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Let the Professionals Handle Repair and Restoration of Your Business

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Office area with collapsed ceiling Storm, fire, or other property damage to your business should be carefully repaired and restored by professionals.

When a storm or a fire or flood occurs on your property, your business may be unable to operate until the damage is properly cleaned up and restored. Your best option is turning to a trusted local company to handle commercial damage repair, and restoration to get back to operating. When you call a company like SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, our team can be there quickly to get you back to work faster.

Inspections and Cleaning Up

The first step of any commercial cleanup process is to evaluate the scope of the problem. We can then create a plan for cleanup and restoration. This often includes hauling away debris and damaged materials that cannot be restored. From there, our team will dry out the location to ensure it is ready to be cleaned.

Rebuilding After the Damage

Damage repair and restoration work can include multiple steps. In some cases, cleaning and mold remediation work should to be done first. Once this is done, there may be a need to paint, replace drywall, and add new flooring. Every situation requires a customized plan to get you back up and running again.

Turn to a Trusted Company for Fast Help

If your business is unable to operate due to damage from a storm or major event, call SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane for a consultation and assessment. Our team is available online and by phone 24-hours a day to help you. Just call 509-487-4700.

Impacted by a Storm? You'll Want Professional Help to Restore Your Spokane Business Property

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damaged commercial property When property damage happens at your place of business, trust the clean-up and restoration to the professionals.

After storm or water damage occurs, it is essential to have a professional cleaning and restoration company handle the cleanup and get you back in business. These pros should be IICRC certified and properly trained in how to safely and effectively clean up and restore your Spokane commercial property. They should also have the resources and equipment necessary to do the work properly.

What Helps Some Stand Out?

When choosing a company for commercial cleaning, damage repair, and restoration, there are a few key things to look for in the organization. Be sure to choose a company that is available 24-hours a day to help you. They should also be licensed and insured and have the appropriate professional certifications. 

Hire a company that can handle the entire project from start to finish. This may include water extraction, material and debris cleanup, mold remediation, and rebuilding of damaged areas. Having a professional available to quickly assess storm or other major property damage like this helps ensure the cleanup is done properly.

You also want to work with a company that is well respected in the community and known for having well-trained, customer-first employees. This can help ensure you are getting the best quality service possible.

Call Our Team for Immediate Storm Damage Help in Spokane

At SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, our commercial cleaning team is available to help with all types of storm and water damage cleanup. Put your trust in us when you need it the most. Call us today at 509-487-4700.

Questions to Consider Before Hiring a Commercial Restoration Service

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Thoroughly vetting a company before you hire one for your commercial restoration and cleaning needs is a smart move. You’re letting this company come onto your property so it’s important that you make the right hiring decision. Asking the right questions makes this easier. If you’ve had a fire or flood or water damage, etc., your needs may be urgent. If you have thought about some of these issues in advance, it will be helpful.

What are your needs?

Before anything else, make sure you understand what you need from the firm. Fire or flood restoration? Water damage restoration? Mold removal and remediation? Some firms offer specialized services and use specialized equipment and processes specifically for these restorations. Some have special certifications. It’s always good to go with a firm that is IICRC Certified. This helps you to be confident that the firm has received the proper training to handle your disaster restoration and cleanup. Do any of their specializations fit the bill? Some firms will do a customized assessment of your needs and then recommend a specific set of solutions.

Do they have reviews?

A firm that’s been around for years should have more than enough positive reviews from happy clients. A company that’s also proud of its work and the service quality it delivers will be more than happy to direct you to those reviews. If the firm doesn’t have any, that’s a red flag.

What do the reviews say?

When you look up the reviews, look over them to gain more insight into how the firms serviced their clients, what they did to help, what kind of customer service they are able to deliver. All the information you find will help you figure out if you're choosing the right restoration crew. Remember also, that most businesses—especially those that have been in business a long time--will have an occasional bad review. If a company has dozens of reviews and none of them are negative, that can be a red flag pointing to fake reviews. Pay attention to their responses to negative reviews. Sometimes people write negative reviews and post them to the wrong company—especially if the company is a franchise business.

What are their rates?

