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SERVPRO is Ready When Storms Hit Southern York County

7/19/2021 (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

Flooded Basement? No Problem!

7/19/2021 (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

We're Here to Help, ANY TIME!

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Southern York County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Southern York County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (207) 324-4400

STILL Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

The Coronavirus has changed our social lives more than we could have imagined. The term social distancing and everything surrounding the term has become our new normal. SERVPRO of Southern York County franchise professionals are prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set in place by the CDC. We have years of experience dealing with contaminants, and will go above and beyond the normal scope of work done on a daily basis.

Although vaccinations are on the rise and cases are at an all time low, we understand the concern that comes with Coronavirus over a year later. We are STILL here for all your cleaning needs!

SERVPRO of Southern York County is being called on by a number of businesses and homeowners to perform necessary cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA-approved products and follows CDC guidelines for cleanup practices.

Have Questions about COVID-19 cleaning?
Call Us Today – 
(207) 324-4400

Protect Your Home or Business With an Emergency Ready Plan!

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

For a business owner and a homeowner, a worst-case scenario involving fire or water damage can seem like the unthinkable, until it suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time from SERVPRO of Southern York County can help minimize property damage.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a tool used during any disaster event. Owners need to have quick access to a disaster plan that connects them with the appropriate contacts and pertinent information. When building an emergency plan, here are four key things to remember:

  • Identify your facility's greatest threats in order to assess the overall severity of the event.

During this time, take a look at your locations and the surrounding areas and figure out what your greatest threats are. Is your building in a flood zone? Are you subject to freezing temperatures? These are things to keep in mind.

  • Document all vital information and establish clear communication activities.

An ERP contains critical property information that can help speed up response time after a disaster occurs. Consider including any documented prior loss history, identify and label utility shut off locations, and prioritize who your key contacts are.

  • Practice! Practice! Practice!

You should conduct practice sessions to make sure everyone is clear on the procedure if anything happens. Always have clear evacuation routes in your ERP.

  • Keep it updated, and have all necessary information communicated to your insurance company and emergency restoration vendors.

Being proactive in keeping your ERP updated as things change. People will come and go, updates will be made to the facility, utilities can change, etc. Your SERVPRO representative can help you keep your ERP up-to-date so you're always prepared if disaster strikes!

Interested in an Emergency Ready Plan? Call SERVPRO of Southern York County today!

(207) 324-4400

Summer Storms

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Basement flooded with water. This customer's basement was flooded with over a foot of water when a summer storm hit.

Maine sure is beautiful, there are a variety of lakes with great views for residents, as well as our visitors from out of state! Unfortunately, living this close to the water can cause problems if and when a storm comes through. This customer had a basement FULL of water due to the nearby lake flooding during a heavy rain storm. 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. Our on-call crew responded quickly, removed all of the standing water, and set up equipment to dry the basement right out!

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.

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

Regularly Check and Monitor Your Appliances!

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responds to hundreds of water damages every year, and during these losses, we see many that have the same thing in common. A cause that is seen often enough to shed light on is appliance malfunctions. 

Washing machines, ice makers, and refrigerators are common culprits of water damage. Some happening quickly, and others causing damage over time that is not seen immediately, which is often more dangerous.

With ice makers and refrigerators more often than not the supply line lets go or comes loose. It's a good idea to check your ice maker, make sure it's in working condition, and check the lines to make sure they are tight. 

If you are replacing or moving your washer to a new location please check the connection where the water is hooked up, and (this one is important) make sure the drain hose is secure.

Check your appliances that have water running to them to prevent water damages. As much as we are happy to help you it's just as important to us for homeowners to practice helpful prevention.

About SERVPRO of Southern York County

SERVPRO of Southern York County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (207) 324-4400

Fire & Soot Cleanup - We'll Tackle It All

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County is there when you need us most. In the event you experience an unfortunate event such as a fire, SERVPRO of Southern York County is there for you ANY time of day! For over 30 years SERVPRO has been assisting with homeowners in Maine with tragic events. 

SERVPRO has been involved with many different multitudes losses, from small kitchen fires to whole homes being affected and even complete home or business losses. SERVPRO of Southern York County has been a local leader from over 15 years lead by our local owner John Giunco. Whether it be cleaning, demolition, move outs, inventory of lost items and goods, or roof tarping SERVPRO is available 24/7.

If you have questions about a possible puff back, soot damage or fire damage, please feel free to call out local office anytime. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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

Opening Your Camp for The Summer? Let Us Help!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County prides ourselves on our cleaning, as it is one of our primary functions. Most of our work being soot and general cleanings we have been asked to come clean vacation homes and summer home more and more each year. Whether you've had squirrels or mice making themselves at home or even if your things just need a good dust and shine, we're here for all of it!

Here at SERVPRO of Southern York County we give free estimates, we believe out prices and our work speak for themselves and we don't need to charge to give you a price on you project. From carpet cleaning to the whole home SERVPRO can handle any job big or small! This time of the year is typical for SERVPRO to have estimate requests as second homes are starting to be opened up for the year.

SERVPRO of Southern York County is located on 236 River Street, Springvale, ME 04083

Feel free to stop by or call and schedule a free estimate!

(207) 324-4400

Let SERVPRO Prepare Your Emergency Ready Profile!

5/24/2021 (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