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Restoring the Flow: Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Business Continuity

6/27/2023 (Permalink)

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Introduction: Water damage can wreak havoc on commercial properties, disrupting operations, and causing financial setbacks. Fortunately, professional water damage restoration services offer a lifeline to businesses in need. In this blog post, we explore the importance of commercial water damage restoration and how it can help restore the flow of business operations.

Effective Commercial Water Damage Restoration: Commercial water damage restoration involves a comprehensive approach to mitigate the effects of water-related incidents in business settings. From burst pipes and plumbing leaks to floods and storms, professional restoration teams specialize in assessing the extent of damage, extracting water, drying affected areas, and implementing necessary repairs. Their expertise ensures a swift and efficient restoration process, minimizing downtime and reducing potential revenue loss.

The Benefits of Prompt Restoration: Time is of the essence when dealing with commercial water damage. Swift action in engaging professional restoration services can prevent further damage, mold growth, and structural issues. By addressing the problem promptly, businesses can expedite the recovery process, protect valuable assets, and resume operations in a safe and functional environment.

Partnering with Reliable Restoration Experts: Choosing the right commercial water damage restoration provider is essential. Look for experienced teams equipped with advanced tools and technologies, who understand the unique needs of commercial properties. Reliable professionals offer 24/7 emergency services, transparent communication, and comprehensive assessments to devise tailored restoration plans that meet business requirements.

Conclusion: Commercial water damage restoration is a critical service that ensures business continuity and minimizes financial losses for affected enterprises. By promptly addressing water-related incidents with the help of professional restoration teams, businesses can swiftly recover from damage, protect their assets, and resume operations seamlessly. Remember, in the face of water damage, entrusting the restoration process to experts is crucial for a swift and successful recovery. Restore the flow of your business with reliable commercial water damage restoration services and regain control over your operations.

Dripping Disaster

6/26/2023 (Permalink)

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Appliances have become an indispensable part of modern living, simplifying our daily tasks and enhancing our comfort. However, when these beloved appliances malfunction or experience leaks, they can quickly turn our homes into a watery nightmare. In this blog post, we shed light on the causes, consequences, and preventive measures to safeguard your home against water damage stemming from faulty appliances.

Causes of Appliance-Related Water Damage: Appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters can be potential sources of water damage if not properly maintained. Issues like worn-out hoses, damaged seals, clogged drains, and faulty connections can lead to leaks and floods. Over time, the constant wear and tear on these appliances can exacerbate the risk of water damage.

Consequences of Water Damage: The consequences of appliance-related water damage can be devastating. Beyond the visible damage to floors, walls, and furniture, the hidden effects of water seepage can lead to mold growth, weakened structural integrity, and compromised electrical systems. Additionally, the loss of personal belongings and costly repairs can result in significant financial strain for homeowners.

Preventive Measures: Taking proactive steps can help minimize the risk of appliance-related water damage. Regularly inspecting and maintaining appliances, including hoses, seals, and connections, can help identify and address potential issues early on. It is crucial to replace old or damaged parts promptly. Installing water leak detection devices and shut-off valves adds an extra layer of protection against potential disasters.

Conclusion: Appliances are meant to make our lives easier, but when they go awry, the consequences can be disastrous. By understanding the causes of water damage stemming from appliances and implementing preventive measures, we can safeguard our homes and prevent costly repairs. Stay vigilant, be proactive, and ensure the longevity of your appliances while enjoying the convenience they offer. Remember, a little maintenance and care can go a long way in protecting your home from the dripping disaster of water damage.

Summer's Fiery Peril: The Ravaging Impact of Fire Damage on Homes

6/26/2023 (Permalink)

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As the summer sun blankets the land with its intense rays, the risk of fire damage to homes becomes a pressing concern for homeowners. From scorching heatwaves to unattended barbecues, this season presents a unique set of challenges that can quickly transform idyllic suburban neighborhoods into scenes of devastation. In this blog post, we delve into the causes, consequences, and preventive measures against fire damage during the summer months.

Causes of Summer Fire Damage: One of the primary culprits behind summer fire damage is the combination of dry vegetation and soaring temperatures. Negligence with outdoor activities, such as improper disposal of cigarette butts or unattended campfires, further exacerbate the risk. Electrical malfunctions, especially due to overburdened air conditioning systems, can also spark devastating fires.

Consequences of Fire Damage: The consequences of fire damage are far-reaching and profound. Beyond the loss of cherished possessions, homes can suffer structural damage, rendering them uninhabitable. In worst-case scenarios, lives are at stake as flames engulf everything in their path. Additionally, the aftermath of fire damage entails emotional distress, financial burden, and prolonged displacement for affected families.

Preventive Measures: Thankfully, several preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk of fire damage during the summer. Regularly clearing dry leaves, dead vegetation, and debris from yards minimizes potential fuel for fires. Maintaining a safe distance between barbecues, bonfires, and structures is crucial. Installing and regularly testing smoke detectors, along with having fire extinguishers readily accessible, are additional proactive steps that homeowners can take.

Conclusion: As we embrace the sun-drenched days of summer, it is essential to remain vigilant about the potential hazards that can ignite devastating fires. By adopting preventive measures and promoting a culture of fire safety within our communities, we can protect our homes, loved ones, and the precious memories they hold. Together, let us ensure that this summer remains a time of joy and not one marred by the destructive force of fire.

Mold Remediation Services in Portland, Oregon: Protecting Your Home and Health

6/26/2023 (Permalink)

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Introduction: In the lush, damp climate of Portland, Oregon, the presence of mold can pose a significant threat to homes and the well-being of residents. As microscopic spores silently infiltrate our living spaces, they can lead to structural damage, respiratory issues, and allergic reactions. In this blog post, we explore the importance of professional mold remediation services in Portland, Oregon, and how they can help safeguard your home and health.

The Unique Challenge of Mold in Portland: Portland's abundant rainfall and high humidity levels create an environment conducive to mold growth. Common problem areas include basements, bathrooms, attics, and areas affected by water leaks or flooding. The Pacific Northwest's unique climate demands specialized knowledge and expertise in effectively identifying, containing, and eliminating mold infestations.

The Benefits of Professional Mold Remediation Services: Engaging the services of professional mold remediation experts brings several benefits. These specialists possess the necessary training, experience, and equipment to accurately assess the extent of mold damage and develop a comprehensive remediation plan. They employ industry-standard techniques to safely remove mold colonies, prevent cross-contamination, and restore the affected areas to a clean and healthy state.

Protecting Your Home and Health: Mold not only damages the integrity of your home but also poses health risks to occupants. Exposure to mold spores can trigger allergies, respiratory issues, and even exacerbate existing medical conditions. Professional mold remediation services in Portland employ stringent protocols to ensure the thorough elimination of mold, mitigating health risks and promoting a safe living environment for you and your family.

Choosing the Right Mold Remediation Service: When selecting a mold remediation service in Portland, it is essential to consider their expertise, reputation, and adherence to industry standards. Look for companies that are certified, licensed, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, seek professionals who offer comprehensive assessments, transparent pricing, and warranties to provide peace of mind throughout the remediation process.

Conclusion: In a climate prone to mold growth like Portland, Oregon, timely and professional mold remediation services are crucial for protecting your home and health. By addressing mold infestations promptly and effectively, you can prevent further damage to your property and safeguard the well-being of your loved ones. Remember, when it comes to mold remediation, trust the expertise of professionals who understand the unique challenges of the region. Invest in a mold-free environment and enjoy the comfort and peace of mind that comes with it.

We respond faster to any size disaster

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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STOP! If you have water, fire, or mold damage in your property right now, call us at 503-SERVPRO RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait to mitigate - the longer damage sits unattended, the more likely it will develop secondary damage. Call us at 503-SERVPRO now.

When you choose SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton to handle your restoration needs, you entrust your property to a company that is passionate about safety, security, and the prevention of future emergency incidents. 

Our company understands that we have a unique opportunity to share our knowledge on property damage loss control. Our owners, Nick and Lorelei Steen, come from a family of SERVPRO franchise owners that dates back two generations. Here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton, we try to pull from that generational knowledge of property damage restoration to provide our community with the best tools to prevent damage in their own homes and businesses.

When we begin a project, we focus on building a relationship of trust with our customer. We share all our knowledge and expertise, ensuring that no matter which direction the customer chooses to go, they have the information necessary to make an informed decision. 

We implement preparedness into many of our operations here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton. We are active in our community and will partner with local preparedness experts to participate in awareness events, such as the City of Tigard’s annual Preparedness Fair in Cook Park. We also publish helpful tips, tricks, and practices that everyone can implement in their day-to-day life to help prevent and prepare for emergency incidents. 

Whether or not you choose SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton to handle your restoration needs, we want you to have the tools necessary to ensure the safety of yourself and your family. We will continue to promote emergency preparedness awareness in the Tigard/Tualatin south metro area going forward. If you have any questions or concerns regarding emergency preparedness, visit our other blogs to read about fire safetystorm safety, and commercial preparedness. We also encourage our community to visit for more information on preparedness.

