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My Cleaning Crew Is Overwhelmed -- Can I Get Help in Kent Before the Water Damage Gets Too Out of Hand?

10/2/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water leaking from it Regardless of how the excess water entered your commercial space, team SERVPRO can help with water removal and thorough water damage remediation.

Let SERVPRO Lift Some of the Stress Surrounding Water Damage Repair for Your Kent Warehouse

Commercial building owners in Kent often rely on their cleaning staff for entry-level water loss response. This can be a good work-around for the short term. Still, professional water remediators must review the situation to ensure that all hidden water and absorbed moisture is addressed. Failure to remove all water and dry the structural components exposes your business to the risk of permanent water damage and secondary concerns like mold growth. 

How Can I Be Sure the Entirety of the Water Damage Is Found and Remedied?

When a supply line bursts in your Kent warehouse, water damage repair requirements guide your next moves. You have a tight timeline because water’s corrosive action is immediate and progressive. Unremoved water or high moisture levels in porous materials also host mold growth if not managed in the first 24 to 48 hours. We do not rely solely on a visual inspection, but also leverage our training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to locate water that migrated from the pipe break using moisture detection tools and infrared imaging.

How Can Vast Amounts of Water Be Removed from a Large Warehouse Space?

One benefit of teaming with SERVPRO is our scalable workforce and equipment inventory. It is not fiscally sustainable for your company to own and store a fleet of water damage repair equipment nor employ dozens of staff awaiting a water emergency. On the other hand, our ability to respond fast and with adequate resources is precisely why we exist, to help our community business partners. To that end, our crew:

  • Assesses the scenario, including performing a safety inspection and moisture/fluids detection
  • Positions and operates appropriate quantities of water removal equipment, including:
  • Pumps
  • Truck-mounted extractors (each capable of removing 36,000 gallons daily)
  • Portable extraction units for recessed and otherwise confined spaces
  • Performs controlled demolition such as flood cuts of drywall between wall studs and drilled or sawn holes in other structures to release water using our construction division crew later for repairs 
  • Plans and implements structural drying with heat, air movers, and dehumidifiers 

Contact SERVPRO of Kent when a water damage repair situation has your cleaning crews drowning. The additional trained workers and equipment are just a call away at (253) 850-1500.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Kent

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

ceiling sprinklers spitting water because of a fire Dealing with fire damage at your commercial location often means remediating water damage from sprinklers as well. Call team SERVPRO 24/7.

Need Commercial Fire Damage Repair and Restoration in Kent – Call SERVPRO

Commercial fires in Kent can be devastating for any business. Employees are out of work. Your business comes to a standstill, customer orders cannot be met, and all of the finished and unfinished products may be damaged by the fire or from water damage caused by sprinklers and the fire department. With no revenue from sales to your customers, paying your suppliers and restarting your business can be very challenging.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire damage restoration services in Kent and surrounding areas. We also offer controlled demolition and building reconstruction services to return our customers to normal operation as fast as possible. Our team can be onsite in less than four hours from your call, and we get to work as soon as the fire department gives us the all-clear to enter the building.

Every fire is different, with many small fires causing small amounts of fire damage and distributing smoke and soot throughout the building. Sprinklers and water soak many areas within the establishment. We can remove the fire-damaged materials and begin cleaning all surfaces and contents covered in soot and smoke residues.

Recovered materials, finished and unfinished goods can be recovered, cleaned, and dried. These items can be held in a staging area until all of the work is complete. Many of our customers reinstate their business operations from the staging area and provide temporary service to their customers from the staging area.

The services provided by SERVPRO to commercial customers experiencing fire damage include:

  • Controlled fire damage demolition
  • Fire damage repair and restoration
  • Smoke damage cleanup and staging area management

Call the commercial fire damage repair & restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Kent and nearby areas for fire damage assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

Fast Water Damage Restoration of Tukwila Offices

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

pipes going into the ground of a home Dealing with a burst pipe and subsequent water damage at your commercial location can be quite difficult. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 - 365 days a year.

When your Tukwila Business is Down Due to Water Damage, We can Help with Complete Restoration Services

When water pipes leak or fixtures in break areas burst or break, the resulting water damage can be substantial and widespread. As leading restoration professionals, we have effective mitigation strategies to help overcome standing water and moisture effects in these areas. Our fast actions and restoration services could get your doors back open quickly if the emergency were severe enough to require vacating.

Containment of the Damage Area

Water damage for Tukwila offices can be difficult to overcome, especially in the earliest stages of the disaster. Spreading water can be a significant challenge, making containment measures to protect the property and isolate the work area vital. We can limit restoration and recovery time with established drying and work areas.

