The intense flooding found some cracks in the mortar joints and soaked the cinder blocks, the furring strips, and the sheetrock in this commercial building in Vancouver. Our SERVPRO team arrived shortly after the call and mitigated the storm damage. We dried up the tiled flooring and performed a "flood cut" to remove only the saturated lower section of the drywall panels. A cowl was rigged with flat lay plastic to isolate the damp area for the final drying.
BIA Casino Night
Striking a pose at Casino Night
Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial
Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial pays tribute to fallen officers. The public and elected officials alike gathered for four fallen officers state wide.
Across the nation, 163 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2018. 34 more than the year before. -National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
SERVPRO likes to stay involved by participating in events that keeps our community closer. Enjoying paint night at Life Force Chiropractic. Look at all of that talent!
SERVPRO attended the ribbon cutting/grand opening at the Vancouver Waterfront. We believe in standing by our community during these pivotal moments!
VIP Night- Parade of Homes
Every year the BIA (Building Industry Association) puts on a VIP night for the Parade of Homes, the theme this year was the roaring '20's. Here we have our owner Paul McGraw behind the bar showing us his stuff!
Parade of Homes 2018- Realtor Night
SERVPRO is apart of our local Building Industry Association (BIA). Our staff likes to pay their dues and help out when needed. Here our marketer Ellie, and owner Melinda McGraw helped pour beer and wine for the event, Parade of Homes- Realtor Night.
Pouring for the Dinner in White
Our marketing girls recently volunteered for the Dinner in White event put on by Fort Vancouver Regional Library where they poured wine and beer for all the attendees. They even managed to stay clean during the process, making it "Like it never even happened."
Our ladies are always looking for opportunities to help prepare those in our community. This event was a health and preparedness fair put on by the Camas/Washougal fire department. We had the opportunity to inform the people there about being prepared for when disaster strikes.
SERVPRO of W. Vancouver / Clark Co. Team
(From left to right)
Back row: Paul McGraw, Danielle, Ellie, Andrew, Brandon, Tommy, Austin, Nick
Front Row: Erika, Collette, Heather, Alex, Desiree, AJ, Erica
Weekend Water Loss
Our crews worked hard for this Vancouver business when they had a supply line bust.
First we extracted the water from the carpet, removed the baseboard and drilled holes in the drywall. Then we set air movers and dehumidifiers to ensure proper drying.
Electrical Fire in Vancouver
This Vancouver residence was affected by an electrical fire. Unfortunately, these are common fires that happen daily. These homeowners were very impressed with our teams professionalism and knowledge on how to properly cleanup and restore after this fire.
After an oven fire in a Cherry Grove apartment the fire department was on scene within minutes. It took quite a bit of water to put out the fire causing both water and fire damage. Our crews worked very hard to being the restoration process.
Cleaning Up The Hallway
This hallway was left this way by a tenant that moved out of this home. The homeowner called our team in to clean up and get the home ready for rent. If you have a rental home in need of cleaning, call SERVPRO.
When the tenant vacated this home, this is what the owner found inside. We were called to clean up the mess and get the home ready for rental. We were able to do so quickly.
Water Loss Repairs
This home experienced a water loss and our team was called to handle the repair. We brought in the drying equipment you see in this image to help the moisture to dry more quickly. If you have a water loss, call us!
This photo was taken while we were in the process of rebuilding this bathroom after repairing the damage from a water loss. If your home experiences a water loss like this, give us a call.
Necessary Flood Cuts
In order to remove damaged material from this home after a water loss, our team had to perform flood cuts, which are simply cuts made just a few inches above the flood line. If your home suffers a loss like this, give us a call!
Using Drying Equipment On Water Loss
When moisture is left for 24-48 hours, secondary damage such as mold can occur. That is why we use equipment like the air movers you see pictured here to help speed up the drying process.
How do you clean contents after a fire?
If you have a fire in your home or business, SERVPRO has the team in place to help handle all of your contents. Through many unique processes, we can clean and restore many items that you might thought were not salvageable.
Who is the best for flood damage cleanup?
Of course it is SERVPRO. Our team specializes in residential and commercial water damage cleanup and restoration. We are available 24 hours a day and make sure that we document each and every job from start to finish.
Electrical Fire Damage
Our team was brought in to repair this home after it suffered damage from an electrical fire. We were able to repair all the damage and leave this home looking "Like it never even happened."
Cleanup After Water Loss
In this image, you can see a bathroom that was damaged by flooding that was a result of a water loss. Our team responded quickly and was able to get the water cleaned up in no time.
