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Cooking Fire Oh NO!

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cooking Fire Oh NO! The damage of forgetting a towel on the stove while cooking.

Cooking fires are one of the most common fires that accrue in a home. 

The top main cause of a cooking fire are:

  1. Towels or pot holder left on the stove to close to the burner.
  2. Cooking with hot oils.
  3. Cooking on to high of heat.
  4. Food that burns in the oven or on the stove top.

The Damage that cooking fires can be very hard to deal with, and to clean up.

That where we come in. SERVPRO of Benton        County has many years of experience with fires, and smoke restoration. SERVPRO can make your kitchen and home like new. I know I need to be reminded to keep an eye on the stove when I am cooking. If your home experiences a fire give us a call. Here at SERVPRO of  Benton County we are always here 24/7 to help.

How can SERVPRO help after a tree damaged your home….

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of  Benton County is in the heart of the pacific northwest. The pacific northwest can experience high winds all through the year. The pacific northwest is also full of beautiful large trees. Trees and high heavy winds don’t mix well. SERVPRO of Benton County has experience with handling situation on which a tree damages homes.  When trees fall on homes they don’t just damage the roof, and structure of the home. The damage can also include water getting in to the home from rain which can cause insulation and drywall issues.

SERVPRO of Benton County can come out and tarp up, and board up the affected area, and help you deal with you insurance company to help take some of the stress of you. SERVPRO of Benton County can  make it “Like it never even happened.” We are here for you and your home 24/7.

SERVPRO of Benton County can do commercial fire cleans…

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of  Benton County can do commercial fire cleans… SMR Tyler Rice on site at Sharon's cafe.

On December 31st 2018 SERVPRO of Benton                    County responded to a fire at Sharon Cafe in Corvallis OR. SERVPRO of Benton County is very experienced in cleaning fires, and contents that were affected by fire.  The fire affected the kitchen, and contents in the kitchen, and had smoke damage to other parts of the business. SERVPRO cleaned and packed-out contents for the cafe owners. SERVPRO of Benton County can even store the contents at our building.

We're first call responders.We here at SERVPRO are here to help 24/7. SERVPRO helped the owners  with getting the insurance process started by calling their agent with them, and helped them take care of others issues. SERVPRO of Benton County specializes in fire restoration, so when you need help, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why you need to keep an eye under your kitchen sink…

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

No matter what time of year it seems like kitchen sink pipes like to leek. WE at SERVPRO of Benton                     County get many calls about leeks from kitchen sink pipes. One of the new jobs we received was a kitchen sink pipe leaking, and the home owner was not aware of the leek until it leaked in to their daylight basement and ruined the insulation, and ceiling dry wall. The leek also caused damaged to the carpet, and carpet pad in the effected area. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to avoid this situation .

1. Make sure you check once month under you sink for leeks.

2. Don't keep a lot of stuff under the sink, so it hard to notice if a leek is happening.

3. Line your cupboard with cupboard liner, so that it can protect from moister.

4. When the weather is below freezing leave you cupboard open it bit to get heat.

5. Do moister checks also once a month to make sure the wood/plywood is not wet.

If you run in to a kitchen sink leak that has cause damage SERVPRO can help. All you need to do is call.

The after math of the CAMP FIRE....

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The after math of the CAMP FIRE.... As you can see the smoke and soot are terribly thick.

The Camp fire was in Butte County California in which the small town of Paradise is located. Butte County has lost over 153,336 acres to the fire. The town of Paradise has been utterly devastated by the fire. Most of the town is gone. The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, and 4,828 building. 

SERVPRO of Benton County has be in the Paradise and outlining areas for almost 6 weeks now. We have two crews down helping the residents get their homes back to like the fire never even happened. The crews have been working so hard to help the home owners affected by the Camp Fire. SERVPRO can do more than just water mitigation and repair. We can do fire cleans too. 

The crews right now are cleaning homes to remove the smoke and soot  that was left behind in the customers homes. The crews are making their homes livable again. Benton County SERVPRO here to help.

