Skylakes Medical Center Suffers Thunderstorm Caused Water Damage
SERVPRO has equipment to handle any job, large or small. This photo captures two desiccant units trucked in to assist in removing all remaining water.
SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland was called to mitigate water damage after water flooded the Skylakes Medical Center's new building that is still under construction. Over this last weekend, a thunderstorm passed through the Klamath Falls area and overwhelmed the buildings water drainage capacity which resulted in extensive flooding in many parts of the four story building. SERVPRO responded to the call by bringing in large scale water dryers and an expanded crew of technicians.
The water damage was quickly contained and the medical facility is being restored to be as good as new (which it is)! Hopefully, this mishap will not result in major delays for the general contractor and the grand opening will proceed as scheduled.
Our first "Hero of the Month" Award Goes to Cody Hirshon!
Cody Hirshon receiving his award from franchise owner John Bestul at our monthly staff breakfast meeting!
We feel that it is a good thing to acknowledge employees that go beyond the norm in the way that they approach a cleanup and restoration job. Our entire team of hard working professionals all do this but once in a while we take an anonymous vote to see who exceeds the high standards that we are already used to seeing day to day. Therefore, we would like to announce the first local SERVPRO Hero of the Month Award for July winner! It goes to someone described by their peers as:
"A huge part of the success in our group and goes above and beyond on every job."
"Always is polite and willing to work with no complaints."
"Good worker and doesn't complain much."
"Works hard, does not complain and Rogers up every time he is asked."
Congratulations Cody Hirshon!!
Why SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland??? Faster Response
Faster Response to the Southern Oregon Area:
Since SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Why SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland? Faster Response 24 Hours a day 7 days a week
Anytime day or night we have staff available 24 hours 7 days week. Water, Fire, Storm, Flooding, emergencies wait for no one.
You will actually speak with a live staff member 24/7, no answering machine or recordings.
You can also email SERVPRO of Medford / Ashland
at office@SERVPRO10766.com for general
information or billing@SERVPRO10766.com for
questions about billing.
Master IICRC Certifications Obtained
Master IICRC Certifications Obtained by John Bestul
SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland Owner, John Bestul, obtained his master’s level IICRC certifications in Water and Fire this year and has thus set himself apart through training, experience and comprehensive examination to a higher level of competency in the fire and water damage restoration industry.
IICRC certification helps customers to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry’s most skilled and dedicated technicians, businesses and Owners.
- Accredited Asbestos inspector
- AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
- CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
- ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
- FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- HST - Health and safety Technician
- IICRC Certified Firm
- OCT - Odor Control Technician
- OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
- RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
- RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
- UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
- WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
BBQ Safety Tips
BBQ Safety Tips
With nice weather and summer holidays finally approaching, it’s no secret that many people will be spending their weekends and days off outside. In addition to opening up the pool and walking on the beach, BBQ’s are also going to become one of the more popular activities at homes and even businesses across the way. But, a nice grill session can turn into a devastating, even deadly fire in a matter of minutes -- which is why safety should also be a top priority during this time! To ensure you’re well prepared for a potential BBQ disaster this season, we’ve compiled a few tips and guidelines to follow.
Know Your Grill’s Safety Zone
Firing up the grill, for many, is a great experience that allows you to bring out your inner chef, while also catering to guests of your party. But far more goes into the process of cooking than just flipping a few burgers. For starters, make sure your grill isn’t positioned anywhere near your home, on a dead patch of grass, or under low-hanging trees. Regardless of what kind of grill you’re using, one spark or flame too close to another object is all it takes to start a fire. For good measure, keep your grills on cement fixtures or away from anything flammable
Keep Fire Extinguishers Nearby
Whether or not this is the first time you’re using the grill this season, make sure it’s still in operable shape for a cookout. Thoroughly clean the grates and inspect the gas line for leaks. Should a fire start from faulty lines or too much grease, you’ll need something to help extinguish the issue. A small fire extinguisher is always great to keep nearby, and can suppress an issue before it becomes unmanageable and damaging -- just make sure your fire extinguisher is appropriately rated for this particular situation.
Of course, there are always circumstances that you’re either not prepared for, or not fit to handle on your own. If you do happen to experience an issue in which your home is sustaining fire damage, immediately call your local fire department to have them take control ASAP.
SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland has been helping the community get back on their feet after fire damage for years. When something goes wrong, you’re going to need a company who can make it right. To learn more about how SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland can assist in your time of need, give us a call today! 541-773-3740
Water and Flood Damage in Josephine County
Water,Pipe,and Storm Damage
Water, Flood , and Pipe Leaks
When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.
Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (541)479-2500
Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Grants Pass community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.
Extracting water from hardwood floors
Water Removal Equipment
Water Removal / Water Extraction
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.
Water Removal Equipment
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Emergency Water Removal
Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.
- Remove Excess Water
- Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums
Commercial Building Restoration Services
We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:
Commercial Building Cleaning Services
When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again.
Fire Restoration in Josephine County
Fire Damage Tips
What To Do After A Fire
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
What NOT To Do After A Fire
- Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
- Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
- Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
- Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
Fire Damage Repair and Restoration
Fire Damage Repair and Restoration
Fire Damage Repair and Restoration
When your Grants Pass home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts. You may feel stressed and confused after such a disaster, and you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Grants Pass / Central Point has the specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to help you through this tough time.
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
SERVPRO of Grants Pass / Central Point is dedicated to responding immediately to your Grants Pass fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost.