Recent Community Posts

Baking Safety Tips

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

1. Don't eat raw cookie dough. We know it's delicious and oh-so tempting, but don't eat any kind of raw cookie dough, even if it doesn't have eggs in it or it is prepackaged.

2. Hand washing after handling eggs.  One easy way to do this is to wash your hands with warm water and soap.make sure to scrub them well and for at least 20 seconds!


3. Keep countertops clean. Many holiday cookie dough recipes require you roll out your dough on the counter. Once you are finished sanitize using a sanitizing spray or rinse for cleaning counters. Mix one teaspoon bleach to 1 quart water to keep your baking workspace safe and clean.

 Stay Safe and Happy Holidays

Winter Driving

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Winter is here! We all know that Oregon has its weird weather and it is sometimes hard to predict- especially on the road...with that said we can always try to prepare for the worst and still be safe.

1. Always wear your seat belt

2. Do not drink and drive. Call a friend or cab 

3. Keep a blanket and bottled water in your trunk in case of emergency.

4. Always tell someone where your going if your going on a long trip, just in case.

5. And last but certainly not least, if you are uncomfortable driving..DON'T. Find somewhere safe to be until you are ready to drive.

Stay warm, and Safe from all of us here at SERVPRO of Milwaukie Happy Valley

When the weather has you inside-Bake Brownies

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Community When the weather has you inside-Bake Brownies Peppermint Brownies!!

When the weather has you inside, make brownies- 


1 box (1 lb 6.25 oz)  Supreme original brownie mix Water, oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box 1 container (16 oz)  creamy white frosting to 1/4 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract Green or pink food color Peppermint or spearmint candies, crushed, if desired 


  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • Make brownies as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Stir together frosting, 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon extract and food color until smooth.
  • Spread frosting evenly over brownies. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Refrigerate 30 minutes to chill.
  • For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered

After Christmas Tips

11/29/2017 (Permalink)


  1. Dispose of your tree soon after the holidays before it dries out as dried out trees are a fire hazard.
  2. Do not place trees in your garage or outside against your home.
  3. Check your local community for a recycling your tree.
  4. Bring all outdoor lights inside after the holidays.


  1. 25% of home fires during the holidays are caused by electrical problems.
  2. Even though Christmas tree fires do not happen often, when they do occur they tend to be more serious.
  3. 25% of all tree fires are caused by the tree being too close to a heat source. 
  4. Between 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 200 home fires that started with trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $14.8 million in direct property damage annually.

Girls Night Out Event: Damsels in Defense

5/8/2015 (Permalink)

In September of 2011 two friends founded a company based on their desire to empower women.   Mindy Lin and Bethany Hughes created "Damsels in Defense" to fill a market they felt was sorely lacking.  Their vision was to create a line of self-defense products that was functional, safe and fun.  Their mission is to equip, empower and educate women.  Through stylish yet effective products they have succeeded in making women take the initiative to both arm themselves and to learn basic survival tactics.  With the rate of crimes against women on the rise, their company has seen significant growth.  With over 8,000 Independent Damsel Pros nationwide they are well on their way to meeting their mission of equipping, empowering and educating the women of the world one damsel at a time.

SERVPRO of Milwaukie/Happy Valley along with Safelight are happy to be offering a free Girls Night Out event so that you can learn about the company first hand.  Join us on Thursday, June 18th at the Denny's Banquet Room in Clackamas at 5:30 as Independent Damsel Pro Nicolette Stevens teaches us how to defend ourselves and introduces us to the product line.   A light dinner will be served and door prizes will be handed out.  We guarantee that it will be both fun and informative.   Bring your friends! Damsels in distress don't always have happy endings; learning to defend ourselves is one of the best decisions we may ever make.  Please RSVP to or call 503-652-3997.  We really hope to see you there!