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5
May

Can My Home Be Saved After a Flood?

If your Portland home recently suffered a flood, you likely want to know whether your belongings can be salvaged. This is not an uncommon question. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions our flood cleanup team at PNW Restoration receives.  Generally speaking, yes – your home can be salvaged after a flood. However, it’s going to depend on

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28
Apr

Is it Mold or Mildew? 5 Ways to Tell The Difference

You noticed some blemishes beneath the kitchen sink or on your wall. However, you’re unsure what it is. Maybe it’s mold. Perhaps it’s mildew. But how can you tell the difference? Before you make the call to a mold restoration company, here are a few key ways you can tell the difference between them.  1. Mildew is Easier to Spot

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22
Apr

I Have Mold Under My Kitchen Sink – What Should I Do?

You found mold beneath your kitchen sink. How did it get there? And how can you get rid of it? Mold needs three things to survive: moisture, humidity, and something to “eat.” As such, the space beneath your kitchen sink is an ideal environment. Finding mold damage can be a headache. These tips will help you understand what causes it

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13
Apr

Why is Flood Damage So Severe?

Floods are natural disasters no one should face, but unfortunately, they can’t always be prevented. In Portland, OR, homeowners need to familiarize themselves with what to do if a flood occurs. Floods bring loads of bacteria, dirty water, and the ability to destroy your home. Some floods can carry away your vehicle! When you experience flood damage, your next call

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31
Mar

How to Identify Mold on Your Walls

Mold can grow anywhere. While it’s commonly found on tile floors and in showers, mold can also grow on interior walls. If left untreated, mold can trigger allergies and cause insomnia and depression. As a result, if you notice mold on your walls, you need to call a professional mold removal company for help.  Here are the most common signs

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25
Mar

Help! My Ceiling Has Water Damage

Water damage can happen anywhere. One common place is your ceiling. If your roof was damaged in a storm, it can be the catalyst for a ceiling leak. If this leak occurs in your attic, you may not realize it until the damage is already severe. Here’s how to spot ceiling water damage from the onset – and what you

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17
Mar

How Long Does Mold Removal Take?

You found mold. You made a call to a professional mold removal company. Now how long can you expect the process to take? Removing mold can be a lengthy process depending on its severity. Small amounts of mold may be removed in as little as a day, whereas larger infestations could take up to five.  Below, we answer the most

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10
Mar

5 Major Consequences of Mold Damage

There’s no other way to say this: mold is an awful thing to deal with. Mold has a lot of causes; however, the most common is the result of water damage. Here in the Pacific Northwest, storms and floods are common. This puts Portland residents at risk of mold pretty much all year. Mold damage can cause problems with your

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10
Mar

Was Your Home Damaged by a Storm? Here’s How Water Damage Restoration Services Can Help

Storms are an everyday occurrence here in the Pacific Northwest. If your home suffered water damage during a storm, it’s important to know what steps to take. Furthermore, you need to know who to call for experienced, top-rated water damage restoration services.  What to Expect After a Storm  After a storm occurs, you have to expect water damage and mold.

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25
Feb

5 Signs of Basement Mold You’re Probably Overlooking

Whether used for storage or recreation, your basement is always at risk of mold. Water damage caused by storms, floods, and clogged gutters causes mold. Since mold thrives in dark, humid environments, your basement is the perfect location. If left untreated, mold can cause structural damage to your home and worsen respiratory illness. This is why utilizing the services of

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