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Get Professional Water Removal Services in Seattle

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood flooring Water can cause cupping, crowning, or buckling planks. SERVPRO has the tools to restore your water damaged floor.

You Can Trust SERVPRO to Provide You with Water Removal Services in Seattle

Water damage is a dilemma that many homeowners experience at some point. Different kinds of water damage can cause drywall rot, mold infestation, and structural damage. If your home has incurred water damage, it is essential to fix it soon. Hiring professionals from SERVPRO is the appropriate way to deal with the issue. 

Our team can help you to perform water removal in your Seattle residence. We have powerful water extraction equipment that can remove the standing water. Water can damage hardwood floors because it is absorbed through the material’s pores. Naturally, wood contains moisture. Structural lumber in North America has an average moisture content of 10 percent. When wood absorbs moisture, it expands. Our SERVPRO technicians can assess hard floor water damage visually. Some signs of water damage on hardwood floors include: 

  • Cupping, crowning, or buckling planks
  • Discoloration or fading in the wood floors
  • Uneven or warped flooring

Water damage to hardwood flooring builds up slowly. Some common areas where hardwood floors can sustain damage include:

  • In the kitchen, around dishwashers, sinks, and refrigerators.
  • In bedrooms close or around leaking doors or windows
  • In the laundry room close to the sink or washing machine

When water damages hardwood floors, removing the planks that display visible signs of buckling or warping may be necessary. The severity of buckling depends on the type of wood and the amount of moisture absorbed. Warping and buckling can become permanent once the wood dries. Our SERVPRO team can dry the affected areas using air movers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. We can place air moving and dehumidifying equipment in crawl spaces or force air under the floors to completely dry the subfloors.

Once dry, we can sand or refinish the floors. We can identify wet areas using a penetrating moisture meter and then use Teflon coated probes of penetrating moisture meters to determine the moisture contents of the layers at the dampest points. If proper refinishing and drying cannot eliminate the damage, our SERVPRO technicians can replace the wood. 

Do not let water damage affect your lifestyle. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 for effective water restoration. 

How to Handle Commercial Flood Damage in Seattle

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

clothing store, clothing displayed It is vital to dry your commercial property and its contents fast to prevent additional destruction like inventory loss.

SERVPRO Can Assist You in Handling Commercial Flood Damage in Seattle

Flood damage in a commercial property is an unfortunate event that can stop your business operations and affect the health of the occupants. It can also be more extensive than in residential buildings, given the complexity and size of the mechanical systems in commercial buildings. Typically, these buildings have larger structures, more potentially expensive equipment, and more people than residential properties. Fortunately, if you hire SERVPRO, you can restore your business property within a short time.

We have the necessary expertise to perform commercial flood damage on your Seattle property. Flood water is categorized as black water because it contains harmful bacteria, unsanitary agents, and fungi. Our SERVPRO team can address the contamination and ensure that your health and safety are protected throughout the cleanup process. The presence of water sustains and promotes microbial growth. The fundamental steps in remediation or mitigation are: 

  • Eliminating moisture by drying the environment and minimizing humidity levels
  • Removing contaminated materials 

It is vital to dry your commercial building and its contents fast to prevent additional destruction like equipment loss. Most enterprises use electronics for stock-keeping, payment, or managing employee hours, and it is costly to replace them. Large items such as custom workstations can be harder to supply because they might be special orders. Floodwater can also ruin things such as supplies or stock required for the operation of a business. Potential losses can also include parts of your building such as ceiling, drywall, fixtures, or flooring. Our SERVPRO technicians focus on drying the affected structure quickly to minimize moisture levels. There are four factors affect the amount of time required for drying. They include: 

  • Amount of water that needs to evaporate
  • Air movement
  • Humidity 
  • Temperature

Our SERVPRO team can use air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from your property. We utilize dehumidifiers to pull water vapor from the air and reduce relative humidity. As moisture evaporates, the dehumidifiers continue removing it from the air until the contents and structures are dry. 

If you need commercial flood restoration services, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500. We have the skill and equipment to make the flooding incident seem “Like it never even happened.” 

Where to Get Efficient Fire Damage Restoration Services in Foster Island

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door After a fire, your home can have offensive odors. SERVPRO has the tools to remove the fire smell.

