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Professionally Removing Odors from Fire Damage in Aberdeen Homes.

5/21/2024 (Permalink)

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Fire and Smoke Cleanup Include Deodorization

Fire damage can be one of a homeowner's costliest and most traumatic events. Because a fire can spread quickly from one room to the next, several areas of your residence can be overwhelmed with soot, suspended particulates, and noxious malodors. While overwhelming, choosing a competent restoration team is the first step in overcoming significant stages to get life back to normal, such as neutralizing smoke and burning smells.

While fire damage in Aberdeen homes and businesses involves multiple layers and considerations, SERVPRO® is with you every step of the way. From the earliest mitigation efforts and containment strategies to repairs and deodorization, we understand what it means to make it seem “Like it never even happened” ™. One of the final steps of our process is removing harsh smoke smells that disasters create. 

How SERVPRO Addresses Smoke Odors 

  • Air Scrubbing—HEPA air scrubbers are the most efficient weapons for eliminating airborne contaminants and smells. These scrubbers can trap over 99 percent of particulates, effectively reducing the source of harsh malodors after a fire. 
  • Thermal Fogging – Using a deodorizing product heated to fog for dispersion, the product interacts with present odor molecules in the environment and neutralizes them. 
  • Ozone Generator—This is among our most popular processes for eliminating residual smoke odors after a fire. It eradicates all lingering smoke damage, like proteins and charring smells. After a minimum of 24 hours of exposure to ozone, the chemical reaction destroys foreign smells. 

Assistance a Phone Call Away 

When fires impact your home or business, you can trust the fast and reliable performance of SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties. We know what it takes to get your home back to pre-fire condition, including multiple solutions to neutralize and eliminate lingering malodors from the accelerants or combusting materials. When disaster threatens your home, pick up the phone and dial (360) 533-8667.

Effective Water Damage Cleanup for Aberdeen Hardwood Flooring

4/24/2024 (Permalink)

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Water Mitigation and Restoration After Leaks

Water damage can be a challenging obstacle to overcome, especially regarding hardwood flooring. Even small leaks can cause severe harm to the surface and composition of wood surfaces. However, with the proper techniques and equipment, it is possible to restore the flooring instead of replacing it entirely.

Assessing the Extent of Water Damage

The first step in dealing with water damage in Aberdeen homes is discovering the extent of the damage. This process involves assessing the saturation levels of the hardwood flooring, both on the surface and beneath it. Our team of experienced technicians uses advanced moisture detection devices and thermography to identify trapped moisture early on. This proactive approach allows us to restore the flooring before the damage becomes irreversible.

Free Moisture

Free moisture refers to water molecules not yet chemically bonded with the wood's molecular makeup. In other words, surface water can be removed through drying and moisture removal techniques like drying mats, air movers, and dehumidifiers. When only free moisture exists, we can restore the planks to their original condition without warping or distortion.

Bound Moisture

Bound moisture, on the other hand, is water that has saturated the wood flooring and irreversibly altered its composition. Signs of bound moisture include swelling around the joints between planks. Once bound water is detected, the affected portions of the flooring must be removed and replaced.

Full-Service Restoration Solutions

As a full-service restoration team, SERVPRO® offers a range of solutions to address water damage in your home. Our experienced contractors can oversee every aspect of the restoration process, including:  

  • Drying
  • Cleaning
  • Controlled demolition
  • Build-back

At SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties, our trained technicians are ready 24/7 to provide adequate water cleanup solutions for your Aberdeen hardwood flooring. We use state-of-the-art equipment, including high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers, to extract moisture effectively and prevent further damage. Call us today at (360) 533-8667 to find out how we can help after a leak.

SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties: Additional Services

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professionals do more than people think. SERVPRO Franchise is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Our goal here at SERVPRO is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Additional Services

  • Board-ups: SERVPRO may need to board up your home using sturdy, durable materials designed to keep out whether intrusion and intrusion by outsiders.
  • Inventory: SERVPRO Professionals take inventory of everything in every room categorized them as salvageable, non-salvageable, and questionable allowing for easier contents settlement.
  • Move-Outs: If your content stays in the damaged house for to long it may need to be relocated and a move out may be requested by contractor.
  • Electronic Cleaning: Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces when m moisture is also present. If the residues are not removed, corrosion can eat away at the metal casing and can cause electronic failure in the device. SERVPRO can clean the outside casing of the electronic device correctly and refer you to a qualified electronics vendor.
  • Art Work: Artwork ranges from inexpensive framed pictures to extremely valuable fine art. Restoration of expensive and valued art requires the use of a trained art restorer, while less expensive art may not warrant these costly specialized services.

Everything in your home that was in the affected area will be taken care of will be photographed and written down. SERVPRO Professionals will get your content taken care of and make your home safe again.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 (360) 533-8667

Calling SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

When you notice water damage, immediate action is significant when it comes to protecting your home and your personal items. It only takes a couple hours and the water damage, or the fire damage can ruin everything that it touches.

