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What to Do if You Have Water Damage in Your Spokane Valley Home

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Home With Significant Water Damage This water damage was caused by a broken exterior water pipe.

Whether a pipe burst or the washing machine overflowed, or you experienced a once-in-a-century flood, water damage is significant and needs to be treated right away. Storms and sewers can also be common causes of damage. When this happens, there are a few things you should do without delay.

What to Do After Flooding Occurs

If it is safe to do so, the first goal will always be to stop the flow of water into the home. Then, work to remove what is there. This may be possible by mopping or blotting the floor. In other cases, especially when there is standing water, it may need to be extracted mechanically. Once this is done, the next steps involve removing all wet materials, including carpeting, upholstery, cushions, and other damaged furnishings from the space.

It will be necessary to remove any wet furniture from the space, if possible. Then, properly dry and clean these surfaces. The surface of your space, whether it is carpeting or wood flooring, needs to be removed if damaged, cleaned, or replaced. There is a lot of work to do to get your home back to a safe condition again.

Many of the processes and techniques needed to restore a water-damaged home require specialized equipment, training, and experience. This is where SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley can help you.

Taking Fast Action Helps – We Can Help You

With 24-hour availability, you can trust SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley to provide you with immediate help. If you have water damage—regardless of severity--let our team take care of the problem for you immediately.

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