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Demo Of Ceiling

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Demo Of Ceiling Ceiling Demo

When you see what looks like a little water on your ceiling, it most likely is a lot larger than you realize.  That is when you call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to take a look.  We can tell you if it is worth turning in to your insurance company or maybe you should think about paying out of pocket to save your policy from negative marks on it.  This home had an ice dam that got into the attic area, by the time the owners found it the water had spread causing more damage than they had first realized.

Call us twenty-four hours , seven days a week and our crew will be out there to assess the damage and start the repair to return the home to preloss condition. 

Quicker Action Could Save Money

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Quicker Action Could Save Money Quick Action Could Have Saved Them Money

This customer suffered a mold damage in their finished basement caused by overflowing toilet. The customer was away for summer and discovered the damage when they returned from an extended vacation.

Believe it or not, mold problems like this can be mitigated with the right expertise and equipment. SERVPRO has trained technicians that were able to test and remove the mold growth, and then restore the space to preloss conditions. The family was very grateful that we were able to recover their home and protect them from any potential health effects. 

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

Living Room Under Water

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Living Room Under Water Livingroom under water

When the storm season hits, we are there 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years in the clean up and the restoration industry and we have the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) for any job.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "We can manage the Damage" and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland. The customer was overjoyed at the speed in which we were able to come to the rescue and when the work was completed and SERVPRO was able to turn their home back to them in a condition that was "Like it never even happened." Please call our office with any questions or concerns. Call us at 503.777.9739

Commercial Fire Loss

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Loss Commercial Fire Loss

How SERVPRO Professionals can make it "Like it never even happened."  Pretesting helps SERVPRO Professionals determine what type of fire has taken place.  Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.  Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time.  We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. We pack out your household items and clean and store them at our location until we can return them to your fresh clean home.  "We can manage the damage."  SERVPRO is Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro. Please check out our five star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp. If you have any questions please call us at 503.777.9730. 

Commercial Water Loss

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss Commercial Water Loss

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO is a leader of water, fire, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services.  SERVPRO's Professionals have responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.  SERVPRO Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and get your business back.  We are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of the Portland Metro. SERVPRO professional are trained and have been background checked. Your place of business could not be in better hands than those of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Windy Day Storm Damage

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Windy Day Storm Damage Tree Falls On House

Storm damage is hard to prepare for.  Wind and rain can cause severe water problems and your SERVPRO Professional can manage the damage.

  • SERVPRO has been in business for 50 years in the clean up and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control.
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO Professionals will work hard to restore the property and its contents to pre loss conditions helping you survive in a disaster situation.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and strongly believes in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

OUCH!

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage OUCH! Ouch

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!

We Can Clean Most Anything

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning We Can Clean Most Anything Water in the basement

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. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

Green Machine to the Rescue

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Green Machine to the Rescue The Green Machine to the Rescue

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 specific cleaning supplies.  When they were taken back to the shop the owner was thrilled that they didn't have to be thrown out.

SERVPRO Cleans

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning SERVPRO Cleans Livingroom Cleanup

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 hard to clean up and 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. 

Stud Mold

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stud Mold Stud Mold

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.  

Spring Cleaning

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning

Now that the holiday season is over and the tree is down  it is time to think about your home.    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!

Please call us at 503-777-9739. 

SERVPRO Bio-Hazard Team

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard SERVPRO Bio-Hazard Team Blood

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.

  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.

  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.

  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations don't risk your health and the health of others cleaning it up incorrectly.

Sewer in the Shower

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewer in the Shower Sewer in the Shower

When the unfortunate instance of water damage takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".

DO

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'T

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC if there is possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use low CFM household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminates.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Sewage back up can come at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Call on us to decontaminate and dry on what needs to be saved.

Crash

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Crash Hole in the Wall Gang

When the unfortunate instance of vandalisim takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".  

DO

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

Don't

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects

Vehicle collisions with businesses can come unexpected. Trust that we can respond quickly to get business rolling on and the place cleaned up.

Tree in the house

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree in the house Tree in the House

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.

Please call us at 503-777-9739. 

Overflowing toliet

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Overflowing toliet Overflow toilet causes major mold damage.

This customer suffered a mold damage in their finished basement caused by overflowing toilet. The customer was away for summer and discovered the damage when they returned from an extended vacation.

