Recent Commercial Posts

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!

Covid Variants on the Rise

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned logo

Are you one of these Commercial Facilities?

-Retail Facilities

-Education Facilities

-Healthcare Facilities 

-Hospitality Facilities

-Food Service Facilities 

If so, do you have a Coronavirus Plan of Action? 

Our continued commitment to a higher standard of clean

As we all move forward in the battle against COVID-19, inspiring safety and confidence in our communities remains the number one concern. That’s why at SERVPRO®, we remain dedicated to bringing a higher standard of clean to businesses across the country through Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is our specialized viral pathogen-cleaning program that prevents the spread of COVID-19. Going far beyond standard janitorial cleaning, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned has helped tens of thousands of businesses nationwide keep their doors open safely in the face of this pandemic. And with more than 50 years of experience and expertise in biohazard decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

How does it work? Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is grounded in our unique 3 Cs:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, which is why we’ll start by learning about the unique needs of each space.

  • Clean: Based on the specific needs of the business, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to CDC standards.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

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
assistance
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!

Did you know?

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet clean and dirty with machine Clean never looked better!

SERVPRO offers cleaning services for both big and small buildings. Whether you need a quick clean on a messy office, or just simply don’t have the tools to clean your commercial building, your local SERVPRO has all the tools to get the job done. Most people are surprised by the fact that we offer a wide variety of cleaning services, and thought we were just a restoration company. 

  • Carpet and Upholstery 
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors 
  • HVAC Cleaning
  • Biohazard
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Interior & Exterior Power Washing 
  • Emergency Services

Those are just a few of the services we can offer in order to get your space looking as good as new! Call your local SERVPRO today to find out more about how our trained professionals can help you! (541)-745-2097.

We Do It All!

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Commercial Property is our Expertise!

Did you know that SERVPRO specializes in a wide variety of commercial needs? We encourage you to speak to one of our representatives about preferred vendor services. Having the right team in place for a commercial business emergencies proves crucial. Our representatives can put together a full scope commercial needs readiness program for your company!
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
- Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
- Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
- Stain Removal
- Odor Identification and Deodorization
SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises nationwide with over 50 years of experience in cleaning &
restoration industry. We ensure we are the right company to call for all your needs. Quality
services and a quick response!
SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County - (541).745.2097

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.

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!

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

Removing Malodors in a Commercial Business

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Smelly face Call SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County

Have you experienced flooding or water damage in your Commercial business?

 These issues can leave unwelcome and defiantly unwanted odors in the air. This odor is most always displeasing to customers, employees or yourself. Based on the source of the issue, we have 5 tips to help solve the problem: 

1. Ventilate the Building and Evaluate the Situation - Allows any lingering scents to disperse through a window, if possible. You can then work to identify and locate any centralized, problematic scents. If sewage loss is causing the odor, it’s best to stay away from the contaminated water and contact SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County to mitigate.

2. Dry Wet Carpeting and Flooring - Carpet holds moisture and it could be the source of the scent. A wet and dry vacuum, which can be rented if needed, can shampoo the carpet and then dry it afterward. This sanitizes the area to potentially remove some of the smell.

3. Scrub Moldy Surfaces - Mold growth left alone will continue to reproduce and spread along with its musty odor

4. Spray Furniture and Upholstery - Furniture can be sprayed and scrubbed. Porous materials are likely not able to be fully cleaned this way since the fungus settles within.

5. Consult Professionals for Extensive Cleanup - There are many instances that commercial-grade machines will need to be used to remove the malodor. An expert SERVPRO technician can help remove problems caused by floodwater and/or other water damage. When dealing with flood odors, most do-it-yourself remedies will fix only the symptom. Trust the help from SERVPRO of Benton and Linn County where we can assist you to remove most of the unwanted smells alongside any mold growth or other nuisance.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

High Standard SERVPRO has the High Standard for clean. Call us for more information. 541-745-2097

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

A higher standard of clean

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program?

SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County Faster to Any Size Disaster

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

CSC Window Seal SERVPRO CAN HELP!

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,800 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County.

Have Questions? Call Us Today 541-745-2097

What we at Linn/Benton County SERVPRO stand for

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Picture  shows hardwood floor being cleaned and re- sealed SERVPRO makes restored floors look great. We offer restoration for all different kinds of damages.