Price is a factor, but it shouldn’t be the only one on your list. Using cost as a measure of what makes quality service isn’t accurate. You want to get the best value for your money instead, all while still receiving the level of restoration and cleaning service your property requires. Additionally, you’ll want a firm that is experienced in dealing with insurance companies, as you will likely be filing a claim for cleaning and restoration work from a fire or flood.

Choose SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane is the preferred restoration company in Spokane. If your business has experienced a disaster or even just needs a deep clean, they should be your first call. They are available to respond to your emergency 24/7. Call them at 509-487-4700.

6 Commercial Restoration Hiring Suggestions

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Choosing a commercial restoration and cleaning firm isn’t rocket science. But you’ll want to pick a trustworthy team to take care of your property. Before you settle on a hiring decision, here are suggestions you’ll want to keep in mind.

Know the History

How long has the firm been around? What kind of experience does the company have in commercial restoration jobs? A newly minted firm might not have the resources necessary to handle this for you. Past behavior is the best predictor of future results. You’ll want a company that delivers consistently outstanding results.

Ask About Customization

Some firms provide restoration packages. Are those solutions right for what you need? Don’t hesitate to discuss alternate options or arrangements with the firm. The team might come up with a package that’s ideal for your budget and property.

Learn About Employee Training

What kind of training do the contractors have? What credentials and qualifications? Are they IICRC certified and licensed to work in your area? The crew must have experience in the kind and scope of restoration project you have in mind, such as residential or commercial properties.

Find Insured Contractors

Accidents can happen. Hiring a team of licensed and insured contractors is a sound way to protect yourself and your assets.

Come Up with a Plan

Pros come to check out your property and provide a plan that includes which areas are good for renovation and which ones need to be torn down and rebuilt completely.

Get More Details

An established firm will have no problem walking you through the plan. If the contractor can’t provide more details about the process, that’s a red flag. Get help elsewhere.  

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane is Your Smart Choice for Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

When you’re looking for someone to work on your commercial property, you need an experienced, professional team with all of the training and certifications so you can have the confidence that your property is in the best possible hands. Call the team at SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane anytime 24/7 at 509-487-4700

What to Look for in a Building Restoration Service

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

After a disaster happens, it is critical for you to have get in touch with a responsible professional who can help you to restore and rebuild and reopen your business quickly. There is a lot of work to be done, and many things need to be done in a very specific way if you are to minimize damage and restore your property efficiently. Our team at SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane has the tools and resources to help you every step of the way.

Ensure They Are Licensed

When choosing a company or a professional to handle this type of work, you want to be sure they are fully licensed to do it for you. That means they should be a licensed general contractor for residential or commercial projects, depending on what your needs are.

Can They Do It All?

When you have a lot of damage to repair – from plumbing to electrical and even to your property’s structural integrity, you need a team that can do all of the work for you, instead of bringing in multiple contractors. They should be able to help you completely restore all damage properly, to ensure there is no risk to your property or your employees or customers going forward. Can they do it all for you, including handling the restoration you need and putting up temporary fencing if necessary?

At SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, we do it all for you. We use the most experienced and highly trained technicians and the latest specialized equipment to do the work. If you have damage to your commercial property, call us anytime 24/7 at (509) 487-4700

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. A Cleaning Program for Today’s Business Needs

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Logo Get a custom-tailored Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program for your business.

The New Meaning of Clean

As businesses begin re-opening, business owners are faced with new problems. The old standards of cleanliness in preparation for customer and employee operations are no longer valid. A recent national survey showed 89% of customers are apprehensive about going back to brick and mortar establishments. 40% of those cite business cleanliness as a top reason for concern.  In order to safely open for business and encourage customers to enter businesses confidently, business owners have strict new protocols that can be unfamiliar and difficult to implement.

The SERVPRO Solution

With special expertise in cleaning and restoration in all types of situations, it only made sense that SERVPRO would come up with a COVID-19 cleaning program that goes far beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning,  The program was created from protocols and practices suggested by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered professional cleaning and disinfecting products. SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane technicians have received specialized training in these protocols and products.

