Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Frozen Pipes Causing Water Damage in your Henderson Home

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipes Keep your pipes warm this winter season!

The winter season is here. The snow may not have fallen but the freezing temperatures have begun in Henderson. When winter hits your home, remember to warm up your pipes this winter. There are a few tips to keep your pipes warm and your home winter safe, and we have them for you below: 

1. Check the sprinkler and irrigation system and make sure everything is turned off. 

2. Identify your home's freezing points. Check for areas such as crawl spaces, unheated rooms, basements, garages, and exterior walls that would be more prone to freezing. 

3. Locate your shut-off valve and make sure to mark it in some way so you can find it easily.

4. Protect your pipes: when pipes are exposed make sure to wrap them with insulation or heat tape or other materials that can keep something insulated. 

Follow these tips to help you keep your pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop!

Henderson Home Pet Damage

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

dog on carpet Let us help all the Henderson pet lovers, keep their home upgraded even with their furry friends!

Henderson Pets 

Everyone loves their furry friends, but sometimes they can cause damage to your home. Carpets and even hardwood flooring can take a toll when animals are around. 

Recently, a Henderson home's flooring was damaged by a pet who had a chewing problem. In one bedroom the carpet had been pulled up close to the door when the pet was left inside for a few hours. The dog had pulled at fibers of the carpet close to the doorframe and had ripped up several inches of carpet. SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties reconstruction division was there to help! Our carpeting subcontractors met with this customer, helped them pick out new carpet, and ended up replacing all the bedroom carpet to match the new bedroom carpet. 

When pets wreak havoc, we are here to help! Whether it's old hardwood or carpet, let us give help you upgrade your home.  

Henderson Home Pet Damage: Carpet Stains

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

stain on carpet Puppy stains are normal and can happen, but let the professionals take care of your carpet.

A dog caused a lot of carpet damage in a Henderson home. The dog was fed table food that did not agree with him. He tried, but could not contain it and made a mess on his owner's carpet. 

The owners of the pet had used SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties on water damage, but knew we did carpet cleaning too. We can clean your carpets from a variety of pet messes. 

Our technicians came out to carpet clean and deodorize this home. Our technicians had this carpet looking "Like it never even happened." Call our offices today to see how we can restore your carpet or flooring from a pet mess on a carpet. We love your furry friends, but sometimes the mess they leave behind needs professionals.  

Top Ways to Prevent Commercial Mold Growth

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

How do you keep mold from spreading in your commercial property? 

The best way to keep your commercial property from mold growth is by following these tips. 

Clean: Mold grows on areas that are porous. The best way to prevent growth is by keeping everything clean. The cells that feed mold can be kept away by cleaning everything. From floors to ceilings to upholstery: mold can grow, so keep it clean. 

Staying Dry: Mold likes to grow in moist environments. Moisture helps mold flourish, so keep the area dry. Always run exhaust fans and clean up spills immediately. 

Repairs: Mold can grow in areas that are tapering off. The best way to keep mold from growing is to keep your home tidy and clean; such as, foundation cracks, new seals, roof patching, and other areas that need home repairs. 

Mold Spores: One of the best ways to stop mold from growing is to know how to spot spores as soon as they begin. But, mold can be sneaky in cracks and crevices of a home or business. Make sure to keep up on inspections and other look-outs to spot mold in those sneaky spots. 

Keep in mind if you suspect mold, call the professionals. Mold growth in your Henderson home or business can create disaster for your place. Call us for mold testing in your home or business, because knowing the mold you are dealing with is the best way to combat it. 

Winter Weather Cleaning

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Although, the snow seems to have taken a halt. There are ways that the residue left can harm your home. Dashing through the salt, slush and snow outside can bring unwanted stains and spots to carpet or hardwood flooring. These tips will help protect floors from the elements. Follow them to get your home or business ready for the spring flow:

  1. Use walk-off mats outside. 
  2. Put doormats inside, too.
  3. Vacuum the salt as quickly as it hits the carpet from your shoes and other materials. 
  4. Get your carpets cleaned. (We can help with that)

We hope you don't have any water damage issues this season, but remember, SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, and Crittenden Counties is here to help if you have water (or any other clean-up) damages.

