Water Damage Technicians Needed!
SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is hiring! We are looking for hardworking individuals who posses the following:
- Inventory and load the van with equipment, products, and supplies needed for jobs.
- Set up staging area and equipment for each job.
- Prepare rooms for cleaning processes.
- Show respect for customer’s home/property.
- Clean and disinfect equipment regularly.
- Inspect equipment for damage.
- Perform daily, weekly, and monthly vehicle maintenance checklists and equipment maintenance checklists, as assigned.
- Comply with safety policies as outlined in the SERVPRO® Safety Manual.
- Utilize cleaning products, mechanical equipment, and personal protective equipment properly.
- Team members should take ownership of their job responsibilities. Identifying ways to be more efficient is also an important part of this position.
If you or someone you know would be interested in this postion, please apply online at this web address:
Fire Damage Restoration --we are Here to Help!
Often times when we think of fire damage, the images that first come to mind are of burning roofs, buildings, or the remnants of a house left behind. But what about the contents inside?
Those sentimental items passed down from generation to generation or even the everyday items in our homes we take for granted. At SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties, contents restoration is something we pride ourselves on. We are able to provide inventory services, packing services, temporary storage in a climate controlled building with insurance coverage, as well as cleaning and deodorizing.
SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is also able to provide in-house laundry and soft contents restoration. We are able to work with our clients to restore wood items, electronics, appliances, art, documents and books and can even assist with saving old home videos. If you are affected by fire or soot, call us at SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties for all of your content needs.
Storms Happen, Be Prepared
SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties has been involved in emergency storm assistance for many years now and during that time has actively worked with local insurance companies and emergency management teams to assist people in extremely difficult and dangerous situations. It is important to be reminded of some basic safety tips in order to stay prepared and alert during our ever changing weather patterns.
From the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management:
Before a thunderstorm arrives, know the key warning signs: dark clouds, lightening, and thunder
Get informed with a weather radio or by watching the news
Have an emergency kit on hand that includes flashlights, battery operated weather radio, first aid kit, food and water, and essential medicines
Stay inside and sheltered. If outside, move indoors or into a vehicle. Get out of water immediately. If trapped outside, make yourself as small as possible in a low lying area
Make sure to wait at least 30 minutes after the storm has passed before going outside
As a trusted leader in emergency response for our area, SERVPRO of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties is committed to helping our community be prepared for weather emergencies. As a 24 hour emergency response partner, SERVPRO is dedicated to providing immediate and professional services to you and your family should the need arise during this severe weather season.
Water Damage Preparedness
When water damage occurs the only way to know that you got rid of the water damage, and that one way is to hire a professional company. We have trained technicians with background checks, we have industry standard pricing, and we are there to help in your time of need. Professional companies will do the following:
- Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
- Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
- Use professional drying equipment.
Our certified trained technicians know how to get the water out while using the best methods to prevent more damage. Call in your local SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties to help you when you cannot get the water out of your home.
Storms-- Emergency Preparedness
Tornadoes and storms are the leaders in significant damage every year. When storm damage occurs, most of us are not ready, here are a few tips to keep your family safe during storm season:
- Keep the gas level in your car above 1/4 of a tank.
- Record the dosages and names of medications you take and keep in a grab and go place, such as in your purse.
- Keep your purse or wallet in an easy to get to place
- Test the batteries in your flash lights monthly like you do your batteries in your smoke detectors.
- Keep all emergency information in a safe place
- Have your insurance companies contact information saved in your cell phone including policy number and agents name.
- Keep electronics/phones charged at least above 20% so incase the power goes out you have a way of communication
No one wants to see a storm head their way, but using these tips to keep your family safe will make it a little smoother to endure when the time comes to your area.
Here's Why There is No Such Thing as a Small Fire
We know it sounds scary. A fire in one small area of you home can bring damages to every single surface throughout your entire home.
We want to stress that there is no such thing as a small fire. It does not matter the size of the fire --every single thing smoke can touch can be damaged. The fire may not spread, but the smoke damage will. There are cases of smoke damage where the smoke odor has lasted for years.
We want to make sure before you bring more damage to your home that you call the professionals to help. We have worked for over ten years in the smoke damage profession.
We want to take care of your beloved items, because a loss to you, is a loss to us.
We Have Your Prescription for Water Damage
Medical Facilities need our services.
Unexpected office closings can leave health-care providers and their patients in bad situations. When recovery of your building is pertinent to the recovery of your patients --know who to call.
We have over 1,500 franchises nationwide, we've been serving American since 1967, we are trusted by hundreds of insurance companies, we are a nationwide disaster recovery team, and we are a 24 hour emergency response service.
The Emergency Response Service is the real plus for the healthcare industry. Emergencies do not wait fo business hours and the medical professionals know that better than anyone.
Your local SERVPRO® of Pike, Floyd, & Knott Counties franchise is here to help with your medical facility has an emergency situation that needs some cleaning up.
Best Way to Clean Up Water Damage
When you wake up and realize a pipe has burst in the basement or you come home from a long weekend to see the sink was left on in the bathroom and you are left with an overflowing tub --what should you do?
The endgame is to call a professional. But, the best way to clean up a water damage is to stop it before it even starts.
Water damage is tricky. Water damage begins to turn into mold damage within 48 hours. When mold damage is present the cost can double.
The best way to clean up a water damage is to find out how it can happen before it even begins in your home or business.
When you are about to leave home for a long weekend, double check every faucet and spigot inside and around your home. It also does not hurt to have someone come check on your home while you are away.
During winter months make sure to drip water faucets so that the water does not freeze and then expand as soon as the pipes unthaw which causes them to burst.
Be aware when leaving your home or when the weather changes. These are the best ways to clean up water damage --stop it before it even starts!
Commercial Facility Preparedness
We help Commercial Property owners create mobile profiles of their emergency information for their buildings for easy access in the event of an emergency. This process can help reduce damage and get us on the scene faster for the disaster.
This free scope of your buildling includes us coming to your facility and taking about 30 minutes to walk through your facility and helping to locate and document with pictures and location notes where all your emergency shut offs are located. We take the information that you provide us in regards to emergency key contacts name, phone numbers and/or emails that you provide. Along with emergency responder information, so that you know local police station or firefighter information.
We then compile everything you have provided with a secure log in. You can then access the information from any mobile device or a computer. We can add any additional information that you see that you would like to add.
Another plus side to this type of emergency readiness profile --is that it can also assist in letting us know where to park in case of an emergency and where to put a dumpster if an emergency happens.
Call us today to set up an Emergency Ready Profile!
Watch Vs. Warning
Spring weather is in full force which means that so are summer storms. When watching for storms always make sure to know the difference between a watch and a warning.
A WATCH is when a tornado threat could occur. The weather is indicting that a tornado may touch down, but no one has reported or seen an actual funnel cloud. This just means, it could be likely.
On the other hand, a WARNING means that a tornado has been spotted, and the weather is something to take seriously. You should shelter in place, if you haven't already, when the tornado warning appears on the news or local radio stations.
Keep up-to-date with emergency preparedness kits and local news channels to make sure you are prepared when severe weather takes place in your area.