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We Can Get The Job Done!

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Man framing a house From Mitigation to Reconstruction, We Do It All!

SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County knows how to not only start a job, but to finish the job as
well. With ease we can go from mitigation to reconstruction. Did you know we have an in house construction company? Our construction team is made up of several project managers, carpenter teams, and a painting crew. Each project managers walk with you through the process of reconstruction. Pulling permits, discussing changes and working hand in hand with you and your insurance company. Our team is very talented, and will ensure the job is completed to your standards. We pride ourselves in making your home look “Like it never even happened.” Whether it’s a water loss, mold, smoke or soot
damage, we can help will all of it!
Call SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County today! (541)-745-2097.

Commercial Cell Phone Towers Can Cause Substantial Losses

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

lightning hitting a cell towner Cell Towers & Lightning Can Cause Substantial Commercial Property Loss

Commercial technology such as cell towers are a possible source of of fires due to lightning and wind.

Lightning is a discharge of electrical energy that results from the buildup of positive and negative charges in a thunderstorm, which creates a “bolt” when the buildup of charges becomes strong enough. Lightning can strike communications equipment (e.g., radio or cell towers, antennae, satellite dishes, etc.) and hamper communication and emergency response.

Lightning strikes can also cause significant damage to buildings, critical facilities, and infrastructure, largely by igniting a fire. Lightning can also ignite a wildfire.

We here at SERVPRO are actively watching active weather patterns in our area. We know that getting to the disaster as fast as possible will mitigate further possible secondary issues.  

Be Prepared, Be Ready! Know Who to Call!

Commercial Property Response, is Immediate!

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

servpro van, words that say faster to any disaster Call the Team That is Faster to Any Disaster!

Commercial Property Response, is Immediate!

A common scenario; it was the middle of the night when the call came through.

Help! Our commercial kitchen has caught fire. The fire department is still on scene, however do not know what to do next. We are on our way!

Did you know that we respond within in minutes to an emergency call? The goal here at SERVPRO is to alleviate any secondary issues arising from the initial cause of loss and to protect the property.

Once the fire has been put out and the property is released from the fire department, we begin our process of securing the property. We do this to protect the structure as well as the property owners from additional liability circumstances, ie looting. 

Our response time, has to be fast and diligent on behalf of the client, to protect them and their business property. 

Call the company that is faster to any disaster! 

What's Really Going On?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

commercial celling with tile damage and brown carpet Water Lines Seen in Ceiling Tiles, Means Water Damage!

When it comes to owning a business, especially in a large commercial building, you may be so
wrapped in the day to day tasks that you may not have noticed the signs pointing to water
damage. Undiscovered leaks can cause damage to floors, walls and ceilings and may lead to
soft dry wall and stained ceiling tiles. These leaks can be coming from old damaged pipes, or
damages to the roof. As a business owner you should
? Inspect ceiling tiles regularly for discoloration or leaks
? Check the waterlines in coffee makers, refrigerators and water filtration systems for kinks
and leaks
? Remove standing water with a mop and seek professional assistance for proper drying
As a SERVPRO franchise, we have thermal imaging equipment that can detect even the
smallest amounts of moisture. If or when moisture is detected, we have trained professionals in
water extraction and drying. SERVPRO has been serving commercial properties for over 50
years, and will help protect your business from further damage!

Wildfire Storm Season is Upon Us!

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Trees in forest on fire and firefighter Oregon is Approaching Wildfire Storm Season!

While we hope you never experience winter or summer storm damage, Oregon is notorious for its heavy rain wind and now wildfires. If you ever find yourself in need of repairs or help after a Storm call your local
SERVPRO today! We have trained professionals on call 24 hours a day.

Storm and Flood Services

  • Fire, Smoke, Soot and Debris Removal
  • Emergency Board Up

Water Mitigation and Storm Damage

- Mold Remediation
- Sewage Extraction & Cleanup
- Carpet & Floor Cleaning
- Odor Removal
And much more!

We have trained professionals ready to help you along the recovery process. Don’t stress too much if you find yourself in need of our help, we ensure we will have your home
or business up and running back in no time! Faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO is ready to
help you!

21 Wildfires Ignited Last Summer, Are you Prepared?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Oregon post fire tree removed Wildfires Cause Devastating Damages!

2020 Wild Fire Storms. Weather alignments came together at the perfect time and caused unprecedented catastrophe.  

Per the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, 1,004,562 acres burnt in the state of Oregon. There were 21 total fires and 9 fatalities.

In Linn county alone we lost 71 homes and 122 other structures.   

To this date we are still in recovery mode. The clean up and rebuild is in process is ongoing.

Summer is on its way and so is the threat of fire season here in Oregon again. 

What we learned: 

Many were awoken at the wee hours of the morning and asked to leave their homes with literally no time to think about what to grab. 

Preparedness is of utmost importance. Having all of your important documentation in a secured location and ready to go is key. This would help in the aftermath efforts. 

Key Items;  Wallet, ID, Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, House Documents & Insurance Documents, Money. 

Call us before going back into the home or structure. There will be many hazards. Having a trained professional by your side will protect you and your property. 

