Recent Storm Damage Posts

No Matter What Type of Disaster, SERVPRO of Southeast Salem is There

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

During the event of any size disaster SERVPRO of Southeast Salem is the best choice when choosing a restoration company for three simple reasons. We are faster, properly equipped, and perfectly resourced.

As a locally owned and operated franchise we will quickly travel to your location in the event of a disaster. As your neighbor we will be there the moment you need us. We understand how troublesome a problem can be, and we never want our customers to have to wait during a stressful moment of their life. Our specialized storm teams can respond immediately to restore your property.

Here at SERVPRO of Southeast Salem we specialize in flood and storm damage and have a network of tools and equipment to handle any size disaster. We only use state of the art equipment and we are constantly updating our inventory to offer our customers the best possible service. If you need three fans, or well over 100, we have the tools necessary for any sized job.

We are an independently owned franchise of the largest restoration company in the country. Our brand has grown to several thousand franchises because we have the resources necessary for any type of disaster at our disposal. Our world-class Disaster Relief Team is strategically placed throughout the country to respond to any area immediately. Give us a call and we will be there to get your life back to normal.

When Lightning Strikes... SERVPRO of Southeast is There To Help

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

The odds of being struck by lightning is much more likely than that of winning at most games of chance including the Lottery.  The actual odds for the average American to be struck by lightning is approximately 1 in 5,000 during their lifetime.  On the bright side if you are unlucky enough to be struck you have a 9 out of 10 chance of survival on average.  A more dangerous than being directly struck result of lightning is the fires it can cause. 

Just last year in Oregon at this time at least 163 wildfires were detected in the state after 2,800 lightning strikes. In a few days the numbers had settled down to 47 fires that burned over 22,000 acres, according to the Department of Forestry.  Lightning is quite often a sudden occurrence that sometimes is impossible to prepare for.  Especially in the case of the beautiful uninhabited forests of Oregon.  Luckily it is a rare occurrence that homes or buildings are the target of the lightning bolts. 

Nationally United States fire departments annually respond to an estimated average of 22,600 fires that were caused by lightning. These fires caused an estimated average of nine deaths, 53 injuries and $451 million in direct property damage per year. 

When we are called to an unfortunate situation you can rest assured that we will always be empathetic and professional.  While we have no control over these lightning strikes or the devastating damage they cause, we can lessen the financial burden of the damage with our services.  Our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Southeast Salem are always available to provide our fire restoration services no matter what the cause of the fire.

Know What to do in the Event of an Earthquake

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Knowing what to do in the event of a natural disaster or another unwelcomed event is crucial. Gathering a go-bag, plenty of food, water, and other survival supplies is strongly recommended to all Salem residents. Unfortunately, not all risks can be prevented or planned. The Pacific Northwest is sitting on a major fault line that is expected to slip within the next 50 to 500 years. Oregon also has neighbored some devastating earthquakes in the past. The most notable example being The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. This disaster left thousands of casualties and destroyed close to 30,000 buildings. In 1989 there was the Loma Prieta San Francisco earthquake. This occurred during the World Series and many were in awe of the devastation this caused. 

Preparing for such a disastrous event is almost impossible. However, when something falls down it is in our nature to pick up the pieces and rebuild. At SERVPRO of Southeast Salem, we fix what has been broken every single day we come into work. Whether it be an earthquake, a storm, or a fire breaks out; we will be there within a moments notice to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Oh sNOw!

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Many Oregon residents will remember the snowstorm in December of 2008. Temperatures plummeted, schools closed, peoples lives halted. Tri-Met shut down two-thirds of their bus lines while hundreds of flights were canceled and flyers were stuck in the airport for hours. The storm affected thousands of others who attempted to traverse through the snow but failed. The storm cost the city over $2 million on related services. Nearly everyone has a story from the massive, crazy, and unexpected 2008 snowstorm.

The snowstorm in December of 2008 doesn't even come close to some of the snowstorms to hit the Salem and the surrounding area in recorded history. In 1884 Salem experienced its snowiest December with over 31 inches of snow which surely closed everything down. If we were to suffer record-breaking snow again, the damage associated with it is unthinkable and would send thousands into a frenzy.

With ice on the ground and a sharp decrease in temperature, any small cracks inside of pipes can easily expand to the point that they burst. Broken pipes aren’t the only fear when a storm similar to this hits. What happens to all the water once it melts? Several feet of melted snow can easily infiltrate your home. Without proper weathering and flood protection, your home could turn into an indoor swimming pool as the result of melting snow. If a snowstorm of any severity happens SERVPRO of Southeast Salem has a network of Storm Responders that are “Faster to any size disaster”. We are dedicating to serving you in your moment of need any time of year.

Best in the West

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Salem is the best choice for any size disaster. Our restoration company is great for three simple reasons. We are faster, properly equipped, and perfectly resourced.

As a locally owned and operated franchise, we will quickly travel to your location in the event of any disaster. As your neighbor, we will be there in a moments notice. We know just how frustrating and troubling a problem can be, and we never want our customers to have to wait during a stressful moment such as this. Our specialized teams can respond immediately to restore your property during a storm.

Here at SERVPRO of Southeast Salem we specialize in flood and storm damage and have an immense collection of tools and equipment to take care of any size disaster. We only use state of the art equipment and we are constantly updating our inventory to offer our customers the best service. If you need three fans, or well over 100, we have the tools and the team necessary to get the job done.

We are an independently owned franchise of the largest restoration company in the country. Our brand has grown to several thousand franchises because we have the resources necessary for any type of disaster at our disposal. Our outstanding Disaster Relief Team is strategically placed throughout the country to respond to any area immediately. Give us a call and we will be there to get your life back to normal.

Wacky Weather in salem (tornado)

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

When thinking about Salem weather tornadoes don't usually pop up first. On average there are only three that occur in all of Oregon annually so it makes sense why Salem residents don't think of them. Albeit uncommon, just recently a tornado touched down on the city. Oregon and Southwest Washington ended with toppled trees and power outages as well. Some trees were uprooted and an attic fire was reported as a result of the extreme weather. On the upside, no injuries were reported from the event. As rare as this type of storm to occur here in Salem It does happen.  If your home or business is subject to damages from severe weather SERVPRO of Southeast Salem can make it “Like it never even happened.”