Rain in Motorcity
SERVPRO of Warren County has been on the move. After helping those in need in Bloomington Indiana our storm team headed to motorcity.
Detroit saw over 6 inches of rain in 24 hours, causing massive flooding in metro Detroit and surrounding areas.
After a week of hard work helping those in Indiana, our team loaded up and headed to where the need was greatest. SERVPRO of Warren County's storm team worked around the clock to begin helping those effected.
SERVPRO prides itself on making it "Like it never even happened," and we mean that. If it's down the street or back to back flood events. Our expertly trained crews will work for you in the event that your home or business has been damaged by water, smoke or fire.
SERVPRO of Warren County is here to help you, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to help you! Give us a call at 270-796-8080
On The Road Again
Residential Flooding in Bloomington Indiana
SERVPRO of Warren County has been on the road helping those effected by recent flooding. Our expert crews have been putting in long hours in Bloomington Indiana helping homeowners make it "Like it never even happened."
The Bloomington area received upwards of 6 inches of rain on June 26. Our crews were dispatched on a Sunday night to start helping those we were effected by the flooding.
SERVPRO of Warren County is the leader in water mitigation, and our professionally trained crews helped dozens of homeowners who looked to us in their time of desperate need.
SERVPRO of Warren County is always ready to help those in need. It doesn't matter if that need is right across the street or across the country, we will be faster to any disaster
If your home or business experiences a water loss, make the right call and call SERVPRO of Warren County, 24/7 at 270-796-8080
House Fires and the after effects
Dealing with the aftermath of fire damage can be extremely stressful especially when soot has made its way through your house and completely covered all of your belongings. SERVPRO of Warren County is trained and licensed to take the utmost care of your property and explain the potential issues you may experience. It should be known that soot restoration is one of the most difficult aspects of a house fire as it can be very damaging.
Soot can develop through three different methods:
- Wet soot residue—results from smoldering, low-heat fires. This residue is sticky, smeary, and has a very pungent odor.
- Dry soot residue—results from fast-burning fires with high temperatures. This residue is typically dry, powdery, and non-smeary.
- Protein residue—almost invisible but can discolor paints and varnishes in your home. This residue also has an extremely pungent odor.
Each type of soot is different and requires specific expertise to clean, call us at SERVPRO of Warren County for such needs or concerns. It is our duty to serve our customers and help make it “Like it never even happened.”
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths could have been prevented as they were the result of a lack of smoke alarms (38%) or broken smoke alarms (21%). Most fatal fires happen when families are asleep giving them less than adequate time to escape. A smoke alarm stands guard around the clock, and when it first senses smoke, it sounds a shrill alarm. Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires.
Make sure to revisit your smoke alarms and review documented statistics from the NFPA through their The Smoke Alarm Effect article.
Reach out to us at SERVPRO of Warren County for more information on fire damage restoration.
It's Candle Fire Season
Be Cautious When Using Candles
Yes, that soft light and aromatic fragrances that fill the room from a lit candle can be an easy way to create the atmosphere that you want in your home. However, candles can also become a safety hazard if they are not used properly. Candle fires are common, but the following tips can help you avoid them.
1. Don’t Leave Burning Candles Unattended:
It may seem like an annoyance to extinguish a candle every time you leave the room. However, leaving it burning could result in a candle fire if something gets too close to the flame or if it burns too low. It is best to blow out candles before going to bed at night, even if the candle is in the same room you sleep in..
2. Keep Them Away From Flammable Items:
When you are using a candle, you should be sure to have the area free of flammable objects. This can include papers as well as fabrics such as curtains and bedding. These types of items should be at least a foot away from any candles that are in use. Flammable liquids should be kept even further away.
3. Keep Them Out of Reach of Pets and Children:
Both children and pets often come with an excess of energy and curiosity. For this reason, it can be easy for them to inadvertently start a candle fire. Keep burning candles in an area that are not within reach of a child or pet, especially unsupervised!
4. Use an Alternative:
Perhaps the easiest way to prevent a is simply not to use candles at all. There are a variety of other ways that you can achieve a more relaxing home environment. If you are only interested in adding a nice scent to your home, a wax warmer is a great option. One great option is a diffuser. Diffusers are a great alternative to candles and make you house smell fantastic!
While these tips can help you prevent an emergency, accidents can still occur. Whether it is small or large, fires often require smoke cleanup and some repairs. If this happens, a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help return your home to its preloss condition making it "Like it never even happened."
The Aftermath of a Commercial Loss
The aftermath of a water or fire damage can be a traumatic experience for business owners, specially if they are forced to shut down for an undetermined length of time, depending on the extent of the damage. At SERVPRO of Warren County, our number one priority is returning the structure to its pre loss condition as quickly as possible.
Unplanned interruptions can be devastating for businesses, that is why Property Managers and business owners need to hire professionals with years of experience to handle commercial losses. When you call SERVPRO of Warren County, you know your call will be answered by highly trained technicians and managers to help you with the recovery process. Our professionals will ensure the safety of your employees and tenants and they will work restlessly to minimize the interruption of the business’ daily operations.
We have more than 30 years of experience doing water mitigation jobs for multi-level commercial buildings, multi-tenant facilities, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, senior centers, daycares, and warehouses.
SERVPRO of Warren County is here to guide Property Managers and owners and help every step of the way and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Contact us here or call 270-796-8080
When Will It Be Dry?
