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SERVPRO Brand Products

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Proprietary Products SERVPRO, we have our own chemist!

We want to leave your home and contents in the best shape possible and our cleaning products are a huge part of that process!  SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley utilizes a variety of professional cleaning products.  These are products that are not available in store, instead that are products with specific formulas made exclusively for our franchises.

A majority of our products are used to clean home surfaces, contents, decontaminate, and deodorize. A variety of cleaning products are used on water, fire, mold, and biohazard related jobs. All of our employees go through training to learn how to use these products safely and our technicians carry a Safety Data Sheet for each product. Please feel free to ask about the products we use!

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley at 503-652-3997 for your cleaning restoration needs. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year to help you when disaster strikes. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

Small leak? Get help! SERVPRO of Milwaukie Happy Valley

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Not all water damages are big and chaotic, some are small and harmless. Here we have an air vent that has a small amount of water leaking out of it. Around the vent, the water has made the drywall wet; as long as there is no insulation it can be dried in place, making the process short and sweet. Even though this is a pretty small damage we know it can be a big deal to homeowners and/or tenants and we would treat it as so. Our staff are trained in handling the situation calmly keeping you updated the whole way through to help put your mind at ease. Water damage can happen to anyone so don't feel singled out! Call SERVPRO of Milwaukie Happy Valley today for your water damage needs.

Smoke Detector Safety

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

It might not seem like a big thing until it's too late. In this case the fire had started in the garage but was not heard until the fire had already spread. When working in the home we noticed smoke detectors had been displaced from their original locations. We gladly provided smoke detectors for the home but had they been in place they may have prevented more damage. Fire Damage was not the only predator at this fire though with Water Mitigation being a huge part of the work. Julie who works with us was in charge of all the inventory for this home. Almost all of the items in the garage had to be salvaged. We love turning back the clock and making it "Like it never even happened," but there are some things that can't be replaced like family photos. We would like to see all homes at all times outfitted with smoke detectors and some day hopefully we will.

Damage office building

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalisim in Clackamas Hallways and offices vandalized in Clackamas County

Commercial property in Happy Valley was vandalized. As you can see from the picture this building was absolutely annihilated. File cabinets were shoved over, papers everywhere. There were feces and drug paraphernalia all over the place. Walls were vandalized and spray painted and written on. 

SERVPRO of Milwaukie Happy Valley was called to assess the building for damages and organize the clean up efforts. 

The clean up began quickly after the assessment and estimate for services and within 7 days this project was completed. "Like it never even happened."

Property owner said "Even though this was traumatic, SERVPRO of Milwaukie Happy Valley took the stress off of me and helped me through the process. I will never call another company if I have a need like this again".  

Crazy Weather

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

We know Oregon has some pretty crazy weather and you can never TRULY be prepared for it. What will you do when the winds get so crazy it knocks out your windows, leaving glass and other particles on your business or home floor? Call SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley! Even if its at 3am on a Saturday or 5pm on a Monday, our crew is properly trained to handle an event like this promptly and with professionalism. We know you have a busy schedule, even though a board up is a temporary fix it will at least help you keep your business or home up and running until final repairs are done! Give us a call at 503-652-3997, we are ALWAYS here to help!

Tips for Power outage during a storm

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Being prepared for a storm is one of the smartest things you can do for yourself and family. Portland General Electric has put together three easy steps to prepare you for a storm, whether is be due to wind, rain, ice, or snow!

  1. Create an outage kit. You should gather things that your family needs to stay safe and comfortable if the power goes out, such as:
    1. Flashlights and batteries
    2. Car chargers for phones and computers
    3. Battery powered clock and radio
    4. Emergency phone numbers, including your power company
    5. First aid kit
    6. Can opener
    7. Bottled water
    8. Food that you can eat without needing to heat up or accessing the fridge
    9. Comfort items, such as game, blankets, and toys
    10. Extra blankets
  2. Create a storm checklist of all the things that you need to take care of before the emergency of a storm related power outage brings
  3. Review the storm safety tips/plan with your family

Hopefully these tips will help you and your family stay safe during a storm related power outage!

Water damage can happen to anyone!

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water Extraction at a business in Clackamas Extraction of water at a local business in Clackamas

Water damage can happen to anyone at anytime and you never are truly prepared, regardless of business or home. Water can damage your personal items or business items which can cost tons of money. Here at SERVPRO Milwaukie Happy Valley, we have the machines and products to properly clean your belongings, restoring them to preloss condition. If belongings are not able to be restored we will let you know to talk to your insurance adjuster for reimbursement. If you are not going through an insurance company, it may be harder to find coverage for reimbursement of belongings and chances are you will have to pay out of pocket. On the bright side, we always do the most cost effective way to save you money. Nothing is done without your approval.

Your Sprinkler

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Although sprinkler systems can be intended to provide a great service they can unfortunately be accidentally tripped.

In this case a group of young children were rough housing in the apartment alone when one of them hit the sprinkler system on the ceiling. To their surprise a hurricane ensued and drenched the entire apartment.

Remember to NEVER hang anything on your sprinkler system no matter how cute and they can be set off with an aggressive bump. No rough housing indoors unless you bring your swim suit.

Water damage and Flooding can be a disastrous  time consuming and life changing event, but here at SERVPRO our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley is here for you 24/7 365 days a year. 

Speaking the Language of Water Damage

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Categories of water to look out for:

Category 1 – Water originates from a sanitary source and does not pose substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. (Clear water)

Category 2 – Water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. (Grey water)

Category 3 – Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents. (Black water)

It is important to know what water category the water in your home is when the damage occurs to avoid any contact that could pose a harmful effect on your health.We treat your home like its our own. Call SERVPRO of Milwaukie/ Happy Valley at 503-652-3997 we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Are you prepared?

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for a power outage or storm event? SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley has compiled a list of items that may be useful to you if you find yourself without power for a couple of days.

  • A camping stove and propane

If you do not have a gas stove, then you should have easy access to a camping stove and propane. This will allow you to cook meals during a power outage. Please make sure that you use the camping stove outside only, no matter how cold it is!

  • Candles and matches

Candles provide a cheap way to light up your house once the sun goes down. Having a good supply of candles and matches allows for you to have light to help keep some sort of normalcy during a power outage. Remember to never leave candle unattended

  • Food

This may seem like an easy one, but it’s often forgotten about. You should have foods that you can cook on the camp stove or right out of the box: and they should be foods that you enjoy! Lots of snacks can help makes things seem more ‘normal’ during a power outage as well.

  • Baby wipes

With no electricity, you most likely won’t have any hot water. Baby wipes can help keep you clean in-between showers.

  • Full tank of gas and a car charger

Having a full tank of gas will allow you to run your car while you are inside of it to help warm you up. This also provides opportunity to charge your cell phone! But please, do not run your car within your garage.