Drying your home after a water loss, and why is important.

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Drying your home after a water loss, and why is important. Mold will happen so quick if your home is not properly dried.

The top things 3 things to remember when dealing with a water loss are:

  1. Know what kind of water loss it was: Clean water (CAT 1) = Pipe or rain water.

Gray water (CAT 2) = Toilet water, Kitchen sink pipe.

Black Water (CAT 3) = Sewer water.

CAT 2 and 3 are the most harmful to your family. The water is contaminated and will cause problems.

  1. Make sure you investigate all the damage.
  2. Establish proper air flow, and keep windows closed when drying.

Mold can grow so quick if the moister is not addressed right away. SERVPRO can help with drying out your home we have equipment that will dry you home quickly. If your home is experiencing this problem SERVPRO can fit it.

How to get rid of odors after a fire

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to get rid of odors after a fire House Fire

When a fire happens, you find that your property looks dark, stained and charred and likely will have a bad smell. The first thing your fire restoration company will do is to clean up all the damage and get your property looking as normal as possible.

The first steps to start with are:

  • Removing and disposing of belonging that are too badly damaged and cannot be repaired.
  • If you carpet and flooring were damaged from the water that was used to put out the fire, and you have carpet cleaned and dried the flooring, but the smell is still there. The best thing would to remove the flooring and carpet.
  • Painting you walls with primer and odor resistance paint will help with removing the smoke odor.

The Cleaning up after a fire can be hard. SERVPRO can help you with making those choices as well as restoring your damages and getting rid of those terrible smells that come with a fire.

Tess the season for frozen pipes

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tess the season for frozen pipes Keep cabinets open to let the heat keep your pipes from freezing.

Nothing is worse than waking up to a broken frozen pipe, and the havoc it can cause.   As a home owner

here are some helpful tips to remember to keep your home safe during this cold weather season.

  • Open cabinets doors under sinks located to an outside wall.
  • Leave hot and cold-water dripping in faucets,
  • Put foam covers over outdoor spigots.
  • Insulate water pipes with foam pipe insulation.

I never understood why my husband would open the cabinets until I experience a broken water pipe during the winter. I wish I knew about SERVPRO, and all the ways they can help with restoring your home after a water loss. SERVPRO makes it "Like it never even happened.”

Signs to watch for MOLD in your home

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Signs to watch for MOLD in your home Mold Growth

The top 6 warning signs of Mold in your home are:

  1. Smelling a musty smell “Mold Odor”.
  2. Seeing Mold growth “Black and Green splatters”.
  3. Water Problems
  • Bubbling paint/ wall paper
  • Water stains
  • Damp materials like “drywall, flooring, cabinets, and ceiling tiles”
  1. Water Leaks that are not addressed right way. Growth can happen so fast.
  2. Home has flooded in the past.
  • If the home was not properly dried and cleaned. Growth with start right away.
  1. Condensation
  • If your home has a moister around window, and under cabinets were your water pipes are. Mold loves moister!

We here at SERVPRO of Benton County work with cleaning and removing mold on a daily bias. If you need help with a Mold problem, let us help you. “We make it like it never happened.”

How to prevent an Electrical Fire

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to prevent an Electrical Fire Overloading an outlet

12/5/2018

Knowing how to prevent an Electrical Fire is Important especially during this time of year when many of us have extra lights, and heaters plugged in….

Here are the top 5 things to remember when plugging things in.

  1. Hold a plug securely to pull it from the wall.
  2. Use multi-outlet extenders, power bars, and surge protectors sparingly.
  3. Use extension cords temporarily…
  4. Avoid running electrical cords beneath carpets.
  5. Keep electrical cords away from sources of heat and water. 

A good thing to have in your home just in case of an Electrical Fire would be a fire extinguisher, because water can cause more problems. Keep a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible area in case of emergency.

If you have electrical fire damage, we can Help you here at SERVPRO. We come out and assess the damage and then work to make it like it never happened.