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We LOVE Orange!

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Three pumpkins with white text saying " Orange is one of our favorite colors" over top of the pumpkins. We LOVE Orange!

Fall or Autumn in the Pacific Northwest can be the most beautiful time. The skies are blue, the weather is crisp. October is not just one of the best months around, but it is also Fire Prevention Month. We at SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy want to help you and your family be safe all year long.

Through out the month of October we will be bringing you, your family and your business safety tips and advice. A great place to start is with at home fire drills or at work fire drills, where you practice what to do and where to go in case of an emergency. Including a designated meeting spot to gather after an emergency to take a head count and regroup to report any one who may be missing to first responders.

Emergency Numbers

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Green paper contact book. SERVPRO of Gresham is here to help you when disaster strikes.

In the case of a disaster like a large storm or earthquake it can be terrifying not knowing where your loved ones are or knowing if everyone is okay. Right after a disaster the phone systems can become overwhelmed and fail making it difficult to get a hold of loved ones or to get information about what to do in an emergency.

It is important to have phone numbers and other important information written down so that you can still contact those you need even if your phone’s battery is dead or it has been damaged. To help avoid the influx of calls after an emergency it is great to have a designated person out of the area for family to call and check in with. That person will be able to communicate better if they are outside of the emergency center then those where the issue has happened.

Happy Labor Day

9/2/2019 (Permalink)

Grill with food on it. Be safe!

Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!

National Preparedness Month

9/1/2019 (Permalink)

Orange sky with lightening strikes throughout. SERVPRO of Gresham wants you to be prepared for whatever comes your way from storms to fire or water damage.

September is National Preparedness Month and us here at SERVPRO of Gresham want to make sure you are prepared for whatever comes your way. Throughout the month we will be bringing you information, checklists, packing lists and statistics so that you and your family will be as prepared as possible. 

We know that despite the preparations that may be in place it can be difficult to plan for the unknown. But you can always plan who you will call and use when a property damage strike. We at SERVPRO of Gresham want to be that for you. We want you to know that no matter the call, we will be ready 24/7, 365 to assist you and help to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage in 97204

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Recently SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy was called out to a large commercial water damage.We had a facility manager call us directly after hours to help with the water damage clean up; they knew that even though it was the middle of the night we were ready to help. They had a fire sprinkler that burst and caused damage to multiple floors. The water only ran for a few minutes but because of the volume of water it caused a lot of damage. 

SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy have been helping customers for nearly 30 years when damage strikes. We are ready to help you when disaster strikes no matter the day or time, our crews are ready 24/7, 365 to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Steps to keep your home safe this summer

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Keep your home protected while you are away, if there are any issues call SERVPRO of Gresham.

When you are away from your home on vacations or work trips, it is important to take precautions to avoid property damage and protect yourself from burglary.

  1. Ask a trusted friend to keep an eye on your house, in case of inclement weather or a burglary.
  2. Unplug your electronic items to protect them from power surges.
  3. Turn down your thermostat. 75-80 degrees is a safe setting for summer.
  4. Turn down the temperature on your water heater to save on your electric bill.

Make sure that you have steps in place for what to do if your property has a flood from something like a broken pipe or a fire from the kitchen while you are away. It is important that you know important insurance information and have a list of who to call in case you have issues such as a trusted plumber and SERVPRO of Gresham.

No Need to Stress with SERVPRO of Gresham

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Sit back and let SERVPRO of Gresham take care of you when property damage strikes your home.

Property damage from broken pipes, flood and fires can cause a lot of stress for you and your family. With SERVPRO of Gresham we have you taken care of from the first phone call to the last, so just sit back and let us take care of you.

When you have a property disaster from a broken pipe or a house fire SERVPRO of Gresham is here for you in your time of need. After you call to begin work, we respond within four hours. A quick start to the mitigation is crucial to limiting the damage that you have in your home and helping to keep the time that your home will be disrupted shortened. So if a disaster like a fire or flood should cause you damage make sure to call the team that has been serving the metro area for nearly 30 years, SERVPRO of Gresham.

