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What Is the Best Way to Fight Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Marysville Homes?

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Considers Odor Penetration Patterns Before Choosing a Deodorization Approach

When fire burns, it leaves various byproducts, including surface deposits like soot and particulate matter suspended in the air. One effect of these residues is pungent odors that engulf the entire property. As you carry out fire damage restoration processes such as cleaning, you may notice some reduction in the odor, but you may still feel uncomfortable, leaving you in a dilemma of what to do next.

Choosing professional fire damage restoration for your Marysville home is one way to eliminate all the challenges that come with fire disasters, including restoring indoor air quality. SERVPRO can help evaluate your deodorization needs, thus determining whether any unpleasant odor can go away on its own or removal is necessary.

Odor management takes various approaches, including:

  • Using masking agents to conceal any temporary odor
  • Deodorizing surfaces by spraying water-based deodorizers 
  • Fogging to remove deeply embedded odors

The kind of action necessary when dealing with odors depends on many factors, so it varies case-by-case. For instance, the type of finish on materials left undamaged by the fire determines whether odor molecules penetrate deeply. In general, unfinished materials like wood can act as odor reservoirs long after the fire is out. The age of the material also matters since older materials tend to be more porous. 

Removing deeply embedded odors requires:

  • Replicating the conditions during odor deposit
  • Neutralization of odor molecules without damaging the surrounding materials
  • Sealing surfaces if odor removal is impractical 

One of the effective procedures our SERVPRO teams use against deeply embedded odors is thermal fogging. The fogging equipment heats and atomizes solvent-based deodorizers producing thick fog, which readily spreads all over the room and penetrates deep into affected materials reaching all odor molecules.

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington can manage fire damage restoration at your property, removing any traces of foul odor, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (360) 658-0506.

Do Water Restoration Companies Present Any Special Benefits to Marysville Homeowners?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO for your home are the right choice. Our goal is to have your home back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO Introduces Convenience to the Restoration Process After Water Damages a Home

When a pipe bursts in your bathroom, within the ceiling, wall space, or any other location in your house, you need an immediate solution. Calling a professional can help you restore any damaged areas. However, it might be challenging to decide which one is the best for the problems at your Marysville home.

Resolving water damage may require the skills of a plumber, building contractor, cleaning service, among other professionals. You can break the choice dilemma by hiring water restoration companies for your Marysville property. Such companies can handle most of the tasks needed to deal with the damage. SERVPRO provides highly trained and well-equipped teams for such tasks.

The main tasks water removal companies manage include:

When one team handles a restoration task, the process changes from a confusing, costly affair to a convenient and cost-effective operation. Apart from helping resolve the problems, the restorer can also help you avoid the hassle of dealing with third parties. For instance, SERVPRO works closely with insurance adjusters during the restoration and also finds and manages any independent contractors that might be required for the task.

The water leak might leave some sections of your home in bad shape because of soggy materials, slick surfaces, and other problems. SERVPRO can help establish barriers separating the affected areas from the rest of the property, thus allowing you to continue occupying your home. We normally use plastic sheets supported by retractable steel extension poles to create the barriers.

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington is one of the water restoration companies that can manage an incident, making it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (360) 658-0506.

What Is the Most Crucial Step to Combat Flood Damage in Arlington Heights Business Premises?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Evaluates Losses Determining What to Give Priority During Restoration

Whether water accumulates in your Arlington Heights business premises for a few minutes, days, or hours, you can expect some problems. The issues can range from soiling, odors, rotting, and rusting, among other forms of physical deterioration. It is crucial to recognize that the outcome of flood damage is hinged on the severity of the loss and the mitigation actions.

Minimizing water exposure for contents and structural materials should be your top priority when flood damage affects your Arlington Heights premises. Most of the severe problems that force businesses to close down permanently develop from severe water exposure. SERVPRO can help you take or expedite the necessary actions to prevent any unnecessary long-term effects from the loss.

