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Approaches Everett Professional's Use Against Severe Water Damage

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

an employee in a SERVPRO van with water damage equipment Our SERVPRO crew arrives to mitigate water damage from residential and commercial properties in Everett.

SERVPRO Unravels Everett Water Restoration Challenges

Water damage can be classified as severe if the level of deterioration is high or if the affected section presents challenges that can interfere with standard restoration procedures. Characteristic conditions that result in such outcomes include extended moisture exposure when water is left stagnating in a building over an extended period. Another alternative is when the affected part of the structure is an assembly of different materials. A professional can help you easily overcome such challenges in your Everett home.

The most critical aspect of addressing Everett water damage is understanding the spread patterns and whether any barriers can interfere with water evacuation. Moisture barriers lengthen the time it takes to complete extraction or create hidden moisture pockets. Both outcomes are not ideal since wastage of resources and development of secondary damages are likely. With the evaluation done by SERVPRO, it is easy to find sound solutions for both issues.

When the wetness affects standard materials, controlling damage requires creating ideal drying conditions on the material's surface. That allows moisture to escape from the materials to the surrounding air, halting further deterioration or reversing the moisture's negative effects on the substance. For instance, swollen wood regains its usual form once the absorbed water is reduced.

Ideal drying conditions include:

  • Sufficient airflow
  • Warm temperature
  • Humidity control

The Challenge of Structural Assemblies

Many sections of a home are made from combinations of different materials known as assemblies. In most cases, these materials have varying physical properties like varying levels of porousness and permeability. Porousness describes the material structure regarding the void spaces present, while permeability is the ease at which moisture passes through a material. In terms of physical properties, materials range from thick layers of solid materials with uniform properties to thin layered materials with varying properties. Typical assemblies include ceilings, staircases, and floors.

Restoring assemblies requires sufficient power to remove the water absorbed into materials, thus halting water damage. Our SERVPRO IICRC-Certified technicians are equipped with enough air movers and dehumidifiers to facilitate drying. The air movers ensure sufficient airflow around the wet areas. Dehumidifiers extract the moisture released into the air, thus sustaining constant drying speeds. 

Other properties complicating the restoration of assemblies

  • Vapor barriers
  • Conditioned and unconditioned surfaces
  • Moisture entrapment in concealed areas

The efforts to restore an assembly after water intrusion can fail if there is a vapor barrier that interferes with evaporation. Vapor barriers can be layers of gloss paint, wallpapers, or 4-mil plastic sheets installed behind drywall. If the barrier is not addressed, drying might not be successful regardless of the number of drying equipment used. You can address vapor barriers in different ways, including perforation or disassembling the affected areas.

When an area is conditioned and unconditioned, it is necessary to ensure that the drying processes can work for both. Our SERVPRO technicians incorporate additional steps apart from standard drying equipment when drying unconditioned areas. For instance, we can set up drying chambers to ensure airflow or dehumidification is contained within a specific site such as an attic. When drying walls, we drill vent holes at the base of the wall allowing circulation of warm, dry air in the wall's interior.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe works with diligence to counter any challenges related to water damage. Call us at (360) 243 8313. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Challenges Fabrics in Everett Homes Present After Fire Damage

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van on a street You can trust that your Everett home is in good hands with the technicians at SERVPRO with the equipment and training to help restore your home.

Better Prepared SERVPRO Eases Everett Fire Restoration

You might be expecting significant physical damage in your Everett home when it is engulfed in a fire. However, when there are limited combustible materials to sustain it, or the firefighting response is rapid enough, the flames can die down before they cause extreme fire damage. However, that does not always save you from significant restoration work. Widespread soiling is likely, and some affected materials like area rugs can be challenging to clean. 

Ordinarily, soiling in Everett homes after fire damage arises from smoke residues settling on surfaces. Vertical surfaces such as walls and elevated areas like the ceiling collect most of the deposits as the smoke rises since it is hotter than the surrounding air in the rooms. However, soiling on the floor and other lower sections of the house is also likely. Such soiling may be caused by the people who enter the property during the fire or immediately after it is put out. Foot traffic spreads soot and other residues and sets such materials because people's bodyweight forces them deeper into the fibers of materials. When SERVPRO handles restoration, carpets and rug soiling can be limited through a cautious entry. We also use professional cleaning approaches.

