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From Cannon Beach to Astoria, SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties has you covered for Water Damage

5/13/2024 (Permalink)

Need Water Removal or Flood Cleanup?

Water damage can strike at any time. SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is always ready for your call with water extraction services nearby because we understand time is of the essence when water damages your property. Whether a water leak, pipe burst, sewage backup or you experience a basement flood, we are dedicated to responding quickly with our top-tier equipment to clean up and restore your home, rental, or business property.

Our professionals specialize in water damage restoration, with training focused on restoring salvageable items, accelerating drying time while documenting the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is available 24/7 for your water damage needs. Call us at 503-966-7061.

Commercial Restoration Help in St. Helens

5/13/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties can help your St. Helens business or commercial property when in need of restoration services. 

Restoration services can range from sewer water damage, a broken pipe to a kitchen fire, a deep cleaning need. From retail/property management services to healthcare/education facilities, SERVPRO® can help.

When water or flooding damages your business, every hour can mean lost revenue and productivity. Our team will respond quickly to extract the water, mitigate the damage and manage the repair and restoration from beginning to completion.

  • 24/7 Emergency Water Removal
  • Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration
  • Flood Water Removal and Flood Damage Cleanup
  • Storm Damage Cleanup and Repair

SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is available anytime you need help, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Call us for your residential and commercial cleanup, repair, and construction service needs. 

Mold Can Be A MONSTER | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

black mold showing on walls and ceiling inside home Seeing signs of mold in your home or business? Contact us today to get remediation started.

No one likes to think about dealing with mold damage — and the potential impact on your health mold can pose. However, every year thousands of business & homeowners find themselves needing mold remediation services, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Signs of mold in your business or home can vary and may include damp spaces, a musty odor or discoloration on your ceiling, walls, or floors. You might also notice peeling paint, wood starting to warp or maybe even see the growth with your own eyes. If you notice any of these signs in your business or home, then it’s smart to consider reaching out to a trusted partner for an inspection.

How SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is different

When it comes to mold remediation, we are a trusted local partner for many businesses and families. Here’s why so many people trust our team:

  • Our team is available 24/7

When it comes to restoration, time is always of the essence. That means the sooner you can meet with a certified restoration technician and get a plan for remediation in place, the better your business or home will be able to recover. Being proactive will save you time, money, and worry.

  • We have highly trained mold remediation specialists

Calling our team connects you with restoration technicians who have all the skills and knowledge needed to assess your situation and create a personalized plan for correcting it. We have the expertise and experience you’ll want on your side, and we’ll help guide you through the process step by step.

  • We use the latest technology

By combining highly trained experts and leading-edge technology, we can use the latest strategies to help your business or home overcome a mold threat. We work to restore your business or home in a way that’s both logical and economical.

  • We are a local business

We are always here to help our friends and neighbors in Canon Beach, Seaside, Astoria and the surrounding communities to restore their businesses and homes. Our services also come backed with the security and expertise of a national organization.

If you are experiencing or suspect you have a mold problem, or just want to learn more about our mold restoration services contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties today for an estimate.

Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

woman in black shirt cleans wall Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties clean up the mess - call us at 503-791-6714 today.

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. Offices have foot traffic and many other sources of grime. SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties have the expertise and experience to provide a deeper clean than your more basic cleaning service. Our cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home or office but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living/working environment for you, your family or employees.

SERVPRO is an industry leader in fire and water restoration, however, our professional cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet look "Like it never even happened."

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning – The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home or workplace.

Air Duct Cleaning – We all have tasks around the house & office that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining the air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family or employees breathe.

Odor Removal – Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s professional cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up – Our experts are ready to assist in the cleanup of sewage and other biohazard materials to include blood pathogens and provide deep cleaning services for your property.

Post Construction Cleaning – Had some renovations done recently or a new structure built? Let us get it ready for occupancy. Dry wall dust and wood flakes are not always easy to reach – SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties can make it spotless.

If you have general or specialized cleaning needs you need taken care of today, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties – or 503-791-6714.

DOs and DON’Ts – Sewage Damage | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

6/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician standing in crawlspace hatch covered in mud At SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties, no job is too big, too small, or too gross. Call us today if you experience any form of sewage damage.

Storms can cause heavy rainfall and tax our local sewer systems, potentially causing all sorts of problems in and outside of your property. Water contaminated by sewage can contain a multitude of contaminants including bacteria and viruses. Any contact with sewage or surfaces and materials contaminated by sewage should be avoided unless the proper precautions are taken.

