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Fire Risk In The Portland Area

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

wild fire on the ground When fires cause damage to your home or business, make sure to call the team with nearly 30 years of experience.

We know that in these dry summer months the risk of fire can be incredibly high in wooded and natural areas. Not only is there a threat to the natural areas but also to homes and businesses. We know that in the Portland area we see fewer wildfires and property damage as a result of fire damage than many other areas, but that does not mean there is not a very real risk in our area. 

  • Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches, and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home.
  • Screen or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
  • Remove flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck, or porch.
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to reduce fire intensity. 
  • Don’t let debris and lawn cuttings linger. Dispose of these items quickly to reduce fuel for a fire.

If fire damage takes its toll, call SERVRPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne. 

Heavy Winds Causes Tree to Fall on Portland Home

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

fallen tree on the ground Storm damage in Portland causes damage to homes.

The Pacific Northwest is known for unexpected weather and can do a lot of damage to your home or businesses.

Unexpected winds may cause trees to fall on a home or business. You may be faced with damage to the building and roof. Mold Growth may occur if Water Damage is present. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne is a leader in the water restoration industry. We make it a priority to get there fast and get the job done right.

We have an extensive team of experienced technicians that have specialized equipment and consistent training. We're a full-service restoration company, so we can do everything from start to finish. Why deal with multiple contractors when you can work with one company to do it all.

If your home or business is experiencing storm damage, call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne. No matter what kind of damage the fallen tree caused, we can help.

Pipe Break in Portland Area Home

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in bathroom of home When water damage strikes, trust the team with nearly 30 years of experience to help you.

Water damage can occur in your Portland area home due to nearly countless reasons; broken pipes, toilet overflows, appliance failure, roof leaks, and even human error. Lucky for you SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has seen pretty much every time of property loss in our nearly 30 years as your restoration experts. That means that our team of skilled, well trained, prepared and professional technicians know how to help you when trouble occurs. We have the technology of advanced drying to help restore your home and property with less demolition and less interruption to your home and everyday life.

We know that even though property damage may be ever day life to us, it is not for you. So we walk with you step, by step. Answering all your questions and addressing any concerns you may have along the way.

Leak from toilet causes water damage in Portland area home.

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

toilet with water damage When water damage strikes your property damage, you need a professionals help.

A leak from a toilet may seem like a little issue; more of a headache then an actual issue, but even a small amount of water can call a big mess. Many people may see just the water on the floor around the base of the toilet and think that just mopping up the mess will take care of the problem, but damage can be much more excessive then is visible.

It is not uncommon for toilets to malfunction and leak or have a wax ring fail and cause water damage, but it makes it no less annoying and frustrating when it happens to you, in your home. SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne has been helping with water damages from toilet leaks and pipe breaks for nearly 30 years and our trained and experienced crews of technicians are ready 24/7, 365 to respond and help you when disaster strikes.  We are ready to help you.

Fire In Portland Area Home From BBQ Use

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

grill with flames on it When fire damage takes the toll on your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne.

As the days grow warmer and we continue to stay home more the idea of cooking in doors may be too much. How wants to turn their oven on when its 90 degrees? No one. That is why BBQ and grill use goes up in warm summer months, but with that increased use, there is also an increase in home fires and property damages due to BBQ's and grills. Make sure that when you are using your BBQ & grill this summer that you keep it away from your home or any structure, never leave it unattended, and always have a fire extinguisher on hand. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne have teams that are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because we know that property damage can happen at any time of day. 

Summer Storm Damage in Portland, OR

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

fallen tree on a house When summer storms strike, call the team with nearly 30 years of experience to help.

Summer storms can seem to appear from nowhere and disappear almost as fast sometimes. But the damage they can cause may last much longer. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help® when disaster strikes from unexpected thunderstorms, flash flooding or roof leaks in your property causing water damage to your interiors.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has been helping customers like you with storm damage for nearly 30 years, our crews of trained and experienced technicians are ready to respond 24/7, 365 to assist you and help make it “Like it never even happened.” Not only can we help mitigate the damage from water or fire damage, but we are also ready to help you restore your home to preloss condition with our exceptional reconstruction department.  If your property should suffer from property damage due to summer storms callSERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne at 503-663-8436

Reopening Your Portland Area Business

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned sticker in a window When your Portland area business needs to be cleaned, trust your local cleaning professional.

As the Portland area continues to move through Phase 1 of reopening the guidelines and criteria can feel unattainable for many businesses and companies. You need to have the cleaning done correctly and completely, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne can clean, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • 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 the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

Sprinkler Leak In Portland

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

warehouse with forklift When property damage strikes your business, trust SERVPRO of North Portland West Hawthorne to help.

Accidents happen, pipes break, life happens, even in the middle of a global pandemic, and trying to reopen your business to customers and clients. We know that accidents happen, even in the very worst times possible. That is why we are ready to help you no matter the time or the day. 

Our on-call crews are ready to respond to property damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So when water is flooding into your office or warehouse, we are just a call away, because we know then you have a disaster happen, there is no time to wait. 

Our crews have the skills, knowledge, experience, and equipment to help you no matter the size of the sister, trust the team that has nearly 30 years of experience. 

Fire Damage from Fireworks in Portland

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

boy holding firework in front of sunset Make sure that if you use fireworks this summer, to stay safe.

This time of year, as celebrations begin the danger from fireworks becomes clear. Every year there are both injuries to persons from fireworks and property damage. When your family and friends plan how to celebrate Independence Day make sure that you follow the following Firework Safety Tips; 

  1. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities, especially with sparklers.
  2. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  3. Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  4. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire and to douse used fireworks before discarding in trash.
  5. Never allow young children to play or ignite fireworks.
  6. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.

If your home or commercial property suffers from property damage make sure to call the team with nearly 30 years of experience. 

SERVPRO of North Portland is the team to trust

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicans in warehouse with SERVPRO van SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is ready to respond with you have a property damage 24/7.

When you have property damage from things like a fire or flood you need service. You need it fast. That is where SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne comes in. Our crews of trained, compassionate, and professional technicians are ready to respond no matter the time or day to your property loss.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has helped property owners when they have had fires in their warehouse, or a sprinkler pipe break on the top floor of a local college residence hall. We have on-call teams who are able to respond quickly when disaster strikes. We know that immediate action is the key to limiting damage to your property. If your property is affected and needs mitigation help, call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne 24/7, 365 at (503) 907-1161 for help.