SERVPRO Stands for many different things and it makes us so happy to be able to serve our community with all their restoration needs.  SERVPRO works to help people restore their damages and make the restoration process as smooth as possible. We will make your home safe for your whole family.

SERVPRO of Linn and Benton County is all about serving our community and serving people; we want to be a resource, to be helpful to others—that is why we do business, and the why we do business is the most important thing, in our minds.  So, obviously people know what we do, but we want to be out there being involved in the community and be there when people need assistance, and so that is our number one focus, our number one mission: to serve our customers in time of need and give them the peace of mind.


If you need help restoring damage in your home or elsewhere, call SERVPRO of Linn/Benton County. We clean water damage, fire damage, biohazard, mold damage and so much more. We always want you to be happy with the job we do for you.

Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Benton County and SERVPRO of Linn County to make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you have any questions please call 541-745-2097

What can SERVPRO do for you and your business?

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn county Techs preforming a fire clean SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County Techs are preforming a fire clean on a commercial building

When a fire damages your business, it can be a really stressful, and scary time.

A business can be the very thing that supports your life and family, so when a fire occurs, things need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Some of the steps we use to mitigate fire damage is:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

Usually fires have a pretty short timeline. We're first call responders. We get the fire alerts and then one of us will go out to the fire and just let the customers know that we're there to be of assistance. We stay out of the way of the professionals and will hang out and give the property owner any assistance we can. We can help them get the insurance process started by calling their agent for them while they take care of their family or simply just getting them food or water.

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn county specializes in fire restoration, so when you need help, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why it is important to have your carpet cleaned in your office.

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning carpets with a hot water extractor. Carpet cleaning in a office space.

Did you know that for the average household, regular vacuuming is the best way to keep your carpets clean?  Regularly vacuuming means 2x per week, with SLOW repetitive back and forth strokes. And by slow, we mean it should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to vacuum a 300sq ft room.  This should help remove about 80% of the dry soil in your carpet.  Even with regular vacuuming, it is recommended that your have your carpets deep cleaned once per year.  And this is on carpet where most folks remove their shoes before walking on.

Now, how about the carpets in your business or office?  We do not normally ask people to remove their shoes before entering...and we have a LOT of soil to track indoors here in Oregon!  It is recommended that offices and places of business have their carpets Professionally cleaned anywhere from every 3 months to a year.  It depends on the type of business and amount of traffic - school and healthcare environments should be deep cleaning more often than, say, a Real Estate Office.

Soil is not only unsightly on carpeting, surprisingly, it can actively wear down your carpet faster.  Soil particles work their way down into the carpets backing, and act as a grinding compound. As the carpet is walked on, the particles can cut the fibers.  This will eventually lead to fiber loss, and potentially, bare spots in the carpeting.

Soiled carpet can also become a breeding ground for mold and other microbes.  Regular Professional Cleaning can help reduce the risk of repeated illness in your workplace, as well as reduce symptoms of allergies or asthma.

If you need your business’ carpets Professionally Cleaned, call upon your neighbors at your locally owned and operated SERVPRO today at (541)745-2097

I didn't Know Air Ducts needed to be cleaned!

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

2 photos with one showing a dirty airduct and the other a cleaned airduct Before and After a air duct cleaning.

It’s easy to forget that in our homes and our commercial spaces, that there is a cooling and heating machine in the ceiling, or in the wall, that requires maintenance.

Like how after a certain number of miles, your car requires an oil change; your forced air system and ducts require attention as well after a number of uses.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, how often you need it depends on where you are located. Some locations in the U.S. tend to be more damp, which can lead to mold in the air ducts.

In addition to regular servicing, other times that you want to have those ducts cleaned are:

  • If you see, or smell mold within the duct system, many people in the U.S. have mold allergies, which can make your business and home life difficult.
  • You see or smell rodents within the duct system.
  • If the ducts are covered in dirt and debris
  • If you own pets that produce dander (which means cleaning the ducts more frequently)

By cleaning those ducts, you lower the chances for allergy attacks, and get to breathe clearly (see what we did there), knowing your air is clean. Energy savings is great too, by keeping your ducts clean, it keeps your air system from having to work harder, using more energy, which ends up costing you more. As the National Air Duct Cleaners Association says “Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.”

