There is Water in My Factory, How Do I Remove It?
Let SERVPRO use their commercial-grade water removal techniques for your Seattle factory.
Call a Water Restoration Service to Perform Commercial Water Removal in Your Seattle Factory
Water is necessary for life and beneficial for various reasons, but it can become damaging at times. Broken pipes can cause damage to your factory, and they can stem from reasons like deteriorated water supply lines and changes in pressure. When such an incident occurs in your factory in Seattle, you should act fast to prevent further water loss and call SERVPRO to restore the affected areas.
Are the technicians from your company available at any time?
We offer water removal services on a 24-hour basis because it is not possible to determine when a water emergency can arise. We can assist you in performing commercial water removal in your Seattle factory regardless of the time the incident happened. Our technicians are ready to handle any aspect of water extraction. We have the knowledge and equipment to remove all the water from your factory before it causes additional destruction. This statement is predicated on the condition and circumstances of the structure and the water loss.
How do you ensure safety during the restoration process?
Flooding in a factory is a severe problem for the individual business, the staff members, the restorers, and the community. Many factories have an open layout that makes it easier for water to spread quickly. Therefore, restorers have to move considerably during restoration. Human safety is a priority during the restoration process. We can take several steps to ensure safety, including:
- Securing hazardous or toxic materials
- Making sure machines are shut down safely
- Switching off electric and gas supplies
- Providing safe access for emergency services
How do you dry out the wet areas?
Removing water and drying out structures, equipment, and surfaces is part of our main business. Our team can use various types of water extraction equipment to remove the water. If the water has covered a large area, our technicians can use ride-on high volume extractors to remove it. Efficient water removal can prevent corrosion of machine surfaces and bearing complexes that came into contact with the water. Our SERVPRO team can use industrial-strength drying equipment to eliminate water from affected surfaces and items. For instance, we can place dehumidifiers strategically in the factory to allow for the swapping of damp, moisture air with drier air.
Can you rebuild affected areas?
We offer complete restoration and recovery of damaged commercial buildings. Once drying ends, we can perform structural and cosmetic repairs. We have a transparent decision-making process that lets our customers see our recommendations and why we have chosen them as the most efficient and cost-effective.
As soon as you are aware of water intrusion in your factory, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle to remove the water and dry the affected areas. You can reach us anytime at (206) 282-9500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
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 Seattle, 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 Central Seattle today at (206) 282-9500 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.
Water Invaded My Seattle Area Home, what is the Best Storm Damage Remediation Service to Call?
Frequent roof inspections are one thing you can do to help prevent water damage to your home.
Although There are Several Storm Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration Companies Out There, Only a Few Like SERVPRO Can Do The Job Right
Seattle, located in the Pacific Northwest, is infamous for its stormy, rainy weather. This weather and being surrounded by large bodies of water makes Seattle especially prone to flooding. So, area homeowners have to accept this ever-present risk. With that said, however, there are important ways you can limit storm flood damage and options for having it fixed. Prevention, of course, is always the best way to avoid related losses. Unfortunately, preventative measures may not always be possible. When this is the case, and flooding does impact your home, rest assured that services like SERVPRO can help you clean and restore your house.
Why are Services Like SERVPRO Better Than Others in Seattle?
There are several critical benefits to enlisting the help of a skilled and highly experienced Seattle storm flood damage company like SERVPRO. Some of these benefits are:
- Our company's technicians, certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), completes the work correctly the first time.
- Our trained experts complete your job. We certify each of our professionals in health and safety, applied microbial remediation, applied structural drying, water damage restoration, and odor control.
- We have access to vehicles and equipment from the 1,700 other firms in our chain as a franchise in a nationwide chain.
- We can use a disaster recovery team to help resolve any major loss event you may experience.
- Our technicians have all the right tools to scientifically clean and restore your home. These tools include extractors, wet vacs, moisture meters/sensors, thermohygrometers, desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers, air movers, injectidry systems, powerful fungicides and disinfectants, and high-tech foggers.
With our professional workforce and equipment, we are often able to clean and restore your residence to pre-flood conditions in much less time than other service providers. Many times, this enables us to save you considerable time and money.
What are Some Preventative Measures I Can Take to Limit Potential Flood Damage?