Steps for cleaning area rugs 

  • Pre-inspection
  • Pretesting
  • Cleaning

The challenge of cleaning fabrics during fire restoration is often aggravated by misunderstanding all aspects of the problem. The fibers in materials and the soils deposited from combustion vary and can lead to a complicated or straightforward restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid such headaches by taking steps that provide sufficient information about the loss. Pre-inspection and pretesting help avail the necessary information.

How Pretesting Differs from Pre-Inspection

Pre-inspection helps establish the level of problems affecting the fabric. The issues include those created by the fire and any pre-existing ones. SERVPRO does restoration to a preloss state, so any changes developed before the fire might be beyond the scope of the restoration procedures we implement. 

Pre-inspection establishes

  • Level of soiling
  • Color changes
  • Symmetry and wear
  • Insect damage or infestation

Pretesting is equally essential in resolving fire-related problems. Among other things, it helps establish the best cleaning approach. Because most area rugs are patterned or multicolored, they can be permanently damaged by shrinkage, dyes running, staining, and other problems that develop during the cleaning phase. 

Pretesting involves simple or advanced processes that help establish the characteristics of the affected fabrics, especially any vulnerabilities. Our SERVPRO IICRC UFT-Certified technicians identify an inconspicuous rug section and apply a small amount of the strongest cleaning product we intend to use during restoration. We then clamp a white towel over the spot. If the agent can cause dye bleeding, color should be transferred to the towel within 15 minutes. 

Other crucial tests include shrinkage and chemical tests. These tests offer guidance on the ideal pH levels for cleaning solutions and the safe temperature to use if the cleaning solutions are heated. In most cases, a pH range of 4.5 to 8.5 is ideal. Restorers should also keep the cleaning solution temperature below 150°F. We also take additional precautions, such as asking for a copy of the manufacturer's cleaning directions if you still have it.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe takes care of challenging cleaning tasks restoring fire damage "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (360) 243-8313.

Everett Homeowners Benefit From Clear Information on Mold Damage

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Resources Simplify Everett Mold Restoration

It is common to feel apprehensive and even demand immediate answers when you notice signs of mold damage in your house. You may feel that the information you seek, such as whether the contamination is restricted to one area or widespread, is hard to come by, or the professionals you seek help from do not clearly understand the problems you face. SERVPRO can allay any fears regarding the infestation at your Everett home by listening to your concerns and exploring viable remediation procedures.

The approach used by the company handling Everett households with mold damage plays a critical role in determining the level of satisfaction for the affected parties. With any property loss, apportioning the blame or showing a superiority complex to the aggrieved party serves no purpose and only heightens the feeling of dissatisfaction. SERVPRO crews show empathy since we understand it is not your desire to stay in a contaminated house. Also, instead of coming across as superior and know-it-all, we choose to listen and take good notes that can elucidate the genesis of the problem.

Crucial information that helps:

  • History of past water leaks
  • History of structural repairs
  • The state of appliances or fixtures

The primary trigger of any cases involving mold is moisture reaching unwanted house areas. Such moisture can accumulate for various reasons, including structural breaches such as roof leaks or plumbing leaks. Sometimes, negligence is to blame rather than the severity of the leak. For instance, when leaks occur, and no one bothers to check concealed areas such as wall and floor cavities, they can act as moisture reservoirs that sustain the mold colonies that sprout later. Improperly fixed structural areas can fail quickly, creating new moisture sources. Repairs can also interfere with other things, such as the ventilation systems leading the structure to retain humidity. Such background information helps SERVPRO develop the right strategy to fight mold over the long term rather than only resolve immediate contamination.

Feedback on Mold-related Issues

Sometimes you may doubt the solutions suggested by a restorer because of how the information is laid out. Our SERVPRO crews observe ultimate professionalism throughout the process. For instance, on arrival, we let the customer show us the damages and areas of concern while maintaining a neutral demeanor. We reserve opinions on whether materials are salvageable or unsalvageable until we can pretest the damage.  

Categories of mold damage:

  • Visual changes and stains
  • Physical deterioration
  • Soiling
  • Odors 

Mold develops on almost all surface types. However, only organic materials deteriorate from such contamination. The only thing you can worry about for inorganic materials is soiling, which cleaning can readily address. Staining is another issue that we can readily handle. Stains primarily affect fabrics such as draperies, carpets, or even clothes and develop because of the different color shades of mold colonies. 

