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When A Mold Infestation Plagues Your Bainbridge Island Library Let Our Crew Help!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation For Your Bainbridge Island Library

Libraries offer a location for many avid readers to get lost in fiction or to educate themselves, and your Bainbridge Island building is no different. With the foot traffic, you can expect every day, along with the regular visitors, an emergency that leads to damaging conditions like mold growth could be devastating for your inventory and those that depend on your library. The key to avoiding these circumstances is a fast response when disaster strikes before conditions become ideal for facilitating colonization of mold, and our SERVPRO professionals can help.

Before storm or water effects can become mold damage in your Bainbridge Island library, there is a window of opportunity to locate the full scope of these saturation issues and to dry them up. It takes 2-3 days to meet the conditions for mold growth, and once it starts, your entire inventory, along with the organic building materials of the structure becomes at risk. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced discovery devices, including infrared imagery and hygrometers to identify moisture pockets and dampness even beyond the surface.

While property management for the building remains concerned for its patrons and readers, the investment in the inventory is also a priority. Mold can spread and grow at an alarming rate with troves of available organic materials to use as a host. This spreading colonization can prove nearly impossible for even our SERVPRO remediators to remove from novels and publications once the organism reaches a certain maturity.

The contents department can work to remove all of these publications from the main floor that stand at risk for exposure to both the active organism and excessive moisture. Both of these threats can leave a published work too badly marred to return to the shelving, which can cost the library money and resources to replace it.

As is the case with all mold growth situations, a fast response can make a substantial difference in how easily and quickly the situation can get resolved. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County team can help you to contain these damaging effects and return your library to pre-mold condition quickly. Give our technicians a call today at (360) 373-1290.

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A Primer on Floodwater and How it Affects Your Silverdale Home

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwater is dangerous and leaves contaminants behind after it recedes. Call SERVPRO for effective flood damage restoration.

What Threats Exist in Natural Floodwater in Silverdale Homes? 

Natural flooding can present substantial risks to Silverdale homes and their occupants. While the water itself can lead to structural degradation and weakening after exposure, there are also threats of contamination that exist in natural flooding scenarios. Without a credible knowledge of what the water on your property passed through and encountered to reach this point, or what contaminants continue to affect it, every natural flooding situation must get treated as hazardous and damaging to the health of those directly exposed.

Over the years, flood damage to Silverdale homes has not been something that could get entirely avoided. Flash flooding, in particular, can develop with little warning, and with these established risks of contamination, it could be best to leave the recovery of your home to our SERVPRO water restoration and biohazard cleanup specialists. Our trained professionals have both experience and leading equipment to help address these concerns right away and get things back to normal. 

To keep you safe during an emergency, our SERVPRO team must inform you what contaminants could exist in the floodwater throughout your property: 

-    Sewage – When substantial water makes its way into sewer mains, this system can become overloaded quickly, forcing the contents of these pathways to the surface to join moving floodwater.

-    Bacteria – For both the possibility of sewage present in the stream, the decay of animals, and other decomposition, the risk for present bacteria is high in floodwater. There is often a second wave of hospital stays and treatment needs after flooding has settled for those exposed to harmful bacteria in the cleanup process.

-    Debris – Objects and scrap in the floodwater pose threats like cuts and more severe injury. Cuts made in these conditions can often become infected. 

It is vital to stay out of floodwater around your home unless there is no other option. No matter how overwhelming an emergency is, we have the experience and equipment to help. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals can help you to make flood loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” by calling (360) 373-1290.

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Winning Tactics of Commercial Flood Damage Remediation in Silverdale

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage to your Silverdale business can cause a major headache if you try and tackle it alone. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Containment for Flooding Effects in Silverdale Offices 

Your office building in Silverdale features hundreds of qualified technicians and customer service representatives working around the clock to solve each crisis and problem that affects your clients. To do this, you rely on sophisticated electronics bolstered with powerful software that can multitask both solutions to real-time problems and the programming foundation anchoring all active employees. This approach provides the same positive and informative experience for customers calling or chatting with representatives. 

When disasters strike, situations like flood damage in Silverdale businesses can spread too quickly for the maintenance department and custodial staff to adequately manage. The result is widespread effects that allow conditions to continually worsen until the right mitigation and recovery steps get taken by professionals like our SERVPRO team. Worse still, the sophisticated computers and devices used at every station of your building now become at risk for damages, even if the towers did not get placed on the floor. 