Multiple Restoration Professionals to Help

SERVPRO has many experienced and certified technicians in several niches of the restoration industry. Our growing roster of WRT-certified professionals ensures that we can work on your project around the clock when necessary to reach the desired recovery milestones when you are shut down.

Water Damage Repairs Where Needed

With our contracting license, we can complete many of the structural repairs and replacement needs that your property might have. Based on the source of the water damage, we must focus our efforts on making the structure whole again by getting utility services functioning, replacing missing materials, and rebuilding where required. Some of these needs include:

  • Plumbing repairs
  • Flooring replacement
  • Drop ceiling installation
  • Wall assembly repair

An important aspect of the work we do for area businesses after they suffer disaster effects is meeting their schedule to limit invasive restoration. We appreciate the urgency in getting your doors back open quickly, and can often accommodate methods of allowing the business to operate in a limited capacity while recovery is ongoing. Give our SERVPRO of Kent professionals a call today at (253) 850-1500.

How Can Actions After Fire Damage Get Kent Shops Open Quickly?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

the front of a fire damaged store with debris everywhere Right after the fire in your shop is extinguished is the best time to contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate the commercial fire damage. Call 24/7.

Post-fire Damage Restoration in Kent Shops Must Tackle Several Pressing Concerns

Fires can happen from several sources, so it is important to determine the extent of the damage as soon as their team arrives. We have experienced professionals that can quickly scope the job and begin a custom restoration strategy that works with the needs of your insurance provider to get your doors open again fast.

Removing Bulk Materials and Damaged Contents

Among the initial emergency services for fire damage restoration in Kent shops is eliminating fire debris and ruined contents. Directly impacted wares and inventory from your shop are rarely salvageable, so we must work fast to safely remove these contents from the premises to begin vital air quality improvement and restoration processes.

Containing the Damaged Areas

Containment is one of the most vital services involved in effective fire restoration. It is critical to prevent post-fire effects like soot and odors throughout the property. We utilize physical barriers to create isolated zones for efficient disaster restoration management. Our installed systems to contain fire effects help by:

  • Preventing soot movement
  • Keeping odors contained
  • Allowing the business to operate when possible

Clearing Residues from Surfaces

Soot and smoke residues create volatile environments for employees and customers. We must address these concerns as soon as possible to prevent the situation from getting worse, such as soot deposits occurring on more of the inventory or surfaces in the building. We have dry and wet cleaning strategies to dissolve or emulsify the soil deposits on affected materials to protect these underlying substrates when possible. 

A few actions should begin as soon as possible to effectively keep your doors open after a fire loss incident. Our focus is to keep you in business or to open your doors again as quickly as possible after a disaster. Trust our SERVPRO of Kent team to help however you need when you call (253) 850-1500.

Need Water Cleanup, Repair, and Restoration in Kent – Call SERVPRO for Fast Service

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

a leaking tap If water damage affects your business location, urgent water cleanup services are necessary. Contact our SERVPRO team 24/7 for certified technicians.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup and Restoration for Commercial Properties in Kent

A broken pipe or a water tap left on accidentally can spill hundreds of gallons of water in a commercial building in Kent. Allowed to run all night or even for a few hours can deposit several inches of water across the floor damaging flooring materials and preventing your employees from doing their jobs. There may also be electrical safety hazards to deal with, slips and falls and any items sitting on the floor need to be recovered and dried.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup, dehumidification, and drying to commercial buildings in the city of Kent and surrounding areas. Our team can be on-site within four hours of your call 24/7 to begin water removal and recovery of your commercial space.

Whenever water covers a floor in a commercial space, the subfloor is often concrete with linoleum tiles or carpeting covering the floor. These materials may separate from the floor, or the carpets may delaminate, especially in high-traffic areas. Once carpets have delaminated, they are unrepairable and require replacement. Similarly, with tiles, their adhesive qualities are lost, and the entire floor must be repaired.

Our commercial building services team can bridge the gap between water removal and drying with repair and restoration activities, saving your company time and money. We aim to return your business to normal operations as fast as possible. Our services include:

  • Emergency water removal and drying
  • Water damage restoration
  • Building and reconstruction services include:
    • Plumbing repairs
    • Flooring repairs and replacement
    • Carpet installation
    • Installation and repair of drywall

Our General Contractor License # is SERVPCS911LE, and we offer a full suite of construction specialists to assist with every emergency repair and restoration challenge.