Believe it or not, mold problems like this can be mitigated with the right expertise and equipment. SERVPRO has trained technicians that were able to test and remove the mold growth, and then restore the space to preloss conditions. The family was very grateful that we were able to recover their home and protect them from any potential health effects. 

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

Wind & Rain What a Pain!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind & Rain What a Pain! Roof leaked

When you see what looks like a little water on your ceiling, it most likely is a lot larger than you realize.  That is when you call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to take a look.  We can tell you if it is worth turning in to your insurance company or maybe you should think about paying out of pocket to save your policy from negative marks on it.  This home had an ice dam that got into the attic area, by the time the owners found it the water had spread causing more damage than they had first realized.

Call us twenty-four hours , seven days a week and our crew will be out there to assess the damage and start the repair to return the home to preloss condition. 

Kitchen Smoke Damage

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Smoke Damage Kitchen fire with smoke damage.

We are starting off our Blog with the Dos and Don’ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

Fire & Smoke Damage

 Dos

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

Don’ts

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.

What to do and not do in a fire.

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to do and not do in a fire. Fire Damaged Kitchen

How to help reduce damage and increase your chances of a successful restoration continued!

Fire & Smoke Damage

Dos

  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don’ts

  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. 

Check back next week when we start the Dos and Dont for water damage!

The do's and don't of a water damage

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The do's and don't of a water damage Water Damaged Bedroom

How to help reduce damage and increase your chances of a successful restoration continued!

Fire & Smoke Damage

Dos

  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don’ts

  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. 

Check back next week when we start the Dos and Dont for water damage!

Hotel Bathroom

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hotel Bathroom Hotel Bathroom

When the unfortunate instance of water damage takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened."

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated from sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Sewage back up can occur because items that aren't meant to be flushed get flushed and stuck.  

The do's and don't of a Bio-hazard splill.

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard The do's and don't of a Bio-hazard splill. Biohazard

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.

  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.

  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.

  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations don't risk your health and the health of others cleaning it up incorrectly.

Make SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Your First Call

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Make SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Your First Call Sewer Backup

When the unfortunate instance of water damage takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".

DO

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'T

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC if there is possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use low CFM household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminates.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Sewage back up can come at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Call on us to decontaminate and dry on what needs to be saved.

Do's and Dont's of Vandalism

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

When the unfortunate instance of vandalism takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the cleanup. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".  

DO

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

Don't

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects

Vehicle collisions with businesses can come unexpected. Trust that we can respond quickly to get business rolling on and the place cleaned up.

Windy day

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Windy day Windy Day

It begins again! The wind and rain! 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 downtime.

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

Carpet Cleaning

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Carpets need cleaning?

Now that the holiday season is over and the tree is down  it is time to think about your home.    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!

Please call us at 503-777-9739. 

Mold Oh No!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Oh No! Mold Oh No!

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.  

Fire Cleanup

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Fire Cleanup Fire Damage

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 hard to clean up and 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. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739.

Please call us twenty-four hours a day seven days a week 

Commercial Fire Damage

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Fire Damage

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 specific cleaning supplies.  When they were taken back to the shop the owner was thrilled that they didn't have to be thrown out.

Pack-In Pack Out

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Pack-In Pack Out SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Saves the Day

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. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

Stormy Weather

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormy Weather Wind one . House None.

Storm damage is hard to prepare for.  Wind and rain can cause severe water problems and your SERVPRO Professional can manage the damage.

  • SERVPRO has been in business for 50 years in the clean up and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control.
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO Professionals will work hard to restore the property and its contents to pre loss conditions helping you survive in a disaster situation.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and strongly believes in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

Water Water Everywhere!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Water Everywhere! Flooded home.

When the storm season hits, we are there 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years in the clean up and the restoration industry and we have the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) for any job.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "We can manage the Damage" and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland. The customer was overjoyed at the speed in which we were able to come to the rescue and when the work was completed and SERVPRO was able to turn their home back to them in a condition that was "Like it never even happened." Please call our office with any questions or concerns. Call us at 503.777.9739.

Mold in Your Bathroom

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Your Bathroom Mold in the draws.

Mold can grow places that we don't even think about if the area is even remotely damp.  Bathrooms and kitchens are the biggest offenders since they have so many nooks and crannies that might get missed in routine cleaning.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can get rid of the mold in any place it might decide to grow.  You should leave the clean-up to the professionals so it doesn't get any worse!

