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Office Fire in 97045 Causes Great Damage to Building

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Has your commercial property had a fire in the Oregon City area?

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy knows fires don’t only affect homeowners; they can also affect business owners as well. Luckily, we are here to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

To learn more about the commercial services SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy offers, go here. We provide our services 24/7, call today at (503) 655-7735!

Help! My Toilet Overflowed in Redland!

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

What type of water overflow do you have in your home or business?

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. Luckily, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is here to help!

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow. It can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

Did your home or business have a sewage backup or toilet overflow? Call us today at (503) 655-7735!

Do You Have a Pool for Your Pet in the Sandy Area?

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Our furry family loves swimming too! 

Cooling off in the pool is a great way to escape the summer heat, but our pets need supervision to stay safe around swimming pools. The following will explain the signs of heat stroke in dogs and cats, health tips for swimming, and what do you once your furry friends get out of the pool.

Heat Stroke:

Dogs:

  • Dogs don’t sweat and can’t regulate their body temperature.
  • They also don’t handle heat well.

Cats-:

  • Don’t handle heat well
  • They are able to sweat through their foot pads
  • Body temperatures over 105°F are dangerous and require immediate care

Signs of heat stroke:

  • Excessive panting or drooling
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Red tongue or gums
  • Lethargy or weakness

Preventing Poolside Heat Stroke:

  • Provide a shaded area
  • Have fresh and clean water available
  • Something for your pet to lie on, concrete or a wooden deck can get hot and burn their paws

Health Tips:

  • Swimming is excellent exercise for pets, but don’t assume they know how to swim right away.
  • Don’t let your pet drink pool water; the chemicals can be harmful to them.
  • Get goggles for dogs to protect their eyes.

Out of the pool:

  • Wash the pool chemicals off your pet with fresh water
  • Clean and dry out their ears to prevent infections
    • Use soft cotton balls
    • Dogs with floppy ears are more likely to get infections

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy wants to keep you and your four-legged friends safe and healthy!

Keeping Pets Safe in Oregon City House Fires

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Sandy home fire tips to keep your furry family safe!

July 15, 2017 is National Pet Fire Safety Day! The following are tips to prevent fires that pets may cause and what to have to be prepared for an emergency.

Prevention:

  • Extinguish open flames: Pets are generally curious and investigate open flames such as candles.
  • “Baby proof” your home: When your pet is left unattended, consider keeping them confined from potential fire It is advised to keep pets in a crate or behind baby gates to secure the area. Some pets, especially puppies and kittens, will chew electrical cords or loose wire when left alone.
  • Remove or lock stove knobs: According to the National Fire Protection Association, a stove or cooktop is the #1 piece of equipment involved in your pet starting a fire.
  • Remove glass water bowls from wooden decks: The rays of sun, when filtered through glass water bowl, may ignite the wooden deck below. Instead, use bowls made from ceramic or stainless steel.

Be prepared for an emergency:

  • Get a rescue alert sticker: These stickers should be placed on a front-facing window, and will alert rescue workers of the presence of pets in your home.
  • Arrange a safe place to house your pets after an emergency: Local and state safety and health regulations do not allow pets to be housed in Red Cross Disaster shelters. Keep a list of pet friendly places to stay. These could be with: friends, relatives, pet-friendly hotels, boarding facilities, or veterinarians.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification: There is a chance your pet may be lost following a disaster. Make sure your pet wears up to date contact information at all times.

Make an emergency preparedness kit:

Have a kit made and keep it in a safe place, either by the door or in your car. Your kit should include supplies for up to seven days.

  • Medication and medical records
  • Leashes, hardness or carrier
  • Current photo in case your pet gets lost
  • Bedding and toys
  • Bowls, cat litter, and litter pan
  • Emergency contact information
  • Food, bottled water, and a can opener

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy wants to ensure you and your furry families stay safe in an emergency. To learn more about our services, go HERE, or call us today at (503) 655-7735

What To Do When You Find Mold in Your Sandy Home or Business

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

When mold strikes at your Sandy property, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our team of Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians are Here to Help when you find growth in your home or business! Our specialized mold remediation equipment and IICRC certifications and training will help us to make it "Like it never even happened".

If you find mold at your home or business, there are a few safety precautions you should take until SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy arrives to help.

  1. Stay out of the affected area if possible.
  2. Do not blow air in the affected area (fans, vacuums, etc.), as this may spread the spores causing more growth.
  3. Turn off heating an cooling systems.
  4. Never try to clean up the growth yourself.

For more information on our Mold Remediation and Restoration Services, click HERE or call us today at (503) 655-7735 to set up an inspection.