Some typical flood-related issues that can lead to long-term closure include:

  • Accumulation of hazardous wastes
  • Proliferation of microbes 
  • Rotting and other forms of material deterioration

Among the simplest ways to combat these problems is expediting water removal since floodwater that is left to sit in business premises over an extended period fuels such as breakdown of organic materials, which can turn into hazardous waste. SERVPRO uses various techniques, including highly efficient equipment to facilitate water removal.

Some of these water removal equipment used include:

  • Self-priming pumps to remove water with solids
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Truck-mounted water extractors

Apart from helping prevent extreme deterioration of materials, water removal also helps pave the way for regular restoration tasks, thus allowing regular business operations to resume. Carrying out such tasks with the water in place is impossible since the floors are slick and other hazards such as electrocution are high.  

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington helps businesses respond appropriately to the threat of flood damage. Call us at (360) 658-0506. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Electrical Safety is Critical When In-Home Flooding Occurs in Arlington Homes

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage and exposed electrical is no laughing matter. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate water damage restoration services for your home.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Water Damage Restoration Services in Arlington Puts Safety Measures in Place First

Just about everyone knows electricity and water do not mix. Water is an excellent conduit for electricity and can put you at risk for electric shock. Our technicians have seen things such as light bulbs still working, even while submerged. One of the things homeowners can do before we arrive is turn off the power at the box if they think there is an electrical risk.

Water Cleanup and Removal Starts with Safety

Once our Green Team arrives on the scene, the first thing they do is a scope of the situation. Not only does this allow them to put a plan of action together, but to ascertain any safety issues. This is one of the first steps in water damage restoration in an Arlington home. When it comes to electricity, they look for things like:

  • Low to the ground or floor outlets underwater
  • Location of the electrical box to shut off the electricity if needed
  • Electrical wires behind cavities and cupboards exposed to water
  • Electric appliances sitting near or in water

Moving Forward with Water Extraction

Once all of the safety issues have been addressed, we then tackle water damage restoration. It can involve using

  • Submersible pumps
  • Moisture meters
  • Light wands
  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Deodorizers

What we use depends on the scope of the water intrusion and the area of the home impacted. You can depend on SERVPRO to not only provide professional water removal services but to do it safely. For more information, contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington (360) 658-0506. 

Professional Odor Removal After Fire Damage

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Commercial fire damage is no DIY project. Call the professional outfit of SERVPRO for all the commercial restoration services needed.

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington Uses Numerous Deodorization Techniques to Battle Fire Damage in Marysville

In commercial businesses, fire sprinkler systems often get the fire under control quickly. Smoke can spread rapidly, and deposit smoke resides throughout the building. Deodorization is needed to get rid of the pungent smells, and the right equipment is required to get the job done. 

SERVPRO’s Deodorization Procedures

Not every fire situation requires all the steps SERVPRO uses to deodorize buildings. Fire damage to Marysville companies varies depending on the depth of the fire, how quickly the sprinklers kicked in, and the material burning. We employ the following steps to get rid of foul odors brought on by fire:

  • Remove the source of odors – charred debris and unsalvageable material get removed from the premises.
  • Ventilate the area – open windows and provide ventilation.
  • Clean surfaces – Impacted surfaces get cleaned with the correct cleaning agent for the residue. 
  • Control vapor odors – SERVPRO applies deodorizing beads or pellets to floors if needed.
  • Thermal- fog the area – Fogging takes place where the source is and spreads out from there.
  • Inspect for pockets of odor – Crawl spaces, areas above suspended ceilings, and wall cavities get examined.
  • Check the HVAC system – If needed, decontaminated and clean.

These are some of the basic steps we use. Sealants, ozone equipment, and other steps may be taken. Content may need to be removed off-site for cleaning and repair. 

Serving Marysville Businesses

We are committed to fire damage restoration that gets your company operating as quickly as possible. For professional fire restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506.

