Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage: Time is of the essence!

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage: Time is of the essence! When it comes to water damage, the longer you wait, the more secondary damage WILL happen. Call us today! 503-635-6233

Major water damage requires a bit more than just a mop and a few towels. Failure to start the remediation process as soon as possible can put you at risk for more extensive damage. The IICRC recommends starting any major water remediation process immediately to avoid severe, long term structural problems.

Here are just a FEW examples of some of the issues you can face if you wait to act on a water loss:

MOLD

Failure to ventilate and dehumidify the structure in an expedient manor can result in extensive mold growth. Even after the structure has been dried, additional anti-microbial measures should be taken to avoid growth in the future. A professional should be contacted to determine the areas with higher mold susceptibility.

DRY ROT/ STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

The area needs to be dried in a timely manner to avoid wood rot. Wood is not the only building material subject to damage when exposed to water. For example, laminate, and other materials can separate from the surface with long tern water exposure.

HEALTH RELATED ISSUES

Heath problems associated with mold growth are well documented. Another concern that should be considered is the type of water that created the damage. Clean water can cause enough damage on it’s own, but when black or grey water is added to the mix, dangerous fungus, bacteria and other micro-organisms become a concern.

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is a water damage specialist with a documented history of fast, reliable and professional results in both the commercial and residential sectors. We are also available 24/7, because an emergency does not wait to be scheduled. If you need immediate help, call us now. 503-635-6233

Sump Pump Failure

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sump Pump Failure A sump pump is a common feature in Lake Oswego homes. What happens when one fails?

Basements are a common feature in the Lake Oswego and West Linn metro areas. With as much precipitation as we commonly receive here, many homeowners have opted to install a water mitigation system in the lowest areas on their basement, complete with a sump pump to remove excess water in the event of overflow or flooding. Although a sump pump is a good investment to protect your basement from flooding, it is not fail proof.

In the event of Sump pump failure

Generally, a sump pump failure will occur during heavy rains of flooding. When the pump fails, or cannot pump water fast enough to prevent flooding, outside water can seep through the foundation or basement walls and cause flooding at the lowest portion of the basement. We’ve listed a few things you can do if your sump pump fails below:  

  1. Contact a trusted plumber in your local area to repair the sump pump. If your sump pump has malfunctioned during wet weather, it is likely that you are not the only one. Contact your plumber ASAP, as he may already have a full schedule due to others facing a similar problem.
  1. You may consider purchasing a basement water pump at your local hardware store. If the flooding in your basement was the result of a storm in the area, resources may be spread a little thin. Having a backup pump on hand will keep you ahead of the game until professional help can arrive. You can read more about post flood safety here
  1. Contact a reputable water restoration contractor such as SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn. Although it doesn’t make sense for a water restoration company to pump out water as fast as it is coming in, there will still be damage to mitigate even after the standing water has been removed. You can read more about the process of water mitigation here.

Pre Vacation Disaster Preparedness

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pre Vacation Disaster Preparedness If you ever return from vacation to find your home flooded, call us immediately. 503-635-6233

With the holiday season upon us, many folks are making travel plans and preparing to visit friends and family around the country.

While you are away on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is water damage to your home. Unfortunately, a water loss can strike at any time, whether or not you are present for it. Here are a few tips you can use to minimize the potential of water damage to your home whilst away.  

Quick pre-departure home inspection

After you have bought your plane tickets and packed your luggage, make sure to do a quick inspection around your home for potential problematic areas. Have a look at the pipes under your sinks, look for any issues with your water heater or furnace, inspect the supply lines that connect your major appliances and check the gutters and roof for any leaks, blockages or abnormalities.

This quick step can greatly reduce the potential for damage while you are away and give you peace of mind in the process.

Turn off the water main

An easy way to insure that you have no water related issues while you are away is to simply turn the water main off. It may be days before someone discovers standing water in their home, and turning off the water main on the way out the door will eliminate the potential to find unwanted surprises when they return.

Hire a house sitter

It’s always a good idea to have a trusted friend, family member or neighbor keep an eye on your home while you are away. Even better if they can stop in once or twice a day to make sure everything is in order. Make sure that whoever you choose receives adequate instructions and emergency contact information.

