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Get Qualified, Professional Help for Mold in Your Home

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

mold growth behind sheetrock Mold can be in hidden places such as inside walls or behind appliances. Make sure you have a qualified professional working on your mold problem.

Mold can lurk under carpeting, behind drywall and wallpaper, and under sinks for a long time before you notice it is there. As soon as you notice it, it is essential to get it cleaned up. However, you should not try to clean up mold damage on your own.

Since mold can be dangerous, it should always be handled by a trained professional with the proper equipment and proven processes. That's why so many homeowners and business property owners rely on SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley. 

Using IICRC certified techniques and specialized equipment, your SERVPRO technician can detect mold in difficult places and provide a remediation plan.

What You Can Expect During the Mold Remediation Process

Every project is a bit different. However, there are a few things you can expect for mold damage cleanup, a process called remediation.

The goal is to remove as much of the mold-damaged material from your home or business safely without disturbing it or allowing the spores to spread. Containing it is critical to this process. Once the bulk of the material is removed, such as damaged drywall or flooring, the next step is to treat the area.

A trained professional from SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley will use very specific mold remediation techniques to do this. The area is sealed off, or a whole-home treatment may be necessary depending on the situation. The exact techniques and processes used will depend on the type of mold and where it is found.

Get Professional, Effective Mold Remediation Today

You are not alone in your battle to manage mold damage. Our team at SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley can provide immediate help. Call us today for help and a stress-free process. You can reach us anytime 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

Storm Damage Cleanup? Trust the Experts

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Large home with fallen tree in front Storms can bring sudden damage to your Spokane Valley home. Trust the experts at SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley to repair and restore your property.

The Storm is Over--Now What?

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

After securing your own and your family's safety first, it's time to call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Spokane Valley to help with severe storm damage. 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 accidents or even death. 

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 it 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

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 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.

How to Spot Slow Water Leaks

8/17/2022 (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 have any kind of water damage, slow or not, you'll want to call the IICRC certified water damage experts in the Spokane Valley. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can be on the scene at your property anytime 24/7 to help you with your water damage issues. Just call 509-926-6140.

Hoarding Problems Require Specialized Solutions

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

home with garbage piled high Hoarding is a sensitive issue. Our experts are trained not only in cleaning but in dealing compassionately with hoarding problems.

SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley cares about individuals and families that are struggling with hoarding. Our highly trained experts are discreet and compassionate when dealing with sensitive issues. While we are trained in the technical aspects of cleaning potential biohazards we also recognize that there are emotional issues happening in individuals and families at this time. We are experienced in helping families deal with these challenges.

If you or a loved one has a home filled with stuff that you need help removing, SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can help. We understand the business of cleaning hoarder homes. Our crews and technicians have the experience and knowledge necessary for cleaning homes that could have biohazard issues like toxins and molds. 

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO Spokane Valley is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe home.

If you have a hoarding problem that needs to be cleaned, we are standing by for your call. We are available 24/7. Just call us at 509-926-6140. We'll be ready to help.

Get Rid of Smoke Odors After a Fire

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

man with clothespin on nose Smoke odors can be particularly stubborn after a fire in your home. SERPVRO of the Spokane Valley is equipped to handle those odors for you.

Smoke Odor in Your Spokane Home? SERVPRO Can Help

Smoke odor is a stubborn and pervasive odor which lingers a long time after the flames of a fire are out. Whether it was caused by a nearby fire, a natural disaster, or from an accident such as an out of control cooking fire or a fireplace left unattended, the smoke odor can be a challenge to remove, even for experienced restoration professionals. 

There are various factors which influence the severity of smoke odor from fire damage in your Spokane home. The first is obvious – the size of the fire. The bigger the fire is and the more materials which have burned, the more smoke there is. How long the affected area is exposed to smoke matters as well. Smoke odor embeds itself deeper into porous materials the longer it has a chance to sit. 

Our technicians at SERVPRO know that after a fire, time is of the essence to prevent additional damage, which is why once you call us, we are out to your home quickly. We clean up the smoke odor, sanitize the area, and repair any salvageable items. 

