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Mold, Mold, Mold!

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold, Mold, Mold! Mold growth in a Salem, Oregon home.

Mold can happen to anyone at anytime, in their home or business. Mold can be in places you never go, like in your attic or even in places you go often, like your bathroom. 

It’s best to get things checked out after being saturated, wet or exposed to moister to look for mold growth. Mold is almost always a problem before it is even discovered and can start to grow after 24 to 48 hours.

SERVPRO of Salem West is here 24/7/365 to inspect, clean, treat, and remove mold. SERVPRO also handles water damage the right way, the first time, to make sure everything gets properly dried and treated to prevent mold.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, or have any kind of water damage, it can lead to having mold so call (503) 393-9999 and let the pros at SERVPRO take a look and make sure the problem gets taken care of right “Like it never even happened”.

Cooking Related Fires.

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

  • U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 166,100 home cooking-related fires between 2010-2014 resulting in 480 civilian deaths, 5,540 civilian injuries and $1.1 billion in direct damage.
  • Two of every five (43%) home fires started in the kitchen.
  • Unattended cooking was a factor in one-third of reported home cooking fires.
  • Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking materials.
  • Ranges accounted for three of every five (62%) home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 13%.
  • Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of home cooking fires, but these incidents accounted for 18% of the cooking fire deaths.
  • More than half of people injured in home fires involving cooking equipment were hurt while attempting to fight the fire themselves.
  • Frying is the leading activity associated with cooking fires.

Information provided by NFPA. 

When fire strikes call SERVPRO of Salem West at (503) 393-9999.

CE & BBQ for NW Insurance.

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Community CE & BBQ for NW Insurance. Thank you card from NW Insurance.

SERVPRO offers Continuing Education classes for insurance agents. Sometimes we even toss in a BBQ! 

NW Insurance was very thankful for our generosity.

If you're in need of some CE hours call SERVPRO of Salem West at (503)393-9999 to schedule. 

Ice Dam in Bend, Oregon

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ice Dam in Bend, Oregon Bend, Oregon

During winter season there are things homeowners need to do in order to protect their homes from potential damages. 

In this picture of the snow storm that happened in February of 2017, shows what happens when you don't clean out your gutters.

Under all that snow is ice. The heat from your home rises causing the ice to melt. When the ice melts you have trapped water. Where does that water go? You guessed it; it seeps into your roof causing water damage in your ceiling and walls. 

This kind of damage is costly and if it isn't taken care of in a timely manner you run into more potential damages such as mold growth in as little as 48 hours. 

Taking a little time out of your day to clean those gutters can prevent ice dams and save you money. 

SERVPRO of Salem West is 24/7/365. Call at any time for an estimate for all your storm emergencies. (503) 393-9999.  

Snow Storm Clean up

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Snow Storm Clean up Bend, Oregon

SERVPRO of Salem West technicians maintain certifications from the IICRC this allows our team to handle weather related damages to residential and commercial properties.

A snow storm in Bend, Oregon caused property damages and our team was dispatched to the area.

Here is an example of the certifications our team members have;

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively. 

  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

Technicians with AMRT certification learn safety practices and mold/ sewage remediation techniques. 

Let our trained and qualified employees take the stress and worry away from storm damages by keeping you up to date with the process, with our fast and efficient work to get your home or business back in order, and with our courteous and polite employees.

SERVPRO of Salem West is "Faster to Any Size Disaster". Call (503) 393-9999 for an inspection.    

For more training and certification requirements check out our website.

http://www.SERVPROsalemwest.com/restoration-training-certifications

Damages Caused from Snow Storm.

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damages Caused from Snow Storm. Bend, Oregon

Snow storms can cause multiple damages to your home or business, most of which cause water damage. 

Water damage is stressful enough, letting it go more than 48 hours can cause mold to start growing. 

A small amount of water damage is easier dealt with for you and your wallet.

SERVPRO employees have the tools and resources to find the signs and cause of water damage.

This older style home in Bend, Oregon was affected by water damage from melted snow. 

SERVPRO of Salem West was called out to fix the damages before they got worse. 

With winter comes heavy rainfall and snow make sure you take the necessary steps to protecting your property like cleaning out your gutters, protect your pipes, and make sure your windows and doors are sealed. 

In any home disaster situation, fire, water, mold, or storm call (503) 393-9999 for 24/7/365 inspections and estimates. 

Storm Drains

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Drains Turner, Oregon

Storm drains serve a great purpose.

Storm drains create escapes for water run offs. This helps and reduces residential and commercial properties from flooding.

The City of Salem writes,

"During the most recent event in January 2012, some areas of south Salem received over nine inches of rain within a five-day period. Heavy rainfall combined with melting snow caused substantial flooding in the Battle Creek, Mill Creek, Pringle Creek, and Croisan Creek basins. Approximately 300 people were evacuated from their homes, and 64 city streets were closed due to high water".

Imagine, how much more water would collect with out storm drains. 

SERVPRO of Salem West is "Faster to Any Size Disaster" 24/7/365. Call (503) 393-9999 for you flood damage needs. 

Salem Flood Map

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Salem Flood Map Salem, Oregon

Are you in the Salem, Oregon floodplain?

For current and soon to be homeowners, it's important to know if you are in a flood zone and if your home is at risk of damaging flood waters. 

Flood maps show us where flood risk zones are and their boundaries.

In case of a flood it's important to move your electronics up high, shut off all power in your home and have an emergency escape plan with exit routes.

SERVPRO has top of the line equipment and trained employees who have the necessary skills to repair your home, business, and belongings making things look "Like it never even happened."

The best part about SERVPRO is we are 24/7/365 because we know disasters don't wait for normal business hours.   

For a flood estimate or water damage inspection call SERVPRO of Salem West at (503) 393-9999.

For more information on the City of Salem floodplain click Here

Commercial Water Damage

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage Mt. Angel, Oregon

A commercial property in Mt. Angel, Oregon called SERVPRO of Salem West to repair some water damage they had found. In the process we uncovered asbestos in the work area.

In any commercial business that has just experienced some kind of damage, it can cause the business to close their doors temporarily.  

Our main focus at SERVPRO is to get those doors back open and business flowing as soon as possible.

Water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads and gets absorbed into floors, walls, product, and more.

Restoring damage quickly and properly not only saves your business money, it also makes you money.  

SERVPRO of Salem West is “Faster to Any Size Disaster” 24/7/365 so we can help prevent further damage from occurring. For an inspection, call (503) 393-9999.

Flood Waters After Math.

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

This is the after math of a flood that took place in Minot, North Dakota. 

Here at SERVPRO we specialize in water damage, clean up and repair. We get things back to normal looking "like it never even happened".

We have the equipment to clean out any water left behind and to get everything dried out. 

In a situation like this we pack up all the customers contents, bring them back to our warehouse where trained employees, and top line equipment dry out and clean your belongings. Once your home is repaired and back to normal we bring those contents back.

You know you're in good hands with our highly trained professionals working around the clock 24/7/365 to service any disaster.

SERVPRO of Salem West offers no-cost Emergency Ready Profiles which is part of a disaster preparedness plan. Call today at (503) 393-9999.