Recent Storm Damage Posts

Heavy Winds Causes Tree to Fall on Fairview Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

The Pacific Northwest is known for unexpected weather and can do a lot of damage to your home or businesses.

Unexpected winds may cause trees to fall on a home or business. You may be faced with damage to the building and roof. Mold Growth may occur if Water Damage is present. 

SERVPRO of Gresham is a leader in the water restoration industry. We make it a priority to get there fast and get the job done right.

We have an extensive team of experienced technicians that have specialized equipment and consistent training. We're a full-service restoration company, so we can do everything from start to finish. Why deal with multiple contractors when you can work with one company to do it all.

If your home or business is experiencing storm damage, call SERVPRO of Gresham. No matter what kind of damage the fallen tree caused, we can help.

Have an unexpected disaster? Call us today (503)665-7752, we've got your back! 

Heavy Rain and Wind May Cause Damage to Your Fairview Home

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham is here to protect you when stormy weather hits.

As we approach winter wind and rain in the Pacific Northwest, SERVPRO of Gresham is trained and prepared to restore any damage that may occur. Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

The restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Gresham, and we determine the scope of your water damage. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Once water is eliminated, we clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water.

Returning your home to its pre-water damage condition may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet. Also, major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business may occur.

If you’re concerned about flood damage or need our 24/7 emergency services, call us now at (503) 665-7752

Winter Winds Creating Damage Across Troutdale Area

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham is prepared to help restore any disaster that strikes.

Specializing in storm and flood services, we understand there can be a range of issues that can occur. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation. Our water damage restoration and applied structural drying technicians will quickly restore your property back to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Storm Services:

  • Water restoration process
  • Caring for your belongings
  • Mold redemption
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Oder removal
  • Building services
  • Commercial storm damage

Call us today (503) 665-7752, we've got your back! Available 24-hrs a day.

Wood Village Experiencing Damage During Winter Storms

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham understands your home is more than a structure.

Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your home, but also your belongings. Instead of replacing damaged belongings, SERVPRO of Gresham preserves keepsakes that can't be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before water damage.

When cleaning personal belongings we use several different methods.

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

SERVPRO of Gresham conducts effective move outs, electronic cleanup, document/photograph drying, and offering a content claims service.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today (503)665-7752. Available 24hrs!

Storm Damage on the East Side

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Winter storms on the East Side can cause chaos to your home. SERVPRO can help.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! Stay Safe!

SERVPRO of Gresham can send someone right away to help assess the situation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please visit our website or call us.

Have A  Storm Damage Emergency? Call (503) 665-7752

Storm in the Gresham Area

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

If there is a storm in the Gresham area, SERVPRO of Gresham has you covered.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Gresham business owners and residents.

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We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Gresham has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of Gresham can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

Please call 503-665-7752 for help. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When Storms or Floods Hit Gresham, SERVPRO is Ready!

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Gresham has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Gresham, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Your local SERVPRO has the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (503) 665-7752  for 24/7 assistance!

Generator Safety for Gresham Residents

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

We want to make sure you are safe during the next storm power outage

If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather, follow the safety tips below from American Red Cross:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp help up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can’t be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

If your home or business is damaged due to a storm, call SERVPRO of Gresham! We have the training, tools, and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have Ice Dams Affected your East Side Hotel?

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Do you know what ice dams are?

Ice dams can be a little-known, but major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall.

Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. To spot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water had penetrated the roof membrane.“ Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to help prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel, or calcium chloride ice melter.

If winter weather causes water damage to your property, SERVPRO of Gresham is only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition!

Who is Your First Call When You Get Wind Damage in Troutdale?

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham, of course! Our teams of highly trained professionals are ready to help with your disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our technicians will arrive quickly to start boarding up any windows broken in the wind storm, preventing any further damage. Then they can begin to address any water damage that may have resulted from the broken window and restore the home or business to make it look "Like it never even happened."

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Gresham has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

If you are facing wind or storm damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Gresham today at (503) 665-7752!

Ice Dams in Your Wood Village Home

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ice Dams in Your Wood Village Home This is a picture of what an ice dam may look like at your home.