Call SERVPRO of Kent for water cleanup services in Kent and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

Need Commercial Flood Damage Recovery and Restoration in Kent – Call SERVPRO

11/28/2021 (Permalink)

puddles of water leaking from a water heater in a basement Flooding at your business location can certainly stop progess. Take stock and contact SERVPRO for flood damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Flood Damage Services in Kent

Severe flood waters cause damage to commercial buildings in Kent, causing the business to come to a halt with employees and customers left wondering if they will ever reopen. However, in many cases, the flooding is relatively minor, with muddy water covering the floor, damaging floor coverings, and porous items that absorb moisture. Flood water absorbs many disease-causing organisms and chemicals along with silt and debris. Even mild flooding situations can introduce dangerous conditions due to viruses, bacteria, and biological material, which must be properly dealt with to avoid medical issues for anyone exposed to these organisms.

SERVPRO provides emergency flood damage cleanup, recovery, and restoration for commercial buildings in Kent and surrounding areas. While it may not seem obvious that there are disease-carrying organisms in the flooded area, industry protocols require flooding to be treated as Category 3, Blackwater, and appropriate processes to be put in place to protect occupants and SERVPRO team members.

Porous materials such as carpets, under padding, drywall, sheetrock, etc., must be removed and replaced. SERVPRO also removes the silt and debris and sanitizes all non-porous items after a thorough cleaning. Wood surfaces must be cleaned and dried immediately to avoid moisture absorption causing the wood to expand, potentially causing cracking, cupping, warping, or buckling. Fast action by SERVPRO using drying mats on hardwood floors can remove the moisture before it has a chance to cause secondary damage.

SERVPRO provides the following commercial services to our clients:

  • Biohazard remediation and cleaning
  • Water removal and flooding cleanup
  • Commercial building and reconstruction services, including
    • Carpet repair and installation
    • Flooring repairs
    • Drywall removal and installation
    • Temporary warehouse space
    • General contracting services under license - SERVPCS911LE

Call SERVPRO of Kent for Commercial flood damage cleanup services in Kent and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (253) 850-1500.

Cleaning Walls and Ceilings in Tukwila Offices After a Fire

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out fire When your property is effected by fire damage, call the experts at SERVPRO right away for assistance.

Specific Cleaning Practices and Approaches Might Be Needed To Restore Tukwila Businesses After a Disaster. 

While cleaning and removing soot and smoke soils is critical, it often does not happen easily without first managing the conditions surrounding these deposits. Initial mitigation actions and emergency services after a fire can include:

  • Debris removal
  • Odor neutralizing
  • Air filtration

Dry Cleaning Solutions for Walls and Ceilings

Dry cleaning approaches can be a preferred fire damage restoration in Tukwila offices because of their non-invasive delivery and protection of the underlying surface material. Light-to-medium soils can often be managed with dry cleaning sponges on extendable poles to reach high points on the wall and ceiling assemblies after loose debris is managed with vacuuming and non-abrasive brushing.

Where is Wet Cleaning Needed? 

Wet cleaning is sometimes needed but among the least favorite of the restoration solutions inside Tukwila office buildings. A great deal of preparation work is required in using wet cleaning strategies, including covering and protecting surfaces and contents not to be cleaned. Thick residues sometimes need wet cleaning products to dissolve and emulsify oily soils, however.

How Can Materials Like Acoustical Ceilings Get Clean? 

Acoustical ceilings have a place in both residences and businesses, though areas like your office building likely have them installed for several reasons. Cleaning these materials is not as simple as using rubber sponges or wet cleaning solutions because of the texture. Instead, peroxide active cleaning can help. To protect sound-deadening properties, a special product is applied after vacuuming and brushing off loose debris.

There are several unique approaches to clear soot and smoke residues from the surface materials of wall and ceiling assemblies. As overwhelming as this process can initially appear, we have trusted strategies and products to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Kent team a call today at (253) 850-1500.

Transitioning from Water Mitigation to Restoration in a Kent Business

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire water logo You can trust that SERVPRO technicians will handle your water damage crisis effectively and efficiently. Call us today.

Efficient Mitigation and Restoration Get Kent Companies Back Up and Running After Water Damage. 

The water mitigation process for damaged Kent businesses can be extensive and involved. Transitioning between this vital first stage and the thorough restoration process to come involves a few transition processes to clear the building for the evaporative drying process to come.

Completing the Extraction Process 

Completing the water mitigation of Kent businesses often means a final water extraction process for the grounds. Our professionals go over the same areas previously extracted to ensure that new water has not surfaced or found its way into these areas. Drainage can sometimes leave vulnerable areas of the property that require a final extraction before drying begins.

Creating Drying Zones in the Building

Another critical stage of beginning the evaporative drying process is establishing the drying zones for the building. Containment practices prevent the migration of moisture and cross-contamination. Created drying zones allow restoration to be more efficient and directly focused on the damaged areas of the property for more effective results.

