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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. 

Should Businesses Prepare for Fire Damage Restoration in Seattle Before a Flame Becomes a Disaster?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fire truck Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and efficient remediation process.

Join with SERVPRO to craft an individualized Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP) to get ahead of fire damage mitigation and remediation in Seattle commercial properties

No one wants to cope with the mess and stress of commercial fire damage. Streamline restoration in Seattle, reducing the chaos and giving you or your management team a genuine sense of control as a business owner by utilizing SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) planning process.

What Is SERVPRO’s ERP and How Does it Benefit Seattle Business Leaders?

The ERP uses a proven protocol to adapt SERVPRO’s fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup services for Seattle companies and their specific needs ahead of any disaster. We accomplish this anticipatory planning in two ways:

  • The SERVPRO ERP Walkthrough

Any Seattle business interested in proactive fire and smoke damage mitigation and remediation can arrange a no-cost or obligation assessment with an experienced SERVPRO project manager.

The SERVPRO representative conducts an in-person inspection of the business, documenting the layout of the physical plant and including pictures and diagrams to facilitate the response of crews who answer your business’s distress call.


Business owners and managers get a chance to add details and share priorities through the use of the SERVPRO ERP mobile app.

Declare that SERVPRO is your preferred fire damage restoration contractor.

Provide a list of vendors and contractors, including contact information, who supplied your inventory and equipment or systems for SERVPRO to use as a resource during heat and smoke remediation.

Delineate individuals -- employees, family members, or other trusted people -- who can act on your behalf when fire restoration requires quick action, and you might be unavailable.  

Decrease the potential for your business to falter and close, an unfortunate end over 40 percent of enterprises face because of fire and smoke challenges. Set up an ERP assessment appointment today by calling SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

Can Disaster Recovery Companies Help Seattle Residents with Flood Damaged Home Contents?

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Rain on home Storm damage in your Seattle home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Puts Your Mind at Ease by Spotlighting Restoration of Your Flooded Seattle Household Possessions 

Flood damage suffered by Seattle residential structures is the focus of homeowners bailing filthy water out after a storm. Fortunately, structural components bounce back well, sometimes with judicious use of controlled demolition. 

Can SERVPRO Also Deliver Flood Remediation Success for 

Furnishings, Household Goods, and Personal Possessions?

Our work crews attend the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to master cleaning and disinfection strategies for a broad range of contents. We invest in state-of-the-art equipment and methods developed with flood-damaged articles in mind:

  • Laundering facilities for soft items, including clothing, toys, textiles of all kinds
  • Containment pods for safe cleaning and appropriate drying of larger items like furniture
  • Immersion and ultrasonic tanks for efficacious cleaning of non-porous articles
  • Freeze drying equipment for soaked documents and pictures
  • Special techniques dedicated to thoroughly cleaning and drying sensitive and expensive to replace electronics

Why Does SERVPRO Suggest Pack-Outs for Flood-Damaged Seattle Homes?

The SERVPRO team frequently recommends moving furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions to our headquarters. The goal of a professional pack-out is two-fold:

  • To expedite the water removal, cleaning, and drying of your home by “clearing the decks” of items otherwise needing repositioning and increasing humidity levels during structural drying
  • To assess and provide specialized cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, and drying of the pack-out articles while documenting the process and cost to support insurance claims

How Does SERVPRO Accomplish a Successful Pack-Out?

Trained crew members wrap bulky furnishings to protect them from further harm and box up smaller items in an organized manner using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) resources. SERVPRO’s CCIS employs detailed lists, digital photographs, and barcoding to track the condition and location and manage the restoration of your packed-out property. The method supports an eventual reunion of your cleaned and dried house’s structure with the flood-damaged contents that make it a home, restored to their previous function and appearance. 

Join with the SERVPRO of Central Seattle team to provide all your property with necessary emergency services. Water damage from storm flooding rapidly recedes after one call to (206) 282-9500.

Why Should You Hire Professional Water Removal Service Like SERVPRO in Seattle?

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage may happen in many ways. SERVPRO has the solution for each one. Call now for the water damage restoration needed for your home.

SERVPRO’s Premier Water Removal Service Can Prevent Long-term Damage to your Seattle Home 

It pays to hire a professional water removal service in your Seattle home following water incidences such as burst pipes or ceiling leaks. Professional water damage restoration services such as SERVPRO have the necessary equipment, trained staff, and the technical know-how to control the damage before it can cause any long-term effect. 

