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SERVPRO Is the Business Partner You Didn’t Know You Had | SERVPRO® of Biddeford-Saco

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

When it comes to keeping a business afloat, you need all the help you can get. As an owner or property manager, you know it takes every available hand to simply keep things running. Major disruptions or losses can be devastating for commercial properties.

But your retail space, manufacturing facility or rental property has a built-in silent partner for all your cleanup and recovery needs, and it’s right here your backyard. SERVPRO can carry the burden for so many different business needs, it’s like having an invested ally taking care of an entire component of your business success plan.

Large loss recovery. Fires, storms and flooding are among the top causes of financial loss for businesses across the United States, and they can cause crushing amounts of damage, especially if action isn’t taken quickly. When you call SERVPRO, you know you’re getting a top-tier skilled team that’s ready 24 hours a day to provide proven emergency services and minimize your downtime and recovery.

Emergency Ready Plan. Recovery starts before your disaster begins—that is, if your business is prepared. We can help you craft the perfect plan to enact when the moment comes. You may need an emergency chain of command, alternate meeting or work sites, temporary vendors and more during a crisis, and we’ll have you set up for a single button push that gets the ball rolling on all of it.

Cleaning of all kinds. From specialty needs like trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to general needs like carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration in high-traffic areas, we’ve got every solution for every situation. We’ve been doing this a very long time, and we’ve seen and cleaned it all.

Restoration services. Storms bring sudden floods. The interns burned something in the kitchen again. A pipe burst in the winter. All of these things require restoration and cleanup, and nobody does it better than SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco. From water removal to reconstruction, you can trust us to make your business shine again after an unwanted incident.

Industry specialization. There’s no commercial enterprise we can’t help, and we’ve spent decades learning the ins and outs of each one. Whatever the specific or unique needs of your business may be, we can tackle your cleaning or restoration needs. In many cases, we can even enclose the work area so as to not disrupt regular business in other areas.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Why Your Business Needs the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan | SERVPRO® of Biddeford-Saco

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes where your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco will be there to help.

Running a business is a full-time job. Scratch that—running a business is often an overtime job.

You have to maintain staff, meet payroll and keep up with an ever-changing landscape, all while competing in the marketplace, trying to innovate and present yourself well on social media. It’s a lot, and it’s a very tight rope to walk.

That’s why it often only takes one business disruption to take a business off its tracks for good. According to FEMA, 40% of small business don’t reopen after a natural disaster stops business, and another quarter of those that do are forced to close within a year.

And now faced with a business horizon that includes the immediate memory of pandemic shutdowns and concerns about the future, it’s more important than ever for businesses to have an effective plan in place in case of an emergency or disaster. Three-quarters of all small businesses don’t have a plan in place and that has to change.

SERVPRO is proud to help businesses in our area get ready and stay ready by creating an Emergency Ready Plan. We’ll help you through evaluation of needs and concerns particular to your location and industry.

We’ll cover everything from natural disasters to data recovery and backup, so that should the day ever come where your business is faced with disaster, you hit “go” and the plan goes to work to minimize downtime and impact. You and your teams will know the chain of command, what to do and when, alternative vendors and work locations, and much more.

Don’t let poor disaster planning make your business road any tougher than it already is. Let your local SERVPRO experts get you on track with an Emergency Ready Plan. It can be the difference that makes your business one of the survivors, not one of the victims, of a disruption.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage at a commercial property Water damage from a water heater letting go on the second level of a commercial building.

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco and SERVPRO of The Sebago Lake Region

SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco and SERVPRO of The Sebago Lake Region specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Evaluating the Preparedness Levels of Your Business

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Being aware of the risks your business faces is an essential part of being an owner, especially when those risks involve natural disasters. When it comes to disasters, preparing in advance can make all the difference regarding overall safety as well as recovery time for your operations.

By evaluating the preparedness levels of your business, you can understand exactly where you can improve your efforts to maximize your overall preparedness.

Though it might seem intimidating to do all of this planning in advance, by sorting your tasks into the following three categories, you can make sure you have everything squared away for the worst-case scenarios without spending an excessive amount of time or money in the process.

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

The coverage of commercial policies is often far less encompassing than most business owners realize. The damages caused in a disaster scenario are often outside the scope of what a general policy will cover, which is why many business owners choose to add on policies for flood damages, pauses in operation and excessively expensive damages to make sure they are completely covered regardless of what comes their way.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

When severe weather or another emergency occurs, every second matters during your reaction. Putting a plan in place in advance for how to react will allow you to maximize your time and keep yourself and your employees safer. Be sure to plan for situations where you will need to evacuate, as well as situations where you need to remain in the office and stock your emergency supplies accordingly.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

If a disaster forces you to pause operations for commercial restoration, it is wise to make sure that time is as short as possible to minimize the impact on your business. Look into the disaster loans from the Small Business Administration, which can help provide you with the liquid capital you need to cover short-term costs. Additionally, it is worth researching commercial restoration companies in advance—that way you can place the call as soon as you are ready to move forward with the restoration and get the process started right away.

Has Your Business Been Impacted by a Disaster?
Contact SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco – (207) 283-4428

Why Choose Us?

The professionals at SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco have specialized in commercial water restoration for over 20 years. Our highly trained professionals use only state-of-the-art equipment and document every step of the drying process, ensuring the job is done correctly from the initial phone call to the final bill.

We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. When it comes to your business, time is money.

New SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to be played at Cotton Bowl Stadium

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl tickets will go on sale in September.

DALLAS – In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for December 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) and will be televised by ESPN.  The agreement between ESPN Events and SERVPRO was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.

"We are truly grateful for all first responders’ sacrifice and service,” said Brant Ringler, Executive Director of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. “It is a tremendous privilege to honor these brave men and women who protect our communities 24/7/365. As this game continues to grow, so do our ties with first responders. Additionally, having a sponsor like SERVPRO who works along-side and supports these community heroes reinforces our goals of recognizing our first responders.”

"We are proud to present the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl dedicated to honoring some of the hardest working men and women in our country" said Sue Steen, CEO of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. "We recognize the dedication and selfless acts of our First Responders and are honored to help highlight and celebrate the commitment of these everyday heroes."

The 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is the ninth edition of the bowl game, formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and part of the 89-year history of games being played at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the grounds of Dallas’ Fair Park, which features 227 acres of museums, attractions, history, art and performances located in the heart of the ninth largest city in the United States.

First responders to be honored include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.

“This is an exciting change, and we are humbled by the fact that an actual bowl game has been named exclusively for the first responders of this country,” Dallas Fire-Rescue Fire Chief David Coatney said.

“We are truly honored to have a bowl game here in Dallas named after the hard working men and women serving and protecting communities across this country.  It always feels great to be recognized, and I know our officers and firefighters are touched by this overwhelming show of support, “said Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall.

The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl tickets will go on sale in September.  Tickets for First Responders will continue to be underwritten by our corporate sponsors. Planning for the First Responder Fan Fest in Cotton Bowl Plaza will begin immediately.  Anyone wanting more information on the bowl game can visit www.firstresponderbowl.com.

The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is one of 14 owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

Handling a loss in a commercial building

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

One of our technicians getting a view from above at a large commercial loss

Flooding and water damage events in Biddeford commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco

SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.