My pool is leaking --now what?
In our last blog, we mentioned ways to find out if you have a pool leak. If you read our former blog post and think that you may have a pool with a leak --then keep reading.
There are possible ways to help fix your pool --if it has a vinyl liner. (We recommend only trying these tips if you feel confident in your handy man abilities.)
Step 1: Never entirely drain a pool with a vinyl liner, as it could lead to drying and cracking later.
Step 2: See if your pool comes with a vinyl repair kit.
Step 3: Cut out the patch in a circle, and be sure to make it larger than the leaky spot.
Step 4: Cover the back of the circular patch with glue.
- If you are not under water, apply the patch over the leak hole and apply pressure for 2 minutes.
- If you leak is under water, fold the patch in half so that the glue will come in little contact with water. Apply pressure to the patch for 5 minutes.
Just keep swimming!
Is the pool leaking?
It's time for splashing with your favorite pool toy, lathering on the sunscreen, and putting on your favorite sunglasses to head to the pool.
We want your pool season to be fun and worry free. One thing that can put a damper on your pool season is a leaky pool. No one wants a damaged pool to ruin their summer fun.
We have tips on how to fix and find a leak that may have sprung up in your pool this summer:
- Place a 5-galloon bucket on the second step of your pool and use a marker to match the water level of your pool.
- Turn off any pump or other device in the pool.
- Wait about 24 hours and then return to check the status. If they both have gone down to the same level then you just have evaporation.
But, if the pool level has gone down but the bucket has not, then you have a leak.
- Repeat the test for another 24 hours this time with the pump on.
You'll know for sure if you have a leak, and check out our next blog to find out how to fix it.
Don't do it --Bleach is not made for Mold!
Here is a photo of mold damage that we came upon at a residential job last year. Our certified technicians are trained to clean up mold damage.
Mold damage can happen at any time, but especially this time of year. The weather is warming up and mold spores are coming out to play. Many people want to automatically turn to bleach to try and clean up the mold by themselves. There are many reasons not to try to clean-up mold by yourself. It's always best to call a professional, so you don't spread the mold spores.
Here are a few reasons that bleach is not a good option for your next mold damage cleanup:
- Bleach is toxic.
- Bleach loses effectiveness overtime.
- Bleach does not kill mold on porous surfaces and can actually contribute to mold growth.
Don't clean up the mold yourselves, call your local SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties.
Does Insurance Cover That?
As summer season approaches it's always a good idea to review your insurance. Insurance is great --it keeps you calm during your storm. But, your insurance may not cover as much as you think.
Your agents want to help you, try to keep in contact with them on what to do when disaster strikes. It's never a bad idea to review your contract and discuss the ins and out of what is covered. Another good idea, is to check your deductible. How much will you need to pay out of pocket before it reaches the level that your insurance can help you? Also, is there separate coverage and deductibles for hurricanes, floods, etc.
It's always good to stay prepared, and we hope that disaster doesn't strike but SERVPRO is here to help 24/7 -365!
It's hot outside --grab a water game and hit the green!
Our marketing team at a local golf scramble in Berea, Kentucky talking to customers about our water damage services.
It's golf scramble season, and our marketing team has been planning away to make sure our customers have a great time on the green.
Our team brings giveaways, games, and cool beverages to make the day go even better. Our marketing team uses this time to talk to our customers about the water damage services we provide for our customers.
Take a look at some of the inside facts that the team discusses on a day out on the green:
- We have a 1-4-8 rule that gets us to the customer faster.
- We are open 24/7 -365.
- We are open on holidays!
- We are here to help with water, fire, or mold cleanup needs.
We hope you don't need us, but if you do SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties is here to help!
Tornado's are not just for Dorothy.
Tornado's happen all over the United States around this time of year, including Kentucky. There are many signs to watch out for when it comes to Tornado's and thunderstorms. Our friends at FEMA have some tips and advice to keep you and your family safe during tornado season.
Here are few signs of Tornadoes from FEMA:
- A rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm toward the ground may be visible.
- A strange quiet occurring within or shortly after a thunderstorm.
- The wind may die down and the air may become very still.
- A loud roar that sounds similar to a freight train.
- A change in the color of the sky.
Check out their website for more information on Tornado's and how to keep your family safe.
Summer Storm Safety
Everyone looks forward to the summer this time of the year. We are ready to let winter go, and welcome summer with open arms ;however, this is also the most dangerous time of the year for storms.
There are a few different ways to stay safe during summer activities:
- Never stand near taller objects such as a tree, or utility pole.
- Immediately leave any bodies of water like ponds, lakes, swimming pools.
- Always stay away from objects that conduct any type of electricity.
- Never lie flat on the ground.
It's always best to plan your summer days according to the weather. Always keep a close watch on the weather channel and your local news to make sure storms are not headed your way.
Check out this website for more information.
SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning
Do you know who is in charge of your kitchen exhaust cleaning? If you don't have someone to keep those hoods not only clean, but safe--SERVPRO offers a variety of cleaning for commercial properties. One area that we have cleaned is range hoods for commercial kitchens. Range hood cleaning helps keep staff, guests, students, and others safe when it comes to kitchen fires caused by grease and other food buildup.
There are many different types of kitchens that need cleaning in commercial areas:
- Educational Facilities
We offer a cleaning service that keeps the hoods clean and stops the produce of build-up that can cause kitchen fires. Prevent the preventable and get your commercial kitchen hoods clean to the industry standard. Call us today to make your commercial cleanup "Like it never even happened."
Is it time for your Commercial Property dust cleaning?
Commercial properties take a lot of tending to, to make sure they are up to par with industry standards, OSHA standards, and customer standards. Here at SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties, we are here to help with you commercial cleaning needs.
We offer a variety of services: one being dust cleaning. It sounds simple, but a lot of commercial properties simply forget to have ceilings, rafters, and other places in the building cleaned.
We understand you are busy commercial property owners and have a variety of things to deal with and fires to put out --let the professionals take care of the cleaning, so you can get back to business. Call your local SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties today to make you commercial cleaning needs "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Property to Win Egg Contest
Th winning egg for Morning Pointe of Richmond, Kentucky.
This year, we had our Second Annual Egg decorating contest. We had our Marketing Reps distribute wooden eggs to their customers. They had to decorate the egg, and we put it on our Facebook page to see who received the most "Likes." We had many entries but only one was victorious to get the most likes on our Facebook page. The winner was Morning Pointe of Richmond at our Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties offce.
They are one of our commercial properties in our Richmond area. We oversee several counties in the Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties territory, so we have many commercial customers. We are here to help, and we have a large loss division. So, SERVPRO is ready to make it "Like it never even happened."