Do you know what an ice dam is?

Maybe you have been fortunate enough to never experience ice dams, but they can be a serious problem in the winter. Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof’s shingles and into the structures interior areas. Here are SERVPRO of Gresham, we can help mitigate water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to preloss condition.

Next time you experience an ice dam or storm damage, be sure to call your local SERVPRO of Gresham at (503) 665-7752. For more information on our storm damage and restoration services, please visit our website.

How to Prepare Your Business for Winter Weather in Wood Village

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a frozen pipe burst or ice dam in your business on the East Side

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. To try and prevent pipe bursts from happening and other winter weather mishaps, check out the following tips for preparing your business for winter weather.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause person injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate floor hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Ask your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Here at SERVPRO of Gresham we want you, your employees, and your property to stay safe. If you do experience storm or water damage during the holiday, or at any time of the year, give us a call at (503) 665-7752.

Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather on the East Side

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

How to prepare your home for winter weather!

Winter storms can cause power outages that last for days. They can make roads and walkways extremely dangerous or impassable and close or limit critical community services such as public transportation, child care, health programs and schools. With last year’s crazy winter, it might not be a bad idea to prepare your home for snowstorms or extreme cold before it happens.

Prepare your home:

  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety
  • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.

Whether your home gets damaged from rainwater, storm damage, or snow and ice, SERVPRO of Gresham is here to help! Contact us any time of day or night at (503) 665-7752!

Windstorm in Troutdale Causes Tree to Fall on Home

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Windstorm in Troutdale Causes Tree to Fall on Home A windstorm caused a tree to fall on a nearby home.

A windstorm is wind that is strong enough to cause at least light damage to trees and buildings and may or may not be accompanied by rain. Wind speeds during a windstorm typically exceed 34 miles per hour. Wind damage can be attributed to gusts or longer periods of stronger sustained winds. Windstorms may last for just a few minutes when caused by downbursts from thunderstorms, or they may last for hours to several days when they result from large-scale weather systems. In our area, Troutdale is known for being on the windier side, but have no fear SERVPRO of Gresham is here to help! If a tree causes damage to your home or business, give us a call!

SERVPRO of Gresham provides 24/7 emergency services every day of the year. No matter the time or season reach out today at (503) 655-7735!

SERVPRO of Gresham Going to Houston, Texas for Emergency Services

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham helping with Hurricane Harvery.

SERVPRO of Gresham is deploying a crew to head to Houston, Texas on Friday at noon. A second crew will deploy in 2 weeks as this will be a long process. Right now the area is in the rescue and emergency relief phase of this storm. Once able, crews will be sent out to help the community restore their homes and businesses. Several SERVPRO disaster response teams are already onsite and are waiting for additional crews to arrive and help start the process of rebuilding.

The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has made our Gresham Company ask ourselves what can we do, and what we would want others to do if the Pacific Northwest was in the same situation. We help local schools, hospitals, and residents in our neighborhood all year round. This is our time to help another part of our country in an emergency situation and work alongside of many of our SERVPRO team members from across the country.

Our technicians are leaving their families to go help others in need at this horrific time. SERVPRO of Gresham’s owners are truly honored that our staff is willing to spend this time away from their families and friends. They show generosity and compassion towards our customers daily but to pack up and head into the storm is really amazing to us. Everyone is so happy and proud of all of them. Our office staff will be staying behind to assist and guide our crews from our Gresham office.

SERVPRO of Gresham would like to thank the Pacific Northwest Vancouver branch of the Red Cross for their assistance in preparing our crews for travel into the Houston, Texas area. We would like to remind everyone to be sure to verify the credibility of local charities and companies offering assistance. All of our SERVPRO staff in the Texas area will be in SERVPRO uniform.

How to Prep Your Fairview Business for an Earthquake

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Earthquake preparedness for Multnomah County

While earthquakes don't occur often in where we live, it's important to know how to react in the event of an earthquake. The following provides advice to help your family be better prepared for major storm events. 

