Your Belongings and Storm Damage
It's Not Always Just About Water Damage
When storms rage across the Inland Northwest, there will be water damage in some structures for sure, but that's not all. The beautiful pine and spruce trees that grace our lovely neighborhoods can turn into destructive forces in the face of relentless winds. These stately giants can break off high and fall on your home or can even topple from their shallow roots and cause massive structural damage. This brings a whole new element of cleanup and restoration.
Often when this type of damage occurs powerlines are involved increasing the danger to homeowners and to rescuers and first responders.
We're Experienced in Cleanup and Structural Restoration from Fallen Trees
The team of professionals at SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County has been through this type of project many times. We know how to quickly secure the property and perform temporary measures to allow you as much access to your home and belongings as can be safely done.
Our restoration team can rebuild and restore your property to its former beauty. It's hard to see your home suffer this kind of devastation, but rest assured that our team will have you back in your home and living comfortably in no time.
If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (509) 534-0566
SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most