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Moisture and Water Removal Are Cornerstones to SERVPRO's Restoration Services for our Everett Neighbors

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

wet crawlspace showing efflorescence, soil To Remove and then Avoid Mold, Water Damage and Efflorescence in Everett Area Crawl Spaces--Call SERVPRO

Water Cleanup Everett – Cleaning Confined Space

In crawl spaces and small bathrooms, it is essential to remove all of the excess water and moisture to avoid mold and mildew infestations. Leaking water can penetrate the space under cupboards, vanities, and walls behind sinks and toilets. Crawl spaces in the Seattle area are often dark and humid at the best of times, promoting the growth of mold once water leaks in and dampens food sources.

SERVPRO has operated in the Everett area, providing water cleanup services for the past five years. We have helped many of our clients with almost every type of water leak imaginable. One of the most critical points to consider is always to remove unwanted water and lower the humidity to normal levels as quickly as possible to avoid the potential growth of microorganisms.

How to Detect Moisture Hotspots?

Our SERVPRO technicians have much experience in this area. We know where to look, and we have the tools to measure the humidity and moisture content of various materials and spaces. Once it is determined that there is a moisture hotspot, we can apply a variety of solutions to dry the area and avoid additional damage.

Specialized air movers can blow dry air into these hard to reach cavities and spaces. The dry air absorbs moisture, which can be removed by strategically placing dehumidifiers in the area or close by.

Crawl spaces are dark, damp, and warm, perfect conditions for mold to grow. There can also be contamination from previous leaks, rodents, and material left over from construction. SERVPRO can evaluate the situation and take the appropriate precautions to protect your family from any issues. We take the necessary steps to avoid contaminating other areas of your home if some material must be evacuated from the crawl space.

We also have a Washington state general contractor license. License #: SERVPES871RD. SERVPRO can clean up after water damages your home and make repairs to return it to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 for 24/hour service. We proudly serve Port Gardner, Riverside, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Storm Damage Recovery In Your Lake Stevens Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Start to Finish Storm Damage Recovery in Lake Stevens

Residents of Lake Stevens, just east of Possession Sound, have or hear stories of severe storms in the area. Wind gusts and rains can wreak havoc with the roof and exterior structure of your home. Once the shell of your dwelling breaches because of shingles and decking ripping off the roof or a tree limb crashing into siding or a window, the inevitable happens. Copious quantities of precipitation pummel your damaged home, pouring in and causing water loss throughout.

Emergency Response
When our emergency crew arrives to scope the storm damage in your Lake Stevens home, the first concern is securing the structure, inside and out. Boarding and tarping up exterior damage ensures that additional rain does not enter your home. We address this as our project manager begins assessing safety concerns inside. Before our technicians can commence water extraction and structural drying, stabilizing floors and evaluating ceilings for hidden water is vital. Our build-back team has exceptional skills in this area. We might need to manage these risks without the help of your residence’s electricity for a time as electric shock hazards are non-negotiable.

Water Extraction
Once the structure stabilizes, the SERVPRO team begins removing the water. We choose among submersible pumps, ideal for water deeper than two inches, and truck-mounted or portable extractors to get the job done. The mounted equipment has a higher capacity and the benefit of an on-board power generator if the lights are still out. Portable extractors allow us to get into tight areas, and limit the aggressive nature of the bigger units where surfaces beneath the water need finesse. We aim to extract all the liquid water possible before moving to the drying phase. Throughout the extraction, our staff captures and contains contaminated floodwaters for lawful disposal.

Structural Drying
SERVPRO Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certified technicians complete a rigorous course of classroom and hands-on work from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We approach drying scientifically, balancing air movement and temperature to evaporate water trapped in structures so that our carefully curated fleet of dehumidifiers can capture it.

Rebuilding
Our general contracting division awaits the chance to repair and rebuild both interior and exterior structures. SERVPRO’s inclusion of a reconstruction option streamlines the restoration of your storm-damaged home, saving time, money, and stress.

Waste no time contacting SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe after a storm damages your home. Our phone at (360) 243-8313 is answered 24/7, and we pledge to respond fast and with the workforce and equipment to get the whole project completed promptly.

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Flooded Basement in Everett? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Drawing of standing water in basement SERVPRO has the equipment and training to make your flooded basement “Like it never even happened.”