When you are running a business, customers are your number one responsibility, so get those ducts checked out and know that SERVPRO is always by your side! Call today to schedule your cleaning  (541)745-2097

Yes We Can!

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County believes that no job it too big or too small.  We are a 24hr company, and will respond right away. Having a loss at you business can be very difficult, and we know that. Our project managers will work with the owner to schedule a time work on the loss when it good for them. SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County worked on a job where we were needed to work when the business was closed for the night, so that is would not disturb the business during the day. Our amazing technicians were more than happy to do that for the business owner.  If your place of business has experienced damage of any kind give SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County a call. We are here 24/7 to help.

SERVPRO Does Cleaning Services?

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO. NO job it to large or to small.

Did you know SERVPRO offers a cleaning service? if you are tired of having a messy office or dont have the tools to clean your commercial building, contact SERVPRO. Here are some of our commercial services. We understand that there is wear and tear on an office that eventually makes it really dirty especially during the winter months.

Air Ducts and HVAC

Biohazard and Sewage


Trauma and Crime Scene


Carpet and Upholstery


Drapes and Blinds


Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors


Odor Removal and Deodorization


Vandalism

Hiring a professional service means you are getting experience, expertise and professional cleaning tools that can clean your space more efficiently. You might be surprised by the amount of different services that we offer. We are more than just damage restoration we are a cleaning company as well. We offer monthly cleaning services. Learn more by contacting SERVPRO of Benton County. 

Hire SERVPRO for a one time clean or for reoccurring cleaning. Seeing the difference a professional service provides will not disappoint you.

Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Benton County and SERVPRO of Linn County to make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you have any questions please call 541-745-2097

SERVPRO of Benton County can do commercial fire cleans…

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

SMR Tyler Rice on site at Sharon's cafe.

On December 31st 2018 SERVPRO of Benton                    County responded to a fire at Sharon Cafe in Corvallis OR. SERVPRO of Benton County is very experienced in cleaning fires, and contents that were affected by fire.  The fire affected the kitchen, and contents in the kitchen, and had smoke damage to other parts of the business. SERVPRO cleaned and packed-out contents for the cafe owners. SERVPRO of Benton County can even store the contents at our building.

We're first call responders.We here at SERVPRO are here to help 24/7. SERVPRO helped the owners  with getting the insurance process started by calling their agent with them, and helped them take care of others issues. SERVPRO of Benton County specializes in fire restoration, so when you need help, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fires are out there: What can SERVPRO do for you and your business?

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire damages your business, it can be a really stressful, and scary time.

A business can be the very thing that supports your life and family, so when a fire occurs, things need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Some of the steps we use to mitigate fire damage is:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

Usually fires have a pretty short timeline. We're first call responders. We get the fire alerts and then one of us will go out to the fire and just let the customers know that we're there to be of assistance. We stay out of the way of the professionals and will hang out and give the property owner any assistance we can. We can help them get the insurance process started by calling their agent for them while they take care of their family or simply just getting them food or water.

SERVPRO of Benton county specializes in fire restoration, so when you need help, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

ERP's and the Importance of Them

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Courtesy of SERVPRO Corporate

Being a business owner can have many responsibilities, and you may have to take on multiple roles.

In most cases, disaster is the last thing you are thinking about, but every business owner, regardless of how new or old your business is, should have a plan and guide for what to do in the event of a disaster.

SERVPRO of Benton County offers a free community service called the "Emergency Ready Plan", or an ERP.

ERP's are handy little guides that we make at SERVPRO that contain basic information regarding your property, who owns the property, and where your emergency shut off locations are.

We document and photograph where your electrical, water, and gas shut offs are, as well as your sprinkler system and security system. We also have the contacts for those utilities companies in the event that you must make contact.

Key contacts are also listed in the ERP, such as the owner, the insurance agent for the property, the SERVPRO representative, and the managers of the building.

The emergency contacts and services page has the fire department and police department's emergency and non-emergency numbers as well, that way, if contact is needed, you know where to find all those phone numbers and contact points.

