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

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Technicians Can Respond 24/7 To Your Water Damage Emergency In Bremerton 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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Your Bremerton Office Building Can Be Restored After A Flood By Our Crew Of Experts

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Bremerton Office Building Can Be Restored After A Flood By Our Crew Of Experts Reach out to us by dialing (360) 373-1290, so we can assist you in getting your business back to regular working order.

Flood Damage Restoration For Your Bremerton Office Building

If your office building in Bremerton has suffered due to a flood, the situation can seem pretty overwhelming. You need to get your building back to a condition where you and your employees can work, but you also do not want to have any lasting issues from the water. Do you try cleaning up the mess yourself, or take advantage of a professional remediation company?

Although each situation is different, it is always a wise idea to hire help for cleaning up flood damage in your Bremerton commercial building. At SERVPRO, our staff are trained and experienced in restoring flood-damaged buildings, and we understand that this kind of issue can shut a business down temporarily, so we move quickly to help you.

Professional remediation companies make your office safe again. They know where to find any potential hazards, such as mold, and not just get rid of your current issues, but also help to stop further ones. Even though cosmetic work like re-plastering and re-painting makes your building look new and fresh, there could be underlying issues which could cause problems for years to come.

When SERVPRO techs come to help you, the above is why we use special thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters so that we can find any hidden moisture inside walls, flooring, and ceilings. We need to take care of all the moisture so that mold does not begin to grow. Once we find this moisture, we can then blow air into the cavities and thoroughly dry your building to return it to its previous condition.

Another reason to hire a professional is that they can work quickly. When it comes to water damage, you need to work fast, as mold can grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. An experienced company can also work around your busy schedule if you can remain open during the restoration process.

They can also help you with your insurance claim. The company can speak with your insurance company for you and help you fill out and submit the needed paperwork so that you can get the claim you deserve and get it quickly.

Our experts can also help you figure out what is salvageable. Good flood damage restoration companies are invaluable in helping you figure out the items which you can keep and what is damaged beyond repair. After a big emergency like this, it can be hard for you to make these decisions without too much emotion.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County is here to help you restore your flood-damaged building in Suquamish, Kingston, or Indianola whenever you need. Reach out to us by dialing (360) 373-1290, so we can assist you in getting your business back to regular working order.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Bremerton Home

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Bremerton Home We will remove all the fire damage from your home with our training, experience and equipment. We are ready for your call 24/7 so don't hesitate.

Conquering Lingering Fire Odor Damage in Bremerton

Fast residue removal along with mitigation of other damage done to your Bremerton home by fire is not the end of the restoration story. The long-term effects of a household fire extend in many directions, including continuous deterioration of building materials and contents if there are hidden areas or items left untreated. Even a thoroughly cleaned home can suffer from smoky odors months or more after fire cleanup. We have techniques that can help.

Your house survived the water removal, soot cleanup, and debris clearing needed to return it to preloss condition. All that stands between you and quiet enjoyment of your Bremerton home is professional fire odor damage remediation. Ridding a home of odors carried by the minute particles left after materials combust requires following a multi-step protocol that eventually neutralizes the smell. Our technicians have IICRC training and on the job experience to complete a deodorization successfully.

SERVPRO workers first make sure to remove all charred items from the area, including from building cavities, behind trim and kick plates, over ceilings, and beneath the flooring. If the odors appear to be coming from surfaces, the particles might have embedded into a porous material. In some cases we recommend sealing those surfaces to prevent the odors from continuously vaporizing.

Smoky smells might be coming from household or personal contents. SERVPRO employs Fireline’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Process, using high-frequency sound waves to remove the last bits of foul-smelling debris from intricately detailed items. Packing out odiferous items for treatment can lower that risk of enduring fire stench.

HVAC systems and ductwork can contain smelly debris that then spread throughout your home. SERVPRO duct cleaning and sealing can eliminate this source of odor. If the unpleasant smells are still bothersome, we consider the use of specialized deodorization equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, or hydroxyl generators. These tools rely on chemical reactions to neutralize the odor-bearing particles. At a molecular level, the particles change when these methods are used, effectively eliminating the smell.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County commits to removing all evidence fire damage in your home, including hard to manage odors. Call (360) 373-1290 to request an evaluation of your circumstances today.

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How to Dry Water Damaged Hardwood Floors in Bremerton

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Dry Water Damaged Hardwood Floors in Bremerton SERVPRO uses drying mats to force air into specific areas of your hardwood flooring.