Placing Drying Equipment Appropriately

The placement of the drying tools that our professionals use can also be a careful consideration during this transition between mitigation and restoration. Three primary units are used in the evaporative drying process, not including specialty tools for extended waiting circumstances. These include:

  • Portable Heaters – Placing portable heaters in specific drying zones can increase the temperature to favorable levels, promoting faster evaporation.
  • Air Movers – Multiple air movers can impact surface materials to eliminate vapor barriers and help promote an even and constant drying.
  • Dehumidifiers – These tools are intended to manage moisture in the environment. As air movers create new environmental moisture, dehumidifiers are responsible for capturing and exhausting these particles.

As threatening as moisture damage can be, our SERVPRO of Kent team can help get evaporative drying started as soon as possible. Give us a call today at (253) 850-1500.

Mold Can Bring Your Kent Business to a Halt

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold growth in anyone's business cannot be good. SERVPRO uses the latest technology for every job, especially mold remediation services for you.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Mold Remediation to Ensure Your Business Stays in Business

Quick intervention when there is a mold problem is vital to stop it from spreading and disrupting your business. Our team at SERVPRO ensures professional mitigation and that your facility is restored to preloss condition whenever possible. 

Comprehensive Training – Immediate Action

For commercial mold remediation in Kent, SERVPRO is a trusted source. We diagnose the situation accurately when performing a scope and address the problem thoroughly. We know:

  • What to look for (IICRC standards)
  • How to properly analyze the situation
  • The appropriate actions to remediate the mold

Giving Your Business a Clean Slate

If the mold growth is in a small area, we contain the area with plastic sheeting to keep mold spores from spreading as we work. We use EPA-registered products to clean and disinfect impacted surfaces. If the situation is more serious, we may:

  • Cutaway impacted drywall
  • Sand and repair wood surfaces
  • Remove infected carpeting
  • Clean and repair floorboards
  • Remove content offsite for cleaning, including inventory and raw materials

Our mold specialists have the experience, equipment, and training to treat and remove mold via an extensive process safely. Because mold spores are everywhere, we can never guarantee 100% removal, but we can help ensure they do not return. Our mold remediation services include:

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Commercial mold removal

For more information, contact SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Should Your Business Hire SERVPRO for Water Damage Removal?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your property to pre-damage condition after a water incident.

SERVPRO has training, skills, and equipment your in-house cleaning staff lacks -- use them to get back to business in Kent

Even large commercial enterprises find it makes the most sense to sub-contract emergency services, water damage presenting Kent businesses with unique problems. Although your cleaning crew does an exceptional job of keeping offices, production areas, and retail floors spic and span, water damage remediation is a specialized challenge. Suppose water clean up and structural drying are performed incompletely or inadequately. In that case, the building structure and contents of your Kent business are at risk of progressive deterioration and severe secondary damage such as mold growth.

Why Has SERVPRO Prioritized Scalable Workforces and Equipment Inventory for Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Kent?

Without the specialized equipment and intensive training, SERVPRO brings to your Kent business water disaster, our water removal services would be too slow and fall short of cleaning up all the water and drying residual moisture. You are the best at delivering the services and products your customers expect to find at your Kent headquarters. Similarly, SERVPRO is a restoration industry leader in responding to the following water damage hurdles and more:

  • Flood Restoration
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Burst Pipes
  • Ceiling Leaks

Partner your business with SERVPRO of Kent to achieve the balance needed to recover from a water disaster in your commercial building. No job is too big for our expandable team. Call us at (253) 850-1500 to discuss our resources and your options.

Should You Prepare for Possible Fire Restoration in Kent Commercial Buildings?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire SERVPRO will take care of your Kent fire, prepare and call us today.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Gives Kent Business Owners Peace of Mind in Case of Fire Damage 

Many Kent businesses write a Crisis Management Plan (CMP) to anticipate adverse events that might affect a company’s reputation, operational status, or reputation. The overall goal is to avoid or minimize undesirable consequences. The plan can also offer guidelines for your employees, managers, and board if a problem arises.

What Kinds of Crises Could Trigger the Implementation of Your Kent Business Crisis Management Plan?

The plan provides a framework for quick decision-making. Swift and sure decisions minimize bad outcomes for your company or organization. Examples of crises vary according to the type of business but might include:

  • Natural disasters, including extreme weather
  • Biological risks, including illnesses and pandemics
  • Accidental human-caused events such as fires, explosions, and hazardous spills
  • Intentional human-caused crimes such as robberies, violent acts, and arson
  • Technological events, including cyberattacks
  • Vendor loss and material shortage

What Should Be in Your Kent Business’s Crisis Management Plan?

