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Fire Hazard… Space Heaters!

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Hazard… Space Heaters!

During the winter months, many people begin using small space heaters to heat their living areas. Here are some preventative measures to take when using a space heater in any enclosed space-

  • Flammable Materials

When exposed to too much heat too quickly, flammable items can quickly overheat and may cause an issue.

  • Unattended Heaters

TURN OFF ANY HEAT SOURCE WHEN UNATTENDED! By simply turning off and unplugging the heating element, it can seriously cut down on the chance of a fire or smoke accident happening.

  • Level Surface

Older models of space heaters do not have a tip element on them, and may not shut off when they are on their sides. When not on a level surface, it can increase the risk of them tipping over.

  • Up to Date Safety Features

Check for frayed cords, and that they are in good condition before using. This includes having tip safety features.

  • Children / Pets

Young children and pets can cause a hazard if left unattended around space heaters. If possible, keep them away, or get a gate to create a barrier around them.

If you experience any issues, call SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties at 270.402.8170 for a FREE quote on smoke or fire damage cleanup!

CONTRACTORS WANTED!

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

CONTRACTORS WANTED!

Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened,” when it comes to your home or business.

This goal in mind is the reason SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties has an entire department devoted to rebuilding or remodeling homes and businesses. While our goal is also to help the home or business owner recover from their loss in as noninvasive way as possible, there are times where we do have to remove items. When this happens, it is where our rebuild department comes in!

We are searching for Framing, Plumbers, Roofers, Handymen, Painters, Electricians, Drywallers, Tiling / Stonework, Masonry, Carpenters, Flooring, HVAC, and more. Any trade is welcome to apply to see if we would be a good fit!

Call us at 270-670-2346 for more information!

*Must be licensed and insured*

ICE STORM WARNING!

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

ICE STORM WARNING!

Through Friday, February 12th, Kentucky is experiencing major winter weather in the form of both ice and snow. There is currently an Ice Storm Advisory throughout the rest of the week and into the weekend. Weather.com states that significant ice and snow mixture will be hitting us during these days, and there is a large chance of both power loss and tree damage. It is advised to limit travel and to take extreme caution while traveling if needed. It is also encouraged to get enough groceries for into next week if you are not stocked up.  

Current predictions state that the weather will remain low and freezing will continue. Because of the possibility of power outages, it is even more important to prevent frozen pipes in your homes or businesses while you can. Here are a few ways to do this below.  

Leave the heat on and turn it up slightly.

Continually drip faucets.

Cover outside faucets with specialized covers. You can get these at most stores or online.

Open interior doors to promote air flow throughout the different rooms.

Leave garage doors closed to trap warm air inside the building.

Cabinet doors with pipes should be opened to promote warm air flow inside, especially at night.

SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties have crews ready to go if you do experience a water issue. Give us a call as soon as you notice damage to minimize it!  

5 Fire Prevention Tips

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Make plans against fire damage today with these 5 tips!

  1. Install sprinklers or a fire suppression system throughout your business and train all employees on how to disarm them in case of accidental triggering.
  2. Take out trash regularly to prevent a buildup of flammable materials.
  3. Have dedicated escape routes for each room of the building.
  4. Have fire extinguishers available around the office (and home) and check them regularly. Replace ASAP if there are signs of wear and tear or they are empty.  
  5. The equipment used in your business can cause problems when not kept clean too. Dirty equipment can easily throw sparks and ignite other items, or the dust buildup can catch flame if sparks come their way.

SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties know to expect additional calls to come in about smoke and fire damage throughout the winter months. These calls can come from both large and small homes and businesses in our area. No matter the size of your home or business, It is important to take preventative steps to keep your livelihood safe.

February – Theme of the Month

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

February – Theme of the Month

Community Spotlights

This month, we are focusing on spotlighting many of the hardworking, small business owners in the area! Take a minute to head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages to follow and keep up!

While we typically choose a service to focus on during the month, we are changing things up in February, and showing some love to our fellow small businesses. Throughout the past year, many small businesses have had to change their services, move to curbside options, and have had a tough time. This month, we will be working with these businesses to make “Spotlight Videos” over the products and services that are currently offering, and showing them how much support they have throughout the community!

We are also still setting up spotlight slots, if you have someone that would like to be included, send us a message!  

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram below:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SERVPROMaAdRuCo

Instagram: @SERVPROTeamCox

Local Marketing Representatives – Tracy Foster and Madison Short

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Local Marketing Representatives – Tracy Foster and Madison Short

We would like to introduce our Service Marketing Representatives for SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties.

First up is Tracy Foster…

“My name is Tracy Foster, and I am from this area. I previously lived in Bardstown, Kentucky for 20 years. My background in insurance made the opportunity to market for SERVPRO a perfect match for me! I am very family oriented and that made working for this franchise a great fit. Since working here I feel like I now have extended family and it is a great fit. I look forward to meeting new people and forging new, long lasting relationships while offering a service to help those that are in need.”

