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Flooded Basement in Mt. Washington, KY

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooded Basement in Mt. Washington, KY Newly Finished Basement damaged by Rain Storms in Mt. Washington, KY.

Rain Storms in Mount Washington, KY Flood Basement

This homeowner in Mount Washington, KY had almost completed the structural repairs in their basement, when a surge of rain storms created major problems. Take a look at the picture, notice how it illustrates the fresh drywall and newly lain carpet, that had just been installed. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties quickly arrived on the scene; running equipment and lifting carpet to help this homeowner salvage as much as possible. Our company works hard to restore each and every home like it was our very own. With over 20 years of combined experience, you can trust SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties with your hard earned American Dream. We understand that the costs of maintaining a home and family can be overwhelming at times and that's why here at SERVPRO, we strive to keep the costs down by preserving what can be reused.

When selecting Carpet and Drywall for Basements

  • Always use Mold Resistant Drywall and Water Resistant Carpet in Basements.
  • Start with good material that does retain moisture easily.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy. 44 E

Mount Washington, KY 40047


Busted Pipe in Elizabethtown, KY

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Busted Pipe in Elizabethtown, KY Air Movers and Dehumidifier working hard to dry out Drywall and prevent Mold Growth.

Frozen Temperatures cause Pipe to burst in local Business Center

This Business Center owner in Elizabethtown, KY was shocked to find their building saturated with water. The pipe in one of the offices froze up releasing havoc throughout the building on a cold January morning. With the building under renovation most of the damage caused was structural, notice the flooring has been removed in the picture. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties reacted quickly with a master plan to salvage the new drywall, trim, and paint throughout the building. Here at SERVPRO we work hard to be the leading restoration company within our area. We also believe in working along side with the fellow members of our community to make a great company even greater. If you should need any assistance just give us a call. Remember here at SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties, "We are always here to help."

Tips to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • If water lines are located in the Garage keep door closed.
  • Open cabinet doors in the Kitchen, Bathroom, and other areas with pipes.
  • Let cold water drip from a faucet to prevent freezing.
  • Keep a comfortable temperature throughout the home or business day and night. 

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy 44 E

Mount Washington, KY 40047


Molded Doorway in Lebanon Junction, KY

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Molded Doorway in Lebanon Junction, KY This Molded Doorway was discovered when a pipe busted and the flooring had to be removed.

Soggy Doorway in Lebanon Junction, KY.

Doorways are the grand entrance for every home and most homeowners take great pride in the first impression their guests will see. From beautiful stain glass to intricately carved wood, doorways are there to impress. However, this homeowner in Lebanon Junction, KY discovered a very undesirable entry way, when a busted pipe revealed a molded and rotted entrance. Notice in the picture how the rotted wood seems to hide under the door frame. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties worked hard to help this homeowner dry out and repair the flooring to make it look, "Like it never even happened."

Tips for Installing Flooring around Doorways.

  • Always make sure the thickness of the flooring is even to prevent any toe catches.
  • Use strips of wood or other material to prevent unleveled ground.
  • Use a jigsaw to make precise grooves when lining up entry ways.
  • Try to use a more water resistant material around entry ways that connect to the outside elements.

If you are someone you know need any assistance with Water & Fire Restoration, Cleaning, or Mold Remediation, just give us call.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy. 44 E

Mount Washington, KY 40047


Rain Storms cause Flooding in Louisville, KY.

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rain Storms cause Flooding in Louisville, KY. Heavy Rains caused Flooding throughout this Home in Louisville, KY.

Flooded Living Room in Louisville, KY caused by Storm.

February of 2018, will be remembered by many Kentuckians as the month of heavy rains and flooding disasters.

The already saturated ground could not withstand the relentless rains that flooded the Bluegrass State in February of 2018. Many homeowners were dealing with flooded basements and failed sump pumps. Notice in the picture the glimmer of water standing atop this hardwood floor. This was the sight for many Kentuckians, some with as much as 4ft. of standing water in their basements. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties worked around the clock to help restore our community and help give homeowners a peace of mind. SERVPRO has strived to be the leading company that home and business owners turn to when dealing with disasters. If you own a home or business and are facing the loss of an unfortunate event, you need to call someone you can trust.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties takes great pride in our work, we are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Just give us a call and we will make it look, "Like it never even happened."

