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When Disaster Strikes Use The SERVPRO Advantage

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

We Are Faster To Any Disaster

Let’s be honest, when disaster strikes, the last thing you want to be worried about is if you called the right company to help get you back on the road to recovering from your loss. 

So, it only makes sense to call the industry leader in commercial and residential restoration services… SERVPRO.

Throughout the mid-coast of Maine, SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland is proud to be your local professionals.  We have a highly trained staff, a large, modern fleet of vehicles and the latest industry equipment.

All of that might sound a bit like hype, but let’s take a closer look.

SERVPRO The Industry Leader

When the ‘worst case scenario’ happens, you can find comfort in the fact that your decision to call in SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland was the right choice.

Highly Trained Team

During this critical time, you need the most highly trained property restoration team available.  That is exactly what you get when you call us in.

Our staff receives initial training in many areas.  Some of these include fire restoration, water restoration and carpet & upholstery cleaning.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Further training is provided through SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility as well as IICRC industry certifications.

Faster To Any Disaster

When emergencies happen, time is of the essence.  It is not overstating to say ‘minutes count.’

While SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland has the backing of over 1,700 franchises across the U.S. and Canada as well as SERVPRO’s Commercial Large Loss Division… it’s the fact that we are local that makes a difference when time is ticking away.

We are based in Belfast and our resources are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

The Latest Technology & Techniques

As with most areas, there are continual advancements in the technology and techniques utilized throughout the restoration industry.  These industry innovations give SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland a huge advantage.

Some of the equipment we use to follow the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards includes infrared cameras, moisture meters, hygrometers, pumps, extraction units, high speed air movers, industrial grade dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and thermal foggers… to mention just a few.

The SERVPRO advantage doesn’t stop there.

Prepare Before Disaster Strikes

Having an emergency preparedness plan can be the reason a business survives a disaster.  We can help you be ready.

Consider completing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

In short, our ERP is comprehensive document critical information to help your business mitigate any interruption during a disaster.  This is a service offered by us to all businesses throughout the mid-coast of Maine for free.  Once it’s complete, you can access all of this information right from your smartphone.

Learn more out our Emergency Ready Profile here.

The SERVPRO Advantage Is At Your Fingertips

While preparation before disaster strikes is always best. 

However, if an emergency comes knocking before your preparations are complete, start your journey to recovery on the right foot.  Choose the best qualified professionals to help.

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland are your local professionals who have the team, equipment and experience to bring you back to pre-disaster conditions.

You can reach us on Waldo Ave. in Belfast, online or by calling 207-338-1850.

Don’t Let Mold In Your RV Be A Traveling Companion This Summer

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Help With Mold In Your RV

Summer is just around the corner…

Vacation and trip planning are starting to take shape…

Many of these plans involve spending time in your RV. 

If you’ve ever done a road trip in an RV, you know that there is a lot of fun to be had.  However, before you can head out to your favorite RV camp of vacation destination, you need to get your RV ready.

While there are plenty of things you should be doing to prep your RV, there is one important thing you should be focusing on before, during and after the RV season to not only keep your RV is tip top shape, but keep everyone who will be spending time traveling in it safe.

Mold Wants To Be Your Traveling Companion

Let’s be honest… you wouldn’t let mold go unchecked in your home right?

Of course not… it would be too dangerous for everyone living there.

Your RV is basically your home on wheels and while you’re traveling, you are certainly going to be spending plenty of time inside it.

So you’re not going to let mold take up residence in your home on wheels… right?

Now, it goes without saying that the best way to tackle a mold issue is to deal with it early.  Where your RV is concerned, honestly, you should be starting when you are getting your RV ready for the winter months.

When is the next best time?

Now.

Got Mold?

If mold has decided to try and stow away in your RV, you are probably going to know it the minute you open the door for the first time this season.  You’re going to get a whiff of that familiar dank, musty odor.

Unsurprisingly, the two most common areas for mold and mildew growth are the bathroom and kitchen.  But these are not the only areas where mold can he festering inside of your RV.  Ventilation ducts, window sills, roof, walls and under your mattress are all potential locations.

The harmful effects of mold cannot be overstated.  Long term exposure can cause many different health related ailments.

Many RV’ers opt for attempting to clean the mold and mildew in their RV on their own.  While this choice is completely up to you, depending on the infestation, you may want to consider having a professional deal with the issue.

