Recent Why SERVPRO Posts
SERVPRO goes to the Fire Prevention Festival
This past weekend, SERVPRO visited the Fire Prevention Festival at Masterson Station Park. The Fire Prevention Festival takes place every year and is very popular for parents and children. The Fire Prevention Festival has a bouncy house, lots of candy, fire trucks, police helicopters, and more! There is music playing as parents and children walk around and learn about fire safety.
When families are walking around the festival, they can enjoy the music from the D.J. booth that Parks and Recreation provides. Along with the companies that attend the festival to support the local fire department, there are local food trucks as well. While children are enjoying face painting and bicycle races, the parents can enjoy barbecue!
There are tons of fire fighters that bring their trucks for tours and are open to any questions our local patrons could ask. The Fire Prevention Festival is a great example of fire safety bringing the community closer together!
SERVPRO answers to aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Photo taken entering flooded area of North Carolina
A little less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Florence impacted the entire eastern side of the United States. The area of the U.S. that was hit the hardest was North Carolina. The winds reached up to 140 miles per hour, resulting in the storm being catastrophic to the eastern coast. The category four hurricane dropped almost 40 inches of rain, caused billions of dollars in damage, and several fatalities.
As soon as the roads were clear, our SERVPRO team headed down to the coast of North Carolina to help in any way that they could. Our team responded to mostly commercial properties in Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Havelock, Swansboro, and many other areas on the coast of North Carolina.
Our SERVPRO team is just one of many in North Carolina trying to help with the aftermath of the storms. Our team has been in the area for almost two weeks and may be down there much longer with the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence.
Customer Appreciation Party at Keeneland
In about a month, there will be an event in Lexington, Kentucky that is a staple to our local community. Keeneland happens every year in April and in October for four weeks. People travel to Lexington just to attend this special occasion. SERVPRO has made it a habit to attend as well. We set up a spot and honor our customers.
This event is a customer appreciation party we hold twice a year on the Keeneland tailgate grounds. The event offers free admission into Keeneland, free food, drinks, and lots of door prizes. SERVPRO values our relationships with all the customers and companies we serve. This is our time to show our token of appreciation.
This upcoming meet will be the fall meet in October. We will be there to say "thank you" to everyone that let us help them. So, please come join us this fall at Keeneland!
SERVPRO helped Houston heal
Houston took quite a long time to heal after Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas. Our SERVPRO team stayed in Houston and surrounding cities helping them rebuild. One of our SERVPRO teammates took this picture of the flooding on a highway two weeks after the hurricane hit. It took a very long time for water to evaporate in Houston. It was reported that Houston received 51 inches of rain. That amount of water would be disastrous to any place in the world. It took a lot of recovery time for Houston and surrounding counties in Texas.
Our SERVPRO team was in Texas for over two weeks. This truly shows the dedication of our employees. They have been mainly focusing on residential jobs but some commercial businesses as well. There were an incredible amount of people affected by this terrible storm and SERVPRO tried to do everything they possibly could to help out.
SERVPRO tackles local fire
Just two days ago, a local family suffered a terrible fire. Luckily, the fire was only contained to the second story. However, there is still a lot of damage to the house. Our SERVPRO team believes the fire began because of electrical problems. Electrical fires are responsible for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,4000 injuries and around 1.3 billion dollars in damages. Electrical distribution systems are the third leading cause of home structural fires. In this case, this family got very lucky.
Our SERVPRO team goes out and assesses the damage after the firemen have left. They walk through the house and take tons of pictures for our records. SERVPRO then removes all items in the damage area. Any items that they can save, they do. Then, they do repairs for all damaged areas. The SERVPRO team only has the most qualified technicians to help get the job done.
Upcoming Event at Keeneland
Hello SERVPRO friends and customers! In a few months, a Lexington, Kentucky event takes place and you are welcome to come celebrate with us! Every year the Keeneland race track opens up for the public for four weeks in the months of April and October. This upcoming event will happen in October, taking place during the fall meet. The fall is such a beautiful time to be outside at Keeneland in Kentucky!
SERVPRO looks forward to hosting this event every year to honor our customers. We like to show our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has or might someday use SERVPRO's services.
This event will offer food, drinks, fun and more! We set up a tent on "the hill" tailgating area next to Keene Barn.
Please come visit us at Keenland this fall! We are so excited to see lots of our customers' and friends' friendly faces! Thanks for choosing SERVPRO!
SERVPRO helping out our local basketball team!
At the Wildcats game against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 31st at Rupp Arena, several of our players were unable to play due to sickness. We got the call from the department of athletics that the University of Kentucky basketball Head Coach John Calipari wanted SERVPRO to come in and clean and sanitize the Wildcat Coal Lodge where all the players live to help prevent the sickness from spreading. How could we say no to our University of Kentucky Wildcats? We went in the next day and cleaned and sanitized all of the affected areas. SERVPRO always does whatever is necessary to get the job done. We even got a personal shout out from Coach Cal himself! It always nice to help out our local team. GO CATS!!!