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Commercial Carpet Cleaning

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial carpet cleaning is a job that is very competitive in today's society. Whether you are needing your carpet cleaning due to damages, such as fire or water damage, or just because it is a frequently used and worn down area that needs a good cleaning, SERVPRO of Paducah's team will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. For more severe jobs, the Alabama team may even come up to the job and price the cleaning. SERVPRO teams from all over come together and do what they can to make sure that the customer is happy and completely satisfied with the outcome. 

If you ever need commercial carpet cleaning or even duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of Paducah today!

(270) 443-4555

Solar Panels vs. Nature: What Could Crack the Cells

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Solar panel damage is rare, but when it does happen, it’s usually as a result of a hard-hitting storm. There are a few things you can do to prepare if you know a storm is on the way to Murray, Benton, Cadiz, & Princeton, KY. The examples below of instances where panels stayed intact may give you peace of mind that yours could also stay safe.


When Nature Strikes 


Solar panels are usually built to hold up even in the most extreme of circumstances. However, there are some common causes to damaged panels. 

• Hail (especially when it hits the same spot repeatedly)
• High winds (uplift can happen when wind blows between your roof and panels)
• Roof damage (if your roof wasn’t built well to begin with, the panels can fly off with it)


Where Solar Panels Stayed Intact


Storms have tested panels with much success in recent years:

• Hurricane Maria: 180 mph winds didn’t even leave a scratch on a 645 kW solar array on a VA hospital in San Juan. It operated well after the storm, even though nearly all of the island was without power.
• Hurricane Sandy: panel damage was few and far between in New Jersey when this hurricane hit in 2012, days after the state installed dozens of panels. 
• Severe hail in Denver: only one out of more than 3,000 panels on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus was damaged in this rare storm. 


What To Do Before and After the Storm


Prepare for a storm the same way you would without solar panels. Don’t try to remove them, as the racks are built to handle the storm. You may want to take pictures of the system just in case. If the storm does cause an issue, you can show those pictures to your insurance agent. Most providers cover panels, but you may want to double check before it’s too late. 

When you do experience panel damage, don’t try to fix it yourself. Always call a professional in Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton, KY, first.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROmurraybentoncadizprinceton.com/

Paducah, Mayfield and Murray Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows 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 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 the 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 – (270)443-4555

Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Paducah

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Paducah Water damage to carpet

Have you ever wondered what happens after SERVPRO of Paducah is called to the scene of a water damage event?

  1. Kelly Bone, our lead water technician (http://www.SERVPROpaducah.com/employee-photos), meets with customer to discuss remediation process and questions or concerns.
  2. Water extraction begins.
    • SERVPRO of Paducah uses a truck-mounted commercial extractor to remove any standing water.
  3. Damage is assessed.
    • Anything that is salvageable is removed and kept safe from further damage.
    • Unsalvageable material is discarded (including contents, drywall, flooring, etc.)
  4. Equipment is set up.
    • Industrial grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers are strategically placed in space to remove remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors.
  5. Situation is monitored.
    • Kelly and her crew members return to the scene periodically to monitor drying process.
  6. Once dry, reconstruction can begin.

There are many steps involved in drying out a home or commercial property after a water damage event. However, the amazing and unparalleled service Kelly Bone provides makes the process as seemless and hassle-free as possible for our customers.

Call SERVPRO of Paducah to help with your water damage event.

270-443-4555

Esporta Soft Contents

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Paducah and SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton we have a state of the art Esporta machine to clean any and all soft contents. This includes even leather products, stuffed animals, whether or not they are soot damaged or even damaged by sewage. The items cleaned are certified food grade clean. The machine was developed in Canada by a gentleman whose son played youth hockey as a goal tender and his leather protective equipment was soaked with sweat and smelled terribly. He developed a hydraulic process that got the leather leg pads used by goalies back to like new condition. This evolved into this person starting his own company and manufacturing the best cleaning machine for soft contents made today. Out of Kelowna BC Canada, we have this machine and are part of the ECONA National Network.      

Are you “Weather Aware”? Tips for Being Prepared as Storm Season Approaches

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Paducah has been involved in emergency storm assistance for many years now and during that time has actively worked with local insurance companies and emergency management teams to assist people in extremely difficult and dangerous situations. With severe weather season fast approaching our area, it is important to be reminded of some basic safety tips in order to stay prepared and alert during our ever changing weather patterns.  