Nobody wants to return to their home after a fun vacation to find water damage, but sometimes, despite best efforts, they can still happen.

If you do return from your vacation to find water damage in your home, stay calm and contact a reputable water restoration contractor such as SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn immediately. The longer you wait, the more there is a chance for secondary damage.  

We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. We use advanced water removal and drying equipment and implement scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly. If you have experienced a water related disaster in your Clackamas County home, call us today. 503-635-6233

How Rain Water Can Affect Your Home's Foundation

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Rain Water Can Affect Your Home's Foundation Is your home's foundation safe from settling?

The Lake Oswego area sees a lot of precipitation, and when we get a call from a homeowner after major rainfall, we often see damaged foundations. It’s more than just a cosmetic issue or risks associated with mold. Water can affect the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. Here are a few ways how water can wreak havoc on your foundation.

Saturated Soil: Water can accumulate around your home and cause the surrounding soil to loosen, making it easier for water to penetrate into you home. One way to help combat this problem in your home is to make sure your gutters and downspouts are clean and in proper working order.

Erosion of Soil: Water that is not diverted away from your home may cause the supporting soil to erode away. This can cause your home to settle. This problem may take years to surface. Some subtle signs to look for are cracks in the drywall or plaster, leaning chimneys and uneven floors. In the aftermath of a flood, a thorough inspection by a qualified technician should be performed to insure that your home has not started to settle.

Buildup of Hydrostatic Pressure: Hydrostatic pressure occurs when the soil surrounding your foundation becomes oversaturated. This excessive pressure can cause the walls of your foundation to press inward and cause bowing and cracking. This can happen over time or suddenly after a heavy rain storm.

Generally speaking, homeowners rarely think about their home’s foundation until it has become noticeably damaged. By that time, it may already be too late and result in costly repairs that may have been diverted with some attention to detail and preventative maintenance. If you suspect that you home’s foundation has become compromised, call the experts at SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn today to discuss your options. 503-635-6233

SERVPRO Techniques for Odor Removal After a Water Loss

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Techniques for Odor Removal After a Water Loss After water has been removed, SERVPRO performs an aromatic treatment.

Water damage to your living room happens in the blink of an eye. It only takes a leak from an upstairs bathroom, and before you know it, you are struggling with water-logged carpets, wet furniture, and damp walls and floors. 
 
SERVPRO is on hand to remove water immediately and remediate the water damage to your Lake Oswego home so you can resume daily life “Like it never even happened.” However, there is more to remediation than drying out the affected area: There is also the question of how to remove the unpleasant damp smell afterward. 
 
Although water is odorless, water-logged rooms can soon start to give off a nasty, musty odor that makes the house smell bad. Clients have told us their biggest challenges following a water damage event is the lingering smell. That is why we train our technicians to tackle any residual odors and leave your home smelling as fresh and clean as it did before the incident. 
 
Air scrubbers are very useful for dealing with damp smells. The machine draws in contaminated air and passes it through true HEPA filtration. HEPA filters are capable of catching particles down to 0.3 microns, thus removing smells and releasing clean air back into the room. 
 
Wet fogging is useful for getting into all the little nooks and crannies where odors hide. We choose the most appropriate product to deodorize your affected areas, and the fogging machine releases the product as a very fine mist which penetrates even hard to reach corners. 
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians know that it is important to check for small, hidden sources of damp smells. Sometimes there is a patch of carpet or a couch cushion that, despite being completely dry, smells a little bit musty. In such cases, we can hand spray disinfectant onto the affected area, or even inject small amounts of the product if spraying or other methods are not practical. For example, if it is not possible to lift up a wet carpet, it is possible to inject deodorization products into it to remove the smell and freshen the carpet. 
 
SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn understands the importance of restoring your home quickly. That is why we end every deodorization session by positioning powerful venting box fans to help remove odors and ensure your room smells fresh once more. 
 
For help removing damp smells from your home, call SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn at (503) 635-6233 today.

The Steps of Water Restoration

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Steps of Water Restoration In the event of a water related disaster, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is your first line of defense. Call us today. 503-635-6233

In the event of a water related disaster in your Lake Oswego home, your FIRST line of defense is to call a reputable water restoration company such as SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn. Most of the damage will occur in the first 48 hours. The longer water has a chance to sit, the more expensive the repairs will be.

