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Our Salute to First Responders

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping"  This famous Mr. Rogers quote comes to mind when we celebrate first responders:  those who arrive first on the scene of any disaster or emergency.

In the event of a disaster or emergency, there are many different agencies and people in your community who are ready to respond.  Whether it's a house fire or a hurricane, we are thankful every day for these first responders.

FIREFIGHTERS, EMTs and POLICE:  Local fire and police departments as well as EMTs are often first on the scene of an emergency.  

MILITARY:  When events such as natural disasters strike, different branches of the military are often a first line of response.

FEMA COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT):  As a part of FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), these volunteers are trained to be prepared for any disasters that my affect your local area in an effort to support professional responders.  CERT volunteers are trained in "basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations".  

SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence recognizes these and the countless other first responders in our communities for keeping our communities safe.  

Snowmageddon 2019

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our town was hit hard by a winter snow storm that nobody was prepared for...or not prepared enough.  Within a 24-hour period, we got over 12" of snow, which, for this area, is a LOT!  

Work at SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence didn't stop.  Our owners were plowing our parking lot so that our crews and vehicles could still get out to help our customers, generators were delivered to large commercial buildings so that they could stay open to help our community, and numerous roofs were tarped after an even bigger amount of trees were removed from structures.  

SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence should always be your first call, no matter what type of loss or damage you have suffered.  We are here 24/7/365.  541-345-0115

La Porte, Texas ~ Ineos

3/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team was called in for emergency services due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  This 300-acre facility was flooded with 50,000 square feet of water damage.  SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team was able to mitigate damages and help get the facility back into production as quickly as possible.  

Our SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence 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 South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team 541-345-0115.

Bremerton, Washington ~ Bremerton Naval Base

3/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team was called in for emergency services at Bremerton Naval Base after a fire started in a 6th floor room.  With Bremerton Naval Base being the third largest Naval base in the U.S., our SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team was able to perform a full extraction, dry out and odor removal in the barracks, with as little disruption as possible. 

Our SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence 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 South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team 541-345-0115.

Emergency Tips for Mold Damage

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today 541-345-0115

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

BLACK MOLD?!?

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

You may have seen news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence.  541-345-0115.

Springfield, Oregon ~ Broyhill Home Collections

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

After a large storm flooded the area, the furniture store suffered from major water damage.  With a quick response, SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence Extreme Response Team was able to salvage the furniture and achieve a complete dry out to the building and contents.  Our Extreme Response Team was able to work in certain areas of the store, without disrupting daily business throughout the facility.

Our SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence 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.

Hoarding is a Serious Problem

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Hoarding is a serious situation that can cause all sorts of damage, including upping your risk for fires.  According to the Mayo Clinic, "Hoarding Disorder" is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.  A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.  Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.  Many hoarders do not find their habits to be a problem.  Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation,making living conditions unsanitary and crowded.  With the accumulation of clutter, power cords get buried, heaters have items placed to close to them, and electrical outlets get covered up all becoming fire hazards.  

 

Your Top Fire Damage Priorities

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Once your home or business is damaged by a fire, your top priority is getting your property cleaned and repaired. In many cases, this desire leads people to pursue DIY cleanup projects. If this were your planned method, you should reconsider this course of action.  Can you do all of this yourself?

1. Water Removal: Standing water left behind by the fire extinguishing efforts of the local fire department have several important ramifications. The resulting water damage can affect furniture, electronics, clothing, drywall, ceilings, flooring, and more. Water removal must be done quickly. SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence utilizes water pumps, wet-vacs, high-velocity fans and dehumidifiers to extract the water and moisture quickly, thereby mitigating the damage. 

2. Smoke Damage: The smoke damage that results from a fire can be quite substantive. In fact, the smoke left behind can become embedded in your furniture, flooring, carpets, and walls. If left unaddressed, this can remain in your property for years. Soot, another by-product of specific fires, needs special attention for proper clean up to avoid staining of walls and furniture. Effectively removing smoke necessitates the use of professional procedures and products  SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence crews have in their arsenal.

3. Salvageable Goods: In many cases, homeowners who seek to complete the remediation process on their own will throw away items that are salvageable. Don't make this mistake. Instead, allow SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence to assist you with this aspect of the restoration process. We will assess, inspect and issue you a Contents Claim Inventory Service form--CCIS. This inventories affected household items and classifies them into non-salvageable, salvageable or questionable lists. Items can be containerized and cleaned at our facility.

4. Time Efficiency: If you attempt to complete the fire restoration process without professional assistance, the project will take a lot of time and probably lack positive results. However, hiring SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence to put your home back in a healthy condition after fire damage enables you to feel confident in the restoration. Consider the effort, equipment, and training involved in successfully restoring your home to its pre-fire condition.

Flooding Happens Everywhere

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), "approximately 75% of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding."  NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:  

Flash Flooding, River Flooding, Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems, Burn Scars/Debris Flows (caused by wildfires), Ice/Debris Jams, Snowmelt, Dry Wash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas), and Dam Breaks/Levee Failures

Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't in the future.  In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities.  On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the U.S., and commercial flood claims average more than $75,000 (NFIP).

When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence can help.  541-345-0115