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Why choose your local SERVPRO? | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO van parked outside a job site Call us 24/7/365 for any of your emergency restoration needs – SERVPRO is here to help.

Our “Restore First” mentality is best for our customers

If your business or home sustains damage for any reason, it can be a frustrating and fraught time for your entire staff or family. There are many emotions that people will cycle through after a fire or other disaster and having to go through the process of handling the damage can further complicate the recovery.

While there are always difficulties to consider throughout the recovery period, having a good restoration company on your side can truly make all the difference.

We will work with you and your insurance company to make the entire procedure as seamless as possible, and with our restoration-first mentality, we will do our best to preserve your belongings so you do not have to replace them.

We can help you save money on your insurance

Most homeowners and business insurance are designed to help you cover the cost of losses from many types of damage but filing a claim can also raise your premium tremendously. We can help lower the cost of your claim to your insurance by restoring items where possible instead of replacing them.

We can protect your essential and sentimental items

We have invested in some of the most advanced restoration equipment available, which is what enables us to save items that may seem like a lost cause. In the past, we have been able to restore irreplaceable objects such as family photos, documents and art, as well as valuables such as electronics. Some things can’t be replicated, which is why we do our best to keep these essential and sentimental objects intact.

We do our best to make it “Like it never even happened”

As we have helped many people in the community with losses and damage, we understand all the complex emotions involved. To help make the return to work or home easier, we focus primarily on restoring your property to its pre-damaged state and placing your belongings just how they were before the damage occurred. This will help your property feel like normal again so your staff or family can focus on healing and returning to a routine.

If you have damages and are feeling overwhelmed, we are here to help. You can call us anytime you need to begin the restoration process. Contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties today to learn more.

Here’s How Water Can Damage Your Home | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

Water damage is no joke! What may seem like a small leak can quickly lead to big problems as hidden moisture eats away at the soft surfaces in your home.

A single leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year, and that water may very well be seeping into your home.

Water damage’s effects progress quickly and damage everything from floors to walls to soft surfaces in your home. It’s important that you address the issue right away to reduce the damage. After significant water impacts your home, here’s what you can expect to happen over the next few days.

In 24 Hours

This is when you want to act. The first 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage are crucial.

This is because water damage progresses quickly, and some items will be ruined immediately. For example, photographs and books are too fragile to withstand the effects of excessive water exposure. Soft surfaces will soak through, and porous surfaces like wood can swell from the moisture. This is also the time period when mold will also begin to form.

As a homeowner in the Clatsop or Columbia county area, you know there is a chance your home may experience water damage from flooding one day. There is actually a one in four chance of a flood damaging it within a 30-year period in a high-risk area. It’s essential you know what to do next.

SERVPRO’s expertise and “restore vs. replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We will remove any materials we can save as soon as possible to expedite the drying, and if there are any items in your home we cannot salvage, our experts will let you know.

It’s Been a Week

You need to be aware of how much damage water can do when it’s left to fester for up to a week. After the first 24 hours alone, water damage can do a number on your home’s structure. Not to mention, mold will spread like wildfire and contribute to the structural damage.

Porous surfaces, such as wood surfaces and walls, will become increasingly compromised, and metal surfaces will start corroding.

Longer Than One Week

At this point, the damage may be catastrophic or irreversible. As time goes on, the costs and efforts to restore the structure will increase significantly, and the risks associated with structural damage are greater.

SERVPRO Can Help You

You don’t need to think about worst case scenarios with SERVPRO by your side because our restoration process starts after the very first call. We will begin the process by thoroughly extracting any water in your home to prevent the water from spreading.

We will then move on to cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing your furniture and belongings. After most of the water is removed from your home, our pros in green will dry up all of the water you can’t see using industry-leading drying equipment.

After these steps, we may need to move on to construction work in order to bring your home back to preloss condition. The extent of the repairs will depend on how much damage your home has sustained.

Make the process even smoother by trusting SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties to handle both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. We will be sure to keep you up to date each step of the way and get you back in your home or business in no time!

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you.

The A to Z of SERVPRO Services | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

a green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties to get the job done.