Upon arrival, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn will likely perform a variation of the following steps:

  • Assessment of the damage

This step consists of a walk though of the area in question. Information and photos will be gathered. The surrounding area will also be inspected. Many times, water can seep into neighboring regions and can sometimes go undetected without the aid of a trained water restoration professional.

  • Water Removal

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn will then begin to remove the standing water. This process will involve vacuums and extraction pumps. This step is a race against time, as the longer the water sits, the more chance for secondary damage.

  • Drying

Once all of the standing water has been removed, the drying process can begin. This stage will utilize strategically placed industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO utilizes scientifically proven methods and state of the art equipment to decrease the dry time. Every job is different and will require its own “dry plan”.

  • Restoration

This step includes the removal of unsalvageable materials such as damaged carpets, drywall and other waterlogged building materials. This step will reveal how much of the area was able to be restored to a preloss condition.

Each water restoration job comes with its own unique set of challenges, and is assessed on a case by case basis. This list is intended to merely explain the general procedures of water restoration. Our blog contains a wealth of information on the subject of water, fire and mold restoration. If you are looking for a reputable and dependable disaster restoration company, SERVPRO of NW Lake Oswego/ West Linn is an industry leader and we take pride in every job we perform. Call us today to set up an assessment. We are available 24/7. 503-635-6233

Water Damage & Homeowners Insurance

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage & Homeowners Insurance In the event of a water emergency, do you know if your Lake Oswego home is covered?

A water loss is a very common calamity and a fact of life for many homeowners. Insurance policies can give you peace of mind, but many times, homeowners may not be aware of what is and what is NOT covered in their policy until it’s too late. We review seven common potential water related disaster scenarios below. You may want to update your policy accordingly after reviewing this article.

Broken pipe due to freezing

During the winter months, temperatures can reach extremes that can freeze the water in your pipes and cause them to burst. Most home owner’s policies cover this type of damage unless it was caused by negligence. An example of this would be if you left your home unoccupied and without heat.

Swimming pool leak that results in damage to your basement and lawn

Generally speaking, swimming pool leaks will not be covered in your homeowner’s policy unless the leak was the result of a falling tree. Damage to your basement and personal belongings is usually covered but damage to your lawn is generally not.

Appliance failure

Water damage from a failing appliance, such as an overflowing washing machine or broken toilet is covered if the issue is accidental and not the result of negligence. If you have failed to maintain your appliances and supply hoses, and this results in damage, it will not be covered.

Sewage back up

Although sewage backups are not covered by most standard home owner policies, additional endorsements may be added to the policy for this purpose. If the sewage back up was caused at a city level, you should contact the appropriate authorities in your municipality to discuss your options.

Natural disasters and storms

Damage incurred from floods are not covered in standard homeowner insurance policies. This includes intruding water from overflowing rivers, lakes or seawater, in addition to storms. If you require protection from this type of damage, you will need to get it separately in addition to your standard policy. Check with you insurance agent to find out your options.

Water seepage from ground water beneath your basement

This type of damage is considered a maintenance issue and is not covered in standard homeowner’s insurance policies.

Leakage through roof during or after a rainstorm

If your roof has not been properly maintained, this type of damage will not be covered. However, damage to your belongings may be covered, depending on the type of insurance policy you have. It is always a good idea to perform preventative maintenance to your home, especially if you live in an area with high precipitation, such as the Lake Oswego/ West Linn and Pacific Northwest area in general.

A lot of homeowners are unsure how to handle mold growth in their home as it pertains to their insurance policy. It is good to educate yourself on this type of claim prior to it occurring.

If you experience a flood in your home or discover that you have a mold issue, call SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn at 503-635-6233 immediately to get the remediation process underway as soon as possible. We also deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and can help you navigate your claim. We are always here to help.

The Steps of Water Restoration

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Steps of Water Restoration In the event of a water related disaster, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is your first line of defense. Call us today. 503-635-6233

In the event of a water related disaster in your home, your FIRST line of defense is to call a reputable water restoration company such as SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn. Most of the damage will occur in the first 48 hours. The longer water has a chance to sit, the more expensive the repairs will be.

