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Let SERVPRO of Kitsap County help you with your Spring Cleaning Needs!!

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

carpet cleaning Our team are professionals and are experienced. So let us help you with your spring cleaning this year!!

April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes but it is also a good time to get in some spring cleaning! Spring is a great time to sweep those winter blues away and freshen up your environment. Your local SERVPRO® of Kitsap County franchise professionals can help.

In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO® of Kitsap County professionals are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal. Other services to help with your spring cleaning include upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and workspaces this spring. If you need a little help, do not fret! Your local SERVPRO® of Kitsap County has all the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time! To find out more about our services check out our website at SERVPROkitsapcounty.com or simply call the office at (360) 373-1290. We are here to help!!

It is Not Too Late to Be Prepared

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

store closed sign We can help get your business back to preloss conditions and make it "Like it never even happened."

Businesses of all sizes have been impacted by recent events. Those who had a contingency plan in place likely are weathering the storm a bit better, or at least have a better handle on how to quickly pivot based on the ever-fluid situation we all are facing. Does your business have an emergency plan in place if you suffer a major event?  If not, it is not too late to be prepared for business interruption. SERVPRO of Kitsap County can help!

Businesses can face all kinds of risks.

There are many kinds of situations that can negatively impact a business, including:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Water damage
  • Smoke damage
  • Mold issues
  • Storm damage
  • Biohazard situations
  • Crime situations

While some of the above circumstances can be addressed and remediated quickly, other situations may cause severe impact on the ability of a company to do business as normal. As many as 50% of businesses close following a disaster, according to the latest research.

The value of being prepared.

While it is nearly impossible to plan for every situation that may impact a business, of the businesses that survive, most of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Knowing you are ready for whatever happens speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they do not necessarily have to be. 

How can businesses be prepared? Start by developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business interruption to have an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water damage, fire damage or other adverse circumstances can affect your business. 

Preparation is key.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself if your business is ready for any emergency. If not, contact SERVPRO of Kitsap County today at 360-373-1290 and get prepared today!

Why You Should Use SERVPRO of Kitsap County for Restoration

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trained experts - image of Storm running SERVPRO of Kitsap County is ready to help make any disaster in your business or home look “Like it never even happened.”

When you are in the middle of a crisis, it can be difficult to make the right decision. If your home is on fire, the first thing you should do is call 911. If a storm has dropped a power line in front of your office, you would call the power company. These choices are rational, normal choices but who would you call after the fire is out? Who do you call after the storm ends and you notice the damage is worse than you thought?  Maybe you notice the power line fell because a tree branch took it down and damaged a part of your home. So, the question arises “who should I call?”

SERVPRO of Kitsap County is the answer.

In cases where a home or business structure has been compromised by a fire, SERVPRO of Kitsap County is the-fast-response you need to get your home or business back to preloss conditions. Chaotic situations should be handled by professionals with the right tools to do the job efficiently. When you are choosing your clean-up and restoration specialist, you may be considering a few important things such as:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County. We are located right here, between Bremerton and Gorst, and we are efficient, experienced, and open 24/7. We have a trained team of IICRC certified professionals who can take care of water damage, mold damage, storm damage, fire, and smoke damage, and even flood damage. That is right, SERVPRO of Kitsap County comes when you call, and we show up ready to work. We want to make the clean-up process as easy as possible for you and reduce the amount of stress you will surely be feeling. So, if you need a restoration company, please consider us because we can make your damaged area look “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Kitsap County Supports Sports!!

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SKELL Baseball Logo We are happy to support our local community!!

The familiar orange house logo of SERVPRO of Kitsap County will proudly be displayed as a sponsor of the South Kitsap Eastern Little League. SERVPRO of Kitsap County will be sponsoring the uniforms for one of the local T-Ball teams this coming season. The owners Terry and J’Nene McCann love supporting their community and youth sports!

Commonly our services are called upon during an unfavorable situation. Whether residential or commercial, if we are involved - someone is probably having a pretty bad day! Marketing to a community before a traumatic event happens in their life is not always an easy thing to do. But if we can create a presence in a positive setting and support our community while doing so, our goal has been met.

We hope to be your preferred Restoration Company in your time of need. Our team here at your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County are prepared to assist your family to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We are here 24/7 and we are always here to help!! So call us at (360) 373-1290!!!

We Are Your Storm Experts!!!

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van Rain, Snow, or Shine we are here to help you when you need us most!!!

A sprawling winter storm continues to sweep across the country, knocking out power for millions of people as it dumps snow and ice in places where such perilously frigid conditions tend to arrive just once in a generation.

Officials in several states urged residents to stay home, avoiding highways and roads that were treacherous. Cars and trucks were seen skidding into one another and off the pavement entirely, prompting local law enforcement to respond to hundreds of calls at a time.

In total, roughly 150 million Americans were under some form of winter storm warning over the last few weeks. Snow coated the sand on the Gulf Coast beaches, and enough had fallen in Texas for people to go sledding. In fact, at one point, it was colder in some parts of West Texas than it was in Alaska!

Sustaining storm damage to your home or commercial business can be a complicated endeavor. Not only is structural damage a possibility, but water and electrical damage are too. Working with the right cleanup and restoration company can make all the difference in your recovery process. As storm repercussions continue to get more severe and complex, knowing you are in good hands every step of the way is invaluable, which is why SERVPRO® of Kitsap County is here to earn your trust.

So why should you count on SERVPRO® of Kitsap County to handle your storm damage? We are active in your community and in our industry. SERVPRO® of Kitsap County has been helping communities recover from disasters, both large and small, for many years and we are proud of the reputation we have built as an industry leader. Secondly, we have the expandable resources to handle any size disaster. No matter how much of an area is impacted by a water, fire, or storm event, you can count on SERVPRO® of Kitsap County to help get your property back to its preloss condition. Because we have a national network of franchises, we can call for backup when needed to ensure we can scale our resources with exceptional service. Lastly, we will respond to you quickly anytime day or night, 365 days a year. We understand how devastating it is to discover damage to your property, which is why we guarantee a prompt response no matter when you need us. As soon as you call our 24/7 National Call Center or your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County franchise directly, we will begin assembling a team and dispatching them to you as quickly as possible.

If you want to know more about our services, please visit our website at SERVPROkitsapcounty.com or feel free to call our office at (360)373-1290 and we will be happy to answer your questions. We are here to help!!!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Kitsap County?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Stormy and Blaze We are here 24/7/365 to have your back when you need us most!!!

Mitigating a water disaster is not a typical cleanup task for your home or business. The tools the average homeowner has at his or her disposal are not up to the challenges of a water disaster, and even an ordinary cleaning service does not have the training, expertise, or equipment necessary to remove the water and then dry the structure completely. Our certified crews and specialized equipment ensure a comprehensive water damage restoration job.

Water damage in your home or business can present in a broad range of ways. A slow leak can go undetected, deteriorating structural components behind walls, under fixtures, and above ceilings for long periods. When you finally note the problem, significant damage and even mold growth can be involved. Other times a plumbing breach or appliance breakdown make it obvious you have an issue. Either of these water loss scenarios, or something in between, require fast action from our IICRC trained employees.

When our signature green SERVPRO of Kitsap County trucks arrive, the water damage cleanup begins almost immediately. Our experienced team quickly assesses the damage, including measuring structural moisture levels and using scanning devices to find trapped water reserves. Our vehicles pack all the water removal and structural drying equipment needed, a clear reason why calling SERVPRO of Kitsap County is the most direct route to water damage resolution.

Our team uses industrial-grade submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors to rid your premises of standing water rapidly. Even if power is shut off because of the disaster, we can use our truck-mounted equipment without delay. SERVPRO of Kitsap County crews then use the moisture readings obtained at the beginning of the project to determine drying goals. We position air movers and heaters to force moisture out of building materials and into a vapor that our dehumidifiers condense or absorb for removal.

Proper equipment and a workforce that understands the problem and has “seen it all” makes us a leader in water damage restoration. Our level of experience and knowledge of best practices in this industry is why SERVPRO of Kitsap County swiftly transforms a soggy, water-logged space back to your comfortable home -- “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Kitsap County stands ready day or night to answer the call when you have a water damage crisis. Contact us at (360) 373-1290 for a swift response from highly qualified professionals!!!

