Recent Water Damage Posts

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.