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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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Pros and Cons of In-Place Water Removal From Your Silverdale Home’s Carpeting

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pros and Cons of In-Place Water Removal From Your Silverdale Home’s Carpeting Call SERVPRO as soon as possible to extract the water form your carpet!

Learn How Our SERVPRO Team Removes Water From Residential Carpets

When water invades the living areas of your Silverdale home professional assessment is essential to plan and implement the restoration. Evaluation of the condition of the floors and their coverings is the first step. If wall to wall carpeting is present, our crew decides whether to attempt in-place drying. Our project managers and work crews are well-versed in the benefits and detriments of top-down carpet drying as a water loss mitigation solution.

Soaked carpeting in your Silverdale home can be detached, rolled up, and dried off-site, but water removal in place might be a better option. Families experience less disruption when the carpeting remains installed during water removal. Furnishings can remain in the room if the flooring does not require special attention. Leaving it in place also significantly reduces the risk of tearing, stretching, or delamination of carpeting during the removal or reinstall.

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, ready to perform in-place, top-down water removal on carpeting. Our crews first use truck-mounted wand extractors to suction up water to prevent migration; then weight is added to the equipment to ensure each pass of the extractor removes as much water as possible from the fibers and the padding, which holds the most moisture. Our powerful air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers assist in accelerating the drying after the water extraction completes.

Disadvantages of using in-place water removal and drying techniques include an increase in the amount of time needed to bring moisture levels to normal. The SERVPRO crew must devote more hours to the project, and additional equipment might be needed to speed up the evaporation of moisture from the carpeting.

Every hour that the carpeting and padding retain water also increases the risk of secondary mold damage. If SERVPRO arrives hours or days after the water loss, we balance the likelihood that we can remove the water fast enough in-place against the chance mold takes hold in the carpet or padding before we finish, requiring removal and disposal of the carpet even after our efforts.

Hardwood or laminate floors beneath carpeting need speedy and thorough drying. In-place drying is not appropriate where the carpeting covers highly absorbent materials prone to swelling and distortion. We remove the carpeting for treatment elsewhere, and SERVPRO crew members focus on removing water from the decorative top layer and all subflooring as well.

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The highly-qualified team at SERVPRO of Kitsap County performs needed assessments of your water removal needs before devising and implementing a water loss mitigation plan. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to set the process in motion as a fast response results in a better outcome.

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The Steps Needed For A Successful Water Cleanup In Your Silverdale Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Steps Needed For A Successful Water Cleanup In Your Silverdale Home Cleaning up your home after a water spill can be a tedious process.

Useful Steps When Doing Water Cleanup In Silverdale

Cleanup is necessary when water leaks into unwanted areas of your property because if left unchecked it can cause a myriad of problems. Some common issues include debris depending on the water source, staining from dyes in non-colorfast fabrics or dissolved resins from wooden furniture affected by the water. Even clean water can become a problem if affected areas are not dried because it can cause mold growth or deterioration of materials like wood, metal and even insulation. With help from professional Water Restoration Technicians, it is easy to overcome such challenges.

Checking the level of moisture migration is an integral part of water cleanup in Silverdale. While a majority of the focus may be on removing the water on the surface where it pools after the spill, moisture migrates and can cause havoc in other areas. The primary determinant is the material present in the affected areas. Materials such as ceramic tiles and vinyl planks are impervious to water, so there is limited migration, but others like engineered wood, bamboo, and solid hardwood absorb water. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced detection equipment like moisture sensors with probes that penetrate porous materials. Such detection helps us prevent problems such as cupping which occurs when wood absorbs water from the bottom.

Stains occur easily on carpets and upholstery once there is spillage in the property because of the presence of non-colorfast materials, which transfer dyes. These could be draperies, area rugs or other fabric materials. Furniture stands also cause stains easily through rust or dissolved resins. One secret our SERVPRO technicians apply to combat stains is to remove them when the affected material is still wet because letting the materials dry sets the stains.

Drying the affected parts of the property is also essential. Although technically, this is not cleaning it helps remove moisture from wet materials and bring down humidity levels in the air. Proper drying combats bad odors and microbial growth, which would necessitate future cleanup. Our SERVPRO Water Restoration technicians take different approaches to achieve the intended goal. For enclosed spaces such as wall cavities, we use specialized equipment such as the injecti-dry system. To dry rooms faster, we can create drying chambers by separating different sections with plastic sheets then use air movers and dehumidifiers.

