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Taking care of your Commercial Property

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

There is a lot that goes into operating your business and making sure things are running smoothly. At SERVPRO of Kitsap County, we want to highlight some issues that occur most frequently in commercial buildings so you can be sure that your building has been inspected for these issues. In the event of finding any of these, do your best to get them fixed in a timely manner. Not addressing them soon enough could result in costly damage down the road.

Leaks - Whether you have a leak in your roof, foundation, or pipes, water can accumulate in areas of your building. Sedentary moisture almost always leads to rotting wood, foul odors, and mold growth.

Asbestos - Although not used in construction anymore, older buildings may still have asbestos present. Exposure to asbestos is extremely dangerous and must be taken care of if found in exposed areas in your business. 

Fire Safety Regulations - Make sure that your fire extinguishers are up to date and are in working order. Check your sprinkler system to ensure that in the event of a fire, it will work as intended. Do not block your fire exits. Make sure they are always kept clear.

Electrical Faults - If you have older wiring in your building, they should be checked for faults.  If you have ever had a rodent problem, you should also have your wiring checked. Mice and rats tend to chew on wires, leaving them exposed and more likely to start a fire.

At SERVPRO of Kitsap County we offer many commercial services to help you keep your business open. If you have questions about the different services we offer, please call us at (360) 373-1290. We are here to help!!!

House fires are unexpected, so call us here at SERVPRO of Kitsap County for help!

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We are there for all your fire damage needs!!

One of the scariest things you can go through as a homeowner is having a house fire. Not only
is the fire itself scary, but the aftermath is also even harder to deal with. Whether it was a small grease fire in the kitchen, or a severe fire that caused damage to the entire house, it affects many
aspects of your life and your family’s life. SERVPRO of Kitsap County specializes in Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration, no matter how big or small the job, we can help from start to finish!

- Mitigation Services

- Property Protection

- Heavy soot

- Smoke damage

- Structure damage and more!


We have all the tools and cleaning supplies needed to return your home to its original state. We can make it “Like it never even happened.” Let our trained professionals help you today! Call us at (360)373-1290! We are here to help!!!

We Can Help with Your Storm Damage Needs!!

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Faster to any disaster Faster to any size disaster and ready to help!!!

When we get the initial call to help with flood damage, we can never be certain how serious it is until we show up to assess the circumstances. Various levels of rising waters influence the restoration techniques that we use. We search for the following indications of destruction to decide how broad the issue is. A predictable marker of most extreme flood damage is the existence of standing water. This occurs when water stays in your home and does not drain out. Standing water can cause costly and lasting harm to the structure of your home or building. The water will almost immediately seep into flooring, but other forms of damage that may also result if the issue is not addressed promptly. 

We always anticipate that ground surface materials will be drenched because of flood damage, yet when the walls of your home have suffered critical harm, this might be an indication that we need to investigate further to find and eliminate additional issues. Some of the time, when water pours in quickly and later subsides, it can leave dampness in the walls. This can lead to mold growth and swollen materials. SERVPRO professionals utilize the latest techniques and specialized equipment to remove the moisture.

Even though the outside of your home may be considerably more impervious to the impacts of flood damage than inside spaces, it can still take on water. This can lead to roof leaks, flooded basements, and weaknesses in siding. We can help with identifying these issues, as well as remediating the damage that has been caused by the flood waters.

Call us if any standing water is present in your home or business. At SERVPRO of Kitsap County we are all ready to help and to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7/365 at (360) 373-1290!!

Be ready for the worst, with the very best!

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

here to help text with SERVPRO logo We are your neighbors and are here to help you when you need us most.

Since its founding in 1967 SERVPRO has expanded to over 1,700 locations across the United States and Canada. We also have greatly expanded the array of services we offer ranging from mitigating for water or fire loss to carpet cleaning and deodorization to even large-scale disaster recoveries. With SERVPRO’s 1,700+ locations our collective knowledge and experience are one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has and we know how to use it. SERVPRO locations provide all kinds of support to each other ranging from equipment to people-power and technical advice. Sometimes we might run into an issue that we have not encountered before this is when we have been able to rely on the knowledge base which our corporate office and other SERVPRO’s have accumulated. It does not matter what emergency you are facing SERVPRO has the team and backing to handle it all.

Not only can we handle big or small jobs, but we do in fact care about our community, because here at your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County we in fact are your neighbors. So, when fire or water damage puts the things that matter most to you on the lines, you need the very best help on the line, as well. SERVPRO of Kitsap County is here for you and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. When those disasters take place inside your home or business when you least expect it, you can rely on us here at SERVPRO of Kitsap County we are always ready for whatever happens. We understand that returning to normal is your primary concern. Our response team employees are trained in caring for both you and your property. By responding quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Kitsap County can help you get your home or business back up and running quickly and help protect your property and belongings.

So, your home or business suffers water damage, contact SERVPRO of Kitsap County to help make it "Like it never even happened." So whether you are responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000--be ready for the worst, with the very best. Just call us here at (360) 373-1290!! We are here to help!!!

Are You Winter Weather Ready?

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the upcoming cold weather? Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather. To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

 -Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Wind, heavy rain, ice, and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.

 -Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to help ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall. Leaves and other obstructions can cause a damming effect, which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.

 - Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate a potential flood hazard.