Upon arrival, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn will likely perform a variation of the following steps:

  • Assessment of the damage

This step consists of a walk though of the area in question. Information and photos will be gathered. The surrounding area will also be inspected. Many times, water can seep into neighboring regions and can sometimes go undetected without the aid of a trained water restoration professional.

  • Water Removal

SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn will then begin to remove the standing water. This process will involve vacuums and extraction pumps. This step is a race against time, as the longer the water sits, the more chance for secondary damage.

  • Drying

Once all of the standing water has been removed, the drying process can begin. This stage will utilize strategically placed industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO utilizes scientifically proven methods and state of the art equipment to decrease the dry time. Every job is different and will require its own “dry plan”.

  • Restoration

This step includes the removal of unsalvageable materials such as damaged carpets, drywall and other waterlogged building materials. This step will reveal how much of the area was able to be restored to a preloss condition.

Each water restoration job comes with its own unique set of challenges, and is assessed on a case by case basis. This list is intended to merely explain the general procedures of water restoration. Our blog contains a wealth of information on the subject of water, fire and mold restoration. If you are looking for a reputable and dependable disaster restoration company, SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn is an industry leader and we take pride in every job we perform. Call us today to set up an assessment. We are available 24/7. 503-635-6233

The Cause of Sewage Back Up

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Cause of Sewage Back Up A bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way when it comes to your Lake Oswego home's sewer/ drainage system.

Black water is defined as any floodwater containing contaminants or viruses that can potentially cause illness or infection. Sewage would qualify as Black water. Any event of sewage back up needs to be addressed immediately. Arming yourself with the knowledge of what causes a sewage back up may help you prevent this occurrence at you home.

Causes of Sewage Back Up  

  • Clogging – When your home’s main sewer line or drain pipe’s become clogged, there is potential for a sewage back up. An example of this would be if one toilet creates a sewage back up, the drain connected to that particular toilet has become clogged. If all of the toilets in your home begin to back flow, this is a signal that your main sewage line has become clogged. Clogs are caused by solid materials, such as hair or grease.
  • Plant Roots – A tree’s root system has the potential to intertwine with sewage lines. Roots can grow into pipes and make holes in it and can also grow around the pipes and potentially crush them. Roots from nearby trees can also travel to your sewage line and cause damage.
  • Aging Sewer Lines – Pipes used to be made of easily deteriorating materials such as cast iron and clay. Older systems made with these materials have the potential to break down and split, causing backups and flooding. Fortunately, durable plastic materials have become the plumbing standard.  
  • Heavy Rains – Sudden heavy rainfall can overwhelm Lake Oswego's sewage system. If a public sewage system can’t withstand a sudden influx of rainwater, the excess water may travel into adjacent sewer lines. This can put your home at risk for backflow.

Preventing Backup at Your Home

  • NEVER pour cooking grease down your drain. Oil can harden inside of your pipes as it cools and clog your pipes. The proper way to dispose of cooking grease is to pour it into a heat resistant container and place the container in the trash when it cools off.
  • Do not flush paper products. Paper towels, diapers and feminine hygiene products have no business being flushed down the toilet and can very easily clog your drainage system. Dispose of these items properly of risk potential backups later.
  • Update the pipes in your drainage system or remove tree roots. A good preventative measure to avoid costly repairs later is to replace your lead or clay sewer lateral pipe (the line in your yard) with an updated plastic pipe. It is also good to cut the tree roots back as they grow near your drainage system.
  • Consider installing a backwater prevention valve. This fixture can prevent sewage from backing up into your home. Typically, backwater prevention valves are installed into a sewer line and sometimes into the basement drain line.

If you experience a sewage backup in your home, call SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn immediately to begin the remediation process. Handling black water yourself puts you at risk for disease and infection.

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Lake Oswego property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to remove the black water quickly. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. 503-635-6233

Lake Oswego's flooded basement specialists

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lake Oswego's flooded basement specialists This flooded basement was no match for our team!

Although a basement can flood at any time, flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Because of the nature of basements, they are inherently prone to flooding. Here are a few reasons why your Lake Oswego basement could flood.

