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What Immediate Mitigation Actions are Universal to All Lake Stevens Flooding Events?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Floods impact property to a point of no recovery. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish for all storm damage restoration.

Certain Restoration Practices Are Needed for Nearly All Flood-Damaged Lake Stevens Homes. 

While the causes and the potential damage to homes and businesses after flooding might vary, specific cleaning and restoration actions are necessary for each of these impacted properties. Our experienced SERVPRO professionals mobilize quickly after floods to get these efforts started.

What Are the First Steps SERVPRO Takes After Flooding?

Addressing flood damage in Lake Stevens homes begins with mitigation actions. Our responding SERVPRO team can get multiple processes started quickly to reduce the cost and time of restoration:

  • Extraction – Extraction must come first in much of the restoration and mitigation process, as standing water can devastate affected building materials. 
  • Establishing Power – Flooding situations can often leave structures without suitable power to supply the machines and devices necessary for extraction, cleaning, and deodorization. Trailered generators and portable power provide temporary electricity when required. 
  • Protecting Belongings – Flooding can often target the personal belongings and contents of your home that have no replacement. With rising waters and spreading moisture concerns, we can focus on relocating affected items and cleaning when necessary. 

Flooding can be one of the most devastating situations that many area homes and businesses face in their lifetimes. Because these situations develop rapidly, our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team is available 24/7. Give us a call today at (360) 243-8313.

How Can SERVPRO Remediate Mold-Damaged Drywall in Everett Homes?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

mold in office space Mold damage remediation by SERVPRO is second to none. Call now for the professional and experienced team needed for your property.

Treating Mold-Damaged Surfaces Quickly Can Prevent a Greater Obstacle in Restoring Everett Homes.

Drywall is one of the most commonly used wall system materials for modern homes and thereby one of the most heavily impacted by developing mold colonies. Our SERVPRO team has multiple solutions to resolve these situations when they occur and threaten your home. 

How Can Remediation Vary with Drywall?

When mold remediation for Everett homes focuses on building materials like drywall, multiple remediation practices are possible. Ideally, the process would require surface treatments like antimicrobial products, though controlled demolition is still necessary.  

Rebuilding Removed Drywall

If drywall removal is needed, our general contractor license ensures that you do not require a subcontractor to complete this work. We can replace and repair these areas as soon as the house is dry and controlled demolition practices finish. 

Eliminating Harsh Odors After Mold Events 

Deodorization is a vital effort of responding technicians, as developing mold colonies produce harsh, musty odors. In both the open areas of the structure and porous materials like the discussed drywall, neutralizing practices overcome these smells. When treating odors caught in drywall, certain products and equipment are required, such as:

  • Odor sealing primers
  • Counteractant products
  • Deodorizers

Mold can often be a hazard for occupants of area homes and businesses. For porous materials like drywall, several strategies exist for removing odors and active colonies. Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe to help at (360) 243-8313.

What Can You Expect First from Fire Restorers in Your Everett Home?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Soot and smoke damage by fire is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate fire damage mitigation.

SERVPRO Professionals Provide Immediate Mitigation Services to Help Everett Properties. 

Fires can happen from multiple sources and range in severity. With the quickly spreading effects like soot and smoke, our rapid response team can help with direct mitigative action.

What Initial Actions Do SERVPRO Professionals Take? 

Because fire damage restoration in Everett homes must happen quickly, it is important to know what to expect when our SERVPRO team first arrives. 

  • Inspections – Careful evaluations of the property determine where content damage and structural concerns exist. This process gets coordinated with insurance providers to expedite a claims process.
  • Drying – Removing standing water and oversaturation of exposed materials often follows extinguishment. 
  • Emergency Electricity – Damage to structures can often leave the property without sufficient power to operate tools and equipment for restoration. We have portable generators and spider boxes to get several units going at once.
  • Deodorization/Cleaning – Especially in scenarios where relocation of house occupants is not required, surface cleaning and deodorization can be vital initial services to make families comfortable.
  • Content Management – Protecting what matters most is critical after a fire. We can relocate or surface clean individual items and belongings to prevent irreparable harm.