SERVPRO is a Great Provider of Fire Damage Repair Services in Foster Island

A fire in your home can be debilitating and might transform your life in minutes. As a premier fire restoration provider, SERVPRO can help you recover from fire damage as efficiently and quickly as possible. With our state-of-the-art restoring equipment and techniques, we can make the fire incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

To perform fire damage repair in your Foster residence, our technicians start by performing a thorough inspection. This analysis also enables us to determine the correct cleaning method to remove residues from affected surfaces of materials without damaging them. Our SERVPRO team categorizes materials as washable and non-washable. We can wet clean the washable items. Even if we apply water-based cleaning products to the materials, they cannot sustain damage. On the other hand, non-washable materials can get damaged if water-based cleaning materials are used on them.

Our SERVPRO technicians consider the type of residues on a surface to determine the cleaning method to use. Grease or oil-based residues require dry solvent cleaning agents. The repair timeline is based on the extent of the fire destruction, including how much soot, smoke, debris, and water need to be removed. Our fire damage repair process may involve: 

  • Debris removal
  • Soot removal
  • Water removal and drying
  • Repairing or replacing ruined structures

If some of the wooden surfaces of your home are damaged, we can use wood creme cleaners to restore them. These products can eliminate rings or water stains and can also help in the deodorization process. Wood crème cleaners function as mild strippers and can remove some finishes if left to penetrate a surface. Our SERVPRO technicians can also apply them to appliances that have yellowed because of smoke residues. After a fire, your home can have offensive odors. Our technicians can use various deodorization products to eliminate odors.

If your residence requires fire damage repair, you can get help from SERVPRO of Central Seattle. We are a certified fire restoration firm. Our helpline is (206) 282-9500. 

How a Quick Response for Water Restoration Saves Seattle Homeowners Money

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Here To Help SERVPRO water damage restoration services are second to none. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Fast action from professional restorers is cost-efficient after water damage to Seattle homes. 

There are many ways that choosing professional water restoration can be more cost-effective for recovering damaged homes and businesses than do-it-yourself approaches. Often, the difference comes down to the complete and thorough services provided.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

One of the first ways water restoration companies in Seattle differ from do-it-yourself options is the fast response to the emergency. We embody the statement that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can show that with our quick response to your damaged home after burst pipes or ceiling leaks.

Mitigation and Emergency Services 

Our professionals' first steps when we reach your damaged home can be critical to reducing restoration costs and time. A range of equipment and years of experience improve the efficiency of actions like:

  • Water Removal – Mitigation often hinges on the efficiency and efficacy of water removal services. Extraction of surface water uses several powerful tools in our recovery inventory. 
  • Controlled Demolition – Our professionals can provide multiple repair and reconstruction services for damaged homes after water emergencies with a general contractor license. 
  • Debris/Muck-Out Cleaning – Water and flood damage can leave debris and harmful solids throughout the property that must get quickly gathered and discarded.

Protecting What Matters Most 

Relocating or cleaning contents is another way professional restoration is beneficial. Our technicians provide care and consideration for your valued possessions while we restore these items and the rest of the property.

Our restoration technicians' fast response and experience can often save customers money when cleaning or drying their property after a damaging incident. Our SERVPRO of Central Seattle team is ready to help 24/7 at (206) 282-9500.

Initial Fire Restoration Actions Keep Your Seattle Office Going

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for every size of the commercial damage restoration service needed for your property.

Our emergency services focus on keeping your Seattle business open when possible. 

Disasters are often unavoidable, but that does not mean that they always must completely shut down your business. With swift mitigation and cleanup, our SERVPRO team can keep you going in a limited capacity after a fire if it is safe to do so. 

Damage Assessment and Containment 

Before full fire damage restoration in Seattle offices can get underway, our professionals must appreciate the threats that exist. Our earliest emergency services and mitigative actions are often determined based on thorough damage assessments. We can use this same time to establish containment barriers to section off damaged areas and keep your business open if possible. 

Debris and Bulk Material Removal

Debris, ash, and burned materials are a formidable presence when a fire first gets extinguished. We help by eliminating this buildup as soon as we arrive to reduce odor and soot concentrations circulating. 

Water Cleanup and Drying Services

Fire suppression can be a critical element of reducing a fire's damage to the structure and its contents. The methods of stopping the blaze, however, can cause problems of their own. Sprinkler systems can leave substantial water damage to overcome in early mitigation efforts, and we can remove it with:

  • Light wands
  • Wet vacuums
  • Weighted extractors 
  • Drying mats 

Content and Equipment Relocation

Offices need documents, electronics, and furniture to get stored in a nearby safe space on the grounds or at our SERVPRO facility in the area. Leaving any of these items in the damaged areas can lead to irreparable harm from soot and smoke damages. 

