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5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew Group Photo Join the hardworking team at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County

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!

If You Have Experienced Property Damage, Hire Experienced Pros for Restoration

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

There are many things to consider when hiring a company to help you after a storm, fire, or flood. At this devastating time, you are worried about your home or business and your future. That is why it is so important to hire a team of dedicated professionals to work with you, guide you, and support you on the right path to cleaning up and restoring your home.

Seek Out a Company with Experience

At the heart of the process is choosing a company that can stand behind the work they offer. They have experience. They know exactly what to do. They pay attention to the local building codes in your area to ensure the work is done properly. When you call in someone like this to support your efforts, you know the results you are going to get are exceptional.

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is a smart choice when you have any kind of property damage that needs to be cleaned and restored. We have an expertly trained IICRC certified crew of dedicated professionals available to answer the phone and take your 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We tell you what we are going to do and how the process works. You can feel confident in the outcome because you know our team is providing you with the level of service you need. When you have a tragic situation like this, nothing but the best matters.

Put Your Trust in Our Team

When it comes to choosing a company that can help you, select one that stands behind the work they do. Call SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County to help you. We’re here for you 24/7. Just call us at 509-534-0566.

SERVPRO is the Right Solution for Your Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

A commercial restoration and cleaning service such as SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is essential in maintaining your commercial property. The condition of your building impacts productivity at work and eventually your bottom line. Here are a few of the benefits you can expect when you hire the right pros to take care of cleaning and restoration.

Faster Insurance Process

If you have suffered a loss from fire, flood, water damage, biohazard, or more, you’ll have the information you need when you file for a claim with your insurance company. Experienced restoration experts can help you fill out the forms and provide documentation that prevents the insurance company from downgrading the losses or damages.

Experience

As an established restoration service provider, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has the experience and industry knowledge to provide the assistance you need. That ensures efficient and stellar results. With a team of IICRC certified technicians who are up to date with the latest and best practices in restoration techniques, you can look forward to getting your property restored and your business back in operation quickly.

Tailored Solutions

Not all commercial cleaning and restoration services provide solutions tailored to your needs. That’s why it’s essential that you sort out the details with the firm. Don’t hesitate to ask for what you need. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County will come up with a plan that fits your needs and is just right for your budget.

Continued Use

Pros can take a look at your building or facility, assess the damage, come up with a detailed plan for repairs, and proceed to restore the property. With their help, you can get back to using that space in no time. It's possible that the firm may be able to restore portions of your property to operational status while still working on more difficult areas. This will help you begin to get back in business quickly.

Hire the Right Pros

When you’re looking for a cleaning and restoration service provider, there is no better choice than SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County. Our team of experienced professionals is IICRC certified. That means we’re up to date with the latest training, techniques, and equipment to make short work of your cleaning and restoration no matter how serious your property damage. Call us anytime 24/7 at 509-534-0655.

Water Damage Often Results in Mold Growth and Damage

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

If you've had any water damage or even excess moisture in your home, there is a real possibility that you also have hidden mold.

Assessing mold growth isn’t easy. But if you think there’s a stale smell in your home, or if you or a family member keep suffering from respiratory and breathing problems, then those are some of the signs that you might have a mold problem. Here are a few steps you can take on how to resolve the issue.

Learn More About Moisture

How does moisture result in mold growth? Knowing how moisture affects the structural integrity of your property will help you get a better understanding of just how problematic moisture is. And why you’ll need to put in measures to keep it out of your home.

Document Everything

If you see mold anywhere, document the problem. Take photos, write down descriptions, dates, and when you can, take videos of the affected sites. These will all make it easier for mold remediation experts to assess the condition of your home. With the documentation, they can come up with a remediation plan in the quickest way possible. If you’re a commercial property owner you’ll also need the documentation to manage the liability for your facility.

Know the Extent of the Issue

How much of your property is contaminated with the mold? How bad is the problem? The extent of the contamination will determine the mold removal measures to be undertaken. The goal is to remove all the mold. That’s where pros come in.

Hire Mold Removal Experts

Don't try to do this on your own. Pros have the expertise, tools, and resources to get the job done and done right. They know what signs to look for. They are in a better position to find and remove the mold in the best and safest way possible.

Pick a Trusted Crew

Make sure you hire a trusted firm. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is IICRC certified. That means that have the training, tools and know the proper processes to solve your water damage and mold problems. Call them anytime 24/7 at 509-534-0566.

When Water Damages More Than Just Your Home--Your Keepsakes and Belongings

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Books and documents under water When your treasured keepsakes and important documents have water damage, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has the expertise to help.

Water damage can happen from a range of different reasons, with it brings immense stress and worry for you, not to mention extreme damage and risk to your home. On top of that you have your personal belongings that could also be affected by such tragedy. Luckily SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has the skill and methods of restoring items that could be considered irreplaceable or just too expensive to replace.

Our contents team specializes in restoring your personal and sentimental belongings. We can also securely store items that need to be taken out of the home and clean most items affected by the water. These items include clothes, furniture, even photos. Our crews try and focus on restoring rather than replacing because it helps you save money, plus they can preserve your sentimental keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Knowing that your treasured heirlooms and keepsakes are in good hands takes much of the stress out of having water damage in your home. When water damage happens, give us a call 24/7. We're here to help you. Call 509-534-0566.

Even a Small Fire Needs Professional Cleanup

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Even a small fire can spell trouble in the aftermath. Cleanup by professionally trained technicians is critical to prevent even more damage. An assessment by a reliable restoration company is a good investment, making certain the cleanup plan does not exacerbate the situation. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County specializes in restoration of the damage done by fires large or small.