How DIY Cleanup Can Damage Hardwood Flooring in Bremerton Homes

Hardwood flooring offers an aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance functionality to your Bremerton home, but that does not come without its share of potential problems. When posed with a disaster that can spread water damage throughout many areas of your home all at once, you need to quickly act if you want to protect and preserve your hardwood floors. Water loss incidents can require immediate extraction and drying to preserve saturated elements, and our professionals can help.

Substantial loss incidents can demand immediate water removal services to begin in your Bremerton home before significant damages result. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to respond to all water loss emergencies with our effective and efficient mitigation that has the customer’s time and money at heart. Often, homeowners get the mindset that taking care of water damage on their own is the best way to get the situation resolved, as it is cheap and there is no waiting for professionals to begin.

There are two main problems with attempting to clean and dry your hardwood flooring on your own. The first of these potential problems is not drying out the damaged areas enough, allowing moisture to persist out of sight. Mold exists naturally in every environment throughout our homes, so when coupled with a persistently damp or moist area of your house, the potential for mold damage grows exponentially.

The second and less obvious problem is overly drying hardwood floors to remove moisture from the affected areas of your property entirely. While you might get your hands on some version of the industry-leading equipment that our SERVPRO team uses like air movers, dehumidifiers, or even our injecti-dry system, overly drying hardwood floors can be as damaging as allowing them to remain saturated. Hardwood requires a persistent low moisture content level to let the planks to stay somewhat pliable and keep their strength and form.

While you might be one of the homeowners tempted to handle water loss incidents in your home on your own, it is much wiser to seek the services of our SERVPRO of Kitsap County rapid response team. We can arrive quickly with the tools to help. Give us a call anytime at (360) 373-1290.

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When Your Poulsbo Restaurant Experiences A Fire, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Poulsbo Restaurant Experiences A Fire, Our Crew Is Here To Help! If a fire interrupts your ability to provide for locals and guests you need a restoration partner to get you back in the kitchen fast.

Prepare For Fire Damage In Your Poulsbo Restaurant

Visitors and residents enjoy the cultural, recreational, and leisure opportunities in Poulsbo. Located on sheltered Liberty Bay, many activities beckon, and the food and drink in your restaurant are a welcome respite after a day strolling, shopping, and admiring the waterfront. If a fire interrupts your ability to provide for locals and guests you need a restoration partner to get you back in the kitchen fast.

It comes as no shock to you as the owner of a popular Poulsbo eating spot that fire damage is a daily possibility and a threat to your business’s survival. Take advantage of our well-thought-out Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) to anticipate potential challenges and plan for a quick remedy if a fire does occur.

When you request an assessment for an ERP one of our experienced SERVPRO Project Managers travels to your restaurant to inspect your physical layout and observe your operations. Our expert evaluates how a disaster scenario might play out, identifying vulnerabilities and strengths. Expect us to make some suggestions that could limit your exposure in terms of storage options, maintenance decisions, and day to day work routines.

You provide additional details through the use of our mobile app as you create your ERP Profile. Nominate key employees to act in your stead if you are unavailable when a fire happens. Identify the vendors and contractors who helped build your space and systems so SERVPRO can help recreate your restaurant’s configurations after fire damage. Show us where your utility shuts offs are located and a diagram of coolers and pantries. The more complete the information you share with us, the better we are positioned to help.

With a concise digital disaster plan personalized for your restaurant in SERVPRO’s control, we respond fast and efficiently to a fire damage crisis. We work on getting you back to serving your delicious delicacies within hours or days rather than weeks or more. Since 50 percent of businesses that shutter down to manage disasters face permanent closure restoring your property and your reputation with hungry diners is the key to future success.

Before you sense even a whiff of danger from a fire in your restaurant give SERVPRO of Kitsap County a call to set up an appointment for an ERP walk-through. Our number is (360) 373-1290 with rapid response time.

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How to Keep Smoke and Soot Damage From Spreading Throughout Your Silverdale Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Keep Smoke and Soot Damage From Spreading Throughout Your Silverdale Home SERVPRO of Kitsap County is ready to remove smoke and soot damage from your home.

Preventing Fire Odors Spreading Throughout Your Silverdale Home

Smoke and soot are two of the most problematic effects for your Silverdale residence following a fire. While you might fixate on structural damages and what must get replaced, smoke damage as both sediment and odors can spread far beyond the combustion points. This situation leads to widespread damages throughout your property when the fire itself might have remained contained in a specific area. The fast response of our professionals can help to limit the spread of these effects to make cleanup and restoration a more efficient and effective process.