Cleaning up your home after a water spill can be a tedious process. Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County to assist. You can reach us at (360) 373-1290 any time.

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Call SERVPRO To Clean Up Your Silverdale Fire Disaster

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call SERVPRO To Clean Up Your Silverdale Fire Disaster Electrical outlet caught on fire and caused significant damage to the home.

Why You Can Count On SERVPRO After A Holiday Fire

The holiday season exposes your Silverdale home to many fire risks. Your lighted decorations might spark because of shorts in the delicate wiring or because you were tempted to use too many extension cords or surge protectors. The hustle and bustle in the kitchen when cooking for a crowd can mean blunders that set oil on fire or boil pots dry. Pets and children running through the home can tip candles or decorated trees with fiery results. 

If the unexpected and tragic happens, our team is ready to help with fire damage in Silverdale any time of the year. We know that disasters like a household fire do not wait for convenient times, which is why we pledge to the communities we serve to be ready to respond to fire damage 365 days out of the year. 

Why is SERVPRO team uniquely qualified to help with all aspects of fire damage mitigation and restoration? Our technicians are IICRC certified, mastering advanced training in smoke and soot cleanup and deodorization. Because firefighting efforts almost always include dousing flames with chemical extinguishers or water we are also primed to clear those residues from the affected spaces in your home as well. 

If the fire damages portions of your home’s structure leaving it to the mercy of the elements, our crews are board-up and tarping experts. SERVPRO project managers assess your fire loss task by needed task, ensure you receive a personalized restoration plan because the types of fire damage can vary greatly. 

Managing the soot cleanup alone requires our crew to identify the types of smoky residues correctly and matching cleanup methods and tools to the challenge. Loose, ashy debris sweeps and vacuums well, and HEPA filters on the equipment keep all safe from airborne debris. Electrical fires spread a thick, tacky coating that needs cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen. Kitchen fires are usually protein based, depositing a thin and tough film on surfaces that often needs a solvent or abrasive tool to dislodge. Our crews are familiar with these differences which is why SERVPRO is an industry leader, using the most efficient approaches possible to mitigate fire damage. 

If a holiday fire interrupts your festivities, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County as we are Faster to Any Size Disaster. Our phone at (360) 373-1290 picks up your contact 24/7, meaning we are on our way within hours of your loss.

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Our Water Damage Services Can Save Your Bremerton Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Water Damage Services Can Save Your Bremerton Home Contact us for a swift response from highly-qualified professionals who care about your satisfaction.

Why SERVPRO Professional Water Damage Services Make All The Difference In Bremerton

Mitigating a water disaster is not a typical cleanup task for your Bremerton residence. 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 Bremerton home 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 involvement can be involved. Other times a plumbing breach or appliance breakdown make it quite 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 trucks arrive, the water damage cleanup begins almost immediately. An experienced crew chief quickly assesses the damage, including ordering crew members to measure structural moisture levels and use 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 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 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. The level of experience and knowledge of best industry practices we possess is why SERVPRO 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 who care about your satisfaction.

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3 Ways To Prevent Mold Growth in Commercial Facilities

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 3 Ways To Prevent Mold Growth in Commercial Facilities Water damage causes mold problem in a Port Orchard,WA bathroom

3 Ways You Can Keep Mold from Growing Inside Your Commercial Building

To make money in business, you must ensure your warehouse and other commercial facilities stay in good shape. If you have mold growth at your jobsite, your employees may not want to come to work. Moreover, mold can ruin equipment, furnishings, inventory and other items. As such, mold prevention should be important to you. Here are three ways you can keep mold from growing inside your commercial building.

1. Watch for Leaks

Water is important to any business. After all, you have water surging through pipes, feeding toilets and sinks and facilitating everyday operations. When water stays where it is supposed to stay, you probably don’t think much about it. If there is a leak, though, mold can grow quickly. Accordingly, to contain mold, you must watch for signs of water damage. By regularly inspecting plumbing systems, fixtures, gutters, basements and sump pumps, you can decrease your odds of missing the sorts of leaks that allow mold to flourish.

