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COVID Commercial Cleaning in Portland

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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As we are coming up on the one-year mark of this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and lockdown. As the vaccine becomes more widely spread and we begin to get back to what feels like normal life. That includes getting offices and workplaces back to business and doing so safely. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthrone has teams who are experience, knowledgeable, and trained to disinfect and make it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it’s a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses, and public spaces in the communities we all call home. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Portland Suffers Storm Damage

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

close up of snowflake with SERVPRO logo If damage from storms causes damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthrone are Here To Help.

We may not get feet and feet of snow like other parts of the country but we are no stranger to ice storms and freezing temperatures. Though our storms may not be as intense or long-lasting as blizzards they can still cause a lot of damage. 

When we get freezing temperatures for a few sustained days, it can cause pipes to freeze and expand causing damage. Snow and ice can cause additional damage when it thaws as well. Look out for these potential causes of damage when snow and ice thaw and protect your property by following these tips. 

  • Ensure drains take water away from the property and correctly drain
  • Check the grading around your home to ensure the water is directed away from your property
  • If you have a sump pump, make sure that it is working correctly especially if you are in an area that is prone to flooding. 

If damage from storms causes damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthrone are Here To Help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Portland Area Home Suffers Water Damage

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

infographic with water damage information If water damage strikes your home, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are Here To Help.

Water damages can happen throughout your home from various causes, like the ice maker line to your refrigerator in your kitchen, the washing machine in the upstairs laundry room, or a pipe break in the crawlspace. Bathroom water damages are a common cause of water damage in the home. 

An early sign of water damage may be a musty smell that is an indicator of hidden water damage. Three common issues in the bathroom that cause water damage can include; 

1. Cracked shower tile that traps water unable to go down the drain and cause damage

2. Leaky seals at the base of the toilet or a leaky wax ring

3. Damaged or old caulking and grout that allows water and moisture to enter wall cavity space and cause damage

If water damage strikes your home, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are Here To Help. 

Portland Area Water Damage In Local Home

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

We know that your home is likely the biggest investment you have ever made, so when property damage strikes it can be really frustrating and overwhelming. We know that when water damage strikes your home, there is no time to waste to start making it “Like it never even happened.”

When you call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne we leap into action to get crews on the way to help you. No matter what time the property damage occurs or even what day we are ready to respond to your emergency damage. Our team of trained, experienced professionals will first assess the damage in your home and come up with the best plan to remediate the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. If water damage strikes, call the team with over 20 years of experience, we are just a call away.

Why Use SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

When property damage strikes, we know that it’s important to act as quickly as possible, that is why we at SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne have the 1,4,8 rule.

1, we will contact you within 1 hour of being notified about your emergency property damage. Whether water, fire, sewage, or biohazard.

4, we will be on-site to your property damage within 4 hours of making contact with you, if you want us then.

8, we will contact your insurance company to provide them an update of the mitigation and remediation.

We know that not no two water damages are the same that is why we work with you to find the best, least invasive methods to remediate your property damage. Trust SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage in The Portland Area, What To Do?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Though we don’t get lots of storm damage here in the Pacific Northwest like other parts of the country that experience tornadoes, twisters, blizzards, and hurricanes throughout the year.

Here in the Portland area, we are more accustomed to strong winds and heavy rains causing damage than any other type of storm damage. When property damage from storms occurs, it is important to know who you can call for help and what company you can trust. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has over 20 years of experience working with customers who suffer property damage including due to storm damage.

We are just a call away when property damage strikes our teams have the experience, equipment, and expertise to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Portland Area Water Damage

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

contents being packed out of a home If water damage strikes your home or office, give SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne a call today.

Water damage can happen in any home, office, or commercial building. Water damage can be caused by many different things like a leaking wax ring on a toilet, a pipe break, or an appliance failure. No matter the cause of the water damage, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here to Help. 

Often times when water damage occurs there is demolition that needs to occur so that wet materials are properly removed and new dry material can be installed. Often times a small pack out of a few rooms or even a whole house has to take place so that contents are not damaged and are out of the way for the work to happen. In those instances, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne y will pack out and inventory all items and safely pack them back to our secured, climate-controlled warehouse where we will keep them safe until you are ready to have them back. We pack out boxes of smaller content and wrap and protect larger pieces of furniture to keep them safe. 

If water damage strikes your home or office, give SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne a call today. 

Smoke Damage In North Portland Area Home

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damaged contents are loaded into a truck. If fire damage strikes your property, trust SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne to make it "Like it never even happened."

