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Water Damage In Portland Area Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is not only a leader in restoration and mitigation from things like fire and water damage. But our team of skilled and trained construction professionals can help you with any new home or construction remodeling project. Our teams have years of experience helping customers make disasters and damage from things like appliance leaks or kitchen fires “Like it never even happened.” But our SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne also has the experience, skills, and teams to help with any remodeling or repair needs.

If water damage from a pipe break or soot from a kitchen fire has wreaked havoc in your residential or commercial property, we are Here to Help. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your emergency restoration needs.

Crawlspace Water Damage In Portland Area Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Did you know that moisture can pass from a crawl space into a residential or commercial property through cracks in the walls, floors, and ceilings? This moisture creates conditions for potential mold or microbial growth. Along with identifying the source of water or moisture property owners can add vapor barriers to help reduce the moisture in those spaces.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is qualified to help with any water or moisture mitigation needed in your residential or commercial property.

 Our teams of trained and experienced restoration professionals have the skills to help you make any property damage “Like it never even happened.” Our teams of on-call technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when disaster strikes. Our teams are Here to Help.

Why SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Today is Give Something Away Day, and SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne wants to share one of our best tips.

One of the best tips to limit the threat of water damage is knowing where your water shut-off valve is located in your home or property.

Stopping the water is the single most important way to limit the amount of damage.

 Not only is it important that you know how to turn off the water, but that everyone who could be in the home alone do as well since you can never plan when property damage might strike.  If property damage from a pipe break, appliance failure SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here to Help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 to help with your emergency needs.

How To Limit The Risk Of Wildfire For Your Portland Area Property

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Risk of fires is always present; a fire could start from an electrical issue in an office building or a kitchen fire in a home from an unattended stove. Wildfires are also a present threat in our area and one that needs to be taken very seriously.

Here are some tips to help you reduce the potential for fire damage due to wildfires around your home or business.

  • Get rid of combustible materials within 30 feet of your home
  • Remove combustible litter on roofs and gutters
  • Trim tree branches that overhang the roof and chimney
  • Eliminate all combustible materials within 30 feet of home.

No matter the cause of the damage SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is always Here to Help. We have teams on-call 24/7 to respond when disaster strikes.

Different Types Of Water Damage In Portland Area Homes

6/12/2021 (Permalink)

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There are many different sources of water that can cause property damage in your home. Damage can happen from floor surges from strong storms, or heavy rains or sewage backups from a plugged-up toilet, or even a supply line failure from a refrigerator or dishwasher. Depending on the source of the water, it may be extremely unsanitary and exposure can lead to discomfort or disease?

So which source poses the risk?

  1. External Flooding
  2. Sewage Backup
  3. Laundry Hose Breakage

The answer is both A External Flooding and B Sewage backup. External flood water can be unsanitary due to the dirt, germs, and other debris that may be in the floodwaters as well as backed up city sewer lines. Sewage backups can be hazards due to the nature of where the contamination started, the sewer. No matter the cause of the damage SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is always Here to Help.

How To Prepare Your Commercial Portland Property

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Property damage from things like pipe breaks or kitchen fires anywhere and commercial buildings are no exception. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is no stranger to property damage with our 30 years of experience helping customers make it “Like it never even happened.”

In your business, it is important that not only you know what to do and who to call when property damage strikes but everyone on your team also. Ensure employees in your facility, office, or organization know and have access to critical data in the event of a fire, or water damage with the SERVPRO Ready Plan app. Download and create your free profile here or call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to speak with one of our great marketing representatives about a free Emergency Ready Plan.

Crime Scene Cleanup In Portland Area Homes

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

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There is not much SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne cant do to help you when your property suffers from damage and disaster. Biohazard and crime scene cleanup is one of the many services that we provide for our customers. It is also one of the many services that no one wants to have to use. 

Crime scene cleaning? Yes, that's us too. The fingerprint dust used by law enforcement is messy stuff and can require professional cleaning after a home's been dusted top to bottom.

If property damage like a crime scene strikes your Portland area home we have teams who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We know that when property damage strikes there is no time to wait. 

Preparing YouR Portland Area Home For StormDamage

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

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To conclude this year's Hurricane Prep Week we want to focus on the importance of getting your residential and commercial properties ready for all storms. We know we don't suffer from hurricanes here in the Pacific Northwest but we do experience storms and extreme weather so it's important to be prepared. 

In the event of storms with heavy winds

  • Trim the trees and bushes around your property to prevent damage from snapped branches
  • Board up windows to protect from flying debris. 

To learn more about preparing your property for storms and other extreme weather check out this site

If your commercial or residential property is suffering from storm damage or other extreme weather SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthrone has teams on-call 24 hours a day to respond and help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Evacuation Plan From Your Portland Area Property

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Day 4 of Hurricane Prep Week is about having an evacuation plan. We do not experience hurricanes in the metro area but there are other storms that could cause significant property and personal damage. It is important to have an evacuation route as well as an alternative route in case the first route is unpassable. 

It is also important to remember that you may have to drive a long way to get to safety and evacuate. 

If your Oregon City area residential or commercial property is affected by storm damage SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our teams have the skills, experience, and equipment to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened." 

Insurance Protection For Storm Damage In Your Portland Property

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week stresses the importance of confirming your property insurance has you covered in the case of storm damage. It is important to review your insurance by looking at your policies ahead of time to see what is covered and what is not. It is important to check with your insurance carrier to see if flood insurance is available for your property as floods are the leading cause of damage in storms. 

To learn more about what to look for in an insurance policy and ask your insurance carrier to make sure you are covered, learn more here

If your residential or commercial property is damaged by storms with heavy rain, strong winds, or wildfires SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here to Help.