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Which Steps Are Crucial During Mold Remediation In Everett Properties?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Halt the Spread of Mold in the Affected Everett Residences

Mold readily develops in warm, moist environments with a sufficient supply of food. House materials such as drywall, insulation, wood, paper, and even indoor dirt provide sufficient food supply for mold. If there is a water spill or other unresolved moisture issues, mold readily develops in any property section. Removing moisture sources and cleaning up mold residues are two crucial aspects of remediation.

Since the infestation can affect visible surfaces or concealed areas, mold remediation exercises in Everett residences differ. SERVPRO has IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who inspect your property to determine the appropriate remediation approach.  In case of a significant moisture problem such as pools of water or a leaking pipe, we prioritize extraction or repair to guarantee the effectiveness of the other removal steps. Some of the steps our SERVPRO technicians take include:

  • Creating containment barriers using plastic sheets and negative air pressure machines
  • Establishing "clean rooms" and decontamination areas for people and equipment
  • Removing heavily infested porous materials 
  • Cleaning affected areas through damp-wiping, wire brushing, or HEPA vacuuming

SERVPRO of South Everett can help with mold remediation on your property. Call us at (425) 367-4484 at any time. 

What Does It Take to Complete a Water Restoration Exercise in Everett?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Breaks Down Water Damage Restoration into Several Stages for a Positive Outcome

You can enjoy a cocktail of exciting activities in Everett, including visiting beautiful gardens, sampling fresh farm produce at a farmers market, or exploring creative pieces at an art center, among other things. The city serves as the Snohomish County headquarters and the 7th largest in the Washington State by population. The population was estimated at 111,475 in 2019.

Main Economic Activities

Everett is a hub of economic activities ranging from industrial, recreational, cultural to educational. It is home to Boeing's massive manufacturing complex, the top employer in the city with approximately 35,000 employees. The complex also draws other technology and aerospace companies to the area. 

The city also hosts the Port of Everett, which is the second-largest deepwater port in Washington State by economic output. It is also the 5th largest on the West Coast by export value. The port mostly handles cargoes containing construction and manufacturing materials, which is not surprising considering the Boeing facility and other manufacturers transship assemblies through the port. Other top companies in the city include:

  • Frontier Financial was founded in 1978 to offer banking services
  • Korry Electronics Co, which specializes in electro-optical cockpit display and control solutions
  • Fortive, a diversified industrial conglomerate company

Where to Spend Time in Everett

Visitors and residents looking to spend quality time can choose from a wide range of activities, whether indoor or outdoor. 

  • Walking the Centennial Trail

The rail-trail covers different areas in Snohomish County since it is 30 miles long. It is made up of a 10-foot wide non-motorized trail plus an equestrian, 6-foot wide. The trail is perfect for hiking, walking, or other activities such as bird watching. 

  • Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens

The arboretum started in 1963 has ten themed gardens. It spans 3.5 acres with numerous plants and flowers showing off the ecological beauty of the North West region. Some of its unique gardens include the Rock Garden, the Japanese Maple Grove, and the Viewing Mound. Sculpture lined paths offer easy access around the gardens.

  • Carleton Farms

Visiting a farm may not sound like a fun activity. However, Carleton Farms provides many fun activities for visitors, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, and corn mazes. For the more adventurous visitors, there is zip-lining, zombie paintball, and pumpkin cannons. There is a kitchen at the farm for home-style refreshments. There is also a farmer's market on-site since the farm produces a wide range of crops. 

How Does SERVPRO Plan Water Damage Restoration?

Restoring water damaged homes requires considerable planning to realize the desired outcomes. Even for a seasoned restoration company, planning is necessary since each incident presents unique circumstances. For instance, the amount of water, the entry, and the type of materials affected differ in every incident.

SERVPRO addresses challenges through careful planning of the restoration exercise. Breaking down the restoration into several stages ensures we get sufficient information about the loss and dedicate enough resources to resolve it. Some of the stages in a typical restoration include:

  • Project initiation whereby we conduct a walkthrough of the site and consult with the property owner
  • Project plan where we establish the scope of the job and create estimates 
  • Project execution
  • Final review and project closeout with a walkthrough

SERVPRO of South Everett manages water damage situations professionally. Call us at (425) 367-4484 to help restore your property to its preloss state.

