Recent Storm Damage Posts

What To Do About Freezing Pipes

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:

1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.

2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an outer wall.

3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.

4. If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).

If Pipes Freeze:

1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.

2. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.

3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

When Storms Hit

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton is a strong, reliable and trusted leader in emergency response for our area. Our team is committed to informing our community on how to be better prepared for when severe weather hits. When a bad storm hits, it can cause mayhem and devastation. As a 24 hour emergency response team, SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton is here whenever you may need them. Our teams provide immediate and professional services to you, doing whatever they can to rectify such an unfortunate situation. Our crew members faced all kinds of storm damages this past summer; including flooded basements, tree limbs falling down on homes and businesses & water damage in attics. Urgency is very important to us. We know how difficult and disastrous times like these can be. Our teams care not only about their work, but those who they are completing the job for. For any storm needs, call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton!

(270) 753-1160

Extreme Team heads out!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Disaster Recovery Team

Hurricane Florence recently hit the East Coast, causing major damages to homes and businesses. Our SERVPRO team packed up to head to North Carolina this past week, helping fellow SERVPRO of Fort Collins, Colorado team. Our crew packed up their truck with generators and desiccant dehumidifiers to help with hurricane relief. For any questions or concerns involving water or storm damages, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton! 

(270) 753-1160

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

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz & Princeton 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 Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton 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 Murary, Kentucky... Be Ready!

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton is here to help when storms come through!

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 Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton is here 365 24/7! 

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

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton 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 Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton 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. 

Keep Calm During the Storm with SERVPRO of Paducah

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

With severe weather season here in 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 Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton 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.

When Storms or Floods hit the Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton area, SERVPRO is ready!

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton.

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz and Princeton specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Murray, Benton, Cadiz, and Princeton areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 270-753-1160

When Storms or Floods hit Murray, Benton, Cadiz or Princeton, SERVPRO is Ready!

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Murray, Benton, Cadiz and Princeton specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit McCracken or Calloway County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (270) 753-1160

Summer Storms? We've got you covered!

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

July 4th is usually the premier weekend of summer In Western Kentucky, but this past July proved to be very different.  Storms took over the area with torrential rain and excessive winds which led to major flooding and uprooted trees.  The area was faced with severe wind damage and several roads were washed away.  With the phones ringing off the hook, our crews hit the pavement in full force to take care of our community.  Many homes and businesses were faced with large tree limbs through their roofs, allowing heavy rain to enter their attics; others encountered flooded basements. All of these concerns are important to SERVPRO.  We know how urgent the need is to respond to these kinds of emergencies! It’s your home---your business--- our concern. When it comes to our community we stand together!