Flooding effects can generate a lot of moisture and dampness that can quickly wick up materials like drywall and other porous surfaces. Additionally, this excessive moisture can infiltrate electronics and permeate surfaces like desks. The longer these conditions go unchecked and unremedied, the more destructive they can become. Without desks designed with impregnable material, saturation from moisture can begin to distort and bloat wood in as little as a day. 

Choosing professional assistance can help you to address many of the concerns in your building simultaneously. Instead of chasing one consequence or another, experienced restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team can extract, dry, clean, and restore affected surfaces, contents, and even your expensive electronics affected by moisture. We have an entire division of content management professionals that can work to make the harmful moisture symptoms to these items “Like it never even happened.” 

From the investment that you have made in the electronics like your computers and devices, to individual stations that can wick standing water into porous materials, you need to address flood damages quickly and confidently. Give our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals a call today at (360) 373-1290.

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What Equipment is Best for Water Removal in Silverdale Homes

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows a variety of water removal tools SERVPRO can use to eliminate water from your home.

SERVPRO has the Equipment for Water Removal in your Home

As a team that has witnessed multiple water loss incidents year after year in Silverdale, our professionals can attest that no two instances are alike. Sources of the damage change and the varying layout of homes means that water flow moves differently, and the severity of the situation changes as a result. With the uniqueness of each disaster, we have a wide variety of mitigation tools in a growing inventory of equipment to tailor our response to the specific situation to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

One of the priorities of our professionals when we first arrive at a damaged Silverdale residence is water removal. Identifying the location of this damage and the volume of the standing water can help to guide our SERVPRO professionals to the appropriate mitigation tools and extractors to most effectively remove the threat. The faster that our technicians can complete water removal from the flooring and other regions of the house, the faster we can get vital drying efforts started that can protect original construction materials from requiring replacement. 

For higher volumes of standing water for our professionals to contend with, we often rely on truck-mounted pumps and extractor trucks. These powerful machines can remove water at a rate of 300 psi, which is one of the most substantial extraction approaches in the restoration industry. With the use of extractor trucks, we also do not have to have an immediate location nearby to discharge removed water. 

For inaccessible areas and smaller volumes of water, our SERVPRO team might also opt to use portable submersible pumps we can run by generators if the power was also a casualty of the loss incident. Wet-vacs with extraction wands can be used to reach challenging locations and put the final touches on removing excess water before drying efforts begin.

There are many approaches to removing standing water from your home after a substantial water loss incident. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals can determine the best solution for your property and make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (360) 373-1290.

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SERVPRO Says to Bremerton Property Owners--Call Us for Flood Damage Mitigation

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Bremerton Floodwater Removal and Mitigation Specialists for Homes and Commercial Properties Are Right Here--SERVPRO!

Environmental Protection for a Flood-Damaged Bremerton Home

There are many areas of your Bremerton home that can suffer the widespread consequences of unexpected flooding. With your need for extraction and drying the priority for many homeowners in the area, this is not the only attention that your property needs to make the disaster “Like it never even happened.” Our professionals can arrive with the full measure of our resources and recovery equipment to provide fast mitigation and address any environmental concerns that could exist as well.

It is not uncommon for homeowners not to fully appreciate the severity of flood damage in Bremerton and the lingering symptoms existing on the property even after the storm system has passed. Our extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and our experience through years of disaster relief response for Kitsap County have provided us with the knowledge to see all of the pressing concerns with flood damages. Our SERVPRO technicians can see the effects of both structural elements and the environment within the home.

Reducing indoor air quality concerns and other threats to the environment are standard approaches for the mitigation process and require the use of our advanced equipment and cleaning products. Our hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, and ozone machines all work effectively to filter contaminants, debris, and particulates from the air within a damaged property with the inclusion of onboard HEPA filters.

Odors can also be environmental threats after flooding has occurred, especially natural disasters that can introduce contaminated water to your house. Our SERVPRO professionals can begin to reduce these odors with equipment that can help purify the air, but we also have specialized tools like thermal and UV foggers that can provide a direct approach to odor removal and management. We can also place gels and pellets to mask odors until a final remedy of removal has been achieved.

Flooding can present multiple threats to your property, and no matter what hurdles you have to overcome, our SERVPRO of Kitsap County team can help. You can trust in our fast response and experience whenever flood emergencies occur. Give us a call anytime at (360) 373-1290.

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Don't Let An Unattended Candle Destroy Your Bremerton Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

It does not take much for the flame of a candle to misbehave.

