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How To Handle Water Damage in Your Spokane Valley Home

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water pouring in from basement window The water damage depicted here was caused by a broken exterior water pipe.

Whether a pipe burst or the washing machine overflowed, water damage is significant and needs to be dealt with 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.

After Flooding Occurs

When 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 the water that is there. In some cases, this can be done by mopping or blotting the floor. In other cases, especially when there is standing water, it may need to be extracted mechanically. Then, the next steps involve removing wet materials, including carpeting, upholstery, cushions, and other damaged furnishings.

It will be necessary to remove any wet furniture from the space, if possible. Then, properly dry and clean these surfaces. Your flooring, whether it is carpeting or wood, needs to be removed and 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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