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We are Cleaning Experts!

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table tents SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, we want to remind our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we always go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kitsap County – 360-373-1290. We are here to help!!!

Bremerton Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in a Bremerton Home Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Bremerton Home.

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

 Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kitsap County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.

 Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

 Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises

 Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

 Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

 Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Kitsap County (360) 373-1290. We are always here to help!!

Why Choose SERVPRO?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

one stop shop; collage of SERVPRO services SERVPRO IS THE BEST!

If you have ever had a disaster in your home whether it was flooding and water damage, fire or smoke damage, discovering mold in a hidden corner, or you have a bat infestation in your attic you might wonder who among all the restoration and clean up companies to call. SERVPRO has 40 years of experience, highly trained certified technicians, 24-hour emergency service, is locally owned and operated, and a trusted leader in the restoration industry. If you do not believe SERVPRO is the best check it out these testimonials left by some of our customers!

“We woke up to water coming from inside the wall in the laundry room. It was a nightmare! SERVPRO came in and cleaned up the mess. Very professional. I highly recommend this company!” – Rob (Poulsbo)

"They are outstanding! Keep up the great work! Amazing Customer service, quick response & couldn't ask for a better company to work with!" – Coastal Construction & Design (Poulsbo)

“We are more impressed with this company than we can possibly convey to you in a Google review, but we are going to try. We worked with three different people from this company -- Chris, Tony, and Jonathan. They were incredibly knowledgeable about water damage and gave us lots of useful information (which we needed -- I am the kind of person who asks ten million questions). These men put their hearts into what they are doing. Also, they came on time, answered phone calls promptly, and were just generally amazing. If anyone has water damage, call immediately, and they will be at your house within two hours. We are so, so, so appreciative. Without their help, we would have had a major mold problem on our hands.” – Aviva (Bainbridge Island)

“Efficient, courtesy call prior to arrival, and sent me before and after photos of the mold remediation. I definitely recommend these folks highly! 10/10!” – Jean (Silverdale)

“I especially like their timeliness. Timeliness in calling me back & timeliness in getting the job done. A quality not always seen today.” – Peggy (Bremerton)

“SERVPRO did a certified, proactive COVID-19 cleaning at Adventureland Preschool to ensure a healthy start to our school year. Fast, flawless, perfect! Thank you SERVPRO for the amazing cleaning using EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectants that give our families piece of mind.” -Colleen (Port Orchard)

If you find your home in need of a restoration and clean-up company, do yourself a favor and call SERVPRO of Kitsap County!! (360) 373-1290. We are always here to help!

Restoring Your Poulsbo Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

water damage on the ceiling tile Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Poulsbo commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Kitsap County

SERVPRO of Kitsap County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

We are here to help!! Just simply call us (360)373-1290.

Silverdale Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

mold growth Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Kitsap County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Kitsap County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (360)373-1290!!

We Are Here to Help!!

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Tornado in Port Orchard When the tornado hit Port Orchard in 2018, all of us at SERVPRO of Kitsap County were ready to help!

Tornadoes are a terrifying, often devastating, weather event. They can turn houses into dust, and flip lives upside down. Living through a tornado can be traumatizing, and sometimes the aftermath is just as bad. Parts of your home may be destroyed, and the idea of fixing it can be overwhelming. Recovering from a tornado can be a huge task, depending on how bad the damage was.

Tornadoes along with other natural storms or man-made disasters can cause flood damage in your home or business. The flooding itself is only the beginning of the catastrophe. Subsequent damage to flooring, walls, and furniture will escalate for weeks or months if left unattended. Wood will swell and crack; carpets will rot; walls will weaken. Within hours, mold and mildew take hold and the very air becomes dangerous to breathe. 

Seek Professional Restoration

The time to act is immediately. The homeowner needs to contact a professional cleaning and restoration company such as SERVPRO of Kitsap County as soon as possible to help limit the risk of further damage. However, it is important to understand that not all cleaning and restoration companies are equal. Only the best are qualified and nationally certified by the IICRC, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is an agency dedicated to ensuring that companies offering disaster cleaning and restoration, like SERVPRO, for example, are professional, qualified, and reputed to deliver what they promise.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County has highly trained storm damage specialists, and we have an incredibly fast response time when it comes to disasters. Our experience and training will allow us to restore your property quickly and efficiently. In addition, we will document the entire process.

As a locally owned franchise, our customers are our valued neighbors. It is not just a job to us! If you want to schedule an inspection or believe you may need our services, please call us today at (360) 373-1290.

What can you do to help prepare your Home or Business for a Storm?

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

ERP put help in the palm of your hand Contact your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County to learn more about the ERP and how it can help you.

While the spring season is known for the potential to experience severe weather, the threat exists throughout the summer months as well. In fact, the potential for severe weather even increases in some areas. While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP).

Consider the following tips when preparing for an approaching storm.

Before the Storm

  • Build an emergency supply kit. Assemble essential items in an easily accessible place. Items may include a flashlight, fresh batteries, bottled water, a car or battery-powered charger for your mobile device(s), essential medicines, and a first-aid kit.
  • Plan with your family in advance of severe weather. Ensure that everyone knows where to gather in your home during a storm, and discuss a communication plan in the event you are separated from one another when a storm hits.
  • Disconnect electronic equipment such as TVs and computers to avoid electronic surges.
  • Listen to local officials and evacuate if they tell you to do so. If you are not told to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Stay clear of flood waters. If you come upon a flooded road, find an alternate route. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH THE WATER!
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • If you are outdoors, get inside a building, your home or hard top vehicle (not a convertible).
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades, or curtains.