SERVPRO technicians prioritize water removal from your Seattle home to limit moisture exposure to the structural components. Moisture has different effects on different materials. While some porous materials such as carpet, drywall, and fiber-fill insulation can soak up the water and can be damaged severely, non-porous materials such as glass, plastic, or sheet metal do not absorb much moisture.     

What Factors Affect the Extent of Damage to Your Seattle Home During Water Cleanup?  

One of the most important factors affecting the extent of water damage to your Seattle home is the exposure time. The longer the surfaces are exposed to the water, the higher the damage. SERVPRO techs understand the importance of time during water damage restoration and aim at reducing the exposure by quickly removing the standing water from the property. SERVPRO uses state-of-the-art equipment to speed up the water removal, including-

  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Self-priming trash pumps 
  • Electric submersible pumps

It is equally important to remove the residual moisture from the structure as well. SERVPRO techs use air movers and different types of dehumidifiers to accomplish this goal. 

Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500; our technicians are available 24/7 to help you.

How do Professionals Clean Structures During Fire Damage Restoration in Seattle?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Smoke and soot damage made by fire is no easy task. SERVPRO uses the latest and most innovative equipment for every size of disaster.

SERVPRO Techs Use Several Cleaning Techniques During Fire Damage Restoration of Your Seattle Home

Cleaning the soot and residue left behind is a significant part of the fire damage restoration of your Seattle home. The techniques and cleaning methods that SERVPRO techs use to clean the structures depend on the amount and type of residue and the surfaces involved. 

From emulsifying the residue in a solvent to altering the residue chemically, SERVPRO techs use many cleaning approaches during fire damage restoration of your Seattle home. However, it often takes a mechanical agitation to dislodge residues left behind by smoke damage. SERVPRO techs can often clean light concentrations of non-greasy residues on non-porous surfaces through mechanical agitation. The amount of agitation required depends on the condition of the fire-damaged homes.   

How SERVPRO Techs Produce Agitation During House Fire Cleanup of Your Seattle Home? 

Heavy agitation during fire restoration is needed to dislodge thicker residues that form tight bonds with the surfaces. Some ways of producing serious agitation include the following-

  • Abrasive Powders- These powders have particulates that can exert an abrasive effect when applied correctly to a surface. SERVPRO techs use powders in the form of Liquid Crème Cleaners on non-porous surfaces such as stainless steel and high gloss paint. 
  • Roto pads and brushes- The rotating pads and brushes agitate, buff, or polish flooring surfaces of your fire-damaged Seattle home.
  • Blast cleaning- Utilizes compressed air to blast some media against the soiled surface during fire and smoke damage restoration. Some of the standard media used in blast cleaning include sand, baking soda, and dry ice. The amount of agitation depends on the size of the media particles and their speed. 

Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 for fast and efficient service. 

What Makes SERVPRO a Trusted Name for Mold Remediation in Seattle?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call, Mold remediation is a specialty we do

SERVPRO's Experienced and Highly Trained Team Makes Mold Remediation in Seattle Fast and Efficient  

It pays to hire professionals for mold remediation in your Seattle home, but it is crucial to pick the right service provider. Professional restorers like SERVPRO have a highly trained and experienced team of mold specialists who understand local homeowners' needs. 

Before SERVPRO technicians begin the process of mold remediation of your Seattle home, they carry out a detailed inspection to identify any hidden colonies. They often look for signs of potential water damage that can create a conducive environment for the mold spores to germinate and grow. SERVPRO technicians might also take samples of the mold under the supervision of an indoor environmental professional (IEP) and send it out to be tested to identify any specific type of mold on your property.     

Some of the Questions SERVPRO Mold Specialists Might Ask You During the Remediation Process of your Seattle Property

SERVPRO believes that communication with our clients is an important step in a successful mold remediation job in Seattle. We aim to work with you to get your mold problem sorted once and for all. Some of the questions that you might get from us might include-

  • Are you aware of any additional mold growth in your home?
  • Have you experienced problems such as attic mold or bathroom mold in the past?
  • Have you had a water-related problem on the property in the past?
  • How long has the mold problem persisted?  