Structural areas such as ceilings and walls bear the brunt of mold contamination because they are organic materials. They are assemblies made up of drywall panels, insulation, and structural framing. Mold readily colonizes all these materials leading to significant deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians carry out controlled demolition removing unsalvageable porous materials. Then we can clean, dry, and seal structural supports to prevent a recurrence. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe considers all angles when addressing mold damage to ensure satisfactory outcomes. Call us at (360) 243-8313. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Everett Properties Mold Remediation

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

tech in PPE SERVPRO technicians are "dressed to kill" mold in commercial and residential Everett properties

Remediating Commercial Mold Damage in an Everett Parking Garage

It can seem like the worst is over for Everett business owners after cleaning up water damage. However, mold can proliferate in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Mold only needs three things to thrive: moisture, adequate temperatures, and organic material. Without professional remediation, fungi can cause health effects and cost business owners even more in damage restoration.

If your business has a garage that has suffered from commercial mold damage in Everett, certified SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to restore your business to a preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO has a general contracting license (#SERVPES871ST), so if your company has suffered structural damage after a disaster, this team is happy to ensure that your facilities are back to normal whenever and as soon as possible.

Preventing Mold Damage in Garage Spaces

There are a variety of things that business owners can do to prevent mold in garages on their property, including:

  • Immediately remove standing water with absorbent materials before drying the affected area.
  • Installing a dehumidifier to keep relative humidity between 30% and 50%
  • Safely maximizing ventilation and sunlight exposure.
  • Use only waterproof or mildew-resistant paint in the garage area.
  • Replacing cardboard and other organic storage materials with plastic totes and similar water-resistant packaging

Being mindful of storage and other practices in areas that endure frequent exposure to the elements can help save entrepreneurs time, money, and stress when cleaning and maintaining these spaces. Protecting customers' vehicles and contents are of paramount concern for maintaining excellent relationships with the public.

How SERVPRO Can Help

Because a garage space often contains plenty of porous concrete, technicians work quickly to extract water and prepare this surface for drying. Like fabrics and papers, other porous materials may be removed from the space.

Non-porous surfaces, such as soiled plastics and metals, can be scrubbed with OSHA-approved, EPA-registered antimicrobials. For high concentrations of mold on dry surfaces, technicians can use HEPA filter vacuums to break up these clusters before cleaning them up. A commercial-grade detergent solution may be necessary for mold removal on wet surfaces.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe can leave your business looking "Like it never even happened." Call (360) 243-8313 today for cleanup that can begin within hours.

You Need Professional Help After Flood Damage in Everett

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Is Floodwater in Everett Considered Contaminated?

Storms featuring "microbursts," short-term but torrential rain events, are unfortunately familiar to residents of Everett. If the storm sewer system near your home cannot handle the influx of water, you can be on the receiving end of significant amounts of liquid flooding and an alarming load of silt, mud, and other debris. Managing the incursion is an urgent matter, requiring a team approach. Homeowners are wise to reach out to us for assistance.

Contaminated Flood Waters Need Professional Management

When flood damage invades your Everett home, the water is by definition contaminated. Heavy rains exacerbated by a saltwater surge, collected overland drainage from elevated areas around the city, and a rise in the level of the Snohomish River can all contribute to dirty, dangerous water. The mix's substances and debris include sewage, deceased animals, landscaping and pavement treatment chemicals, vegetation, and soil.

Collection, containment, and disposal of the contaminated floodwater need the training, knowledge of local hazardous waste requirements, and experience our managers and technicians bring to the scene. Cleaning and treating affected surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectants guard your family against lingering pathogens or mold growth.

We Have the Training and the Equipment

SERVPRO invests in both state-of-the-art equipment and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. The investment ensures our crews respond to your flood crisis using the disaster recovery industry's best practices. We shovel solids like mud and silt to make water extraction easier. Our service vehicles stock the commercial-grade submersible pumps and water extractors necessary for flood water removal. The team selects and operates the equipment until visible water evacuates entirely.

Moisture Detection Is the Key to Thorough Drying

Sensitive probes and meters evaluate moisture levels in structural components to provide baseline data for drying. Thermal imaging locates the migration of water behind walls or in other recesses. SERVPRO might determine to make flood cuts to release water for removal and reduce drying times. Our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians design a configuration of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to restore normal moisture readings.