How is Fire Damage Likely to Affect Mukilteo Hotels?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged ceiling. Fire restoration is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fire restoration services to have your hotel back up and running.

SERVPRO Handles All Aspects of Fire Restoration in Commercial Establishments

When materials within your business premises catch fire, several things happen. The flames might consume some materials. The combustion process also produces materials such as soot and ash, which settle on surfaces. Therefore, you may end up with vast soiled surfaces that need cleaning and damaged materials that need repairs or replacement.

A quick response is essential for successful fire damage restoration in your Mukilteo hotel. A variety of residues might be embedded on surfaces depending on what sparked the fire. Some residues might complicate the cleaning processes, while others may worsen the damage if left unaddressed over extended periods. Fire residues fall into four main categories:

  • Protein smoke residues from kitchen fires involving meat, fish, or poultry
  • Wet smoke residues from slow-burning fires
  • Dry smoke residues from fast-burning fires
  • Fuel oil residues 

Professionals from SERVPRO inspect the loss site to determine the best course of action. For instance, we can pre-clean some areas, such as metallic surfaces, to protect them from acidic residues that eat into the materials or cause deep staining. We also remove charred materials then thoroughly clean the entire premises.

SERVPRO of South Everett handles fire damage restoration processes professionally. Call us at (425) 367-4484 to assist.

Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Breakfast plate full of food Storm damage is no joking matter. Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO. We have the technicians and equipment for any size disaster.

Network with Mukilteo Business and Government Leaders

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce organizes a chamber breakfast every month to bring together business people, local government, and interested community members to network and enjoy breakfast. The chamber usually has interesting speakers discuss current topics of interest and possible impact on the community. At present, all monthly breakfast meetings are being held virtually utilizing Zoom to bring everyone together.

The next scheduled virtual breakfast meeting is on.

Feb 18, 2021

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Organizer – Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce

Meeting ID: 962 3002 2031

Passcode: 776567

Previous speakers included a representative from the Boeing Company. A speaker for this upcoming breakfast meeting is yet to be announced; however, this is an excellent opportunity for everyone to network with business leaders and community members. Renew acquaintances, compare notes on business strategies, and succeeding in the current business climate. Networking meetings like these are an excellent opportunity to find solutions to ongoing business challenges.

SERVPRO of South Everett provides flood damage assistance to Mukilteo urban customers, retail/business companies, and surrounding areas. Call (425) 367-4484. We respond 24/7 to help with all your flood damage needs.

Climate Change and Ethics – Everett Washington

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Human Impact on the Natural World Presentation - Everett

The topic of climate change is being discussed at all levels of government and in living rooms across the country. Many feel that climate change is not an issue we need to be concerned about now. Others recognize the rising sea levels, changing seasons leading to longer forest fires, species extinction, and ocean acidification are evidence that it is already occurring. The conversation about climate change also must look at the ethics of climate change and our role in the process that is slowly changing our natural world.

Brian g. Henning will discuss the issue of how we relate to the natural world and our impact on it. The presentation is scheduled at a session to be held on.

Jan 21, 2021

Everett, Washington

Beginning at 6:00 PM.  

Everett Public Library

Brian has delivered approximately 100 presentations to community events, general and also academic audiences. His focus is on the environmental impact humans have on the natural world. In particular, the ethics regarding how humans are leading nature to the brink.

SERVPRO of South Everett provides water restoration assistance to Everett urban customers, retail/business companies, and surrounding areas. Call (425) 367-4484. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water restoration needs.

Enjoy Nature, Sports, and Aerospace Facilities in Everett

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Snohomish River Fire damage assistance is no joke. Call the right team, SERVPRO with their IICRC technicians and latest technology. Put them in your corner for help.

Volunteer to Support Everett Parks and Gardens

The city of Everett is located just 40 miles north of Seattle on the Snohomish River's peninsula. The river is named after the Snohomish people who inhabited the area before settlers arriving in the 1860s. Everett was named after an investor's son who filed a plan for the city in 1893. Over the decades, the town evolved from a central transportation hub for lumber products in the early years to a major aerospace and military location. Boeing began investing in the area in the 1940s, and the navy opened Naval Station Everett in 1994. The community is also a bedroom community for many commuters to Seattle. It remains a transportation hub well connected by highways, rail, and airports.

