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How Does Seattle Bathroom Water Damage Repair Work?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in a bathroom. Let SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast help you rescue your bathroom from water damage.

Seattle SERVPRO Water Damage Repair Extracts Moisture and Dries Spaces

Seattle homeowners might be surprised to know that they can lose as much as 14% of the water delivered to their properties from leakage alone. On top of that, water damage repairs for plumbing or supply line leaks need to account for the possibility of stains, mold, and structural damage.

SERVPRO teams specializing in Seattle water damage repair can return a Seattle bathroom to a pre-damage state with EPA-registered biocides and commercial-grade extraction and drying tools. This mitigation service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to salvage structures and contents.

Water Damage Repair for Bathroom Sheetrock and Floor Tiles

Water damage cleanup for a Seattle bathroom with damaged wall cavities and tile flooring can include the following:

  • Pipe leaks and other water damage affecting wall cavities and baseboards can be extracted with portable units that feature vacuum, pump, and heating systems to pull water out of porous surfaces like drywall
  • Unsalvageable, crumbling drywall can be cut out, replaced, and repainted after cleanup
  • Bathroom tile grout can be cleaned with proprietary SERVPRO antimicrobial solutions. If water damage has penetrated the grout, techs can focus on drying the subflooring below with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 for rapid-response professional mitigation.

Who Can Seattle Homeowners Call for Basement Flood Water Removal Services?

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in building with the walling torn out. SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast can be your relief when it comes to mold damage. Give us a call today.

Seattle SERVPRO Techs Perform Emergency-Response Flood Water Removal

Flood damage affects homeowners all across the United States regardless of FEMA flood map designation. However, irrespective of whether Seattle property owners can enact flood prevention measures to minimize damage, floodwaters pose sanitation concerns that make cleanup with consumer-grade solutions inadvisable.

SERVPRO technicians respond 24/7 to flood water removal calls for Seattle residences. Regardless of the scale of the damages, SERVPRO coordinates with homeowners and insurance adjusters to perform thorough and efficient cleanup and restoration after a home flood.

SERVPRO Flood Cleanup and Rebuilding Services

SERVPRO technicians take several factors into account when removing flood water from a Seattle property, such as:

  • Waste cleanup, pest removal, and microbial remediation with EPA-registered biocides
  • Structural drying with centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers
  • Contents of the property can be moved off site to an approved SERVPRO warehouse for repair and restoration while technicians work on mitigating flood damage to the structure
  • Techs can implement new drywall after cutting out unsalvageable sections with flood cuts above the waterline

Flooding can render some porous items, like carpeting, a loss due to the high potential for contamination, making it more cost-effective to replace than repair. For basement flooding, technicians take steps to minimize the risk of damage to walls or the foundation of your home.

Homeowners in need of disaster mitigation can call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

How Can Seattle Homeowners Get Late Night Mold Cleanup?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold on a ceiling and wall with a woman standing in front of it. SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast is here no matter the hour to assist you with mold damage.

SERVPRO Mold Cleanup is Available 24/7 for Seattle Properties

Mold proliferation is a potential complication that can affect all buildings regardless of location. However, the Pacific Northwest’s propensity for rain can exacerbate microbial proliferation risk. Mold can be challenging for Seattle homeowners to detect until extensive growth behind structural materials has started to affect surfaces.

SERVPRO teams respond quickly to Seattle residential mold cleanup needs, with cleanup performed according to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. Professionals receive extensive training to combat mold and other forms of disaster.

SERVPRO Availability Minimizes Mold Damage

SERVPRO’s 24-hour service is a disaster prevention strategy on its own with a variety of benefits:

  • Mold proliferation can start within 24 hours of moisture exposure, which can be difficult for homeowners to mitigate successfully. SERVPRO technicians, however, have access to inspection methods like thermal imaging and calibrated moisture sensors that allow for fast detection of moisture that can impact mold growth
  • SERVPRO containment measures and personal protective equipment (PPE) minimize the risk of mold spores spreading around the property during cleanup
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) address mold damage odors with various solutions, including SERVPRO proprietary deodorizers, EPA-registered biocides, and commercial-grade air movement devices.

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast crews can be reached at (206) 362-9295 for residential cleanup services.

Fire and Smoke Restoration for Seattle Workshop Equipment

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged equipment and room Commercial fire damage is a really big challenge. SERVPRO is dedicated to having your property back to preloss fire damage condition A.S.A.P.

Table saws, 3D printers, and more can often be restored through fire and smoke restoration for Seattle workshops.

Industrial equipment cannot be used when coated in a layer of smoke and fire residues. Specialists at SERVPRO apply delicate and unique cleaning solutions to restore equipment to normal conditions.