SERVPRO® has more than 50 years of experience in safe sewage cleanup, so we know a thing or two about doing it the right way. Here are the dos and don’ts of dealing with sewage damage:


Go to a safe area.  Evacuate people and pets away from the home or business.  Keep everyone away until the area has been restored.

Contact your insurance company. Professional cleanup & restoration companies work closely with insurance providers.  You will want to contact your provider immediately to file a claim.  Take down your claim number so you can provide it to a SERVPRO team member later and speed up your claims process.

Contact the professionals at SERVPRO. Call 503.791.6714 to get connected with a SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties team member. It is important to act fast so you can avoid the damage spreading. The sooner you act, the more money and time saved. It may also be necessary for us to extract some wastewater so that the next step can be completed.

Contact a septic company or plumber. It is critical to identify the source of the backup quickly.  A plumber should begin repairing the issue as soon as possible. It may also be necessary to contact

Ventilate the area. If possible, open windows to encourage air to flow through your home or business.  This may help slow mold growth by drying the area as much as possible before our SERVPRO team arrives as mold thrives in moist and poorly ventilated spaces.

Take pictures of the damaged area and contents. You can do this by yourself or with your insurance claim field adjuster after the area has been deemed safe to enter.  Pictures should include the damaged area, the source of the sewage backup, any damaged personal or business property and possessions and structural damage.


Don’t touch anything.  Avoid skin contact with any sewage or sewer water.  Remember, get everyone out of your home as quickly as possible.

Don’t eat or drink anything exposed to the sewer water.  No one in your home or business should use toilets or sinks connected to the sewage lines.  Don’t drink any water from your sink or filtered water hookups that are connected to the backup line. If you’re unsure – do not use it.

Don’t remove items from the area.  You should not touch anything that has been exposed to sewage. Our SERVPRO team will keep a record of all items removed from the damaged area, including those deemed unsalvageable. Documenting and keeping a good record of all affected items is an important part of the claims process.

Don’t try to clean it up.  You may be destroying evidence that could impact your insurance claim.  Leaving the area after you call your insurance, the professionals at SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties, and a plumber, is the best thing you can do. Allow the experts at our SERVPRO to help you return your home or business to safety.

If you discover sewage damage in your home or business, you can count on our team at SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties to handle the cleanup and restoration. Contact us any time day or night for emergency services.

Spotting Water Damage is Not Always Easy | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

6/13/2023 (Permalink)

leaky pipe in a crawlspace Seeing signs of water damage? Call SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties today to get the restoration process started.

Water damage at your business can be slow moving and hard to notice. Often, it’s easy to overlook the first signs of an issue. Before you realize, it’s become a significant problem and your business needs costly repairs and cleanup.

Water damage can happen to any business owner––even those who are diligent enough to do regularly scheduled maintenance. But there are signs you can spot early that will help you correct problems and protect your investment.

Curious about what you need to look for when you’re searching for water damage? Here are some tips that may help you spot the hidden signs of leaks and damage that might be lurking in your buildings.

Most of these tips are simple and don’t require a lot of time, money, or expertise.

Your water bill is rising - Has your water bill jumped over the past few months? That can be a sign there’s a leak somewhere in your pipes. Keep an eye on your water meter, if it is jumping higher and higher, your plumbing might be leaking water somewhere. Check your fixtures and underneath any cabinets with sinks. You might notice moisture, condensation, and damage if your plumbing system has failed.

Test your toilets - If you notice water seeping from the base of any toilets in the bathrooms, that’s a clear sign. You may also see issues with the flooring around the toilet – staining or another sign of damage.

Wood has started to show signs of warping and damage - Wood can be anything from valued antique furniture to hardwood floors to windowpanes and door frames. These items can be damaged within just a few days so if you see damage or swelling, get the restoration process started sooner rather than later.

If you notice any signs of a leak, seek professional help to repair it. It will save money on your water bill and help you minimize water damage while protecting your assets.

Visible microbial growth – Mold or mildew can be a sign of leak. Water follows gravity down so if you see growth anywhere, check the surrounding areas for leaky pipes, a leaky spot on the roof, or excess moisture present.

If you see any of these signs of water damage, contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties right away. We’ll come inspect the area, find the leak, and put a plan together to make your property whole again. We pride ourselves on making it seem “Like it never even happened.”

Why choose your local SERVPRO? | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO van parked outside a job site Call us 24/7/365 for any of your emergency restoration needs – SERVPRO is here to help.

Our “Restore First” mentality is best for our customers

If your business or home sustains damage for any reason, it can be a frustrating and fraught time for your entire staff or family. There are many emotions that people will cycle through after a fire or other disaster and having to go through the process of handling the damage can further complicate the recovery.

