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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.

Mold Removal Companies in Seattle

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Offers Bathroom Mold Removal in Seattle

The formation of mold is a common problem many homeowners deal with, especially in the winter months. Bathroom windows are usually closed, and there may or may not be a bathroom air exhaust vent. Close the bathroom door add moisture and warm temperatures, and you have the perfect conditions for mold infestations.

SERVPRO companies provide mold removal services to Seattle homeowners. Moisture in the shower, particularly on the ceiling and over the tub, is the perfect breeding ground and can quickly foster mold spores' growth.

Good air circulation, operating an exhaust fan, leaving doors open, wiping shower walls down after a shower, and opening a window can help reduce mold growth in your shower stall or over the tub.

SERVPRO provides a complete set of services to help you with removing mold from your home.

  • Mold Inspections,
  • Remediation and removal
  • Disinfection and cleaning

Remove mold as soon as it is observed. Mold can cause health effects.

Call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for mold removal companies in Seattle and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (206) 362-9295.

Emergency Services Water Damage in Seattle

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer You can depend on our professionals with state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry your property so you can return safely after a water incident.

Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages in Seattle

Seattle is the largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest, with almost 4 million people. The city is ranked as the fastest-growing city in the US. The Denny party from Illinois arrived in 1851, and the region was named Seattle in 1852. The city evolved from a major logging center to aircraft manufacturing after world war II and then as a technology center of excellence from the 1980s onward with companies such as Microsoft and Amazon. A host of companies focusing on software, biotechnology, and the internet continue to drive strong growth in the city and surrounding areas.

A city of Seattle's size has many cultural, sports, entertainment, and outdoor activities to offer residents and visitors. The following list provides a synopsis of a few of them that many find worthwhile to enjoy.

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • The Museum of Flight
  • Pike Place Market
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Kerry Park
  • Sky View Observatory
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • T-Mobile Park
  • Space Needle

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition should be on everyone's list of places to visit. Eight galleries offer a complete collection of Dale Chihuly's series of works. The main exhibit is the Glasshouse. Covering 4500 square feet and 40 feet tall, it displays a 100-foot-long glass sculpture with a palette of oranges, reds, amber, and orange. Each artistic sculpture changes in perception as the natural light of day fades into night. Visitors should check online for hours. The gardens are located at 305 Harmon St.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market encompasses a 9-acre historic district where farmers, small businesses, and artisans offer their products to the public. The Pike Market Senior Center, the Food Bank, childcare and preschool, and Pike Market Clinic are located within the district. There are four farmer's markets – City Hall Farmers Market, The Regrade Farmers Market, the South Lake Union Farmers Market, and the First Hill Farmers Market. Check for dates and schedules.

The crafts market represents over 225 local and regional craftspeople, opens daily, and is located in the North Arcade. The market is one of the most diverse and most extensive in the US.

Sky View Observatory

Sky View Observatory is located at 902 feet elevation on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center. The observatory is the tallest public viewing spot in the Pacific Northwest. There is a 360-degree view that includes

  • Mt. Rainier,
  • The Cascade Mountains,
  • Mt. Baker,
  • Bellevue,
  • Elliott Bay,
  • The Space Needle
  • The Olympic Mountains and
  • The city of Seattle.

Water Mitigation from Burst Pipes in Ceilings in Seattle Homes

A slow leak in a pipe in the ceiling of your home may go unnoticed for weeks until a brown stain appears on the surface of the ceiling. A burst pipe may cause water to fill the ceiling cavity until it comes crashing down on unsuspecting residents.

SERVPRO provides water mitigation from leaking or burst pipes in Seattle residences. Anytime there is a burst pipe, homeowners should immediately shut off the main water intake valve and call us for help.

Our team responds to your call in less than four hours and immediately begins

  • Water clean up,
  • Removing debris that may have fallen
  • Finds the source of the water leak
  • Initiates drying and humidity reduction activities

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

What Does Water Damage Mitigation Consist of in Seattle Homes?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Property owners breathe a sigh of relief when the SERVPRO green fleet swiftly arrives for water loss mitigation.

The First Steps Taken by SERVPRO Professionals Can Reduce Loss After Water Disasters.

When you first experience water disasters in your Seattle home, there is a finite timeline to begin mitigation and restoration services to prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction. Often only a 48-hour window exists to remove standing water and moisture saturation before more problematic secondary effects like mold growth and microbial colonies develop. Mitigating loss can mean: 

  • Water removal
  • Structural drying
  • Content relocation
  • Controlled demolition

What Mitigation Options Can Help? 

Water damage mitigation in Seattle after a water disaster often involves multiple steps happening simultaneously. Our professionals have premier equipment and practices to reduce loss and out of pocket expenses for our customers. Often, mitigation hinges greatly on removing standing water and trapped moisture in porous materials

Despite how quickly water disasters can get out of control in area homes, our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team can help with efficient moisture removal and structural drying strategies. We are ready to help 24/7 at (206) 362-9295.

What Can SERVPRO Do for Flood Damage in Seattle Homes?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Flooding quickly causes water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Extraction and Water Removal Services are Critical After Flood Losses. 

Flooding can be a devastating force in Seattle homes and businesses. Flash flooding and rising water bodies threaten nearby structures with penetration. Removing surface water concerns is a priority to prevent flood damage from getting worse.

