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Why Can't I Clean Flood Damage In Spokane Myself?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Lifebuoy floating on kitchen “Like it never even happened.”

Due to the Nature of Flood Water, Calling in Skilled Technicians to Handle the Damage to Your Spokane Property is Best

Whether there was a water main break nearby or you have rising floodwaters entering your Spokane property, a DIY approach is generally not the best option. The impact of floodwater can be devastating to your family and the structural integrity of your home. If a significant storm was the culprit, it might damage your roof, windows, and other exterior elements. SERVPRO offers round the clock emergency service to ensure the flooding's impact gets lessened, and your house gets back to pre-flood condition fast.

Why Do I Need Trained Water Restoration Technicians?
To handle your flood damage in Spokane, SERVPRO has skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) trained following the standards set forth via the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Floodwater is known for harboring a range of potential contaminants that could be harmful to your family's health or any pets living in your household. When called to your property, we can handle floodwater cleanup on any level, including efforts such as:

    •    Prompt action to minimize the cost and overall impact of the loss
    •    Specialized methods for water extraction, moisture detection, and cleaning
    •    Industrial-strength equipment and tools made for residential and commercial cleanup efforts
    •    Pack-out or board up services as needed
    •    A tailored plan for water removal and drying, ensuring no moisture gets left behind, and all odors get addressed with sanitization and deodorization efforts

Why Call Us for Flooding Cleanup?
At SERVPRO, we know what it feels like to become overwhelmed due to floodwater infiltrating your interior. We work quickly to restore rather than replace, meaning we do everything possible to salvage your belongings and building materials. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we always adjust our processes to meet your needs while achieving our drying goals.

Do you need help right away with flood damage and cleanup? You can reach SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane by calling (509) 474-9144, and we can send a crew out as soon as possible to begin the assessment.

Can a Home Have Different Types of Mold?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

wallpaper being peeled back to reveal mold growth Often mold growth is hidden. Inspect your home often for signs of colonies and call SERVPRO for complete remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Professional Testing to Determine the Kind of Mold Affecting your Spokane Home 

When you bring in SERVPRO to handle the mold remediation in your home, the techs inspect the house and identify mold. Once that is established, the techs use the services of an environmental hygienist. This type of professional takes samples and creates a report identifying the mold type or types present and the best method for mitigating the situation. The techs get approval from the carrier before beginning work to ensure all the cleanup gets performed under the scope of coverage. 

How Does the Mold Remediation Process Work?   

After the techs get the report for the kind of infestation in your Spokane home, the mold remediation can begin. The first action is verifying the perimeters affected by the mold. Then the techs contain around that area to inhibit the potential to spread spores to other areas of the home. The barrier may be the placement of plastic over doorways and vents or the establishment of negative air porting outside the home. Other actions you can expect to see are:  

  • Removal of mold-damaged building materials
  • Drying of areas with mold 
  • Abatement through the use of soda or ice blasting
  • Post-mitigation treatment with antimicrobial sealant and cleaning agents 

The professional drying equipment is crucial during mitigation for mold. SERVPRO techs utilize air movers to cause embedded moisture to rise and get captured by the dehumidifiers. Also, for areas where mold growth got under tile or affected a subfloor, drying mats can force the warm, dry air directly into the problem area. At the end of the cleanup, the techs can bring in the environmental hygienist to confirm the success of the remediation in the home.  

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144 is available 24 hours a day seven days per week and has the experience and training to handle any size mold damage in your home. 

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Spokane, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane today at (509) 474-9144 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Is There a Local Service for Pandemic Cleaning in Spokane?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

yellow gloved hand holding a blue bottle spraying clear liquid Multiple products used by SERVPRO carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims.

Do Professional Companies Provide Added Value in Spokane?

Yes, SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane, owned by Jason and Dena Maas, is the local specialty cleaning service you can trust.

Our professionals have access to the best equipment and supplies. When a truly professional company delivers great customer service, they have the potential of providing real value in the fight against this virus. Professionals can deliver a higher level of results over DIY cleaning.

