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When Water Has Damaged Your Floors In Spokane, We Are The Team To Call!

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor SERVPRO knows how your flooring can be damaged from water. We come prepared with the equipment your home needs after a water damage occurs.

Water Can Damage Your Floors In Spokane

Water naturally flows to the lowest points in your Spokane home after a plumbing break, appliance mishap, or another water incursion. The floors in the water path can take a real beating, requiring the assistance of professional water mitigation specialists to recover both function and appearance. Our crews of IICRC-trained technicians and the investment we have made in state-of-the-art water removal and drying equipment can help.

Depending on the kind of floors in your home, water cleanup in Spokane can vary. When flooding occurs over a relatively durable floor like vinyl, ceramic tile, or concrete, the long-term result can be minimal or no permanent damage. Even these hard-working floors need complete water removal and basic drying strategies for the best results. Evaluation of any underlying floor layers is crucial as moisture retained by a subfloor can saturate the top layer, repeatedly putting that visible flooring at risk of permanent damage.

Water Removal Services

Hardwood floors are popular, beautiful, and somewhat durable if spills and minor flooding are mitigated quickly. SERVPRO invests in specialized drying equipment that offers superior outcomes with water cleanup of hardwood floors. The Injectidry System uses a series of panels laid flat to pull moisture out of a wet floor. Each panel connects via hoses with the primary negative pressure source, creating a powerful suction that moves water from the subfloor through joints, drying all layers with that action.

Tile floors sometimes suffer from the effects of cracked or worn grout lines. The Injectidry System can help with that scenario and suction the moisture up through the porous grout. Whatever type of flooring is involved, the SERVPRO technicians use the technology carefully, monitoring the moisture levels of the flooring materials at all levels. This consistent monitoring ensures that drying goals are met evenly across the expanse of flooring needing water cleanup.

Some contemporary flooring options do not fare as well during water cleanup. Laminates often must be considered for removal and replacement, their synthetic materials peeling, splitting, and delaminating. SERVPRO technicians can help you make the best decision in these cases. Even though you might discard the laminate, the subfloor needs water removal and drying before an alternative flooring is applied.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane is ready to assist with your water cleanup needs, including working with a broad range of wet flooring. Call us at (509) 474-9144 to evaluate as soon as water damage occurs.

Our Professionals Explain The Secondary Effects Of Fire Damage In Spokane

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire Our IICRC certified technicians are prepared to assist with any level of fire damage in your home. Call us right away.

Secondary Effects Of Fire Damage In Spokane Homes

After first responders have done their job for your Spokane residence and put out the blaze, you get to start working on the steps it takes to return your property to preloss condition. The trouble is, you have no accurate understanding of how severe the damage is in areas of the property without a proper assessment from professionals like SERVPRO. Overcoming all of the effects of fire damage is rarely as simple as the structural damage, smoke, and soot that comes with this incident.

Water & Fire Damage Restorations

While these effects must also get addressed throughout the fire damage restoration process for your Spokane residence, secondary effects and incidental damages can often prove more pressing to resolve. Water damage is an excellent example of this, as it usually requires a large volume of water to quell spreading fires. This pooling occurs in all of these affected areas and requires professional restoration technicians like our SERVPRO team to work quickly to restore.

With the severity of the situation in a widespread structure fire, homeowners might believe that water damage is the least of their concerns. The longer that moisture persists in affected areas, the more likely situations like mold growth become. The saturation of material can affect places like the basement or crawlspace. If it goes unnoticed, it can allow severe mold colonization that can present health effects to occupants of the house and further structural degradation.

Mold Damage Inspection

Our initial assessment of the property when our SERVPRO professionals arrive addresses the full spread of the damage and secondary effects throughout the house. This inspection can help our technicians to identify areas like the basement and crawlspace that could have become susceptible to water damage and mold growth and take preventative steps to keep microbial growth from occurring in these areas if it has not already begun.

Fire damage is rarely simple to overcome, but it can get accomplished promptly and thoroughly with the right professional assistance. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane fire restoration technicians are available 24/7 by calling (509) 474-9144.

Does SERVPRO Help with Localized Mold Remediation in Spokane Properties?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold damage can happen out of sight" Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage on your property.

SERVPRO Helps Cleanup or Rebuild Parts of Your Spokane Property Affected by Black Mold

Mold can affect vast sections of your Spokane property or a small area if the moisture problem is localized. For instance, a water feed line under the sink can cause an unseen leak. The moisture and darkness can accelerate infestation, causing significant damage.

