Recent Storm Damage Posts

We're Ready 24/7!

10/6/2020 (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)

Be sure to like SERVPRO's Facebook page for updates such as job postings, community events, and local projects.

Flash Flooding

9/9/2020 (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

Summer Storms

8/14/2020 (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

When Storms or Floods hit Southern York County, SERVPRO is ready!

7/14/2020 (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

When Storms or Floods hit Southern York County, SERVPRO is ready!

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Basement flooded with water. This customer's basement was full with over a foot of water due to the nearby lake flooding during a rainstorm.

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

Freezing temps

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

April is here, which means spring is here. The change of the seasons brings up warming temperatures along with melting snow and budding of the trees. During this time it is easy for everyone to forget about the threat from frozen pipes. Early April and late March tend to be warm during the day but can dip below freezing at night. This is were the frozen pipes come up again, as homeowners tend to turn their heat down lower and may even start removing needed weather stripping putting their home at risk. 

A few things to help prevent frozen pipes are the same as always, and should be applied during early spring to be safe. Keep heat a little higher at night especially if the temps could dip below that freezing mark. Make sure all windows and doors are air tight and weather proofed if necessary.

As always if a frozen pipe does occur please give us a call and we'll be out to assist anytime. 

207-324-4400

Melting snow and rain.

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Full Service 24 hours a day 7 days a week

10/1/2018 (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 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!

SERVPRO9045@SERVPROsyc.com

207-324-4400 (24/7)

Be sure to like SERVPRO's facebook page for updates such as job postings, community events, and local projects.

Extreme Weather

8/20/2018 (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.

Extreme Weather

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

With summer upon us, here comes the extreme weather. Flash flooding, lightning strikes, and wind and 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. Now 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 yourself. SERVPRO 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, were happy to help you!

207-324-4400

SERVPRO9045@SERVPROSYC.COM