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Spokane Area Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Rapid Response after a Fire Loss

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Spokane Area Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Rapid Response after a Fire Loss For Fast, Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Spokane--SERVPRO Has No Match

Use an Experienced Commercial Fire Damage Unit Operating here in Spokane

A customer-facing business like a restaurant is full of small maintenance tasks for staff and janitorial teams. From time to time unexpected events can occur that go beyond the scope of your in-house team and require professional assistance. A contained kitchen fire can cause temporary closure to remove unpleasant odors as well as visible signs of smoke and soot deposits. For the best results, specific training in odor control and fire restoration are a requirement.

Temporary closures as a result of commercial fire damage in Spokane and the surrounding area can cause loss of revenue; especially during busier times of the year. SERVPRO use local technicians with some forming what we refer to as a rapid response unit. These teams are made up of technicians with IICRC certificates as well as experienced project managers and are used primarily for commercial services. Smaller fire incidents can be serviced with smaller task forces.

The benefits of a specific commercial unit are that we can communicate directly with you throughout service. SERVPRO operate call-lines 24 hours a day and can send a team within 4-hours upon receiving a notification of loss. Although we work to a restore rather than replace method, we can inventory any non-salvageable items like charred furniture for you to pass on to your insurance adjuster. We are an established provider of commercial services and, as such, have experience dealing with a variety of local adjusters as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

One of the common concerns business owners in customer-facing industries tell us is the unpleasant odors that can be left behind by fire. Our method is to use water-based thermal foggers. These equipment vaporize pairing agents which are then released in a thick fog inside the affected area — pairing agents bond with odor particles causing them to sink to the floor where they can be cleaned away. By using water-based foggers, we can reduce the airing time required after deodorization and keep closures to a minimum.

We can also deploy HEPA filtered air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to help trap motes of soot and odor and chemically neutralize airborne odors. Use and placement depend on the nature of the fire loss and the business.

In a business emergency, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at our 24 hours call-line (509) 474-9144.

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Is Water Creeping into Your Spokane Crawlspace?

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Water Creeping into Your Spokane Crawlspace? Crawlspaces are susceptible to flood damage. Inspect your crawlspace often for signs of water.

Long Term Solutions for Flooded Spokane Basements and Crawlspaces

As initially alarming as disasters like floods can be to your Spokane residence, restoring these effects is something better left to professionals like our certified technicians. Not only can you receive the assistance that you need to return your damaged property to its original condition, but you can also have the opportunity for long term solutions that can reduce the likelihood of recurrences in some cases. Our team works to exceed your expectations, and that begins with exceeding the parameters of traditional restoration work. 

While there are many pressing concerns with flood damage in your Spokane home, the more significant problem is the potential for this situation to occur again. Basements and crawlspaces are particularly susceptible to these types of damages, and without the measures taken to thwart water penetration, the flooding continues to occur. Our SERVPRO team can respond fast with effective mitigation and cleanup strategies, but also have long-term solutions available to help repair blockwork, concrete, drainage, water diversion, and also encapsulate the affected area if necessary.

Part of our commitment to our customers is providing honest assessments and evaluations about the damage done to their property when we first arrive. This inspection helps to determine the estimated cost of restoration, the personnel required to do it, and the equipment needed to get right to work. When it comes to lasting solutions that can reduce the possibility of future flooding, we rely on our competent contracting specialists to assess risks and offer repair and reconstruction strategies.

Approaches like crawlspace encapsulation can protect all of the frequently damp materials by covering them in 12mm plastic sheeting. The installation of water diversion equipment like sump pumps and drainage can also reduce the possibility of flooding. We determine which approach to use based on your wishes and understanding of the process, and what you think is best.

While many immediate threats accompany a flood in your home, every homeowner wants to take the necessary steps to help limit the damage these disasters can do. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane rapid response team a call today at (509) 474-9144.

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Avoid Delays When Dealing With Spokane Valley Flooding Situations

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Avoid Delays When Dealing With Spokane Valley Flooding Situations Restoring your home after flooding requires quick action to find a successful restoration company to make it “Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO's 24-Hour Service Makes a Difference with Water Removal Services in Spokane Valley

When someone in Spokane Valley requires emergency medical care, a short call can have an ambulance on its way in seconds. When your house contains lost water, it also needs professionals who can make things right again.

