Your Belongings and Storm Damage
The SERVPRO system storm response team is vast and spread out to be able to respond to any disaster, anywhere. SERVPRO of Hillsboro/Forest Grove received the call to duty on December 2nd, 2018 that we were needed in Northern California. Our crews had boots on the ground on December 21st, 2018. We had 3 managers travel to Paradise, California to help the city begin rebuilding and restoring the affected homes. They went down so they could begin signing up customers, sketching the homes, and bringing back scopes of what needed to be completed for each home. Our office staff worked tirelessly to get the estimates out as soon as possible. After two weeks we had gotten the ball rolling on the restoration of homes and businesses that were affected by the devastating Northern California fires. Within two weeks we had a crew of 11 people in Paradise, California. Over the two month span that our crews were in Paradise, we completed 15 residential jobs and 3 large commercial jobs. 1 Masonic lodge, 1 restaurant, and 1 auto-body shop.
After two months of hard work, our crews made the treacherous drive back to Hillsboro on February 28th but made it safe and sound. We could not be any happier to have them home. We are so proud of the job well done by our technicians and project managers!
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SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Hillsboro / Forest Grove can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most