While there are always difficulties to consider throughout the recovery period, having a good restoration company on your side can truly make all the difference.

We will work with you and your insurance company to make the entire procedure as seamless as possible, and with our restoration-first mentality, we will do our best to preserve your belongings so you do not have to replace them.

We can help you save money on your insurance

Most homeowners and business insurance are designed to help you cover the cost of losses from many types of damage but filing a claim can also raise your premium tremendously. We can help lower the cost of your claim to your insurance by restoring items where possible instead of replacing them.

We can protect your essential and sentimental items

We have invested in some of the most advanced restoration equipment available, which is what enables us to save items that may seem like a lost cause. In the past, we have been able to restore irreplaceable objects such as family photos, documents and art, as well as valuables such as electronics. Some things can’t be replicated, which is why we do our best to keep these essential and sentimental objects intact.

We do our best to make it “Like it never even happened”

As we have helped many people in the community with losses and damage, we understand all the complex emotions involved. To help make the return to work or home easier, we focus primarily on restoring your property to its pre-damaged state and placing your belongings just how they were before the damage occurred. This will help your property feel like normal again so your staff or family can focus on healing and returning to a routine.

If you have damages and are feeling overwhelmed, we are here to help. You can call us anytime you need to begin the restoration process. Contact SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties today to learn more.

Storm and Water Damage Restoration - "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

man in black Servpro shirt extracting water from floor Big storm? Burst pipe? Slow leak? Whatever caused the damage, SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties will make it seem “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage restoration is the process of repairing a property after it has been damaged by water. The most common causes of water damage are flooding and plumbing leaks, but there are other causes such as burst pipes and overflowing tubs or toilets. The restoration process involves removing moisture and preventing mold growth to prevent further damage. To properly mitigate water damage, specialty drying equipment such as air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers are required. 

It is important to take proper precautions when working in a water-damaged building. To protect yourself against the dangers of potential mold, you should wear protective clothing: long-sleeved shirts and pants may be necessary to avoid skin contact with mold spores. You should also always wear eye protection and a mask when doing restoration work in a water-damaged home or business. Gloves are also helpful for protecting your hands from bacteria that might be present on surfaces or objects that you are handling. In addition, keep an eye out for electrical equipment such as power tools and extension cords; these could be damaged by flooding and pose safety hazards if they become energized while you're working on them.

We are proud of the work our employees do. They are some of the best in their fields, and they work hard to help our customers get back to normal as quickly as possible.

We know that you can't always be there when a flood or leak happens, but it's important to us that you're aware of what your friends at SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties can do for you when you need us most. We understand that water damage restoration is an emotional experience for many people, but we hope that this information will help take some of the stress out of getting back on track after an incident like this.

Now what happens when your home is dry but torn apart? Our SERVPRO is unique in the sense that we are one of the few water mitigation companies in the area that offers reconstruction services after mitigation! Truly making your disaster "Like it never even happened." 

You’ve heard about construction and remodeling but what is reconstruction? Reconstruction is simply repairing the areas that were once affected by water damage. Our highly skilled team has over 6 decades of combined experience in commercial and residential reconstruction. From commercial flooring and drywall installation to small residential patch and paint – we can do it all!

Now that we’ve covered reconstruction let’s talk about repairs and remodels. Being a full service SERVPRO means that our construction division can and will take on any job, big or small. Let’s say you are getting ready to sell your home and notice that the walls have faded and there are several areas where wall hangings were that now needs a paint touchup. Our highly trained team can fill holes, prime, and repaint those spaces. Maybe you’re not selling your home, but you want to remodel your kitchen or bathroom! This is where it gets exciting. We have a team dedicated to tile install, vanity and cabinetry removal and replacement, and plumbing fixture installation. 

No job is too big or too small for our team. We also work with highly trained subcontractors for large scale remodel projects where code upgrades are required. Lots of electrical or plumbing to repair? Our subcontractors are one call and work order away from completing a total renovation of your home. 

SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties - painting the world green one call at a time!

Common Causes of Commercial Damage | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

a large commercial building with extensive damage to roof and siding SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is your local commercial disaster team. Contact us to learn more about our commercial restoration services.

Businesses have been the lifeblood of this country from its inception. Every day, we Americans either work for or use one, if not more, of these companies.

Being a business owner comes with many responsibilities on a regular basis without the interference of an unwarranted disaster. When calamity does hit, it may be devastating to a company’s bottom line.

