Green Means Clean with SERVPRO of Kenton County!
SERVPRO of Kenton County is proud to be a part of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative! This initiative is designed to encourage the use of environmentally friendly or “Green” Cleaning products for all cleaning tasks, thus making our environment a safer place to live!
The SERVPRO of Kenton County cleaning technicians use a Green Clean product for carpet and upholstery cleaning, all surface cleaning and window cleaning. The Carpet and Upholstery cleaner is a “one product does all” cleaner. The All-Surface cleaner is designed for any surface that can be wiped or mopped such as walls, ceilings, countertops, floors, etc. And the Window Cleaner is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional glass cleaner. These cleaning products are all safe and non-toxic.
SERVPRO of Kenton County understands the potential harm to the environment that harsh cleaning chemicals can cause. We are always looking for ways to reduce these effects and improve our cleaning processes for the betterment of the environment!
Happy New Year from SERVPRO of Kenton County!
New Year’s Day often means a fresh start and new resolutions for many. One important resolution, that could actually save lives, is to commit to being better prepared for emergencies.
Having a plan in place in case of disasters like storms, fires or floods can help save lives and the American Red Cross offers a few suggestions to help prepare your family or business in the case of an emergency.
First of all, put together an emergency kit for the home or the office. Suggested items to include in the kit are flashlights, non-perishable food and water, battery powered radio, extra batteries, first-aid items and extra cash.
Secondly, talk with family members or co-workers about what to do in the event of an emergency. Plan what to do if you are separated and choose a meeting place. Practice escaping your home or office twice a year. And don’t forget to include your pets in the plan!
And lastly, learn about the risks most prevalent to your area. For example, are earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes common in your area? Find out how to receive information from local officials in the event of an emergency. Learn first aid techniques so that you can respond before help arrives.
So, this year, make emergency preparation a part of your New Year’s resolutions and help protect the ones that you love! Stay safe in 2020! Be prepared!
Happy New Year from SERVPRO of Kenton County!
SERVPRO of Kenton County to Offer Continuing Education Course
We are excited to be hosting an upcoming Greater Cincinnati Insurance Board continuing education insurance credit course! The class is entitled, “Business Ethics and Values with Lyle Rupp.” This seminar will provide information on ethical business and insurance practices. It will address ethical topics that an agent would face in his or her day-to-day insurance work. Due diligence and fair consumer practices will be examined in the context of accepting personal responsibility in selecting and presenting products. The topic of legal versus moral values and their impact on the reality of ethics will also be presented.
This course is approved for 3 credit hours in OHIO and KENTUCKY and it will take place at our Cincinnati, Ohio location at 2115 Schappelle Lane, Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am.
CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register!
Merry Christmas from SERVPRO of Kenton County!
All of us at SERVPRO of Kenton County would like to take this time to express our sincere gratitude for those that make our success possible. We know that our accomplishments and achievements in the property restoration industry would not be possible without our dedicated employees, hard working colleagues in the restoration industry, and our trusting customers. We truly appreciate the efforts of all those that we work with day in and day out to help our customers in their time of need. We would like to say thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We truly appreciate working with you and our sincere wish is that you find peace, joy, hope, and happiness now and in the new year ahead!
SERVPRO of Kenton County
Safety Precautions for Live Christmas Trees
Unfortunately, the holiday season is a time of the year that we see an increase in home fires. As families decorate their Christmas trees, they often do not realize the risk of fire that accompanies having a live Christmas tree in the home.
If a live Christmas tree is a part of your holiday traditions, there are some safety precautions to follow that can help guard against a home fire.
- Be sure to choose a fresh tree.
- Keep the tree away from any source of heat in the home.
- Make sure the tree base is always filled with water.
- Ensure that all Christmas lights are turned off at bedtime.
- Avoid using damaged lights.
- Dispose of the tree when it begins to lose its needles.
We wish for everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season. However, in the unfortunate event of a fire damage emergency, remember that SERVPRO of Kenton County is always close by and ready to help, day or night, and even on holidays!
