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What to Do After a Flood in Portland

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. 

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What Not to Do After a Flood in Portland

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. 

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Fire damage cleanup 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.

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If fire or soot damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here To Help.

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Storm damage in the east side is no match for SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne.

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. 

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Water Damage in Portland Area Condos

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.

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

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.

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Upholstery Cleaning in Portland

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.  

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Water Damage in Portland From a Toilet Leak

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
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Experts in Fire Damage in Portland

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.

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Staying Safe 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.

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Keeping students and teachers safe in Portland

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
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When water damage strikes, call SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthorne

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.

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Water Damage In the Portland Area

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.

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Trees fall on Portland are home from wind storm

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.

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When Fire Strikes, Call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

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. 

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Wind damage in Portland, OR

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.

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Fire Damage from BBQs & Grills In Portland

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. 

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SERVPRO of North Portland/West Hawthorne Has The Team and the Skills

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.

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SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Your Tristed Clean Team

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.

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Stay Safe, Have Fun

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 practice caution and stay safe.  

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When Property Damage Strikes Your Business, Know Who To Call

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. 

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned In Portland

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.

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Water Damage in Portland Area Home

When appliances break the leaks that cause water damage may have been happening for a while without being noticed meaning that materials are wet 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. 

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SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is the team to trust.

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.

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Flooding And Appliance Breaks in Portland

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.

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SERVPRO Clean, provides you peace of mind

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. 

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

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.

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Storm Damage TO Property In The Portland Area

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.”

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Summer Storms Cause Large Losses In Portland

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.

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Storm Damage In The Portland Area

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.

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Fire Damage Can Strike Any Home or Property In The Portland Area

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.

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When A Fire Damage Strikes, We Are The Team TO Trust.

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.

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When Fire Damage Strikes, Call SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne

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.

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SERVPRO of North Portland/ West Hawthrone guarantees SERVPRO clean

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. 

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SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, Large Loss Team

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.

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SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Ready To Respond When You Have A Property Loss

When you have a property damage from things like a fire from 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.

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Your North Portland Area Team

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." 

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Commercial Property Damage in North Portland

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.

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Storm Damage in West Hawthorne

That is where SERVPRO of 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.

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When is it best too DIY or trust the professionals.

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.”

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Fire Damage in North Portland

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.”

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April Showers, Bring May Flowers

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.