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Continuing Education Credits - Insurance Agents

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Continuing Education Credits - Insurance Agents 2019 CE Class Schedule

Attention Insurance Agents:

Here we are at the start of a new year, are you in need of grabbing credits for license renewal? If so, SERVPRO® of Salem West has solidified the 2019 Continuing Education Class Schedule. Each month we off Ethics for 3 Credits as well as various 2 Credit classes.

Each class is uniquely designed to aide insurance agents in understanding what SERVPRO® has to offer as a water and fire restoration company. Come join us for free classes with lively discussions and enjoy some snacks.

If you have questions or concerns regarding CE information or general/emergency assistance call (503) 393-9999. We offer emergency services 24/7/365.

Vandalism - Woodburn, OR

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Vandalism - Woodburn, OR Vandalism before the clean-up.

SERVPRO® of Salem West was called to a commercial building on Saturday, December 15th for an emergency call to clean-up fire extinguisher powder. Our team was quick to respond and continued to work diligently from wiping down and removing the powder residue from all contents in this building, upstairs and downstairs. From vandalism to specialty cleaning services SERVPRO® is your local company to contact.

For fire, water, mold and specialty cleaning contact us at (503) 393-9999. Day or night, holiday or not we are here to help our customers. Our highly trained and professional technicians are at the ready and waiting.

Advanced Equipment to Restore Your Salem, OR Property

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Advanced Equipment to Restore Your Salem, OR Property Some of our equipment.

SERVPRO® of Salem West uses advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment to turn your loss around.

We have specialized equipment designated per category of loss. Our warehouse holds enough equipment to maintain and restore a hotel with a 45-room water loss. Not only does our warehouse contain equipment for large water losses, it also houses the various cleaning products produced by and are SERVPRO® certified. Additionally, we have various materials such as dry sponges used to remove smoke reside after your property has suffered a fire.

There are a multitude of equipment used to restore your property to like new condition that your typical cleansers and cleaning materials can not handle.

SERVPRO® of Salem West is available 24/7/365 to serve our customers. We are a highly trained water, fire, mold and biohazard restoration company with many services not typically covered by other restoration companies.

Call us today for your cleaning and restoration needs (503) 393-9999.

Cleanliness is Key - Keizer, OR Properties

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Cleanliness is Key - Keizer, OR Properties Example of our cleaning products.

As your local restoration company, SERVPRO® of Salem West carries a variety of professional cleaning products. We NEVER use the same cleaners that you can purchase at a store. SERVPRO® has specific product formulas that are designed exclusively for our franchises.

Our core products are used to decontaminate, deodorize, clean leather & wood, general cleaning and so much more. Each of our products are labeled and specify proper cleaning use. As our customers, for your knowledge and comfort our technicians carry the Safety Data Sheets per product.

Thorough cleaning is maintained through each job because we think of your property as our own.

SERVPRO® of Salem West is available 24/7/365 to serve our customers. We are a highly trained water, fire, mold and biohazard restoration company with many services not typically covered by other restoration companies.

Call us today for your cleaning and restoration needs (503) 393-9999.

Canned Food Drive - Salem, OR

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Community Canned Food Drive - Salem, OR SERVPRO of Salem West partnering with Marion-Polk Food Share

SERVPRO of Salem West is taking part in an In-House canned food drive. We are partnering with the Marion-Polk Food Share.

Did you know:

  • 1 in 8 Oregon neighbors are food-insecure
    • Marion-Polk Food Share serves 40,000 neighbors, every month
    • 1 in 5 Oregon children are food-insecure
    • Marion-Polk Food Share serves 14,000 children, every month
  • Senior food-insecurity is increasing
    • Marion-Polk Food Share greets and feed over 400 home-bound seniors, every day, through Salem-Keizer Meals on Wheels

You can ready more regarding the Marion-Polk Food Share here for more information.

Keep your eyes open for new updates including videos from our team and pictures. We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Marion-Polk Food Share this year.

Water Heater Line Sprung a Leak – Salem, Oregon

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Line Sprung a Leak – Salem, Oregon Water damage from a leaking water line.

SERVPRO® of Salem West was called out to a home in Salem, OR due to a water line to the water heater springing a leak.

The homeowner noticed water collecting around the water heater but did not realize the intensity until water was leaking into the basement. The homeowner jumped into action by trying to dry the floor with fans, then called SERVPRO® of Salem West to inspect the damage and begin the mitigation process. Our crew was onsite within a few hours with water extraction equipment at the ready.

The damage extended from the floor surrounding the water heater and through the ceiling above the basement. The homeowner knew the damage was extensive and was reassured that all would be taken care of.

SERVPRO® of Salem West brought out the infrared camera to spot the exact areas of the water damage. With the use of this tool, our team was able to efficiently dry the areas of water damage. Once dry, the process of replacing the materials began.

Our company never leaves the homeowner in a jam with an unfinished project.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate event of a water loss, no matter the size, make sure to call SERVPRO® of Salem West (503) 393-9999. We will return your property back to preloss condition quickly.

