Recent Community Posts

Coming Together To Brighten Keizer, OR

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Shawn Lapof, Commercial Marketing guru of SERVPRO of Salem West, aided in hanging the grand twinkling lights that will grace the Keizer Christmas Tree this December. This is an annual event for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce and Shawn.  Shawn spends a lot of his time working with the Keizer Chamber of Commerce to continue spreading community spirit.

The lighting of the tree brings our community together and brings great pride to SERVPRO of Salem West/Lincoln & Polk Counties. This event sparks the beginning of a bright and colorful holiday season, spreading joy and warmth throughout our community. Our pride, as a company is especially great during this season, knowing that we can aid those in the midst of a disaster that our customers often face.

This holiday season encompasses the passion for children’s smiles and laughter when Santa Claus arrives to light the tree. You could think of our technicians as Santa’s elves, even dressed in green. Just like Santa and his elves arrive on a sleigh, our technicians arrive in our own green sleighs. As Santa and his helpers spread cheer, we are there bringing hope and kindness. The cheer returns when we get our customer’s property back to preloss condition.

We continue to help the community behind the scenes, asking for no recognition. Our recognition is internal and the SERVPRO elves carry pride and compassion from property to property, customer to customer. We are your local SERVPRO of Salem West and Lincoln & Polk Counties, here to serve you.

During this holiday season if you find yourself faced with a disaster, no matter the size, give us a call (503) 393-9999 day or night. We are here around the clock.

Canned Food Drive - Salem, OR

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Salem West partnering with Marion-Polk Food Share

SERVPRO of Salem West is taking part in an In-House canned food drive. We are partnering with the Marion-Polk Food Share.

Did you know:

  • 1 in 8 Oregon neighbors are food-insecure
    • Marion-Polk Food Share serves 40,000 neighbors, every month
    • 1 in 5 Oregon children are food-insecure
    • Marion-Polk Food Share serves 14,000 children, every month
  • Senior food-insecurity is increasing
    • Marion-Polk Food Share greets and feed over 400 home-bound seniors, every day, through Salem-Keizer Meals on Wheels

You can ready more regarding the Marion-Polk Food Share here for more information.

Keep your eyes open for new updates including videos from our team and pictures. We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Marion-Polk Food Share this year.

SERVPRO of Salem West & West Salem ATA Martial Arts

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO bounce house

In July, SERVPRO of Salem West took part in supporting the West Salem ATA Martial Arts School by providing a bounce house. The Riverfront Park in downtown Salem was packed with families and students from the school.

From water gun fights, a dunk tank, a bounce house to a massive barbeque, the sound of laughter filled the park. The bounce house was a great hit and saved the school enough funds to bring in the dunk tank. All of the instructors took part in the dunk tank and then toward the end of the night students took part in being dunked.

We, here at SERVPRO of Salem West take pride in supporting our community and bringing smiles to those around.

Interested in having SERVPRO of Salem West be a part of your event or organization, call (503) 393-9999. 

SERVPRO 10th Annual Charity Golf Event - Salem Fire Foundation

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Join us Friday, Sept 7, 2018

Come one, come all to Salem Golf Club Friday, September 7th, 2018.

Join us this year in supporting the Salem Fire Foundation in their mission. Salem/Keizer school district 8th grade students are given the opportunity to learn life saving techniques including how to operate an AED machine.

Proceeds from our Charity Golf Event go directly to the Salem Fire Foundation and their goal of distributing AED machines throughout Salem & Keizer.  

We are currently looking for sponsorship opportunities and teams of 4 who want to enjoy the sun and play a round of golf.

Sunshine, laughter, drinks, food, people you know and people you don't. Here's your opportunity to help support the Salem Fire Foundation and have a fantastic day. 

Contact SERVPRO of Salem West at (503) 393-9999 with any questions you may have or when you choose to sponsor or be a team.

