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SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin Technicians are Trauma and Bio-Hazard Clean Up Experts

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton have years of experience cleaning and sanitizing after traumatic events.

When a significant traumatic event takes place in your home or business, the area needs to be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned in the shortest time possible. 

Proper trauma cleanup removes all pathogens from the area, cleans the air and neutralizes the risk of spreading it further. Many times, furniture and other surfaces may be stained with fluids and will need replacement. A professional trauma cleaning specialist will be able to ascertain what surfaces can be restored and what surfaces will need replacing, depending on the severity of the event.

Often times, traumatic events that require calling on the services of a professional are devastating to the residents of the home. If it involved the death of a pet or a loved one, returning to the site of the event will be a very negative emotional experience. A thorough professional cleaning of the area will begin the road to recovery for all affected parties. 

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety. We will always treat your property and those in grieving with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances. Our team of IICRC certified professionals are prepared to help you and your family on the road to recovery. We are always here to help, 24/7. 503-684-5829

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is Locally Owned and Operated

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro staff stand together in front of the warehouse Our SERVPRO family in front of our previous Tigard office.

Here at our SERVPRO, we’re proud to say we’re a family business. SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton is a franchise business that is locally owned and operated. As part of the South Metro Area community, we’d like to tell you a bit about what makes our company great.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton is passionate about being involved in our community. We are active members in many Chambers of Commerce around the area, including but not limited to the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce.

Through our Chamber connections and our relationships with the cities and communities that we serve, you can find our SERVPRO representatives at many of the seasonal events, whether as sponsors or participants. If you even see a SERVPRO representative out in your community, please say hello! 

We’re passionate about giving back and always find ways to donate our time or resources if we can to help the communities we serve. In years past, we’ve been active in collecting holiday gifts for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital. In 2019, we participated in an emergency relief supply drive organized by California non-profit “Disaster Response Team, No Town Left Behind.” 

Here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn and Beaverton, we advocate for preparedness. If you would like to learn more about how you can prepare your home or business for disaster - whether that be a burst pipe, or severe weather - please read our blogs or reach out to us via our contact page. If you have an immediate need for restoration work, call us now at 503-684-5829.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin Priority Responders are "Here To Help" 24/7

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton employs a full time Emergency Priority Response department? That means we have a department solely dedicated to being the first on the scene, working with the Fire Department and other emergency response personnel during a time of crisis.

Our team tunes into the scanner reports 24/7 and is alerted when an emergency requires their attention. We have been on the scene at 3AM when a fire has broken out, ready to help and serve as needed.

SERVPRO is a company of integrity and transparency. As leading experts of fire and water damage restoration, our team is equipped to assist through every step of the recovery process. The two main concerns of our first responders, is the safety and well-being of every individual affected by fire and water disaster. Our responders often are equipped with water, snacks, and other necessary supplies to help support the home or business owner experiencing the loss to their property. Additionally, we are dedicated to making sure you recover as much of your assets as possible.

If your home or business has befallen a fire or water emergency, call us today. We might be closer than you think! 503-684-5829

South Metro Insurance Agents Prefer to Work with SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton has many years and countless success stories in the property restoration industry. We have a strong working understanding of the role of the insurance agent and provider in an emergency scenario. We have worked with insurance agents, adjusters, and their insureds in almost every disaster situation imaginable. We are proud of our track record and feel we are the Portland South Metro Area’s best choice for emergency restoration. Here are a few testimonials from insurance agents that attest to why we are a top choice when referring a service provider to their customers.

“SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin has been amazing to work with.  We had a client call us with a water claim and they were able to get out there within a couple of hours.  Each day I receive updates on their progress and the next steps they will be taking. Their team is professional and thorough.  Thank you SERVPRO!” - Jill from Wilsonville, OR

“SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is so great to work with. They are timely with my clients claims and are always there to help when needed. The technicians are all very knowledgeable and eager to help in a quick and efficient manner. I will recommend my clients to them anytime the need arises because I know they will be well cared for!” - Michelle from Beaverton, OR

Partnering with Property Managers in the Tigard/Tualatin Area

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

As a property manager, it is your job to ensure the safety and comfort of your tenants. This means you will partner with many service providers, such as a plumber, a handyman and an electrician. One of the many partners that should be on your speed dial is an emergency restoration service provider.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton

Our franchise has worked with countless property managers and their tenants during a time of crisis. Our crew is highly trained and IICRC certified to handle fire, water and even sewage back up. Got mold? We got you covered. Our warehouse is fully stocked with the latest cutting edge equipment and the RIGHT tools for the specific job.

Managing a multi-unit property gives you quite enough to worry about. You are responsible for daily upkeep around the property, as well as ensuring you are following all applicable codes and regulations. Regardless of if you manage apartment complexes, luxury condos or even commercial office buildings, you will eventually need our assistance, and we will always be there, 24/7, to provide the help you need, when you need it most.

Just read our Property Management and fellow vendor testimonials below!

“Talk about Professionalism! This company isn't afraid to help their fellow restoration company out if need be. They were polite, they were informative, and I got the chance to speak with a  few of their office crew. After looking at some of the videos on their YouTube channel and really getting to know them, I have to say it was a pleasure being able to work with them on a mutual project. I'd recommend these guys any day of the week.” - Priscilla from Long Beach, CA

One of the best and professional organizations I've ever worked with, I am the property manager of the complex and they are amazing. 3930 Condominiums  Lake Grove Oregon.” - Tim from Lake Oswego, OR

If you have immediate restoration needs, call us now at 503-684-5829.

Who has time to wait after a large commercial loss?

