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Need Flood Damage Repairs and Rebuilding Services – Call SERVPRO

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in living room; sofa and chairs floating. Flooding is extremely stressful for homeowners. Don't DIY the repairs. Call SERVPRO!

Contact SERVPRO for All of Your Flood Damage Rebuilding Needs

There are three stages to dealing with flood damage in Kent and surrounding areas. First, there is the event itself when your home is flooded, and all your contents are wet and covered in silt and contaminated materials. Next, there is the process of removing the water and mud, cleaning your contents and structure, and then drying everything. And finally, there is the process of rebuilding damaged structures, flooring, walls, and cupboards.

At SERVPRO, we can help you recover from flood damage, make repairs and rebuild your home in Kent. While we cannot stop the floodwaters, we can offer cleaning, drying, and reconstruction services to our clients to bring their homes back to their original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Every situation is assessed by our technicians, who are on-site within 4 hours of your call. We deploy submersible pumps, wet vacuums, carpet wands, air movers, and large format desiccant dehumidifiers to dry your home quickly and mitigate the secondary damage from standing water and mold growth.

Once your home is ready for reconstruction, SERVPRO can also coordinate our in-house team of licensed residential contractors to repair, restore and rebuild your home as needed. One of the frustrations of many clients is waiting for contractors to complete rebuilding services. With SERVPRO, we seamlessly transition from cleaning and drying to rebuilding your home and property. SERVPRO also works with your insurance company to manage all billing and communication needs.

SERVPRO provides end to end full service, including:

  • Emergency service water removal and drying
  • Flood damage restoration and repairs
  • Reconstruction of all damaged structures

Call SERVPRO of Kent for flood damage restoration in Kent and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

Fast Response SERVPRO Team Provides Fire Restoration in Tukwila

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

closeup of fireman holding hose; water gushing from hose Did you know that water damage often accompanies fire damage? SERVPRO has the tools for complete fire and water damage restoration.

Need Temporary Construction Solutions and Fire Restoration in Tukwila – Call SERVPRO

The damage from a fire can be catastrophic for many homeowners in Tukwila. The damage caused by the fire, combined with smoke distribution and the fire department's efforts, can severely damage a property. Further damage is caused if cleaning and drying efforts are not undertaken immediately. Immediate fire restoration mitigation can reduce the amount of secondary damage significantly.

SERVPRO provides fire restoration and reconstruction services for homeowners in Tukwila. We respond within four hours of your call. We are also the preferred restoration vendor for insurance companies in the area, and we have a close relationship with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. We work closely with both to minimize the damage to your home and begin reconstruction as quickly as possible.

Every fire incident is different. Even small fires can cause extensive damage due to smoke and water damage. SERVPRO provides emergency services to our customers. We are a fully licensed general contractor allowing us to provide seamless services to the client and minimize the time it takes to clean, dry, and repair their home. Our services include:

  • Fire damage assessment
  • Board up and application of tarps on the roof to protect your home
  • Removal of debris
  • Demolition
  • Water damage restoration, including removal and drying
  • Cleaning and removal of smoke residues from all surfaces
  • Construction solutions
  • Damage mitigation

Once a home has been dried, cleaned and smoke residues removed, the next stage is to rebuild the damaged structures and replace flooring materials as needed. There can be significant delays while contractors are hired and programmed to do the work. SERVPRO provides general contracting services to provide a smooth transition from demolition, drying, and cleaning activities to reconstruction, minimizing the time needed to transition your home to its preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of Kent for fire restoration services in Tukwila and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

Need Water Damage Repairs in Kent – Call SERVPRO

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

top view of washing machine during spin cycle Leaking appliances can quickly cause a lot of water to enter your home. No worries! SERVPRO is equipped to remove the water.

Let SERVPRO Help with Water Damage Repairs in Kent – Call Today

Leaking water pipes, overflowing sinks, and malfunctioning appliances in Kent homes can cause hundreds of gallons of water to flow into your home in a few hours. Water also migrates to the lowest point in your home or business, soaking everything in its path and pooling in difficult-to-reach areas under cupboards and inside walls. Drywall and particle boards can absorb water quickly, causing swelling and permanent damage. Warm, humid conditions can also lead to the growth of mold colonies in as little as 24 hours. Mold can cause health effects.

