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Some Good Reasons to Select SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley for Your Restoration Company

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Extensive home damage can be a devastating and emotional problem to deal with. If you find yourself in need of restoration services, SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is here to help. You might be wondering about what sets this team apart from the rest. Here are a few things that you can expect when you hire the services of an outstanding company like SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley.

24 Hour Emergency Services

Disasters and storms happen without a timetable, often resulting in unexpected damage to your property at the worst or most inconvenient of times. If you have residential or commercial properties, you’ll need to know you can count on a restoration service provider to help, even when the problem happens on a weekend or at 3 a.m.

Quick Response Times

Everyone knows restoration work is a race against time. Skilled and trained restoration contractors know what to do to ensure that they salvage and restore many of your belongings and assets to their pre-damaged state. With our specialized tools and advanced restoration techniques as well as cleaning equipment, we help families regain their homes and assets. We help restore what they love.

Trained and Experienced Technicians

Our team is comprised of trained technicians. Years of experience have only led to their continued growth and competency at their jobs. Their on-going training and IICRC certification ensures up-to-date knowledge of effective restoration techniques. That, along with expertise and skill, means that our team is in the best position to provide clients with the restoration and cleaning assistance they need.

Locally Owned and Run

We are proud of the fact that SERVPRO is a local business. The company is a member of a network, though, that allows the organization to have access to a lot of resources and material for restoration solutions. With that network, we are able to provide even more accurate, faster, and better restoration services.  

If you should ever find yourself in need of a restoration company, your first choice should be SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. We are available to take your call 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

Training is Critical in a Restoration Company

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

When a fire or storm damages your home or business, it is frightening to think about your next steps. You need someone that can give you all the advice and guidance necessary to put your property back together. The people you rely on for this need to be well-trained professionals, with years of experience they can rely on to ensure your property is properly restored.

What to Look for in Those Technicians

As you consider who will handle your damage restoration services, one of the most important considerations is finding technicians that are well trained. You want to ensure they have extensive training and are properly licensed to provide the types of services you need. They should be trained extensively in areas such as water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation. Not all companies offer the same level of service.

You also want to choose a team that is routinely training and keeping their education up to date. You want to know they are using the most advanced equipment and methods for getting your home back to a safe environment again.

Call the Professionals at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley

When you are facing a disaster like this, turn to SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. Our team goes through a rigorous training process. We work closely with you to ensure you understand everything we are going to do, and we follow all the best practices in the industry. Our technicians and our processes are IICRC certified so you can be confident that we are using the latest techniques and equipment to restore your property damage. When you have damage to your commercial or residential property, choose SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane. Call us 24/7 at 509-926-6140

Many Businesses Never Reopen After a Disaster. Having a Plan May Save Yours

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Emergency vehicles outside a restaurant Make sure your business has a plan to survive a fire or other disaster.

As many as 50% of businesses affected by a disaster will not reopen their doors. Unexpected emergencies can happen at any time and being prepared for these unfortunate events can help minimize interruption and get your business back up and running in relatively short order.

Contact SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley and they will create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP):

  • A no cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the chain of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is locally owned and operated, we have been part of this community for over 25 years. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Spokane Valley, WA community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

(509) 926-6140 . Open 24 hours a day/ seven days a week.

“Like it never even happened.”

When Water Damage Interferes With Your Business, You Need Someone Who Can Restore Your Property Fast!

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Spokane Valley-area commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. Many business owners understand that the business downtime can be more devastating than the property damage -- we understand that too. So many times the most important thing to Spokane Valley-area businesses is to get back in business . . . fast.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley

SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. We also have specialized teams that handle fire damage, mold and bio hazards and other issues which may affect your business operations.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us anytime 24/7 at (509) 926-6140.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

By properly selecting, placing, testing, and maintaining your smoke alarm, you will greatly increase your chances of surviving a home fire.

Alarm Selection

There are many types of alarms on the market:

    • standard battery-operated alarms
    • 10 year battery-operated alarms
    • alarms that are connected to your homes electrical system
    • special alarms for people with hearing impairments (these have both audible alarm and intense flashing lights)

Regardless of the type of smoke alarm you purchase, make sure it is listed or approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as the Underwriters Laboratories.

*How Many per home 1,2,3? more?*

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code 101 should be followed. Most codes require a minimum of smoke alarm on every level, including basements, and within 15 feet of each sleeping area. If a door to the sleeping area is kept closed, it is recommended that a smoke detector be placed inside the bedroom.

