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Graffiti Damage in Portland?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graffiti and Vandalism Sends the Wrong Message 

Graffiti damage and vandalism is never a good look for your commercial business. When you experience a property damage emergency such as graffiti or another form of vandalism it is important to act quickly, as damage like this can send the wrong message to your customers and employees. 

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Portland

At SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, we have been mitigating graffiti and property damage in Portland for years. We have a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you with any vandalism emergency you may have every day of the year. When we arrive, we will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can also help you with the insurance process and paperwork.

Highly Trained Technicians

Our technicians have the advanced training to clean and restore graffiti from many types of surfaces, including:

  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • General cleaning and graffiti removal 
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

Call Us Today!

When your Portland home or commercial business has a graffiti or other property damage emergency, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here to Help. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Problem in Portland Office?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Problem in Portland

When the roof to our office complex leaked, enough moisture came into the building to create a mold problem. There was a musty odor that I could not locate anywhere in the building. The next day I looked up and saw mold spreading across the ceiling where it hadn’t been yesterday. I called SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, and they sent a team out to mitigate and remediate the problem. Here are some facts about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning or heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed to discourage the mold from returning
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent 

Call Us Today!

When your Portland commercial business has a mold damage emergency, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day.

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."