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Fire Cleanup of Seattle Corner Diner Makes Hungry Patrons Happier

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Cloud For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

Food Tastes Great when Fire Cleanup Clears Soot

Grease buildup in your Seattle diner makes a fire much more likely. When you need fire cleanup, remember we handle soot deposits and odors, too. We also enjoy eating in these small diners and can help keep your business thriving. Customers love knowing that their favorite eatery is clean and healthy.

We make fire cleanup in Seattle easy on our customers. After a kitchen blaze, don’t waste time trying to clean it up and deodorize things - call us, instead. SERVPRO has dedicated crews ready to combat odors, soot, soiling, and physical damage in a kitchen fire. 

Any grease that hardens on surfaces where open flames occur can easily catch fire and lead to more widespread fires. We handle every step of fire cleanup, including:

  • Your cookware,
  • Countertops and backsplashes, and
  • Structural challenges.

Grease coated on cookware can cause a fire, so a repeat blaze is much less likely to happen if we get this cleaned up. Other cookware that might have had problems with high heat sealing food onto surfaces needs specialized cleaning, too. We handle all of this.

We can cut through grease splattered on surfaces and clean up things for you in record time. When a fire occurs, things go everywhere, and that’s why we look at walls and backsplashes, too. We want to get it spiffed up and ready for a fresh start in the kitchen.

Fire can tear up a building, gutting it, and leaving it unrecognizable. We can use your photos and ideas to rebuild everything, of course. Our odor control crew is ready to use each opportunity to gain control over any soot present. Soot gets pushed into small nooks and crannies, and when these areas get opened up during deconstruction work, we work to contain it all. Eliminating odors before they start is possible when you know where to look.

Call us, SERVPRO of Central Seattle, at (206) 282-9500 for help with all sorts of disasters. We’re available 24/7, every day of the year.    

Call SERVPRO for Rapid Fire Damage Restoration in Seattle

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

 a SERVPRO truck parked outside of a store When fire affects your commercial space, you need a team of remediation specialists on site. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for IICRC certified technicians.

Cleaning after Fire Damage in Your Business Premises

A fire, whatever the size, can interrupt normalcy at commercial premises like an education facility in Seattle. The blaze may destroy things in the facility and spread smoke and soot across all surfaces. Proper cleanup and restoration efforts are required to return to normal operation. SERVPRO professionals help conduct proactive soot cleaning in undamaged areas of the school and air purification to ensure it is safe for learners to return to the building.

Although SERVPRO professionals try to save anything possible during fire damage restoration at a Seattle facility, sometimes the damage may be severe. When this happens, we haul out the unsalvageable items. This way, we can perform a smoother and more organized cleanup.

Areas of interest

  • Cleaning ceiling tiles
  • Cleaning fixtures
  • Deep cleaning the attic space
  • Restoration of the HVAC system and ductwork

Restoring smoke and soot damaged surfaces

Smoke and soot damage is a major problem in the restoration process. As byproducts of incomplete combustion, they smudge easily and cling aggressively on surfaces, materials, and flooring, causing severe damage to the walls, ceilings, flooring, etc.

A high oxygen fire leaves behind a dryer smoke residue, making the cleanup easier. On the other hand, a low oxygen fire leaves behind a wetter smoke residue, making the cleaning a little harder. Therefore, SERVPRO teams assess the situation, and depending on which fire occurred, we use appropriate cleaning methods.

Some specialized ways to clean soot include;

  • Degreasing agents
  • HEPA Vacuum cleaner
  • High- and low-alkaline detergents
  • Dry cleaning or chemical sponges

Since cleaning soot stains can become a dirty job, our crew considers specific cleanup procedures for every job site. Starting with a HEPA vacuum helps remove loose soot residues off the walls before washing. We rinse sponges in clean water between each swipe, ensuring that we remove the dirt from the surface. After wiping down the walls, we allow them to dry thoroughly before applying new paint or wallpaper.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle ensures a speedy recovery to mitigate the degrading effects of soot damage. Call us at (206) 282-9500 for rapid fire damage restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Restoration Approaches That Minimize Interruptions in Seattle Establishments

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Inside Building After Fire Fire damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

SERVPRO Prioritizes Dual-Purpose Fire Restoration Methods for Seattle Properties

Any involuntary closure of a business establishment is undesirable. However, if a fire affects your Seattle premises, several reasons can force you to halt operations. The level or period of interruption can be directly tied to the fire restoration approaches you choose. 