The Three “Cs” of New Clean

  • Consult—A SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane representative will develop a tailored cleaning program to meet your needs based on your business type, amount of space involved, and employee and customer traffic patterns.
  • Clean—SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane will deliver both proactive and COVID-19 emergency response cleaning. This intense, deep cleaning will be much more aggressive than typical janitorial cleaning and will target surfaces, equipment, tools along with employee and customer touchpoints. If you have a COVID-19 exposure, a SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane response team can be on site within hours to perform an aggressive defensive cleaning to make sure you can be back in business as soon as possible.
  • Certify—SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane will certify that your business has been cleaned and sanitized for your employees and customers. You can display the certificate prominently at your business to give your customers and employees the confidence of knowing that your establishment has been aggressively disinfected with special attention to COVID-19 protocols

What to Expect from a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program

There are several benefits to implementing a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program at your business.

  • Custom cleaning plans—from proactive cleaning to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cleanings, based on your exact business needs including touchpoints and traffic patterns for both customers and employees.
  • Visual identification—You can display the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal at your business to give both employees and customer peace of mind.
  • High Standard of Cleaning
    • Clean bacteria and other microbes
    • Sanitize soft and porous surfaces
    • Disinfect hard and high-touch surfaces
  • Transparent, fair pricing
  • After being cleaned you’ll receive guest accessible hygiene products and signage
  • Technology—digital emblems to share on your website and social media properties

Call Today to Protect Your Business, Employees, and Customers with a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program Tailored for Your Business

It’s critical that you trust this important process to the technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane. Call 509-487-4700 anytime, 24-hours a day to schedule your consult.

What Happens in Commercial Restoration After a Major Event?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Damaged office space with collapsed ceiling, exposed wiring and broken windows No matter how serious the damage to your business, SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane can have you back in business quickly.

When a storm or major event like a fire occurs, your business may be shut down and unable to operate until the work is cleaned up properly. Turning to a trusted company to handle commercial cleaning, damage repair, and restoration is the first step to getting back to operations. When you call a company like SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, our team can be there quickly to get you back to work faster.

Inspections and Cleaning Up

The first step of any commercial cleanup process is to determine the extensiveness of the problem. We can then handle the cleanup, including removing any excess water present. This often includes hauling away debris and damaged materials that cannot be restored. From there, our team will dry out the location to ensure it is properly ready to be cleaned.

Rebuilding After the Damage

Damage repair and restoration work can include multiple steps. In some cases, cleaning and mold remediation work has to be done first. Once this is done, there may be the need to paint, replace drywall, and add new flooring. Every situation requires a customized care plan to get you back up and running again.

Turn to a Trusted Company for Fast Help

If your business is unable to operate due to damage from a storm or major event, call SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane for a consultation and assessment. Our team is available online and by phone 24-hours a day to help you.

What to Look for in a Commercial Cleaning Company After a Spokane Storm

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Large commercial space When damage occurs in your Spokane business you need to get back up and running right away. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane for quick action.

After storm or water damage occurs, it is essential to have a professional cleaning and restoration company handle the cleanup and get you back in business. These pros should be properly trained in how to safely and effectively clean up and restore your Spokane commercial property to the proper condition. They should also have the resources and equipment necessary to do the work properly.

What Helps Some Stand Out?

When choosing a company for commercial cleaning, damage repair, and restoration, there are a few key things to look for in the organization. Be sure to choose a company that is available 24-hours a day to help you. They should also be licensed and insured. A reputable company ensures you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing things are being done right.

Hire a company that can handle the entire project for you. This may include water extraction, material and debris cleanup, mold remediation, and rebuilding of damaged areas. Having a professional available to quickly assess storm and major events damage like this helps ensure the cleanup is done properly.

You also want to work with a company that is well respected in the community and known for having well-trained, customer-first employees. This can help ensure you are getting the best quality service possible.

Call Our Team for Immediate Storm Damage Help in Spokane

At SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, our commercial cleaning team is available to help with all types of storm and water damage cleanup. Put your trust in us when you need it the most. Call us today.

After a Sprinkler Snafu, Commercial Water Removal is Quickest Route to Restoring any Spokane Shop

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Removes Water Keeping Shops Open in Spokane

Rapid Drying Mitigates Water Damage to Commercial Businesses

Sometimes, the best intentions in protecting our investments go awry. One of these instances might involve sprinkler systems that malfunction. Instead of protecting our assets in the event of a fire, they damage those same items when a sprinkler head comes loose. It does not even have to come off entirely for this to happen.

