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Why are SERVPRO vehicles green?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Frankfort vehicles are very noticeable when we are driving though your community. We have green cars, trucks, vans and even a semi trailer. But have you ever wondered how SERVPRO chose this eye catching color? 

In the early 1970s, the founders of SERVPRO used a color chip paint sample chart to identify the most eye-catching color.  It was a highly technical process.  The founders showed the chart to as many people as they could and asked, “Which color on this chart would be impossible to miss?”  By a wide margin, the color most identified was 1970 rally green, a color used on Porsche 911 automobiles.

SERVPRO of Frankfort is here for you for any of your fire, water, or mold restoration needs. Give us a call today (815)485-6901

Reduce your Commercial Liability

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

Maintain your commercial building and minimizing your legal liabilities during the winter months by taking action to avoid hazards in your workplace environment.  You can protect yourself, your employees and your customers by taking just a few simple precautions:

Use ice melt on sidewalks and  walkways to ensuring the safety of passers buy, customers and employees.  

Clean up dirt.  A surprisingly large amount of dirt gets dragged into commercial building, especially . Dirt can cause significant damage to your flooring over time. To significantly reduce the amount of dirt and debris that gets dragged in, place utility mats inside and outside all entranced to the building.

Prevent slippery floors.  Put utility mats down to minimize slippery surfaces created by snow and rain that gets dragged in when people enter your building. Place wet floor signs out whenever floors need to dry as well.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Frankfort provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.  Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When it’s impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is lost revenue and productivity. When you need professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and resources to get your property back to business quickly.

Know your Flood

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, according to Ready.gov.
Floods cause billions of dollars worth of property damage each year. Since floods can damage any property in almost any area, it is crucial to learn how floods form, the various types of floods there are, and then form a plan of what to do in case you are affected by a flood. 

  • Flash floods are caused by heavy rains or rapid snow melt. Usually flash flooding occurs with little to no warning. These floods are fast moving and can be dangerous, sweeping away anything in its path. 
  • Coastal floods are caused by strong winds or storms that that push powerful waves onto the coast causing flooding. 
  • River Floods are generally caused by extensive amounts of rainfall over an extended amount of time. 
  • Urban Floods occur when there is a lack of natural drainage in an urban area or the city drainage system fails to absorb the water from heavy rains.
  • Pluvial floods form in flat areas usually agricultural properties. These floods are the same as urban floods except they occur in rural areas.

Knowing which floods are possible in your area will help you better form a plan for what to do if you are affected by a flood. 

SERVPRO of Frankfort is here to help restore your home to preloss conditions no matter how big or small your flood loss may be. 

Pancakes with First Responders

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Frankfort we understand the stresses of everyday life and we were looking for a new way to show first responders how much they are appreciated. In the past we have done several things such as attend open houses, drop off treats to the departments, send gift cards for coffee and donuts and much more, but this year we decided we wanted to do more to show our appreciation for all the first responders who help keep our communities safe. 

Beginning in January of 2022 the marketing team here at SERVPRO of Frankfort started a new appreciation campaign of cooking breakfast for first responders. 

During the first three months of the new campaign we have been able to cook and serve pancakes, sausage, fruit and all the fixings you could ever want on your pancakes for several fire departments and dispatch centers within our marketing area. We even come back to the same fire station or dispatch center several days that week and cook breakfast multiple times to ensure everyone on their staff is able to enjoy a pancake breakfast cooked by SERVPRO of Frankfort. 

We are always looking for more ways to be involved with our community, and are grateful to be able to show appreciation to all the first responders in our community. 

Be Flood Safe

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

If you are in an area that is under a flood warning, find shelter immediately. If you are told by authorities to evacuate do so right away.

 Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters! Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Never drive around barricades. Local first responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.

Make sure you have a way to listen to local alerting systems, like the NOAA Weather Radio, for current emergency information and instructions regarding flooding.

If you are sheltering indoors from flood waters, get to the highest level in the building. Only get on the roof if necessary and once there signal for help. Do not climb into a closed attic to avoid getting trapped by rising floodwater.

SERVPRO of Frankfort is ready to help restore your home to pre loss conditions after a flood occurs. We can be reached 24 hours a day at (815)485-6901. 