It's very beneficial to have an ERP because although the business owner might know where everything is and who to contact, your employees might not know. Having a guide like this can help so much if the business owner is not present.

ERP's are very convenient as well, we are able to provide a paper copy, and we can provide a digital version on the Ready Plan app! Which makes ERP's very easy to access in times of need.

When you run a business, it's good to prepare for not just the next day's shift, but for the things that happen unexpectedly.

SERVPRO of Benton County is always here to help!

Ducts need love too: Why it’s important to clean your air ducts, even as a business!

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

It’s easy to forget that in our homes and our commercial spaces, that there is a cooling and heating machine in the ceiling, or in the wall, that requires maintenance.

Like how after a certain number of miles, your car requires an oil change; your forced air system and ducts require attention as well after a number of uses.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, how often you need it depends on where you are located. Some locations in the U.S. tend to be more damp, which can lead to mold in the air ducts.

In addition to regular servicing, other times that you want to have those ducts cleaned are:

  • If you see, or smell mold within the duct system, many people in the U.S. have mold allergies, which can make your business and home life difficult.
  • You see or smell rodents within the duct system.
  • If the ducts are covered in dirt and debris
  • If you own pets that produce dander (which means cleaning the ducts more frequently)

By cleaning those ducts, you lower the chances for allergy attacks, and get to breathe clearly (see what we did there), knowing your air is clean. Energy savings is great too, by keeping your ducts clean, it keeps your air system from having to work harder, using more energy, which ends up costing you more. As the National Air Duct Cleaners Association says “Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.”

When you are running a business, customers are your number one responsibility, so get those ducts checked out and know that SERVPRO is always by your side!

Commercial Services

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can give your building a fresh look with our cleaning and painting services

Commercial Cleaning Services

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on local SERVPRO Professionals to make your workspace look its very best.

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

Your local SERVPRO Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly.

Have Questions? Call Us Today! 541/745-2097

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

This SERVPRO for your Commercial Carpet Cleaning needs.

Did you know that for the average household, regular vacuuming is the best way to keep your carpets clean?  Regularly vacuuming means 2x per week, with SLOW repetitive back and forth strokes. And by slow, we mean it should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to vacuum a 300sq ft room.  This should help remove about 80% of the dry soil in your carpet.  Even with regular vacuuming, it is recommended that your have your carpets deep cleaned once per year.  And this is on carpet where most folks remove their shoes before walking on.

Now, how about the carpets in your business or office?  We do not normally ask people to remove their shoes before entering...and we have a LOT of soil to track indoors here in Oregon!  It is recommended that offices and places of business have their carpets Professionally cleaned anywhere from every 3 months to a year.  It depends on the type of business and amount of traffic - school and healthcare environments should be deep cleaning more often than, say, a Real Estate Office.

Soil is not only unsightly on carpeting, surprisingly, it can actively wear down your carpet faster.  Soil particles work their way down into the carpets backing, and act as a grinding compound. As the carpet is walked on, the particles can cut the fibers.  This will eventually lead to fiber loss, and potentially, bare spots in the carpeting.

Soiled carpet can also become a breeding ground for mold and other microbes.  Regular Professional Cleaning can help reduce the risk of repeated illness in your workplace, as well as reduce symptoms of allergies or asthma.

If you need your business’ carpets Professionally Cleaned, call upon your neighbors at your locally owned and operated SERVPRO today!

When a pipe breaks...

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

When a pipe breaks, it may not be easily detectable, especially if its in a rarely accessed part of the building.

In an office building, with staff coming and going, it can be difficult to detect a problem with the facilities. Usually a sign that a water main has broken is a loss in pressure. If you are experiencing a loss in water pressure, start by shutting off your water and then have SERVPRO of Benton County out to address the extent of the damage. 

Many things can cause a pipe to break. Overly dry or wet weather causes the ground to shift, typically resulting in round breaks wrapping around the diameter of the pipe. Sudden pressure fluctuations and the normal aging process of the mains also cause breaks, typically resulting in lateral breaks running along the pipe.

If the problem is simply a pipe blockage, you are likely to notice reduced pressure and/or volume when you turn on the shower or faucet in your home. A water main break will result in water leakage, which can turn your front yard into a swamp. You might also detect an unpleasant odor. A good clue that you could possibly have a leak somewhere in the system, is an unusual increase in your water bill.