Under such circumstances, mold remediation in your Spokane home should not create many inconveniences. However, it is a challenging affair since the affected area might require demolition to remove moldy residues and wet wall materials such as insulation without destroying unaffected areas. SERVPRO handles the partial demolition, cleanup, drying, and refinishing of the area to match the surrounding areas.

Our Service is well Adapted to Handle:

  • Mold removal
  • Mold inspection
  • Black mold damage repairs

Although the mold on the surfaces may be visible, there is a chance for mold to develop within the surrounding wall cavity since moisture readily spreads through the air and absorption by materials. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a thorough assessment to determine how far the problem spreads. We then perform controlled demolition by cutting open the wall panels in the surrounding areas and removing the deteriorated materials. 

Fixing the leak source is essential. Otherwise, the problem would recur immediately. For minor leaks or pipe replacements, our SERVPRO technicians help fix them before starting remediation processes such as drying the affected areas. We use air movers or specialized cavity drying equipment to force warm, dry air around the wet surfaces. We also apply antimicrobial products and sporicides to the surfaces to halt further growth and kill spores. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane has sufficient experience handling mold remediation cases. Call us at (509) 474-9144 to help you with any bacterial or fungal problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Our Experts At SERVPRO Explain Our Water Damage Restoration Process For Your Spokane Home

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe that is leaking water Quick action after a water damage event is key. Contact SERVPRO immediately for certified technicians and the equipment to do the job right.

Step By Step Water Damage Restoration In Spokane

Water serves as a convenience and comfort in your Spokane home, assuming sound plumbing and well-working and maintained appliances. The friendly relationship you have with water can change in an instant when pipes crack, or your hard-working dishwasher, water heater, or washing machine experiences a pump breakdown, rusted bottom, or a supply line breach. Our highly qualified work crews are familiar with all aspects of professional water damage mitigation regardless of the water source.

Fast Response Time

Step one in any water damage remediation in Spokane is a speedy response. Water soaking into structural components, spreading across and into fixtures like carpeting and cabinets, and saturating containers of personal possessions immediately begins a severe destructive process. The faster expert water mitigators attend to the problem, the more likely structural damage halts, and the water-logged personal possessions stand a good chance of restoration to function and appearance.

Assessment and Planning

The SERVPRO team strives to arrive within a few hours of the water event, and the crew chief completes the second step -- a thorough assessment and restoration plan. Moisture measurements and scanning for trapped water caches is step three. Our team defines the work area and establishes baselines for eventual drying goals.

Water Damage Restoration

Step four is water removal, and our familiar green SERVPRO vehicles have all the equipment necessary to pump and extract water. If the electricity is shut down for safety, our trucks carry power generators, so no delay is needed for our employees to start the water exiting your dwelling. Our crew members bring their IICRC training to every job, using effective strategies to get the water out even in hard-to-reach areas between walls and in cavities.

Structural Drying

Once the water evacuates, step five, structural drying, commences. Our team masters the principles of psychrometry, or the science of drying, during mandated training. SERVPRO vehicles again boast all the equipment needed -- air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Getting the balance of air movement, heat, and lowered humidity right is indeed a science. This caused the liquid moisture to vaporize and then condense or absorb within evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers for disposal.

Deodorizing and Cleaning

Cleaning and sanitization is step six, ensuring that any lingering moisture does not fuel a mold outbreak and that debris dislodged during the flooding and water removal is cleared. If odors are a problem, SERVPRO deodorant specialists use various methods to eliminate the smell, leaving your home fresh.

Rebuild and Repair

Finally, step seven encompasses the tasks needed to restore structures and possessions to “Like it never even happened.” Repair and sometimes rebuilding might be required, services provided by SERVPRO or affiliated contractors.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane provides the technicians and equipment necessary to restore a home suffering from internal water damage. Contact our team at (509) 474-9144 as soon as possible after a water damage event for best outcomes.

Flood and Muddy Waters In Spokane? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded neighborhood with water up to the fence Flooding can leave behind a large amount of debris. Partner with SERVPRO at this time for effective flood damage remediation services.

Understanding the Difference Between Water & Flood Damage in Your Spokane Home

Many Spokane homeowners consider water damage to be the same as flood damage, and this assumption can get people into a bit of trouble. In general, floods cause more significant health risks and cost more to repair. However, there is more to it, and you need to understand how to discern between the two and what it means for your home.

