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When Your Spokane Valley Business Suffers Property Damage, We Can Help Now!

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Regardless of whether it's a fire, storm, or flood studies show that up to 50% of businesses never recover from a disaster. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can get you back in business quickly.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can help protect your business's financial health by cleaning and restoring your damaged property and get you back in business quickly. This restoration can include your inventory, the building's internal structure, and even the furnishings.

Our trained technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in all aspects of damage clean up and restoration. As a result, most insurance companies are eager to work with us in getting your business back to normal after a flood, fire, or other disasters. 

We do a comprehensive inventory, then securely place your items in crates for transport back to our facility for restoration work. When that is complete we return your items in restored condition. Of course, some large items cannot be moved for restoration and will need to be restored in place and then sanitized to make certain you have a healthy environment for your employees and customers.

We are not only worried about the appearance of your business. There are concerns that may be hidden from view. For example, after a flood, an important part of restoration is eliminating the odors that invariably happen in a flood situation. If the odor persists, we'll work to find the source of the odor and remove it.

When flood, storm, or fire damage is affecting your business, call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley @ (509)926-6140. We're there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

Does Your Business Have a Disaster Plan?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Business and SERVPRO Professional shaking hands Our trained and certified technicians can help you create a disaster plan.

Tragically, some businesses never reopen after a disaster. Studies show that as many as 50% of businesses hit by a disaster such as a fire or flood will never reopen their doors. Emergencies can happen at any time. 

Let SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley Help Your Business With a Disaster Plan

In order to help you better prepare, SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley will create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) at no cost to you. Your profile will include:

  • A thorough assessment of your facility
  • A concise document that contains the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley as your official disaster restoration resource--available to you anytime 24/7.
  • Outline of the chain of command for authorizing cleanup work to begin.
  • Provides critical details on your business property such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, as well as priority contact information.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has a team of IICRC certified professionals ready to deploy to your disaster anytime 24/7. We have the experience to deal with your disaster regardless of its type or scope.

We're Local and Ready to Help You Anytime

We are locally owned and operated and nationally supported. We have been part of this community for over 25 years. We're nearby and ready for you when you need us.

Just call us at (509) 926-6140. We're here for you 24 hours a day/ seven days a week.

When You Have Water Damage In Your Business You Need Help Now!

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

empty office with standing water When you have water damage in your business you need a team to help you get back in business fast.

Water damage in your business can be an immediate and urgent issue. Even a small leak can create a big problem for the structural integrity of the property, not to mention the possibility of dangerous mold growth.  A backup in your building can mean extensive repair needs. What should you do when you have water damage of any type?

Call a Professional to Remove the Water

The first step is always to remove any standing water. This can be done by pulling the water out using pumps. It is never recommended that you run your HVAC when you have standing water or wet surfaces to dry them out. That can distribute mold and mildew throughout the building. Properly drying the entire surface is critical and ensures mold does not develop. This is an important reason to have a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley do the work.

Work to Repair the Damage

Water damage creates more than just wet surfaces. It can damage some surfaces – such as carpeting and drywall – extensively. These areas need to have all damaged material removed. After proper cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces, it is then necessary to ensure the building is restored properly, according to code.

Working with a commercial contractor with experience in water damage restoration is a critical step. Our team at SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley has the experience you need. Let our professionals evaluate your commercial space to create a treatment and restoration process that is fitting to your specific goals. Call us anytime 24/7 and we'll be ready to help. 509-926-6140.

Fire or Storm Damage in Your Business? Not Just Any Contractor Will Do

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire or a storm does damage to your place of business, there are many tasks that need to be completed to get your business back up and running. Having the right contractor to help you is critical. One thing to look for is a specialized commercial contractor, one with years of experience working on restoration of business properties. There are several key reasons for this.