Water damage in your home is not just inconvenient, it can often completely uproot your everyday routine. If you have severe flooding or water damage in your home, you my have to leave the property while drying and restoration takes place. One of the most common questions, we get when we arrive on-site after a water loss is “how long will this take”? Based upon our calculations and certain variables such as saturation levels, temperature, humidity, and materials affected, we can use the “science of drying” to give you a reasonable estimate. One thing to keep in mind though is that every situation is different. There is no “one size fits all” answer; however, in most cases, you can expect that most spaces can be completely dried out within five days. Once drying is complete we can then begin the restoration process. Depending on the severity of the damage and the restorations necessary, we will create a customized treatment plan for your unique set of circumstances. Once the plan has been created, we can typically give you an accurate estimate of the time it will take to complete the entire job process. It is important to keep in mind though, that there are factors outside of our control that may prolong the completion time. This can include the responsiveness of your insurance adjuster/company and demands for emergency services in catastrophic event situations such as hurricanes or floods. No matter how long it takes, you can rest assured that we can handle every step of the process and truly make it “Like it never even happened.” If you experience water damage in your home or business, contact the IICRC Certified experts at SERVPRO of Warren County here or call 270-796-8080. We are available 24/7 to help you get life back on track.
Air Fryer Clean Up
If you suffer fire damage call SERVPRO of Warren County 270-796-8080
SERVPRO of Warren County recently responded to a residential fire caused by an air fryer. The home suffered fire damage to the kitchen, and smoke damage throughout the reminder of the home.
Our expert mitigation crews begin work right away to make it "Like it never even happened." In the kitchen where the fire started, the ceiling, drywall and flooring were all removed to begin the rebuild process. Throughout the reminder of the home the floating floor was removed as well as the insulation. These items hold smoke odor and needed to be completely removed in order to get all the odor out of the home. From there our crews began to clean the walls and all areas of the home to get it to pre loss condition.
If your home suffers any fire or smoke damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Warren County 270-796-8080 twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Let us make it "Like it never even happened."
Why You Can Count on SERVPRO for all Large Disasters
No matter the size of your water or fire loss in Bowling Green, KY, we are the perfect call to make. Our expertise stretches from the smallest water stain all the way to the largest commercial building in town. Here are a few reasons why SERVPRO of Warren County is right for the job.
1. Largest Restoration Company in the United States
SERVPRO franchises stretch across the entire United States and Canada with over 1800 different locations. In the event of a national disaster like flooding or a hurricane, Storm Teams from other states travel to band together and assist home and property managers with mitigation.
2. National Support from Corporate
Our corporate headquarters is stationed in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is only 45 minutes from Warren County. They offer educational courses, detailed content restoration, and franchise support measures to make sure we are providing top care to all of SERVPRO customers.
3. IICRC Standards- Industry Leading Knowledge
IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration. This is the governing body that provides standards for proper building and mitigation process. We certify out technicians through this company in order to ensure safety and prevent further damage to homes and businesses.
When Lighting Strikes
If your home has suffered lighting damage contact the experts at SERVPRO of Warren County at 270-796-8080
Did you know lightning strikes occur in the United States about 25 million times each year?
The NWS says about 47 people, on average, are killed by lightning strikes, with hundreds more being injured.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep yourself safe.
If you’re able, the first piece of advice is to find shelter, preferably inside your own home.
If you are at home, the National Weather Service has several tips to stay safe:
- Stay off corded phones (you CAN use cell phones).
- Avoid plumbing: do not take a shower or wash your hands.
- Stay away from windows and doors.
- Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
- Bring your pets inside.
- Remember that typical surge protectors will NOT protect against surges caused by lightning strikes.
Lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun, reaching temperatures of around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
And that hot, hot heat CAN cause fires. About 24,600 fires are caused by lightning in the United States each year, according to the NWS. Of those, about 4,400 are house fires.
In our line of work at SERVPRO of Warren County we know just how much damage house fires can do. They can be devastating for families.
It’s unfortunate we know the damage, but luckily, we also know how to fix a lot of that damage. Our crews have the knowledge and experience to help you recover if the unthinkable happens. Just give us a call at 270-796-8080
How to remove odors caused by water damage
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Ways to remove bad odors after water damage
Water of all kinds can cause damage to your Warren County, KY building. While contaminated water may be more likely to cause lingering odors, clean water can also contribute by facilitating mold growth. If you are noticing bad smells after water damage, the following steps can help remove them.
1. Clean Surfaces
Both flooding and sewage loss can bring black water into your building. This water is highly contaminated and can contain bacteria, mud, waste and other debris. As a result, it can carry with it unpleasant odors. Everything that this water has come into contact with should be thoroughly cleaned, both to reduce these odors as well as to prevent bacteria from spreading within the building.
2. Perform Mold Remediation
Mold spores that have been brought into the building by contaminated water, as well as those already present, will grow quickly in a wet environment. Infestations of this fungus can then create a musty odor. Both the mold growth and the smell can be effectively removed by a mold remediation company.
3. Replace Damaged Materials
Materials like insulation and drywall can easily absorb large amounts of floodwater. These are not easily cleaned, resulting in bad smells that stick around as well as damage to the building. Removing and replacing these materials should reduce lingering odors.
4. Remove Odors From the Air
If you have tried the previous steps but still haven’t quite removed all of the bad smells, then you may need to clean the air inside the building. Using an air purifier, you can remove bacteria and other contaminants to create a clean and fresh-smelling environment.
After you have experienced water damage, it can take some time to return your building to its previous condition. Everything should be cleaned thoroughly and any mold growth should be removed. In most cases, it is best to have this done by a professional who has the necessary training and equipment to get the job done properly.