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Hot Water Heater Woes
Busted Water Heater causes major damage in local Apartment Complex.
Flooded Apartment Complex in Louisville, KY
Take a look at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties equipment. Notice that it is getting stacked outside of a local apartment complex, due to a busted water heater that caused a substantial amount of flooding. SERVPRO arrived on the scene and immediately began helping these residents dry out their units. Thankfully, the units were restored with minor repairs due to emergency response team at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties.
Water Damage Tips
- Shut off water source if possible.
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties
10758 Hwy 44 E
Mt. Washington, KY 40047
Another Day at the Office
Office Space Woes
Water Line Causes Major Issues in Shepherdsville, KY Office
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was quick to respond, when a pipe burst giving this local office a major headache. Notice in the photo the equipment placement and baseboard removal. When dealing with moisture it is vital to dry out the structure as soon as possible, to avoid potential mold growth and any further structural damage.
Water Damage Precautions
- Never enter a room with water damage that has an electrical shock potential.
- Never leave books, newspapers, magazines, or any other colored materials as these colors can stain, causing more damage.
- Never try to use your household vacuum to remove water from the saturated area.
Remember if you should need any assistance, call the experts at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties.
Cigarette causes Major Damage
Condo consumed by Fire
Condos catch Ablaze in Louisville, KY
These condos in Louisville, KY were devastated by a fire when one of the tenants disposed of a cigarette butt improperly. Take a look at the skeletal structure that remains after this devastating fire. Luckily, this condo was located on the second floor and the flames did not disintegrate the floor of an above unit. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties quickly arrived on the scene, clearing out debris and safely cleaning the affected areas. Soot particles from the fire can cause even more damage if cleaned improperly. Always be sure you have an experienced company when dealing with a fire loss to preserve as many belongings as possible. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties is, "Always here to help."
Flooded Office in Taylorsville, KY
Water Damage in Taylorsville, KY Office
Busted Pipe in Taylorsville, KY Office
These business owners in Taylorsville, KY were beyond words when they saw that their offices were saturated with water. Look at the SERVPRO equipment hard at work in one of the cubicles. The air movers have been strategically placed throughout the area to help dry out the drywall and surface areas. The dehumidifier is removing all of the excess water to help speed up the process and salvage as much structural material as possible. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties understands the inconvenience of having to shut down business when unexpected disasters occur. That's why we work hard to ensure that our work is done efficiently and quickly. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you should need any assistance just give us a call and remember that we are, "Always here to help."
Water Damaged Boutique in Mt. Washington, KY
Boutique Shop Flooded
Flooded Boutique in Mt. Washington, KY
When the restaurant next door to this boutique shop in Mt. Washington, KY flooded, the damage carried over, destroying the walls in the back room. Take a look at this containment wall designed to help protect this business from any further water damages. Notice that the drywall and baseboards had to be removed as they were unsalvageable, due to extensive damage. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties worked hard to help this business owner save as much structural material as possible. We value our customers and want them to know that they are in good hands with SERVPRO. We strive to make every job that we do look, "Like it never even happened." If you should need any assistance just give your local SERVPRO a call.
Fire in Indiana Casino
Casino catches Fire from Faulty Soda Machine
Soda Machine catches local Indiana Casino on Fire
This Indiana Casino got dealt a bad hand when a soda machine in the back room caught fire. Luckily there was minimal fire damage, and everyone escaped and was okay. Notice in the photo SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties preparing equipment to began the fire restoration process. Our crew worked long hours to help this business get back up and running as quickly as possible. Fires can be devastating and SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties takes great pride in valuing our customers, making them feel appreciated, and providing the top of the line service. Here at SERVPRO we have only the best equipment, products, and employees so everything we do is held to the highest standard.
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
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
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
Commercial Fire & Water Loss - Emergency Ready Plan
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.
Commercial Water Damage with SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties
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
Fire Damage on Your Commercial Property
Why Professionals Should Clean Smoke Damage From A Fire From Your Commercial Property
When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the building is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building will never return to normal. While the principles behind fire restoration are fairly simple, it requires a lot of experience and manpower to perform adequately, and this means that it shouldn’t be attempted by a homeowner on his or her own.
