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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Bremerton After A Fire

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

One of our technicians cleaning to walls in the home of soot buildup Our certified technicians use hospital-grade disinfectant to clean the parts of the home that were affected by the soot.

Mitigating Fire Damage in a Bremerton Kitchen

While kitchen fires are common and often go unreported, the residues and odors they leave behind can pose more risks to homeowners than you might expect. Structural fires alone have caused over $10 billion in damages per year since 2017. These damages can include tainting your food supply, tarnishing and corroding metals and plastics, and spreading unpleasant odors throughout your home through the HVAC system.

When fire damage leaves your Bremerton kitchen with more than you can clean up on your own, SERVPRO technicians are ready to start cleanup within hours of your initial contact. These IICRC-certified professionals handle every step of the cleanup process, including water damage from firefighting efforts, so that your home can be restored to a preloss condition that is clean, safe, and odor-free. Everything from SERVPRO's deodorization tools to its EPA-registered biocides is made to tackle the various soils and residues that can damage your home and its contents after a fire breaks out. 

How to Use a Kitchen fire Extinguisher

While you may have an extinguisher in your kitchen, it may be possible that you have never had to use it. Whether it is a four-pound extinguisher or a ten-pound one, keep the acronym "PASS" in mind for its use:

  • Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the handle to start dousing the flames.
  • Sweep the extinguisher from one side to the other until it is empty. 

SERVPRO Eliminates Soot Residues from Your Kitchen

After a fire damage incident, soot residues can lurk in all kinds of surfaces, including inside cabinets, appliances, and containers. SERVPRO techs can carefully wipe down kitchen appliances and other contents with all-surface cleaners or glass cleaning products for light soot deposits. Meanwhile, heavier soiling may require wood creme paste or a heavy-duty alkaline cleaner. 

Cabinetry made of pressed wood with a laminate top layer is typically dry-cleaned with dry cleaning sponges, Masslinn muslin cloths, vacuums, or dusters. Wet cleaning can be attempted for moderate residues with an all-purpose cleaner. 

SERVPRO of Kitsap County serves homeowners with cleanup and restoration service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (360) 373-1290 for rapid mitigation when you need it most.

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Water Cleanup In Bremerton

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Moving Furniture After A Water Damage Incident in Bremerton

Water runs downhill, and moisture moves from wet to dry. Many homeowners experience prolonged high humidity levels in their homes after a water leak if their homes are not properly dried, which can lead to mold infestations. Also, damage to furniture and structures is possible if there is prolonged exposure to damp conditions.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services in Bremerton and surrounding areas. Our trained and IICRC certified technicians can help you understand how moisture left in place can cause long term damage to your home and even your health from mold. We are available 24 / 7 to take your call and usually are onsite within 4 hours. We also provide services for flood, fire, and storm-related damage. Our team can respond to water events in single-family homes and can also scale up to significant situations. We are supported by franchises around the country if needed.

Protecting your Contents
Whenever there is a water leak, water and moisture can quickly spread to adjacent rooms of your home. The carpeting may be soaked, and items on the floor may also become wet. Plumbing leaks within walls can fill cavities inside a wall with water and then spread to adjacent rooms.

SERVPRO can move all of your furniture from the affected rooms, drying items as needed, and limiting the damage. Our teams focus on recovering your contents and protecting all of your contents from further damage.

We use a combination of water extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture and lower humidity levels to normal levels. Moisture meters help us investigate hidden water and moisture pockets inside walls and under cupboards. Our objective is to remove all sources of moisture to avoid future mold infestations and damage to your home.

We employ highly trained and skilled technicians to provide the best service we can to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Erlands Point, Bangor Base, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Damage In Your Bremerton Hotel

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

hotel room After a water intrusion incident, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 to help manage the loss.

Do Not Let Commercial Water Damage in Your Bremerton Hotel Affect Your Operations

When a hotel sustains water damage caused by faulty appliances in the kitchen or laundry area, the managers need to handle it fast to avoid closing doors for an extended period. Each booking a hotel cancels can impact its revenue and reputation. It is, therefore, essential to contact a water damage restoration firm like SERVPRO immediately after the unfortunate incident.

