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Commercial Building Mold Damage - Salem, Oregon

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Mold Damage - Salem, Oregon Commercial Mold Cleaning in Salem Oregon

Commercial buildings suffer from water and mold damage over time just like residential structures. 

The clean up process is the same. In Salem, Oregon a commercial property experienced mold damaged due to water leak on the west facing wall.

Here's what to know if you suspect mold damage.

1) Identify the cause and location of water infiltration to determine appropriate steps to stop the water from getting in.

2) If you rent the space, contact the landlord. If you own the space, contact the appropriate company to stop the leak then call SERVPRO of Salem West.

Once the leak is fixed. Your friendly SERVPRO technician will perform a full inspection and provide you with a scope of services to remedy the situation. 

Our team is experienced in mold remediation and cleaning. We use industry best practices and protocols to ensure a complete and thorough cleaning job.

You can call us 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at (503) 393-9999

Large Scale Mold Cleanup - Salem Oregon

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Scale Mold Cleanup - Salem Oregon Commercial Mold Cleanup - Salem Oregon

What do you do when a large building has mold damage?

The first step is to notify your team members of what the current situation isand then you call for expert help and consultation.

By calling the experts for cleaning and remediation of mold damage, you give yourself the opportunity to learn the extent of the damage and to plan next steps.

The building owner of this large Salem, Oregon structure called in SERVPRO of Salem West for expert advice, planning and remediation services. 

With the help of our team and open dialogue we were able to devise a plan to clean and remove visible signs of mold growth from the affected areas.

For all of your fire, water and mold cleaning needs call the experts at SERVPRO of Salem West (503) 393-9999

Water Loss at Large Salem, Oregon Business

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss at Large Salem, Oregon Business Drying equipment at Salem, Oregon business

Any sort of water or fire loss can adversely affect your business continuity. How quickly can you get back to business after a loss like that?

Planning ahead and creating an emergency plan will increase the odds of keeping the doors open. The following are some measures to consider in developing an emergency plan:

  • Develop a business continuity plan by determining what is critical to survive and recover. What staff, materials and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business running.
  • Understand your insurance coverage. Have a discussion with your insurance agent about coverages, loss of wages. When, not if, a loss occurs you don’t want any surprises and your agent really does want to make sure you’re covered the way you want.
  • Prepare an emergency plan, document it and train your staff.
  • Secure your facility and equipment. Know where the exits are, where fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and detectors are located. Does your facility have an AED? Who has been trained to operate it?
  • Who are your preferred vendors? Do you have a plumber or electrician you prefer to work with? Have you shared that with your staff?

SERVPRO of Salem West received a call from this Salem, Oregon business. Because they had an emergency plan, they knew exactly who to call when they discovered a sewer pipe had been leaking into the crawl space.

To work with a SERVPRO of Salem West consultant on your emergency plan, call us at (503) 393-9999.

Fire Affects Salem, Oregon Business

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Affects Salem, Oregon Business Fire in this Salem, Oregon business burned pool tables, computers, even this chair

Vandals broke into this Salem, Oregon business, setting fires on top of the pool table, on the counter and vandalizing throughout the building as well late one evening.

The distraught owner called in SERVPRO of Salem West to assess the damage and see how quickly the clean up and repairs could be done. They wanted to be back in business as soon as possible.

A few of our technicians worked with the owner and manager to sort through items to determine if items could be salvaged or had to be put in the trash. There was damage to a couple of laptops.  We have electronic repair and cleaning for smoke and fire damage but in this instance, the damage was too great.  We had another crew working on mitigation, demolition and repairs. Although we were called in to help at a time when arson and vandalism had occurred, a great working relationship was built with the owner.  We were pleased to announce to him we were done with the work in just a few days so he could open the doors to customers.  His employees were back to work and business was booming once again. 

If you have a late night loss at your place of business, call the pros at SERVPRO of Salem West. We can be reached anytime at (503) 393-9999.  We’re always here to help!

Candle Causes Fire in Salem, Oregon Home

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Candle Causes Fire in Salem, Oregon Home Proper cleaning of soot and smoke at Salem, Oregon home

This Salem, Oregon home owner suffered from smoke damage. A lit candle was too close to a curtain which started a home fire.  The room where the fire occurred had heavy soot and smoke.  Because smoke drifts through the air, there was smoke and soot at a lesser degree throughout the entire home.

The odor and soot should be removed and treated as soon as possible. These homeowners called SERVPRO of Salem West, knowing our experience and knowledge would provide the best possible result restoring their home and making it look “Like it never even happened.”