In new construction, the code requires hard-wired smoke alarms to be interconnected. This means that if one smoke alarm is activated, all alarms will sound.

In Spokane Valley, your local fire department will come to your home free of charge and evaluate current safety conditions like:

    • Smoke Alarms
    • Heat Sources
    • Evacuation plans
    • fire hazards
    • Carbon monoxide detectors

The Spokane Valley Fire Dept will install free detectors for those who qualify. 

As a professional fire restoration company we have seen many instances of fire alarms working to alert residents of a fire in their home. While we are able to quickly restore property and even some belongings, nothing can be done to restore a life lost in a house fire. We encourage everyone to install proper smoke alarms in your homes and make sure they are working by testing them at least every six months. 

If you should need fire clean up and restoration in your home, please call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley anytime 24/7. Our certified restoration technicians are available to help you. You can reach us at 509-926-6140. 

Unwanted Water Quickly Begins Damaging Your Property and Belongings. Here's a Timeline:

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies have a schedule, they can happen at any moment SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24/7—including all holidays 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

    • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
    • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
    • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
    • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

    • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
    • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
    • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
    • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
    • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

    • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
    • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
    • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
    • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
    • Paint begins to blister.
    • Wood flooring swells and warps.

More Than 1 Week:

    • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
    • Structural issues and mold growth may pose issues.

Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

Step 1: Emergency Contact (SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley 509-926-6140)

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is locally owned and operated, a proud member of this community for over 25 years. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Spokane Valley, WA community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be. Call us anytime 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

After The Storm Damage--What Now?

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Home with fallen tree Storms frequently pound our Spokane Valley and can quickly cause major damage. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is ready to help.

Nature can throw some terrible storm damage at people here in the Spokane Valley. From frozen pipes to floodwater or roof damage - anything can go wrong during a storm. Where does the clean-up start after a storm?


Call a professional like SERVPRO of Spokane Valley. DIY home restoration or learning to use a flood pump is not, particularly efficient after a disaster. Our experts will be able to assess roof damage and structural problems after flooding or hail damage. People should not try to fix a roof leak or do roof repair if they are not qualified. Attempting to could result in dangerous conditions. Call us for your storm remediation needs.

In Spokane, there are the winter hazards of blizzards, extreme snowfall, ice dams, etc. Ice damage can come in many forms - roofs collapse, pipes burst and power lines fall. An ice dam can cause major damage by blocking water from running off of the roof. Wind Damage usually accompanies a severe blizzard. Trees topple over, vinyl siding is blown off and telephone lines are blown down. The weather may be pleasant right now, but as winter approaches in the Spokane Valley you should be prepared for the possibility of:

ice dams
frozen pipes
hail damage
ice damage
wind damage 

Let SERVPRO of Spokane Valley, who specializes in storm restoration do their job. Our water restoration specialists can put a flood pump in your home to empty if of floodwater after a storm or broken pipe. Our home restoration specialists can apply tarps and plywood until more permanent roof repair can be completed. These professionals know what needs to be done in order to get homes back to livable conditions. Our professionals can help with:

flooding
storm damage
wind damage
roof repair
roof leaks

Spring and early summer flooding of nearby rivers can soak basements and ground-level rooms with mud, water and other debris. Each natural disaster brings its own set of problems. Our specialized technicians have experience in handling storm and flood damage in the Spokane area.

Storm restoration is a process. Standing groundwater can cause a need for a water restoration specialist to be called in. Flooding, a roof leak, and roof damage are all reasons to phone for help with storm remediation. Water restoration after storm damage can be tricky. Sure, the water may flow from the taps, but is it safe to drink? It's better to let the professionals handle that during storm remediation.

Immediately after the storm call for help. Keep these numbers on the emergency contact list:

SERVPRO of Spokane Valley 509-926-6140

Our storm restoration teams will bring flood pumps to remove groundwater and flood water, storm damage, roof repair, ice dam, hail damage, ice damming and wind damage can be handled by our experts.

Call for assistance with:

roof repair
roof leak
frozen pipes
ice damage
ice dam

Frozen pipes, roof damage, and groundwater are serious damages that are better handled by the pros. Visit www.SERVPROspokanevalley.com for more information on storm damage remediation. Remember, you can call us 24/7 for help with your storm damage issues. 509-926-6140.

