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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

Make a Plan for Fire Escape

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:

  • Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened.
  • Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters.

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

  • Replace batteries twice a year, unless you are using 10-year lithium batteries.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 10 years or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.

Please refer to https://www.ready.gov/home-fires

for a complete description of this plan and more.

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

Paducah & Mayfield Smoke and Soot Cleanup

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises, therefore, smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 270-443-4555

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Paducah and Mayfield Professionals are here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

Need Biohazard Cleanup?
Call Us SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield today at 270-443-4555

Water Damage Timeline for Paducah and Mayfield

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage are very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield as soon as you suspect any type of potential water damage.  We're available 24/7 at 270-443-4555

High Winds

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Today is April 1st - April Fools Day! 

However, it was no joke when the couple living in this house was suddenly awakened by a loud noise at 5:30 one morning. They described it as sounding like an explosion. Fortunately, no one was injured. As you can see in the picture the huge limb fell within inches of the back door.

Often storms and high winds can weaken even the biggest tree limbs and one day come crashing down. 

It's the time of year when we get strong storms, tornadoes, and high winds. Have your trees inspected for dead or rotting limbs before this happens to you!  

You also need to check your homeowner's insurance to know what your responsibility is if your tree falls on the neighbor's house.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield anytime 24/7 if you need Fire & Water cleanup and restoration!

Earth's Most Precious Resource - Water

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water is essential for life. At the same time, water is the single leading carrier of pathogens in the world today. The elements necessary to support microbial growth are always present; all that is required to initiate a destructive chain reaction of microbial growth is the addition of excess moisture. Where this happens, microorganisms will rapidly multiply and cause structural breakdown (dry rot & wet rot), create odors, and potentially create serious health issues for the building occupants. Too much science? 

Why is this important for you to know? When a water loss occurs, either by a busted pipe, ice maker leak, sewage backup, or flood, the single most important thing to know is how much time the structure remains abnormally wet. This is why the most critical course of action is to respond quickly! 

SERVPRO uses proven methods and technology to extract excess water for any emergency. Then once the water has been extracted we start the drying process. Air movers, Dehumidifiers, special drying equipment are used to remove excess moisture. Just because it looks dry - doesn't mean it is dry. We monitor the materials affected to be sure we're using the right equipment for the right amount of time!  

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is available 24/7 for all your Fire & Water cleanup and restoration.  Call us at 270-443-4555

HOME FIRES

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can, be engulfed in flames.

Learn About Fires

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a 3-to-1 ratio.

Before a Fire

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:

  • Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened.
  • Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters.

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

  • Replace batteries twice a year, unless you are using 10-year lithium batteries.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 24/7 to provide the cleanup and restoration after a fire.  270-443-4555 

See more helpful tips and steps to follow here: https://www.ready.gov/home-fires

Follow this link for children's learning games: http://www.sparky.org/

HAVING YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Preparedness Planning for Your Business

Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
  • Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.

There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.

Ready Business Toolkits

The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions for earthquake, hurricane, inland flooding, power outage, and severe wind/tornado. Toolkits offer business leaders a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization. Each toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Identify Your Risk
  • Develop A Plan
  • Take Action
  • Be Recognized and Inspire Others

Follow this link https://www.ready.gov/business for these Toolkits:

  • Socail Media Toolkit
  • Earthquake Toolkit
  • Flooding Toolkit
  • Power Outage Toolkit
  • Sever Wind/Tornado Toolkit

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

SERVPRO is also Certified for Coronavirus Disinfecting.