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When Storms Hit Bullitt City SERVPRO is Ready

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

two story home, brick and siding, two vehicles in driveway, large tree laying on top of roof Storms strikes large tree causing severe damage to second floor of home

SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties specializes in storm damage restoration. Our technicians are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your home. When storms hit Bullitt County lightning struck a large tree causing damage to the second floor of this house.

Since we are locally owned, we are able to respond very quickly to your emergency. A fast response time can lessen the damage, limit any further damage and reduce the restoration cost.

According to the National Storm Damage Center (NSDC), damage caused by trees during severe weather account for over $1 billion in property damage. Broken trees can cause large amounts of damage to your property if they make contact. Damage can be done to roofing, siding, windows and even structure to the home.

When Disaster Strikes in Bardstown Distillery Office

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

2 SERVPRO air movers, 1 brown leather wing back chair, large brown empty wooden bookcase, flooring removed, bourbon barrell Water Damage Destroys Office in Bardstown Distillery

When water damage happens to your business SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties is the only name you need to know when water disasters happen. We design a full estimate for all the mitigation and repairs and we keep you involved with timely updates.

The longer a facility sits with water damage, the more time and money it takes to be restored. If needed, SERVPRO can set up tarps on rooftops and board up exterior walls and entry doors to prevent further damage. If your commercial office has drywall, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired. Also remember mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in moist conditions.

So if your commercial facility experiences water damage there is No disaster job in Springfield, Bardstown or Bullitt County that is TOO BIG for US.

Restoring Mt. Washington Bank after water damage

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Blue walls, blue carpet, white square tile, 6 air movers, tv on wall, 3 large trashcans, wet carpet in pile on floor WATER DAMAGE at LOCAL BULLITT CTY BANK

Water damage that occurs in commercial buildings can present unique challenges. Flooding and water damage in commercial buildings requires in depth knowledge and urgent response time. SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties can handle small water clean ups along with very large scale water damage and flooding. In many situations the normal operations of the business can continue while we restore the facility.

Our SERVPRO Technicians are trained to be aware of legal concerns and make concerted efforts to restore the water damaged area in a timely manner. We understand the importance that every hour spent in the clean up process has the potential for lost revenue to the business.

So when a water emergency occurs in your place of business give SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties a call at 502-904-0710.

Water damage destroys offices in Bardstown Distillery

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

two SERVPRO technicians moving office dividers, wet carpet cut up in big piles in middle of room, floor tile is covered SERVPRO Technicians cleaning up after water damage at Bardstown Distillery

SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson counties specializes in the restoration and clean up of Commercial property after water damages occur.

We are highly trained in property damage restoration. Our technicians utilize the on going training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility so you can be confident that we have the expertise to restore your commercial building as if "It Never Even Happened."

SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson counties is locally owned and operated. When you have flooding or a water emergency, we're nearby and ready to help. We take great pride in being apart of the Bardstown, Mt. Washington, Hillview, and Shepherdsville Community.

We are located in the heart of Mt. Washington and if you should need any assistance just give us a call. Remember here at SERVPRO we are "Always here to help."

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

ceiling fan hanging in middle of room, drywall completely removed, open ceiling, debris on concrete floor ELECTRICAL FIRE DESTROYS FAMILY ROOM

Fire and smoke damage is different in every situation. When looking at the damage SERVPRO experts determine the best solution for your home. Our expertise in smoke damage along with our experience in handling fire losses allows us to develop a plan after such devastation.

Smoke and soot are two different elements in a fire that can invade several crevices of your home. This is a perfect situation to conceal hidden damage and odors.

The two different types of smoke are WET and DRY. Because they are different the soot they leave behind is also different. Wet smoke is sticky and has a foul odor. Dry smoke is extremely fast burning with high temperatures.

SERVPRO of BULLITT & North Nelson Counties will test the soot to discover which particular smoke damaged occurred in the fire. We then base our decision found during the pretesting.

We Specialize in Flooded Basements in BULLITT County

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

grey walls, tan couch, some brown hardwood floor planks, air movers BASEMENT FLOOD IN BULLITT COUNTY

SERVPRO of BULLITT & N. Nelson Counties provides water damage restoration service in Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, Hillview and Bardstown.

Water emergencies and flooding in your home can occur anytime. That is why SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson counties provides emergency restoration services 24 hours a day everyday of the week including holidays and weekends.

Water spreads very rapidly within your home and absorbs into walls, furniture and floors. To help minimize the water damage the SERVPRO technician will arrive on the scene and begin the water extraction activity immediately. This short reaction time helps decrease the cost of the restoration process to the homeowner.

Water damage can occur within minutes of the event.