Another factor which impacts the smoke odor is how large the room which is affected is. The smaller the room is, the more concentrated and intense the smoke odor can become. Materials which have burned is also important. Different materials leave behind different odors. A fire which burned wood smells different than a fire which affected mostly plastics or a protein fire. The kind of materials affected can influence the products SERVPRO technicians use to get the smoke odor out. 

Our technicians have a large selection of equipment and products which are designed specifically to remove stubborn smoke odors. From hydroxyl generators to ozone machines, eco-friendly odor-busters to powerful odor-destroying chemicals, we are your answer to all your smoke odor removal needs. Our experienced professionals help you pinpoint the problem and figure out the best solution after we arrive at your home.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Think of SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley when your home has suffered from a fire of any size. We can get the smoke odors out of your home and prevent additional damages. Call us anytime 24/7 at (509) 926-6140

Let the Pros Help You With Fire Damage and Restoration

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO graphic. We fix fire damage. Fire and smoke damage are not as easy to repair and restore as you might think. It's always best to call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley.

Fire’s are one of the scariest things that can happen to you and your home. They can start easily and spread quickly. This time of year, fires usually start from outdoor activities or cooking. Once a fire has started the fire isn’t the only thing causing damage. The smoke from the fire and the water from either a fire extinguisher or hose from a fire truck can cause immense damage also. That is why it is so important to act fast after a fire is out. We want to make sure to get a handle on the damages and take out all personal and important belongings before they are affected and restore what needs restored.

We are available 24/7 to make sure we are there as soon as you need us, whatever time or day. We can not only restore and store your belongings, but also, we can do the fire and smoke restoration, take control of the odor that is left behind. We can do the cleaning and manipulation plus tear down of what was affected. We also have a whole department for construction as well, that way we can do the job for you start to finish without you having to hire multiple different companies.

Call us anytime 24/7. We're ready to help. 509-926-6140

You Can Be Prepared for a Wildfire. Here's How.

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

burned woodlands and burned car Wildfires are scary and unpredictable, but you can improve your chances of survival by following a few key steps.

A wildfire can throw your life into complete chaos. It can strike anywhere, especially in the hot and dry times of the year. 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.

Call us anytime 24/7 at 509-926-6140.

How to Proceed After Storm Damage to Your Property

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

House with fallen tree Our beautiful Spokane Valley trees can sometimes be dangerous during storms. Call SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley if you have storm damage.

Severe weather conditions often result in a massive cleanup project. If there’s property damage, you’ll need to be careful about how you proceed. Here are a few tips to help you deal with the aftermath and how to sort things out.

Check If It’s Safe

Don’t reenter the premises until you’re certain that it is safe to do so. In this case, it would be smart to hire an experienced storm damage restoration firm to inspect your residential or commercial property. An expert knows what signs to check to determine if the structure is sound or not.

Call for Restoration Help

It’s best to hire a restoration service as soon as you can. With a professional cleaning and restoration firm working on cleaning or saving your belongings, you have a much better chance of getting those items back to their pre-storm damaged condition.

Talk to Your Insurance Firm

You’ll want to start a conversation with your insurance company right away. Know the steps on how you can successfully file for a claim. Documentation from the storm damage cleaning and restoration experts you hire will help you answer those insurance questions.

List the Damage

Documentation of all the damages to your property is essential. A professional restoration service can provide much-needed help with this. You can get a detailed report from them that lists all of the damage they find. Because they’re experienced, they may see damage where you may think there is none. It’s best to defer to their experience.

Keep All the Receipts

Storm damage isn’t something you can’t sit on. Waiting until your insurance provider fixes the damage isn’t a viable option. You’ll need to get this done soon or the damage will only worsen. Hire a restoration expert to handle the work and keep all the receipts. A trusted service provider may not be the cheapest one but that hiring decision provides excellent value for your money. 

In the Spokane Valley, the preferred damage restoration resource is SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley. Experienced professionals are available to you anytime 24/7 with just a phone call. You can contact them at 509-926-6140.

Let SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley Help Your Business Reopen Quickly After Fire or Flood

7/21/2022 (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 at (509) 926-6140. We're there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

A Disaster Plan Can Make a Critical Difference in Your Business

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

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

In order to help you better prepare for any disaster, 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.
  • 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 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.