We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques
Properly restoring your home after a water damage event requires specialized equipment and products. This advanced equipment help us to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently. We then dry the structure with powerful dehumidifiers. Finally, our technicians will clean the affected area with professional grade cleaning and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.
We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters
When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of E. Vancouver / Clark Co. can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.
"Mold Removal" vs. Mold Remediation
What’s the Difference?
Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of E. Vancouver / Clark Co. has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.
Signs of Mold? Call Today – (360) 695-4418
Three out of five home fire deaths in 2010-2014 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 94% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated 80% of the time.
When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.
An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.
Bathroom Remodel From Water Damage
We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Vancouver home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage. We quickly dry your property using state-of-the-art water removal equipment and advanced drying techniques, documenting the drying process to make sure your property is dry and the job is done right.
SERVPRO of W. Vancouver / Clark Co. responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Vancouver home or business back to pre-storm condition.
When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Vancouver home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of W. Vancouver / Clark Co. can inspect, assess and remediate your property.
Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.
One of the biggest fires in Portland's recent history. SERVPRO of W. Vancouver / Clark Co. was called in to handle the contents for 36 of the 52 affected units.
Air Museum Cleanup
When a local air museum moved their on display airplanes out of the hangar SERVPRO of W. Vancouver / Clark Co. was called in to cleanup and restore their white floor to look like new again. Call us today for your Residential or Commercial needs (360) 695-4418
Home Water Leak
This home had a pipe leaking in the ceiling that was draining down into the home and under the floors. Our crew had to competently demo the crawl space, attic, and kitchen while also setting up drying equipment throughout the home.
Water Heater Damage
This was another condominium complex we were called to for emergency service. A plumbing connection on the water heater gave way causing damage to 3 units. We removed all the floors and about 1 foot of the walls on the top unit while removing all the walls, ceiling, and floors in the bottom unit. Another unit to the side had minimal damage to a small space of on of the rooms.
Condominium Complex Water Damage
This project started when a maintenance worker was servicing the sprinkler system in this condominium complex. His shoe lace some how gripped onto the backside of a sprinkler head in the ceiling which set up all the sprinklers in this complex affecting 4 units. SERVPRO was called in to provide emergency services to all 4 units.
SERVPRO To The Rescue!
We were called into a job that another restoration company had started but didn't finish the completion process. The area was originally affected from a bathroom leak. We had to do a small amount of demo work and mold remediation that the previous company had missed. We then finished the drying process to insure the job was indeed completed the right way this time.
A local shelter had experienced water damage and figured it wouldn't progress. we were then called in to check it out. We arrived and concluded the area was still wet, so we removed all of the wet contents while also cleaning and disinfecting the area. Once we cleaned all of the mold up we applied a seal with a coat of primer to the surrounding walls that will prevent any further production of mold preexisting mold.
Water Damage Demo
A pipe in the crawl space of this home was the cause of loss. This was an ongoing leak that had been going on for awhile unnoticed. we removed all the materials obstructing the crawl space and then removed all wet materials including the main floor. We treated the area for mold and then attempted to dry the structure but came to the conclusion that it would be more cost effective for this client to rebuild certain parts of this structure.
Pipe Break In Shop
We service all of Vancouver and Clark County and in this case we even made a trip all the way out to White Salmon where a pipe had ruptured in a shop and sprayed all the drywall in the corner flooding the whole space in a few inches of water. This caused a massive amount of mold growth, our crew went in and started setting up a containment where we would then put items as we disinfected them and cleaned them of any mold. We removed all the drywall affected in the area and any items affected by the mold. Fans and dehumidifiers were then set up around the shop to dry out the remaining structures.
Commercial Glass Clean Up
This local restaurant had a car drive through their front glass entrance. Our crew arrived and quickly started the clean up process. We inventoried all the items in the affected area and removed all the glass through the restaurant. We Then boarded up the now vacant space where the glass was and prepared the area for a contractor to come in and start the rebuild process.
Gutter Damage From Winter Storm
During our cold winter this home's gutter froze and when the water thawed it kept the water from draining properly which caused the water to drain into the home. Our team responded quick enough to reduce significant damage. We removed a light fixture in the affected area to gain access into the attic. From there we set up fans and circulated the air around the home and into the attic. We were able to save the drywall and even the hardwood floors of the home in this case.
