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Worried About Wildfire Smoke in Your Indoor Air?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Hazy, smoke-filled sky Smoke from wildfires is everywhere. Clean the indoor air in your home or office with air scrubbers from SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County.

Wildfire season is in full swing in the Inland Northwest. It seems to have started earlier this year and has only become worse as the summer has progressed. Many of our customers are concerned about the effects of exposure to smoke during this troublesome time of the year.

 Wildfire Smoke Contains Gases and Particulates

Wildfire smoke often contains gases and particulate matter from burning vegetation and other materials. This can even be a problem for people who are well outside the immediate area of the fire as the smoke and particulates can spread for hundreds of miles. When smoky conditions persist in your outdoor environment it’s very likely that the same smoke is penetrating your home or office.

If you feel that poor air quality from wildfire smoke—or any other source—is impacting your home or place of business, you have a solution right at your fingertips. A quick phone call to SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County will give you access to professional, industrial strength air scrubbers.  These devices can be deployed in your home or office to clean your indoor air and restore it to pristine quality. Our air scrubbers feature a two-stage filtration system that captures larger particulates such as household dust, followed by a professional HEPA filter that captures 99.7% of the small particles down to 0.3 microns. This effectively removes wildfire pollutants.

The Difference Between Air Purifiers and Air Scrubbers

You might be thinking that you don’t have to worry about your indoor air quality because you have an air purifier. While air purifiers and air scrubbers both use negative ions to do their work, the air scrubber has a decided advantage in that it can not only clean particles from the air, but can also remove settled dust and bacteria. As a result, air scrubbers are much more efficient at creating an indoor air environment that is free not only of wildfire smoke, but other odors and pollutants that may be in your home or office.

Call Now to Get Air Scrubbers and Clean Your Air!

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has technicians on staff who are IICRC certified and trained in the use of this specialized equipment and can quickly create a solution for your indoor pollution issues. Just give us a call at 509-534-0566 anytime 24/7.

Call the Experts for Water Damage Restoration

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic illustration of water flooding books and other paper items When water damage impacts your home or business you need trained experts to help you restore the damage.

Water damage can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Invariably, it brings with it intense stress and worry for you, not to mention heavy damage and risk to your home. In addition, you have your personal belongings that could also be affected by such an event. Luckily SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has the skill and techniques for restoring items that could be considered irreplaceable or just too expensive to replace.

Our contents team specializes in restoring your personal and sentimental belongings. Often, items that you might consider completely destroyed can be rescued using specialized equipment and advanced technology.  We can also securely store items that need to be taken out of the home and clean most items impacted by the water damage. These items include clothes, furniture, and even photos. Our crews try to focus on restoring rather than replacing because it helps you save money, plus they can help preserve your irreplaceable sentimental keepsakes.

When you have water damage in your home or business it is a good idea to call the IICRC certified team of experts at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County. Specialized equipment and trained technicians are available for you 24/7. Just call 509-534-0566.

The Fire is Out, But Your Troubles Are Not Over

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke billowing from a building on fire. When the fire is out, you still need the help of professionals to properly handle the cleaning and restoration.

A quickly extinguished fire may seem like the end of your troubles, but the reality is the fire’s aftermath causes far more destruction than the typical homeowner expects. An assessment by a professional restoration company is a good investment, making certain the cleanup plan does not exacerbate the situation. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County specializes in the restoration of the damage done by fires large or small.

Calling a restoration firm helps you determine the extent of damage caused by smoke and soot and devise a plan to return all areas of your house to preloss condition. We are eager to help.

Technicians inspect all areas of your home for soot, including your HVAC system. The heat and incomplete burning of plastics and fabric release fine and sometimes sticky substances that coat surfaces and lodge in clothing, furniture, and linens. If it is pulled into the heating and cooling system, it recirculates until the ducts are cleaned and sealed.

Our crew deep cleans the soot away, using a variety of methods depending on the texture of the contaminated surfaces and the characteristics of the debris. We match professional cleaning products to the tasks; expect different techniques for the varying soot presentations. We also evaluate documents, and personal belongings, identifying items that can be restored, and recommending disposal of those that cannot. It is likely professional sorting saves you money as an overwhelmed homeowner may throw everything away. SERVPRO team members are also proficient at eliminating odors, a significant lingering effect after a smoldering fire.

SERVPRO works with your home insurance company, making certain you receive compensation for destroyed items and at least part of the cost of our services. Our familiarity with proper fire damage restoration decreases the time your home is filled with soot and smells, quickly returning your living areas to a fresh and comfortable condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County offers the workforce, professional products, and equipment to restore your home after fire damage. Call (509) 534-0566 anytime 24/7 and we'll be there to help.

First Things to Do in the Event of Water Damage in Spokane

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Home with standing water Most types of water damage is best handled by trained professionals with specialized equipment.

Whether it is a broken pipe or flooding from a storm, knowing what to do when you have water damage is critical. Your first question should always be whether or not it is safe to stay in your home. Electrical hazards may warrant leaving the home until the water is removed. You also want to ensure you are not doing anything that puts you at risk. Wet materials are heavier than you might expect, so attempting to lift them could cause injury.

When You Have Flooding

If you have water damage, your first goal will be to remove the water. This may be done by mopping, but when there is excessive standing water, other extraction methods are a better option. Any type of wet upholstery or fabric needs to be removed from the space. You also want to remove any wood furniture so it can be properly cleaned.

Next, tackle the floors. Pull up any wet carpeting, rugs, or damaged laminates. If you have hardwoods, tile, or other solid surfaces, you may not have to remove these as long as they remain in good condition. To find out what your best steps are, just work with a licensed professional like those at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane. They have the training and the equipment to make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Do Not Wait to Call Our Licensed Professionals for Help

When you have water damage, the most important step to take is to call our team. At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, we can provide fast, even immediate help to you. Contact us 24-hours a day for immediate water restoration and cleanup services. Call 509-534-0566.

Conquering the Devastation of Fire Damage

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen with heavy fire damage Fire damage can be devastating, but do not lose hope. The professionals at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County can help.

When you have fire damage to your home, you feel overwhelmed, sad, and scared about what the future holds. Having a professional help you to restore your home can give you some hope for the future. There are several things to know about this type of help.

Learn What Can Be Saved

Hiring an IICRC certified professional to handle the restoration work will ensure anything that can be saved will be saved. Often, items with fire damage, in addition to items damaged by water or smoke, must be thrown out. A professional can help you to determine if something can be cleaned and kept.

Get Insurance Support

Often, after a fire, you can get help from your insurance company. Licensed fire specialists are available to work with you and your insurance company to ensure the process of getting compensation is done well. They can also help you to know what your options are for replacing what is damaged.

Get Support at Your Most Vulnerable Time

With the help of a highly trained fire restoration technician, you will feel more confident moving forward. These pros do the best job to ensure your home is restored to the level it was.

Secure the Support You Need to Get Started

At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, we understand fire damage is devastating. It can be hard to overcome what you are facing, but we can help you to get the process started. Call us, 24-hours a day, for immediate help. Call 509-534-0566.

Storm Damage in Spokane Can be Professionally Restored

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Tree fallen on Spokane home Storm damage often causes trees to topple onto homes damaging roofs and impacting the structural integrity of the home.

Damage to your roof, flooding in your basement, or fallen trees over cars or backyard structures are just a few of the ways storm damage could be impacting your property. When you are facing intense repairs like this, it is best to leave your home and call a team like SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County to provide you with fast, reliable help.

Securing Your Home Immediately

When there is significant storm damage that puts your home at risk, the first step in restoration is to stop the problem from becoming worse. This may mean tarping the roof until repairs can happen. It may mean preventing the water from flowing into the home if possible.

Removing the Damage

The next step is to remove all of the damaged material. This should be done by a professional to ensure you are not putting yourself at risk. Wet material can be heavy and dangerous to move on your own. Once all material is removed, an intense drying process is necessary. Specialized equipment is required for fast and complete drying.