We believe that our SERVPRO is the right size company to really care and to individually serve our clients. Have no concerns; we are also large enough to complete a job of any size.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane has IICRC-trained techs that provide proactive preventative pandemic cleaning services in Spokane for residential and commercial properties. Our professional advantage:

    •    Experienced in environmental and biohazard cleaning
    •    Trained in following EPA, CDC, and OSHA protocols
    •    Access to EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants and cleaning products
    •    The use of powerful commercial equipment
    •    Employee resources to do a job of any scale
    •    Available 24/7 to serve you at the most convenient time
    •    One-time and maintenance plans available
    •    Reasonable pricing
    •    Let’s talk, we offer meaningful advice and consultation.

For all of your cleaning needs, to hire a local professional who sincerely cares, please call SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144.

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Why We Are The Leader In Spokane After A Fire

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A bath tub covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire.

Common Issues Restoring Fire Damage to a Spokane Kitchen

When a cooking fire gets out of control, leaving fire damage behind, there are numerous challenges to restore the kitchen to its preloss condition fully. Due to the possibility of spreading soot, fire loss should be professionally restored.

SERVPRO technicians know any loss to a Spokane home is stressful, and fire damage to a kitchen is especially hard as it is one of the rooms in the house the entire family uses regularly. 

Why SERVPRO?

As part of the extensive training the technicians undergo, nothing is more important than making homeowners feel at ease during the restoration process. The techs work hard to save homeowners the cost of replacing damaged items through their cleaning and preservation methods to return the home and contents to their pre-fire condition.

Cleanup of Charred Materials

Items and building materials without the potential for restoration and reuse get removed from the premises quickly. The techs photograph and enter the things on a detailed report, including photos to prove the loss, to assist the homeowner in expediting their insurance claim.

Water Damage 

When the fire gets extinguished, water is often an issue as part of the fire loss mitigation. The techs use portable pumps to extract the water and contain the area during drying to avoid spreading soot throughout the home. 

Restoration of Items

SERVPRO techs have access to advanced cleaning solutions as well as methods to ensure damaged items have the best chance for a positive outcome from fire or smoke damage. Immersion cleaning works well on non-porous items, and the use of certain solvents releases the grip smoke residues can have on objects. 

Foodstuffs Probably Have to Go

Soot particles can be smaller than the human eye can see and can travel along the grooves of screwtop containers and contaminate foods. Anything other than canned goods will most likely require disposal for possible contamination.

Odor Control

The final layer of fire damage mitigation involves odor neutralizing. SERVPRO has cleaners to get rid of smoke residues and also equipment to eradicate odors at the molecular level, never to return. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144 can handle any size fire damage to your property and contents and use their advanced restoration techniques to make the loss "Like it never even happened."

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Spokane Property Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

stacked trusses at a job site Scissor Trusses Can Harbor Hidden Water in Spokane Two-Story Homes--SERVPRO Can Remove and Dry

Second Floor Water Cleanup in Spokane

One of the worst types of water damage a Spokane homeowner faces is when water from the second story descends into the first story. Either down the stairs or through the ceiling, either way, leaving behind a significant amount of clean up.

SERVPRO technicians know during water cleanup in Spokane homes, it is essential to find the migration path of the water to ensure that nothing is left. They use state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to locate water in subflooring and within the floor joists between floors.

Why SERVPRO?
During any type of water loss, mold is always a threat. The technicians have extensive training in the restoration of all kinds of damage, and they also know the warning signs and how to inhibit mold from even becoming an issue. Their attention to detail during water extraction and drying helps restore homes to their preloss condition quickly.

Fast Extraction is Key
When SERVPRO technicians work on a water loss that affects more than one story in a home, they scope the property to find all areas of elevated moisture and get to work with their portable pumps to extract as much water as possible. They also perform drainage techniques as needed, such as the drilling of weep holes in ceilings or baseboards to allow both better drainage and airflow for drying. If sheetrock wicked too much moisture, the technicians cleanly cut it away to avert further damage.