Reasons for interruptions

  • Closure of premises
  • Repugnant odors
  • Physical hazards

You might be compelled by local authorities to close down your Seattle facility after the fire incident. Some typical reasons for such directives include the need for a thorough cleanup and restoration that meets the standards set by the governing body. Fire restoration is best handled by a firm that conforms to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, IICRC standards. That way, the team can do the job to standard before being subjected to external audits.

Devising A Winning Strategy

Since restoring fire involves several procedures like cleaning, stripping surfaces, and deodorization, any restoration method that tackles more than one task simultaneously helps improve the turnaround time. Our SERVPRO crews use their combined experience gathered over the years to find such solutions for the problems your business faces. 

Some multi-pronged approaches include:

  • Blast cleaning soiled areas
  • Using air filtration devices
  • Deodorizing with activated oxygen

Wooden materials in shelves, desks, or structural areas need cleaning to remove char residue or soot. Deodorization is also essential. Finding a way to combine fire restoration cleaning and odor management helps save time. Our SERVPRO technicians can help facilitate that by using a method like soda blasting, which efficiently removes layers of charring or heavy soot residues. The sodium bicarbonate pellets react with both alkaline and acidic molecules turning them into neutral salts, thus defeating most malodors.

Another alternative is to run a hydroxyl generator in the property while cleaning with standard techniques such as wiping surfaces with sponges. The generator produces hydroxyl radicals which oxidize instantaneously, breaking down odors into carbon dioxide and water. By the time we finalize cleaning, the property is odor-free.

When SERVPRO of Central Seattle handles fire restoration, you can expect exceptional results that make the incident "Like it never even happened." Call us at (206) 282-9500.

What Services Perform Commercial Water Damage Repair for Foster Island Businesses?

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

GREEN QUILTED DRYING MATS IN CORRIDOR SERVPRO deploys advanced drying mats and heated dehumidifiers for reducing water damage to Foster City commercial properties

SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Damage Repair Service for Foster Island

Water intrusion can damage parts of your business that are crucial for day-to-day operations. Companies that operate in the public service sector, for example, may be forced to temporarily close after sewer backup or appliance malfunctions. In emergency circumstances, we recommend using a qualified restoration service to ensure that your business can re-open as quickly as possible. SERVPRO technicians rapidly identify potential problems in your business and can promptly mitigate water intrusion issues to reduce the likelihood of permanent harm. We include in our services:

  • Appliance cleaning
  • Thorough drying and dehumidification
  • Antimicrobial treatments

Businesses that need commercial water damage repair in Foster Island should rely on companies with the experience and resources to work quickly. Our team specializes in upholstery and fabric cleaning (UFT) and traditional water restoration (WRT). We believe that the additional skillset we bring can help clients avoid using subcontractors resulting in a smoother service from start to finish. Cleaning upholsteries can be especially important for restaurants, bars, and hotel businesses because they allow them to avoid resorting to costly replacements of furniture.

  • Using desiccant dehumidifiers, we can reduce the grains of moisture in the air to below 60 GPP. This dehumidification allows upholsteries to dry quicker.
  • We have a range of specialist cleaning agents, including leather care and satin cleaning products, that can reduce the damaging effects of watermarking.
  • Our rotary brush machinery can help buffer carpets or other textiles that may have become flat due to exposure to moisture.

For help with the restoration of commercial premises, contact SERVPRO of Central Seattle for water damage repair at (206) 282-9500.

What Makes Water Mitigation at a Seattle Business Premises Challenging?

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

tech standing by trailered dehu SERVPRO promotes Seattle area commercial water damage restoration with advanced equipment like this trailered-in desiccant dehumidifier

SERVPRO Relies on Vast Experience to Identify Simple Issues That Can Complicate Water Damage

Water exposure to items and structural elements at your Seattle business premises can leave you facing a myriad of problems. At the very least, costs can accumulate from the repair work needed, or you might lose revenue if you are forced to close down or limit operations.

Performing timely and effective water mitigation at your Settle business premises allows immediate resumption of operations and saves costs. A professional like SERVPRO helps identify all unique problems that develop from the incident and the best ways to resolve them.

The actions that help mitigate water damage may not be that complex and include:

  • Drying wet materials
  • Cleaning soiled areas
  • Deodorization

However, even for these seemingly straightforward actions, you can run into headwinds once you start the renovation process. Various factors complicate the process, especially if handled by an untrained person or regular janitorial staff.