When fire damage from an electrical fire, cooking fire cause damage in your home, the worry and fear can take hold. You may worry that it can happen again, and that next time it will be worse. With all of those questions and concerns running through your head, why not trust the professionals to clean your property. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here to Help you when fire damage strikes. We have crews who are trained who will respond, and take action. Our crews will clean the structure on-site, and pack out your contents to come back to our warehouse to be cleaned. Once your contents are cleaned, they are stored in our secure, climate-controlled warehouse until your house is clean and any repairs that were needed are complete. 

If fire damage strikes your property, trust SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Content Packing in Portland

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Boxes and bubble wrap SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

When property damage from things like a broken pipe or appliance failure happens, not only will the structure of your home be affected, but also likely your contents. All the things that make your house a home may become damaged by water or fire loss. 

When we pack out your contents, we probably use more bubble wrap than you think. During the restoration process, often with fire or water damage, the team does a "pack out" and packs away the property's contents to be temporarily moved during the restoration process. 

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are just a call away. We know that disasters can happen at any time and any day, and so we are ready to leap into action and help. 

HVAC Cleaning In Portland

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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This year we are all spending a lot more time at home than ever before. We are doing school from home, working from home, and Zooming from home. And more time at home means things get dirty faster, and that includes your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system.

If you can not remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned, it probably means it is time to call us to schedule an appointment to have your ducts cleaned. SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne has the skills and experience to help you with all your cleaning needs. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help you when disaster strikes, we have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

COVID cleaning in Portland.

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

2020 is one for the books, we have all experienced a year like no other and we have all learned a lot of new words and terms that we never had to know before. Words like pathogens and surface lifespan and the virtues of an N95.

SERVPRO has performed more than 27,000 viral pathogen cleanings and SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is doing all we can to help get Gresham and our communities back to school, back to work, back life as normal.

We are all working one community, one business, one home, and cleaning at a time. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is able to provide you a Certified: SERVPRO Cleanedcall us to schedule your cleaning, we are available 24/7 to assist you when disaster strikes. 

12 Days of Safety, Day 12, Food Safety

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 12

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember reheat leftovers to at least 165 degrees ferrierite.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 11, Cooking Safety

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 11

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember when preparing a meal, wash hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that touches raw meat.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 10, Driving Safety

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 10

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to designate a sober driver.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 9, Ladder Safety

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 9

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember when putting up decorations, use a step stool or ladder to reach high places.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Portland Homes Damaged by Frozen Pipes

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

As winter begins the temperatures start to drop and that can cause issues in your property. When the temperatures drop below freezing for a few days in a row the water inside your pipes may freeze, causing the pipe to expand and crack. Once the temperature begins to rise the ice will thaw and cause water damage in the broken pipe. 

If your pipes have already frozen over, here are some steps until help arrives.

  • Locate the water main shut-off valve 
  • Open the faucet so thawing water can flow freely & relieve pressure 
  • Warm the pipes with a space heater or hair dryer
  • If you find leaks are causing water damage, give us a call right away

SERVPRO North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help you around the clock. 

12 Days of Safety, Day 8, Decoration Safety

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 8

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to turn off all tree lights and decorations when not in use.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 7, Light Safety

12/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 7

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to check holiday lights for fraying, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, or excessive kinking in the wire.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 6, Tree Safety

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 6

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy or SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember if using a natural tree, make sure it is well watered.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 5, Fire Safety

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 5

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to choose an artificial tree that is labeled fire-resistant.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hazards of Water Loss in Portland Area Homes

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

A water loss from things like a broken pipe, an appliance failure or a toilet overflow can cause lots of damage to your Portland area home. Not only does the water cause damage to the structure and contents of your home, but it can also involve hazardous materials that require specialized experts to remediate. The two most commonly found hazardous materials in structures today are Asbestos and Lead. 

Asbestos and lead may be common in homes and when not distributed it is not hazardous, but when property damage like water losses happen it may have to be removed, and then it needs to be taken care of the correct way to keep everyone safe. SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help when disaster strikes. 

12 Days of Safety, Day 4, Tree Safety

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 4

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year; add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to make sure your tree has a stable platform.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 3, Fireplace Safety

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 3

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to keep trees away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 2, Plant Safety

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 2

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember to keep poisonous plants out of reach of children and pets.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

12 Days of Safety, Day 1, Candle Safety

12/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Day 1

We know that during the holidays there are lots of causes for stress and worry in a normal year, add on a global pandemic and it becomes too much. We want to help you take as much worry and stress away from you all year long, but especially this time of year. We at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are sharing 12 safety tips for your friends and family this year and every holiday season.