Before severe storms, you should take some steps to limit potential flood damage. The following preventative actions, while not always entirely effective, do improve your odds of escaping the worst outcomes:
- Shutting-off your utilities before leaving your home
- Waterproofing your foundation
- Ensuring that your roof is in good condition and not leaking
- Making sure your gutters are clean and in good working order
- Using plywood to protect all windows and openings
- Diverting floodwaters with sandbags
These measures allow your house to weather Seattle's severe storms and flooding for a while and work best against storms of shorter durations. Of course, the worst natural disasters usually overcome these defenses quite easily. In these cases, you certainly need the help of Seattle area cleaning and restoration professionals.
How Does SERVPRO Help Me with My Storm-Related Flood Damage in Seattle?
Once you call SERVPRO, there are several things we can do to help you. Our services generally include inspections, property securing, floodwater cleanup, hazardous waste disposal, microorganism elimination, home interior drying, and deodorization. When we arrive at your home, workers usually:
- Determine your residence’s level of water damage
- Extract standing floodwater from your home
- Remove fallen trees, other debris, and hazardous waste from your property
- Use EPA-approved disinfectants and fungicides to eliminate harmful microorganisms in your home
- Dry your home’s interior until it reaches a scientifically determined drying goal
- Deodorize everything, removing all unwanted flood-related odors
- Secure your home, if necessary, against the elements and would-be trespassers by placing roof tarps, installing fences, and boarding up windows and other openings
These actions effectively restore your home to pre-flood conditions and help prevent potential future issues.
Whenever you hear of a major storm’s approach, remember to prepare your home for possible flooding adequately. Simply waterproofing your foundation, ensuring your roof’s drainage system is functioning correctly, trimming dangerous overhanging tree limbs, boarding up windows and other openings, and sandbagging critical areas around your house can go a long way to protecting your housing investment. In many cases, all this should save your residence from the worst storm-connected damage.
There are times, of course, when whatever you do, you cannot save your property from significant injury. However, during those times, always remember that often even the worst flood damage can be remediated. When and if you do experience such weather-related losses, do your research and contact a good cleaning and restoration company to solve your problem. If you are ever unsure of anything and need help, you can always call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.
How Can I Detect Water Damage in My Office?
Is water removal over your head? Call SERVPRO
Seattle Business Owners Should Call a Professional Restoration Service to Detect Water Damage
Your office is an extension of your brand. When clients arrive, you want them to experience your philosophy and company values and peeling wallpaper, and the smell of mold is not in tune with your business personality. Both moldy surfaces and walls in disrepair can be the consequence of a leak in your business, and you want to take care of it as soon as possible.
In Seattle, water damage cleanup is the specialty of our SERVPRO crew. Our industry-grade equipment and expertise help us detect leaks and restore water damage even when it is not apparent. Spots on the ceiling, peeling paint, and a humid smell can all be telltale signs of water hiding beneath your floors or behind your walls. When you call our 24/7 hotline, you receive expert advice to eliminate the problem and return your workplace to mint condition.
What should I do if I see signs of a water leak in my business?
As you wait for our SERVPRO team's arrival, you may want to air out the area as much as possible. Improving air circulation helps water evaporate and accelerate the drying process. We develop a plan specific to your needs when we assess the damage and ensure that the leak is under control. In doing so, we rely on technology available to our industry, such as-
- Wet-dry vacuums that lift water from surfaces.
- Drying mats allow us to remove water from underneath flooring materials such as laminates and tiles.
- Injectidry technology lets us inject warm air within wall cavities to encourage water evaporation.
Along with air circulators and dehumidifiers, moisture meters are also essential to our work. When we work at your office, we consistently assess the humidity in your office and use it to guide our efforts.
Water cleanup is a job for professional technicians. SERVPRO of Central Seattle is your partner when disaster strikes. Give us a call at (206) 282-9500 and let us work with you to leave your office, "Like it never even happened."
Who Do I Contact to Remove Flood Damage?
When storm waters seep across your basement floor, contact SERVPRO for fast removal.
