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When Storms or Floods hit East Portland, SERVPRO is ready!

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit East Portland, SERVPRO is ready! SERVPRO is ready!

SERVPRO of East Portland specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit East Portland, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (971)279-2420

Be Ready for the Storm

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can bring powerful winds and dump inches of rain in a short period of time which can cause significant damage to your home. The damage can be extensive and expensive. It is important to be to take preventative steps in order to help protect your home against any potential damage. Below are a list of precautionary steps that should be taken in the event of a storm:

  1. Monitor local weather stations, and sign up for local alerts on your phone. These bring important warnings in case the storm changes course, or if your area becomes at risk of flash flooding.

  2. Ensure that you have stocked up on enough food, water, and other essentials to last for a few days in case of a power outage or severe local flooding.

  3. Create an emergency plan for your family. Have a list of emergency phone numbers prepared. Have an exit plan in case your home becomes unsafe, and make sure that there is an assigned meeting location in case family members are separated.

  4. Clear outside gutters and drains of any leaves, sticks, or other blockage. This will ensure that water is able to flow freely, and will help to prevent water from backing up into your home.

  5. Remove any large tree branches and brush around your home. Store or secure items such as garbage cans, lawn furniture, and other items that can be blown away or damage your home during a storm.

  6. Create an inventory list of the items in your home. This will be very important for insurance purposes in the event that your home floods.

  7. Finally, remember to stay safe and dry by remaining in a secure location for the duration of the storm.

Taking precautions is the first step toward protecting your family & your home in a storm situation. If your home has flood damage from the storm, please call SERVPRO of East Portland at (971)279-2420. It would be our privilege to serve you!

Storm Safety Tips

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Once again, we here in the East Portland area will be dealing with potent storms this Spring season. Dealing with rain, snow and sleet storms usually we can expect them to bring along flash flooding and unload some heavy rain and snow upon us. Some simple tips to do and precautions to take can often times help us be safer. Make sure your gutters are clear and free of debris, allowing water to properly flow. Make sure outdoor furniture is put away or secured keeping it from blowing. Your outdoor hoses should be disconnected and turned off to help from freezing. Sump pumps in lower levels of the home should be checked to see if they are working properly and if they have a battery backup. If you are a person who lights candles during storms, be sure to practice candle safety as well. We here at SERVPRO of East Portland care about your well-being.