To keep your home and family as safe as possible remember never to use lighted candles near trees or boughs.

No matter what happens in your home from water damage from a broken pipe or a toilet overflow or a fire from faulty wiring or a kitchen fire, our teams are ready to respond. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 30

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my fur babies."  Tori Burns

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 29

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for this beautiful Pacific Northwest & the beauty of Oregon."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 28

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for YOU. Our community who has supported us for nearly 30 years. We are honored to help you in your time of need. 

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 27

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my health, my understanding & loving family & the staff that is dedicated during these epic times." Dennis Mesford

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 26

11/26/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for this beautiful city and state we call HOME."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 25

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my dog, Poppi & the Oregon Ducks."  Curt Appleberry

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 24

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for the fantastic sports teams in Portland"

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 23

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for the beautiful Oregon Coast. " Angie Linderman

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 22

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my boyfriend & most of all my faith & sobriety."  Kristin Krueger

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 21

11/21/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my family & my job."  Greg Gomez

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

Fire Damage in Portland Area Homes

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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When fire damage strikes a property after the safety of everyone is safe, the next thing to think and worry about is how to clean and restore the structure of your home. 

In fire damage restoration, there are many ways to loosen smoke residues. Blast cleaning is a heavy agitator that uses compressed air to blast sand, baking soda, CO2, dry ice, or even ground corn cobs against a solid surface like charred wood. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone are ready to respond to your property damage and are Here To Help you. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond when the time comes. If you or someone you know experiences fire or smoke damage, call us. 

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 20

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my life, my family & my job."  Nick Gomez

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 19

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for fishing in the PNW coast & rivers.  And peanut M&M's."  Chris Jackson

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 18

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for our first responders and local heroes." 

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 17

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my four kids.  They are wild, crazy, sweet & sour.  They get me through my toughest days & keep me smiling.  Every day with them is a blessing."  Sara Strong

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 16

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my kids."  Josh Debra

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 15

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful that we are able to help our community in their hour of need."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 14

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my family – It may be a bit of a circus at times but I would be lost without them."  Dannielle Keevy

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 13

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for the support of our community for the decades of work.

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 12

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my family & my health.  I am also thankful for my job."  Belen Cornado

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 11

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my family & my health.  I am also thankful for my job."  Belen Cornado

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 10

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for learning a new career & to be working with family."  Chase Mesford

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 9

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“We are thankful for the Chambers of Commerce & Professional Associations who support us."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 8

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for beaches & beautiful sunsets."  Carrie McCargar

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 7

11/7/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

“I am thankful for my family & my job."  Maria Morales

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have been proudly serving our community for nearly thirty years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 6

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"I am thankful for... There really is so much to be thankful for this year. But it’s always my kids! This year I am especially thankful for the addition to our family- our new daughter-in-law!"  Jennifer Lee

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

Water Damage Hazards in Portland Area Home

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage can strike any home and any building at any time. Damage can happen from things like broken pipes, appliance failure, storms, and even human error. No matter what the cause of loss is, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help. 

If you experience a major water loss or flooding, never turn on electrical appliances that have been exposed to water. repairs to electrical wiring must be performed by a pro. There can be several risks related to water damage, including trip and fall threats from wet surfaces. It is important to observe the area around you and identify potential risks. 

Our technicians are ready to respond to your property damage no matter the time of day or the day itself. 

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 5

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"I am thankful for our team of dedicated, committed, & empathetic professionals."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 4

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"I am thankful for God, my family, my job & for everything God has given me."  Luz Gomez

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 3

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"I am thankful for my beautiful family." Sean Sevier

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 2

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"I am thankful for the Pacific Northwest."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens of our community when property disaster strikes.

30 days of thankfulness, Day 1

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

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2020 has been anything but a normal year. If there was something that could go wrong, it pretty much has. But we know that even in the midst of a dark year, there is still always something to be thankful for. SERVPRO of Gresham, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, & SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne are participating in 30 days of thankfulness in hopes of sharing and spreading some gratitude and joy in our community.

"We are thankful for Nearly 30 years serving our community."

One of the things that we as a company are always thankful for is you our community and the trust you place in us to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have been proudly serving our community for nearly 30 years and are so grateful and thankful that we get to help lift some of the burdens off our community when property disaster strikes.