Fire damage in Silverdale may often get mistaken as exclusively structural concerns or residues that can come to rest on surfaces throughout your home, but odors are equally challenging to remove and restore. In truth, without professional restoration equipment and expertise, smoke odors can persist in your home long after the other effects have gotten cleaned and restored. Our SERVPRO team has several effective tactics to prevent the spread of odor throughout your home and to remove it where it gets found.

From the time that our team arrives at your home, we undertake a full inspection of the property to determine all affected areas and establish barriers to prevent odors from spreading further through the cleanup and debris removal processes. Physical containment barriers such as thick plastic sheeting get installed both to reduce the spread of odors and prevent particulates and smoke residue from moving freely around the property as well.

Once barriers are in place, our SERVPRO professionals set up machines like our hydroxyl generators that can work to deodorize open areas and also works to reduce the presence of damaging particles and debris in the air with its HEPA filter. Our team also utilizes thermal fogging machines that can penetrate soft materials and also deodorize open areas to eliminate smoke odors permanently.

While many decisions must get made following fire damage to your home, our SERVPRO of Kitsap County rapid response team is a wise one. We have comprehensive solutions to make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (360) 373-1290.

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Silverdale, Mold Damage, and the Call to SERVPRO for Remediation

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Silverdale, Mold Damage, and the Call  to SERVPRO for Remediation SERVPRO Says We Help Keep Your Business Open in Silverdale--Even through Mold Remediation

Removing Commercial Mold Damage From Silverdale Businesses

For Silverdale business owners, life along Highway 3 and Puget Sound are good for local and tourist traffic. Service industry businesses are not just diners and gift shops any more though. A tourist or resident with an internet business still needs access to his clients while eating lunch on the run or trying to run personal and professional errands simultaneously.
 
When commercial mold damage strikes a Silverdale business service and postal store, it can close doors to clients who need to receive inventory, bills, and payments to support their customer base. Too long, and they set up shop elsewhere. SERVPRO technicians understand that a rapid response is important, and thorough cleaning and removal of the mold is the only way to keep the business open for the long run.
 
Our teams start by isolating the mold from the rest of the structure. This action prevents further contamination and allows technicians to begin cleaning mold off surfaces almost immediately. In most situations, they can remove most infestations with dry sponges and a mild, anti-fungal cleaning agent.
 
For thicker layers of mold discovered behind walls or overhead, SERVPRO specialists use a stronger cleaning agent to break them up. If needed, they also use a tool such as a powered agitator or a wire brush to separate the mold from the affected surface.  Our SERVPRO techs can also utilize "soda-blasting," to gently abrade thin layers of mold from hard surfaces like raw wood.
 
In customer areas, mold often affects tiles in drop ceilings and penetrates drywall. With both types of building material, it is cheaper, and faster, to remove and replace the affected pieces instead of expending the labor and material costs to attempt cleaning. Depending on the size of the affected room, team members can dispose of the material in a day or two with replacement taking about the same amount of time.
 
At SERVPRO of Kitsap County, we want to support every business so they can support our community. If your business has mold, or if there was recent flooding and you can detect that telltale ‘musty’ odor in your facility, call us at (360) 373-1290 to schedule an inspection and get started on the restoration process.

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Silverdale DIY'Selfers Should Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Silverdale DIY'Selfers Should Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation Call Us!! Leave Mold Remediation in Your Silverdale Home to SERVPRO

Why You Want Professional Remediation for Your Silverdale Home

Many homeowners can appreciate the likelihood that any number of natural disasters could occur and damage their property, yet, many overlook possibilities of microbial or mold growth in their houses. Though it takes several days to develop and colonize in a moist or damp area of your home, mold growth can spread quickly and begin to erode and degrade organic materials and contents within the affected area. Without immediate intervention, some of these contents and affected materials could become irreparably damaged, leading to a need to reconstruct areas of the property to restore the damage completely.

As tempting as DIY mold removal might seem, it often does very little to restore or remedy the pressing mold damage effects within your Silverdale home. Homeowners lack the advanced equipment and expertise to address a widespread concern like mold growth and often have little idea as to how far the organisms have spread since colonization first began. Our SERVPRO professionals can provide a thorough inspection of the property and offer the full measure of our advanced training and remediation certifications to provide the best approach to removing active colonies and restoring the damage they have caused.

