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The longer you wait, the more damage it creates!

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Two pieces of SERVPRO green quipment drying out brown carpet in a water damaged home. Orange SERVPRO house in corner This home was water damaged, and we are working to dry out the carpet for reuse!

The majority of calls that SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties takes concerns water damage in some fashion. Busted pipes can cause a ton of damage to homes and businesses in very little time. When someone comes upon a busted pipe, a lot of the time they do not know what to do first. Coming from a restoration company, your first move is to always

SHUT OFF WATER SOURCE

Most of the time this would be the main water supply. If you do not know where your supply cut off is in your home or office, make it a priority to find out and educate everyone who works or lives in the building.  

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

The longer the water runs, the more damage is going to happen. For instance:

A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute

A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute

A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute

This is why it is so important to prevent as much damage as possible, and to call the professionals as soon as possible to let them get to work and start fixing the problem.

The longer you wait, the more damage it creates!

June Theme of the Month

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

June Theme of the Month

The June Theme of the Month has to do with something that has taken off in 2021: the Real Estate Market.

2021 has been a great year so far for both buyers and sellers! Many people have put their homes on the market, and they have sold within days. With this boom, SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties in Kentucky has been getting more calls than normal regarding carpet cleanings and quotes.

When a home is empty, carpets are one of the first things that the potential buyer will look at, and when carpets appear clean, when buying a home, many new home owners want their carpets cleaned before move in day. Even if you are not selling today, as a home or business owner, it is important to take care of your carpets over the years, and make sure that when the time comes, you are able to put your home or business on the market without doing any replacements.

For both businesses and homes, it is a good rule of thumb to get carpets professionally cleaned yearly, and to do regular maintenance throughout the year, such as vacuuming, spot removal, and shifting furniture around to prevent permanent carpet dents. If you own a business with high traffic, then it is suggested to do this even more often.

Give us a call for a free quote!

May Theme of the Month

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

May Theme of the Month

When you are planning your Spring Cleaning this year, add a new item to your list that many people often forget about: deep cleaning your water heater. Not only will your water be cleaner, but this can also help avoid any issues arising from it, and causing any water losses or leaks.   

Like anything else, the better care you provide, you can often times extend the life of your homes water heater. Many of SERVPRO’s water calls have a water heater involved, which makes it a prime target for issues to arise.

Maintenance Steps:

  • Adjust the Temperature
  • Insulate the Pipes
  • Insulate the Heater
  • Test the TPR Valve
  • Check the Anode Rod
  • Drain the Tank and Wash Out Sediment

For more information visit:

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/plumbing/21016402/how-to-maintain-a-water-heater

April Theme of the Month

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

April Theme of the Month

Biohazard is a service that SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties provides that is often overlooked because of the nature of it. It is hard to discuss.

But it is also a service that if you had the need for it, would be really important to know who does it. Without the knowledge, many times people might try to clean this up themselves without first finding out the risks associated. There are many reasons why it is best to have a certified company come and take care of the problem, but two big reasons are listed below- 

  • Safety: Any remains or fluids that come out of a human or an animal are considered biohazard. Biohazard means that they could carry life threatening pathogens to the person cleaning up the area or whoever is simply exposed to them. When working with SERVPRO, you can trust that the cleanup will be done in the safest manner possible for everyone involved. Our staff has completed all of the proper trainings, including being registered and compliant with OSHA and FEMA guideline to clean up any type of biohazard.
  • Traumatic: Whenever we are called for this type of job, it is typically a very traumatic experience for the family, and it would be emotionally difficult to clean up the area when it is a traumatic loss. Having someone else come in will be easier on any family or loved ones.

Trust SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties with all your Water needs!

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties with all your Water needs!

What can SERVPRO do for me?

When calling us, you can expect both timely and friendly service on the phone. Our trained customer service representatives are ready to help the second you are connected. Our goal is to make the loss as easy as possible to help put your mind at ease every step of the way.

SERVPRO also strives to…

Quick Response Time

Being onsite as quickly as possible can help prevent more damage from happening to your home, business or contents. We do this by being open 24/7/365, even on holidays and weekends.

Fast Service Time

Unless otherwise requested by the home or business owner, emergency jobs will have a crew member onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Visual Inspection / Verbal Briefing

“Should I file an insurance claim or pay out of pocket?” is a common question we get.

Once onsite, our trained professionals 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 method. We can help advise the insured on if it would be beneficial or not to file a claim.

Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened."

BIG NEWS – WE ARE GROWING

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

BIG NEWS – WE ARE GROWING

After owning SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties for over 10 years, owners Dewayne and Lisa Cox, decided it was time for a new adventure.  As of March 25th, 2021, they are now officially the owners of 3 more franchises over the state of Kentucky. If you see Dewayne and Lisa Cox, give them a big congratulations, or send them a message showing your support. Continue to support local by calling us with any of your cleaning and restoration needs!

Message from Dewayne Cox:

“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”

March Theme of the Month

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

March Theme of the Month

Hardin/LaRue Counties has been involved in something that is life changing for those we are serving: we have been on Storm. This term is when we travel to other places that have had damage caused by major disasters. In this case, our crews have been in Katy, Texas for almost a month working on cleaning and drying out homes and businesses. While being away from home is tough, it is well worth it to see the before and after of these homes and businesses and to know how much of a blessing it is to these worried home and business owners.

While Kentucky was not hit this time, it could be us next. Whenever anything goes south, remember SERVPRO. No matter the size, big or small, we can help and handle whatever you have going on.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

7 Ways to Prevent a Fire or Smoke

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

7 Ways to Prevent a Fire or Smoke

Dryer Lint

Clean filter each load you dry.

Frayed Cords

Frayed cords can easily combust and turn into a fire. Check for any issues before plugging in.

Safely Store Products 

Read labels and make sure to follow them accordingly, as some products are flammable if put near heat.

Fireplace Safety  

Make sure the flame is always under control and there is an adult present.

Smoke Alarm Batteries

Regularly test and replace your smoke alarm batteries.

Flammable Kitchen Items

Keep these items away from all heat sources. This includes food and crumbs!

Fire Extinguishers

Have working fire extinguishers in easy to access locations. Also, make sure that anyone in the area that could use one knows how to do so safely!

Space Heater Preventative Fire Safety

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Space Heater Preventative Fire Safety

Here are 5 preventative measures to take when using a space heater-

  1. Level Surface

A tipped over space heater can quickly overheat and cause a fire.

  1. Up to Date Safety Features

Make sure any space heater being used is up to date with the latest safety technology.

  1. Flammable Materials

Being used close to flammable materials can make them quickly go up in flames if exposed to too much heat quickly.

  1. Unattended Heaters

TURN OFF WHEN UNATTENDED! Leaving a heater running by itself is a surefire way to cause an emergency. Simply turn off and unplug when leaving the room.

  1. Children / Pets

Both young children and pets cause a safety hazard when around space heaters. It is best to keep them completely away from any heaters that are on. If it is unavoidable, you can purchase a safety screen that will put a three-foot barrier around the device.

SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties – 270.360.0448

LOOKING FOR CONTRACTORS!

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

LOOKING FOR CONTRACTORS!

SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties has a goal of making the process of any type of loss as smooth as possible for our clients. While we started with only a mitigation department, we quickly grew to include a rebuild department! Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened,” when it comes to your home or business.

We are looking for Electricians, Drywallers, Tiling / Stonework, Masonry, Carpenters, Flooring, Framing, Plumbers, Roofers, Handymen, Painters, HVAC, and more. All trades are welcome to contact us and apply.

 If you are a contractor looking for more work, give us a call and see if we would be a good fit to work together.

For more information, contact Lisa at 270-670-2346.

*Must be licensed and insured, and willing to travel around our area*