Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, and Lincoln County Residents: Is the “Mold Monster” trying to take over your home or business?
Don't let "The Mold Monster" take over your home!
Everyone dreads when they look in their basement, under the kitchen sink, or around wet boxes in the garage and see that yellow, green, black, or orange substance. The sinking feeling hits – “I’ve got a mold problem.” While not all mold is bad, some mold can cause health concerns for many people. Any kind of water flooding in your home or business can cause mold to grow --anything from water leaks to varying humidity. The best way to get ahead of the “Mold Monster” is to take precautions. Here are some different signs that your home or business is being over-run by the “Mold Monster” himself:
-You can visibly see the mold
-Musty odor –indicates mold is present
-Any type of moisture problems that may have -caused mold growth
If you think you have a mold problem, and the “Mold Monster” has taken up residence in your home or business, please call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties at (859) 623-0000. We are always Here to Help!
Having the right equipment during a fire can save your home –and your life!
P.A.S.S. graphic for fire safety before the fire damage occurs.
Fires and fire damage are common tragedies among homeowners. But, there are ways to lessen the damage. SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties is Here to Help so fires don’t ruin your summer. One is having a proper fire extinguisher --especially, during grilling season. Make sure you follow these rules from our friends at the American Red Cross when it comes to having a good extinguisher:
- Always have more than one working extinguisher in your home.
- Install extinguishers high on the wall and away from any heat sources.
- If an extinguisher doesn’t work on a fire immediately, drop it and get out. Most portable extinguishers empty in 8 seconds.
- Make sure the gauge on your extinguisher is properly charged.
Once you have the right fire extinguisher, always remember PASS:
P- Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
- Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
S- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
S- Sweep the nozzle from side to side.
We hope these tips keep fires and fire damage from your homes. But, if you have fire damage and need SERVPRO, we are always Here to Help. Call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties at (859) 623-0000.
Once the sirens have silenced, do you have storm damage and need a hero ready service?
We are ready for any storm damage needs!
There’s a scary feeling that hits when you hear your local sirens going off, and you realize the storms are headed your way. You take the necessary precautions, but sometimes the eye of the storm has a mind of it’s own. When the clouds have cleared and you have a mess on your hands, call us at SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties! We understand that storm damage can be overwhelming and seem impossible, but our crew of professionally trained individuals are always ready! Our 1-4-8 rule will get us to you even sooner. Within:
- One hour from a notice of loss, we will have a SERVPRO professional contact you.
- Four hours of loss a SERVPRO professional will be on site to start mitigation, if necessary.
- Eight business hours after a loss, we will have a verbal briefing of the scope communicated to you.
SERVPRO is here to help when the storm damages your home. As always, we will make it “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial business owners of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties: Need an HVAC cleaning? SERVPRO is Here to Help!
We want the best possible service for our customers and calling SERVPRO to clean your ducts is a great place to start!
Sometimes we only think of HVAC cleanings for our own home. We want to keep our family happy and healthy. So, why not extend the same services to our customers. Dirty ducts can circulate mold, odor, and other contaminants throughout the building. All businesses should have their HVAC scoped to see if it needs cleaning from a professional. SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties is Here to Help! The SERVPRO difference can help with many dirty duct problems including: reducing potential mold growth, helping restore energy efficiency, and eliminate odors. Those are only a few differences a clean duct can make, call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties at (859) 623-0000 to see the difference for yourself!
We want the best possible service for our customers and calling SERVPRO to clean your ducts is a great place to start!
It’s not time to change the clocks back, but it is time to change your smoke alarms!
It's always that time of year to check your smoke alarms to keep your family safe from a fire and your home from fire damage!
Smoke alarms can improve the safety of your home a significant amount when it comes to fires. A fire can happen at any time, and you will want to make sure you and your family are safe. Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross on how to update your smoke alarms to keep your family and home safe before a fire ignites:
- Have a smoke alarm on every level of your home and in every bedroom.
- Keep smoke alarms away from windows, doors, walls, or ducts that can stop your alarms from working properly.
- Check your smoke alarm monthly.
- Replace smoke alarm batteries every year, or more if needed.
Keeping your family safe is the main priority to having a properly working smoke alarm; but fires can also cause hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars’ worth of damage every year. There is soot, smoke, and even water damage when it comes to a bad fire. The faster you know there is a fire, the faster you can get it put out. Visit: www.redcross.org to learn more tips on how to keep your home safe in case of a fire.
Whether it’s Mold remediation or Golf --SERVPRO is ready!
Marketing Rep Chanel Music getting ready for a day of fun in the sun with the SEK Golf.