  • Due to heavy rains, surface water can pool around the perimeter of your home.
  • Foundation drainage system failure of blockage.
  • Water supply line breakage/ freezing or hot water tank failure.
  • Blockage or failure of sewage lateral pipe.
  • Sump pump failure.
  • Storm drain failure.
  • Backup of sanitary sewer.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, as there are many unknown factors that could cause flooding.

The flooding in this Lake Oswego basement was caused by surface water around the home. The Lake Oswego/ West Linn area had received a substantial amount of precipitation, causing the groundwater around the perimeter of the basement to swell, resulting in about 6 inches of standing water in the basement.

Within an hour of being contacted by the customer, our crew was onsite ready to begin the remediation process. Utilizing advanced inspection and monitoring equipment, we were able to completely dry the basement within 4 days. Additionally, our contents department was able to salvage much of the customers belongings as well.  

To avoid severe damage to your home’s structure, as well as secondary damage caused by mold, water damage needs to be handled quickly and efficiently. The problem will not go away with time. The longer you delay the process, the higher the chances for secondary damage as well as potential health problems within the home.

We are Lake Oswego and West Linn’s premier flooded basement specialists!

  • 24/7 emergency services. Ready when disaster strikes.
  • Preferred vender to a vast array of national insurance agencies.
  • Direct insurance billing available.
  • Highly trained professional staff, trained in time honored SERVPRO drying and extraction techniques.
  • IIRC certified.
  • State of the art extraction equipment.

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of NW Lake Oswego/ West Linn. We’re always here to help. 503-635-6233

Why is Professional Water Removal in West Linn Necessary?

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why is Professional Water Removal in West Linn Necessary? Flooding and water damage are definitely an unwelcome sight. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services quickly for best results.

SERVPRO Quickly Remediates Water Damage After Flooding in Your Home

A flooded house is not a pleasing sight for a homeowner by any means. If your West Linn property has stagnant water on it, removing it is the first thing you can do toward restoring the damage.
 
If the stagnant water is not removed efficiently and promptly, it can cause significant damage to both your property and potentially, your health. Here at SERVPRO, we have a team of skilled professionals who can help in water removal from your West Linn property to minimize damage and start the restoration process.
 
Why hire professional services for water removal?
Water extraction is a critical step in damage control due to flooding. Reckless and improper water removal can leave your property susceptible to secondary damage and can even pose a health hazard. So, it is essential to seek professional help in dealing with this issue. Here at SERVPRO, our team of expert professionals is trained in dealing with water removal to minimize the scope and extent of the damage.
 
If pooled water is not extracted correctly, water can seep deeper into the walls, furniture, and carpeting. The moisture in such places can be a breeding ground for mold and other microbes that can pose a significant health hazard to you and your family. The mold spores in the air find such humid and warm places very conducive and start growing. Even if the logged water is removed, the increased humidity can still pose a favorable environment for these microbes to thrive.
 
It is essential to not only get rid of the logged water but also reduce the humidity as soon as possible. At SERVPRO, we use professional grade dehumidifiers and driers to achieve this task. Our technicians focus on getting rid of the water as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. We also ensure that the chances of secondary damage due to excess moisture in walls and floor are minimized as much as possible.
 
It can be tempting to attempt removing water on your own, but avoid doing it. SERVPRO professionals are trained and have years of experience in dealing with suctioning off standing water in various scenarios. You do not want to worsen an already dangerous situation by doing something you are not supposed to do.
 
Remember, here at SERVPRO of Lake Oswego/ West Linn; our experts are committed to helping you get the situation under control as soon as possible. Call today at (503) 635-6233 to talk to one of our representatives and schedule an inspection.
 
For more information about the City of West Linn, Oregon visit:  http://westlinnoregon.gov/

Try These Steps To Prevent Water Damage To Your Lake Oswego Basement

9/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Try These Steps To Prevent Water Damage To Your Lake Oswego Basement Water Proofing and Sump Pump Protect Lake Oswego Homes from Water Damage

Tips from SERVPRO to Stop Water Intrusion into Your Home

As a homeowner, you want to avoid water damage to your basement if you can. Water in your basement can cause a range of problems including damage to the structure and of course harm to any stored items. Water leakage into your Lake Oswego basement also increases the risk of mold growth.