There are many things to do in Everett and the surrounding area. The population growth driven by the aerospace industry, the naval yards, and the hi-tech sector in Seattle has provided investment funds to support many initiatives. Many of the following will be attractive to both tourists and locals looking for a fun day:

  • Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
  • Imagine Children's Museum
  • Schack Center
  • Howarth Park
  • Angel of Winds Arena
  • Museum of Flight Restoration Center
  • Jetty Island
  • Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens

These are exciting places to visit; however, we will cover a few of these in more detail.

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum

The museum is located at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. There are WWII era aircraft, tanks, combat armor, and other technologies on view for patrons of the museum. There are also interactive multimedia exhibits such as Why War: The Causes of Conflict. Visitors may observe mechanics restoring or maintaining various displays while visiting the museum. Feel free to ask questions about the processes used to repair these machines. There are also multiple events held throughout the year that bring to life some of the histories behind many aircraft, tanks, and other exhibits.

For most people, the self-guided tour over two hours will be sufficient. However, docents are available by appointment to provide more detailed and in-depth tours of the facility. These tours must be scheduled in advance. Before visiting the museum, check for hours and availability. Due to recent health concerns, the museum may be closed following regional health guidelines.

Howarth Park

For visitors who love nature and fresh air or want to experience the beach, Howarth Park is a great place to visit. Covering 28 acres, visitors can enjoy the beach, observe wildlife or take a relaxing stroll through the park on the waterfront.

Kayak enthusiasts use the beach to launch, sailboats often spend the night, anchored and protected from southern winds. Confirm tide tables before launching before arriving along the beach.

Dogs can be walked leash-free on the east beach; however, please pick up after your pets. Visitors can explore the Lewis & Clark Native Garden to learn more about the plant species native to the area.

There are three tiers to the park, be prepared for a bit of climbing. Above the high bluff, there are playgrounds, picnic areas, washrooms, and tennis courts for everyone to enjoy. Groups and leader-led activities are welcome; however, leaders should schedule their group ahead of time to avoid schedule conflicts.

Angel of the Winds Arena

Located in downtown Everett, there is always something going on at the Angel of the Winds Arena. The arena hosts NHL hockey, indoor football, trade shows, concerts, and conferences in its full conference center. Check for current events at the stadium or if you need to host a wedding, meeting, or hold a banquet.

Public ice skating is also available on an NHL regulation ice sheet for skaters at all skill levels. The arena also hosts local hockey programs, figure skating, parties, and groups. Check the schedule for availability and current health guidelines.

Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens

The gardens are located in American Legion Memorial Park and consist of eleven themed gardens covering three and a half acres. Each garden has its own curator and is maintained with volunteers and the Everett Parks and Community Services team. Visitors can enjoy the gardens as they wander along pathways in the main areas or participate in a docent-led tour, educational classes, or at the annual plant sale. The gardens include:

  • Sculpture Garden
  • Small Urban Tree Walk
  • Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
  • Conifer Garden
  • Viewing Mound
  • Rock Garden
  • Woodland Garden and Fernery
  • Japanese Maple Grove
  • Backyard Garden
  • Northwest Native Plant Trail
  • Native Garden
  • Horizontal Rock Garden

Plan your visit ahead of time to take advantage of the docent-led tours or take advantage of one of their self-guided tours. Collect seeds from various plants, colorful leaves, and learn how to be a super steward to help support the park.

Fire Suppression Systems May Cause Water Damage

Commercial buildings that meet local fire codes are equipped with fire suppression systems designed to limit the damage from a fire and, in many cases, control the fire until the fire department arrives. While these systems are instrumental in limiting fire damage, immediate action must be taken to mitigate the damage from the water distributed by sprinklers and any chemicals used by the fire department in quelling the fire.

SERVPRO has technicians available and trained for these situations. They realize that every day your business is closed means lost revenue and potentially lost customers. We manage all aspects of the restoration, including:

  • Removal of fire-damaged materials
  • Management of odors from soot and smoke
  • Cleaning of hard surface and soft surface materials (fabrics and upholstery)
  • Water removal, humidity control, and drying of all materials

Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your fire damage needs. We can quickly assess the damage and the requirements while assembling a team to return your fire damaged commercial space to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of South Everett provides fire damage assistance to Everett retail/business commercial companies and surrounding areas. Call (425) 367-4484. 