Freezing Rain Storms in Portland

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Tree with ice on branches Ice storms can hit Portland hard in the winter. If your property is affected call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne.

The Metro area does not get lots of storms where we are coated in snow requiring us to dig out, but we can certainly get our share of wind storms and even ice storms. Wind and ice storms may seem like a more mild threat but can also cause a lot of damage to residential and commercial properties, and also disruptions to your normal day. 

Ice storms can happen from freezing rains or a sudden drop in temperatures, causing rain and moisture to freeze. Ice build-up can cause limbs to break and fall on property or power lines causing a power outage or a potentially dangerous situation with downed power lines.  

If your home or property is affected due to wind or ice storms, SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is ready to respond. 

Heavy Rains In Portland, OR

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

heavy rains When heavy rains strike your Portland area home, call SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne.

We may not get a lot of snow or ice in the metro area but we can certainly get lots of rain and wind. They not seem like a big deal and compared to tornadoes and hurricanes, and we are very lucky. 

But heavy winds can cause roof damage or water intrusion from heavy rains causing damage around openings like doors and windows. SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is the local and trusted team that is ready to respond when damage strikes. Our team of trained and experienced professionals are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be ready when disaster strikes. If water damage strikes your home from storms, call the team with nearly 30 years of experience helping to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Pipe burst in Portland area office

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

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We know that many people and offices are still working remotely but that does not mean that offices and warehouses are not still suffering from water damage. Office buildings, highrises, and warehouses can all suffer from water damage, often caused by a leak in the floor above or an issue with the water suppression system in the building. 

When water damage occurs it not only causes damage to the physical building itself but also to the contents of the buildings, the computers, the desks, the hard drives, and the file cabinets. With our drying chamber and document restoration processes, important records and data and other valuable documents can be salvaged if damaged during a water loss. 

If your property is affected make sure to call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthrone to help you restore your property. 

Portland Area Home Cleaning

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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We know that after the recent smoke-filled weeks and staying home now more than ever before that our homes are likely showing more wear and tear. SERVPRO of North Portland /West Hawthorne offers in-depth thorough cleaning that suits your needs. But if you prefer to take care of it yourself due to financial reasons, or COVID worries we understand and have a great tip for you. 

SERVPRO of North Portland /West Hawthorne Pro Tip: 

Adjust the vacuum beater brush to the proper pile height to agitate just the tips of the carpet fibers and break up soils. 

If your home is affected by more then just dust and soot and needs a team of professionals, we are just a call away. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne Is Proud to be Portland Grown

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is lucky to call Portland home. We love this city and all the people that make up those beautiful place. We value our community and want to do our part in keeping this community healthy and strong. 

Last week Paul, one of our great SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne marketers participated with Solve Oregon to help keep this city of ours beautiful. We are lucky to call the Rose City home and we want to do our part to keep it green.

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is dedicated to serving our community when property damage strikes. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Water Damage Tips For Portland Properties

10/1/2020 (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. Install storm shutters ahead of time to protect vulnerable windows. If a storm is approaching, temporary plywood shutters will work in a pinch
  2. Take shelter in an interior, lower-level room away from windows, doors, and skylights during a severe storm.
  3. If you lose power, unplug electrical appliances to prevent potential damage from a power surge once electricity is restored.
  4. Bring valuable items upstairs to protect from flood damage.
  5. If you hear thunder, hold off on showering until the storm passes. Lightning can travel through metal pipes and shock on contact.

What to Do After a Flood in Portland

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

4 part system with tips for water damage What to Do After a Flood in Portland

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. 

Here are a few tips for what not to do after a flood:

  1. Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  2. Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  3. Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is here 24/7, 365 days a year. We are just a call away, we are Here To Help. 

What Not to Do After a Flood in Portland

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

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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. 

Here are a few tips for what not to do after a flood:

  1. Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  2. Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet
  3. Don’t leave wet fabrics up. Hang furs and leather goods.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne are here 24/7, 365 days a year. We are just a call away, we are Here To Help. 

Fire damage clean up in the Portland area.

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Three part step by step on how to clean Fire damage clean up in the Portland area.

We have had a lot more experience with fires this month than in many recent years. Many homes and properties have been affected by soot and smoke damage or odor from nearby fires. 

Fire damage can be costly, that's why we restore all property and contents that we can. Here is how we at SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne clean interior walls to be free from soot and smelly residue caused by fire.

Clean: Apply the cleaning solution to rag and work from bottom to top in 3-4-inch circles.

