Recent Storm Damage Posts

Why SERVPRO!

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

ice build up Clear Ice As Soon As Possible

The most common type of damage SERVPRO sees during these extreme cold weather events is water damage due to frozen pipes. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Outdoor pipes most likely to freeze include:

  • Outdoor hose bibs
  • Swimming pool supply lines
  • Water sprinkler lines

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

Another potential hazard to consider as the snow/ice begins to melt is damage to your roof and ice dams. An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety.

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What Not To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

How to prevent frozen pipes!

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipes Bundle up your pipes.

When you think of winter weather you probably think of school closings, slippery roads and a driveway to shovel.  Winter weather can cause a lot more issues then those listed above.  If we have below freezing temperatures for 3 days in a row you are at risk for frozen pipes, which can create a major disaster at your home or office.

Typically, frozen pipes are the ones exposed to the cold weather such as basements, attics, garages, and kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe will usually rupture because of the backflow pressure between the blockage and the water source; this can cause catastrophic damage to your home and office if not addressed quickly.

According to the American Red Cross there several steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Keep your heat set both day and night
  • Be sure to completely drain the water from sprinkler lines as well as outside hoses
  • Open your kitchen cabinets to let the warm air to circulate near the pipes
  • When weather is extremely cold, let water drip from your exposed faucets

If you experience water damage from frozen pipes, call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland 503-777-9739 and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Answering the call!

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Neighbors Tree Fell On Home Have an arborist check out your trees.

On January 12th and 13th 2021. Portland was hit with a massive rain and wind storm. We answered over 50 calls for water damage to homes and downed trees. Our crews worked through the night to answer the calls and product water damages and tree removal. Power outages and continued rain and wind added to the situation. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has the experience to meet the needs of the community both with fire and water damages and restoration. We have also been called out for board-ups and to do COVID cleans in the community.

We want to thank you for your support! Please stay well and stay safe. We are available 24/7/365 to talk your calls and come out to your homes and businesses. Please call 503-777-9739.

Storms Today

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Car in flood waters Watch out for standing water.

Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50% this decade, and are now occurring at a rate four times higher than in 1980, according to a new report.

Other extreme climatological events such as storms, droughts and heatwaves have increased by more than a third this decade and are being recorded twice as frequently as in 1980, the paper by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (Easac) says.

The paper, based partly on figures compiled by the German insurance company Munich Re, also shows that climate-related loss and damage events have risen by 92% since 2010.

Prof Michael Norton, Easac’s environmental program director, said that greenhouse gas emissions were “fundamentally responsible for driving these changes”.

Trends towards extremes are continuing,” he said. “People have experienced extreme weather already - big switches [between] warm and cold winters - but the frequency of these shifts may be changing.”

“Some of the underlying drivers of extreme weather which were speculative four years ago are now looking less speculative and [more like] credible hypotheses. That is the weakening of the Gulf Stream and the meandering behavior of the jet stream.”

The Easac study, Extreme weather events in Europe: Preparing for climate change adaptation, looked at new data and models focused on a potential slowdown of the Atlantic Gulf Stream, due to an influx of freshwater from melted ice sheets in Greenland.

It was compiled by experts from 27 national science academies in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, although the data was not peer-reviewed.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has assessed the probability of a slowdown before 2100 at more than 90% - or “very likely”. However, a complete “switch off of the gulf stream – or Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) – is increasingly thought possible by some scientists.

Some studies say this could lower land temperatures in the UK, Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia by up to 9C.

UK arrays positioned in the north Atlantic measured a 30% drop in AMOC strength between 2009-10, the Easac study says. And while uncertainties persist about the pace and scale of possible future changes, the decline in Gulf Stream strength itself has now been “confirmed”.

Citing “gathering evidence of an emerging negative phase” in Atlantic temperature swings driven by a weakening Gulf Stream, the study calls for research to be stepped up.

Did you know there are different types of flood events. They are all dangerous yet all come with very different types dangers. Knowing where you live and the type of flood your family and home could be subjected too is essential in how you prepare for them. Zurich insurance put a wonderful article about the various types of flood for you to assess.

To plan for floods, you need to understand the type - or types - of flood you may face. Each one bears a different impact in terms of how it occurs, how it is forecast, the damage it causes, and type of protection you need.

Fluvial floods (river floods)

A fluvial, or river flood, occurs when the water level in a river, lake or stream rises and overflows onto the surrounding banks, shores and neighboring land. The water level rise could be due to excessive rain or snowmelt.

The damage from a river flood can be widespread as the overflow affects smaller rivers downstream, which can cause dams and dikes to break and swamp nearby areas..

To determine the probability of river flooding, models consider past precipitation, forecasted precipitation, current river levels, and well as soil and terrain conditions.

The severity of a river flood is determined by the duration and intensity (volume) of rainfall in the catchment area of the river. Other factors include soil water saturation due to previous rainfall, and the terrain surrounding the river system. In flatter areas, floodwater tends to rise more slowly and be shallower, and it often remains for days. In hilly or mountainous areas, floods can occur within minutes after a heavy rain, drain very quickly, and cause damage due to debris flow.

