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Serving Greater Penobscot and Hancock Counties Since 1976
Selected Services in Washington, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo Counties

24 Hour Emergency Disaster Restoration Service

NASTY BASEMENT ODORS, DAMPNESS AND/OR HIGH HUMIDITY PROBLEMS SOLVED "FOR GOOD"...We Can Help!

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Water and Sewer Clean Up

As an IICRC Certified Firm, you can count on us to respond to your problem in a timely manner.

 

Our Plan Includes

  • Water extraction

    The water extraction step removes the majority of the water from your home or property. 

  • Complete structural and contents drying

    By performing a thorough water extraction, Penobscot Cleaning Professionals help reduce the drying time and help to prevent mold and secondary water damage.

  • Trash removal

    Professional trash removal disposal services

  • Antimicrobial treatments

    We use an antimicrobial therapy that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoans.

  • Post dry-out cleanup

    Taking extra care to disinfect, prevent mold growth, and dispose of damaged items caused by damage.

Open 24 hours

 

Our goal is to get your home or business back to where it was before the damage occurred.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the many factors involved in this type of restoration, it is impossible to give any type of cost estimate.

 

The Truth About Sewage
(NAPSA)—Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances that can enter buildings. Unfortunately, people don’t understand the hazards that sewage creates, particularly for small children, the elderly and those with immune system or respiratory problems. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers these facts to dispel some typical myths.

Myth #1—Sewage from oceans, lakes or rivers is clean. This water contains contaminants such as microorganisms, bacteria and pesticides. Trapped inside walls or under floor coverings, it doesn’t take long to become a “smelly” health hazard.

Myth #2—Chlorine bleach decontaminates sewage. While bleach is a remedy, it’s quickly inactivated by sewage. Even dead fungi and bacteria may contain chemicals that cause an allergic response. Affected areas should be cleaned thoroughly, followed by appropriate disinfectant application.

Myth #3—Sewage-saturated carpets can be “saved.” Absolutely not! Porous materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper goods, or fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water, must be disposed of safely.

Myth #4—Partially sewage flooded buildings are safe. Not unless contaminated areas can be sealed off to prevent cross-contamination of other areas. Only trained professionals using specialized equipment are qualified to restore sewage damage. Complete cleaning and decontamination by a professional following the IICRC S-500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is important.

Emergency Tips for Water Damage

DO NOT:

  • Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
  • Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floor
  • Use household vacuum to remove water
  • Use TV's or other appliances if they have gotten wet
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
  • Go into rooms where ceilings are sagging from water

DO:

  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping, blotting or with a wet/dry shop vac
  • Remove lamps, etc. from wood furniture and wipe dry
  • Prop up or hang any cushions to dry - check for possible color bleeding
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and any carpet to prevent staining
  • Open drawers and doors for complete drying
  • Remove art and oil paintings to a safe and dry place
  • In the summer, turn on air conditioning for maximum drying; in the winter, set the heat to 70°
  • Contact your insurance company. Other contacts should include plumber, electrician and general contractor if repairs are needed