Recent Storm Damage Posts
Polar Vortex 2021
This damaged and wet garage was caused by the 2021 Polar Vortex in Texas.
Take a look at this photo, you can see the amount of damage caused by a frozen pipe that burst during the Polar Vortex that took place in Texas in the winter of 2021.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties arrived on the scene and immediately began removing damaged materials and setting up equipment. Notice the placement of the equipment in the photo, our certified SERVPRO technicians have been trained in the science of drying out structures.
SERVPRO always strives to leave our customers homes "Like it never even happened." ® In this situation our highly trained technicians went above and beyond to ease the customer's worries. SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties walked the customer step by step through the entire drying out process.
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.
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.
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.
The Storm restoration process
Kentucky home impacted by spring storm
Storm restoration technicians need to tear out damaged materials and rebuild your home. This is what the restoration process looks like.
The first step the specialist will do is remove as much water as possible using an industrial pump.
The second step they will do is remove the damaged materials. They will tear out insulation, tiles, carpet and ruined drywall.
Thirdly they will dry out the remaining structure to bring the humidity level back to normal. this is when they will also disinfect the area to remove bacteria.
The final stage of the restoration process is the rebuilding involved in the home. This is where new flooring is installed and new walls are put up. they will paint and wallpaper to make the home look like there was never any damage.
SERVPRO Provides Roof Tarping & Board Ups After Storms
Severe weather such as high winds and heavy rain storms can happen anytime in Central Kentucky. You never know what kind of weather can strike during the fall months. Falling tree limbs, high winds and hail damage can cause severe destruction to your roof. Safety is your first priority, do not try to evaluate the roof damage but stay on the ground.
This picture is an example of how our SERVPRO team tarped a roof in Nelson County after high winds rolled through Bardstown. When this occurs call the highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of BULLITT & N. Nelson Counties at 502-904-0710. We provide emergency Roof Tarp Installation and Board Up Services. This will help eliminate more damage caused by weather. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to secure your property and begin the process of making your home "Like it never even happened."
Risks of Storm Damage & Insurance Coverage
Storm Damage to Nelson County Basement
A Homeowner's policy usually covers standard weather patterns. Homeowners may also choose to invest in Hurricane or Flood insurance. There are certain disasters related to severe weather.
1) Sewage backup
2) Roof damage
4) Mold Growth
You will need a specific policy for flood damage because a typical insurance plan will probably not cover flooding related to storms.
High winds can lead to structural concerns such as damaged rooflines. Flooding can weaken your home's foundation in addition to mold growth due to increased moisture and humidity.
When a flood or severe weather effects your home you will need help in cleaning up the damage. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties can help by putting up tarps around the property to eliminate further damage.
Certain areas are more prone to flooding requiring specific policy upgrades. Make sure you have coverage for the structure, water, wind and property loss.
When Storms Hit Bullitt City SERVPRO is Ready
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.
Wind damaged roof with a few missing shingles.
Storms blow in with Warmer Weather
The warmer weather is always appreciated. However, warmer weather opens the doors to severe thunder storms and dangerous weather conditions. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was responding to many leaky roofs after the hail and rain storms passed through our area. Take a look at these shingles that were torn off during the wind and rain storm. These homeowners started to notice water spots on their ceiling, which is usually a sure sign of a roof leak.
Roof Leak Tips
- Look for a roof leak during the day.
- Go into the attic with a bright flashlight; and watch your step.
- Fixing the leak as soon as possible will prevent further damage and possible mold growth.
If you should need any assistance with water spots in your home call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties.
Down on the River
Water damaged Drywall.
The Downfall of residing on the River
This local casino is on river front property, making it a prime location for visitors, flooding, and mold. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties arrived on the scene as soon as the river receded. The river is a beautiful place to be, but when heavy rains and storms passed through the area, it caused major flooding. Take a look at this photo. Can you see the level of water damage? SERVPRO immediately began restoration work, removing drywall and debris. If you should need any assistance with your home or business call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties. "Like it never even happened."
