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Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Presents Music of Spain and South America

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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It is a Free Musical Delight That Can Be Enjoyed from Your Seattle Home

This is one of several concerts that are part of the free public concert series. With the current pandemic limiting in-person events, there is no need to miss out completely.  The Music of Spain and South America is an online event that happens Friday, January 22, 2021. It takes place in the evening between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Viewers will enjoy:

  • Diane Althaus (soprano)
  • Joan Lundquist (piano)
  • Karin McCullough (solo pianist)

You can head over to the LMC Seattle website for more information on how to sign up for the concert. You can email them at too. Then sit back in your favorite comfy chair with a cup of tea and spend a relaxing half hour. It is a great way to put aside the worries of the day and remove stress. 

SERVPRO Provides Fire Restoration Services to Seattle Residents

Even a small fire can leave havoc in its wake. Smoke can travel rapidly throughout the home and leave soot to settle in the smallest cracks and crevices. SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast can mitigate smoke damage with professional fire restoration. Contact us at (206) 362-9295.

Virtual Wooden Boat Fest Near Seattle

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Seattle Residents Can Enjoy This Weekly Winter Series

No need to let cold weather or the corona virus outbreak keep you down when you can join in the fascinating Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. It is an online event via ZOOM. Boating experts from all over the world join in the virtual fun. Participants will take part in:

  • Interviews
  • Demos
  • Videos
  • Q & A

The series explores the east and west coasts, Costa Rica, Mexico, and New Zealand. You can choose to sign up for one session or pay for multiple sessions. The event runs from January through April 2021. Topics cover everything from exploring to boat building. Fees range from $5.99 to $30 depending on what you want. You can check it out on Instagram @woodenboatfestival or head to the Wooden Boat website for more information. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to Seattle Businesses

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast helps Seattle businesses with water damage restoration. When you have a water intrusion, our technicians arrive on the scene fast. We understand that quick intervention is the key to getting back to business as soon as possible. SERVPRO works with commercial enterprises to ensure that everything gets done professionally. Contact us today at (206) 362-9295.

Homeowners Do Not Need to Worry About Mold Remediation and Repair in Seattle

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Get Rid of Mold in Seattle Homes Fast and Efficiently 

Situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle is a seaport city with over 4 million people living in the metropolitan area alone. Close to the Canadian border, it is a major port for trade with Asia.

Europeans Arrive & a City is Born

The Denny Party arrived in Seattle on November 13, 1851. At that time, Native Americans were living in the area and had lived there for at least 4,000 years. The settlers, led by Arthur A. Denny, had traveled via the schooner Exact. They moved from their original destination to Elliott Bay. In 1852, the city was named Seattle to honor Chief Si’ahl. 

People of the Inside

Two different tribes inhabited the Seattle area, the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The Duwamish are estimated to have lived in Seattle since approximately 8,000 BCE. They are a Lushootseed speaking tribe. Before they interacted with Europeans, they descended from two different people groups:

  •   The People of the Inside (the environs of Elliott Bay)
  •   The People of the Large (Lake Washington)

There are many tribes, even today, that are interrelated and interconnected with nearby tribes throughout the Puget Sound-Strait of Georgia basin.

Before the White Settlers Came

There have been sites discovered at West Point, which is part of Discovery Park, that are at least 4,000 years old. The Industrial District of Seattle was once the location of the mouth of the Duwamish River and villages. The People of the Inside lived near the following waters:

  •   Elliott Bay
  •   Duwamish River
  •   Black River
  •   Cedar River

Several prominent villages, of the thirteen throughout Seattle, were in this region. Other groups were the People of the Large Lake and the People of the Small Lake and were culturally similar. They did consider themselves to be a distinct people from the People of the Inside. Today they are all part of the Duwamish tribe. 

Suquamish Tribe

The Suquamish tribe is also a Lushootseed speaking people. They are a federally recognized tribe as part of the Treaty of Point Elliott agreement, which was put in place in 1855. Chief Seattle signed the treaty on behalf of the Suquamish and Duwamish. The Port Madison Indian Reservation is owned by the Suquamish. 

In 1792 George Vancouver decided to explore Puget Sound. This was when he met the Suquamish people. It was their first contact with Europeans. It is believed he may have met Kitsap, thought to be one of the most powerful chiefs from 1790 through 1845. More contact with whites would take place as the British established trading posts. 