Restoring the Structure

Once the drying is done, your SERVPRO team will work to make necessary repairs, including repairing flooring, drywall, painting, and cleanup as needed. The steps taken will depend on the type and amount of work you need. A customized plan will address every one of your areas of concern.

Work with a Team You Can Trust

When it comes to storm damage, having a team of professionals you can trust is everything. At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County we are ready to help you with storm damage anytime 24-hours a day. Just call us. We’ll be there. Call us at 509-534-0566.

Let Certified SERVPRO Experts Restore Your Business Property

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

When your business needs help after a fire, storm, or other major event, let the team from SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County help you. We can help to restore your business property to its proper condition and allow your business to reopen quickly.

Commercial Water Damage Repair

If you have water damage at your business property, our team is dedicated to handling the problem efficiently and quickly. Water extraction and drying out the space is critical to minimizing the risk of mold development. Our team handles the cleaning out of debris as well as the rebuilding of surfaces as needed. We work to protect your belongings whenever possible.

Fire Restoration Work

If you have had a fire, the problems may be a bit more extensive. Smoke and water damage combine to create a highly dangerous space. Our team can help you with damage repair and restoration in any of these situations. Customized attention to unique needs is always our priority.

Mold Remediation Services

In cases where mold development risks are high, you may benefit from our comprehensive commercial mold remediation services. This can help minimize the risk of mold growth that could create health issues for your employees or your customers.

Expect Exceptional Service When You Call Our Team

If your commercial property is at risk, now is the time to call SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County. Let our IICRC certified professionals go to work for you, cleaning up and restoring the safety of your property. Call us for immediate, same-day help. Call 509-534-0655.

Mold Damage Removal and Restoration

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

The process of managing mold damage is rarely simple and straightforward. There are multiple steps necessary to ensure mold is properly cleaned up and removed from surfaces in your home. The professionals at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County can handle it and give you the confidence that it is done right.

Determining Where the Mold Is

The first step is for a mold damage assessment to be completed. Our IICRC certified mold damage restoration team will handle this for you. The goal is to detect mold using technology to pinpoint areas of concern.

Containment and Filtration

Mold containment is a multi-step process itself. The goal is to prevent mold from spreading. The use of negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area will help. We also use air filtration methods to help capture even the microscopic mold spores from the air.

Removing the Mold

Restoration continues when we properly remove the mold and all materials damaged by the mold. We then provide specialized cleaning of the contents of the area and your belongings. After this, restoration work begins to put your home back together and restore it to its proper condition. That is a critical step in getting mold damage under control.

Invest in a Professional to Help You Get Rid of Mold

Mold damage in a home is a significant problem requiring fast, accurate attention. At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, our team will work closely with you to get rid of the problem for good. Call us for immediate help. Call 509-534-0566.

Professional Cleaning Has Never Been More Important

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here With Specially Trained Professionals During This Time of Need

Even after more than a year of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our vigilance must continue. It has never been more important to individuals and businesses to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.

Specialized Training

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has decades of experience in dealing with biological contaminants of all types and is prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, carefully following protocols set forth by government health agencies and the CDC. Our work goes much deeper than what regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC guidelines emphasize the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the use of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple professional-grade products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, 509-534-0566.

Source:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Join Our Team!

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew Group Photo The hardworking team at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is looking for a few more people to join their ranks.

Want to join a great team and have a rewarding job? SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has your opportunity! We're a fire/water damage mitigation company and we're currently hiring for all positions.

We may not rescue people, but we rescue their property and help restore peace of mind after disaster strikes! When there's been fire or smoke damage, water damage, storm damage, or any type of property damage, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is on the scene to secure the property, begin the cleanup process and restore the property.

If you're ready to work, we've got your job!

  • Full Time
  • Competitive Salary
  • Great Benefits

First: Download an application here:  

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7er2gui0js99tz0/Application%20for%20Employment.pdf?dl=0

Second: Send the completed application to rachael@SERVPROnwspokane.com

We look forward to hearing from you!