The National Center for Environmental Information estimates that weather- and climate-related damages have exceeded $2.195 trillion since 1980, showcasing just how much these damages can cost.

Locally in Oregon, it is not uncommon to encounter a major storm. Heavy rain and substantial flooding impacted the area this year, with floodwaters washing out a portion of Highway 47.

Because inclement weather like this can happen at any time, it can be helpful to know the types of weather damages that are most likely to impact your business.

Water Damage

Water or moisture in excess is a big danger to businesses around the country. Water damage can occur naturally or because of something as simple as an appliance malfunction, and both types of water damage can cause havoc on commercial property.

Flooding that starts on the outside, such as from flash floods or overflowing rivers, will often seep past the doors and into the ground, causing damage to your facility’s foundation. Consider using your landscaping to direct water away from your business if you have space around it, as this can be a vital precaution.

Leaks inside the building might also cause long-term water damage. It’s critical to look for indicators of leaks in your plumbing as well as warping or discoloration in your walls and floors. Regularly taking these measures will help you stay ahead of the damage and avoid pricey repairs.

Storm Damage

Storm-related commercial damage is common, and it can be catastrophic to a neighborhood of enterprises in a small community. Even mild storms can knock out power, uproot trees and scatter debris, all of which can cause serious harm to your business. Incredibly violent storms can easily rip off commercial roofing or building siding.

Severe winds can exceed 58 miles per hour if the current is strong enough. Storms this intense are capable of ripping trees from the ground, tumbling walls and knocking over large vehicles.

Installing storm-protective window covers and upgrading your business’s roof will often limit the extent of storm damage, but these preventive steps can be pricey.

On the bright side, taking cost-free preventive measures such as routinely assessing your building and checking the seals on your windows and doors can help you avoid costly repairs and further devastation. It’s also a good idea to remove your land from any potential risks that could uproot and harm others before a storm.

Know Who to Contact

Commercial damage can come in many different forms, the most prevalent of which are water and storm damage. Businesses are frequently forced to close for repairs or possibly to close permanently as a result of these tragic incidents.

Luckily, we here at SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and ready to respond quickly to any disaster you encounter. Our team of trained restoration specialists will be there to assist you in developing and implementing the best restoration strategy for your company.

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

Easy Steps to Prevent Home Fires | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

interior view of a room with items completely destroyed by fire If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of Clatsop, Columbia Counties is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

Working smoke alarm systems were present in 74% of house fires between the years 2015 and 2019, depicting the expansive use of fire alarm home setups across the United States.

Despite the fact that smoke detectors remain the best strategy to avoid fire-related deaths and property damage, there are many other simple, preventive steps you can take to prevent damage:

Clear Your Junk

Clutter may easily find its way into our houses. But when it comes to fire prevention, unattended loose, flammable things in corridors and storage places, such as clothing, spare blankets and other fabrics, are particularly harmful.

You can cause fire easily if you leave clothes near gas tanks or water heaters. To avoid hazards coming in the way if you need to flee your home fast, it is preferable to leave clear, clean places. That way, if a fire does break loose, the clear path will allow the flames to travel more easily and encounter less flammable material in its path.

To avoid creating a fire hazard, leave enough space between wall outlets and carpets, lamps or furniture.

Barricade the Exterior of Your Home

There are various methods for making the exterior of your home more protected against fires. Using landscaping strategies with intention, you can make it easier for firemen to enter your property in the event of a fire and also make it more difficult for fire to spread to your house.

Ideally you would maintain at least 30 feet of defensible space on the exterior of your home at all times.

Consider replacing any flammable materials used outdoors with more fire-safe things such as brick, rock and gravel. Also, remove any trash or loose material that may disrupt the path of the fire squad.

Prepare an Emergency Water Source

If disaster strikes and the water source inside of your home is no longer usable, be prepared with a Plan B. Set up a garden hose or sprinkler system on the outside of your home and make sure that it can reach all the way around the building.

Following these steps can dramatically decrease your home’s fire risk and ensure that you and your family are ready in the case of a home fire.

Because we spend so much time in our homes and effort upkeeping them, it is essential that we take the time to clean and check for hazards that could increase your home’s susceptibility to fire. This way your home stays in tip-top shape- so that you and your loved ones can continue to make memories inside.

Watch Your Habits

Unattended cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires in Oregon. It is critical to pay attention during your cooking, look out for hazards and ALWAYS turn off the oven and any stove burners.

Neglected candles left burning are one other of the top causes of home fires. It is wise to always triple-check your home for any burning candles, incense or wax warmers before leaving.

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about our fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.