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We're Still Available for COVID-19 Cleanings!

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

4/26/2021

SERVPRO is STILL Here to Help during this time of need

We're more than a year into COVID-19 and more prepared than ever to help with your cleaning needs! Since the start of the pandemic last year, SERVPRO of Southern York County has been called to perform a number of COVID-19 related cleanings, whether you had a confirmed case in your home or business or you were preparing to purchase a home and wanted precautionary cleaning, SERVPRO of Southern York County is HERE FOR YOU! We'll leave you feeling confident that your home or business has been CERTIFIED: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Southern York County, 207-324-4400

Soot or Fire Damage? Here's What You Should Know!

4/12/2022 (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.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Southern York County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

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 Water Damage

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Southern York County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Southern York County

SERVPRO of Southern York County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

If your commercial or residential property has suffered a water damage, give us a call. We're ALWAYS here to help!

207-324-4400

ALWAYS Follow These Tips if You Suspect Mold

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southern York County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Southern York County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today -

207-324-4400

Heavy Rainfall on Halloween

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Saturated carpet from water damage. This carpet was saturated before SERVPRO showed up to save the day!

This past week and into the weekend, Southern York County (especially the Maine coast) experienced quite the rain storm which caused heavy amounts of flooding and water damages for our customers.

This particular customer had a clogged storm drain which caused massive amounts of water to damage the basement level of the home. This job was a team effort between the SERVPRO crew and the plumber that showed up on site to snake the storm drain. This helped to ensure that the water would not continue to seep in and allowed SERVPRO to properly extract the water, and set up our equipment to begin the drying process.

Dealing with water damage is never easy, but after our visit the customer seemed more at ease and was assured that SERVPRO of Southern York County would make it "Like it never even happened."

We have teams available 24/7/365!

(207) 324-4400

Ready For Anything, 24/7!

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

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 from Sanford to Kittery and all the areas in between. 

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!

SERVPRO9045@SERVPROsyc.com

207-324-4400 (24/7)

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Avoid Fires This Holiday Season

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Each year around the holidays, families gather together to celebrate by preparing a delicious feast. However, not everyone practices safe cooking habits.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It's important to stay alert to prevent kitchen fires this holiday season. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your families safe:

  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly. Remain in the kitchen while the food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, or hand towels, away from the stovetop.

If you experience a fire damage this season, SERVPRO of Southern York County is always here to help. Call us 24/7 at (207) 324-4400!

September Is National Preparedness Month!

9/20/2021 (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

9/20/2021 (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

Relocating? SERVPRO Can Help With That!

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

When a business chooses to relocate their operation, SERVPRO understands exactly how extensive this can be. SERVPRO of Southern York County has undertaken some incredibly large moving jobs over the years including local high schools and grade schools in the area.

SERVPRO works with local moving companies to get larger jobs done. In these cases, our team can extend upwards of 30-40 people all moving items at the same time. This can not only ensure a speedy move, but with SERVPRO on the job, you can be sure your items were moved with care, and packed with accuracy. 

If your business is planning a move please give us a call for a free estimate. We work 24/7 so any date or time we can make the job happen. 

207-324-4400