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Some Homes in Everett Need SERVPRO’s Water Mitigation Services

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Everett’s Sister-Cities are across the globe.

Many cities in America have a sister-city in another country. Everett has three! These cities are located in Japan, Russia, and Ireland. Each Sister-City is very close to an ocean or sea, allowing fish to become a significant resource.

What are the names of Everett’s Sister-Cities?

Here are the three Sister-Cities, and details about each one’s name:

Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. One possible meaning, “in other words,” might have its basis in the political situation of Hiroie Kikkawa-sama, the city’s founder.

Sovetskaya Gavan in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. It is often referred to as simply Sovetskaya, which means “Soviet harbor.”

Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland. Its name reminds the people of its bountiful seashells.

Iwakuni -

Iwakuni was re-founded in 1940 but kept the same name. The original founding occurred in 1587. All major cities were governed by daimyos, which were military leaders of samurai armies. In the early 1940s, the Japanese used it as a military base and as the Etajima Naval Academy. After World War II ended, Japan's feudal system was disbanded, and the British Royal Air Force used the area. This continued until 1952, when the US Marines established an air station there.

The city’s industries range from fishing in the Seto Inland Sea to petroleum extraction. Textiles and paper manufacturing are also strong businesses, with lotus root cultivation playing a role in the city’s economy. Tourism occurs year-round, as well.

Sovetskaya -

Situated on the Strait of Tartary (connected to the Sea of Okhotsk in the north), Sovetskaya is very close to Japan’s northern island. While it began as a military outpost, it is now a harbor city. Instead of relying mainly on fishing and other food production solely, boat and ship repair is also a thriving industry. Wood products, including those using raw materials from other countries, also takes place here.

Sligo -

Founded across the Wild Atlantic Way, connected to the North Atlantic Ocean, Sligo is nestled back a bit from the sea. Shells of many types have been found, often deep under the soil. The city was founded in 1245 by a knight with roots in Normandy when he constructed Castle Sligo. Trade began almost immediately with other countries and continues today. The principal industries have changed from sea products to tool manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

All three Sister-Cities have people from their country living in Everett.

You might be lucky enough to have someone from Russia, Ireland, or Japan as your neighbor, coworker, or friend. Each country has a significant number of people now living in Everett.

Our climate is closer to that of Russia during the winter. During the summer, our Japanese residents might feel it is similar. Ireland’s weather is actually very mild compared to our own, with spring and autumn probably very much like those they remember before moving here.

Everett has people living here from many other countries, as well. We only have three Sister-Cities now, but there is no limit on how many American cities can have.

Why SERVPRO’s water mitigation methods are a good way to protect your Everett residenc

Even though our weather does not include bitter cold wind like in Russia, and we have no hurricanes like those in Japan, we have an occasional blizzard, just like in Ireland. Houses there can still experience plumbing failures, and bad weather events also cause problems. SERVPRO uses universal methods that protect homes in the Everett area. Water damage can worsen until mitigation measures begin, making a fast response crucial.

Some of the mitigation methods we use provide basic protection, while others address specific materials. Our machines give us crucial information so our water mitigation professionals can provide thorough services to protect your property.

  • Carpeting – age, condition, padding, color all need considering when determining restoration or removal/replacement, and
  • Source of the intrusive water – may require repairs to plumbing, roofing, or appliances, while
  • Infrared cameras – baseline compared to later images after repairs and mitigation, and
  • Desiccant machines – provide us with an ongoing reading of decreasing water vapor levels in the air

SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe wants to help our customers protect their property from water damage through effective mitigation techniques. Call (360) 243-8313 for a thorough job performed by our professionally trained water mitigation specialists.

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