From the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management:

“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” 

  • Before a thunderstorm arrives, know the key warning signs: dark clouds, lightening, and thunder

  • Get informed with a weather radio or by watching the news

  • Have an emergency kit on hand that includes flashlights, battery operated weather radio, first aid kit, food and water, and essential medicines

  • Stay inside and sheltered. If outside, move indoors or into a vehicle. Get out of water immediately. If trapped outside, make yourself as small as possible in a low lying area

  • Make sure to wait at least 30 minutes after the storm has passed before going outside 

In addition, in order to be prepared for a tornado:

  • Have a family tornado plan in place and practice a family tornado drill

  • Watch for weather signs like dark greenish skies, large hail, dark low clouds and load roaring sounds

  • Put as many walls and floors between you and the tornado as possible

  • Flying debris is the greatest danger during a tornado

  • If in a mobile home – GET OUT! Find a neighbor, underground shelter, or permanent structure for safety

As a trusted leader in emergency response for our area, SERVPRO of Paducah is committed to helping our community be prepared for weather emergencies. As a 24 hour emergency response partner, SERVPRO is dedicated to providing immediate and professional services to you and your family should the need arise during this severe weather season. 

Storm Season is Here in Paducah, Kentucky - Be Ready!

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Season is Here in Paducah, Kentucky - Be Ready! SERVPRO is here to help with your storm damage!

It's that time of year again when storms can appear out of nowhere with forceful winds and torrential rains. We all want to keep our homes and families safe during this time. The best way to keep your family safe is through an at home kit. It's all about safety first, and having a storm plan in place before it hits.

FEMA gives us great tips on how to get started preparing our families and ourselves for storms:

  1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?

  2. What is my shelter plan?

  3. What is my evacuation route?

  4. What is my family/household communication plan?

Have a family meeting and discuss these steps to see what works best for you. 

We hope you don't need us, but when the storms pass through --remember SERVPRO of Paducah is here 365 24/7! 

Mold Mitigation Services for Paducah and Mayfield, Kentucky

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Mitigation Services for Paducah and Mayfield, Kentucky Mold found and contained behind a bar mirror.

Mold can sneak up in unlikely places, but SERVPRO of Paducah is here to help provide a solution to your properties mold damage needs. 

There are many different factors that can cause mold growth in your home or business. SERVPRO of Paducah is here to help you find out your mold problems: 

The presence of visible mold. 

  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present. 
  • Any evidence of past moisture issues. 
  • Excessive humidity, especially during summer months.

If we find mold in your home or business, we can bring our team of highly trained mold remediation specialists. We will help eliminate mold and a potentially dangerous situation. We follow industry regulation to remove mold and reduce the risk of future mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your Paducah, Kentucky or Mayfield, Kentucky home, call us today at (270) 443-4555!

Flooding in Paducah, Kentucky: What Not To Do vs. What To Do

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding in Paducah, Kentucky: What Not To Do vs. What To Do The SERVPRO of Paducah crew is always ready!

Paducah, Kentucky and the surrounding western Kentucky region are known to be prone to a certain among of flooding. This year we received a significant amount of rain during the spring months and the flood gates had to be installed. SERVPRO of Paducah has a few tips to help you remember what TO DO and what NOT TO DO during a flood event.

What Not To Do:

  1. Do not use your household vacuum to remove water.
  2. Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.
  3. Do not leave wet fabrics ups. Hang fur and leather goods.

What To Do:

  1. Turn air condition on for maximum drying in the summer.
  2. Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  3. Remove art objects and collectibles to a safe, dry place.

For further information on how SERVPRO of Paducah would tackle your flood damage event, visit us here, or call us at (270) 443-4555 today!

Solar Panels vs. Nature: What Could Crack the Cells

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Solar panel damage is rare, but when it does happen, it’s usually as a result of a hard-hitting storm. There are a few things you can do to prepare if you know a storm is on the way to Paducah, KY. The examples below of instances where panels stayed intact may give you peace of mind that yours could also stay safe.


When Nature Strikes 


Solar panels are usually built to hold up even in the most extreme of circumstances. However, there are some common causes to damaged panels. 

• Hail (especially when it hits the same spot repeatedly)
• High winds (uplift can happen when wind blows between your roof and panels)
• Roof damage (if your roof wasn’t built well to begin with, the panels can fly off with it)


Where Solar Panels Stayed Intact


Storms have tested panels with much success in recent years:

• Hurricane Maria: 180 mph winds didn’t even leave a scratch on a 645 kW solar array on a VA hospital in San Juan. It operated well after the storm, even though nearly all of the island was without power.
• Hurricane Sandy: panel damage was few and far between in New Jersey when this hurricane hit in 2012, days after the state installed dozens of panels. 
• Severe hail in Denver: only one out of more than 3,000 panels on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus was damaged in this rare storm. 


What To Do Before and After the Storm


Prepare for a storm the same way you would without solar panels. Don’t try to remove them, as the racks are built to handle the storm. You may want to take pictures of the system just in case. If the storm does cause an issue, you can show those pictures to your insurance agent. Most providers cover panels, but you may want to double check before it’s too late. 

When you do experience panel damage, don’t try to fix it yourself. Always call a professional in Paducah, KY, first.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROpaducah.com/.