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Carpet Cleaning

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Chris Carrion of SERVPRO works hard to make sure that "Southwest is the Best"

We know stains.  Since 1967 SERVPRO professionals have been handling stains and soils of all types, from residential homes to commercial facilities.  Using IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards for carpet care as a guide, we will walk with you through your home and guide you in the best decisions to care for your carpet. 

A Service Professional will take the time to: 

1) Show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet's level of soiling.

2) Give you an estimate of time and cost of the carpet cleaning.

3) Explain the benefits of soil protection.

4) Explain the advantages of a clean carpet for good indoor air quality.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions about our services please call us at 503.777.9739.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland New Location

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Southwest Portland New Location "Southwest is the Best"

We have moved and are up and running in our new location at 9155 SW Barbur Blvd in Portland Oregon. We are ready with our fleet and have the resources along with our experience and expertise to handle any emergency and make it "like it never even happened."  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland are proud to serve Multnomah County.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.

Grilling Safety

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grilling Safety There is nothing like outdoor grilling.

Summer is the peak season for grill fires and since outdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food, here are some simple tips to be on your way to safe grilling.

1) Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

2) The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

3) Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

4) Never leave your grill unattended.

5) Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it

6) When you are finished grilling on a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

7) Always keep a Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher handy.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proudly serving Multnomah County.  Any questions or grilling recipes please call us at 503-777-9739.

The Miracle Worker

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

General The Miracle Worker Anna Marie Collins of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland

In order to make it "Like it never even happened," you need a Miracle Worker to help make things happen.  Office Administrator Anna Marie Collins of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has a long list of duties that includes audits, estimates, bookkeeping, payroll, preparing paperwork for the crew and countless other duties besides taking care of the phones and computers.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County. Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.  Anna at SERVPRO works hard to make sure that the "Southwest is the Best."

Restoring Portland's Landmark Hotels

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Portland's Landmark Hotels The Historic Benson Hotel of Portland.

When a sprinkler at The Benson Hotel was hit by a provisioner, the minutes of water disaster hit this Portland Historic Landmark with severe water damage and SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was there.  With 75% of the affected level hit hard, SERVPRO was there within 45 minutes with the necessary resources "to make it like it never happened."  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland are proud to serve Multnomah County. Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.

Portland Oregon Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Portland Oregon Smoke and Soot Cleanup Portland Oregon soot damage cleaning in progress

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today- 503-777-9739

Who are you going to call?

6/23/2017 (Permalink)

General Who are you going to call? "Southwest is the Best!"

Accidents happen and when they do you can count on the team at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to handle the job.  When you call 503.777.9739 we have the experience and the expertise to make it like it never even happened.  Proudly serving Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.

Mistakes Happen

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mistakes Happen Post Mitigation of the server room showing Air Scrubbers and Portable AC unit to counter heat given off from cleaning practices and equipment usage.

Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes.  Mistakes happen and when they do you can trust SERVPRO of SW Portland to save the day.  A concrete contractor accidently drilled through the ceiling of a this server room releasing water and dust that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.  The cleanup saved millions of dollars worth of damage to the equipment and data and the day was saved!

We will do what it takes to get to the source

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation We will do what it takes to get to the source Call us when your plumbing lines fail

This home had a sewer line fail so they called in SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to clean up the mess and the damages.  We had to remove part of the wall to get to the mold that accumulated and the category 3 contaminated water damage that was inside the wall cavity.  Our advanced technology equipment gives us the knowledge to remove the contaminated area, get to the source of the problem and get it cleaned up so the home can get back to normal as soon as possible.  Nobody likes it when their home is out of sorts and we get that.  That is why you should call us as soon as you have a problem, so we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Loss

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Loss No job too big or too small

When this commercial building had a a water fountain rupture and gush for 2 days, SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was confidently called in to dry out the building.  We have the equipment and resources to mitigate any sort of disaster one might have.  This job called for a Desiccant Dehumidifier, actually saving the insurance company hundreds and hundreds of dollars on smaller ones.  Our goal is to save you money and save your property as well as meet all of your needs.