Recent Water Damage Posts

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

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

Live On The Coast? SERVPRO of Southern York County Can Handle Your Storm & Flood Damage!

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Here in Maine we're blessed with miles upon miles of beautiful coastline. SERVPRO of Southern York County is lucky enough to service 5 towns along the coast line including York, Wells, Ogunquit, and more!

During the early part of spring while the weather is warming up this time of year is commonly associated with flooding and coastal flooding. During the melting season river water level are elevated and when mixed with heavy rains, or higher than average heat this can accelerate melting and cause flooding.

Most newer homes are up to date along the coast and are built off the ground according to new codes. This allows for most homes to not to worry too much about a 1 or 2 foot storm surge. But older homes or some homes that may not be built off the ground are susceptible. Please be sure to have sand bags ready, and anything on the bottom level be lifted off of the ground if you are aware of some flooding. Most importantly, just be ready. SERVPRO has seen many devastated homes for homeowners who just weren't that worried about it. Better safe than sorry!

If you have questions or have/having experienced any flood related damage please give us a call.

207-324-4400

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Services!

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (207) 324-4400

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Southern York County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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.

Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Water Damage Needs, 24/7!

5/14/2021 (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.

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

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.

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.

Sprinkler systems

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

When responding to water damages SERVPRO runs into all sorts of causes. One cause, in particular, isn't really a cause at all but more of a preemptive measure to prevent fire damage. A sprinkler system in homes or businesses is a reason SERVPRO may be paying you a visit. 

Initially, this may seem to be a stab at sprinklers, but its quite the contrary. If a fire is started in a certain room in a building this will trigger the sprinklers resulting in a water damaged area. 

Though this room is affected by water, it is certainly better than a whole home or business engulfed in flames. Sprinklers cause a small amount of damage to prevent a larger loss from happening. So even though SERVPRO may be on site from a sprinkler malfunction, someone knocking the head by accident, or someone burning popcorn in the breakroom a water damaged room is better than allowing from to consume a building. 

Ice Dam

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. This then allow the water that would normally drain off the roof to leak under the singles or roof structure and leak down into the home. A great way to avoid this it to keep up with the snow build up on your roof system. A roof rake can help with this or if the roof is flat you can shovel it off. 

An ice dam can show up a number of different ways in most cases its a relatively small amount of water that leaks into an area, creating a water stain that grows and eventually creates a larger issue. This could lead to brown staining on the ceiling area, and if not dried properly could possibly lead to mold. 

If you have any questions or concerns about ice dams or staining please give SERVPRO of Southern York County a call. 
207-324-4400

Hiring! Production Tech

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County is looking to add a production technician to our professional team. Join our growing business and work with the best team in Maine. Help our customers recover after Water, Fire, and Mold damage.

Primary Responsibilities

Perform production processes following SERVPRO production guidelines, follow safety practices, work with crew chiefs and other team members to give our customer the best experience possible.

Benefits For Full Time Only:

Paid time, well days earned, sick time. 

Overtime pay, holiday pay, bonus structure, on call bonus

Training

Job Requirements:

Valid driver license with no violations in last 2 years, 

Ability to work when necessary nights and weekends. 

Positive attitude and respect for others and dependable. 

Experience in the restoration industry would be beneficial. 

Full time or part time work available for the right candidate. Email resume to SERVPRO9045@SERVPROsyc.com or stop in person and fill out an application at 236 River Street, Springvale ME