Fires are not uncommon in businesses. When these emergencies occur, you can trust the restoration team with the experience and equipment to make it "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of Central Seattle rapid response team a call today at (206) 282-9500. 

Removing Water from Seattle Attics After a Storm

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Storm and flood damage restoration for your property should be handled by SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Flooding in the attic could destroy Seattle homes without prompt mitigative action. 

Flooding is not uncommon in the Greater Seattle area, making a credible plan for restoration necessary before these emergencies occur. We are a reputable restoration company capable of responding fast to storm damage incidents to protect what matters most.

Emergency Services Prevent Worse Conditions

Certain emergency services must be implemented to overcome flood damage in Seattle homes, especially in smaller areas like the attic above the main living space. We establish what damage exists to structural elements if content relocation is necessary and where water removal services will be required.

Water Removal in a Confined Space  

When water penetrates the roof of your house, it can impact the entire attic area. As the water begins to pool on unfinished flooring, the threat of moisture migration and the movement of floodwater is substantial. We have multiple extraction devices to help slow and eventually stop the movement of floodwater. Some of these include:

Thorough Drying Prevents Mold Growth

To fully prevent threats like mold growth and microbial concerns, we must thoroughly dry the property. Establishing the appropriate amount and placement of drying tools can be complicated with confined spaces like the attic. We evaluate the progress of our air movers and dehumidifiers with moisture meters and thermal imagery. Regular adjustments make for the most efficient drying possible.

The attic space can be a common location for flood damage after powerful storms move through the northwest. As fierce as these wind and rainstorms can often be, vulnerable roofs pay the price. Our SERVPRO of Central Seattle team quickly responds to storm damage emergencies to get flood mitigation started immediately. Give us a call today at (206) 282-9500.

What Are Some Important Points on Chemical Usage During Smoke and Fire Cleanup in Seattle Properties?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can count on SERVPRO's skilled technicians to restore your property after fire damage. Just call (206) 282-9500.

SERVPRO Matches Soils with Appropriate Chemical Agents for Easier House Fire Cleanup

After most fire incidents, cleaning up the property is one of the main tasks necessary to restore preloss conditions. Smoke and fire cleanup can be challenging compared to dealing with other everyday soils. Professional restoration is one way to ease the process.

The process of smoke and fire cleanup in your Seattle home must address various issues, including different types of residues produced by the combustion process. It must also remove soils from different locations, surface deposits, or those embedded within materials when heat opens up pores. SERVPRO can handle the simple cleaning tasks and the advanced removal of deeply embedded residues and lingering odor.

Various Resources are Necessary for the Best Outcomes During House Fire Cleanup, Including:

  • Use of appropriate chemical agents
  • Physical removal of the soils
  • Removal of any traces of cleaning agents

Chemical agents help remove the combustion residues or any stains that develop afterward. Such chemicals work in different ways, including suspending, dissolving, or chemically altering the soils. Our SERVPRO technicians are fully trained in identifying different soils and chemical agents correctly, thus ensuring correct matching for easier cleaning. 

Apart from using regular cleaning products, SERVPRO teams also use specially formulated cleaning agents that offer additional benefits for the cleaning process, delivering better outcomes.

Specially Formulated Products for Cleaning Fire Residues:

  • Biodegradable rapidly
  • Are non-toxic and phosphate-free
  • Are developed for specific tasks such as cleaning glass or wood surfaces

SERVPRO of Central Seattle delivers satisfactory results when assigned smoke and fire cleanup tasks. Call us at (206) 282-9500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Hiring a Professional Increase or Lower Mold Damage Remediation Costs in Seattle?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

"SERVPRO is here to help" over mold Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your home.

SERVPRO Uses Resources Tactfully to Complete Black Mold Damage Repairs Cost-Effectively

Managing mold can be a costly process since it takes cleaning, removing materials, and applying chemical agents to limit future development. One might therefore wonder whether adding the cost of professional restoration is the right move, especially if the growth in your Seattle home seems minor.

Professional mold damage remediation helps Seattle homes cost-wise in the long term or even short term. For example, the visible spots on the surface may not reveal the complete picture of the mold growth in wall, ceiling, or floor spaces. Taking steps such as wiping the surfaces with chemical agents only provides temporary relief, so costs can pile up over time if the process is repeated often. SERVPRO carries out mold inspection before starting regular remediation processes.