Emergencies are why SERVPRO always has a team ready to respond, including water removal in Spokane Valley from flooding, broken pipes, overflows, and extinguishing fires. When a homeowner must wait to contact someone about such an emergency, restoration costs escalate. We at SERVPRO want to help minimize costs and do so wherever possible.

Helping restore your property to pre-incident condition, “Like it never even happened.” requires a rapid response followed by ongoing, steady mitigation services. Not only must water removal occur quickly, but we must treat the interior structures and the contents of your home, so secondary damages do not occur or only occur to a minimal degree.

Our process involves teamwork, which allows us to work round-the-clock whenever necessary. If this option might benefit your home by preventing additional damage and making the entire process happen faster, we can discuss the options involved with you. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the time we need to work in your home.

When fire damage co-occurs, we can also provide you with cleanup and mitigation services that help the restoration work flow more smoothly. Water that turns to steam during a fire can linger when trapped, slowly evaporating into the air. We use specialized equipment to locate these hidden areas and get them dry again. The same is true of any other source causing trapped water, as well as moisture absorbed into materials and furnishings.

When someone thinks about the process of removing water, many first think about standing water. SERVPRO professionals know that water can damage a property wherever it occurs inside a home. Trapped water under cabinetry and above ceilings, as well as elevated moisture in the air, require skilled specialists who know which methods work and give the results you want and need.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane has the IICRC-certified technicians your property needs to get water removal and other services carried out to get your home back to normal. Call us at (509) 474-9144 for prompt service that can make a huge difference in the outcome after any disaster involving water intrusion.

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SERVPRO Speedily Arrives to Mitigate Water Damage in Spokane

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Speedily Arrives to Mitigate Water Damage in Spokane Why Spokane Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Swift Water Removal--Already in Your Driveway!!

Water Cleanup Technicians In Spokane Talk About How We Provide Fast Service

As soon as moisture finds its way inside your home, it is vital to get it removed before problems get worse. The best way to get water cleanup completed promptly is to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO. Our technicians are equipped with the industry's most advanced technology to make sure moisture gets removed as quickly as possible. We utilize the industry's best equipment from the beginning to the end. To start, we use advanced moisture sensors to figure out the extent of the water cleanup.
 
Next, we implement extraction systems so that we can vacuum up as much water as we can while it is in liquid form. Our SERVPRO technicians can use different types of equipment for your specific water cleanup project in Spokane. If tight areas or pieces of furniture get wet, we can use portable extractors and handled tools designed to remove moisture quickly. When the situation is more severe, we can hook up a large extraction tool to our truck-mounted pump. We have extraction tools that use the operator's weight to compress the carpet and pull out more moisture, called a Rover.
 
Our SERVPRO team always offers fast 24/7 service to mitigate issues with your home as quickly as possible. We answer our phones at all times, and our technicians are located in the area so we can arrive at your residence shortly after your emergency call, usually within four hours. We first start by removing as much water as we can with our extraction equipment. The more water we can vacuum up while it is liquid the easier the structural drying process will be. We strive to restore and preserve rather than demolition and replace with rapid water mitigation techniques.
 
Once we extract all of the liquid H2O that we can, we begin drying out your structural components. To do this, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers push wet air away from affected surfaces while the dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air.

If you ever find wet building materials inside your home call SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Let A Team With Experience Handle Your Spokane Home Restoration

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Let A Team With Experience Handle Your Spokane Home Restoration Failed plumbing can lead to flooding which can cause a significant amount of water damage to your home. Call our experts to stop the damage.

Why SERVPRO Is Your First Choice For Water Removal In Spokane

Rain or a cresting Spokane River is what first comes to mind with many Spokane residents when asked about flood risks. Despite the enormity of the problem either source can bring, much of the water damage in area homes comes from more common sources like failed plumbing. Either type of flooding requires a quick response to remove the water to stop damage and prevent further problems.

That is why SERVPRO needs to be your first choice for water removal in your Spokane home. Our response teams bring experience, planning, and a nationwide inventory of equipment needed to return homes to their original, dry state.

Our teams begin with pumps to draw out as much water as possible. These machines quickly remove the majority of the water and stop further damage such as leeching varnish and other finishes from furniture to leak onto and stain carpets. Pumps cannot remove all of the water, however.

