The most wonderful time of the year is coming, but so is the Mold.
Mold damage can form in the most unlikely places. SERVPRO is here to help with your mold remediation needs!
Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties: it’s that time of year again for fall and winter weather. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties want you to be prepared. The summer has brought us damp weather conditions. These little summer showers can cause big mold problems once fall rolls around. The wind flow picks up in the fall and with that brings all kinds of mold. SERVPRO wants you to be prepared. The best way is to keep track of water damage in your home, pay close attention to that familiar musty smell, and make sure to look out for the those green, orange, brown, or black spots that pop up.
If mold hits your home this fall, call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at (606) 877-2160. We’ll make your mold problem “Like it never even happened.”
From the Bluegrass to Birmingham –the Pulaski and Laurel Counties girls headed South!
On August 28th, one of our owners –Julie Roberts, and part of our marketing team --Ashley Kovaleski and Kelsey White went to SERVPRO of Birmingham, Alabama. The girls traveled over seven hours to reach one of the most historic SERVPRO’s in the U.S.
SERVPRO® of Birmingham began 33 years ago with nothing more than a green clean dream! David Wilson and his team started their SERVPRO from the ground up in Tallahassee, and are still serving Alabama today! While the girls were at SERVPRO® of Birmingham, they trained with some of the top professionals in their field.
While at SERVPRO® of Birmingham, they even got to meet the first SERVPRO Marketing Representative, Stan Richardson, who started with this team from the beginning. He told them about his first commercial job, and how it changed the industry as we know it. A local grocery store had caught fire and while they had never done a commercial property before they took the opportunity to help in their community. They got the job completed in ten days, and thus began the commercial side of SERVPRO.
The SERVPRO experience is unique to say the least, but being around a group of professionals who have the same passion about helping others through disaster is one that cannot be replicated. No matter what state you’re in, SERVPRO strives to make your disasters “Like it never even happened.”
Storm Watch 2017—Dorothy and Toto report for duty!
SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties work 24/7 to make sure the local community is taken care of during a disaster. But, what happens when another community is in need and their local SERVPRO is overrun with so many calls they cannot possible take them all? SERVPRO’s from all over the U.S. step in to help!
During their recent trip to Birmingham the Pulaski and Laurel Counties SERVPRO team got to be in attendance when a Kansas City flood occurred. The Storm Team, run by Eric Greene, were ready and prepared to take care of Kansas City. They dispatched SERVPRO’s from all over to send their Storm Crews to the flood damaged areas.
Our motto is, and always will be, Here to Help! No matter the distance our Storm Team will travel to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”
Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties: You Wake Up in Water –What do you do next?
A homeowner or business owner’s worst nightmare is waking up or walking into standing water. It’s a sure-fire way to ruin even the best of days. SERVPRO is here to help when water or flood damage occurs. We get there as quickly as we can, but until we arrive here are some steps you can take to make things go smoother:
- Identify the source and stop the leaking or flooding.
- Turn off the water source, if the leaking or flooding is coming from a burst pipe or water main.
- Try to stop anymore leaking or flooding through roof’s or windows.
- Move wet items to dry places.
- Document the damage the best way you can and take photographs.
We hope this doesn’t happen to your home or business, but if it does, call us today at (606) 877-2160. We’ll make the disaster “Like it never even happened.”
How do I clean up a flooded basement?
One of the most common areas that flood in our homes are our basements. The water seeps in from different places and can ruin many beloved items. Typically, garages are near basements and can run into the same treatment. Water damage requires a professional to make sure you steer clear of possible mold damage. Here are some techniques you can use to make the process easier before we arrive:
- Use wooden clothespins to hang up clothes, children’s stuffed animals, and photographs that may have been effected.
- Make sure that furs and leather items dry separately and at room temperature.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture and wet carpeting.
- Remove upholstery and cushions for drying.
- Remove any excess water by mopping or blotting until we arrive.
SERVPRO is ready for any size disaster. If your basement floods, call us at (606) 877-2160.
Mold—The Warning Signs: Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties --What Should You Look For in your home or business?
Mold can come in all shapes and sizes. Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties, call us today for your mold remediation services!
There are over 100,000 forms of fungi that can turn into mold. Mold in excessive amounts may cause health issues or worse. When water gets into a part of your home or business, getting the water out before mold sets up is ideal. Here are the warning signs to look for if water has not been removed before the mold begins to grow:
-visible mold growth
-a strong or musty odor
-mold problems in the past
If anyone in the area of Pulaski and Laurel Counties is interested in us hosting a class on mold with one of your associations, call us today!
If you or someone you know has water damage that you suspect has turned into mold, give us a call at (606) 877-2160.
Floods: Before, During, and After –be prepared!
SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties are Here to Help with your water damage --if a flood should hit the Central Kentucky area!
Flooding can happen anywhere at any time. Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties --the best way to be prepared for a flood is to know the warning terms:
- Flash Flood- means flooding is possible.
- Flash Flood Watch-flash flooding is possible.
- Flood Warning- flooding is occurring or will occur soon.
- Flash Flood Warning- a flash flood is occurring; seek high ground immediately.
Our friends at FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) have brought you tips on how to prepare for a flood or flooding in your area.
Before the Flood: Have a professional elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel.
During the Flood: Disconnect appliances, don’t walk through electrical equipment, and turn off the main switches on utilities.
After the Flood: Listen to the news to find out if water is safe to drink again, avoid standing water (as it can carry disease), and only return home when authorities have deemed it safe.
If flood damages hit your area, call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties! We are Here to Help!
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There’s clean and then there’s SERVPRO Clean!
For carpet cleaning, deodorization, and more: call SERVPRO today!
Summer is the time for vacation, pool days, and spending time with your family. There’s one thing no one wants to be stuck inside doing on these glorious summer days: cleaning. Did you know that SERVPRO is not only a premier specialist in fire, water, and mold cleanup – but has a variety of carpet cleaning services available. We have crew with the top training and state-of-the-art professional equipment that does a top job. SERVPRO offers different carpet care options depending on the soil level of your carpet, so there’s an option for everyone. We know stains, and we will take time to explain:
- soil protection benefits
- the increase of good indoor air quality with a clean carpet
- the positive effects of frequent vacuuming on your carpet’s appearance
Another aspect to keep in mind is if you’re selling or buying a home. Real estate agents call SERVPRO to handle:
- air duct cleanings
- carpet and upholstery, drapes, and blinds
- odor identification
Residents and real estate agents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties don’t let your house or business go without a SERVPRO clean treatment!
Commercial business owners of Pulaski and Laurel Counties: Need an HVAC cleaning? SERVPRO is Here to Help!
Get your commercial ducts cleaned today!
Sometimes we only think of HVAC cleanings for our own home. We want to keep our family happy and healthy. So, why not extend the same services to our customers. Dirty ducts can circulate mold, odor, and other contaminants throughout the building. All businesses should have their HVAC scoped to see if it needs cleaning from a professional. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties is Here to Help! The SERVPRO difference can help with many dirty duct problems including: reducing potential mold growth, helping restore energy efficiency, and eliminate odors. Those are only a few differences a clean duct can make, call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at (606) 877-2160 to see the difference for yourself!
We want the best possible service for our customers and calling SERVPRO to clean your ducts is a great place to start!