You need to create a crisis management team and designate the responsibilities and duties of each member. List those inside and outside of the organization who need to know about the crisis and your plans to respond.

  • Determine how to monitor and integrate practices for early crises before things get out of hand.
  • Develop incident assessment criteria.
  • Describe appropriate crisis responses
  • Locate safe places for staff to go during an emergency.
  • Decide on appropriate social media postings.
  • Develop drills to test crisis management effectiveness, and revisit the plan regularly to improve and update it.

Does SERVPRO Have a Customizable Crisis Management Plan for Business Disasters Such as Fries Damage?

SERVPRO offers your business the opportunity to proactively anticipate a fire and smoke damage crisis with our Emergency READY Profile and Plan. The ERP is a joint endeavor between SERVPRO and your Kent business, the better to personalize our response. A comprehensive understanding of your commercial building’s layout and your business’s operations permits us to react quickly and accurately if any subsequent damage occurs or noted assistance is needed:

  • Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Smoke Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up

How Does Your Kent’s Business Work with SERVPRO to Establish an ERP?

You or your Kent business’s management team schedules an assessment with an experienced ERP SERVPRO developer. Our team member evaluates your commercial space, noting vulnerabilities that could expose your property to the need for water and fire damage restorations. We make recommendations you can follow to strengthen your protection from fire or other disasters. Then we:

  • Digitize a blueprint of your building’s layout, including utility shut-offs
  • Outline the agenda and SERVPRO crews needed to respond to fire and smoke damage

How Can You Improve the ERP?

SERVPRO invites you to use our mobile app to add helpful details to further personalize the plan, such as:

  • Identifying SERVPRO as your Disaster Restoration Company of choice
  • Designating individuals who can act on your behalf if you are out of town or otherwise unavailable when a fire strikes
  • Listing vendors and analysts who installed, built, or designed equipment or systems to speed recovery time

Although you never want to use it, a commercial ERP developed in consultation with SERVPRO of Kent gives business owners peace of mind in case of fire. Call (253) 850-1500 to schedule a no-obligation assessment.

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Fast Water Mitigation for Damaged Kent Businesses

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Water damage can stop business dead in its tracks. SERVPRO will have your company up and running in no time.

Protecting Kent stores and complexes involves a fast response to situations like water disasters.

Because of its positioning between Seattle and Tacoma, Kent has become one of these larger cities' most prominent bedroom communities. As the city continues to grow and expand, so do elements like the arts, culture, and entertainment sectors. The increase in population has brought about multiple possibilities in both live entertainment and sporting compounds, allowing area residents to support local franchises serving as farm teams for professional leagues. Kent has also hosted well-recognized competitions such as the famed Skate America contest held in 2012 and the inaugural Junior Roller Derby World Cup in 2015.

Kent has become so well recognized as a sports and entertainment city that the globally read Sports Illustrated honored it with Sportstown of the Year for Washington in 2003. Shortly after that, development began on a massive entertainment center known as Kent Station in the downtown area.

Entertainment and Attractions of Kent 

  • Kent Cornucopia Days – This is a considerable attraction in the summer, as many flock to Kent to participate in this festival. The event features a parade, dragon boat race, a street fair, and other forms of live entertainment that can keep attendees occupied all day long. 
  • Kent Station Complex – Constructed in 2006, this is one of downtown Kent's entertainment complexes. This massive structure features multiple shopping, dining, and services to suit all of its visitors. Throughout the year, this station hosts many events and special gatherings.
  • ShoWare Center – With athletics being such a staple of the town, we take pride in this venue. This is the home of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League and the Major Arena Soccer League's Tacoma Stars.

The Fame of Kent Around the World 

It is no great surprise that Kent has captured such renown as a location known for sports and athletic competition. Some of the city's most famous residents have gone on to become well-known and regarded sports entities. Some of these include:

  • Ely Allen – MLS
  • Earl Anthony – Professional bowling
  • Red Badgro – NFL and MLB
  • Karl Best – MLB
  • Demetrius Bronson – NFL
  • Ernie Conwell – NFL
  • John Bronson – NFL
  • Billy Crook – MLS
  • Michael Dickerson - NBA

Restoring Kent Businesses Quickly After Water Disasters 

Taking care of Kent businesses and commercial properties after water disasters requires a fast and deliberate response from experienced professionals like our SERVPRO team. Getting mitigation started immediately can protect your inventory, customers, and employees exposed to these potentially disastrous conditions.

Some of the mitigation options for damaged warehouses and larger commercial structures include truck-mount extractors and self-priming trash pumps. Removing several inches or feet of standing water quickly can help to manage significant loss incidents and get your facility open and operating in a limited capacity while restoration continues.