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been the subject for moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly.

If excessive mold growth is present additional assistance may be required.

Mold under the sink

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold under the sink Mold Growing Under the Sink

Under your kitchen sink could be one of the dirtiest places in your house. Keeping moisture away as well as cleaning products upright and in a safe place goes a long way!  Keep mold, mildew, dampness away by keeping things neat and orderly.

Water intrusions can result from storm damage , plumbing or equipment failures, long standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments . If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment is not promptly returned to normal mold spore may go and multiple causing health issues.

SERVPRO professionals work to control and remove mold contaminants while protecting the health and safety of building occupants

Commercial Job at Eye Clinic

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Job at Eye Clinic Commercial Job Eye Clinic

A water dispenser faulty switch broke,  inside eye clinic flooding the entire office it had ran for two days during the weekend. SERVPRO was able to extract the water and set the office back to normal in just five days.

The Eye Clinic was very happy with quick response from our SERVPRO team. Our highly trained staff was on the job in less than an hour after being called. 

SERVPRO corrected the water leak and removed the standing water. We use humidifiers and replace west or visibly moldy insulation materials. 

The SERVPRO difference is we reduce potential for mold growth , remediate bacteria, fungi and mold and eliminate offensive odors. We also give written inspections and estimates. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Roof Mold Under Eves

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Roof Mold Under Eves Roof Mold

Pictured here is the underside of a roof. There had been a leak and the mold took over. After remediating the mold, SERVPRO was able to apply a antimicrobial coating to help prevent future mold growth in that area. We always strive to make every situation, "Like it never even happened."

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

If there is a ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for , the presence of visible mold, strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present, any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth and excessive humidity. 

Bathroom Mold in Wall Cavity

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bathroom Mold in Wall Cavity Ick Mold in Wall Cavity

Water leakage caused the dormant mold spores to develop into large mold colonies along this wall. We demolished the lower two feet of the drywall after we sealed this part of the house to prevent the cross contamination of mold spores, fungi particles, and dust.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Fungi produce some very useful results. Even through some forms of mold can add value to our lives , other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold exposure may present health concerns for some people.  After a day, we verified that the exposed area was back to normal moisture levels, so we then buttoned up the drywall and left the challenge of taping, finishing, and painting the wall to the homeowner as per his request.

Commercial Loss

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Loss High Rise Rehab.

How SERVPRO Professionals can make it "Like it never even happened."  Pretesting helps SERVPRO Professionals determine what type of fire has taken place.  Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.  Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time.  We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. We pack out your household items and clean and store them at our location until we can return them to your fresh clean home.  "We can manage the damage."  SERVPRO is Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro. Please check out our five star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp. If you have any questions please call us at 503.777.9730. 

Your Home Is Your Largest Assert.

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Home Is Your Largest Assert. Fire can take your larges assest.

National fire statistics indicate that a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States.  However when you suffer a fire, only one fire matters to you.  Personal belongings are a treasure of life, and a reflection of hard work and achievements.  Photographs, books, and other personal items have a value that cannot be put into words.  A SERVPRO Professional has the ability to help restore your belongings.

Emergency Fire Damage Tips:

  • Limit movements to prevent further damage
  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Southwest Portland
  • Don't attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first contacting SERVPRO of Southwest Portland

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

Tree Topples Home

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree Topples Home Large wind takes down tree.

Storm damage is hard to prepare for.  Wind and rain can cause severe water problems and your SERVPRO Professional can manage the damage.

  • SERVPRO has been in business for 50 years in the clean up and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control.
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO Professionals will work hard to restore the property and its contents to pre loss conditions helping you survive in a disaster situation.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and strongly believes in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

Commercial or Residential SERVPRO is there for you

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial or Residential SERVPRO is there for you We Make It Like It Never Happened.

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO is a leader of water, fire, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services.  SERVPRO's Professionals have responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.  SERVPRO Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and get your business back.  We are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of the Portland Metro. SERVPRO professional are trained and have been background checked. Your place of business could not be in better hands than those of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

SERVPRO to the Rescue

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO to the Rescue Benson Hotel

Faster to Any Disaster.  Emergency mitigation means that under normal circumstances, a SERVPRO Professional is on-site within four hours to begin drying your building and restorable contents. Remember the faster the water is removed, the less chance of serious damage to your facility.  Each SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Professional is trained and understands how to manage the drying process.  By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your home or building is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland strongly believes in the 3 E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

Fire Storms

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fire Storms SERVPRO to the Rescue

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of these disasters; struggling to piece their lives back together.  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. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is your 24/7/365 team.

