Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

The right equipment for the job.

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The right equipment for the job. Mold controlled by SERVPRO

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

5 Story office water damage.

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 5 Story office water damage. Equipment on the job.

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland responded to a five-story office complex water damage with all five floors being affected. The job came in a 3 in the afternoon and the crew we on the job by four and worked through the night and on the weekend to contain and mitigate the water damage. 

The carpet was dried in place and trim was removed to allow for cavity drying systems to be placed. Only two small places were flood cut to allow for drying and that was done to allow one of the tenants to be up and running sooner. 

The building management, insurance agent and adjuster were very happy with the quick response and lack of demo that was needed on the job. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is on the job 24 hours a day seven days as week. 

PPE Personal Protection Equipment

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO PPE Personal Protection Equipment Dillion in PPE

A lovely couple had there home damaged by a water pipe break under the house that filled the crawlspace with water and also damaged the underlying flooring and some of the wood flooring, SERVPRO of Southwest Portland was able to dry most of the hardwood floor with a floor drying system. 

The carpet pad was removed as well where needed to allow for drying. Trim was also removed to be able to place cavity drying systems.

Our crew needed PPE to go down in the crawlspace to remove the wet insulation and ducting. The safety of our employees is always at the top of mind with SERVPRO of Southwest Portland. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland has training on a weekly bases on Safety and use of PPE.

CE Classes

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO CE Classes Law & Ethics CE Class

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland provides CE Classes for Insurance Agents, Adjusters and Property managers free of charge every year.

The classes cover subjects such as Mold remediation, Fire Damage remediation, Water damage remediation, Bio-hazard, Law, and Ethics. 

Our teachers are certified in the subjects that they teach and credit is given to the Insurance agents, Adjusters and Property managers at the state level both in Oregon and Washington. 

The class being taught here at our location is Law & Ethics were also provide some onsite CE Class for Insurance Companies and Property Managers. 

We have been told that the classes are much more enjoyable live verus doing them on line and the Insurance Agents and Property managers enjoy the interaction with SERVPRO of Southwest Portland. 

We will have a LAW & Ethics class at our office on May 7th. Please email me at dsahm@SERVPROsouthwestportland.com to hold your spot we do require a refundable deposit of $25.00 to hold your spot, it is returned when you attend the class. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Portland a great place to work

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO of Southwest Portland a great place to work Barbecue

SERVPRO of Portland is a great place to work. We work hard but also enjoy a summer barbecue and are looking forward to a Spring team building event and a Winter holiday get together to bond with a trip to cut down a tree, go on a hayride, meet Santa Claus and drink hot chocolate. 

All of the team supports the efforts of each other from our office staff coordination the right amount of manpower and equipment to the job, and everyone pitching in to get the equipment on site and be on the job in a timely manner.

If you are looking for a great place to work please send your resume to office@SERVPROsouthwestportland.com. We are hiring for production techs and crew chiefs.

SERVPRO saves the day sewer break

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO saves the day sewer break SERVPRO of Southwest Portland saves the day.

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.

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. 

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.