Smoldering for several hours, an old, poorly functioning surge protector covered by an old rug shorted out, causing fire damage to your Spokane home. Little actual charring is present, and you discovered the problem, shut off the circuit, and removed and disposed of the cord without calling the fire department. 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.

SERVPRO technicians inspect all areas of your home for soot, including your HVAC system. The cord smoldered for an extended period, causing a significant amount of potentially toxic materials to spread throughout the dwelling. 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; using different techniques for the varying soot presentations. We also evaluate foods, documents, and personal belongings, identifying items that can be restored, and recommending disposal of those that cannot. Professional sorting saves you money as an overwhelmed homeowner may throw everything away. And 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 trained technicians, professional products, and specialized equipment to restore your home after fire damage. Call (509) 534-0566 to schedule an assessment.

Safety Should Be On Your Mind--Even After a Fire

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Technician cleaning wall of soot after fire If there's this much soot on the walls, it's likely in the air too. Don't go in without proper respiratory protection!

It is traumatic to experience a fire in your home or business. And the dangers don't present themselves only during the fire. They can appear after. It is important to take specific actions to minimize hazards to your health after the flames are gone.

One of the biggest concerns after the fire is out is air quality. It is likely that materials caught fire and debris were sent airborne. These could be toxigenic. Without proper respiratory protection you will be consuming these items.

Another big concern has to do with "slip and fall" hazards. If you must go into the structure, make sure to wear proper shoes, and avoid areas that may be wet from the water that was sprayed to put out the blaze.

Use the buddy system.  Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. Use your legs to lift things -- don't use your back!  Be very careful.

There are some things you should do, following a fire. Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas. If electricity is off, empty your freezer and refrigerator and prop the doors open. Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil. Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves. Change HVAC filter. Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Most of all, remember that the contents can be replaced. Take care of your health and the health of your loved ones. Getting injured after the fire is something that can be avoided!

And most important, call the professionals at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County for certified cleaning and remediation. Contact us 24/7 at 509-534-0566.

Spring and Summer Storms Are Coming--Check Your Sump Pump

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Sump pump diagram It's easy to forget about doing maintenance on your sump pump. Do yourself a favor and check it out before the next severe storm.

Sump pumps are headache savers when it comes to saving our basements from flooding whenever a downpour occurs. The sump pump sits in the lowest part of our basement or crawlspace and is automatically activated when it detects that there is water starting to fill up the hole it is sitting in. As the pump runs, it sends the water out of the discharge line and away from the home making sure that the home does not flood. Like any other mechanical device, sump pumps still have the possibility of failing.

Causes of sump pump failure

  • Power failure– The most common cause for failure of a sump pump is a power outage. As we know, most power outages happen when we need the sump pump most, during a storm. Purchasing a backup generator to keep your sump pump moving during a storm can save your home from a flooded basement.
  • Improper installation– The installation of a sump pump is crucial to it working properly. One mistake or misstep in following the manufacturer instructions can lead to water to be displaced. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s manual or consult a professional to make sure the sump pump is installed correctly.
  • Frozen or clogged discharge line– The discharge line is where the water exits the home. It is important to make sure that the line is protected from freezing and does not have debris such as dirt, rocks and sticks. A grated discharge line will give water a separate way to flow in case of a blockage.
  • Lack of maintenance – Manufacturers recommend testing and running the pump every 2-3 months.
  • Switch problems – The purpose of the sump pump is to automatically turn on when a sensor notices that there is water build up. If the pump gets shifted and moves position inside of the basin, it can cause switch to be inaccurate and not know where the correct water level is, making the pump not switch on at the correct time.
  • Manufacturer defect – Although it is rare to get a bad machine right out of the store, it still is possible. It is important to test the pump after installation to ensure that it is running properly so that you aren’t finding the defect when it is already too late.

If you experience flooding in your home or business, you'll want to call the water damage experts at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County. You can reach us 24/7 at 509-534-0566.

Storm Damage to Your Spokane Property Needs Professional Restoration

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Tree fallen on a roof after a storm Rain & wind can cause devastating damage to your Spokane property. That's where SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County can help.

When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is usually followed by interior devastation from water and winds. Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can respond swiftly to your needs to an already anxiety provoking situation. SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County delivers the help you need swiftly even when a local disaster is widespread as we are able to call upon a network of over 1,650 franchises nationwide to respond if the need is great. 
 
Storm damage in Spokane can feel overwhelming, but when our team of professionals responds to your water, wind and flooding repair and restoration needs you'll feel a sense of relief. Your property is of paramount importance to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues you face. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system, but our local ownership means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “Like it never even happened.” 
 
Placing your trust in SERVPRO for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, we also restore your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, current in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIICRC) for any procedure needed to bring your home back to the comfortable and comforting refuge you deserve. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood. We are not satisfied until you are happily back in your restored dwelling. 
 
Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County. Dial (509) 534-0566 24/7 and begin the road to recovery by scheduling an inspection with our storm damage experts.

If Your Business Has Water Damage You Need the Pros Instantly!

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged office area When your business experiences water damage, you need a team that will help you get back in business fast.

Flooding and water damage events at Spokane-area commercial properties are often complex, with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.

Business owners understand that the business downtime can be more devastating than the property damage -- we understand that too. Many times the most important thing to Spokane-area businesses is to get back in business . . . fast. It is critical that business owners be put in a position where revenue-generating activities can begin again as quickly as possible.

The professional technicians at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area quickly while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is IICRC Certified and highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us 24/7 at (509) 534-0566.