Your responses to these questions help us prepare a tailor-made plan for your home and achieve the fastest possible remediation. 

Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500, where help is available round the clock.

Does SERVPRO Offer Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Seattle?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

"Faster to any size disaster" If fire damage strikes your business, you’ll need a team to help you. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation services.

SERVPRO can Conduct Water & Damage Restorations in Central Seattle

Sometimes business owners can find themselves in a situation where a fire ignites inside their company's warehouse. A structural blaze can not only put your building materials in danger of damage, but it can also cause you problems with your warehouse's contents. Smoke coming from the flames can spread throughout the warehouse and possibly even damage goods that are inside cardboard boxes. 

During Commercial fire restoration in Seattle, our SERVPRO Technicians can inspect everything inside your business' warehouse to see what all got affected. Smoke can often cause soot residues to exist on your building materials and contents. When dealing with smoke and fire damage, we can perform the following procedures to help return your warehouse to its preloss state:

  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Smoke Remediation

If an excessive amount of your warehouse's contents received smoke damage, then we can take steps to clean all of the items individually. In some cases, it is best to move your contents to another location for cleaning. When this is the case, we can load up all of the affected contents and place them in a staging area. 

While in the staging area, we organize contents by size and how much residue is on them. Once we are ready for the cleaning process, we move the affected items from the staging area to a sanitized room where the cleaning occurs.

You never know when a disaster will occur, but when it does, we can help. If you ever suffer from a fire inside your warehouse or any other commercial property, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

Can SERVPRO Provide Flood Restoration in Seattle?

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor Flooding can cause extreme damage to property and a person's pocket. Call SERVPRO for the help to take a lot of pressure off your hands.

SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Repairs After a Storm in Seattle

As everyone knows, Seattle is often called "The Rainy City." Although the town is not the rainiest in the U.S., it still receives an average of 152 rainy days per year. Therefore, it is possible that sometime during this rainy season, your home could suffer damage and require flood restoration services.

In cases of flood damage in Seattle, our SERVPRO technicians can help you with different types of water damage repairs. After heavy rainfall, your ceiling could start to leak. Or if it starts to flood outside, water could enter your house from the ground. If moisture ever finds its way into your home after a storm, we can conduct the following services to make it seem, "Like it never even happened."

  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Removal Services
  • Fix Ceiling Leaks
  • Repair Leaking Roofs from Storms

If water leaks in from your roof, it could cause damage to several of your building materials as gravity pushes it down into your structure. When this occurs, our SERVPRO technicians take the first step to temporarily seal the leak so that no more moisture can enter. If needed, we can patch holes with wood or plastic until the ceiling leaks can be permanently repaired. 

Since any water coming in from the outside could be contaminated, we could remove any drywall that gets wet. We can then treat any other wet materials like your roof trusses or wall studs with an antibacterial product.

If moisture ever gets into your house after a rainstorm, it is wise to have flood restoration procedures performed before the damage gets worse. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 any time of the day.

Does SERVPRO Offer Emergency Services for Water Damage in Seattle?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians SERVPRO teams are ready and available to assist you with water damage 24/7. Call us as soon as you experience a water mishap.

SERVPRO can conduct water damage remediation in Seattle

Even with the new technology of today, it is still possible that your home appliances can malfunction. Sometimes when items like your dishwasher, for example, break, water can leak all over your house. The longer your broken dishwasher spills moisture into your kitchen, the further the water can spread to other rooms of your home. 

Whenever we restore water damage in Seattle, we start using instruments like moisture meters and sensors to determine exactly where the moisture has spread. Once we figure out what got wet, we can begin conducting water damage repairs on your affected building materials and contents. Depending on your unique situation, our SERVPRO technicians can perform the following procedures:

  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services

Whenever water leaks, it follows gravity and heads to your floors. One of the first things our SERVPRO crew does is remove water while it is still a liquid. Since most kitchens have hard surface floors such as tile, linoleum, or hardwood, we can use either a vacuum or a mop and squeegee the moisture up.

We can then set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry up the floors and kitchen cabinets when dealing with tile or linoleum. If your kitchen has hardwood floors, we can dry out the wood using specialized drying mats. 

If your dishwasher ever breaks or a pipe bursts, it is wise to conduct emergency services for water damage promptly. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 24/7.