Recent Water Damage Posts

Flood and Water Restoration for Home and Business

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

office space with layer of water on carpeting Water Flooding of Residential or Commercial Spaces Means Big Inconvenience and/or Big Expense in Being Closed for Business!

SERVPRO at Medford/Ashland is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us,you may be feeling confused,stressed or vulnerable.You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time.We specialize in water damage restoration - in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

WHAT TO EXPECT

when you call,we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency.These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring.Including how many SERVPRO professionals are needed.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

WE ANSWER THE PHONE READY TO HELP

CALL TODAY-541-773-3740

Restoring Your Ashland Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

retail store flooded with water A Water Flooding Event Can Lead to Big Losses for Businesses Every Day They Are Closed!

Flooding and water damage events at Medford or Ashland commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water and Flood Damage in Jackson County

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Water, Flooding, and Oh Yes... the Occasional Pipe Leak

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.

Storm Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (541) 773-3740

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. After many decades in the business of fire, water and storm damage mitigation and repair, we fully understand this and how severe the impact can be on a person's life. We realize that a quick and efficient restoration is crucial.

We are a Locally Owned Company with Full Access to Large Scale National Resources As Needed

We live and work in this community too... we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Rogue Valley community and want to do our part to make our residents and business owners the safest they can be.

Some Common Sense Tips to Stay Safe During a Flooding Event

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Deep flooding on apartment complex sidewalk next to river Don't Take Chances During a Flood! Turn Around and Don't Drown!

Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may:

  • Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems.
  • Develop slowly or quickly - flash floods can come with no warning.
  • Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A FLOOD WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don't Drown!
    • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.
    • Evacuate if told to do so.
    • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
    • Stay where you are.

HOW TO SAY SAFE WHEN A FLOOD THREATENS

(Prepare NOW)

  • Know types of flood risk in your area. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center for information.

  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.

  • If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.

  • Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.

  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.

  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect and can protect the life you've built. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding. Get flood coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.

  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. De-clutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

(Survive DURING)

  • Depending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof.
  • If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.

(Be Safe AFTER)

  • Listen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Avoid driving, except in emergencies.
  • Snakes and other animals may be in your house. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.
  • Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.
  • Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.

How To Minimize Sewage Damage Before Help Arrives

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Bathroom toilet and bath showing large amount of backed up sewage Call Professionals When a Backed Up Sewer Happens!

A sewer backup in the home can be considered an emergency if the contaminated water has the chance to spread out onto your belongings or soak into the flooring or carpet. This type of water likely contains various bacteria and viruses that can pose a danger to you and your family members if ingested or touched. There are some things you can do to minimize damages before calling a professional sewer cleanup and remediation crew to fully decontaminate the area and make it safe for you to use again.

Cleanup Process

Protective Clothing: Put on protective clothing including rubber gloves, boots, and eye-wear before attempting any sewer cleanup.

Turn Off Electricity: If the electricity distribution panel is nearby and above water, shut it off using a dry wooden stick.

Turn Off Water: Do not use water in the home, and to ensure no one accidentally turns a faucet on, it might be good to turn the water off to the whole house.

Turn Off Air Conditioning: This is to make sure no contaminated dust can circulate around the house and contaminate the whole HVAC system.
Remove Clean Items: Take all un-contaminated items away from the area.

Add Bleach to Standing Water: Feel free to add bleach to any standing water to decrease the level of contamination.

Call for Advice: If your home uses the public sewer, call the sewage department for advice, or the local health department if you have a septic system.

Call Insurance: Let your insurance company know what has happened immediately if you intend on filing a claim to cover repairs.

Call a Professional Restoration Company: Working with the professionals can help give you peace of mind that the sewer cleanup job is thorough, while saving you time and effort. The professionals can also repair structural damage, clean all of your contaminated belongings, and remove any lingering odors.

Sewer backups can result from clogged plumbing in the home, municipal issues, local flooding events, or even a flooded toilet. It’s always recommended in Jackson County to play it safe when it comes to sewage messes and take extra precautions for your health by wearing protective gear, and/or working with a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland to put your home back to normal.

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

room where carpeting has been removed and air moving and other drying equipment is in place. SERVPRO has the professional equipment to handle any water damage and flooding situation.

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 541-773-3740

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Extracting water from hardwood floors

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair and Restoration for commercial property

We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Medford 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.

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 Medford / Ashland is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Medford community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Flood and Water Restoration

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

This is the result of water damage

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland 24 hour Emergency Water Damage Service

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies,large or small.When you are dealing with water damage,immediate action is crucial.A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer The Phone Ready To Help

Call Us Today  541-773-3740

We understand that when you call us,you may be feeling confused,stressed and vulnerable.YOu need an expert to guide you through this crisis.SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland has the specific water damage training experience to help you through this tough time.We specialize in Water Damage Restoration_in fact, its the cornerstone to our business.

What To Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency.These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring.Including how many SERVPRO professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representatives will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flood or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on site)?

About SERVPRO Of Medford/Ashland

SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland specializes in cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire,smoke or water dame event.Our staff is highly trained in Property Damage Restoration.From initial ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICR-Industry Certification,rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Damage Emergency Tips

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

What You Can Do Till Help Arrives

After any water damage situation,your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy.Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding:

  • Remove access water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning onn for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe,dry place
  • Gather loose items from floor

What NOT To Do After Flooding: 

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place.Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books,magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

If You Have Flood or Water Damage Call Us Today 541-773-3740

Why Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

They are Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Franchise professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies.A fast response lessens the damage,limits further damage,and reduces cost.

They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in water damage restoration,the cornerstone of our business.They have extensive water damage restoration training  with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Damage Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

They Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Their advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture,extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings.They finish the job with professional deodorizing and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety

Need Help with Flooding in your home or business? Call Us Today! 541-773-3740 

Water Damage

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at Medford/Ashland is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies,large or small.When you are dealing with water damage,immediate action is crucial.A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

WE ANSWER THE PHONE READY TO HELP

CALL TODAY-541-773-3740

We understand that when you call us,you may be feeling confused,stressed or vulnerable.You need an expert to guide you through this crisis.SERVPRO of Medford/Ashland has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time.We specialize in water damage restoration- in fact, it's the Conerstone of our business.

WHAT TO EXPECT

when you call,we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency.These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring.Including how many SERVPRO professionals are needed.