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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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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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Some Steps to Reduce Flood Damage in Bainbridge Island

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

rendering of a flooded washroom Regardless whether flooding came from external or internal sources, SERVPRO can effectively remediate your home. Call right away.

Why Emergency Flood Damage Services in Bainbridge can Reduce Claims Expense

Flooding can result in discoloration at the base level of walls and floors. You may also find that these waters damage furnishings, leaving behind watermarks as well as ransacking the decor in your home. Dealing with a flooding issue in your home can become a secondary issue, particularly if you are temporarily relocated from the property. However, prolonged exposure to floodwaters can result in irrevocable harm to both your home's structure and contents. You may also be worried about the potential for trespass or unlawful entry while your vulnerable home is vacated.

Our rapid response units are here to guide the restoration effort after flood damage in your Bainbridge home. We operate out-of-hours visits, and you can reach us twenty-four hours a day via our phone lines. If you are temporarily relocated, a SERVPRO technician can perform tasks on the property on your behalf. These tasks may include scoping for safety hazards, plugging leaks with an emergency tarp as well as boarding up the broken structure to discourage unlawful entry.

However, the role of a competent restorer goes beyond securing the property. SERVPRO services are designed as a preventative tool against further losses. These may include pumping out excess water, restoring power to the property as well as performing vital pre-cleaning tasks of carpets or upholstery. In properties with severe damage, we can organize for your contents to be inventoried and removed for safe storage while property restoration gets underway. By controlling losses, we can help to keep the expense of your claim as low as possible.

Floodwaters that enter the home carry with them potentially harmful human pathogens. Our team can thoroughly disinfect your property and remove potentially contaminated materials with controlled demolitions. Porous materials imbibe moisture, which can cause severe, irreversible damages. Furthermore, these damages can spread over time or cause secondary issues like mold growth. By removing materials from home we can prevent costs from escalating.

Act quickly to prevent floodwaters from causing excessive damage. Contact SERVPRO of Kitsap County at (360) 373-1290 now.

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How To Protect Your Home in Bainbridge Island From Fraud After A Flood

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in home after a storm Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals are standing by 24/7 at (360) 373-1290.

Protect Your Bainbridge Island Home from Fraud After Flood Loss

It is challenging to rationalize the substantial damage that could exist for Bainbridge Island homes after widespread natural disasters like flooding. As traumatic and stressful as these situations can become, these emotions are exasperated even more with the need to work quickly to secure competent restoration professionals to begin recovering the property. Because of the vulnerability of so many of the area homes and their owners, it is a prime time for uninsured and unlicensed “restoration companies” to make an appearance.

You can often note an unprofessional option by determining which crews are going to every house in the neighborhood to offer an assessment of flood damage for Bainbridge Island homes. Reputable companies do not need to solicit your business door-to-door, and our SERVPRO team is ready to mobilize at your call to provide a thorough and complete scope of the damage when we arrive. Using our brand-specific software DryBook, we can document the parameters of the damage, its severity, catalog losses, and monitor our progress through our restoration process. You are given a cost for the cleanup and restoration service, which should be very accurate. Peace of mind, we strive to provide for our neighbors, and for when we range far afield to assist during trying times.

A grave concern with unlicensed and uncertified labor after flood losses is the potential for someone getting hurt on your property. Predators exist in every area of life, and they can prey on those already compromised by another unexpected loss like flooding. Also, any construction or demolition improperly performed has no guarantees or safeguards to protect you – meaning that you would be paying out of pocket twice for construction efforts that should have been completed correctly the first time by competent professionals.

While our SERVPRO services might not be the cheapest of what can pop up after widespread flooding disasters, we have built our reputation on exceeding customer expectations and completing jobs efficiently. We have licensed contractors to perform controlled demolition and board-ups, and you can get the full measure of our accredited restoration professionals, including Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Carpet Cleaning (CCT), Odor Control (OCT), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and Health & Safety (HST.)

Flooding can be a traumatic time, so choose the team you want to restore your home wisely. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals are standing by 24/7 at (360) 373-1290.

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Why SERVPRO is Capable of Award-winning Restoration Services for Bremerton Residents

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

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We will walk you through every bit of restoration for your Bremerton home.

A restoration service needs to blend skills, experience, and work ethic to provide a recently damaged property with the best chance of making a full recovery to its preloss condition. Our company focuses on attracting and retaining highly qualified employees to deliver quality restoration for water, fire, mold, or storm damages. Here in the local community, we have been recognized for our achievements by winning the 'Best of Bremerton for Fire and Water Restoration and mitigation' award in 2016, 2017, and 2018. We offer round the clock emergency contact for private residents and commercial businesses here in Bremerton.


The role of a fire restoration technician (FRT) depends on the scale of the task at hand. In minor scale situations, we offer a quick call-out for expert cleaning and deodorization of your home. Medium and Major scale operations may require the safe storage of your contents at a climate-controlled warehouse while we prepare the site for further repairs and general contractors. Whatever the issue, SERVPRO is "faster to any size disaster," delivering exceptional expertise, craft, and compassion.