Our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team is available 24/7 to help with fire loss effects that threaten your home. Give us a call at (360) 243-8313.

Does SERVPRO Handle Fire Damage Mess in Lake Stevens Properties Conveniently?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians A fire in your home can be very stressful. Let our skilled fire remediation specialists help get your house back to feeling like a home again.

Appropriate Waste Management Policies Help Ensure House Fire Cleanup in Lake Stevens Runs Smoothly

In the aftermath of a fire loss, sorting the mess left can prove challenging than even catering to repair costs. Involving a professional restorer like SERVPRO immediately after the flames die down can help cut back the inconvenience caused by the fire damage. 

One thing you might not realize about the fire damage in your Lake Stevens home is how easy it is to spread it beyond the initially affected areas. For instance, constant foot traffic around the property inspecting the damage spreads soot and ash, soiling initially unaffected items. Tearing down structural materials such as drywall to fix damages without taking protective measures can also leave a mess. The extensive experience SERVPRO has handling fire-related losses helps us formulate an appropriate response plan. 

We regularly handle fire loss situations involving:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Smoke Damage
  • House Fire Clean Up

Taking a protective approach helps ensure fire restoration efforts do not create additional problems. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians place protective sheets over vulnerable surfaces unaffected by the fire, such as carpeted floor surfaces, to prevent unnecessary soiling from foot traffic or during teardown of wall assemblies. 

Our SERVPRO teams also help pack items to move them out of the way or offsite cleaning, easing restoration work. Our technicians sort the items based on the level of damage and type of material, ensuring safe movement from your property and back.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe crafts a response that matches the type of fire damage in your property. Call us at (360) 243-8313. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Resources Should Water Restoration Companies Serving Everett Homes Need?

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO call now Water damage can ruin your Everett home, call SERVPRO we will help.

SERVPRO is Equipped to Handle Any Type of Water Damage Repairs Necessary in Everett Homes

Water intrusion from ceiling leaks or other sources may seem like an isolated problem that can be resolved when the moisture dries. However, it takes a combination of actions for water restoration companies to restore the preloss conditions. 

Having the correct number and type of equipment is essential for water restoration companies in Everett to deliver the expected outcomes. For instance, drying the wet surfaces and items requires manipulation of air currents which takes several air moving units. Our SERVPRO teams have access to enough air movers, so they only have to worry about proper placement to finish drying in time. 

Drying Needs Vary Depending on Whether you are Handling:

  • Emergency Services Water Damage
  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Basement Flooding

Water restoration involves other things apart from moisture management in the stricken building. Identifying and removing unsalvageable materials is essential to ensure structural soundness, maintain the visual appeal and prevent irritating issues such as foul odor. Removing the said materials and performing water damage repairs takes a properly equipped restoration team. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with various building tools, including cutting, drilling, and demolition tools. 

Some Common Tools Necessary for Removing Materials During Water Damage Remediation Include:

  • Pry Bars
  • Rubber Hammers
  • Keyhole Saws
  • Snips


SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is one of the water restoration companies equipped to handle any type of water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (360) 243-8313.

How Well Does SERVPRO Handle Flood Damage Incidents in Everett properties?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water If you find water damage in your Everett home, Call in the experts at SERVPRO right away.

A Comprehensive Plan for Water Damage Repairs Is Necessary To Restore Flooded Everett Homes

In the aftermath of a flooding incident, when the debris is strewn all over or finishes stripped off in your Everett home, you need to respond correctly. SERVPRO can provide the expertise and also ensure a speedier resolution of the problem.

