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Four Common Water Damage Areas In Your Hillsboro Home

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Every home and property has unique challenges when it comes to extracting water and drying out the structure. These are four of the most common areas and why they prove to be so difficult. 

 Duct Work 

Some duct systems made of fragile and porous materials make it difficult to dry and set up drying equipment. 

Attic Space

Attic spaces can be hard to get equipment into and may have electrical hazards. Oftentimes attic spaces require that insulation is removed to properly dry the space. 

Crawlspace 

Crawlspace may be hard to work in and place drying equipment into. Low temperatures can make it difficult to warm the space and properly dry it. 

Basements 

Many basements are unfinished with lots of porous materials that would need disposing of due to possible contamination in water. 

No matter the space or the cause of damage, SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove is always Here to Help when disaster strikes. We have crews who are on call 24/7 because we know that when disaster strikes there is no time to wait. 

Water Mitigation For Wallpapered Wall

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

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When walls are wet, wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier and restricts our ability to dry it. Special drying measures may be needed when this barrier is present.

Here are a few tips on helping to dry out your home faster and more efficiently when sheetrock covered in wallpaper is wet

  • Peel away covering to expose wet drywall 
  • If mold or microbial growth is present behind the wall, air movement can spread mold or microbial growth spores throughout the structure 
  • Perforate the wall to ventilate 
  • Remove baseboard to ventilate the wall cavity 

If your home suffers water damage from things like an appliance failure, a pipe break, or storm damage, trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove to help you make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

Air Fryer Causes Damage In Your Hillsboro Area Home

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Raise your hand if you're part of the air fryer cooking craze! Follow these tips so you won't have to call SERVPRO with fire damage.

Follow these tips to stay safe while cooking with an air fryer. 

Don't 

Don't use cooking sprays with propellants, aerosol sprays, or chemical-based nonstick sprays. They might start to break down the coating on many non-stick baskets and trays. 

Do

Do invest a few dollars in a quality oil spray or pump and use a quality high flash point oil. 

If your home suffers from a fire, soot, or smoke damage from a cooking mishap, trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We have crews on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your emergency damage. 

Storm Damage In Hillsboro From Heavy Rains

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

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As long-term Oregonians, we are no stranger to a little rain. But these spring storms can bring more rain and water than even we are used to. But all this rain and water can take a toll on properties, residential or commercial.

Heavy rains can lead to flooding from standing water or cause roof damage allowing rain and water into your property. No matter the cause of property damage, SERVPRO of Hillsboro & Forest Grove have the trained teams to help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

We have teams who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergency property damage. We are Here to Help from start to finish in the restoration and clean-up when storm damage strikes. 

Water Damage Impacts Insulation Quality In Hillsboro

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage in your home from things like a pipe break, roof leak, or storm damage can cause incredible damage in your home or incredible headaches for you and your family. 

Moisture and water can also damage and impact the insulation in your home like in your attic and walls. When wet, some insulation like fiberglass or expanded foam can be dried and saved. 

Insulation is measured by its R-value, R-value measures how well building insulation can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the home.

Blown insulation that is wet loses it's R-value or ability to insulate and should be replaced. 

If water damage is affecting your home or business, call SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Hillsboro and Forest Grove Suffers from Storm Damage

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Though we don’t get lots of storm damage here in the Pacific Northwest like other parts of the country who experience tornadoes, twisters, blizzards, and hurricanes throughout the year.

Here in the Hillsboro area we are more accustom to strong winds and heavy rains causing damage than any other type of storm damage. When property damage from storms occurs, it is important to know who you can call for help and what company you can trust. SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove has over 20 years of experience working with customers who suffer property damage including due to storm damage.

We are just a call away when property damage strikes our teams have the experience, equipment and expertise to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

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When property damage happens to your home or business, you may ask yourself what you do next or who to use for remediation, why choose SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove to help?

SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove has 20 years of experience helping customers in our communities, we have the skills and experience to restore your property and we are ready 24/7. We have crews who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year. No matter the day or time, when you call with an emergency we will dispatch a crew and get to helping you make it "Like it never even happened."

When property damage interrupts life, there is no time to wait for business hours to get help, that is why SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove is ready 24/7 to help you. 

Immediate Property Damage Restoration in Hillsboro

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

When property damage strikes, we know that it’s important to act as quickly as possible, that is why we at SERVPRO of Hillsboro /Forest Grove have the 1,4,8 rule.

1, we will contact you within 1 hour of being notified about your emergency property damage. Whether water, fire, sewage, or biohazard.

4, we will be on-site to your property damage within 4 hours of making contact with you, if you want us then.

8, we will contact your insurance company to provide them an update on the mitigation and remediation.

We know that not no two water damages are the same that is why we work with you to find the best, least invasive methods to remediate your property damage. Trust SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When property damage turns your home into a disaster zone

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

We know that your home is likely the biggest investment you have ever made, so when property damage strikes it can be really frustrating and overwhelming. We know that when water damage strikes your home, there is no time to waste to start making it “Like it never even happened.”

When you call SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove we leap into action to get crews on the way to help you. No matter what time the property damage occurs or even what day we are ready to respond to your emergency damage. Our team of trained, experienced professionals will first assess the damage in your home and come up with the best plan to remediate the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. If water damage strikes, call the team with over 20 years of experience, we are just a call away.

Kitchen Fire in Hillsboro Before & After

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

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This fire is the result of a cooking oil where the homeowner had cooking oil in a pan. The oil spilled over the side of the pan and caused extensive smoke and fire damage. This two-story home was completely affected by smoke and soot damage. 

While the fire was contained to just the kitchen as we walked around there was soot on the walls in the upstairs bedrooms, toys, and even fixtures. Our crews at SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove worked to clean and restore the home as repairs were happening to restore the structure of the home. 

SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove have teams who are on call around the clock to help you when disaster strikes. To see more about our before and after photos look here