Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Are you "Ready for whatever happens?"

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro logo with words; emergency ready program Do you have an Emergency Ready Program?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.

Here at SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties, we offer an "Emergency Ready Program, free of charge for your facility!

This includes:

* a review of your property, tagging and showing your managers where your gas and water shut off values are.

* a portfolio of your property which includes all of your local municipalities, emergency contacts, photos of where items are on your property and what to do in an emergency situation.

Why SERVPRO? This service helps to eliminate catastrophe loss and mitigate damage exposure. Time is of the essence when once a emergency has happened. 

Call us today for your "Emergency Ready Program"! 541-243-3193

Continuing Education

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know? 

Here at SERVPRO we offer state approved continuing education classes. We invite agents and representatives that are seeking credits for their licenses in to learn about how our industry works and contributes with theirs. Every third Thursday a month we hold class. This class is free and includes lunch. During these classes we build engage in fun and exciting learning activities always having a blast. This is why people choose SERVPRO. We believe in giving back to our community and offering insight on our industry. Throughout the  year we teach and offer knowledge on Fire Damage Restoration, Deodorization of Malodors, Restoring Damage Contents, Bio Hazard, Hoarding, Water Damage and Law & Ethics.

Feedback from attendees is always upbeat; " That class was amazing"! " Can I sign up for the next one"?  I love the personal involvement"! 

If you are in need of Continuing Education Classes, reach out to us. 541-745-2097

Qualified & Experienced!

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Here to Help!

SERVPRO was first founded in 1969, and quickly expanded into more than 1,600 franchises
nationwide in 48 states. With over 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration, our track
record has earned us the trust of the insurance industry and countless homeowners. No matter
the size of the job, our trained professionals will be there to restore your property to its original
state, “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a years
for all your emergency needs.
- Fire, Smoke and Soot
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm Response
- Move Outs and Contents Restoration
- Document Drying
- Electronics and Equipment
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
- Deodorization
Call SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County today! 541-745-2097

SERVPRO Benton & Linn Counties to the Rescue

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck and van with man and female responders Have you seen our vehicles around town?

Have you ever seen those bright green trucks driving around town? That would be your local
SERVPRO Franchise! We are locally owned and operated by people who live right here in our
community. We love being apart of the community and helping our friends and neighbors. As
fellow residents of the Willamette Valley, we understand what Oregon weather has to offer, and
we will be there to help you with any size disaster. We are faster to any size disaster, and can
help restore your home or business in the event of Fire Damage, Water Damage, Mold
Remediation and much more! If you are ever in need, you can rely on your local SERVPRO to
get the job done. Always here to help!
SERVPRO Benton and Linn County
(541)-745-2097)

Why SERVPRO?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Logo with characters Always Here to Help!

SERVPRO was first founded in 1969, and quickly expanded into more than 1,600 franchises
nationwide in 48 states. With over 45 years of experience in cleanup and restoration, our track
record has earned us the trust of the insurance industry and countless homeowners. No matter
the size of the job, our trained professionals will be there to restore your property to its original
state, “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a years
for all your emergency needs.
- Fire, Smoke and Soot
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm Response
- Move Outs and Contents Restoration
- Document Drying
- Electronics and Equipment
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
- Deodorization
Call SERVPRO today!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal Let your customers know your business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County is qualified to clean and properly apply disinfectants according to the CDC’s protocols. 

Why Choose SERVPRO? We have over 50 years of experience in cleaning and disinfecting contaminants, including biohazards. We have trained professionals and the proper equipment to go beyond standard cleaning services. We also have training certifications in COVID-19 decontamination. 

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as

  • Counters and tabletops 
  • Doorknobs 
  • Light switches 
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures (faucets, handrails, tubs & showers) ? Tablets, keyboards & other office (home or business) equipment 

We also clean soft surfaces such as: 

  • Carpets & rugs 
  • Upholstered furniture 
  • Exercise mats 

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas: ? Kitchen & dining areas 

  • Bathrooms 
  • Schools, classrooms, conference rooms 
  • Retail spaces, including 
  • Sales counters 
  • Racks, shelves 
  • Hand-rails & elevator cars 
  • Flooring, regardless of material 
  • Water fountains 
  • Carpets, rugs 
  • Fitness equipment 

Did you Know? Cleaning dryer vents.