To determine the probability of river flooding, models consider past precipitation, forecasted precipitation, current river levels, and well as soil and terrain conditions.

Pluvial floods (flash floods and surface water)

A pluvial flood occurs when an extreme rainfall event creates a flood independent of an overflowing water body. A common misconception about flood is that you must be located near a body of water to be at risk. Yet pluvial flooding can happen in any location, urban or rural; even in areas with no water bodies in the vicinity. There are two common types of pluvial flooding:

  • Surface water floods occur when an urban drainage system is overwhelmed and water flows out into streets and nearby structures. It occurs gradually, which provides people time to move to safe locations, and the level of water is usually shallow (rarely more than 1 meter deep). It creates no immediate threat to lives but may cause significant economic damage.
  • Flash floods are characterized by an intense, high velocity torrent of water triggered by torrential rain falling within a short amount of time within the vicinity or on nearby elevated terrain. They can also occur via sudden release of water from an upstream levee or a dam. Flash floods are very dangerous and destructive not only because of the force of the water, but also the hurtling debris that is often swept up in the flow.

Coastal flood (storm surge)

Coastal flooding is the inundation of land areas along the coast by seawater. Common causes of coastal flooding are intense windstorm events occurring at the same time as high tide (storm surge), and tsunamis.

Storm surge is created when high winds from a windstorm force water onshore — this is the leading cause of coastal flooding and often the greatest threat associated with a windstorm. The effects increase depending on the tide - windstorms that occur during high tide result in devastating storm surge floods. In this type of flood, water overwhelms low-lying land and often causes devastating loss of life and property.

The severity of a coastal flood is determined by several other factors, including the strength, size, speed, and direction of the windstorm. The onshore and offshore topography also plays an important role. To determine the probability and magnitude of a storm surge, coastal flood models consider this information in addition to data from historical storms that have affected the area.

Below you will find a link not including 2020 as we are still running through the list of named storm for the seasons. We are currently in one of the most active seasons in recorded history.

High Winds Down Trees

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Tree on a house Plan for a wind storm.

The damage a storm can cause is unsettling for many homeowners.  A storm with strong winds and heavy rain can cause tremendous damage to homes that may cause homeowners to react quickly.  The days that follow after a huge storm are the most crucial in returning to normalcy. Here are a few tips for homeowners that will help them transition back into their normal day to day lives.  

  1. Remember, stay safe: Avoid power lines and large pools of water.  With large pools of standing water mold may and can appear.  It would do homeowners good to have professionals come out to access any damages before returning to their homes. 
  2. Document the damage and contact your insurance company: It’s always helpful to have pictures secured of your home before an impending storm.  After the storm if your home is safe to enter document any damages and contact your insurance company immediately, they will help you act fast and stop any further damages that may occur.
  3. Plan, plan, plan: Once you are aware that a storm is coming to your area have a full proof plan that will keep you and your family safe.  Have an evacuation plan in motion that you and your family have practiced. Have a safe place where you and your family can go, an expense plan and a plan to get your families life back on track.         

During this time of need, make SERVPRO of Southwest Portland your first call to help you and your local insurance agent assess the damage.  We will work for you to restore your property and your life to make it "Like it never even happened."

Tree fell during storm

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Tree on a house The winter months bring strong winds and a lot of rain.

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.

Wind and Rain Damage Buildings

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Shed that has been damaged. SERVPRO here to help!

During the winter here in Portland the wind and rain take their toll on home and businesses. Like this shed in the picture. Not all structure all meant to withstand the damaging high winds of any storm that comes to our state. Thankfully SERVPRO of Southwest Portland are the experts in storm damages in restorations and cleans up and making easier for homeowners, business owner, and property management to recover from a severe storm. We never have to worry about another storm when you have SERVPRO of Southwest Portland assisting and helping in all your storm repairs and needs. The homeowner was happy that some of his shed withstood the storm and how quickly the crew came out to assist him.

Please call us 24/7/365 at 503-777-9739.

Storm Damage is Unexpected

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Tree on a house Winter storm caused tree to fall 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.

SERVPRO to the Rescue During Storm Season

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Storms, we're ready, are you?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Building and land hit by storm Tornado ripped through town.

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

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

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

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

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

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

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

School Flood

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Front of Sturcture this is a picture of the front of structure

Huge rainstorm left the first floor of the school with four inches of standing water. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland responded over the weekend to go out and remove all the water and place the contents out of harms way. We packed out the tables and chairs as well as books from the library to start the dry out. Computers also needed to be moved in order to save them from the water. We set up drying equipment in the form of airmovers and dehu's to help with the drying. Floor cuts were required to the water being CAT3. If your home or business experiences a flood. Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for our excellent service 503-777-9739.

Church Storm Damage

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Church with water damage Water on floor of church

The first big rain and wind storm of the found a leak in the ceiling of the church. Water flowed in overnight causing the church to have standing water in the main area. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was called in to manage the damage and make,"Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to work into the evening to clean to the water and start the drying process. We also cleaned the upholstery on the pews and dry them in place. When you call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland you can be sure of quick and efficient service twenty-four hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year. Please call our office located in SW Portland, serving all of the Portland Metro areas at 503-777-9739.

