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Extreme Team is Ready to Help

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Douglas County, our Extreme Team is always ready to help.  It doesn't matter where the loss is, when the loss happens or what the loss is, we are always loaded and ready to head out to help.  

Our Extreme Team has been in California since last fall when the wildfires ravaged through Paradise.  We mobilized another Extreme Team Unit down to help with the fires that are currently burning in Northern California.  We are equipped to help numerous people and agencies at any given time, and we are equipped to help for long periods of time, until our help is no longer needed.  We will be the first onsite and the last to leave.  

When natural disasters or large commercial losses happen, make SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Team your first call.  We are loaded and waiting for your call.

24-Hour Emergency Services - Board Up

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Board Up This is an after picture of a local commercial building that had been hit by a car.

Boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should ever have to go through, especially if it is your property that has been damaged.  

Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making your stressful situation even worse.  Not to mention boarding up after damage, can be as dangerous as the damage itself.

SERVPRO of Douglas County has many years experience is boarding up both commercial and residential properties.  Board-ups after fires, or abandoned homes are something that we are called out often to do.  SERVPRO of Douglas County will also board up commercial properties if a car runs into your building, a rock is thrown through your window, or any other situation that would benefit from closing the damaged space.

Your SERVPRO of Douglas County professionals can board up the damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind.  Make SERVPRO of Douglas County your FIRST call.  541-459-3987

Flu Season is Upon Us

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

It is the time of year when the flu virus is starting to hit.  Although everyone tries to be careful and protect themselves, it's not always as easy as it seems to avoid the germs.

One of the hardest places to avoid germs is when we send our kids off to school.  There are a lot of kids in classrooms, all sharing the same area for hours each day.  

SERVPRO of Douglas County is available and ready to deep clean and sanitize those classrooms, lunchrooms and libraries to help keep students and staff healthy.  

Our team will come in on weekends or after hours to clean and disinfect all surfaces to help keep germs from spreading to other students and staff members.  

Make SERVPRO of Douglas County your first call when you're sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Housing Market

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you are in the market for buying or selling your home, or if you are a realtor, SERVPRO of Douglas County should be on your checklist of people to call.  

SERVPRO of Douglas County offers services that can give you peace of mind, and help your buying and selling process go smoothly.  

We get quite a few calls from Realtors who are selling houses, and when the inspection comes back, there has been some type of mold found that needs to be remediated.  SERVPRO of Douglas County can help with that!

If you find that a foreclosed home that you bought at auction is actually a "hoarder" situation, SERVPRO of Douglas County can help with that!

If you would like to deep clean the home you are leaving or the home you are buying, SERVPRO of Douglas County can also help with that!  

SERVPRO of Douglas County goes beyond Fire and Water Mitigation!  Make us your first call when you're ready to buy or sell your home!

Customer Service Matters

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes you or your family, your home or your business, the first call you should make is to SERVPRO of Douglas County.  We have a 24/7/365 business phone that one of our SERVPRO of Douglas County employees will answer, no matter what time of day or night...even on holidays.

Once you are on the phone with our office, we will ask you some questions about your home and your loss, which helps our crews know what equipment and supplies will best work for your situation at that time.  We will get your address and ask for insurance information as well, as we work directly with insurance agents so that all parties are aware of what is happening throughout the process.  

After assessing your loss, we will schedule a SERVPRO of Douglas County crew to come out to your home or office as soon as possible to begin assessing the loss and to answer any questions you may have.  

Making SERVPRO of Douglas County your first call after a water, fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, storm or commercial loss will always be the best call you'll make!  541-459-3987

Are Your Ducts Dirty?

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home should be a high priority.  In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention.  Dirty ducts can circulation odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. 

A routine part of SERVPRO of Douglas County's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money.  Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.  SERVPRO of Douglas County professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns.  This inspection can help save you  money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

National Day of Service & Remembrance

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

In honor and memory of those who passed on September 11, 2001, as well as the survivors and First Responders, National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a day of reflection.  Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, this is a day to come together as Americans did following the events of 9/11 to help neighbors in need, and to honor veterans and First Responders in your community.

On this day and everyday, SERVPRO of Douglas County salutes those heroes who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster.  These heroes are the First Responders who keep our communities safe in trying times. 

Give back and make a difference in your community this year.  

Columbia County Courthouse ~ St. Helens, Oregon

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team was called in for emergency services after a dry fire suppression system discharged throughout the three-story, 60,000 square foot building.  With affected contents and electronics, crews worked 24 hours a day to meet a deadline and get the courthouse open again. 

Our SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our Extreme Response Team helps with commercial, storm, fire and water losses, along with large bio cleaning jobs.  Our large, 53' trailers are loaded and ready to respond at any given moment to have your commercial property operating under normal procedures ASAP.  If your commercial property suffers from any type of damage, call SERVPRO of Douglas County Extreme Response Team 541-459-3987.

National Preparedness Month is Coming

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month. In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business and community.

During National Preparedness Month, SERVPRO of Douglas County wants you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature’s worst.

We can provide information on how you can help your customers and employees prepare for a natural disaster. For more information on disaster preparedness, visit www.ready.gov, or call SERVPRO of Douglas County 541-459-3987.

SERVPRO of Douglas County can help your business prepare for the unexpected by creating an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility. The Profile is designed to be a quick and easy snapshot of your business providing critical facility information needed for detailed emergency preparation.

The time to prepare for a disaster is now.

 

Severe Weather Safety Tips

8/10/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere.  Each year, per NOAA.gov, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

*10,000 severe thunderstorms

*5,000 floods or flash floods

*1,300 tornadoes

*2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all Presidential declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 650 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage.  Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action, and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

KNOW YOUR RISK:  The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand they type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business, and your family.  Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about wireless Emergency Alerts.  Severe weather comes in many forms, and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

TAKE ACTION:  Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important papers and valuable in a safe place.

BE AN EXAMPLE:  Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook & Twitter.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.