Heavy Rainfall on Halloween
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."
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Ready For Anything, 24/7!
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!
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Avoid Fires This Holiday Season
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!
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.
Flash Floods in Southern York County
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.
Relocating? SERVPRO Can Help With That!
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.
Be Prepared For ANY Size Disaster With Help From SERVPRO!
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
Commercial Building Hail Damage
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
SERVPRO Can Clean Any Fire Damage!
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