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Who Do I Call For Water Damage Clean Up In Cedar Mill and Oak Hills?

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Who handles water damage cleanup in Cedar Mill and Oak Hills?

So many people try to get rid of a sizable water damage themselves to save money. It will end up costing you so much more in the long run.

Let us take a look at the process and what you will need to do to handle a water cleanup yourself:

    • You have to remove all the excess water. You might be able to handle this one if you or a neighbor has a submersible pump. SERVPRO has professional grade extraction equipment.
    • So that pump got you out of the jam, make sure it got ALL of the water cleaned up. So that means getting out your infrared camera. Oh, you don't have one laying around? SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills does.
    • Now you have to dry the area that had all that water damage. SERVPRO has dehumidifiers, do you?
    • Ok, you got it bone dry (took you long enough) but now mold is probably going to give you some problems. SERVPRO sanitizes when it cleans so you can feel comfortable the area is safe.

I think it is safe to say you should have just called SERVPRO from the start to come handle your water damage cleanup issues in Oak Hills. (503) 619-6198

Is Your Oak Hills Home Fire Proof?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

We called in the help of the pros at SERVPRO when dealing with fire safety and fire prevention in Oak Hills and here are just a few things you can do make sure you have the best odds of being fireproof in Oregon.

TIPS FOR FIRE-PROOFING YOUR HOME/YARD

  • Create a fire safe zone around your home. Remove flammable vegetation and leaves at least 20’ from the house and at least 75’ if you live in a pine forest.
  • Inspect your home and yard asking: What can catch fire or carry it to your home?
  • Having nothing flammable within 10’ of the house. Occasional trees should be at least 10’ from the house
  • Evergreens catch fire easily and burn quickly. Prune lower limbs, thin out the trees or remove them from the safety zone.

And as always if you have fire damage to your Oak Hills home call SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills at (503) 619-6198 today!

Tips to prepare your home for fall

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips to prepare your home for fall Pretty to look at, but not how you want your gutters to stay.

Is your home ready for fall and the rain that will inevitably come with it? This week we at SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills would like to talk about leak and water damage prevention. Did you know that 2018 became the hottest year on record for Portland as of August 22? That is to say it’s had the largest number of days over 90 degrees. No matter how you feel about it there is no doubt we’ve had a very dry summer, and while there is no end in sight currently, there are things you can do right now to make sure you are prepared for when the rain finally does return.

A great place to start is with your roof. An improperly maintained roof can be a major, often preventable source of water damage in a home. When is the last time you had your roof inspected? It’s recommended you visually inspect your roof twice a year; once as you head into fall, and again in spring. There is no substitute for having a professional conduct the inspection, but you can check for certain signs yourself. You’ll want to look for uneven or sagging spots, damaged or missing shingles, moss and algae growth, damaged or missing chimney caps, damaged or rusted flashings, damaged sealant around fixtures, and damage to gutters.

Speaking of gutters, you should check to make sure they are clean and clear as well, and that your gutter system has proper drainage at the downspouts. While checking your gutters, look for grit from the shingles, an excessive amount could also indicate a problem. You’ll want to make sure that all water draining from any downspouts moves away from the foundation of your home, as water backing up against the foundation can cause damage and possibly flood crawlspaces and basements.

These are only a few preventative measures, but if done regularly they could keep small issues from becoming big problems. If you suspect that water may be getting in to your home, SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills has the training and equipment to check crawlspaces and attics for moisture and help you determine the source. Call us at (503) 619-6198 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Fire at Withers Lumber

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire at Withers Lumber SERVPRO Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills was on the scene next day to help clean up damage from a fire.

During a Parade back on July 4th, Withers Lumber found themselves in a bit of a pickle. An SUV in their parking lot had started smoking due to an electrical issue, and was quickly engulfed in flames. The next day, they called SERVPRO Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills, and we loaded up the truck and headed right over!

The building hadn’t sustained much damage other than the windows being blown out, but the fire had caused a layer of soot to settle on the parking lot and front of the building. We pressure washed and cleaned that up, while also taking care of the glass and debri cause by the explosion. Our technicians removed some damaged insulation, and then cleaned up the ceiling grid.

If you have soot or smoke damage in your home, don’t hesitate to call us! We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

(503) 619-6198

SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills to assist in California wildfire recovery efforts!

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills to assist in California wildfire recovery efforts! This is the kind of color change you want to see in the forest, not a wildfire disaster.

Wildfires are a yearly, often tragic reality in the West Coast states. While we in the Portland metropolitan area have been very fortunate in this regard, it is easy for us to empathize with those now facing loss from the historically large fires devastating parts of California. We at SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills feel just as strongly about this, and we want to help.

This is why SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills is now preparing to send a crew of technicians down to California in the coming weeks to assist in the recovery and restoration effort. Our crews possess valuable skills, training, and experience related to both fire and water damage restoration that we want to put to use in areas where local resources are overwhelmed. Areas devastated by the Carr Fire are likely to be part of our first effort.

