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Commercial Fire Damage

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

How to clean after fire damage?The majority of cleaning after a fire is working to remove soot residues from the structure and contents of the home or business. We have a specific process we follow, which is tailored to each fire damage situation. What is the first thing I should do after a fire?Experiencing a fire to your home or business can be traumatic and stressful, and knowing what to do after a fire can seem overwhelming. First, contact a local disaster relief agency and your insurance company for immediate assistance, especially if you’ve been displaced. Try to locate any necessary documents you’ll need, like a driver’s license and other records, but don’t enter the structure unless the fire department has deemed it safe for you to do so, first. How long will the fire restoration process take?The timeline for a fire restoration varies greatly, and depends on the severity of fire, smoke and soot damage. The size of the building and the amount of contents also helps determine the length of time for restoration. SERVPRO technicians will complete a full scope of work at the beginning of the project and will provide you with an estimated timeline so you know what to expect. SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 270-443-4555Here to Help 24/7

Storm Damage Repair & Restoration for SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

When any type of natural disaster, big or small, strikes your property, our storm damage professionals are near you and available when you need storm damage clean-up, repair, or restoration.

Floods. Tornadoes. Hail. Hurricanes. Snow. Wind. Ice. Each natural disaster brings its own type of devastation and damage. Our proprietary cleaning solutions, advanced equipment, and decades of experience will help return your property to preloss condition.

Your Belongings & Strom Damage:

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield 24/7 

Mold Removal & Remediation

4/25/2024 (Permalink)

Mold Removal and Remediation Mold can grow anywhere. Trust SERVPRO® for reliable mold remediation, abatement, and restoration.

What is Mold? Mold occurs in many types and all of them require moisture to grow. Excessive water or moisture encourages mold to grow. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth often occurs, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.”

The Mold Remediation Process Significant mold growth can happen in just 24 to 72 hours (about 3 days) and mold can literally grow anywhere and on anything if there is enough moisture. This includes wood, paper, carpet, and even food. If you suspect you have mold in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO for information about our mold remediation services. Our technicians will thoroughly assess and inspect your property for visible mold signs. They use various techniques to detect the presence of mold and possible hidden water sources. If mold is found, SERVPRO works with you through the cleanup, repair, and remediation process with as little disruption as possible.

Water Damage Mitigation & Remediation

4/25/2024 (Permalink)

When a building is flooded or damaged, the cleanup process takes three steps in sequence: mitigation, remediation and restoration. Some companies include remediation as part of mitigation.

During water damage restoration, mitigation is the first step and involves stopping the flow of water, removing the water and drying the property. The next step, remediation, involves cleaning, drying, deodorizing and sanitizing salvageable materials, as well as removing items that can’t be repaired.

Mitigation takes place during or after the water event and involves stopping the flow of water, removing the water and drying the property. 

Mitigation includes the following steps: Inspect the damaged area for the severity and type of water damage, including structural stability. Remove damaged or affected furniture, carpeting, flooring and other building material. Safely dispose of any contaminated material. Extract water and dry affected areas with pumps, blower fans, dehumidifiers and other equipment. Put down tarps or board up doors and windows as needed to protect the property. 

Remediation focuses on the cleanup and involves cleaning, drying, deodorizing and sanitizing salvageable materials.

Roof Tarp & Board Up Service

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

When a storm or other emergency leaves your home open to the elements, you must act quickly to help prevent further damage and protect your home’s interior.

Trust Us When Emergencies Strike

Roof damage to your home or business can be caused by a storm, fire, or other emergency. Damage needs to be addressed immediately to help avoid further harm by the elements or intruders. Our professional crews use roof tarping and board-up techniques to help keep your home or business secure while the roof is inspected and repaired. 

Our Emergency Board-Up Services

If your windows or walls are damaged, you will need professional board-up services to secure your property. We use approved board-up techniques to help minimize further damage and secure your home or business from weather, animals, and illegal entry.

Available 24/7 Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield for your Roof Tarping & Board-Up Needs 


Fires Happen. We Can Help With Fire Damage Restoration.

