​Water Damage Happy Valley, OR
​Basement Flood ​Damage Repair


Water Damage Happy Valley OR

​Brighten Restoration can handle any size flood

​​Brighten Restoration can take care of all your Happy Valley water damage needs. When you run into water damage or mold in your home or business Brighten Restoration should be your first call. Brighten Restoration is a local family owned company that will do all we can to bring light to your Happy Valley water damage situation. Our Happy Valley water damage restoration technicians have the know how and experience to get the job done quickly, thoroughly and right the first time. But, don't take our word for it though, hear it from our customers.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Happy Valley had a population of 14,321. With an estimated growth of 48% into 2017 you can bet that our restoration service is needed. Brighten Restoration is the best choice for your Happy Valley water damage needs. We are the cleanest and most efficient water restoration ​company in the Willamette Valley. ​We strive to provide the best water damage restoration possible and bring your home back to pre-loss or better conditions.

​Flooded Basement Happy Valley

​A flooded basement can destroy the structural integrity of your home and should be addressed immediately before it causes irreversible damage. Brighten Restoration will send out our best​ Happy Valley flooded basement technicians to clean up and dry up your basement day or night. We know that the Happy Valley community loves their homes. We will be sure to restore it back to before loss conditions or better! When your basement is flooded, if not handled correctly, your foundation can suffer immensely. Let the professionals at Brighten Restoration handle it so you don't have to worry.

How to Prevent Basement Floods?

​There are many things you can do to prevent your basement from flooding. Foremost, it is paramount that all basements ​have a working sump pump that will pump out any water automatically. This will help tremendously in your​ Happy Valley basement flood prevention. Periodically, you or a professional home inspector should check and fix any cracks or leaks in your foundation or window sills. Make sure your rain gutters are clear and all downspouts are flowing away from the home.

Along with outside water coming into your basement, you can also have water damage that originates from inside. Pipes bursting, toilet leaks, overflows etc. can also flow into your basement. The fundamental law of gravity tells us ​that any water that originates upstairs will come down until there is nowhere else for it to go. In other words, ​maintain your plumbing to prevent a water loss. Brighten Restoration can help in all aspects of your​ Happy Valley water damage. Please, don't hesitate to call for a free water damage or basement flood assessment.​

Flooded Basement Repair Cost

​When your basement is flooded it may seem like it will cost an arm and a leg to pay for the repairs. Here at Brighten Restoration, we ​believe in ​doing great work with the Happy Valley community ​for an affordable price. We accept all Insurances, and can help you file a claim so that your not alone. We also know that not all claims will be covered and sometimes there may be an Out-Of-Pocket expense to you. This is why all our inspections and estimates are free, and we are up front with everything we need to do before we begin work. Call us now if your basement or home is flooded​ and our technicians can begin work immediately.

​Frozen Pipes in​ Happy Valley!

​​The extreme cold that comes with the​ Happy Valley winter season can cause major water damage. The homes in Happy Valley that are left vacant during this season are at the greatest risk. When leaving your home for long periods of time, be sure to keep the heater on and have someone check up on it from time to time. Water pipes that are most prone to freeze and break are ones that lack the proper insulation. These frozen pipe breaks can be unnoticeable because they usually originate in the basements where insulation is minimum. 

Happy Valley Water Damage

Tell-Tale Signs ​of Frozen Pipes:

  • Temperature - When the temperature outside falls to 32 Degrees Fahrenheit or lower you should start taking precautions to prevent freezing pipes. Some great tips for just that can be found here.
  • Frosty Pipes - Frost can begin to accumulate on near freezing pipes that you can see such as under sinks.
  • Low or No Water - When you turn on your faucets and little or no water comes out, the pipe leading to the faucet may be frozen.
  • ​​Strange Odors - A fourth sign could potentially be a strange smell coming from your pipes. If the pipe is partially or completely frozen, the only place for the odor to escape is back into your property.

​Frozen pipes can become extremely costly if ignored​ as water damage can cause structural damage and damage to your valuables. When you need help with frozen or burst pipes, or any water damage at all, give us a call.

​When should you call us?

​​Anytime you suspect that you may have water damage, give us a call. Water works in unusual ways and just when you think you got it all, mold starts to grow. Water can weaken the structure of your home. It can deteriorate your sub-floor, and wreak absolute havoc on your personal belongings. Don't wait for it to get worse. You can never be too sure how bad it is, luckily, Brighten Restoration provides free damage assessments and as always, advice is free.

​What to do if you encounter water damage in Happy Valley?

Water Damage can and will destroy your property if you let it sit. If you find yourself in a water damage situation, follow these helpful tips to limit the damage. Some things you should do immediately are:

​​​Try to find and shut off the water main to the home.

​​If the water is still leaking or spewing, the first thing you want to do is stop it from causing further damage. Teach everyone in the home or business where and how you can turn off the water. You can usually find the shutoff in the basement, on a hose bib outside, or near the street.

​​Call Us Immediately for your​ Happy Valley water damage restoration needs

​Even if it seems like you may have caught the water soon enough, water could have already started soaking into your flooring, baseboards and walls. Let the professionals take a look at it for you. With our specialized monitors and equipment you can rest assured that we will find and remove all the water before it becomes a bigger problem. We can even get one of our trusted plumbing companies out to fix your plumbing. Call Brighten Restoration for all your​ Happy Valley water damage restoration needs. For more information on our​ Happy Valley water damage services click here.

​Have us help you file a claim

​Let our technicians help you file your insurance claims. Claim representatives can sometimes trick you into saying the wrong things, therefore, allowing them to deny your claim. Our technicians can explain your water damage situation in ​detail and make sure you get the coverage you need. You can always trust our​ Happy Valley water damage restoration service. If you haven't already, see our water damage Insurance section for more info on Insurance Policies.

​Some History on​ Happy Valley, OR

Happy Valley was originally called Christilla Valley, named after the first residents, Christian and Matilda Deardorff. They arrived in 1851 and claimed 640 acres​ on the floor of the valley.

In 1902, wildfires destroyed farmland in many parts of Clackamas County​. It also took the efforts of 20 men to protect the schoolhouse from being destroyed. In 1904, a severe fire approaching from Gresham posed serious danger to Deardorff Valley farmhouses and caused much uneasiness among the residents. An Oregonian article covering the fires quoted a farmer living in the valley who stated that “with a fair wind there will be little chance of saving the farmhouses” as the area is “covered with a mass of brush and dry snags and logs, which would feed a fire and carry it forward at a great rate.” Following this event in 1904, another fire broke out in November of that year this time by the recklessness of a man which consumed his neighbor’s fence. To make things even more difficult for valley farmers, a pack of coyotes had invaded the area and were killing poultry and sheep. In the autumn of 1904, a hunt had to be formed of men with guns and hounds to kill the coyotes. But, according to an Oregonian article covering the hunt, the coyotes “were left unhurt” and were sent “skirmishing to the hills.” With these dispiriting events occurring in the valley, realtors might have needed a clever strategy to attract future land buyers. And, coincidentally, the name “Happy Valley” made its earliest recorded appearance in two real estate ads in 1909.

The city was officially incorporated in 1965 and remained a small community until the late 1990s, when it was one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon.

​Today,​ Happy Valley is home to attractions such as the ​Village Green Park.

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