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Flooded Wellness Center

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Wellness Center The damage was from a plugged up drain.

A Chiropractic and Wellness center located in SE Portland experienced a plugged up drain in one of their restrooms. The damage affected the entire building. The pictures show the before of the source of damage.  The owned was extremely pleased with our fast response time as well as our remediation process.

The reason fire damage jobs are best left to professionals

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The reason fire damage jobs are best left to professionals Grease fire tore through the Family room as well as kitchen.

A simple day turned into a horrible tragedy for a local family here in Portland when they experienced a grease fire. It tore through half of their home causing extensive damage. In there time of need SERVPRO of Southeast Portland was there and ready. Our team made the process as easy and simple for the family reassuring them along the way letting them know exactly what was needed and that SERVPRO would help with every step. The before picture shows just a glimpse of the damage caused. When all the work was done the family couldn't have been more happier with SERVPRO of Southeast Portland and how their home was not only restored but improved.

Smoke damage to a local church

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke damage to a local church This wall heater was the cause of damage.

A wall heater at a SE Portland Catholic church had a malfunction while running on a cold Portland weekday spewing out black smoke. Luckily the pastor was in his office at the time and caught it before a fire started. He turned the heater off and contacted his local firefighters. From there their insurance agency recommended they give a call to SERVPRO of Southeast Portland. Our team was out there within the hour doing the inspection to quickly start the remediation process. We quickly got our equipment and placed them throughout the structure starting the remediation. The entire process went by smoothly and the good people of the Catholic church couldn't stop their praises the amazing work that SERVPRO had done. 

Drying is key

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Drying is key The damage to the ceiling caused by the mold.

A local office that was being remodeled had a case of bad mold. The walls/ceilings got covered in new drywall without the notice of them still being wet/damp. The owner began to notice a musty smell and decided to investigate. To his shock when he undid the drywall on the ceilings he found the wood structure covered in mold. He had heard about SERVPRO of Southeast Portland and immediately gave us a call. Our team went in and got the job done providing maximum satisfaction to the owner and his crew. The picture shows just how extensive the mold damage was.

Commercial mold remediation

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Portland got a call from a commercial company regarding some mold growth they had on one of their properties. Our team went in, inspected the damage, got the crew in, did the work, and got out. The company was so happy with our work and respond time that they said they would use us in the future. 

Portland 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Portland 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) 427-9535

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 Southeast Portland 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 Southeast Portland

SERVPRO of Southeast Portland 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.

Faster to your Portland Water Damage Situation

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Southeast Portland 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 Southeast Portland 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) 427-9535

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 Southeast Portland

SERVPRO of Southeast Portland 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.

Portland Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Portland basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (503) 427-9535

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Southeast Portland and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (503) 427-9535

Does Your Portland Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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) 427-9535

Portland Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Portland for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Southeast Portland specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (503) 427-9535