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How Can SERVPRO Remove Smoke Odors from Lake City Homes?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke surrounding fire detector Smoke smells linger long after the fire is extinguished, and are hard to remove. SERVPRO has the tools for complete fire restoration. Call us today!

The Deodorization Process Involves Many Steps and Products for Lake City Properties

Fires can be one of the most turbulent and traumatic experiences for families and one that can leave you struggling to meet the necessary objectives to restore comfortable living. Our experienced SERVPRO team works fast to mitigate loss and overcome threatening and offensive conditions like harsh smoke odors as soon as possible.

From Where Did the Odor Come? 

A lingering obstacle during the fire restoration of Lake City homes is harsh odors. Combustion can destroy many types of materials, ranging from plastics to fuels. The impacted materials during this burning determine the severity and density of smoke damage in the house. We have multiple deodorization processes and products to overcome foul smells that prevent comfortable living.

Reducing the Severity of Harsh Burning Smells 

An effective first step in overcoming smoke odors is to lessen their severity with counteractant products. The less offensive fire and smoke odors become, the easier they are to neutralize and remove with deodorization practices. Some of the tools used in this process include:

  • Beads
  • Granules
  • Thermal/ULV Foggers
  • HEPA Air Scrubbers

Effective Odor Neutralization Practices 

SERVPRO professionals like ours call upon a range of deodorization equipment in our inventory to effectively neutralize these noxious smells in the house after a fire. Among the most used during fire restoration is the hydroxyl generator, as this can also help with environmental air quality cleaning with its onboard HEPA filter.

Fires are one of the most damaging forces that many area homes and businesses must face. As challenging as these circumstances might be, our leading restoration team can help with fast mitigation and recovery solutions to make it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team today at (206) 362-9295.

Attic Flooding in Seattle Homes Can Happen at Any Time of the Year

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

inside view of attic in home Attics can become water damaged through roof leaks. Inspect your attic often for signs of moisture.

Preparing for Storm Damages Like Flooding in Seattle Homes is Vital to Mitigating Losses Quickly

Storms can be a devastating force to area homes and businesses, so it is a threat that our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared to face. As leading restoration professionals in the area, we can offer fast mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction for attic flooding.

Emergency Services to Protect Your Home 

One of our SERVPRO team's first actions for flood damage in Seattle homes and their attic spaces is performing certain emergency services. Board up and tarping can be excellent examples of these mitigative actions, as these prevent further floodwater penetration into the attic until we can repair the building's envelope.

Water Removal Services from Seattle Attics

Removing any standing water is also essential. With many attic spaces being mostly unfinished, any pooling rainwater can absorb quickly into exposed wood plank, joists, and the components of the ceiling system for the living space below. Several tools in our inventory can help, including:

  • High-pressure pumps
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands

Thorough Drying and Antimicrobial Treatments

Our professionals must provide thorough drying solutions for areas like the attic or risk mold and microbial threats. With appropriately placed air movers, dehumidifiers, and portable heaters, our professionals manage the principles of efficient evaporative drying. We can apply mold inhibitor products to exposed surfaces to prevent them from hosting colonies during this time.

Storms can leave attics and basements of many Seattle area homes contending with substantial flood damage. Because these threats can spread quickly and be destructive, our skilled professionals must work rapidly to mitigate loss and protect the house. Our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team is ready 24/7 to help at (206) 362-9295.

How Can SERVPRO Clean Up and Restore My Seattle Restaurant’s Water Damage?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Waterdrop on a black surface When water damage affects your Seattle Restaurant, SERVPRO is Here to Help.

Our Technicians Employ Time-Tested Methods to Remediate Your Water Damage

Whenever a Seattle business suffers water damage, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to remediate the mess, the greater the related damage and repair expenses are likely to be. At the same time, extended business closures could cause your enterprise to lose substantial revenues. 

Fortunately, Seattle water damage cleanup and restoration services like SERVPRO can help. While there are many instances of how we have rescued local establishments from the disastrous effects of water leaks, one recent case comes to mind. A few months ago, a large water tank at a local restaurant failed. This event severely impacted the restaurant’s kitchen area and forced the business’ closure. Once called, SERVPRO’s emergency water damage services team arrived on-site quickly. We performed professional water removal services and water damage repairs and worked to prevent leaks. 

The following are some of the tools and methods we used to complete our work: 

  • SERVPRO technicians thoroughly inspected the business with infrared cameras, moisture meters, and moisture sensors to ensure that there we no other contributing water sources
  • We cleaned up water-covered floors and waterlogged materials with portable extractors and wet vacs
  • Our water damage remediation experts set up a network of powerful air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems to dry out the kitchen’s interior and all of its contents
  • We monitored the progress of our drying efforts with Thermo hygrometers and other moisture sensing/measuring equipment to ensure that our work was completed effectively 
  • The restaurant’s kitchen was thoroughly fogged with commercial-grade antimicrobials and deodorants to eliminate harmful microorganisms and unpleasant smells

As you can see, SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast is dedicated to effectively remediating your business’ water damage. If you ever need our services, contact us at (206) 362-9295 for assistance.

