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Winter is on its Way!

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen Water Pipe Prepare for Winter!

With the fall and winter seasons upon us, that also means freezing weather! Freezing weather
also leads to frozen pipes. If you have a pipe burst, SERVPRO has trained professionals that
can repair all the damages and have your home looking “Like it never even happened.” In the
meantime, here are some tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing.
- If the crawl space access is inside the home, set a fan in the opening to blow warm air
from the home to the foundation
- Leave the cabinet doors under the sink open to keep the pipes warm
- Caulk and seal around doors, windows and faucets
- Close all foundation vents that are near pipes
SERVPRO Benton & Linn County - (541).745.2097

What’s Really Going On?

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Roof in Building Is it Raining Inside Your Building?

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 40
years, and will help protect your business from further damage!

Biohazard Cleanup? We can help you!

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

biohazard cleanup suits SERVPRO employees suited up, and ready for a Biohazard clean.

Your local SERVPRO is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products to help turn unsafe environments into clean safe spaces. Our employees are trained to safely remove biohazard substances and prepare the waste for proper disposal according to State and local health regulations. Failure to safely remove hazardous substances can lead to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO offers many biohazard cleanup services including the following;

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

If you ever find yourself in need of help with one of these services, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO! We have been recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide. We ensure our trained professionals can restore your property to its original state: "Like it never even happened."

Mold, Don't let it Grow!

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

drywall with mold growing on it Don't forget to look under your sinks!

As we start coming into the cold rainy season here in Oregon, moisture can start to build up in areas of your home that have water intrusion. Some examples of water intrusions are from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. If these issues do not get taken care of in a timely manner, they lead to mold growth.  While it is normal for a small amount of mold spores to be present in most environments, once it starts spreading and multiplying, it becomes a huge health risk. The mold typically latches onto organic materials in your home such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation. If your home has excessive humidity, a strong musty odor, or visible mold, call SERVPRO! Our Franchise has trained professionals in mold remediation who can safely restore your home to preloss condition.

From Carpets to Catastrophes

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

commercial job with the use of large equipment No job is too big!

Many people don’t know that SERVPRO specializes in a wide variety of commercial needs.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

Don’t know who to call, but need the job done right and fast? We can ensure we’ll have your business back into operation as quickly as possible. SERVPRO has over 45 years of experience in the restoration industry, with over 1,700 Franchises nationwide. Quality cleaning and a quick response--that’s the SERVPRO way.

Fire, Smoke & Odor Cleaning!

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Soot on wall Soot and Smoke Damage Can Be Invisible!

Labor Day Weekend 2020, a weekend we will never forget here in Oregon. Many set out to enjoy a three day weekend of warm weather, family, friends and BBQ’s. The weather was predicating a warm spell and high winds. As everyone was excited to enjoy the holiday, they never expected a fire storm. On the evening of Sept 7th we had an unimaginable catastrophe happen. Combined weather patterns of wind and lightening caused a series of wildfires to ravage our state. We here at SERVPRO joined forces with many and set out to assist on every effort imaginable. Many of our towns were covered in ash and soot. The air quality index flexed high above of the standard of 50 and in some areas up into the 700’s. People turned on their HVAC Systems and were in search of air filters & purifiers to keep the interior of their homes air quality at a breathable level. This helped with breathing conditions however brought the ash and soot into the ventilation systems. Many of the homes in the wild fire areas sat at a Level 2 & 3 evacuation alert for over a month as the fires burned. To those that did not lose their homes, they suffered massive Fire & Smoke Damage. We here at SERVPRO are a leading Fire & Water Restoration company, specializing in Cleaning services.

We kicked into high gear to get out and assist with the recovery. Cleaning for fire and smoke damage needs to be inspected by a professional. We offer a full inspection from top to bottom on your home. This includes but is not limited to the following; ventilation systems, possible water damage due to loss of power, soot/ash concentrates on surfaces, insulation, interior and exterior walls, roof damage and air cleaning. We have an extensive process to ensure your home is returned to prior loss condition. Give us a call here at SERVPRO 541-745-2097 for a Free Inspection!  Always “Here to Help”!