Rinse: Apply the rinsing solution to the rag and work from bottom to top.

Dry: Fold the towel in quarters. Dry the cleaned area. Rotate the towel as each side becomes damp.

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.

Response Time Is Important

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Fast response is the single most critical factor in restoring water-damaged materials. The longer wanter and moisture sit in your property means more time for materials to soak up water and break down material structure. 

Materials like sheetrock and installation act like a sponge and hold soak up water and bacteria. The longer that sheetrock, installation sits the less likely they are to be able to be dried in place. 

Carpet and Pad also act like a huge sponge and can take a long time to dry out. If you experience storm or flood damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne. 

We have crews of trained technicians who are on call 24/7, 365 to respond when damage strikes your property. 

Fire Damage In Portland

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician speaks with customer When fire damage strikes, there is only one team to trust.

As experts in fire damage restoration, we use the same thorough process for every job. The first step is locating all smoke residues by inspecting and testing to evaluate what cleaning services are needed for restoration. 

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Portland

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE cleaning Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Portland with SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne
For proactive and reactive viral pathogen cleaning, one product we rely on is SERVPROXIDE. The disinfectant is effective against a range of pathogens, EPA-registered, and is NSF Rated which means rinsing isn't required on food contact surfaces. 

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.

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 Franchise Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

Finding ALL the water in your Portland home

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Finding ALL of the water in your Portland area home after a water loss is critical for drying and safety.

Even sanitary water or clean water left standing can become contaminated within days. The longer the water is able to sit and get soaked into materials the greater the damage and the more extensive remediation and repairs.  

Check these places for water or moisture: 

  • Ceilings of rooms under the source
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Wet insulation
  • Duct systems
  • Crawl spaces
  • Basements 

We know that most people do not deal with property damage regularly as we do and the mitigation process can be incredibly overwhelming. That is why it is incredibly important to use a team you can trust, with nearly 30 years of experience in the mitigation industry. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in North Portland

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

graphic with backpack. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Our team has been working throughout Portland to help our community remain safe and healthy.

We know that going back to school this year will look different and may not be in person for some time. When it is time for school to move back to in-person or part-time in-person keep these tips in mind to be as safe as possible.

  • Wear face coverings, especially when physical distancing is difficult 
  • Don't share items that are difficult to clean or disinfect
  • Clearly understand school policies on sickness and when it's appropriate to return to school 
  • Bring your own means, if possible

SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne is available to clean schools, shops, offices, and commercial buildings, not just any clean. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Our team has been working throughout Portland to help our community remain safe and healthy, call today to schedule your cleaning. 

Fire Safety Tips

8/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety This Summer In Gresham Stay fire safe this summer with these tips from FEMA, but IF you happen to scorch your pavilion a little, we can help to restore it.

  • Only use your grill outside
  • Keel your grill at least three feet from siding, deck rails, and eves
  • Keep a three-foot safety zone to protect your kids and pets
  • Never leave fires unattended, including grills, fire pits, and patio torches 
  • Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire

If your property has suffered from property damage from smoke or fire SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne. We have teams of on-call professionals around the clock to respond when damage strikes. Call us at (503) 907-1161

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

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician cleaning in PPE Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Portland

During this strange time, we know that many people are worried about if the spaces they spend time is clean and safe. Our products are safe when used appropriately by a pro & according to label directions. PPE helps protect workers if there are suspected or known viral pathogens present.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses, and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

SERVPRO Clean you can trust

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech in PPE SERVPRO Clean is the only clean you can trust.

During this strange time, we know that many people are worried about if the spaces they spend time is clean and safe. Our products are safe when used appropriately by a pro & according to label directions. PPE helps protect workers if there are suspected or known viral pathogens present.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Hidden Water Damage In Portland

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Finding ALL of the water in your Gresham area home after a water loss is critical for drying and safety.

Even sanitary water or clean water left standing can become contaminated within days. The longer the water is able to sit and get soaked in to materials the greater the damage and the more extensive remediation and repairs.  

Check these places for water or moisture: 

  • Ceilings of rooms under the source
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Wet insulation
  • Duct systems
  • Crawl spaces
  • Basements 

We know that most people do not deal with property damage regularly like we do and the mitigation process can be incredibly overwhelming. That is why it is incredibly important to use a team you can trust, with nearly 30 years of experience in the mitigation industry. 

Fire Summer Safety In Portland

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety This Summer In GreshamStay fire safe this summer with these tips from FEMA, but IF you happen to scorch your pavilion a little, we can help to restore it.

  • Only use your grill outside
  • Keel your grill at least three feet from siding, deck rails, and eves
  • Keep a three foot safety zone to protect your kids and pets
  • Never leave fires unattended, including: grills, fire pits, and patio torches 
  • Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire

If your property has a suffers from property damage from smoke or fire SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne. We have teams of on call professionals around the clock to respond when damage strikes. Call us at (503) 665-7752

Fast response is the single most critical factor

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fast response is the single most critical factor in restoring water-damaged materials.The longer wanter and moisture sit in your property means more time for materials to soak up water and break down material structure. 

Materials like sheetrock and installation act like a sponge and hold soak up water and bacteria. The longer that sheetrock, installation sit the less likely they are to be able to be dried in place. 

Carpet and Pad also act like a huge sponge and can take a long time to dry out. If you experience storm or flood damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne. 

We have crews of trained technicians who are on call 24/7, 365 to respond when damage strikes your property. 

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.

No Loss To Large for SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

High rise with SERVPRO trailer in front of it No loss to large for SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, call us when disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne along with SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy we have been helping customers with property damage for nearly 30 years. We have experience with all types of losses and all sizes. Even if a pipe breaks in a high rise building downtown our crews are trained and equipped to help get you and respond quickly and efficiently.

We have years of experience working on commercial losses from fire due to an issue with electrical or a sprinkler break in a hotel because a guest tried to hang a shirt from a sprinkler head. We work alongside business owners and management to get your business up and running again so that you can serve your customers and keep the doors open. Our priority is you and your priorities. If your business should suffer a property disaster call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne at (503) 907-1161.

Fire Damage Is No Match For Our Experienced Crews

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire in comercial building When fire damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is ready 24/7, 365.

Property damage can happen to anyone anywhere. Fires can occur in both residential homes, commercial properties, and multi-unit dwellings like hotels, apartments, dorms, and condos. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has nearly 30 years of experience helping property owners and renters just like you when a disaster occurs. Whether it is smoke damage from an unattended candle or a grease fire from a cooking attempt gone wrong.

Our professional team of trained, skilled, and experienced fire technicians is prepared to respond to your fire or smoke damage. We are ready to inventory, pack out, restore, store, and pack back your contents once property restoration is complete. While your contents are being cleaned SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is working tirelessly to clean and restore your property including performing demolition of affected materials and completing repairs to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Extinguisher Clean Up In Portland

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher in the middle of the room When a fire happens even a small one that is contained with a fire extinguisher, there is a huge mess to be cleaned.

Fire extinguishers can save lives by putting out a fire before it spreads but they also make a huge mess. So even though the fire may have been stopped and no actual smoke or soot clean up is required there is still cleanup that will need to be done. The powder from fire extinguishers is incredibly fine and spreads, just as it is designed to do it spreads out and coats and covers everything. This is great as far as fire safety and putting out fires goes, but when it comes to clean up it makes it a bit of a challenge. SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has the skills and experience to clean up the nastiest of messes including that from a fire extinguisher.

Fire Damage Can Strike At Any Home In The Portland Area

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

home with a fire on the roof When a Fire Damage Strikes, We are Here To Help.

Homes can have issues from fire or smoke damage for various reasons. In the Holiday season home fires often occur from unattended candles and cooking accidents. In winter months they often occur due to fireplaces and wood stoves or from space heaters. In the spring and summer months, fires often occur from issues related to barbecues and grills.

Fires from barbecues and grills typically cause the most damage to the outside of a home or building but damage can also occur inside due to fire or smoke but also from water damage from fire fighting efforts.

If fire or smoke damage takes their toll on your home or building make sure to call the team with nearly 30 years of experience helping customers to make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage In The Portland Area

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

storm clouds When the rain comes, and the storm's roar, damage can quickly follow.

Summer rainstorms can come on almost from nowhere and be over almost as quickly as they appeared. But the damage and mess they can make can last long after the clouds have cleared and the sky has become blue again. Along with the sky opening up and dumping rain down heavy and fast causing possible damage to homes from roof leaks or flooding, it also causes general messes around the house.

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has trained and experienced technicians who can help to clean any messes in your home or office from mud being tracked across the carpet to flooding in your crawlspace causing back up into your home. SERVPRO of Gresham is ready 24/7, 365 to help you when disasters from fire, flood, or even mud strike your home or office.