Avoiding the Flu at the Office
During flu season, the office is the prime location for the spread of germs. And studies have shown that the quickest way for the virus to spread is when people touch and infect commonly used items and surfaces like doorknobs, desktops, copy machines, and coffee pots! The flu virus can last up to 24 hours on surfaces which makes it easy to spread through human contact.
There are several ways to help protect yourself from the flu:
- Get a flu shot.
- Frequently wash your hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used items.
Do you know that SERVPRO of Kenton County offers professional commercial cleaning services? That’s right! We can help make your commercial space clean and safer with our floor to ceiling professional cleaning services. CLICK HERE to learn more and contact us today to set up an appointment!
Happy Thanksgiving from SERVPRO of Kenton County
We would like to take this time to express our appreciation to our valued customers as well as our talented and dedicated employees.
To our customers…We understand that when you reach out to us for help, most of the time it is when you are experiencing difficult and stressful times. We are truly grateful for the trust and confidence that you place in us to help you through these times and return your life to normal. Homeowners, business owners, agents, and adjusters…we are thankful for your trust in us to handle the job right!
To our employees…We greatly appreciate your hard work and commitment. Whether you are in the office or out in the field as a water or fire technician, we are grateful that you are willing to put in long hours day after day in messy situations in order to help families and businesses get their lives back in order. We admire your willingness to continually learn and grow in order to improve our services to our customers. We realize that our successes would not be possible without you!
SERVPRO of Kenton County
Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter
As we get deeper into the cold, winter months, the risk for frozen pipes increases. And burst pipes is one of the most common causes of water damage to properties during the winter.
Pipes most at risk for freezing are those located in the unheated interior spaces of a property such as basements, attics, and garages. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to help keep the pipes warm, the water running, and your property dry!
- If there are water supply lines in the garage, always keep the garage doors closed.
- In order to keep warmer air circulating around the pipes, open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.
- Let the cold water slowly drip from the faucets.
- If you plan to be away during the cold months, keep the heat on and set the temperature to no lower than 55 degrees F.
- Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
Experiencing water damage can be very stressful and, depending on the extent of the damage, also very costly. It is important to be aware of the common causes of water damage and take steps to alleviate the risks as much as possible.
If you find yourself with a water damage situation in your property, SERVPRO of Kenton County is always here to help. CLICK HERE to learn more about the steps of the water damage restoration process.
Keep Gutters Clean to Help Avoid Water Damage
No matter what time of year, gutters play a key role in preventing water damage to a home. Their purpose is to channel rainwater to the downspouts and away from the home. Because of this, it is important to make sure the gutters are working properly year-round in order to protect your property against potential water damage.
Clogged gutters can cause many issues for a homeowner. In the spring, summer, and fall, gutters are often clogged with fallen leaves. And in the winter, snow and ice can be the culprit. Water that is blocked by debris in the gutters will find the path of least resistance when it tries to drain. This often means it will find its way into the walls and ceilings of the home causing interior damage.
To help avoid water damage due to clogged gutters, the gutters should be well maintained and cleaned AT LEAST twice a year. And if you do experience water damage at your home, always remember that SERVPRO of Kenton County is Here to Help! Our technicians are experts in water damage restoration and respond any time, day or night to provide emergency service.
Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Kenton County!
Happy Halloween to all our valued customers, coworkers, and friends! Here are just a few quick tips to help ensure your night isn’t spoiled by an accident or mishap! Have the kids wear reflective tape or stickers and always cross the street in a crosswalk…carrying flashlights is also suggested. These tips are always important, but especially if it happens to be a dark, stormy night! For better vision, try makeup or face paint instead of masks. And for fire prevention, costumes should be flame-resistant or flame-retardant and decorations should never be placed near flames. A battery-operated light to light up your carved pumpkin is also a much safer option than a real candle. Don’t forget to check the kids’ candy for anything that looks suspicious. And if you are out driving during trick or treating hours, use extra caution. Be safe and enjoy the night!
SERVPRO of Kenton County