Recent Water Damage Posts

How Can I Prevent Water From Entering My Home in Wolf Creek?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A damaged roof shows missing shingles where water can enter the home. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Our South Eugene and Florence teams respond to water damage calls throughout the year. There are many ways water can enter a home from outside the structure in Wolf Creek. Still, you can prevent water from entering your home by inspecting your home’s exterior for any place where water can enter the home and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging them
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards are an excellent way to prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house
  • Check your sprinkler systems and make sure they are not spraying water into the structure and that water is not pooling around the home’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will quickly find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter the foundation wall through cracks.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Wolf Creek has a water damage emergency, our South Eugene and Florence team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will I Know if My Water-Damaged Rooms are Completely Dried in Florence?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

An infrared camera points at a wall. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Lane County.

Most of the surfaces in homes and businesses are porous, so when they are exposed to water, the water can seep into them. Although these surfaces may be dry to the touch, they may retain moisture, which, left untreated, can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.

Our South Eugene and Florence team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. We follow a six-step process to ensure the site is returned to pre-damage conditions. Here is some information from our website about the steps we take to ensure water-damaged areas are completely dried.

Drying and Dehumidification Process

Our team uses room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure the damage is dried thoroughly. Here is some additional information from our website about our drying process.

Monitor Floor and Walls

We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process. 

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping floors, walls, and furniture
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, accelerating moisture evaporation

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When your home or commercial business in Florence has a water damage emergency, our South Eugene and Florence team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Powerful Water Extraction Equipment Saves Time and Money in Wolf Creek?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

Water covers the floor of a family room. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Lane County.

Our South Eugene and Florence team uses powerful, industrial-grade extraction equipment to remove water from damaged areas quickly, saving our customers time and money in many cases. Here is some information from our website describing the process and equipment we use to extract water from homes and businesses in Wolf Creek:

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 and 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

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Water Removal Equipment

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

Call Us Today!

When your Wolf Creek home or business has water damage, our South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Sewer Backup Problem in Wolf Creek Home?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

A sewer line is being replaced. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Wolf Creek residents and businesses can trust our local South Eugene and Florence team to clean and restore sewer backups “Like it never even happened.” Here is some information on the classifications of water damage from our website:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

When your sewer backs up in Wolf Creek and you need help, our local South Eugene and Florence team will clean and restore your damage quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Are Some of the Signs of Water Damage in Wolf Creek?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

A large water spot is visible on a wall. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Although this image looks like an ancient world map, it is actually a plaster wall with severe water damage! Wolf Creek residents and businesses have relied on our South Eugene and Florence team to mitigate and restore water quickly and efficiently.

Here are some ways you can tell if you have water damage in your home or business:

  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet areas or water pooling on the floor
  • Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can’t place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can’t locate
  • Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be
  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time. When you have a water damage emergency in your Wolf Creek home or commercial business, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do While Waiting For Help to Arrive When I Have a Water Damage Emergency in Wolf Creek?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Clothes are hanging above a flooded floor. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County!

Our South Eugene and Florence team is on call 24-hours a day to assist Wolf Creek homes and businesses with water damage emergencies. Here are some tips from our website on things to do and NOT to do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When your Wolf Creek home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help.® We'll restore your water damage "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rain Gutters Causing Water Damage to My Eugene Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Clogged rain gutters are shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

There are many ways water can damage a structure, including clogged rain gutters. Make sure your rain gutters are free of debris and the water is draining away from the home. Although every water damage situation will vary, our South Eugene and Florence team uses the same comprehensive process for addressing water damage:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Eugene home or commercial business has water damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help.® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Washing Machine Washout in Eugene?

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

A washing machine is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Eugene.

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips for Eugene.

Did you know that supply line failure is one of the top causes of water damage involving a washing machine? SERVPRO of South Eugene / Florence has seen the damage a burst supply line can do. Here are some washing machine supply line maintenance tips:

Conduct monthly inspections of the hot and cold washing machine supply lines.

  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail—blisters in the hose, worn tubing, stress cracks, or a loose connection
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.
  • Replace supply hoses every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear
  • Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late
  • When replacing washing machine supply hoses, always choose a reinforced steel braided hose over the traditional un-reinforced rubber hose. These hoses will last longer and are far less likely to result in a catastrophic water loss.

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When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO of South Eugene / Florence is ready to respond 24-hours a day.  

Severe Water Damage in Minutes in Florence?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

An hourglass is shown. We are leaders in water cleanup and restoration services in Lane County.

Our South Eugene and Florence team witnesses firsthand the damage water can cause to a home or commercial business in a short amount of time. Here is a water damage timeline from our website describing the damage water can do within minutes to one week:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us Today!

When you have water damage in your Florence home or commercial business, our local South Eugene and Florence team will restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.