Some simple issues that hinder water mitigation can be:

  • Insufficient water extraction power
  • Using the wrong cleaning products
  • Failure to trace all moisture

Water exists in different states once it is released into your property. Some water is absorbed by porous materials, some pools on surfaces, while a small percentage escapes into the air through evaporation. Your mitigation efforts must address all these forms of moisture. Otherwise, secondary problems such as odor, condensation, and mold can continue affecting your premises. SERVPRO technicians have the appropriate tools to take moisture readings, including moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers. Large, trailered-in desiccant dehumidifiers are at the ready for our SERVPRO technicians.

One solution that helps address most of these aspects is using equipment with sufficient extraction power. Apart from clearing up pools faster, powerful extraction equipment helps porous materials dry faster by minimizing the amount of moisture handled during the drying phase. Our SERVPRO technicians use portable and truck-mounted extractors.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle can help you manage water mitigation after any case of water intrusion at your facility, “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (206) 282-9500.

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.” 

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. 

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.

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.

Worried About Water Damage At Your Business Worsening?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle Commercial water damage can cost you every day. SERVPRO has the equipment and certified technicians for the job. Don’t delay!

SERVPRO Enhances Natural Equilibrium Trends to Ease Restoration of Seattle Business Premises

Water, whether from natural sources or leaks from the plumbing systems within your business premises, can cause unprecedented damages or interfere with your daily operations. Sometimes the initial loss is less worrying compared to the secondary issues that develop.

Timely and appropriate intervention halts water damage in Seattle business premises. Most materials deteriorate over time when exposed to moisture. For instance, metals rust, fabrics discolor while the glues in carpets or composite materials wear down, leading to irreversible damage. SERVPRO observes three simple rules to address the effects of excess moisture in buildings:

  • Hot goes cold
  • Wet goes dry
  • High pressure goes to low pressure 

After extracting standing water, the next phase involves manipulating air conditions in the property. Applying these rules helps. For instance, the moisture in wet materials naturally escapes into the drier surrounding air. However, if the air is not kept dry enough, humidity rises, stopping the drying process. Our SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air. 

SERVPRO of Central Seattle has talented technicians that can help you address any aspect of water damage in your business. Call us at (206) 282-9500 for assistance.

Removing Water from Your Store’s Carpet After Water Damage

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

woman arranging flowers in front of mirror in flower shop Don't let water damage interfere with your business. SERVPRO is always on call!

SERVPRO Brings the Right Tools for the Job in Seattle

If your retail store suffers a water leak or flood, you must call SERVPRO as soon as possible. The faster we arrive, the more quickly we can take action to get your shop back to preloss condition so you can resume trading. 

One of the essential steps in fixing water damage in your Seattle business is removing water from the carpets. Some of the issues with wet carpets include:

  • Causing delamination and require replacing.
  • Preventing you from re-opening your store.
  • Providing a potential breeding ground for mold

Our teams have a range of tools to help with water extraction. We have truck-mounted and freestanding pumps to deal with large puddles of water, even if your business has multiple stories. We have small, light carpet wands for vacuuming water from the carpets’ surface and getting into remote areas. We also have extraction tools that rely on the weight of the service professional standing on them to press the water out of the carpet.

It is often possible to save carpets from water damage with thorough drying. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

Seattle Residents, Need a Virtual Road Trip in the Wilderness?

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

 El Corazon show Don't let a flood stop your daily work life. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services to keep the show on the road.

Earthless Presents “Live In The Mojave Desert,” a Livestream Concert Film for Viewing in Seattle January 23, 2021

Enjoy the sound and visuals of Earthless as a socially distancing-friendly option on January 23, 2021. Imagine a unique mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock accompanying a fantastic video of the Mojave Desert, the intense background instrumentals creating a free and lively mood.

  • Livestream events air live and are available on-demand for an additional 48 hours.
  • Expect a two-hour program:
    • The first hour is a hosted, live hangout with the California Desert Wizards and guests.
    • The second hour welcomes the band and their concert film in its entirety.
  • Date And Time: Saturday, January 23, 2021

12:00 PM 

Doors open at 11:45 AM

  • Location: El Corazon

109 Eastlake Ave East

Seattle, WA 98109

  • Price: $20 tickets

Commercial flood damage meets its match when SERVPRO of Central Seattle is on the job. Call for an evaluation at (206) 282-9500 to invite professionals to stem the stream and repair the harm with energy and skill.