Let SERVPRO help you deal with water damage repairs in Kent before secondary damage occurs and mold has an opportunity to grow and cause more damage to your contents and structure. We strongly believe a fast response can mitigate the damage caused by a water leak. We are onsite in less than four hours and deploy state-of-the-art equipment to extract pooled water and quickly dry your home.

Our fast response focuses on removing water and moisture to reduce the amount of secondary damage often caused by delays in eliminating water and humidity from your home. A few of the services we provide:

  • Mold contamination remediation and restoration
  • Drying hardwood flooring to avoid swelling and cupping
  • Basement flooding cleanup, drying, and repairs
  • Drying contents and protecting your personal belongings from further water damage

When our skilled technicians arrive onsite, they will immediately assess the situation and begin arranging to deploy the appropriate equipment and team members to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Kent for water damage repair in Kent and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

 Removing Smoke Odors from Garaged Vehicles in Tukwila Homes

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

firemen spraying down car on fire. When smoke and odor damage from fire attacks your vehicle. You need the help of SERVPRO and their fire damage restoration service.

Odor Removal For Special Areas Requires Focused Cleaning and Deodorization in Tukwila Properties. 

When garage fires occur, vehicles parked can become heavily exposed to smoke and fire damage. Odors can spread fast in this confined space, including penetrating the interior of cars. Some of the areas in the auto most likely to trap odors include:

  • Dashboard
  • Door Cavities
  • Inside the Ventilation System
  • Seats

Odor Counteractant Practices in the Vehicle

Ventilation is common practice with removing harsh odors from damaged spaces during fire restoration in Tukwila properties. Keeping the doors open can begin to air out strong smells. The placement of counteractant granules and beads can trap odors within the car, including the ventilation system. 

Fogging and Cleaning Surfaces in the Car 

Thermal and ULV fogging approaches can begin to noticeably reduce the presence of harsh odors trapped in crevices and fabrics. Cleaning surfaces can also reduce the severity of smoke odors in vehicles exposed to fire losses. 

The Advantages of an Ozone Machine 

While ozone machines are a popular choice for deodorization, these options are not without potential concerns. Generators produce an unsafe environment for technicians and occupants, so the use of neutralizing ozone machines needs to be heavily regulated and documented to meet specific usage guidelines. By introducing an unstable chemical compound into the smoke-damaged area, the produced ozone bonds with odor molecules and neutralizes them. 

Fires that begin in areas like the garage are subject to accelerant exposure and fuels that can make soot and harsh odors a formidable obstacle during restoration. Our experienced fire recovery team can provide efficient and thorough cleaning of the affected space, such as vehicles, and return these cars to preloss condition as fast as possible. Our SERVPRO of Kent team is standing by 24/7 to help at (253) 850-1500.

How Can Lingering Storm water in a Kent Home’s Crawlspace Threaten the House?

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

standing in a pool of storm water in home SERVPRO techs are ready at a moment's notice for any size storm damage restoration service for your home. Call now for fast and reliable work.

Our Professionals Can Help With Water Removal in Kent Crawlspaces to Protect the Property. 

Water infiltration to areas like crawlspaces beneath homes in the area can prove destructive to the main living levels above. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Kent team can ensure that the appropriate mitigation efforts begin to prevent unnecessary destruction to the property, its contents, or its occupants. 

Removing Water from a Crawlspace 

Stormwater extraction from Kent homes and crawlspaces requires units ideal for confined spaces and tight quarters. Truck-mount extractors can move floodwater and debris to a safe disposal point with efficiency. Wet vacuums are also a potential extraction option when accessibility of larger discharge and intake hoses might prove challenging.

How Can Lingering Water Damage Impact the House

The longer water rests on the ground beneath the house, the more likely secondary effects like mold and microbial threats will exist. Moist conditions are destructive to sensitive building materials from a structural integrity standpoint as well. Efforts should be made as soon as possible to remove stormwater. 

The Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Repairs and rehabilitation are often needed when structural elements suffer prolonged exposure to standing water and moisture concerns. As crippling as saturation can be to structural supports and floor joists, ensuring repeat disasters do not happen vitally. Crawlspace encapsulation covers all surface materials and the dirt/concrete floors with thick polypropylene sheeting and manages intrusive water safely. Encapsulated spaces promote:

Your home could suffer substantial possible damage when standing water persists in areas like the crawlspace. While these necessary construction elements can keep homeowners out of the primary flood zone, water damage should get resolved as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Kent team is available 24/7 to help at (253) 850-1500. 

