Mold in Vacation Homes
Take care of mold the correct way. SERVPRO can do that for you. (360) 463-9408
Having a vacation home can be fun and rewarding but also can lead to unknown damages when not properly cared for. Making sure you inspect potentially hazardous areas is the best way to prevent any mold damages to go unnoticed. For example, lets say that you are leaving your vacation home at the end of the summer and you are not planning on returning until next summer, you leave water running that has a leak. Now that the water was leaking and you didn’t know for almost a year, you come to the house COVERED in mold and previous water damage that most insurance companies don’t cover. SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is here to help with the damages but we also would like to give you some tips on preventing this from happening. Clear gutter to carry water away from the house. Fix any areas where mold can grow (missing shingles, loose door frame, window-drywall separation). Set thermostat higher, this will dehumidify inside the house correctly. Look for any standing water in home (sink, shower, fridge, washing machine, and toilet). Eliminate clutter throughout the house and keep clean before departure of home.
Preventing Storm Damage
Help keep yourself,family, and your home safe. If a emergency does happen give SERVPRO a call.
Usually there is a warning before a huge storm comes rolling in. In any case that a storm is coming, there are some ways to help prevent storm damages to your home and/or vehicles. If your home is around large bushes or trees, remove the dead branches. These dead branches will be the first to fly around in a heavy wind. Also, cut back branches that overhang onto your driveway or over your house. Secure outdoor items such as pools, trampolines, grills, picnic tables, and lawn furniture. These pose a risk to fly into the exterior walls of homes or into vehicles. Clean out gutters and other drainage areas around your home to ensure the best flow of storm water. Have sand bags on hand to prevent any water from coming into your home. Check roof for loose shingles or nails. With a heavy wind storm, loose roofing materials can be dislodged and leave openings exposed for further damage. If you do have any damages from a storm, SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is only a call away (360)533-8667!
Fire In Your Home
Call SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties for your fire damage needs, today! (360) 533-8667
If you’re experience fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO. Here at SERVPRO we handle all fires with care, no matter the size. We understand your devastation when something like this happens and handle your home like it was our own. Once you are certain everyone is accounted for and you’re all safe, it’s now time to start thinking about the next step. We understand your stress and anxiety, but it is important you think clearly and quickly to prevent any further damage to your home. First, call your insurance company and let them know your situation. Next, call SERVPRO, we will get a crew together immediately and start the board up process and do what we can to get your closest belongings to you. We will work closely with you to assure you that you are getting the best care and are aware of the situation. This is never an easy situation for a homeowner, but we like to make the process as smooth as possible and help to make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Precautions For Home
By following these precautions it will help keep you and you loved ones safe. We are just one call away.
There are many reasons a home could catch on fire, but here are some ways to prevent fires and be aware of your surroundings.
Fireplace: In different seasons, homeowners turn to a fireplace or stove for heat. However, the fire could pop and send embers out onto nearby kindling, furniture, paper, or rugs. If this was to happen, it’s possible that it could strike a fire. If not properly taken care of, could result in fire damage throughout the home. Make sure all fires are not left unattended, close stove/fireplace doors when not feeding the fire and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
Home Electrical System: If your electrical is not up to date or there is something wrong with your electrical and you are unaware, this could result in damage that can go unseen until there is a bigger fire loss. Always check if outlets are overloaded. Regularly check your crawl space or attack to see if any rodents have chewed on any wires.
Extension Cords: These are very helpful when you cannot reach a regular plug in but can be very dangerous if multiple items are plugged in the same extension cord. If needing to use these cords, make sure they are turned off regularly. Also, make sure you are using a high-quality cord when needing to use it for multiple items.
Space Heaters: Just like a fireplace, space heaters are used in different seasons for extra warmth throughout the house. These can become extremely dangerous because of how hot they can get. When using a space heater, make sure it is three feet away from any furniture throughout the home. Also, make sure it is out of the way of any foot traffic. These could easily get knocked face first onto a carpet or rug and start a fire with direct heat. Only stand a heater on a flat hard flooring. Do not set a space heater up on a table or counter, this makes it easier for it to be knocked over.