Techniques for Complete Drying
After a water loss, drying a room with air movers and dehumidifiers seems simple enough. However, behind baseboards, wall cavities, and floor joists all present problems. That is why SERVPRO technicians have specialized drying equipment for forcing air into tight spaces. Drying mats assist with pushing warm, dry air into a wet subfloor and floor joists while the Injecti-Dry system works well for drying wall cavities.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144 is available 24/7  for water cleanup of any size. The certified, trained technicians arrive fast and work to make the water loss in the home, "Like it never even happened."

How to Succeed With Water Remediation After an Event in Spokane

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen Regardless whether it's faulty plumbing or an aging dishwasher, Team SERVPRO is ready to remediate water damage in your home.

Fast Dishwasher Water Removal for a Spokane Home

Water-related property damage is the third largest cause of loss for homeowners. Between 2007 and 2009 alone, over $9 billion worth of losses were reported, comprising a massive 23% of all recorded property loss. One of the most common causes of water-related disasters is kitchen appliance failure, with the most frequent culprits being faucets, sink plumbing, and dishwashers.

If your Spokane kitchen needs water removal at any time of the day or night, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are always available to provide emergency-response cleanup. Whether you have a broken pipe leaking through walls, ceilings, or flooring, or you had an appliance failure like a broken dishwasher hose or gasket, you can expect this team to clean up your home in a timely fashion with state-of-the-art materials.

Always Available to Help

Your local SERVPRO team is highly invested in serving the communities outside of disaster mitigation. Franchise owners work closely with organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, BOMA, and the Landlord Association of the Inland West. This crew also partners with local organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross to aid homeowners. 

How SERVPRO Can Help

If water has affected floors or walls around or behind cabinetry, SERVPRO can handle the job. If the affected cabinetry does not have a back and it is attached to the wall, technicians may be able to drill holes to promote proper air circulation through the area. This is the same type of technique team members often use to prepare walls for drying.

Depending on the placement of the weep holes, this technique can also be used to save fiberglass insulation on an exterior wall as well as potentially affected sheetrock. The toe kick under the cabinet box may be removed and holes may be drilled to promote ventilation underneath the cabinets. After thorough extraction has taken place, air movers and dehumidifiers can be set up so drying can begin in your kitchen.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane Is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. When disaster strikes in your kitchen, you can call (509) 474-9144 for fast service.

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Mitigating Damage with Water Removal in Spokane.

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked in a driveway. Water damage in Spokane can be handled correctly, let SERVPRO show you.

SERVPRO will have your back after your Spokane water damage.

While storms, pipe leaks, and other sudden disasters are a cause of concern for many Washington homeowners, one reason that is often overlooked is human error. Someone may forget to turn off the faucet upstairs before doing laundry or a clogged toilet can overflow. In short, accidents happen, and without thorough professional cleanup, you can end up dealing with the consequences of these small incidents for the long-term in the form of mold, odors, or damaged flooring or drywall. 

If you need fast water removal for your Spokane residence, SERVPRO is available 24/7 to clean up the damage and restore your home to a safe and comfortable condition. This team's focus is on preserving your possessions and structures when it is safe to do so, so that you can save time, money, and stress. Whatever your home needs, this crew has the tools to clean up after disaster strikes. 

State-of-the-Art Cleanup Technologies

SERVPRO combines reliable cleanup methods with contemporary technological solutions to bring your home an unprecedented level of clean after a disaster. Technicians also undergo comprehensive education on water damage and drying, so they know the in’s and out’s of how to clean and restore your home after it has experienced a water-related disaster. 