Standing Water Can Cause Serious Damage to Marysville Homes

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and padding destroyed  by water damage When water damages your flooring, it isn't a total loss if you catch it in time. SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Uses a Variety of Water Damage Repair Tools When In-Home Flood Strikes in Marysville

Time is critical when it comes to water extraction, which is why SERVPRO is fast to the scene after a call out. Immediate water extraction is critical to prevent further damage to the structure and content. Our team has the right tools to remove standing water as quickly as possible.

Extracting Water from Carpet & Padding

Porous materials like carpeting and padding absorb water readily. One of the tools we use for water damage repair in Marysville on carpets is weighted extractors. These extractors allow us to pull the water from the rug without having to replace the carpet. There are times when we can’t save the padding, but if we can, we will. 

Removing Water from Harder Surfaces

Tile, hardwood, and concrete flooring are not as porous. Many times, we can remove the water from these surfaces before the subflooring is damaged. We use equipment such as:

Call in the Water Extraction Pros

The most important thing when you have a burst pipe, overflowing dishwasher, or other water intrusions is to call in professional help. The longer the moisture remains, the more damage it does. Excess moisture can also lead to mold in less than 48 hours. SERVPRO can extract the water, dry the premises, do any needed repairs and restoration, and give you back your home. Contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 for all your water restoration needs. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Skilled Mold Remediation Techs in Marysville, WA

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

view of crawl space Crawl spaces and attics create an ideal environment for mold. SERVPRO has the tools to locate and remove any mold growth in your home.

SERVPRO Handles Mold Remediation with Care – We Can Restore Your Marysville Property Quickly and Efficiently!

Do you know if you have optimum conditions in your Marysville property that allow mold spores to thrive? Many people may not realize that they may have damp conditions in their basement, crawl space, or bathrooms that make for the perfect black mold breeding ground. Rather than disrupting spores or failing to clean away all of the mold with DIY methods, it is wise to contact our skilled crew here at SERVPRO. 

Many residents in the area contact SERVPRO for mold remediation in Marysville because we have proven methods to handle cleanup and black mold damage repairs. If you have begun to notice any of these things, then you must contact us for an assessment:

  • Musty, damp, or foul odors
  • Slight water damage developing under cabinetry, around baseboards, on drywall or ceilings
  • Condensation developing in one or more areas of your home
  • Softened drywall
  • Visible mold colonization

Crawlspace, basement, and attic mold removal can be tricky unless you have the proper training. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified and know how to navigate bathroom mold removal, basement mold remediation, and illusive attic mold. Because mold has the potential for causing health effects, our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) and put containment barriers in place to keep spores moving from the target zone into unaffected areas of your home. 

Visible or hidden mold is no match for SERVPRO. We use moisture detection tools to help us locate areas where mold might be hiding, then address the water source to eliminate further damage. Everything gets treated with antimicrobial agents to help inhibit future mold growth. 

Call (360) 658-0506 if you require assistance with mold remediation. SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington can send out a crew as soon as possible!

Marysville Properties Stricken with Fire Damage Require Professional Intervention

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen; charred cabinets; melted microwave; debris on stove Fire damage can be overwhelming. SERVPRO always has a team on standby to deploy to your home and begin the restoration process.

Calling SERVPRO to Your Marysville Home Ensures Fast, Efficient Fire Damage Restoration

Whether your Marysville property got hit with a garage fire or your kitchen caught the brunt of a recent blaze, you have a lot of work ahead of you to restore everything to pre-fire condition. Handling the cleanup of fire damaged homes is something SERVPRO does best, and we have the staffing, proven methods, and equipment to get it done fast. Rather than stumbling over debris and trying to determine what you can salvage or not, this is a job best left to skilled fire and smoke damage professionals.

How can SERVPRO assist with fire damage in Marysville?

Any Marysville homeowner trying to initiate house fire cleanup on their own will get quickly overwhelmed. Not only that, but DIY methods often make the situation worse. Skilled IICRC-certified technicians know how to handle smoke remediation, charred debris, and safety issues to develop a plan for saving you both time and money. The best news is that SERVPRO is available 24-hours a day, so we are always on standby when you need us.