1) The finish on furniture can cause stains to the carpet.

2) Books and photographs start to warp.

3) The water can within minutes absorb into floors, upholstery and walls.

Contact SERVPRO at 502-904-0710 for all your restoration needs

Removing Water from Finished Basement

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

bar stools on top of pool table, black beam in center of room, brown couch, refrigerator, unfinished basement floor Air Movers being used to dry out Finished Basement

Storms with heavy rains can cause water in your home especially if you have a basement. SERVPRO professionals can come in during the mitigation process with equipment to effectively dry the area where water damaged occurred. There are several materials we use for a water loss to decrease the chance of mold to grow.

INDUSTRIAL AIR MOVERS: We use large fans to dry out the structure. The production technicians place these air movers strategically throughout the effected area.

DEHUMIDIFIERS: These are used to remove the moisture in the air which is an important aspect of the drying process. The technicians will decide how many are required based on the square footage of the area exposed to the water damage.

EXTRACTION PUMP: There are two types of extractors used to remove any standing water from floods over two inches. Portable extraction pumps require electricity where as the truck mount requires gasoline.

Hiring the professionals at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties after flood damage to your home is the best way to guarantee the property will be dried correctly.

How do House Fires Usually Start

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen destroyed by fire, black debris throughout the room, 2 large windows, ceiling exposed to sky, one black kitchen chair Kitchen Fire Destroys Home

There are 350,000 annual house fires and they happen for various reasons.

1) Faulty Electrical Wiring

2) Overheated Appliances

3) Unattended Fireplace and Candles

KITCHEN:

The kitchen is where half of all residential fires start due to appliances that use heat or gas and operate  with electricity. Appliances that are 15 years or older are the most prone to fire damage. 

These appliances are usually associated with kitchen fires.

1) Dishwashers- Heating elements can overheat especially in older models.

2) Dryers- Keep vents clean by removing lint after every use.

3) Microwaves- DO NOT heat foods or materials that are flammable such as aluminum foil and Styrofoam

4) Toasters- The electrical elements inside a toaster can become faulty over time and cause a fire.

Bedrooms have several potential fire hazards such as bedding, mattresses and curtains. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom

Fireplaces and Chimneys:

Keep chimneys and fireplaces cleaned and have them inspected at least once a year. Keep rugs and other fabrics away and always keep a spark screen in front of the fireplace.

Living Rooms usually contain many flammable items such as electronics, curtains and furniture. Candles are the leading fire hazard in living rooms.

Family Room Belongings Restored

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Pool Table, Brown sofa, Cream carpet, Kitchen table, blue/white lighting fixture over pool table, brown column, brown hutch Contents restored after water damage.

SERVPRO of Bullitt and North Nelson Counties specializes in restoring your contents damaged by water. We believe our mentality of "restore" versus "replace" can help save precious keepsakes and family heirlooms that can't be replaced. SERVPRO pretests your items to determine what contents can be restored back to their condition before the water damage.

There are several ways of cleaning your contents.

* DRY CLEANING- cleaning light residue.

* WET CLEANING- for removing moderate to heavy residue.

* SPRAY & WIPE- used on items that can't tolerate wet cleaning.

* FOAM CLEANING- used on upholstery fabrics.

* ABRASIVE CLEANING- agitation to the surface being cleaned.

* IMMERSION CLEANING- dipping contents into the cleaning products.

If your valuables have been saturated by water damage let our trained professionals remove stains, mildew growth and musty odor from your precious valuables. We at SERVPRO care about your belongings and want to take care of you if you have experienced any water damage.

How to Prevent Water Damage in your Home

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Grey tile floors, wood beams in walls exposed, 3 large filled bookcases, 13 SERVPRO air movers throughout the room Water leak in Nelson county property

There are various ways that you can spot water in your home and how to prevent it from happening. Damage caused by water can easily form mold and ruin the integrity of your walls, flooring and support beams.

The three sources of water leaks are

1) STRUCTURAL LEAKS: Roof, windows and doors susceptible to cracking can be a cause of water leaks.

2) BROKEN PIPES: Numerous water pipes run throughout the home. These can burst at anytime especially during extreme cold weather.

3) APPLIANCE LEAKS: Household appliances such as toilets,  dishwashers, and washing machines can break causing water to damage the home.

There are also preventative measures to safeguard your home against water damage.

1) Check on your roof and windows to ensure they are free from cracks.

2) Regular inspection of the integrity of the pipes in the home.

3) Make sure there is proper drainage in and around your home which will prevent water from building up against the foundation.

Regularly maintaining the integrity of your home can help prevent devastating water damage to one of your most important assets.