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Sarkinen Water Damage Restoration Pros Bring Order to Chaos

Sarkinen Restoration brings order back to the chaos of your home after water damage caused by flooding, leaky pipes and appliances, overflowing fixtures, or sewer/septic backups. In 90 minutes or less, our WRT-certified crews are on-scene, stopping the leak and repairing the damage so you can go back to living.

When Dealing with Water Damage, Time is of the Essence

If you have reached this page because of a current water damage emergency caused by an overflowing fixture or a leak, the first step you should take is to turn off the water to your house. If you don’t know where the most localized shutoff valve is (many toilets and sinks have one in the wall nearby), then find the main shutoff for your house. If you don’t know where that is, call us as soon as possible (that was the next step, anyway).

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The longer you wait to begin the cleanup process, the more time water has to seep into places where it’s not supposed to be. This can ruin walls, flooring, furniture, carpets, ceilings, and be a source of mold if not dealt with immediately by caring pros with the tools and training to find the source of water intrusion, stop it, and completely deal with the damage – before it goes any further.

Sarkinen’s Quick Response Time

Our business is to restore your property so you can get on with the business of living. Whether your damage is on a residential or commercial property in Milwaukie, we arrive within 90 minutes of your call to stop water and get it out. Many times we even beat the insurance company to the location! We work with you to get your place back to what it was – except better, now that there’s no water coming in.

24/7 Water Damage Restoration Service for Milwaukie Residents and Businesses

Our IICRC certified water damage technicians are available around the clock for our Milwaukie neighbors. Water damage often doesn’t occur during business hours, so whether you have a situation at 3 pm or 3 am, our crews are ready to go as soon as they get your call.

If you are experiencing a Water Damage Emergency,
Call Sarkinen Water Damage Restoration at 360-869-0847

What do Water Damage Restoration Services Include?

Sarkinen Water Restoration takes care of everything from the cause of the water intrusion to the full cleanup and repair of the damage. But what does this mean? Here’s a breakdown of our services for our Milwaukie water damage restoration clients.

  • Intrusion Stop
    Our first order of business is to make sure that the cause of the water entering your home or business is eliminated. Whether it’s a leak due to storms, a burst pipe, or a backed-up toilet or sewer, the problem must be dealt with at the source.
  • Water Extraction
    This is the initial phase of removing water from where it’s not supposed to be. We extract standing water through a variety of methods and ensure that it doesn’t spread any further.
  • Drying
    Structural wood, flooring, drywall, carpet, insulation, electrical – all these things are vulnerable through prolonged exposure to water. Our technicians use their technology and training to detect moisture, expose it, and get it out as quickly as possible to minimize its impact.
  • Odor and Stain Removal
    Dirty water – such as that from an overflowing toilet or backed-up septic system, can make a huge mess that won’t just come out with your vacuum, or even a good scrub. The dirtier the water source, the more care must be taken in this step. Carpets, upholstery, curtains, walls, and more will need to be thoroughly cleaned or replaced and treated to remove stains and smells. In the worst-case scenario, offending materials may need to be removed.
  • Mold Remediation
    Mold can quickly proliferate after flooding has occurred. A certified water damage technician will identify vulnerable areas and treat them to prevent the growth of mold or remove it as necessary (as in the case of a long-standing water damage issue).
  • Damage Repairs
    Sometimes in the process of mitigating water damage, carpeting and other flooring need to be pulled up or holes drilled in walls or the ceiling. Water can crumble drywall or warp wood and can swell particle board to the point where it needs to be replaced. Insulation in walls or ceilings may also need to be replaced. Our water damage service helps even with this part of the process – we don’t quit until our work is done, and your home or place of business is back to normal.

All of these services are performed according to industry-standard pricing and IICRC protocols so that we can work with your homeowner’s insurance company to do the job you need at the best price for you.

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360-869-0847 to reach Water Damage Restoration right away!

Industry-Standard Pricing for Water Damage Restoration Services

Sarkinen follows the insurance company pricing system when billing for water damage services, which means you can be assured that your insurers will accept the work we are doing on your behalf. You get the assurance of choosing independent water damage restoration professionals who have no motivation but to do the best job possible for you and your situation, along with that of knowing you will not have to pay out-of-pocket aside from your deductible.

Sarkinen Milwaukie Water Restoration Works with Your Insurance Company

Our technicians know that more than likely, your insurance company will be involved in paying for the repairs made necessary by water damage. Which is why they know to document, document, document. We take lots of pictures before, during, and after the process of restoration, and we use technology from thermal imaging to moisture detection sensors to psychometric meters to ensure that what we do is going to meet the oversight of your insurer. The last thing we want is to leave you high and dry – but only when it comes to your insurance company!

