Recent General Posts

How Business Owners Can Lessen Disaster Risks | SERVPRO® of Cedar Mill/Oak Hills

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

preparedness and readiness sayings in bold lettering with red background How Business Owners Can Lessen Disaster Risks

When it comes to making smart decisions, many small business owners consider their day-to-day and long-term goals. While this is certainly important, amid the increasing number of annual emergencies, planning for unforeseen circumstances is also a wise choice. 

By planning ahead, business owners can boh lessen the damage that a disaster causes and speed up the recovery process as they work to reopen following a disaster. 

Being aware of the overall picture of natural disaster risks as well as scenarios that are more common in your area will give you a great starting point from which to plan. Considering what you will do both in the moment and in the aftermath of an emergency will help you make smart decisions that will keep you and your business safe. 

Prepare for an Emergency at Your Business

1. Double-Check your Insurance

There are many different levels of insurance out there, and many business owners are shocked to find that their current policy is not enough to cover a true catastrophe. Many water damages and other excessive property costs will be excluded from most basic insurance coverage, so it is wise to talk to your agent about the supplemental options for your business.

2. Create Your Action Plan

If a natural disaster or another emergency is imminent, it is important to know exactly what you will do and be able to execute it in as little time as [ossible. If there is any equipment or workplace protocols that must be taken before evacuating, make note of these here It is also important to locate the nearest emergency shelter and medical facility during this step.

3. Rehearse Drills and Prepare Staff

Preparing your on-site staff for a disaster is an important part of reducing liability and creating a general environment of workplace safety. Share your emergency action plan with employees and be sure to regularly rehearses emergency evacuation drills from your workplace frequently, covering different scenarios each time. 

4. Choose a Restoration Company to Work With

Following an emergency, the cleanup will begin. Getting your building's restoration started quickly and help you to recover.

If you need to pick a commercial restoration company that’s right for you, call us today! We can tell you all about what sets our process apart.

What we can do for your home and business

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has a reputation for being the damage restoration company, with known cases to be with fire & water damage restoration. But are you familiarized with all of the services that we can provide in the Portland area?

We have well-trained technicians who are qualified with hands on experience and training to handle biohazard cases. This may include crime scene cleanup, bodily fluid mitigation, to animal carcass handling. For example; some people aren't aware that fecal matter from a raccoon is classified as biohazard material according to the CDC. This is due to a special roundworm that can be easily passed on to both humans and other animals.

Other services that we can provide includes general cleaning! Carpet cleaning, duct cleaning, to drapery cleaning is one of our great specialties. We take pride in our cleaning division, and know that anything you throw our way can be handled professionally - to look practically new! 

We also provide fellow customers/clients with in-depth preparation for disasters. Inquire with us about our ERP (Emergency Readiness Plan) program that's established to ensure safety for you and your residents!

There's never a job too big or small for SERVPRO of Cedar Mill, which is why we continually strive to provide the best service possible. Give us a call at (503) 619-6198 to discuss what we can do for you!

What can we do for you?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills frequently makes videos for YouTube?

Check out our channel! 

We try to assist those who aren't familiar with the services we can provide, with our recent video to explain many of the things we can do for you.

Alongside this, we are working on a series to demonstrate each project type we come across. Whether it's demolition, Fire/Water Damage, or even Thermal Fogging... We are building the collection! We post occasional blogs to for the convenience of anyone who checks out our website!

Stay tuned for some more exciting content, and call to inquire for more services at (503) 619-6198.

Things we've come across

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills has seen some pretty serious stuff. We've experienced apartment complexes that have endured fire damage. Hotels that contained floods because of negligent guests who let bathtubs run for hours; resulting in an abundance of damage. 

Here's the thing that all the jobs have in common... Everyone who's experienced these losses are facing some stress and uncertainty. Our number one goal is to make things seem "Like it never even happened". Our technicians strive to make things right, and the capabilities that we possess can prove invaluable to the Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cedar Mill, and Portland area. 

It's been nicer weather lately in the Portland metro area, which means more sunlight and less rain. But even disaster doesn't stop with sunny days. Water damage can be a result of human error; such as leaving a bathtub or sink running while it's unattended. No matter the case, if you ask yourself "how do I fix water damage?", the number one go-to should be SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills. Contact us for further information or to assist with your damage restoration needs! 

Questions, Concerns, and Hesitations.

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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.  

Pleased to meet you, Cedar Mill and Oak Hills!

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Our new van will be seen everywhere

We are very pleased to meet all of you in our new territory!  We are new to the area, so getting around to meet all of you can take some time but we will try our best.

We are fully equipped to handle your emergencies whether they include fire, water, biohazard, mold or just general cleaning.  Is your crawlspace flooded?  We can dry it out.  Are you floors wet?  We can dry them out, even if they are hardwood.  Mold in the bathroom or basement?  We can mitigate that and make it so it never comes back.  Is there something icky or creepy that you just don't want to clean up?  Call us for any job.  Did you have a fire?  We can clean it up from cleaning your contents and getting rid of the smoke odors to the reconstruction of the damaged area.

We also have a full construction team that can take your job with no subcontractors to worry about.  You won't have to worry about schedules being coordinated, another stranger in your house, the quality of the work or any miscommunication between contractors.  We keep it simple.

We know you will be pleased with the work we do since we do it best.