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Flood Damage Mitigation – Kennebunkport, ME

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Floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S. They are highly unpredictable and can occur anywhere, any time – even in Kennebunkport ME. Wherever it rains, it can flood. If this occurs, you will need a flood damage mitigation firm on your side to restore your property.

You may think that if you’re not in a high-risk area that you have nothing to worry about. Actually, about 25% of all insurance claims are filed in areas that are at low to moderate risk for flooding. While you can never be sure you’re safe from floods, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. It’s never too late to start planning.

Protect and prepare before a flood

As you know, floods can occur at any time. Protect yourself. Here are a few things you can do:

  • First and foremost, you need to get flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program has applications on their website. 
  • If you’re new in town and don’t know if it’s a high-risk area; check with the county planning department. You can also check government websites for flood maps.
  • Think ahead- plan evacuation routes with your family.
    • Have emergency contact numbers handy.
      • Family and friends
      • Local municipal services (fire, police, medical, utilities, etc…)
      • Contractors (roofers, flood damage mitigation company, plumber, etc…)
    • If you have pets, make sure they have carriers. Also, pack their food, water, medications and any item that makes them feel comfortable like toys or blankets.
    • Pack enough food and water for three days.
    • Make sure to pack flashlights, blankets and tools such as
  • Knives
  • Can openers
  • Screwdrivers
  • And, of course a battery-operated radio to stay informed.

If you live in a high-risk area you can also:

  • Elevate your furnace and water heater
  • Install check valves to prevent waters from backing into drains
  • Implement sandbags to prevent water from coming into your home

Other important items

Before evacuating there are a few things you must do. Put aside important documents such as, insurance policies, and pictures of your home and possessions. Keep them in waterproof containers or in a safety deposit box. You’ll need them. Check with the local utility company about turning off your power (electricity, gas and water). Move electronics and valuable furniture to higher ground such as the floor above or in an attic.

When flood damage mitigation services are needed

Once the storm is over and you return home, you have a long road ahead of you. You need emergency flood damage mitigation services to restore your property. Water is destructive; it can cause great harm to the structure of your home. If your home has sustained damage from a flood, you need to call a professional. You need to call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration.

Soil-Away’s flood damage mitigation team is comprised of highly trained professionals with over 25 years of experience who know best how to dry out your home and possessions. Not only will they repair any obvious damage, they will use their high-tech equipment to inspect for hidden pockets of moisture that can lead to microbial growth down the road. Mold can spread and become a real headache to homeowners.  This team of experts can repair flood damage and get you back up on your feet. Call them 24/7 at 1-800-293-6319.

Written by E. Aceves

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.