Recent Storm Damage Posts

Floods in Omaha, NE

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

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.

IICRC Technicians

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO of Bullitt & North Nelson Counties is, "Always here to help."

Heavy Rains in Kentucky

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

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

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

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

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

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.

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

Protecting Your Home from Storm Damage

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

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

Flood Facts

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

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

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

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!

3/8/2016 (Permalink)

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!


Yours truly,

SERVPRO of Bullitt & N. Nelson Counties