3 Important things to know about the smoke alarm
Smoke Alarm Facts
Smoke alarm maintenance is extremely important. Make sure and keep your alarm free of dust and keep them clean. You will want to change the batteries at least once a year. Testing the unit is also extremely important. You can do this by pressing the button and listening for the loud alarm.
The second item to consider with your smoke alarm is its lifespan. Most alarms have a lifespan of eight to ten years. If you have a smoke detector that is operating longer than the manufacturer recommends it should be replaced. Check the manufacturer's instructions for how long your smoke alarm is recommended to last.
The final thing to consider with your smoke alarm is where to place the alarm. Many experts recommend having a smoke detector on every floor in your home. Another extremely important place to have a alarm would be to install one in each bedroom. In addition to placing one outside in the hallway.
What to do in the event of a Grease Fire
KITCHEN GREASE FIRE
If a grease fire should start in the kitchen there are several things you will need to do to keep your family safe. First step would be to cover the flames with a metal lid or a cookie sheet. You will need to leave the cover on until it has cooled. The second thing to do is to turn off the heat source. Thirdly, if the grease fire is relatively small you can pour BAKING SODA or SALT on the fire to extinguish it. As a very last resort you can spray the fire with a class B dry chemical fire extinguisher.
You NEVER want to use water to extinguish a grease fire. Also do not move the pot or pan outside, this can be extremely dangerous.
If a grease fire occurs in your kitchen it is important that you do not use flour, baking powder or other items that may look like baking soda or salt. They have a different chemical makeup and will not act the same as salt or baking soda and it will only make the fire worse.
How to handle water damage in your Shepherdsville home
Carpet impacted by flooded basement
Water damage can still be lurking even after you have cleared up the mess. It is extremely important to do an in-depth job of water damage repair to restore the area to its previous condition.
Before we even begin to start cleaning up, you need to make sure the source of the damage has been stopped. Make sure to shut off the water or in case of a flood make sure the flood waters have receded before the clean up begins.
The next thing to do is get the water out of your flooded home. Once all the water is removed you will need to dry out the space. Ventilate the room and bring in fans to help dry things out. Dehumidifiers need to be utilized to take out the remaining moisture.
Now onto water damage repairs. You will need to remove carpet and padding and drywall that was impacted by the water. If the moisture meter indicates water is still in the wood studs and flooring these items will need to be removed to prevent mold.
The space that experienced water damage needs to be completely free of any moisture before installing new floors and drywall.
SERVPRO's advanced drying methods and our extremely fast response time make us the experts in water damage restoration.
Hail Damage in Cox's Creek/Nelson County
Cox's Creek April 2021 Hail Storm
This past month Nelson County was hit by a bad spring hail storm. The Cox's creek area was hit especially hard with large hail throughout many neighborhoods. Even small size hail balls can cause damage to your roof. We at SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson counties know how to inspect your roof for all types of hail damage.
Hail damage can be seen in many forms in regards to roofs. Depending on the size of the hail there might be Dents, Broken Shingles and Visible Dark Patches. Major hail damage can crack strong materials on the roof, dent siding and even damage gutters.
When you experience hail damage contact the Storm Damage experts at SERVPRO to inspect your roof. Our number is 502-904-0710.
National Night Out in Mt. Washington
SERVPRO sponsoring National Night Out in Mt. Washington
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties helped sponsor the "National Night Out" hosted by the Mount Washington Police Department. The National Night Out held in our local community promotes police-community partnerships.
National Night Out aims to make neighborhoods safer and more caring places. The event encourages police departments to provide the community an opportunity to engage with local law enforcement officials, developing better and more positive relationships.
At SERVPRO we work closely with several different organizations. The fire department, emergency transportation and the police departments are important to us since we deal with all types of emergency situations in the restoration industry.
We know how important the community is to our local SERVPRO and to be a part of this event is something we look forward to every year.
Flooded Basement in Mount Washington
Experiencing a flood from a natural disaster to a burst pipe in Mt. Washington is extremely stressful because it is so unexpected. We know how devastating flood damage can be and our goal is to get you back in your home as soon as possible.
Flood damage is one of the most common experiences a homeowner has to deal with. From a faulty hose on a washing machine, a leaky roof, a dishwasher or toilet overflow, and a natural flood disaster need to be dealt with immediately before it does permanent damage.
FEMA ( The Federal Emergency Management Agency) recommends certain steps you should take after a flood event.
If it is safe check for any visible signs of structural damage. This could be a cracked foundation, warping or holes. Also turn off all electricity at the main circuit breaker. It is also very important to shut off all water.
If your home has experienced a flood event call us at 502-904-0710.
Why SERVPRO should be your 1st Choice in Restoration
Entrepreneur Magazine Top 10
SERVPRO has won many awards including Top 10 Franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine in 2020. This is the 8th time we have ranked in the Top 10. We take great pride in receiving such recognition in this business magazine.
SERVPRO knows how crucial it is in the restoration industry to have highly trained restoration technicians. What is unique about SERVPRO is we have both the resources of a large corporate company combined with a small locally owned company mentality. The SERVPRO franchise system is founded on solid core values. We provide superior service and concentrate on saving our client's money. A corporation that retains a locally owned family business values with the resources and training of a large corporation. We have the resources of a large company but also the customer relations of a small town business. We offer the best of both worlds. Call us at 502-904-0710 for all your Restoration needs.
We Are the Best Choice After a Fire
Hydroxyl Generator is used to reduce the smell from a fire.
One of the biggest issues after a fire is the odor of burnt materials and soot. These odors spread in the home through the HVAC system and leave an extremely unpleasant smell.
Regular cleaning and disinfecting can remove some of the odors, however there are extra steps that might be necessary to eliminate them completely. Some additional ways to remove the odor is cleaning the vents with agitating tools and thermal fogging. This allows the deodorizing chemicals to penetrate the surfaces that were impacted by the fire. SERVPRO uses large axial box fans to exchange the air in the home. This keeps the air in your home clean and save while eliminating odors.
Professional quality equipment and a skilled workforce are why SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties delivers when a fire happens.
Preparing for Storms in Kentucky
Roof Damage From Severe Storm in Bullitt County
Storm season typically peaks in April across the Bluegrass state. There are steps to take to prepare for the potential damage to your home.
The first thing is to check on what is covered under your homeowner's insurance. Policies usually cover damage due to fire, ice, tornadoes and wind. But most policies do not cover flooding due to storms.
Immediately after the storm inspect the home and watch out doe downed power lines, broken glass and nails. If you do see damage after severe weather, contact your insurance company. Have your home looked at by a qualified restoration expert to determine what repairs will be needed.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson counties is there to clean and restore your home after storm damage. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster.
We Are Locally Owned and Operated
SERVPRO has over 1700 franchises and they are each locally owned and operated. Our locally owned companies are employed by people who live in the community.
Since there are so many locations across the United States there is always a SERVPRO available to help during a water or fire emergency. At SERVPRO we know how important it is to help out our community and even in times where other areas need our assistance. We have the knowledge, equipment, and trained technicians for all your restoration needs.
We love helping out our neighbors throughout the following areas in Kentucky:
Call us at SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties at 502-904-0710. "Like it never even happened."