Experience with Your Specific Problems

One of the reasons to turn to a commercial restoration contractor for cleanup is because it is critical to have a team that understands your unique risks and needs. Commercial HVAC systems are very powerful but need to be taken care of in these situations. There are also risk factors associated with flat roofs, which are common in commercial buildings. You also need to have a team that understands the more advanced plumbing and electrical systems that your business might have.

You want to get your property back up and running fast. A restoration company with years of experience working with businesses can ensure the work is done properly and quickly and will meet code requirements. They can also work to ensure the work done is up to date and modernized to meet your customer and employee needs.

Call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley

When you have a fire or a storm, do not wait to call in a company to help you. Ensure you are working with the very best company, one that is dedicated to getting you open fast. Call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. Our experienced and trained technicians will respond quickly to your disaster and get you up and running quickly. Call us 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

Taking the Right Steps After Fire Damage is Critical to Proper Restoration

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Home with significant fire damage No matter how serious the fire damage, SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has the experience and training to help you.

It is very common for property owners to be uncertain what their first step should be after a fire. After the fire is out and the fire department allows you to go back into the home, what should you do? At this point, it is important to take steps to ensure the property is secure and that no further damage happens to it. That means working with a professional repair and restoration team.

Cleaning Up the Damage

Fires leave a huge mess behind. There is water damage – which is quite commonly associated with fires – as well as burned materials and smoke damage to clean up. Any furnishings that are damaged beyond repair need to be safely removed from the property. This process does take some time but needs to be done as quickly as possible.

Cleaning and Rebuilding

You may also have plumbing and electrical repairs that need to be handled. There are likely to be problems associated with your HVAC system as well. Sanitizing the home and removing odors is also important. There is often rebuilding that needs to be done as well, which may include making extensive repairs to the areas where the fire occurred.

There is a lot of work to do after a fire. Our team at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can provide you with the guidance and support you need. All you need to do is to call our team after a fire to get the help you need. Call us 24/7 at 509-926-6140

What to Do After a Storm

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Bedroom ceiling with tree branches protruding When a major storm hits you never know what kind of damage you might encounter.

When a storm happens, your first priority is ensuring that everyone is safe. Once you are safe, your next call needs to be to a company that can handle the cleanup and restoration work.  SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is just such a company. When you have storm damage, there are several types of help SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can offer.

Water Management

One of the first steps is to ensure your home is safe from ongoing water damage. That may mean cleaning out any standing water. It may mean drying out spaces. You may also need holes in the roof patched or help with a flooding basement.

Storm Damage Cleanup

After the water is removed, the next step is to remove damaged materials. This includes anything that cannot be properly cleaned and sanitized. It also includes tree limbs or any type of damaged structural components of your home.

Mold Remediation

Even if there is water present only for a short amount of time, it is necessary to have the location properly cleaned and sanitized. In some situations, this means going further and getting mold remediation support.

Rebuilding

When you have storm damage, that damage can be extensive. It may mean rebuilding damaged drywall and replacing flooring or even roof trusses.

When you need any of these or other services after a storm, call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley anytime 24/7. Our team can be there right away to handle anything related to your storm damage. Call us at 509-926-6140

Do You Need Professional Storm Damage Repair?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

In some situations, it's easy to spot damage to your home. You can see damage on your roof, your basement has water rushing in, or you have broken windows from hail. Other times, the damage is not always that easy to see. And, if you do not deal with this unseen damage right away, these problems can become very expensive. Could you have storm damage that should be repaired?

Invest in a Full Inspection

After a storm comes through, it is best to have a professional inspect your home if you suspect any damage. For example, if a large tree branch hits the roof of your home, it is helpful to look at the roof carefully for signs of damage. This includes missing or damaged shingles, pot marks from hail, or areas of flashing damage, or even broken roof trusses. If you suspect storm damage call the professionals at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley.

Pay Attention to Concerns

You may notice the development of moisture in your home. You may have areas of noticeable leaks. In some situations, you may start smelling mold. These are all indications that there is significant damage present which may not be readily apparent. You may need to remove the damaged elements. You may also need to consider mold remediation to ensure that the problem is well under control.