Water damage cleanup technologies include:

  • Portable back-mounted extractors and truck-mounted pumps for larger disasters
  • EPA-registered proprietary disinfectant solutions
  • Industrial-grade centrifugal air movers 
  • Low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers 
  • Ultra-low volume or thermal fogging to eliminate odor particles

How SERVPRO Can Help

If an accidental faucet overflow leaves your bathroom floor covered in water and the hallway carpet saturated with water, technicians can quickly get to work on mitigating damage and drying your flooring. For carpets, rovers may be used to soak up water. In cases where the carpet is especially soaked, pros can pull up the affected area after water extraction so the carpet and pad can be dried from underneath. We can also check floorboards and subflooring for damage as needed. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane is Faster to Any Size Disaster so your home can be restored to a preloss condition. For lightning-fast emergency response, call (509) 474-9144 today.

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Why Professional Removal is Needed for Water Damage in Spokane

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood.  Water still on floor. Box in middle of floor. When the water comes inside, we have the equipment to take it out. Call us today!

Why Professional Equipment is a Must for Spokane Home Water Removal 

There are many ways water damage happens in a home, and once it does, fast action is the key to limiting loss to both the structure and contents.  

Homeowners in Spokane with water removal needs require more than household fans and towels to clean up water loss from pipe breaks, appliance failures or accidents.  

Why SERVPRO?

Industrial-grade equipment makes the difference in a water loss cleanup that is complete or one that leaves behind the potential for issues. Technicians have access to a broad array of water extraction equipment. The tools used are dependant on the amount of water and surfaces on which they are working. For example, carpeting is not automatically a loss if cleanup actions begin quickly, and the water in the home does not have a rating as a category two or three. Technicians use specialized attachments for pulling moisture out of both carpet and padding for thorough drying in the next phase of mitigation.  

Item by Item Inspection

SERVPRO technicians inspect each item to determine the restoration potential through their knowledge of cleaning and proprietary restoration techniques. This action saves homeowners the cost of replacement and limits loss.  

Professional Drying Equipment 

After water extraction, the use of industrial drying equipment such as centrifugal air movers removes any remaining embedded moisture. Technicians carefully monitor the ambient humidity levels until it meets preset drying goals. This limits both mold and water odors as secondary issues after the completion of water cleanup efforts.  

Cleaning Solutions for Disinfection and Deodorization

Bacteria and residual odors have the potential to be present in the property. SERVPRO technicians hand-clean surfaces with solutions such as their unique Orange cleaner that works as an antibacterial as well as leaving a fresh, citrus scent. After cleaning, if any odors remain in the home, they have various types of equipment to neutralize water odors such as hydroxyl generators or solvent-based thermal fogging.  

When your residence needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane at (509) 474-9144. Our certified technicians have both the equipment and experience to make the water loss in your home, "Like it never even happened."

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We Are Here To Help After A Water Damage Incident In Your Colbert Home

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is Faster To Any Water Cleanup Disaster In Colbert

There can be several instances where you may find yourself in need of professional water cleanup services in your Colbert home. Your washing machine or your air conditioner could leak. Your tub could overflow, or the water supply line connecting your dishwasher could break. Whatever the reason, get help right away to prevent further damages.

Your home requires local Colbert water cleanup services because your child overflowed your bathtub while you weren't looking. Kids can get up to mischief in the blink of an eye and, unfortunately, your bathroom suffered the consequences. Tubs can hold a lot of water, which means your bathroom floor has a significant volume of water covering it. For this reason, you need to reach out to a company that you can trust to always be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO is ready to help you no matter when you need the assistance. Night, day, weekday, or weekend, our technicians can come to your aid 24/7. Our technicians are certified by the Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) and always use advanced industry-grade technology, designed to remove water as swiftly as possible.

Once inside your home, our technicians can use devices such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove the standing water from your bathroom. These devices are designed to remove the water as fast as possible, to remove excess moisture from the structure of your home quickly. However, removing the excess water might not be enough. Our SERVPRO technicians can bring in more devices, such as heaters, dehumidifiers, and flood drying mats to guarantee that all of the moisture has been pulled from the floor and the base of the walls.

Once finished, SERVPRO can return your bathroom to you, “Like it never even happened.” It's always our goal to leave your home in its preloss condition, and with you feeling happy with the service you received.