SERVPRO Can Assist with Post-Flood Water Extraction in Seattle Basements
Because flash flooding can affect your Seattle property unexpectedly, any vulnerabilities in the foundation of your house and access to the basement level of the property can become quickly exploited. Addressing these flood effects involves the fast response of our SERVPRO team and the efficient extraction tools in our inventory.
After flood damage in Seattle homes, specific actions must happen immediately to reduce structural concerns and the deterioration of exposed contents. The restoration and recovery of water penetration into your basement involves several steps, including:
- Removing the standing water with multiple extractors
- Cleaning contaminated surfaces and structural supports
- Repairing the penetration points to prevent further water migration
Before areas can get cleaned or even fully repaired, our SERVPRO team must address the standing water in the basement with one of the multiple extractor units available to our professionals. Most often, for flooding that could have solids and debris in it, the choice of extraction tool falls to truck-mount extractors or gas-powered pumps. These two options both have less in the line of filtration to reduce the removal of small solids and particulates in the standing water.
Cleaning up after the water pouring into your home during a flash flood is vital to reducing the spread and severity of bacterial threats, contaminants, and microbial growth. With a dry platform of flooring and exposed concrete masonry units in the basement, we can utilize powerful cleaning solutions like biocides and disinfection agents to eliminate microorganisms and bacterial threats on surfaces.
Because so many area homes have basements, it is the most likely location for flash flooding damage to end up when these disasters occur. Our SERVPRO of Central Seattle team can help you through the restoration, extraction, and cleaning of these conditions when you need it by calling (206) 282-9500.
How Can I Stop Damages from a Fire Affecting My Whole Seattle House?
SERVPRO is here to help your fire damage Seattle.
Containment Is Vital to Stopping the Spread of Soot, Smoke, and Odors – Our SERVPRO Team Can Help.
Knowing how to reduce the spread and severity of fire loss effects is not common knowledge to homeowners, but it is something that professional restoration teams like our SERVPRO technicians begin working on immediately with our arrival. Containment strategies help to keep the damaged area in one place and do not allow the work involved in restoration to be necessary over the entire property.
How Does Containment Work?
When it comes to reducing fire damage in Seattle homes, containment barriers are among the first steps that our responding technicians employ. There are multiple approaches to accomplishing this, including physical constructions around the perimeter of the damaged area to keep spreading effects like soot and odors in one area. These walls usually feature wood and thick plastic sheeting. Non-physical barriers are the equipment set up along this perimeter to contain environmental threats like soot particles, floating debris, ash, and odors.
Some other advantages to containing the damage include:
- Singular recovery area
- Maximizes drying and cleaning
- Prevents the spread of harmful effects
How Do You Prevent Contaminating Clean Areas?
Cross-contamination can be a challenge to avoid on any recovery site. Our SERVPRO team sets up a staging area beside the primary damaged region of your house. This second space also gets contained with the same defense. This area allows us to manage tools getting used in the compromised space and our clothing to prevent contaminating other areas of the house. Setting up a staging area limits our trips in and out of the work area as well, which reduces the chances of contaminating other areas of the house.
Fire losses can be stressful enough without the effects spreading throughout your entire residence. Our SERVPRO of Central Seattle can help with effective containment to maximize our production and focus. Give our professionals a call anytime at (206) 282-9500.
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What Do I Do When Water Damages My Home?
When water damage invades your living space, Call SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Can Help Remove Water Damage in Seattle
Water damage is one of the most common complaints in any home, mainly because it comes from so many sources. Whether a leaky roof, frozen pipe, or aged water heater is the source of the damage, this type of disaster can put your structure at risk of mold, dry rot, and many other maladies that require professional mitigation to eliminate.
If your residence in Seattle requires water damage cleanup, you can count on SERVPRO technicians to restore your home to a preloss condition. These IICRC-certified technicians use cutting edge technologies and scientific calculations to implement effective cleanup and drying methods that return structures and salvageable contents in your home to their appropriate humidity levels. If your home requires further restoration services, SERVPRO can help you procure contracting services that can repair your residence.
Preventing Pipe Leaks in Your Home
- Keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice a sudden uptick in costs, there may be a leak on your property.
- Check the water pressure in your home. This is a commonly-overlooked problem in homes. You can purchase a water pressure gauge from any hardware store to test outside faucets on your property. The ideal water pressure for residences should sit between 40 and 70 psi. Install a pressure regulation system if your home's water pressure is over 100 psi.
