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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Bremerton, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County today at (360) 373-1290 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can I Tell if Water Damage is Developing in My Bremerton Home?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Of Flooded Floor In The Living Room From Water Leak Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 if you would like a team to come out and assess the water damage in your home.

SERVPRO Can Locate All Moisture Intrusion and Water Damage Throughout Your Bremerton Home

Whether a large amount of water spilled somewhere or there is a hidden pipe with a slow leak, unaddressed moisture brings substantial damage to your home. It is vital that you not only can find the source of the damage but also have a team on your side to restore your Bremerton home. SERVPRO is available to address primary damage, but we also ensure that any secondary damage is located and cleaned up to keep mold and mildew from setting in.

What Are Some of the Types of Damage I Need to Worry About?

When dealing with water damage in Bremerton, you need to know that moisture impacts various materials in different ways. This depends on the type of material, how much water/moisture is present, and how long the materials have been exposed. Some of the common types of primary and secondary damages in and around the water loss zone include:

    •    Soiling on various surfaces
    •    Wet building materials and contents
    •    Discoloration
    •    Buckling or warping of wood
    •    Development of mold
    •    Staining

What if the Carpet in My Home is Saturated?

If the water damage in your home is clean water from a tub that overflowed or a slow-leaking pipe, our team begins by extracting moisture from the carpet. It is never a good idea to wait for the carpet to dry naturally, even if you try to ventilate the room with fans or a dehumidifier. We use light wands and rovers (weighted extractors) that help us to pull out as much moisture from the carpets as possible. Instead of having to pull up the carpet, we do whatever possible to use in-place drying methods.

Why is In-Place Drying Best?

Whenever possible, removing water with in-place drying allows us to dry the water loss zone without excessive disruption efficiently. This drying must take place quickly, and our skilled technicians follow a strict protocol that helps prevent water from migrating further. In-place drying works by:

    •    Using a wanded extractor and performing several initial passes to halt water from migrating into dry carpet areas.
    •    Using weighted extractors to help squeeze water from the carpet and the padding below.
    •    Starting in the center of the room, moving outward to extract water, moving any furnishings as needed.
    •    Continuously monitoring progress and testing carpeting and padding to determine water content.

With in-place drying methods, our crew can keep the furniture in the rooms being treated. This avoids the added time to pack pieces up to move out for mitigation. This process also helps to ensure that the carpet is at a lower risk of stretching, tearing, and delaminating. Our skilled team takes the time to deliver a dry, clean result while under the best possible conditions. This cuts back on the potential for having to replace your floor coverings.

What About Other Belongings in My Home?

Several factors determine whether or not various belongings within your home can be salvaged or not. Permeance and porosity play a significant role when helping our team determine not only the potential of saving certain materials but also how to address the cleanup and restoration of them. We often group things into several categories, which are:

    •    Porous Materials: These materials require immediate attention and have a higher permeance rating. Porous items and building materials absorb water fast and are prone to rapid deterioration.
    •    Semi-Porous Materials: These are mid-level materials in term of permeance, which includes rood, bricks, and OSB board. It can take longer to pull moisture out of these materials.
    •    Non-Porous Materials: These items absorb little to no water. However, if left long enough for the water to take hold, it can take a very long time to pull water from these items.

Throughout your interior, multi-layers of porosity and permeance pose a challenge for drying. Whenever faced with absorption differences, our skilled water damage technicians have the training and equipment necessary to address them. We utilize a variety of specialty drying tools, air movers, extractors, and dehumidifiers to work on bringing down the moisture levels and relative humidity throughout your home.

What if it is Too Late To Salvage Materials?

Sometimes, even with our best effort, some severe damage may come from the water loss incident. Issues like cupping or buckling of your wooden floors or staining to your carpets and furnishings can happen from time to time. SERVPRO team members assess the level of damage to determine if any other measures can be taken or if full removal and replacement are required. We can perform controlled demolition of damaged drywall, replace subfloor, and have new carpeting installed.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! Call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 if you would like a team to come out and assess the water damage in your home.