2. Invest in a Hygrometer

Standing water isn’t the only thing that contributes to the growth of mold. On the contrary, high humidity can encourage mold to grow rampantly. As such, if mold prevention is important to you, you must have a way of measuring humidity. With a hygrometer, you know exactly how much moisture is in the air.

3. Prioritize Mold Removal

Because it reproduces with microscopic spores, mold can spread quickly. If you notice mold inside your building, you can assume it has moved to other areas. By contracting with a mold-mitigation service, you can develop a plan for eradicating mold.

As a business owner in Port Orchard,WA, you understand the importance of keeping your commercial property in tip-top shape. While a variety of things affect the condition of your building, mold can quickly ruin it. By focusing on mold prevention, you ensure you get the most out of your commercial facility.

How To Handle the Aftermath of a Fire at Your Commercial Building

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How To Handle the Aftermath of a Fire at Your Commercial Building Soot removal in Silverdale,WA

Phases of Fire Restoration

For businesses in the Silverdale,WA, area it is very important to know what steps to take in the event a fire should break out. Each phase of fire restoration is important to ensure the best possible outcome.

  • Locate all Employees
    Locate all employees and staff and make sure each is accounted for. See that any injured are immediately given medical assistance and that people can safely get home.

  • Avoid Breathing or Ingesting Dangerous Substances
    No one should drink or eat anything that was exposed to flames or smoke, or to the water used to fight the fire, nor should they breathe the air at the site.

  • Keep Everyone Out
    Get everyone out of the building. There could still be live embers traveling through a wall or ceiling, and support structures could have been sufficiently weakened and unsafe. Do not move or touch anything. Close and board up any services to prevent customers or clients getting hurt.

  • Contact Insurance Agent
    Call the agent that handles your fire insurance and ask what needs to be done next. They will need the firefighters’ and Fire Marshall’s reports, and ask for a detailed list of destroyed property.

  • Clean Out and Clean Up
    You will want to hire a professional fire restoration service to conduct a fire damage assessment and formulate a plan for disposal of damaged goods and to perform comprehensive smoke cleaning.

  • Store Cleaned and Repaired Items Off Site
    Once the restoration service has cleaned and repaired items, store them off-site where they can stay clean and out of the way while the rest of the repairs are being done.

  • Begin Repairs
    Once all of the fire damage, the contractor can come on board and replace or repair any damaged structures, wiring and plumbing and take care of finish work such as painting.

Once the fire restoration has been completed and things are starting to normalize, you can move back in and re-open for business. In Silverdale,WA, getting commercial building restoration services on board is the key to a successful conclusion.

What You Should Know About Black Water

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What You Should Know About Black Water Flooding in Kingston, WA

Three Things To Know About Black Water

Flooding in Kingston,WA, can cause a number of types of water damage, especially if it comes from a contaminated water source. Water from a tainted source is categorized as black, which can mean a number of things for your home. Here are the three primary things you should know about this type of water:

1. What Black Water Is

Water is categorized into three areas depending on its use: black, grey or white. These classifications indicate the types of contaminants in the water and what use the water is suited for. White water is safe for everyday use, while grey water has been used for cooking, cleaning or bathing. It may contain soap, cooking oils or light cleaners. Water in the black category has come into contact with septic matter, such as a toilet or sewer, and carries pathogens. Flood water is often considered black for this reason.

2. Where Black Water Comes From

Part of preventing water damage from water in the black category is understanding where this water comes from. Any water source that has come in contact with fecal matter must be categorized as black. This means water that comes from a septic system, sewer, or even livestock pasture falls into this category.

3. How To Deal With Flooding in Your Home

If you have flooding in your home, you will need to make sure that everything is properly cleaned, sanitized and restored. A flood damage and restoration specialist may be able to help. This cleaning process helps insure your home is clear of contamination and that issues common to water damaged areas, such as mold, are prevented.

When dealing with water damage in Kingston,WA, it’s important to know what category the water is classified as. When you know this, along with the potential sources of the flooding, you can begin taking the proper steps needed to clean, sanitize and restore your home. Remember, if you have any questions, a professional can help.