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

If your property experiences a Large Loss in the future, you can always count on SERVPRO of Northwest Portland to assist in restoring your property. We roll in after disaster ready to dry, clean, and restore – but there is always a few things that need to be handled before we can start our work. This would include emergency response from your utility companies or plumber, or even emergency services from the Fire Department.

Being time sensitive after a Large Loss is crucial. Even if we can’t start restoration work immediately, make sure to call SERVPRO as soon as possible. Doing this will ensure that our project manager is able to communicate with you throughout the process of the emergency response, and is prepared to respond to your property for mitigation and restoration as soon as we are able. Don’t wait to call – if you know your property needs mitigation or restoration work, call us as soon as possible! 503-684-5829 #503SERVPRO

When storms or floods hit Washington County, SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is ready!

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin 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. We service the Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego and West Linn areas.

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. Since we have staff that lives in your area, we understand the gravity of a local storm or flood affecting your home.

When storms hit in the Washington County Area, SERVPRO can handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. Just as we would ship our crews out to them, they can assist us in a Large Loss response.

Always be prepared for Storm or Flood Damage. Call Us at (503) 684-5829 SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin for immediate help following a flood or storm damage event.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is here to help after storm damage

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storms that dump many inches of rain over a period of just a few hours expose your home to the risk of severe flooding inside your foundation. Here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton, our crews train extensively to respond to these types of conditions, ready to turn back the clock and return your home or business to you “Like it never even happened.” 

In the case of a storm, several days of incessant rain can soak the ground surrounding your property. The water may find nowhere to go but through the cinder blocks into your foundation. As the pounding rain rolls off the roof into your gutters, it spills over, sending torrents of water over the edge of your foundation. 

If you find yourself handling the aftermath of water damage to your home or business after storm conditions, rest assured that SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is here to help. Our team will be able to ascertain if it is safe to work in the flooded basement, and we will begin pumping the water out of the affected area as soon as possible. 

Our crews will hit the ground running – even if the power in your home is unavailable to use. We will arrive on scene with the necessary equipment to begin the restoration process on your property. 

Once the water level is reduced, SERVPRO team members assess the condition of any mechanical systems and determine whether stored items or furnishings sustained flood damage. Cinder block walls are notorious for holding water within interior cells. Sophisticated scanning techniques find pockets of water, and we drill through mortar joints to release it. Air movers and dehumidifiers begin the process of drying the walls and floors. 

SERVPRO does not leave you high and dry after completion of the job. We consult with you about the reasons for this destructive event. Water incursions through the walls of your foundation signal that the grading around your home may need review. Poorly performing gutters and downspouts may need an upgrade. We also work you through the insurance claim process as storm related flooding frequently is a covered instance. 

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is poised to perform when you call (503) 684-5829. No disaster is too big or too small for our professionals to lend their training and experience to meet your needs in Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Sherwood.

Important tips for when your property sustains storm damage

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

As the fall and winter seasons approach, those of us in the Tigard/Tualatin area welcome this time of year with open arms. As the sun starts to set earlier its head and the leaves begin to fall, many northwest residents start to prepare their home or business for the change in weather. Preparing for your property for the season’s weather conditions is a crucial step to mitigating future damage from extreme weather. But should a storm hit your home or business, it’s equally important to be aware of how to respond. 

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin has put together a few tips that you and your family can use in the event of storm damage to your home or business.

  • Photograph The Damage. You can never take too many photos. Your insurance company will thank you and you will have a much easier time with your claim if you have good photos.
  • Contact Your Insurance Provider. As soon as you have gathered preliminary information, you should contact your insurance agent. While your local agent is less likely to handle the claim themselves, your agent can be a valuable advocate for your interests while you navigate the claims process.
  • Safety First. Be mindful of fallen power lines and take care not to come in contact with electrically charged water.
  • Inspect Plumbing. Turn of your water main if necessary. Contact a trusted plumbing contractor if you discover plumbing damage. 
  • Disconnect electrical appliances that have come in contact with water. Turn off main power at the power source. Contact an electrician if you discover damaged electrical wires.
  • Inspect your roof. Heavy rains and wind may have dislodged some of your roofing. If you discover any damage, contact a roofing contractor.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin. If the storm has resulted in flooding, call SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin immediately to start the water remediation process. Secondary water damage can occur in as little as 24 hours.
  • DO NOT attempt to remove fallen trees yourself. Contact a reputable arborist if the tree is on your property or the appropriate municipality if it has fallen across public lands or roads.
  • Always work with trustworthy local service providers. Unfortunately, there are some companies that attempt to take advantage of storm events. Always obtain a written contract that outlines the service expectations and a breakdown of costs.

SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a storm 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. If storm damage strikes your home, trust the damage restoration industry leader. 503-684-5829

Don’t wait to remediate when you see mold in your commercial property

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Removing mold from a property can be an expensive process, but it can cost you more money if you wait to remediate the damage. SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is available 24/7 to respond to your mold or water damage issues so that you can keep your business running. In the case of mold affecting an indoor area after water damage occures, SERVPRO will be able to set up containment areas for the affected area. Doing so will minimize the invasion to your place of business as we handle the mold issue in your commercial space.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a property. 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.

If you have stagnant water or areas of increased humidity in your commercial space or property, be aware that mold can develop in those conditions. Mold spores thrive on moisture and heat. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to this. Because of this, it's important to try to keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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.

If you're concerned about mold growth in your commercial space, steps you can take to reduce the chance of mold growth is to keep the area well ventilated, dry, and to reduce the humidity of the air.

If your home or business has a water or mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to clean restore the property.

If You See Signs of Mold in your commercial space, Call Us Today – (503) 684-5829 - SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton.