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What Can Be Done for Water Damaged Ceilings in Everett?

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water spots on the ceiling of a room. SERVPRO of South Everett is prepared and ready to assist your ceiling water damage right away. Call us today.

SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Companies in Everett Can Fix Water Damaged Ceilings

Whenever there is a water problem, you need mitigation fast. If a ceiling has water damage, it can cause problems. SERVPRO repairs and restores ceilings that have been impacted by moisture.

Signs Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

Water restoration companies in Everett like SERVPRO know what to look for and what actions to take for water removal. If you are not sure if your ceiling has water damage, some signs can indicate a water intrusion. These include:

  • Ceiling lights with condensation
  • Discoloration
  • Warping of tiles or surface
  • Soft spots from wet material
  • Surface bubbling
  • Drip marks near the top of the wall

Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

The key to mitigation is finding the source of the moisture. If the problem is coming from inside the home, we fix it. If it is from a leaking roof from storms, we handle that too. Then we get busy repairing your ceiling. This process includes:

  • Moisture testing
  • Water removal
  • Drying
  • Cleaning 
  • Sanitizing if needed
  • Replacing tiles or panels
  • Repainting if necessary

Keep in mind that ceiling tiles typically get replaced, not restored. It is not always possible to remove water stains from certain materials. Contact SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484 for professional water removal services.

What Should Mukilteo Homeowners Look for in a Mold Remediation Specialist?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall Even if you are not sure, reach out to SERVPRO of South Everett. We can help ease your mind either way.

Here is What Mukilteo Homeowners Should Know About Mold Removal Companies

If it is a possibility you could have a problem with mold, the best thing you can do is call in the professionals. But how do you know if the business is reputable? SERVPRO has well-trained, professional mold specialists. Knowing what to look for means hiring the right company.

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Mold Removal Company

If you are looking at mold removal companies in Mukilteo, the first thing you need to ask about is certification. SERVRPRO’s technicians are trained as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Whoever you hire should clearly explain the mold removal process. It should not be confusing, nor should you feel pressured. Other things you should see include:

  • Proper PPE
  • Containment tools
  • Professional equipment
  • HEPA air purification systems
  • Proper disposal ability
  • Antimicrobial cleaners
  • Sealers or encapsulates

Professional Mold Remediation

SERVPRO can handle any size mold problem you have. We deal with mold issues every day, and our services include:

  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold
  • Mold inspections
  • Black mold damage repairs

For mold, fire, or water damage, contact SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Difference Between Major and Minor Fire Damage in Everett

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

A black toy house with a heart and a flame on the roof. Fire damage is hard to wrap your mind around. Call SERVPRO of South Everett for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration to Everett Homes No Matter the Size of the Fire

A fire is devastating no matter what size it is, but whether it is considered a major or minor fire gets determined by the structural damage. Depending on how extensive the fire is, different restoration methods get used.

The Three Levels of Fire Damage

SERVPRO’s fire and smoke restoration techs (FSRT) provide fast emergency mitigation whenever there is a need for fire damage restoration in Everett. The cleaning and restoration plan gets dictated by the level of damage. The categories include:

  • Minor Fire Damage – The smoke residue is contained to smaller areas. The residue is light to moderate. Ceilings and walls may need repainting. Very few items need replacing.
  • Medium Fire Damage – Smoke damage is more extensive throughout the home. The residue is heavier. Furniture may need to be replaced, and wood surfaces need refinishing. Foul odors linger.
  •   Major Fire Damage – Structural elements such as support beams and interior walls need to be replaced. The odor is overwhelming, and smoke and soot residue are widespread. The residence is typically boarded up, and contents moved to our cleaning warehouses.

Understanding the damage you have can help you understand our fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. If you need help with a house fire cleanup, contact SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484.

What Is the Content Claim Inventory Service for Everett Businesses?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

flooded warehouse, shelves, floating boxes Whether a flood or a leak, SERVPRO can mitigate the water damage to your Everett warehouse

A rapid response for water mitigation can protect threatened products in Everett warehouse

Mitigation describes the initial actions taken by our SERVPRO team upon arrival at a damaged business. Our professionals can mobilize fast when disasters strike because we keep trailers and production vehicles stocked with extractors, drying tools, and cleaning products.

How Can SERVPRO Protect the Contents of an Everett Warehouse?

Standing water and migrating moisture present a dire need for water mitigation in Everett warehouses. Water removal services are critical to minimizing loss, but only after appropriate content relocation and protection occurs. Our Content Claims Inventory Service (CCIS) catalogs damage and creates a detailed inventory of all items to track their whereabouts and restoration status with SERVPRO professionals.

What Happens to Items While Restoration Gets Underway?