The principal concern of a workshop in Seattle with a fire and smoke restoration project may often be the restoration of expensive equipment. With servicing and replacement costs running into the tens or even hundreds of thousands, we understand the desire to restore equipment as quickly as possible. With our time-tested strategy, we can help your equipment recover from:

  • Smoke Damage
  • Exposure to flames
  • Oxidation effects
  • Residue accumulation

Thanks to our national network of SERVPRO franchises, we have access to specialists from around the country who know how to treat the delicate equipment that the incident may have damaged. We use advanced technology such as ultrasonic immersion tanks and heated pressure washes to restore any equipment we come across. The specific cleaning methods we use depend on the materials your equipment is made out of, the fragility of its parts, and its ability to be disassembled and reassembled as needed. Our cleaning techniques involve painstaking hand-applied scrubs that take time in many industrial environments but result in the best possible outcome for your workshop. As a result, we can help get production back online with as little time and money spent as possible. We can also suggest third-party companies for specific cleanup of electronics or art curation.

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast has the experience and equipment to handle any damage restoration challenge. Call us at (206) 362-9295.

We Respond to Water Mitigation Calls in Lake City Around the Clock

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Burst pipes will cause a major challenge. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage restoration services.

Lake City water mitigation projects are typically time-sensitive

SERVPRO has earned a reputation as one of the fastest and most readily available mitigation services in the country through several decades of hard work. Our rapid responses help save time and money in future restoration efforts.

Part of the reason why SERVPRO is so successful at handling water mitigation in Lake City is thanks to our 24-hour readiness. Disasters do not stop happening at night, and when a few hours can mean thousands of dollars worth of damages, we do not wait until morning to respond to the problem. We stay ready around the clock to respond to issues such as:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Burst pipes

Within a few hours of your initial call, SERVPRO employees arrive on-site to assess the situation and implement emergency services water damage. These services include critical measures such as shutting off water lines, removing hazards from the area, and preparing for water extraction pumps. Our goal is to remove most of the water from your home before the first day is done so that potentially costly side effects such as mold growth do not get the chance to happen.

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast responds fast when you need help with a disaster in your home. Call our emergency line at (206) 362-9295.

Closed vs. Open Systems for Seattle Flooding Restoration

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

flood damage room with floating furniture. Flood and storm damage restoration is a specialty of ours. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size disaster.

How SERVPRO changes the strategy for Seattle flooding restoration under different conditions

As part of our strategy to dry out a flooded building as fast as possible, we have two different configurations: open and closed drying systems. Deciding between these systems requires precise measurements and learned expertise.

Most of our Seattle flooding restoration work gets done in a closed system. Under closed parameters, the doors and windows of your homestay closed, and the affected part of the building becomes sealed off for a time. In a small area, such as a bathroom flooded by burst pipes, SERVPRO technicians may hang plastic sheeting to create a “drying chamber.” Doing this helps us stop humidity and damage from spreading elsewhere in the home. Closed systems are commonly used in:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Isolated Water Removal Services
  • Flood damages that occur during colder and more humid parts of the year

When conditions are right, SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians may prefer to use an open system, meaning that we open the windows and doors of the home to facilitate air drying. When the outside air is warm and less humid than indoor conditions, the open system can help speed up our flood restoration services. However, we need to be careful when using this method since a sudden change in outdoor humidity could slow the drying process.

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast uses the best tools and training to help local homeowners overcome flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (206) 362-9295.

Sink Overflow? Water Can Migrate in Seattle Homes Causing Hidden Water Damage

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Water catastrophes in your Seattle kitchen can be a hassle. Call SERVPRO for water cleanup efforts right away!

SERVPRO provides Water Mitigation to Restore Seattle Homes to Pre-loss Condition

If your child walks away and leaves the faucet running, the bathroom sink can overflow in a matter of minutes. If you do not catch it quickly, you could end up with gallons of water on the bathroom floor, migrating under the cupboards and out into the hallway. If the bathroom is on an upper level, you could end up needing ceiling repairs from water damages.

Call in the Water Damage Restoration Pros

At SERVPRO, we provide emergency services and water damage help every day. We understand the smallest water intrusion can call for water mitigation in your Seattle home. That is why we provide:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Cleaning up after a sewer backup
  • Restoration for burst pipes and ceiling leaks
  • Water removal services

We have the tools to look for hidden moisture and the equipment to extract it and dry your home properly. From big truck-mounted pumps to smaller portable pumps, we have what is needed to get the job done right. When the water gets extracted, our commercial air movers and dehumidifiers get busy drying the premises. Then, any needed restoration takes place. For professional water mitigation, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Entering a Fire Damaged Property in Seattle

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape over fire damaged appliences Big or Small Fire, SERVPRO's Green Fleet Arrives as the Fire Trucks Leave! Call us right away for effective fire damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO provides emergency fire damage service that allows technicians to enter for clean up

Whenever there is a fire, there are safety issues that need address before fire restoration can begin. SERVPRO understands these concerns and implements safety precautions before beginning. This keeps everyone safe. 