SERVPRO is the national leader in cleanup and recovery services, and you see our big green vans and trucks all over town, because we’re always helping somebody.

Over our 50+ years in the space, we’ve learned to specialize in broader and broader areas, giving us a service reach that’s unmatched. Whatever the need is, if it involves cleaning or restoration, we’ve got it covered.

Water damage recovery. When leaks happen, we can stop them and repair the damage caused. When floods do significant damage, no amount of water is too big for us to get rid of.

Fire damage recovery. Even with a decades-long downward trend in fire occurrence, U.S. homeowners still experience a new fire every 23 seconds. Should you become part of that unfortunate statistic, know that SERVPRO has everything it takes to restore your property, good as new.

Mold removal. Mold is a serious issue, and all it needs is moisture, temperature and time. Given enough of those ingredients, it can weaken your home’s structure and more. Let the pros handle the removal, because it’s not safe for you.

Storm recovery. When major weather events come through and do a number on your home, we can manage every step of the restoration process, no matter the cause. From roof leaks to basement issues, we have it covered.

Commercial needs. We help business owners all over the country recover from all these things and more, plus we can provide stellar cleaning and sanitation services to set your business apart in the community.

General cleaning. Maybe you don’t have an emergency or an urgent restoration need. Maybe you’re moving in or moving out, and you simply need the place spruced up. Whatever your reason for wanting that fresh, clean feeling in your space, we can provide it in spades.

Specialty cleaning. There’s no cleaning need too unique or difficult for us to manage. We tackle crime scene cleanup, hoarding situations and more with professional care and proper protocol.

Construction. When something big happens, we’ve got big solutions, too. Even in disastrous circumstances where whole sections of homes are lost, you can trust SERVPRO to be the one phone call that settles it all.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

The Importance of 24-Hour Service | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

a small interior room showing extensive damage from a recent fire If a fire issue pops up during the holidays, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry, SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties.

If you remember the age before mobile phones, you probably also remember a time when waiting for things was normal. If someone was traveling to meet you at home, they’d call you when they left, and then you probably wouldn’t hear from them again until they arrived—and that was standard procedure!

These days we expect instant gratification in just about every area, and we definitely aren’t accustomed to waiting anymore. And there are also some things for which waiting shouldn’t even be an issue, like sudden damage to your home or business.

That’s why you never have to wait on SERVPRO when there’s an emergency—we know that waiting only leads to more issues, so we’re available any time, day or night.

After a fire. Your home will sustain immediate damage to its structure, walls and floors, but it will also be covered in microparticles of soot, which is both sticky and tiny, and which becomes entrenched in carpets in mere minutes and starts corroding other materials right away.

In a matter of hours, soot causes irreparable staining and ruination of walls, ceilings and furniture, and the longer you have to wait for service, the worse it gets. Not to mention the smoke smell that becomes embedded in your home, and water damage that occurs from fire department hoses and sprinkler systems.

After water damage. The clock is ticking: You have 48 hours, maybe less, before mold starts to grow in your soaked home. Mold is a threat to your health and breathing, and if untreated, it can even eat away your walls and weaken framing. This must be dealt with right away to avoid putting yourself and your home at risk.

And aside from these examples, you may experience emergencies related to weather or natural disaster, which can create immediate, massive needs in your home or business. Why should you have to wait to get help?

You can rest easy, knowing that if something arises you can call SERVPRO for 24-hour emergency help. We don’t simply say we’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, we prove it by being ready anytime you call.

When you need help after a home or business disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO. Call us anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service.

How to Be Sure You Can Trust a Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

three green SERVPRO trucks lined up on a side street You can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the line, SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties.

You may not want to think about it now, but eventually you’ll probably come to grips with the fact that at some point your home will undergo some kind of damage. Whether you’re dealing with a water leak or a severe storm, you’ll need to do some quick decision-making when you realize your home is in need of recovery.

But there are a few important questions you’re going to want good answers to before you make that call—consider these now so when the time comes you won’t need to.

Are They Legit?

Times of crisis can open up the door for scammers, who come through the area, making wild promises about cheap recovery, using unlicensed contractors, then disappearing when the work is subpar or even unfinished.