Handling or tossing debris after a fire event is only part of the process. SERVPRO restorers utilize various tools and cleaning methods to address smoke damage and residue so that your interior gets back to normal. Some of the methods used on fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup jobs include:

  • Spray & Wipe –This method is done by spraying a cleaning agent onto a surface, then wiping away residue with a clean cloth.
  • Dry Cleaning –Dry cleaning with brushes, sponges, and vacuums helps pull up non-greasy, light-to-medium smoke residue.
  • Wet Cleaning –Wet methods for cleaning, with or without a cleaning agent, helps remove residue that is moderate to heavy.
  • Other Techniques –We adjust our cleaning plan based on the level of soiling and materials. Some of the other techniques may include sanding, soda blasting, and immersion cleaning.

Contact SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington by calling (360) 658-0506 when you need help with fire damage at your property!

Arlington Residents Cannot Wait for Flood Damage Response After a Storm

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Arrives within Hours at Your Arlington Home to Begin Flood Damage Clean Up

Intense thunderstorms, heavy rain, or prolonged storms can pose a threat to your Arlington property. Storm damage comes in many forms, and you may start to see water infiltrating your garage, ceiling, or ground floor. No matter the issue, it would be best if you handled it quickly before the damage multiplied. SERVPRO is here 24/7 to address the fallout after a storm, including powerful pumps and drying equipment to make sure that your property gets left “Like it never even happened.”

Rather than trying to grab a shop vac to pull up water or trying to get out the tarps when you have a leaking roof from storms, SERVPRO has you covered. After our assessment, we will put a plan in motion that helps us bring your property back to excellent condition. This plan may include:

  • Rapid water extraction
  • Thorough drying
  • Dehumidification to bring down the relative humidity
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization
  • Controlled demolition services, as needed

Details About Interior Humidity

Our team must address relative humidity (RH) throughout your home during the water damage remediation process. Specific storm systems may also bring an increase in moisture. Once RH rises in your home, there is the potential for black mold growth. Our technicians monitor humidity and indoor air quality (IAQ) to prevent mold infestation, rot, and costly secondary damage.

Moisture detection tools play a significant role in all of our water removal services projects. Some of the technology we carry on our Green Fleet service vehicles help us to measure and monitor moisture found in:

  • Furnishings
  • Walls
  • Flooring
  • Ceilings
  • Contents

Basement flooding and interior flood damage are no match for SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington! Call us at (360) 658-0506 to have a crew dispatched to your property when you need us.

How Can SERVPRO Improve Indoor Air Quality for Fire Damaged Marysville Homes?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Fire damage which includes smoke and soot requires quick action to remediate. Contact our certified team 24/7 after an emergency.

With Filtration Products and Equipment, We can Reduce Post-Fire Effects in Marysville Properties

After a fire, the immediate actions of responding technicians can be among the most critical for restoring and recovering the property. As destructive as fires can be, mitigative emergency services can reduce the spread and severity of post-disaster effects like soot, odors, and water damage. Some of the initial efforts our team takes in this regard include:

  • Content cataloging
  • Fire debris removal
  • Water extraction
  • Controlled demolition

What Equipment Suits Air Quality Improvement?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical concern for fire and smoke removal in Marysville homes. The mitigation stages and steps by our SERVPRO technicians seek to reduce circulating hazards and carcinogenic threats with direct filtration. HEPA filters installed in air scrubbers and machines like hydroxyl generators continuously provide a cleaner environment during fire restoration and recovery efforts.

Can SERVPRO Remove Smoke Odors?

Smoke damage spreads fast and penetrates porous materials to be an encompassing threat to comfortable living after fire events. Our experienced IICRC-certified technicians appreciate the urgency of removing and neutralizing harsh odors left behind after extinguishment and can do so with a combination of deodorization equipment and counteractant products.

Fire damage can be a devastating situation for area homes and businesses. Addressing quickly changing conditions and hazardous environmental concerns showcases the leading inventory and expertise of our SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington team. We are ready 24/7 to help when you call (360) 658-0506.