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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.

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.