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Objectives of Housefire Cleanup for Everett Homes

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Fires can move quickly through residences, so effective restoration practices are vital for Everett properties. 

With the uncertainties and destruction of fire loss events in local homes, having a team of professionals act quickly can make the difference in what areas of the house are salvageable and which are not. We have multiple objectives to house fire cleaning when our SERVPRO team first arrives.

Emergency Services Needed for Homes

Before much of the fire restoration in Everett homes can begin, specific emergency services must occur. These initial actions are taken to overcome pressing concerns that could pose a danger to responding technicians or the occupants of the house. With our general contractor license, we can help with elements like controlled demolition and boarding up damage to the home, but we must also focus on actions like:

  • Water removal
  • Content relocation
  • Air filtration
  • Debris removal

Cleaning Up Smoke Damage 

Smoke can be among the most formidable obstacles for fire restoration technicians, mainly due to the range of ways it can impact the property. To bring a residence to its original condition, we must overcome residues, odors, and other smoke-related concerns.

Repairing a Fire-Damaged Everett Residence

Repairs are often necessary after a fire, and this is something that our team can provide with our contractor license as well. Reconstructing damaged areas of the house and reinstalling removed structural elements is vital to making fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Having this ability saves customers time and money on choosing a second contractor to help with build-back services.

Fires can be a rapidly developing and spreading threat to your property, so our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team must act fast to mitigate loss and contain the damaged areas. We are ready to respond 24/7 to help when you call (360) 243-8313.

What Should I Do if I Find Black Mold in My Everett Restaurant?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a ceiling in a building. Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe for immediate assistance with mold damage in your commercial building.

SERVPRO Provides Black Mold Damage Repairs in Everett

Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that cleanliness is very important. Both restaurant owners and workers have to follow guidelines set by the state to have a license to sell food. Therefore, if you find black mold somewhere in the building, it could become a serious issue since mold can cause health effects. Once a fungus forms, it can easily spread to other areas with water and an organic food source such as wood.

During commercial mold remediation in Everett, our SERVPRO technicians first work towards finding the source. Slow water leaks or areas in your restaurant where water sits could be the moisture source of mold growth. Once we figure out where the moisture is coming from, we can then inspect your entire building to find all of the restaurant sections that got contaminated. Even if the affected area is small, we can conduct the following operations to make your eatery safe for food serving:

  • Mold Inspections and Remediations
  • Basement Mold Remediation
  • Bathroom Mold Remediation
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs
  • Attic Mold Remediation

Once a fungus develops, it begins to release microscopic spores into the air. These spores then float around your building and find other places that have moisture and a food source. 

When remediating black mold, our number one goal is to contain the spores and keep the fungus from spreading to previously unaffected areas. We can set up a containment chamber that is hooked up to an air scrubber to do this. The air scrubber creates negative pressure within the contained area, so any spores knocked loose during the work procedures get sucked into a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. 

Even if you only notice a small area in your restaurant that got contaminated by black mold, it is wise to call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

Flood Restoration in Lake Stevens Can Be a Minor Job

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water on wood flooring next to a glass window Storm damage can get the best of you if you're not careful. Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe today.

SERVPRO Provides Water Removal Services in Lake Stevens

Sliding glass doors can be a very nice addition to your home. Having an extra-large window in your house can allow you to enjoy the outdoors sites while you are in your living room. However, the upper and lower seals on the glass doors can get worn as time goes by. If you happen to experience a heavy rainstorm, there is a chance water can leak into your house via the sliding glass door seals.

Anytime water gets into your dwelling from the outside, it could cause flood damage in your Lake Stevens home. Moisture coming from the outdoors can be contaminated by harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Therefore, even if it doesn't seem like a lot of water leaked in from your sliding glass doors, it is wise to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO. We are available 24/7, and we can assist with the following services:

  • Emergency Services for Water Damage
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Fix a Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Flood Restoration

Since water will follow gravity, the first place it will go when it gets in through old glass door seals is your flooring. If you have hard-surfaced floors, there is a good chance that the cleanup will be minor. But, if any of your carpets got wet from the leak, they will have to be replaced due to the possibility of water contamination.

If enough rainwater made its way into your house, sections of your drywall could have also gotten wet. To find out, we can use a penetrating meter to test moisture content and see if it is higher than other unaffected sections of your drywall.

If you ever step in a puddle near your sliding glass door after a storm, call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

Water Damage Remediation in Everett is Possible Even for Large Projects

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe Assists Homeowners with Water Damage Repairs

One day you could wake up in the morning and start your normal routine, and then notice you have a disaster at your hands. Sometimes sewage backups can happen overnight and cause contaminated water to flood your house. Since sewage water contains waste, any damage created is classified as category three, meaning that different procedures must be taken to remediate your structure.

Like most water restoration companies in Everett, SERVPRO is trained to handle even the worst sewage backup situations. We have all of the proper equipment to restore your house to its preloss state while ensuring unaffected parts of the building do not get contaminated. If you notice a lot of water present after a disaster like this happens, we can help you with the following services:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Up after a Sewer Backup
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Water Removal Services

Whenever we deal with category three or "black" water, our number one goal is to keep you and our crew safe from the contaminated water. We start by suiting up and putting on the proper personal protective equipment. We then can build a containment chamber so that the affected area of your house gets sealed with plastic. Next, we can set up an air scrubber that can remove harmful particles from the air.