Despite how fast water losses can impact your business, our SERVPRO of Kent team can provide 24/7 support. We are available anytime you need us at (253) 850-1500.

When You Need Something New to Amp Up the Energy at Home in Kent, Use Your Noodle

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

a mother and daughter working out together at home It will be exciting to see the community participating in virtual workouts!

Macaroni Kids in Kent Offers Virtual Child-Friendly “PE Workouts with Joe” for Parents Looking for Stay-at-Home Movement Options for Everyone in the Household

When your kids are bursting with pent-up energy this winter, both you and they need a release that doesn’t break the bank -- or the furniture. Consider the library of “PE Workouts with Joe” featured on Macaroni Kids. Creative and funny, Joe leads anyone who dares through short, easy to do videos planned to get heart rates up and the giggles going.

  • Navigate to Macaroni Kids and search for: 

Virtual Event Get a Workout with Your Kids at Home

Everybody can get their wiggle on and have fun with the engaging Joe and his goofy and good-for-you routines.

  • Date and time:        February 3, 2021

9:30 am

Let SERVPRO of Kent do the heavy lifting when your business needs to “pump it out” and dry your commercial building during flood cleanup. Phones answer year-round, 24 hours a day at (253) 850-1500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Do Mold Removal Companies in Tukwila Vary in the Services They Offer Businesses?

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing behind a cabinet Mold can remain hidden for quite some time before you smell or see it. Contact our certified technicians to root out the cause and remediate.

SERVPRO Uses Research-Driven Best Practices as a Leader Among Tukwila's Leading Mold Removal Companies

Tukwila is a suburb of modern-day Seattle, located directly to the south of the city. Because it aligns near many waterways, railroads, interstates, and two regional airports -- King County International Airport - Boeing Field and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport --Tukwila supports much commercial activity within its boundaries. Although the city's residents currently number a little more than 20,300, many workers and consumers travel to the suburb daily, increasing the area's population during production work and business transactions exponentially.

Who Historically Lived in the Tukwila Area?

It probably comes as no surprise that the same topographical features that make Tukwila attractive to 21st-century residents and businesses encouraged a robust pre-contact habitation of the same areas by indigenous peoples. The Duwamish were among the earliest people known to live along the Black and Duwamish river banks. Evidence exists that places them in the Tukwila area since the ending of the last glacial period, approximately 10,000 years ago. Historians note two distinguishable groups affiliated with the Duwamish tribe. Each group still retains cultural and ethnic diversity:

  • The People of the Inside, associated with Elliott Bay
  • The People of the Large Lake, now known as Lake Washington
  • Both groups tell stories handed down as an oral tradition, including a tale, "North Wind, South Wind," referring to the last Ice Age and describing an ice weir (dam) collapsing on the Duwamish River.

Are Descendants of the Duwamish Still Living in or Near Tukwila?

Currently, members who identify as Duwamish are not officially recognized as a tribe by the United States government. Nevertheless, at least 600 individuals are enrolled as members and consider themselves Duwamish. They wrote and ratified a constitution, bylaws, and other legal foundations in 1925. The tribal members continue to live proudly as Duwamish, although their ancestors did not receive reservation land, even though Chief Seattle and other Duwamish leaders signed the Treaty of Point Elliott in the 1850s. The tribe bought land by the ancient settlement of Ha-AH-Poos in 2009 adjacent to the Duwamish River's mouth. Tribal members established a Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on that location.

How Did the Duwamish Use the Land and Rivers?

Other indigenous people lived in Puget Sound-Strait of Georgia basin. They traded and perhaps intermarried with the Duwamish. Some individuals enrolled in the federally recognized Tulalip Tribes of Washington. Pre-contact villages were scattered. In the spring, the Duwamish foraged for salmonberry shoots and fiddlehead ferns. As they ripened, the people picked the following to eat fresh and to dry and combine with fat and protein (pemmican) for winter storage:

  • Thimbleberries
  • Salal
  • Raspberries
  • Salmonberries
  • Blackberries
  • Serviceberries
  • Strawberries
  • Huckleberries
  • Wapato

The Duwamish hunted and fished in the summer into fall, drying the proteins for later consumption:

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Crayfish
  • Freshwater mussels
  • Shellfish
  • Salmon (fished intensively from mid-summer through November, with evidence of the use of dams)

Winter food additions included:

  • Duck
  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Raccoon
  • Otter
  • Bear

What Was Indigenous Housing Like?

The Duwamish built longhouses against the cold temperatures of the winter. During the spring, they were on the move and camped away from the longhouses until they returned for the salmon run. Over the winters, they improved their housing stock, created art, socialized and shared stories and oral traditions and ceremonies.

