Electrical Fire, Redmond Oregon
This home suffered an electrical fire in the garage, resulting in considerable damage to the garage and the contents inside.
SERVPRO of Bend was called out to assess the damage after the fire inspector released the site. The cause was a device that was plugged in to the wall of the garage, causing a spark in the electrical system which resulted in the fire.
SERVPRO of Bend's Fire team reviewed the loss and were able to salvage a multitude of contents that were otherwise considered a loss. The Fire team also were able to deodorize the whole house, which also suffered smoke and odor damage from the fire.
SERVPRO of Bend's structural team removed all of the affected materials and are in the process of rebuilding the garage for the home owner.
Fire - Historic House in Bend Oregon
This historical house in downtown Bend, Oregon had a fire that didn't cause a lot of fire damage due to it's quick containment. However, the house suffered a large amount of smoke damage due to the smoldering of older materials.
SERVPRO of Bend's fire team were called to assess the damage after the site had been released by the fire inspector. Upon further review of the site, the crew found it necessary to remove the lathe and plaster walls because the damage was so large. Upon removing the lathe and plaster, we found that the insulation had also been affected by the smoke. Further removal of the insulation was completed and the fire team was able to deodorize the site and remove the smoke odor
Mold Found in Wall Cavity, La Pine Oregon
This newer house in La Pine, Oregon had a leak in a half-bath that was above this hallway. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Bend because the began smelling a musty odor.
SERVPRO of Bend's Certified Mold Specialist went out to the residence to investigate. After using surface moisture meter and infrared camera, the technician found that the inside of the wall had been damaged by water.
SERVPRO of Bend's water team went into action. Upon removing the damaged drywall, they found existing microbial growth. The crew took the necessary precautions and remediated the mold.
After removing the mold, the team sprayed the area with an anti-microbial and covered the affected area with plastic sheeting to encapsulate the area for better containment. Once the area was dry, the structural team was able to put back the new materials back to its preloss condition.
Ceiling Damage to Residential Home Redmond, Oregon
SERVPRO of Bend was called out to a residence in Redmond, Oregon. The homeowner found a large, rusty looking stain in the middle of their living room ceiling. Not knowing the origin of the stain, the homeowner called SERVPRO of Bend to investigate.
The water team at SERVPRO of Bend found that a pipe in the ceiling, used for a water filtration device had broken and leaked all over the living room ceiling. Due to the amount of water that had leaked on to the ceiling, SERVPRO of Bend had to remove the complete living room ceiling.
After cleaning the area, SERVPRO of Bend placed dehumidifiers and air movers in the room and got the rest of the area dry within 2 days.
SERVPRO of Bend's structural team was able to come in and replace the drywall so the homeowners living room was back to preloss condition within a few weeks.
THANK YOU Veterans...
Veterans Day 2018
We at SERVPRO of Bend want to express our gratitude and admiration for the brave and determined men and women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for the great sacrifices you have made to serve abroad and at home to defend our safety and liberty. We also recognize and appreciate the sacrifice and dedication of your families. We celebrate and honor you today—and every day.
We say it every year but never can say it enough, THANK YOU VETERANS and Families of Veterans who sacrifice it all so we can live in the greatest country in the world.
Most of us have been touched by a veteran and their willingness to be at the ready no matter what happens. They are the true heroes. They are the one's who walk in to desperate situations while others are running away.
Please remember to thank a veteran this day, and always. From Sea to Shining Sea.
Marine Corps Birthday, November 10th
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE CORPS!
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on 10 November 1775. That was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with the following decree:
“That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines.”
Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is regarded as the birthplace of the Corps as the location of the first Marines to enlist under Commandant Samuel Nicholas, though it is disputed if a recruiting drive may have occurred earlier at Nicholas's family tavern, the Conestoga Waggon.
When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the Continental Navy was disestablished, and with it, the Continental Marines. The Corps was re-established on 11 July 1798, when the "act for establishing and organizing a Marine Corps" was signed by President John Adams.
Holiday Kitchen Safety
As the holiday season approaches many of us are getting ready to cook up some of our favorite family recipes, but it's important to take some precautions to make sure that your kitchen doesn't end up in flames!
Unfortunately we see a rise in residential fires during the holidays, in fact according to the National Fire Protection Agency Thanksgiving is the top day for home cooking fires (almost 3 times the daily average).
Here at SERVPRO of Bend we want to share some tips to help prevent a fire from ruining your Thanksgiving dinner!
- Be Present- Fires are often started when items cooking are left unattended. If you need to leave the kitchen for a period of time, turn off the oven or stove!
- Dress Accordingly- Avoid wearing lose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. Lose clothing can easily catch fire if it comes into contact with a gas flame or electric burner.
- Keep Kids Out- Enforce a "kid free zone" of three feet around the perimeter of the stove. If kids are present in the kitchen, use the stove's back burners whenever possible and turn pot handles inward to reduce the risk that pots with hot contents will be knocked over.
- Clean, Clean, Clean- Be sure your stove top and oven are free of grease, which can easily catch fire. Additionally, keep all combustible cooking accessories, such as pot holders, oven mitts and wooden utensils, away from the stove top.
The best defense against a fire is to prevent them from ever happening! If a fire should ignite in kitchen turn off the oven, unplug the appliance and remove any dish towels that may be hanging on the front of the oven door.
A fire extinguisher should always be at hand to quickly extinguish any fires that may occur on the top of the stove. Of course, in the event of an emergency, never hesitate to call 911.
In the event of damage caused by a residential fire, SERVPRO offers an assortment of services to help people quickly recover and restore any damaged property. Within four hours of the initial notification, our SERVPRO team will be on-site to start the mitigation process! For more info visit us at http://www.SERVPRObend.com Or Call Us at 541-385-7044.
Hurricane Michael Headed For Florida Panhandle
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Hurricane Michael to make landfall potentially as a Category 3 storm near Panama City, FL Wednesday afternoon or evening. Heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds are forecast for the Florida Panhandle. Moderate to strong winds and 2-4 inches of additional rainfall are expected as Michael moves Northeast across Georgia into The Carolinas Thursday and Friday.
Hurricane Michael will continue to intensify and is forecast to strike Florida's Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the Southeast after it moves inland.
Michael is currently centered about 20 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba and is moving north.
Source:National Hurricane Center, https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Dry weather delays 4,685-acre Ochoco NF burn
Fire managers on the Ochoco National Forest have been watching the forecast weather, looking for a burn window between archery and rifle hunting seasons to accomplish the 4,685-acre Canyon prescribed burn southwest of Walton Lake announced previously.
With the chance of precipitation that did not come about last week, and the drop in confidence of precipitation to come in the next week, the burn will be postponed to a later date. the forest announced Thursday.
The Forest Service will continue watching the weather forecast for prescribed burning opportunities and communicating plans for future prescribed burns as they are considered to give the community and visitors to this area as much notice as possible before burning.
source: KTVZ 21
Bathroom Water Damage, Redmond Oregon
This historic home in Redmond, Oregon had a line break in the utility room, causing water to spill into multiple rooms in the home.
SERVPRO of Bend's water team was called out to assess the damage. Since this is an older home and is registered in the city archives as a historical landmark, the team had to be extra sensitive to what could and could not be saved.
After testing all of the materials, SERVPRO of Bend was able to dry most of the affected areas. This allowed for only a amount of materials needing to be replaced in the home.