Water Damage Timeline – Salem, Oregon

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Timeline – Salem, Oregon Drying equipment

One of the services that SERVPRO® of Salem West offers is water damage and mold mitigation. When an unfortunate and sudden water loss occurs, time is very much of the essence. Here is a general timeline for a water loss.

In Minutes

  • Water rapidly spreads and penetrateseven the smallest of spaces, saturating everything in its way.
  • Water is absorbed into porous materials including drywall, flooring, sheetrock, upholstery, and personal contents.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed causing permanent discoloration on flooring.
  • Paper belongings including photographs, books, and hard copy records become saturated, causing them to expand and become distorted.

1 – 24 Hours:

  • Musty odors appear.
  • Drywall and sheetrock begin to swell and crumble.
  • Furniture begins to expand and fissure.
  • Metal surfaces begin to discolor and blemish.
  • Dyes and inks from textiles and paper goods that are saturated start to run, staining nearby surfaces.

2 Days - 1 Week:

  • Paint begins to bubble.
  • Wood flooring swells and buckles.
  • Mold and mildew start to spore, thriving in the moist environment.
  • Metal begins to oxidize and crumble.
  • Furniture distorts and shows signs of mold growth on surfaces.
  • Doors, windows, and structural studs enlarge and warp.

Longer Than 1 Week:

  • Mold development and structural safety could be a great risk factor to occupants.
  • Restoration time may be substantial (including replacement of affected materials and structural restoration), creating monetary expenses to increase drastically every day it is left untreated.

The sooner our highly experienced and trained team can get on-site and beginmitigationfor the water damage, the better; not only for you, but for the building and contents as well. Give our SERVPRO® of Salem Wests office a call at (503) 393-9999. We will quickly have your property and contents back to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

To Deep Fry Your Turkey or Not – Salem, Oregon

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage To Deep Fry Your Turkey or Not – Salem, Oregon Think safety!

Holiday seasons bring cheer and warmth when family gathers for good food and memories. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and so much more fill the table and the air. How do you cook your turkey? The popular way is outdoors using a turkey fryer, but do you know how to operate the fryer properly?

Here are the do’s and don’ts of frying your turkey for the holiday.

Do:

  • ONLY use a turkey that has completely thawed.
  • Make sure the surface you are placing the fryer on is level and at least 10 feet away from any flammable materials, including buildings.
  • Follow the instruction manual when using the fryer, paying close attention to the amount of to use.
  • Frequently use and monitor the oil temperature with the appropriate thermometer.

Don’ts:

  • NEVER use a frozen turkey.
  • Do not overfill the fryer with oil. If the oil spills over and touches the heating element/flame it will combust and can possibly cause serious harm to an individual or the surroundings.
  • NEVER use water to extinguish an oil fire. This will cause the fire to splatter and spread.

We all want to enjoy our holiday time with friends and family, eating amazing food and creating new memories. Safety is very important when you decide how to cook your turkey, whether it be in the over or outdoors in a turkey fryer. No one ever wants an unexpected visit from their local fire department.

In any case of fire when you are left with residual damage to your property SERVPRO® of Salem West is on the job. Any time of day or night, holiday or not we have teams to dispatch in your time of need. Call us at (503) 393-9999.

Local Salem, Oregon Small Business Board-Up

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Local Salem, Oregon Small Business Board-Up Damage to the interior of this local Salem, Oregon small business.

SERVPRO® of Salem West answered the call of a disaster to a local Salem, Oregon business before dawn on November 14, 2018. Upon arrival our team inspected the damage; glass and metal debris both inside and outside of the building. The team got to work right away, safely removing the glass pieces in order to have a safe work area. 

Did you know that SERVPRO will perform building board-ups when necessary? After our team was able to remove all the unsafe materials they then went and got the needed materials to perform a board-up. This service helped the tenants to be at ease knowing their property would not endure further damage.

Tables and chairs were damaged, but no one was hurt. 

Even our General Manager was there, we had a terrific team!

After suffering damage to your home or business property SERVPRO® of Salem West will be on scene to clean-up, board-up and restore the damage. In the event of damage give us a call (503) 393-9999. 24/7/365.

Preparation of Your Water Pipes During Cold Weather

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preparation of Your Water Pipes During Cold Weather Remember Us (503) 393-9999

Approximately 1 in 5 homes will suffer some form of water damage during frigid temperatures. The leading cause is frozen pipes not properly insulated. No matter the age of your home, before the cold weather strikes make sure to inspect your pipes. Catching the problem before it becomes a disaster will save your money and stress.

We all know that the freezing temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit and if your pipes are not properly insulated, it can take only a few minutes for the water to freeze completely. If you find yourself with frozen pipes DO NOT use hot water! This will cause the pipe to burst from the sudden temperature change. 

During extreme cold temperatures it is best to maintain a slow drip from your water faucets. This will keep the water running and less likely to freeze. Standing water freezes faster because there is no movement. When you keep your faucets open you will be less likely to have a water disaster.

Broken pipes can cause varying degrees of water damage in your home or business. Make sure to take precautionary steps to limit the chance of damage.

SERVPRO® of Salem West is ready to go if your home or business is under a water attack (internal or external). We operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We are there for any size job! Call us (503) 393-9999 during or after a water disaster and we will restore your property quickly.