  1. Put together an earthquake survival kit. Your office could be without electricity, internet, water, gas and sewage services for several days. The American Red Cross advises a survival kit has the following:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Flashlight
  • Sanitation/ personal hygiene items
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Family/ Emergency contact info
  • Medication
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Extra cash
  • Blankets
  • Map(s) of areas
  1. Meet regularly to go over plan.
    • Meet with your staff regularly to establish an emergency plan. Talk about basic safety procedures and establish a safe meeting place for everyone to meet.
  2. Asses your Risk
    • Determine how ready your business is for an earthquake or other natural disaster
  3. Secure Important Documents
    • Keep copies of priority documents and records in fire and water proof portable containers.
  4. Practice!
    • Practice the plan you have established in your workplace to check preparedness. It is recommended to do so twice per year.
  5. Get Training
    • Take first aid classes or how to use a fire extinguisher. Training will help keep you focused and know what to do when an earthquake occurs.

Sump Pump Failure Due to Gresham Power Outage

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

One of the most common causes of a sump pump failure is power outages.

 

With all the snow and wind storms we've been experiencing, it's very likely Gresham will see a higher volume of power outages this season. When you have a sump pump failure due to a power outage, you are put at high risk for a basement flood when it rains or snows. You can prevent this from happening by purchasing a back up generator just for your sump pump that you can turn on manually when a power outage strikes.

If you don't have a back up generator and are now experience a flood due to sump pump failure, call us at SERVPRO of Gresham today. We are open for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

(503) 665-7752

When Dealing with Windstorm Damage in Multnomah County, Who Do You Call?

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham, of course! Our team of highly trained professionals are ready to help with your disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Our technicians will arrive quickly to start boarding up any windows broken in the wind storm, preventing any further damage. Then they can begin to address any water damage that may have resulted from the broken window and restore the home or business to make it look "Like it never even happened."

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Gresham has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

 

If you are facing wind or storm damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Gresham today at (503) 665-7752

 

Ice Dams May Cause Damage to your Gresham Home

12/5/2016 (Permalink)

Winter weather that may arrive soon make ice dams a likely possibility.

Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof's shingles and into the structure's interior areas. It is extremely important to address the problem quickly as possible to prevent any further damage. 

SERVPRO of Gresham is faster to any size disaster and offers 24/7 emergency services. We can help mitigate water damage caused by the ice dams and help you get back to pre loss condition.

 

If you are faced with an ice dam this winter season, call SERVPRO of Gresham today at (503) 665-7752

 

Winter Weather in Gresham May Cause Frozen Pipes

12/5/2016 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Advisory, Gresham and the Portland area may see some snow this week!

Although the snow can be very exciting, usually when we have colder, winter weather, we see an increase in the amount of frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the back flow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.

SERVPRO of Gresham us faster to any size disaster, bringing the latest equipment an training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

 

If you are facing frozen pipes this winter season, call SERVPRO of Gresham today at (503) 665-7752

If the rainy season causes flooding in your Gresham property, call SERVPRO.

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham is here for you when the rainy season arrives!

With the rainy season coming to the Pacific Northwest, those with a property in a flood zone may face some flood damage. Thankfully SERVPRO of Gresham offers storm damage services that will get your property back to looking "Like it never even happened".

We know flood damage can be devastating to a home or business owner which is why our highly trained technicians stay available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At SERVPRO of Gresham, we are dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

 

 

For more information on our Storm Damage Restoration and Cleanup services visit www.SERVPROgresham.com/storm-flooding-restoration

 

If you are concerned about flood damage or need our 24/7 emergency services, call us now at (503) 665-7752

Unexpected flood? SERVPRO of Gresham is ready to help!

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

We're Faster to Any Disaster!

When a flood happens in your home or business, it is crucial to respond as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage and reduce cleaning a restoration costs. At SERVPRO of Gresham our trained technicians are ready to go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will immediately response to your emergency.

Water is particularly invasive and will quickly spread through out your home in a matter of minutes. If you wait to get help for days, or even just hours, serious damage can be caused to your home and personal belongings. That's why it is so important to us here at SERVPRO of Gresham to respond to your emergency as quickly as possible and begin the water extraction process.

 

For more information on our storm damage services visit www.SERVPROgresham.com/storm-flooding-restoration or give us a call at (503) 665-7752