When a property with Fire Damage in Bremerton requires repair to the structure, our service technicians can prep the site so that work can begin quickly. Prepping the site includes identifying and removing safety hazards like damaged electrics, restoring power to the property, and performing cleaning tasks. We can also use this time to take mitigating action against further damages. These actions could include drying the property or removing corrosive soot that may wear away finishes or harm fabrics. 

Mitigating losses and reducing claim expenses are essential to providing award-winning restoration services. We work toward a restore over replace mentality, seeking to clean and remove soiling using professional corrosive cleaning products and deodorizers. Where there is significant charring or staining, our team can use soda blasting to remove both the surface finish and the staining. Once the property is dry, we can return to refinish pieces of furniture or appliances and get them back to a preloss state. 


A slow leak or heavy rainfall can easily contribute to water damage in your Bremerton home. These issues can be challenging to prevent given the random occurrence and manifold variables involved in water emergencies. What can be mitigated is the extent of the loss. SERVPRO restoration services can prevent further damages from occurring once on the job site, then work hard to reverse the existing damages to get your home back to its best. 

For most homeowners, water incidents are most worrying when they affect structural contents and possessions. When the moisture content in furnishings, fittings, and flooring rises, there can be several issues that need attention. Warping or buckling of floors is a typical result of waterlogging. Equally, dyes in fabrics or furnishings can begin to bleed, causing further staining to floors and carpets. SERVPRO can block furniture, removing direct contact with the ground or move items to a safer location efficiently to prevent permanent harm.

Once the immediate losses have been averted, we need to begin cleaning and drying the property. Sometimes, fabrics that show signs of staining need to be restored while wet to ensure there is no water-marks or set staining. Restoring contents to preloss conditions also involves ensuring that the affected area is dry and moisture content levels returned to normal- usually around 12% for wood. SERVPRO can deploy dehumidifiers in the home while taking regular measurements from a thermal hygrometer to ensure moisture levels are controlled along with potential losses. At the end of service, we can return to the property to refinish or sand out cupping and warping issues. 


The appearance of microbial growth in your home in the form of mold can often lead to unpleasant odors as well as visible signs of soiling or infestation in furnishings. Mold spreads from a source of moisture and can infest porous materials causing permanent damage. Our restoration services include mold damage to your Bremerton home, and we can dispatch trained assessment and remediation technicians to your property to carry out mitigation procedure from start to finish.

Microbial growth starts from a source of moisture. With the right temperature and food supply- which can be insulation, fabrics, drywall, or other materials found in a typical home environment- these microbial fungi can reproduce causing a sanitation and air quality issue. SERVPRO technicians are capable of tracing fungi through your Bremerton home, removing access obstacles like drywall and flooring to get the full picture of the extent of the infestation. 

Primarily a mold remediation project is focused on sorting through salvageable and non-salvageable items. Infested drywall and insulation usually has to be taken out of the property to be disposed of the property. Non-porous materials can generally be cleaned, disinfected, and then treated with anti-microbial chemicals returning them to their preloss condition. Contaminated materials are placed in containment bags for disposal. SERVPRO technicians can then return to the property to replace sections of drywall as well as insulation to complete the restoration service. 


Large loss recovery teams can be called into action after an extreme weather event to implement restoration services and secure your Bremerton home. Securing the home could involve performing emergency board up services to broken windows or doors and preventing trespass on the property. We can also tarp up roof damages to prevent water from getting into the property and causing further damage. During this phase of the operation, SERVPRO technicians assess for structural deficiencies, like weakened flooring, as well as potential safety hazards.

Once the immediate issues that come with storm damage in your Bremerton home are secured, we can begin to carry out mitigation procedure. Usually, the mitigation procedure encompasses actions that reduce losses. Large amounts of water in the property, for example, could cause long-term issues if left overnight. SERVPRO restores can bring in pumping and extraction equipment to remove water. Once that is complete, we can dry the structure to limit secondary damage like mold or microbial growth. 

Restoration services begin once the structure is secure and mitigation complete. Sometimes, third-party general contractors must be brought in to repair windows, doors or roofing. SERVPRO can arrange for these services on your behalf to ensure that you only deal with one company throughout. We can also pass on the details of your restoration service to your insurer as part of our stress-free claims service, that allows you to get back to your everyday life with as little inconvenience as possible. 

SERVPRO of Kitsap County is an award-winning restoration service for fire, water, storm or mold-related property damage. Contact us at (360) 373-1290 for a call out.

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We Have Advanced Training In Fire Damage Restoration In Silverdale

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

A technician cleaning the wall of a home with a disinfectant SERVPRO professionals often times use "Firestar" a hospital-grade disinfectant to clean the walls of a home after a fire.