After you get your pipe fixed give SERVPRO of Benton County a call. We will come out and fix the damage that this major break has done to your home. We can repair mold and water damage. We will get your home smelling and looking like new again!

Restoring Your Benton County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Benton County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Benton County

SERVPRO of Benton County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Common Fire Hazards

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Electrical outlets are a huge cause of fire. They should not be overloaded with more than one or two plugs.

While there are many reasons why a fire can start, many business fires start as a result of not paying attention to many different fire hazards in the workplace. 

While every workplace is different, there are some common fire hazards to watch for in your business.

Heat Generating Machinery

Hot machinery and heavy equipment can pose a fire risk. Be sure material that is combustible is kept away from sources of heat and are unplugged when not in use. Never leave equipment on overnight.

Broken Electrical Equipment

Fires caused by faulty equipment are the most common type in the workplace. Be sure to look out for loose or damaged wires. They need to be replaced immediately. Also keep your equipment checked and up to date. 

Faulty Fire Alarms

Be sure to check fire alarm systems and equipment often to make sure they are still in working order. If batteries run out your fire alarms will not sound in the case of a fire or smoke. It is important to make sure you have functional fire alarms in your office. 

Overloaded Sockets

Having too many things plugged in the same socket can be dangerous. Be sure to put one plug per socket and do not exceed 300 watts in the entire socket. This can reduce the risk of a fire in your workplace. 

Fire In The Workplace

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire alarms are important to keeping your business safe and making sure you dont have an unexpected fire.

While there are many reasons why a fire can start, many business fires start as a result of not paying attention to many different fire hazards in the workplace. 

While every workplace is different, there are some common fire hazards to watch for in your business.

Heat Generating Machinery

Hot machinery and heavy equipment can pose a fire risk. Be sure material that is combustible is kept away from sources of heat and are unplugged when not in use. Never leave equipment on overnight.

Broken Electrical Equipment

Fires caused by faulty equipment are the most common type in the workplace. Be sure to look out for loose or damaged wires. They need to be replaced immediately. Also keep your equipment checked and up to date. 

Faulty Fire Alarms

Be sure to check fire alarm systems and equipment often to make sure they are still in working order. If batteries run out your fire alarms will not sound in the case of a fire or smoke. It is important to make sure you have functional fire alarms in your office. 

Overloaded Sockets

Having too many things plugged in the same socket can be dangerous. Be sure to put one plug per socket and do not exceed 300 watts in the entire socket. This can reduce the risk of a fire in your workplace. 

How to prevent electrical fires in the winter

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Electrical fires reach an all time high in the winter months. Because of this we want you to be safe and give you tips to protect against fire.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are 28,600 electrical fires per year. These fires cause $1.1 billion in property damage and loss and are responsible for 310 deaths and 1,100 injuries each year.

The months with the most electrical fires are December and January due to increased use of heating appliances and lights. SERVPRO of Benton County can help you clean up electrical fire damage. Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Benton County on how to keep your house safe from electrical fires.

Some electrical fires happen because of problems in house wiring or appliance failure, but many occur due to mistakes that homeowners make like overloading electrical outlets or extension cords.

Our Tips:

1. Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets and old, outdated appliances. Other fires are started by faults in appliance cords, receptacles and switches. Never use an appliance with a worn or frayed cord which can send heat onto combustible surfaces like floors, curtains, and rugs that can start a fire.

2. Light fixtures, lamps and light bulbs are another common reason for electrical fires. Installing a bulb with a wattage that is too high for the lamps and light fixtures is a leading cause of electrical fires. Always check the maximum recommended bulb wattage on any lighting fixture or lamp and never go over the recommended amount.

3. Misuse of extension cords is another electrical fire cause. Appliances should be plugged directly into outlet and not plugged into an extension cord for any length of time. Only use extension cords as a temporary measure. If you do not have the appropriate type of outlets for your appliances, hire an electrician to install new ones.

4. Space heaters are a major cause of electrical fires. Because these types of heaters are portable, many times people put them too close to combustible surfaces such as curtains, beds, clothing, chairs, couches and rugs. Coil space heaters are especially dangerous in this regard because the coils become so hot they will almost instantaneously ignite any nearby flammable surface.