Did the Duwamish and Other Tribes Trade and Share?

Although other indigenous groups were known to plan raids on the Duwamish winter stores, evidence shows the tribe had an intricate trade and potlatch network that:

  • Distributed resources to areas where want was great and many required sustenance
  • Planned ceremonies and feasts that preceded possession sharing (potlatches)

Is Tukwila an Indigenous Name?

In Chinook jargon, Tukwila means nut, specifically hazelnut. "Chinook jargon" is a nearly extinct form of communication that indigenous peoples in the Northwest used to conduct trade. The origin of the city's name is celebrated even today, with Tukwila known as the Hazelnut City.

Can SERVPRO Provide Reliable Assistance as a Mold Removal Company in Tukwila?

Much like the multi-talented Duwamish, we offer our help as a mold removal company to Tukwila business owners. Coping with mold growth and resultant damage fits well within the provision of our core service of water and flood damage recovery. Our extensive experience with water damage and its restoration gives us a unique perspective on mold abatement.

What Is the Key to Mold Remediation?

No matter how well our highly-qualified crews respond to mold removal challenges, SERVPRO managers and technicians realize that mold growth cannot be avoided in a commercial building if moisture remains unmanaged. Mold spores exist everywhere, including inside your store, restaurant, office, or other business space. Fortunately, the spores cause few problems if they do not absorb moisture. Once water activates spores, they proliferate into ever-expanding colonies.

Is Elimination a Reasonable Goal for a Mold Removal Company?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the mold remediation standard for the US, used for schools and commercial buildings. They stress remediation of a mold problem rather than promising eradication because it is impossible to rid a home of all mold spores. What SERVPRO can do is

  • Locate the mold.
  • Contain the space where the mold grows to prevent drift of contaminants.
  • Remove the current mold colonies by
    • Scraping and brushing from solid surfaces.
    • Employing controlled abrasion with dry ice or soda to remove mold from porous materials and incapacitate deeply embedded hyphae (branching filaments of mold organisms).
  • Clean and disinfect the previously moldy surfaces using EPA-registered products to inhibit mold rebound.

How Do Mold Removal Companies Give Business Owners the Best Chance of New Outbreak Suppression?

Because of the clear connection between our work with water loss restoration and fungal damage issues, our mold removal company takes a long view. We inspect your commercial space looking for water damage vulnerability. Our familiarity with water loss mitigation and remediation results in comprehensive restoration actions that rid your business of exposure to leaks and breaks in pipes, structures, and appliances. We also offer general contracting services to repair and rehabilitate water and mold damage that cannot be restored without controlled demolition and rebuilding.

Have confidence that the management and crews from SERVPRO of Kent are among the best trained and equipped mold removal companies in the area. Call (253) 850-1500 to schedule an evaluation and planning session for mold remediation to get your business back on track.

Contractor Licenses:

General: SERVPCS911LE

Thinking About Changing Your Job Focus in Kent?

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

a key with points analyzing SERVPRO is looking forward to the Thinkful Webinar about Data Analytics!

Enroll from the Comfort of Your Kent Abode for a Free Informational Virtual Seminar About Data Analytics -- See if This Dynamic Field Is a Good Fit for You

Are you growing stale in your current Kent job? Investigate data analytics, discovering what you need to launch a career in this competitive and rewarding field.

This online taste of the world of data analysis covers:

  • Why the demand for data analysts is significant.
  • How does a day in the life of a data analyst unfold.
  • What tools you need to succeed as a data analyst.

Register through Eventbrite.

  • Name of Course:  Thinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade 
  • Date and time:     Wednesday, January 13, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Offered by Thinkful Seattle

Thinkful Webinar


Seattle, WA

Analyzing fire damage data to reach a positive restorative outcome is what SERVPRO of Kent does best. Call us at (253) 850-1500, so an office blaze does not derail your search for a rewarding new career.

Contractor Licenses:

General: SERVPCS911LE

What is a Commercial Restoration Company Trained to Do?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

montage of drying equipment and flooded commercial properties Kent area water, fire, storm or mold-damaged structures proprietors know to call SERVPRO for cleanup, restoration, and repair

Technicians Use IICRC-Certified Techniques for Service That Ranks Among the Top Commercial Restoration Companies in Kent

Commercial restoration after a fire- or water-related disaster is a must for preserving the safety and structural integrity of your Kent property. Whether you run a restaurant, a salon, an auto dealership, or a warehouse, responding quickly to disaster preserves public health and safety while also ensuring that you get the compensation you need from your insurer.

SERVPRO is among the top commercial restoration companies in Kent in terms of service, consistency, and availability. Your local SERVPRO is also licensed to render general contracting services to rebuild your property after disaster strikes (license #SERVPCS911LE).