Is Your Business Ready For Spring?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Spring is the time to get your building clean and ready for the warmer weather. Dusting, cleaning floors which may have salt and residue from the harsh winter months, as well as washing windows. Landscape also comes to mind as the snow and ice can be particularly harsh on those areas. 

Doing a full inspection of your property is very important to reduce the risks of water or mold damage after the harsh winter. Inspection of concrete and all outer walls of the property is necessary to prevent damage to the building. Freezing and settling of the building can cause cracks in walls or concrete. Those cracks will allow moisture to enter your building and can cause water damage or mold growth. 

Also make sure to check gutters and drainage pipes to ensure water is properly being directed away from the building. Irrigation lines and exterior hose shit offs should be carefully inspected as they can easily be damaged by harsh winter weather. 

Doing these inspections can help reduce the risk of water or mold damage in your business. If you cannot find the source of water in your building SERVPRO of Frankfort can help. We use thermal imaging cameras to detect moisture that is inside the wall. Give us a call today for more information. (815)485-6901

Tips for Fire Prevention In your Commercial Property

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

As a business owner, you are probably aware of many threats to your business. Some of these are preventable and others may not be. Here are some simple steps that you and your staff can take to help reduce the risks of a fire breaking out in your workplace. 

-Electrical fires contribute to a large percentage of reported fires each year, and in terms of damage loss, are often very costly. Electrical fires can easily be prevented . First never overload an outlet or power strip. Electrical outlets are only designed to handle a certain amount of electricity, so the more devices you plug into one increases the risk of an overload. Large appliances should never share an outlet. 

- Keep flammable materials and chemicals away from electrical outlets and power strips as well as areas that experience higher than normal levels of heat. 

- Keep clutter to a minimum. If a fire does break out having less clutter will keep the fire from traveling quicker. 

- Make sure all emergency exits are are clutter and mess free. 

These simple steps will help prevent fires. However be prepared for an emergency with a free assessment of your building. For more information give SERVPRO of Frankfort a call today (815)485-6901. 

Maintain Fire Sprinkler Systems

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Frankfort had several calls during the extreme cold from businesses suffering from a water loss due to a malfunction or pipe break in their sprinkler systems. Below are a few helpful tips to help ensure your sprinkler systems continue to work correctly. 

1. Keep your system in service. Limit the amount of time your systems are shut down. Always know why they are being shut down and how long they will be out of service. 

2. Consider your Fire Safety System while making changes or upgrades to your facility.  Remember that adding extra office space or rearranging appliances can have a significant impact on your systems ability to control a fire event. 

3. Don’t Alter the System. Sometimes during remodels the system can get overlooked. Do not paint the system or any part of it. Some functions of the system will not properly work if altered. 

4. Maintain adequate heat. Make sure to maintain adequate heat for wet sprinkler systems. It is important to make sure all auxiliary drains are drained and continue to drain during freezing weather for all types of sprinkler systems. 

5. Conduct all required inspections and testing. Make sure the system is routinely tested and maintained. 

Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Are you  a Pastor of a Church, Superintendent of a School District or Director of a Senior Care Facility?  Are you prepared to handle the clean-up of a major water/fire loss that could affect your property?   When it comes to your commercial property, SERVPRO of Frankfort means business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results.  

Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water/fire restoration services, SERVPRO of Frankfort has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

  • Small Office Condominiums
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Our trained professionals will work direct with the Property Manager to make sure the cleaning process goes smoothly and that we address all your concerns and questions in a timely manner.  Staying open during these challenging times is key to keeping the revenue flowing with no discontinuance of service.   We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running.  Call us at SERVPRO of Frankfort at (815) 485-6901 for immediate service!  

Prevent Kitchen Fires

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

It’s a fact that more home fires occur in the kitchen than any other place in your home.

Follow these simple rules to help keep your kitchen fire free. 

  1. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  2. Keep an eye on your food regularly while cooking and remain in the kitchen while cooking.
  3. Use a timer to remind you that the stove or oven is on.
  4. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen and test it once a month.
  5. Loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking can catch on fire. Avoid wearing this kind of clothing and accessories while you are in the kitchen.
  6. Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen.
  7. Keep the kids out of the kitchen while you are cooking.
  8. Clean cooking surfaces after every use to prevent grease buildup.
  9. Check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure stoves, ovens, etc. are turned off.

If you should suffer a fire loss in your home, SERVPRO of Frankfort professionals are available to assist 24 hours a day.