Fire Damage and Safety Precautions

When a home has fire damage in Seattle, crew chiefs will discuss security issues on-site and safety issues that need to be addressed. These can include:

  • Structural deficiencies
  • Electrical and natural gas hazards
  • Micro-soot that can create breathing problems

Our teams quickly organize the worksite to minimize safety issues and exposure. SERVPRO follows all OSHA and IICRC guidelines. That includes wearing the proper PPE. 

We also provide board-up services, place signs indicating danger, and get working as quickly as possible. Our services include:

  • Cleaning fire damaged homes
  • Fire damage restoration
  • House fire clean up
  • Smoke damage removal
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Even small fires can cause big problems. Smoke residue can spread rapidly into areas not even impacted by the flames. This can lead to damage to surfaces and foul odors, which are difficult to remove. For professional fire damage remediation, contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295. 

When Storms Hit Seattle Homes Flooding Can Cause Damage

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO provides Flood Damage Services in Seattle and can Restore Your Home

This seaport town has certainly seen its share of adventure. Native Americans lived in the area for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. When the Denny Party arrived in 1851, settling the area began. With its colorful past of loggers, miners looking for Gold, to today’s technology pioneers, it is a town that is always moving forward.

I’ve Got a Song in My Heart

That could be Seattle’s motto with its rich music history. Jazz nightclubs were the highlight of Jackson street from 1918 through 1951. Visitors enjoyed watching the growing careers of folks like:

  •   Ray Charles
  •   Quincy Jones
  •   Ernestine Anderson
  •   Bumps Blackwell

The rock music scene gave birth to individuals and groups such as Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Soundgarden. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is renowned and has won its share of awards. Also distinguished in their own right are the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera. The city is also home to the largest symphonic youth organization in the US, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras

Famous Seattleites

There is quite a broad array of people who were born or lived in Seattle. From sports figures to politics, Seattle has had some amazing people call it home. They include:

  •   Josh Barnett – MMA fighter
  •   Apolo Ohno – short track speed skater, world champion, Olympic gold medalist
  •   Tim Sedlacek – soccer player
  •   Gail Devers – track & field, Olympic gold medalist
  •   Bill Gates – Microsoft co-founder
  •   John Aylward – actor
  •   Judy Collins – folk singer
  •   Kenny G – musician
  •   Kim Whittaker – 1st American to climb Mount Everest
  •   Max Brand – author

Seattle Has Lots to See and Do

Festivals and fun abound in Seattle. One of the most well-known events is the Seattle International Film Festival, which lasts 24 days. Memorial Day weekend features the Northwest Folklife. Seafair Events happen all through July and August. 

There are Native American powwows, Greek festivals, and many other ethnic festivals. Lots of annual events take place, including:

  •   Anime convention
  •   Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair & Book Arts Show
  •   Sakura-Con
  •   Penny Arcade Expo
  •   Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival
  •   Children’s Film Festival Seattle
  •   Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
  •   Seattle Polish Film Festival

If you love Ferris wheels, Seattle is the place to go. You can take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, one of the largest in the United States. You might also want to visit the Woodland Park Zoo, The Seattle Aquarium, or The Seattle Underground. The Underground is a fascinating exhibit of pre-Great Fire places. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Remediation When Floods Hit Seattle Homes

When flooding takes place in Seattle, SERVPRO can reach homes quickly. A fast response is needed to protect your home from further harm. When something like basement flooding occurs, it can be the tendency to wait until things settle down. But the longer you wait, the more your home is at risk from secondary damage. When our technicians arrive, they get busy:

  •   Setting up effective containment
  •   Slowing the spread of flooding effects
  •   Assessing and scoping the situation
  •   Mucking out and removing debris
  •   Cleaning surfaces
  •   Using controlled demolition as needed
  •   Decontaminating the home
  •   Building back the premises
  •   Implementing other flood restoration services

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast can help with a leaking roof from storms, basement flooding cleanup, sewage cleanup, and emergency services for water damage. Contact us today at (206) 362-9295.

Fire Damage Restoration in your Seattle Home

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of fire damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in Seattle

For many residents faced with a fire in Seattle, it can be a daunting task to recover from a fire. There can be a lot of damage from a fire. Water used to quell the blaze can cause further damage and smoke odors that wafted through the house. Where do you begin?

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to Seattle homeowners. We help organize the challenge of restoring your home after a fire. Our fire technicians can arrive within four hours of your call and get to work immediately. Arriving on-site in less than four hours reduces the secondary damage from high humidity, lingering smoke odors, and further exposure of your home to nature's elements through broken windows and doors.

Our services include:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • House fire cleanup
  • Smoke Remediation

We remove fire-damaged structures, clean smoke residue from all surfaces and fabrics, and preserve your contents as much as possible. SERVPRO knows how important treasured heirlooms are to your family. 

Our team makes every effort to restore materials to their preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for fire damage restoration in Seattle and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (206) 362-9295.