5. Outdated wiring often causes electrical fires. If a home is over twenty years old, it may not have the wiring capacity to handle the increased amounts of electrical appliances in today’s average home. Breakers should be triggered when circuits get overloaded by too much electricity, but outdated breaker boxes often have worn connectors that do not work, causing the system to overload and start an electrical fire.

SERVPRO hopes that you never have to handle a electrical fire but if you do then call SERVPRO of Benton County to get a speedy clean up and get your house looking like new again. 

Have you ever cleaned your air ducts?

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Getting your air ducts cleaned is important for the health of you and your family. Air ducts can be filled with dust and particles.

In any given home there are a bunch of indoor air pollutants, from combustion sources such as oil, gas, coal or wood to deteriorating petrochemical products that off-gas toxins into the air your family breathes.

These pollutants are proven to cause serious respiratory illnesses from repeated exposure. There is a entire market for cleaning your air now.

One simple way to protect yourself, your family, and your home from these toxic pollutants is to have your air ducts cleaned regularly. Dirty air ducts are one of the most significant sources of indoor air pollution in the home. SERVPRO can come out and clean your air ducts in any season to make sure that you are breathing clean air and your family is safe.

  1. You Suspect Mold:

As your ducts operate over the course of months and years, layers and layers of dust and other particles are slowly being deposited. This dust then absorbs any moisture in the air, creating perfect conditions for mold. The heating and cooling system in your home is a behind-the-scenes operator, meaning it is often not accessible or visible in order to check for mold growth.

If you suspect you may have mold, or just want peace of mind, a regular duct cleaning will help allay any fears. An expert can test for mold in your ducts, as well as give them a preventative cleaning, to keep your indoor breathing air mold-free.

  1. Your Ducts Have Never Been Cleaned:

If you cannot remember ever having your home’s ducts cleaned, you should schedule an appointment to have them checked. Imagine your ducts going years without a thorough cleaning. For years, dust, dead skin cells, dead insects, and toxic particles have contributed layers and layers of debris in your ducts. When ducts become so excessively clogged with particles, these particles are actually blown out of your air vents right into the air you are breathing.

  1. You Want Greater Efficiency: 

There is plenty of research that suggests that cleaning the components of your heating and cooling system can lead to greater efficiency. When you have your ducts cleaned by a licensed HVAC professional, they will also clean your fans, cooling coils, and heat exchangers for a vastly more efficient system. Having your system cleaned regularly not only makes the more efficient but results in a longer operating life, and lower maintenance and energy costs.

  1. You Have Seen or Heard Insects and Rodents : –

Have you ever heard scampering through your ducts at night? Have you ever noticed trails of insects leading from your vents? If so, it is probable you have a vermin infestation. That fine layer of dust and debris in your ducts are a perfect nest for rats, mice, ants, and especially cockroaches. Having your ducts cleaned often will reduce the incentive for vermin to nest there.

SERVPRO can help you get your ducts cleaned and make your home safer for your family. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Cleaning Services

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers commercial cleaning services for your needs.

Did you know SERVPRO offers a cleaning service? if you are tired of having a messy office or dont have the tools to clean your commercial building, contact SERVPRO. Here are some of our commercial services. We understand that there is wear and tear on an office that eventually makes it really dirty especially during the winter months.


Air Ducts and HVAC


Biohazard and Sewage


Trauma and Crime Scene


Carpet and Upholstery


Drapes and Blinds


Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors


Odor Removal and Deodorization


Vandalism


Hiring a professional service means you are getting experience, expertise and professional cleaning tools that can clean your space more efficiently. You might be surprised by the amount of different services that we offer. We are more than just damage restoration we are a cleaning company as well. We offer monthly cleaning services. Learn more by contacting SERVPRO of Benton County. 


Hire SERVPRO for a one time clean or for reoccurring cleaning. Seeing the difference a professional service provides will not disappoint you.


Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Benton County and SERVPRO of Linn County to make it “Like it never even happened.”


If you have any questions please call 541-745-2097

Restoring Your Benton County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Benton County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Benton County

SERVPRO of Benton County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.