How Seriously Should We Consider Water Removal from Our Bremerton Auto Dealership?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Woman sitting in car at dealership; salesman at window showing features Don’t let water damage interrupt business at your car dealership. SERVPRO is on standby ready to restore!

Calling Your Local SERVPRO to Handle the Process Should Help Eliminate Any Doubts You Have About Your Response Plan 

The water released from a burst water pipe or other sudden water intrusions at your auto shop may not be a threat to the cars or accessories that you sell. However, it can still cause significant problems that interfere with the business. 

Can water removal prevent problems? 

The typical reason for water removal in Bremerton business premises is to deal with noticeable problems like: 

• Slippery surfaces

• Wet upholstery

• Widespread soiling of surfaces and items  

However, timely removal preempts severe problems that develop from moisture migration or microbial growth. The layout of the auto dealership, with vast open spaces and hard floor surfaces such as tiles or concrete, favors removal through extraction or mopping. Our SERVPRO technicians can help expedite the process because we have a wide variety of equipment. 

Why do I need help with water removal? 

Apart from speedy removal of water from your premises, other reasons can force you to seek help including: 

• Removing water trapped in fixtures such as recessed lighting

• Cleaning and drying wet upholstery

• Removing water beneath flooring materials

In case the water spill originates from the ceiling or a room on the upper floor, some of it might find a way into fixtures such as lighting systems or even air ducts. Such cases require distinctive skill sets to complete the removal. Our SERVPRO technicians can disassemble lighting systems safely to remove trapped water. In the ducts case, we can drill holes to drain the water safely and then repair the ducts. 

Wet upholstery presents many problems, including difficult drying, staining, and even physical changes when water causes constituent parts to swell or deteriorates the glue holding some parts together. Our team has specialized upholstery-cleaning equipment. We can also use advanced approaches such as drying chambers to control the drying process. 

It is easier to manage water spills with assistance from SERVPRO of Kitsap County. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to manage any incident, "Like it never even happened." 

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What Should I Do When My Hard Floors In My Bremerton Home Get Wet After A Flood?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded When the floors inside your house get affected by moisture, it is wise to call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Can Help you Dry Out the Hard Floors Inside your Bremerton Home

When water enters your home after a severe thunderstorm, it can follow gravity and cause you problems with the hard floors inside your house like your garage floor. Most flood damage situations require having to extract and dry out floors inside your building that got wet. When dealing with hard non-porous floors, our SERVPRO technicians can change their mitigation techniques depending on the type of floor affected.

How does moisture affect my concrete floors?

    •    Painted concrete floors can chip or blister after you suffer from flood damage inside your Bremerton home.
    •    Since concrete floors are porous, water can wick up and leave behind calcium-like deposits that can be swept off.
    •    Dirt or surface film can be the source for mold growth, so we can use a HEPA vacuum to clean up the surface.

What can water do to my asphalt and vinyl tiles?

    •    White, chalky residues can form from the separation of sealer wax or finish from the floor itself.
    •    If the glue on the tiles contains asbestos, then they might have to be removed by a certified asbestos removal contractor.
    •    Vinyl tiles can come loose if enough moisture is involved, and a section of the floor could have to be removed.
    •   Moisture can leak underneath the tile and cause your subfloor to deteriorate, making the tiles lose. If possible, we can dry the subfloor from an area underneath it.

What happens when my ceramic tiles get wet?
Ceramic tiles and grouted joints are usually waterproofed when they are installed on top of the plywood. However, if there are any cracks on the ceramic tiles, the moisture can leak underneath it. In most cases, the tiles themselves will not be negatively affected, but the subfloor underneath could warp and become damaged.

When the floors inside your house in Silverdale or Bangor Base get affected by moisture, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290.