All Aboard the Yuletide Express in Seattle This December

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

platter of Christmas cookies; greenry beside plate Enjoy a train ride and cookies aboard the Yuletide Express!

Take A Ride Through the Magic of Christmas In Seattle 

Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a festive train trip this December. Hop on board the Yuletide express for a 25-minute ride, beginning at the Snoqualmie Depot in Snoqualmie. 

  • Ride in festively decorated antique coaches.
  • Take a trip to Snoqualmie Falls and back with Santa and his elves.
  • Every child receives a small present from Santa, and every rider of any age gets two cookies!
  • Fare also includes admission to the Train Shed Exhibition Hall to learn more about the Northwest Railway history. 

Tickets are $24 for everyone aged two and up. You must purchase tickets online in advance. Slots are available until December 19. Vouchers are also available for up to 15% off local accommodation – contact the Northwest Railway Museum for more details.  

Whether your business is a train museum, a shop, or an eatery, it is essential to deal with any mold issues. For help with mold remediation, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

Is it Healthy to Work in a Moldy Seattle Building?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room near a window Keeping your workers safe when mold is present should be the main concern. Contact SERVPRO for quick remediation and mitigation services.

Commercial Mold Remediation for Seattle Businesses Can Help Reduce Business Interruption. SERVPRO Technicians are Here to Help.

Are heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems causing mold?

Large offices and workspaces in Seattle generally control humidity or temperature with a central HVAC system. When working correctly, these systems help prevent mold spread by correcting moisture problems in the workplace. However, if an HVAC ceases to function appropriately, it can become a root cause for microbial organisms by transporting spores throughout the building. Mold causes health effects for workers and operators within a commercial building. Reducing a mold issue early on can prevent spreading and safeguard against potential business interruption. SERVPRO is an experienced provider for microbial growth control.

Who is responsible for correcting a microbial growth issue?

  • Building managers must provide safe, sanitary conditions for a workforce in a commercial building.
  • Custodians may be running a public building such as a school or library.
  • Members of the workforce who have a responsibility to maintain the building's upkeep, such as janitorial staff. 

What is mold remediation for?

Using commercial mold remediation technicians for your Seattle business helps control and eliminate unsanitary conditions in the workplace. Microbial organisms destroy the materials that they use to grow. Using professional services can prevent harm to structure and contents, save money, or avoid some of the health effects of microbes. Remediating a large space does require significant amounts of equipment. The more cubic feet of air in a room, the larger dehumidification equipment or psychrometric controls should be to correct the moisture problem. SERVPRO can mobilize equipment and staff quickly to recover your business with minimum interruption.

What commercial building maintenance can reduce mold growth?

  • Regular inspections of structural areas such as roof leaks or landscaping that may direct moisture into the building
  • Checking combustion appliances have adequate venting to transport warm, moist air from the property.
  • Regular maintenance of an HVAC system

Commercial molds typically get worse over time and could cause permanent damage. Contact SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500.

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What Is the Quickest Method to Reopen My Seattle Business After a Fire?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

fire isolated over black background To learn more or schedule a service visit, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 today.

To Quickly, And Safely, Reopen Your Seattle Business, Call SERVPRO Today

Why Can’t I Simply Wash Everything Down Myself?

For businesses, commercial fire damage cleanup in Seattle requires a thorough inspection to see what can be restored or must be demolished and replaced. Where most of the contents are destroyed, SERVPRO estimators inspect the building to determine which cleaning methods are needed to restore the building to a condition safe for customers and employees.

What Methods Do Technicians Use?

We have two sets of methods, Washable and Non-Washable. Our restoration technicians examine every surface affected to determine which method removes smoke residues without damaging the surface or the material (wood, for example) underneath.

    •    Washable items and materials are those that can be cleaned with water or some type of liquid cleaning agent. Examples include glass and metal, such as interior, office doors, and steel countertops in breakrooms or bathrooms. Technicians use cleaners in spray bottles for small areas or spray wands to cover large areas for faster work.
    •    Non-Washable items and materials which cannot be cleaned with water or liquid cleaning agents. Technicians using either can further damage affected items like drywall and untreated wood, or ruin untouched items like ceiling tiles located at the end of the facility where the fire did not reach. In this situation, they use brushes and cloths to remove residues. For thicker layers of residues, technicians have the option of a dry solvent that breaks them up with no harm to the surfaces. The dry solvents are very effective on oil- and grease-based residues.

What About Physical Damage?