Mold Remediation is a Job for Trained Professionals

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

Mold needs dampness, water, or mugginess to flourish. Mold spores can start developing inside as soon as they make contact with a wet surface. Some basic spots mold can flourish include:

  • Showers, baths, sinks, and toilets are normal spots for mold development. These regions have a tendency to be clammy, and without sufficient ventilation they give the ideal conditions for mold growth.
  • Air conditioners and heating ventilation.
  • Fireplace and stack. When not being utilized, chimneys and smokestacks are cool, moist, and dim—prolific ground for mold spores.
  • In the event that your rooftop has even the smallest of breaks, mold can develop and spread through the framework in the upper room. It can likewise flourish in the insulation and soffit vents.
  • In the cellar. That very old storm cellar smell is proof of dampness,humidity, and—more than likely—mold.Generally, it can be found around channels and pipes, or close to the foundation, sump pump, windows, or vents.

Indoor mold development can and ought to be anticipated and controlled by killing the sodden conditions inside. In the event that there is mold development in your house it's critical to manage it quickly and efficiently. The issue must be stopped at the source as well. In the right, or wrong,circumstance mold will spread rapidly—in as few as 24–48 hours.

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (509) 926-6140
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

If you suspect mold in your home or business, please call us anytime 24/7. We'll have a trained and certified team come to your property quickly to assess the situation. Call us at 509-926-6140.

Be Prepared for Wildfire Season

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Burned over area after wildfire Wildfires can be unpredictable and fast-moving. Make sure you are prepared with a plan for your property and your family.

A wildfire can throw your life into complete chaos. It can strike anywhere, especially as we enter the hot and dry times of the year--and even more especially since the fire season is expected to be drier than normal. Keep in mind a few ideas to be prepared:

  • Make sure you have an emergency supply kit. The kit should include non-perishable food, water, radio (hand-powered preferred), extra flashlights, and batteries.
  • Make a Family Emergency Plan. Wildfires do not happen on a preset schedule. You and your loved ones could become separated during the chaos that often occurs at the time of a disaster. Plan how or where to contact.
  • Do a fire drill with your family at least once per year. Make sure everyone knows what should be done and in what order.
  • Design your landscaping with wildfire safety in mind. This means keeping a safe distance between your home and flammable underbrush or even landscaping.
  • Find out about community emergency plans that have been established in your area. Be certain to follow the instructions given by local emergency management officials.
  • If you're a business owner in an area prone to wildfires, contact SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley about developing a Disaster Recovery Plan customized for your business.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Spokane Valley, WA community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

 We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Spokane Valley
  • Liberty Lake
  • Millwood
  • Spangle
  • Fairfield
  • Latah
  • Spokane

Call us anytime 24/7 for help with fire damage, water damage, flood damage, mold detection and remediation and other cleaning and restoration projects. You can contact us at 509-926-6140. We're standing by to help. 

Look for These Signs of Hidden Water Damage

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

When a slow leak starts inside your home’s walls, it doesn’t attract attention, but it does leave solid clues. If you know how to detect water leakage in walls, you can minimize potentially serious damage. Be on the lookout for these six signs of water leaks behind your sheetrock.

1. Persistent Musty Odors

As water slowly drips from a leaky pipe inside the wall, flooring and sheetrock stay damp and develop an odor similar to wet cardboard, generating a musty smell that can help you find hidden leaks.

2. Mold in Unusual Areas

Mold usually grows in wet areas like kitchens, baths and laundry rooms. If you spot the stuff on walls or baseboards in other rooms of the house, it’s a good indicator of undetected water leaks.

3. Stains That Grow

When mold thrives around a leaky pipe, it sometimes takes hold on the inside surface of the affected wall. A growing stain on otherwise clean sheetrock is often your sign of a hidden plumbing problem.

4. Peeling Wallpaper or Paint

This clue is easy to miss in rooms that don’t get much use. When you see wallpaper separating along seams or paint flaking off the wall, blame sheetrock that stays wet because of an undetected leak.

5. Slowly Warping Sheetrock

Over time, sheetrock wicks up moisture from a slow leak, and that can cause the wall to develop bends and curves. Warped sheetrock is a sure sign of a slow water leak.

6. Buckled Ceilings and Stained Floors

If ceilings or floors in bathrooms, kitchens or laundry areas develop structural problems, don’t rule out constant damp inside the walls. Wet sheetrock can affect adjacent framing, flooring and ceilings.

If you detect any of these issues in your home or business your first call should be to SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. We're ready to take your call and help you 24/7. Call us at 509-926-6140.