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Embracing our "New Normal"

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

During this time of uncertainty, SERVPRO of Anchorage wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we are here for you, in the same capacity that we always have been.  In addition to our everyday services, we are also trained in biohazard clean-up, which includes cleaning of your facilities for any issues including COVID-19.

Since the end of January, even before the statewide “Stay-at-Home” orders, our franchise has been working through a government contract to set-up and run all nationwide quarantine sites across the United States.  We also off-loaded the numerous cruise ships that docked on the West Coast, and were also called to clean the Life Center Care Home in Kirkland, Washington, which had one of the biggest outbreaks in the nation. Working closely with both the CDC, and the Department of Health and Human Services, we have a lot of first-hand experience that only SERVPRO of Douglas can say that they have. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, and know that as soon as it is safe for everyone, we will be back out to visit you on our normal monthly routes.  In the meantime, we are just a phone call away.

Stay healthy!!!

Who do you call when a tree falls through your roof?

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians at SERVPRO of North Anchorage, are always ready to help!  Heavy rains and strong winds can accompany just about any thunderstorm and they can cause a ton of storm damage. Winds pick up debris and move it through the are sometimes landing in power lines and or on top of houses. Rain floods homes that sit low and can make things really messy really quick!

We recently had a bout of strong wind storms which caused one resident to have to call us to help him with a huge tree branch that fell from a tree and through the roof of his house giving him a very unwelcomed skylight!

SERVPRO came in and packed out all of the residents belongings then did a major cleaning of the residence. We arranged for roofers to come in and mitigate and repair the roof and we loaded everything back in when the coast was clear!

If you have have storm damage in the Anchorage area and need help, give SERVPRO a call today! 

Prepare Early for Winter Weather

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Most homeowners and business owners know that during the winter months, pipes can freeze causing significant damage to your homes and businesses.  Usually when we think of storms, we think of wind, thunder, lightening and rain.  Storms can also come in the form of snow, which causes a whole new set of problems.  

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Storm Response Team is ready to mobilize the moment you call us.  Snow and ice can cause the obvious damage, from frozen pipes to water leaks and even flooding, but did you know that when their is a significant amount of snow at one time, the weight of the packed snow can also cause structural damage?  

SERVPRO of North Anchorage Storm Response Team has the equipment and staff ready to help when you call!

National Day of Service & Remembrance

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

In honor and memory of those who passed on September 11, 2001, as well as the survivors and First Responders, National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a day of reflection.  Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, this is a day to come together as Americans did following the events of 9/11 to help neighbors in need, and to honor veterans and First Responders in your community.

On this day and everyday, SERVPRO of North Anchorage salutes those heroes who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster.  These heroes are the First Responders who keep our communities safe in trying times. 

Give back and make a difference in your community this year.  

St. Helens, Oregon ~ Columbia County Courthouse

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was called in for emergency services after a dry fire suppression system discharged throughout the three-story, 60,000 square foot building.  With affected contents and electronics, crews worked 24 hours a day to meet a deadline and get the courthouse open again. 

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our Extreme Response Team helps with commercial, storm, fire and water losses, along with large bio cleaning jobs.  Our large, 53' trailers are loaded and ready to respond at any given moment to have your commercial property operating under normal procedures ASAP.  If your commercial property suffers from any type of damage, call SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team 907-688-3001.

National Preparedness Month

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month. In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business and community.

During National Preparedness Month, SERVPRO of North Anchorage wants you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature’s worst.

We can provide information on how you can help your customers and employees prepare for a natural disaster. For more information on disaster preparedness, visit www.ready.gov, or call SERVPRO of North Anchorage 907-688-3001.

SERVPRO of North Anchorage can help your business prepare for the unexpected by creating an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility. The Profile is designed to be a quick and easy snapshot of your business providing critical facility information needed for detailed emergency preparation.

The time to prepare for a disaster is now.

Severe Weather Safety Tips

8/10/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere.  Each year, per NOAA.gov, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

*10,000 severe thunderstorms

*5,000 floods or flash floods

*1,300 tornadoes

*2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all Presidential declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 650 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage.  Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action, and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

KNOW YOUR RISK:  The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand they type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business, and your family.  Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about wireless Emergency Alerts.  Severe weather comes in many forms, and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

TAKE ACTION:  Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important papers and valuable in a safe place.

BE AN EXAMPLE:  Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook & Twitter.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Crater High School - Central Point, Oregon

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was called in for emergency services at Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon after a water supply line broke, resulting in major water damage in multiple classrooms.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was able to perform a full extraction, dry out and odor removal, with as little disruption as possible. 

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our Extreme Response Team helps with commercial, storm, fire and water losses, along with large bio cleaning jobs.  Our large, 53' trailers are loaded and ready to respond at any given moment to have your commercial property operating under normal procedures ASAP.  If your commercial property suffers from any type of damage, call SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team 907-688-3001.

August Heat

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

As we are getting into the hot August days, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat.  Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick and overweight.  Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90 degrees hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces - often in more rural surroundings - remain close to air temperatures."  These surface heat islands are strongest during the day when the sun is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset due to the slow release of heat from the urban infrastructure."

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you.  If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning.  Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside.  Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.  

If you must go outside, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often.  Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, and fainting.  Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening.  Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103+ degrees), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness.  If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool.  Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths or a bath.  Do no give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC).

If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index.  The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15 degrees hotter.  

Sutherlin High School Gymnasium ~ Sutherlin, Oregon

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

After an unexpected snow storm left our town with up to 15" of snow,  the subsequent snow melt created leaks inside of our local high school gymnasium.  With a quick response, SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was able to shovel the remaining snow off of the roof to prevent any further damage, and begin our drying process, bringing in huge generators as there was still no power available. 

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our Extreme Response Team helps with commercial, storm, fire and water losses, along with large bio cleaning jobs.  Our large, 53' trailers are loaded and ready to respond at any given moment to have your commercial property operating under normal procedures ASAP.