The process of taking care smoke odor is methodical and detailed. First, we treat the walls, floors and ceiling that have been damaged by the smoke with a special spray. The spray limits the amount of smoke molecules that get in the air. It contains penetrants and emulsifiers to slow down or stop the odor evaporation process. If the odor can’t get through, the smell won’t get through either.

Secondly, after the fire there are smoke odors in the air. Our technicians will spray a product to counteract those smells.  The last step in the smoke odor treatment is thermal fogging.  The product used will react with the odor-causing residues and eliminate the odor rather than just mask them.

SERVPRO of Salem West is available 24/7 and can be reached at (503) 393-9999.

2018 Continuing Education Class Registration NOW Open!

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Community 2018 Continuing Education Class Registration NOW Open! Salem, Oregon CE registration form

The SERVPRO of Salem West, CE schedule is jammed packed with classes for 2018.

There are two CE class every month for the year with a three credit hour Ethics Class followed-up by a two credit hour second class. Click the link to register for class.


Commercial Fire & Water Cleanup in Salem, Oregon.

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire & Water Cleanup in Salem, Oregon. Salem, Oregon Fire & Water Cleanup.

Sometimes fires are accidents and sometimes they’re started purposely. Unfortunately, for this bar in Salem, Oregon the fire was set on purpose. Along with having some fire damage, there was also some water damage from the sprinklers that had been set off.  

No matter the situation SERVPRO stands today to help out whenever there’s a disaster. We have a great staff round-the-clock to get things back to normal any time of day. Our staff is well trained and ready to get the doors back open to your business as soon as possible.

Here at SERVPRO we take pride in our work, we work hard so you don’t have to, making it look “Like it never even happened.”  Our team is productive, skilled, informative, kind, and very courteous.

Make SERVPRO of Salem West your first choice for all your cleanup & restoration needs. Please call us 24/7/365 at (503) 393-9999 to schedule an inspection or cleanup.  

Volunteering For The Salvation Army in Salem, Oregon.

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Community Volunteering For The Salvation Army in Salem, Oregon. SERVPRO of Salem West ringing the bell at The Salem Center in Salem, Oregon.

If a bell rings, and no one is around to hear it, does the Salvation Army still help people?

The answer is YES!! The Salvation Army raises money to help those in need, especially during times like these when it’s too cold to be outside.

The Salvation Army helps homeless individuals with a place to stay, food, warm showers, and the means to get back on their feet and start a new chapter. 

SERVPRO is proud to have had the opportunity to volunteer and ring the bell this year. 

Did you know?

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign in Salem is made possible through the help of over 400 VOLUNTEERS EVERY YEAR!

You too can make a difference in our community. Volunteer today and register to ring today! Click Here

You can also help out in other ways too. Contact The Salvation Army today!

Email or call (503) 798-4783 or click here to sign up!

Major Fire Damage in Salem, Oregon

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Major Fire Damage in Salem, Oregon House fire in Salem, Oregon.

Sometimes fires can be caught early when they are small and easy to put out, other times they happen when you’re not home or get to out of hand to put out yourself before it destroys most of your home.

In such a devastating time like this, you can look on the bright side of things and know your friendly, reliable team at SERVPRO of Salem West is here to help and is going to turn things around.

Not only are we going to make the damages look “Like it never even happened.” but we are also going to keep you feeling confident and comfortable throughout the whole process, with updates, new findings and the steps we take along the way to get the job done right the first time.  

Life can hits us with unexpected and/or unwanted problems, issues and complications, but in the end there is always something to smile about.

Get a quote and lots of smiles 24/7/365 with SERVPRO by calling (503) 393-9999.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning.

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Carpet Cleaning. Salem, Oregon.

Routine Carpet Maintenance and Carpet Cleaning Frequency

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils in both commercial and residential settings. This is why all carpet manufacturers agree that the following actions will help extend the life span of a carpet:

  • Regular vacuuming. (79% of soils are removed by vacuuming!)
  • Spot removal.
  • Pilating the carpet to stop it from matting.
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns.
  • Using walk-off mats to lower the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet.
  • Periodically deep cleaning the carpet.

The number of times a carpet should be vacuumed and cleaned depends on the level of foot traffic and any other conditions that bring soils into the environment.

SERVPRO of Salem West offers carpet cleaning in your home or business with the best skill, techniques, and customer service. Let SERVPRO get it done the right way. Call for a quote (503) 393-9999.