Basement Flood

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Basement Flood Basement Flood

There is no such thing as a small disaster.  Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria - or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  Water damage can affect the value of your property.  So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try to clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property and your safety.  Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.  Your SERVPRO Professional understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your home or business.  For this reason, a SERVPRO Professional under normal circumstances will have a trained, uniformed Professional on-site within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.

Smoke gets in your eyes.

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke gets in your eyes. Smoke gets in your eyes

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO Professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can provide a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to pre loss condition when possible. "Like it never even happened."  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland believe in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.   Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Motor Home

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Motor Home Motor Home Fire

Camper caught on fire and cause damage to the side of the house and smoke to one room of the house. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was on the job within an hour , assuring the customer we would take care of their needs and make it."Like it never even happened."

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring, versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO Professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. 

Fire on the Barbie

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire on the Barbie Fire caused by 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.

Server

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

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!

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

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was there to make it "Like it never even happened."

Please call us at 503-777-9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for all your needs. 

Men in White

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Men in White Men in White

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."

Please call us a 503-777-9739 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Mold is not our friend

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

AC water leak which caused mold in the flooring of the basement. 

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage , plumbing or equipment failures, long standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increase risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in must environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not returned to normal, mold spores may grow and mulitply. Organic materials found inside a building , such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation , provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat. 

Drew in Crawl Space

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Drew in Crawl Space We know stains. Since 1967 SERVPRO professionals have been handling stains and soils of all types, from residential homes to commercial facilities.

Refrigerator line leaked for two months causing major damage to home. Drew down in crawl space cleaning. 

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.

Daycare Center

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Daycare Center Daycare center fire.

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO is a leader of water, fire, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services.  SERVPRO's Professionals have responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.  SERVPRO Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and get your business back.  We are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of the Portland Metro. SERVPRO professional are trained and have been background checked. Your place of business could not be in better hands than those of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Fire Loss

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Duplex fire loss due to outside grill. Both sides of the duplex were damaged. 

Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the carpet. 

Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.

Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop open to help prevent odor.

Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets , trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes. 

Wash both sides of leaves on house plants. 

Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until trained professional can check.

New CE Class

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

General New CE Class CE Class

Had a wonderful show of insurance agents for our in- house Law and Ethics CE Class.

We always enjoy meeting with the insurance agents and having the share and interact with each other and the teacher of the class. 

As the law continue to change daily in the insurance industry it is very important to continue to update yourself and your agents on the newest laws.

Please check on Facebook page for all the latest class schedules. 

Social Media has really helped us to reach out to new clients in the area as well as being able to update our clients with our latest information in the way of blogs both on facebook and on our website. Please see our facebook blogs. 

Please call us a 503-777-9739.

Water Fountain Malfunction

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Fountain Malfunction Water Fountain Malfunction

The local church had a water damage due to the water fountain malfunctioning. The downstairs area of the church was flooded. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to be on the job in less than an hour making the damage far less than it would have been had the customer had to wait for hours for someone to start the cleanup. Speed to the job is essential in a water to damage to prevent greater loss of the water wicking up the walls and spreading to other areas that were not affected. Mold can also start to grow within 72 hours or less if left unattended. Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your fire, water, mold and bio-hazard needs. Please call us at 503-777-9739.

Water Heater at Insurance Company

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Heater at Insurance Company Water Heater

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland as your Franchise Professional can identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action.Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 

SERVPRO works to control mol and remediate or while protecting the health and safety of building occupants.

We inspect fabrics and test to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method. Office furniture can be cleaned to effectively extend its useful life. 

We use the latest IICRC training as well as state-of the art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backing. Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide will show you what cleaning options would be best for your carpets level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection. 

Saw Dust Commercial

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

General Saw Dust Commercial Sawdust coating the room from ceiling to floor.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called out to clean a room that was full of sawdust. We were able to remove the sawdust from the ceiling, floors and walls, returning the room to a clean condition. There was 1/4 inch of sawdust in the room. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland made the room appear "Like it never even happened." Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your jobs. Call 24/7 365our number is 503-777-9739.

Do's and Don'ts : 

Dont's attempt to wash walls or painted surfaces without first consulting your SERVPRO Franchise  Professional.

