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How to Handle Fire Damage Restoration in Marysville after Electrical Fires

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in business with logo After a fire in your business property, you will need a team of experts by your side for the build back. Call SERVPRO for assistance.

SERVPRO Opts for Water & Fire Damage Restoration Methods with No Secondary Problems

Electrical outlet malfunctions can easily lead to fires at your workplace. Problems usually arise when there is a short circuit or a gadget, or even an outlet overheats. The fire can start from any point and spread once it touches wall or ceiling panels and any other flammable material in the vicinity.

Fire damage restoration in your Marysville workplace after an electrical fire may involve several processes, including cleaning smoke residues, removing the degraded materials, and deodorizing strong odors such as those produced from burning synthetic components of appliances and electrical systems. For the best outcome, you need the assistance of a team well-versed with:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations

Our SERVPRO technicians identify the different residues involved then find a suitable way to capture and remove them. Chemical sponges are one of the media our technicians prefer when removing residues from surfaces after fire and smoke damage since they do not leave smudges. We also thermal fog the property after cleaning to neutralize odor molecules. 

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington provides any type of fire damage restoration services. Call us at (360) 658-0506 for immediate assistance.

What Is The Best Action Plan After Flood Damage Affects My Marysville Home?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm If your property suffers storm damage, call in the experts at SERVPRO for help right away.

SERVPRO Helps Manage Underlying Issues While Delivering Water Removal Services in Marysville

On the northern edge of the Snohomish River delta lies Marysville, the second-largest city in the county, after Everett. It was established in 1872 as a trading post in the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The growth of the city over the years can be attributed to several things, including transport systems such as the Great Northern Railway line and agricultural products such as lumber and strawberry. The high number of strawberry fields in the 1920s earned it the nickname “Strawberry City.” 

The topography of the area was one of the factors that favored thriving agricultural exploits. The downtown area is low, lying at only 5 feet above sea level, while the highest point near Smokey Point is 160 feet. In the early 1900s, controlled flooding of the Snohomish River allowed silt accumulation in the low lying areas, thus providing fertile soil for farming. However, as the area urbanized, the low-lying setting would lead to destructive flooding of homes and other properties.

Mountainous Surroundings 

The city has unique surroundings, with three picturesque mountains dominating the views of its skyline. The Cascade Mountains and Mount Pilchuck lie to the east of the city, while Olympic Mountain stands out on the west. 

For people who prefer spending time outdoors, there is no need to venture far from the city limits since there are several parks in the area, including:

  • Gissberg Twin Lakes

The two man-made lakes formed at a site where gravel was extracted for the construction of I-5. Unlike natural water bodies, the two lakes are rectangular. In the vicinity, there is a 44-acre wooded area with picnic areas, walking trails, and a swim area.

  • Ebey Waterfront Park

The park and boat launch facility is relatively recent, having been launched in 2005. It was created as an intertidal marine park catering to boating needs while attracting shoppers and tourists to the downtown area.

  • Deering Wildflower Acres

The trail serves as a survey site for biologists at the Western Washington University but allows sightseeing. However, pets are not allowed. Since it is preserved in its natural state, it provides a great escape from the bustling city.

How Does SERVPRO Help Marysville Residents Manage Flood Damage?

Flooding incidents can be a catalyst to many problems in a home, including deep soiling or contamination, collapsing assemblies such as ceilings, and even mold. Although flooding is largely uncontrollable, how you manage the aftermath has a significant impact on the outcome. 

The steps that matter most after flood damage incidents in Marysville are those that help stop further deterioration. Such deterioration can be from microbial growth processes, physical changes such as swelling or warping of materials as well as staining. Various intervention processes, including moisture management and decontamination, help improve the outcome. 

Our SERVPRO teams follow established procedures such as setting up dehumidifiers within the property immediately on arrival to keep relative humidity levels below 60%. We also spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the flooded sections to control the level of contaminants. Our service combines several aspects, including:

  • Flood restoration
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington tailors flood damage restoration to match the unique conditions of each loss site. Call us at (360) 658-0506.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Needed in Marysville

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Why Choose SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Marysville?

