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Runoff From Summer Rainstorm Floods Low-Lying Areas of Creswell?

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Floodwaters crest the bank of a creek. We restore storm damage in Lane County 24 hours a day.

Our Springfield and East Lane County teams are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation and restoration services in Creswell. Summer storms can cause flooding conditions in low-lying areas, and when drains are clogged. Here are some flood safety tips from the Lane County website.

During flooding, it's crucial to prioritize safety and preparation. First, an evacuation plan should be established with household members, including a meeting point outside the flood area and an escape route. Carry a portable disaster supply kit if evacuation is necessary. Keep a battery-powered radio for emergency updates.

If trapped in a building during rising waters, call 911 and move to a higher floor or roof with warm clothing, flashlight, phone, and radio. Avoid walking in floodwaters due to deceptive currents; use a stick to check the ground. Stay clear of power lines, as electrocution is a significant risk during floods.

Be ready to evacuate promptly, knowing your routes and higher ground locations. Never drive through flooded areas; abandon stalled vehicles and walk to safety following recommended routes. Before flooding, close the main gas valve and turn off utilities. Only touch electrical equipment in dry areas with proper insulation. Following these guidelines can save lives and minimize risks during flooding emergencies.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help ® when your Creswell home or commercial business requires storm damage restoration services. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Strong Winds Break Windows and Down Trees and Powerlines in Springfield?

6/11/2024 (Permalink)

A window is damaged during a powerful windstorm. We restore wind damage in Lane County “Like it never even happened.”

Our Springfield and East Lane County teams respond to storm damage emergencies every year in Lane County. In Springfield, windstorms can significantly threaten properties, causing various types of damage depending on the storm's severity.

One common form of damage is roof damage, where strong winds can lift shingles, tiles, or metal panels, leading to leaks and water damage inside the property. Additionally, windstorms can break windows and doors, allowing wind-driven rain and debris to enter the building, resulting in water damage to interiors and furnishings.

Falling trees and branches are another hazard during windstorms, especially in mature or wooded areas. These can damage roofs, siding, and windows and, in severe cases, even cause structural collapse. Windborne debris, such as loose objects, signs, or fencing, can become projectiles, causing impact damage to buildings and vehicles.

Power outages are also common during windstorms, as strong winds can bring down power lines and disrupt electrical infrastructure. This can affect the comfort and safety of occupants and lead to food spoilage, property damage from surges when power is restored, and potential security risks.

Overall, windstorms can potentially cause a range of property damage, including roof damage, water infiltration, structural damage from falling trees, impact damage from windborne debris, and disruptions due to power outages.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help ® when your home or commercial business sustains damage from a windstorm. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Five-Star Reviews from Water Damage Customers in Pleasant Hill?

6/4/2024 (Permalink)

A caption depicting a five-gold star online review is shown. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

When you have a water damage emergency, fast action is needed to minimize the damage and the cost of repairs. Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are leaders in water damage restoration services in Pleasant Hill. Here are some recent Google reviews from some of our water damage customers:

“Laura and the SERVPRO® techs have been lifesavers. All 22 units at the apartments I manage were catastrophically flooded this week and the SERVPRO heroes have been diligently working to fix the damage. They are the best! I can't say enough about how grateful I am to have them on the job. It's been an overwhelming and stressful situation, but their services have made it much less so, and for that I'm forever grateful.” Mindee Deal

“Zach & Austin did a great job removing our kitchen cabinets due to water damage in the floor and walls. They were careful and courteous, working hard to keep the mess contained and preserve what materials they could. Their positive attitudes helped make a tough task a little easier. Thanks!” Shane Revis

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help ® when you have water damage from a broken pipe in your home or commercial business. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Damaged Refrigerator Electrical Cord Starts Fire in Cottage Grove Kitchen?

5/28/2024 (Permalink)

A damaged electric appliance cord is shown. We restore property damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical fires are a leading cause of home fires in the United States. Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services. For many years, Cottage Grove residents have relied on our professionals to restore fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Here are some statistics from the NFPA:

  • In 2015-2019 electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 32,620 reported home structure fires per year. These incidents caused an average of 430 civilian deaths, 1,070 civilian injuries, and $1.3 billion in direct property damage annually.
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment ranked first in direct property damage, and third among the major fire causes in the number of home fires, home fire deaths, and home fire injuries.
  • Wiring and related equipment accounted for 6 percent of all home fires and 11 percent of all home fire deaths.
  • Cords or plugs were involved in only one percent of home fires but seven percent of the deaths. Extension cords dominated the cord or plug category.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help ® when you have a fire damage emergency in your Cottage Grove home or commercial business. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Floodwater Exposure Brings Health Risks to Springfield Residents?

5/21/2024 (Permalink)

A laboratory tests bacteria levels in floodwater. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are trained and certified to restore properties exposed to floodwater. Exposure to floodwater can pose significant health risks, so using a professional company to restore the damage is highly recommended.

Floodwater can contain various contaminants, including sewage, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances. Here are some potential health risks associated with exposure to floodwater:

Contaminated Water: Floodwater often contains sewage and other pollutants, which can contaminate drinking water sources and pose a risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, and hepatitis.

Bacterial Infections: Exposure to floodwater can increase the risk of bacterial infections, including skin, gastrointestinal, and respiratory infections.

Chemical Exposure: Floodwater may contain hazardous chemicals from industrial facilities, agricultural runoff, and household products. Contact with these chemicals can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and other health issues.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Floodwater provides breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, and dengue fever.

Electric Shock: Floodwater can conceal downed power lines and other electrical hazards, increasing the risk of electric shock for those wading through flooded areas.