Frozen Pipe Damage
During the snow storm this year a pipe behind the sink of this home on the exterior wall ruptured due to the freezing weather. The home was vacant at the time and the owners were out of the country; leaving their kids in charge of checking in on the home. Because of the amount of time the water had been sitting this job turned into a complete demo. We removed all the wet materials and then dried the remaining sub floor and structure.
A branch from a nearby tree punctured a whole in the roof of this home causing the rain fall to drain into the attic, through the ceiling and down into the garage. Our team set up a containment around the affected area and then cut out the affected part of the ceiling. We then removed any wet materials from the attic space and set up fans to circulate the air and dry the space.
During a recent wind storm in the area this home's roof suffered an impact from an 8 ft tree branch which puncture the roof. This caused all the rainfall to drain into the attic above the garage and down the walls of the garage. We got there quick enough to save the structure. We removed one interior wall to dry the exterior wall of the home, and then removed a chunk of the ceiling to air out the garage and the attic area.
The owners of this home had burned a lot of wood through their fireplace over the years which eventually caused a crack in the structure of the chimney. They never noticed the crack and continued to burn wood in the fireplace. A combination of a faulty chute and the draft of air the crack had caused triggered all the smoke to vent through the entire house instead of out the chimney. Normally we would bring in specialized cleaning products to clean all items and structure damaged by the smoke but one of the children living in the home had a very weak immune system and couldn't be around those products. Our crew was forced to take a different approach and cleaned all the contents and house with bleach water instead.
A fire was started in the garage of this house due to faulty electrical wiring. The whole garage structure was burnt and had spread through the crawl space. Because of the age of the house our crew had to take extra precautions for asbestos. The owners had a lot of belongings and our crew had to due a complete pack out and inventory of all of it. We cleaned the house and then gutted the whole interior all the way down to the sub floor and the framing of the home. When the rebuild was complete was returned all of their belongings which had been cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized prior.
Shoe Store Water Damage
This shoe store is located on the bottom floor just under the food court of a local shopping mall. When one of the companies in the food court had a pipe leak it drained down and affected this store. SERVPRO was there immediately to extract water and dry contents so we could get this business back up and running.
Plumbing under a sink at this correctional facility started to leak, causing multiple rooms to flood. Buildings like this can’t afford downtime caused by these disasters so they contacted SERVPRO of Vancouver& Clark Co. to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Church Bathroom Leak
A bathroom leak over the basement which was purposed as a youth center. This job required a lot of demo work and a lot of extensive drying. SERVPRO got the job done right and helped get this church back up on their feet!
Newly Remodeled Church
Just prior to this job this church underwent over $2 million in renovations. Landscapers misjudged the landscape which caused water to flow from the parking lot down into the basement of the church. SERVPRO was able to restore and save much of the building.
Bank Water Job
A water line to a water purifier had leaked. SERVPRO responded to dry out all of the office spaces at this Bank and a nearby restaurant who was also affected. SERVPRO was able to keep demolition to a minimal helping these businesses get up and running as soon as possible.
SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
There is never a better time than now to call in SERVPRO Vancouver for our complimentory service. Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is designed for both Residential and Commercial locations. We will put together a document combining all your emergency contacts in addition to local utilitie contacts in case of emergency. We privide easy to follow instructions and pictures of your own personal property that will help you find your emergency shut offs for electricity, water, and gas when applied. Call us today @ (360) 695-4418
People often think their belongings are destroyed after a fire this bad, but with SERVPRO's help you can get those nasty odors out of your remaining belongings while restoring them to their previous condition.
Parade of Homes Ground Breaking Ceremony 2017
Another year, another successful ground breaking event for the Clark County Parade of Homes! SERVPRO had a blast attending this event with many other local sponsors and vendors. The Parade of Homes will be September 8th-24th in Ridgefield, WA.
SERVPRO team members representing us well at the Building Industry Association of Clark County dinner at the Heathman Lodge. What a great time, thank you BIA and Heathman Lodge for your hospitality!
SERVPRO and E.P.I.C.C
The SERVPRO team attends many local networking and outreach events such as E.P.I.C.C (Emerging Professionals In Clark County). Thank you Tapped Brew House & Pub in Camas for hosting!
Coming To A Street Near You!
Already see the SERVPRO team everywhere you go? Well get ready to see us even more, we have added a new SERVPRO car to our fleet! See us in public? Give us a wave and say hello!
Parade of Homes Ground Breaking Ceremony
Here at SERVPRO we believe in supporting other local businesses such as Parade of Homes. We are excited to be apart of the growth Clark County Home Builders and Developers are experiencing!