Summer Time can Bring Broken Pipes for Your Home
Summer has arrived!
After a long winter of not being able to do yard work, gardening or working on that lawn you are so proud of – it is finally time to turn on that water spigot outside and get to work!
Unfortunately, that water spigot has a surprise in store for you. Many times, these outside sources of water freeze during the winter time without anyone knowing that they are frozen. Only when someone finally turns on the water for the first time does the damaged pipe become known. SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties handles many of these calls each spring. Someone comes in from a good day of work in the yard to find a flooded house or flooded basement from that water pipe they just had on.
Let the water damage experts at SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties take care of any of your water damage needs. Enjoy the summer time and call SERVPRO if you need us!
Home Pool Safety
We hope your pool doesn't cause water damage, but if it does --call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties.
It's summertime (finally!) It's time for sprinklers, swimming pools, cookouts, and catching fireflies as the sun goes down. It's all fun and games, but there's ways for the fun to be ruined. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties wants you and your family to be safe this season.
Our friends at Red Cross have some safety tips for Home Swimming Pool Safety that we'd like to share with you:
- Secure your swimming pool with the right barriers between the pool and the outside
- ALWAYS supervise anyone (children and adults) who don't know how to swim
- Keep life saving devices nearby, like life jackets
- Enforce rules and regulations for the pool that everyone knows upon entry
It's a fun time for all --let's keep it safe too!
Let's go to the beach --let's go get away!
It's that time of year again where swimsuits are being packed and sunscreen is being applied --it's beach season!
We are excited for our customers to get away for the summer and enjoy all the sun and sea salt life has to offer. There are a few things to keep in mind when vacationing at the beach.
Here are a few safety tips from our friends at the American Red Cross:
- Have young children and inexperienced swimmers wear appropriately approved life jackets
- Pay close attention to children and the elderly while at the beach
- Keep a close watch on oceanic life --jellyfish, starfish, and patches of plants (leave these alone)
We hope everyone has a great vacation season, and enjoys the beach! It's always important to have some fun!
Does Insurance Cover That?
As summer season approaches it's always a good idea to review your insurance. Insurance is great --it keeps you calm during your storm. But, your insurance may not cover as much as you think.
Your agents want to help you, try to keep in contact with them on what to do when disaster strikes. It's never a bad idea to review your contract and discuss the ins and out of what is covered. Another good idea, is to check your deductible. How much will you need to pay out of pocket before it reaches the level that your insurance can help you? Also, is there separate coverage and deductibles for hurricanes, floods, etc.
It's always good to stay prepared, and we hope that disaster doesn't strike but SERVPRO is here to help 24/7 -365!
Golf Scramble season is here --time to talk mold!
Our marketing team that came out to participate in the golf scramble at the London Country Club!
It's golf scramble season again and our marketing team loves to get out on the green! We bring games, prizes, and all kinds of information for our customers to hear when they approach us on the hole!
The most recent golf scramble our marketing team attended was one sponsored by the Corbin Rotary Club at the London Country Club.
Our team had a full day telling everyone all SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties has to offer. They had a table set up in the front at the beginning of the day to tell everyone all about SERVPRO's services.
One topic that came to the forefront with a lot of these customers was mold. They knew with the weather warming up that the mold spores would be more active.
Our team let them know that we are here to help with their mold damage and cleanup needs.
Storm Season is Here: Be Ready!
It's that time of year again when April turns to May, and storms come out to play.
We all want to keep our homes and families safe during this time. The best way to keep your family safe is through an at home kit. It's all about safety first, and planning information out before the storm hits.
FEMA gives us great tips on how to get started preparing our families and ourselves for storms:
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan?
Have a family meeting and discuss these steps to see what works best for you.
We hope you don't need us, but when the storms pass through --remember SERVPRO is here 365 24/7!
Storm Season: Emergency Kit Readiness for London, Somerset, Corbin, and Science Hill
Here is a picture with a few things you could need during storm damage season.
Part of SERVPRO's motto is to be ready for whatever happens. We want you and your family to stay safe during storm events. There are a variety of elements that can make storms dangerous: from lightening, to floods, to tornadoes. We have seen the severity of storms and we want you and your family to be prepared. Below is a list from FEMA on items most needed during storms that can cause immense damage:
- Water- one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties are here to help during any storm event.
What Do You Need When Your Commercial Property has Fire Damage?
A before/ after of a Dry Ice Blasting damage to a hotel.
Commercial Property owners of London, Somerset, Corbin, and Science Hill: if you have fire damages to your property you should call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to Dry Ice Blast the damage.
Here are 5 benefits of having SERVPRO Dry Ice Blast for your commercial property:
- A Dry Cleaning Process: It is a completely dry process because the dry ice pellets consist of CO2 and vaporize immediately on contact to clean the surface of the fire damage.
- No Waste Disposal: This system produces no waste product with no hazardous chemicals used, so only the coating that has been removed needs to be disposed of, and can be swept or vacuumed from the floor.
- Environmentally Friendly: Dry Ice Blasting is completely non-toxic and cuts costs connected with disposal of products.
- No Abrasion: This process is non-abrasive, so it treats surfaces gently. There is no wear and tear from steel brushes, scrapers, or other blasting materials.
- Improved Production Quality: Dry Ice Blasting often allows for your production equipment to be cleaned while in operation --cutting cost of downtime.
Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry Ice Blasting is a type of service that a lot of commercial properties in our area utilize to clean their equipment or fire damage. There are several examples of what dry ice blasting looks like to different industries.
Here are five examples of industries that use dry ice blasting for their fire and equipment damage:
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Equipment Maintenance
- Food Industry
- Printing Industry
- Hotel Industry
Those are only a few examples, but there are plenty more. If you commercial property needs SERVPRO to look at the damages, call us today at (606) 877-2160. We give free estimates, and our dry ice blasting is a great opportunity to get your equipment or fire damage clean with an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cleaning methods.
Documents Damaged in a Fire?
Here at SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties we don't just recover fire damaged goods like stuffed animals, clothes, or shoes. Our team of trained technicians can restore fire damaged documents, art, and other priceless items.
We have various stages of cleaning for your documents. We will separate them page by page and remove excess dirt, soot, or other contaminants caused by the fire.
Often times, these documents or items could have been impacted by other smells or contaminants that need to be cleaned and deodorized before being returned to you. Deodorization is a top service for SERVPRO, because if you don't have the smell removed from your items, they will re-contaminant your home once returned. A home that has already been cleaned and deodorized of all contaminants.
We want to make your fire damaged items like new again, and we work hard for our customers.
Have a fire damaged item? Call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties today!