To finish drawing water from floors and carpets, team members switch to extraction wands and other devices. Technicians can adjust the vacuum speed and carefully apply heat to avoid causing secondary damage and also begin drying out the carpet and floor surfaces. For hard, solid surfaces like concrete or vinyl, they may need to push out the last water with long-handled squeegees.

Next, SERVPRO specialists dry the carpet. They can only do this if the water came from a plumbing source which makes it clean water. Outside flooding contains contaminants which make it impossible for our teams to guarantee that the carpet is safe for use again. They carefully release the carpet from the tack strips to avoid damaging it and then roll the carpet out of the way.

If there is a carpet pad, specialists remove and dispose of it. The pad is cheaper to replace than waste time attempting to restore it. Once in place, team members unroll the carpet and place an air mover at one end to force warm air under and over the carpet to dry it while other install an exhaust fan at the other end to draw out the damp, cool air.

For wood floors, an inspector checks the sub-floor for moisture. If she finds any, the team drills one or more holes behind the baseboard and use an air mover with a hose attached to pump in warm air to dry the floor space.

These first techniques SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane use can help eliminate water damage and reduce the need for replacement of personal and structural property. If you have had flooding of any kind in your home, or have questions, call (509) 474-9144 today. We are here for you.

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Water Removal is Key When It Comes to Restoring Spokane Properties

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal is Key When It Comes to Restoring Spokane Properties No matter how severe the water damage is in your home, our team can remove the water and restore the affected area!

Why Water Removal Is Key When Restoring Your Spokane Property after a Water Event

Water removal is among the first steps we perform when restoring your water damaged property. It is the point where a big part of the water in your property is removed. A thorough water extraction process helps in reducing the drying time and prevents secondary damage such as mold damage. By using submersible pumps, portable and truck-mounted water extractors, quick removal of standing water is possible. If you are a resident of Spokane, then you are about to learn about the options you have when you experience such a situation.

Though our initial water removal procedures may make your Spokane property appear dry, never be fooled by the outward appearance of the walls and floors. If you take time and inspect them, you can still feel there is still some wetness in them. Most of the building materials such as wood and drywall are porous and can retain water, which means physical extraction procedures are not enough to make your property completely dry. Also, if we stop at that point, some of the materials such as wood can swell, warp, and sometimes breaks down.

Through the manipulation of relative humidity and temperature, our SERVPRO technicians can remove the moisture that the materials are retaining. We achieve that by using specialized devices such as dehumidifiers and air movers. When air movers are running in your property, they enhance the movement of dry air on wet surfaces which in return makes them lose moisture to the surrounding surfaces. With time, the relative humidity of the surrounding air increases, so, we run dehumidifiers to absorb the extra water vapor from the air.

As drying is taking place, our SERVPRO technicians use monitoring devices like moisture meters, moisture sensors, and thermo-hygrometers to track the progress. We monitor walls, floors and other damaged areas to achieve our drying goals. Application of disinfectants may also be necessary to prevent chances of mold growth.


SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane works around the clock to restore both residential and commercial properties that experience water, mold, and flood and fire damage. Call (509) 245-2596 to benefit from our tested and proven restoration procedures.

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SERVPRO Says to Spokane Property Owners--Insulate Your Plumbing to Prevent Water Loss and a Visit from Us

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Says to Spokane Property Owners--Insulate Your Plumbing to Prevent Water Loss and a Visit from Us Spokane Frosty Agrees with SERVPRO--Protect Your Property from Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Spokane Home

With the harsh temperature drops throughout the Spokane area, your plumbing is more susceptible than ever to freezing. While many homes have their pipes insulated, extreme cold conditions could penetrate these wraps and material to affect the standing water in the system. There are ways that you can help to prevent these occurrences, and there are IICRC certified technicians a phone call away should you have to face a busted pipe.

To prevent frozen pipes, you must evaluate your Spokane home for exposed piping that could be susceptible to the hard freeze experienced throughout this winter season. You should start with portions of the plumbing outside of your home, in your crawlspace, or the basement of your residence. Protecting this material begins with ensuring that it gets properly insulated against not only the dropping temperature but also natural drafts that can occur in between your home and its foundation material.

Insulation is something that you can do on your own, often without the need for oversight by trained professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals have found that many homes have insulated plumbing, but many do not have enough to withstand the severe temperature drops that the area has experienced recently. Tape insulation and polystyrene wraps are quick and easy to apply to exposed plumbing and can increase the threshold of exposure to prevent freezing, damming, and eventually bursting pipes.