10 Fire Tips to Help You and Your Family Stay Safe!!

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

fire by plug We are fire damage restoration experts!!!
  1. Watch your cooking
    When cooking, always stay near to monitor it closely. Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles. Wear clothes with short, rolled-up, or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. Turn pot handles inward on the stove so you cannot bump them, and children cannot grab them. Enforce a "kid-free" zone three feet around your kitchen range. If grease catches fire in a pan, slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames and turn off the heat source. Leave the lid on the pan until it is completely cool.
  2. Give space heaters space
    Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Keep children and pets away from heaters and turn them off when you leave home or go to sleep.
  3. Smoke outside
    Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in North America. Smoking in bed or when you are drowsy could be fatal. Provide smokers with large, deep, non-tip ashtrays, and soak butts with water before discarding them. Before you go to sleep or leave home after someone has been smoking, check under cushions and around upholstered furniture for smoldering cigarettes.
  4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach
    Use only child-resistant lighters. Store all matches and lighters up high where kids cannot see or reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet. Teach children that matches, and lighters are tools for grown-ups only. Teach young children to tell a grown-up if they find matches or lighters; older children should bring matches and lighters to an adult immediately.
  5. Inspect electrical cords
    If an electric appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, then have it serviced before using it again. Replace any electrical cord that is cracked or frayed. Plug only one electrical cord into each receptacle. Avoid running any cords under rugs. Do not tamper with your fuse box or use improper-sized fuses.
  6. Crawl low under smoke
    If you encounter smoke while you are escaping from a fire, use an alternative escape route. If you must escape through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees, keeping your head 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 centimeters) above the floor, where the air will be cleaner.
  7. Have a home fire escape plan
    If a fire occurs in your home, you must get out fast. Sit down with your family and work out an escape plan. Be sure that everyone knows at least two unobstructed exits - including windows - from every room. (If you live in an apartment building, use the stairs, not the elevator to escape from fire.) Decide on a meeting place outside. Have your entire household practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
  8. Install and test smoke alarms
    Smoke alarms are your best early warning system in the event of fire. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, and outside each sleeping area. If you sleep with the door closed, install one inside your sleeping area as well. Test alarms every month and replace batteries once a year, or whenever an alarm "chirps" to signal low battery power. Never "borrow" a smoke alarm's battery for another use - a disabled alarm cannot save your life. Replace all alarms that are more than 10 years old. For complete home protection, consider installing an automatic fire sprinkler system.
  9. Cool a burn
    Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never apply ice. Never put butter or any other grease on a burn. If the burned skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately.
  10. Stop, drop, and roll
    If your clothes catch fire, do not run. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cool the burn with water and call for help.

If you do have a fire at your home or business, please call us, your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County, to help with all your fire damage needs. We offer many services to help get your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.” (360) 373-1290. We are here to help 24/7/365!!!

Kitsap County Businesses Rely on Fast Response!!

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

water damage Let us at SERVPRO of Kitsap County be your number 1!!

When your business becomes a victim of a disaster that is spreading quickly throughout your commercial property, you will only need to call one company, SERVPRO of Kitsap County!!!

 When a water disaster occurs, you need prompt water cleanup services. Many business owners can quickly discover that recovering their business from substantial water loss situations can be overwhelming, and even stopping the source of the damage can prove problematic. For example, many owners have shut off valves for the water supply in their business, but few know where this shut off is, let alone how to access it if it is not out in the open. In these scenarios, you need a professional crew that can arrive shortly after you call with the expertise and experience to shut off the source of the water and begin effective strategies to preserve the property through extraction, drying and cleanup efforts.

Some business owners believe that these situations can be taken care of without professional intervention, but this is rarely the case. There are effects and lingering damage that can continue to affect your business long after the initial water loss has occurred. Lingering water and moisture can allow mold spores present in the environment to seat and colonize. When running a business, mold damage is one of the situations that could stop your business in its tracks. Mold can prove to be costly because of the need to remediate, treat, and then verify that the health hazard related to mold exposure has been successfully resolved.

