Spokane: (509) 922-2500
Kootenai: (208) 667-7670
24/7 Emergency Services
  • Call Now

  • Non-Emergency Hours: 8AM - 4:30PM

Water Damage

If not promptly and correctly dealt with, water damage can cause potential health risks, life and business interruptions, and financial burdens.

Structural and mold damage to the property can escalate by hours, not days or weeks. We will act quickly to dry out your home or business to mitigate these issues and save as much as we can.

Warning

Do not enter a room with standing water until the electricity to your home or business has been shut off.

The Drying Process

home

Phase I

To determine if your property can be restored or must be replaced, we will evaluate the damage by IICRC industry standards for professional water damage restoration.

exhaust

Phase II

We will begin the drying process. Variables like if materials are saturated or damp, impacted square footage, and other factors will help our technicians use a mathematical formula to decide how many air movers are needed and what it will take to dry your property.

air-continuous

Phase III

Our technicians are trained to determine how much time and what it will take to restore your property from water damage using scientific principles. Depending on what moisture readings show and what materials need to be dried, even with professional drying equipment, our technicians may need 1-5 days to dry drywall and carpet. For hardwood flooring, plaster, concrete, and wood please allow up to 6-10 days to dry.

What to Do

warning
  1. Before you do anything, be cautious and watch out for “electrical” and “slipping on wet floors” hazards.
    Do not enter a room with standing water until the electricity to your home or business has been
    shut off.
  2. Call for professional help as soon as possible because damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.
  3. Follow these practical steps:
  • If its warm outside, bring down the temperature inside as much as possible.
  • Collect loose items from floors to make the water remediation process faster.
  • If curtains are touching the floor, hang the ends on a clothes hanger on the curtain rod.
  • Take care of as much of the water as you can with mops and towels.
  • Use towels to wipe down furniture and prop up wet cushions for drying.
  • Place aluminum foil under furniture legs. Be very careful since wet furniture can be very heavy.
  • Take down any photos, paintings, or other wall décor and move them somewhere safe and dry.
  • Do not open any books but pack them tightly on your bookshelf to keep pages from warping.
  • Allow as much airflow as possible by opening all inside doors, closets, cabinets, and drawers

What NOT to Do

  • Don’t enter a room with standing water until the electricity has been shut off.
  • Don’t use your television or any household appliances.
  • Don’t use a 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.
  • Don’t disturb visible mold.

As a Licensed General Contractor, we can not only dry out your home or business, but also reconstruct it. Learn more about our reconstruction services.

arrow-left

Read Our Reviews

“ServiceMaster by Antim’s was awesome to work with. They want above and beyond to make sure they took care of our home and were extremely helpful to our family. They were always on time and had excellent communication with us regarding schedules and the details of the job. They were more than happy to answer any questions that came up and were super honest. I highly recommend them and would use them again if their services were needed.”

– Angela Poliak

"ServiceMaster by Antim’s did a great job! They were polite, efficient, showed up when scheduled and know their craft! They even helped move my furniture back in and inquired if they could be helpful in any other ways.”

– Lisa Repp

"ServiceMaster by Antim’s was wonderful. They arrived quickly, advised me thoroughly and took care of all the details in record time. They were here exactly when promised and overall made the disruption and stress of a flooded basement as painless as possible. I feel fortunate to have encountered ServiceMaster by Antim’s!”

– Louise Butler

arrow-right

Ready to restore your home or business?

smrestore1c-black13

ServiceMaster Recovery by Antim’s Quality Services

13411 E Trent, Unit B102 Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Spokane: (509) 922-2500
Kootenai: (208) 667-7670

24/7 Emergency Services
Non-Emergency Hours: 8AM-4:30PM

Scroll to Top