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How Do You Eliminate Soot and Smoke Residue in Bremerton After a Fire?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage on wall and ceiling Smoke and soot damage travels throughout your home. SERVPRO has the experience and tools to remove the smoke and soot.

Follow the Cleanup Guidelines Outlined by SERVPRO to Restore Your Bremerton Home 

Seeing the damage from a fire can be a traumatic experience, and removing damaged or ruined items are often just the beginning of the restoration process. You should consider using a professional to clean soot and smoke residue and get your home back to normal. 

What is the first step in dealing with damage from soot and smoke residue? 

SERVPRO professionals have considerable training in identifying different kinds of residues and odor particles, which helps them pinpoint the ideal cleanup procedures for your fire damaged Bremerton home.

What is soot, and what are the most common types of smoke residue? 

Soot is a smoke that has settled on surfaces as a residue. There are four different kinds of smoke residue: 

  • Dry smoke residues
  • Wet smoke residues
  • Protein smoke residues
  • Fuel oil smoke residues 

How does the type of residue determine the cleanup process? 

All fires burn differently, which means they leave behind different kinds of residues. Many variables determine what kinds of residues are left behind. Still, SERVPRO professionals have the experience to outline the best cleanup process, and they know which products are necessary to eliminate the specific residues. 

What is the best approach to remove residues? 

  • Find and identify the residues
  • Identify the surfaces on which residues are present
  • Capture and remove the residues
  • Properly dispose of the residues 

What are some of the cleaning techniques used on residues? 

We use both air and fluids to remove residues, depending on the residue types and where they are present. SERVPRO professionals may use vacuuming to remove some residues, while others are captured and dissolved in different cleaning solutions. SERVPRO professionals also understand how to remove these residues after completing the cleanup process. 

Turn to SERVPRO of Kitsap County to remove soot and smoke residue after a house fire. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to schedule an assessment and get an effective cleanup. 

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We Safely Clean Your Bremerton Home After A Flood

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

One of our water extraction units drying the room in this building We have the state of the art equipment necessary to handle your flood damage restoration. We act fast and are available 24/7, so call right away.

How Do I Clean Contaminated Flood Water in My Home?

SERVPRO Has Vast Experience Handling Hazardous Water Cleanup in Bremerton Homes

Category three groundwater is one of the worst types of water loss that can affect a home. The water ruins anything porous it touches, and the longer it remains in the house, the more damage that it does. This is particularly true for the flooring in a home. Fast action is needed to enable the best outcome for the home and contents. 

What is Potentially in Floodwater?

When groundwater is the cause of the flood damage in a Bremerton home, there can be many types of problems present within the water. As the water travels, it picks up everything it comes in contact with and brings it along. SERVPRO technicians regularly perform restoration services on flood loss that contains one or more pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents. Additionally, all types of mud and debris may potentially be in the water in the home.

What Does Floodwater Do To Flooring?

The outcome of your flooring in your Bremerton home after a floodwater disaster is dependent on how fast the cleanup efforts began. After groundwater enters a home, it migrates into any area that offers the least resistance. SERVPRO techs know from experience some of the most common places affected by floodwater are:

  • Under tile
  • Behind baseboards
  • Through floor joists into basements or crawlspaces
  • Within carpet 
  • Subfloor

Thorough Extraction of Floodwater is Critical

After a floodwater event in a home, the timer starts ticking on the level of damage. For example, if the water gets extracted quickly after the initial water loss event, there is a higher chance that the rapid response works to inhibit the level of damage to the structure. 

Because of the contaminated nature of this water, SERVPRO techs often apply treatments to lessen the contagions present before beginning mitigation. When handling this type of loss, the techs wear protective clothing, including eye protection and respirators. This is because harmful pathogenic elements can enter the body through the eyes or aspiration. 

It is not unusual for the original amount of water to have receded and migrated into the structure. The techs understand the movement of water within a home and use their moisture detection equipment to determine the true scope of the area that needs mitigation.  

