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.
How can I safeguard my Warren County home against potential fire?
Call SERVPRO of Warren County 270-796-8080 if you experience a house fire
According to Warren County area fire damage Restorer SERVPRO, you can lower your fire risks by developing safer cooking habits and properly maintaining appliances
Residential fires are common occurrences in the Warren County area. These fires often originate from cooking mishaps, poorly maintained appliances and those that malfunction. Once ignited, blazes can quickly spread throughout the home.
What Can I Do to Reduce My Risks of a House Fire and Mitigate Damages if One Occurs?
Fortunately, you can do several things to substantially lower your residential fire risks and limit your damages if one ever happens. SERVPRO offers the following fire risk mitigation suggestions to homeowners:
• Make sure cooking oil never overheats and only use deep fryers controlled by a thermostat
• If an oil or grease fire starts, turn off the heat if possible and do not attempt to extinguish it with water
• Keep clothing and other flammable materials away from the stove and burners
• Ensure that cooking appliances are turned off once you are finished cooking
• Avoid leaving cooking food or children unattended in the kitchen
• Properly maintain and routinely clean all appliances
• Keep a Class A-B-C fire extinguisher in your kitchen
Although SERVPRO believes these measures effectively reduce your fire-related risks, they can never fully eliminate them.
If your home experiences a fire call SERVPRO of Warren County at 270-796-8080
After hours call to local hotel
Call SERVPRO of Warren County for your commercial water loss needs!
SERVPRO of Warren County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A local hotel suffered a water loss to several rooms overnight during the week. A 3:30 AM call was all it took for SERVPRO to be on site!
Once the call came in , within an hour our team was on site to begin the dry out process. Our production crews set up dehumidifiers and air movers. They began to remove damaged carpet from the rooms. Our expert crew worked throughout the morning in drying out the damaged rooms.
No commercial job is to large for SERVPRO of Warren County, and we are always open for business. If your commercial property or business has a water loss, call the experts at SERVPRO of Warren county 270-796-8080 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Call SERVPRO of Warren County for all your storm needs 270-796-8080
April in Warren county brings warmer weather, outside activities and the threat of severe weather.
As we enter the severe weather season SERVPRO of Warren county has a few tip to help you stay prepared and safe.
Remember a severe weather watch is when conditions are favorable and a warning is when sever weather is imminent or occurring.
During a severe weather situation, get inside, and put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. Stay away from windows and doors.
Get to the lowest possible room of the building that you are in, basements are the best option if available to you. Cover up with blankets, and remain calm.
If your home has been damaged from severe weather contact SERVPRO of Warren County at 270-796-8080 for all your home damage needs.
Can Hardwood Floors be restored after water damage?
Have water damaged hardwood, call SERVPRO of Warren County, 270-796-8080
SERVPRO Delivers Wet Flooring Mitigation and Remediation Options
When your treasured hardwood floors flood after a plumbing leak, appliance malfunction, or storm event in Warren County, you might fear that tear-out and replacement is the only solution. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians learn many strategies to remove water and dry the hardwood carefully, often resulting in a return to the previous condition over the whole or most of the floor.
What Procedures Do Professional Water Restorers Follow with Wet Hardwood?
Genuine hardwood flooring is more resilient than you might hope, its natural resistance to moisture supporting skilled and well-equipped technicians as they pursue water damage restoration in Warren County . SERVPRO crews will:
- Assess for hazards
- Adjust the conditions to proceed safely
- Remove standing water with pumps and extractors, assisted by squeegees.
- Use negative pressure moisture suction methods such as floor mats to pull water from several layers.
- Consider removing some strips or planks to gain access for water removal and drying.
- Use moisture detectors and meters (both in the damaged area and in an affected space) to determine the damage’s extent and help set drying goals.
- Devise and implement a drying plan
Have confidence that SERVPRO of Warren County can return your hardwood floors to "Like it never even happened." Call us at 270-796-8080
Flooded basement during record setting rains
The end of February saw record rain falls in Warren county. Five inches of rain fell on the 28th, setting not only a one day record, but an all time record for the month February!!
As the rain continued to fall, homes and business alike begin to feel the effects of the record setting rain. As basements flooded, and drains backed up into businesses, the "all hands on deck" call went out! SERVPRO of Warren County responded in force, delivering and setting up sump pumps, extracting water, and squeegeeing standing water out the door!! Over the next several days crews responded to dozens of homes and business with water damage, ranging from minor basements to eighteen thousand square feet churches. SERVPRO of Warren county worked tirelessly to restore homes and help get businesses back open and running!
Whether it's a leaking water heater or a record setting flood, SERVPRO of Warren county is here to help, and make it "Like it never even happened." Calls us at 270-796-8080 for all your water needs!
Information on Mold
Black Mold growing on drywall
MOLD IS A FUNGUS
-Like any fungus, mold sprouts from spores. Those spores are usually free floating in your environment at all times, and only need a catalyst to grow into an active fungus infestation. That catalyst is water in any form, whether it be a puddle or humidity in the air.
MOLD GROWS ON ORGANIC SURFACES
-That can include food and plant matter, but you would be surprised what else is considered "organic". That includes the drywall of your walls and ceilings, as well as furniture upholstery and wooden floorboards.
MOLD DOSEN'T ALWAYS START OFF BLACK
-Black mold can start off as green, gray, white or yellow before darkening through states to brown and then black.
If you suspect you have a mold issue, contact SERVPRO of Warren County 270-796-8080
New Marketing Representative
SERVPRO of Warren County is pleased to welcome Wesley Allen to the SERVPRO family. Wesley will be in our Sales and Marketing department.
Wesley is a Bowling Green native, and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He has over 15 years experience in the insurance industry. In his time in Bowling Green he has made many connections and will be a valuable addition. He brings experience and a knowledge of the industry and an eagerness to learn more about the restoration industry.
In his spare time Wesley enjoys spending it watching his son play little league baseball and his daughter performing on stage. He also enjoys playing golf and cooking.
If you have any water issues please reach to Wes or any of the SERVPRO of Warren County team, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, at 270-796-8080
Emergency Water Damage in Warren County, KY
SERVPRO can handle any size flood you could imagine! Call on us any time of day.
Large corporate business calls on SERVPRO of Warren County for water loss
On Thursday, February 13th, our owner at SERVPRO received an emergency service call for a water loss. A local insurance agency called to report a toilet backup that flooded two stories of their commercial building.
Our marketing department immediately was dispatched to the scene where we started the job file and documenting a mitigation plan. We always begin with taking pictures of the damage and measuring the property to turn into the insurance company. Then, our crews arrived to extract the standing water and remove the damaged materials. Finally, we set our industrial drying equipment for 3-5 days to ensure moisture is removed from the structure properly.
SERVPRO of Warren County is the trusted restoration company for business professionals and homeowners above any others. Call our office at (270) 796-8080.