The Treaty of Point Elliott 

In 1855, the Native American tribes of the great Puget Sound and the United States Government enacted a lands settlement treaty. It was one of thirteen such treaties in Washington state. Signed on January 13 at Point Elliott, it was ratified in 1859. The treaty did not stop the fighting that was going on in the area. The Treaty of Point Elliott established the Tulalip, Swin-a-mish, and Lummi reservations. Chief Seattle (Si’ahl) was the chief of both the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes and signed the treaty. Other signers included:

  •   Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens
  •   Chief Patkanim – Snoqualmoo and Sno-ho-mish tribes
  •   Chief Chow-its-hoot – Lummi tribe
  •   Chief Goliah – Skagit tribe

Oher tribal representatives signed the treaty as well. The treaty was supposed to guarantee fishing rights and reservations, but not all tribes were granted reservations. Part of the problem was the Indians believed the treaties would take place immediately upon the signing, not realizing that is not always how the wheels of the white man’s government turned. 

Industry Comes to Seattle

Logging was the first major industry. The term Skid Row comes from the lumber boom. Today’s Yesler Way was once known as “Skid Road” after an incident involving lumber skidding down the hill from a nearby sawmill. The term later morphed into Skid Row as a result of the dereliction in the area. By the 19th century, Seattle had moved into bigger things. It became a commercial and shipbuilding center. During the Klondike Gold Rush, Seattle’s second major boom, it was the gateway to Alaska. 

The Gold Rush Turns Seattle Into a Transportation Center

The Klondike Gold Rush was a blessing to all of the United States as it ended the depression. Seattle quickly became a transportation center. The miners headed to Alaska, and the Yukon used Seattle as a supply point and for transportation. While that was lucrative for a while, the real moneymaker, in the long run, was the feeding and clothing of the miners. The city was competing with other cities in the exchange business for the miner's business and had to be competitive. The economic benefits from this boom would fund many new ventures in Seattle. Some of the major businesses to come out of it were:

  •   American Messenger Company – started by 19-year-old James A. Casey in 1907 with $100 he borrowed. It later became UPS.
  •   Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer 

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation and Repair Services to Seattle Residents

Mold is everywhere, and where there is moisture, it grows. In a seacoast town like Seattle, there is plenty of moisture year-round. Mold should never be ignored. For one thing, it can cause health effects. It also can ruin whatever it comes in contact with and it spreads rapidly. SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest can mitigate the problem by:

  •   Finding and removing the source of moisture
  •   Containing the affected area 
  •   Cleaning impacted services with a variety of techniques
  •   Sanitizing with antimicrobial and antifungal agents
  •   Using HEPA vacuums and filters
  •   Implementing controlled construction as needed
  •   Deodorizing

Our goal is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” It is better to leave mold remediation and repair to the professionals. DIY methods can make the situation worse if you use the wrong products. Our technicians are certified in mold removal and have the proper PPE. Contact us at (206) 362-9295 to schedule your appointment.

Festive Takeover at Seattle's Iconic Pike Place Market

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up of Christmas Ornament Fires don't take a break, even for the holidays. Let SERVPRO handle the fire damage so you can enjoy the holidays.

Every Year Seattle's World-Famous Market Embraces the Festive Spirit with a Selection of Decorations, Live Entertainment, and Gifts

Pike Place Market has a global reputation for fish throwing all year around. During December, the 500 or so merchants come together to create Magic in the Market. Hand-crafted seasonal gifts are available from many of the artisan sellers while Christmas lights adorn the inner market. Mulled wines and ciders and carol singing, are regular occurrences to all visitors during the December period. Jazz in the Atrium begins in December and runs for the first three weekends. Make sure to book any live shows early, as these tend to sell out quickly. Free parking is available in one-hour timeslots from the end of November till December 24th.

  • An online calendar of events and craft workshops is available through the Pike Place Market website.
  • From December 14th, the annual Santacon event has spots throughout Pike Place and wider Seattle.
  • View online for tree-lighting events and child-orientated classes

Housefires are among the leading causes of property damages during the winter months. Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Lake City Residents are Enjoying the Four Week Winter Fest at Seattle Center.

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Winter Fest 2020 Runs Until December 29th and Invites All Lake City Residents to Join 

The annual winter festival is underway this year with virtual and on-ground events at the Seattle Center near Lake City. Running from November 27th to December 31st, winter's celebration encourages the seasonal spirit with a plethora of light shows, performances, and children-friendly activities. Still, to come this December is a performance of Oscar Wilde's Canterville Ghost, which is available virtually, and the outdoor lighting festival taking place on the outdoor campus. Student showcases always form an essential part of the festival and show up and coming talent from the next generation in music, performance, and art.

