It's that time again --storm time.
It does not matter the time of year, the day of the week, or the hour of the day --when storms call, SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties answers. Storms do not wait on daylight hours and neither do we.
We got the call just this week to head back to Iowa. There are more storms sweeping the west, and they needed our help. We manage our teams back home, but also send our production team and production managers onto the scene of the storms. The wind, rain, and storm damage in Iowa needed a few other pairs of hands to help with the emergency damages. We begin by getting jobs from the local SERVPRO, and they send us who needs the help. We are on the job site usually within one to two days, depending on travel time.
We are here to help the SERVPRO's and the customers get back on their feet after storms hit the area.
We know storms do not back down, and neither do we.
Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer
This summer has already started out with a bang! With temperatures rising, know the tips now on how to beat the heat.
When being outside all day consider these tips:
- Keep several water bottles handy and in coolers to keep them nice and cold!
- Try to wear and reapply sunscreen *and bring a hat* to keep the sun rays at bay.
- Take breaks! We cannot stress this one enough.
- Try not to dress heavily or wear dark clothing that can attract the sun.
- Eat! Bring snacks and break for lunch when the time comes.
- Always know when enough is enough, once temperatures reach a certain point, know that going inside is truly the best option.
Keeping these tips in mind when going into the sun can help make more pleasant days in the rays.
Pulaski and Laurel Counties: Fire Damage Safety
Is your bedroom fire proof?
We are guessing the answer is no to that question. Majority of home fires are due to smoking in the bedroom. Think about it-- tons of bed linens, pillows, and clothes -- it's a fire hazard waiting to happen.
The best way you can protect your home against fires (unless you are willing to fireproof your entire house) is to keep anything that can catch other things on fire out of the bedroom.
Yes, that includes candles.
Anything with an open flame can catch onto linen so quickly that your entire bedroom can be up in flames before you even realize it is happening.
Keep open flames and tobacco products that can be ignited out of the bedroom too. It' the best way to keep your bedroom "fire-proof." We know other things can happen for fires to occur, but why not take out any hazards that are in your control?
We want to keep you and your family safe -- follow these tips London, Somerset, Corbin, and Hyden to keep your home away from the flames.
Does my Insurance Policy Cover that?
The worst thing that can happen when you have a water damage is getting a surprise about your policy when you call your insurance company.
Most basic homeowner's policies cover some degree of water damage (this does not include natural disasters like floods), however, where that coverage begins and ends depends on your individual policy and carrier.
If you’re concerned about emergency flooding, the first thing you should do is call your agent to determine what sort of coverage you have against water damage. Incidents like backup from the sewer and mold damage sustained after flooding often require additional coverage. Those concerned about substantial or sudden water damage should investigate the extra coverage options they provide.
It's always best to check with your insurance company every year to see what needs updated, what needs taken off, and to remind yourself what is covered when an emergency hits your home.
Why choose SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties?
We have specific tasks that include a series of procedures to make your water damage "Like it never even happened."
We always start by making sure the water damage is contained and the water shut-off is in fact, off.
We continue with:
Water Extraction- remove moisture from structures
Moisture Mapping - determining all of the impacted areas of the structure
Selective Demolition- Remove wet building materials that cannot be dried in place
Containment- assuring that contaminated objects in water damage areas are not spread
Evaporation Enhancement- remove moisture from building materials
Dehumidification - remove water vapor from structures' environment
Temperature Control - assisting in dehumidification and prevent mold growth
Post-Drying Cleaning- remove any contaminants from dried building materials
Our step-by-step process is to ensure your home is efficiently dried. Trust the professionals with your home!
Mirco storms are storm events, but they roll out in a different way. We do not just help large storms teams in a large-loss situation. SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties are here to help other teams in their time of need.
When storms or flooding happen, the local SERVPRO on a storm event may not need hundreds of other franchises on the scene. We will arrive to manage the volume during an early-warning system.
We use our team to have rapid mobilization, pre-emptive action plans, and local management and pricing for customers.
We use our local offices to call customers and our production team is usually already headed towards the city that needs our help. Once our team arrives they begin getting to work to help customers.
We may be in other areas, but we are still here to help any and all of the green team customers.
What Happens when Water sits for too long?
Water damage occurs when you least expect it (shower overflows, hose gets left on, a pipe bursts), be prepared.
The age-old question, what happens when water damage sits for too long in a home or commercial property?
Basically, the worst.
The First Hour
Water will spread throughout your home ruining paper goods, finishes on white furniture, and sometimes cause permanent staining on flooring.
The First 24 Hours
In the first 24 hours after a water damage has occurred, drywall begins to swell and breakdown, an odor will begin to appear, usually musty or sour. The paint on the wall will begin to blister, windows/doors begin to warp, metal can begin to rust, and mold can even start to grow on furniture and other surfaces.
Forty-Eight Hours Later
The safety concerns for any one in the house increases drastically. Anyone who has a heightened sense of allergies or mold will become irritated and even sickly. The damage cost goes up by thousands and more property begins to breakdown and become unsalvageable.
Water damage is not a friend to your home. Once water damage occurs, it is important to call for help to get the water cleaned up as quickly and efficiently as possible. Water damage experts are standing by, and at SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties— we are here to help 24/7 and 365!
Emergency Damage Means Business Interruption EXCEPT when you call SERVPRO
Being a commercial property owner is challenging enough without the added stress of worrying over property damages or emergency situations.
Our promise at SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties is to make sure to help keep your business interruption to a minimum.
Water and Fire Damage
We can begin as soon as you give us the go ahead because we are a local business in your community. We make sure the work begins as quickly as possible so your staff does not miss days of work and your business does not miss revenue making days.
Beside cleaning or drying services, SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties is able to assist with furniture and equipment relocation, computer and machinery restoration, document restoration and long term storage if needed.
When damage affects your business, trust your local SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties to keep your operations running and to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Cleaning, Let Us Help You
Schedule a commercial HVAC cleaning for your business today! Don't let dust and allergens into your business.
Our Main Services
SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties is known for its work with fire and water restoration. Some may even know us for working with mold cases.
Did you know that SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties does floor to ceiling cleaning too? We can do one time only cleanings or we can get a contract going for more for your business.
Regularly Scheduled Cleanings
We have several commercial businesses who are on our scheduled for regularly scheduled cleanings. We go into their business during after hours or during, and take care of the cleaning that your staff does not or cannot do. We work in factories and take care of HVAC cleanings or hard to reach places for the regular employee.
Our trained staff of technicians knows how to reach those hard to clean places to make your commercial business cleaner for employees, and for any customers that could visit your property.
High Wind Storm Damage
Damage Causing Winds
Many think that rain and flood waters are the primary cause of storm damage, but wind actually factors into more storm damage than you think.We have seen more storm damage from winds than flood waters in recent years.
High winds or damaging winds are often called "straight-line" winds. These winds can exceed anywhere from 50-60 miles per hour, causing dangerous situations for homeowners. Tornado causing winds are just as dangerous because they can reach up to 100 miles per hour producing a storm path for miles.
Keeping Your Home Safe
It is always good to double check your insurance for wind damage. When storm damage hits there can be a variety of problems that occur with some covered by insurance and some not, and it's always best to have your home under the best protection.