That’s something you’ll never have to worry about with SERVPRO—we’ve been around for more than a half century, earning our reputation as the industry leader by leaving multiplied millions of customers satisfied.

And if national brands like the PGA Tour can trust us to keep their facilities on track, that can further assure you that we’ll take care of you when you need it.

Will They Be There When I Need Help?

You don’t have time to wait around while your carpet soaks or smoke smell burns into your fire-damaged home.

When you have an emergency, so do we. We’re on call 24 hours a day so you don’t have to wonder how soon someone can be out to help with your emergency.

Where’s a Fleet When You Need One?

SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is a locally owned and operated franchise based right here. But if we need backup or there’s a sudden regional disaster, we are fully backed up by the national network, who will show up with extra teams and tools.

Your work never gets lost in the shuffle or pushed off for something more profitable. When you call SERVPRO, you’re getting local expertise plus the support of a national powerhouse.

When you call SERVPRO, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got the trusted leader in the restoration industry on the other end of the line. When disaster hits home, contact us to get our local experts and nationwide network on your side.

Why Scappoose Residents Choose SERVPRO® | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

damaged furniture and other home items sitting outside of red brick house When you are dealing with any damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is your local restoration expert.

As a home or a business owner, you have a responsibility to see that things operate and run smoothly, to manage resources and to monitor morale.

When disaster strikes, all these parts of your life get tossed in the air. All those roles get flung out the door, and a new assignment takes the reins. You take on a new role you haven’t trained for, and the pressure mounts—this crisis affects everyone, after all.

But we can relieve that pressure. Why? Because disaster recovery isn’t your responsibility. It’s ours.

Here’s why you can trust SERVPRO to step in when life gets upended.

We’re Always Ready

We’re standing every hour of every day so that we can be ready in a flash to get to your disaster. Who’s got time to wait when the kitchen is torched or the office is flooded?

When there’s a crisis, we don’t have to get ready; we stay ready.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

We know as well as anyone that every moment counts in a disaster scenario.

Every day without action brings more mold growth, more smoke smell or more lost possessions. A fast response is essential, and with a local office right here in Clatsop and Columbia counties, you reap the benefit of having a powerful nationwide network combined with the speed and flexibility of a local service.

We’re Trained to Handle Residential and Commercial Services

Disasters strike without regard—houses and industrial settings alike fall victim to natural and inadvertent damage.

We have customized solutions for every situation, so you can get back to your regular role as a manager or homeowner.

We’ll Make It "Like it never even happened."

We pride ourselves on completing the job. We’re the experts in restoration and recovery because we make the extra effort to see to it that your restoration is meticulously handled right down to the end.

We Offer the Services You Need in a Changing World

We live in a time in which disease prevention is at a premium, and with that in mind, we offer cleaning solutions that reach further and get your space cleaner than traditional sanitation services.

We can give you a hyper-clean space and give everyone in the building peace of mind at the same time.

Disasters happen. Water heaters burst, fires blaze, storms come—it’s almost bound to happen. And when it does, your local SERVPRO will be ready to handle the cleanup and recovery, so you can get back to your regular responsibilities.

Regardless of why you need cleanup or disaster recovery, SERVPRO has the tools, the technicians and the training to get your situation under control. When you’re ready to get help from the best, get in touch with SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties.

Our Restoration Technicians Set Us Apart | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

insurance document, pen and blue book sitting on black tabletop Contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties today. We work with you and your insurance company to get things back to normal quickly.

Home damage never happens at a good time.

But even when you’re dealing with home damage, there’s a lot you can do to ensure your home can be restored after damage. Calling a home restoration company is a great first step.

Choosing the right one is key to ensuring the damage is handled professionally and that your home can be restored just the way you remember it.

It’s a Common Problem

While it’s not true, many homeowners naturally assume that home damage is rare. The statistics don’t support that belief.

The Insurance Information Institute estimates that fire damage impacts one every 350 homes every year. If you consider every possible cause of home damage (like storms and flooding), the numbers become closer to one out of every 20 homes each year.

Instead of being frightened by these statistics, use them as a motivation to have a plan in place. Knowing how to choose your restoration partner is key.

