Recent Storm Damage Posts

Heavy Winds Causes Tree to Fall on Fairview Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

The Pacific Northwest is known for unexpected weather and can do a lot of damage to your home or businesses.

Unexpected winds may cause trees to fall on a home or business. You may be faced with damage to the building and roof. Mold Growth may occur if Water Damage is present. 

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is a leader in the water restoration industry. We make it a priority to get there fast and get the job done right.

We have an extensive team of experienced technicians that have specialized equipment and consistent training. We're a full-service restoration company, so we can do everything from start to finish. Why deal with multiple contractors when you can work with one company to do it all.

If your home or business is experiencing storm damage, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy. No matter what kind of damage the fallen tree caused, we can help.

Have an unexpected disaster? Call us today (503)655-7735, we've got your back! 

Storm Damage Affecting your Clackamas County Home?

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy wants to help you be aware in case disaster hits.

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties are the cornerstone of our business. After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring, and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (503) 655-7735

Heavy Rain and Wind May Cause Damage to Your Sandy Home

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is here to protect you when stormy weather hits.

As we approach winter wind and rain in the Pacific Northwest, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is trained and prepared to restore any damage that may occur. Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

The restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, and we determine the scope of your water damage. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. Once water is eliminated, we clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water.

Returning your home or business to its pre-water damage condition may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, and installing new carpet.  Also, major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business may occur.

If you’re concerned about flood damage or need our 24/7 emergency services, call us now at (503) 665-7752

When Storms or Floods Hit Oregon City, SERVPRO is Ready!

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oregon City / Sandy specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Oregon City / Sandy has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Oregon City we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Your local SERVPRO has the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (503) 655-7735  for 24/7 assistance!

Help With Storm Or Flood In Redland Home

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

When storms strike Oregon City, our team is ready!

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. When a storm hits your Oregon City home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Oregon City community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

If stormy weather causes water damage to your property, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to pre-storm condition! - (503) 655-7735

Help With Storm Or Flood In Sandy Home

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

When storms strike Sandy, our team is ready!

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition. When a storm hits your Sandy home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Sandy community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

If stormy weather causes water damage to your property, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to pre-storm condition! - (503) 655-7735

Generator Safety for Oregon City and Sandy Residents

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

We want to make sure you are safe during the next storm power outage

If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather, follow the safety tips below from American Red Cross:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp help up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can’t be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

If your home or business is damaged due to a storm, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy! We have the training, tools, and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips for Your Property in Clackamas County

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

There is never a good time to experience a frozen pipe burst, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is here to help you prevent this from happening!

Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel. If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level, you are also at risk of frozen pipes, which can create major disaster at your home or property.

Frozen pipes:

Frozen pipes are often those exposed to cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross:

  • Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.
  • Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.
  • When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.
  • Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

If you experience a water loss from a broken pipe or winter weather, remember to call your friends at SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy!

Who Is Your First Call When You Get Wind Damage in the Canby Area?

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, of course! Our teams of highly trained professionals are ready to help with your disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our technicians will arrive quickly to start boarding up any windows broken in the windstorm, preventing any further damage. Then they can begin to address any water damage that may have resulted from the broken window and restore the home or business to make it look "Like it never even happened."

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring, and documentation.

If you are facing wind or storm damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today at (503) 655-7735!

Have Ice Dams Affected your Clackamas County Hotel?

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Do you know what ice dams are?

Ice dams can be a little-known, but major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall.

Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. To spot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture may be an indication that an ice dam has formed and water had penetrated the roof membrane.“ Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to help prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel, or calcium chloride ice melter.

If winter weather causes water damage to your property, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to preloss condition!

Ice Dams in Your Sandy Home

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ice Dams in Your Sandy Home This is a picture of what a potential ice dam may look like at your home.

Do you know what an ice dam is?

Maybe you have been fortunate enough to never experience ice dams, but they can be a serious problem in the winter. Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof’s shingles and into the structures interior areas. Here are SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, we can help mitigate water damage caused by ice dams and help you get your structure back to preloss condition.

Next time you experience an ice dam or storm damage, be sure to call your local SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy at (503) 655-7735. For more information on our storm damage and restoration services, please visit our website.

How to Prepare Your Business for Winter Weather in Oregon City

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a frozen pipe burst or ice dam in your business in Clackamas County? 

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. To try and prevent pipe bursts from happening and other winter weather mishaps, check out the following tips for preparing your business for winter weather.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause person injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate floor hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Ask your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Here at SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy we want you, your employees, and your property to stay safe. If you do experience storm or water damage during the holiday, or at any time of the year, give us a call at (503) 655-7735.

Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather in Oregon City

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

How to prepare your home for winter weather!

Winter storms can cause power outages that last for days. They can make roads and walkways extremely dangerous or impassable and close or limit critical community services such as public transportation, child care, health programs and schools. With last year’s crazy winter, it might not be a bad idea to prepare your home for snowstorms or extreme cold before it happens.

Prepare your home:

  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety
  • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.

Whether your home gets damaged from rainwater, storm damage, or snow and ice, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is here to help! Contact us any time of day or night at (503) 655-7735!