Ceiling Collapses

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Ceiling damaged Ceiling damaged due to storm

The wind blew a tree down and damaged a ceiling in a two-story house. The pipes ran through the attic of this home, so several were broken after the storm. Our highly trained production team went in and cleared the debris, water, and other damage around the kitchen area. Large amounts of standing water needed to be removed with one of our larger trucks and the smaller amounts of water in the attic were removed by hand by one of our technicians. With a large water loss in a ceiling, electrical wires are one of the main concerns. Making sure all power is turned off and there are no harmful live wires is going to be a main concern for the homeowner and our team! It is important to keep yourself safe even after the loss has happened!

Flood cuts

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Flood cuts in home Home needed flood cuts due to contaminated water.

With the rainy season here now is the time for you to think about how you would react if your home was flooded.

We responded, acted and served around the clock making sure all clients were taken care of. With storm damages it is important to remember a couple of key tips.

1. If you experience back water flooding it is important to remember the water is contaminated. Make sure to decontaminate any items that may have come in contact with the water.

2. Do not drive in rising water. Wait until water recedes to go into your home.

3. Take pictures, plenty of pictures. It is important to remember to include time stamps to show insurance companies when image was taken.

4. If a hurricane is coming towards your area, collect any important paperwork that you would need in case you need to evacuate.

Commercial Storm Damage

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building with damaged roof Commercial building with ceiling tiles coming down due to storm-damaged roof.

A heavy storm came through this office and caused a lot of equipment damage. There was standing water throughout and water coming through the ceilings onto the floors as well as through the electrical system. This was a step-by-step process to make sure office staff, property managers, the SERVPRO production team, and anyone else involved in this commercial loss, was safe and satisfied with the project. Entering a large complex that has had severe water damage to its electrical system can be very dangerous if there isn't great communication from the team working on the project. Safety is the number one concern and SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has highly trained and certified technicians to send out for jobs this size to make sure the job is done start to finish cautiously and precise. 

When a storm hits your home.

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

house with storm trees down and car overurned in yard Storm damage to home and car.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can be there for you when a storm or flood impacts your home or business. We understand the shock and dismay, and we promise to restore order from chaos in the quickest, and most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Our experience and resources allow us to travel near and far to assist our neighbors in distress. You can trust our Green Fleet to arrived swiftly, equipped with the best gear, to contain the damage. We are proud to make it "Like it never even happened." 503-777-9739. Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland for all your Fire, Water, Mold, Bio-hazard and Storm cleanups. Call us a 503-777-9739 twenty-four hours an day seven days a week.

Heavy Winds

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Wind blew down trees Heavy winds hit the area

Heavy winter wind and rain blew through the area leaving houses and businesses with a lot of clean up to do. Windows were broken and roofs were damaged by flying objects. SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was ready with a crew to go out and tarp up the roofs and windows as well as to clean up the fallen debris keeping the rain out of your homes and businesses. Much of the work we do is to dry out homes where we have been called in to late and there is standing water in the home damaging walls, ceilings, and floors. Left unattended this can lead to mold a major health hazard furthering increasing the cost to you from the storm. Please call us at 503-777-9739.

Fire Storm

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Roof damaged by fire A fire went through this home destroying the living room area

When the winds have whipped a forest fire and the flames are headed for your home know that SERVPRO of Southwest Portland can help restore your home to preloss condition. We have teams across the United States that help to restore homes ravished by fire, winds and floods. We are an emergency service company trained to mitigate the damage done to your home and business. We are trained to work with you and your insurance company to make the loss easier on you and your family. Our hour a day, seven days a week response teams will be available when you call. Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Portland 24 hours a day seven days a week at 503-777-9739 for all your Fire, Water, Mold and Storm damages. 

Library Water Damage

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Library Storm damage Leaking roof caused damage to library

Library damaged by a leaking roof. A major storm hit the area over the Christmas Holiday bring high wind and rain that caused roof damage to the library. SERVPRO of Southwest tarped the roof and cleaned up the water from the ceiling, walls and carpets. We were also able to dry the books in our drying chamber. Much to the Library's relief, we were able to save the books and keep further damage from occurring to the building and its contents. Our team was ready to roll on the job in less than an hour with all the equipment that they needed already on the trucks. All of our crews are professionally trained to be able to mitigate a loss quickly. Call us 24 hours a day seven days a week 503-777-9739.

Wind whips tree onto home.

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fell on house Storm damage as the tree is blown over at 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 cleanup 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 preloss 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.

Tornadoes

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

picture of SERVPRO Trucks SERVPRO helping the communities

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

Storm Team

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck with crew driving. Storm Team and equipment.

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

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

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

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

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

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

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

Demo Of Ceiling

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Living Room Under Water

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

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

Windy Day Storm Damage

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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!

Tree in the house

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Wind & Rain What a Pain!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Windy day

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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!

Stormy Weather

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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.

Fire Storms

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Winter Storm

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Tree blown over on house

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

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!

Tree blown over on house

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Roof Leaks

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

We Have the Experience For the Job

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Winter Is Coming

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

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.