We have a team of highly trained and experienced restorers who can handle any commercial water damage incident in Bremerton to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our licensed and certified team of technicians has access to high-tech equipment and tools that help us restore the affected area not only fast but also effectively.

Water damage in a hotel can cause significant business losses. The moisture and humidity in the structure can cause mold growth, wood rot, and peeling paint. Water can also affect the hotel’s electrical wiring, which can be a fire hazard since water conducts electricity. It is advisable to have an effective preparedness plan to avoid the high cost of water damage restoration.

Emergency preparedness plan
All commercial establishments should have a vested interest in limiting losses. Since water damage emergencies are unpredictable, having a contingency plan is helpful. The management should have an idea of what to do during emergencies. This is the best way to minimize the interruption of business operations. An effective preparedness plan includes:

    •    Training staff on how to handle emergencies
    •    Having a business interruption insurance policy
    •    Setting up a power backup and communication system plans
    •    Protection of business data

Professional water damage restoration
Effective water damage restoration involves several steps. Our SERVPRO team uses advanced techniques to mitigate water damage. All restoration steps are essential, but the major ones such as water extraction, drying, and dehumidification determine how fast the process takes. Safety is a priority when working in a damp environment. When operating electrical equipment in wet environments, our crew uses Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). They cut the power when they sense excessive current.

Our team can choose the right equipment, depending on the affected surface. If water has affected glue-down carpeting, we can use a carpet wand to remove it. The machine extracts excess water from the carpet effectively to speed up the drying process.  After extraction of the excess water, moisture and humidity are often left behind. Our technicians can use several axial air movers to move large volumes of dry air from outside into the affected area, replacing the humid air in the structure. The equipment speeds up the evaporation process. We also use dehumidification equipment to remove water vapor from the air. Our restorers can dry the affected areas thoroughly so that normal business operations can resume in your hotel after a short time.

After a water intrusion incident, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 to help manage the loss. With our skilled technicians and advanced restoration products and equipment, we can restore your hotel to the preloss state.

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Fire Damage Restoration In Mount Vernon Can Require Heavy Agitation Methods

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Teams Have The Experience and Equipment to Restore Your Mount Vernon Home After a Fire Occurs

Although they might not happen in the Mount Vernon area regularly, over 350,000 structural blazes occur at residences in the United States each year. According to the National Fire Protection Association or NFPA, nearly half of the fire damage that takes place in homes every year is caused by cooking accidents. Leaving items on burners unattended is the number one cause of blazes igniting inside kitchens.

After an inferno ignites inside your kitchen, soils and soot residues can be left on many of the surfaces of your building materials and contents. These soils can cause the surfaces of your structural components and possessions to become discolored or corroded. When restoring your home after a cooking accident, our SERVPRO technicians can end up spending much of their time cleaning and removing soils and soot residues from fire damage in your Mount Vernon home.

When removing soot from the affected items inside your house, our SERVPRO team can utilize a combination of chemical and mechanical actions. Chemicals can get implemented to cause reactions with the soot residues that helps release them. Mechanical actions such as agitation can occur to remove the soot residues after the chemical bonds adhering it to your surfaces have broken.

Depending on the situation, different levels of agitation can be implemented. Some mild agitation methods like brushing, feather dusting, vacuuming, and blowing off with compressed air can work well with light soils that did not adhere well to the surfaces they affected. In other cases, medium agitation methods using dry sponges, dusting cloths, crumbly cleaners, or cleaning towels can be effective when cleaning soot residues that adhere better to surfaces and take a little more effort to remove.

If the soot residues adhere well to the affected surfaces, then heavy agitation methods can be implemented to remove the soots. When utilizing these types of methods, our SERVPRO crew makes sure not to conduct the operations on surfaces that can be easily scratched or otherwise damaged. Abrasive powders are one example of a heavy agitation method, but varying degrees of agitation are available.

