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September Is National Preparedness Month!

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared.

Make and Practice Your Plan

Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with your family members before, during and after an incident? Do you have an emergency supply kit? make sure your family is informed and practiced in your emergency plan. A good way to prepare yourself is signing up for alerts and warnings in your area, and downloading other necessary apps to stay informed.

Check Your Insurance Coverage

Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to make sure you're covered if disaster strikes? Evaluate which hazards are relevant to your area and obtain the appropriate insurance for your home, business or other property.

Save For an Emergency

Are you prepared financially in case of a disaster? Does your family have an emergency fund for unexpected expenses after a flood or fire? Check out FEMA's website (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for resources to help you identify and compile important documents so everything is all in once place when you need it.

Whether you've suffered a fire, water damage or even extreme weather, SERVPRO of Southern York County works together as a team to help ensure our families, businesses and neighborhoods are prepared. Contact us today to find out how we can make it "Like it never even happened," after a disaster.

(207) 324-4400

Flash Floods in Southern York County

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we handle all types of weather related claims. From extreme cold snaps to summer storms SERVPRO handles it all!

The tail-end of the summer may certainly seem like it would be a slow time of year for weather but in reality it's the peak of hurricane season. While Maine does not really face hurricanes head on, we get the aftermath of the storms which usually involves heavy rains which can cause flash flooding.

Although we are mostly covered by woodlands, we do still have many urban areas (cities/towns) that are most susceptible to Flash Flooding. The impervious surfaces in the urban areas do not allow water to infiltrate the ground, and the water runs off to the low spots very quickly.

Flash flooding occurs so quickly that people are caught off-guard. Their situation may become dangerous if they encounter high, fast-moving water while traveling. If people are at their homes or businesses, the water may rise quickly lead to basement or home flooding.

Flash flooding happens fast but ends just as quickly. If you find yourself with some damage caused by water please do not hesitate to give a call for a free estimate on repairs and dry-out.

(207) 324-4400

Be Prepared For ANY Size Disaster With Help From SERVPRO!

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready? Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.

No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. 

If you have any questions about our Emergency Ready Program please give us a call or email! Also feel free to stop in! Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Address: 236 River St Springvale, ME 04083

Office: 207-324-4400

Email: SERVPRO9045@SERVPROsyc.com

Ready for Extreme Weather!

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

With all the hot and humid days this summer, SERVPRO is prepared to handle any damages due to extreme weather conditions. During the weekend of August 4th, thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued throughout many areas. The following are some different types of extreme weather to look out for during the summer months.

Microbursts – a small concentrated downburst that produces an outward burst of strong winds at the surface. They are short-lived, only lasting about 5 to 10 minutes. Can be wet or dry, although wet microbursts are more common in our region. Dry microbursts are more often seen in the west and in dryer areas.

Lightning – can occur everywhere in the U.S. with the threat of fires and possible severe damage to your home or surrounding structures. Unless you see signs of fire – stay inside! Your home will protect you.

Hail – pellets that usually range between .2 inches and 1.75 inches in size. Hail damage is not always visible, but some things you can look out for are cracks or dents in shingles, bent roof vents and pipes, and damage to siding. If you suspect hail damage, get an expert opinion!

If you experience any storm related damage or water damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Southern York County at 207-324-4400.

We're Here For ALL of Your Fire Damage Cleaning Needs!

8/2/2022 (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.

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 – 
(207) 324-4400

Summer Storms

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

With summer upon us so does the extreme weather. Flash flooding, lightning strikes, and wind & hail from extreme thundershowers. These can all lead to damage at your home, an unfortunate circumstance to come with the warmer weather.

A few steps to help in case of some weather related issues. 

Flash Flooding

SERVPRO responds to all types of water damages, the most common in the summer is flooding from torrential rains. If water were to seep into your basement or garage you would more than likely have to call a SERVPRO to help dry back the area. But what you can do is help prevent your personal property damage. By keeping your items elevated, on shelving or in plastic containers, it could save those items you would have likely lost in an unfortunate event. 

Wind/Hail

If you experience wind or hail damage to your home please call us as soon as possible. Those crucial moments can help save secondary damage by us providing a roof tarping, or a window board up. 

Lightning Damage

If you experience a lightning strike at your home and as a result have some soot damage please do not try to clean it yourself. SERVPRO of Southern York County has specific solutions for removing soot from surfaces better than any hardware store product. 

If you have any further questions on weather related damage to your home, either not listed or read about, please call our office anytime, we're happy to help you!

207-324-4400

SERVPRO9045@SERVPROSYC.COM

SERVPRO Can Clean Any Fire Damage!

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A grease fire happens when your cooking oil becomes too hot. When heating, oils first start to boil, then they'll start smoking, and then they'll catch on fire. Luckily, they knew to call their local SERVPRO of Southern York County to get the cleaning done 

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.

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 – 
(207) 324-4400

Commercial Building Hail Damage

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County 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 Sanford, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. This commercial building suffered hail and water damage to their roof and multiple areas of their warehouse due to a storm. Luckily, they got right on the phone to SERVPRO of Southern York County and we were able to dispatch crews right away to help get the facility cleaned up and back to normal!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today -- (207) 324-4400

Flooded Basement? No Problem for SERVPRO!

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Southern York County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (207) 324-4400

SERVPRO is Ready When Storms Hit Southern York County

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofSouthern York County 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 Southern York 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 (207) 324-4400