Melting snow and rain.
With winter coming to an end the temperature will start to rise again and as we have already seen the water levels rise. The melting of snow rises the water table and is usually not a big deal, but when mixed with rain this could lead to some flooded areas. Some things to remember:
- Clear basement entries
- Check sump pumps
- Clean excess know off rooftops
- Clean snow away from building
- Keep items in basement up off floor
By doing just a few checks in and around your home or business will help keep you drying during flooding times. If you or someone you know is having an issue with excess water or flooding please give SERVPRO of Southern York County a call anytime and we'll help get you back to normalcy.
Stay Healthy This Season!
For most of us, the winter season is a busy time of year! Between prepping for the Holidays, family dinners, parties, etc. it can be difficult to focus on our health and taking care of ourselves. With shorter days and colder weather, staying motivated to stay healthy can be difficult. Here are some helpful tips to keep you healthy this winter.
Workout at home – Utilizing online resources to find workout videos are a super easy way to still get your daily exercise in without having to deal with the awful winter weather. Whether you prefer relaxing yoga or fast-paced cardio, the possibilities are endless! This is a nice easy way to keep your health goals in check even when you can’t get outside to exercise.
Wash your hands, FREQUENTLY! – Hand washing is crucial in order to maintain your health during the winter season. Although you should wash your hands all the time no matter the season, it is especially important to protect your immune system and protect others around you from spreading germs.
Take your vitamins! – Taking Vitamin D is a good way to help supplement the lack of sunlight we experience during the winter, and also helps absorb Vitamin A (important for your vision and immune system), iron and calcium! Consuming lots of Vitamin C during the winter helps your body to battle cold and flu symptoms as well.
Why SERVPRO of Southern York County?
SERVPRO of Southern York County is a leader in fire, mold, and water damage, but did you know we also do general home cleaning? Our employee's are highly skilled and trained and are here to clean any job small or large.
SERVPRO of Southern York County offers free estimates, in the event you are thinking of getting some assistance with a general cleaning, for us to come out and give an estimate will be no charge. Feel free to call to schedule anytime; 207-324-4400!
We here at SERVPRO of Southern York County work with our customers, homeowners, and business owners to ensure their needs are met. We strive to be the best in the area, and our customers speak for themselves. Check out our testimonials tab and see what others have had to say about us!
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Emergency Ready Profiles
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
Full Service 24 hours a day 7 days a week
SERVPRO is ready 24 hours a day 7 days a week for any size emergency. From commercial fire damages to small residential water damages night or day our crews are ready! We service the southern York County area covering Springvale, Sanford, Wells, Moody, Ogunquit, York, Cape Neddick, Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, and surrounding towns.
SERVPRO does not only handle unfortunate events, we also specialize in residential and commercial cleaning. From a general cleaning, carpet cleaning, and post construction cleaning, to kitchen and industrial cleaning.
Trust SERVPRO to handle all your cleaning and restoration needs, a leader in cleanup and restoration. Call to schedule a free estimate, or send us an email!
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What is Mold?
Mold is Fungi that can be found indoors and outdoors. There are hundreds of thousands of fungi that are estimated to exist, but no one knows exactly how many exist. Mold grows best in warm, damp, and humid areas, and it spreads by making spores. Mold can survive harsh conditions that may not necessarily support mold growth once it has already grown.
How can mold effect you?
Mold can cause a wide range of reactions depending on your health, such as stuffy nose, wheezing, red or itchy eyes, or skin, fever, and shortness of breath. Some extreme cases exposure can lead to asthma.
Where is mold found?
Mold can be found just about anywhere, year-round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm humid conditions. Outdoors growth can be found in shady damp areas, or places where plants may be decomposing. Indoors pretty much anywhere were elevated humidity levels i.e. basements, crawlspaces, attics, and showers.
If you feel you may have a mold issue going on please feel free to call us for a free estimate. We work with several local hygienists who can test the air in your home to ensure the air quality is at a safe level. SERVPRO of Southern York County is a 24/7 business so please feel free to call anytime, day or night.
SERVPRO is Hiring! 2nd shift cleaning!
SERVPRO OF SOUTHERN YORK COUNTY HIRING!
SERVPRO of Southern York County is growing! We are in need of multiple people and are looking to fill FULL TIME shifts for our commercial accounts. The openings are 2nd shift cleaning/janitorial position from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. This job will require working well with others, reliable transportation, and ability to work at different locations each day if necessary.
This is a temporary position with room for year round permanent employment! GREAT PAY and some benefits for full time.
Please send inquiries or resumes through our Facebook page or email jgiunco@SERVPROsyc.com or stop in and grab an application!
Please feel free to give us a call with any questions about the positions. 207-324-4400.
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 often look forward to the warm days of summer (especially after dealing with the freezing cold winters here in New England) but sometimes lose sight of what affects the extreme heat has on our cars, our pets, and especially us!
Extreme heat is generally defined by temperatures 90 degrees or above, accompanied by high humidity levels. During the extremely hot days we are susceptible to heat rash, dehydration, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Here are some tips and guidelines to keep everyone safe and cool this summer:
Drink plenty of water – this is one of the most important ways to avoid any heat-related illness. Even if you’re not thirsty, keep drinking! Avoid sugary drinks like tea, coffee and soda – these types of drinks often make dehydration worse. Consuming cold drinks and smaller, colder meals (such as salads and fruit) can also help to keep you cool.
Stay safe in the sun – protect your skin with sunscreen and any other forms of protection while outdoors.
Keep an eye on pets and children – remind your children to drink water, and always remember NOT to leave babies or pets in the car during these hot days even with the AC on. Make sure animals have plenty of water and shade if they are going to be outside.
Everyone loved riding their bike as a kid, right? Many of us are spending time riding our own, or teaching our children how to ride their bikes this summer. Although this can be a fun activity for everyone, it is important to especially teach our children right safety precautions. Here are some tips for a safe ride!
Wear a helmet every time – make sure it fits properly; it is the best and most effective way to prevent head injuries if an accident happens
Teach children rules of the road – so that they can be safe if/when riding on the street and also learn to be aware of their surroundings. Use a horn or bell to alert other riders and pedestrians, learn the correct hand signals to make drivers aware of what they’re doing, and always obey traffic signals and stop signs!
Be seen – make sure your child can be easily seen by dressing them in bright-colored or reflective clothing, and don’t allow them to ride in the dark. Always wear closed-toe shoes, no flip-flops or bare feet, and avoid loose clothing whenever possible.
Have fun and be safe this summer!