If the fire or efforts to put it out result in broken doors and windows, SERVPRO team members can quickly board up both to help prevent weather-related problems, animal intrusions, and other issues. We have carpenters on staff, and can quickly rebuild much of the interior wall support structure.

To learn more or schedule a service visit, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 today.

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There is Water in My Factory, How Do I Remove It?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

flooded factory 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.

How Can I Detect Water Damage in My Office?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

man work sit on the floor with his laptop in flooded 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." 

Is It Possible to Salvage the Contents of My Business after Flood Damage?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Cartoon depiction of a Businessman floating in cubicle full of water 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 Can I Do If My Restaurant's Walk-In Fridge Needs Water Cleanup?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

"We Can Help" We have the experience, specialized training, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your business property to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Commercial Water Cleanup for Seattle Businesses 24/7

Restaurants are highly crucial for meeting food demands quickly and easily. Not only does this service feed the community, but it can also provide stable work. However, the success of any restaurant lies in its ability to store food properly. If your walk-in fridge is compromised by water damage, it can be stressful to move your inventory elsewhere while figuring out the cause of the leak.

SERVPRO techs provide commercial water cleanup for Seattle eateries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. These technicians are trained to mitigate damage, clean spaces affected by it, and even perform some rebuilding necessities for your business.

Protecting Your Inventory from Water Damage

  • Keep the door closed when not in use. This practice keeps the refrigeration system from having to overwork and potentially damage parts in an attempt to keep your inventory fresh. 
  • Have an expert clean your walk-in's components, coils, and all, per local regulations for commercial refrigeration systems. 
  • Keep door hinges well-lubricated and tightened, and check the door sweep for damage like tears or cracks that can prevent it from forming a tight seal. 
  • Make sure that fans and refrigeration coils are unobstructed and that there is sufficient airflow for refrigeration. 
  • Have an electrician service your walk-in, especially if you are concerned about your fridge's electrical system. Loose or damaged wiring in an overworked refrigeration system can cause arcing.  

SERVPRO's Drying Strategies for Commercial Spaces

After extracting water from the space, SERVPRO techs can set up centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers for drying. Depending on the size of your refrigerator and the extent of the water damage. These professionals also have commercial mold remediation tools available, including EPA-registered antimicrobials, to address any mold accumulation from condensation or leaks in your refrigeration system. 

SERVPRO of Central Seattle strives to leave your business looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (206) 282-9500 for commercial cleanup from experienced technicians.

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We Get You Back In Business In Seattle After A Water Loss

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

One of our water extraction units sitting in our van Our vans are equipped with water extraction units to remove as much moisture before we set drying equipment in your property after a water disaster.

Keep Your Head Above Water Damage in Your Seattle Coffeeshop

Seattle residents are known for their love of coffee, shops small and cozy or large and sleek populating every neighborhood. Espresso machines, coolers, kitchens, and dishwashing stations can all expose your commercial property to the risk of leaky plumbing or dripping condensers. Often the first signs of a leak go unnoticed, but the water damage compounds under sinks, between walls, and behind equipment.

Spongy Floors Tell a Story

Laying down an anti-fatigue mat for employee comfort in the workspace where your baristas concoct steamy, creamy caffeinated brews can obscure water damage in Seattle. The resilient surface can cover an area of growing weakness in several layers of hardwood and subflooring caused by spills and drips from the drinks crafted. Commercial espresso machines are directly connected to water supply lines. Any slow leaks seeping under the equipment and mats eventually cause warping, weakening, and buckling of the floor. That “bouncy” feel might relate more to water damage than a foam or rubber work mat.

Hardwood Is Resilient Especially with Professional Assistance

When SERVPRO assesses the harm done to the floor you might fear the need for a full demolition and replacement. We have strategies to extract the seepage even through several layers, and highly efficient drying methods to bring building materials back to normal moisture levels. We use moisture detectors and meters to determine the extent and intensity of the water damage. Options to remove water from your coffeeshop’s floor without a significant tearout include:

  • Loosening strategically selected strips of hardwood to gain access for extraction with a portable or truck-mounted unit.
  • Using floor mats adhered to the surface, connected by hoses to pull water through negative air pressure (suction)
  • Drilling holes to release trapped water behind baseboards.

Drying Techniques that Get Your Business Back on a Firm Footing

Once the liquid water exits, the SERVPRO crew determines drying goals based on the moisture data gathered. We balance air movement, temperature, and dehumidification to accelerate the evaporation of water from structural components for capture and disposal. 