5/9/2023 (Permalink)

Beyond the fire damage restoration service, smoke and soot can be toxic, creating a hazardous situation. Even if a fire is contained in one area, smoke and soot can travel throughout a structure. Our professionals are highly-trained, with the experience, tools, and knowledge to clean up fire damage and remove the smell of smoke. In keeping with our goal to restore your home and cherished possessions to their pre-fire condition, we use appropriate personal protective measures to safely clean, deodorize and restore your property.

While waiting for help to arrive, safety is key:

    • Assess whether it’s safe to stay in the house.
    • Look out for electrical and “slip and fall” hazards.
    • Only attempt activities that are safe for you to perform.
    • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
    • If safe to enter, and weather permits; open windows and doors to “air out” structure and help remove smoke smell.

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

It's all around us! What is Mold?

5/1/2023 (Permalink)


First, it’s important to understand what mold is not. It’s not something that can be completely removed from your living space because it’s part of nature. Mold is present everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, and can enter your home in many ways: through doors, windows, HVAC systems-even on your pet, or your clothing. Once these microscopic spores are exposed to moisture, they thrive and can grow into a real problem in a few short days. You may start to notice a strong, musty odor, and that’s the time to act. Before mold remediation can begin, you need to find and repair the water source of the mold, otherwise, it could return. You can help control the growth of mold indoors by keeping the humidity in the 30%-50% range.

WHAT TO DO? Attempt to determine the water source and take appropriate action to stop the source to prevent further mold problems Restrict access to the area with mold for pets, kids, and yourself. W

WHAT NOT TO DO Don’t touch or disturb the mold. Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield @ 270-443-4555 to get professional advice anytime you suspect mold in your home or business.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage?

5/1/2023 (Permalink)

We are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Our professionals specialize in residential water damage restoration, with training focused on restoring salvageable items, and accelerating drying time while documenting the entire restoration process.

The drying method involves equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers that can be noisy. Homeowners will sometimes turn off the equipment at night. Please do not turn off the drying equipment!

Here's why:

Turning off the Drying Equipment Allows Humidity to Rise-

Water damage equipment provides a constant airflow throughout an air-tight space. If you open a window, you negate the machines' ability to work. You also allow moisture from the outside to enter the building.

Feeling the Walls Isn't a Good Indicator of Moisture-

Did you touch the walls to see if they were wet? You might think they're dry far before they really are. Fingers and hands aren't good indicators of moisture levels, especially if water is trapped behind surfaces, which it usually is.

It Will Cost You More, in the Long Run, to Turn off the Machines-

Worried that the cost to run the water damage equipment is sending your utility bills sky high? Actually, it could be much costlier to keep turning them off.

Check with your insurance company too. Your coverage may allow them to pay for a hotel room for a short period.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield for Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration


Summer Time is Grilling Time in Paducah & Mayfield Kentucky

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

We are in the grasp of an unprecedented heat wave with the heat index well above 100!  You might be thinking it is too hot to be outside grilling.  However, it might be a good idea. 

An electric company radio Ad suggested grilling as a way to reduce your energy usage and avoid using the stove or oven. The heat from the oven can increase the temperature in the kitchen by 10 degrees!  So, your air conditioner goes into overtime to keep up. 

Here are a few safety tips on grilling.

For gas/propane grills:

  • Check the gas tank for leaks before using.
  • Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting the grill.

For charcoal grills:

  • Use only charcoal starter fluid to start the fire but never add it or any flammable liquids to a fire that is already burining.
  • Cool coals completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.
  • Place grill well away from house and deck railings.  Don't place under eaves or branches.
  • Never leave the grill unattended when in use.

Be safe and enjoy the summer grilling activity!

SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield is available 24/7 for FIRE, WATER, & MOLD cleanup & restoration. 

Call 270-443-4555

Water Damage from Storms in Western Kentucky

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage from a storm event is the most common emergency.  Water can come from several sources:

  • Busted pipes
  • Roof leaks from wind damage
  • Sewer backup

The cleanup and restoration begins with a phone call. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of damage.

A water damage event can be traumatic and when you call, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. Our specialist will lead you through a series of questions to better understand your needs.

Our SERVPRO Specialist will ask several questions.  Become familiar with these so you can have this information ready:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Call SERVPRO of Paducah & Mayfield for your Water Emergency Needs!

We can be contacted 24/7 at 270-443-4555