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Dirty duct, clean duct Call us to clean your ducting. 541-745-2097

Did you Know? Cleaning dryer vents. What is in your dryer vents? How long has it been since they were last cleaned? It is suggested they should be cleaned once per year! Dryer vents that are not regularly cleaned can become full of lint and become a fire hazard! Call us today to schedule your Dryer vent duct cleaning. While your at it, we clean your HVAC ducts also. Call and schedule today at 541-745-2097

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

CSC Window Seal Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that SERVPRO, the nation’s #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Call us for details. #certifiedSERVPROcleaned #SERVPRObentoncountylinncounty

Why Realtors Should Choose SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Currently, we are in a time where the real estate market is hot. Houses are selling faster than they can be listed. We are seeing interest rates drop to an all-time low and what a better time to have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings whether it be a commercial or a residential listing. SERVPRO of Benton & Linn County understands that you want to move a sale through quickly to get your commission. How your listing looks is everything to a potential buyer and we can assist in making that happen. It doesn’t matter what shape or situation your listing is in, the SERVPRO of Benton and Linn County's team can assist you in many different ways to make this sale is quick and the most profitable for you!  Our team can assist you in inspecting a crawl space/attic area for mold, water, or biohazard damage and fix this damage efficiently.  Our team can even assist in estate sales in the case of hoarder cleanouts with optional inventory itemization and cleaning services.   A SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties professional would be happy to attend your next sales meeting to discuss how to recognize the potential for mold and what to do in case of a fire or water emergency.

Do's and Don'ts for Water Damage

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

 Water damage can be risky. These DO's and DON'TS Emergency Tips for water damage will help home owners until we arrive to take care of them.

These DO's and DON'TS Emergency Tips for water damage will assist you in taking quick proper action to help you reduce damage and increase the chances of successful restoration before help arrives.

Sanitary Water-Clear

DO:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

DON'T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may occur.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as this may cause staining.

Contaminated Water-Gray, Black or Sewage

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash you're hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated area.

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.

Why SERVPRO

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles There is no job to big for SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County. Call us if you need help.

Since its founding in 1967 SERVPRO has expanded to over 1,700+ locations across the United States and Canada. Since then SERVPRO has also greatly expanded the array of services we offer. Since those services range from carpet cleaning and deodorization to large scale disaster recovery and with SERVPRO’s 1,700+ locations our collective knowledge and experience are one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has and we know how to use it. SERVPRO locations provide all kinds of support to each other ranging from equipment to people-power and technical advice. Sometimes we might run into an issue that we have not encountered before or possibly elements to a job that prevents our normal methods for jobs. This is when we have been able to rely on the knowledge base which our corporate office and other SERVPROs have accumulated. It does not matter what emergency you are facing. From Water Mitigation, Fire Restoration, or Mold Remediation. SERVPRO has the team and backing to handle it all. We are known for taking care of big problems and disasters, but we also are adept at helping people with issues you normally may not know the solution too. If you have an emergency which makes you think “I don’t even know who does this,” try giving us a call.

SERVPRO of Benton County, SERVPRO of Linn County. We can help. 541-745-2097 or 541-745-3971

SERVPRO® of Benton County & Linn County is Here to Help® Businesses Get Back to Business

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus We’ll deep clean your business and get you ready to reopen your doors!

This Pandemic Won’t Last Forever

This global pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19 has taken away many of the social activities that we as Americans enjoy, but it will not last forever. When businesses reopen, people will be ready to socialize, dine, and enjoy all the activities that they used to. SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County wants to help our community businesses get back to business. We have years of experience cleaning biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19 and we use EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning products.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

We follow the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and adhere to their strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting both porous and nonporous surfaces. The CDC recommends the routine cleaning of all high-touch surfaces including:

  • Tables
  • Handles
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Common areas

SERVPRO Technicians are Uniquely Prepared

Our highly trained professionals are required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing specialty cleaning training and we are uniquely positioned to respond to any biological cleaning need. When you are ready to get back to business, SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at 541-745-2097. We’ll clean and restore your business in Benton & Linn County “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Benton County, and Linn County is Independently Owned and Operated.

We Can Clean Your Home or Business!

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County are trained professionals for cleaning for the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has reminded all of us how important it is to properly clean the surfaces and objects we handle.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and disinfecting are separate processes. Cleaning removes dirt, oils and most surface germs. Disinfection kills (or deactivates) remaining germs.

SERVPRO® of Benton County and Linn County is qualified to clean and properly apply disinfectants according to the CDC’s protocols.

We have numerous years of experience in cleaning and disinfecting contaminants, including infectious bio hazards. We have specific training and the appropriate equipment to go beyond standard cleaning services.  More recently, our professionals received additional training certifications regarding COVID-19 decontamination.

Many SERVPRO cleaning products include products the CDC recommends for other coronaviruses (such as SARS).  The EPA has just added three more of our branded disinfectants to their approved product list!  Although there has not yet been product testing against COVID-19, we can assure our community in and around Boulder that we follow all of the CDC-recommended guidelines.