Meet Our Marketing Representative

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

girl in black shirt Andrea, our marketing representative.

Andrea Shemwell is the Marketing Representative for SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Crittenden Counties. She has been with SERVPRO for a few months. Her favorite part of her job: "The team atmosphere is amazing.  I love meeting people, building relationships and being able to help someone in their time of need." She was raised in Marion, KY.  She graduated from Murray State University.  She is a big sports enthusiast, and she love being outdoors.  In her free time, she enjoys golfing, boating and chasing sunsets. Her favorite view is from the back of a horse!

A letter from Andrea: 

Thank you all for an amazing launch in Henderson/Union/McLean/Webster and Crittenden counties!  I am so proud to be a member of our SERVPRO team. Our goal is to provide you with superior customer service and quality work when disaster strikes. When our work is done, we want the disaster scene to look like it never happened.
 
I enjoy getting to know each and every one of you and I look forward to continue building relationships in each county. I’d like to share a few tidbits of information about me. 
 
I love the outdoors-photography, horseback riding, and golfing are a few of my favorite activities. I enjoy people with a sense of humor-those that can laugh at themselves are some of my favorite  people. I am a firm believer in paying it forward-if you can brighten someone’s day, do it! The world needs more encouragers. 

Mold Damage --Do you have it?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Growth

When mold is present or suspected in a home, there are a variety of factors to know. We have listed several below to help you know exactly what you could be dealing with when it comes to mold: 

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Mold often produces a musty odor and can lead you to possible areas where there is mold growth.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.
  • When a water damage has occurred, if not cleaned properly and efficiently, mold growth can occur. 
  • You must get water damages taken care of before you take care of mold damage or you may deal with re-growth.

Mold Testing -- What to Do and What Not to Do

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

green mold on a white ceiling Call us today for mold testing!

Mold Testing for your Home

When there's a water damage, especially one that went on without you knowing it for a undisclosed amount of time, mold could be present. 

Mold can cause a lot of health effects or other problems in your home. There are a few ways to know what to do and what not to do if there is suspected mold present in your home:

What to Do:

  • Stay out of areas suspected with mold growth.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and ceiling fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Dubois Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach on the mold.

If you think you have mold in your home or business, give us a call. We have ways to test for mold, so that we can help you with your mold damage in the most efficient way. Call our offices at (270) 894-4100. 

Why SERVPRO?

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire and water logos on an orange and green background Why SERVPRO? Why not!

Why SERVPRO?

Here are a few reasons why SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Crittenden Counties is here to help for you!

Locally-Owned Franchises

The most important factor for providing a fast response to any type of disaster is the location of the mitigation and restoration company. The following features can shorten response times:

  • Local or regional franchise location
  • Certified and trained staff
  • Here to help 24/7- 365

Locations Nationwide

No matter where you live in the United States, there is likely to be a SERVPRO franchise nearby. Whether damage only affects a single home, a limited area or is more widespread, a national network of locations allows for faster responses:

  • 1, Call response within one hour
  • 4, On-site consultation within four hours
  • 8, Verbal briefing within eight hours

The ability to rely on a single company for cleanup and rebuilding can shorten the length of the mitigation and restoration process. If you hire more than one independent company, initial estimates may not account for the full extent of damage for the purposes of making an insurance claim. We have a team of trained professionals during these storm emergencies who can help for the entirety of the process. 

Whether it is storm, water, or fire damages at home in our local areas or in other communities --our team is here to help!

Trusted Community Partner

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Our team of trusted team members is here to help. We service the areas of fire, water, mold, and specialized cleaning services. 

Our water technicians are certified in Water Damage Restoration training. A rigorous course that takes place over two to three days. 

Our fire technicians know a variety of different methods to clean fire, smoke, and soot damage. There is ice blasting, sponges, and other cleaning products to help our team clean your home. 

Our cleaning services are specialized by Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned -- our method that creates specialized consultation and documentation to create a perfect plan for your customers. 

If you need SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean and Crittenden Counties. We are your trusted community partners to be then when you need us. Our location is in Henderson, but we also help serve the surrounding areas.