Differing Fire Damage Residues in Your Silverdale Home Are Why SERVPRO Uses Multiple Cleaning Strategies

Fire residue cleaning is not one size fits all in Silverdale. The science behind combustion, thermodynamics, and surface porosity is probably not at the front of your mind after a household fire. Those factors, however, are considered carefully by our team of Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and project managers. Our training and experience are why we reach accurate conclusions as we assess the destruction and create a personalized plan for your fire loss. 

Precipitating Factors in Residue Development

Fire damage in your Silverdale residence is almost certain to differ from space to space. Residues form according to the specific conditions surrounding the spread of the fire. Most fires generate both wet and dry smoke and residues at different times and in diverse places. The categorization of the coatings depends on:

  • How fast the combustion occurred
  • The availability of oxygen 
  • The type of material burning

Fast Burning, Oxygenated Blazes

When sufficient oxygen feeds the flames, and the fuel is natural, the resulting fast burn creates light, dry residues. Wood and paper are common fuels for this kind of residue. The debris is ashy and conducive to vacuuming and dry sponging, why SERVPRO crews find it relatively easy to clean.

Slow Burning, Smoldering Fires

Synthetic materials, including plastics, foam rubber, and similar polymers, burn slowly without a high infusion of oxygen. The smoke and soot resulting are thick and wet, sticking to surfaces tenaciously. Cleanup frequently needs agitation and specialized products containing surfactants and wetting agents to loosen and suspend the residues. Experience in matching products and procedures to wet soot is why SERVPRO delivers successful outcomes through mitigating fire damage.

Protein Residues: A Category Apart

When a household fire’s fuel is food or grease, the residues are produced by an evaporative process. The thin coating deposited after a kitchen fire is malodorous and tightly adhered to surfaces. Solvents and abrasive tools and techniques are required to remove this residue, why SERVPRO’s highly-qualified crews are preferred. We clean up tough protein residues with minimal damage to the surfaces involved. 

The goal of making fire damage “Like it never even happened” is why SERVPRO of Kitsap County invests in advanced training and cutting-edge equipment. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to begin the journey back to preloss condition.

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A Primer on Floodwater and How it Affects Your Silverdale Home

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwater is dangerous and leaves contaminants behind after it recedes. Call SERVPRO for effective flood damage restoration.

What Threats Exist in Natural Floodwater in Silverdale Homes? 

Natural flooding can present substantial risks to Silverdale homes and their occupants. While the water itself can lead to structural degradation and weakening after exposure, there are also threats of contamination that exist in natural flooding scenarios. Without a credible knowledge of what the water on your property passed through and encountered to reach this point, or what contaminants continue to affect it, every natural flooding situation must get treated as hazardous and damaging to the health of those directly exposed.

Over the years, flood damage to Silverdale homes has not been something that could get entirely avoided. Flash flooding, in particular, can develop with little warning, and with these established risks of contamination, it could be best to leave the recovery of your home to our SERVPRO water restoration and biohazard cleanup specialists. Our trained professionals have both experience and leading equipment to help address these concerns right away and get things back to normal. 

To keep you safe during an emergency, our SERVPRO team must inform you what contaminants could exist in the floodwater throughout your property: 

-    Sewage – When substantial water makes its way into sewer mains, this system can become overloaded quickly, forcing the contents of these pathways to the surface to join moving floodwater.

-    Bacteria – For both the possibility of sewage present in the stream, the decay of animals, and other decomposition, the risk for present bacteria is high in floodwater. There is often a second wave of hospital stays and treatment needs after flooding has settled for those exposed to harmful bacteria in the cleanup process.

-    Debris – Objects and scrap in the floodwater pose threats like cuts and more severe injury. Cuts made in these conditions can often become infected. 

It is vital to stay out of floodwater around your home unless there is no other option. No matter how overwhelming an emergency is, we have the experience and equipment to help. Our SERVPRO of Kitsap County professionals can help you to make flood loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” by calling (360) 373-1290.

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Our Technicians Can Respond 24/7 To Your Water Damage Emergency In Bremerton

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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Silverdale DIY'Selfers Should Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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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Call SERVPRO To Clean Up Your Silverdale Fire Disaster

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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.

What's that smell?

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

While cleaning the house have you ever experienced a certain smell or odor coming from inside the house, carpets, flooring, or basement? Are you worried about your health from the smell? Have you considered a company to call for the smell? We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our company and team provides 24/7 days of week of emergencies, if the customer is very concerned about the odor or smell we will be out there as soon as possible. SERVPRO has classes to teach the technicians and staff on the proper removal for odors. There are different types of odors that can come from numerous of places inside the house or outside of the house. SERVPRO provides the equipment to locate and remove the odors. After identifying the source of the odor and looking at the conditions the odor will be eliminate over the course of time and won’t have an odor anymore. If you have any questions about smells or concerns please feel free to give SERVPRO of Kitsap County a call at 360-373-1290.