- IICRC Technicians
- Latest technology
- Equipment designed for Restoration efficiency.
- Cleaning Chemicals engineered for the highest performance.
Heavy Rains cause Major Roof Leak
SERVPRO equipment working hard on the scene.
Relentless Rains and Roof Leaks
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties worked hard to get this home in Mt. Washington, KY dry and safe. Take a look at the ceiling removal exposing the joist, electrical cords, and plumbing. After a few days of relentless rain this roof gave way and the water just poured in. SERVPRO is the #1 restoration company in our nation, working along side our communities, and local business's. If you should need any assistance call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties. "We are always here to help."
- Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
- Do not attempt to operate any electrical equipment while standing in wet or damp locations.
- Do not use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
HVAC Flooded due to storm damage!
An image of the HVAC Wrap that flooded after a heavy storm.
These homeowners were affected with water damage due to heavy storm water flooding their HVAC System. Yuck! Look at this image clearly showing the damage a storm can cause.
The HVAC flooding caused water damage through the garage, hallway, master bathroom, and master bedroom; all along the ceiling, drywall, and flooring there was evidence of the storm damage.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was called to clean up and restore this home. Our trained professionals cleaned out all the damage and took preventive measures to ensure this home was not affected by mold then proceeded to make this home look,
"Like it never even happened."®
Weather its water or fire or mold damage, SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties is available to help 24/7.
Tis the Season
It is that time of year when family and friend get together and celebrate the holidays. When you are expecting guest, preparing meals and trying to get that shopping done the last thing you want is your house to be torn apart and soaking wet. This picture was taken of house in Shepherdsville Ky that had some water damage in the basement after the heavy amount of rainfall we had across our area and due to sump pump failure. SERVPRO of Bullitt and North Nelson counties was called in to clean up the house and get it back in order just in time to enjoy the gathering of friend and family for the holidays. So if your having any kind of water loss/damage let SERVPRO of Bullitt and North Nelson counties help make the holidays less stressful for you.
Strong Winds cause Major Damage
Lone White Ceiling Fan
Hurricane in Panama City, FL
Take a look at this photo. Notice that the violent winds and rain from this storm caused major damage in this living-room ceiling. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties worked hard to help clean up all of the debris and water damaged materials left behind from this powerful storm. It is important to remove wet materials as soon as possible, to prevent the growth of mold spores and any further structural damage. If you should need assistance with any water damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties. We use IICRC technicians, the latest technology in cleaning chemicals and equipment, and we always stand behind our work. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"Like it never even happened."
Floods in Omaha, NE
Carpet lifted to dry from heavy flooding in the area.
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties drying out a basement in Omaha, NE
When heavy rains caused massive flooding in the Omaha, NE area, SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was quick to respond. Notice in the photo that their finished basement looks more like an old school ghost town with the floating carpet in various areas. This was needed to dry out the affected areas and to reserve as much of the carpet as possible. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment to perform restoration services and to make it look, "Like it never even happened." If you should need any assistance we are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties is proud to be part of the disaster relief efforts made within our great nation. Remember, "We are always here to help."
- IICRC Technicians
- Emergency Service Response
- Latest Technology & Equipment
- Integrity & Excellent Service
Wind Damaged Roof in Mt. Washington, KY
Wind removed shingles from a local roof during a storm.
Strong Storms cause widespread Roof damage in Mt. Washington, KY
Take a look at this roof in Mt. Washington, KY. Tarped roofs were the common scene in our area with hundreds of homes affected. We had strong storms run through very quickly with wind gusts of up to 68 mph. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties arrived quickly on the scene when this homeowner had a water leak form in their bedroom ceiling. SERVPRO immediately began removing damaged materials and drying out the structure with our top of the line equipment. Roof leaks can cause major damage in homes, especially if they have gone unnoticed for a period of time. This allows for mold spores to spread creating more damage throughout the home. If you suspect any damage call SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties. We are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
- IICRC Technicians
- Emergency Response Team
- Latest Technology & Equipment
Floods in Omaha, NE
SERVPRO equipment working hard to dry out carpet.
