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If fire or soot damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire fighter with towel to put fire out If fire or soot damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

Sadly, our state is seeing more than our normal share of fires and fire damage. Even homes and properties very far from fires are being effected by soot, smoke, and odor. 

So, how do we clean after fires? Cleaning in fire damage restoration means removing smoke residues and removing smoke odors. We clean both in different ways to help eliminate lingering odor and permanent damage 

Smoke Odors: Odor causing residues are removed, then restorers use a range of methods to remove odors, including Ozone treatments.

Smoke residues: Residues must be captured before they can be removed. Restorers use air and fluids to release and carry soils away.

If your home or office has been affected by fires of any kind, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is ready to respond when damage strikes. 

When property damage causes damage in your Portland area business

9/19/2020 (Permalink)

Initial rendering of home office When property damage causes damage in your Portland area business

Contact SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to set up an Emergency Response Profile (ERP), which outlines every step of your emergency plan in any situation. We will have you "Ready for whatever happens." September is National Preparedness Month and we've learned a lot from our disaster recovery work over the years.

Although the Portland area and surrounding areas do not get too many storms we can certainly see our share of large wind storms that oftentimes lead to power outages and property damage. 

Ensure your server is protected and backed up in another location so that if property damage strikes or you need to vacate the property quickly you are ready and prepared for whatever comes. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is here to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

When property damage strikes, call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne.

9/19/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon with aluminum foil and wood blocks on it. When property damage strikes, call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne.

When water damage strikes your home, there will likely be damage to the structure of your home and the contents. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is committed to helping you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter the time of day. We have crews who are on call around the clock to help you when disaster strikes. 

Protect valuable furniture when experiencing light flooding or a small water loss in your home, with these two tips.

Aluminum Foil: Wrap wooden furniture legs in aluminum foil to protect them from rising water.

Wood Blocks: Place wood blocks under your wooden furniture legs to keep it high above rising waters.

If water damage strikes and takes its toll on your home, make sure to call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne. 

Storm damage in the east side is no match for SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne.

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

fly over view of a residential kitchen Storm damage in the east side is no match for SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne.

September is National Preparedness Month and we've learned a lot from our disaster recovery work over the years.

Although the Portland Area and surrounding areas do not get too many storms we can certainly see our share of large wind storms that oftentimes lead to power outages. 

If a large wind storm is expected or an ice storm that could lead to a power outage, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest setting to ensure the contents stay as cold as possible for as long as possible. Try and limit how often you are opening the doors to refrigerator and freezer to help keep them as cold for longer and do not eat food that has warmed past 40 degrees. 

Visit https://bit.ly/3jpR1Fo now to learn how you can plan for when disaster strikes in our area. 

Water Damage Tips For Commercial Properties

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your home, there will likely be damage to the structure of your home and the contents. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is committed to helping you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, no matter the time of day. We have crews who are on call around the clock to help you when disaster strikes. 

  1. Turn off all utilities at the main switches or valves when instructed to do so. (Gas and electric shutoff) Board up windows prior to forecasted high wind storm events, such as hurricanes.
  2. Disconnect all electrical equipment and appliances. Raise elevators (if applicable) from the bottom floor.
  3. Ensure your server is protected and backed up in another location.
  4. Employee safety should always be your first priority. Account for all employees by establishing evacuation plans in advance, identifying areas outside the building that are designated meeting places.

Carpet cleaning in Portland

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

close up of upholstery Carpet and uphostrey cleaning in Portland

Bleeding happens when the dye is dislodged and moved while suspended in a liquid cleaning solution. Test a small area first. If bleeding occurs, apply a dye fixative to help set the dye and stop bleeding. Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Even with precautions like taking shoes off when you enter your home or do not allow any eating or drinking on the carpet, wear and tear can happen. Deep cleanings should happen regularly to maintain the quality of your carpets and the cleanliness of your home. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthrone has a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet and provide the best solution for your cleaning needs.  

Portland Area business Begin To Re-Open

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

As we adjust to a new normal, so should your business. We know it may feel strange to go back to work or even a little scary. But there are things that you can do to help ease some of the worries that your team and customers may be feeling. 

Here are tips to consider for how you operate.

1. Identify essential employees, business functions, and other critical inputs

2. Prepare business continuity plans

3. Register for Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help you by providing you with Certified: SERVPRO Clean. Our team of trained, experienced, knowledgeable, and empathetic technicians are prepared to help you. Call us 24/7, 365 to discuss how we can help clean your business and provide you with peace of mind. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned from SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 has tested us as individuals and as a community. We know that these past months have been scary, confusing, and challenging for many of us. As our area beings to enter into phased openings it is important to stay safe through regular cleanings that promise you the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne recommends that as difficult as it is right now to be reopening businesses there are steps you can take to help. 

 Here are tips to consider for a new way of operating.

1. Identify a workplace coordinator to handle COVID-19 issues that impact the workplace
2. Examine policies for leave, telework, and employee compensation
3. Register for Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service with SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne.

Water Damage in Portland

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon toilet overflow SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

A backed-up toilet stinks. Harmful contaminants can pose serious health risks if not addressed quickly. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean these messes. 

Follow these steps to stay safe: 

  1. Stay out of affected areas 
  2. Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated. 
  3. Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage 
  4. Call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne we are Here To Help 24/7

Our highly trained team of technicians at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are ready to respond immediately to flooding from things like heavy rain or a broken pipe or when water damage is caused by an appliance failure or overflowed toilet at your Portland property. Our teams have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is restored back to normal providing you peace of mind. 

 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Portland

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

When we talk about clean, there are many different levels and standards of "clean". Do you know the difference between sterile, disinfected, and sanitary?  

Sterile: Removal of 100% of soils & microorganisms 

Disinfected: When at least 99% of the soils and microorganisms are removed from a surface. 

Sanitary: Soils & microorganisms are removed to point that general good health is protected. 

SERVPRO of North Portland /West Hawthorne knows that as our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations. At SERVPRO of North Portland /West Hawthorne, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.