Run to Support Everett Coffee Shops

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Coffee Shop Coffee run has a new meaning with this 5k run to support Loft Coffee Bar. Join in and get registered today.

Partake in Safe and Fun Fitness Events in Everett

Run 2 Be Fit is hosting a Coffee Week 5K run/walk series to support Loft Coffee Bar on Hewitt Avenue in Everett. This event starts at 10:00 a.m. December 21 and ends on December 27, adhered to social distancing and public safety guidelines. All participants are encouraged to register early due to limited space.

Race packets, which go out to ticket holders starting December 14, include the following:

  • Race swag
  • A scavenger hunt and running course list. Participants can also run their own courses if they so choose
  • A bib with a drink ticket that is valid for December 21-27
  • A medal

After participants finish their run or walk, they can enjoy a delicious coffee (or other beverage) courtesy of The Loft. Tickets for the event are $25, and add-ons like buffs and reusable bags are available during purchase. Upload your run results and photos with hashtags like #pnwladies, #run2befit, and #coffee5k.

SERVPRO of South Everett technicians perform 24/7 emergency floodwater extraction for Everett homeowners who call (425) 367-4484.

Get into the Holiday Spirit in Mukilteo

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Wreath on door Make lasting holiday memories while making Christmas wreaths with the family at Rustic Cork Wine Bar.

Creating Memories and Decor for Mukilteo Families

Rachel Zeutenhorst of Savvy Gardens is hosting a holiday wreath-making workshop at Rustic Cork Wine Bar on Frontier Circle East in Lake Stevens. This class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Mukilteo residents looking for a unique way to decorate for the holidays are encouraged to participate.

Tickets cost $59 and include everything needed to make a holiday wreath fit for your front door, including:

  • One 12-inch noble fir base to decorate
  • Freshly hand-picked greenery in an array of textures and colors
  • Sprigs, branches, and pine cones
  • Eucalyptus and holly berries
  • Ribbons and other decor items

All you will need to bring with you is a mask for arrival and departure, your pruning shears, and your favorite gardening gloves. Many delicious foods and beverages will be available for purchase from Rustic Cork during the workshop.

SERVPRO of South Everett kick-starts the fire damage restoration process for Mukilteo properties within hours of calling (425) 367-4484.

IICRC-Certified Pros Clean and Restore Everett Homes

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle SERVPRO professionals will thoroughly and effectively clean mold colonies from your property. When you notice any sign of mold, call us right away.

SERVPRO of South Everett is a Phone Call Away from Preserving Homeowners’ Belongings 24/7

Everett, Washington is a thriving community north of Seattle and one of the largest in both Puget Sound and the state as a whole. According to 2018 data, the estimated population of Everett is over 111,000. Everett’s humble beginnings were as a logging settlement near the Snohomish village of Hibulb. In the late nineteenth century, plans emerged to turn the area into a major hub of commerce, infrastructure, and industry.

These plans were able to come to fruition in the 1890s when investors from the East Coast pooled resources to purchase the land necessary for this urban development project. The namesake of Everett is investor Charles Colby’s son. Everett was incorporated a few short years after the railroad was constructed. What was once a modest logging settlement for Western pioneers living among the Snohomish turned into a lumber industry giant.

Industry in Everett expanded rapidly during the first half of the 1900s, including implementing new railways, highways, and an airport. After the Second World War, production shifted from lumber processing and fishing to aerospace development and manufacturing due to Boeing, which is the largest employer in the city to this day, followed by the United States Navy, due to the presence of Naval Station Everett.

Other major employers in the city include:

  • Amazon, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Funko, Inc.
  • Fluke Corporation

While Everett has boomed, nearby Seattle has exploded in size. The resulting growth has turned the surrounding cities in King and Snohomish counties into commuter towns for citizens who work in the Seattle metropolitan area.

The Snohomish Peoples of Everett

The indigenous Snohomish people are a Lushootseed tribe that still resides in the Puget Sound region in northern Washington. Lushootseed is a unique language due to its lack of nasal consonants. With this in mind, the anglicized tribal spelling of Snohomish is Sdoh-doh-hohbsh, which is Lushootseed for “lowland people” according to the last hereditary Snohomish Chief, William Shelton. Other meanings have been debated by historians, including:

  • “Many people”
  • “Warrior tribe”
  • “Sleeping waters”
  • “A type of union among the brave”

The Snohomish peoples originally lived at the Snohomish River’s mouth and on multiple islands not far from Mukilteo. The population stretched along the river to modern-day Monroe. Several subdivisions existed between the tribespeople based on where they lived. The Snohomish on the lower river and Whidbey Island were Sdohobcs, while the peoples found between Monroe and Snohomish were called Sdocohobcs. The N’Quentlamamishes, meanwhile, resided by the Pilchuck River.