If you do sustain property damage on your home or business, know that you can always call SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton to handle your restoration project. Call us at 503-684-5829 as soon as you experience damage.

Spring Break Safety Tips

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Spring Break in Oregon is rarely dry. If you are going to venture out you have to make sure you have a backup plan depending on how much rain we are getting in. Don’t forget to also make a plan on how to keep your home and property safe while you are away.

Follow these easy steps to help you have peace of mind and a real break over Spring Break.

  • Keep valuables away from windows
  • Set up times lights around your house
  • Have a neighbor watch your house
  • Turn your home phone ringer off
  • Don’t announce your upcoming vacation on social media

It is important to have someone watch and check your home not just for the potential break-in and robberies but in the instance of a pipe break or a leak. We often get calls from people who have just returned home from a trip to find their home flooded and a disaster. We highly suggest having someone check in on your home and know who to call for various emergencies. SERVPRO® of Tigard/Tualatin & SERVPRO® of Beaverton have been helping customers like you when disasters strike. #SERVPROTigard #SERVPRO #SERVPROBeaverton #SpringBreak

Our Commitment to the Community

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Here at our SERVPRO, we’re proud to say we’re a family business. SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton is a franchise business that is locally owned and operated. As part of the South Metro Area community, we’d like to tell you a bit about what makes our company great.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton is passionate about being involved in our community. We are active members in many Chambers of Commerce around the area, including but not limited to the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce.

Through our Chamber connections and our relationships with the cities and communities that we serve, you can find our SERVPRO representatives at many of the seasonal events, whether as sponsors or participants. If you even see a SERVPRO representative out in your community, please say hello! 

We’re passionate about giving back and always find ways to donate our time or resources if we can to help the communities we serve. In years past, we’ve been active in collecting holiday gifts for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital. In 2019, we participated in an emergency relief supply drive organized by California non-profit “Disaster Response Team, No Town Left Behind.” 

Here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton, we advocate for preparedness. If you would like to learn more about how you can prepare your home or business for disaster - whether that be a burst pipe, or severe weather - please read our blogs or reach out to us via our contact page. If you have an immediate need for restoration work, call us now at 503-684-5829.

Cleaning Up After a Fire

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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When smoke damage strikes your home or office after the chaos and immediate worry is over you may be asking each other, how to clean up the mess? Maybe even talk and make plans to clean up the mess yourselves. After all, it will keep costs down and you can get it done in your time frame.  

It is completely within your rights to decide who helps with your loss or to do the work yourselves. But we at SERVPRO® of Tigard/Tualatin are trained in the latest techniques and with the best cleaning agents to cut through soot and smoke in your property.

We work alongside you and your insurance company to quickly get you back in your home or office restoring your property to preloss condition and making it “Like it never even happened.”

If fire damage should occur in your home or office, from an electrical fire or a grease fire on the stove, we are here 24/7, 365 to help you. Call us at 503-684-5829.

Restore or replace

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes your home and takes its toll on your flooring, walls, and furniture you may be stuck wondering if you are able to restore what has been damaged or if it will be replaced or maybe even what is the difference really.

Restore: To return something or someone to a former condition, place or position.

Replace: To fill the role of someone or something with a substitute.

During the claim process we will work alongside you and your insurance claims adjuster to figure out:

  • What can be restored?
  • What would you like restored or replaced if the value is comparable?
  • What needs to be replaced?

We work to answer these questions item by item, room by room with you all while inventorying your possessions. I thorough and correct inventory list will be crucial in getting your home back to preloss condition.

If a property disaster should strike your home or office, make sure to call the team with 27+ years of experience, SERVPRO® of Tigard/Tualatin.

Downspout Flooding

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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A downspout is an essential part of your gutter system and many problems can occur if it’s not functioning properly. Leaves and yard debris can end up causing plugs and clogs in downspouts leading them to back up and not drain as intended. As you start to plant your spring flowers, be sure to check around the foundation of your home for pooling water caused by downspouts. If you see signs of pooling and puddles make sure to clean out and clear out your downspouts to eliminate the blockage and lessen your chances of flooding from rainwater.

If you do find that there is water in your basement or crawlspace weather that be from a backed up downspout or a pipe break, SERVPRO® of Tigard/Tualatin & SERVPRO® of Beaverton are “Here To Help” 24/7, 365. We have been helping customers like you when disasters occur since 1991 and are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 503-684-5829