Need a Mold Inspection in Oregon City? Our Mold Remediation Technicians Are Here to Help!

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

If you suspect mold growth at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today!

(503) 655-7735

At SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy we understand mold and mold growth. We have the training, expertise and quality equipment to remediate the mold in your home or business. Our Mold Remediation Technicians are certified by the IICRC and continuously expand their knowledge of the trade. For more information on the training our technicians receive go HERE.

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (503) 655-7735
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Call and set up an inspection today at (503) 655-7735 or for more information on our Mold Remediation Services click HERE.

Barbecue Fire Restoration Services in Oregon City and BBQ Safety Tips.

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

When your BBQ goes from fun to flames, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is Here to Help!

If you've been faced with a barbecue fire this summer you are not alone! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), In 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year. This includes structure fires and outside or unclassified fires on home properties.

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, to your Gresham home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost.

BBQ safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

If you experience a barbecue or grill fire, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today at (503) 655-7735

Or for more information on our Fire Damage Cleanup, Repair and Restoration services, click HERE.

Firework Damage at your Sandy, OR Home or Business?

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

When fireworks cause fire, smoke or soot damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy.

Fire Damage?

No fire damage is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy. Our highly trained Fire Restoration Technicians are available 24/7, which means we are Here to Help when faced with a fire on the Fourth of July. Once the Fire Department has cleared the scene, be sure to give us a call!

Smoke and Soot Damage?

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the specialized cleaning equipment and cleaners to get your salvageable personal belongings or merchandise back to preloss condition. Our Cleaning and Odor Control Technicians can remove lingering smoke odors once the soot has been cleaned from all surfaces.

Water Damage?

Due to firefighting efforts, your property will likely suffer from water damage as well. SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the advanced drying equipment and techniques to get the job done right. Our team is IICRC certified so you can be sure your property will be dried quickly and thoroughly.

If you are faced with damage to your home or business this firework season, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today at (503) 655-7735

Who To Call After a Fire at Your Oregon City Home or Business?

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

You called 911, they sent the fire department, and they put the fire out... But now what?

Time to call SERVPRO of Oregon City/ Sandy, your local Fire and Water Restoration company!

When faced with a fire at your home or business, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat you with empathy and your property with great care. We offer 24 hour emergency services and are Faster To Any Size Disaster because we know how important it is to get your home or business up and running once again. We will also work closely with your insurance provider to insure we make things go smoothly as possible. We can even help with with insurance paperwork!

If you are faced with fire damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today at (503) 655-7735

For more information on our Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Repair services, click HERE.

Boating Safety Tips for Oregon City

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

The suns out in Oregon City, which means that boats are out too!

With the nice weather come all the fun summer activities, including boating! The following tips are here to keep you and your family safe this summer while out on your boat.

  1. Check the Forecast

Be sure to check local weather conditions before heading out on the water. If you notice darkening clouds, rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water.

  1. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist

Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water.

  1. Use Common Sense

An extremely important part of boating safety is to use your common sense. This means operating at a safe speed at all times and staying alert, Also, be respectful of buoys and other navigational aids, which have been placed there to ensure your safety.

  1. Have an Assistant

Make sure more than one person on board is familiar with all aspects of your boat’s handling, operations, and general boating safety. If the primary navigator is injured or incapacitated in any way, it’s important to make sure someone else can to get everyone else back to shore.

  1. Create a Float Plan

Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, always be sure to let someone else know your float plan. This should include where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone.

  1. Wear or Bring Lifejackets

Many drowning can be prevented by wearing a lifejacket. Make sure that each member on the boat has an assigned and fitted lifejacket aboard before getting out on the water.

  1. Avoid Alcohol

Practice boating safety at all times by saving the alcohol for later.

  1. Learn to Swim

If you’re going to be in and around the water, proper boating safety includes knowing how to swim. Local organizations, such as the American Red Cross and others, offer training for all ages and abilities. Check to see what classes are offered in your area.

  1. Take a Boating Course

Beginning and experience boaters alike need to be familiar with the boating safety rules of operation. You can learn boating safety rules by taking a local community course or online course to help educate yourself.

  1. Consider a Free Vessel Safety Check

Take advantage of a free vessel safety check from the US Coast Guard. They offer complimentary boat examinations to verify the presence and condition of certain safety equipment required by state and federal regulations. Free of charge, they’ll provide a specialist to check out your boat and make helpful boating safety tips and recommendations. They also offer virtual online safety checks as well.

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy wants to make sure your safe in any kind of disaster; whether that is on the water or providing one of our services. Call us today at (503) 655-7735