If your home requires a water cleanup, do not hesitate to reach out. Speak with SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane by dialing (509) 474-9144. Night or day, we're ready to remediate the damages in your home.

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Avoid Delays When Dealing With Spokane Valley Flooding Situations

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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 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)

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 Loss Solutions Are the Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration Services

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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SERVPRO Explains the Science Behind Frozen Pipes in Your Chattaroy Home

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Winter is coming! Don't forget to winterize your pipes!

Frozen Pipes in Chattaroy Homes Causes Substantial Water Damage

With the winter season in full swing, Chattaroy homeowners prepare for the low-temperature drops to come. Whenever the area gets below the freezing line, exposed and susceptible elements like water line pipes in your home can freeze and cause substantial damages. When a pipe freezes, it creates a growing pressure between the closed faucet and the blockage that can literally cause the pipe to blow apart. Once this happens, the blockage usually gets cleared, and a steady supply of water from the main line coming into the house pours out into the affected area until a homeowner or technician can stop it with a shut-off valve.

Understanding how your pipes could be at risk and how to obtain water removal services for your Chattaroy home is critical to protecting your home this winter. There are certain areas of your home more susceptible to allowing the freezing of pipes, such as exterior walls and the basement. These portions of the property often do not get the same level of heating as the rest of the house and can remain susceptible to the steep temperature drops.

Ideally getting to a frozen pipe before it can burst and cause significant water damage in your home is the best option for homeowners, but unfortunately, this advice is not always possible. Locating the blockage can be problematic when the pipes are not readily accessible, and the pressure could grow to the point of bursting over a brief period. Our SERVPRO rapid response team is available 24/7 with the experienced technicians and the industry-leading equipment to make a difference fast.

A wise choice for a homeowner with trickling water from their faucets, a strange smell coming from a drain, or other indications of a frozen pipe, is to contact our SERVPRO professionals. We have the experience to locate the blockage before it allows a pipe to get over-pressurized and burst, but also have the tools and advanced equipment to quickly extract water and dry the area if this problem already exists.

With winter setting in, the possibility of freezing pipes grows. Let our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane help you. Give us a call today at (509) 474-9144.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Spokane Fired Damaged Home

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the training, experience, and equipment to restore your home after a fire.

Stop The Chaos, Contact Spokane’s Local Fire Damage Solution, Today!

If you found yourself facing a fire incident in your Spokane area home and you had someone in your family who understood which actions to take to stop the chaos, wouldn’t you take their advice? What about someone you see throughout the community, a company that helps people prevent tragedy on a daily basis.

We are Spokane’s local fire damage solution. A company determined to provide excellent restoration services to every member of our community. We make ourselves available every day, to help you understand more about the services available to you. Having a fully IICRC-certified technician at your side during an emergency can help you get things back to normal fast while preventing many losses you might otherwise incur.

If having access to a single technician with the understanding of how to address fire damage situations on your property effectively reduces damage, how helpful do you think an entire team would be? Every member of your SERVPRO team provides you with years of experience, access to advanced equipment, and unlimited resources. We take the time to check every inch of the affected area, removing smoke, carcinogens, stains, and odors using advanced techniques that offer proven results.

No one should ever have to toss perfectly good contents when they can quickly return to a quality pre-fire damage condition, and we’re here to make sure you get the right kind of help. SERVPRO technicians train to restore everything from toys, shoes, and clothing, to appliances, flooring, and structural components. We use a variety of moisture detectors, water extractors, dehumidifiers, fans, scrubbers, and more to provide you with the services you expect.

SERVPRO also takes time to consider how stressful these situations can be on both you and your family. We put trained personnel into contact with your insurance adjuster and work together to find you solutions that fit your situation to a tee. The last thing we want is to make the situation harder, so we keep you informed throughout the process and ensure you understand everything about your restoration.

SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane stands ready to assist you with fire damage on your property 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Call us anytime, day or night. (509) 474-9144

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