- Fix leaks as soon as you spot them. Fast action is necessary to prevent mold, dry rot, crumbling drywall, and odors.
SERVPRO Handles Hard-To-Reach Pipe Leaks
Technicians can use various techniques to address moisture in wall cavities, ceilings, and other hard-to-reach locations. For walls, drilled holes or small cutouts can be implemented to increase ventilation in interior walls. If an exterior wall is affected by damage, SERVPRO techs can use specialized vacuums to remove insulation and dry it separately. Fiberglass insulation can often be successfully cleaned and restored after water damage.
SERVPRO of Central Seattle is a team you can count on to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (206) 282-9500 for rapid mitigation services at any time of the day or night.
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Is It Possible to Salvage the Contents of My Business after Flood Damage?
Count on SERVPRO to help your office when flood damage occurs.
We Act Fast at SERVPRO to Minimize Loss from Flood Damage in Your Seattle Office Building
If your commercial space at ground level and flood waters hit, you need to act quickly to help limit the amount of loss. The faster that you act, the better chance you have of salvaging furnishings and essential equipment or paperwork. This is why calling in the help of restoration professionals is your best bet.
What Does SERVPRO Do After Arriving at My Business for Water Restoration?
Once we arrive to address flood damage in Seattle, our crew chief works on putting together a plan of action. We come with trucks loaded with equipment that allows us to remove water quickly, including pumps, extractors, and specialized cleaning agents.
Scoping the water loss: SERVPRO technicians scope out your business space to determine the best methods for water removal and extraction. This is done while paying close attention to areas where advanced water detection equipment is required to tell us where moisture may be hiding.
Extraction techniques: If you have glue-down carpet that has delaminated, it must be removed and disposed of. Our skilled technicians do several passes with our extraction equipment to bring up as much water as we can to facilitate the drying process.
Speedy drying means speedy reopening: We know that your business cannot be out of commission for long, and SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We strategically place air movers and dehumidifiers throughout the space to bring down ambient moisture levels.
Sanitization is vital: Once everything is dry, we then use professional-grade cleaning agents to wipe down surfaces or deploy low-volume defogging to ensure no odorous molecules remain. When all is complete, it will be “Like it never even happened.”
If you are hit with water loss, call us for commercial flood damage at SERVPRO of Central Seattle. When you call us at (206) 282-9500, you will have a team deployed to your business as soon as possible.
What Do I Do After A Fire Damaged my Home?
SERVPRO can help with odors left after a fire.
After A Fire Loss in Seattle, Trust the Experts for Fire and Odor Cleanup
The amount of damage after a fire incident can leave a path of destruction, such as tough odors that can be difficult to address using DIY methods alone. Experienced fire restoration technicians not only have the training necessary to get your home back to normal, but they also come armed with specialized equipment and techniques to get the job done. Regardless of the impact of the fire damage, you need professionals on your side to address all immediate and residual concerns.
When you require fire and odor cleanup in Seattle after a structure fire, threats from debris and airborne particles can hinder restoration efforts. Calling SERVPRO to help is the best way to get started. Upon arrival, the mitigation team does a walkthrough to note all conditions before formulating the proper way to proceed. Our advanced equipment allows us to remove all smoke and soot residue to eliminate tough odors that often linger for an extended period after the fire is cleaned up.
Immediately Following Fire Loss
Debris removal is a critical step after the fire is extinguished, and your home is deemed safe to proceed with the restoration. Our trained SERVPRO technicians take the time to remove all burned materials, debris, and rubbish to help limit the amount of soot and odors circulating throughout the space. Once the initial cleanup is complete, we then implement the use of air-cleaning technology like air scrubbers or hydroxyl generators. These tools easily trap odorous particles and other contaminants by way of HEPA filtration.
Fire Damage Restoration
Fighting the onset of soot and smoke is elemental after a fire. SERVPRO takes pride in professional odor removal. Our teams employ the use of dry and wet cleaning methods as well as eco-friendly cleaning solutions and specialized technology to clean items and remove odors. The combination of abrasives, cleaning sprays, or immersion cleaning used depends on the project and the level of fire damage.
