the restore items after a disaster or loss has occurred, while being cost and quality conscience. We will try to save as much of your home or business we can, without compromising on the quality or sanity of the building. The same goes with the contents in the building. While many items must be replaced, many can be fully cleaned and sanitized. Majority of the time during a water loss, if it is called in quickly, we are able to save not only contents, but also the flooring and walls. Being able to do this can save the owner a lot of time and money.
Marketing Representative, Van Robarts, says it the best: “It is amazing what we are able to do.”
SERVPRO® Purpose Statement
SERVPRO’s Purpose: To help entrepreneurs succeed.
This is the purpose of every SERVPRO franchise that is in existence. We are teams of people that want to help YOUR business succeed. With that being our goal, we know that you cannot do this while being closed or out of commission. Our job is to get you back on your feet as quickly and efficiently as possible when a loss happens. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” once we have left your home or business.
Another thing this means is that we can help your business run more effectively. Having a dirty building, or in disrepair can drive away customers. We also know that you cannot always close your doors during the day to have cleanings preformed. SERVPRO of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Mulenberg and Edmonson Counties is a 24/7 business. This means that we can work whenever best fits your schedule, even after typical working hours.
SERVPRO® Core Values
SERVPRO’s Core Values:
Believe in a Dream
Share the SERVPRO Story
Follow the System
These values are shared by franchises all over the world. Everyone who is wearing black and khaki understands and believes in what we are doing and what all we can do to help others.
We want to grow relationships throughout the community and strengthen the bond between locally run businesses.
We want everyone to know that SERVPRO® is a family business that was started in 1967 by a husband and wife and is still run today by their children. The family mentality that began this business is still with us all today.
SERVPRO® is in the restoring business, not replacing. We pledge to be as financially frugal as possible without compromising on quality when we enter your home or business.
SERVPRO® Corporate has also developed a line of products and procedures that are proven to work, and franchises are trained to follow this system.
SERVPRO® Vision Statement
SERVPRO’s Vision Statement:
To be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.
Our goal is to be your #1 choice. With over 1,500 franchise locations worldwide, this is a lofty goal to have. This is why we spend countless hours and dollars training and educating our employees on different techniques to restore items, ways to clean them, customer service, and more. We want them to be the most equip to take care of your problems quickly and efficiently. We know that anytime you call us, it is one of the most stressful times of your life. Being the top company means that you are in safe hands. You can trust that we will treat you like family and do whatever we can to help you. We want to be the best.
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Most people are on some type of social media, whichever that my be. We are also very active on several of these platforms. We want to add value to your timelines by giving you cleaning tips, being a bulletin board for community events, posting weather updates, job postings, job photos, and keeping everyone following informed about events we are participating in. We want to be more than a business page, but a place where you can get useful knowledge from following.
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