 -Inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

 - Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open, allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting water off at the

main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

 -Ask your local SERVPRO® of Kitsap County about completing an Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment of your facility and provides you with a plan to get back in business faster following a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well beforehand. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan and prepare for it.

When winter weather strikes, call your local SERVPRO® Kitsap County to strike back and help make it “Like it never even happened.” (360) 373-1290.

Why SERVPRO of Kitsap County?

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

There is never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property or home. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians.  

Our certified technicians will mitigate the water damage to prevent mold, mildew, or bacteria. Using EPA disinfectants, we will make your business or home safe to reenter and occupy. We make sure our team is trained and up to date with all their credentials. 

Our uniformed professionals will arrive onsite usually within fours of notification to begin a resolution to your type of loss. Technicians communicate their assessment with you and the insurance company in detail before beginning the cleanup and restoration process. They utilize industry guidelines, knowledge, training, and industrial equipment to examine the extent of the damage. When closing the claim, we do it in a timely manner through electronic claims reporting, and consistent communication.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County has been trusted by local businesses and insurance companies to assist with their water damage projects. We are there when your family needs help the most. Any type of damage in your home can be a devastating time and can cause a lot of stress in the household. Working with true professionals can help the process and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”

When you need emergency services such as, water damage or fire damage do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Kitsap County (360) 373-1290!! We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!!

SERVPRO of Kitsap County – Your Fire Restoration Professionals

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fires can be concerning for homeowners and property managers all year-round, but with the winter approaching, this is a good time to make certain you are properly prepared. The rate of home fires rises during the winter. So, it is important to be watchful. A few things you can do now to ensure the safety of your family.

  1. Establish and practice a fire escape plan with all members of your home.
  2. Guarantee that your smoke detectors are working.
  3. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

Our fire technicians here at SERVPRO of Kitsap County are highly trained in fire restoration and cleanup. We help to handle your home, contents, and air quality; ensuring the cleanup is thorough and your things are fully restored to their pre-fire conditions. Here are some of the cleaning and services we provide:

Structural Cleaning

Structural damage in a fire can affect almost every aspect of a home, including floors, walls, and ceilings. By performing initial testing, we can determine the severity of the damage and what equipment we will need to utilize for restoration. We can provide restructuring, cleaning and even paint preparation for most surfaces in the home.

Content Cleaning

Using wet and dry-cleaning equipment, we can restore many of your home’s contents during the process as well. This is often more cost-effective than replacing your items and allows you to keep your belongings intact. We can fully clean and deodorize many items, such as kitchen wares, furniture, collectibles, and much more.

Deodorization Services

The lingering odors from a fire are not just a nuisance they can be dangerous, too. Making it vital that the air is scrubbed and purified properly following a fire. Thankfully, we have the technology and expertise to handle this for you, so you do not have to worry about the health of your family due to poor air quality in the home.

If you have been affected by a fire, SERVPRO of Kitsap County can help you recover. Give us a call right away to minimize further damage (360) 373-1290. We are here to help when you need us most!!!

Christmas Safety Tips

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van We hope you have a safe and very Merry Christmas from all of us here at SERVPRO of Kitsap County.

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

Holiday decorating:

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn. The recommendation is at least 3 feet away.
  • Make sure to water your live trees on a regular basis.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

Before heading out, or to bed:

  • Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.

Not So Fun Facts

  • More than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles.
  • More than two of every five decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

And Remember, SERVPRO of Kitsap County is here if the unfortunate happens. (360) 373-1290.

Services We Offer to Help Your Business

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

At your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County we offer a variety of resources and services for all types of commercial businesses. Whether it is cleanup after a Fire or Water loss, Vandalism, Mold Remediation, or general cleaning, we have you covered! 

We know the demands of running and maintaining a business and how an unforeseen disaster can cause a tremendous amount of chaos and eventual loss of revenue. Your local SERVPRO of Kitsap County has a credible reputation and we are known for our fast and professional response to any size disaster. Our highly trained restoration staff can help guide you through the process and get you back to business.

Fire Damage Restoration

When your business is affected by fire or smoke damage, productivity can significantly suffer. Water damage is also a common secondary loss when a fire occurs, due to the fire-fighting efforts. As a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration SERVPRO of Kitsap County has the extensive training that is required. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration

Flooding and water damage seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore any size of commercial or property loss. The water removal process is completed by our highly trained technicians who will document the drying process to ensure its complete. 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Mold Remediation

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Kitsap County can respond quickly, working to first contain the mold growth to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialist 

Cleaning Service

  • Vandalism
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Flooring
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Drapes and Blinds

Other Services We Offer

  • Emergency Ready Profile – a no cost assessment of your business that provides you the necessary information that is needed during an emergency.
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaning – a proactive disinfectant cleaning that we offer businesses to help keep your business, staff, and customers safe.

If you have more questions about the services we provide for businesses, please call our office at (360) 373-1290! We are ready to help you when you need us most!

ARE YOU READY?

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

ERP put help in the palm of your hand The best way to reduce business interruption is to plan for it now!

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research study. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority had a preparedness plan in place.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such an event is not when it happens, but well before. No one can predict a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, "are you ready for whatever could happen?"

The SERVPRO READY PROFILE is a startup-approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

Advantages of SERVPRO READY PROFILE:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establish your local SERVPRO professionals as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of a chain of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and contact information

Call us today to get started! (360) 373-1290!! We are here to help!!!