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Winter Weather in Hillsboro

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

info graphic about frozen pipes When winter weather takes its toll on your pipes, trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove to make it "Like it never even happened."

As temperatures continue to drop, it is not uncommon for pipes to freeze. If you come home and find that you have had a pipe or pipes freeze there are a few things to do before help arrives. 

  • Locate the after main shut-off valve 
  • Open the faucet so thawing water can flow freely & relieve pressure 
  • Warm the pipes with a space heater or hairdryer

If you find leaks are causing water damage, give SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove a call, our technicians have the experience, equipment, and training to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

We know that water damage does not normally occur when it is convenient for us, so we have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond. 

Why SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove is the team to trust

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove are the local team with nearly 20 years of experience helping our neighbors make it "Like it never even happened," when disaster strikes. Just because we deal with property damage daily, it does not mean that you do, that is why you need to have a team that you can trust. 

Property damage like water damage from flooding or a pipe break or fire damage from an electrical fire or kitchen fire due to a cooking mishap can happen at any time and in any property. That is why we have teams of trained and experienced technicians who are on call around the clock to respond to your property disaster. We are Here To Help no matter the type of loss or the cause of loss, we are just a phone call away. 

What to do when disaster strikes your Forest Grove home

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Your home is likely the biggest investment and purchase you will ever make, so when you have water pouring through the ceiling of your living room from an upstairs bathroom's toilet overflowing it can seem like the worst day. It may seem like the most impossible task to make your house feel like home again after a property disaster. 

When your home feels like a disaster and there is water, sheetrock, and insulation to clean up you need a team of trusted restoration professionals who have the skills, experience, and equipment to restore your home and treat it as their home while work is being completed. SERVPRO of Hillsboro & Forest Grove has nearly 20 years of experience helping customers like you when disaster happens, we are just a call away when you need us. 

When Water Damage Becomes Mold Damage in Hillsboro & Forest Grove

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

mold spores growing When property damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove

We know that 2020 is a VERY different and hard year. Not only are we facing a pandemic and figuring out how to work from home while doing school from home, but we still have property damage that occurs. 

During quarantine, some property owners temporarily shut off their HVAC systems which created ideal conditions indoors for mold and microbial growth. 

If you think you have discovered mold or microbial growth in your property, or suspect at you do from a musty smell or weird discoloration, give us a call. 

SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove has the experience, equipment, and training to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have trained technicians on call around the clock who are ready to respond when disaster strikes. 

Hazards from Water Damage in the Hillsboro Area

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes a business or home, there can be many dangerous and hazardous materials that could be exposed. Whether your water damage is from a broken pipe, an appliance failure, or storm damage, our technicians have the experience and skills to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

A water loss can involve hazardous materials that require specialized experts. There are two types of hazardous materials that are most commonly found in structures; asbestos and lead. 

Our SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove technicians have experience working in dwellings with such materials and know-how to properly mitigate and mediate them while keeping you and your family safe. If you need help after water damage has struck, give us a call, we are Here To Help. 

Fire Damage in Your Hillsboro Area

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE When fire damage strikes, SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove is Here To Help.

Fire damage can strike homes and businesses in our area at any time. Fires can occur from kitchen fires, electrical issues, lightning strikes, and other causes. Once the fear and worry about the safety of everyone has been confirmed, you may begin to wonder what to do next and who to call. 

Once your heart stops beating through your chest, you will begin to think about how you will clean up. Often times in fire damage restoration, there is soon and smoke stuck on materials and contents. There are many ways to loosen smoke residues, however. Blast cleaning is a heavy agitator that uses compressed air to blast sand, baking soda, CO2, dry ice, or even ground corn cobs against a solid surface like charred wood.  

Commercial property damage in Forest Grove

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

When water damage from a broken sprinkler, or when smoke and soot from an electrical fire cause havoc in your office, warehouse, store, or restaurant SERVPRO of Hillsboro/ Forest Grove is ready to spring into action and help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove has decades of experience serving our customers in the area when property damage strikes. We know that no matter where the damage came from or whatever caused it, there is still work to be done to begin mitigating the problem.

Our teams of on call technicians are ready to leap into action around the clock because we know that property damage does not happen when it is convenient for you or us, that is why we are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Why trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

We deal with property damage every day, we know that pipes break, toilets overflow, and appliances leak, but that does not mean that you deal with property damage every day. We know that when water is pouring through your ceiling from the second story that there is no time to waste to get to work mitigating and remediation the water damage. SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove have teams of technicians who are ready to respond around the clock when property damage strikes.

Once onsite out teams work to assess what is wet and affected, take photos for the insurance documentation process, and begin setting drying equipment. Our teams will place large industrial fans called air movers to help circulate hot dry air and will use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from materials and the air. Out ream works to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When Water Damage Strikes Your Forest Grove Area Home

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of plug When water damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water damage can strike in your home at any time and on any day. Water damage can strike from a broken pipe, an appliance failure or even human error. If you experience a major water loss or flooding, never turn on electrical appliances that have been exposed to water. Repairs to electrical wiring must be performed by a pro. 

We here at SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove is Here To Help you when disaster strikes. We have crews who are on call around the clock so we can quickly respond to your home or commercial property and begin restoration services. 

Remember if you suffer a water damage do not turn on electrical appliances that have been exposed to water. For more water damage safety tips read here. 

Fires can cause mold!

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

From the Ordinary

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods, and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is product of mold as well! 

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health effects for some people. 

To The Unhealthy

Intrusion of water into your home or a place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing, or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.