Recent Storm Damage Posts

SUMMER HEAT AND BBQ AWARENESS

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

When severe hot weather hits Jackson County, SERVPRO of Medford/ Ashland is ready!

During this summertime heat, people will be spending their time hosting pool parties, family and friend get togethers and BBQ's. Some guests may not be familiar with BBQ etiquette.

•Clean your BBQ regularly. 

•Know your grills safety zone, have the BBQ properly placed on a cement fixture away from dead grass, houses and trees. 

•Keep fire extinguishers around.

•Avoid flying objects near the BBQ.

•Never leave a lit grill unattended.

•Don’t allow kids or pets to play near the grill.

•Never try to move a lit or hot grill, and remember the grill will stay hot for at least an hour after use.

•Clothing can easily catch fire, so be sure your shirt tails, sleeves and apron strings don't dangle over the grill. 

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

How to Prevent Moisture from Entering your Building and Causing Damage

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Rain and flooding from a major storm in Jackson County can result in costly damage to the interior and exterior of your business. In order to protect your business, it can be valuable to know how to prevent moisture from entering your building and causing damage.


1. Create a Physical Barrier

In order to decrease the likelihood of water and mold damage to your building, it can be helpful to put a barrier between your building and the elements. A building envelope acts as a water-resistant cover and protects your business from strong winds and heavy rains. In order for the envelope to be of use, it’s often important to make sure the envelope is securely placed around your building before a storm hits.

2. Inspect Your Building Before the Storm

Rain damage can occur seemingly without warning, and it may be necessary to contact storm restoration experts to fix the damage. However, it’s often preferable to prevent damage from occurring in the first place. By inspecting your building before a storm, you are likely to notice if there are any loose shingles, small holes or other areas where water may be able to enter your building. Inspecting the building frequently will allow you to make the necessary changes that can help to prepare your property for a disaster.

3. Clear and Reposition Gutters

If your property’s gutters are clogged or are positioned too closely to your business, the likelihood of water damage and mold growth increases. In order to avoid black mold growth and other issues related to water damage, it can be useful to clear your business’s gutters before a storm. Moving your gutters to ensure the flow of water is not directed at your building’s foundation can also be helpful.

Though storms have the potential to cause major issues for a business, preventing moisture from entering the building can make damage less likely to occur. By creating a physical barrier, inspecting your property before a storm and clearing and repositioning your building’s gutters, you can help to keep your business safe from rain damage.

Become Informed about FEMA's Various Types of Assistance

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

If you have suffered damages from a storm, then you need to be aware of FEMA. Likewise, this is a resource everyone in Southern Oregon should at least be aware of when a storm is on the way. It is the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it provides assistance to people who's homes were damages after a natural disaster. The agency provides other types of support as well, including:

  • Emergency assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Miscellaneous support

If you are going to take advantage of this resource, you need to understand what kind of support you can receive from them.

Emergency Assistance

When the flood waters are on the rise, you should not expect immediate help from the agency. The agency focuses on providing assistance when flooding is over, but they still can help you in the form of resources and partners. The agency has a mobile app while can provide information about emergency shelters and evacuation guidelines in your local area. If you are in need of immediate help, you should call 911 instead or your local emergency management agency. FEMA partners with certain emergency relief companies, and may be able to help you receive the support you need.

After the Storm

When the disaster is over, this is the time when The Federal Emergency Management Agency can really provide you with support. After you apply, an inspector will evaluate how severe the damage you suffered is. This should never be a substitute to your own insurance coverage, but rather a resource you use in addition to it. Along with helping you recover financially, the agency can provide medical and dental services, as well as covering funeral costs. FEMA cannot take care of all storm reparations, so it might be beneficial to research a private reconstruction company too. With the right help, you can repair and move on from any disaster that affected you.

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland is one such company with all of the expertise and equipment needed to recover from a major flooding or natural disaster event. We suggest that you contact us in order to have a complimentary Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) prepared and on hand just in case you ever experience the type of event where it will come in very handy. For more information, call us at: (541) 773-3740.

Do You Need Trained professionals For Storm Restoration

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call us Today (541) 773-3740

When Storms or Floods hit Jackson County, SERVPRO is ready!

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.Our crew is highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its Pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated ,we are able to respond quicker with the right resources,which is extremely important.A fast response lessons the damage,limits further damage,and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Jackson County,we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.We can access equipment an personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call us Today SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland

541-773-3740

Storm Restoration and Mitigation in your Jackson County area

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are 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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Jackson County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

When Storms or Floods hit Jackson County, SERVPRO is ready!

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are 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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Jackson County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland 541-773-3740