Recent Water Damage Posts

Hidden Damage

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

You know the old saying “What you can’t see, can’t hurt you,” well I don’t think they were talking about possible leaks in your home. Residential water damages are not always obvious. Sometimes, leaks can go on for months without the slightest indication.

Luckily SERVPRO of Josephine County has the right water detection equipment to help you determine what areas in your home may be affected.

Moisture Sensor-Used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.

Moisture Meter-Used to determine the actual moisture contact of various materials. This also is the equipment that allows us to monitor the drying process.

Thermohygrometer-Used to measure temperature and relative humidity to calculate and create an environment most conductive to drying. When handling a contaminated loss (CAT 2 or 3), it is not only important to dry the structure, but to disinfect and often deodorize as well.

Ultra-Low-Volume (ULV) Fogger-Used to atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. It can also inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard- to-reach areas that typical residential products and methods cannot reach.

Thermal Fogger-Used to dispense solvent- based products by creating a dense fog that consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor causing bacteria.

Early detection and treatment of water damage is the key to promoting a healthy living space and getting your domain back.

If you think you may have water damage in your home and would like SERVPRO of Josephine County to come out and check, call us 24/7 @ 541-479-2500

Water and Flood Damage in Jackson County

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Water, Flooding, and Oh Yes... the Occasional Pipe Leak

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.

Storm Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (541) 773-3740

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. After many decades in the business of fire, water and storm damage mitigation and repair, we fully understand this and how severe the impact can be on a person's life. We realize that a quick and efficient restoration is crucial.

We are a Locally Owned Company with Full Access to Large Scale National Resources As Needed

We live and work in this community too... we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Grants Pass/ Central Point is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Rogue Valley community and want to do our part to make our residents and business owners the safest they can be.

This Central Point basement flooded due to heavy rains

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Central Point Residents:We specialize in flooded Basement and Cleanup Restoration!

A basement can flood at anytime,although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall.Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why Central Point basement could flood,including:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rains cause surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • and many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call us Today 541-479-2500

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly,it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home's structure .Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

Faster to your Grants Pass Water Damage Event

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 541-479-2500

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.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants can pose risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point 

SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point 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.

How to Minimize Sewage Damage Before Help Arrives

2/22/2021 (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 Josephine and Jackson 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 Grants Pass/Central Point to put your home back to normal.

Call SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point for Flood and Water Restoration

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events are nothing new to SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point. 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.


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 intend to help you through such a tough time. SERVPRO of Grants Pass/Central Point specialize in water damage restoration- in fact it's the Cornerstone of our business.


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.