After a sewage backup, many of your building materials such as your carpet and pad that contacted the contaminated water will have to be removed. Once we remove all affected building materials and contents, we can then spray the affected area with a specialized disinfectant.

Any time a sewer backs up, the results can be devastating. If it ever happens to you, call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

What Can Everett Homeowners Expect from Flood Damage in their Home?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water You want experienced hands working on your property after a flood occurs. Call SERVPRO for assistance with flood remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training to Handle All Types of Water and Structural Damage to Everett Properties

Intense weather can deliver a host of water damage and other problems to Everett homes. Another common occurrence that property owners deal with such as fires from lightning strikes and damage from tree limbs hitting roofs or flood water entering a home.

When flood damage occurs in an Everett property, cleanup needs to begin as rapidly as possible to minimize the damage to the property. Homeowners often notice that the water recedes as rapidly as it enters and assumes all they need to do is set up fans to dry the walls and floors. However, this can be a huge mistake for a few reasons:

  • Water trapped in floor joists can create foul odors
  • It can set up an environment favorable for mold growth
  • Water wicked into sheetrock can destroy floors and ceilings on lower levels

SERVPRO technicians plot the course of the flood water within the structure and take action to halt the migration and seepage into walls and floors. This lessens the amount of damage done and saves the homeowner the cost of replacement for building materials. In cases where portions of walls or ceilings require removal due to water damage, SERVPRO techs can repair them post-mitigation with ease. 

Drying the property involves using different types of drying equipment, including the use of industrial dehumidifiers. These are some of the most important aspects of the water damage mitigation drying phase as it lowers the interior humidity levels to below sustainable levels for mold growth. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 is available 24/7 to clean up and restore homes affected by flood damage in Everett.

Why Do Kitchen Cabinets Need Removal for Drying During Everett Water Mitigation?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO "Like it never even happened," clean kitchen. Water can wreak havoc in your kitchen. Let the experts take care of your water damage, we will leave your home looking "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tech Use Advanced Methods for Water Damage Remediation

After water damage occurs in an Everett kitchen, it may seem like it would work to leave cabinet doors open to dry the walls. Due to the potential for water to migrate throughout a room within sheetrock and under flooring, removal of the building materials is the best practice to ensure the area dries completely.

Extraction and Drying of Water Damage in an Everett Kitchen

When SERVPRO technicians take on water mitigation in an Everett kitchen, they use their advanced equipment to determine which areas of the property the water has infiltrated. The techs have access to various meters and probes to locate collections of moisture. It is not uncommon for laminate flooring to get installed around cabinets rather than under, creating an ideal environment for water to seep under the boards as it leaves the toe kick at the bottom of the cabinet. 

Controlled Demo and Repairs in Everett Properties

Water damage can destroy building materials, particularly laminate floorboards and sheetrock. Cabinet interiors can deteriorate after exposure to moisture. SERVPRO technicians have the training to remove damaged portions of the structure while leaving the entire area, saving the property owners the expense of full replacement. 

How Can Using SERVPRO for Water Damage Repairs Help Lessen Stress?

This SERVPRO location has a general contractor license #SERVPES871RD. The techs have the training to handle all aspects of the rebuilding necessary, such as: 

  • Major structural rebuilds, including framing
  • Fine touches such as priming, painting, and installation of carpet or tile
  • Repairs to walls and the rest of the home as needed 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 brings professional water mitigation services to local properties and are available 24/7. 

How Can a Lake Stevens Office Remove Fire Odors Before Reopening?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Cleanup in a Lake Stevens Business

One of the biggest concerns post-fire cleanup Lake Stevens property owners have is regarding the time frame needed for restoration before reopening. SERVPRO technicians can estimate the downtime necessary to enable a safe reopening for the business.

The odors left behind after fire damage in a Lake Stevens business can be significant. Because soot can be caustic to surfaces and airborne particles can cause issues, it is crucial to get them removed before reopening.  SERVPRO technicians have a multi-layered approach to fire clean up, which includes:

  • The use of professional cleaning agents on surfaces
  • Controlled demolition techniques as needed
  • Odor control applications to remove fire scents from the structure and contents

SERVPRO Has a Large Tool Box of Equipment and Products

SERVPRO techs have different types of fire odor removal processes depending on the part of the business getting treated. Hydroxyl generators are beneficial for eradicating airborne particulates that cause pungent odors. This method of odor control is safe for use around people and plants. When the technicians use thermal fogging to neutralize odors, the building needs to be cleared of people, and the technician wears protective clothing. The heated solutions permeate porous items such as reception area furnishings and carpet, where it latches onto smoke molecules and eradicates them. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 has the training and experience to handle any size fire damage mitigation in Lake Stevens commercial properties. The technicians work fast and efficiently to get your business back to normal, "Like it never even happened."

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)

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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)

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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.