Many business owners across the country have experienced a situation where they arrive at their office in the morning and see standing water. Not being able to get work done can often financially hurt your company.

When dealing with commercial water removal in Marysville, our SERVPRO crew knows you need to keep your business operating. We can provide the following services in a way that can support business as usual:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Water Clean Up
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Sewage Cleanup

If there are more than two inches of standing water inside your office, we can conduct water removal services. Depending on the situation, we can use the following types of pumps:

  • Self-Priming Trash Pumps: Trash pumps vary and get classified by how big in diameter of material they can move. 
  • High-Pressure Pumps: These pumps can pull out water at high pressure, but they do not work well when removing solids.
  • Electric Submersible Pumps: Small units can draw 100 to 18,000 gallons per hour, whereas larger pumps can remove 1,000 to 6,000 gallons per minute.

If you ever find your office flooded, call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506. 

Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Arlington Home

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Smoke and fire damage is not a job for the layman. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians and is ready at a moment's notice.

Contact SERVPRO for fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup.

Once flames ignite inside your home, fire and smoke damage can both come together. Structural blazes emit partially combusted particles (or smoke) that can travel through your dwelling. Once these particles hit colder surfaces, they can harden and turn into soot residues.

When we conduct fire damage restoration in Arlington, one common issue we come across is removing soot from your contents. Content cleaning can often become a significant part of performing the following operations:

When cleaning contents after they receive smoke damage, we can use the following industrial cleaning products:

  • Volatile Dry Solvents: Since these cleaners act as a lubricant to remove carbon-based substances, they are often used when cleaning soot.
  • Wood Oil Soaps: These work best when cleaning light residues from wooden items because they do not cause harm to the surface.
  • Furniture Polishes: We can use various products to clean, protect, and polish the surface of wooden furniture such as dining room chairs.
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners: Carpet shampoos use a combination of cleaning agents, solvents, and detergents to clean and brighten fabrics.

Even if you only have a small fire break out in your house, call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506.

Water Damage Repairs At Your Marysville Home

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

leak coming from second floor Water damage done to your home should be handled by pros. SERVPRO has you covered from beggning to end of the entire process.

SERVPRO can provide water damage repairs at your Marysville residence

Marysville, Washington, is now a prosperous city with a population of around 70,000. The town first hit the map in 1872 when James P. Comeford opened up a rural area trading post. The logging camps in the region kept the area booming until the railroads came into town in the 1880s that connected it with the rest of the country.

Marysville then grew even more and opened up its first city hall in 1901. By the 1920s, the town was coined "The Strawberry City" to recognize the region's abundance of fruit farms. The residents still celebrate the crops every year in June during their "Strawberry Festival and Grand Parade."

Enjoy the following local attractions.

  • Ebey Waterfront and the Snohomish River Delta: The Ebey Waterfront Park sits right downtown and offers boating access to the river delta. Many people visit the park to enjoy the beautiful scenery and pristine waters. Popular activities in the delta include motor boating, kayaking, and canoeing.
  • Mountain Loop Scenic Highway: This 100-mile drive offers exquisite views of North Snohomish County. The route takes travelers from Granite Falls and through Arlington and Darrington. The path passes through Barlow Pass, three rivers, and old forests.
  • The Centennial Trail: This trail is the most popular hiking trail in the county. The 17-mile paved trail runs from Snohomish to Arlington. Each day people can be seen walking, bicycling, and horseback riding along the path.
  • Jennings Nature Park and Jennings Memorial: These two sites offer several activities for visitors to enjoy nature. Some enjoy exploring and picnicking along Allan Creek. Others like to hike along the 3-mile Jennings Loop walk and other attractions including, a fishing pond, greenhouse, and a Dinosaur Park.
  • The Tulalip Casino: Those looking for a chance to test their luck can play a variety of slots and table games at this famous casino. This casino is over 220,000 square feet in size and offers several gambling options and fine dining. Those wanting more of a nightclub experience can go to the nearby Quil Ceda Creek Casino.
  • Third Street and State Avenue Shopping: The downtown section of Marysville offers several shops for souvenirs and gifts. While shopping along Third Street, visitors can take a short trek to Comeford Park. For more shopping, people can go across State Avenue and check out the Marysville Town Centre Mall.

