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Fire Damage Creates Odor Removal a Process

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties and Odor Removal

Fire damages in your home can cause a lot of damages. They can even create a lasting impact on your home for months and years if the odors are not handled correctly.

What impacts an odor?

There are a variety of factors that causes odors to linger in your home after fire damages. Depending on the type of fire, the materials that were impacted, and the length of time that the fire lasted-- are all factors that illustrate how odors need to be removed.

How do odors get removed?

One method often falls to portable machines like thermal foggers. The machines can produce a gaseous compound that can penetrate services to reach trapped odor molecules and eliminate them from your home.

How does SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties remove odors in your home? 

There are a few different ways SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties might address odor removal in the most efficient method: 

  • ULV and Thermal Foggers 
  • Hydroxyl Machine 
  • Ozone Machine

Call our offices today to find out more information on how we can help get your odor removed.

Fire Damage --Time for a Board-Up

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Board-up

When fire damages occur in your home, places can be left open with holes and openings. Not only does this leave your home vulnerable, but it also leaves an opening for further damage. Here are a few negatives of not opting for a board-up after severe fire damage:

  • Weather: the rain or snow (depending on the time of year) could enter your home. 
  • Pests: animals or small rodents could make their way into your home. 
  • Vandalism: when vandals see an opening, they typically take it. Leaving an opening that is easy for them to enter, could be dangerous. 

Let the professionals help!

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties do board-ups? We can help with your fire damage and secure areas of your home until the work can begin.

Roof Damage and Ceiling Collapse

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

roof damage and ceiling collapse Wind and roof damage --call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at 606-877-2160.

Wind and Roof Damage

April showers bring May storms and roof damages --which need to be boarded-up before water infiltrates your home or business and causes more damages.

Did you know that SERVPRO also provides board-up and roof tarping services after storms and fires?

When heavy winds and rain hit your roof --there are several damages it can do to your roof and home. With stray debris and heavy water during storm season, there are several ways it can impact your home. 

Calling the professionals makes sure we can roof tarp your home to help combat further damages. Once we have tarped the home, we can begin setting equipment to dry the inside of your home. 

Roof damage can be detrimental to your home, call us at SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to help today!

Spider "Soot Web"

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

soot webbs Fire damage can create a variety of problems, call our offices today for more information on how we can help.

Fire Damage "Soot-Webs"

During this commercial fire damage, particles from smoke and soot created what we see as 'spiderwebs.' They looked exactly like a spiderweb that has been spun in the corners of this room. In this room where the fire damage source was, a lot of "soot webs" inhabited several inches of door frames and corners. And, according to ACAC.org, the definition of these soot webs is "electrostatic bonding causes fire particles to pair to ceiling and corner spaces."

That's why after fire damage you may see these types of "soot-webs" in areas beyond where the fire actually started.

When fire damages occur, it is best to trust a professional to clean these areas. Call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to clean any smoke or soot damage, and even "soot webs."

Insulation - Here's what you need to know.

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage to my insulation, what do I do?

When storm damage occurs and it creates wet rooms in your home, there are a variety of factors that go into play. It is not just about having wet flooring or wet ceiling -- the walls and more importantly, what is inside those walls should be at top of mind. 

Insulation comes in several different forms. From foam to cotton, to cellulose, and more: each type has to be treated in a different way after water damage has damaged it. 

When we discover drywall/insulation is wet from water damage we will access what type, then we can tell homeowners if the insulation can be saved or if it needs to be torn out and new re-installed. 

Often times it saves money and future damage to replace the insulation, and if it is contaminated insulation --it must come out. 

Trust the professionals to handle your water damage, so we can accurately access water damage and the material inside your walls and flooring. We want your family and home safe from contaminants and future damage. Follow our blog for more information on how storm and water damage can impact your home.

Flooded Basement -- London, KY

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

green equipment Flooded homes need professional help: call us today for more information!

Flooded Basement: What to do?

When these homeowners had water damage in their home, they knew to call the professionals. This home had water coming into the basement. The flooding reached over 1,800 square feet of the basement. These customers did not know where the water was coming from when they discovered the water. 

The first thing these customers had to do was contact a plumber. In order to efficiently clean and dry water damage, we must find the source of the water damage. Once the plumber had been in to stop the incoming water, we could begin to more efficiently dry the basement. 

We set equipment and our technicians began to dry the property. The homeowners had equipment in their home for several days. Once the home was dried because it was a category 3. We started reconstruction with this home. 

We got this home back to "Like it never even happened."

London, KY Water Damage

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Ice Dam Water Damage

An ice dam from a storm caused big water damage in this London, Kentucky home. The homeowner noticed that water was trickling in from a ceiling. She had over two bedrooms impacted by the ice dams. 

This homeowner was quick to call, so we were able to move the furniture from water damage, and create a smaller cut to remove the wall impacted by the water. Luckily, her roof was not damaged by the ice dam and the gutters and shingles remained intact. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties was called and could remove the water and set equipment to begin drying. The homeowner had used us before for a different type of service in her home, so she was happy to have familiar faces helping her restore her home again.

DDIY: Don't Do It Yourself

3/28/2021 (Permalink)

DDIY (Don't Do It Yourself): Water Damage Edition

When it comes to being a homeowner, especially nowadays, there are a lot of projects you can do yourself. There are DIY bathrooms, kitchens, and even other home repairs; however, DIY water damages, almost always end in disaster. 

When water damage occurs in your home, there are many factors at hand that require professional assistance. When water damage happens, there can be conditions that require an expert, some of those include: 

  • The water you don't see: Water can find its way into a lot of the nooks and crannies of your home, without you knowing it. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties has tools and technologies to find those water-damaged areas. 
  • Mold: Mold can begin to set up between 24-48 hours after water damage. A technician is trained to look for these signs. Calling a professional right away lessons your chances of mold growth significantly. 
  • Re-build: Sometimes water damage can be filled with contaminants. This kind of water damage requires everything to go. We must remove drywall, carpet, anything impacted that the contaminated water touched. We have the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to handle these situations and rebuild the areas that had to be removed. 

Water damage is definitely not something you want to DIY. Call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to help, and we can make your water damage "Like it never even happened." 

Preparing for Storm Weather

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

concrete floor Flooded basements happen, but you can be prepared!

Recently, the rains have picked up and flooding has occurred all around our local area. Several homes were completely flooded and the customers had to evacuate. The water crested within a few days, but the damage had been done.

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?
 When storms occur, we want to keep our families and our homes safe. When you have a plan, you have a way to prepare! When storm damages occur, call our office as we always have technicians standing by. We are here to help!

The Difference Between a Watch and a Warning

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Watch Vs. Warning 

When a storm comes into town, the first thing you want to know is how close it is to your home. 

There are several differences between a watch and a warning. According to Weather Works, here are the differences: 

A WATCH is a potential for a thunderstorm that is severe or a tornado, depending on the specifics of the watch description. 

A WARNING is a severe threat that means the weather is coming to your local area or has already arrived. 

When a storm arrives always have a family plan and kit ready. This prepares your family to stay safe and prepared during storm damages. 

When storm damages occur, call our offices as we have technicians standing by and ready to help. We are here to help 24/7 and 365 days.