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Clackamas County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clackamas County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb or attempt to remove it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your entire home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

·         Do not go into areas affected with mold.

·         Turn off the HVAC system and fans to prevent further spread of microscopic mold spores.

·         Contact SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

·         Do not physically touch or disturb the mold.

·         Do not blow or cause air to be blown across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.

·         Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.

·         Do not spray bleach or other similar disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is one of the cornerstones of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized state of the art equipment and time proven techniques to properly remediate your mold problem as quickly and as safely as possible.

If You See Signs of Mold infestation, Call Us as soon as possible – (503) 635-6233. SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is here to help 24/7.

When Storms or Floods hit Clackamas County, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is ready!

12/29/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Clackamas County, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in the Lake Oswego/ West Linn Area.

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit in the Clackamas County Area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (503) 635-6233 SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn

http://www.SERVPROlakeoswegowestlinn.com/emergency-restoration

Lake Oswego/ West Linn Area Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

General Lake Oswego/ West Linn Area Residents: We provide immediate service day or night! Lake Oswego/ West Linn Area Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Clackamas County area.

We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (503) 635-6233 SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn

Residential Services

Whether your Clackamas County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property in the Clackamas County Area. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

 

http://www.SERVPROlakeoswegowestlinn.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning   

 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Lake Oswego Area Home

12/23/2016 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Lake Oswego Area Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

 

 

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Friendly and Talented Crew - http://www.SERVPROlakeoswegowestlinn.com/employee-photos

Certifications

  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

 

 

 

Faster to your Clackamas County Water Damage Event

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Clackamas County Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in the Clackamas County Area.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

 

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (503) 635-6233

Water Damage Timeline

 

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

 

About SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn 

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

http://www.SERVPROlakeoswegowestlinn.com/employee-photos

Certifications

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Doernbecher Children's Hospital Toy Drive

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Community Doernbecher Children's Hospital Toy Drive Spread some holiday cheer this year to a local boy or girl.

Help us spread some Holiday cheer to children in need. SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is organizing a Toy Drive for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. They are a great hospital that does amazing work in the community and we want to celebrate their work by collecting toys for children and their families. You can help by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for boys and girls ages 0-18 to the following locations:

SERVPRO of NW Portland & Lake Oswego/ West Linn 2725 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

American Family Insurance 1815 Willamette Dr., Ste 200, West Linn, OR 97068

Safeway 401 A Ave., Lake Oswego, OR 97068

Lake Oswego Area Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lake Oswego Area Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Lake Oswego Area

Smoke and soot is very intrusive 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 building.
  • 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–dry and wet. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/West Linn 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

  • Different Types of Smoke
  • 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 special 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, respect and your home with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – (503) 635-6233 SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/West Linn

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"Live Burn" Event

11/3/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage "Live Burn" Event Photo Caption: SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/West Linn helps clean up debris after burn event.

LP Building Products, along with Portland Fire & Rescue and SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/West Linn conducted a Live Burn demonstration at Colwood Golf Center in Portland on October 13, 2016.  The purpose of the demonstration was to show a side-by-side comparison of LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing vs. regular OSB sheathing.  The demonstration highlights the superior qualities of LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing which is ICC-certified, has a Class A and 30-Minute Flame Spread Rating (ASTM E84, UL 723), combines flame-spread resistance and burn-through resistance and has 15-Minute Thermal Barrier Protection (UBC 26-2).

Portland Fire & Rescue was in charge of conducting, monitoring and completing the burn and utilized the opportunity as a training exercise.  SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/West Linn, a leading provider of Fire Damage Restoration, was asked to participate in the burn event and assist in the cleanup and disposal of the charred remnants of the two structures after the demonstration was finished.  Despite the rainy weather, many LP clients and members of the property insurance industry were in attendance to view the demonstration.

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Clackamas County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clackamas County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in the Clackamas County Area.

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help - Call Today – (503) 635-6233

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn 

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Friendly and Talented Crew

Certifications

  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

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Does Your Lake Oswego Home Have A Mold Problem?

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Lake Oswego Home Have A Mold Problem? Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (503) 635-6233 - SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn

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