Marketing Rep Chanel Music and Marketing Coordinator Kelsey White traveled up the mountain to the South-Eastern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble last week to represent SERVPRO. They met with many city council members along with business owners throughout the day. The day was fun and hot, but they did have time to talk all things mold. The participants expressed their concern for mold damage in their area. Because they know, when water damage sits for too long, mold begins to take hold. The mold spores rapidly reproduce when moisture is present. For residents that can be dangerous, and for business owners, it can cause legal issues. Mold litigation is becoming a reoccurring case in the legal systems. Commercial property or personal property should be well-taken care of in case of water damage where mold can grow. One of the most common questions we receive is: Do we test for mold? The short answer is, no; however, we do refer industrial hygienists who can test for mold.
Here’s what to do if you find mold:
- Stay out of affected area.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO® Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties for remediation services.
What not to do if you find mold:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
Here in the bluegrass state we have weather patterns that can go all over the place. Business owners, homeowners, and city officials must be prepared. When the weather acts up, SERVPRO is ready to act fast!
Summer Fun or Summer Storms? Either Way SERVPRO® is HERE TO HELP!
Marketing Manager Ashley Kovaleski and Marketing Rep Morgan Blount had a great day at the golf scramble telling everyone about SERVPRO.
Last week, our franchise had the opportunity to participate in the Madison County Home Builders Associations Annual Golf Scramble at The Battlefield Golf Club in Richmond, Kentucky. Many local builders and business professionals from the Richmond and Berea area, as well as across Central Kentucky, came out to support the event.
Marketing Manager Ashley Kovaleski and Marketing Representative Morgan Blount were able to discuss the benefits of restoration work for the building industry. As many are aware, warm weather is headed our way. With the increasing temperatures, we also stand the risk of some severe storms.
Luckily for our builders and other customers SERVPRO® is your go to for storm damages to your home of business. Property board-ups, water extraction and drying, and soot cleanup are no match for our team of experts! Our highly-trained storm damage specialists and our access to the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises makes us ready for any size disaster!
Here to Help EDUCATE!
Recently, one of our Franchise owners, Mike Parsons, and Marketing Manager Ashley Kovaleski had the opportunity to attend a Continuing Education Certification Class in Elizabethtown, KY. Mike and Ashley have a goal of becoming certified to teach continuing education (CE) courses to area insurance professional who are required to receive 24 credits bi-annually.
CE classes are critical to our insurance customers, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work toward this certification. Some classes that are IICRC approved include Restoring Contaminated Buildings & Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar, Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar & Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry, and Fire Damage Restoration just to name a few.
We hope to have the ability to offer several classes that will benefit both residential and commercial customers in the near future! Stay tuned for updates. If you would like more information about our Continuing Education course offerings, please send us an email at marketing@SERVPROofmrgl.com.
SERVPRO®: The Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA Tour
Here at SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard & Lincoln Counties we are so excited for the sunny days and golf scrambles of summer! SERVPRO® is the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA Tour. Locally, we will be participating in several golf scrambles including those hosted by the Madison County Home Builders Association, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bluegrass Claims Association. We hope to see many of you there and look forward to supporting your restoration needs this golf season.
2017 PGA TOUR SCHEDULE
1/26–1/29 Farmers Insurance Open
4/20–4/23 Valero Texas Open
5/11–5/14 PLAYERS Championship
5/25–5/28 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational
8/3–8/6 Bridgestone Invitational
9/21-9/24 TOUR Championship
9/28-10/1 Presidents Cup
Local SERVPRO® Employees Go the Extra Mile for Your Water Restoration Needs
SERVPRO® professional Daniel Thompson discussing water restoration.
Recently, 5 of your trusted local SERVPRO® employees attended the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician Course (WRT) in Bowling Green, KY. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization that develops a variety of certifications geared toward restoration services. Their goal is to ensure that consumers are getting quality service from technicians who understand the importance of a quick response and immediate remediation of their water damage.
Technicians Billy Wilson and Ronnie Henson of London, technician David Patrick of Prestonsburg, Crew Chief Madeline BenDavid of Berea, and Marketing Manager Ashley Kovaleski of Richmond were all in attendance for the class. They were all able to freshen up their skills and build upon their varying levels of expertise. Topics covered included safety, psychrometry, drying theory, equipment and supplies, emergency services, on-going inspections and drying services, restoration services, drying difficult situations, and specialized drying processes.
All 5 employees were able to test for certification and are eagerly awaiting their results. With the WRT course under their belts they are all trained and ready to assist you with any of your water restoration needs!