Flooding in Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties: Safety Tips
Water and flooding can cause serious damage in your home. Call SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties: we're open 24/7!
Residents of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Hindman, and Martin –recently the Eastern Kentucky area has experienced high volumes of flooding and water damage. SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is here to help with any water or flood damage that occurs in your area. Until help arrives here are some tips from FEMA on the what, where, and when of floods.
What: Flooding can occur in only a few inches of water or reach the rooftop of a house.
Where: It can happen anywhere, but especially near low-lying areas
When: Flooding can happen in any season but check your local weather stations for times that your area is at a greater risk!
Check out our other blogs for other water damage tips! The first rule of any kind of weather damage is get to safety! We thank all of the first responders and community involvement for all they've done for the area during this flooding season!
Here are Some Ways to Avoid Bursting Pipers this Winter Season!
Water damage is inevitable at some point, but follow these tips to make it less likely in your home!
Whether you’re in Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Hindman, Inez, or Belfry –bursting pipes come hand-in-hand with this bitterly cold weather. It’s never fun to come home to water damage steadily climbing the walls with your beloved items floating in your living room. We’re here to help and bring you tips on how to prevent those bursting pipes and potentially save you a ton in damages.
Follow these tips:
- Leave a stream of water running, if the temps are going to be below freezing.
- Open cupboards and doors in the kitchen and bathrooms, especially those on the ends of the house.
- Shut off and drain water systems, if you’ll be gone from your house for several days at a time.
We hope you don’t need us, but if you do –don’t hesitate to call us at (606) 886-3826. We are here to make your winter weather damage “Like it never even happened.”
In case of Frozen Pipes: SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott brings you more tips!
Last time, we brought you tips on how to prevent frozen pipes. But, in some cases your pipes may have frozen already or they freeze in the future. We are bringing you some helpful hints on how to help with frozen pipes.
In case of frozen pipes in your home:
- Keep the faucet dripping, even if no water is streaming.
- Apply heat to the frozen area. Try a heating pad or hair dryer.
- Apply heat until water is restored.
- If you still can’t get it running again, call a licensed plumber.
If these tips don’t work, and your pipes burst –call SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties. We’re here to help 24/7! We’ll make those water damages from a burst pipe “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Priority Heroes
Picture this: You come into the office one cold, bitter, January morning to find that a large water line has burst. You now have 10,000 square feet of your property under 3 inches of water.
First, do not panic. SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is here to help. No matter the size of your water or fire damage: we will be here to help! We can set up and provide initial services to get you back in business.
One of our Priority Responders will get to you quickly to establish how many crews, what equipment, and what vehicles are required. They will begin coordinating our resources to mobilize our crews and that makes SERVPRO® Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties. Faster to any size disaster.
Your Priority Responder: What Makes Them Valuable?
Belfry, Inez, Hindman, Paintsville, Pikeville, and Prestonsburg: winter is approaching, and SERVPRO is here to help!
A priority responder (PR) is one of the most critical resources for a commercial fire or water loss. Their goal and purpose for such an event include:
- getting an emergency action plan agreed upon
- being there in our customers time of need
- helping with started emergency services
At SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties, we pride ourselves on providing trained and skilled PR who are strong communicators, sensitive to the needs of others, and resourceful. In your facilities time of need, their goal is to think fast, anticipate problems, and deliver need based solutions.
Remember, as winter approaches and pipes begin to freeze, heating fires occur, and roofs collapse under the weight of snow --you are our priority, and we will be here to respond!
Tag a Veteran Contest from SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties
Our winner Josh Miller with his turkey! Thank you again for your service Josh!
Veteran's Day is a time to celebrate and honor those have served in the past, present, and future. Our veteran's are important to us, and we thank every single one who has served.
SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties held a Facebook contest for our customers to tag a veteran they know, and then we chose one to receive a free turkey! We had several people participate in this local contest. Our winner for the contest was a Prestonsburg resident Josh Miller! He got a 17 lb. frozen turkey delivered by our commercial marketing representative Amber Middleton.
SERVPRO loves to help the community and participate in giving to the local customers! And remember, we are here to help with your fire and water restoration needs!
What to Do When a Fire Occurs on Thanksgiving Until Help Arrives
Fire, soot, and smoke damage in the Prestonsburg, Pikeville, Hindman, Martin, or Elkhorn City area: call us today!
SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties wants to keep you and your family safe for the holiday season. We know that during one of the busiest cooking days of the year it’s easy to get distracted. If a fire does occur in your home, here’s what you can do until help arrives:
- Limit movement in the home so you don’t spread soot
- Place cleans towels over high traffic areas and upholstery
- Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpet
- Coat chrome faucets and trim with petroleum jelly or oil
We hope these tips help you and your beloved home items stay safe until help arrives. SERVPRO is a highly trained professional team of restoration specialists who can make your fire, soot, and smoke damage “Like it never even happened.”
Celebrating the Bluegrass State: We love Kentucky, y’all!
A photo of all the aspects of Kentucky that are deeply rooted in the Bluegrass!
According to the National Calendars List of National Celebration days, Thursday October 19th is Kentucky Day! SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties has been serving their Kentucky community since 2010. Between cheering on the Wildcats, experiencing the bourbon trails to Keeneland, and sipping on Ale-8: we love Kentucky, y’all.
We love this great bluegrass state; although, we also realize the infamous Kentucky weather patterns can cause major concern for homeowners. With the winter season settling in for our fellow Kentuckians, we want to remind the residents of Pikeville, Hindman, Prestonsburg, and Inez that we are here to help with fire, water, mold, and storm clean-up. Call us today at (606) 886-3826. Let SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties make that Kentucky weather mess “Like it never even happened.”
Our new Commercial Marketing Rep, Amber Middleton – she’s here to help for commercial restoration needs!
If you’re a business owner or commercial property facilitator, we have just the person to help you! Business and Commercial property owners in Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties, Amber is here to help! Our newest Marketing Rep has spent weeks training and learning just how to help you with your commercial property needs. Amber is here to help with anything from water, fire, or mold damage to HVAC and carpet cleanings. SERVPRO’s commercial division even offers contents claim inventory services. We can provide itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. This keeps costs low and reduces job completion time. We have completed many commercial cleanings and damages in your local area, take advantage of our services today!
Call Amber or our Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties office at (606) 886-3826!
Summer went by in a flash, before you can blink Thanksgiving will be knocking on your door!
We hope you don't have to, but if you do SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is here to help with you fire, soot, and smoke damage!
Thanksgiving is a time for giving, but also a time to stay safe. With the turkey roasting, children laughing, and family members gathered close: SERVPRO and the American Red Cross are here to keep your family safe! Here are some cooking safety tips for your Thanksgiving holiday:
- keeps fire alarm batteries up to date
- keep potholders and containers at least three feet from heat sources
- avoid loose clothing and long sleeves while cooking
We hope you don’t have to call us, but if you do, remember SERVPRO cleans fire, smoke, and soot damages. We even have special equipment to clean your soft contents that are impacted by fire damages. Residents of Prestonsburg, Pikeville, and Hindman: SERVPRO is here to help with your restoration needs!