We Offer Rebuilding and Restoration Services

Our General Contractor License allows us to repair flood damage, offering you wrap-around services without hiring additional contractors. Any controlled demolition we used to mitigate and remediate can be rebuilt as well.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe stands ready to help with your flooding crisis from initial assessment through any needed reconstruction. Call our emergency line at (360) 243-8313 day or night.

What Obstacles Exist with Cleaning Fire-Damaged Finished Wood Surfaces in Everett?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire After a fire incident, you want help from the experts. SERVPRO is Here to Help.

With Wood Flooring, Cabinets, and Other Elements in Everett Homes, Fire Damage Cleaning Can be an Intricate Process to Avoid Tear-out and Reconstruction.

When house fires occur in Everett communities, you can feel overwhelmed by the initial appearance of the property. The burning of fuels like wood can create soot and smoke residues that coat surfaces to appear like irreparable damages and total losses. In truth, there are often many ways to clean and restore these coated surfaces when it is cost-effective and beneficial to do so.

Fire restoration in Everett homes can be complicated by elements like finished wood, despite its advantages of being less porous than untreated options. A finish on the surface can protect these elements from quickly absorbing secondary concerns in the house after a fire, such as pooling water from extinguishment. This lower permeance also reduces how damaged these elements can become when directly exposed to smoke and soot residues coming to rest on the surface. The most commonly affected finished wood fixtures and materials within your house include:

  • Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Wall Materials
  • Furniture

What Type of Finish?

Just having finished wood surfaces might seem like enough information for restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team. However, there are often more answers needed to treat the affected materials and prevent tear-out and rebuilding. The types of finish vary considerably between furniture and fixtures of the property but often include several potential options:

  • Varnish
  • Polyurethane
  • Shellac
  • Paint
  • Lacquer

Each of these finishes can react differently over varying exposure times to direct fire damage or lingering soot and smoke residues. Cleaning these elements is an essential component of property loss recovery, however, and should begin as soon as mitigation efforts get underway in the house.

What Is the Common Method of Cleaning Residues?

Based on the evaluation of the damages conducted by our competent project manager after the property is cleared to enter by first responders, we can determine the best approach for removing soot residues from finished wood. Wet and dry smoke concerns can often clean up differently than more stubborn grease-based protein residues that might impact finished wood cabinets in a kitchen area. Typically, the cleaning of light or moderately damaged wood surfaces involves:

  • Wet Cleaning – The application of water-based solvents, detergents, and wet sponging in damaged areas can often be a practical choice for residue removal.
  • Agitation – Light agitation like scrubbing on finished wood can be beneficial to ensure that any grain markings get cleaned. We can remove loose soils from the surface before wet cleaning with dry vacuuming.
  • Soft Cleansers – General surface cleaners are often all that is necessary for removing soils from finished wood unless the concentration of these residues is severe.

What Steps Are Needed for Heavier Smoke Damages?

Ultimately, there are often always surfaces that become heavily impacted by circulating soot and smoke particles. Thick and challenging residues require focused attention and products to resolve. During the mitigation phases, where other surface cleaning actions are taking place, we can work on the multiple-phase cleaning of heavily soiled structural elements and contents. Individual items can benefit from restoration at our nearby SERVPRO facility under our experienced cleaning technicians' eye, while installed materials require on-site solutions, such as:

  • Stronger Agitation – Beyond practices like removing heaped soils with vacuuming, more abrasive cleaning techniques might be necessary with steel wool to achieve the desired level of soil removal.
  • Potent Cleaners – Wood créme cleaners can be a beneficial choice in products for heavier smoke damage.
  • Stripping – Completely removing the finish on wood surfaces can often be an aggressive technique for removing smoke damage when it is cost-efficient.
  • Controlled Demolition – In the most extreme cases, when even more direct cleaning methods are not sufficient, our contractors can remove the damaged material or fixture altogether and replace them later.

Does SERVPRO Do Reconstruction?

When controlled demolition occurs or structural compromise exists from the fire itself, our professionals and contractors can both work to achieve efficient results in repairing and restoring the property. Reconstruction is often a vital element in making fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Building trade professionals on our roster can complete initial temporary construction solutions based on the immediate needs of the property and full-scale build back upon mitigation phases completing.

Fire losses can feel overwhelming for homeowners, especially when you are unsure of what to expect with soot-covered surfaces and finished wood furniture. Our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team can help with a fast response 24/7 by calling (360) 243-8313.

