Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Leaks and Restoration Clean ups

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water, Flood and Pipe Leaks

When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (541)479-2500

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Klamath  community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Did a Sewage Back Up happen in Your Home Here's how We Can Help

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

A sewer backup in the home can be considered an emergency if the contaminated water has the chance to spread out onto your belongings or soak into the flooring or carpet. This type of water likely contains various bacteria and viruses that can pose a danger to you and your family members if ingested or touched. There are some things you can do to minimize damages before calling a professional sewer cleanup and remediation crew to fully decontaminate the area and make it safe for you to use again.

Cleanup Process

Protective Clothing: Put on protective clothing including rubber gloves, boots, and eye-wear before attempting any sewer cleanup.

Turn Off Electricity: If the electricity distribution panel is nearby and above water, shut it off using a dry wooden stick.

Turn Off Water: Do not use water in the home, and to ensure no one accidentally turns a faucet on, it might be good to turn the water off to the whole house.

Turn Off Air Conditioning: This is to make sure no contaminated dust can circulate around the house and contaminate the whole HVAC system.
Remove Clean Items: Take all uncontaminated items away from the area.

Add Bleach to Standing Water: Feel free to add bleach to any standing water to decrease the level of contamination.

Call for Advice: If your home uses the public sewer, call the sewage department for advice, or the local health department if you have a septic system.

Call Insurance: Let your insurance company know what has happened immediately if you intend on filing a claim to cover repairs.

Call a Professional Restoration Company: Working with the professionals can help give you peace of mind that the sewer cleanup job is thorough, while saving you time and effort. The professionals can also repair structural damage, clean all of your contaminated belongings, and remove any lingering odors.

Sewer backups can result from clogged plumbing in the home, municipal issues, local flooding events, or even a flooded toilet. It’s always recommended in Klamath and Lake Counties to play it safe when it comes to sewage messes and take extra precautions for your health by wearing protective gear, and/or working with a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties to put your home back to normal.

24 Hour Emergency Water

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 541-773-3740

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties

SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Water Damage Repair by SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water Removal and Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Water Damage Repair for your Home & Business

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events are nothing new to SERVPRO of Klamath/Lake Counties. Our highly trained crew have dealt with numerous and highly intense jobs, with no job being too large. We work quickly and diligently to make sure every job is done the SERVPRO way.
WHAT WE DO-
With each and every unique situation we assess and isolate the damaged area, making it safe and shielded during this crisis.
We understand the panic and stress when dealing with such an emergency, and we attend to help you through such a tough time. SERVPRO of Klamath/Lake Counties specialize in water damage restoration- in fact it's the Cornerstone of our business.
WHAT TO EXPECT-
We will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency, but it's to make sure we will have every bit of information to truly understand your loss.
Each bit of information helps us determine what equipment and resources to bring. The information also determines how many SERVPRO professionals are needed.

CALL (541) 773-3740 FOR YOUR WATER EMERGENCIES 

STEPS TO KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE AFTER A FLOOD

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Are you confused about how to handle a flood in your home? Here are a few tips to help.

If flood water is not handed quickly and correctly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home's structure. 

What NOT To Do After a Flood

  • Don’t use any television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

What To Do After a Flood 

  • Turn off the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
  • Try to find the source of flood the best you can and stop it.
  • Evacuate the premises if able to do so.

No time to wait CALL SERVPRO of Klamath Falls/Lake Counties today

541-773-3740 for your home's emergency needs!