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Problems in Seattle with Water, Fire, Mold, Or Commercial Damage? Just Call SERVPRO

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

square containing various storm related happenings from flooding to cyclones When Seattle Properties Have Natural Disasters or Less Damage--SERVPRO Answers the Call Real Fast!

About Structural and Content Damage in Seattle Area Homes

As an IICRC certified firm, we have many qualified technicians that can ably handle the restoration services Northeast Seattle home and business owners need. We continue to grow and expand, offering new services that branch out from the traditional recovery niches of water, fire, mold, and storm loss restoration. Our team can perform biohazard cleanup, asbestos inspection, and plays a vital role in a Large Loss Recovery Team (LLRT) encompassing three other area franchises managed by our same owners. We are always looking for new and improved ways to help out our friends and neighbors in coastal Washington.
Much like other coastal communities, Seattle remains at the mercy of fierce and unpredictable weather systems that develop on the Pacific and make landfall at often devastating force. Because of how quickly one storm can affect hundreds of area homes and businesses, our disaster relief team is one of the most well-trained and readily available units in our SERVPRO brand. We know that when structural damages have occurred, that every second counts. We save our customers time and money with an efficient response to the emergency.
Structural breaches often lead to flooding, especially considering the penchant of the Pacific Northwest to contend with excessive rains and wet conditions. Runoff and direct rainfall over even a single day can leave substantial flooding throughout the Seattle residence. We have an in-house division of licensed general contractors that can help with emergency repairs and temporary construction solutions to reduce water penetration so our team can work on removing flood effects from the house. Our accredited contracting division is part of the area Association of General Contractors (AGC.)
We have to stay prepared for changing conditions and needs on a job site, especially with the high-rise buildings full of apartments throughout Seattle. Flooding in these buildings can be challenging to restore, and often requires the use of our electric sump pump and other portable, lightweight gear for round-the-clock recovery solutions.
One of the first things that we can do for your water damaged Seattle residence is to give it the thorough and proper inspection and job scoping that it deserves. Water loss effects can get overlooked quickly, especially without the advanced discovery devices that our project manager and crew chief use to conduct our assessments. With surface monitoring moisture detectors, probing moisture meters, and infrared imagery, we can get a full understanding of the presence and severity of current damp conditions in the house.  
While, in some cases, we utilize traditional drying approaches for professional restoration, such as a selection of our hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers, this is not the extent of our available tools. We can also rely on specialty tools ideal for specific situations, such as positive and negative pressure systems for structural cavity drying or weighted stand-on extraction pads for removing moisture from the subflooring and padding of carpeted areas of Seattle homes.
We can double-check our drying efforts against the moisture baseline established through our SERVPRO DryBook software during the initial inspection of a Seattle residence. However, we often remain cautious about the possibility of moisture content by protecting potentially exposed surfaces with a treatment of antimicrobial solutions. This potent product can eliminate spores on contact and make a sprayed surface uninhabitable to migrating mold colonies.
Mold can develop in as little as 48 hours under the right conditions, and it is why many of the water loss incidents that we get notified of have already had a degree of this damage beginning. The faster that these situations can get addressed for Seattle homes, the less widespread and potentially health effects they can become. An early solution to reduce the airborne spore and volatile organic compound threats is the use of air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to pull the air through a HEPA filtration system.
Treating light colonization can sometimes be as simple as applying the same antimicrobial solutions that we use to prevent fungal growth after water loss incidents. In more severe cases, we must rely on effective remediation practices such as sanding and even controlled demolition to remove active colonization from Seattle properties. Also, our SERVPRO team must address musty odors that colonies can emit, which can affect soft materials like clothing and carpeting. Thermal fogging can often neutralize these challenging scents.
As we have a team of contractors, we can offer a level of mold remediation otherwise uncommon to the Seattle area. We can personally oversee controlled demolition and full-scale build back of compromised areas of your home. These experienced tradespeople can work with our customers for exact specifications on reconstruction, remodeling, or renovation changes after remediation.
There is no mistaking how severe and overwhelming fire losses can be in Seattle residences, especially if you do not understand how restoration works or what can be done to get you back into your home again. Our SERVPRO professionals are a patient team of highly experienced Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Not only do our professionals understand how to restore your home, but they can also take the time to help put you at ease with this process as well.
From the earliest stages with emergency services, we can address conditions like water loss from firefighting, a structural compromise that requires demolition, and content management. Debris removal is another preliminary phase that can help to reduce the presence of hazardous soot particles and reduces the severity of smoke odors as well in Seattle homes. We can offer more focused cleaning and deodorization as required before official mitigation work begins on the property.
As licensed general contractors, we can remove stained and marred surfaces, structurally compromised construction materials, and charred or blistered contents from Seattle homes. When restoration completes, these same professionals can help with full scale build back to make these losses “Like it never even happened.”
We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because we are an experienced, local team. Give our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast professionals a call anytime disaster strikes at (206) 362-9295.

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