Along with odor removal, fire damage restoration often calls for reconstruction using controlled demolition. SERVPRO technicians expose areas unsalvageable by way of cleaning techniques and ready the space for materials replacement.
If you require help with fire and odor cleanup, SERVPRO of Central Seattle is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call our office at (206) 282-9500, and we will send out a team as soon as possible.
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What Is The Most Crucial Step During Water Cleanup Exercises In Seattle?
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SERVPRO's Vast Experience Handling Loss Sites Helps Ensure Correct Handling of Water Cleanup in Seattle
When a water loss incident affects your home, there is a need to take the right actions to clean and restore the property to its preloss state. Cleanup can involve several steps depending on factors such as how much water is spilled and the duration of stagnation. During such occurrences, the limitations of time and other resources lead to delays or prioritizing some steps during the restoration. Proper moisture management is one of the processes that deserve high priority since it has a significant impact on the outcome. Most long-term problems that affect properties after water spills can be tied back to the moisture management steps taken.
What does a typical water cleanup involve?
A water cleanup exercise in Seattle can involve several steps, including:
• Water extraction
• Stain control
• Cleaning soils
• Removing odors
Each water loss incident is usually unique because of factors such as the cleanliness and volume of water spilled. The types of contents or materials present in the loss areas also differ. The variations determine what response steps are necessary. For instance, in an incident where a main supply pipe bursts releasing vast amounts of water into a property, water extraction might end up as the dominant restoration step if completed in time. Proper scoping of a loss helps establish what steps are necessary.
Even when incidents involve clean water, soiling can happen in many ways necessitating thorough cleaning steps. For instance, when water spills on fabrics, it can cause dyes to run, thus soiling or even staining surrounding materials. Water also spreads soils such as dust or pet litter around the property. Water extraction alone cannot address such soiling. Our SERVPRO crews use professional cleaning agents and cleaning tools to deal with any soiling.
When should moisture control steps start?
Since some of the steps necessary during the cleaning process involve the use of water, moisture control can be tricky. Another factor that complicates moisture control is the different ways moisture migrates around the property, including:
• Condensation of evaporated moisture
• Absorption of humidity by hygroscopic materials
• Capillary action
Instead of taking moisture control as a step that should start at a certain point during the cleanup process, our SERVPRO crews incorporate it as part of the overall restoration. Immediately on arriving at the loss site, we set up a few dehumidifiers to regulate humidity. Maintaining standard humidity levels helps protect hygroscopic materials such as drywall and other gypsum-based materials from absorbing moisture from the air. Another step that helps is maintaining optimum temperatures to prevent condensation, which can transfer water damage from the original loss point within the house. In most cases, we rely on the heating system in the house. However, we also have portable heaters in our production trucks in case of power outages or other challenges.
What cleaning steps are necessary?
After taking preventive steps against moisture risks, the focus shifts to the soiling problems identified when evaluating the loss. In the case of stains, it is better to address them before they set. Stains are common on carpets and other fabrics, especially if they are close to other items. For example, the stains on carpets mostly occur because of rust or resin from furniture legs. Another alternative leading to staining is running dyes from curtains or area rugs.
Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of approaches to deal with stains, including removing them when the affected material is still wet. The material that causes the stain also determines the response. For example, if we identify rust stains, we must treat the area with specialized rust removal products since regular chlorine-based bleaches are not effective or might set the stains.
Away from stains, some water loss situations may lead to the development of bad odor in your property. Such odor may be from the substances dissolved in the spilled water or from the decomposition process that follow water loss. Odor management takes several steps starting with the removal of odorous materials, followed by general deodorization of the affected area or the entire property. Our teams inspect the loss site to likely odor sources. We remove deteriorated materials, including waterlogged drywall and insulation, before embarking on deodorization procedures. Various approaches help with deodorization, including using:
• Filtration and absorption agents such as activated charcoal
• Pairing agents that neutralize odor molecules
• Electrically generated deodorizers such as Ozone
The outcome of a water cleanup exercise depends on the steps taken. SERVPRO of Central Seattle has the resources to clean your Foster Island, Sodo, or Magnolia home managing immediate and future problems. Call us at (206) 282-9500. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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