Controlled Demolition is Part of the Restoration Process

When groundwater wicks into sheetrock, it rapidly deteriorates, and to save as much as possible of the structure, rather than remove the entire portion of the wall space, the techs measure several inches above the waterline and cut away the destroyed part. This action serves the dual purpose of removing damaged materials and opening up the wall cavities for complete drying. 

While ceramic tile with sealed grout tends to have the best outcome from flood loss, adhesive tiles tend to delaminate rapidly and may need removal. The techs inspect any removed materials for the potential for cleaning and reuse to save the homeowners the cost of replacement. 

When contaminated water saturates carpet, it is almost always a loss as it cannot get returned to a sanitized state for reuse. Due to the weight of wet carpet, the techs extract and sometimes dry the carpet before cutting it into strips for disposal as a biohazard. 

Any structure materials or contents that require disposal get documented, including photos to assist the homeowner in the filing of insurance claims.

Specialized Drying Methods Get Used 

When the tile of the carpet gets removed, SERVPRO techs concentrate on drying the subfloor to prep the area for the reinstallation of floorcoverings. Depending on the surface, getting dried may involve specific applications such as: 

  • Drying mats on hardwood floorboards and subfloor
  • Tenting plastic over wet areas and directing air into the space that needs drying
  • Using Injecti-Dry systems to force warm, dry air into small places

How Do Wet Items in a Home Get Restored After Flood Damage?

It depends on the materials that make up each object. Porous items tend to fare poorly after exposure to contaminated water and only rarely have restoration possibilities. Non-porous things that respond well to methods such as immersion cleaning tend to have the most potential for a positive outcome after this type of water loss. SERVPRO techs have access to a vast array of cleaning agents, including powerful biocides and antimicrobial solutions.

SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 stands ready 24/7 to handle any size flood damage in local properties. Through the use of their advanced equipment and knowledge, they can return the home to its preloss condition.

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We Act Fast In Bremerton When You Are Facing Water Damage

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Our water extraction equipment drying the hardwoods in the kitchen of this room We have state of the art equipment to extract the water damage in your home and prevent further damage. Our experts are available 24/7.

Why Should a Bathtub Overflow Need Professional Water Removal?

SERVPRO knows water winds up in unexpected places and requires fast action to prevent significant damage to your Bremerton home

The number one way many homeowners find out they have water damage from an upstairs bathtub overflow is water coming through the ceiling. It can happen as easily as looking at your phone "for just a minute" to check your social media and completely forgetting the bathtub was filling up. While the floor is easy enough to blot up the water from more significant damages may lurk below, such as: 

  • Water seepage under floor tiles causing delamination
  • Wet subfloor 
  • Water in the floor joists between floors 
  • Invitation for mold growth
  • Bubbled or blistered paint
  • Setup for foul, musty odors
  • Ruined sheetrock and ceilings from wicking water

Is a Shop-Vac Enough for Water Removal?

The pulling power of a consumer-grade shop vac used for water removal in a Bremerton home is inadequate beyond the surface of a floor. Once water spills over the edge of a bathtub, gravity pulls it down, and it follows the path of least resistance. It travels swiftly through gaps in tile flooring, under baseboards, and other areas of the structure that are difficult to extract and dry on your own. 

SERVPRO techs have access to powerful, professional extraction equipment and techniques to remove water damage from sheetrock, subfloors, and more. 

Drying to Complete the Water Loss Mitigation

After professional extraction efforts complete, the SERVPRO techs have specialized drying applications to ensure even embedded moisture gets removed. 

  • Centrifugal air movers push warm, dry air into wall cavities 
  • The dehumidification equipment lowers air moisture rapidly
  • Sheetrock ruins rapidly after wicking water and may require cutting away and repairs
  • Fiberglass insulation may get removed for drying and reinstallation

SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 has the tools and experience to perform water removal in local properties and return the home to its preloss condition.

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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)

water damaged home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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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