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Fire and the Steps to Recovery!

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Building on Fire Damages from a House Fire? Call the Professionals at SERVPRO!

You have experienced a house fire. It was not planned and now you are lost in translation of insurance jargon, municipals, technicalities and most of all out of your home. 

Here are SERVPRO we have trained and qualified professionals that work daily in this crucial time sensitive profession. Our project coordinators work is to explain the process and guide you through the process of recovery. 

Starting with an initial inspection, they create a scope of work. Fire damage is a top to bottom experience. It will be uncomfortable and hard process, having a fire professional on your side will enable you to have a third party assisting on questions and communication through the process of mitigation and reconstruction.

With question like, where will I go? What about my person belongings? Can it be restored? How long will it take? I don't understand. Our professionals are here to help and able to hold the hand of those that are experiencing the devastation of a fire. 

Call the professionals at SERVPRO!

Commercial Buildings Should Have SERVPRO as a Preferred Vendor!

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Multi-Unit Apartment Make SERVPRO Your Preferred Mitigation Company!

Commercial buildings require many maintenance and upkeep requirements.

If you have a property manager that does not take keep a property in topnotch, you could have a pipe burst or an electrical fire. Commercial buildings are also prone to accidents, as you have a magnitude of different people in one structure. 

Water and fire claims are items we service mostly on commercial buildings for mitigation services. 

This past year we have had cooking fires, clogged toilets, over filled bathtub water damages, dishwasher failures, electrical fires. These damages can be and are often spendy. The longer a structure has damages, the possibility of secondary issues arise such as mold. 

There are also many parties involved. Property owners, property management, tenants, insurance companies, public municipals, mortage companies, mitigation and reconstruction companies.

Here SERVPRO we have trained professionals able to work with you and all those involved in your Commercial property loss.

Building Services Annual ERP!

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Cell phone with erp profile Preparedness at the Touch of a Button!

The up keep and maintenance of a building is typically over seen by a property maintenance manager. The job duties typically entail services to keep the building up to operating standards.  

Here at SERVPRO we offer a unique free of charge building inspection called an ERP, Emergency Ready Profile. 

We meet with the building services manager and complete a full walk through of their property. Tagging all gas & water shut off values and advising of where circuit breakers or electric breakers are. We discuss knowing the entry and exit points and all potential hazards. We put together a quick and easy to read folder that contains all of the buildings pertinent information; points of contacts, insurance information, phone numbers for utilities, etc. As well as a APP that you can readily use from any device.

We feel the importance of this services is PRICELESS, as all property managers or building services departments have safety protocols they must adhere to. Give us a call today to book a ERP! 

La Niña Round Two Anticipated for the PNW!

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Imagery of La Nina Weather Pattern La Niña is Forecasted for the Second Year PNW!

La Niña is a world wide weather pattern and here in the PNW we are entering our second year of this pattern.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, La Niña typically results in wetter and cooler conditions over the winter period. This ultimately means very stormy conditions.

This past year, we started the winter with heavy winds. In just one day last winter we had 17 calls for trees on roofs from a major wind storm.

We then had a ice storm that put a freeze on the majority of the Willamette Valley. This type of freeze storm had not been seen in these parts for nearly 40 years. Thousands were without power and many for over a week time span. 

Storm damage can include; wind, water, biohazard and fire. Call us, the professionals at SERVPRO when your property suffers from Storm Damage! 

We are here to help!

Biohazard Remediation Experts

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

biohazard symbol Do you have a biohazard?

Yes we are going to talk about it, Biohazard & Suicide Clean Up. 

March of 2020 was by far the saddest month we have had here at our SERVPRO Franchise. We had 17 suicide clean ups and too many Covid 19 clean ups to count. 

The tragedy of a homicide or suicide is a painful and traumatic experience. It takes a professional remediation company to correctly and properly restore the property to pre loss condition. 

Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease outbreak. Due to the possible high exposure risk to bloodborne pathogens, biohazard remediation is a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment and a mindset to help. 

Here at SERVPRO our technicians are prepared and trained to handle these tough situations. 

If you ever have to deal with such tragedy or are in need of a biohazard clean up, don't think twice about calling SERVPRO. 

Mold Creeps In

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in drywall Know the depth of your Mold!

Lets talk Mold.

Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms. In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled.

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce health effects.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call us today if you feel you have a Mold problem!

Our Variety of Cleaning Options

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Did you Know? Outside of Fire and Water Restoration Cleaning we offer an array of other cleaning services! 

Other Specialty Cleaning Services:

  • Air Ducts, Dryer Vents & HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors & Walls
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program
  • Documentation Restoration
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Odor Removal 
  • Sewage & Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma & Crime Scene 
  • Vandalism & Graffiti
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. Retirement homes need deep cleanings, apartment complexes have an array of cleaning needs from windows to garbage shoots to floors. Restaurants with commercial kitchens. Commercial buildings incur many different types of wear and tear damages that require professionals for cleaning. Have a cleaning need? We here at SERVPRO have you covered. We specialize in the dirtiest of dirtiest jobs!

So call us for your cleaning needs! 

Are you in Need of Commercial Building Services?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

clean floor and windows of a building Leave the Shine to Us!

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, our SERVPRO Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Retail Facilities 
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities 

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. 

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on our SERVPRO Franchise to get the job done right the first time. We respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

Do not hesitate to give us a call! 

Late Night Commercial Apartment Fire & Water Loss

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

4 story apartment building Quick Mitigation on a 3-Story Water Loss

This past week we received a call at 11:00 pm at night. It was a commercial apartment building experiencing a fire and water loss. The call went like this, “Help it is raining in our building, tenants on the third floor had a cooking fire and it set off all three level commercial grade sprinklers, we have water coming from the ceilings and it is in the walls.”

 Here at SERVPRO we sprang into action, dispatching twelve crew members immediately. Within the hour we began extracting water from all three floors and set up drying equipment. A total of 15 apartment units were affected. Our crews worked seamlessly through the night ensuring that all units were fully extracted and set for stabilization. Taking such action quickly prevented any secondary issues arising.

Here at SERVPRO we are always ready to help!

Cleaning for Pathogens is Our Specialty

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

ServprOxide Bottle with words Leave the Deep Cleaning to the Professionals!

How we go about Deep Pathogen Cleaning here at SERVPRO!

The deep-cleaning sanitization process helps to proactively stop the spread of viral pathogens and bacteria, giving customers and employees the peace of mind to spend time together in these shared spaces. Our deep-clean process all begins with an initial cleaning of all porous and non-porous surfaces. This first sweep uses our proprietary cleaning products, such as SERVPROXIDE, to remove germs and dirt from high-touch surfaces like counters, desktops and door handles. Even soft surfaces like furniture and carpeting are cleaned and sanitized.

After everything has been thoroughly cleaned, next comes disinfection. This is when we focus on actively disinfecting viral and bacterial contaminants on objects and surfaces by using cleaning products like SERVPROXIDE or Benefect Decon-30. The application of surface disinfectants is varied, and it can range from our products being applied with a saturated towel, or sprayed with an Ultra Low Volume fogger or ULV mister method. By combining these techniques, we’re able to disinfect all high touch surfaces and surrounding surfaces, from keyboards to light switches, and floors to furniture. When it comes to deep-clean sanitization, nothing is overlooked.

Want to make sure you have taken the necessary steps of cleaning for pathogens? Call us here at SERVPRO