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SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville is the Answer When a Rugged Maine Winter Increases Storm and Water Damage Risks
SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville Responds Quickly to Your Winter Weather Woes
We all know that Maine winters can be brutal. Cold temperatures and plenty of snow are usually on the agenda and our winters are long! The extreme temperatures put our homes and businesses at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams on our rooftops. We’re always glad when the days start to get longer and Mother Nature begins to relent and provides us with the hope of spring and a new season. Unfortunately, even as Maine begins to awaken from her cold slumber, we still can feel the affects of our states coldest months.
When our snowpack begins to melt, and rain adds to the liquid load, water damage in the Augusta/Waterville area is inevitable. As the water skims the surface, it seeks any place to settle and pool. Unfortunately for you, that often means it seeps into basements, attached garages, and walkout living spaces. We have the technicians and equipment to remove water and dry out your lower levels fast, explaining why we are the first call for you and your neighbors.
Research, tools, and training underscore why SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville is best positioned to handle the challenges when fluctuating weather causes rivulets and streams of melted snow to head into your home. Because the ground remains frozen, it is crucial that the trapped water is contained for disposal away from your house. Storm sewers are also frozen over providing no access to an easy way to drain water extracted from your home.
Creating solutions for property damages related to bitter cold winter weather and plenty of snow is why SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville is a trusted resource in Central Maine. We get the water out and then minimize any permanent damage by completely drying out the affected structural components.
Our green SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville service trucks carry pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, ensuring out team begins mitigating your winter water woes immediately after our experienced crew leader assesses the scene and devises the remediation plan.
Ability to handle any extreme that Mother Nature throws is why SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville is a local restoration industry leader. Call us for assistance day or night at (207) 622-7166, we will work to restore your property “Like it never even happened.”
What to Expect From Us in a Storm
SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville 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
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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 Augusta/Waterville 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 Augusta/Waterville
We specialize 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.
Maine Flood Safety
When seasonal flooding occurs in Maine, we usually have some advance notice and the National Weather Service issues flood watches and warnings. It gives us time to prepare and, if necessary, evacuate an affected area.
Flash floods, however, are quite a bit different; they can happen whenever we get too much rain in a small period of time, at any point during a year. Warnings are issued, but there may be little or no advance notice and flood waters can rapidly move into an area.
- A car or small truck will float in as little as two feet of water. If your vehicle begins to float, you lose control over the vehicle. If your vehicle stalls in a flooded roadway, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. The water may sweep the vehicle and its occupants away.
- Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle related.
Flood Fatalities in Maine
- In 1996, heavy rain caused serious flooding in New Hampshire and western Maine. A Scarborough, Maine man drowned when he drove his car into a flooded roadway where the road had washed away.
- In 2004, a man died in Gardiner when attempting to kayak in a swollen stream. Rushing flood water may look exciting to the amateur canoeist or boater, but it has incredible power and may be carrying hidden debris.
- In 2007, a woman and her little granddaughter in Limerick were swept away when they tried to walk through flood water.
- In 2012, a Milo man was killed when he drove into a washed-out section of road.
- Never drive a car into a flooded roadway as the road underneath may be washed out.
- Stay clear of streams during heavy rainfall events. Swiftly moving water is extremely powerful and can easily overpower a person.
- Do not attempt recreational boating in flood water. The current can be powerful and there may be heavy debris swept along in the water, making it extremely dangerous.
- Keep children and pets inside and away from flooded streets, culverts, and streams.
- Report flooding to the appropriate authorities.
- Obey road blocks and barriers, even if the flooding has receded. Flood waters may have undercut the road surface or left dangerous debris in the roadway.
- If you live in a flood prone area, have a plan in case the water starts rising quickly.
- Know your evacuation route and if advised to evacuate do so immediately.
Although we can't stop the flood waters, we can certainly help with the cleanup and restoration after the waters have receded. When in need, contact SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville at (207)622-7166; we're always here to help!
When Storms Hit Central Maine, SERVPRO Is Ready!
SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville 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 Central Maine, 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 http://www.SERVPROaugustawaterville.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - 207-622-7166