Something else to consider is that with various flooring materials and drywall, saturation can occur in a brief period. This puts an urgent timeline on how quickly the damage must be addressed before the materials become unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County team is Faster to Any Size Disaster because that is the commitment that we have made to the clients we serve throughout the area.

Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals are a wise choice for restoring your business and mitigating the initial loss. Our team is IICRC certified and participates in continual online and in-house educational training. We ensure our technicians are prepared for a wide range of potential disasters that may occur at your commercial property.

So, when you experience water damage in your facility, call your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County. Our water restoration technicians are standing by 24/7/365! Just call us at (360) 373-1290. We are here to help!!!

Fire Tips to Help You and Your Family!!

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. But unlike other disasters, home fires can be prevented! It is important to know this...Fire is fast! There is no time to gather anything or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire could kill you. In five minutes, a house could be swallowed in flames. Fire is hot! Heat and smoke could be even more dangerous than the flames. Fire is dark! It can be hard to find your way out of your house in a fire.

BEFORE:

-Create a fire escape plan and practice it twice a year.

-Have smoke alarms in every bedroom and every floor of the house.

-Remind your parents to test the smoke alarms in your house every month.

-Find two ways to get out of each room. A window might be a second way if the door is blocked by fire or smoke.

-Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.

-Sleep with your door closed. It helps prevent fires from spreading quickly.

DURING:

-Get low and go! Crawl under the smoke to an exit. Heavy smoke and deadly gases collect along the ceiling.

- If you hear a smoke alarm, get out fast! You may only have a few seconds to escape.

-If smoke is blocking the door, use your second way out of the room or house.

-Feel the doorknob and door before opening it. If either is hot, leave the door closed and use the second way out. If you see smoke coming around the door, use the second way out.

-If you do open a door, open it slowly and be ready to shut it quickly if there’s smoke.

-Do not hide from firefighters! They may look scary with all their equipment, but they are there to help you.

- Tell firefighters if there are any pets trapped in the house. Do not try to get them yourself!

-If your clothes catch on fire, stop-drop-roll! Stop, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Then roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out.

AFTER:

-Do not go back into any building unless a firefighter says it is safe.

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County to restore your home after a fire. (360)373-1290!! We can make it "Like it never even happened." We are here to help!!!

We are the Water Damage Restoration Specialists!!

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in the living room Got water everywhere and don't know who to call? Call your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County we are here to help!!

Water damage from burst pipes and flooding can create visible damage to your home, but in many cases, undetected water damage can cause the most damage and can be quite a headache.  Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County; we can help you assess the following: 

Here are 5 indicators that there may be water damage hidden in your home:

  • Stains on walls and ceilings: Nobody purposefully looks up at their ceiling. However, it is important to thoroughly check the ceilings in your home for stains. There might be a bathtub or shower leak from one floor to the next, or your roof could be leaking into the attic.
  • Musty or unpleasant smells: Do you smell something musty, or even earthy, in your home? Hidden water can cause mold to grow, and a nasty smell is a good signal that something is wrong.
  • Peeling paint: Not only can water stain your walls, but it can also cause the paint to lift. If you see your paint starting to peel, quickly find the source of the problem, or call a professional who can find it and fix it.
  • Mold Growth: Just like with ceilings, we do not always pay attention to the corners of our homes, but often these small hidden areas can tell us about potentially harmful leaks or spills. Check to see if there are any discolored or fuzzy looking spots in isolated corners or hidden areas.
  • Flooring: When allowed to flow, water naturally seeks the lowest level; therefore, rivers flow downstream. Water can seep under your flooring and pool – damaging your sub-floors. Check for warping or deformation to make sure there is no water hiding beneath the floorboards. When this happens, give us a call. It is important to act as quickly as possible, so we can restore your flooring to as good as new.

At SERVPRO of Kitsap County, we are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your home back to pre-water damage condition. Whether water damage sneaks up on you or not, we are available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.” Just call us at (360) 373-1290. We are here to help!!