While fire is always the immediate danger, once it is gone, what it leaves behind will continue to affect the house. Ash and smoke, if left unhindered, will cause extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration, not to mention lingering powerful odors. Professionals that clean fire and smoke damage can stop this before it becomes a major problem, assuming they are contacted soon enough. There are many companies out there that advertise their ability to restore areas affected by fire, but only those with proper training and certification should be considered. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the main oversight agency in this industry. The IICRC requires its registrants to take extensive coursework before earning their certification. This is a symbol of excellence, and those that uphold the standards that have been set can be contacted through the IICRC.
These professionals can clean smoke damage and restore items affected by a fire, but they must be brought to the site as soon as possible to halt the ongoing issues that ash residue can cause. The first thing that ash does to the home is discolor most surfaces. Anything that is made of plastic or was close to the fire will start discoloring within minutes, and within several hours, fiberglass and finishes on appliances will begin to yellow. Metals may also tarnish. After a few days pass, the ash will cause walls to discolor permanently, along with clothing and upholstery. Wood and vinyl will need to be refinished or replaced, and metal will start corroding.
If a professional isn’t hired to clean smoke and fire damage, the costs for restoration will skyrocket after a few weeks. Metals may need to be replaced, carpet will permanently discolor and glass may be severely etched, which will necessitate replacement. It will also become apparent that the odors caused by the disaster may still be present and intense enough to be distracting. Because ash is acidic, the longer it takes to hire experts, the more destruction it will cause.
The first thing a trained, certified, professional company will do when on site is to identify all affected materials and the source of any odors. The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue is easily disturbed and can spread through the building with ease, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The experts will identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Over time, ash builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this is done, the restorers will locate the source of the odor, and treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing this kind of odor. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.
This entire process is very detailed, and hiring a professional that can be trusted to do the job right is imperative.
If you have fire damage on your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties 502-904-0710.
Let the renovations begin!
the left side of our building
Yesterday, our technicians from SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties were at our new building on Hwy 44 E in Mt. Washignton to begin the renonvations!
Phil and Mary Beth, part of our cleaning and mitigation crew, were cleaning the attic and removing the old insultation and cleaning off the mold. Currently, there isn't any electric in the building, so the next step is to hire an electrician turn on temporary electric and to run the wiring. The building has been unoccupied for a few years.
There's a lot of work to do that will take several months to complete. In the meantime, we will continue working from our Shepherdsville location. Once renovations are complete, we will close the Shepherdsville location and relocate to Mt. Washington.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties is so excited to move to Mt. Washington and be a part of your community.
Compliments from Managers at Gribbins Insulation
Gribbins had their loss at the end of February 2016 and the work was completed by the beginning of May 2016.
We received some of the nicest compliments from the office manager and area manager of Gribbins Insulation!
"I google searched 'fire restoration' and your franchise popped up. I am so impressed with the time I got off the phone with you and how fast you showed up and got started!. We had our loss at the end of February and Ross said we'd be moved back in by Derby time and sure enough, we were moving our stuff back in our offices Derby week!" --Kyle Forrester, Area Manager
"I was shocked at how fast the work was done. We never lost productivity and SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties always delivered on their promises." -- Pam B., Office Manager
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties can service businesses and residential. If you experience a loss in Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, Hillview, Brooks, Bardstown, Springfield, or nearby areas, please call us! We're here to help! 502-957-1956
Residential or Commercial - We're here to help!
If your business or residence in Mt. Washington, Brooks, Hillview, Shepherdsville, Bardstown, Springfield, or Louisville suffers from fire or water damage, SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties is here to help. Call Brandi she will dispatch a professional SERVPRO team to you within 2 hours of receiving your call!
Electrical Commercial Fire
Think your Monday was bad! How about a call on your way into the office from the secretary that your office is on FIRE! Literally flames and sparks were shooting out from the warehouse caused by an electrical outlet overheating and insultation was stuffed in front of it. It was a perfect recipe for disaster.
Well, for most of us, it might be cool to go back home and get into bed but if you're the business owner, this could be detrimental to your business.
Did you know that 80% of businesses go out of business when there is a fire or water catastrophe due to non production? We understand at SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties that time is money.
We received the call just before 10 am and we were on the scene within 30 minutes to talk to the business manager. Then within 2 hours, we already had a crew working to begin the cleanup process. Follow us on Facebook to see our latest updates on the fire at Gribbins Insulation in Hillview, Kentucky.
We're ready for whatever disaster and whenever!