Physical Signs for Mold Removal in Everett Homes

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your home.

Mold Removal in Everett Properties Can Be Necessary After Identifying Colonies 

Removing mold from homes is a delicate process and one that is often far more involved and complicated because remediators are not made aware of the situation in earlier stages. Tracking potentially harmful conditions in your house might show where mold develops before it is costlier or lengtheir to repair and restore. 

Moist Conditions 

Wet surfaces provide the appropriate conditions for microbial development, so needed mold removal in Everett homes is not a far-reaching assumption. Prolonged damp conditions allow naturally occurring mold spores to seat and thrive on organic matter like drywall, baseboards, wood, carpeting, and similar materials. Without managing the moisture, mold can and often will develop after only a few days. 

Physical Spotting on Surfaces

One of the clearest indicators of mold growth and spread in a home or business is seeing the organism. Spotting is the earliest stage of mold development on the surface of materials like drywall, so you can easily tell something is amiss when multiple irregular spots and markings appear near where the water damage has impacted the materials the worst. Spotting should be a call to action for homeowners to pursue experienced remediation professionals. 

Harsh Malodors 

Another physical sign of mold development in a household is the growing musty smell throughout the impacted areas. In many cases, a strong odor can show where mold growth has started without other physical signs like spotting. Remediation processes can often help reduce the severity of malodors, but only deodorization equipment and products can remove it entirely. These include: 

  • Foggers
  • Ozone machines
  • Hydroxyl generators 
  • HEPA air scrubbers 

Mold is greatly under appreciated as a threat to households but should be urgently addressed by competent AMRT- Certified technicians like our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe roster. We have effective cleanup and mold removal strategies to help when you call (360) 243-8313.  

Water Restoration Everett Is Water Damage Reversible?

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) Are Experts at Assessing and Salvaging Water-Related Damages to Home and Contents 

What Are The Signs of Water Issues? 

Signs of water-related issues in your Everett home may present suddenly or steadily over several weeks and months. Typically, these concerns present themselves visually or in the form of wetness and unpleasant odors. Water issues can occur consistently over weeks or months and may present themselves at a late stage. These can often result from a slow leak or structural deficiency that can go unnoticed by a homeowner. Long-term water exposure does affect the shape, consistency, and integrity of your structure or your contents. Frequently, the appearance of water manifests as noticeable discoloration, warping, and mold or damp spots in some areas of the house. If you suspect that the issue is a symptom of a broader problem, you should reach out to a qualified professional as quickly as possible to limit potential expenses. 

What Strategies Do We Use to Assess Water Damage? 

When calling a water restoration technician to your Everett home, there may be a necessity to investigate behind walls or furniture. Sometimes we can complete this task using non-invasive measuring equipment or temperature-measuring equipment. However, in some situations, it may be necessary to remove sections of the wall and assess the inner cavities. A water leak that drips onto a lower level, for example, may need excavation of the upper floor to find the source of moisture. Our priority is to address the cause of humidity first so that any continuing leaks or heavy rainfall does not undermine restoration. In situations where there is leakage between floors, it is often likely that there is a mold or microbial growth issue within the recesses of your home's structure. Our roster of technicians includes microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) who can assess for potential secondary damages. 

What Are The Crucial Steps in the Investigation of Water Damage? 

  • Locate the source of moisture and prevent it from causing further issues that could be located inside walls or with your general plumbing system
  • Measurement and potential excavation of the affected structure or contents. Necessary in situations where there is evidence of water cavity damage
  • Secondary damage assessment can include microbial growth- fungi, virus, bacteria 

Can Leaks Make a Home Structurally Unsound? 

In most scenarios, water issues in Everett present themselves as primarily cosmetic issues. However, in some cases, long-term exposure or massive volume of water intrusion, such as in flash flooding, can impact a home's structure. Engineers frequently build residential properties on wooden frames. These frames are often unvarnished and can absorb large amounts of moisture. Without proper ventilation, these frames can expand, causing pressure at jointing or warping and buckling. While it is unlikely that these issues occur in day-to-day water restoration, SERVPRO has close affiliations with the Master Builders Association (MBA) as well as in-house general contractors with demonstrable qualifications in general contracting (OSHA.) If there are structural issues, our team can assist as part of our water restoration services. By avoiding third parties, we ensure that you only deal with one company throughout the restoration procedure. 