Attempt to shampoo carpets or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO Professional.

Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire , water or heat. 

Commercial Loss

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Loss Commercial water loss

Large commercial water loss due to moving company breaking a water line. Two floors were flooded. There were 14 businesses involved. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to be on side within the hour, placing equipment. The businesses were dry within 3-5 days. They were able to remain open in most cases while we dried them out and if not reopened within 3-5 days. 

Do: 

Shut off the source o9f water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Turn off the circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when acce3ss to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing tabletop and lamps. 

Broken Toilet Tank

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken Toilet Tank Broken toilet tank

The customer had a basement area flood from a broken toilet tank. The areas involved were the bathroom, bedroom, sewing room, utility room and main hallway. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to arrive at the job within an hour of the call. We set up 2 dehu's and 14 air blowers. 

The customer was very happy with the results. Telling us how easy we were to work with and how happy he was that we could get the drying down in only three days. 

Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland at the first sign of water damage, we can stop more damage from happening and stop mold from growing , leaving you family open to getting sick.

Please call us 24/7 at 503-777-9739.

Commercial Vandalism

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Vandalism This is not what it looks like. They are cleaning the graffiti.

Vandalism happens and when it does happen you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to make it "Like it never even happened."  SERVPRO has been in business since 1967 helping businesses and homes cope with graffiti and other issues that may happen. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.  Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean safe offices, businesses and homes. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.  We are here to help.

Making vandalism disappear.

Winter Storm

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storm Winter has come to Portland.

Winter has come and you can have "faith" in SERVPRO of Southwest Portland.  Frozen pipes that can break and cause flooding as well as other types of water and fire damage that can cause trouble to your home or business are never convenient.  At SERVPRO "We can Manage the Damage" and have been helping customers deal with disaster for over 50 years.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has the 3E's (Experience, Equipment and Expertise).  Besides water and fire damage we do mold mitigation and remediation.  Move outs and contents restoration.  We do Document drying and we also clean air ducts and HVAC, carpets, upholstery, drapes and hard floors.  We also do Biohazard, crime scene and vandalism which includes board ups. We service Multnomah County and all areas of Portland metro.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 if you have any questions.

Wall Covered in Mold

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Wall Covered in Mold Wall covered in mold.

This St. Johns Mold Damage was preceded by heavy water damage. It doesn’t take long for mold to get a foothold and begin growing. You can see the extent of mold growth that had took place in just a few days. When SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called in to remediate both the water and mold damage it was apparent that dry wall would need to be removed as part of the mold cleanup project. Then a drying and dehumidification process began. The after picture shows that SERVPRO of North Fulton County made it seem “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 to help with your emergency. Just call 503-777-9739 to get one of our teams rolling. 

We will make it," Like it never even happened."

When Business Mistakes Happen

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Business Mistakes Happen This restaurant fire was put out but the damage was done.

Just when your back is turned mistakes can happen.  When this restaurant had a fire SERVPRO was there to help this business get back to work.  There was not only fire and smoke damage but water damage as well due to putting out the fire.  Your business is important and SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has the equipment and resources to mitigate any sort of disaster that anyone might have.  We can manage the damage.  The equipment used on this job not only saved the insurance company money but got the restaurant up and running in record time.  We believe in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 and you can also program us into your phone.

Tree blown over on house

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree blown over on house One of our crazy wind storms blew a tree over on this house.

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!

Hoarding can be very costly and dangerous.

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Hoarding can be very costly and dangerous. Hoarding can be very costly and dangerous.

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. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

Auto Repair Shop Suffers Fire Damage

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Auto Repair Shop Suffers Fire Damage Getting back to before loss condition

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 specific cleaning supplies.  When they were taken back to the shop the owner was thrilled that they didn't have to be thrown out.

Fire Extinguisher Clean Up

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Fire Extinguisher Clean Up Let a professional do the 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 hard to clean up and 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. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739.

Please call us twenty-four hours a day seven days a week 

Mold can be hiding where least expected

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold can be hiding where least expected Mold can be very bad for your health.

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.  

Time to get those carpets and ducts cleaned

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Time to get those carpets and ducts cleaned Getting that trapped dirt out of the carpet can save your carpet and you money.

Now that the holiday season is over and the tree is down  it is time to think about your home.    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!

Please call us at 503-777-9739. 