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Counters and tabletops
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures (faucets, handrails, tubs & showers)
  • Tablets, keyboards & other office (home or business) equipment

We also clean soft surfaces such as:

  • Carpets & rugs
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Exercise mats

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas:

  • Kitchen & dining areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools, classrooms, conference rooms
  • Retail spaces, including
    • Sales counters
    • Racks, shelves
    • Hand-rails & elevator cars
    • Flooring, regardless of material
    • Water fountains
    • Carpets, rugs
    • Fitness equipment
    • Playground equipment

Call SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County for a Proactive Cleaning Today!

We care and are Ready To Respond!  SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County 541-745-2097.

SERVPRO of Benton County and Linn County is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO can finish the job.

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Wood floors that had to be sanded down and restained after a water loss in the kitchen. SERVPRO crew repaired water damaged hard wood floors.

SERVPRO can start and finish the job.

Did you know that Benton/Linn County SERVPRO has an in house construction company? Well we do! When you chose to have SERVPRO come, and work on your home or business we are able to finish the job completely.   You don’t have to worry about finding another company to finish the repairs. Our construction crew is made up of   two project managers, three carpenter teams, and a painting crew.  They are extremely talented and hard working.  Our project mangers work with the insurance company to insure the job is being done to insurance standards, and to what the customer wants.  Our mission is to make this situation the easiest we can on the customer, and make sure they are happy with the work that was performed on their home or business.

Why SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County?

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

picture is of our Marketing Team getting ready to run in the the river for the polar plunge SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County Marketing Team.

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County is a company that strongly believes in giving back to the community.  SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County is involved in many charitable events during the year. SERVPRO of Benton County staff goes above and beyond to give back. Just recently we participated in two fundraisers back to back in one day. These organizations mean so much to our SERVPRO family.

On February 15th, 2020, SERVPRO of Benton and Linn County participated in the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics which benefits our local Special Olympic athletes, and the Run Off Your Tutu for Furniture Share which helps local in-need families with beds and furniture. Both of these organizations impact our community greatly.  SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County's mission is to give back whenever we can. That’s why when you're looking for a company to work on your home or business for your restoration needs, SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County is the one to pick, because we care for our community.

When fire happens in the work place.

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

This business went through a terrible fire. Closing the owners to close their doors for the time being.

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. 

What does SERVPRO stand for?

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn county

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 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

SERVPRO can start and Finish the job.

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

One of our carpenter crews on site.

Did you know that Benton/Linn County SERVPRO has an in house construction company? Well we do! When you chose to have SERVPRO come, and work on your home or business we are able to finish the job completely.   You don’t have to worry about finding another company to finish the repairs. Our construction crew is made up of   two project managers, three carpenter teams, and a painting crew.  They are extremely talented and hard working.  Our project mangers work with the insurance company to insure the job is being done to insurance standards, and to what the customer wants.  Our mission is to make this situation the easiest we can on the customer, and make sure they are happy with the work that was performed on their home or business.

We want to help!

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Benton/ Linn County owners

SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County is a company that is more than a company we are a family. The McGinnis family started SERVPRO in 2009 when the recession was in full swing.  Tim, Cindy and Nick saw the need for a company that would help those in need, and offer jobs when most companies were laying off workers. SERVPRO of Benton/Linn County employs over 43 people.  Our SERVPRO goes above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community.  We want to help! There is no job too small or too big. SERVPRO of Benton/Linn county has responded to 4 active storms across the United States to help those that have suffered at the hand of Mother Nature We will get the job done right, and make our customers happy, because that's why we are here.

Why SERVPRO, because we are certified.

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benton County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Benton County

SERVPRO of Benton County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Why SERVPRO of Benton County?

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

2019 Polar Plunge SERVPRO team

SERVPRO of Benton County is a company that strongly believes in giving back to the community.  SERVPRO of Benton County is involved in many charitable events during the year. SERVPRO of Benton County staff goes above and beyond to give back. Just recently we participated in two fundraisers back to back in one day. These organizations mean so much to our SERVPRO family.

On February 16th, 2019, SERVPRO of Benton    County participated in the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics which benefits our local Special Olympic athletes, and the Run Off Your Tutu for Furniture Share which helps local in-need families with beds and furniture. Both of these organizations impact our community greatly.  SERVPRO of Benton County's mission is to give back whenever we can. That’s why when you're looking for a company to work on your home or business for your restoration needs, SERVPRO of Benton County is the one to pick, because we care for our community.