Here at SERVPRO we are always here to help! 

Protecting your home. Possible Water Issues.

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

vent with condensation dripping Regularly Check Your Venting Systems for Condensation

Being a homeowner can be one of the most rewarding, but also one of the most stressful things
in life. Water damage and leaks is one of the most common things you will face as a
homeowner, and most of those leaks come from our appliances. SERVPRO has some tips on
how to keep your home safe from water damage.
? Check behind your appliances at least once a year
? Check hoses for small pinhole leaks
? Consider installing an automatic shutoff valve
? Check that valves are tightened properly
? Make sure hoses are not kinked, and leave ample space between the valve and

  • Check Air conditioners, they give off condensation. Assure there is proper venting.  

Routine Inspections are a great way to keep your home safe from water damages. A small leak
can lead to big damage! Call your local SERVPRO today! We’ve got all the tools, and the
trained professionals to keep your home safe!

Fire? Water? Emergency?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Number 5 with five gold stars Reviews are the Best Compliment!

In the past 24 hours there have been four large loss fires in our territory. Three water losses and two sewage losses. 

Our crews have responded and been on site to help mitigate and protect from further damages.

What does this mean? 

Protect property, stop the on set of potential additional issues arising. Professional teams that are trained and educated on how to clean up a disaster.

Our crews work with insurance companies, fire inspectors, property managers, tenants and property owners to access and give direction on proper course of action. 

To most, this is their first major catastrophe and for us it is our every day job of choice. 

We are the calm in the storm. Our wonderful crew are a sign of relieve to those who are truly in need. Our reviews speak volumes and can attest to why people choose SERVPRO. 

Fire loss client review: So far we are in the fire damage clean up phase. The service has been nothing short of amazing! Jenn is a miracle worker, an angel in disguise, and excellent project manager. Everything promised has been DONE ON TIME or AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. The whole team has handled a difficult situation with incredible professionalism and grace. This has taken a tremendous amount of stress off us, as we are working from out of state (in a pandemic!) to mitigate and repair the fire damage. We are so impressed with the clean up that we will be using SERVPRO - Benton/Linn Counties for the repairs as well. Just cannot say enough good things about this company. We highly recommend and would use again.

Water Condensation Not Discovered Could Wreak Havoc!

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

celling collapsed from water damage Water Condensation From Air Condition Damage!

Water- ekkk! 

The discovery of wet feet while strolling through your home is always a unwelcomed shock. Typically the kitchen, bathroom or wash room is where you will find this.

As it starts to warm up, many are turning on their air conditioning units. They do not think that this could be a source of a water loss. However it is, the water condensation from these systems can wreak havoc and cause a major water loss. We here at SERVPRO see this annually.

Here are some tips to draining your air conditioner.

1. Turn off the power to your HVAC system at the thermostat and at the breaker.

2. If you have an indoor air handler in your attic or utility closet, you'll need to find the condensate pan. This is usually located directly under the unit. It may also be covered by a removable access panel.

3. If you see standing water in the drain pan, your drain line is probably clogged. Use a handheld or shop vacuum to remove the moisture. You can also use rags to soak up the water. At this point, you can clean the drain pan with soap.

4. Generally, clogged drains can be cleared with suction. If you have a shop vacuum, use it to pull the clog through the drain opening, which is located outside your house near the foundation. Place your hand around the pipe to improve suction and allow the vacuum to run for a minute. Then, check the vacuum canister to see if the clog was successfully removed.

5. Next, you'll need to identify the access point on the drain line. Usually, the drain will have a T-shaped vent with a PVC cover. Remove the cover and inspect the drain. Use this port to flush the drain with distilled vinegar. If you don't like the odor, you can use peroxide to gently bubble away the remaining debris. Alternately, you can use hot water and a drop of dish liquid.

6. Allow the solution to sit for 30 minutes. Complete the cleaning by flushing the pipe with water. Have a helper watch the pipe outside and tell you if the water is running freely.

A Team that Responds Like Family, Starts with Company Culture!

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

four ladies and on gentleman standing in front of servpro trailer Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Here at our SERVPRO we are often getting many kudos and heart felt welcomes. Here are a few from this past week;

Best team ever! Kesha and Cody were AMAZING! They are so friendly and were comfortable to be around and funny! Such a good team! Very willing to do anything that was needed such as moving my furniture a couple time lol THIS TEAM IS AWESOME! Awesome staff and service! SERVPRO did such a great job with communication and has an extremely kind and professional staff. They would even communicate over the weekends if we had any questions. This is the second time we used them in a disaster situation and they were just as great as the first time. A+ service and would highly recommend them to anyone! Residential Service. Mindy and Hope were awesome! Efficient, hardworking, considerate. This SERVPRO team exceeded expectations.

This starts at our Company Culture Level. Here at SERVPRO we individually work hand in hand with each of our team members to see that they are growing and feeling their importance of contributions to our work family. We pour into them the skills and listen to their needs.

Open communication allows our crew to be AMAZING at what they do and thus has the ripple effect onto our customers. Choose the team that responds like family!