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What Can I Do If My House Floods During a Storm in Pacific City?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of Pacific City, Oregon, is shown. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in Yamhill County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pacific City. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do if you experience flooding during a storm while waiting for professional help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

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

Call Us!

When your Pacific City home or business has storm damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties can help. Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What is the Process For Restoring Fire Damage in Tillamook?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke wafts up from a house fire. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Yamhill County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties responds to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Tillamook. Although every fire damage event differs, we follow the same process when remediating fire damage as follows:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

We inspect and provide you with an assessment of the damage.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor or major repairs, such as reconstructing various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Tillamook home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Long Does It Take For Water to Cause Damage to My Yamhill Home?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage is exposed once the drywall is removed. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Yamhill County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Yamhill. Water is invasive and will cause damage in as little as one hour if left unmitigated. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that illustrates the damage water does to a structure over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us Today!

When your Yamhill home or business has water damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Is the Process for Remediating Mold for Manzanita Businesses?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

A technician has contained mold contamination behind a plastic barrier. We restore mold-damaged properties in Tillamook County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties restores commercial mold damage throughout the year. Mold is a prevalent problem in Manzanita, and we follow the same remediation process as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs or require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a business or home. 

Call Us!

When you discover mold in your business or home in Manzanita, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties will restore the mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What if My Washing Machine Floods in Sheridan?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

A washing machine is overflowing onto the floor We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Yamhill County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties has the training, equipment, and experience to restore water damage quickly and efficiently in Sheridan. A damaged water supply line can cause severe damage to your home or business. Here are some maintenance and safety tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

  • Turn supply valves off when not in use
  • Consider installing a lever-type valve that is easy to operate between uses
  • Do not operate the washing machine while the home is unoccupied
  • Inspect the water supply line hoses every six months
  • Ensure that the connection to the valve is secure, but avoid over tightening
  • Hand tighten first, then tighten an additional 2/3 of a turn using pliers
  • Check the hoses for cracks, kinks, or blisters, commonly found near the hose connection
  • Consider reinforced braided stainless steel hoses
  • Washing machine manufacturers recommend replacing hoses every five years

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your home or business in Sheridan has water damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Tillamook Residents?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderclouds fill the sky. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Yamhill County.

Do you know how to stay safe during a thunderstorm? Lightning can travel ten to twelve miles from a thunderstorm or farther. If you live in Tillamook, you are no stranger to thunderstorms and inclement weather. Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties offers these thunderstorm safety tips from the National Weather Service:

Nowhere outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

  • Stop all activities
  • Seek shelter in a substantial building or a hard-topped vehicle
  • Wait thirty minutes after the storm to resume activities
  • Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones.
  • Don't touch electrical equipment or cords
  • Avoid plumbing. Do not wash your hands, take a shower or wash dishes
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches
  • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls

Call Us Today!

Storms often blow in from the Pacific Ocean with little advanced warning. When your home or commercial business in Tillamook has storm damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Why Are We Faster To Any Size Disaster In Yamhill?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A speedometer is shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Yamhill County.

When Yamhill residents call us for help with water damage, our technicians typically respond within four hours of your call. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, meaning:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore water damage. We use powerful industrial-grade extraction machines and drying equipment and monitor and document the drying process to ensure the area is returned to normal humidity levels. Here is some of the equipment we use:

Water extraction equipment

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying equipment

  • High-speed air movers cause the moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Call Us Today!

When your Yamhill home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can Smoke Residue and Odor Be Removed in Yamhill?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke fills a room. We use advanced technology to restore smoke damage in Yamhill County.

Our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore smoke damage. Here is some of the equipment we use:

  • 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

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Yamhill has smoke damage, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties is Here to Help.® Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Biohazard Cleaning and Restoration Services for Businesses in Tillamook?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

The scene of a car accident is shown with debris littering the roadway. We are trusted leaders in commercial property damage restoration in Tillamook County.

Have you ever wondered who cleans up after an accident or a crime scene? We do. Our Yamhill and Tillamook Counties technicians clean and restore biohazard contamination 24-hours a day in Tillamook.

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

Call Us!

When your commercial business or home needs biohazard restoration services, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your biohazard contamination “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Black Water Contamination From Sewer Backup in McMinnville?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

A toilet is flushing. We restore sewer backups 24-hours a day in Yamhill County.

Our Yamhill and Tillamook Counties technicians have the specialized training, equipment, and protective gear necessary to safely restore sewer backups and black water contamination in McMinnville. Here are the three classifications of contaminated water:

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three 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.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Category 2: “Gray Water”

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Call Us Today!

When your McMinnville home or commercial business has black water contamination from a sewer backup, our local team in Yamhill and Tillamook Counties will clean and restore your black water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 503-472-9824.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.