SERVPRO of Gresham restores your home and your contents.

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham is able to help you with packing, cleaning and storing your items.

When your home suffers a property disaster from things like broken pipes, an overflowing toilet or an appliance that malfunctions not only does your sheet rock and flooring get wet but also your contents. When water starts to cover the floor it also can cover your furniture and anything in the room.

SERVPRO of Gresham is able to not only assist you with the property damage by drying out and cleaning your home but we are also trained and ready to help with what to do with those wet books and bookshelves. SERVPRO of Gresham will come into your home, inventory, pack out, dry, clean, store and pack back your contents once your home is ready to go back together. We are able to store your contents safely and securely in our private indoor, secure, climate-controlled warehouse. If disaster causes you damage, call the team that has been helping for nearly 30 years in the metro area, SERVPRO of Gresham, 503-665-7752.

Home Fires Caused by Grills

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham wants you to practice good Grill and BBQ safety this summer.

Nearly 9,000 home fires are started by grilling accidents each year. Grills can cause lots of damage, follow these tips this summer to keep your home and family safe.

BBQ and grill safety tips from NFPA:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • Grills and BBQ’s should be placed well away from the home, deck railing and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We are dedicated to responding 24/7, 365 to your home or business.

Water Coming Through The Ceiling

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

When water comes through the ceiling affecting your work, SERVPRO of Gresham is ready to help you.

When water is dripping and running through the ceiling in your office from the floor above, would you know what to do? As water continues to fall and drench all the desks and computers would you be able to still help your customers? Would you be able to get your business back up and running?

SERVPRO of Gresham is there to help you make it “Like it never even happened” by responding to your call quickly and dispatching crews to begin the mitigation and dry out process. Our crews have the training and experience to respond, assess the damage and begin mitigation. We work with you, the customer to get your business back to operations so that you can get back to serving your customer.

SERVPRO of Gresham is ready to help you 24/7, 365, call us at 503-665-7752.

Happy Fourth of July

7/4/2019 (Permalink)

Happy fourth of July from all of us at SERVPRO of Gresham!

This Fourth of July hopefully is full of food, fireworks, friends and family. As you gather with your nearest and dearest, we hope that you will remain safe this holiday. Follow these tips to keep you and yours safe as you celebrate the Red, White & Blue.

  • Have a bucket of water ready for fireworks
  • Keep a safety circle around fireworks to keep even the littlest revelers safe
  • Keep all grills and BBQ’s away from homes and free of any overhands including branches
  • Never put used fireworks with unused fireworks

We understand that accidents can happen, even on a Holiday. SERVPRO of Gresham is who to call if you and your family experience a property loss due to fire or smoke damage. We work with you to restore your property back to pre-fire condition. We are ready 24/7, 365 to help you when disaster strikes. No matter the day or time, our crews are ready to respond and help you to make it “Like it never even happened.” If you suffer from a property loss call us at 503-665-7752.

Production Technician

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Production Technician
Do you love helping people through difficult situations?
Then, don’t miss your chance to join SERVPRO of Gresham as a new Production Technician. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened”!

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Receive fantastic on the job training that allows you to become a member of the team as you learn how to mitigate property loss.

Does this sound like you?  Email your resume to jlee@SERVPROgresham.com today to apply and become a member of the team.

Requirements:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • A valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
  • Proficient in using an iPad for digital paperwork and documentation. (DryBook experience preferred but not required)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions and able to pass drug test.
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, you must be willing to be on call on a rotational basis.
  • Must work well within a team environment to build each other up and be supportive.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Perform on-site production services including water extraction, demolition, fire clean-up, and contents inventory/packing.
  • Develop production expertise: services, products, equipment, and documentation.
  • Leave jobsite with a clean and orderly appearance.
  • Follow the SERVPRO uniform and conduct policy.
  • Must be dependable in attendance and very punctual.
  • Xactimate sketching skills are preferred but not required.

Construction experience and IICRC certifications are a plus.

Email your resume to jlee@SERVPROgresham.com today to apply and become a member of the team or call 503-665-7752 for more information.