When you think about it, water problems can come from anywhere, including leaks in your roof, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and more. It also usually only affects a small area making things complex but not unmanageable. However, flood damage can hit your Spokane area home fast, leaving everything around you covered in sewage, mud, and other debris that affect your entire property and beyond. While floods are commonly temporary, the cleanup process can end up taking a long time.

All of the mud and debris swept in by a flood leaves a residue behind that requires removal before disinfecting your property can begin. Professionals, like those offered by SERVPRO, disinfect every surface found in your home, a process that includes applying biocides, antimicrobials, and bacterial disinfectants to everything by hand.

SERVPRO technicians use infrared and thermal imaging to locate all of the hidden pockets of moisture in your home. Every enclosed space can contain any of a variety of mold spores carried in by a flood, and they need to be taken care of before they can grow. We use water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers, and all sorts of different equipment to address problems found in your home.

SERVPRO’s staff also helps you communicate with your insurance provider, improving the overall claim process. We help you get the emergency support you need to make your house a home again, “Like it never even happened.” Our team manages the entire restoration process from start to finish. This includes all repairs and helping prepare your home against future incursion.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round to provide members of our local community with the cleanup and restoration services needed to get things back on track fast. Call our restoration office any time, day or night. (509) 474-9144.

Emergency Services Water Damage Procedures for Spokane Houses

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking into a room under the door Excess water can damage both the structure and the contents of your home. Call team SERVPRO for tailored remediation for the water damage.

These water damage repairs happen even before most drying services

When water damage strikes at a local home in Spokane, SERVPRO leaps into action to bring a rapid response to the situation. These are some of the first things we do in an emergency before we even begin drying out the area.

Hazard Removal

One of the first actions we take in a Spokane home with water damage is to remove hazards from the area. Our experienced technicians know how to identify and safely handle electrical hazards, contaminated materials, sharp objects, and other hazardous elements. As part of this process, we perform:

  • Water clean up around electronics and wall plugs
  • Sewage cleanup, if applicable
  • Chemical and UV sterilization of surfaces

Furniture Stain Removal

SERVPRO can often remove furniture stains, but we must act fast. In many cases, we begin anti-stain treatments before even drying out carpets and other materials. We accomplish this through purpose-made sanitizing and cleaning chemicals for upholstery.

Removing Carpet Pads

We may need to remove carpet padding before proceeding to water removal services. Our technicians do this frequently across Spokane and work fast to minimize damages throughout the process. We can often replace the pad alone while saving the carpet layer.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane can handle your water damage emergency. Call us at (509) 474-9144.

What is the Essential Equipment for Fire Damage Restoration in Spokane?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle parked outside of a house Has your home suffered from a recent fire? Contact our certified SERVPRO team for fire damage remediation and clean up services.

SERVPRO in Spokane Can Help your Restore your Property after Fire Damage

Property fires present several challenges for restoration technicians, so we use a multitude of equipment and cleaning agents to tackle them. Some of the equipment we use may be found around your household, such as vacuum cleaners. Other equipment such as abrasive sandblasters may be difficult to source by yourself. 

  • SERVPRO uses equipment to perform:
  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Smoke remediation

Some equipment used in fire damage restoration for your Spokane home may appear familiar. Often, these equipment are industrial versions of household cleaning equipment. Our air-filtration devices, for example, work in a similar way to air-conditioners, albeit with more filters designed to catch even the smallest particles of soot, dust, and odor. 

  • Light-vacuums are designed to sustain particle dust and soot without damaging filters or suction. 
  • Dry sponges are specially designed to collect even the smallest dust particles from natural surfaces.
  • Soda and sandblasting equipment can help to return semi-porous materials like wood to preloss conditions. 

We are a leading provider of restoration services. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane for fire damage cleanup at (509) 474-9144 now.

How Do Businesses Deal with Flood Damage in Spokane

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

a flooding living room with items floating everywhere Was your office recently flooded? Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services whether the damage is small or extensive.

Spokane Businesses Use SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration of Commercial Premises

Commercial premises that flood need urgent assistance to minimize revenue losses and get their businesses up and running. We have experience working with offices, tenement buildings, private landlords, and public service industries to deliver expert flooding advice and restoration. 

  • Call us if your business needs:
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water clean up

Sewage cleanup

Commercial premises with flood damage in Spokane may be hazardous. SERVPRO can scope, evaluate and protect the structure as a priority. Once a safe environment is established, we can begin work extracting excess moisture and restoring the premises to their pre-incident condition.