Removing Standing Water from Everett Basements 

Standing water can present multiple threats for construction materials and the occupants of your Everett home. When water heaters malfunction due to age or a faulty connection, they can continue to work to resupply the tank without reaching a point where it stops. If you do not quickly notice this problem, the result can be catastrophic in the basement of the house. 

Water removal for Everett homes, especially in subterranean levels, requires the use of premier extraction tools available to our SERVPRO team. While initial sopping can get done by the homeowner before our team arrives, removing the bulk of standing water falls to the capable functionality of our electric submersible pumps. These units can provide a consistent draw of the standing water until the level reaches a manageable 2 inches in depth. 

Electric pumps are the extractor of choice because they have one of the most extended lead hoses for discharging water of any of the water removal tools available to our SERVPRO professionals. On a lower floor like the basement, it can be critical to have this longer available discharge line to avoid compromising the prime of the suction. Additionally, utilizing these electric pumps limits the need for ventilation that would be necessary with the use of engine-driven options we might use in other situations. 

Because we have a team of licensed (#SERVPE871RD) general contractors on our team, we can patch up damaged portions of plumbing and install necessary fixtures to re-pressurize your lines. It is always a priority of our professionals to make losses. “Like it never even happened,” and our capable contractors can ensure that no structural damages require addressing while drying is underway with our centrifugal air movers and refrigerant dehumidification machines. 

Appliance failures can lead to substantial water loss incidents in a brief period. No matter when disasters strike, you can reach our staffed emergency line to get in contact with our experienced SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team. Contact us whenever you need us at (360) 243-8313. 

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Commercial Facilities in Everett Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

technician wearing a Tyvek suit and respirator SERVPRO Technicians in Everett Are Dressed for the Kill of Mold Infestations in Local Commercial Buildings

Remediating Commercial Mold Damage in an Everett Parking Garage

For Everett business owners, it can seem like the worst is over 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 have the potential to 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 (#SERVPES871RD), 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 removing 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.
  • Using 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. Other porous materials, like fabrics and papers, may be removed from the space.

Non-porous surfaces, such as soiled plastics and metals, can be scrubbed down 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. On wet surfaces, a commercial-grade detergent solution may be necessary for mold removal.

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.

What You Can Do For Your Everett Home When Flood Damage Strikes

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

A small dog with a raincoat and rainboots on, Storm water can take over your Everett home. Put on your gear and ride the rain out with no fear, SERVPRO is here.

SERVPRO can help you smooth out the process for your Everett storm damage.

When you see a weather report of a severe thunderstorm coming during the night, most people would hardly expect it to lead to flood damage inside of their home. However, sometimes luck can fail, and an unfortunate accident can occur inside of your home. In these moments, it is essential to reach out for professional help as soon as possible. Quick reaction times mean a better chance for a smooth remediation process. 

Storms can bring intense winds, and those winds can cause damage to the outside of your Everett home and allow flood damage inside. Hypothetically, let's say that one of your windows is forced open by the storm's strong winds. Throughout the night, rainwater was able to get inside of your home and flooded your dining room floor. 

Reaching out for professional help as soon as you find the damage is the best thing you can do for your home. Quickly cleaning up the water can prevent future complications, such as mold damage. If mold damage is left unchecked, it can cause rot to the structure of your home, which is never a good thing. Furthermore, mold can cause health effects, so preventing it is the best course of action. 

When you get in contact with SERVPRO, our technicians always respond swiftly. We can gather a team of talented water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and send them to your home as soon as possible. However, our arrival may be delayed depending on weather conditions. Even if flooded roads or fallen trees, our technicians are still dedicated to arriving at your home and help you remediate the flood damage inside. 

Once we arrive, SERVPRO can investigate the flood damage inside of your dining room and create a water extraction, clean up, and drying plan. We can use wet/dry vacuum and rover-mounted extractors to clean up the standing water. From there, we can use antibacterial cleaning agents to wipe down your floor and walls. After searching for extra pockets of water with our thermal imaging cameras, we can set up a drying environment using devices like flood-drying mats and dehumidifiers. Here at SERVPRO, we're thorough and dedicated to leaving your home, "Like it never even happened." 

If sudden flood damage strikes your home, get help immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe by dialing (360) 243-8313 on your phone. We can send techs right away and help you. 

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SERVPRO Technicians Bring You Fast Water Removal in Everett

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked on the road in front of a home. SERVPRO knows how bad water can damage your home, let us help.

We can support you through your Everett home water damage.

