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Should I Have a Professional Crawl Space Inspection in Eugene?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

A crawl space wall shows residue from water damage. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Have you noticed an unpleasant smell you cannot place? If so, crawl space and attic space inspections might be in order. These two areas of a structure are responsible for circulating air through the home. If you smell something strange or malodorous, you may have something decomposing underneath your home that is causing the odor.

Home and business owners should consider having crawl spaces inspected every six months. These inspections will help to identify areas of the structure that may be compromised by pests, water, or mold. Our local South Eugene and Florence team has the training, equipment, and experience to perform crawl space inspections quickly and efficiently. During these inspections, our technicians look for issues such as:

  • Water damage
  • Mold and mildew
  • Foundation issues
  • Electrical issues
  • Plumbing issues
  • Proper ventilation
  • Floor damage

Routine crawl space inspections of homes after storms or water or fire damage will identify any issues. The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. We have adopted technologies that help us quickly identify the source, location, and extent of the damage.

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Crawl space inspections can identify minor problems before they become major, time-consuming, and expensive repairs. Our local South Eugene and Florence team is a trusted leader in crawl space inspection, cleanup , and restoration services. Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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Storm Preparedness Tips for Eugene Residents?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A person holding balloons is blown over by strong winds. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Strong winds can cause severe damage to homes and structures. Thunderstorms in the Eugene area are known to bring strong winds and often occur with little advanced warning. Our South Eugene and Florence team offers this information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home. Secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

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Our local South Eugene and Florence team is a trusted leader in storm damage cleanup and restoration services. When you need help restoring storm damage, call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Biohazard Cleanup Services in Florence Businesses?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

People in hazmat suits prepare to clean a biohazard spill. We are certified to clean and restore biohazards and chemical spills in Lane County.

Do you know what to do if your commercial business faces biohazard contamination? Our South Eugene and Florence team has the equipment, training, and experience to restore biohazard situations.

Commercial Biohazard Restoration Services 

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat allbodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

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Our local South Eugene and Florence team is a trusted leader in commercial restoration and biohazard cleanup services in Florence. When you need help restoring biohazard contamination, call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Deep Cleaning Services for Busy Florence Residents?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A person is cleaning a couch. We offer a full range of deep cleaning services in Lane County.

Is your home starting to look a bit dingy even when it’s clean? Over time, cleaning products can leave residue buildup that dulls finishes and requires professional assistance to remove. Our South Eugene and Florence team offers a variety of deep cleaning services, including:

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Our carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service will not have the expertise to deodorize your home effectively. Take advantage of our residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

We are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

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Our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help ® when your Florence home or business needs deep cleaning services. Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Prevent a Grilling Fire in Pleasant Hill?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

A person is grilling food outdoors. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

It’s July, and it’s time to spend more time outdoors enjoying the long summer days. Our South Eugene and Florence team wants everyone to be safe while grilling outdoors in Pleasant Hill. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 10,600 fires are started each year by outdoor grills. Here are some grilling safety tips from the NFPA:

Propane and Charcoal Grills

  • Propane and charcoal barbecue grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended

Propane Grills

  • Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year
  • Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose
  • A propane leak will release bubbles

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Fires can break out at any time and for many reasons. When your Pleasant Hill home or business has fire damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team will restore the fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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Wildfire Escape Planning for Florence Families?

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

A dog is escaping through a hole in a fence. We restore property damage 24-hours a day in Lane County.

The late spring rain is delaying the start of wildfire season, but Governor Kate Brown and state officials are preparing for an intense fire season this year. Our South Eugene and Florence team wants everyone to prepare in advance for wildfire season by creating and practicing an escape plan.

The National Fire Protection Association offers these helpful tips for creating your plan. Be sure to include your pets too!

  • Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all of the doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have a designated place (tree, mailbox, light pole) a safe distance away from the house where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave

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When your Florence home or business has wildfire or other storm damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Outdoor Electric Party Light Fire in Wolf Creek?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Strings of outdoor party lights and lit in preparation for a garden party. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Our South Eugene and Florence team restores fire damage in the Wolf Creek area throughout the year. Here is some information from the National Fire Protection Association for staying safe around electrical equipment and powerlines.

Powerlines

Have a professional tree cutting service trim branches that might fall on electric wiring. Use a wooden or fiberglass ladder outside. Keep the ladder at least 10 feet away from power lines. Never touch anyone or anything in contact with a downed wire. Power lines may be live; stay a safe distance away. Report downed wires to authorities right away.

Equipment Safety

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work
  • To prevent an electric shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use
  • Store your electric tools indoors
  • Keep electric tools away from children
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace damaged cords right away.
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use. Extension cords are not meant for long-term use.

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When your Wolf Creek home or business has fire damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can Be Done to Eliminate Bad Odors From My Workplace in Eugene?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A dirty drainpipe is shown. We identify and neutralize awful odors for Lane County businesses!

Our South Eugene and Florence team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to identify and restore areas affected by bad odors. Odors may originate from multiple sources inside and outside the building and are offensive to customers and employees. Our technicians never take shortcuts by “masking odors” as these methods are ineffective, and the odor will not be eliminated.

Common Causes of Bad Odors

  • Dirty drains
  • Bacteria
  • Sewer systems
  • Dead animals in walls or crawl spaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Rotten food

Odor Identification

When we arrive, our technicians will work to identify the source of the odor and locate where it is making contact with surfaces. Often the odors originate from more than one location in the building.

Odor Elimination Process

After we identify the cause of the odor and determine the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians use several odor removal products capable of thoroughly penetrating surfaces to neutralize unpleasant scents.

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You never know when a foul odor will affect your business or home. When your need help identifying and removing a bad odor, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® We’ll neutralize the odors and leave your business smelling fresh, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Protect My Home From Wind-Driven Rain Storm Damage in Wolf Creek?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A rainstorm is dumping rain onto a home. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County!

Water damage is one of the most common causes of property damage, costing billions in damages each year. Wolf  Creek residents can count on our South Eugene and Florence team to restore storm damage day and night. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your home’s exterior from stormwater intrusion:

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof

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You never know when a storm will cause water damage to your home. If your Wolf Creek home or commercial business suffers storm damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help.® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Is Smoke Odor Equipment Used to Remove Smoke Damage in Florence?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke rises towards a smoke detector. We restore fire damage 365 days a year in Lane County!

Our South Eugene and Florence team uses a variety of specialized equipment to remove any form of smoke odor as follows:

Air Scrubber or Filter

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

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When your Florence home or business has fire damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help.® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.