Water removal services in Marysville

SERVPRO can provide emergency services water damage for the following problems:

  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup

During the restoration process, we always determine how the water got into the structure first. Depending on the source, we classify the damage in one of the following three categories:

  • Category 1 (Clean Water): If a clean water pipe breaks, then we may not have to complete decontamination procedures.
  • Category 2 (Grey Water): If the moisture came in from the outside or a source that isn't clean like a sink drain, it could be contaminated.
  • Category 3 (Black Water): If a sewer backs up or muddy ground waters enter, we must take extra decontamination procedures.

If you notice wet contents in your house but don't know where it's coming from, call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506. 

Getting Commercial Mold Remediation in Arlington

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assistance today.

Arlington Retail Businesses Depend on Commercial Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

No one wants to find mold growing within their business property. However, when it gets found, it needs immediate action to halt the spread. 

Retail business owners know that they need fast commercial mold remediation in Arlington. Businesses that are open to the public need to have a safe and hygienic space for customers and employees alike. 

Mold growth is complex and spreads quickly. Visible mold is the mycelium, a collection of tube-shaped cells. The individual cells are hyphae and are a part of the production of spores. The spores can: 

  • Travel through the ductwork to other areas
  • Land on clothing or shoes and get transported
  • Wind up in bags given to customers and land in their homes

While it is impossible to remove all airborne mold spores, SERVPRO techs work to remove as much as possible to create healthy air quality. The techs may need to set up containment to concentrate air quality improvement efforts and capture airborne particulate through the use of equipment such as air scrubbers which traps spores in a maze of filtration; some have added carbon filters. 

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 brings their experience and professional equipment to assist local Arlington properties with any kind of commercial mold remediation. 

Marysville Residents Look to SERVPRO for Water Removal

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians If you don’t act quickly, water damage in your home can escalate. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.

SERVPRO is Available 24/7 for Marysville Properties That Need Water Removal

After water damage happens in a home, the restoration services must start as rapidly as possible. SERVPRO technicians are local and can be on-site with their equipment for the cleanup in a matter of hours. 

When SERVPRO handles Marysville water removal tasks, the technicians give detailed attention to the building materials to restore as much as possible through their advanced extraction and drying methods. The technicians have comprehensive training for handling all types of wall materials such as:

  • Sheetrock
  • Plaster over lathe
  • Wallpaper and tile

All of these types of walls require specific methods for dealing with excessive moisture. Sheetrock warps and buckles after exposure to water, and the techs may need to perform flood cuts. Plaster walls usually dry well, and the outcome is best if the lathe is metal rather than wood, particularly when the water has contaminants. The end result for wallpaper and tile depends on the amount of seepage and also how quickly the cleanup efforts began. 

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 stands ready 24/7 to help local Marysville property owners with all water removal types.

SERVPRO Cleans Up Fire Damage in Marysville

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO is quick to get your fire damage under control. Call us for swift action recovering your property after a fire.

Local Marysville Property Owners Call on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

While many of the cities and townships on the east coast of the United States got their starts in the 1600s, Marysville is a relatively newer city established in 1872. The area was founded by a Federal Indian Agent named James P. Comeford. He was an Irish immigrant and Civil War veteran. He and his wife Maria set up the first trading post on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Native Americans signed a treaty designating some of the local lands for settlers to set up logging, fishing, and trapping businesses. 

The name of the community is still in dispute. The Marysville Historical Society maintains that the town got named after James Comeford's wife, Maria, and he originally wanted to call it "Mariasville." After discovering a city in Idaho with the same name, it changed to "Marysville" after the town in California.

In the late 1800s, the primary industry in the Marysville region was logging. As the lumber companies cleared the dense forests, dairy farms began to spring up. This growth led to the establishment of a two-story hotel, and new settlers flowed into the area. By the end of the 1800s, the city had sawmills, a mayor, and The Great Northern Railway ran through. Additionally, the population had grown to just under 800 residents. 