Leaving A Candle Unattended Can Cause Fire Damage Inside Of Your Bremerton Home

Lighting candles is an excellent way to bring a relaxing environment to your home, but it is always essential to remember that they are capable of causing fire damage when left unattended. It does not take much for the flame of a candle to misbehave. Having the fire too close to a curtain or another flammable material is a widespread mistake. Despite a person's nature, accidents so happen, and everyone has forgetful days.

When it comes to the fire damage inside of your Bremerton home, or during other similar accidents, it is always vital to react swiftly. The quicker that you call for professional remediation services, the better it can be for your home. Fire damages are time-sensitive, and the faster that they are addressed, the better it is for the remediation. Generally, if the fire damage can be addressed before the damaged object completely cools, the object may have a better chance of avoiding permanent damage.

When you call for SERVPRO, our technicians always react swiftly. We make a habit of arriving as fast as we possibly can to your home, so we have the best chance of remediating the damage inside successfully. Once inside, we can do a quick investigation to determine a remediation plan so that we may begin to work straight away.

The candle, which caused the fire damage inside of your bedroom, had been placed on your window sill. The flames burned up the string that hung down from your blinds and then spread across them. By the time the fire got to the curtains, you thankfully smelled the smoke and then extinguished the relatively small blaze.

SERVPRO can start the remediation by removing anything that was ruined by the fire, such as the charred remains of the blinds and the curtain. Knowing that the odor of fire can be unpleasant, and can remind you of what happened inside of your home, SERVPRO can set up an air scrubber with a carbon filter inside of it. While we work on the remediation, it can pull the very particles from the air that cause the scent and then neutralize them. To address the smoke-stains on your window sill, and on the surrounding walls, SERVPRO can use a custom cleaning solution to break up surface grime. Once the fire damage has been remediated, we can return your home to you in its preloss condition.

When your home suffers fire damage, never hesitate to call for help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Kitsap County by phoning (360) 373-1290. No matter the time, or the damage, we're ready to assist you.

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Storm Water, Homeowners in Bremerton, and the SERVPRO Solution

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says to Be Safe during Storms and Call Us for Restoration to Your Bremerton Home

Flood Damage Technicians In Bremerton Talk About Thunderstorms

The late spring and early summer seasons in Bremerton are prone to experiencing problems associated with thunderstorms. Lightning can strike and open up a hole in your structure that can cause flood damage to occur. For example, at a construction job, the manager shuts the job site down once a flash in the sky is seen or thunder is heard. Anyone who works for a company that does business in the outdoors knows that lightning can be a sizable threat. That being said, if your building ever gets negatively affected during a storm, calling a professional flood damage company like SERVPRO can be a wise move.

There are hundreds of ways a thunderstorm can negatively affect the place you live. When storms make their way to your dwelling in Bremerton, extensive flood damage can result. Everyone knows that lightning is dangerous to human lives, but that particular surge of outdoor electrical energy can also cause devastating problems to any building, including your house. Thunderstorms can also create situations where unwanted water and moisture gets into your living area.

High-speed winds can make objects like rocks or tree branches become airborne and get flung into one of your windows or exterior walls. Once the exterior of your home gets breached, then it becomes susceptible to many problems. When thunder and lightning occurs, it brings about rain, and if there is an opening inside your building, then it is easy for moisture to enter your interior. Once this happens, all of your building materials and structural components are at risk of being ruined by saturation or mold issues.

Since the interior of your home contains many organic materials like paper and wood, mold growth can take place if these types of materials are left wet for two days or more. However, our SERVPRO technicians can quickly remove all of the moisture using advanced structural drying and extraction methods. We arrive with advanced equipment for water removal and dehumidification to mitigate the water damages.

If you ever notice any damage after a storm, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290, day or night, we can help.

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Your Bremerton Home Can Be Saved By Our Skilled Water Damage Technicians

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

When you need professional water cleanup in your home, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290.

Weekend Water Cleanup At Bremerton Home

Waking up to water damage on a Saturday morning is never a good start to the day. Getting the problem mitigated quickly can drastically improve your day when you learn how much in the way of possessions and structural components of your home are restorable to their preloss condition through fast action against water loss.

We received a call on a Friday night from a homeowner in Bremerton who needed water cleanup due to a broken washing machine hose. Water sprayed throughout the laundry room, and the homeowner stated the sheetrock appeared saturated.

The homeowner had not attempted any cleanup, and the room contained standing water when SERVPRO technicians arrived a short time later. We immediately extracted the water from the room and then scoped the walls and flooring to ascertain if the water had migrated into the subfloor or wall cavities. It is not uncommon for our technicians to perform several passes with an extractor to lift as much water as possible from surfaces. This action helps shorten the time needed for the drying phase.

