Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Mold damage in Brandenburg KY
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, & Hancock Counties for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- 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.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, & Hancock Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 270-580-2200
March Duct Cleaning Special - 10% off
Hello Everyone. SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties is pleased to announce a March promotion on air duct cleaning. All month long, we will be offering a 10% discount on all air duct cleanings in residential homes and commercial buildings. Our trained production techs utilize a soft brush duct cleaning machine to clean away years of dust and debris from your heating and air conditioning ducts in your residential homes and commercial buildings. This is a great opportunity to breathe a little easier in your home or business. We will clean the ducts, registers, handler, and fog with a deodorizer. You can call us to schedule an appointment or get an estimate and mention the 10% discount. We are open 8 am to 5 pm at 4135 S HWY 259 in Westview or call at 270-580-2200. Thanks
Candle Fire in Bedroom
Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires - and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.
* December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.
* Roughly one-third of home candle fires start in the bedroom.
* More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are too close to the candle!
Candles and Kids:
* Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle.
* Keep matches and lighters up high and out of children's reach.
Candles are pretty and smell good, but think about using flameless candles, they look and smell like the real thing!
If something should happen, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties at 270-580-2200 for assistance. We will make it "Like it never even happened."
Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Loss projects are generally costly not just because the expense of the restoration can be higher based on the larger size of the project, but also from the potential lost business that will be a concern if normal operations are disrupted.
SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties has been very good at working with commercial customers over the years who have been concerned that the restoration process could be expensive from the point of view that their customers will not be able to continue using the business during the recovery.
Routinely, SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties will work with the business owner to schedule the restoration work to minimize potential lost business.
One way to handle this challenge is to perform the restoration off peak-business-hours so normal operations can continue during the day with a minimum of impact. We were able to arrange this work plan with two medical centers in 2017. They had a loss that required we work after business hours, working through the night and early morning. Our crews were able to get the medical centers up and running by the following Monday morning
Satisfied Customer on Complete Water Restoration
Before and After Photos from Bathroom Water Damage
I recently had a water loss in my bathroom. SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties was quick to respond. The staff explained each and every step of the process in a way that made me feel more confident that the job was going to be completed in a way that would meet my family's needs. I would highly recommend SERVPRO to anyone!
From: Emily in Leitchfield KY
Fire damage and how SERVPRO can help
What would you do if you came home after a stressful day at work, and your house is on fire? Or you were about lock up for the night and you smell something burning and the business is in flames in the back room? Well, you’re going to call the fire department first but who is going to take care of all the damage and soot on the inside? SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties will take care of all your worries. We’re trained with all proper licenses to be able to handle fire damage cleanup.
To be able to give you the best result we can, it’s best that we start as soon as we have approval from adjuster. We have a “pack away” with customers permission, we pack up personal items, we clean items and return them at the end. We have non-salvageable sheets and we bag up what we think is not savable and with your permission, we trash them. After everything has been removed from the house, we clean the ceiling with a sponge and that removes soot off ceiling. Then, we use a two-step method of cleaning the walls. We go through the affected walls and two people work together as a team, one will go through the wall with the first chemical and then the second person will wipe with another chemical. We also, clean the HVAC units in your home to make sure all the soot, smoke, and any other debris that could be in the system gets cleaned out. We clean all the furniture that was in the house and remove soot. Once we are finished inside the house, we clean all floors if they didn’t get removed from damage. We will also provide one more specialized service at the end of cleaning process to get rid of any other smell that didn’t get completely out during the cleaning process. If you have a fire in your home or business, let the professionals help you! SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties. Contact us at 270-580-2200
Space Heater Safety
SERVPRO Warns About the Dangers of Space Heaters When Not Used Properly
Fire does not care what season it is or whether or not it’s cold outside. Winter related fires are extremely common, especially when you are trying hard to keep warm.
Our offices in Westview, KY have experience in fire damage from space heaters and can provide you with some tips to help avoid having to deal with these types of destructive events this winter season.
SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties technicians understand that accidents happen. Placing space heaters too close to other objects or using the wrong type of heater in a particular area can cause severe problems. Please take a moment to consider some factors leading to these fires.
Oil Heaters - Should be used in areas where there is the possibility of moisture. This eliminates any electrical hazards that may be present due to water conductivity. Always keep a safe distance to avoid contact burns.
Electric Heaters - These heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be useful for many areas in your home. However, they should never be left unattended. Thinking of electric heaters as giant toasters can help you understand how important it is to keep a constant eye on them. Make sure you have sufficient wattage to run the device and never use extension cords.
Our SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties staff gets an incredible amount of space heater-related calls every winter. People are trying to stay warm and use space heaters quite often for this purpose. However, using a space heater does not need to cause so many problems during a cold spell. Just use common sense, and always follow the directions of the manufacturer.
The professional technicians at SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties state that you follow a few simple guidelines when operating your space heaters.
1) Always place space heaters on a flat, solid surface for proper stabilization.
2) Purchase heaters with an automatic shut-off feature to prevent dangers from tipping.
3) Maintain proper spacing between heaters and other objects in your home.
4) Never leave children or pets unsupervised around operating heaters.
5) Shut your heaters off properly before leaving your home or going to sleep.
Following these guidelines does not ensure that you will never have to deal with fire damage from space heaters. However, you are less likely to have an unwanted consequence. If this sort of incident still strikes your home this winter season, make the call to our offices immediately. We will respond quickly and provide you with the services you need to get back to normal fast.
Call SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties today at (270) 580-2200
Winter is coming. Are you prepared?
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We are at that time of year again. This is when cold weather starts to show up and freezing temperatures threaten our area. This can cause a headache if you are not prepared. You need to take the time to help prevent damage from happening at your home or commercial building.
Frozen pipes can cause extensive damage, but this can be prevented.
There are many ways to help prevent damage from a frozen pipe. Here are a couple.
- Opening cabinet doors will allow warm air to get under sinks and help keep pipes from freezing (especially where pipes are on exterior walls).
- Adding outdoor faucet covers to protect your exterior faucets. You can pick these up at any of your local hardware stores.
When these things don't work... Call SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties to help with the cleanup. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."
Call us at 270-580-2200
SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties
4135 South Highway 259
Westview KY 40178
Carpet cleaning for the holidays
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Do you want your home to look it best when family and friends come over for the holidays? How about a carpet cleaning?
Your local SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties can handle all your water damage and fire damage needs. But did you know that we can take care of your carpet cleaning too? Carpet gets dirty from everyday use. It is recommended to vacuum your carpet regularly (weekly), but this does not get the deep down dirt and grim out that settles down in the fibers of the carpet. Our showcase carpet cleaning is the best carpet cleaning in the industry. Getting this done once a year will extend the life of this expensive investment in your home or commercial building. Call us anytime to schedule an appointment to clean or for an estimate.
SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties
4135 South Highway 259
Westview KY 40178
We can handle your mold issues
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You can find hundreds of websites that have information on the dangers of mold and how it can affect your health. One can get overwhelmed looking at all these sites. Most sites are not regulated. They may have correct information and may actually mis-inform you about microbial growth. The best places to go to gain the most current knowledge are EPA.gov and ky.gov (search "mold").
You can also call SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties to help with all your mold needs. We are certified by the IICRC to do mold remediation and cleanup. We can help you with all the current information and to help you take the steps you need to make mold "Like it never even happened."
Call and us and set up an appointment to come out and look over your home or commercial business.
We are located at 4135 South Hwy 259 in Westview Kentucky 40178. You can call our office at 270-580-2200.