  • The range of events covers free events and a small admission fee to help support artists or performances.
  • The opening hours run from 7 am to 9 pm daily while visiting the Seattle Center is possible using the Monorail, which runs every ten minutes from the West Lake Center.
  • Twenty-four-hour parking is available both on and off-campus in various garages close to the Seattle Center.

Flash flooding can be devastating to your home or business. Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Seattle Residents Use Water Restoration Professionals to Return their Homes to a Pre-loss Condition

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

shot of Seattle Space Needle From the top of the Space Needle to your home, SERVPRO offers water damage restoration for any scope of loss.

SERVPRO of Seattle North East Use Tried and Tested Methods for Effective Home Restoration 

Seattle is the largest metropolitan city in Washington State. Stretching up the West Coast, the city of nearly 4 million Americans is part of the Northwest Pacific Region. The seaport city is built on the Puget Sound, a 100-mile inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Seattle is well-known for its seafood markets like Pike Place, which sell thousands of fresh shellfish and seafood to visitors, residents, and restaurants. Seattle is also a diverse city with a thriving Asian community just off Pioneer Square and the home of various international tech giants and birthplace of musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain.  

A big part of Seattle's modern-day success is owed to the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the nineteenth century. As a seaport town Seattle, along with close neighbors Bremerton, Olympia, Everett, and others, became an essential stop-off point between mainland America and the Alaskan and Yukonian mining centers. As a major transportation center, the city became a hub for international food imports, cultures, and music. There is a lasting impact of Seattle's trade history that can be found by walking through the old docklands and into the Chinatown International District off Main Street.  

  • Seattle's many green spaces include Discovery Park with its 532 acres of public lands, Lake Washington, and the nearby Cascade and the Olympic Mountains. Together these spaces open up many outdoor activities like skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and trails. 
  • Having a rich tradition of sporting excellence in the Pacific Northwest, the area boasts several professional teams. Local teams include the NFL Seattle Seahawks, MLB Seattle Mariners, and NHL Seattle Kraken, who play across a range of enormous stadiums and arenas. Century Link Field has a capacity of 69,000, while T-mobile Park can hold 47,574 spectators. 
  • The diverse food outlets cater to all tastes, with each neighborhood presenting unique flavors and cultural cuisines. Hotspots for eating out include Queen Anne, Georgetown, and Fremont. The University District has a mouthwatering selection of Asian and Indian Cuisine. 

Seattle's thriving business districts 

Seattle owes much of its current innovation and status as a business hub to the Klondike gold rush. However, following that initial surge, numerous economies have thrived in the Northwest that goes beyond ports and trade. Aircraft are a big part of Seattle's post-war economy, with commercial airliner Boeing forging a strong business association with the West Coast city. Today, a short trip to Marginal Way allows visitors to view the Museum of Flight, a unique homage to America's rich history in both commercial airliners and spacecraft. Over 500,000 visitors make the trip to this museum each year as it houses one of the most significant collections of vintage air and space crafts. The exhibits mainly comprise restored Boeing commercial liners, vintage craft, and even a Concord Jet.  

The reputation for technological and business innovation in Washington's largest city was cemented in the early 1960s with two huge events, the Century 21 Exposition and The 1962 World Fair. Two iconic buildings were constructed in honor of the event, which remains to this day. The Alweg Monorail, built by Alwac International as a connecting line between fifth Avenue and Pine Street, has since been expanded and renamed as the Seattle Center Monorail. Extensions to the original design allow travel to Seattle Center from the West Lake Center. The current monorail supports both Seattle residents and tourists who enjoy a unique vantage point of Seattle's downtown area.  

The Space Needle observation tower is the second unique building to come out of the Century 21 Exposition and the 1962 World Fair. The enormous structure is 605 feet high and can withstand winds of over 200mph. At an elevation of 510 feet, the observation deck offers unrivaled Washington State views and the Cascade Mountains. Situated at the center of Broad Street, Edward E. Carlson and John Graham Junior initially designed the Space Needle. The building opens daily from 11 am to 6 pm and 11 am to 7 pm Thursday through Sunday. The upper observation decks have two unique restaurants, the Atmos Cafe and the Loupe Lounge, available every day, although it is recommended to book seats in advance. Broad Street itself is the home of many modern tech giants, including Amazon and Tableau, and a wealth of other tech startups. Seattle is one of the largest tech startup hubs in the US outside of Silicon Valley. 