We want to be our area’s preferred restoration partner. That is exactly why we prioritize our technicians’ training when they join our team.

Our Technicians’ Training Makes the Difference

When you work with our team, you can be certain you will receive timely service from exceptional professionals. Our technicians go through our extensive training program and also has the ability to train through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

The IICRC sets the industry standards for restoration and offers extensive certifications for all of our technicians.

Our investment in training can translate into your confidence in what our team offers. We’re here to help you, and we hope you will trust us if you ever need restoration services!

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

How to Know You’re Choosing the Right Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

When your business is damaged, it’s important to open the doors again as soon as possible. One of the biggest keys to opening your doors again fast is choosing the right company to work with you on restoring your property. Whether your business is damaged by fire, water, storms or some other cause, you can count on your local SERVPRO team to get the job done right.

Things You Should Consider

When you’re working with a commercial partner, you need to choose a company with excellent customer service and availability.

After all, your business is vital to your family, your employees, your customers and your community. You’ll want to have a good idea of how long the project will take––and be certain someone will answer if you have questions or need something explained to you.

Our teams are available 24/7 to help during emergencies. You can call at any time and know you’ll be talking with a local team member who can help you get the restoration process started quickly.

You’ll also want to know the team you’re working with is well-qualified to do your restoration work. We have technicians certified at the highest levels to deal with commercial restoration, fire damage, water damage, mold remediation and other types of restoration you might need.

SERVPRO’s technicians will be using the latest technology available on the market.

Because our location is affiliated with SERVPRO’s national brand, we have access to the types of technology and advances that are available to large, national companies.

When combined with our technicians’ knowledge and skill, our equipment gives us a powerful advantage when working on restoration projects.

We also think it’s important that we love this community. We live and work here, so we want to see our local business community thrive. Part of that is helping businesses we value to reopen their doors after their business is damaged.

Don’t wait. Call us at any time if you need our help when your business is damaged.

We’ll be there to assist you.

If your business needs restoration help and support, you can depend on us to provide the services you need. Contact us 24 hours a day to report damage and receive a quick response from our certified restoration technicians. Get in touch today.

We’re Ready to Help You Restore Your Home in a Timely Manner l SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

black glasses and pen sitting on top of white insurance policy If your home is damaged due to a disaster, Contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties. From start to finish, we will be here to help.

Did you know that all the restoration jobs we work with have one thing in common? You might be surprised to learn that, no matter how different the circumstances are, all of our jobs have one thing in common.

It’s a simple thing, too. It’s the fact that moving quickly to start the restoration process is the best way to ensure any home or structure can be restored to its original state as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Timing matters because once a home is damaged, the issues can spread and compromise more of the home. For example, water damage can begin to deteriorate wood within hours and warp it within days. The first signs of damage from mold can appear even before that.

Our Teams Are Here When You Need Us

Because we know how quickly mold and water damage can move through a home, our team is available to help you 247. You can call us at any time if you have a home restoration emergency. We’ll be ready to help you.

Our teams are ready to partner with you and bring the highest training and certifications to your job. When you work with us, you can be assured the team will bring the highest level of knowledge in the field to your home.

Our technicians also have access to the best restoration technology available today in addition to their skill levels. Because we’re part of SERVPRO, we have access to the same leading-edge technology that a national company has. And we bring it here to you.

Reasons Homeowners Need SERVPRO

We receive calls for a variety of issues, but there are a few of the most common ones include damage from severe weather and home accidents and appliance malfunctions.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Why Choose SERVPRO? We Hit the Sweet Spot. | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

If you’re reading this, you may be a small or mid-size business looking for a cleaning and restoration partner. Since that’s not a choice you make very often, let us tell you a little about why SERVPRO makes great sense as a partner for your business.

A National Organization…

Unlike some cleaning and restoration firms, we’re more than just a mom-and-pop enterprise. Our national network ties us into the latest cleaning standards, new products and practices, and updates on any environmental or chemical threats that might be out there. Because we’re part of a wider network, we’re always prepared for when the latest national issue hits.

…Made Up of Local Neighbors

While we draw on national expertise, our local team knows and understands the Clatsop and Columbia county areas. We hire locally and we’re tight-knit, meaning that your disaster response team will likely be made up of your neighbors. You might even see a friendly face.