Flooding in Omaha, NE
When the storms in Omaha, NE produced massive flooding, SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was honored, to help the residents get back into their homes. Take a look at the SERVPRO equipment working hard to dry out this carpet and save this homeowner on replacement cost. It may look a little messy to the untrained eye, but each piece of equipment has been strategically placed for optimum drying. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties uses the latest technology and resources, to ensure our customers that they are receiving the best services possible. If you should need any assistance call the experts at SERVPRO.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties is, "Always here to help."
Heavy Rains in Kentucky
Sump Pump cannot compete with Relentless Kentucky Rain
Kentucky Rain causes Major Damage to Local Homeowners
These homeowners in Taylorsville, KY got more than their fair share of rain during a relentless storm in Kentuckiana. SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties was quick to respond; extracting water from carpet, setting up equipment, and pumping out excess water due to a failed sump pump. SERVPRO only uses top of the line technology and equipment, ensuring our customers the very best. If you should need any assistance call the experts at SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties. Remember here at SERVPRO, we make it look, "Like it never even happened."
- Immediate Response
- Arrive on the scene within Four Hours
- IICRC Technicians
- Top of the Line Technology
- Expert Advice & Professional Equipment
- Empathy, Honesty, and Dependability
Hurricane Michael Damage
Leveled Building in Panama City, FL
Leveled Building in Panama City, FL
SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties was honored to join forces with the Storm Teams in Panama City, FL. Take a look at this building that was almost completely leveled to the ground. This was the devastating scene throughout the panhandle of Florida, due to the powerful storm named, "Hurricane Michael". SERVPRO has been working hard with home owners, local business owners, volunteers, and charitable organizations, to help clean up and rebuild these beautiful cities. This is hard back breaking work, but with great teams and great companies, all of this hard work will reap a great reward. SERVPRO is proud to be part of the disaster relief programs and is working very long hours to make it look, "Like it never even happened."
Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Demolition from Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
This homeowner in North Carolina was one of many that had extensive flood damage from Hurricane Florence. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties was proud to join forces with the SERVPRO Storm Team to help this homeowner return home as soon as possible. Notice in the photo all the flooring, drywall, and insulation had to be removed. This was due to the flood waters contaminating the structures material and causing the need for removal. When dealing with flood waters, it may take weeks for the water to reside, causing mold spores to form and structural material to be beyond repair. SERVPRO worked long hours to remove the material and prepare the home for repairs, making sure everything met the SERVPRO standards and guidelines.
Flooded Basement in Mt. Washington, KY
Mt. Washington, KY Floods due to torrential downpours.
Flooding in Mt. Washington, KY
This homeowner had a beautiful finished basement in Mt. Washington, KY. Carpet, Tile, and Vinyl Flooring were used throughout the area creating a very cozy environment. However, when torrential downpours and failing sump pumps team up, disaster occurs. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties arrived quickly to the scene, lifting carpet, setting up equipment, and pulling up saturated vinyl. Notice in the photo below the Air Movers and Dehumidifier working hard to salvage the carpet in this area. SERVPRO works hard to restore and protect as many items as possible. Remember here at SERVPRO, "We are always here to help."
Tips for Water Damage Prevention
- Shut off water source if possible.
- If safe turn off circuit breakers.
- Remove as much water as possible with towels and mops.
- Prop up furniture, remove upholstery cushions, and use aluminum foil or wood blocks to separate from saturated carpet.
- Remove art, electronics, and other valuable materials to a safe and dry place.
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Lebanon Junction, KY
Heavy Rains cause Flooding in Lebanon Junction, KY
Flooding in Lebanon Junction, KY
When this homeowner walked into their basement they were surprised to see their belongings floating in six inches of water. Notice in the picture how the water has flooded two rooms that connect. SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counties arrived quickly to the scene, pumping out water, salvaging their belongings, and preventing any further damage. This was the first flood that this homeowner had ever experienced and SERVPRO was happy to relieve the stress and bring this homeowner a peace of mind. We work hard to gain the loyalty of our customers and to make it look, "Like it never even happened."
