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Tarping Services Now Available

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties has implemented a new service that can greatly help our local communities: building and roof tarping. Over the years, we noticed a missing need, an emergency service to help stop damage from worsening. With our business being open 24/7, we realized this is a perfect service to offer our customers that could really help minimize their damage when a disaster or storm strikes the area.

Whether there is a hole in your home or businesses, a roof leak, or any other type of persisting damage, SERVPRO can come help stop the damage from getting worse. With having our rebuild department on standby for emergency services, we are able to respond quickly.  

While our rebuild team is able to make the damage “Like it never even happened,” we are also happy to help minimize the issue until you decide how to proceed. You are not obligated to use utilize our rebuild services through the whole project if you call us for tarping. Our goal is to help the customer in whatever capacity that is needed!

August 2020 Theme of the Month

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

August 2020 Theme of the Month 

This month, SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties are focusing on something that is a big unknown for many families: Back To School. With many options being available this school year, families are faced with making many choices on where their children will be learning. While there are still many unknowns at this time, schools opening back up is a sign of live beginning to return to normal.

One thing everyone knows about this in person school year, is it will be looking very different than previously. To help prepare for this, the CDC has put out many tips and guidelines on what you can do before sending your children back to school to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Here are a few of their tips:

  • Practice proper hand washing techniques at home, and stress the importance of regular hand washing
  • Checking your children’s temperature daily for signs of a fever
  • Find out how water or drinks will be provided to students during the school day, and consider investing in reusable water bottles for your children to use
  • Make sure to have extra face masks available for each student, and have a clean, extra one in your child’s school bag

Click here for the full CDC list of tips and guidelines.  

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties has continued to provide sanitizing and cleanings at local schools, daycares, homes, businesses and more. When it comes to back to school, our cleanings can include classrooms, restrooms, buses, gyms, playground equipment and more. Before we begin our COVID cleanings, our team will put together a specialized plan on how to best sanitize and clean the areas needing attention. Doing this ahead of time helps maximize the value and quality of our services for the client.

Learn more about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program here.

SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

With SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties being a franchise, it has the unique ability to call on over 1,7000 other franchises for help or expertise in any type of job that comes through. During these times of uncertainty and stress with the Corona Virus outbreak, it is important to partner with a business that has decades of experience, like SERVPRO.

To highlight our expertise, SERVPRO Corporate began the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program to reflect our companies unique experience and capabilities. SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties quickly adopted the program, and begain using it on all jobs associated with COVID-19. This program is made up of 3 steps to help both our franchise and business owners navigate during this time:

Step 1- Consult

With each business having different needs, it is important to look at each one individually. To start the program, we send a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who is trained to help guide you in figuring out the best course of action for your business. Once this is done, our consultant will then create a personalized cleaning program. Some of the information that is looked at during the consult includes: type of business, building size, high touchpoint areas, incoming traffic, employee contact with each other and customers, and congested areas of the building. This will also help you decide how often deep cleanings are needed for your business.  

Step 2- Clean

This is when the actual cleaning and sanitation happens in your business. Using the guide built from the consultation, one of our trained crews arrive in full personal protection equipment to undergo a deep clean on your business using our exclusive cleaning system. At this point, our crews not only go by the SERVPRO Corporate standards, but also the CDC’s guidelines throughout the entire process. Our goal is to go beyond the scope of work to ensure maximum satisfaction and cleanliness for your staff and clients. Throughout the cleaning, we will also bag up the hazardous materials created during the clean, and dispose of it for you. The goal is to make it "Like it never even happened," including the cleaning itself.

Step 3- Certify

After the cleaning has been completed and one of our managers have been onsite, we then certify the cleaning. This includes posting and dating signage inside of your building to give both incoming customers and your employees peace of mind that their safety is the #1 priority.

Give us a call today to discuss your options, and to secure your spot on our schedule to start the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program!

This #TipTuesday is about your GUTTERS!

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

This #TipTuesday is about your GUTTERS!

Over time, there can be major build up in your gutters from leaves, sticks, and mud. While this buildup does not seem to be a big deal, it can cause major water damage to your home or business. When the water falling or rolling off the roof does not have an easy path to the ground, then it begins to start seeping into other places, like through your roof or wall. This can then cause a slow leak that will eventually turn into a larger problem. It can include mold beginning to grow, or the water causing major harm to your building’s interior.

To prevent this, every so often check and see if your gutters are beginning to have any of this build up. If you notice any, take the time to properly clean them out.

If you already notice some damage to your building, give SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties a call to let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Business Fire Safety

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to your business, it is important for you and everyone who works in the building to know what to do in an emergency situation. There are some simple ways to do this, like post a fire escape route, and have emergency phone numbers available. Another important way you can prepare is by having multiple a fire extinguishers available around your business. Along with having these extinguishers, it is important for everyone to know how to properly use them.

While SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties hope you never have a reason to use it, here is an easy way to help remember: PASS

  • PULL the pin.
  • AIM the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire, while keeping a safe distance.
  • SQUEEZE the lever to discharge the fire extinguisher agent.
  • SWEEP the nozzle or hose from side to side at the base until the fire has been extinguished. Even after it is out, continue around the fire, and make sure all sides are completely out. 

After putting out the fire, make sure to PASS the job to a professional to take care of from here. SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties can handle any of your commercial needs efficiently and timely. We are able to handle not only the fire extinguisher agent, but also help clean up from the fire, soot, and smoke the fire caused. If the fire department also made a visit to the site, we can also help with any water damage that may have occurred. When you think fire, think of the green trucks, and call SERVPRO! 270-360-0448

Commercial Water Damage

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

When left unrepaired, a dripping faucet or leaking pipe can cause just as much damage as a major water loss in your business. Water can easily begin to seep under floods, into walls and up drywall, and cause issues to the structure of the building. The longer it takes to begin clean up, the more damage that will be caused.

SERVPRO of Hardin/Larue Counties, Kentucky want businesses owners to know the dangers of putting off small repairs before it comes to late. We also want you to know that all of our team members are highly trained professionals and can quickly and professionally respond to any type of job you may have.

When you give us a call, there are some certain pieces of information we ask for so we are able to judge the extent of the damage that has occurred. This includes:

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Business Main Contact
  • Insurance Agent/Adjuster/Carrier/Claim Number (if applicable)
  • Square Footage of Damaged Space
  • How long as the flooding been going?
  • What caused the damage?
  • Has the source been fixed yet?
  • Is there any standing water?
  • Is there electricity onsite?

With us collecting this information before coming onsite, it helps us bring an accurate amount of equipment and employees to handle your space.

Give us a call at 270-360-0448 for more information and to get a free quote on our water services!

Local Water Damage

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Kentucky has not experienced very much rainfall in the past couple of weeks, compared to the beginning of the summer. This last weekend, things changed drastically when there were several intense downpours covering a large portion of our state. With so much rain coming down in a short length of time, many businesses and homes that are in lower areas experienced water losses.

SERVPRO of Hardin and Larue Counties, Kentucky is not new to flooding situations. Since being in business since 2011, we have seen our fair share of water jobs and damage: big and small. Because of how many jobs we come across that involve water damage, we understands that the longer water sits, the worse the damage gets. This is one of the many reasons why SERVPRO is a 24/7 businesses, to cut down on damage. We have crews ready to go at a moments notice!  

If you have experienced water damage in any capacity, or have any questions, give us a call at 270-360-0448!

Top 4 Preventative Water Loss Tips

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Top 4 Preventative Water Loss Tips for Homes or Businesses:

  1. Checking Appliances Regularly: It is important to check your appliances for any issues and perform regular maintenance on them. This is make sure they are working properly, and to find any issues before they become problems. If not caught quickly, small leaks can cause big problems over long amounts of time.
  2. Watch Your Monthly Bills: Pay attention to your water usage for any large (or small) spikes on your bill. Even if it is a few dollars a month, that could be indicating an issue you want to find as soon as possible.
  3. Beware of Trees: Having trees around your home or business can lower your bills, and is is great for the environment. But you also have to be careful about what types of trees you plant, and how close they are to buildings or power lines. The key is to plant trees with non-invasive roots at least ten feet away from your home, and trees with invasive roots at least 25 feet away. This way the roots do not cause issues to your home or building, which can cause water leaks to happen.
  4. Take Action: Once you see a spike in your water bill, look for a water leak! If you notice your trees roots are starting to get near your home or building, take action before it is too late! Make it a priority to avoid any water damage. If you do ignore small problems, they can grow into large problems quickly!

Call SERVPRO of Harlin & Larue Counties, Kentucky when you detect any type of water problem, and we can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fireworks and Home Fires... What You Need to Know Before July 4th!

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fireworks against a dark, night sky Enjoy your 4th of July safely!

An estimated 19,500 fires started by fireworks were reported to local fire departments in the US during 2018.*

Fireworks are a traditional part of most Independence Day celebrations. As beautiful, fun and patriotic as they are; we all know that they can also be dangerous. Here's what you should know before lighting that fuse.....

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks and older children should only use them under close adult supervision. 
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands or use them indoors. Ensure that all fireworks are aimed away from people, structures, vehicles, trees and brush. 
  • Never light fireworks in a container of any kind and soak all used fireworks in water before discarding.
  • Do wear protective eye wear, maintain a safe distance after lighting and keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish any malfunctioned fireworks or in case of a fire.

Sparklers 

Sparklers burn 2,000 degrees ** and can easily cause clothing, hair and other materials to catch fire. They may also burn you hands or feet if they're not handled properly or dropped. Safer alternatives for children include glow sticks, confetti poppers and colored streamers. 

We hope, that with these safety tips, everyone can enjoy a fun and safe fireworks show! 

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/US-Fire-Problem/Fire-causes/osfireworks.ashx#:~:text=Each%20year%2C%20fireworks%20injure%20thousands%20and%20cause%20thousands%20of%20fires.&text=An%20estimated%2019%2C500%20fires%20started,million%20in%20direct%20property%20damage.

**https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/fireworks#:~:text=Never%20point%20or%20throw%20fireworks,a%20few%20hours%20before%20discarding

We Do More Than Water and Fire! How We Can Help When Your Home Sustains Storm Damage

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

white house with flowers around it, sitting under an orange sky after a storm It's more than a house...it's your home. We're here to help you protect it.

Summer can bring heavy rain and high winds. This is especially true during hurricane season. While, here in Kentucky, we don't live near the ocean...we do sometimes get the residual effects of hurricanes and tropical storms on the coast. In addition to these residual effects, we also see an average of 21 tornadoes a year.*

You already know we do water and fire mitigation, but did you know that we also tarp your roof and perform board up services? 

Falling trees, fire, high wind and hail storms often cause roof damage. Safety should be your primary concern. An initial roof assessment should be completed from the ground as damage is not always visible. If you suspect damage to your shingles or structure, contact a professional immediately.

Vacate the premises in the event of major roof damage or flooding.

Tarping the roof will prevent secondary damage while the roof is inspected and repaired. Your Elizabethtown area, SERVPRO Professionals provide emergency roof tarp installation to prevent further damage. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately.

If the windows or doors are in jeopardy as well, we've still got your covered. Our professional crews use approved board up techniques to minimize further damage and secure your property. This will help protect the building from any further weather, animals or illegal entry.

Call us today for all of your storm damage needs! We're always "Here to Help"! 270-360-0448

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