  • ISD Monitor Dials measure the premises' condition and allow technicians to stay up-to-date with humidity, water vapor, and temperature in real-time.
  • Flex hoses are essential to sealing property and providing better psychrometric controls to technicians.
  • Disinfectants can be essential when dealing with hazardous substances like sewage or stagnant water.

We can get your business back up and running after an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144.

Are Ceiling Leaks Expensive to Repair in Spokane?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from ceiling tiles Affected by excess water? Call our SERVPRO team for water removal and remediation services today. We are standing by 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Uses a Restore over Replace Mentality for Ceiling Leaks in your Spokane Home

Spokane is the second-largest city in Washington State with the largest urban waterfall in the US. The Riverfront Park is among the top attractions, which houses some of the city's finest museums, trails, and history. Initially constructed for the World Fair of 1974, the park is well maintained and includes the Spokane falls. At the center of the park is the United States Pavilion which supports huge crowds during Spokane's annual festivals and events. Despite enjoying a reputation as one of the leading urban natural retreats in the Pacific Northeast, Spokane is also a thriving cultural region with contemporary art museums and modern architecture, making the city one of the better places to take a stroll and unwind. 

Outdoors enthusiasts can find a plethora of activities inside the city limits. Spokane national park is a thriving ski resort that is just a twenty-minute drive from the city center. The centennial trail is a delight for hikers who can explore nearly forty miles of conservation grounds and wetlands. The John A. Finch Arboretum is also a highlight featuring over 2,000 species of flora, fauna, and trees. After a long day's walking, the Northwest Museum of History is perfect for learning about the early modern period of Washington state and the indigenous heritage sites; Spokane earns its name from the Native American Spokane tribe, which means children of the sun. The downtown center is the heart of Spokane's modern culture, with cinemas, restaurants, and craft breweries aplenty.

  • The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture features several subterranean exhibits that rotate throughout the year and complement its permanent collection. The outdoor cafe and tours of surrounding grounds are a must for tourists. The center runs regular workshops for patrons throughout the year.
  • Riverfront Park is home to some of Spokane's leading attractions. Inside the 100-acre park is the Looff Carousel, built in the early twentieth century, the 1902 clock, and the centennial trail's starting point. The U.S Pavilion features an IMAX cinema and ice skating rink during the winter season.
  • The Davenport Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and was initially constructed in 1914. The hotel remains in operation and is just around the corner from the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, which was opened in a similar era and hosted orchestral renditions and plays.

SERVPRO Can Identify the Root Causes of a Ceiling Leak in your Home

Ceiling leaks can occur due to an exterior structural fault or insufficient sealant below wetrooms and plumbing issues. SERVPRO can help reduce losses. We provide help with:

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water damage remediation

A tell-tale sign of a ceiling leak is cracking or bubbling of the paintwork. You may also notice liquid water dripping from the ceiling, although this is usually a more severe sign. Without intervention, ceiling leaks can affect the structural integrity or lead to extensive mold growth. 

  • SERVPRO can use advanced water measuring devices to discover the source of a leaking ceiling.
  • By opening up the ceiling cavity, we can apply rapid air-movement, heating, and drying to the inner.
  • Restoring over replacing is often more cost and time-efficient when performing the restoration. 

For assistance with ceiling leakage, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane for water damage at (509) 474-9144.

Can Flooding Cause Harm to Hard Surface Flooring?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged floor, tiles loosened and coming up Although ceramic tiles are water resistant, they are not waterproof and can become loosened. SERVPRO knows how to dry the subfloor. Call us today!

SERVPRO Can Restore Flooring in your Colbert Home after a Flood Event

Hard surface flooring covers masonry like ceramic tilings, concrete and resilient tiles. These types of floor material are commonly found in basements, garages, and kitchens of residential homes. A flood or natural disaster can lead to hard surface flooring being exposed to large amounts of water for a significant time.

The impact of flood damage on the floors of your Colbert home largely depends on the installation and material. Concretes are generally porous, which means they can absorb moisture, blister, or crack. Ceramic and resilient tiles resist water well, although installation issues for improper sealing can cause moisture to leak beneath tiles damaging the subfloor below.

  • Concrete floors can often be restored using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum, which reduces moisture content and microbial growth.
  • Asphalt and other resilient tiles may become chalky after exposure to water; however, careful assessment of subfloor with a moisture meter is necessary.
  • Insufficient vapor barriers on Ceramic Tiles can cause the subfloor underneath to warp, leading to cracking. Otherwise, ceramics have a strong resistance to water exposure.

Hard surface flooring is often repairable with the correct technique and equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane for flood damage repair at (509) 474-9144.