In the United States alone, nearly 40 percent of homeowners claim to have experienced losses related to water damage. Water can infiltrate homes through a variety of means, all of which can pose a risk to homeowners and their possessions. Even a leak through a door frame can cause water damage that threatens the structural integrity of your home over time.

If your Everett home requires rapid water removal, SERVPRO technicians can be at your home within hours of your call. These IICRC-certified professionals receive extensive education on mitigating fire and water-related disasters. This team can preserve homeowners' possessions and structures with state-of-the-art tools and techniques in tandem with their accumulated knowledge and skills. 

SERVPRO's Top-Notch Equipment

SERVPRO makes use of both tried-and-true methods for damage mitigation as well as cutting-edge technologies that provide modern solutions to the age-old problems for homeowners. EPA-registered antimicrobials and modern moisture measurement technologies, including sensors and infrared imaging, work to remove water-related damage while protecting structures from mold and other contaminants.

SERVPRO Restores Structures

SERVPRO technicians have the tools to get water out of even narrow, hard-to-reach spaces. With handheld extraction wands and back-mounted equipment, professionals can get 140 inches of water lift at a time in ideal conditions. Extractors have three main components: a vacuum, a heating system, and a pump. For removing water, technicians only need the vacuum, but they can extract water from carpet underneath a leaking door frame with all three of these systems. The heater component of a portable extractor can warm to temperatures between 180 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which can kill bacteria and other contaminants that unwanted water can bring to the home. 

If your door frame requires repairs or restoration after cleanup, your local SERVPRO has a general contracting license (#SERVPES871RD) and can coordinate with you and your insurance adjuster to ensure that you get repairs done to code as well as per your insurance policy. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe can give you service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.  Call (360) 243-8313 any time of the day or night for high-quality cleanup. 

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Could This be the Reason You Are NOT Having Success With Fire Damage Remediation in Everett?

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

two plugs on fire in outlet Regardless of how the fire in your home started, SERVPRO can help with the remediation process. Call right away for best results.

Special Care For Items Affected by Fire Damage In Your Everett Area Home

There are a variety of items that require special attention while performing fire restoration services in your Everett area home. Clothing, jewelry, toys, and even food all fall into a unique category that your technician must know how to handle to get it right. 

Having fire damage on your Everett property takes a little finesse to overcome. Never settle for a restoration company lacking experience, equipment, or resources that you need to clean and restore your personal belongings to a quality preloss condition. 

An apparent element of urgency remains present when dealing with smoke-damaged clothing. Since many items of clothing contain synthetic fibers, smoke particles, and smoke odor molecules can bond with fabrics quickly. Therefore, SERVPRO technicians ask for your help, splitting your garment restoration into three groups:

  1. Articles of clothing you need now.
  2. Any clothing you may need before restoration is complete.
  3. Seasonal clothing. 

SERVPRO uses a combination of cleaning and deodorization techniques with multiple steps to achieve quality results when dealing with garment restoration. Technicians always remove clothing from metal hangers immediately to avoid oxidation. We also remove dry, loose residues from fabrics using compressed air; it helps evaporate odor molecules and blow-off smoke particles.

Your SERVPRO technicians spray garments with a blend of solvent-based odor counteractants and fragrances – such as Dry Mist Air Fresheners in the following scents: Linen (#284), Ocean Breeze (#285), Red Apple (#283), and Cinnamon (#341). All of which can counteract the effects of smoke odor and are also useful for deodorization of garment bags, carpet, and upholstery.

We also utilize fogging equipment, such as the Ultra Low Volume Fogger (ULV), or the Thermal Fogger, should cleaning or laundering prove insufficient. For more substantial residues and odors, technicians use fogging before, during, and after performing various cleaning procedures. There are both wet and dry fogging procedures. Fogging is a simple deodorization process that produces deodorizer particles small enough to penetrate surfaces, where odor particles emit odors. 

Stop by or call SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe for answers to any questions you may have or to schedule your home’s initial inspection today. We are here to provide quality cleanup and restoration services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round for your convenience. (360) 243-8313

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Water Damage to Your Everett Home? Here's the First Steps You Can Take Before Help Arrives

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

man loading drying equipment into SERVPRO van We keep each vehicle in our Green Fleet stocked and ready to go to meet and water damage emergency you might have.

