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Air Filtration Devices Can Help Remove Soot & Smoke

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

XL Air Filtration Device XL Air Filtration Device supplied by SERVPRO

Portable Air Filtration Devices in your home or at your business can help remove particulates from your indoor air that can affect human health. Some of these pollutants come from outdoors, and others come from indoor sources and activities, such as cooking, cleaning, secondhand smoke, building materials, consumer products, and home furnishings. These indoor air pollutants can be particles or gases, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Common contaminants that can be found indoors include particulate matter (including PM2.5 [fine] and PM10 [coarse]), formaldehyde, mold, and pollen. Since most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, the most effective ways to improve your indoor air are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air. In addition, research shows that filtration can be an effective supplement to source control and ventilation. Using a portable air cleaner can help to improve indoor air quality. Portable air cleaners, also known as air purifiers or air sanitizers, are designed to filter the air in a single room or area. Portable air cleaners can reduce indoor air pollution.

Water Damage at Downtown Store

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Front of the US Outdoor Store Downtown Retail Store

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called out to a retail store after hours to clean and restore a 5010 square foot retail store area.

Two floors were involved in the water damage caused by a toilet line break in the bathroom upstairs.

Flooring needed to be removed in some areas due to a delay in being able to set equipment.

Coping was also removed in areas where water had moved up the wall. 

Contents were moved within the store where flooring needed to be removed. 

A desiccant dehumidifier was used do to the large area involved in the water damage as well as air movers and large dehumidifiers. 

Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland twenty-four a day seven days a week for any Fire, Water, Mold or Bio-hazard clean-ups.

Kitchen Fire

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen burned by fire, soot everywhere Kitchen damaged by fire.

One of our clients was in the process of moving their belongings into an apartment when they had to evacuate the apartment due to flames coming from a neighboring house. The smoke and soot from the house fire was however left on the belonging of the customer. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland removed the belongings to be cleaning and stored until the customer has found a new home then we will bring the belongings to their new home. Farmers Insurance agent has used SERVPRO of Southwest for many of their damages and calls us whenever they have a customer. Linda the agent has told me many times that we are the only company she will refer her clients to. Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your fire, water and mold cleanups. 

Water Damage at a Local School

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Air Moves Placed to Dry Out Carpet Water Damage at a Local School Dried Out BY SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was on the job over the weekend when a rainstorm flooded a school and affected a school computer lab. We were there within an hour of the call and had all hands on deck to place equipment and start drying the computer lab. No computers were lost during the water damage. 

One of the outside drains of the school became clogged and there were two inches of standing water in five of the classrooms. 

The wonderful team at SERVPRO brought air movers and dehumidifiers as well as air scrubbers and placed them at the appropriate places to dry the school as soon as possible with the least amount of downtime for the students. 

Whenever there is a call out SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is ready to meet the need. 

SERVPRO to the Rescue During Storm Season

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks Rolling for Storm SERVPRO Trucks rolling our for Storm Season.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of these disasters, struggling to piece their lives back together after the tragic events that are happening due to Hurricane Dorian. Since 1967, SERVPRO has been a leader in helping people and businesses recover from disasters. Our professional services network of nearly 1,700 Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar events like Hurricane Katrina.  SERVPRO is proud to help communities pick up the pieces by providing a service that allows customers to return to their homes and businesses as quickly as possible, especially in the face of natural disasters like this.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.

High Rise Fire

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of high rise High Rise Fire. SERVPRO called to mitigate.

Terwilliger Plaza has trusted SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to meet the needs of their residents when they have fire and water damages. A fire set off the water sprinklers at Terwilliger Plaza and flooded three floors of the building. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to bring in their crews and start mitigating the damages within an hour of being called out. Other than having to remove some of the carpet and a small bit of the drywall we were able to save the building and not have to move the residents out. 

The management of Terwilliger Plaza is great to work with and we are creating an Emergency Ready Plan for them that will show all of the shutoffs for water, gas and electric and will give all of the local emergency numbers. 

Local Fun Park Dried Out

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Air Movers drying out bowling lanes Bowling alley dry out.

Due to a mechanical malfunction in the mechancial room of a bowling alley four thousand square feet of a bowling alley were damaged by water. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called out late on a Sunday evening to go out and start mitigating the water damage. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to save the floors of the bowling alley. The dining room and storage room were also affected by the water damage. 

The managers of the bowling alley were very pleased with the quick response and amazed at the speed in which were able to start drying out the bowling alley and getting it ready to have customers be able to start bowling again. 

Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your fire water and bio-hazard needs. 

Storms, we're ready, are you?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Building and land hit by storm Tornado ripped through town.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

 Call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your fire, water, mold and bio-hazard cleanups. 

Should a storm or major event strike, call 503-777-9739

Fogging and Cleaning for COVID

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Employee Fogging for COVID Suited up and fogging for COVID

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has been tasked to do the cleanup for Fire, Water and COVID-19 damage that has happened, and we have also done board-ups. 

Our SERVPRO of Southwest Team is trained in doing the cleaning and restoration for Fire, Water and Bio-hazard including COVID-19. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland wears PPE and uses only CDC recommended cleaners to do the job. No matter the time of day or the day of the week we are ready to perform your clean-ups. 

Help your employees and customers feel safer by having a professional cleaning by a company that has the experience to do the job. Let us give your business a "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" badge. 

We are "Here to Help". Please call 503-777-9739 24/7/365. 

Board-ups, Griffiti, and Vandalism clean-up

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

Boarded up windows Board-ups due to vandalism

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, they can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer all of the following services:
Board-ups
General cleaning and Graffiti Removal
Brick, Stone, and Concrete Cleaning
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Debris Removal
Water Damage Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration
Mold Damage Restoration
Content Cleaning

Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland 24/7/365 for all your Restoration and Cleaning needs @ 503-777-9739.