Extraction Strategies to Protect Seattle Homes 

Removing standing water is one of the priorities for responding technicians after flood damage in Seattle homes, as pooling can allow for penetration into porous flooring and wall systems. Migration of moisture can threaten structural cavities when mold and microbial threats develop and contamination spreads, so extraction and water removal are vital to reducing these possibilities. Some of the standard water removal equipment available to our technicians includes:

After flooding, mitigation efforts like water removal are vital to protect the property and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team can help however you need when you call (206) 362-9295.

How Can SERVPRO Protect Historic Seattle Properties?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Call SERVPRO after you experience a fire incident, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

With Hundreds of Historic Sites in Seattle, a Fire Loss Can be Devastating to These Structures.

There are many homes and buildings that still stand in Seattle that have been around since before the turn of the 20th century. The heritage and history of the Pacific Northwest are captured in these buildings and structures. These landmarks continue to be windows into the evolution of construction styles and architectural development.

Preserving the History of Seattle's Landmarks

While there are hundreds of structures in the city limits alone, narrowing the historic properties and landmarks by significance is impossible. Instead, many architectural students and enthusiasts can appreciate the importance of specific structures that have been standing since the early 1900s and featured the first examples of particular building materials.

  • Alaska Trade Building – This construction was one of the first of its kind for Seattle, as it was marketed as being completely fireproof. Built in 1909, the building was a combination of steel, concrete, and brick.
  • Ward House – This is believed to be one of the oldest standing homes in Seattle and its surrounding areas constructed in 1882. This Victorian Gothic design maintains elegance in the community where it stands. It was added to the registry of historic places in 1972.
  • Moore Theatre – This venue of the arts is the oldest active theater in Seattle. This venue opened in 1907 and continues to be a location for live theatrical productions, lectures, and various concerts. Architectural buffs can appreciate the steel girder supporting the weight of the balcony without a need for columns.
  • Paramount Theatre – This is another aging theater in the city that has been in operation since 1928. In 1974 it was considered to be a landmark. It was one of the original structures in the city for film and vaudeville productions, though currently, it shows a much greater variety of media.
  • Holyoke Building – With a substantial fire that would devastate Seattle in 1889, this structure being in the early construction phases at this time would allow it to be one of the first buildings open for occupancy after this terrible city-wide fire in 1890. This is a 5-story brick building that is accentuated with stone trim.

Fire Damage Restoration Solutions for Seattle Homes 

When it comes to fire restoration and damage repairs, SERVPRO continues to be one of Seattle's trusted names. We have a growing roster of Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to provide 24/7 responses when every moment counts. Our prompt response to emergencies can ensure that the appropriate mitigative actions begin as soon as possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Advanced Equipment for Cleanup and Air Filtration

  • HEPA filtered air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl generators to neutralize malodors
  • Ozone machines for powerful disinfection
  • Thermal fogging 
  • ULV ultra light fogging devices
  • Deodorizing capsules and products

Our experienced professionals can help with nearly all facets of fire restoration in Seattle residences, from controlled demolition and cleaning to deodorization. Give our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team a call today at (206) 362-9295.

Re-open your Business Faster with Professional Restoration

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" We understand the dangers of fire damages and the need for rapid response to your business property. We will have you back to business in no time.

SERVPRO Helps Seattle Businesses with Commercial Fire Damage Restoration All Year Round

A commercial fire can impact your bottom line. Restoring a business involves cleaning soot or soiling, tackling odor problems, and replacing damaged materials beyond repair. 

SERVPRO offers expert advice and assistance to businesses with commercial fire damage in Seattle. We tailor our approach to your business premises' unique requirements and design by communicating effectively and pre-testing materials. Pre-testing incorporates cleaning tests, acidity testing soils, and applying cleaning products to discrete areas of potentially sensitive materials. By conducting a thorough pre-test before engaging in restoration activities, our services can ensure commercial restoration efficiency. 

  • Identifying wet and dry smoke stains in the property safeguards contents and structure against cleaning agents and chemicals' potentially damaging impact. 
  • Using pH paper to test acidity levels of soiling guides technicians on cleaning agents' right composition for the beast results. 
  • No two fires are the same. A multi-tiered, informed approach to restoring business premises' contents or structure is essential to a successful restoration. 

Bring your business to its preloss condition with the help of professional technicians. Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for commercial fire restoration at (206) 362-9295.

Can Water Cause Long-term Damage to a Home?

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Don't let moisture take over your home. Our experienced technicians have state of the art equipment to dry your home thoroughly and affectively.

Properties with Water Damage in Seattle Can Steadily Deteriorate Without Professional Intervention

Moisture can affect a property in several ways. Liquid water can absorb into materials leading to shrinkage, warping, and buckling. High relative humidity caused by water intrusion can also increase the likelihood of mold damage or rot in building materials. 

Using water restoration companies in Seattle can safeguard your home and make sure it does not suffer unnecessary damage after water intrusion. Qualified technicians can accurately assess the short, mid, and long-term effects of moisture in a property. Using nationally-recognized protocols and methods, we can ensure that your home returns to its normal, preloss condition.

  • The primary objective of water restoration technicians (WRT) is to place a complete drying procedure for your home.
  • Drying a property uses a range of equipment to adjust humidity, temperature, and airflow.
  • SERVPRO can quickly mobilize air-movers, dehumidifiers, and portable heaters to recover your home efficiently and effectively. 

Drying a property thoroughly is essential to mitigating losses. Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for water restoration at (206) 362-9295.