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Why it's important to call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage
The amount of damage water can cause is amazing and often underestimated by homeowners. Excess moisture is bad enough, but when a home is flooded or hit with a plumbing disaster (like a busted pipe), the situation can quickly get out of hand. There’s a reason why these incidents are among the most expensive problems a homeowner can face.
Floods, sewage back flows, and other sources of contaminated fluid usually cause the worst damage. Water can be filled with all kinds of deadly substances, ranging from chemical residues to animal feces to parasites. Bacteria, viruses and fungi grow in an alarming rate in contaminated fluid, and severe health risks can be caused by these contaminants.
This problem is compounded by the composition of most homes, which are filled with organic materials. Drywall, wood and the matter that is trapped in carpet fibers are just a few examples, and they can give pathogens room to grow. Within 48 hours, mold may begin creeping behind the walls and releasing spores, and any organic materials that have been soaked through by contaminated fluid will usually have to be destroyed.
SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County will dry the home quickly and apply antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water. This ensures the family can return to a safe home.
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As winter goes on and we go back and forth with temperatures from the 40's to below freezing, the ground will go back and forth from freezing to thawing during those fluctuating temperatures. As this happens during the winter months and into the spring, this will cause the ground around the exterior of buildings and houses to pool water.
When we have rain or snow melting this can cause leaks around the foundation of your home or business. You should do checks on the exterior and interior of buildings and houses to make sure there is no water coming in and causing water damage.
Once the areas are checked you should go back and add soil and/or sod to those areas to fix the pooling of water and fix drainage to take water away from the foundation. On the interior if cracks or leaking occurs you should take measures to fix any of those areas where water is coming in. Once the cracks have been fixed any water damage should be mitigated properly to decrease your chances of any secondary issues such as mold.
Taking these steps will help keep your building or home dry on the inside and keep water from pooling around the perimeter.
We are a localized restoration service that gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County to book a service.
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How to prevent frozen pipes
Southwest Jefferson County recently had some ugly weather where it went from above freezing to single digit temperatures very quickly. Weather that goes from above freezing then dropping that low for several days can cause pipes to freeze and burst in homes and businesses. In Louisville this is a very common occurrence due to the constant fluctuating of weather temperatures. There are several ways to try to help prevent this from occurring. One way to help prevent this from happening is to make sure the heat in your business or home is at or above sixty eight degrees, having the temperature regulated inside the home will help make sure the pipes do not get cold enough to freeze. Another tip to help prevent this from happening is having faucets in your home dripping water throughout the home. This maintains movement of water through the pipes so there is less of a chance for it to freeze inside the pipes. Use these helpful tips and you should not have to deal with a burst pipe in your home or business, but if in this bad weather you still have a burst pipe in your home or business SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County has the experience and the staff to take care of your problem “Like it never even happened.”
Language Barrier Does Not Keep SERVPRO from Helping Those In Need
When it comes to our customer service, we do everything in our power to make sure you get the best service possible. We understand that sometimes this will come with complications. One complication that we sometimes see is a language barrier. When we come across a barrier like this, we know how to conquer it. We work closely with the customer to make sure they have everything they need, even if it means taking our time to understand exactly what the customer wants.
There are many reasons to chose SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County as your water & fire mitigation company. One of many of those reasons is that SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County actually has a large amount of employees that are bilingual. There are many areas of Louisville that have large Hispanic population. With that being said, we have several insurance agents in these areas of Louisville that prefer to use SERVPRO for their water and fire mitigation needs because of our bilingual capabilities. Whenever you are in the need of water or fire mitigation take into consideration that we have employees that are bilingual.
más rápido a cualquier desastre
One of things that make SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County so unique is how we work with our agents and customers to identify whether a claim should be filed.
SERVPRO has learned that insurance companies do not look favorable on zero paid claims. The insurance companies have found that people who turn in small claims are in effect using their policies as a home maintenance program.
We tell our agents to call us so we can put eyes on the situation. We can tell within a few minutes whether the claim will meet or exceed the customers deductible. This in turn helps the customer avoid higher rates, and the agent avoids a loss that in the long run could affect retention.
SERVPRO was recently asked by an agent to look at a customer‘s basement that had a sump pump malfunction. After reviewing the loss, the damage would not have met the insureds $2500 deductible. This insured avoided a claim and had SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County do the water mitigation. Both parties were happy and we have a very satisfied agent and customer.
Why choose SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County?
Recently a Property Manager called SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County inquiring about our services. She was looking for a restoration company to lean on as a priority service provider when losses happen at the properties they manage. Then it finally came, the question everyone always asks, Why SERVPRO?
The question is an easy one to answer, SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County is faster to any disaster. We go by the 1-4-8 rule:
- 1-Within 1 hour a client will receive a call back with a firm time we will be dispatching a crew to their location.
- 4-Within 4 hours crews will be dispatched and onsite.
- 8-Within 8 hours equipment will be set and or the cleaning process will be underway.
Another reason why property managers utilize SERVPRO's services is our ability to handle large loss. With over 40 employees SERVPRO has the manpower to deploy an army of workers to your location. We also have the largest inventory of equipment in the city:
- 475 Air Movers
- 105 Dehumidifiers
- 2 Travel Supply Trailers
- 8 Generators
- 4 Power Distributions
- 40 Air Scrubbers
- Dry Ice Blasting Machine
- Soda Blasting Machine
Call SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County the next time disaster strikes your home or property.
SERVPRO- A Full Service Restoration Company
This year has been one of the most active years for severe weather the Commonwealth of Kentucky has experienced in years. From the deep freeze we experienced in January, to the flooding from heavy rains from February- August, SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County has been there for businesses and homeowners through each and every storm.
The Majority of people who are familiar with SERVPRO know us as a Fire and Water Restoration and Cleanup Company. What they don't realize is that SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County is a full service restoration company. Not only are we faster to any disaster, but we can facilitate the rebuild on every job.
So what does that mean to our clients?
It means dealing with one company throughout the whole process.
For example: A client has a sump pump that fails due to a power outage from a strong thunderstorm. Within a couple of minutes water has spread across the basement, and within an hour the client has several inches of water in their basement. SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County is dispatched to the clients house to extract the water, remove damaged trim and drywall, and set air movers and dehumidifiers so the drying process can begin. In many cases other restoration companies take care of the extraction, tear-out, and drying. The client is then task with choosing another company to come in and replace the drywall and trim that was torn out, which can be annoying and overwhelming.
SERVPRO makes the process seamless because we do it all from start to finish. Our construction division works side by side with our production teams and when the drying process is complete we come in and do all the put back. Clients love working with SERVPRO because we are a one stop shop. Which means dealing with one company who coordinates everything takes all the pressure and emotion off the clients plate. The next time you experience a commercial or residential disaster call SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County. We are a true full service restoration company.