Water Removal in Everett-What to Do Before Help Arrives 

There are some actions homeowners can undertake to limit loss against water damage in their residence before SERVPRO arrives. First and foremost, if the damage is emanating from the plumbing such as a broken supply line or burst pipe, turn off the water to the home. 

There are other actions homeowners can take before water removal in their Everett homes to help save items from water loss. These steps include picking up small items from the floor, such as decorative baskets, small accent tables, and rolling up rugs to get them out of the way of any moisture. Things that can transfer ink onto carpeting such as newspapers or magazines need removal. Laying down towels or rags to halt the flow of water also helps limit the spread. If possible, move small pieces of furniture out of the room, especially composite wood as water often renders these types of items unrestorable.  

Safety First

Never lift anything weighty or possibly unsafe, wait for SERVPRO to arrive. If home electronics received or you suspect water damage, to avoid the risk of shock, do not test these items. Talk to the SERVPRO team coordinator about any concerns regarding these items, and they can arrange for a professional to inspect them.  

Why SERVPRO 

The technicians undergo extensive hands-on training to learn the best practices for every residential or commercial property disaster cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO technicians always attempt to save homeowners the cost of replacement through their proprietary methods.  

Rebuilding After Water Damage 

Due to the nature of sheetrock wicking water quickly, removal and repair of damaged walls is a common after-effect. SERVPRO has a general contractor license #SERVPES871RD. Once the water cleanup efforts complete, they can offer homeowners a direct transition into any needed repairs to restore the water loss area to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is ready to assist local property owners with any size water removal needed. Contact the emergency response team at (360) 243-8313 and get the water loss in your home turned around fast, "Like it never even happened." 

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Avoid the Mistakes Made Surrounding Water Damage in the Everett Area

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

water damage ceiling To act fast to remediate any water damage done to your home, call SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Technicians Specialize in Water Damage & Removal in Everett

No matter where you live, water damage and removal can become necessary due to something as simple as a cracked pipe or poorly-implemented waterproofing. All it takes is a small leak behind a wall or ceiling to allow gallons of water into your home every day. This can make your home vulnerable to mold growth and structural damage that can be difficult to rectify. Bathrooms are especially susceptible to damage without fast response and adequate care.

If your bathroom needs water damage and removal in Everett fast, SERVPRO technicians can get to work within hours on mitigating damage and restoring your home to a preloss condition. Not only does this team clean up after disaster strikes in your home, but it is also able to repair structures with general contracting services (license number SERVPES871RD). 

Signs of Bathroom Water Damage

If you notice any of these, your bathroom may need professional cleanup:

  • A musty, damp odor that persists after cleaning. Ventilation can help reduce this, but the culprit is likely moisture accumulation behind walls or flooring.
  • Warped, crumbling, or bubbling drywall is another sign of water damage affecting your bathroom.
  • Gaps in caulk, fixture installations, and grout can make your bathroom vulnerable to water damage by merely allowing shower water to accumulate behind structures.
  • Soft, spongy floors are another sign of damage to your subflooring. Without proper care, your flooring can eventually collapse. 
  • Recurring mold or mildew is another sign of damage. Look out for broken tiles, decaying grout, and loose seals on fixtures. 

SERVPRO is Here to Help

When your local SERVPRO's water technicians come to you, they can assess the extent of damage with state-of-the-art measurement technologies, including infrared cameras, to examine moisture on and behind surfaces. Professionals can then extract water with wet-dry vacuums and extractor wands that can get into hard-to-reach areas affected by water. After the water has been removed, industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers can be set up in your bathroom. If needed, a polyethylene tent can be constructed to accelerate drying. In cases where flooring is affected by moisture, the team can dry it from underneath the subfloor where feasible.

SERVPRO of North Everett/Lake Stevens/Monroe is Faster to Any Size Disaster, no matter what time of day or night it occurs. If you need fast cleanup at your residence, call (360) 243-8313 today.

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SERVPRO Wants to Show Everett Why We Are The Best for your Community Damages.

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle sitting in front of a home. We can show you why we are the best for your Everett home or business, choose us.

Let SERVPRO help you through your remediations in Everett today!

As a team of qualified restoration specialists that have been proudly serving Everett and the surrounding areas for many years, we have developed a successful strategy based on a fast response and fixated on customer satisfaction. We know that loss incidents can bring your life to a grinding halt, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. In addition to providing high-caliber restoration services, we also have a team of contractors capable of performing emergency construction efforts and completing full-scale build back and reconstruction once mitigation completes. 

