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Restaurant Fire Cleanup and Restoration in Kennewick, WA

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurant Fire Cleanup and Restoration in Kennewick, WA Restaurant Fire Cleanup and Restoration in Tri Cities, WA

Restaurant Fire Cleanup and Restoration in Tri Cities

This restaurant had a small fire caused by a toaster leaving the equipment ruined, soot all over everything and a horrible smell throughout the building. SERVPRO of Tri Cities West was called out and we quickly set up state of the art equipment to neutralize the smell and started cleaning up right away while contractors rebuilt the bar. We are proud to say that this restaurant opened on time the same day as the fire occurred.

As business owners ourselves we know the importance of keeping the doors open and it is our priority to get businesses back up and running as soon as possible after a disaster.

It does help if the business has an Emergency Ready Plan for restoration and cleanup before the disaster occurs. Call us today for a complimentary Emergency Ready Plan exclusively offered by SERVPRO

Church Vandalism In Eltopia, WA.

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Church Vandalism In Eltopia, WA. Fire Extinguisher Residue

This church was broken into by some kids and they sprayed a fire extinguisher. Leaving the church a huge mess and it left fire extinguisher residue throughout the building on everything the eye could see including the walls, halls, bathrooms, offices, and entryways. Although the residue is typically not toxic is can be dangerous if inhaled and irritate the skin and eyes. 

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West cleaned up the mess "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning vandalism is one of the commercial services that we offer. Including fire, water, mold, post construction, biohazard and odor cleanup and restoration.

If your property suffered from vandalism call the brand you know and trust... SERVPRO of Tri Cities West... "Faster to any size disaster"

Our technicians our highly vetted, trained and equipped to handle any size disaster.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Tri Cities commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Tri Cities West 

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO's Storm Team

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO's Storm Team STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION

SERVPRO's storm team was recruited to serve places that experience a storm that leaves the community in shambles. This elite group of restoration specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the US with substantial resources through a network of over 1700 SERVPRO locations and we now have 4 of these teams in Washington alone giving you peace of mind that if a disaster occurs, no matter how big, the team isn't far away.

Our teams serve both commercial and residential properties because we know storms don't have a preference.

Tri-Cities doesn't see huge storms like tropical hurricanes however we do experience massive wind storm, wild fires and lightning that can wreck havoc. 

Recent Mobilizations: 

  • Fort McMurray wildfires
  • Houston flood
  • Siberian Express
  • Mid Atlantic Flood
  • Polar Vortex
  • Colorado Flood
  • Detroit Flood
  • Super Storm Sandy
  • Minot, ND Flood
  • Hurricane Irene
  • Nashville Flood
  • Hurricane Ike
  • Ohio Flood
  • California Wildfires
  • Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita

Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments For Our Children

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Helping Schools Provide Clean, Healthy Environments For Our Children SERVPRO For Schools

Education for our youth is extremely important to us here at SERVPRO of Tri-Cities West. 

We believe that educating our youth is the key to our sustainable future. When a school has a disaster such as fire, water or mold damage, they can count on us for fast, thorough service. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Tri-Cities West provides mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to the children's curriculum and activities. 

We also provide expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces, and contents following industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. giving you peace of mind that the children are in a clean and safe environment. 

SERVPRO... The brand you know and trust

House Fire? What You Can Do Until Restoration Help Arrives

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire can be devastating and leave you in a panic to put things back together. Many people start trying to clean up the mess right away but sometimes trying to clean it can cause more damage.

Here is what you can do until restoration help arrives

  • Limit movement in your home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas.
  • coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs or wet carpet.
  • DO NOT wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • DO NOT shampoo carpets or upholstery.
  • DO NOT clean any electrical equipment.
  • DO NOT send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between replacing versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Tri-Cities West can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminates can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Tri Cities West help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

SERVPRO can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS:

SERVPRO Professional removes and disposes of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting in accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Professionals thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

METH LABS:

Many of the chemicals used to produce illegal drugs, such as meth, are volatile and can leave harmful residue throughout a structure. SERVPRO Professionals follow federal  and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

CRIME SCENE RESIDUE:

From fingerprint powder and evidence gathering chemicals to tear gas, fire extinguisher residue and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.

ARSON AND VANDALISM:

SERVPRO also offers general cleaning, deodorization and restoring for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

SERVPRO Professionals will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Board up: Immediate actions right after a fire

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you have had a fire in your home or building it is often in complete shambles. The fire department might have had to cut holes in roofs to vent the smoke, spray water or fire retardants or break windows. Between the fire and the efforts to put the fire out your space may not be safe and may need to be boarded up until it can be restored or replaced.

Boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should have to deal with after a disaster.  SERVPRO of Tri Cities West can help you board up the building and guide you to resources in the Pasco, Kennewick or Richland community.

If you do not have insurance, your family and community might help you get back on your feet. They will potentially help you find food, clothing, medicine and a place to stay. Call us today to have a helping hand guide you through and help you find resources during this trauma. 

Organizations that might help include:

  • American Red Cross (ARC).
  • Salvation Army.
  • Religious organizations.
  • Public agencies, such as the public health department.
  • Community groups.
  • State or municipal emergency services office.
  • Nonprofit crisis-counseling centers.

Mold Remdiation

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remdiation Mold Under A Sink

One of the worst problems that can arise while recovering from an unmitigated disaster such as a water tank spill or a storm that might have caused waterlogging is mold formation. Mold is bad for properties because these fungi feed on natural materials and cause biodegradation. The growth of mold in buildings, homes, and offices can lead directly or indirectly to a large number and variety of health issues.

Proper steps can be taken to mitigate or further reduce the mold issue that might have risen in a structure:

1.     The most important task that has to be executed when charged with a mold formation situation is to reduce and if possible, eradicated the high levels of moisture.

2.     The secondary task is to remove the affected material after the main cause of excessive moisture has been taken care of.

It has to be kept in mind that though molds are ubiquitous, their formation should not be tolerated as the health issues that they can cause are alarming and escalating. Molds are responsible for various kinds of allergies and respiratory problems. Molds in houses are usually found in areas which are damp and dark throughout the day, for longer periods of time.

However, molds can also arise as a consequence of a recent disaster in the area or any accidental spills which lead to accumulation of water or moisture in large amounts with no room for timely intervention. Mold removal is quite different from the technique of mold remediation. The former is quite difficult to achieve and is not an appropriate term to be used when dealing with practical real-life situations.

It is difficult to cure and remediate a situation leading to excessive mold growth without the use of proper tools and insights which come from experience. The resources required for such an undertaking are also beyond the scope of an individual who doesn’t face such a problem from time to time. Thus, it is advised to seek the help of a professional service which deals with such situations which provides reliable, efficient and adequate assistance. 

The 24-hour emergency services that are hosted by them at www.SERVPROtricitieswest.com have been tried and tested time and again. The ability of an expert technician with the required certifications under his belt provides an assurance which cannot be adequately achieved when you have to deal with mold remediation all by yourself, ill-prepared. It might take less than 48 hours for the mold to set in and start growing at an exponential rate. However, with proper guidance and help from SERVPRO of Tri Cities West you can be sure that in such time your property will be mold free!

Emergency Storm Response

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Storm Response SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized state of the art equipment  to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Tri Cities, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States and we have 4 Disaster Recovery Teams in Washington state alone. Giving you peace of mind that help is just a call away, no matter how big the disaster is.