There are many causes of water damage to your Lake Oswego basement. SERVPRO recommends homeowners be mindful of the following risks.
 
Aggressive tree roots. Some trees, such as silver maples, have aggressive root systems that might compromise the foundation of your home and cause a basement leak. Get some information on the trees in your garden and make sure they are not a problem. When planting new trees, plant aggressive species at least 20 feet from your home.
 
Sump pump faults and debris. If you have a sump pump, check it regularly for debris and faults. A broken sump pump is a quick way to a flooded basement. If you suffer regular power outages, consider getting a generator, so your sump pump keeps working even if the power goes out.
 
Sewers and septic tanks. Just like sump pumps, damaged, clogged, or broken sewers and septic tanks all put your basement at risk of water leaks. Get them checked out regularly. There is the added health hazard of contaminated water.
 
Clogged and overflowing gutters and downpipes. Your gutters and downpipes have a job to do – and if they get clogged and thus are not fit for purpose, you are looking at a big potential problem. Keep your gutters and downpipes clear of debris at all times and be sure to check them regularly. The downspouts should channel rainwater at least three feet away from the foundation.
 
Basement windows. If you have windows in your basement, there is a risk of leaks. Inspect your windows and make sure they are structurally sound and do not let water in. A silicone or latex tube of caulk can prevent water seepage.
 
Basement cracks. Cracks in the walls or foundation of your basement put it at risk of leaks. Keep an eye out for any cracks and if spotted, call SERVPRO for patching and waterproofing.
 
Incidents do happen. Should you find yourself with a wet basement, call SERVPRO at once. We equip our IICRC-certified technicians with pumps, extraction wands, air movers, dehumidifiers and moisture detection equipment to handle any leak. For crawlspace foundations we can offer an encapsulation program to mitigate water and moisture intrusion.
 
For help with water problems in Lakeview Summit, River Creek, Forest Highland and surrounding areas, give SERVPRO of Lake Oswego / West Linn a call at (503) 635-6233.

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SERVPRO’s Pack Out Service Is On Hand After Water Damage To Your Lake Oswego Home Office

7/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO’s Pack Out Service Is On Hand After Water Damage To Your Lake Oswego Home Office Lake Oswego Water Damage and SERVPRO Equipment for Restoration

No Worries Concerning Water Removal and Cleanup in Lake Oswego When SERVPRO Is on the Job

Water damage causes disruptions to your home life. Inclement weather, a broken appliance or tub, or a damaged roof, can all cause water to enter your home and damage your possessions. In cases where you work from home and the water enters your home office, there is extra urgency in the situation. It is important to get your home office dry so you can continue with your work.
 
Unfortunately, there are times when the water damage to a Lake Oswego home office is quite extensive. At such times, SERVPRO is on hand to restore order and get the situation under control quickly thanks to our professional pack out service.
 
One of the main advantages of our pack out service is that it removes your furniture and belongings from your home office so our IICRC-certified technicians can dry every nook and cranny. Our teams come equipped with submersible and free standing pumps and venting box fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers, that are capable of tackling any water damage, even if it is extensive.
 
However, we do not just remove your home office items and then forget about them. We carefully log each item before loading it onto one of our removal vans and strapping it securely in place. After loading, we transport your belongings to one of our specialist pack out facilities where we treat them with the utmost care.
 
Our pack out facilities are staffed by SERVPRO remediation experts who have equipment on hand to dry out your belongings. We do not only store your things – we restore them and make it “Like it never even happened.” For example, we have the necessary equipment to freeze-dry any books or paperwork from your office, to prevent further damage and increase the chances of successful restoration. We also have access to powerful Esporta washers that clean more deeply than standard commercial washers. Esporta washers provide a deep clean which is effective against mold damage - a genuine risk of water damage.
 
The staff at our storage facility dry and clean your items while our team on the ground dries out your home office and makes it fit for use again. You can rely on SERVPRO to take everything into account so you can relax knowing your home is in safe hands.
 
Call SERVPRO of Lake Oswego / West Linn at (503) 635-6233 today for help with drying out your home office.

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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.

 

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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

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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