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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Bio Hazard clean up team Servpro Vehicles Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day,

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO is here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

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The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

The SERVPRO's trained technicians provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

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

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO removes the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

SERVPRO removes and disposes of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO follows federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Commercial Cleaning Services

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings and SERVPRO Vehicles From odor removal to fire damage mitigation and repairs, SERVPRO of Vancouver is here to get you back in business.

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional can help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to make your work space or warehouse look its very best.

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

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Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, floors and walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

We are Cleaning Experts

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

new coronavirus/ covid-19 Coronavirus or COVID-19

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – [SERVPRO of Vancouver/ Clark County, (360) 254-0049]

Overflow May Be Larger Than You Expect

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet For a professional experience, call SERVPRO of Vancouver/ Clark County for all of your water damage needs at (360) 254-0049

Protect your Camas-Washougal home from potential water-related damages and call SERVPRO of Vancouver/ Clark County immediately.

 Water Overflows May Seem Minor

A sink or tub overflow may seem like an issue you can solve yourself but in failure of having professionals check or assess the water damage in your Camas-Washougal home, that overflow may cause unforeseen damage. Water can travel through surfaces, including cracks in tile, or unsealed grout lines causing further water spread in new areas; potentially posing new threats as the perfect breeding ground for fungi. Our team is trained and certified to assess water overflow and detect any moisture of traveling water using thermal imaging cameras, and moisture meters. Once all water has been extracted, your home calls for an assessment from our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT). Technicians will repeatedly check moisture levels in your home throughout the restoration process to ensure the fastest recovery possible.

Once the water has been extracted and water damaged materials have been mitigated, SERVPRO of Vancouver/ Clark County is certified for the full restoration of your home or business to preloss condition. Ensuring not only the threat of water is removed but your home is rebuilt without having to consult outside construction companies, making your circle for repairs much smaller and simpler. The smaller your circle the easier and faster repairs to your home can be rebuilt.

Understanding the dangers of mold

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fungus growth in crawl space If you think you or your customer might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County, who is trained in mold.   

From The Ordinary

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment, and they produce some very useful results. For example, yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads and other food products. Blue cheese’s unique flavor is attributed to mold, and life-saving penicillin is a product of mold.

To The Unhealthy

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold and extended exposure to molds may present healthy concerns for one people. 

Any water intrusion into your office or your home can result in mold growth. This intrusion of water can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment filters, long-standing leaks, and poor humidity control. When these issues are not addressed, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.

Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments, but if the humidity and moisture levels in water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiple to a harmful level.

Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that may pose a health threat.

Take Precautions

If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong, musty indoors that may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

Generator Safety

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

generator powering commercial building from outdoors The likelihood of our team being called to a damaged structure that is without power is very high so we bring the power in more ways than one!

If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather, follow the safety tips below from the American Red Cross:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp held up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can't be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

The Behavior of Smoke

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged bathroom When fire damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.

The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of smoke. There are two different types of smoke-wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire.

SERVPRO technicians are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration. Before restoration begins SERVPRO technicians will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and contents. The soot will then be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Pre-testing determines the proper cleaning method and allows your SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County to focus on saving your precious items.

SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County knows smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. The following are additional facts you may not know about smoke.

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Water Damage Solution

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Submerged carpet in commercial building We made it priority to know the immediate needs and concerns of this office before we started work.

A pipe bursts. A water heater leaks. A bathtub overflows. Floodwaters rush in. A sprinkler system malfunctions. Water damage can happen in any number of ways. But if your business or home is under a few inches of water, everything else takes a backseat. Only one thing matters when your business can’t operate, and there is just one thing on the mind of the waterlogged resident: a solution.

SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County is that solution. Equipped with the knowledge, experience, and the training to help make your water damage “Like it never even happened,” SERVPRO professionals will start helping the moment you call. Backed by more than 40 years of experience, SERVPRO will help put your worries at ease, because they understand the science of drying.

When water damage strikes, give SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County a call; they will help to make things right, make things dry and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call the Clean Up Team that’s Faster to Any Size Disaster

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged shoe store This shoe store had no idea what they were in for one Friday afternoon. A business above was doing some remodeling and struck a sprinkler.

There’s no such thing as a small disaster especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property.

SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County knows how disruptive water damage can be for your business. SERVPRO is trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages. With rapid response time and a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO can help you regain control quickly, ensuring your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized and protected.

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Vancouver/Clark County for water damage cleanup and restoration.

When they call you, call SERVPRO

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged teddy bear SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the source of the odor and remove them.

Mitigation requires quick action. The faster SERVPRO of East Vancouver/Clark County arrives on site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results including lower claim costs. Within four hours of the last notification, SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County will be on site to help ensure a fire damage is handled properly by utilizing the following services:

Structural Cleaning

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced SERVPRO of East Vancouver/Clark County will pre-test to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found within the structure.

Contents Cleaning

All of the restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of East Vancouver/Clark County can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally all of the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark County can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for agents and their policyholders.

Deodorization

SERVPRO of East Vancouver/ Clark county provide specialized services that rid your insured's home or place of business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage.