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Different Types of Water Losses You May Encounter
During water restoration, our teams of professionals come to your water loss and assess which category of water damage has occurred. Below you will see the different categories of water losses:
- Category 1: Is water from a clean source, such as a clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon factors such as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
- Category 2: Has a significant level of contamination. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
- Category 3: Is grossly unsanitary/contaminated water, could be a sewage backup. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
If you encounter a water loss in your home or business, SERVPRO of East Portland is available 24/7 to assist with any water restoration needs!
Water Damage: Equipment SERVPRO Uses
What is a moisture meter? When you come across a bursting pipe or water machine overflow, SERVPRO is a phone call away to assess the water damage. One way SERVPRO assesses water losses is with moisture meters.
Moisture Meters are utilized to determine the actual moisture content of different materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing us to monitor the drying process.
Another tool that SERVPRO uses while inspecting water losses is Thermohygrometers. Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. SERVPRO can calculate and establish an environment most conducive to drying. With this tool, we ensure saturated materials are drying to industry standard.
Water damages come in all sizes small and large. It does not matter the size of the water damage as long as the water is detected and taken care of properly. SERVPRO uses technology that helps our crews determine where moisture is after a water loss.
Detecting Water Damage
Whether a property is five years old, fifty years old, or brand new, it’s always important to look for red flags indicating signs of possible home damage that need restoration before making your final decision. Nobody wants to make the mistake of buying a home, only to discover hidden problems later on that require expensive restoration services and maintenance.
An important thing to look for when buying a property is:
A poor foundation can cost homeowners thousands of dollars to correct, making it one of the most expensive fixes you could potentially have. Be sure the walls, door frames, and the house itself aren’t leaning in any way or cracked. Also, be sure to check if the yard and other land around the home slopes toward it. If it does slope, that could be a big indicator of damage – water can easily run and collect at the foundation of the house causing severe water damage and compromising its structural integrity.
Mold in Your Business
Mold in your building may be the least of your worries while operating your commercial business in East Portland. It is important to keep in mind that some mold, over time, may cause structural damage to materials such as wood, furnishings, and finishes.
One thing to keep in mind that can help with detection of mold is tracking shared refrigerators. While other people will remember to clear out their leftovers, others won’t. Old food storage containers are a perfect breeding ground for mold. Over time, mold can travel to the shelving and even outside the refrigerator. Consider instituting an office refrigerator policy. If something is left in the fridge by a certain time each week, it goes in the garbage.
SERVPRO of East Portland is a phone call away for any mold inspection services.
Stay Prepared for Any Disaster
It is very important to be prepared for any disaster to protect yourself, family/friends, and business. One way to prepare yourself from a disaster is by having weather safety equipment available at any time. For example, a NOAA Weather Radio is a reliable source for weather alerts. It is a good idea to have one in your home and/or office. This weather radio is made to alert you when tornadoes, hurricanes, and other disasters are coming your way. This weather radio uses WEA technology which is wireless emergency alerts to accurately discover disasters in your area.
If your home or business experiences any structural or content damage from a disaster, SERVPRO of East Portland is prepared 24/7 to assist with any restoration needs.
Commercial Water Damage Portland, OR
There is never a convenient time for water damage to occur to your business. SERVPRO of East Portland understands the difficulties when encountering a flood or water damage. At the point when a crisis emerges in your business, our crews are trained to efficiently mitigate any size loss. SERVPRO of East Portland's technicians are IICRC certified and prepared with equipment and training for any water loss. We work after hours including weekends to accommodate the needs of commercial losses such as this medical facilities, commercial offices, and manufacturing plants. As soon as water damage occurs, SERVPRO of East Portland is prepared 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your restoration services. Our crews work hard to make sure your property is restored to preloss condition.
Never hesitate to give us a call (971) 279-2420.
Categories of Water Damage
When your property encounters a tragedy such as water damage, it is important to call your local SERVPRO to get the water restoration process going. Untreated water damages can easily spread, creating both the potential for mold or bacteria growth and structural and contents damage. When our crew arrives at the water loss, we perform an inspection. During the inspection we determine what category of water is the particular loss.
- Category 1: is water from a clean source, such as a clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon factors such as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
- Category 2: has a significant level of contamination. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
- Category 3: is grossly unsanitary/contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
How SERVPRO Detects Water Damage
Water damages come in all sizes small and large. It does not matter the size of the water damage as long as the water is detected and taken care of properly. SERVPRO uses technology that helps our crews determine where moisture is after a water loss. If the water loss is not inspected properly, a small water loss overlooked can conclude in a large loss, resulting in mold. Here are a few tools SERVPRO of East Portland uses to detect and find hidden moisture:
- Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards/trims and drywall-walls.
- Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. SERVPRO can calculate and establish an environment most conducive to drying.
- Moisture Meters are utilized to determine the actual moisture content of different materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing us to monitor the drying process.
SERVPRO is Here For Any Size Disaster
When SERVPRO says we are Faster to Any Size Disaster, we mean it. It is a dedication from each SERVPRO Franchise proficient to be there when you need them most. Whether you are a small business or homeowner facing minor fire or water damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO system has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume life and business as usual. SERVPRO of East Portland is just the tip of the iceberg. If a fire, or water damage strikes, no matter the time, call SERVPRO of East Portland. We will help make your property disaster "Like it never even happened." We are prepared 24/7 to meet your restoration needs (971) 279-2420.