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Ceiling tiles on floor with desks 4 Story water loss during COVID 19. Someone happened to catch it before the loss ran for the entire week.

As a business owner you always want to make sure you have emergency contacts close by in case anything unexpected happens. We couldn't imagine the amount of stress! SERVPRO® of Benton County & Linn County realizes that you might not think about the unexpected things that might happen to your business; flooding and fire damage, etc.

Emergency Ready Program

Our ERP, Emergency Ready Profile is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster, plan for it now! As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage is of no-cost assessment to your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Give us a call today and set up your ERP!

Oregon Fire & Smoke Clean

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Tree's on fire We stand by our community. We are here to help

Oregon has experienced an unprecedented fire epidemic which affected all of Oregon in one way or another. 

We here at SERVPRO of Benton County and SERVPRO of Linn County are here to help our community in our time of need. We have called in additional SERVPRO Franchises to help our community due to the large amount of people's homes and businesses affected by the fire & Smoke damage. 

We have the largest network of restoration providers in the United States. SERVPRO provides outstanding restoration services regardless of what location services your home or business. 

If you need help. Call us today at 541-745-2097 or 541-745-3971. 

Be safe Oregon

24K SF water loss- We can help

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Red truck SERVPRO Trailer SERVPRO of Benton County can handle your commercial mitigation. No job is to big for the professionals. Call us 541-745-2097

Last month (June 2020) we received a phone call around 6pm on Sunday evening for an emergency response to a 4-story water loss on a commercial building. There was a water line that broke off on the 4th floor of the commercial building.

Water cascaded down all 4 floors, causing a 24,000 SF water damage. We extracted a few thousand gallons of water the first night. This affected acoustic ceiling tiles (fell on contents, the floors, chairs, and desks, etc), drywall, drop in floor, glue down carpet, VCT tiles and more. Not only did we have 24,000 SF of structure to mitigate, we also had to deal with completely used space! We had to perform inventory, packing, and move all contents out of the affected work zone before mitigation could be performed. Our contents crew performed well under the pressure of this time frame and task.

With our expertise and state of the art equipment, with our staff of 30+ people a day average we were able to completely mitigation this loss in 8 days, leaving the property dry and ready for the construction phase.

We want to thank our team for putting in long hard days to fulfill our requirement and take care of our customer’s needs.

As far as Commercial goes, there is no job too big for SERVPRO! With the largest footprint for restoration companies in the world, SERVPRO has you covered. Call the professionals if you need help. 541-745-2097

Fire pit tips

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire pit If you have a fire issue, commercial or residential call us at 541-745-2097. Faster to any size disaster.

Home Fire Pit Tips

Here in Benton and Linn County its a tradition to enjoy the nights outside around a homemade fire pit! Many of us are looking forward to spending time gathering around them to enjoy time with family and friends. Before you start dreaming of moonlit nights and toasted marshmallows, take a moment to check out some of these tips from Allstate to remember.

Backyard Fire Pit Safety Tips:

  • Whether you prefer a built-in or portable fire pit, choose one that is not too large for the area. The pit should be a minimum of 10 feet away from any structures or combustible materials as well as away from trees, fences, sheds, power lines, and telephone wires, 25 feet away from apartment or multi residence buildings.
  • Make sure that the seating area is large enough and properly placed for comfort and ventilation.
  • Check wind direction before lighting a fire.
  • Don’t use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight fires.
  • To start the fire, use a lighter to ignite crumpled pieces of paper covered with small sticks. Then, add larger sticks and a log or two to keep it burning. 
  • Burn only dry material. Damp material will create excess smoke. 
  • Use a commercial fire pit screen on top to help prevent large amber from leaving the controlled area. 
  • Don’t wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or any loose-fitting clothing.
  • Never leave the fire unattended, and keep pets and children far away from the fire as they will be attracted to it.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, garden hose, or bucket of water nearby.
  • As the fire dies down, use a shovel and spread out the ashes to allow them to cool down. Then slowly pour water over those ashes and watch them closely to be sure that no burning embers remain or reignite. Put the cooled ashes in a specially designated ash storage metal can.