The Snohomish population has increased over almost 180 years. In the mid-1840s, the Snohomish population was as small as 322 but has swelled to over 1,200 since the late 2000s. Today, many Snohomish tribespeople are affiliated with the Tulalip Tribes and Reservation located west of Marysville.

A History of Boeing in Everett

While Boeing got its start in Seattle and Renton in the 1910s, the aerospace giant is mainly active at Paine Field in Everett, which has a plant located just north of the airport. Today, all of the widebody jets that Boeing produces are assembled at that plant, from the 747 to the 787. Boeing employed over 100,000 workers at its peak but had to cut down to 30,000 after a massive downturn in the overall aerospace industry in the 1970s.

Boeing products previously assembled in Everett include:

  • Bulkheads and B-17 parts manufactured at what was once a garage on Pacific Avenue during World War II
  • In the mid-1950s, employees at the Everett-Pacific Shipyard built fixtures and jigs for KC-135 tankers and B-52 bombers
  • The first jumbo jet produced by Boeing, the 747, was approved for construction in 1966. Mere months later, the land for the factory at Paine Field was purchased. The plant opened in 1967, and the first 747 was completed just over a year later in the fall of 1968.

The first Boeing 746, named “The City of Everett,” is on display today at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Boeing remains Everett’s largest employer, accounting for over 30,000 jobs. Facilities at the Boeing complex include a fire department, daycare, fitness center, and security team.

What Procedures are Crucial for SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Process in Everett?

Mold remediation necessitates a wealth of both sophisticated tools and tried-and-true techniques that require extensive training and education to master. SERVPRO ensures that technicians undergo proper training and licensure for residential mold remediation. The repertoire of tools needed for mold removal in Everett includes:

  • Establishing containment areas so mold spores cannot travel through vents, doorways, and other openings. Technicians wear proper personal protection equipment (PPE) and designate clean rooms for thorough disinfection
  • HEPA filter air scrubbers and vacuums are crucial to removing mold spores and debris from surfaces and the air efficiently and safely. HEPA filters are certified to catch 99.97% of particles with a minimum size of 0.3 microns, a mere fraction of the size of a 70-micron human hair
  • EPA-registered biocides, including dozens of SERVPRO’s proprietary solutions, are essential to removing mold spores and odors and creating an environment that is not conducive for them to spread
  • Odor control techniques applied by certified SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) ensure that residual odors from moisture and microbes is eliminated at the source to return a mold-damaged home to a preloss condition

While mold lives to some degree in every building, remediation significantly reduces the presence of mold and curbs conditions that allow for its growth. This process improves indoor air quality for home occupants while ensuring that spaces are sanitized and free of odors.

SERVPRO of South Everett is proud to make disaster-affected properties look and feel, “Like it never even happened.” Homeowners in need can call (425) 367-4484 at any time of the day or night for emergency-response service.

Thanksgiving Baskets Help Everett Families Celebrate with Less Fuss

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

green van parked door open Everett clients rely on SERVPRO for commercial fire damage cleanup and restoration.

Hand in Hand Partners with Bible Baptist Church in Everett

Local families are encouraged to reserve their Thanksgiving basket by signing up to receive a family-sized basket. Included inside are all of the expected holiday meal items.

What do families need to know?

  • Only register one adult per household, as all baskets include adequate amounts to provide a generous table of food for everyone.
  • The Thanksgiving Basket Give-away is a drive-through event, and Hand in Hand volunteers are there to load the basket into your vehicle.
  • Because of Snohomish regulations, face masks are required, even though you do not need to leave your car or truck.
  • Held between Noon and 5 PM, and again between 6 PM and 11 PM on Thursday, November 19, at 805 W. Casino Road in Everett.

SERVPRO of South Everett hopes everyone has a safe and memorable holiday. When fire affects your business, our restoration experts are available through our emergency number, (425) 367-4484.