Windstorm in Estacada Causes Tree to Fall on Home

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Windstorm in Estacada Causes Tree to Fall on Home Windstorm caused tree to fall on nearby home.

windstorm is wind that is strong enough to cause at least light damage to trees and buildings and may or may not be accompanied by rain. Wind speeds during a windstorm typically exceed 34 miles per hour. Wind damage can be attributed to gusts or longer periods of stronger sustained winds. Windstorms may last for just a few minutes when caused by down bursts from thunderstorms, or they may last for hours to several days when they result from large-scale weather systems. If a tree causes damage to your home or business by ripping the siding or the roofing is torn, give us a call!

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy provides 24/7 emergency services every day of the year. No matter the time or season reach out today at (503) 655-7735!

How to Prep Your Canby Business for an Earthquake

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Earthquake preparedness for Clackamas County

While earthquakes don't occur often in where we live, it's important to know how to react in the event of an earthquake. The following provides advice to help your family be better prepared for major storm events. 

  1. Put together an earthquake survival kit. Your office could be without electricity, internet, water, gas and sewage services for several days. The American Red Cross advises a survival kit has the following:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Flashlight
  • Sanitation/ personal hygiene items
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Family/ Emergency contact info
  • Medication
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Extra cash
  • Blankets
  • Map(s) of areas
  1. Meet regularly to go over plan.
    • Meet with your staff regularly to establish an emergency plan. Talk about basic safety procedures and establish a safe meeting place for everyone to meet.
  2. Asses your Risk
    • Determine how ready your business is for an earthquake or other natural disaster
  3. Secure Important Documents
    • Keep copies of priority documents and records in fire and water proof portable containers.
  4. Practice!
    • Practice the plan you have established in your workplace to check preparedness. It is recommended to do so twice per year.
  5. Get Training
    • Take first aid classes or how to use a fire extinguisher. Training will help keep you focused and know what to do when an earthquake occurs.

Fallen Tree Damage and Your Oregon City Home or Business

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fallen trees in the Pacific Northwest can do a lot of damage to homes and businesses.

When a tree falls on a home or business, not only are you faced with the damage to the building and roof, you may also have water damage which if not taken care of can create mold growth as well.

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is a leader in the water restoration industry. We make it a priority to get there fast and get the job done right. We have a extensive team of experienced technicians that have specialized equipment and consistent training. We are a full service restoration company, so we can do everything from start to finish. Why deal with multiple contractors when you can work with one company to do it all?

If a tree or tree branch falls on your home or business call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy. No matter what kind of damage the fallen tree caused, we can help. 

 

For more information on the building services we offer click HERE, or give us a call at (503) 655-7735

Damage to Your Oregon City Home or Business Due to Landslides

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

If your home or business has been affected by a land slide, who do you call?

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, of course. Our technicians are highly trained in damage restoration and can clean just about anything.

Many parts of a home or business may be damaged during a landslide. Whether it's a priceless family heirloom or important office paperwork, SERVPRO of Oregon City/ Sandy has the specialized equipment and products to make it "Like it never even happened."

Our water damage restoration technicians are IICRC certified and readily available when emergency strikes. We also have a team of construction experts who can get your home or business up and running again. 

SERVPRO of Oregon City/ Sandy can do it all. There is no job too big or small and we make your needs our highest priority. Why deal with multiple contractors when you can work with one company that will handle everything?

 

If you are faced with damage to your home or business due to a landslide call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today.

(503) 655-7735

Heavy Rain May Cause Flooding in Your Oregon City Home or Business

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

The rainy season is here, and that means flood season is here too!

If you are faced with a flood in your home or business due to heavy rain, or any other reason, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is here to help. We have 24/7 emergency service and highly trained technicians who are ready to serve you any time of the day.

At SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy we understand how important it is to address flooding in a home or business quickly. By getting to the flood fast we are doing our best to minimize any further damage to the property. 

For more information on our storm damage and flood cleanup and restoration service visit THIS PAGE, or give us a call at (503) 655-7735

Winter Weather in Oregon City May Cause Frozen Pipes

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

Cold weather = Frozen pipes

Although the snow can be very exciting, usually when we have colder, winter weather, we see an increase in the amount of frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the back flow pressure between the water source and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. That's why you should call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy after a professional repairs the pipe.

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy is faster to any size disaster, bringing the latest equipment an training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

 

If you are facing frozen pipes this winter season, call SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today at (503) 655-7735

Sump Pump Failure due to Oregon City Power Outage

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

One of the most common causes of a sump pump failure is power outages.

With all the snow and wind storms we've been experiencing, it's very likely Oregon City and Sandy will see a higher volume of power outages this season. When you have a sump pump failure due to a power outage, you are put at high risk for a basement flood when it rains or snows. You can prevent this from happening by purchasing a back up generator just for your sump pump that you can turn on manually when a power outage strikes.

If you don't have a back up generator and are now experience a flood due to sump pump failure, call us at SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy today. We are open for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

(503) 655-7735

When Dealing with Windstorm Damage in Clackamas County, Who Do You Call?

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy, of course! Our team of highly trained professionals are ready to help with your disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Our technicians will arrive quickly to start boarding up any windows broken in the wind storm, preventing any further damage. Then they can begin to address any water damage that may have resulted from the broken window and restore the home or business to make it look "Like it never even happened."

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

 

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