Thermal imaging confirmed elevated moisture levels in the area of the washing machine hose. We performed a controlled demolition technique called a flood cut. This action removes sheetrock that is not restorable through drying techniques and is generally cut away about six inches above the highest level the water has wicked into the sheetrock. This lets adequate air flow to dry within the wall cavity. Fortunately, our equipment did not detect excess moisture levels in any other areas of the room.

Before setting up air movers to dry the affected area, our technicians establish drying goals. No residential area has zero percent humidity. Using readings from areas of the home without water loss, we can set drying goals for the laundry room. Generally, healthy humidity levels in a home are below 45%, which also works to inhibit mold growth.

When you need professional water cleanup in your home, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290. We are available 24/7, and our local emergency response team arrives to restore your home to its preloss condition within hours of your call because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Let Our Experts Assist You After A Fire Damage Disaster In Your Bremerton Home

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County to assess and restore your fire damaged property.

How Professionals Help You Tackle Underlying Issues After Fire Damage In Bremerton

Watching your entire home or a section engulfed in flames can be an overwhelming experience. Luckily, quick action from the fire department and occupants save most homes from destruction. The restoration process that follows can be confusing especially since most of the affected people are first-time victims. Understanding issues likely to crop up during restoration can help you deal with the situation better.

When fixing fire damage in Bremerton, there is a degree of restorative cleaning involved. Such cleaning seeks to restore the property to its preloss state. The restoration crew might, therefore, take steps to establish whether there are conditions that existed before the fire incident, which the restorative cleaning cannot address. Our SERVPRO technicians work closely with you and your insurance adjuster ensuring that all the involved parties iron out any such issues identified.

Fires leave pungent smelling debris in the affected properties. Odors produced during the blaze also penetrate materials and therefore even cleaning them up thoroughly rarely removes all odors. Odors can also develop due to secondary issues such as mold growth sparked by the water used during firefighting efforts. Elaborate deodorization is, therefore, part of restoring the property to preloss state. Our SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians use different approaches to deodorize property. Fogging removes smoke odor effectively because it replicates the conditions that deposit odor particles. We use ULV foggers or thermal foggers for this purpose.

Because of the different ways fires soil property, a variety of cleaning methods might be necessary to get the job done. Fire residues such as soot spread quickly in the affected property. They also cause corrosion or staining so pre-cleaning may be necessary. Combining wet cleaning and dry-cleaning is necessary because fires leave a variety of soluble and insoluble residues while some materials are affected by water. Our SERVPRO technicians pre-clean metallic surfaces and finishes to remove soot. We also apply a thin oil film to prevent corrosion and staining before we can do a thorough cleaning.

Being informed helps you deal with fire loss better. Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County to assess and restore your fire damaged property. You can reach us at (360) 373-1290 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Technicians Can Respond 24/7 To Your Water Damage Emergency In Bremerton

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day at (360) 373-1290.

Why We Spend Extra Time Extracting Water Damage In Bremerton

Water damage can equal fire in the amount of destruction it can cause. Along with the visible signs of saturation and warping in building materials and contents, there can be mold and foul odors that remain if you do not use a professional service to remove and restore your property.

When SERVPRO cleans up water damage at Bremerton properties, our technicians spend extra time on the water removal step, because the more moisture we remove on the front end means less drying time. Recently when our technicians worked cleaning up a pipe break behind a kitchen cabinet, the water had flowed from the tile flooring to the point where the carpeting began in the living room. The cabinets were backless, and because the homeowner had left them open, there was surprisingly little moisture remaining around the source of the water loss.

Why SERVPRO? Our technicians are certified in a diverse array of restoration sciences and arrive with the right equipment to mitigate any size property loss from water, fire or other situation. The homeowner had placed towels down between the kitchen floor and the living room in an attempt to stop water but had in fact, exacerbated the issue by making it easy for the water to travel through the towel and into the carpet and padding. Soft probes confirmed the moisture had penetrated less than a foot into the carpeting and weighted extractors were used to push the moisture out of the carpet padding as much as possible.

Once our technicians were satisfied they had removed as much residual moisture as possible, they set-up dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the rooms. The air movers are angled to blow across surfaces where it causes water vapor to rise and in turn, is captured by the dehumidifiers and expelled. Thorough drying of the kitchen and carpeting, followed by hand cleaning and disinfecting took care of the lingering odors left behind by the dampness.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County knows the faster water damage is addressed, the more we can restore. Our emergency response teams are available 24-hours a day at (360) 373-1290.

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