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Feeding Our First Responders

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

A red and green truck in front of a building with people standing around Our Marketing Manager Brad thanking the Bowling Green firefighters for their dedication and bravery on the front lines

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on every single one of us. Businesses are struggling financially, health care providers are becoming sick and overworked, and our community is riddled with fear and worry. Our SERVPRO team wanted to give back in any way we could, and decided to say "thank you" to all of the first responders who cannot stay at home due to their work. So what better way to say thanks than to provide a warm meal?

Our marketing team hooked up the grill and traveled across Warren County for two days. We provided grilled pork chop sandwiches, chips, and waters to each fire station, EMS headquarters, the police department and the Sheriff's office.  We even made time to stop by some of our insurance agents to thank them for referring us to their customers. The looks on their faces were priceless to us, and we could not thank them enough for still working and being on the front line of danger. 

SERVPRO believes in community service and being one large team working together. First responders, we respect your sacrifice every day to keeping Bowling Green safe! Thank you for all you do! 

Removing Water from a Bowling Green Home

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Green fans and dehumidifier in a living room Air Movers and Dehumidifiers being used to dry this home in Bowling Green, KY

Heavy rains from a storm can cause standing water in your home or business especially if you have a basement or live in a low area. Often times, the mitigation process requires several pieces of equipment and professionals like SERVPRO to come in and effectively dry the structure. The quicker you make the call, the less chance mold has to grow. Here are a few materials that we use for any size water loss.

Industrial Air Movers: These are essentially large fans that are designed to dry out any structure type in homes and businesses. Our production technicians strategically place them across the effected area to ensure every nook and cranny is reached. 

Dehumidifiers: Removing the moisture in the air is a crucial part of drying after a storm. SERVPRO takes the square footage of the wet area to decide how many dehumidifiers will be required for a safe drying. 

Extraction Pump: This device removes any standing water for large floods over 2 inches. SERVPRO of Warren County has two types of extractors; one that is portable and needs electricity and one on a truck mount that requires gasoline. 

Hiring professionals after storm damage is the best way to ensure your home or commercial property will be safely dried and healthy for those in the building. Call us at (270) 796-8080 for a free estimate on your water damage or reconstruction! 

Traveling to Columbus, Ohio to Help After a Storm

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Multiple people standing for a photo outside Our Marketing Team and Production Technicians ready to start the day in Columbus!

SERVPRO of Warren County recently returned from Columbus, Ohio where citizens experienced extreme heavy rains for over 24 hours. This caused sump pumps to fail in basements and lead to inches of standing sewage water. When this type of water loss occurs, the work often includes removing carpet or flooring, cutting drywall and bringing in our air movers, and disinfecting all services that were touched by the water. Our production crews and marketing team spent eight days helping over 25 families restore their homes and make it seem "Like it never even happened."

As the largest restoration company in the United States, SERVPRO has created a strong network of teamwork across all franchises. A "storm" event is activated when so many homeowners are faced with a disaster that extra SERVPROs need to be called in for backup. This is only one of the many ways we stand together as a company in times of strife. We do not label ourselves as individual franchises, we are always "One Team"! 

Why You Should Call SERVPRO for Water Damage in Bowling Green

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A room with drywall removed and two green fans This home required the removal of flooring and drywall after a water loss in Bowling Green, KY.

Even though the water damage in your home may appear to be limited to one room or a small area, the water continues to move in a path toward other absorbent materials. We often see this causing more damage to floors, walls, cabinets, which can lead to higher costs and more demolition. If you fail to take proactive steps to mitigate the water problem quickly, your insurance company could decline your claim.  Professional drying by SERVPRO is essential to avoid issues like:

    •    Ruining hardwood flooring
    •    Discoloration of walls and surfaces
    •    Corrosion of pipes
    •    Rerouting electrical wiring 
    •    Mold
    •    Strong odors

SERVPRO technicians have the proper training and knowledge of techniques to help ensure your water loss is mitigated in the most efficient and economical way possible. We use high-end extraction machines, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry any and all size disasters. We also can quickly identify any mold growth potential in the area. Whether you own a home, apartment, commercial property, or business, SERVPRO of Warren County can handle any job you have! 

Commercial Response Day or Night

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage to Hotel We have the right equipment for the right job of any size.

Damage to your business can occur at any time. Broken hot water heaters, sprinkler malfunction, cracks in water or sewage pipes, or storms and other severe weather can disrupt business when you least expect it. SERVPRO® of Warren County wants area business owners to know that we are leaders in fire and water cleanup and restoration and are available day or night to respond and begin the process of returning your business to preloss condition in most cases. We offer a variety of commercial services to and have the training and experience to restore your property. Here are the services we offer:

When you need help getting your business back on track due to water or fire damage, our team is ready to provide cleanup and restoration services to your business or home. SERVPRO® of Warren County is Here to Help®. Our team of highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours a day every day.  We’ll take care of your commercial damage and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at 270-796-8080.

Tips to Prevent a Dryer Fire

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Dirty Lint Filter Keeping the lint filter cleaned can prevent a dryer fire.

Five Safety Tips to Prevent a Dryer Fire

A clothes dryer is a common and convenient household appliance, but it can be dangerous if not properly maintained. Not only can the dryer break and need replacing, but it can also cause a lint fire in your Bowling Green KY home. Follow these safety tips to help prevent any emergency situations.

1. Have Your Dryer Professionally Installed
Having your dryer installed by a qualified professional can put you on the right path to keeping your home safe. They can make sure that everything is installed correctly and working as it should, preventing any potential safety hazards.

2. Clean the Lint Filter and Dryer Vent Regularly
The most common cause of a dryer fire is not keeping the unit clean. You should remove lint from the filter before and after each use. Lint can also build up in the back of the dryer, so be sure to clean that area as well. The dryer vent should be cleaned at least every three months to prevent blockages.