We are trained here to know what exactly you are looking for and to know exactly what needs to be done and the process that it takes to complete the task and make your house look "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties are highly trained in property damage Restoration. When calling SERVPRO it will be a quick process before we get people over there helping you.

SERVPRO Representative Questions

  • Name & Contact information
  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 (360) 533-8667

Why SERVPRO

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

When all goes wrong and you don't have a clue on what to do next. Call SERVPRO our team of professionals are here to help in any way possible. There is little that we can't do, you name it and we will see to it that you get the help that you need. A lot of people don't really know about what exactly it is that we do. Well for those of you who don't know and those of you who think you know what it is that we do, here are just a few things that SERVPRO Professionals do that helps make SERVPRO your first choice.

The Better Choice Because...

  • Lower Recovery Costs, The SERVPRO System helps save your money
  • Restored content will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition when possible.
    • Ever item is Written down
    • Metal is Polished
    • Flooring mopped and cleaned. Stripped, sealed, and refinishing and will be done if it is authorized by both you and the adjuster.
    • Cleaning/ Painting
    • Deodorized
    • Clothing if affected we will recommend a dry-cleaner or professional laundry cleaner, and help inform them that there was smoke damage.
    • Deduct work

Those are just a few things the SERVPRO Franchise Professionals do. You name it and we will get it done or point you into the right direction.

One Hour - At SERVPRO within one hour form the notice of the loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange service. So, you'll know help is on the way.

Four Hours- Within four hours of notification of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damages and saving money is responding quickly to your damage. Call right away. While the SERVPRO Franchise Professional will explain the process step by step so you can anticipate the outcome.

Eight Hours- Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally you adjuster or property manager.

Flooding

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

We have had a lot of rain and it doesn’t look like it is going to slow down any time so. Rivers, lakes and bodies of water, are getting high and can potentially cause flooding. If flooding occurs and the water flows into your home, do not panic, try your best to stay calm. SERVPRO specializes in Flood Damage. As soon as we get your call we will have people at your home to begin drying it out.  To help get your home looking "Like it never even happened."

Taking Precautions

  • Water proof your basements, doors and windows.
  • Try to have a backup water supply
    • Back up toilet supply
  • In case of severe flooding try to have extra food and liquids

After Math’s of Flooding

  • Turn off Electricity
  • Avoid anything that has been soaked by the flood
  • Call SERVPRO
  • Contact Insurance

Frozen Pipes

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

As the weather gets colder and ice begins to form be weary of your pipes. If they freeze it may cause damage to your house when you try to use your water.

Precautions

  • Make sure hose is drained and stored indoors
  • Close outdoor water valves.
  • Add Installation to attic/crawl space 

Thawing Pipes 

  • Keep faucet open
  • Apply heat to the section by rapping heating pad around pipe
  • Keep Heat applied until full water press is restored
  • Check all faucets

Try  to follow these precautions they will help out. If you are worried about it or you just  don't feel comfortable with trying to fix your pipes by yourself we can help. If your pipes burst don't go crazy we will be there to help as soon as you call. 

Hazardous Proper Disposal

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

Bio-hazardous waste is more common than you think. Sometimes you dispose of these items yourself improperly, not knowing that it is illegal and unsafe to do so. Bio-hazards are when something is a risk to the human health or environment. Some examples of bio-hazards are:

  • Animal waste
  • Human bodily fluids
  • Pathological waste
  • Sharps waste
  • Human blood and blood products

Without the proper clean-up of this waste, many things can happen. For example:

  • These items can be infectious, if not disposed of properly could cause negative health effects. The severity of the situation would be based on the items that were incorrectly disposed.
  • If sharps waste is not disposed of properly, the risk of someone being poked by these needles is high. This could result in diseases being transmitted.
  • Hazardous materials could pollute water if sent to landfills.
  • Materials can damage pipes and storage drains if improperly disposed down sinks or toilets.

Luckily, hazardous waste clean-up is one of the many services that SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties offers. If you need any assistance, call us today 360-533-8667.

Commercial Cleaning Services

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, your local SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties can help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties to make your works place or warehouse look its very best.

Your local SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties will get the job done right and get it done quickly with more than 100 exclusive cleaning products.

Mold Processes

5/26/2023 (Permalink)

The Mold Mitigation & Remediation Process
When there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following step illustrates a typical mold removal process.

Call SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties professionals
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties professionals. A representative will ask you a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.
Inspection & Damage Assessment
Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose or other organic material and water which can be hidden in plain view.

Mold Containment
Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the clean up process.
Air Filtration
Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.


Removing Mold & Mold Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Anti fungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.


Cleaning Contents & Belongings
SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties professionals may be able to clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment.

SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties understands mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us at 360-533-8667 to make it “Like it never even happened.”