Kent, WA Soot Removal from Fire Damaged Walls and Ceilings

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration. Call now!

Several Products and Practices can Eliminate Soot and Smoke Damage in Kent Houses. 

There are no two fire incidents that are identical, making the preparation and preparedness for developing emergencies critical for professionals like our SERVPRO team. Our commitment that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster begins with our effective mitigation services and job scoping that determines the extent of the damage and what can be done to return the house to its original condition. 

Vertical Surface Smoke Damage Deposits 

Fire damage to Kent homes often means smoke and soot deposits. With high pressure and high heat fires, the turbidity of the smoke and airflow forces solid particles against vertical surfaces and into crevices. Dry sponging and other non-wet cleaning approaches can begin the restoration of these specific soils.

Cleaning Up Soot and Smoke Residues 

Smoke and soot can be two of the most formidable obstacles for fire restoration in area homes and businesses. Understanding how to counteract the chemical composition of these deposits can make them much easier to loosen and remove. Some of the products and services often considered include:

Is Controlled Demolition Necessary for Kent Homes? 

While our responding team always focuses on restoring and recovering over replacement, this is not always practical or possible. Fires can be a devastating force that destroys installed elements, making replacement a necessity. There are also instances where building inspection determines that while surfaces can be restored, it might be more cost-efficient to consider replacement instead.

Fire restoration and cleanup can be considerable for even experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Kent team. When high-pressure and high-heat fires have impacted the property, many wall systems, and vertical surfaces will require cleaning and wiping. Our technicians are ready to help however you need when you call (253) 850-1500.

Where to Find Kent Water Mitigation Services?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the white tile floor in a kitchen Water damage mitigation needs to be a thorough process or else there will be further complications. Call Team SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO of Kent Technicians Are Water Mitigation Experts!

Many people find themselves overwhelmed when facing water damage, but that is not necessarily a problem. Looking for help immediately and reaching out for professional assistance is the best thing you can do for your home when an accident happens. If you do not freeze and instead seek help, it can help prevent further problems, such as microbial growth.

If you find your home requires Kent water mitigation services, hurry and call for help! Everyone with a dishwasher has had it leak at least once. However, what happens when you know that the leak sat for an extended period before it was discovered? You may find your vinyl floor has bubbled and swollen up, and water has spread beneath the toe-kicks of your counters. If you can see this damage, it is time to call an expert!

SERVPRO can help you during your time of need with the assistance of advanced industry-grade technology. Our technicians can bring equipment designed for drawing excess moisture from the structure of your home. Such devices include: 

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Axial Fans
  • Flood Drying Matts (For Hardwood flooring) 
  • Wet/Dry Vacuums 

In a situation like the one mentioned above, we could use thermal imaging technology to search for any hidden pockets of water, to ensure we mitigate as much damage as we can. From there, we can remove any materials that are severely damaged, such as swollen vinyl floor tiles. When we're finished, we can return your home to you with the hope that it feels like it did before the water damage sunk in. It is always our priority to leave you happy.

If your home suffers water damage, never wait to get assistance. Communicate with SERVPRO of Kent by dialing (253) 850-1500. We're happy to help you during a difficult time. 

What Do I Do If I Find Mold Damage in My Tukwila House?

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

a wet ceiling with mold growing on it Don’t panic when you find mold in your bathroom or in any room of your house. Contact our SERVPRO technicians to investigate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Can Help You Remediate the Mold Damage Inside of Your Tukwila Home!

Finding a mold colony inside of your home is something most homeowners would like to avoid if possible. Mold can cause health effects and impact the structure of your home. Active spores can spread through your ventilation system and create a second colony in another section of your home. Microbial growth is tricky to deal with, so it is fortunate that professional help is never far from your home. 

SERVPRO can send experienced technicians to provide local Tukwila mold remediation services to your home after a phone call. No matter what time, or day of the week, we have advanced equipment and technicians ready to go. Our technicians are expertly trained and are mold remediation specialists. We have your back.