If your home has already fallen victim to drenching from a burst pipe or ice damming penetrating the roof or soffits, you can count on our reliable 24-hour response team to help mitigate your loss and repair the damages to get your water service restored to your home quickly. We have efficient extraction and drying procedures that can preserve construction materials that get saturated by flowing water from broken pipes, including our injectidry system for eliminating moisture in wall cavities.

Preventing frozen pipes in your home is not impossible. With the right insulation and precautions, pipes can withstand even severe temperature drops throughout the area. If you already face the damages from a broken service line in your home, let our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane team make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call 24/7 at (509) 257-3912.

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Spokane Furnace Misbehaving? Call SERVPRO for Fire Tag Cleanup and Deodorization

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Spokane Furnace Misbehaving? Call SERVPRO for Fire Tag Cleanup and Deodorization If You Cannot Bear the Odor and Mess from Furnace Puffback in Your Spokane Home—Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup

Soot Deposits from Puffback Are a Form of Fire Damage Affecting Some Spokane Residential Properties

Your Spokane area home's furnace should run without making much noise. While its ignition and heating do produce some sounds, these should never sound like an explosion or banging noise. When this happens, you might also notice darkened areas developing around the furnace's housing and heat vents.

Homes with these darkened areas, which are a form of fire damage in Spokane, have furnaces that need repairing or replacing. Puffback is common in older models, and successful, safe repairs are not always possible. SERVPRO can remove the soot from walls and inside the ventilation system. Soot comes from partially combusted fuel, and the more that accumulates, the more flammable it becomes.

If this soot ignites, it can spread throughout your home via your ducts and burn for some time before anyone notices. Not only is its presence ugly, but it is also dangerous to not have removed. SERVPRO uses in-house cleaning agents specially developed for cutting through hardened soot like this, without marring painted or other finished surfaces.

Our team is prepared to clean these areas and also perform odor controlling methods to ensure that the sharp odors related to this no longer bother your family. Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses the latest methods to eliminate odors from this and other sources. We can use different scents with some methods, while others eliminate odors. Hydroxyl generators use UV light to change the molecular structure and kill odors. This method is safer to use in occupied areas, and does take longer than methods using ozone, but is just as effective.

We use odor control methods because soot particles from puffback do not all end up stuck to walls near heat vents and around the furnace. These spider-web looking soot residuals must be cleaned carefully to avoid staining of walls, ceilings, and fabrics. Many find their way into the living area and then settle on carpets, windowsills, shelving, belongings, and furniture. Thermal fogging and other methods remove the odor and leave your home smelling “Like it never even happened.” Cleaning the area around your furnace makes your home safe again.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane also handles fire damage situations, both large and small, in and near Hillyard, Mead, Colbert, and Milan. Call our office at (509) 474-9144 for fire damage cleanup and mitigation, as well as odor control solutions that make your home healthy again.

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Water Loss Solutions Are the Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration Services

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Loss Solutions Are the Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration Services Why SERVPRO? From Spokane Retirement Communities to Residential Homes We're Faster To Any Size Disaster--Day or Night-24-Hour Service

Six  Reasons Why Property Owners Trust SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Services

Homeowners in Spokane who experience a water damage emergency need the specialized services of a high-quality restoration company fast. Because of the swift and progressive nature of water damage, taking time to research and compare the options available to members of our community at the time of the crisis can delay the response. Residents who have a highly-qualified water restoration company in mind before they have cause to use them are the best prepared.  Here are six reasons to trust your local SERVPRO for damage restoration services.

Reliable, Competent Assistance for Property Owners
Finding a water cleanup partner in Spokane that can deliver on the speed, training, and expertise needed need not be a lengthy process. Our team checks off all the boxes listed by an individual or family devastated by a water loss. Any customer choosing our premium water damage restoration services can rest assured that we have earned our place as a restoration industry leader, which is why our projects are completed successfully to the most stringent of standards.

Commitment to comprehensive water cleanup is why SERVPRO is considered a high-quality restoration choice. Our employees receive training in all phases of water mitigation as well as the structural drying that must follow. Merely pumping and suctioning visible water out of a dwelling is only part of the story when a leak, backup, flood, storm, or other incident creates a problem. Many other tasks are required to complete water remediation correctly.

