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Kitchen Grease Fires

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

COOKING ACCOUNTS FOR 50% OF ALL RESIDENTIAL FIRES IN THE U.S.

HOW TO PUT OUT A GREASE FIRE:

  • NEVER EVER USE WATER TO PUT OUT A GREASE FIRE
What Happens If You Add Water to a Grease Fire? Even a small amount of water dropped into a pan or deep fryer filled with burning oil will sink to the bottom, become superheated and erupt. ... Water molecules are polar, and oils are nonpolar. As a result, oils are repelled by water molecules
  • Turn off the source of the heat on the stove. Do not try to move the pot because you don't want to accidentally spill or splash the burning oil.
  • Remove all oxygen from the flame. You can cover with another pot or pan. Do not cover it with a glass lid because the glass lid may shatter.
  • If you can't cover it, dump lots of baking soda on it.
  • Use a chemical fire extinguisher on the grease fire. There are different kinds of extinguishers. Not all can be used on a grease fire.
  • Know where the extinguisher is located and learn how to use it.
  • Don't leave the cooking unattended.

Stay safe!

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 24/7 at 270-443-4555 for fire and water cleanup and restoration!  

 

Staying Hydrated in Paducah & Mayfield Kentucky

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Most of the time our blogs are about how water damage can be devastating to your home or business.

When do we need water? 

Here's an article from www.SafetyToolboxTopics.com on the importance of hydration:

We've all experienced it at some point when working or playing hard – fatigue sets in, your mouth feels dry and your legs are heavy and maybe you even get a headache. These are all common signs of dehydration.

When you are working hard, body fluid is lost through sweat. If the fluid lost through sweat is not replaced, dehydration and early fatigue are unavoidable. Losing even 2% of body fluids (less than 3.5 pounds in a 180-pound person) can impair performance by increasing fatigue and affecting cognitive skills. During the summer heat it's easy for to become dehydrated if you don't drink enough fluids to replace what is lost in sweat.

However, dehydration can easily be prevented

  • When to drink: Ensure you drink before you start working, trying to catch-up for lost fluids after a period of time is very difficult. Also, drink before you get thirsty. By the time you're thirsty you are already dehydrated, so it's important to drink at regular intervals – especially when it is hot outside.
  • What to drink: Water is truly one of the best things to drink. Research also shows that a lightly flavored beverage with a small amount of sodium encourages people to drink enough to stay hydrated. The combination of flavor and electrolytes in a sports drink like Gatorade provides one of the best choices to help you stay properly hydrated.
  • What not to drink: During activity, avoid drinks with high sugar content such as soda and even fruit juices. These are slow to absorb into the body. Also alcohol and caffeinated beverages should be avoided.

Many people ask how much to drink and that truly depends on your activity level and how much your body is losing fluids. In general, when you are working and sweating, you should drink at least every half-hour. Ensure you are drinking enough to replace your lost fluids. A good rule of thumb from a wise man says: “if you aren’t urinating, you’re not drinking enough”.

STAY SAFE!

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 270-443-4555 for Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration 24/7

Limiting Water Damage for Paducah & Mayfield, Kentucky

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Stopping the water is the single most important way to limit the amount of damage.  DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR WATER SHUT-OFF VALVE IS LOCATED IN YOUR HOME OR PROPERTY? 

Water leaks can come from several places in your home or business. The most common causes are: 

  • leaking/bursting pipes
  • washing machine water supply line
  • air conditioning condensation 
  • blocked drains
  • malfunctioning sprinkler systems
  • leaking water heater
  • toilet overflows
  • sewer backups
  • sump pump malfunction
  • water overflow (forgot to turn off the faucet)
  • ice damage
  • refrigerator ice maker lines 
  • storm damage

After you've realized you have a water leak problem, especially if you don't know where it's coming from, turn off the water ASAP!

Then call SERVPRO of Paducah and Mayfield at 270-443-4555

We're available day or night to extract the water and start the drying process using exceptional equipment designed to get the job done "Like it never even happened."

Keeping Your Business Open in Paducah & Mayfield, Kentucky

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

I think we all would agree, keeping your business open over the last 12-15 months has been an unbelievable challenge.  You followed the rules, kept your chin up, and plowed forward with the same fortitude and tenacity that made you successful.