When your business floods because of a loose sprinkler head in your Spokane shop, the fastest commercial water removal is exactly what you need. At SERVPRO, We're Fastest To Any Size Disaster. We arrive as quickly as we can so no time is wasted, and your emergency is brought under control as soon as possible. Removing the standing water and excess moisture is paramount to ensuring that any potential damage is stifled before it can become a reality. 
 
Removing the water from a broken sprinkler head often means drying out not only your building but anything and everything between the sprinkler system and the floor. Merchandise, displays, carpeting, furniture and much more all face damage if allowed to remain saturated. Preventing subsequent damage is impossible unless water removal begins immediately. 
 
Depending on the type of materials involved, and any cross-contamination that might exist, we tailor our efforts to your specific needs to provide you with the best results possible. This is true no matter how small or large the catastrophe might be at your location. Some materials might need to be removed to a drier location, such as our facility for better processing, while other items can remain safely where they already exist. Either way, we are dedicated to providing you with the best in services during the entire process. 
 
Removing excess moisture from your building can be accomplished with the use of heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Using these together increases each type of machine's efficiency, cutting the overall drying out period drastically. Water vapor removal is crucial to preserving inventory and keeping a shop open.
 
Some materials that are highly sensitive to contact with water might need specialized care to preserve it. Other items may be so fragile that no amount of attention can salvage them. Each item is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. SERVPRO makes it a point to explain all details of such matters with you, before disposing of anything. We understand that inventory may need to be photographed in such situations when damaged beyond repair or restoration. 
 
For the fastest response from start to finish, contact us, SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane. We are local and always ready, day or night. Our number is (509) 487-4700, and we are always available to answer your call.

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Commercial Losses Bring Unique Challenges

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water, fire and mold losses present challenges that are unique versus residential losses.

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, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. Many business owners understand that the business downtime can be more devastating to the property damage -- we understand that many times the most important thing to Spokane-area businesses is to get back in business . . . fast.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area 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 Northwest Spokane

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is 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. We can be reached at (509) 487-4700.

Commercial Water Damage

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Restoring Your Spokane Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at Spokane, WA 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, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area 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 Northwest Spokane

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is 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.

Mold in Schools and Commercial Buildings

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Extensive mold on walls and ceiling

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

Molds reproduce by making spores that usually cannot be seen without magnification. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on.

Many types of molds exist. All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to mold. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building
  • Unvented combustion appliances
  • Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings

Moisture problems in portable classrooms and other temporary structures have frequently been associated with mold problems. When mold growth occurs in buildings, adverse health problems may be reported by some building occupants, particularly those with allergies or respiratory problems. Remediators should avoid exposing themselves and others to mold-laden dusts as they conduct their cleanup activities. Caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled by building occupants.

If you are a facilities manager, maintenance supervisor or property manager and you have a mold issue; please call SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, (509) 487-4700.

Reducing Business Interruption After a Disaster

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Powder After a Small Commercial Fire.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane has a dedicated team to handle commercial emergencies? Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. 

Our commercial response team has the experience and knowledge to help guide our client through the claims process, while performing services around the clock if necessary to bring the business back to operational status as quickly as possible. Even a small fire can shut your business down for several days or weeks if not taken care of properly. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane today for an appointment for a free assessment and Emergency Ready Profile

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business

Does Your Business Have an Emergency/Disaster Plan?

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Your organization's risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope, and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed, or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover.

Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Your employees and co-workers are your businesses' most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during, and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, consumers, and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant, or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

Improve Cyber Security
Protecting your data and information systems may require specialized expertise, but even the smallest business can be better prepared. Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. Don't open emails from unknown sources. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Protect your computer from intruders by using firewalls. Back up your computer data and download security protection updates known as patches regularly.  

SERVPRO: Your Experts in Commercial Water Damage in Spokane, WA

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss

Handle Your Spokane Commercial Water Damage with SERVPRO

If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage in Spokane WA, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.

 Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

Services You Can Count On in Spokane, WA

You can depend on SERVPRO to provide reasonable prices for commercial damages and other services in the Spokane area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. Whether you require cleanup after a commercial water damage or simply need a carpet cleaning, call us at (509) 487-4700.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (509) 487-4700

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Spokane

1/2/2017 (Permalink)

A fire can engulf your business. Call SERVPRO quickly to help recover!