Having a sound action plan makes a significant impact in restoring flood damage in Everett properties rather than taking a haphazard approach. With a plan, it is possible to identify which issues require speedy action and what can be held back without worsening the outcome. SERVPRO has extensive experience handling flooding, which eases decision-making and implementation.

Typical Issues That Require High Priority During Flooding Include Addressing:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Leaking Roof From Storms
  • Sewage Cleanup

Dedicating enough resources is also essential in a case involving flooding since the water intrusion, soiling, and contamination create a wide range of problems. SERVPRO uses various types of equipment to handle everything, including cleanup, deodorization, decontamination, and drying. 

Our Typical Flood Restoration Kit Includes Equipment Like:

  • High-speed Air Movers 
  • Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Dehumidifiers 

Using state-of-the-art equipment cuts down the time taken to resolve problems. For instance, powerful extractors reduce the time taken to dry property since extraction removes moisture 1200 times faster than evaporation.

When you need help restoring a property affected by flood damage, SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe can help you. Call us at (360) 243-8313 for solutions that resolve your problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Lake Stevens Fire Professionals Give Tips on How to Clean Fire Damaged Belongings

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with debris everywhere Fires can leave many stains and odors in your home. Team SERVPRO has the equipment and the know-how to remediate the fire damage.

Steps that Guarantee Good Outcomes When Cleaning after Fire Damage in Your Lake Stevens Home

Cleaning is one of the regular tasks after fire damage. The combustion process releases various residues, gases, and aerosols, necessitating thorough cleaning efforts to restore the property to its preloss state. The level of cleaning needed depends on the types of materials burnt and the intensity of the fire. Therefore, even a minor incident can leave you with a significant cleaning task.

Finding All Soils

For minor incidents of fire damage in your Lake Stevens home, most of the soiling is likely to be from smoke residues which you can remove by cleaning. Unfortunately, smoke spreads readily through convectional currents, so it is likely to reach every section of your property. Apart from the effort you put into cleaning, you also need the right cleaning agent to remove the residues from carpets, upholstery, and other fabrics. If possible, choose a cleaning agent that bio-degrades rapidly. You can also look for an agent that resists re-soiling.

Using the Right Cleaning Agents

Cleaning should remove soils such as soot, stains and even deal with odors.  However, it is possible to cause the same problems during the cleaning exercise. For example, using a cleaning agent with dyes or strong fragrances can leave stains on your fabrics or a pungent smell. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents such as Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean solution.  This product has no fragrance or dyes and is pH neutral – it is one product that does all.

Giving Enough Dwell Time

Most cleaning agents need time to react with soils for the perfect outcome. Therefore, even though you need your property back to its preloss state fast, failure to give products enough dwell time can prolong the process. You should check product labels for this information.  Our SERVPRO technicians undergo regular training equipping them with sufficient knowledge on the best ways to use various cleaning agents. We also check other issues such as whether upholstery is water stable and whether the cleaning agent is safe to use with natural fibers such as wool before cleaning.

Your home should look and smell good after restoring fire damage. Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 to help you clean up all soiling, "Like it never even happened."

We Have Cutting Edge Equipment To Restore Your Everett Home After Flood Damage

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded basement with items floating around Flooding can literally leave you and your home under water. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team for water removal and cleaning services.

Sometimes the Best Restoration Outcome for Flood Damage is Prepping the Everett Property for Reconstruction

When flood damage happens, the race is on to limit the damage by beginning the cleanup. The more water there is or if too much time passes before mitigation starts are factors that affect the outcome.

Basements, especially finished basements in Everett that receive flood damage, have several cleanup challenges for technicians to tackle, beginning with the extraction of standing water and removal of water damaged items.

Why SERVPRO?

The technicians hold certifications in the restoration sciences and do not rely on consumer-grade fans and wet/dry vacuums for water removal and drying tasks. SERVPRO uses state-of-the-art moisture detection, extraction, and drying equipment. For example, the design of the centrifugal air movers does more than deliver air on a wet surface to dry it. The air velocity is so strong; it forces embedded moisture to rise, where it is then ported off-site by the dehumidification equipment. This is just one way using a professional restoration company benefits homeowners.