Major Flood Zones
Costal areas, Rivers, and Lakes are the most susceptible areas for flooding. However, heavy rains can cause flooding in almost any area. It is important to have a plan in place incase of a water emergency. If you should need any assistance call SERVPRO of Bullitt and N. Nelson Counites for a name you can trust and work you can rely on.
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
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
Be Ice Storm Ready
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
Protecting Your Home from Storm Damage
Snow isn’t the only thing leaving its mark on our homes this time of year. It may not be winter quite yet in Bardstown and Springfield, but storms are still whipping through cities causing power outages and home damage. According to the National Storm Damage Center (NSDC), damage caused by trees during severe weather, account for over $1 billion in property damage. Broken limbs or trees can cause mass amounts of damage to your property if they make contact. Such damage can be done to roofing, siding, windows and even structure to the home, causing lots of expensive repairs. Unfortunately there is no way to stop the unpredictable weather, but there are ways to prevent damage from happening to your home.
Assessing your tree
The National Storm Damage Center insists on trying to keep trees healthy and surviving as long as they’re not posing an immediate threat, but how do we know if the tree is ready to be taken down or not? There are different ways that a tree can be assessed to give you a better answer to that question.
· Broken limbs – the larger amount of large limbs that are broken on a tree, the less likely it is to survive or recover from storm damage. This tree is unfortunately probably ready to be taken down.
· Amount of limbs broken – A tree showing more than 50% of it’s limbs broken or damaged means that it will most likely have a difficult time producing leaves in the upcoming season, therefor making it harder for it to survive.
· Leader branch – Is the upward-trending branch at the top of the tree broken? Without this branch being intact, it is likely that the tree’s growth will be stunted, making it less likely to survive.
· Location – Last, but not least is location. Saving trees is important for our environment, but keeping lives safe is obviously more important to us. The biggest decision on whether to keep a tree in your yard or not is purely the location of the tree. Is it in a location that could cause damage or injury to your home, car or family if it were to break? If so, it is better to be safe than sorry and get it removed before a storm comes through.
If you have storm damage from wind, rain, or snow, call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties! 502-904-0710
Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.
There is always potential for flood damage no matter where you live. According to the American Red Cross floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:
-Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are riding rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
-Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.
If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties. Even minor floods have potential to cause major damage. We are faster to ANY size disaster. Let us help you get your life back in order. Call us at 502-904-0710
Can Carpet Be Saved After Flood
After a flood, many homeowners and property managers wonder if their carpet and pad can be saved. The answer is, it depends. Factors such as the age and quality of the carpet and pad, as well as the type of installation used, have to be taken into consideration. However, the type of floodwater that caused the damage is most important when determining whether or not carpet and padding can be salvaged.
There are 3 floodwater categories that determine whether the carpet and padding can be restored to their pre-disaster condition:
- Category 1 (clean water): non-contaminated water that may come from a broken pipe, sink, etc. After the water has been extracted, carpets and pads can be dried and restored in place.
- Category 2 (gray water): dirty water that has been released by sump pumps, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. The carpet can usually be restored if it has been wet for less than 48 hours. The pad is replaced in most cases.
- Category 3 (black water): water containing dangerous contaminants that may originate from sewage and toilet backflows as well as from floods caused by natural disasters. To protect your family’s health, carpets and pads should be removed, discarded and replaced.
Since every water damage situation is different, you cannot know for sure if or when your carpet and pad can be salvaged until you have a professional restoration company inspect the situation.
The faster you report the disaster, the lower the costs will be. If you’re dealing with a flooding problem, contact SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson today speak to a Mitigation Specialist today. 502-904-0710
Kentucky Weather - Surprise, surprise!
Kentucky weather for ya!
Dear Mother Nature,
We are a disaster restoration company. SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties is ready for whatever you bring us in Shepherdsville, Brooks, Hillview, Mt. Washington, Bardstown, Bloomfield and the nearby cities!
Homeowners and Business Owners, if disaster strikes, call us!
SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties