Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Preparing YouR Portland Area Home For StormDamage

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

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

In the event of storms with heavy winds

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

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

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

Evacuation Plan From Your Portland Area Property

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Insurance Protection For Storm Damage In Your Portland Property

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Emergency Kit For Your Portland Area Home

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

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No matter the cause of the storm damage, it is always important to have a trusted and local property restoration team you can call on. 

Day 2 of Storm Prep week is all about having an emergency kit with all the essentials and with you where you need it. 

It is important to have an emergency kit located

  • In your car
  • At work 
  • At home

What to include in your emergency kit

  • Water
  • Nonperishable food 
  • A blanket 
  • A first aid kit

Check here to see the full list

When storm damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne has crews who are on call 24 hours a day to get to work. We know that there is no time to waste before getting a crew out to begin the mitigation and restoration. 

Storm Preparedness In Portland

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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This week is Hurricane Prep Week and even though we do not get hurricanes on the West Coast there is always something we can learn. 

All this week we at SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne will be bringing you tips each day to help you be prepared for storms. 

Make A Plan 

Step one is to create an emergency plan for you and your family. Make sure that your plan includes 

  • An emergency meeting place in your home 
  • An emergency meeting place in your neighborhood
  • An emergency meeting place outside of your neighborhood. 

You can learn more and put together a whole plan by using the help from this site

If storm damage causes property damage to your Portland area residential or commercial property, trust SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

North Portland Storm Damage

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

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We all know the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers." Luckily we up here in the great Pacific Northwest get a lot of the shower part of the quote. In addition to all the rain helping to keep our beautiful area green and the beautiful May flowers, it can also take a toll on our residential and commercial properties. 

If rain and April, showers take their toll on your Oregon City commercial property such as a warehouse, store, cafe, office, or other property. Our teams and technicians have the skills, experience, and knowledge to help restore any property to preloss condition and help to make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

If your property has suffered from storm damage, call and trust SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne to restore your property. 

Portland Area Homes Damaged By Historic Winter Storm

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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This Presidents day weekend we had one of the worst ice and wind storms we have seen for years. Thousands were without power for close to a week from many fallen trees due to heavy ice on branches and strong winds. 

Not only did all that damage cause a huge inconvenience for so many in the area but it also created a lot of property damage with limbs and trees falling on homes and businesses. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne was working long hours to help all of our customers in need. We had several customers who had treed or branches land on their residential and commercial properties that broke pipes or let in snow and ice. In addition to damage from heavy winds, many experienced frozen pipes due to sustained freezing temperatures. 

SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne was happy to help so many of our customers in their time of need and to help them make it "Like it never even happened." 

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." 

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.” 

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." 

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. 

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.

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

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)

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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.”

Storm Damage in West Hawthorne

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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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.”