Deep Water Does Not Have to Wait

When water runs into a basement, if it is more than the sump pump can handle, SERVPRO technicians have submersible pumps that work in standing water of over two inches with ease. Due to the contaminated nature of groundwater as a class three biohazard, very little of the structure or the affected contents may prove restorable. Still, the technicians inspect as they clean to look for items that have recovery potential.

Restoration and Reconstruction Services

There is often a considerable amount of flood damage left behind after water damage of this type in a home. After the completion of restoration efforts, rather than go through the stress of finding, vetting, and qualifying a contractor to repair and rebuild, SERVPRO has a general contractor license: #SERVPES871RD and offers this service after the fact if a homeowner chooses to make the cleanup and reconstruction into a seamless service.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 removes, restores, and rebuilds any size flood damage in local properties. The technicians are on standby 24/7 and make the damage to your home, "Like it never even happened."

Professional Mitigation of Water Damage in Lake Stevens Means Incredible Restoration Results

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe with water leaking from it Recent excess water situation in your home? Call SERVPRO regardless of which direction the water came from for effective water restoration services.

Lake Stevens Residents Needing Skilled Water Restoration Can Count on SERVPRO to be Available 24/7!

Not only will there be several short-term goals to achieve when your Lake Stevens residence gets hit with water damage, but you also need to think about long-term effects. Basement flooding or burst pipes not only put hundreds of gallons of water to saturate your interior, but you also have to worry about where the moisture migrates. SERVPRO features skilled technicians to achieve extraction and drying so that you can limit costly secondary damage and unnecessary loss.

Water restoration in Lake Stevens has many working parts. Not only do you need rapid extraction, but drying is imperative to restore relative humidity. No matter the source of water intrusion, certain factors will come into play that impact the outcome.

  • Water mitigation plays a role that can impact the overall process.
  • Rapid water extraction and thoroughly drying all wet materials help to stop deterioration.
  • SERVPRO features top-of-the-line water removal and drying equipment to execute professional mitigation. 

We have proven processes in place for emergency services water damage assistance, including:

  • Assessment and source of water intrusion
  • Setting and adjusting drying goals throughout the project
  • Monitoring all saturated materials to achieve drying goals
  • Constantly checking and moving equipment to ensure optimum performance

Whether you need ceiling repairs from water damages or other water restoration measures, SERVPRO of North Everett/Lake Stevens/Monroe is the team to call at (360) 243-8313.

What Is Necessary To Know After Flood Damage at My Lake Stevens Gym?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of business You want experienced hands working on your business property. Call SERVPRO for assistance with flood remediation.

SERVPRO Informs and Reassures Lake Stevens Proprietors When Performing Water Clean Up

Flooding is a disruptive emergency that can lead to costly repairs before a property regains its preloss state. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the uncertainty of whether items can be saved, sanitary conditions restored, and the likely timelines, especially for a business like a gym that serves people with unique goals.

When SERVPRO receives the call about flood damage at your Lake Stevens gym, our initial goal is to reassure you by informing you of the steps we can take to protect your valuables halting damages. For instance, doing partial or complete move-outs as well as regulating humidity in the air. We also inform you about all the solutions that we can offer to restore your business. SERVPRO is conversant with handling different flood-related issues, including:

  • Biohazard remediation
  • Sewage cleanup 
  • Water damage remediation 

SERVPRO professionals prioritize certain procedures like extracting water fast from your facility since standing water accelerates material deterioration. We also seek ways to minimize disruptions to you and your customers. For instance, if some property sections are not affected, we can set up barriers with a medium like plastic sheets separating affected areas from the rest of the property. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe considers the customer's needs first when managing flood damage. Call us at (360)243-8313.