Tracy Foster, Cell: 270-734-4804, TFoster@SERVPRO10020.com, Representative over Marion County.

Second is Madison Short…

“I just want to thank you all so much for welcoming me so warmly to the area. As the Marketing Representative for Adair and Russell Counties, I look forward to continuing to develop relationships with each and every one of you. My number one goal is to provide excellent customer service and act as a bridge between you and our company. We always strive for 100% satisfaction in each and every one of our jobs and want that to show clearly in everything we do.

If we have not yet had the chance to meet, I wanted to share a few pieces of information about myself so you can get to know me a little better ahead of time. First, I have lived in Glasgow for nearly my entire life and have a deep love for the state of Kentucky (which bleeds over to my love of my UK Wildcats, too). I grew up in a large family it has heavily influenced how much I value spending time with the ones I love. My wife and I recently found out that we will soon be adding another member to that family (est. July 2021) and cannot wait for Baby Short to arrive!

I love my job and the chance to meet so many different people on a daily basis. If I have not had a chance to drop by yet, then I cannot wait to meet you and will be seeing you soon! Thank you and stay safe!”

Madison Short, Cell: 270-670-8661, MShort@SERVPRO10020.com, Representative over Adair and Russell Counties.

Look for both of our representatives in their green cars running around town and say hello!

January - Theme of the Month

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

January - Theme of the Month

FREE Business Program: Emergency Ready Profiles

This month we want to focus on something we have been doing for years to help businesses succeed. Our franchise participates in the ERP program. This is a FREE program is run by our marketing department and helps prepare local businesses for when an issue arises.

This program is for both business owners and employees to be able to easily put their hands on in an emergency. When joining this program, your areas marketing representative will set up a time to visit your business and walk through the property with you and help point out important information. They will then take this information back and compile it into a file that can be put on your phone or printed off into a paper copy. Having a digital copy is great for business owners to always have, and it is easy to update. It is also a great idea to have a physical copy in the business for any workers who may be there when the owner is not.

Contact your representative for an appointment:

Marion County Representative, Tracy Foster. 270-734-4808

Adair and Russell Counties Representative, Madison Short. 270-670-8661 

How to Care for Facial Masks-

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

How to Care for Facial Masks-

Non-Reusable Masks-

After use, place mask in plastic bag and tie top.

Throw away in garbage can.

Reusable Masks-

It is suggested that we use a different mask each time you need one. At the maximum, use at least one a day. By these rules it is important to have several masks to use between washings to ensure you always have a clean one. It is also a good idea to have a certain bag for your used/dirty masks and a bag for unused/clean masks.

Hand Washing-

Gently scrub mask with detergent and water.

Then rinse until water runs clean after scrubbed.

By washer-

Unless printed on mask, you can normally throw your masks in with normal laundry.

You may use normal detergent and washer settings.

Drying-

After washing you can either dry your masks in a dryer or let them air dry flat or hanging up.

You can also reshape your masks using an iron one dry.

Recap of 2020

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Recap of 2020

2020 has been a very unexpected year for everyone!

During the first days of the pandemic and shut down, SERVPRO was quickly deemed an essential business. We then began adapting our protocols to help prevent us spreading the corona virus.  

There were two departments have had to quickly make drastic changes regarding their jobs: Production and Marketing.

Production workers began having to wear personal protective equipment each and every job they went to. They also implemented a rule where you only wear a suit one time before disposal. This ensures that they are not accidently reused. When calling SERVPRO, you can trust that everyone is wearing clean equipment and has been screened that morning!

Our marketing department also had to completely rethink how they would visit their contacts. They began wearing masks, respecting any businesses that are currently closed to walk in clients or are appointment only and always stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone anywhere they go.

We have also introduced a new program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. The goal of this program is to provide cleanings to businesses, churches and homes that can help cut down on the amount of germs workers and consumers are exposed to.

For a free quote on services, you can give us a call or submit a claim online: www.SERVPROmarionadairrussellcounties.com/fnol

NEW - Roofing Services

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

After any size storm has gone through the area, SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell receive a lot of calls concerning water damage. Many of these calls are caused by a roofing accident or leak. SERVPRO strives to be a one stop shop when it comes to your home, that is why we created a rebuild division to begin with. As the years have gone by, we had added even more services to help our customers. That is why we recently implemented doing emergency roof tarping. But we soon realized that that was not enough. Our question was who fixes the roof between when we tarp and then repair the home or business?

Our rebuild department saw this need and went to work.

We are proud to announce that we are doing both small roof repairs and roof replacement! We have a dedicated, experienced crew ready to respond to all of your roofing needs. Whatever you have going on, we have your back!   

To discuss a roof or set up a time to meet, contact our Rebuild Division Project Manager: Mike Witcher, at 270-670-1767!