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Faster to any Size

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another catchy line for SERVPRO. It is a commitment from each franchise professional to be there when you need them most. Whether you are a small business or homeowner facing water or fire damage, or you are a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO franchise system has the resources (equipment, products, fleet, people) to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume life and business as usual. Your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County is just the tip of the iceberg! Should a major disaster occur, such as a flood or wildfire, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is always poised and ready to go where they are needed. So, no matter the size, call your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals today! Backed by a system of franchises more than 2,000 strong, we'll help make your property disaster, "Like it never even happened."

What Can I Do if my House Gets Severe Water Damage?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

helping make water damage "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO made this water damage “Like it never even happened.”

If someday you notice that one of your water pipes has cracked and is leaking, it is wise to take some steps to remediate the issue promptly. Mold growth could become a significant problem if your building materials and contents stay wet for more than two days. Your relative humidity levels in your house could also rise and create damage to items that did not touch moisture.

Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County technicians know that time is critical in preventing secondary issues when restoring water damage. Most homeowners know that it is wise to seek help from professionals if a water leak occurs. However, before our crew arrives, you can do some things yourself.

First, it is wise to shut off your water to stop leaking. Then you can use a mop or wet/dry vacuum to remove any moisture. If you have contents that got wet, it is wise to remove them and dry them out the best you can.

Once our SERVPRO team arrives, we can further help your restoration efforts by doing the following:

  • Emergency Services to Remediate Water Damage
  • Water Extraction
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Leaks
  • Mold Inspections
  • Water Damage Debris Removal

Once all liquid H2O gets removed from your structure, we determine what items contacted moisture. If we find that your walls got wet, we can use an injection drying system to dry out your drywall and studs.

We can also set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out your structural components. The air movers help water evaporate from your wet building materials and contents. The dehumidifiers then remove moisture from the air and dispense it as a liquid.

If you ever find a leak in one of your water supply lines, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290. We are ready to help!!

Commercial Water Damage

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Floods, sewage backups, and other contaminated water can cause some of the worst damage to your commercial property. Contaminated water is often filled with deadly substances including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This can be compounded by the composition of your commercial building. Organic materials such as drywall, wood, and debris found in carpet are prime breeding ground for pathogens and other bacteria and parasites to grow. The health risk to you and your employees is greatly increased when exposure to flood waters, sewage, and other types of contaminated water.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County will dry the commercial building quickly and apply antimicrobial agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water to help make sure that they can eliminate any lingering contaminants. This can help ensure you and your employees that they can return to a safe working environment. If your commercial building needs water damage cleanup and repair, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290. We are available 24/7 to help you get your business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Understanding the Fire Restoration Process

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

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The fire restoration process should be started as quickly as possible following a fire damage. The longer you wait to contact a certified restoration company, the more likely it is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage.  The remnants will continue to do damage long after the flames are extinguished.   

The average person will attempt conventional cleaning methods like renting a steam cleaner and using common cleaning agents available at the store.  Unfortunately, this will barely make an impact on the problem and could cause bigger issues.  Chemical agents could react with the residue and cause permanent damage, and in some cases, they may cause toxic fumes. Fire damage cleanup is one of the most difficult jobs out there, and it should be left to a professional for the best results. 

Let SERVPRO of Kitsap County be your certified professional when facing your own fire damage. We will walk you through the process step by step to ensure that your home is properly restored. Our team of professionals is available 24/7 to help you put your life back together and restore your normal as much as possible.

Call us today at (360) 373-1290.

Restore vs. Replace Mentality

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

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The restore vs. replace mentality is one of the greatest assets SERVPRO of Kitsap County has. When it comes to making it "Like it never even happened," it's impossible to overstate the importance of keeping as many of the original items as possible. Restoring contents and materials allows prices to stay down as the cost for restoration is 20% of the replacement cost. More importantly, restoring is the preferred option because whether we realize it or not, the things in our homes, even the most arbitrary, have some sentimental value. The blanket you always grab when you watch a movie, the plate you put your Thanksgiving turkey on, or the couch your grandparents gave you. Every item of yours is essential, and SERVPRO of Kitsap County will treat it as such. So, call us your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Kitsap County. We are ready to help 24/7/365.

Advanced Equipment and Technology

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

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The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Kitsap County’s Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychrometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively. By using equipment such as thermal imagine cameras to identify the location of unwanted water, truck-mounted and portable extraction units for performing efficient water removal, high-velocity air movers that allow moisture to evaporate at a faster pace, air scrubbers to remove odors and control air quality, and OSHA-approved cleaning agents, SERVPRO of Kitsap County is invested in delivering the best quality service with the most advanced technology. So, call us your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County for all your restoration needs!! We are here to help 24/7/365!!!

We are the Storm Damage Experts!!

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

storm We are the storm damage experts and we are ready to help 24/7!!

Storm damage is hard to prepare for. With 2022 already starting our year off with major flooding events SERVPRO of Kitsap County wants to let you know that we are here to help. Wind and rain can cause severe water problems and your SERVPRO of Kitsap County can manage the damage.

  • SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years in the cleanup and restoration industry.
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control.
  • Professional equipment and industry-approved techniques can save you time and money.

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals will work hard to restore the property and its contents to preloss conditions helping you survive in a disaster situation.  SERVPRO of Kitsap County "can manage the damage" and strongly believes in the 3E's (Experience, Expertise, and Equipment) and is proud to serve Kitsap County and the surrounding areas.  

Here at SERVPRO of Kitsap County, we make sure to make your home or business look just as good as new or how we like to say, "Like it never even happened.” Please call SERVPRO of Kitsap County 24/7 for any Fire, Water, Mold, or Bio-hazard clean-ups. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 360-373-1290!! We are here to help!!!

Why SERVPRO of Kitsap County?

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Couple on the stairs of a flooded home We are here to help 24/7/365!!!

SERVPRO of Kitsap County isn’t the only restoration service out there, and not even the only restoration service in Kitsap County. With a few options to choose from, you may ask “Why should I choose SERVPRO of Kitsap County in the event of water, fire, or mold damage in my home?”

The answer lies not only in our highly trained team and specialized technology, but also (and perhaps more so) in our commitment to our customers from the very first call all the way through to final repairs and cleaning. Our promise to make water, fire, and mold damage “Like it never even happened,” is not an empty one.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County technicians are on call to respond to emergencies 24/7, because we know emergencies rarely occur at a ‘convenient’ time. If you have a flood in your home, our team will be onsite that same day to extract water and begin drying out affected materials. Once your home reaches dry standard, we don’t just leave you to figure out the rest. SERVPRO of Kitsap County also works with your insurance company to make the process as easy for you as possible and provides repair services as well as contents cleaning; our team’s collective experience ensures that we’ve covered all the small details, so you don’t have to.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County isn’t only a restoration company; it’s a residential and commercial mitigation, repair, and cleaning company ready to take on a project of any size; and in the event of a loss in your home or business, it’s also a support system. If you call SERVPRO of Kitsap County for water, fire, or mold damage, you can rest assured we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Pets and Fire Safety

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

pet During a fire emergency, an evacuation plan for your pets is an important element of pet preparation to have in place.

In the event of a home fire emergency, it pays to be prepared. That goes for keeping your pets secure, too. But what do you need to have ready for pets in the event of a fire? Having these three things ready in case something happens will help you be in a position of better pet safety.

1. Disaster Kit

You should always have a disaster kit ready for your pets in case a fire should start. This can resemble a human’s disaster kit, but you should research the specific supplies that are necessary to care for your pet’s special needs in a crisis.

2. Evacuation Plan

During a fire emergency, an evacuation plan for your pets is an important element of pet preparation to have in place. Practice removing your pets when you simulate your escape plan, and make sure to have a safe space ready if you need to shelter your pets elsewhere after evacuating your home.

3. Important Records

Pet vaccination and ownership records need to be easily accessible in the event of a disaster in the home. Keep these documents in a fire box so they will not get ruined by flames or smoke damage. If a firefighter or other rescuer finds your pets, these papers will help him or her to understand what the animals’ individual needs and histories are.

Remember, you always need to protect yourself and your family members before attempting to rescue a pet, and you should never let an animal delay your escape time. No one wants to think about a fire emergency at home, and it can be stressful to figure out how to take care of pets in such a time. However, being prepared with the steps above and researching methods of better pet safety will allow you to react more calmly under pressure should a fire occur.

How To Keep Mold Out of Your Restaurant

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

mold growth Don't wait if you find mold in your business, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County!!

Diners are not likely to easily forgive mold growth. Reports of fungus in a kitchen may make customers cringe, sending them to other venues rather than your place. It's best to keep fungus at bay so that diners may continue to enjoy your food and environment. It's possible. It takes effort and proper procedures. The following three measures should help prevent mold from appearing in your restaurant.

  1. Ventilate the Room Well
    Ovens are continually going. Burners are on. Kitchens get hot quickly, leading to high humidity levels and excess moisture. It's the nature of the business. This environment feeds fungus, triggering reproduction. Humidity should remain around 30 to 50 percent. To combat the increase from the appliances, ensure that fans are running about the equipment.
  2. Clean Hard-To-See Places
    Be aware of damp areas as they produce water that encourages mold growth. The fridge and freezer both keep food cool; they also allow for moisture accumulation. Wipe them down, remaining conscious of any spotting or concerns. Next, wash the microwave daily, tending to any stains or food. Watch pantries and cabinets as these dark places may allow the spores to thrive. Look through them regularly, wiping them as needed. Avoid leaving crumbs or puddles.
  3. Inspect the Plumbing
    Pipelines may leak at any time, unnoticed for weeks if no one is checking. To stop little drips from creating water damage, owners should designate a day or two a week to look under the sinks, checking for dryness. If something seems wrong, call in a water remediation team immediately to inspect the staining. Mold should be removed and treated promptly to avoid spread.
    Restaurant owners have a passion for food. Although with that love, they must also focus on providing a sanitary space for customers. Mold growth is preventable if management keeps a close eye on moisture and follows a meticulous cleaning routine.