Relocating items to another place in the warehouse or our nearby SERVPRO facility is never the extent of their treatment and care. We understand that a proactive stance with water damaged affected items and wares protects these contents from irreparable harm. At our facility, cleaning technicians from the roster carefully inspect arriving items for treatment and cleaning necessary. Items can undergo many beneficial actions in our care, including:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Drying
  • Deodorization
  • Repairs
  • Safe storage

Area warehouses can become heavily damaged by burst pipes or flooding. Our SERVPRO of South Everett team is available to help quickly with valuable mitigation solutions. Call us at (425) 367-4484.

What Tools Clear Standing Floodwater from Mukilteo Homes?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

image of a black trash pump SERVPRO vehicles arrive with trash pumps to remove floodwaters from Mukilteo basements

Pooling floodwater can be a threatening presence in a Mukilteo basement

Intruding water can threaten the contents and occupants of a house almost immediately. With how traumatic flooding can be for the property, it is vital to contact our fast-responding SERVPRO professionals to help.

Choosing the Right Submersible Pump

When flood damage threatens Mukilteo homes, the basement is usually the area hit the worst. Gravity pulls water to the lowest levels of the property, where extraction can then be a challenge for our responding technicians. In these situations, we use:

  • High-Pressure Pump – Friction is a considerable obstacle for technicians when extracting the basement level. These powerful pump options help force standing water out of the property and clear the affected area for cleaning and drying.
  • Self-Priming Trash Pump – Trash pumps often provide the same level of extraction capacities as larger electric submersible pump options, though they have the added advantage of also removing smaller debris and solids that might be present in natural flooding situations.
  • Wet Vacuum – Any submersible pump can only provide a limited range of operation until the standing water reaches around two inches in depth. Portable wet vacuums help collect and remove the rest of the standing water for efficient restoration.

With how quickly flood damage can get out of control, having powerful extractors arriving with the Green Fleet makes our SERVPRO of South Everett a wise choice to help. Give us a call at (425) 367-4484.

Are Chemical Sponges Common in Everett House Fire Restoration?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

sponge cleaning a sooty wall SERVPRO provides excellent soot and smoke cleanup for Everett areas homes.

Cleaning soot and smoke residues is a top priority for fire restorers in Everett homes.

With fire restoration and cleaning, the application of wet cleaning products is not always advisable. In some situations, this can lead to smudging, smearing, and staining. Instead, removing soot and smoke residues can often fall to a product called a chemical sponge. This is a popular option for our SERVPRO restoration team because it does not introduce moisture to the equation and can manage dry particles and residues on walls, wood, and other hard items like porcelain or metal.

The Type of Damage Matters with Soot Cleaning

It is critical to identify the type of smoke damage present before fire restoration in Everett homes begins. Job scoping can often determine the residues and affected materials, helping our responding technicians to determine the ideal approach and products for cleaning and recovery.

Are There Other Methods for Soot Removal?

The application of these rubber sponges can often erase dust, soot, and other debris coating large areas. When wet smoke damage or complicated residues and soils exist, the process for removing the damage varies as well. In these situations, our SERVPRO restorers might resort to:

  • Wet Cleaning
  • Media Blasting
  • Controlled Demolition

Many surfaces can be left covered in acidic soils and debris particles with how violent and destructive house fires can be. Our SERVPRO of South Everett team can help. Call us today at (425) 367-4484.

Can Water Mitigation Efforts in Everett Properties Change the Outcome?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

sitting pool of water Pooling water in your home will ruin carpets and laminate flooring. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians with training for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Focuses on Preventive Water Damage Repairs in Everett Properties

You have much to worry about if water intrudes into areas of your home where you have wooden floors. Wood being semi-porous deteriorates by swelling, cupping, buckling, or even rotting when enveloped in water for extended periods or if the drying attempt leaves traces of moisture.

The kind of water mitigation required in Everett properties depends on the wood used in the floor construction. For instance, engineered wood is more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood, so it tends to retain shape when exposed to water. Extracting water soon after the water spill and starting drying processes early can prevent any damages to engineered wood floors.

If notified in time, SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians can help fast-track water extraction. However, since water leaks are not always discovered in time, we also help with other water damage remediation processes. For instance, we help remove any water-soaked planks to save the floor. We also position air movers to dry the subfloor and apply antimicrobial products to prevent mold development. With our service, we can save your valued floor after

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

SERVPRO of South Everett handles different aspects of water mitigation, saving homeowners the headache of cleaning, repairing, or replacing materials. Call us at (425) 367-4484.

What Is The Best Way To Respond To Mold Damage In My Everett Warehouse?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Commercial buildings with mold remediation issues need the help of SERVPRO. Our techs will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Identifies Sources and Crafts Appropriate Mold Removal Plans for Everett Businesses

Your warehousing business can be affected in many ways by mold growth. Typical problems include deterioration of structural materials creating adverse conditions for the items you store in the facility. The mold can also spread to the contents damaging them or running their aesthetic appeal. Although it is relatively easy to identify mold, the cause might be harder to pin down.