If you ever suffer from an accident in the kitchen that leaves items in your house charred or covered in soils, call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 24/7. We can help you return your home to the way it was before the blaze ignited, "Like it never even happened."

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We Have The Advanced Equipment To Properly Restore Your Bremerton Home After Water Damage

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage can Cause Odor Problems in Your Bremerton Home

Even though the first step to controlling odors related to water-soaked belongings and materials inside your Bremerton home is getting everything dried out, odors can persist after. This is because the particles causing the odors continue to inundate the air. SERVPRO‘s technicians address odors separately, using different odor control methods to make your residence smell like it should again.

We use three main fogging applications can help control odors in Bremerton homes that water damage created. Depending on the unique situation within your home, we might use dry fogging, wet fogging, or gas-producing equipment. We also use other methods for isolated areas, allowing us to eradicate more thoroughly odors wherever they originate.

Dry fogging uses heat, and is often called thermal fogging. We often choose this method when other odor-causing situations exist, especially smoke. This method works well for places where odors come from enclosed locations because the fog can seep in through the same tiny openings that odor-causing particles escape.

We must use great care when using wet fogging, as a too-heavy application can cause water damage in isolated areas. We often use drop cloths to protect areas that we know do not contain odor-producing substances. The benefit of using this is that the deodorizing agents used can get into materials containing smelly substances and neutralize them.

Two different gas-producing deodorizing techniques exist. We often rely on ozone when water damage is absent. Ozone can damage many materials if wet, including living things. This includes your pets and any plants. Removing all of these can be a hassle. Instead, we can use hydroxyl gas, which our machine makes using hydrogen peroxide. Our mitigation team, building crew, and other employees can continue working on restoring your home with this machine in place. 

Isolated areas can range in size and when they require additional help, we can apply powerful topical especially after a water damage incident. We can inject deodorizing liquid in carpet where pet odors increased during the water damage incident. In rare situations, we might use direct spraying of deodorizer combined with disinfectant agents.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County provides comprehensive water damage services in Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, and Port Orchard, including odor control. Our goal is to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Call (360) 373-1290, 24/7, year-round, for this and other restoration work.

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We Get You Back In Business In Bremerton After A Water Damage Disaster

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Several of our drying equipment machines working in this business to restore it after water damage We have specialized equipment, and advanced training to restore your business to pre-damage condition after a water damage disaster.

Our Skilled Water Damage Responders Turn the Tide in Bremerton

Bremerton has a history rich in naval shipbuilding, making our community a fascinating destination for military and seafaring buffs. Providing lodging and food for those who travel to the area can be good business until an unexpected water loss threatens the future of your hotel and restaurant. Even breakage of pipes supplying clean water can expose your business to the threat of mold and continuing deterioration if steps are not taken quickly, and the cleanup is not thorough.

Water Damage Is Disruptive

Nearby the famous Puget Sound Naval Shipyards and Puget Sound Navy Museum, your hotel offers comfortable accommodations and delicious food for visitors and residents of Bremerton. Water damage in your Bremerton facility can bring the festivities to a halt, causing guest rooms to be uninhabitable and food preparation and service areas to be unsanitary and unsafe.

Know Where Water Shutoffs Are Located

Enormous amounts of water flow out of burst pipes of any size, but if the break at your hotel involves a larger-diameter pipe, thousands of gallons can flow out every minute. One essential step a business owner can take to protect your property while we are on our way is to shut off the water main. Then our SERVPRO crew can concentrate on mitigating further water migration and double down on remediation services.

Trained Technicians Make the Difference

SERVPRO’s water loss mitigation and remediation professionals step in to cut the disaster down to size. We use our training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to craft a plan that stops additional damage and swiftly address the issues already presented by a supply pipe leak. Water removal and structural drying are the goals, observing a tight timeline that aspires to reduce moisture to preloss levels within 24 to 48 hours to minimize the chance of mold growth.

High-Efficiency and Capacity Equipment a Must

With water quantities in the hundreds of gallons or more, our inventory of submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors is crucial. SERVPRO service vehicles can feature tanks that can hold 60 to 100-plus gallons and up to nearly 300 inches of water lift. We scale up our response as needed, arranging for multiple crews and equipment to get the water out and dry your structure fast.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County delivers the power and capacity to respond to your commercial water damage emergency. Call 24 hours a day at (360) 373-1290 to start the process.