Summer Storm Causes Damage In The Portland Area

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

crew of large loss SERVPRO technicians When storm damage happens SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here 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 call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne at (503) 907-1161

Wind Damage In The Portland Area

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

broken tree Wind damage can cause property damage to both commercial and residential buildings.

Wind storms can rip through the Portland area, wind gusts can be much stronger and persistent than other parts of the city. In addition to the occasional power outage wind storms can also cause damage to the property both residential and commercial. It is not uncommon for wind storms to cause damage to roofs by taking off roof shingles or causing trees or limbs and branches to come down on roofs. Not only then is there damage to the structure but most times water from rain or a broken pipe or both cause secondary water damage to the home. Knowing where to start can be the hardest decision when it comes to your Sandy area home, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne have been working to restore property since 1992 and have the skills and know-how to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Appliance Breaks in Your Portland Area Home

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

toilet with leak When water damage strikes and causes damage, call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne.

When people think of damage in their home or office from flooding they often think of crazy heavy rains and flash floods. But flooding and water damage can occur with just an appliance break or a toilet overflow. As water runs and spreads around the property water is seeping in and soaking up into materials like sheetrock and insulation causing them to break down. Materials like sheetrock and insulation do not hold up well to water, especially for sustained periods of time. Our SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne team of skilled professionals will work to preform flood cuts of affected insulation and sheetrock from the floor up to four feet as needed, helping to make the repairs that much more smooth to patch in new installation and sheetrock.

Water Damage In the Portland Area

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

servpro equipment on racks When property damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

Are you a, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” type of person?

Are you the "Take charge" kind of person and nothing can get you down?

That must mean you’re just the type to tackle the hard problems without a second thought. That is a great trait to have! When it comes to water damage though, you don’t want to cut corners or try and solve it alone. Whether it is a pipe bursting, a storm bringing in flooding, or a leaky roof causing your ceiling to collapse, you can count on SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to be standing by and ready to help. We understand that every situation is unique, so we have taken the liberty to remain flexible and to prepare ourselves in as many scenarios as possible so that we can give your structure the attention only a professional, up-to-date restoration company can give. Here’s the thing: we know cleanup and restoration, and we have the tools and trained technicians to implement that know-how. When these types of things confront you and you’re in over your head, don’t feel bad and don’t lose hope. At SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, we’ve got your back.

Water Damage in Portland Area Homes

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

servpro technicians loading equipment into a van Portland-area homes suffering water damage should know who to call when disaster strikes.

Water damage can happen in any home anywhere. Common types of water damage are from appliance breaks, pipe leaks and human error. 

When people often think of a water damage or fire they normally think of rushing rivers, crazy rainstorms but most happen from other causes. 

When appliances break the leaks that cause water damage may have been happening for a while without being noticed meaning that materials are we and damaged. Pipe breaks can happen for many different reasons some being DIY home projects gone wrong, when pipes break lots of damage can be done very quickly because lots of water can pour out of the pipe in a short amount of time. 

Human error makes a large percentage of the cause of water damages from bad installation luckily for you SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is ready 24/7, 365 to help no matter the cause.   

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Provide Your Business

6/8/2020 (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 worry 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 with SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

6/2/2020 (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 are 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.

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

6/1/2020 (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 begins to enter into phased openings it is important to stay safe through regular cleanings that promise you it will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthrone 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 of North Portland / West Hawthrone.

We are available 24/7 to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

April Showers bring May Flowers in North Portland

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

field of tulips SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

We know that April showers bring May flowers but they also cause water damage to your residential or commercial property. Heavy rains can cause damage to roofs, flooding through foundations or low entry points like under garage doors or doors. 

It's important to know where the possible issue areas of your home area and how to stop or slow down the flow of water. Once the water has been stopped its important to call SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne  to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Our teams of trained, professional and experienced technicians are ready to help you when disaster strikes 24/7, 365.  Call us at 503-907-1161 when disaster strikes and let us restore your residential or commercial property.

Fire Damage in North Portland

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

home on fire SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is ready 24/7, when disaster strikes.

Homes can have issues from fire or smoke damage for various reasons. In the Holiday season home fires often occur from unattended candles and cooking accidents. In winter months they often occur due to fireplaces and wood stoves or from space heaters. In the spring and summer months fires often occur from issues related to barbecues and grills.

Fires from barbecues and grills typically cause the most damage to the outside of a home or building but damage can also occur inside due from fire or smoke but also from water damage from fire fighting efforts.