One way to deal with mold damage conveniently in Everett is to involve a skilled restoration team. SERVPRO has Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians certified by the IICRC who tackle various aspects of the restoration, including identifying likely causes of the mold problem.

On visiting, our crew chiefs perform a thorough audit of different property sections, placing more emphasis on assemblies such as walls, floors, or cabinets. Apart from physical observation, we also use various instruments for probing. For example, thermo-hygrometers help establish the facility's humidity, while thermal cameras help reveal hidden wet pockets. 

On identifying the moldy areas and the likely cause of the infestation, our SERVPRO technicians can pursue the right mold remediation procedures, including controlled demolition, drying, and treatment of affected areas. With our service, you do not have to worry about:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

SERVPRO of South Everett helps businesses deal with mold damage conveniently. Call us at (425) 367-4484.

Does Fire Damage Restoration Change the Outcome After Fire Loss in Everett?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Uses Advanced House Fire Clean Up Techniques to Save Everett Properties

The city of Everett is known for many things, including holding the title of the biggest city in Snohomish County. One aspect that stands out is the recreational opportunities available in the area, primarily because the city lies between the bay to the west and the Cascade Mountains on the east. 

The Cascade Mountains provide a unique view, especially when coming into town through the I-5. The Whitehorse Peak, which is viewable from Everett, is one of the mountain’s outstanding features because of its steep, large local relief, which provides a net elevation gain of 6000 feet for hikers. Nels Bruseth was the first to climb Whitehorse Mountain in 1909. 

Skiing in Resorts Surrounding Everett

Everett is considered the launchpad for adventurers seeking to explore the Pacific Northwest. For skiers, there four ski locations within and two and half hour drive radius from the city, including:

  • Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

It is the closest ski resort since it is approximately a 1 hour 20 minutes drive from the city. The drive from the city is also enjoyable since you can get there through State Route 2, which is very scenic. Stevens is the local spot for most skiers in the area, so there is endless fun, bars, and restaurants.

  • Mt. Baker Ski Area

Mount Baker is distinguished for being ever snowy since it gets over 600 inches of snow each year, making it the resort with the most snowfall in North America. The ski area provides over 1000 acres for exploration. 

  • The Summit at Snoqualmie

The massive ski area with over 2000 acres of exploration and three base areas is located right off I-90, an hour and a half from Everett. It is perfect for different riding styles, including backcountry powder days, cross country, or going fast on groomers.

Hiking, Biking, and KiteBoarding

Everett is still a great location during summertime when you can explore different outdoor locations. Hiking trails such as Lowell Riverfront trail, McCollum Park Forest Loop Trail, and Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary are perfect for activities such as birdwatching, biking, or long relaxing walks.

How Can Advanced Fire Damage Restoration Change the Outcome in Everett Homes?

Fires can start in any section of a property sparked by a variety of sources. For instance, cases of faulty wiring sparking fires have been reported in properties. In a section such as a garage, the initial ignition can be worsened by the presence of flammable liquids or other combustible materials.

If the blaze is stopped before consuming most of the materials, fire damage restoration in the Everett home can focus on saving them. One technique SERVPRO uses to restore charred or heavily soiled materials is blast cleaning. Our technicians use different mediums, including sodium bicarbonate and carbon dioxide, which help remove all traces or charring and residues from surfaces without abrading them. Using these techniques, we can restore materials such as wood to their preloss state. 

Fires tend to leave heavy odors. Advanced deodorization techniques such as thermal fogging during smoke remediation help remove all odors from the house. Our teams use many other advanced techniques during:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Fire restoration
  • House fire clean up

SERVPRO of South Everett simplifies the process of fire damage restoration by providing skilled technicians and state-of-the-art equipment. Call us at (425) 367-4484.

Handling Fire Damage and Charred Contents After Your Everett House Fire

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damage SERVPRO takes personal care of your fire-damaged home. With trained techs and equipment for any size job.

SERVPRO uses specialized fire damage and restoration methods to carefully clean and restores your Everett belongings

Any house fire clean-up would have many working parts, especially if you had a lot of belongings or items stored where the fire broke out. Whether you require disposal of unsalvageable items or a need cleaning for things that can get restored, you want skilled fire and smoke damage technicians working on your Everett property. This is where SERVPRO can help, making sure everything is "Like it never even happened." 

Soot and smoke damage can be brutal to tackle inside fire-damaged Everett homes. However, SERVPRO has various cleaning methods to use when you contact us for help with fire damage in Everett. Even if many of your belongings were not located in the fire's direct path, there still could be a lot of smoke odors and soot particles that call for careful cleaning. Some of the cleaning options we use often include:

  • Wet or dry cleaning
  • Vacuum or brushes
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Ozone chamber
  • Gentle abrasion and more

SERVPRO of South Everett is at the top of the game regarding fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. When you need assistance with fire damage, we can have a crew at your door and ready to start an assessment within hours of your call. Reach us 24/7 by calling (425) 367-4484.