We Serve Commercial and Residential Properties
Restoring, mitigating, or performing the cleanup for commercial properties require a remarkable mix of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO has the assets and skill to give you fantastic outcomes while limiting the interruption to your customers. We strive to make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Small Office Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Apartment buildings
SERVPRO East Portland responds quickly to your Portland fire or water damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a residential home or a large manufacturer, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. For any restoration or cleanup needs SERVPRO of East Portland is a phone call away (971) 279-2420.
At SERVPRO of East Portland, our crews understand that immediate and efficient response times matter when water damages occur. It is important to respond fast and get the drying process started, to prevent further damage.
Although catastrophes such as water damages may occur to your business or property, we are a one-stop-shop. Our crews are trained to restore and take care of materials and equipment inside your building, not just the structure.
SERVPRO of East Portland has highly trained techs prepared to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” We understand that time down is money lost in your business.
Our commercial crews work day in and night out to get your business or property back up and running in a timely manner. Give us a call when you are in need of commercial water damage restoration (971) 279-2420.
Commercial Fire Restoration
SERVPRO of East Portland was called out to a retail facility in Portland, OR that had smoke damage. The coffee shop next door caught on fire and affected the surrounding buildings. Our trained techs immediately responded to the loss and began the cleaning process. There are a few steps to cleaning and deodorizing a smoke damaged building and their contents.
- Pack out: Our crews will begin by packing contents/items from the smoke damaged building and delivering them to SERVPRO’s cleaning facility. Removing items/contents from an affected area as soon as possible helps to prevent further smoke damage.
- Equipment: Our techs safety is key. Equipment such as air scrubbers are placed in the building to start filtering and cleaning the air of smoke residues. PPE such as tyvek suits, respirators, gloves, etc are worn by our techs while handling smoke damaged items.
- Cleaning/Deodorizing: As soon as items/contents arrive at SERVPRO’s cleaning facility the cleaning process begins. We use SERVPRO cleaning products to remove soot and odor residues. Ozone or Hydroxyl chambers are used to deodorize smoke odors from contents.
Protecting Your Pipes
There are a few ways to protect your business or property from a water damage catastrophe. The water in pipes is likely to freeze during the cold seasons such as Winter and Fall. When water damage restoration is needed SERVPRO of East Portland is always a phone call away. A few tips to protect your pipes:
- Allow faucets to drip
- Insulate exposed pipes
- Seal cracks and openings
- Have a consistent thermostat
- Apply heating tape
- Open all interior doors
If you are in need of any water damage restoration services SERVPRO of East Portland is ready 24/7. Our crews are on the go when catastrophes occur. We are your local restoration company prepared to meet your restoration needs. We are a phone call away (971) 279-2420.
The Air Mover VS the Fan
SERVPRO of East Portland wants to get your property dry and back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. One of the best ways to dry a water damage is using air movers. Wait. Isn’t an air mover just a fan? In a way, yes, it is. But it actually blows air at a stronger and faster rate than a regular household fan.
Our air movers are designed to perform on any size loss, commercial and residential. Depending on the severity of the water damage, different styles of air movers are used. Commercial properties typically require multiple styles of air movers.
Airflow is one of the most important aspects of drying a structure correctly. Air movers are designed with that in mind. If you blow air directly into a wet wall, you will only be pushing more moisture deeper into the wall. Air movers are made to be angled and work with the science of drying to push the air along the structure to carry the moisture away and dry it. You cannot accomplish that with a regular house fan.
A household fan is designed for cooling off environments. The airflow from it will be straight on (pushing the moisture further into the structure), and not as strong. When the airflow is that low it will take longer to dry, risking mold growth.
Sprinkler malfunction in Commercial Facility
Water in a commercial warehouse.
SERVPRO of East Portland deals with commercial water damages on a regular bases. While they may be larger than residential counterparts, they still use the same equipment and approach. No matter the size, our quality stays proficient.
In this picture we see a shot of a warehouse in a commercial building, where the water was coming from a malfunctioning water heater. The flooring might not require much attention, but the ceiling and roof may require significant structural repair. This is where SERVPRO of East Portlands expertise comes in.
Our technicians had trucks ready with state of the art equipment to immediately mitigate and start the drying process.
We are a one stop shop and bring your project to completion. SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO is your Commercial Restoration choice
As a commercial business owner, you want to choose a company who is not only going to provide your clients quality services but also fast services. That's why customers call us, SERVPRO of East Portland as their trusted provider because when they call, they know that we are quickly arriving to the scene and working long days to get the job done for them.
We have serviced many different commercial clients in East Portland from warehouses, churches, libraries, to insurance offices, and much more.
We will offer direct billing to your insurance company, including all the photos, moisture maps, and estimate to allow you to focus on your job.
We'd love to help you and your business in your time of need. Just give us a call at (971)279-2420.
SERVPRO of East Portland is Your Commercial Restoration Authority
Fire and water damage in a commercial building in East Portland.
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity and our staff understands that business continuity is a key concern when helping a business resume its operations. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
SERVPRO of East Portland specializes in helping your business in dealing with a loss from a multitude of potential disasters such as fire, water and mold damage. To make sure your business is ready before disaster strikes, SERVPRO has developed a cutting edge plan for your business called an ERP, or Emergency Ready Profile. This plan gives you, as the business owner or responsible business representative the peace of mind of knowing what to do and what to expect ahead of a disaster and the plan is 100% free.
Call our offices today at (971)279-2420 to discuss having an ERP completed for your business.