Your Business Needs to Look and Smell Inviting after Fire Damage Restoration

Presentation is important for any business, and doubly so in the service sector. If you own or manage a store or restaurant, your customers will likely be discouraged or even scared off by obvious signs of damage and visual blemishes on your property. SERVPRO knows first-hand that some of the most thorough visual damages to a building can come from fires, whether through the burn itself or any associated events and factors. These blemishes and issues are commonly cleaned up by our restoration teams, to ensure that once a company's doors get back open, they stay open. 
 
Burn Marks 
 
Burns and char easily rank among the most visible types of commercial fire damage in Spokane, immediately giving away to any observer the fact that a fire has burned in the area. Blackened or darkened materials, even if they have no other major damage beyond discoloration, can still be resource and time-intensive to cover up, often requiring a wide cleaning and repainting job to make sure colors blend well and no burn material remains. 
 
Smoke and Ash 
 
Smoke and ash leave a profound impact on a building, to both the sight and smell of anyone nearby. Smoke is a pervasive scent and easily noticeable in most cases, but can also leave behind a great deal of smearing and coat surfaces. Depending on the type of smoke and conditions of this fire, this may be a relatively easy cleanup job, or a more thorough repainting may be in order. 
 
Structural Damage 
 
SERVPRO can also help to restore mild structural damage caused by a fire, rebuilding walls, floors, supports, and other elements of a building if they have been burned through or collapsed on. We always aim to restore before replacing, and in this way can potentially save you thousands in reconstruction costs where they are not necessary. 
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane helps businesses to get back on track after a disaster. Give us a call at (509) 487-4700.

Spokane Commercial Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

5/26/2016 (Permalink)

Spokane water and fire damage cleanup and restoration. Call 509-487-4700.

Commercial Buildings In Spokane Have Disasters


All properties can have an unforeseen disaster at any time. They can be small like a water leak, or large catastrophes like a complete fire that burns the building to the ground.


We at SERVPRO have seen all types of Spokane water and fire disasters to commercial properties and residential homes.


The first thing to do after you discover a problem is to call a fire and water restoration company in Spokane that can handle the job. We at SERVPRO have unlimited resources to take care of any size project. Our large loss team has yet to come upon a restoration job that they could not handle.


If you have questions about what to do or may just need a inspection we are here to help.


Have Questions? Call Today – (509) 487-4700


Spokane Commercial Building Restoration Services


SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane is available 24 hours a day to restore your Spokane property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.


You may also visit our SERVPRO Facebook page for more information about us and what we do.

Commercial Water Damage in Spokane Due to Sewage Leaks

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

Top rated commercial water damage restoration company is only a call away at 509-487-4700.

Water Damage Remediation Can Prevent Employee Health Issues

One of the more dangerous types of Spokane water damage which can occur in your commercial property is the leakage of sewage. Sewage contains bacteria, fungi, and viruses, many which can cause a lot of health concerns, including mold. Many people sadly do not realize the hazards that sewage can bring into your building, especially for those who are very old or young, and for anyone who already has an immune system which has been compromised or who have respiratory problems

As a business owner, there are some fundamental principles you should know about sewer backups and water damage:

Sewage hosts several different pathogenic and disease-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Anyone who is working on losses of sewage has to have vaccinations which are up to date, including their Hepatitis B.


Exposure to sewage is dangerous, especially for anyone under the age of two or over the age of sixty, for people with weakened immune systems, anyone who is recovering from surgery, for women who are pregnant, anyone who has AIDS, or anyone on chemotherapy or prescription drugs.

It is unsafe to stay in a Spokane building which has been flooded by sewage unless the area that is contaminated can be totally sealed off and put under a controlled air flow, so there is not a danger of cross contamination to sectors that are not affected.

Materials that are highly absorbent and saturated with sewage material such as carpeting, carpet padding, upholstery, insulation, and drywall that cannot be laundered for at least ten minutes in hot water will need to be trashed.  It is too big of a health risk to only clean and dry these materials.

Only professionals who are highly trained should be performing your sewage and water damage remediation work near Spokane. Afterward, a third party environmental professional can do post-remediation verification to make sure your building is safe to re-occupy.

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies around Spokane. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Spokane, or a large store in Downtown Spokane, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

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11/13/2015 (Permalink)

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