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Avoid the Mistakes Made Surrounding Water Damage in the Everett Area

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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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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Odor Management Is Crucial After A Fire In Lake Stevens

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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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 of managing these detrimental effects and to 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, by the time that our crew arrives at your Lake Stevens fire damage emergency, the effects can be widespread through the house. 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 efforts with odor removal and cleaning.

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 along with the odor to keep the technicians on-site and the occupants of the house safe.

While air scrubbers and negative air systems can help to 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 to slow the progression of spreading odors throughout the home, as well as 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 that you need us at (360) 243-8313.

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

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

A water extraction equipment removing water from the floor This equipment helps extract water from deep in the carpet, thus reducing drying times. We will get started right away to prevent further damage.

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 loss 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 loss 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 velocity of the air 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, but 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 a water loss 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 loss to your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Four Reasons to Choose SERVPRO to Restore Water Damage in Everett

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

man trying to read newspaper; water pouring on him from ceiling; woman with umbrella in background Water loss events happen. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to quickly adn thoroughly restore your home.

Why SERVPRO Checks All the Boxes for Residential Water Damage Recovery in Everett 

When your Everett home suffers harm from a water loss, you have neither the time nor inclination to be the general contractor. Lining up various providers to manage the myriad tasks is a poor use of time when you can find one restoration company that handles all of the aspects. Full-service provision of a wide range of jobs by highly-qualified technicians is why homeowners seek an assessment from our experienced project managers. 

Skilled and Trained Workforce 

We prioritize water damage training for Everett emergencies. The team completes the coursework provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our supervisors, managers, office team, and production technicians all master disaster recovery-related. Following the formal training, our technicians gain experience working with more seasoned employees. This hands-on environment explains why our solutions are often flexible, creative, yet always reflective of industry best practices. 

Efficient and Heavy-Duty Equipment 

Results are typically only as good as the quality of both the workers and the equipment. The enhanced outcome when specialized tools, products, and equipment are employed is why SERVPRO invests in cutting-edge yet field-proven commercial grade equipment. The faster a water loss project completes the mitigation and remediation tasks, the more likely we deliver on our “Like it never even happened” pledge.  

Working On Your Behalf with Insurance Companies 

We make sure we gather the evidence needed to support claims made with your insurer. We document all water removal tasks, structural drying, and any pack-out or other specialized approaches we implement. Also documented are the furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions harmed by the water loss. The balance struck between structural and contents restoration is why SERVPRO avoid the need for more than one restorer. 

Build Back and Construction Services 

If controlled demolition helps with mitigation, our general contractor’s license allows us to provide a genuine “wrap-around restoration” service. This start to finish approach is why SERVPRO is attractive to homeowners already overwhelmed by the initial damage. 

Complete A to Z service highlights our versatility, why SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe gets top billing from satisfied customers. Call us at (360) 243-8313 to begin the journey from a soggy mess to professionally restored.

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We Have The State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Everett Home After Water Damage Strikes

9/21/2019 (Permalink)

Technician using a water extraction equipment on the carpet in a home An overflowed storm drain in the basement of this property caused flooding and water damage throughout the home.

How Controlled Demolition Assists with Water Removal in Everett

When a home receives water damage, finding the location of the water and fast extraction go hand in hand to lessen the loss. This involves a combination of using moisture detection devices, removal equipment, and specialized restoration methods for the best outcome. 

During water removal services in an Everett home, SERVPRO technicians may need to use controlled demolition applications to create areas of better airflow for complete drying. This is especially true in the case of a long-term leak causing the water loss incident in the home, and technicians need to check within wall cavities or under flooring for mold growth and ascertain if there is structural damage.

The opening of walls or cabinets may start with small weep holes drilled to allow the dual function of drainage within the area as well as maximizing airflow during drying. More concentrated controlled demolition actions include: 

  • Water delaminates tiles from the floor, and they require removal for both water extraction and drying the subfloor with specialized equipment such as drying mats. 
  • Cutting away water damaged sheetrock above the waterline to stop further wicking of water and allow high airflow within wall cavities. SERVPRO technicians leave the metal studs exposed to ensure thorough drying happens before reconstruction.
  • Trim may be salvageable through proprietary cleaning and disinfection methods if it has less than 24-hours exposure to water and is solid hardwood without signs of weakening or warpage after drying.
  • HVAC systems may require disassembly and cleaning if the unit has received water damage. 

After a home has undergone controlled demolition as a part of the restoration services, it may look like a step backward. It actually assists with returning the house to dry, sanitary standards more quickly. The easier it is for SERVPRO to use their equipment to deliver dry, warm air to wet areas, the faster they dry the property and guard it against mold infestations.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe at (360) 243-8313 is ready to perform any necessary water removal task needed and with their general contractor license #SERVPES871RD, they can repair and restore the home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice for Fire Damage Restoration in Lake Stevens

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Firemen on ladder reaching fire on roof After the fire is extinguished, cleanup begins. SERVPRO's knowledge, experience, and equipment can remediate the damage to get you back in your home.

Well-Matched Methods: Why SERVPRO Delivers Outstanding Fire Damage Cleanup Results in Lake Stevens 

Cleaning up after a residential fire is a complicated process in Lake Stevens. Residue management starts with planning for and remediation of a massive influx of dirty, debris-filled water the firefighters used to extinguish the flames. Safety requires that trained workers skilled in contaminated water removal and complete disposal extraction, disinfection, and this is why our well-qualified and equipped team push this phase of fire recovery to the top of the agenda. 

