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

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage Don't Let An Unattended Candle Destroy Your Bremerton Home 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)

Storm Damage Storm Water, Homeowners in Bremerton, and the SERVPRO Solution 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)

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

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

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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