Recent Storm Damage Posts

Snow & Ice - Bend, Oregon

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Snow & Ice - 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 snow is typically ice patches. 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. Save yourself some cost and call the professionals. 

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. 

Floods in Salem, Oregon

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods in Salem, Oregon Salem, Oregon

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. Here you will see the flood zones for Salem, Oregon. Know where you stand and be prepared.

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

Interior Damage Caused from Snow Storm

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Interior Damage Caused from Snow Storm Kitchen damage from snow & water

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Salem West have employees that 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. 

We all know that with winter comes heavy rainfall and snow. Make sure you take the necessary steps to protect 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. 

Windstorm Cleanup - Lincoln City & Newport, Oregon

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Windstorm Cleanup - Lincoln City & Newport, Oregon Windstorm causes residential board up

Oregon’s coastal region is no stranger to extreme windstorms. Windstorms can create minimal to severe damage to residential and commercial properties. Are you prepared for the after effects of a storm? SERVPRO of Lincoln & Polk Counties are ready to dispatch crews in any given situation. We can perform property board ups, keeping further damage from happening to removing residual damage and cleanup efforts.

Our technicians are IICRC certified allowing our team to handle weather related damages to both residential and commercial properties.

Some of the certifications our technicians have are;

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

Technicians learn proper techniques and protocol to handle water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

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

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

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

Our qualified technicians can take the stress and panic away from storm damages by keeping you informed with the process and progress. Our professional employees will quickly have your home or business back in order.

SERVPRO of Salem West is “Faster to Any Size Disaster.” Call (503) 393-9999 for an inspection after any disaster.

Basement Rain Storm Damage - Keizer, Oregon

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fall and winter seasons are close at hand, is your basement protected from excess rain?

The last thing any homeowner needs is a flooded basement, by even a few inches. There is a high probability that the City of Keizer's sewer system will back up. When a sewage disaster strikes from a rain storm a combination of water and sewage can seep through the foundation of your home. 

Here are a few examples of basement flooding dangers:

  • personal property loss or damage
  • mold growth

In the event of water damage, call SERVPRO of Salem West to restore the damage. Our highly trained technicians and  state-of-the-art equipment will turn the disaster to "Like it never even happened." 

For more information click Here.

SERVPRO of Salem West is available 24/7/365. We are here for you.

Tsunami Preparedness - Oregon Coast

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tsunami Preparedness - Oregon Coast Are you prepared?

A tsunami is caused by an underwater disturbance such as earthquakes. It is a series of waves that can vary from minimal wave height to turbulent waves several feet high.

Tsunamis that occur locally can take up to 20 minutes to form after an earthquake. A tsunami that occurs farther out in the ocean can take up to 5 hours to arrive on land. There is more time for an official warning from the national warning system, NOAA. Evacuation zones and routes for the Oregon Coast are important to know in case of mandatory evacuation notice.

You never know when a disaster such as a tsunami will strike and it is important to be prepared. Create a Family Disaster Plan and review it with your family members. This will aide in a household evacuation and by setting up a specific location to meet after your home is evacuated. By creating an emergency kit, you and your family will have the necessary items to stay safe if an evacuation notice is not needed.

Being prepared will keep you and your family safe, but what happens when you return home and see standing water and damage from the tsunami. SERVPRO of Salem West serves the Oregon Coast and is available with certified crews ready to inspect and being to restore your home.

Our technicians are certified from the IICRC, which allows them to handle weather related damages to residential and commercial properties.

SERVPRO of Salem West (503) 393-9999 for an inspection and questions you may have about preparing for a disaster.

Storm Drains - Keep Them Clean

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Drains - Keep Them Clean Free of debris

The coastal region of Oregon is hit with rain storms every year. Beginning in late August leaves from trees start to drop which is a leading cause of clogged storm drains.

Storm drains near a residential or commercial property that become clogged are apt to cause water damage to the structure. The increased water build up can flood streets and rise to a standing structure. When water damage occurs from flooding, even minimal flooding the water needs to be extracted.

SERVPRO of Salem West technicians are highly trained in water mitigation. They use state-of-the-art equipment such as powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuums that will remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

No matter the size of the disaster, SERVPRO of Salem West is quick to respond and prepared for anything. In case of a water disaster call (503) 393-9999.

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Newport, Oregon Flood Map

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Newport, Oregon Flood Map Newport, Oregon

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 Newport, Oregon floodplain zone click Here.

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

Coastal Storm - Lincoln City Oregon

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Coastal Storm - Lincoln City Oregon Lincoln City, Oregon

Storms know no boundaries and all communities experience them during different seasons under various weather conditions.

An Oregon coastline city of Lincoln City experiences storms coming off the Pacific Ocean.

High winds and horizontal rain can cause damages including lifted roofs, blown off siding and water infiltration to residential and commercial properties.

This hotel had experienced some water damage; SERVPRO was then called in to provide services.

Are you prepared? Do you have a plan for, "What if this happened?"

For a no-cost commercial property preparedness plan, contact SERVPRO of Salem West at (503) 393-9999.

SERVPRO of Salem West offers Emergency Ready Profiles which is part of a disaster preparedness plan and inspections.

Click this link below to start your own Emergency Ready Profile plan now.

https://ready.SERVPRO.com