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland are your local area professionals when it comes to mold remediation

Need help?  You can reach us here.

During Season Mold Prevention

Starting out the season without mold as a traveling companion is a great start.  But, keeping it out of your travel plans is best. 

Keeping condensation to a minimum while traveling around the country, through all kinds of weather can certainly be a challenge.  But it can be one of the most important things you do to make sure that mold does not take root in your RV.

Things to consider reducing condensation in your RV include:

  • Increasing the inside temperature of your RV
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Properly ventilate the RV
  • Completely wipe down all surfaces

Mold Prevention For Off Season

Proper storage of your RV will make your traveling season a much easier and healthier one.  As with the traveling season, one of the most important things to do when preparing to close up your RV for the winter months is to prevent any buildup of moisture.

Although this may be counter-intuitive, maintaining good ventilation in your RV throughout the winter months is a key component of your storage plan. Most RVs will have rooftop vents that you can leave open without worrying about unwanted critters that might find their way inside.

Obviously parking your RV in an inside, climate controlled space would be the ideal scenario.  However, this is likely not the situation for most RV’ers, so let’s look at some other considerations.

If you don’t park your RV in a covered space, consider using vent covers to prevent any moisture from rain or snowfall.

As we mentioned, one of the biggest causes of interior moisture, and damage, is condensation from insufficient equalization of inside and outside air temperature. Having vents open should help.

Open all cabinets and refrigerator doors so they will stay nice and dry as well.  Hopefully this will ensure you don’t have any nasty surprises when you stock up for your first trip next year.

Keep pots of desiccant, like DampRid, in areas that you know are more susceptible to moisture, mold and mildew growth.  Be sure to replace them regularly during the off season.

Mold Remediation Professionals

Even if you’ve done everything right when you’re putting your RV away for the off season, sometimes mold and mildew still grow.  It almost seems like an unavoidable evil.

Treating the problem before anyone else is exposed for a prolonged period of time is important for your health.  The best way to do this is by letting the highly trained team at SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland help you.

We can remediate the mold which may have found its way into your RV and make sure that it doesn’t travel with your all Summer long.

You can reach us at 207-338-1850.

Meet Our Fleet

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland Stands Ready To Help

We want to take a moment to talk about pride.  Sometime people think pride is a negative thing, but not when you have it for the right reasons, it can increase your feeling of self worth and drive your life in a positive direction.

Like most words, pride has many possible definitions.  But, we ask you to consider this definition from Cambridge Dictionary:

“a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people connected with you have done something good”

The entire staff at SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland is proud of the work we do every single day. 

We are fortunate because each and every day, we get to put our best foot forward when our friends and neighbors throughout the mid-coast of Maine have an emergency.

Help Is On The Way

When disaster strikes, you want to know that help is on the way.  Our fleet is the outward representation of our commitment to being there when you need us most.

One of the first things you see after contacting us to help with your commercial or residential restoration needs is the vehicles in our fleet responding to your location.

Nationwide Recognition

SERVPRO has over 1,700 franchises across the U.S and Canada.  SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland is happy to be their face here in Maine’s mid-coast region.  When you see our fleet traveling all throughout the area, you know that highly trained technicians are headed somewhere to help a fellow Mainer.

Whether you see us responding to a call due to water damage, storm related damage, a biohazard, the clean-up of a crime scene or a commercial restoration you know that no matter what, our team is dedicated to helping a neighbor.

Give Us A Wave

We are very proud of our fleet.  We are noticeable no matter where we travel, there is no mistaking us and we like it that way.

Have you seen us driving through your neck of the woods?

Well, the next time you do see us driving by, be sure to give us a wave!

Want to see more pictures of our fleet? 

Check out more pictures on our Facebook Page

Did you see us recently? 

Visit us on Facebook and let us know.  We would love to hear from you.

Want to stay up to date with all the latest pictures, local updates and some helpful tips for cleaning and recovering after suffering from a disaster?

Then while you’re at it, be sure to check us out on Twitter & YouTube.  We are always posting and sharing great stuff from other area businesses.

Here To Help

We hope you never have a disaster adversely affect your life, but if you do, we are only a phone call away…

You can reach us 24/7 at 207-338-1850

We will put our advanced technology and highly trained team to work for you.  Our dedication and expertise will ensure that you won’t have to worry about the restoration process.