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Extreme Response Team

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Extreme Response Team Keys Gate Charter High School

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was called in to perform emergency services in Homestead, Florida due to storm water entering the structure through a damaged roof, which occurred from a recent storm.  The affected area of the commercial building was in the range of 72,000 square feet.  Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team, was able to mitigate all damages and meet the schools prearranged time schedule to minimize displacement of students/faculty.

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Flooding

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding Gateway Christian Academy

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was called to perform emergency services after a severe storm.  This commercial property is 24,000 square feet and suffered water damage throughout. The roof was damaged and allowed water to flood several levels of the school.  Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was able to assist in the relocation and salvage of school property, and mitigate damages to the building for repairs.

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Hurricane Harvey Water Damage

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hurricane Harvey Water Damage Ineos

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County,  Extreme Response Team was called to Texas to help with emergency services due to a commercial flood caused from Hurricane Harvey.  The 300-acre facility was flooded with approximately 50,000 square feet of water damage.  Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was there and able to mitigate all of the damages and to help get the commercial facility back to its normal state and back into production.

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Oregon Fire Disaster

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was called in to help with this large loss, due to smoke damage.  An exhaust fan in a basement bathroom resulted in heavy smoke damage throughout the 1910 church building.  Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team was brought in immediately to perform extensive cleaning, content manipulation and reconstruction and was able to meet a deadline so that they were able to open the church school in a timely manner.

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County, Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Document Recovery

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Douglas County, we have the ability to save or recover your most important documents after a loss.  Whether it be a fire loss, water loss or flooding, or smoke damage, we have the capabilities to clean and dry those documents to have your commercial or residential property back to its original state as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Douglas County will start by taking inventory of your documents at your home or office before we package them to transport for drying.

Once the documents arrive at our facility, they will go through a decontamination process to remove any bacteria left behind, depending on what type of loss has occurred. 

We will then go through each box, page by page, to wipe down and remove dirt, soot, or other contaminants.  We have 3 levels of cleaning based on the type of soiling, and how heavy it is.

Many times documents that have been affected will hold residual smells of contaminants, or mildew, and should be deodorized before being returned to your client. 

With the new age of technology,  digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. This eliminates the need to have massive file storage rooms and allows us to access records at the click of a button. If your file room was damaged by water, or smoke, and needed to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the need to have 100’s or even 1000’s of documents and records in storage.

During the aftermath of your loss,  often times facilities will find that they have documents they no longer need and would simply like to have them disposed of properly.  SERVPRO of Douglas County is able to help with this process as well.

Generator Safety

4/1/2018 (Permalink)

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

Never use a generator, grill or 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 conditions. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.

Opening doors or windows and 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 suffers from any type of storm damage, call SERVPRO of Douglas County 541-459-3987 and we will send a professional out to assist with getting your property back to its original state as soon as possible.

Mold Mitigation & Remediation Process

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

When there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can affect your health and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Douglas County Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same.

The following steps illustrate a “typical” mold removal process.

Call SERVPRO of Douglas County 541-459-3987.  The mold cleanup and restoration process begins the moment you call!  You will be asked a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

Inspection & Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water which can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO® of Douglas County technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents & Belongings

SERVPRO of Douglas County Professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Your local SERVPRO of Douglas County Professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business.

Your Douglas County, OR Disaster Recovery Specialists

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that your local SERVPRO of Douglas County franchise has a Disaster Recovery Team that will respond to large commercial jobs?  Our Disaster Recover Team travels all over the United States helping with large losses of all kinds. 

When you call SERVPRO of Douglas County, we will determine what type of help and in what capacity we can best help you get your commercial property back to its original state, and a lot of the time, that means sending out our large loss team. 

Our Disaster Recovery Team can handle commercial sized jobs stemming from fire, smoke, water, mold, biohazard and vandalism, having all of our equipment and resources ready to go in a moments notice. 

If you are looking for a team that can handle commercial sized losses, no matter how big or small, call SERVPRO of Douglas County at 541-459-3987.

Dryer Vents

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

According to FEMA, failure to clean home clothes dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death.

To reduce the risk of dryer vent fires happening in your home, SERVPRO of Douglas County can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest, or other potential obstacles.

For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact your local SERVPRO of Douglas County Professionals at 541-459-3987.

Acid Smoke after Fire

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Douglas County can help even in the toughest circumstances.  By calling SERVPRO of Douglas County, 541-459-3987, we will begin the process of restoring your property back to its preloss state. 

The acidic ash residue left behind by fire and smoke will get even worse if it is not removed within a couple of days.  The only way to do so is with a thorough cleaning.  You should not try this on your own.  Our professionals have access to special equipment and cleaning products to make the job much easier.  SERVPRO of Douglas County is ready to respond 24/7/365.  During cleanup, the technicians will treat walls, ceilings and anything else that has been affected by ash.  If smoke odors are present, and they usually are, they will also require removal to make it possible for you to inhabit your building once again.  Smoke odors though, are extremely hard to removed and can't be done with standard equipment.  SERVPRO of Douglas County has specialized odor removal equipment on hand to counter noxious smoke odors.  They can reach into all parts of the home, including inside floors and walls. 

Do not delay in calling SERVPRO of Douglas County to begin immediate restoration services.