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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.

High Winds Throw Tree Into House

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage High Winds Throw Tree Into House Tree caused damages inside and out of this home.

Here in Portland, OR we have had an unusual number of winter storms this year, many with high winds and many with unprecedented snow.  This home was the victim of high winds, a tree was thrown into the house breaking windows and damaging the siding, roof and gutters.  Good thing they called SERVPRO of SW Portland to do the clean up!  

We were able to respond within the same day due to the nature of the damage.  The inside of the home was cleaned up, side of the home was covered with a tarp as well as the roof.  This very happy customer can now have the home repaired leaving little or no down time.

Call SERVPRO of SW Portland for any damages you might have and we will respond to your damage as soon as we can!

Fire Causes Major Damage

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Causes Major Damage Back to business as soon as possible

This auto repair shop here in Portland, OR was the victim of an overnight fire.  With all of the oil, gas, oil filled rags, vehicles and fluids this type of business is very susceptible to fire.  This one happened to be started by an old, faulty electrical panel.

After the fire was out, the owner knew they could depend on SERVPRO of SW Portland to get them back up and running.  As you can imagine, the amount of items that were damaged was very large but not all of it was thrown away.  Many items were taken to our warehouse and cleaned up with our wide range of specificcleaning supplies.  When they were taken back to the shop the owner was was thrilled that they didn't have to be thrown out.

Hoarding is dangerous!

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

General Hoarding is dangerous! Hoarding can be costly

A few months ago SERVPRO of SW Portland got a call from a customer that had a water leak in their basement.  When we got there they didn't know how long the leak had been going or where it came from.  After clearing out a path to get around the basement, we found the source was a water heater that failed.  The entire basement was damaged, bedroom carpet, walls and most of the contents in it.  We started removing damaged items, which was hampered because of the intense amount of hoarding.  Many of the homeowner's items had to be thrown out due to damage or mold, causing a large loss of personal property to the owner. SERVPRO of SW Portland boxed up over 400 boxes of belongings so the basement could be dried out and restored.  When the basement was finished all of her belongings were taken back, all in boxes and labeled so she can find things she might be looking for.

Fire Extinguisher Clean Up

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Fire Extinguisher Clean Up Fire Extinguisher Clean up

There are times a homeowner or business owner is forced to use a fire extinguisher.  When it comes time for the clean up you should call in the professionals at SERVPRO of SW Portland to handle the job.  The dry chemical will get all over the place and it can be overhwelming to take on personally, we are trained in environmental safety and will make sure the job is complete.  This job took one Air Scrubber and 3 HEPA Vacuums to clear the air, as well as the floor, shelves and furniture.  The room that would have taken days to clean and sanitize took less than 4 hours.

Mold hides in various places

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold hides in various places Mold can cause many problems

When you have any type of water damage whether in your home or business, it is best to call in the professionals here at SERVPRO of SW Portland to handle the problem.  Water damage can come from storm damage, broken pipe, leaky faucet, faulty appliances, there are many sources water can come from.  Mold hides in various places that, if not dried out properly, can actually accelerate the mold  growth process.  We have the knowledge, tools and machines that dry out your water damage quickly and efficiently, killing the mold spores so they do not continue to grow.  Not only does this eliminate the mold problem, treating it expeditiously cuts down on the damage mold can do to your home as well as potential health effects.  

Holidays are upon us

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Holidays are upon us Restore your home's beauty with a good clean!

With the holiday season rapidly approaching us it is time to think about your home.  Whether you are having company for a day or two weeks you will want your home clean inside as well as outside.  We offer Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning, we can inspect your system and duct work.  We will restore your system to peak energy efficiency and eliminate offensive odors while improving your air quality.

We also do Carpet Cleaning and Hard Floor Care to remove trapped soils from the deepest carpet pile.  You will be amazed with our work.

Stain Removal is another one of our home cleaning services that we offer.  Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, we will show you which cleaning option is best for your individual carpet or upholstery need.  Your home will look better than before in no time!

Tree crushes roof

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree crushes roof Large Cedar on top of home.

A high wind storm caused a large Cedar to crash through the roof on this house while the owner was inside.SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called in to clean up the mess.  The roof is now tarped for water resistance, the ceiling was dropped in order for the structural engineer to give full assessment, hardwood floors are dried out from the rain damage and the home is now ready for the contractors to fix Quickly. Owners belongings are boxed up and HEPA Vacuumed of all the glass debris, furniture is covered and in storage until they can return home.  Being at the site immediately upon notice is key to any emergency to alleviate further damage to the property and contents as well as asses safety of the affected areas.