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Local bank has huge fire loss

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Cause of the loss Results of the attempt to steal ATM

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland received a very shocking call regarding a huge fire loss at a local bank. The owner called us early the next morning to explain that individuals attempted to steal the atm out of the front lobby. We were told they had a blow torch in an attempt to steal the atm. The local firefighters were alerted and the owner believes that is what saved the atm from being completely removed.

Within an hour of receiving the call, we sent our well-trained crew that is prepared for all kinds of jobs, out to arrive on the scene ready to work. During the initial walk though it was obvious that the front lobby was going to need a lot of work in addition to the room behind the lobby and the restroom in the room behind the lobby. Our amazing crew chief came up with an amazing plan in order to get the bank back up and running as soon as possible.

The plan was to remove all insulation needed to be removed, the T-grid, and the light fixture will need to be removed and replaced. There was a really bad smoke odor throughout the bank as well. Our crew scrubbed the floors, washed the windows, did extra heavy cleaning for the bathroom, and cleaned any of the additional contents and hardware the owner asked for. Once all the ducting and pipes were out that were exposed to the soot then our crew fogged the entire building on the way out.

For those of you that don’t know what “fogging a room is.” It is a disinfectant spray that comes from a fogging machine to create what looks like fog. It’s a very effective way to disinfect high levels of horizontal surfaces and hard-to-reach areas that are often missed or forgotten. Fogging was perfect for this job due to the height of the ceilings in the bank. 

 Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Portland, we make sure to make your home or business look just as good as new or how we like to say “Like it never even happened.” Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland twenty-four a day seven days a week for any Fire, Water, Mold, or Bio-hazard clean-ups. If you have any questions please give us a call at 503.777.9739.

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