Call the Experts

When you have storm damage, it is very important to be aggressive at repairs. The sooner you have those repairs taken care of, the more likely you are to tackle concerns before they become expensive repairs. Our team at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can help you find the concerns fast. Call 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

Take These Steps Immediately If You Have Water Damage

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Water Damage Equipment No matter how large your water damage problem, SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has the resources to help.

When you have water damage at your home, there are a few important steps you need to take right away. Doing this helps to protect your property as well as your family’s health. Water or any type of moisture can create the risk of mold within a short time. In many cases, it takes just 12 hours of exposure – or less – for mold to begin to grow. That’s why it’s important to contact the specialists at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley immediately.

What Needs to Happen

It is critical to remove all standing water from a home or space as quickly as possible. This may be done by mopping it up or, when there is a lot of it, it is important to extract it using pumps. Speed is important when drying out the space as fully as possible.  The team at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has specialized training and equipment that can quickly remove water and dry out your home to prevent further damage.

Unfortunately, it’s possible that a lot of materials that cannot be cleaned will need to be removed and thrown out. This includes damaged drywall, carpeting, paper, and other items you cannot clean. It may include some furniture.

Once all of the wet materials are gone, your team will need to determine if mold remediation is necessary. This depends on the conditions and the length of time it took to try out the property. You may also need to consider restoration work to rebuild and restore the home to the way it was prior to the incident.

When you have water damage, you need immediate help. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can help you. Call us at 509-926-6140 anytime 24/7.

Four Things to Remember After Flood Damage in Your Home

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Home in the process of repair after flooding After a flood, you should trust repair and restoration to the professional team at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley.

Flooding poses serious property damage and personal safety issues. Make sure you are aware of these issues and act accordingly after a flood.

  1. Document the Full Extent of the Damage

You will be tempted to begin undoing the damage immediately, but don't. Make certain to photograph or video the full extent of the damage for your insurance company.

  1. Stay Out of the Flood Water

Floodwater can contain dangerous chemicals and even human waste. This may be dangerous to your health. If you must get into the water make certain you have waterproof boots or hip waders, waterproof gloves, and other safety equipment.

  1. Don't Mess with Electrical Power

You are taking a significant safety risk if you attempt to shut off power in a flooded home or office. Your best option is to trust this to a professional.

  1. Don't Postpone Cleanup

Once the damage has been documented and you have contacted your flood insurance provider, you should begin cleanup immediately. If you have not already done so, this would be a great time to call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley.  They will come quickly to your flooded home or office and can begin immediate cleanup. Leaving standing water or mud and debris can make the damage worse and can lead to the development of potentially dangerous mold.

Avoiding these common problems will speed up the restoration process and will help you as a homeowner to effectively deal with the problems presented when you experience flooding in your home. Don't forget that you have trusted team members in this process when you call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley to help you. Call them anytime 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley: We're Faster to Your Disaster

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

There are many reasons to work with SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. Whenever there is a disaster or damage occurs to your property, you want the right company there--one that can handle the concern properly and expertly. You also want a company that can get there fast. Speed matters in many disasters, especially when you have an issue that is continuing to allow water damage to occur.

Finding the Right Service Fast

With SERVPRO, you will have help as soon as possible. We provide services right away, offering a 24-hour emergency service no matter what is happening. In addition, we work hard to be faster to any type of disaster that is occurring. When you have something going wrong, you want and need to know your team is coming to help--now.

It is always important to have highly skilled professionals there. The right team can work to resolve what is happening properly and immediately. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley maintains IICRC certification and has the latest equipment and techniques for handling any type of disaster at your home or business.

When you have fire damage, a storm rips a hole in the roof of your home, or your basement is flooding, turn to a company that is ready and able to react fast, and get there sooner than anyone else. This is when you want and need the team at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. Call us 24/7 at 509-926-6140.