Keeping your business open is also our mission when an emergency happens.  Not long ago, the office manager of a local professional business showed up on Monday morning to start the week, only to see water gushing out of the bottom of the front door!  She was obviously in disbelief.  A water connection had burst over the weekend.  

Who would she call?  We had done work for one of the other employees, and she recommended they call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield.  Our water mitigation team wasted no time loading the special equipment needed to extract the water and dry the floors and walls. They were able to see several patients that day.  

Stuff happens - water lines break, sprinklers malfunction, fires start.  It's our business to be sure you get back to business ASAP!

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield for Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration at 270-443-4555

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Storm Response Team - Paducah & Mayfield, Kentucky

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

No catastrophe or emergency is too big for SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield.  

Earlier this year, February to be exact, the jet stream pulled the arctic Polar Vortex farther south into Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.  This affected more than 120 million people across the United States with frigid temperatures, ice, and snow which resulted in blackouts and frozen pipes, causing significant damage to homes and businesses. Texas was the hardest hit state with almost all local SERVPRO franchises in the state needing help within a matter of hours.

This was by far, the largest Storm event in the history of SERVPRO and the largest event in the entire industry as a whole. SERVPRO was called to respond and help the local territories provide service to as many customers as possible in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas.

  • More than 300 franchises mobilized, sending over 600 crews.
  • For the first time ever we even had a franchise from Hawaii, SERVPRO of Kailua, travel with our Storm Response teams.
  • Through our Storm Response teams alone, SERVPRO produced over 5,500 jobs.

Be assured SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield can expect this same assistance if our area ever has a catastrophe or emergency situation.  

We can be reached 24/7 at 270-443-4555 for Fire, Water, or Mold cleanup and restoration!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield, Kentucky

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Professional Training to help make it
"Like it never even happened."

Since 1967, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., has been redefining the mitigation and restoration industries. In addition to training at the regional level, SERVPRO developed the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to Franchise Owners and insurance industry employees.

Employee Certification Training

A self-paced program designed for the franchise employee. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. 

IICRC Training Program

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC Training School that offers year-around classes in the following categories:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Applied Structural Drying
    (in our purpose-built ASD facility)

Continuing Education

SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
    (non-credit course)

Call SERVPRO of Paducah and Mayfield 24/7 at 270-443-4555 for a well-trained team that is dedicated to professionalism!

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield Kentucky - IICRC Certified Firm

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

WHY SERVPRO?

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield Certifications

  • AMRT-Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD-Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP-Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT-Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC-Certified Firm
  • OSHA-30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP-Lead Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician

Have questions?  Call SERVPRO of Paducah and Mayfield 24/7 @ 270-443-4555

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is Hiring

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

General Laborer:

Full-Time Position:

  • 40 hours plus per week
  • Starting pay is $12 per hour with no experience
  • Applicants with experience will be evaluated and may qualify for a higher pay rate
  • Benefits available when eligible
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Will be required to work an on-call rotation
  • Will need a valid driver license
  • Employer requires a pre-employment drug and background screen

Apply in-person at 1128 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY.  For questions call SERVPRO of Paducah and Mayfield at 270-443-4555 and ask for Jessica. 

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is Hiring!

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Paducah/Mayfield van Now Hiring!

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is currently hiring for General Labor positions.

The requirements for this position:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude
  • A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving theft or violence
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency service, must be willing to be on-call, as needed
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Please come by the office at 1128 Broadway, Paducah, Ky to apply in person or call 270-443-4555 for more information or questions. 

Spring Cleaning in Paducah and Mayfield

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air! Time to mow the yard, clean out those leaves around the house, wash windows, clean your golf clubs (you meant to do this winter) and have those air ducts cleaned at your home or business.

Some think we only handle emergencies like fire or water damage. We do much more.  We offer a full line of cleaning and mitigation services like mold remediation, cleaning ceilings, walls, and hard floors, and commercial carpet cleaning.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield for all your cleaning and restoration needs at 270-443-4555 Learn more http://SERVPROpaducahmayfield.com