The Carr Fire, located near Redding, began on July 23 and has since grown to the size of 214,527 acres as of this writing, making it one of the largest wildfires in California’s history. Due to the close proximity of large population centers, there has been loss or damage to nearly 2,000 structures so far. We at SERVPRO are confident that our team will be able to make a difference to some of the home and business owners affected by this tragedy.

SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills is always standing by locally to respond if you have a water or fire emergency. Call us at (503) 619-6198 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Heat wave in Portland? Make sure your pets and kids are prepared!

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Community Heat wave in Portland? Make sure your pets and kids are prepared! Have fun & stay cool this summer!

Making sure your pets and children are safe is a priority to the team at SERVPRO Cedar Mill/ Oaks Hills!

Here's some tips to make sure they're taken care of.

1. Provide plenty of water, even more than normal! Dehydration is one of the largest concerns regarding young children and animals in the summertime.

2. For pets, putting ice in their water bowl can be really refreshing, and don't forget the Popsicles!

3. Make sure that pets and you kids feet are safe! The ground can get very hot, and paw pads and little feet can suffer!

SERVPRO of Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills is here to help! We offer the following services in Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills, Tanasbourne, Bethany and parts of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland!

  • Duct cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • General residential, commercial, move out, and deep cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Water and Fire Damage Cleanup, Mitigation, and restoration
  • Mold inspections and remediation
  • Much more!

Call (503) 619-6198 for your free inspection today!

Questions, Concerns, and Hesitations.

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

General Questions, Concerns, and Hesitations. Give us your questions!

Over the past year that SERVPRO Cedar Mill / Oak Hill has been in service, we have done many jobs - whether big or small, we help anyone that requires our assistance. We hope that we have been doing great work whenever you are in need of help. Whenever a problem occurs, we try our best to rectify the mistake to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our work. For the customers that we have worked with in the past - what were your first concerns in regards to hiring us? Were those concerns well met after we showed up and assisted you? If you were to need us again, would you hesitate to give us a call or would you call us immediately? If you have any other questions regarding our services or feedback on our services then head over to our Facebook page and send us a message! We value your input and will try anything in our power to make sure that you are always satisfied with the quality of our work!

Teamwork makes the dream work!

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

General Teamwork makes the dream work! All in!

Over the past year, here at SERVPRO Cedar Mill/ Oak Hill, we have obtained many new faces and acquired various different talents that each person brings to the table. But with the growth of our company could come with a few downsides. A system must be put into play so that everyone will be able to do their jobs each and every day without micromanaging from their supervisors or without worrying our owner too much!

Delegating out a big task is one of the most efficient ways to get things done. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and delegation allows us as a team to achieve what our supervisor cannot do alone. Trust in your coworkers, give them the space to carry out their tasks, and if they need help a little nudge in the right direction is a great way to encourage them that they are doing a good job! Teamwork and communication is key in any successful company, and here at our office, everyone does their best to help each other out so that the job gets done quickly and efficiently. There is no job too small or too big for us to handle! Got a challenge for us? Send it our way at (503) 619 6198.  

Bake sale for the greater good!

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Community Bake sale for the greater good! Baking for a cause is a team effort!

Food, a basic human need. For those who have no trouble obtaining food, the true meaning of the word “starving” rarely comes into play. More than 41 million Americans suffer from lack of food, and of those 41 millions, 13 million of them are children.

Children need sustenance to do well in school, without it they won’t be able to focus and have the proper mindset to succeed. The No Kid Hungry program is working to eradicate the hunger problem that is blanketing America. They are pushing for breakfast and afterschool meal to be included in school, providing support the children’s families ways to keep healthy and nutritious food in the house, and offering a summer meal program so that children in America won’t go hungry again.

This may seem as though the program is far from reach, but with the support that everyone can offer, we move one step closer to a better tomorrow! So here at SERVPRO Cedar Mill/ Oak Hills, we are putting our support in the No Kid Hungry program by doing a bake sale for our community to come enjoy and help further the cause, and all proceeds go directly to the foundation. So join us from 11am-3pm at the Somerset Swim Center in Cedar Mill on June 9th to help us make our community a better place. RSVP on Facebook for more info!

A shout out to Faith Bible High School!

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Community A shout out to Faith Bible High School! Go Falcons!

A big shout out to Faith Bible Christian School for finally expanding to a new location! After 36 years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, the school has finally looked to moving their primary high school location to a brand new location in Tanasbourne. This is an exciting stage for the school and the people because the campus holds promising new aspects for them as they continue to be the outstanding school in the community.

The school has always given back to the community, making it a better place for their students and the neighbors. Always putting the community first, the school has done many volunteering events and mission trips. The school’s IMPACT volunteering event has been running for several years now with 20-30 students, several parents and teachers and other various people in the community volunteering their time over Thanksgiving to go out into the community to make it a better place. The school also travels to places in Africa to build houses, build connections, and try to make the life of the people there better. The school has done so much to give to the community around them, it is good to see that they are finally getting something nice done for them. Congratulations Faith Bible Christian School! We hope your new campus will bring lots of prosperity to you and your congregation.