Removing Standing Water from a Finished Seattle Basement

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Basement window from outside view Water can enter basements from a rain event outside or water leak inside. SERVPRO has the tools to restore all your basement water damage.

Fast Action is Needed to Mitigate Loss After Water Damage in Seattle Homes

Many of the homes in the greater Seattle area feature finished basements. While this serves as a recreational area or a space for added bedrooms, it also houses vital appliances like the water heater. When unexpected water damage occurs at this lower level, our professionals must act quickly to mitigate loss and protect sensitive building materials and contents.

Safety Hazard and Damage Inspections 

Flooding situations that require water restoration in Seattle homes can also produce several unsafe conditions for responding technicians. We must assess these safety risks and hazards as the restoration process begins. Standing water, for example, can be impacted by live electricity. Our production manager assesses damage and threats to get mitigation and restoration started as soon as possible.

Water Removal Services and Mitigation

Removing water pooled on the surface of the flooring and other materials can be a challenge. We have multiple extraction units and approaches to eliminate standing water that could threaten the rest of the house. In the lower level of your home, extractors with a longer lead are necessary. Beyond truck mount units, we can also utilize portable solutions like:

  • Wet Vacuums
  • Light Wands
  • Squeegee Wands
  • Weighted Extractors

Cleaning Exposed Contents and Furniture

One of the mitigation stages our professionals can undertake involves protecting the contents and personal belongings that matter most to you. While some of these possessions can be cleaned and restored on-site, others require our pack-out process for restoration at our nearby SERVPRO facility.

Pipe bursts and leaks can lead to unexpected flooding in the basement of your home. Our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team can help with a fast mitigation response. Contact us today at (206) 362-9295.

Anytime You Find a Leak SERVPRO in Seattle can Aid With Water Clean Up

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Man catching water in bowl from a leak in the ceiling Is your ceiling leaking from storm damage. Call SERVPRO for all the storm damage restoration services you need.

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Floodwater Damage to Your Home.

Anyone who lives in Seattle knows that rainy days are part of the lifestyle. Many who have lived there for a decent period eventually get to the point where they embrace it and enjoy the rainy weather. However, the rain can feel calming until something happens and moisture finds its way into your house.

For instance, you may notice that your skylight leaks, forcing you to perform floodwater removal in your Seattle home. Most people have experienced a situation where you walk through your home during a heavy rainstorm and "plop," a drop of H2O hits your head. Especially if you have a house with skylights, although nice these home features can often become a source for a leak.

The first reaction you may take is to put a pot or pan underneath the leak to catch the water. However, if the water is getting in from a skylight, then some of your building materials could have gotten wet. Even if a leak is small, it is best to get your structure inspected by experts. Our highly trained SERVPRO technicians can aid you in the following ways:

If your ceiling leaks, there could be problems that you cannot see with the bare eye. If you ever get hit in the head with a drop during a storm, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295. 

SERVPRO is Available in Lake City for Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

Oil spill started a fire in the kitchen Kitchen fire in your home is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for the help and service you need to have your home back to preloss condition.

Has an Oil Fire in Your Kitchen Destroyed Your Lake City Home? SERVPRO Has All the Fire Damage Restoration Services You Need.

Every homeowner has most likely been in a situation where a small mistake happens to lead to a disaster. Imagine you just got home from work after a long day, and you go into the kitchen and start cooking dinner for your family. While you are heating the grease, your phone rings, and you get distracted. When you go back into the kitchen, you notice your oil is on fire, and you quickly put it out.

After you extinguish the flames, you notice fire damage in your Lake City home. Although the issues may not be severe, you see soot residues all over your stove's hood and on your kitchen cabinets. Your first reaction is to take a rag or paper towel and try to start cleaning it yourself. When trying to wipe away the greasy residue, you notice that it is difficult to remove.

In a scenario like this one, you should always be cautious to clean the residues yourself because it is possible that your efforts could make the damage worse. Actually, the best thing to do is to call in a company like SERVPRO because we can help you with the following services:

Most people would not try to fix their plumbing without a plumber's help. Therefore after you have a fire, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295. 

SERVPRO in Seattle is skilled at mold inspections, remediations, and removal

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation. should be handled by SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Does Your Attic or Crawlspace Have Mold? SERVPRO Has The Answer.

Homeowners know that there are areas inside it that you never go into or even look at. Spaces like your attic or crawlspace are not typically parts of your home that you frequent. However, it is wise to check the sections of your structure now and then to ensure nothing is wrong.

If you notice that something doesn't look or smell right in these areas, you may have to conduct mold removal in your Seattle house. For example, your water pipes could develop a slow leak that puts moisture in your crawlspace and thus allows black mold to form. Or, a small leak in your roof could cause attic mold to grow and spread. Once moisture enters any part of your structure, the humidity levels elevate, putting your entire attic or crawlspace at risk.

