Water/Sewer Damage


Local, trusted experts in flood restoration, water damage, sewage cleanup and 24-hour emergency water extraction.

Water-related emergencies can happen at any time, and usually without much notice. At Okanagan Restoration Services, as our tag line says, we are “Always Ready. Always There.”.

Our locations in Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton can respond to your water or sewer emergency immediately, 24/7, 365 days a year.

If you are experiencing a flood or sewer emergency call us now for immediate assistance!

It’s critical these emergencies are handled immediately, by certified technicians, to avoid the many potential health hazards that can result from improper contaminated water or sewage cleanup.

In this line of work, the latest in equipment and technology are critical. Okanagan Restoration Services has on-hand the latest in LGR Dehumidifiers which, for example, when in the hands of a skilled technician, can remove up to 150 pints of water in 24 hours from a saturated area.

Moisture Detection Meters, Air Movers, Dessicant Dehumidifiers, and Air Injectors are all in Okanagan Restoration Services arsenal, but it’s not only equipment that separates us from the competition–it’s the training and expertise of our technicians.

For all types of water-damage and sewer emergencies, you can count on Okanagan Restoration Services for fast, effective work with 100% guaranteed workmanship.

Raw sewage and flood waters contain bacteria and other micro-organisms which are extremely hazardous to human health. These can be transmitted by touching contaminated items or by tracking them in uncontaminated areas on shoes.

Children and pets are especially vulnerable. Absorbent materials such as carpeting and drywall may not be restorable after direct contact with sewage-contaminated or flood contaminated water.

Water damage arises in many ways: fire damage, broken pipes, blocked drains, malfunctioning appliances, storms and other causes. The appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the damage. Some water sources can carry contaminants and should be considered hazardous.

Whatever the origin, the prospects of restoration depend on the speed with which your building and personal property can be dried. Even clear water can generate mildew and other bacterial growth without prompt extraction and drying.

Call us today to get the job done quickly, safely, and effectively.

Water Damaged Building

Sewage and Water Damage Quick Tips:


  • treat all water-impacted surfaces and furnishings as potentially unsafe until properly decontaminated
  • keep children and pets out of contaminated areas
  • ventilate wet areas. Turn on air conditioners for accelerated drying in the summer; in the winter alternate cycles of open windows and heating
  • remove standing water from flat surfaces by sponging and blotting
  • take up saturated rugs and carpets when hardwood floors are at risk
  • stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water
  • transport computers to a dry environment, remove cases and blow dry with low pressure air
  • remove lamps, telephones and decorative items from wet furniture tops
  • open all drawers for interior drying but do not force open stuck drawers and doors
  • freeze valuable books and documents to retard mildew growth until drying can be performed
  • place aluminum foil squares, china saucers under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining


  • operate TVs, vacuums or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not a wet concrete floor. Serious injury may result.
  • use heat to dry closed building interiors; mildew and expanded moisture damage may result
  • leave wet fabrics in place; space them apart and dry as soon as possible
  • track contaminated material into undamaged areas
  • attempt to decontaminate surfaces with sprays or other germicidal products which may not fully disinfect contaminated surfaces

"Attn: Kyle Goulet Project Manager Okanagan Restoration Good Morning Kyle, I am a retired Principal in School District #83 North Okanagan - Shuswap. Carl Cooper, the Principal of South Broadview, was away this week and District management asked me to look after the school in Carl's absence. Over the course of the week I have had the opportunity to watch Chad, Heather and their assembled teams work on remediating the damage caused by the recent fire. I'd like to pass my first hand observations on to you. The entire team's observable work ethic and attention to detail is impressive. Over the course of the week I have watched them meticulously clean everything from ceiling t bars and rafters, to miles of electrical and telecommunication cables, to brick walls, staplers and bulletin boards. Nothing appears to escape their attention. Every edge, nook and cranny gets a cleaning and every member of the team appears to be working hard. I am confident that by the conclusion of this restoration they will have thoroughly cleaned every observable and non observable surface in the rooms and halls effected by the recent fire. Equally impressive is the apparent pride each of the crew members take in their work and the friendly, thoughtful manner with which they interact with me, their fellow team memebers, and other contractors working in the building. South Broadview students, parents and staff will be the beneficiaries of their hard work, attention to detail and dedication. I am very hopeful the restoration of the school will be on time and budget. I know the entire school community will be grateful to have the school restored in a competent and timely manner. Please feel free to pass on my comments and gratitude to your team. Respectfully Steve Atkins cc Carl Cooper, Principal Glenn Borthistle, Superintendent of Schools Wendy Woodhurst, Director of Instruction Steve Bennett, Manager of Facilities Bev Snow, Building Services Manager "

Steven Atkins - South Broadview Elementary - School District 83
Salmon Arm, BC

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