Some Safety Precautions when Dealing with Flooded Areas.

  • Never enter a room with standing water where electrical cords, wires, outlets, breakers, or the possibility of shock could occur.
  • Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water.
  • Do not use T.V.'s or other appliances when standing on wet carpet, floors, or concrete.
  • If your ceiling is wet do not turn on fixtures or fans.

Here at SERVPRO we want to keep our community safe and beautiful. If you need to contact us just give us a call.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy 44 E

Mount Washington, KY 40047


Old House in Louisville, KY Full of Unwanted Surprises

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Old House in Louisville, KY Full of Unwanted Surprises The Rapid spread of Mold in the Woodwork of this Old House.

Keeping the Character of an Old House can be a Challenge.

When buying this Old Home in Louisville, KY dealing with a Mold Infestation, was probably not on the budget for this homeowner. However, as the renovation began, Mold transformed the once beautiful property into a nightmare. Nearly every wall, ceiling, door, and floor was covered with Mold Spores, turning this renovation into more of a demolition. Notice in the photo that even after the old walls were removed, Mold can still be seen throughout the wood work.

How to Treat and Prevent Mold.

  • Correct any Water leaks or standing Water.
  • Use an Antimicrobial Cleaner to sanitize and kill the Mold.
  • Mold loves moisture, avoid steam cleaning and other methods with moisture when cleaning duct work.
  • Use Dehumidifiers and Install good Ventilation Systems to avoid moisture.

Many studies have been done on the health concerns and risks caused by Mold. Be sure to make the proper contacts when dealing with Mold problems or concerns. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties strives to be the leading Mold, Water, and Fire Restoration Company. If you have any concerns in the following areas just give us a call. "We are always here to help."

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy 44 E

Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Flooded Pediatrics Office in Louisville, KY

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooded Pediatrics Office in Louisville, KY Excessive Rainfall causes flooding in a Louisville, KY Pediatrics Office.

Pediatrics Office Flooded in Louisville, KY.


This Pediatrics Office in Louisville, KY, was among the many businesses affected during the 2018 February floods. The heavy rainfall that took place throughout the state of Kentucky caused wide spread flooding, effecting hundreds of families.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties quickly arrived on the scene, immediately assessing the damage and implementing a game plan to restore the office. We understand the importance of keeping your doors open to the people you serve and maintaining a healthy community. That's why here at SERVPRO, we are open 365 days a week, 24 hours a day. We want all of our customers to know that here at SERVPRO, "We are always here to help."

A Few Tips to Protecting Your Home during Water Disasters.

  • Shut off the water source if possible and contact the proper services.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with mopping and blotting.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet flooring.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Use wooden clothespins to hold up furniture skirts from saturated flooring.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties

10758 Hwy. 44 E

Mount Washington, KY 40047


When Disaster Strikes at Your Commercial Property

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

When a storm or water disaster strikes a commercial facility in Springfield, Bardstown, or Bullitt County, the concerns of the business owner are very different from that of a home owner. The old saying “time is money” is especially true when confronted with the reality that your business is under assault and being destroyed by storm damage. Fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or broken water mains can cause serious damage to your Bullitt & Nelson County commercial facility. The reality that your business is slipping away can be overwhelming. When your livelihood is directly threatened by a storm disaster, call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

When Water Damage Happens To Your Business...

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties is the only name you need to know when water disasters happen. Our experts will use their years of experience to create a fast and comprehensive plan to help you get back to business as soon as possible.

We create a full estimate for all mitigation and repairs then keep you involved with timely updates throughout the restoration process. SERVPRO is a preferred service provider with most insurance companies in Central Indiana and we can work directly with them from start to finish. We understand that saving your property and reopening your business as quickly and safely as possible is especially important when you have a business to run and your employees count on you for their livelihood. 