Tree blown over on house

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tree blown over on house Large Cedar crushes 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.

Please call us at 503-777-9739. 

Vandalism of Commercial Building

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Vandalism of Commercial Building Business had vandalism.

When the unfortunate instance of vandalisim takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".  

DO

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

Don't

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects

Vehicle collisions with businesses can come unexpected. Trust that we can respond quickly to get business rolling on and the place cleaned up.

What to do until help arrives. Sewer Backup

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do until help arrives. Sewer Backup Sewer backed up into the shower.

When the unfortunate instance of water damage takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened".

DO

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'T

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC if there is possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use low CFM household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminates.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Sewage back up can come at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Call on us to decontaminate and dry on what needs to be saved.

What to do until help arrives. Biohazard

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard What to do until help arrives. Biohazard Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.

  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.

  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.

  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations don't risk your health and the health of others cleaning it up incorrectly.

Water Damage From Contaminated Water

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage From Contaminated Water A backed up toilet in a hotel caused damage to multiple floors.

When the unfortunate instance of water damage takes place in your life, know SERVPRO of Southwest Portland will do everything in our power to help. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your property safe, as well as aid in the process of the clean up. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland helping to make it "Like it never even happened."

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated from sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Sewage back up can occur because items that aren't meant to be flushed get flushed and stuck.  

What to do until help arrives. Water damage.

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do until help arrives. Water damage. Water damage can happen to anyone.

DO:

Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.

Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

DON'T:

Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.

Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored rugs on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.

Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall to wall carpets to cause staining.

Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.

Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on wet ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

What to do until help arrives. Fire Damage

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to do until help arrives. Fire Damage Soot can permanently damage and stain carpets, drapes and furniture if not dealt with properly.

How to help reduce damage and increase your chances of a successful restoration continued!

Fire & Smoke Damage

Dos

  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don’ts

  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. 

Check back next week when we start the Dos and Dont for water damage!

Stove Fire

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stove Fire Stove fire causes thousands of dollars of fire damage.

We are starting off our Blog with the Dos and Don’ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

Fire & Smoke Damage

 Dos

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

Don’ts

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service. 

Roof Leaks

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Leaks Roof leaked and ceiling was damaged.

When you see what looks like a little water on your ceiling, it most likely is a lot larger than you realize.  That is when you call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland to take a look.  We can tell you if it is worth turning in to your insurance company or maybe you should think about paying out of pocket to save your policy from negative marks on it.  This home had an ice dam that got into the attic area, by the time the owners found it the water had spread causing more damage than they had first realized.

Call us twenty-four hours , seven days a week and our crew will be out there to assess the damage and start the repair to return the home to preloss condition. 

Mold in the basement

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the basement This customer suffered a mold damage in their finished basement caused by overflowing toilet.

This customer suffered a mold damage in their finished basement caused by overflowing toilet. The customer was away for summer and discovered the damage when they returned from an extended vacation.

Believe it or not, mold problems like this can be mitigated with the right expertise and equipment. SERVPRO has trained technicians that were able to test and remove the mold growth, and then restore the space to preloss conditions. The family was very grateful that we were able to recover their home and protect them from any potential health effects. 

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Please call us at 503-777-9739

We Have the Experience For the Job

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have the Experience For the Job Storm damage caused this indoor flood.

When the storm season hits, we are there 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years in the clean up and the restoration industry and we have the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) for any job.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "We can manage the Damage" and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland. The customer was overjoyed at the speed in which we were able to come to the rescue and when the work was completed and SERVPRO was able to turn their home back to them in a condition that was "Like it never even happened." Please call our office with any questions or concerns. Call us at 503.777.9739.

We Can Manage The Damage

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Manage The Damage This office fire was contained but the damage was done.

How SERVPRO Professionals can make it "Like it never even happened."  Pretesting helps SERVPRO Professionals determine what type of fire has taken place.  Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.  Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time.  We can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory. We pack out your household items and clean and store them at our location until we can return them to your fresh clean home.  "We can manage the damage."  SERVPRO is Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro. Please check out our five star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp. If you have any questions please call us at 503.777.9730. 

Get Your Business Back

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Get Your Business Back Severe water damage has flooded this business.

Founded in 1967, SERVPRO is a leader of water, fire, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services.  SERVPRO's Professionals have responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes.  SERVPRO Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients nationwide.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and get your business back.  We are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of the Portland Metro. SERVPRO professional are trained and have been background checked. Your place of business could not be in better hands than those of SERVPRO of Southwest Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Winter Is Coming

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Is Coming A storm caused this tree to fall causing severe damage to this home.