Complete Black Mold Damage Repairs Take Various Processes, Including:

  • Controlled demolition to reach hidden areas
  • Vacuuming and air filtration to eliminate fine debris
  • Refinishing and deodorizing the house

Our SERVPRO teams have the right resources to complete each step fast and cost-effectively. For instance, when inspecting the extent of the growth, we use non-invasive approaches such as drilling small holes in suspected areas and using borescopes for inspection or using thermal cameras to trace moisture in hidden areas. Saving time and minimizing demolition reduces cost.

When cleaning the moldy materials, we have resources that facilitate effective dry cleaning, thus ensuring we do not introduce more moisture in your home. Moisture is the most significant accelerator of mold growth. 

Various Methods Help Facilitate Dry Cleaning of Moldy Areas, Including:

  • Blast cleaning with soda or dry ice pellets
  • Sanding or wire brushing
  • HEPA vacuuming

SERVPRO of Central Seattle can manage mold damage remediation at your property cost-effectively. Call us at (206) 282-9500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Crucial is Speedy Water Removal from Seattle Homes?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer SERVPRO technicians know all the steps to take after water damage strikes in your home.

SERVPRO Delivers Timely yet Effective Water Removal Services

When water is introduced in unwanted areas of your Seattle home, the window of opportunity to save valuables closes rapidly. Fortunately, completing water removal in good time resolves many of the problems that develop.  However, removing water from the property is significantly harder than spilling it.

Seeking professional services for water removal from your Seattle home is an ideal way to ensure your property regains its preloss condition because they have access to the necessary restoration resources. The spilled water not only pools on surfaces but is also soaked up by various materials through direct absorption, wicking through materials, or even hygroscopic action. SERVPRO provides specialized resources that help counter moisture migration. 

The Most Useful Water Cleanup Resources Include:

  • Powerful water extraction equipment
  • Moisture estimation equipment
  • Cavity drying equipment
  • Moisture management equipment

Completing water removal in good time helps prevent or minimize mold development, rust, stains, and even bad odor from developing in the house. Completing extraction and drying in good time requires knowledge of how much moisture is in the property so that enough resources can be assigned for the task. Moisture estimation is crucial for this. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters and take room measurements to get a realistic estimate. 

The use of advanced equipment to fast-track water removal can also help minimize the damages done to the property during restoration processes. For instance, when our SERVPRO technicians use drying mats to remove water trapped beneath tiles or wooden floorboards, we eliminate the need to demolish those areas. 

SERVPRO of Central Seattle uses advanced resources to complete water removal eliminating traces of the incident, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (206) 282-9500.

What Do Disaster Recovery Professionals Mean When They Talk About Water Mitigation in Seattle?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer You can count on SERVPRO’s experienced professionals to eliminate water damage on your property. Call us today.

Comprehensive Training and Adherence to Clear Communication Protocols are Why SERVPRO Crews Carefully Explain all Restoration Phases to Seattle Residents Stressed by Unexpected Water Damage Remediation Needs.

When a burst pipe or leaky roof demands attention in Seattle, water mitigation is a term you nearly always hear, perhaps for the first time. Unfortunately, even reputable emergency services providing water damage relief might seem like “fast talkers” to a stressed-out homeowner. Avoiding the appearance of impropriety is why SERVPRO places such an emphasis on explaining:

  • The damage we observe 
  • The consequences of delaying or failing to “mitigate” the damage
  • The steps we expect to complete while arresting the harm and moving towards SERVPRO’s signature goal to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Is Water Mitigation and Why Does SERVPRO Address It Before Other Tasks?

Simply put, water mitigation is one or more strategies to halt ongoing water damage. Because water is incredibly corrosive, prompt mitigation is essential to the ultimate resolution of a broad range of water clean up issues caused by crises like basement flooding or leaking roofs from storms. Mitigation in a water-damaged home can include:

  • Shutting off water supply lines 
  • Pack-up and removal of soaked home content
  • Use of wanded professional-grade wet vacuums to create a dry zone around the perimeter of water incursion on carpeting
  • Water removal services using submersible pumps and truck-mounted or portable extractors
  • The use of controlled demolition to release trapped water

What Follows Water Damage Mitigation in Seattle Homes?

Water mitigation moves on to remediation and water damage repairs as the moisture diminishes. Achievement of the overarching idea of “restoration” is why SERVPRO’s customers reach out initially, but grasping that mitigation is part of a more extensive process helps residents allow the phases to follow in a logical and research-based progression.

Training, honesty, and integrity, plus top-of-the-line equipment are why SERVPRO of Central Seattle makes good on its promises to return a water-damaged home to safe and sanitary conditions. Contact us at (206) 282-9500 to initiate water damage mitigation and remediation.