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Minimize Commercial Water Damage in a Bremerton Indoor Sporting Arena Through Quick Restoration

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment and wires on a white tile floor. Water damage to your business can cost you more than money, let us help you get back to business.

A commercial water damage in Bremerton can set you back, let SERVPRO help you through it all.

A burst pipe, the failure of copper fittings in pipes, or a malfunctioning sprinkler system can cause water damage in an indoor sporting arena. This incident can lead to financial losses because of lost ticket sales. It is vital to begin emergency stabilization and restoration work promptly to prevent further damages.

Commercial water damage in a Bremerton sporting arena can ruin playing surfaces like basketball courts, ice rinks, and running tracks. For instance, water can cause wood flooring to swell. It is vital to restore the playing surfaces in compliance with sporting industry standards and regulations to ensure the integrity of the games athletes play in the arena.

Water can also ruin high-value electronic equipment like the cameras used in gameplay, scoreboards, digital billboards, and lighting equipment. Water damage to electric gates, card readers, and security cameras can cause malfunctions, leading to vandalism or looting while the facility is under repair.

A water intrusion incident can also keep the doors of an indoor arena closed for an extended period, robbing it of the ability to host regular games and other scheduled events. Our SERVPRO technicians can extract the water in the affected areas using powerful pumps. Subsequently, we can place air movers and dehumidifiers in the arena to begin the drying process. This prompt response can stabilize conditions and prevent further water penetration and destruction of the building.

Our team has a deep understanding of psychrometry, which is the study of the air, temperature, and humidity, and their effect on various materials. Our technicians use psychometrics to measure the amount of moisture in the air and ensure that the air is dry enough for damp materials to dry fast as the drying process continues.

Water ruins materials when it touches them directly, and when water vapor touches the materials. Therefore, drying the air is vital when drying flooring. If there is too much moisture in the air, it takes longer to dry materials. We control the temperature to dry the air and use drying equipment to control humidity levels.

Through our water removal efforts, we can restore drywall, masonry, plaster, and wood to the pre-incident state. Deep drying of ambient air along with continuous air circulation causes moisture in building materials to evaporate faster than usual, restoring their preloss relative humidity levels. Our SERVPRO team also monitors the drying process constantly to monitor moisture levels.

If the level of damage is severe, it may be necessary to strip out some ruined materials such as skirting boards and floor coverings to allow efficient drying of the building. Water and moisture also provide a suitable environment for the growth of fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Our team can clean and sanitize all changing rooms, medical rooms, and kitchens.

Managing a water loss incident in a sporting arena calls for expert restoration techniques. Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 for fast water removal and drying.

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Let Our Experts Help After A Fire In Your Bremerton Home

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning vs. Replacement After A Fire In Bremerton

There are different types of fires, and these fires produce a variety of smoke residues. The residue can cover everything, and it may seem impossible to save anything. We must replace charred items and dispose of materials that absorb smoke particles.

Our experienced SERVPRO technicians can help with fire damage in Bremerton and surrounding areas. We also understand that it usually is much less expensive to clean an item vs. replace it after a fire. Clients with limited insurance coverage and insurance adjusters appreciate our attention to detail and management of total costs.

Smoke Residues and Surface Types
Every fire produces different types of smoke residues. The residue deposited on surfaces can vary based on proximity to the fire. SERVPRO technicians carefully inspect your home and contents to identify the residue and the applicable cleaning method to be used.

The surface type is an important variable in the replace vs. clean equation. Hard surfaces typically do not absorb smoke residue or even moisture. The residue adheres to the surface, which can easily be removed. Porous materials absorb smoke residue, making cleaning somewhat more challenging. Washing of these items may cause more damage to the article, and it may need to be replaced. Our SERVPRO team can quickly provide advice on the appropriate action to take.