If you do end up in a situation where you’re needing help with your fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties (360) 533-8667. We will be there for you and help you along the way. Fires are dangerous and the best way to protect against them is knowing the most vulnerable places are throughout your home and inspect them regularly.
Kill Mold Properly
SERVPRO can get rid of mold the correct way. Just give us a call.
If you have mold throughout your home, it is best to remove the situation before it gets any worse. If you touch a moldy surface, the next surface you touch will now have those mold spores on them. Most people believe that you can just put some bleach water on the surface, scrub it, and that will kill it. In all actuality, bleach does not kill mold, it just bleaches it. Once you try and scrub a moldy surface and then scrub onto a clean surface, you have just transferred all those mold spores. To kill and remove mold, you need special chemicals. There is also a fogging technique that prevents mold. In a situation like this, it is best to call a professional and at least let them evaluate the situation. Luckily, SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties can help. Our crew members have mold knowledge and have the ability to get rid of the mold with our cleaning products. Call SERVPRO today (360) 533-8667!
Flood Damage To Your Home
From a little loss to a large loss SERVPRO is here to take care of you.
Living around Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, storms are ALWAYS a possibility. In many situations, there are some storm damages to homes, large or small. In many cases there are floods and debris damages. Just like the huge flood in 2015, do not worry we have equipment to extract the standing water and to dry out the structure of your home. We will help take care of your belonging by getting them back to our shop by cleaning and getting them back in tip top shape. We will do any demo needed to reconstruct your house to the condition it was in before the storm. SERVPRO will help you every step of the way. For any future storm damages, know SERVPRO is here to help (360) 533-8667!
Try to remember that mold can be anywhere but it be taken care of.
There are a lot of different ways to tell you have a mold issue in your home. You can walk in and already tell there is a musty smell, that’s the first sign. You could have physical symptoms from mold which can cause serious health problems. These health problems can start out at short term but when not taken care of, can turn into a long term issue. Mold can also grow when there was previous water damage that was not properly dried out. This mold could be on the subfloor, in the walls, in the insulation, and other hidden areas. Another way to tell if you have a mold issue is the physically visible mold. This mold could be anywhere but will most likely be in damp and cold areas that are not well circulated. Mold is not something to mess around with. If you think you have an issue, call SERVPRO today (360) 533-8667!
Making sure your home has a stable foundation because in Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties the weather is very unpredictable.
Living around Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, the weather is never predictable. In the last 11 years, there have been many storms from small to large but one of the largest storms was the power outage in 2007, it extremely windy and the rain was blowing so hard that there were trees taking out windows and trees falling on roofs. There were foundations of houses slipping and landslides so large that people’s houses were sliding down hills. Weather does not stop the SERVPRO team if you call we will be there to take care of both you and your home. In a storm like that, SERVPRO has the capability of boarding up windows/doors once they are damages. Also, we can tarp roofs to help prevent any further damages. Just give us a call (360)533-8667
Getting Your Emergency Taken Care Of
SERVPRO is always here to help know matter how big of an emergency. Remember we are just one call away (360) 533-867.
If you have a house or even business emergency (fire loss, water loss, mold etc.) call SERVPRO. Here at SERVPRO our goal is to make everything look “like it never even happened”. From the exact moment that a client calls we begin to work. We start off by taking down all their info, what happened, where the loss occurred, how long it’s been going on, when it happened, if they have contacted there insurance etc. after getting all the info we begin to put a crew together. With in an hour the customer is contacted and told we are getting a crew together and will be dispatched to their location and should be there shortly. After arriving to the job, the project manager will begin to assess the loss and decide what is the best and quickest way to fix the loss. The project manager will then tell the crew where to begin and the project manager themselves will go and talk to the client, to help them understand our step by step process to help calm their nerves about their loss.
When water and fire damages happen in Commercial properties, the loss might be greater than expected. These losses are more often than not, complex, and require knowledge and a flexible response. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure about the process we take for taking care of your home, SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific County is here to help. We treat all losses, small or big, with care. Our crew chief will quickly work with a team to assess each unique situation and in most cases, businesses can run normally while we restore damaged areas. We will walk you through our process and to help ease your mind. We are here to take care of you and make the situation, “Like it never even happened.”