Storm damage is hard to prepare for.  Wind and rain can cause severe water problems and your SERVPRO Professional can manage the damage.

  • SERVPRO has been in business for 50 years in the clean up and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control.
  • Professional equipment and industry approved techniques can save you time and money.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO Professionals will work hard to restore the property and its contents to pre loss conditions helping you survive in a disaster situation.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland "can manage the damage" and strongly believes in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

Only One Fire Matters To You

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Only One Fire Matters To You This kitchen fire was contained but damaged belongings and surfaces throughout the entire house.

National fire statistics indicate that a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States.  However when you suffer a fire, only one fire matters to you.  Personal belongings are a treasure of life, and a reflection of hard work and achievements.  Photographs, books, and other personal items have a value that cannot be put into words.  A SERVPRO Professional has the ability to help restore your belongings.

Emergency Fire Damage Tips:

  • Limit movements to prevent further damage
  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Southwest Portland
  • Don't attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first contacting SERVPRO of Southwest Portland

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.  Any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

Fire Damage

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleaning up after a kitchen fire that is showing the soot damage.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO Professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can provide a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to pre loss condition when possible. "Like it never even happened."  We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland believe in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and are proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland Metro.   Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

Beware of Water Hazards

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Beware of Water Hazards Standing water in a basement with electrical cords can be dangerous.

There is no such thing as a small disaster.  Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria - or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage.  Water damage can affect the value of your property.  So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try to clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property and your safety.  Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.  Your SERVPRO Professional understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your home or business.  For this reason, a SERVPRO Professional under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed Professional on-site within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.

Storm Response

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Response The SERVPRO Storm Team is ready for any disaster.

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 Harvey and Hurricane Irma.  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.

When Water Damages Occur

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Damages Occur Water damage at an Historic Portland Landmark.

Faster to Any Disaster.  Emergency mitigation means that under normal circumstances, a SERVPRO Professional is on-site within four hours to begin drying your building and restorable contents. Remember the faster the water is removed, the less chance of serious damage to your facility.  Each SERVPRO of Southwest Portland Professional is trained and understands how to manage the drying process.  By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your home or building is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland strongly believes in the 3 E's (Experience, Expertise and Equipment) and is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland.  Please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

CE Classes - Information That Makes A Difference

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

General CE Classes - Information That Makes A Difference SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to have CE Classes at our facility.

CE Classes are a great benefit and SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is right there to make sure that you get the information that will make a difference. With upcoming classes such as water damage, mold remediation, bio-hazard, fire damage and other categories, we are here with our experience and expertise to help with your continuing education and show you the value that SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has to offer.  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of Portland. We can give classes at your location or have a centrally located office at 9155 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland, Or. Any questions about an upcoming class or if you want to register please feel free to call us at 503.777.9739.

SERVPRO Training saves the day.

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Training saves the day. Mold found in a basement behind a wall due a water leak.

Intrusion of water in your home or place of business can result in mold growth. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.  Excessive mold growth can lead to environmental conditions that pose a health threat.  A SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is professionally trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.  We care about the proper restoration of your structure and can make it "Like it never even happened."  SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is proud to serve Multnomah County and other areas of the Portland area. Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739. Please call us twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. 

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 are experts in water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation as well as duct cleaning and carpet cleaning, biohazard , crime scene and vandalism clean-up. We at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland are proud to serve Multnomah County. 

Each SERVPRO is individually owned and operated, we look forward to meeting you at the Hillsdale Business Association or the Multnomah Village Business Association.  Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

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.

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 Portland 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.

Our team can clean-up fire, water and soot. We do water removal and dehumidification and mold mitigation and remediation. Respond to catastrophic storms. We also move out your contents and do restoration on them. We can do document drying and have an excellent contents claim inventory service.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can also do air duct and HVAC cleaning. We also clean carpets, upholstery,drapes and blinds, ceiling, walls and hard floors. We also deodorize your items after a fire or water damage. 

When you call 503.777.9739 we have the experience and the expertise to make it "Like it never even happened."

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!

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

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was there to make it "Like it never even happened."

Please call us at 503-777-9739 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for all your needs. 

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."

Please call us a 503-777-9739 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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