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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

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

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

SERVPRO of Southern York County Is IICRC Certified!

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified Sticker. Our business is IICRC Certified!

SERVPRO of Southern York County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

COVID-19 Cleaning Continues!

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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

Fire Fighters Convention

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Our booth at the Maine Firefighters convention.

SERVPRO of Southern York County has attended the Fire Fighters convention for the state of Maine for over 5 years. We are happy to attend this convention as we are given the opportunity to meet first respondents all across the state and not only give our thanks but to learn more about our local firelighters and everything they do. 

We are there to show our support to our community's firefighters while also showing the firefighters we are there to put the homeowners stresses at ease. Although we are a contractor we have nothing but the upmost respect for all the firefighters out there. SERVPRO of Southern York County is happy to show our support of our brave firefighters local and all across the state. 

Continuing Education Classes

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

On May 16th 2019 SERVPRO of Southern York County will be holding 2 FREE CE classes. We offer these classes as often as possible to all who are interested, these classes are a great way for us to get to know our community while also providing them with needed credit hours. 

Our first class will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 PM this will be on ethics. This class will offer 3 credit hours. 

The second class will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This class will be on restorative Drying for Water Damgae. This class will be for 2 credit hours. 

100% attendance is needed for full credit. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

If you have any questions about the CE classes our would like to secure your spot please give us a call.

207-324-4400

Why SERVPRO of Southern York County?

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County is a leader in fire, mold, and water damage, but did you know we also do general home cleaning? Our employee's are highly skilled and trained and are here to clean any job small or large.

SERVPRO of Southern York County offers free estimates, in the event you are thinking of getting some assistance with a general cleaning, for us to come out and give an estimate will be no charge. Feel free to call to schedule anytime; 207-324-4400!

We here at SERVPRO of Southern York County work with our customers, homeowners, and business owners to ensure their needs are met. We strive to be the best in the area, and our customers speak for themselves. Check out our testimonials tab and see what others have had to say about us!

Questions? 

Call, stop in, or email anytime!

236 River st Springvale, ME 04083

207-324-4400  SERVPRO9045@SERVPROsyc.com