Restoration Industry Best Practices Plus Experience
Our owners support basic, advanced, and ongoing training and certification for our managers and technicians in a broad range of water cleanup disciplines. This emphasis on the research and science of water removal and restoration explains why SERVPRO can respond to any disaster with confidence. Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classes our team members master provide a knowledge base second to none.

Training is a foundation, but our technicians then build on that base with extensive hands-on experience. No request from one of our valued customers is too big or too small, adding the refinements working on real-life water cleanup scenarios can offer. Our team members have familiarity with how water migrates, where it makes its way inside, and what happens when small problems are ignored, or large projects overwhelm our clients and are put off. Making your water damaged home “Like it never even happened” is why the SERVPRO team comes to work every day.

Fast Response -- Personalized Services
We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, another reason why SERVPRO needs to be your first choice for Spokane water cleanup in any circumstances. We respond to inquiries round the clock, 7 days a week because we realize water damage does not respect standard 9 to 5 working hours. Within hours of your first contact with us, one or more fully-stocked green service vehicles arrive at your home, lead by a seasoned project manager or crew chief who can assess your water loss thoroughly.

No two water cleanups are the same, emphasizing why SERVPRO carefully evaluates the particulars of your disaster before developing a detailed plan customized for your project. The site of the original water intrusion and spreading to surrounding areas, evidence of contamination, and a host of other concerns must be weighed before the appropriate steps can be planned and taken. You need a company with the training, equipment, and critical thinking skills to customize remediation for you.

Cutting Edge Damage Restoration and Cleanup Equipment
A water cleanup plan is best performed with the right equipment, designed to handle various mitigation tasks safely and efficiently. Specially trained operators manage the machinery, well aware of the potential for damage to structural components and fixtures if tools not employed in the way intended. Why SERVPRO makes a significant investment in water removal equipment is simple -- doing the task correctly and completely the first time saves time and money for our Spokane neighbors.

Customers often tell us why SERVPRO’s hard work impressed them. We exceeded their expectations for restoring the treasured articles they believed were lost. Our skilled technicians can save delicate materials such as paper or photos at our production site using techniques like freeze drying. Wet furnishings and electronics are cleaned and then dried using small chambers created at our facility that allow adjustment of air movement, temperature, and humidity to achieve the best results.

Services Tailored to Your Needs
During the assessment phase of our extraction and restoration evaluation, our most experienced crew leads or project managers evaluate the quality of the water. Clean or Category 1 water can be removed and drained into local sewer systems. Gray or Black Water, also known as Category 2 or 3, contain varying levels of soils, dirt, chemicals, and potential pathogens, possibly including human waste, decaying animals, and insects. Heightened risks explain why SERVPRO takes water category determination seriously.

Innovative cleaners and disinfectants help us loosen residues and sanitize spaces as we complete the cleaning and restoration process.
Our customers and technicians appreciate why SERVPRO keeps up to date on developing options for effective cleaning and disinfection after contaminated flooding. Our better products mean faster, safer results for all involved.

Informed at Every Step of the Cleanup and Repair Process
Customers appreciate honesty and transparency, which is why SERVPRO is a highly respected water cleanup company in the community and among property insurers. We keep customers informed as the project develops, and work on your behalf with the carriers involved throughout the restoration process. Documentation of each step of the project provides the evidence needed for insurance companies to pay claims, limiting your out of pocket costs.

If we pack out items for drying at our production facility, we use our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to document what is removed, tracking each article. Digital photographs, barcoded inventories, and written listings of your property provide a dynamic record ensuring items are cleaned, dried, and returned at the end of the water cleanup. The trust developed as our team carefully packs and then restores your possession demonstrates why SERVPRO clients recommend our services to neighbors, family, and friends facing a water disaster in Spokane.  

There are many reasons why SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane ranks highly among local water cleanup resources. Call (509) 474-9144 to have our industry leading experts assess your water disaster scenario.

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Rely On SERVPRO To Restore Your Spokane Home After Water Damage

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rely On SERVPRO To Restore Your Spokane Home After Water Damage Act fast when you see water damage and call SERVPRO.

Water Damage In Spokane -- Do Not Ignore What We Can Restore

The damage water can do to a residential property in Spokane ranges from minor inconvenience to devastation that might make a home permanently uninhabitable. Failing to resolve gradual water damage over time can become just as difficult for a homeowner to manage as the more immediate crises of floods, storm damage, sewer backups, and overflow, or sudden breakage of pipes or appliances. Get professional help when water invades sooner rather than later regardless of the cause or level of harm.