Help Is Just a Call Away When a Storm Disaster Occurs In Nelson and Bullitt County.

When facing a storm disaster, action must be taken now; call SERVPRO’s Disaster Response Team immediately, no matter what time of day or night. We have a live person to answer your call 24/7. Our emergency response dispatch will send highly trained and Certified Restoration Technicians to save the day. Just make one phone call to start the process of getting back into business.

SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties 502-904-0710

Time Is Money... Secure Your Structure From Secondary Damage

The longer a facility sits with water or fire damage, the more time and money it takes to be fully restored. One critical action to help minimize secondary damage is to make sure that the structure is properly secured from top to bottom. If needed, we can set up temporary fencing and board up exterior walls, entry-doors and tarp rooftops for full security to prevent further damage from the outside elements. 

No Disaster Job In Springfield, Bardstown, or Bullitt County is Too Big For Us

For extreme disasters that require more manpower and equipment, we have a nationwide network of SERVPRO franchises to call on. We’ll be the first to arrive onsite and we can call our Disaster Recovery Teams to ramp up to fit any size disaster. We’ll get you reopened as fast and as safely as possible with the peace of mind that saving your business is our only business.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises with your Bardstown or Bullitt County business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

Call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties, we’re faster to any size disaster. 502-904-0710

Be Ice Storm Ready

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Whether there is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, or sleet and snow; all of these can cause property damage to your home or business. You can't control Mother Nature but you can be prepared so here are some tips to help you:

-Check for tree limbs and branches that might have fallen.

-Roofs, pipes and gutters should all be inspected and make sure they are in proper working order. Clear gutters from debris, a damming effect could cause roof damage or interior water problems. Downspouts should be facing away from the home or building.

-Clean your chimneys and exhaust systems from debris.

-Test your gas lines for leaks.

-Inspect your property for proper drainage.

-Protect pipes from freezing by allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If any pipes are under cabinets leave the cabinets open. Make sure exterior pipes are properly insulated.

-If there are any outdoor faucets, you might want to shut the water off.

-Make sure all exterior doors and windows have sufficient weather stripping.

Do you have an emergency plan for your business? Ask your SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties for a complementary emergency plan packet. A SERVPRO representative will help you find your main water shut off valve and go over emergency contacts and phone numbers in case of a fire or water emergency.

Call us. 502-904-0710

Commercial Fire & Water Loss - Emergency Ready Plan

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Owning a commercial property is a big responsibility and can come with many issues.  One of the most important things to keep in mind is protecting your investment.  SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties offers a free Emergency Ready Plan to help our commercial owners in Bardstown, Springfield, Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, and Louisville areas.

The Emergency Ready Plan consists of the following:

  • A walk through of the property with your maintenance person and a SERVPRO Representative.  
  • SERVPRO will document the sensitive areas, label water and gas shuts offs with either an Orange or White tag so they easily seen.
  • SERVPRO will include documentation, step-by-step written directions, and pictures of each shut off valve. 
  • SERVPRO will include the contact names and telephone numbers for all of the utility companies and property personnel that would need to be notified in the event of an emergency on the property.  
  • SERVPRO will take this information and place it into a nice binder for you to keep.

SERVPRO offers this service free of charge with no obligation simply because we care about the businesses in our city.  SERVPRO wants every business in the city to have an Emergency Ready Plan so they are prepared in case of an event.  The Emergency Ready plan can help you reduce the damage done to your property.

If this sounds like a great benefit for your company – call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties to schedule yours today.

Call Us Today – 502-904-0710

Commercial Water Damage with SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

If your business has recently been affected with commercial water damage in Bardstown, Springfield, Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, or the Hillview areas, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.

Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored.

If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use a laundromat to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present. SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties can also do the washing for you at our commercial cleaning facility.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

Services You Can Count On in Bullitt & North Nelson Counties.

You can depend on SERVPRO to provide reasonable prices for commercial damages and other services in the Bardstown, Bullitt County, and Louisville area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. Whether you require cleanup after a commercial water damage or simply need a carpet cleaning, call us.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – 502-904-0710