The 1900s saw the rapid growth of Marysville. Several social organizations began, including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Crystal Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons. Additionally, the first city hall opened in 1901 and housed the fire department, police, and a public library. A few years later, municipal water and electric supplies were set up for the community, and the first high school opened. 

The abundance of timber in the area led to a booming lumber industry with ten sawmills operating and providing jobs. By 1920, the steady work led to the community growing. The local agriculture grew strawberries as the main crop with over 2000 acres of strawberry fields; this led to the nickname "Strawberry City" and the establishment of an annual Strawberry Festival starting in 1933. The Great Depression affected this city far less than other areas as their economy historically relied on industries and crops that remained in demand, such as:

  • Lumber production 
  • Agriculture such as strawberries and hay
  • Oats

In the mid-1900s, as the reliance on railways for personal travel waned, Marysville underwent another change and started to become less industrial and develop into a bedroom community. 

Why are Solvents Necessary for Some Types of Fire Damage Cleanup in Marysville Homes?

Some smoke residues left behind after fire damage in Marysville properties require intense measures to remove cleanly. For SERVPRO techs, it is a two-step process. The techs first test the residues to determine the smoke-type and then ascertain the best cleaning agents and method to use based on the surface type.

For thick, greasy wet smoke residues, the ideal method includes cleaning agents with a solvent base. This is because the residues need assistance breaking their grip on surfaces or fibers. Certain precautions need to get followed when this type of cleaning action gets used, such as:

  • Wearing protective clothing, including a respirator to guard against fumes
  • Removal of people, pets, and plants from the environment
  • Solvents can damage painted surfaces, and care gets taken to avoid this occurrence 
  • Solvent cleaners are industrial waste and must get disposed of per local regulations

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 helps local Marysville residents with any size fire damage cleanup needs and makes it "Like it never even happened."

Need Arlington Basement Flood Cleanup?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment You want a trusted team of experts with the equipment your property needs after a flood incident occurs. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Provides Arlington Flood Damage Mitigation 24/7

Basement floods are among the most common residential disasters in the United States. A projected 98% of basements experience flood damage in their lifetimes, which can leave homes vulnerable to microbial growth, water damage, and unpleasant, lingering odors.

SERVPRO technicians offer round-the-clock basement flood damage mitigation for Arlington homeowners. Mitigation professionals undergo extensive education to perform restoration services per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.

Performing Pack-Outs for Contents Restoration

Flood damage requires a multi-pronged approach to cleanup due to the presence of floodwater debris and contaminants. SERVPRO teams can perform a pack-out, which moves your possessions to an authorized warehouse for safe storage and restoration during structural cleanup.

The move-out process entails:

  • Detailed paper or digital inventories of possessions organized per room
  • Some items are boxed for safety and ease of transport
  • Sorting systems for salvageable and unsalvageable items

Sorting sheets categorize items by type, such as:

  • Electronics
  • Personal and high-value items
  • Boxed items
  • Large items
  • Unsalvageable items

Contact SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 for residential flood damage cleanup.

North Marysville Water Restoration for Dishwasher Overflows

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We will get your home back to it's original state in no time.

SERVPRO Restores Water-Damaged North Marysville Homes

Dishwasher overflows can come from something as simple as a damaged gasket or supply line failure. However, there is a team available to help when a disaster like this occurs on your property.

Restoration technicians at SERVPRO provide homeowners in North Marysville with water restoration services that return their properties to a pre-disaster condition. This firm emphasizes restoration over replacement with a mix of sophisticated technologies and tried-and-true cleanup solutions.

SERVPRO extraction methods can cover the following in your kitchen:

  • Removing water from nooks and crannies behind and underneath baseboards and flooring
  • Treating nearby carpet and padding that may have been affected by the overflow with a carpet wand
  • Mopping up standing water with professional-grade cleaning tools and examining subfloors for moisture exposure

Some preparation is necessary before drying begins to minimize the risk of water damage inside structures. Drilling small holes in cabinet toe kicks and walls can facilitate airflow that allows these vulnerable structures to dry using centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers.

Call SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington at (360) 658-0506 for water restoration services.