When mold gets discovered, you want to ensure that you have the right equipment for the job. Our team comes equipped with containment machines like air scrubbers which utilize an inboard HEPA filter to trap active mold spores, debris, and dust throughout the mold remediation process as well as preventing the spread of these spores to new areas of your home.

What makes our SERVPRO team a wise choice for mold remediation in your home is that we can work efficiently to resolve the situation entirely. We have the experience to identify active colonization, sanitize and disinfect the environment, and also work to help significantly reduce reoccurrence with effective long term solutions.

Mold damage might seem like something that you can handle on your own, but realistically, it can be hazardous to your health and your home to try. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals see you through every step of this remediation by calling (360) 373-1290.

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How Our Specialized Training Can Restore Your Bainbridge Island Home After A Mold Damage Disaster

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Specialized Training Can Restore Your Bainbridge Island Home After A Mold Damage Disaster You can reach us 24/7!

Why SERVPRO Relies On Advanced Training To Counter Mold Damage In Bainbridge Island

Mold problems are common especially when leaks go unnoticed for long. Such leaks are likely in areas close to the roofing or next to appliances such as dishwashers. Since mold problems are also stubborn, involving a professional in the mitigation process presents better chances of getting sustainable results. We rely on highly trained staff to help our Bainbridge Island clients in distress.

The first step in remediation of mold damage in Bainbridge Island is identifying what could have caused the infestation. Because of the higher amounts of precipitation in western Washington, there are many cases where homes are infested with mold after rainwater gains access to the house. Our SERVPRO technicians can fix small issues leading to leaks or involve a contractor if serious construction changes are necessary. After that, we can focus on cleaning the debris and residues from the mold colonies.

Different approaches can be used in removing mold colonies. Using those that lead to long term results or cause limited damage to underlying materials helps achieve the primary goal. Our SERVPRO technicians undertake different training courses in mold mitigation and understanding mold ensuring utilization of the best techniques. We can use mechanical abrasion such as wire brushing, or we can damp wipe the affected areas with cleaning agents. We also utilize advanced techniques such as soda blasting which removed mold debris without harming the underlying surface.

Mold eats into organic materials because they serve as a food source. Such materials might not be strong enough, so it is better to replace them instead of trying to clean them. Removal is also crucial if porous materials are involved because the hyphae grow deep into such materials. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their training during the inspection of the affected areas to establish the best solution. If teardown is involved, we take measures such as creating exclusion zones using plastic sheets or using negative pressure machines to prevent the spread of spores and other mold debris.

Calling SERVPRO of Kitsap County can help you regain control of your mold-infested home. You can reach us at (360) 373-1290. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Avoid Delays in Poulsbo When Dealing With a Fire Damage Remediation Situation

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoid Delays in Poulsbo When Dealing With a Fire Damage Remediation Situation Fire damage cleanup is a necessity after a fire. Contact our certified SERVPRO team to make it "like it never even happened."

Fire Debris Removal for Your Poulsbo Home

Structure fires that occur in Poulsbo homes can leave behind a considerable mess for homeowners and other occupants of the property to face. While many seek out the assistance of professional restoration services like ours, they still attempt to take care of specific tasks like debris removal on their own. There are substantial risks and potential hazards that exist in charred remnants of a structure fire, and the cleanup and removal of these elements should get handled by highly trained professionals like our response team.

Fire damage in Poulsbo can present itself in many ways after the flames have gotten extinguished in your home. While insurance policies typically cover this process, your agent is going to want assurances that the work gets performed by competent professionals that have the tools and resources to restore the property entirely. Our SERVPRO team works closely with many of the major and local insurance companies to offer effective communication between our departments for efficient production on your damaged home.

Debris cleanup can be necessary throughout the property. Our professionals work to not only clean up this mess but help in other ways like dismantling damaged structural elements and moving damaged items and contents to our facility for focused cleaning and deodorization efforts. While cleanup and material removal occurs, our SERVPRO team also utilizes our advanced equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to catch soot, smoke residue, ash, dust, and other potential particulates from the environment.

It is important to handle this preliminary step in the restoration of your fire-damaged home as quickly as possible. Contaminants and hazards present on the property from the fire can persist until cleanup completes, providing a continual threat to occupants and skilled workers that enter the home.

While structure fires can be traumatic events for a homeowner, finding the right professional assistance can take the weight off your shoulders and place it into competent hands capable of restoring your home entirely. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (360) 373-1290.

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