Leaking Bathrooms Can Cause Long-term or Permanent Damage to your Seattle Home. 

SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast is available round the clock to help residents overcome potential water damage issues. Windy conditions can weaken the structural integrity of your home or roofing. As a result, these issues can lead to rainwater seeping through the building assembly and into your home. Unfortunately, water issues do not get better by themselves. It is vital to use a qualified restoration service from the local area to prevent the damages from increasing. SERVPRO can assess and identify the problem and begin a tailored plan of action to protect the property. Our team is experts at restoring contents, structure, and building assembly of residential properties. We are always available, and we promise to arrive within four hours of notification of loss. 

  • We can deploy desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers in your home to increase drying times. The silica gel used in desiccant dehumidifiers can help draw water out of soggy or semi-porous materials to prevent permanent damage. 
  • Our drying strategies are tailored to the architectural design and material build of each property we enter. A tailored approach sometimes requires special equipment like injectidry systems or immersion cleaning. We stock our trucks with the necessary equipment to get the job done. 
  • Sometimes large amounts of water can enter a property suddenly. Our team has a collection of extraction equipment and submersible pumps to remove wastewater from your property. If there is a contamination issue, our technicians are trained in handling and disposing of biohazardous materials.  

If your property suffers from water leaks this winter, contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295. 

Go Out of This World at the Seattle MoPOP!

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

exterior view of the MoPOP museum We are excited to see the community back at the MoPOP museum when it opens.

Explore the History of Science Fiction Right Here in Seattle

The Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction is an exhibit that includes items from H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel War of the Worlds to more recent extraterrestrial offerings such as Star Trek and Men in Black. There are currently over 150 exhibits.

Pilot An Adventure Through Space

In addition to movie props and other memorabilia, MoPOP has a spaceship cockpit designed to give users the feel of being in space. Then, they can land on strange worlds for alien adventures. 

MoPOP has something for everyone, regardless if you want to see a replica of a ghost trap or examples of how the scientific theory of multiple universes has affected popular culture in movies, books, and graphic novels. The museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so plan your next weekend now.

If you need help with flood water removal in the Seattle of this universe, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast today at (206) 362-9295. We are here to ensure our neighbors have a clean, safe place to land after a day of exploring the stars and beyond! 

Seattle Residents – Check Out Christmas Lights Around the Puget Sound

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of SERVPRO vehicle; showing restoration equipment Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to restore your business so you can enjoy the holiday season.

Twinkling lights and Beautiful Displays Await this Holiday Season for Seattle Locals and Visitors 

The holiday season is perfect for checking out all of the lights and displays throughout the Seattle area. Starting the day after Thanksgiving and moving through Christmas, many homes, streets, and businesses are putting up light displays as part of a drive-thru experience for people throughout the area. These Christmas light displays range from 100,000 to a million lights. These lights can be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle as you make your way to each destination. Select businesses and organizations are also holding special fundraising events and collecting donations for viewing their displays. 

  • When: Thanksgiving Day, 11/26/20 through Christmas Day 12/25/20
  • Time: Dusk and through the evening hours
  • Cost: Free for all driving through and around the Puget Sound region except for some asking for donations 

The holiday season is the right time to enjoy all things merry and bright, and our team here at SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast wants to support all of our residents and businesses alike fully. When you own a commercial property in the area, call us at (206) 362-9295 if you require help with fire damage to your location. We are available 24/7 to provide restoration services.

Why Choose a Mold and Water Removal Company in Seattle that takes a Multi-Pronged Approach?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

mold and water damage For disaster remediation, you can trust, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Seattle Residents Need Mold and Water Removal that takes Everything into Account

Seattle is a beautiful place to live. From the glorious vistas of Puget Sound and Lake Washington to a thriving music scene, it is an excellent part of the country to set up home. However, the climate does lend itself to a damp atmosphere and steady heavy rain, and so those living here need to take extra care of your homes.

If your home suffers a leak of any kind, whether from an appliance or due to inclement weather, you need mold and water removal in Seattle. For best results, choose a remediation company that takes a multi-pronged approach that leaves you stress-free and your home, “Like it never even happened.”

What do we mean by a multi-pronged approach?
Water and mold remediation are not straightforward tasks. There are many things to consider:

    •    What caused the problem?
    •    What is the best way to remediate it?
    •    Are there any health risks?
    •    What should you do about insurance?
    •    Can you prevent the problem from coming back?
SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast takes all of these aspects into account.