3. Have the Dryer Serviced Regularly.
It is a good idea to have your dryer serviced on a regular basis. Hiring a professional to clean and inspect the appliance at least once a year can help minimize any problems and keep the unit safe to use.

4. Keep Flammable Items Away From the Dryer
A lint fire is not the only kind of fire that can occur when using your dryer. If a flammable liquid has been spilled on an item, you should never put it in the dryer. Be sure to keep any flammable materials away from the surrounding area as well.

5. Make Sure the Dryer is Off Before You Leave the House
If you are leaving your house or going to sleep, make sure that you turn the dryer off beforehand. If a fire were to start while the unit was unattended, it could spread and cause a lot of damage before you were aware of it.
You can hire fire remediation specialists to help in case of a lint fire, but keeping your dryer cleaned and properly maintained can help keep your unit safe.

Are You Ready for Spring Storms?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Sump Pump in Basement Regularly check to make sure your pump is working properly.

Ready for the Spring?

Springtime is a good time to go over the checklist of things that we need maintain around our homes. Being prepared can help us save thousands of dollars in unexpected damages to our investment. Spring storms sometimes come at unexpected times in Bowling Green and although we do everything we can to be prepared, sometimes we get caught off guard. Check up on your sump pump and make sure that it is ready to take on those spring storms. A quick test can save you a lot of headache in the long run.

What If I Get Caught?

SERVPRO of Warren County is always at your service 24/7. We understand the storms that can sneak up on you and we are here to help make the problem go away. If you have an unexpected loss that effects your home, please reach out to us at (270) 796-8080. We will come out to your home, reverse the damages, and work with your insurance professionals to walk you through the process.

We Are Always Here To Help!

Water Damage- Does the Source Matter?

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

IICRC S500, Fourth Edition SERVPRO of Warren County follows the IICRC standards for Water Damage Restoration.

When dealing with a water damage, safety is of utmost importance. SERVPRO of Warren County employs IICRC certified technicians that are trained to identify the safety factors in the three "types" of water losses. 

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated it can become unsafe. 

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

As you can see, the source does matter when dealing with a water loss. A professional Restoration Company should ask for the source of the water in order to properly mitigate the affected items. 

SERVPRO of Warren County will put safety first when dealing with your water loss. 

Call (270) 796-8080 

Your Home Should Have at Least 2 Types of Smoke Alarms

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Photoelectric smoke detector Deep inside a photoelectric alarm is a tiny, pulsating light

Three Basics Types of Smoke Alarm

Smoke detectors are the single most effective life-saving device in most homes today. Studies show that occupants of homes without a smoke detector in Smiths, KY, more than double their risks of harm compared to properly protected structures. When considering the low price, nothing else you can do for fire safety costs so little.
There are three basic types of smoke alarm:

  1. Air sampling alarms
  2. Photoelectric alarm
  3. Ionization alarm

Some Smoke Alarms Take Constant Samples of the Air

The least common smoke detector is the air sampling one. They are usually found in highly sensitive spaces, such as scientific laboratories or certain businesses. However, they are expensive and are probably overkill for most homes.

Photoelectric Alarms

Deep inside a photoelectric alarm is a tiny, pulsating light. When smoke enters the chamber, it diffracts the light, triggering the alarm. This is ideal for detecting larger smoke particles, such as those from smoldering, electrical and furniture fires.

Ionization Alarms Are the Most Common

Hidden securely inside an ionization alarm chamber is an almost microscopic bit of americium 241, an artificial radioactive element. It creates a bridge for an electric current to pass through the alarm unit. When smoke particles interact with the americium, it interrupts the circuit, triggering the alarm.
This type of detector is most effective with small smoke particles, such as paper, wood and grease. It’s the cheapest method of detection, and if you disregard the experts and only have one fire detector, it should probably be one of these.
Some newer devices use both photoelectric and ionization to cover the widest range of fires. Either way, it’s strongly recommended to have both types of smoke alarm. Fires can experience something called a flashover, when an entire room hits a critical temperature and virtually everything erupts in flame. This may leave you with less than two minutes to evacuate safely, so seconds count.
If you have a home fire in Smiths, KY, call a restoration company as soon as possible. They can quickly tarp and cover damaged areas and start working with your insurance agent for a rapid, hassle-free recovery.

Jonathan Britt Receives One Team MVP Award

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO One Team MVP, J. Britt Even an MVP needs time to relax!

“I have never seen an employee with as much grit, knowledge, and leadership as Jonathan Britt”. This is one of the many heartwarming statements that can often be heard from coworkers regarding our Commercial Production Manager, Jonathan Britt. During the most difficult year for the SERVPRO of Warren County family, Jonathan was the glue binding our team together and keeping us pushing forward.

Jonathan was named the One Team MVP, which is a prestigious award given by SERVPRO headquarters to one team member from over 1700 franchises nationwide.  This title is granted based on providing the best service to clients, improvements made to the company, and the individual’s promise to be an overall exceptional teammate. 

Within the past year, Jonathan has been the brains of many improvements in communication and leadership among our departments. His focus for the year was to increase the efficiency between our production crews and office staff. He has implemented many safety and training workshops for our technicians to ensure they are providing the best quality work to our customers. Also, he crafted an Employee of the Month program to incentivize and honor those employees who perform at the highest standard.  Even with his meticulous schedule, Jonathan places top priority on encouragement and serving others. 

SERVPRO of Warren County is eternally grateful to be led by Jonathan Britt and to follow in his vision for our future. Being a One Team MVP is no light achievement. We look forward to seeing the passion for work, ideas crafted, and success achieved in 2020.