SERVPRO of Central Seattle has highly-qualified crews of commercial water damage technicians ready to mitigate and remediate water loss in your business. Call (206) 282-9500 to get the restoration process going 24/7.

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Seattle Hotel

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

hotel after damage SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 is ready 24/7 to assist with commercial water cleanup of any size.

Safety During Commercial Water Cleanup in Seattle Hotel Lobby

When a business relies on heavy foot traffic as part of their business model, the need for safe commercial water cleanup is crucial. The goal of SERVPRO is to help businesses experience the least amount of loss and undergo mitigation as safely and quickly as possible.

In the case of a hotel in Seattle requiring commercial water cleanup, SERVPRO technicians arrived on-site and determined that slip and fall accidents were a danger from the wet tile floor. They taped off the water loss area and put up signs to ensure while the rest of the hotel lobby remained open, a wandering guest in the hotel did not endanger themselves during the cleanup and drying process.

Removal of Water and Wet Items
The water came from a large scale plumbing leak in a single area of the lobby. The technicians used their moisture detection equipment to track the migration path of the water and extracted the standing puddles. A single wall received the effects of the plumbing issue, and only that area required the removal of the sheetrock for both airflow to dry inside the wall cavity and for repairs to the pipe. The rubber-backed industrial rugs did not absorb any water and only needed cleaning for reuse.

Disposal of Some Furnishings
While hardwood furnishings hold up well against most water exposure, the composite wood furnishings in the lobby that received water damage did not have restoration or repair potential due to the damage to the bases. The techs noted these items in detail, including photos for use by the hotel when filing an insurance claim.

Drying and Restoration
The professional drying equipment SERVPRO utilizes use such a high-velocity airstream that it forces embedded moisture to rise and is ported away by their dehumidification equipment. This begins a cycle of progressively drier air circulating and results in eliminating the moisture.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 is ready 24/7 to assist with commercial water cleanup of any size. Their technicians bring the equipment and knowledge to make the loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Do you know where your Shutoffs are?

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Shutoff tags are a great way to reduce confusion during a loss

Knowing where your shutoffs are in your commercial building could save you thousands of unnecessary damage to your building.

Often times building owners will rely on the Fire Department to come in and shut off the water to the buildings once a loss has occurred.

Knowing where your shutoffs are and clearly marking them enables the building owner to shut off water several minutes before first responders can.

In the case of sprinklers that malfunction and turn on, just 1 minute less of water flowing could cut days off of a drying project.

If you don;t already , make sure you put together a plan of where the following shutoffs are:

  • Gas

  • Water

  • Electricity

Commercial buildings often times require elevated training and equipment to dry and repair.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints.

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

February will finish as Seattle’s first drier-than-normal month since September

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Clogged Drains on Roofs coupled with Heavy Rains

Looking back at the month of February, the wind and cold seemed to dominate the weather.  The Seattle Area experiences it’s first drier than normal month since September.  

January, however, experienced much wetter-than-normal conditions as over 8 inches fell onto the roofs of Seattle.  The normal for the month of January is just shy of 6 inches.

The extra rain in January, coupled with winds, meant several building owners were performing inspections to make sure the drain vents weren’t clogged and holding water.

Several times throughout the year SERVPRO clients will call when a blockage on their roof suddenly clears and overflows into the building.

Always check your roof/gutters after a particularly windy storm to make sure your drainage system is running smoothly.  

Seattle Area Building Boom Necessitating Pre Planning for Emergencies

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Seattle Area Construction boom is causing a need for Solid Planning

2017 was a big year for Residential and Commercial construction and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight!

Downtown Seattle alone experienced an additional 5,700 homes, almost 4 million square feet of office space, and 600+ hotel rooms.

Though these numbers are staggering, they are expected to rise by the time 2020 comes around.  In 2020 planners expect more than 17,000 homes to be built!

With the new square footage comes the challenges of making sure your Property Damage Emergency Services are pre planned Before an incident occurs.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle works with Contractors, Building Owners, and Property Management Companies to set up Emergency Ready Plans.

This No Cost program gathers all of your important site/building information and makes it easily accessible if an event occurs.

This information is in physical form but is also available via Online (as well as our Free App) for your entire Team to access.  This information can be transferred from the General Contractor to the Property Management Team as the structures are commissioned.

If you would like more information on what an Emergency Ready Program would look like for your building or project, please contact us at 206-282-9500

Restoring Your Central Seattle Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/20/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Central Seattle commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Central Seattle

SERVPRO of Central Seattle specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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