If fire or smoke damage take their toll on your home or building make sure to call the team with nearly 30 years of experience helping customers to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When is it best too DIY or trust the professionals.

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

When a property damage occurs in your residential or commercial building it may seem smart and simple enough to mitigate the damage yourselves. Perhaps you have people who are good cleaners and hard workers who can roll up their sleeves and do their best to clean. But when a property damage occurs you need the skills, tools, and experience of the professionals at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne. Our team of professional, skilled and experienced restoration technicians are ready twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We have teams of on-call technicians standing by to answer your call so that even if your property damage happens at 4 am on a Wednesday morning we are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Damage in West Hawthorne

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

rain clouds SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help when disaster strikes.

When things like heavy rain and strong winds rip through the gorge area the, the damage can be great. We know that when storm damage happens it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what to do. That is where SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne comes in to help. We have trained, experienced and knowledgeable technicians who are ready twenty four hours a day, even days a week to respond to your emergency.  So even if wind gusts come in and cause damage on a holiday weekend we are able to spring into action and help you restore your property.

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne  have been a leader in the restoration industry for nearly 30 years in our community. We are Here To Help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Property Damage in North Portland

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Warehouse with racks full of boxes SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is Here To Help when commercial property damage happens.

Property damage comes in all different shapes and sizes and so its important to make sure that your commercial property and your team are prepared for any disaster like fire or water damage. SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne   has nearly 30 years of experience helping property owners like you when damage strikes. In addition to having teams on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week we also ensure that we will be onsite to your property damage within four hours.

We are Here To Help you when disaster strikes but we also want to help you avoid potential damages and disasters. We offer a free Emergency Ready Plan; a toolkit that helps to put all your important information in to quickly access if needed.

Your North Portland Community Team

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

sunset sky over Portland, Oregon SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is your community team that knows how to make it "Like it never even happened."

Property damage can happen because of many reasons, from water damage due to a broken pipe or appliance failure. Or from fire damage caused by an unattended candle or an electrical issue. SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne has the experience, equipment and expertise to make any property damage, big or small, "Like it never even happened." 

Our crews are able to help you with much more then just water ad fire damage, we can also help with:

  • Sewage Cleanup 
  • BioHazard Cleanup
  • Soot and Smoke Cleanup 
  • Grafitti Cleanup 

If your commercial property or home have suffered from property damage, we are the team who is here to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We are ready 24/7, 365 to respond, call us at 503-907-1161. 

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone Are The Cleaning Experts

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

Kitchen/Food Areas
Bathrooms
Schools/Classrooms
Offices
Retail Spaces
Water Fountains
Shelving/Racks
Sales Counters
Carpets and Rugs
Stair Handrails
Elevator Cars
Playground Equipment
Fitness Equipment
Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone at 503-907-1161.

Deep Cleaning For Illness Prevention

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone has the skills, experience and knowledge to help you when disaster strikes. We know that disasters can come in many different shapes and sizes. One disaster we often don't think enough about is cleaning up after a virus our infection outbreak. Our technicians are trained in the proper use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) help to control the spread of disease and potential for disaster. 

Our crews at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthrone  are ready twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to respond when you need us. We have on call technicians who are ready around the clock to respond when disaster strikes. Our team of trained professionals are ready to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Your Hawthrone Community Team

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Property damage can happen because of many reasons, from water damage due to a broken pipe or an appliance failure. Damage can happen from fire damage caused by an unattended candle or an electrical issue. SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne has the experience, equipment and expertise to make any property damage, big or small, "Like it never even happened." 

Our crews are able to help you with much more then just water ad fire damage, we can also help with:

  • Sewage Cleanup 
  • BioHazard Cleanup
  • Soot and Smoke Cleanup 
  • Grafitti Cleanup 

If your commercial property or home have suffered from property damage, we are the team who is here to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We are ready 24/7, 365 to respond. 

No Damage Is To Big For Our Team At SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne is able to help you clean and restore your property after damage and disaster. Our team of skilled technicians has the experience and knowledge to help you restore your residential or commercial property after water damage, fire damage, sewage damage, a biohazard, graffiti and even more. No matter what the damage is, we are ready to help you get to work cleaning, drying, restoring and rebuilding after the damage. We have nearly 30 years of experience helping customers making it “Like it never even happened.” No matter the type of damage done, we are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help. We have crews of on-call technicians to respond even if it is 2 am on a Sunday morning. If property damage strikes you, know who to call.

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