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How To Limit The Risk Of Wildfire For Your Oregon City Property

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Risk of fires is always present; a fire could start from an electrical issue in an office building or a kitchen fire in a home from an unattended stove. Wildfires are also a present threat in our area and one that needs to be taken very seriously.

Here are some tips to help you reduce the potential for fire damage due to wildfires around your home or business.

  • Get rid of combustible materials within 30 feet of your home
  • Remove combustible litter on roofs and gutters
  • Trim tree branches that overhang the roof and chimney
  • Eliminate all combustible materials within 30 feet of home.

No matter the cause of the damage SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is always Here to Help. We have teams on call 24/7 to respond when disaster strikes.

Different Types Of Water Damage In Gresham Area Homes

6/12/2021 (Permalink)

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There are many different sources of water that can cause property damage in your home. Damage can happen from floor surges from strong storms, or heavy rains or sewage backups from a plugged-up toilet, or even a supply line failure from a refrigerator or dishwasher. Depending on the source of the water, it may be extremely unsanitary and exposure can lead to discomfort or disease?

So which source poses the risk?

  1. External Flooding
  2. Sewage Backup
  3. Laundry Hose Breakage

The answer is both A External Flooding and B Sewage backup. External flood water can be unsanitary due to the dirt, germs, and other debris that may be in the floodwaters as well as backed up city sewer lines. Sewage backups can be hazards due to the nature of where the contamination started, the sewer. No matter the cause of the damage SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is always Here to Help.

Fire Damage From Grill Mishap in Gresham

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

As the summer months get warmer it is natural to want to spend more time outside grilling and on the BBQ. But home fires are can be caused by grills and BBQ's and even though they are outside this can still create quite a bit of damage to your home. 

In many instances your Gresham, Oregon City, and Sandy area property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts, resulting in both fire and water damage to your property. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business and we have been helping customers like you for nearly 30 years when fire and water damage has struck their Gresham and Oregon City area homes. SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the specialized equipmentspecific training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire condition, our commitment is to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Property Damage In Gresham

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Property damage from things like pipe breaks or kitchen fires anywhere and commercial buildings are no exception. SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is no stranger to property damage with our 30 years of experience helping customers make it “Like it never even happened.” In your business, it is important that not only you know what to do and who to call when property damage strikes but everyone on your team also. Ensure employees in your facility, office, or organization know and have access to critical data in the event of fire, or water damage with the SERVPRO Ready Plan app. Download and create your free profile here or call SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy to speak with one of our great marketing representatives about a free Emergency Ready Plan.

Crime Scene Cleanup in Gresham Area

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

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There is not much SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy cant do to help you when your property suffers from damage and disaster. Biohazard and crime scene cleanup is one of the many services that we provide for our customers. It is also one of the many services that no one wants to have to use. 

Crime scene cleaning? Yes, that's us too. The fingerprint dust used by law enforcement is messy stuff and can require professional cleaning after a home's been dusted top to bottom.

If property damage like a crime scene strikes your Gresham area home we have teams who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We know that when property damage strikes there is no time to wait. 

Properties Ready For Storms In Gresham

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

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To conclude this year's Hurricane Prep Week we want to focus on the importance of getting your residential and commercial properties ready for all storms. We know we don't suffer from hurricanes here in the Pacific Northwest but we do experience storms and extreme weather so it's important to be prepared. 

In the event of storms with heavy winds

  • Trim the trees and bushes around your property to prevent damage from snapped branches
  • Board up windows to protect from flying debris. 

To learn more about preparing your property for storms and other extreme weather check out this site

If your commercial or residential property is suffering from storm damage or other extreme weather SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy have teams on-call 24 hours a day to respond and help you make it "Like it never even happened."

An Evacuation Plan For Gresham Area Families

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Day 4 of Hurricane Prep Week is about having an evacuation plan. We do not experience hurricanes in the metro area but there are other storms that could cause significant property and personal damage. It is important to have an evacuation route as well as an alternative route in case the first route is unpassable. 

It is also important to remember that you may have to drive a long way to get to safety and evacuate. 

If your Oregon City area residential or commercial property is affected by storm damage SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City Sandy have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our teams have the skills, experience, and equipment to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened." 

Storm Damage Insurance For Gresham Area Homes

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Day 3 of Hurricane Prep Week stresses the importance of confirming your property insurance has you covered in the case of storm damage. It is important to review your insurance by looking at your policies ahead of time to see what is covered and what is not. It is important to check with your insurance carrier to see if flood insurance is available for your property as floods are the leading cause of damage in storms. 

To learn more about what to look for in an insurance policy and ask your insurance carrier to make sure you are covered, learn more here

If your residential or commercial property is damaged by storms with heavy rain, strong winds, or wildfires SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is Here to Help. 

Emergency Kit for Storm Damage in Gresham

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

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No matter the cause of the storm damage, it is always important to have a trusted and local property restoration team you can call on. 

Day 2 of Storm Prep week is all about having an emergency kit with all the essentials and with you where you need it. 

It is important to have an emergency kit located

  • In your car
  • At work 
  • At home

What to include in your emergency kit

  • Water
  • Nonperishable food 
  • A blanket 
  • A first aid kit

Check here to see the full list

When storm damage strikes, SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy have crews who are on call 24 hours a day to get to work. We know that there is no time to waste before getting a crew out to begin the mitigation and restoration. 

Four Common Water Damage Areas

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Every home and property has unique challenges when it comes to extracting water and drying out the structure. These are four of the most common areas and why they prove to be so difficult. 

 Duct Work 

Some duct systems made of fragile and porous materials make it difficult to dry and set up drying equipment. 

Attic Space

Attic spaces can be hard to get equipment into and may have electrical hazards. Oftentimes attic spaces require that insulation is removed to properly dry the space. 

Crawlspace 

Crawlspace may be hard to work in and place drying equipment into. Low temperatures can make it difficult to warm the space and properly dry it. 

Basements 

Many basements are unfinished with lots of porous materials that would need disposing of due to possible contamination in water. 

No matter the space or the cause of damage, SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is always Here to Help when disaster strikes. We have crews who are on call 24/7 because we know that when disaster strikes there is no time to wait.