Why might you need mold and water removal?
Mold and water removal often go hand in hand. If your home suffers water damage due to bad weather or a plumbing issue, there is always a mold risk that goes with that. Mold thrives in damp environments, so as soon as water spills, there is a risk that the conditions will be just right for mold growth.

This works both ways – if you spot a mold problem in your home, there is always an underpinning moisture issue.
Whether your issue is water damage or mold damage, SERVPRO is on hand to tackle the situation and leave your home dry and fresh once more.

How do we decide on the best course of remediation?
Every remediation project is different. We begin by assessing:

    •    How much moisture is present – we use moisture probes and meters to take readings
    •    What caused the problem – if the cause is not immediately apparent, we can use our instruments to check for moisture in hidden places and trace the course of water across the surface of walls and floors
    •    Which water-damaged belongings we can salvage, and which we must dispose of

When we have completed our assessment, we will draw up a plan of action and explain it to you. SERVPRO technicians never act without your permission – we will detail the process and the cost before we start. Once you give us the nod, we begin remediation. This could include:
    •    Pumping out water
    •    Using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area
    •    Spot-cleaning mold or water damaged textiles and upholstery
    •    HEPA vacuuming and dry or wet cleaning to remove mold
    •    Applying anti-microbial treatments to kill mold and discourage regrowth

We can also send damaged items out for specialist cleaning at our facility if necessary.

How do we mitigate health risks?
Remediation is not without risk, which is why you should not attempt it yourself. Mold can cause health effects, and water might be contaminated with sewage or chemicals. Even water from a dishwasher can contain harmful chemicals.

SERVPRO equips all our technicians with high-quality personal protective equipment, including breathing apparatus, bodysuits, heavy-duty aprons, and gloves. We also train our staff in health and safety practices and ensure they carry out a full risk assessment at every job.

Can we help you with insurance?
Dealing with insurers may be one of the most frustrating parts of a home disaster. SERVPRO can assist with insurance claims on your behalf. We log all damage and take photos of evidence, and we can provide a professional opinion on which items we can salvage and which items you must replace. We are used to working with insurance companies, and we understand what they are looking for. However, the final decision on discarding contents rests with you and your carrier. We try to help and reduce the anxiety level, but we are not insurance agents.

Can we help prevent the problem from coming back?
If a faulty appliance caused the issue, we advise you to replace it, of course. If the problem lies in door or window leaks, a damaged roof, or a broken downspout, we suggest you repair it as soon as possible. In some cases, we can liaise with other professionals to carry out necessary structural repairs.

We always leave your home dry, with acceptable humidity levels to discourage mold from regrowing. We suggest keeping those levels constant – you might want to invest in a dehumidifier. We will do everything we can to help prevent problems from coming back; however, the best thing you can do is keep your home dry and deal with any leaks as soon as you notice them.

For disaster remediation, you can trust, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

Where Can You Find Professional Water Cleanup Services When Disaster Strikes?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Professionals Provide Emergency Water Cleanup Services in Seattle and the Surrounding Areas.

Your Seattle home or business can develop an unexpected water intrusion at any time. Acting quickly when this happens is the key to minimizing water damage. Calling a professional water cleanup provider will help mitigate damage to your property.

What Can You Expect When You Call SERVPRO for Water Cleanup?

SERVPRO has 24-hour emergency water cleanup services in Seattle. A highly trained crew will arrive at your home or business and set up a staging area. This area will have all the equipment they need to mitigate water damage. Here is the type of  equipment you can expect to see:

Pumping Equipment: If there is standing water, the crew may use a submersible pump. 

Water Sensing Equipment: This is used to gauge water saturation.

Wet Vacuuming Equipment: The crew will remove water using a truck-mounted or portable extractor using special water extraction tools.

Air Movers and Dehumidifiers: After the crew has extracted the water, they place air movers and dehumidifiers strategically throughout the affected area.

What if Your New Carpet is Soaked?

You can expect your SERVPRO crew to assess the situation and take the appropriate action. Local Seattle area water cleanup technicians can effectively mitigate damage to your new carpet.

These trained technicians will protect your carpet by removing any objects that could stain your carpet. They will then use water extraction equipment to wet vacuum your carpet. This water cleanup process can extract 100 gallons of water from your carpet an hour.

The crew will decide if the carpet and pad can be dried in place. They may be able to use a deep extraction tool to pull water from both the carpet and pad. They can then place air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the drying process.

When your Seattle area home or business is experiencing a water intrusion emergency, act quickly and call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 for help mitigating water damage.