Water

Water restoration involves the most significant volume of our roster of technicians. We have become accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which ensures that all field technicians and even our administrators have certifications in water restoration and recovery. Our professionals fixate on the immediate threats to an Everett home first, including both extraction and drying efforts. We have hundreds of air movers and dozens of dehumidifiers which can offer the precise amount of moisture reduction that any size property needs. 

As a full-service contractor that can be available after water damage to Everett homes, we can identify the source of water losses and repair these areas. As plumbing is a frequent contributor to substantial water emergencies, we can use sophisticated moisture detection equipment to identify dampness pockets to indicate the presence of plumbing breaches. Our licensed (SERVPES871RD) contractors can replace fittings, pipe, and other fixtures to reduce continued leaks and damage. 

As challenging as removing moisture from the drywall and other construction materials might be, controlled demolition is a critical approach to ensure that drying efforts are as effective as possible. Drywall can become irreparably damaged in as little as 24 hours with direct exposure, so flood cuts can make drying more successful and maximize the efficiency of reconstruction efforts for your Everett property. 

Storm

The Everett area houses many lower-lying areas ideal for flooding conditions under the right circumstances. With heavy rainfall that persists over several days, natural flooding becomes a hazardous possibility. As a community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, we are also susceptible to adverse weather conditions and extreme storms that occur in every season of the year. The destructive force of these weather events can be costly, but our SERVPRO professionals can help. 

As we are part of SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team, we have a bead on the full measure of these damaging storms and what Everett homeowners need to restore and repair these effects. Part of our success in this large-scale venture stems from our comprehensive recovery approach, including both biohazard restoration/cleaning and reconstruction through our division of licensed contractors in house. While our national involvement has seen us help out those far from our service area in need, we also have the resources and personnel to accommodate large loss situations here in our region as well. From massive commercial structures to sprawling residential properties, we have the experience and equipment to handle it. 

Storm damage in Everett can vary based on the season, and our professionals work to accommodate the changing conditions as needed. From heavy snowfall that can collapse roofs or force water into attics to flash flooding in the fierce downpours of the summer months, we have a full team of professionals accredited through the IICRC to help. 

Fire

We know that fire loss incidents can be disastrous and stressful for a homeowner. Even with a fast extinguishment, effects can spread rapidly through your home that makes comfortable living impossible. Our SERVPRO professionals have honed their skills and continually pursue new educational ventures to be among the most knowledgeable and confident fire recovery experts in the field. This experience can help you to get back to preloss condition, no matter what that means for your Everett home. 

Soot and smoke residues can be common threats to the Everett area, especially during the seasons where excessive humidity and moisture content is high. Wet smoke conditions can result from fires becoming unable to achieve a faster burn rate, and smoldering can leave a thick and challenging residue on nearby surfaces. Our team has effective strategies to address these conditions, including our premier line of cleaning and deodorization products. 

Because of the hazards that fire losses present to those exposed, you want to utilize our highly trained professionals to overcome hurdles like air quality, odors, and airborne toxins like soot. We have extensive education through the IICRC to obtain multiple endorsements for fire recovery, helping us to approach every loss incident safely and with a mindset to save our Everett customers time and money. 

Mold

Mold is a threat that many Everett homeowners must face at some point in their house’s lifespan. With many homes featuring subterranean levels or moisture that can leak into attics, the likelihood of dampness that persists longer than a few days is better than many property owners believe. In truth, mold spores can seat and thrive into organic materials and colonize in as little as 48 hours, which can become a persistent threat until the situation gets resolved by remediation specialists like our SERVPRO team. 

Part of this service that we can offer our customers starts with a thorough inspection that covers every affected area of an Everett home. We want to ensure that no stone goes unturned so that our clients do not have to contend with the health hazards linked to exposure to mold colonization. We have developed sound remediation strategies that can help your home without requiring excessive tear-out and reconstruction, such as dry ice and soda blasting. 

Our training and certifications through the IICRC have provided education in the appropriate assignment of personal protective equipment and the safest practices for removing colonies from Everett homes with minimal disruption. Mold growth can displace families for a short time while remediation takes place, so it is our priority to provide lasting results in the most efficient manner possible. 

No matter what situation you and your property face, you need an assurance that competent and qualified restoration specialists are on the way to help. With our SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe team, you have local talent available 24/7 to help you through every loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (360) 243-8313.

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