2018 Continuing Education Class Registration NOW Open!

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Salem, Oregon CE registration form

The SERVPRO of Salem West, CE schedule is jammed packed with classes for 2018.

There are two CE class every month for the year with a three credit hour Ethics Class followed-up by a two credit hour second class. Click the link to register for class.


Volunteering For The Salvation Army in Salem, Oregon.

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Salem West ringing the bell at The Salem Center in Salem, Oregon.

If a bell rings, and no one is around to hear it, does the Salvation Army still help people?

The answer is YES!! The Salvation Army raises money to help those in need, especially during times like these when it’s too cold to be outside.

The Salvation Army helps homeless individuals with a place to stay, food, warm showers, and the means to get back on their feet and start a new chapter. 

SERVPRO is proud to have had the opportunity to volunteer and ring the bell this year. 

Did you know?

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign in Salem is made possible through the help of over 400 VOLUNTEERS EVERY YEAR!

You too can make a difference in our community. Volunteer today and register to ring today! Click Here

You can also help out in other ways too. Contact The Salvation Army today!

Email or call (503) 798-4783 or click here to sign up!

CE & BBQ for NW Insurance.

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Thank you card from NW Insurance.

SERVPRO offers Continuing Education classes for insurance agents. Sometimes we even toss in a BBQ! 

NW Insurance was very thankful for our generosity.

If you're in need of some CE hours call SERVPRO of Salem West at (503)393-9999 to schedule. 

Marion County Emergency Management - Floods

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Keizer, Oregon aerial photo. Willamette River flooding.


Before a Flood

  • Install check valves in sewer traps to prevent floodwaters from backing up in sewer drains, or buy large stoppers to plug sinks, showers, tubs.

  • Obtain sandbags, plastic sheeting, lumber and towels.

  • Fuel vehicles in case evacuation becomes necessary.

  • Monitor rapidly changing weather conditions.

During a Flood

  • If there is time:
    • Disconnect all electrical and gas appliances. Shut off the water main to keep contaminated water from the water heater (a source of emergency drinking water).

    • Bring outdoor possessions inside.

    • Move valuables and essential items to upper floors.

    • Sandbags should be stacked well away from the building to avoid damaging walls. If major flooding is expected, flood the basement with clean water to equalize the water pressure on the outside of basement walls and floors.

    • Round up pets.

  • Evacuation
    • Use travel routes recommended by local authorities.

    • Keep a radio on for news and updates.

    • Watch for flooding at bridges, viaducts, and low areas.

    • Be alert for thunder and lightning that may signify rain and more flooding ahead.

    • Don't drive over flooded roads. It's impossible to tell how deep the water is, or if portions of the roadway have been washed out. Vehicles may be swept away.

    • Never try to cross flowing water above your knees.

    • All passengers should abandon a stalled vehicle immediately and move as a group to higher ground.

After a Flood

  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe.

  • If there is major structural damage or there are utility breaks, have qualified specialists inspect your home and make repairs before you reenter.

  • When inspecting your home on your own for the first time, use a flashlight, not a torch or lantern. Sniff for gas leaks. Wear rubber-soled shoes and rubber gloves in case of severed electrical lines. Don't turn on electrical switches. Check electrical circuits only when electricity has been shut off.

  • Don't use flooded electrical appliances until they have been repaired.

  • Don't drink municipal water until the health department has declared it safe.

  • Don't rush to pump out a flooded basement. If the water is removed all at once the walls may cave in because of the sudden pressure change. Pump out about a third of the water a day.

  • Foods that have come into contact with flood water can be a serious health hazard. The only flood-damaged goods entirely safe for salvage are those in sealed containers.