During the Storm

  • Use battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updated from local officials.
  • Avoid contact with corded phones. Cordless and cellular phones are safe to use. Electric shock is possible through phone lines.
  • Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords.
  • Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
  • Avoid contact with plumbing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Use your emergency radio to stay up to date on the storm’s progress and any additional dangers it may bring to your area.
  • Head to a safe part of your home. Stay away from windows in case of flying glass.
  • Keep your refrigerator cold. Turn your refrigerator to the coldest setting so that your food will last longer if the power goes out.

After the Storm

Be cautious when returning home or heading outside for the first time after a large storm. Mold may start to grow if there is moisture in your home, outdoor debris can be dangerous and broken power lines mixed with water can create electrical hazards. Here are some other things to watch out for:

  • Never drive through a flooded roadway.
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas to prevent putting yourself at risk.
  • Keep listening to local radio or TV stations for instructions. If you evacuated, only return home when local officials say it is safe.
  • Turn off or disconnect any appliance that would go on automatically when power is restored (stoves, washers, dryers, and air conditioners).
  • If not already done, disconnect sensitive electronic equipment (computers, game consoles, TVs, home theater, etc.) in advance of the surge that can occur when power comes back on.
  • Minimize opening freezers and refrigerators. A fully loaded freezer can keep food frozen for up to 48 hours if the door has not been opened.
  • Even if your neighbor’s power is restored and yours is still out, remember that it could be a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  • Stay clear of fallen utility lines and avoid tree limbs and debris that could hide fallen lines. The limbs could carry electricity, especially if they are wet.
  • Do not pile debris near utility poles or other electric devices when cleaning up outside.
  • Be sure to report all outages and downed lines immediately.
  • Keep your family in the loop. Once you are in a safe place, try reaching out to friends and loved ones to let everyone know you are okay. Nothing is more reassuring than knowing someone is safe.
  • Do not drink from the tap. Until officials have tested the water, the water may be unsafe. If necessary, put the tap water in a pot and boil it for three minutes to kill any bacteria.

While no one can predict exactly how a storm will affect a community until it hits, taking precautions is the best thing you can do to keep your family and pets safe. Following the advice of weather experts and state officials will also help you feel prepared and calm.

When Storms or Floods hit Kingston, SERVPRO of Kitsap is ready!

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in town Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Kingston, WA.

Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, out in the country, or even in the desert, there is a potential for flooding. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure if not treated quickly and properly.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Kingston, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

If a flood strikes your home or business, call your SERVPRO of Kitsap County. We are here to help!!! (360) 373-1290.

SERVPRO is your Water Mitigation Professional for your Bainbridge Island Home or Business!

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in the kitchen floor This flooded kitchen was caused by a recent water loss.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County provides 24-hour Emergency services for water damage for your home or business in Bainbridge Island and throughout the Kitsap County.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kitsap County is nationally certified in water damage and we have the experience to help you through this tough time. We are specialists in water damage restoration—in fact, it is the cornerstone of our business.

A small pipe can cause more damage to your Bainbridge Island home or business than you may think. A leaky kitchen sink, or dishwasher or even a backed-up toilet can release enough water to damage your cabinets and floors, not to mention the possibility of it seeping into your walls. Restoring your home or business is as important as repairing the pipe that caused the loss.

When you want to restore water damage your best option is to call our professional crew at SERVPRO of Kitsap County. We are available around the clock to help determine how widespread the damage is and take appropriate action. Our technicians arrive at your home ready to extract water and restore humidity levels to normal, all with the assistance of industry standard equipment and tools including commercial air movers, dehumidifiers, infrared moisture meters and wand extractors. SERVPRO technicians examine the area thoroughly to ensure that all moisture has been identified so that your home or business does not suffer from secondary losses further down the line. While performing an inspection, our technicians enter findings into a digital inventory which can be passed onto your insurance company at the end of service for a stress-free claim.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help (360)-373-1290

What Should I Do When My Furniture Gets Wet After My Window Leaks During a Storm

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged floor; hardwood planks warping and being removed for drying Storms can cause flooding at any time. Call SERVPRO today.

For Food Damage Repair Inside Your Bainbridge Island Home Call SERVPRO

During this period, it is likely that the Bainbridge Island region will see a significant amount of rainfall. During heavy rainstorms, your window seals could start leaking, or the wind can blow debris around that breaks your window and causes moisture to enter your dwelling.

Can my furniture get ruined if it gets wet?

During flood damage incidents in Bainbridge Island, our SERVPRO technicians always test your furniture for moisture because it can cause problems with your furniture. For example, if upholstered furniture like your couch gets wet, the moisture can cause your couch's wooden frame to lose its structural integrity.

If your furniture was affected by the storm, we can extract all of the liquid water from the upholstery and then dry it out using air movers and dehumidifiers. However, once fabric gets wet, it starts to attract soils. The water coming from the outdoors could be contaminated, so we must conduct cleaning and sanitizing procedures as a part of the restoration process.

How do you clean my furniture if it is dirty or contaminated?

  • Hand Dry Cleaning- This method is used for delicate fabrics that could get ruined if wet cleaning or upholstery machines get used. The process involves spraying the affected piece of furniture with a dry solvent then wiping it, but it is only effective against light soil levels.
  • Machine Dry Cleaning- For heavy soils that cannot be wet cleaned, we can use an upholstery machine to clean your furniture. This machine uses oil-based solvents to remove dirt particles from your furniture.
  • Dry-Wet-Dry- This method is a combination of wet cleaning and drying cleaning and gets used when attempting to clean fabrics that will not be ruined by water-based solutions, but only oil-based solvents will dissolve the soils.

If your furniture ever gets wet when one of your windows leaks during a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 24 hours a day.

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