Skilled Technicians Determine Appropriate Cleanup Protocols 

The second phase of Lake Stevens residential fire damage cleanup begins with an evaluation of the soot-covered surfaces. Cleaning requirements vary throughout your home depending on how hot the fire burned, the type of materials consumed, and the features of surfaces coated. During the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training courses, our managers and technicians develop the expertise to match appropriate tools, products, and techniques to the soot challenges presented by residential fires. The critical thinking skills our employees possess are why fire cleanup progresses efficiently on our watch. 

Controlling Pressure Clears Airborne Fire Residues  

Nearly invisible incompletely combusted bits of burned materials and the gases and chemicals created during fire float long after the flames extinguish. Cleaning efforts stir them up, increasing the spread and damage caused by the corrosive and toxic residues. Our use of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment permits us to contain and trap the abrasive solids in HEPA filters and vent them outdoors. Taking the time to create negative pressure sectors is another reason why SERVPRO delivers consistent positive results during residue remediation.   

Advanced Technology Offers Deodorization Options 

Odors frequently linger in your fire-damaged home. The tiny particles of incompletely combusted floating building materials also settle on surfaces, become buried in fibers, and hide in cracks and crevices. They carry the stench. Often odors survive the thorough cleanup of burned debris and removal of all visible soot. Persistent smells are why SERVPRO offers advanced technology like thermal foggers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines. These innovative tools create minute particles that pair with the odor-bearing bits to neutralize the smells, changing the chemical composition of the residues to negate the odor. 

High-level skills and a robust inventory of efficient equipment, tools, and products are why SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is the area’s go-to fire damage recovery company. Call (360) 243-8313 as the firefighters leave to set up an assessment. 

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

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

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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 types of 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 fragrance can leave stains on your fabrics or a strong 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 starting 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."

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SERVPRO Handles Commercial Fire Damage in Lake Stevens Office Breakroom

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Three people sitting at a table talking about a computer. Fire can put a halt on your day at the office, SERVPRO can help always!

We can break down the fire damage in your Lake Stevens office.

An interesting statistic from the National Fire Protection Association reports just over 22% of fires in office properties began in the kitchen, breakroom or cooking area. One of the biggest mistakes made when there is a fire in a pan is throwing water on it which results in the fire becoming larger or in the case of a fire in a microwave, opening the oven door and allowing oxygen to feed the flames. 

Handling commercial fire damage in a Lake Stevens office break room has extra stressors that residential fire loss mitigation does not carry. When a business must close for restoration efforts, it affects the revenue of the company and often livelihood of the employees who cannot come to work. Another curveball when dealing with commercial fire loss is that often water damage from either extinguishing efforts of the fire department or an overhead sprinkler system increase the restoration challenges.

Whenever we work on a property that needs our restoration services, we attempt to do the job with as little disruption as possible. In the case of a commercial fire loss, that is not always possible. Pack outs allow us to: 

  • Work on cleaning away water and smoke residues on furnishings and items
  • Take items that are not smoke damaged out of the work area to avoid soot contamination
  • Since we do not have to work around furnishings, this expedites the restoration process, especially when there is a combination of water and fire damage to clean up

During mitigation, charred building materials are cut away as they contribute only odor and have zero restoration potential. Because we hold General Contractor License #SERVPES871RD any necessary repairs or reconstruction to return the property to its preloss condition are completed after the fire debris cleanup and removal of soot and odors. This negates the need to source out a contractor for rebuilding and making it even longer until the business reopens.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe handles commercial fire damage of any size for local properties. Contact us at (360) 243-8313, we are available 24/7 and arrive within an hour because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Snohomish Shop and an Unwanted Gift of Water Damage? SERVPRO Keeps Your Doors Open During Mitigation

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Gift Shop Water Damage in Snohomish? Be a Winner and Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Open Doors for Business!

SERVPRO Stands Ready When Water Damage Soaks Your Snohomish Business

Charming and eclectic, your gift shop in the Historic Downtown Snohomish district is a favorite of residents and visitors. The allure of its century-old atmosphere adds to the shopping experience, but also risks damage from aging plumbing and hidden long term seepage. If pipes rupture or a slow leak finally breaks through a wall or ceiling, your inventory and structures are in severe harm’s way. Call immediately for our expert assistance.

Remediation Experience and Top-Notch Training
Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians are ready for any water damage in your Snohomish retail space. We prepare our employees by educating them on industry best practices. Team members also bring previous experience in mitigation and remediation or related services to strengthen our company’s response.

Round the Clock Response
There is no right time for water damage. As a retailer, you fear that for every moment you leave the “closed” sign hanging in your doorway, a disappointed customer walks past to purchase from another vendor. SERVPRO understands the disruption a water loss brings to our fellow business owners. Our emergency number answers 24/7. When we draft your individualized commercial recovery plan, strategies to permit unaffected spaces to remain open are a priority. Containing the damaged area with portable plastic barriers, sealed by the use of negative pressure air scrubbers that also filter and vent airborne debris during our work, is an excellent compromise. Your staff and customers are comfortable and safe while the crucial tasks continue.

Cutting-Edge Equipment
Water removal and structural and contents drying completes seamlessly when SERVPRO’s highly-qualified managers and technicians have the support of efficient and state-of-the-art equipment. When we pull up in our signature green service vehicles, each stocks pumps, extractors, drying equipment, tools, and products vital to water mitigation and remediation. Delay avoided, our technicians implement the plan developed by the crew chief.

Research-Based Approach
Our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) are well-versed in the science of water removal and thorough drying. SERVPRO crews accomplish speedy yet comprehensive drying by achieving a balance of dry, warm, moving air that facilitates the vaporization of water from structures. Evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers then capture the vapor for disposal.

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe awaits your call to (360) 243-8313 any time of the day or night. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, ready to get your business back on track after a water loss.

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