For example, let us say you discover mold damage behind your shower tile during a DIY renovation. The previous owners did not install the tile with epoxy grout, and water has been seeping beneath the tile for some time. Having a wrench thrown into your project is certainly irritating. However, here at SERVPRO, we strive to arrive swiftly and work as quickly as possible while also providing high-quality services. Our technicians can:

  • Close ventilation and seal your bathroom off to prevent the spread of active spores
  • Scrape, scrub and clean visible mold with disinfectant
  • Removal unsalvageable material and dispose of it
  • Use antimicrobial agents to help prevent regrowth

Once our agents finish dealing with the mold damage, we can set up drying equipment. Removing moisture from the existing structure is just as important as removing the mold; after all, spores thrive on the excess. Our goal is to do a thorough and quick job, so you can get back to your project and enjoy your bathroom once more. 

If you find mold damage, never wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Kent by phoning (253) 850-1500. We're ready to help!

Kent, WA Flood Damage Remediation Services by SERVPRO

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

an uprooted tree that is leaning on top of a house Was your home damaged by a recent storm? Contact our experienced SERVPRO storm damage remediation team. We are standing by 24/7.

Restoring Kent Residences With Superior Flood Damage Restoration Services

After an extreme heatwave, a heavy thunderstorm might feel like the perfect cure for the state of Washington. However, intense rainfall and lightning can cause problems for your home and neighborhood. Not only does flash flooding pose a risk, but old and unstable trees can quickly topple due to high-speed wind gusts.

Many scenarios can leave your home in need of professional Kent flood damage remediation services. For example, picture winds exceeding 60 mph and knocking the old oak next to your home over. Several smaller branches break a window as it falls, but luckily your roof continues to support the rest of the tree's weight. Swiftly calling SERVPRO allows our skilled technicians to get to you faster, which can help minimize damage and reduce remediation costs.

You may find yourself wondering how our techs might tackle such a situation. We've handled many cases of flood damage, and luckily we're pretty skilled at removing debris from your home. SERVPRO can start by: 

  • Removing the tree with chainsaws and careful maneuvering  
  • Tarping over your broken window
  • Covering any breaches on your roof

Our first goal is to remove the obstruction and stop water from getting inside. Once in, we can use different advanced technological devices for the remediation. Let's say the branches impacted a bedroom. SERVPRO can use extractors, dehumidifiers, fans, and wet/dry vacuums to remove water and dry the floors afterward. Furthermore, we can remove furniture, baseboards and even make flood cuts to ensure no microbial growth occurs. Once finished, we can return your belongings to you, and move in the future. By the time we're finished, we hope to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." 

If your home needs remediation services, call us now! Dial (253) 850-1500 to speak with SERVPRO of Kent. We are ready to help when you need it!

Can SERVPRO Find Hidden Moisture Behind Kitchen Cabinets in Kent Homes?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Thermal imaging equipment SERVPRO uses state of the art moisture detection equipment in your home for thorough drying after a water incident takes place.

SERVPRO Can Find and Provide Water Damage Repair for Hidden Moisture in Kent

If you think there is water behind your kitchen cabinets, it is wise to get professional help immediately. The longer the liquid sits, the more damage it can do. Expediency is the key when it comes to water damage mitigation.

How Does SERVPRO Find Hidden Pockets of Water?

Part of our water damage repair services in Kent is locating hidden moisture. Our technicians utilize professional equipment that assists them in finding the water and assessing how much water they are dealing with. They use that information to proceed with water damage remediation. Some of the equipment used for this includes:

  • Moisture Sensors – These are used to find moisture trapped under carpet and padding. It also helps determine how much the water has spread.
  • Penetrating Moisture Meters -This allows us to use probes to penetrate multiple layers to find hidden water.
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras – Hunts for cold spots, which often indicate water. Moisture is often present when there is a fluctuation in temperatures behind walls and cabinets.
  • Borescopes – This is a long hose with a camera attached to the end. Allows technicians to photograph the situation. Helps determine water levels and contamination.

Trapped Water Removal

Once all the particulars are known, we then begin the water damage repair. We extract all excess water and follow up with the drying process. The goal is always to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” Contact SERVPRO of Kent at (2530 850-1500 for all your water restoration needs.