How Does Drying Out a Property Reverse Long-term Water Exposure? 

While water exposure may appear to be irreversible, the reality is that, with many natural materials, it can be possible to return a home to its preloss condition. SERVPRO operates with a restore rather than replace mentality to help keep your claims expenses low. In situations where there is visible warping of floorboards, we can reduce the moisture content by using desiccant dehumidifiers. Establishing a smaller drying zone by putting in place a drying tent, then using air-movers and dehumidifiers, our technicians can return many wooden materials to a natural moisture content balance of twelve percent. These actions can take several months to complete effectively. However, once dry, there is a strong chance that we can restore the items by sanding and refinishing the affected boards. Often, we find that taking time to repair expensive fixtures can lower the cost of your claim. 

What Items Are Suitable For Restoration From Water Damage? 

  • Natural materials like hardwoods, structural framing, or furniture generally respond well to drying procedures and dehumidification
  • Expensive or high-value items which are not cost-efficient to replace and have the necessary material construction to respond well to advanced cleaning or drying methods
  • High-value materials that are semi-porous and respond well to aggressive cleaning methods 

The impact of untreated water issues on your property can be expensive and time-consuming without proper repair. For expert assessment and qualified restoration, contact SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313.

Expert Water Mitigation Services in Everett

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

LGR dehumidifier servpro Advanced drying equipment is a crucial segment of water damage mitigation in Everett area homes.

SERVPRO Can Help Local Everett Homes Solve Water Damage Problems

There are endless ways your home may come to need water damage remediation solutions. Every room in your house that has access to a water supply line shares the potential for an accident. However, if an accident happens, nearby professional services can lend their aid no matter the problem.

What if your home in Everett needs water mitigation services urgently? As spring comes and the chilling cold begins to melt away, some homes can find themselves in trouble. Imagine a pipe bursts in yours due to the sudden weather change, and your basement quickly becomes flooded.

Once you shut off the water and look at the water in your basement, you may feel overwhelmed by the damage you see. However, fast action is essential for the smoothest remediation processes possible for water-related issues. Getting help right away can make a difference for your home.

Our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians can

  • Clean up the flooded water with advanced technology, such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors
  • Set up drying equipment to remove excess moisture–air movers, axial fans, LGR-dehumidifiers
  • Use antifungal agents to try and prevent the chances of mold growth in your basement

Our technicians are highly trained and have access to advanced equipment. We care about you, and we want to get the remediation done fast, so you can feel "Like it never even happened." No matter the time or the day of the week, we can help you 24/7.

Contact us today if you need Water Mitigation services! Call (360) 243-8313 to speak with SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can help!

For Lake Stevens Properties Odor Control is Essential Post Fire

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

air scrubber to clean air SERVPRO provides air scrubbers to improve IAQ indoor air quality after a Lake Stevens house fire

Odor Management after a Fire in a Lake Stevens Home

Odors are a common effect that Lake Stevens homeowners must contend with after a fire – regardless of its size or severity. Our professionals have methods to manage these detrimental effects and help limit its migration. With the application of specific tools and products, we can eliminate these odors and help to continue the process of making a fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

Though we have a fast response that dispatches qualified professionals 24/7 from our facility, the effects can be widespread through the house by the time our crew arrives at your Lake Stevens fire damage emergency. As premier specialists in fire loss scenarios, we have the training and expertise to assess the situation and set up the appropriate containment barriers to enclose the affected spaces to maximize our odor removal and cleaning efforts.

Managing the presence of smoke odors can come with risks and hazards, as many of these same situations have airborne threats such as soot particles. Soot is highly acidic in its composition, and because of its microscopic size, it can penetrate deeply into the lungs and cause health effects for those exposed. Our SERVPRO team must address these concerns and the odor to keep the technicians on-site and the house's occupants safe.

While air scrubbers and negative air systems can help reduce the presence of these particulates and debris in the environment by running the air inside through HEPA filters, we can often utilize a tool like our hydroxyl generator. Using a UV spectrum that interacts with water vapors in the environment, these machines can clean and deodorize affected areas.

Containment strategies like plastic sheeting can help slow the progression of spreading odors throughout the home and any existing particulates or contaminants in the air. By focusing on filtration and deodorization, our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team can make your home safe to be in after a fire. Give our professionals a call anytime you need us at (360) 243-8313.