Physical Hazards: Floodwaters can hide debris, sharp objects, and uneven surfaces, increasing the risk of injury from cuts, bruises, or falls.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help® when you have a flood emergency. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Creswell Homes Sustain Damage During Powerful Windstorm?

5/14/2024 (Permalink)

A wind-damaged tree has fallen onto an apartment building. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams restore wind damage every year in Creswell. The strength of wind required to damage a home can vary depending on several factors, including the construction materials, design of the structure, and duration of the wind event. Here are some guidelines on the wind speeds needed to cause damage to different types of homes:

Light Structural Damage: Sustained winds of 50-60 mph can cause minor damage, such as loose shingles, siding, or gutters. Weakly attached structures, such as carports or awnings, may also be damaged or torn off.

Moderate Structural Damage: Wind speeds of 60-80 mph can cause more significant damage to homes, including broken windows, roof damage, and structural deformation. Mobile homes and older structures are particularly vulnerable at these wind speeds.

Severe Structural Damage: Winds exceeding 80 mph can cause severe damage to homes, including partial or total roof failure, collapsed walls, and even destruction of poorly constructed buildings. Strong tornadoes or hurricanes with wind speeds exceeding 100 mph can also cause catastrophic damage to homes in their path.

It's important to note that wind gusts, which are brief increases in wind speed, can exert even more significant force on structures than sustained winds. For example, a severe thunderstorm may produce wind gusts well above 100 mph, causing considerable damage even to well-built homes.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help® when you have storm damage in Creswell. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Growing in Unexpected Places in Springfield Homes?

5/7/2024 (Permalink)

A carpet is pulled back to reveal a mold outbreak on the floor. We restore mold damage quickly and efficiently in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are leaders in mold damage remediation services, and share the following unusual places where mold can thrive:

HVAC Systems: Mold can spread through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, particularly if moisture builds up in ducts or filters.

Clothes and Shoes: Mold can grow on clothes and shoes if damp for extended periods, especially in dark closets.

Toys and Stuffed Animals: Children's toys and stuffed animals can harbor mold if not properly cleaned and dried.

Books and Paper Documents: Mold can grow on books and paper documents if stored in damp or humid environments, such as basements or poorly ventilated areas.

Chimneys and Fireplaces: Mold can develop in chimneys and fireplaces due to moisture buildup from rain or condensation, particularly in unused or poorly maintained ones.

Underneath Carpets and Rugs: Mold can grow underneath carpets and rugs if there's moisture present, such as from spills or leaks that seep into the subfloor.

Mattresses and Pillows: Mold can develop on mattresses and pillows if they're exposed to moisture from sweat or spills and not adequately dried.

Appliances: Mold can grow in appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines if there's moisture buildup or leaks in their seals or hoses.

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Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help® when you have a mold outbreak in Springfield. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Powerful Windstorm Whips Through Pleasant Hill Community?

4/30/2024 (Permalink)

Downed powerlines and flooding dominate the view of a street after a storm has passed. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation and restoration services. If you live in Pleasant Hill, you are no stranger to windstorms. Here is some information on types of winds and wind alerts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

High Wind Warning

Take Action!Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch

Be Prepared!Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory

Take Action! Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong as to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured and caution should be taken if driving.  

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures.
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away.
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors.
  • Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure objects that could blow. away and cause damage or injury.

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When high winds cause damage to your home or commercial business in Pleasant Hill, our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® We typically arrive on-site within four hours of your call for help. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Failure Averted by Routine Inspections in Cottage Grove Home?

4/23/2024 (Permalink)

A person tests a smoke alarm during a routine home inspection. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are highly trained and certified to restore fire-damaged properties in Cottage Grove. Regular testing, maintenance, and replacement of smoke alarms are essential to ensure their reliability and effectiveness in protecting occupants and property from fire hazards. Here are some examples of how smoke alarms can fail:

Dead Batteries: One of the most common reasons for smoke alarm failure is dead or missing batteries. Smoke alarms rely on batteries as a power source, and if the batteries are depleted or not installed correctly, the alarm may not function when needed.

Dust and Debris: Accumulating dust, dirt, or other debris on the smoke alarm's sensors can obstruct their ability to detect smoke particles effectively. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to ensure optimal performance.

Expired or Faulty Sensors: Over time, smoke alarm sensors may become less sensitive or malfunction due to age, wear and tear, or exposure to environmental factors. Smoke alarms should be replaced according to manufacturer recommendations or if they exhibit signs of sensor failure.

Power Interruptions: Smoke alarms connected to electrical power sources may fail during power outages or if the electrical circuit is disrupted. Backup battery power or interconnected alarm systems can mitigate this risk.

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When a smoke alarm malfunctions and causes fire damage to your home or commercial business in Cottage Grove, our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Widespread Flooding Causes Water Intrusion Damage to Springfield Properties?

4/16/2024 (Permalink)

A flooded street is shown. We restore flood damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

Our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are highly trained and certified to restore properties damaged by flooding. On average, Springfield sees precipitation levels ranging from around 2 to 4 inches per month. However, precipitation amounts can fluctuate based on weather patterns and atmospheric conditions each year. Spring in the Pacific Northwest region tends to be characterized by frequent rain showers and occasional thunderstorms, contributing to the overall precipitation accumulation.

Floodwater, or “black water” is a category of water damage that is grossly unsanitary and can cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Our team of professionals has the training and specialized protective gear and equipment to safely mitigate and restore black water contamination to pre-flood conditions.

Why are we a top choice for storm damage restoration services?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Call Us Today!

You never know when your home may be compromised by black water flooding, but when your Springfield home or commercial business suffers flood damage, our local Springfield and East Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-741-7925.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.