Spokane property owners usually react quickly to water damage that floods through a home, soaking both building materials and personal possessions. For example, an older water heater that cracks or rusts through can send hundreds of gallons to spread on one or more levels of a home if the water supply line remains open for even an hour or two. If our water mitigation team arrives within hours, the harm can be halted and the affected space dried out completely with minimal residual effects.

Any delay in engaging our restoration services complicates the turnaround of water damage greatly. If a homeowner tries to mop up this amount of water as a do-it-yourself project success is unlikely. SERVPRO has commercial grade equipment to remove water and complete even extensive structural drying swiftly. Our crews are trained to measure moisture levels and scan for hidden caches of water with sophisticated thermal imaging devices. We also bring experience in the science and art of detecting where water migrates after an event.

Our crews are compassionate but professional as they perform their water remediation procedures. SERVPRO can focus on the water damage and research-based and proven solutions to get both structural components and personal possessions on the road to recovery. Homeowners have dozens of concerns during a water catastrophe, including missing work, protecting vulnerable family members and pets, and dealing with the emotional and financial worries that accompany a disaster that threatens comfort and well-being.

Time is of the essence for any response to a water loss. Even with the extensive training each SERVPRO crew member possess, the team approach our experts deliver is the only way to manage the dozens of issues water damage presents. Another common residential scenario is storm damage that allows water to flow into a home unimpeded. When our professionals arrive after trees smash through roofs and siding or high winds rip off shingles or break windows we employ restoration industry best practices to tick the boxes in a predictable order to bring the chaos under control.

We begin by securing the property, boarding up windows and tarping roofs to limit continued incursions of water. This can be a huge task, but we have scalable resources available even in cases where many of your neighbors experience the same issues after severe weather or other cataclysmic events. Our local presence means we bring the care and concern expected from members of the same community, but our nationwide network of other SERVPRO partners means we can put you and your water damage needs at the head of the line.

Once your storm damaged Spokane property is protected our experienced crew chiefs and project managers assess the interior of your home. Water moves swiftly from top to bottom and collects in recesses and cavities a homeowner might not realize exist. Now is when the focused training SERVPRO technicians receive from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides the support needed to mitigate and restore any level of water damage experienced.

Again, our cutting-edge equipment delivers the results needed when massive quantities of stormwater invade a home. Submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors get the water removal rolling even if the power is out. Each SERVPRO service vehicle is a rolling water damage rescue machine. We understand our business, and the tools needed, and do not cause delays in the implementation of water disaster restoration plans, committed to being Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Storms also expose a Spokane home to other forms of water damage, even if the exterior of your property maintains its structural integrity. If storm sewers are overwhelmed by heavy rains sewage can back up into your property. This situation requires the expertise of SERVPRO’s workforce as the water now collecting in your basement or lower level is by definition contaminated, often known as black water in restoration circles.

Both human and animal wastes, as well as chemicals and other pathogen-carrying debris, enter your home when a sewer backs up. The water not only needs to be removed, but it also needs to be contained and disposed of following local hazardous waste rules and procedures. SERVPRO crews are experts in this specialized area of water damage management.

We evaluate the need for and provide appropriate disinfection of the surfaces affected after this type of event. SERVPRO crews employ required personal protective equipment protocols and take all precautions to keep other spaces in your home untainted during waste removal and remediation. A sewage backup adds complexities such as odor management and mold growth risk that we respond to with effective and professional solutions.

Do not make the mistake of calling on SERVPRO only when the water damage is sudden and overwhelming. Failure to detect and react to slow leaks in roofs, pipes, and plumbing fixtures also cause issues that grow from a nuisance to devastating if not addressed. Be mindful that even small amounts of moisture can fuel mold growth. Extensive colonies of mold and mildew might be found in structural cavities, attics, and foundations when small amounts of water soak in over time. Water also erodes common building materials like wood framing, drywall, lath and plaster, and ceiling tiles.

SERVPRO also helps provide the documentation needed for insurance coverage. We support our customers struggling with claims for water damage, inventorying possessions and keeping extensive records about the harm a done and the restoration efforts provided.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane is your full-service water damage restoration resource. Call us at (509) 474-9144 when you note the first signs of moisture-related trouble.

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