Local knowledge extends to more than manpower. Since we’re all in the same environment, we have the inside scoop on the kinds of issues our neighbor businesses may be dealing with. For instance, we tend to be pretty damp, especially in the winter. Flooding and mold can become problems. Since we’re right here with you experiencing the same trends, we know exactly what to expect. That makes it easy to be prepared.

…Dedicated to Serving YOU!

SERVPRO is dedicated to making any disaster scene “Like it never even happened,” and that goes for everything from your physical facility to your paperwork. On a job site, we take pains to identify and correct even hidden problems. And when it comes to filing insurance claims and getting payments, we take as much work as possible off your hands. That’s why SERVPRO is the logical choice for your cleaning and restoration partner.

From fire to storm to flood, disaster can strike a business at any time. To discuss a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, contact us at any hour for assistance.

Why SERVPRO®? Let's Look at Our Advanced Technology | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

house with damaged materials piled in front At SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties, our cleaning and restoration services are powered by advanced technology. Contact us today to learn more.

What does advanced technology have to do with restoration and cleaning? Quite a lot, actually. When we at SERVPRO show up to a job, yes, we do apply a lot of old-fashioned elbow grease. But, equally important, we deploy advanced devices and products to create a safe, healthful environment for you.

Let’s look at some of the technology SERVPRO draws on when we’re cleaning and restoring your structures and contents.

Soggy Business

Water damage can be a real bear to deal with. First, there’s getting rid of standing water. Then, there’s locating hidden dampness and addressing it as well.

If anything’s missed, it can result in damage down the road. Luckily, SERVPRO has tools to help us find and conquer moisture of all kinds.

Moisture Meters. Water can lurk below floors, in carpets and drywall, even above ceilings. To locate hidden water, we use devices like a hygrometer to measure the humidity in a space. Another device for finding remaining dampness is an infrared meter. Yes, that’s the same meter that shows nifty heat maps. It works for finding water because wet spots tend to be cooler than dry ones.

Industrial Drying Equipment. After we find any hidden water, SERVPRO uses industrial-grade technology to get rid of it. For instance, we might use high-powered dehumidifiers and fans to draw water out of air and porous surfaces. A thorough drying can prevent mold growth in the future, as well as stopping material such as wood from warping and losing their shape.

The Chemistry of Clean

When we turn to cleaning and disinfecting, SERVPRO selects devices and disinfecting products that can effectively purify air and surfaces. After fires, floods or other disasters, we use industrial scrubbers to remove mold, smoke and other odor-causing contaminants from the air.

For surfaces, we select from OSHA-approved cleaners and disinfectants to destroy bacteria, fungi, molds and other contaminants. We’re always looking to stay at the cutting edge of disinfection science. For instance, in 2020 we addressed the new threat of the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying EPA-certified disinfecting products.

From emergency cleaning and restoration to routine disinfection, we’re there for you. Contact us at any hour for a consultation or immediate assistance.

SERVPRO is Here to Serve YOU!

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO van parked at job site Our van that you will see driving around town!

Hi there, 

We are SERVPRO of Clatsop Columbia Counties, 3C’s for short, and we are new to the area and very excited to meet and service all of you!

We are fully equipped to handle your emergencies whether they include fire, water, biohazard, mold or just general cleaning.  Is your crawl space flooded?  We can extract the water. Are your floors wet?  We can dry them out, even if they are hardwood.  Do you have mold in the bathroom or basement?  We can mitigate the problem and make it so it doesn’t come back. Did you have a fire?  We can take care of you, from cleaning your contents and getting rid of the smoke odors to the reconstruction of the damaged area.  Is there something icky or creepy that you just don't want to clean up?  Call us for any job, we are happy to help.

We also have a full construction team on deck that can handle your job from beginning to end. You won't have to worry about schedules being coordinated, the quality of the work being performed or any miscommunication between contractors. We keep it simple.

We know you will be pleased with the work we do and the customer service we provide because customer satisfaction is our driving force.

We look forward to serving the Clatsop Columbia Counties and being the first call you make for your cleaning, mitigation and restoration needs!