Disposal of Cleaning Materials
A variety of cleaning materials may be used depending on the surface type and the residue deposited on the item. We also must properly dispose of cleaning materials such as dirty clothes and cleaning liquids to avoid recontamination of clean areas and contents.

Our objective is to restore your property to its original condition, “Like it never even happened,” and manage your total cost of restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Overcome All The Obstacles In Silverdale After A Fire

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot stained ceiling after a fire in this home The smoke and soot stained the ceiling and belongings in the home and required our professionals expertise to restore it right away.

Special Approaches for Resolving Unique Fire Damage Challenges in Silverdale

When there is a fire incident in your property, various challenges can crop up, especially when cleaning up residues left of contents and construction materials. Hiring a professional restorer like SERVPRO to help you restore your property after fire damage is a great way to ensure any challenge is addressed.

The combustion process causes different kinds of fire damage in affected Silverdale properties. Smoke is one product of the process because the process does not consume all the materials. Smoke settles on surfaces leaving residues on all types of contents within the house. Cleaning upholstery materials can be challenging because some of the residues penetrate beyond the surface. Wet cleaning such items can remove the wastes, but it might destroy the item. Our SERVPRO technicians used specialized cleaning procedures such as foam cleaning. We apply some foam on a brush or sponge then use it to clean the material. This method is perfect for cleaning residues from box springs and mattresses.

Although soot is the common residue produced by fire damage incidents, it can also provide other products such as tar, grease, and wax. When deposited on fabrics, they can be challenging to clean off or may spread during cleaning, leaving stains. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized cleaning agents such as volatile dry solvents to clean such materials. The solvents suspend or act as a lubricant, effectively removing the residue. Even though the solvents ease cleaning, they pose some risks too, such as removing colors or distorting the fibers, but with the advanced training, our technicians receive, we use approaches that prevent adverse outcomes.

Fires affect wood even when the combustion process does not consume it. For example, residues left on wooden surfaces alter the appearance and emit a bad odor. Unfinished wooden surfaces can be more challenging to clean because ordinary methods such as wet cleaning force residues to penetrate the surface through the pores. Our SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges to remove such residues. In case it does not work, we can clean the area with denatured alcohol.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County can help you deal with any challenges caused by fire loss. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to help you tackle any loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Can Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Bremerton

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Is Bremerton Pack-Out Safe for Your Fire-Damaged Belongings?

After a fire, the spread of smoke and other destructive effects can quickly compromise a Bremerton home. Protecting your property means much more than reducing structural damage and focuses most heavily on what our team can do to ensure that your personal belongings, treasures, and possessions do not become irreparably damaged by lingering smoke, soot, and debris. Content management is one of the cornerstones of our fire recovery efforts, and that begins with a team of qualified technicians.

Our fire loss restoration team is one of the best-equipped divisions of our SERVPRO outfit, and we can provide efficient mitigation for fire damage to Bremerton homes. Scoping the job before the bulk of our field technicians arrive can designate the full measure of the damage in the residence and what efforts must get taken to get the growing threat under control. The more extended contents and belongings remain exposed to these hazardous conditions, the less likely successful restoration becomes.

Content management is a safe solution for undamaged and even soiled contents from your home. Homeowners authorize our SERVPRO professionals to work to recover and restore these belongings through various techniques, including immersion cleaning, deodorization, and other practices. In some situations, we must dispose of your possessions that are too severely damaged to preserve – this only happens when any restoration practices would not improve the condition of these items.

Apprehension is expected when relinquishing the oversight of your most treasured belongings to our SERVPRO technicians. We have a failsafe design that can keep all of your possessions grouped neatly together and filed with a unique QR code. This system ensures that if you need access to these items, our professionals can quickly direct you to your stored possessions. Our climate-controlled facility can keep conditions favorable for your things until it is time to return them to your restored property following fire recovery.

Fire recovery is inevitable after a loss incident, and our SERVPRO of Kitsap County team can help however you need. We have cleaning and content management professionals that can reduce restoration costs and overall losses after a fire emergency. Give our technicians a call anytime at (360) 373-1290.

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