Luckily our SERVPRO technicians have your back and can offer fast 24/7 service. Our highly trained team can use advanced technology to assist you by conducting one or more of the following procedures:

Once a fungus develops, it can spread to anywhere in your house with wet organic materials such as paper or wood. Since mold can cause health effects, it is wise to remediate it before it gets worse.

Nobody particularly likes the smell of mold, and it is a sign that there could be other issues. If you ever see or smell fungi in your attic or crawlspace, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295. 

SERVPRO Offers a Premier Fire and Smoke Removal Service to Lake City Homes

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and fire billowing out of the windows of a home Dealing with fire damage can often be quite overwhelming. Contact Team SERVPRO for effective remediation and clean up services. We are available 24/7.

Fire and Smoke Odor Removal From Lake City Homes Happens Fast With SERVPRO

It pays to hire professionals like SERVPRO for fire and smoke removal from your Lake City home. Our highly certified IICRC professionals can get the job done safely and effectively. 

The fire and smoke removal from your Lake City home start as soon as the SERVPRO technicians get to the scene. Fire damage remediation involves much more than just scrubbing off the residue. During a house fire cleanup, the immediate objective of the restorers is to address any safety issues if present. SERVPRO technicians ensure that the site is safe for both the restorers as well as any occupants. Once the safety is ensured, SERVPRO techs conduct a thorough inspection of the structure, followed by securing it and developing a restoration plan.   

How Long Will it Take for SERVPRO to Restore My Fire Damaged Home in Lake City?

The time required for fire damage restoration of your Lake City home depends on several factors, including the level of damage caused by the fire. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians classify residential fire incidents into three categories- minor, medium, and major.

  • A fire is deemed minor if the smoke and residue are light and confined to a relatively small area. Such fire and smoke damages are quicker to restore. 
  • Medium fire damage occurs if heavy smoke and soot residue spread in multiple rooms of the structure. Such a fire can cause heat damage to the drywall, cabinets, and contents. 
  • In a major fire incident, the damage is extensive and involves the charring of the structural framing and finishes. Emergency services are often needed in such cases.

Call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 to talk to one of our experts.

Water Damage in Your Seattle Home? Call SERVPRO

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from a water damaged ceiling Has excess water affected your home? Our technicians are standing by to take your emergency water damage call. We are available 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Saves Seattle Homes From Water Damage Complications

Water damage can be a nightmare for any homeowner in Seattle, especially if it is left unmitigated. Water issues can arise due to many reasons such as –

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding
  • Faulty plumbing

Whatever is the source of the water damage to your Seattle home, SERVPRO has you covered. Our water damage restoration experts work hard to get the situation under control as quickly as possible and limit the secondary damage. The restoration process begins by assessing the extent and severity of the damage. SERVPRO techs use equipment such as moisture meters, thermo-hygrometers, and thermal cameras to determine the moisture content of various surfaces. The next step is to get the structure dried as quickly as possible by establishing a drying goal. 

How do SERVPRO Restorers Establish a Drying Goal During Water Damage Repairs in Your Seattle Home?

A drying goal is the set of conditions that the material and contents are expected to display once SERVPRO techs restore them to their preloss dryness in your water-damaged Seattle home.

SERVPRO techs take the moisture readings from the unaffected area of the structure that act as a 'dry standard.' The goal is to have the structure and contents in the affected area dried to the extent that they have moisture levels corresponding to the dry standard. Strategically placed dehumidifiers and air movers accomplish this goal. 

In case of any water damage-related issues, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Does SERVPRO Offer Fire Damage Restoration for Seattle Restaurants?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

a firefighter moving a burnt pot from the top of a stove Commercial fire damage requires quick action. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 with the certified technicians and effective equipment for you.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration to Seattle Eateries

Fire damage to restaurant kitchens can be difficult to restore. Not only does the smoke and soot damage the structure and contents, the odor left behind can drive the customers away. SERVPRO techs can help you with the fire damage restoration of your Seattle eatery so that you can get back to serving your customers in no time.   

SERVPRO technicians have years of experience in performing successful fire damage restoration for many Seattle businesses. Our highly trained, IICRC certified experts can handle any size disaster. SERVPRO offers various fire restoration services to Seattle commercial properties, including-

  • Mitigation services 
  • Structure cleaning services
  • Contents cleaning services
  • Specialty restoration services
  • Reconstruction services 

Factors Affecting Cleanability During Fire and Smoke Damage Repairs at Your Seattle Property

A fire and smoke damage to a restaurant kitchen in Seattle can create many different cleaning challenges for the SERVPRO professionals. Burning buildings results in several complicated interactions between various elements, and several factors can impact the cleanability during the restoration process.

Porous surfaces, for instance, sustain heavier damage than non-porous surfaces and are consequently more difficult for SERVPRO restorers to clean. The presence of moisture is yet another factor affecting cleanability. In fires where sprinklers were activated, or surfaces were saturated as firefighters were fighting the fire, residues are much more difficult to clean.

The type of material burnt also affects the severity of the damage. Proteins burning in kitchen fires can cause smoke damage that is notoriously difficult to clean and deodorize.

Call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 for round-the-clock service.