  • The following foods should be discarded if they have come into contact with flood water:

    • Open containers and packages of food

    • Unopened jars with paper seals under the lid (mayonnaise, salad dressing)

    • Spices, seasonings, flavorings, and extracts

    • Food in canisters (flour, salt, sugar)

    • Preserves sealed with paraffin (jam, jelly)

    • Fresh meat, fish and poultry

    • Fresh fruits and vegetables

    • Containers with non-sealed fitted lids (cocoa, baking powder)

    • Food in paper, foil, cellophane, or cardboard containers (cereal, pasta, rice, cookies)

    • Bottled carbonated beverages with encrusted silt in the lid

Monmouth Independence Chamber Chat

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Listen in as Chad Kerlegan, the Sales & Marketing Mananger for SERVPRO of Salem West and SERVPRO of Lincoln & Polk Counties is interviewed by Jean Love, the Executive Director for the Monmouth / Independence Chamber of Commerce. Hear stories about cleaning out a hoarder house while reclaiming lots of money scattered throughough the home. Some of the questions asked centered around our community involvement, years in business and areas that we serve. The Monmouth / Independence Chamber of Commerce is working hard in the community and provides a variety of usefull resouces for businesses to engage and connect in with others. That is is SERVPRO of Salem West is proud to be a member of the chamber and encourages other local businesses to joing too. You can click this link to watch the interview online. Video Link

Vocational Education & Training

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleanup Technicians hard at work. From Salem, Oregon to across the country, hard working people needed.

SERVPRO of Salem West is an industry leader in water, fire, mold and bio-hazard mitigation and restoration. Our industry is growing and we need people to grow with us. There are multiple opportunities available to meet the demand of this industry and we our developing a vocational education & training program to raise up the next labor force. We strongly believe that for a company to grow it must continute to develop people who believe in the same cores values as the company itself. We also believe that having a team of well trained people makes the customer experience special. That is why we are desiging an in-house training program for potential candidates. This industry offers so many opportunities and we want to share that with everyone we meet. If you are interested in learning more about this please email

8th Annual Charity Golf Event - Sept 9th, 2016

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

Thank you players and sponsors! The 9th Annual Charity Golf Event is scheduled for Friday, Sept 8th, 2017. Call us for more details (503) 393-9999

On Sept 9th, 2016 - SERVPRO of Salem West will once again host our annual charity golf event. This event has proven to be a top-notch charity event with all proceeds going to a local non-profit, Friends of The Stayton Pool. Friends of the Stayton Pool is a volunteer non-profit that assist the Stayton Family Memorial Pool with resources, supplies and equipment. This group has been working tirelessly to support the Stayton community and it's citizens. SFMP is the only supporting two high school and multiple swim clubs. They were excited to learn that FOTSP was selected to be the beneficiary of the 8th Annual SERVPRO of Salem West Charity Golf Event. Thank you to all of the sponsors, golf teams and companies that donated raffle items for this year's event. Click HERE for updates, player registration and sponsorship opportunities.

7th Annual Charity Golf Event

11/19/2015 (Permalink)

The 7th Annual SERVPRO of Salem West Charity Golf Event raised over $15,000 for the Chris Dudley Foundation.

SERVPRO of Salem West parterned with May Trucking Company to help raise much needed funds for the Chris Dudley Foundation in the 7th Annual Charity Golf Event. Chris Dudley is a 16 year NBA veteran having played with the Portland Trailblazers. When he was 16 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. His diagnosis didn't stop him from chsing his dream to be an NBA player. In 1994 he started his foundation to help youth follow all of their dreams. This event has raised more than $15,300 through the work and effort of the SERVPRO of Salem West staff members and our business partners. We believe in giving back and supporting the community through various means and the golf event has proven to be a great opportunity to do it. Thank you to all of the sponsors and teams that played this year.

Charity Golf Info

Monmouth / Independence Chamber of Commerce Interview

3/3/2015 (Permalink)

Listen in as our very own Brian Richards is interviewed by Jean Love from the Monmouth / Independence Chamber of Commerce. It's informative and provides some insight into who SERVPRO of Salem West, Lincoln and Polk Counties is as a growing company,

Brian Richards interview with Chamber of Commerce