Odor Issues Causing You Frustration?

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

DIY a tropical summer potpourri but with larger odor issues make sure to call SERVPRO of Gresham.

Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation? Have a trip planned but you want to start living that vacation life now? Have an odor or a funk you just cant get rid of?

 Transform your home with this sweet, fresh concoction that’ll perfume your home in the lightest, most refreshing way. 

  • Juice of two lemons
  • 1 tsp. of coconut extract
  • 3-4 strawberries, sliced (stems and all)
  • 2 cups of water

Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat for a few hours, replenishing the water as necessary.

If odor is causing a larger issue in your home then a little DYI can take care of make sure to call SERVPRO of Gresham to preform an inspection and get to the source of your odor issues.

Start of Summer Safety

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Summer safety tips to keep you and your family safe this summer.

Did you know a car parked in direct sunlight on a 72-degree day can reach an internal temperature of 119 degrees in an hour? Practice good Summer safety by not leaving kids and pets in cars this summer and stay safe. SERVPRO of Gresham is here to provide you and your family with information, tips and tricks on how to stay safe from heat, fire, storms or other disasters that strike our area.

If a fire damage or smoke damage should cause damage to your home or property SERVPRO of Gresham is here to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready to respond 24/7, 365 to help when disaster strikes, give us a call at 503-665-7752.

Why SERVPRO of Gresham is The Right Choice For You

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gresham has been awarded the "Family Oriented Business" of the year award. The Gresham Business Excellence Awards lunch honored our franchise of over 27 years of service.

Many of our own staff has experienced many types of losses. We truly understand how devastating and stressful it can be. We’re here to guide you through the process with compassion and understanding.

We help local businesses, schools, city/government buildings, and medical facilities. Each commercial building has special needs that we tailor to when on site. Being locally owned and operated, we’re close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Gresham
  • Troutdale
  • Fairview
  • Orient
  • Wood Village
  • Rockwood

With our dedication and hard work, we're prepared to help resolve any disaster that may occur.

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

SERVPRO Of Gresham Hours are 24/7

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day , 7 days a week. Contact us any time.

24 Hour Emergency Service

There is never a convenient time to experience a flooding or water emergency, that’s why SERVPRO of Gresham provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When security or maintenance calls in the middle of the night or after hours, you can always count on a SERVPRO of Gresham representative to respond. We understand that commercial losses need immediate attention. We have a list of references that would be happy to confirm how quickly we respond to your needs. Contact us for more information.

Waking up or coming home to a flooded home can be stressful. You can always count on your local SERVPRO of Gresham representative to respond to your call. We understand how important your personal belongings are to you. Getting to you quickly can help minimize the damage to them and your home.

No matter the size, SERVPRO of Gresham has the staff, training, and equipment to quickly help you.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (503) 665-7752

Why SERVPRO of Gresham?

12/15/2018 (Permalink)

Over the past few decades, the restoration industry has seen rapid advancement in the technology and techniques commonly used in restoration. SERVPRO of Gresham Professionals has used these advancements to restore properties back to preloss condition more quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively. An authentic restoration company will be IICRC certified, always check to make sure you are hiring a certified company like SERVPRO of Gresham.

Call us 24/7 and let us show you how we can help! 503-665-7752

SERVPRO of Gresham services Troutdale and Fairview

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

With over 13 certifications, SERVPRO of Gresham’s goal is to ensure that you are receiving the best service possible. For that reason we have our employees undergo initial and continuous training in property damage restoration. This training includes the areas of water and fire restoration and carpet and upholstery cleaning. Our training is provided by SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility and regular Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) industry certifications. Our staff is also knowledgeable in other areas such as Oregon Fair Housing Laws and Oregon Safety and Health, Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

SERVPRO Of Gresham

12/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why should you use SERVPRO of Gresham?

We have the equipment to help you.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Contact us at 503-665-7752, we have the right tools to help you get through this.

Why should you use SERVPRO of Gresham in your Troutdale home?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

We do more than just fire and water damage.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

contact us today to learn more about our other services. We are here to help 24/7. 503-665-7752