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Flooding Damage Restoration for Milwaukie, OR

Flooding in Milwaukie, Oregon is a common struggle due to the often wet weather of the Pacific Northwest and may result from natural and man-made sources such as

  • Rainstorms
  • Hail storms
  • Snowmelt
  • Freeze breaks
  • Inadequate water protection in a basement
  • The draining of a neighbor’s above-ground pool
  • A hot tub leak
  • A leaky irrigation system
  • And more

Whatever the source, Sarkinen Restoration will handle the damage and provide you with a plan to prevent it from happening again.

Leak Damage Restoration

Leaks from within a home can produce the need for varying degrees of damage mitigation. If a leak comes from a clean source such as a clean-water pipe or a toilet tank (not bowl), then there is little risk of disease involved, and our water restoration technicians can focus simply on drying out the affected areas, leaving structures intact.

If, however, leaks come from a “gray water” source such as

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Non-potable water storage system
  • Drain pipes
  • Outside (e.g. rainwater)

Then a thorough cleaning and disinfecting will almost certainly be necessary, as well.

If you are experiencing a Water Damage Emergency,
Call Sarkinen Water Damage Restoration at 360-869-0847

Milwaukie Overflowing Fixture Water Damage Restoration

Common fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and bathtubs are prone to overflowing, especially when exposed to children (or childish adults) who cause clogs and leave the tap on. If your bathroom or kitchen floods and the mess seems beyond your ability to handle, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Sewer/Septic Backup Restoration

After flooding, one of the worst things imaginable when it comes to water damage is having your sewer line or septic system back up into your home. When this happens, “black water” – which is highly unsanitary and may cause disease unless property treater – may intrude into your house and quickly overwhelm your ability to deal with it. If this ever happens to you, there may be little you can do to stop it, and you will definitely want professional help in cleaning up and disposal of contaminated material. Give us a call as quickly as you can.

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call Sarkinen Restoration at 360-869-0847

We offer emergency plumbing services in Milwaukie, Oregon and surrounding areas.

Vancouver Water Damage Restoration FAQ

Why do I need a water damage restoration technician?

There are three good reasons: (1) Experience. (2) Training. (3) Equipment. We know how to use the tools of the trade to help you fix the problem allowing water to intrude into your home and get you dried out and back to normal as soon as possible.

If I currently have a water damage issue, what should I do?

Step 1: Shut off the water if you can, if the issue is a leaky fixture or pipe. Step 2: Give us a call, and we’ll go from there!

How do you know if you have a moisture problem in your house?

Standing water is an obvious indicator. A musty odor is also a giveaway. Otherwise, look for staining, warping, and swelling of drywall and wood. Paint which is bubbling and falling off may also be an indicator. If you see mold, call a mold remediation specialist immediately.

What is water damage restoration service?

Water damage restoration service is the business of getting your property up and running after a severe invasion of water. The initial and primary thing a water damage restoration service will do is expedite the drying of your home or business so that cleaning and repairs can begin ASAP.

What is the typical cost of water damage restoration?

Costs will vary depending on the services required, which vary depending on the damage. Feel free to call us to arrange an estimate or ask our technicians when they arrive on-site.

How long does it take to repair water damage?

The initial phases of water damage repair can and should happen very quickly, within hours. However, the restoration may not be complete until days after the damage has occurred, depending on its extent.

How do you clean up water damage?

We use all the tools of the trade to repair the source of the damage and identify how far issues have spread. As we are going, we extract water and create the environment in which your property can most quickly dry out. After that, we begin the process of cleaning and repairing damage to your property. See above for more details.

Does homeowner's insurance cover water damage?

In many cases, yes. This depends on your policy and the source of the water. Our team will help you work with your insurance company to receive all the benefits you’re entitled to. In addition, we offer financing if, for some reason, your insurance doesn’t cover the incident.

How do you dry out water-damaged walls?

We have the equipment needed to dry out walls from within. Our procedure involves drilling tiny holes in the drywall to inject air into the walls. This promotes airflow and the evaporation of water as quickly as possible. If walls are not dried out, they are a likely target for mold growth.

How long does it take for mold to grow after a flood?

Mold can begin growing 1-2 days after flooding.

Sarkinen Water Restoration Serves Milwaukie, Oregon