This firm prides itself on extensive training and education opportunities for technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike. Educational opportunities include certification training in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards and continued learning opportunities that cover the following topics:

  • Fire and water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Mold remediation
  • Restoration industry best practices

What is SERVPRO Trained to Do As a Restoration Company?

SERVPRO services cover a variety of needs beyond disaster mitigation, such as:

  • Structural and contents restoration for business applications
  • Improving indoor air quality after mold remediation.
  • Removing microbial growth with EPA-registered, OSHA-approved biocide solutions.
  • Maintaining detailed records of property damage, including photos, videos, and written documentation.
  • Reinstalling materials like carpet and baseboards.
  • Implementing new components like drywall and floorboards to replace unsalvageable parts of a disaster-affected space.

Restoration aims not just to clean your property, but also to achieve a high standard of preloss cleanliness that allows local business owners to return to their duties more quickly. This process requires multiple thorough inspections both during and after cleaning to ensure that your needs are met.

How Do SERVPRO Standards Set Them Apart?

Maintaining Restoration Industry Standards

The IICRC maintains detailed guidelines for a variety of restoration industry standards that are readily available for reading. SERVPRO technicians stay up-to-date on cleanup standards to aid business owners in attaining a high standard of cleanliness.

This industry-specific body compiles sanitation standards for a variety of applications, such as:

  • Biohazard cleanup and restoration.
  • Mold remediation.
  • Infection control standards for commercial applications
  • Fire and smoke damage.
  • Professional cleaning guidelines for many materials, from stone to upholstery to subfloors and substrates.

The Difference Between Restoration and Custodial Businesses

While a typical custodial service offers high-quality cleaning for businesses, SERVPRO is prepared to render this service, among many other tasks, to reach a specific standard of sanitation and preloss functionality in your Kent business. Commercial mitigation also only needs to be done sparingly, compared to the everyday tasks managed by a custodial company.

Exclusive Sanitation Programs

SERVPRO also offers the exclusive Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, which is aimed at sanitizing commercial spaces to prevent the spread of microbes and viruses.

  • Hospital-grade cleaners effectively sanitize frequent touchpoints on your property.
  • SERVPRO has worked since the 1960s to uphold contemporary standards in biohazard cleaning.
  • This team has access to over 100 proprietary SERVPRO cleaning solutions designed for a variety of sanitation applications.

As businesses prepare to maintain a new normal, SERVPRO strives to meet this need with helpful consultation services, comprehensive cleanup, and certification badges that mark your dedication to preserving public health.

How Can SERVPRO Technicians Dry My Business?

Structural drying is another crucial component of the sanitation process that applies to a broad spectrum of disasters that can affect a business.

  • Structural drying removes moist conditions that allow mold and microbes to thrive
  • Air movement and dehumidification tools are more useful for water damage cleanup when implemented after thorough moisture extraction.
  • Drying equipment also removes water saturation from buildings affected by fire suppression efforts, which is a must for minimizing the effects of acidic soot deposits on structures and contents.

Moisture buildup can quickly become the catalyst for a variety of disasters in the workplace. SERVPRO technicians are trained to render efficient moisture removal services that prevent the spread of microbes, soot deposits, mold spores, and other items that can potentially disrupt day-to-day business operations.

SERVPRO can deploy a variety of dehumidification tools for moisture removal, including:

  • Refrigerant coil dehumidifiers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers.

The process for moisture extraction is slightly different, but the essential process remains the same. Moist air pulled off of surfaces by air movers is passed over the dehumidifying agent, which creates condensation or otherwise isolates moisture from the air so that it can be collected and removed from your property

SERVPRO of Kent supports local businesses with service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (253) 850-1500 for 24/7 emergency service that returns your business to a preloss condition.

When Should I Look for Professional Restoration of my Business Premises?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

chairs in waiting room Did your business experience water damage? SERVPRO has the know-how to quickly dry the building.

Enlist the Help of Commercial Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO as soon as Visible Signs of Damage Appear on your Premises.

What is the difference between residential and commercial restoration? A commercial restoration project typically requires more human resources and larger equipment than in residential properties. There may also be more specialized requirements when dealing with business premises in Kent. A launderette with leaking appliances, for example, may require an out-of-hours service to avoid restoration impacting their revenues. On the other hand, residents may want recovery to occur during the working day to minimize the impact on their daily lives. You can communicate directly with SERVPRO crew chiefs to minimize inconvenience to your business.

Can Faulty Appliances Damage my Business?

Water intrusion can negatively affect both the structure and contents of your business premises. It is wise to use commercial water restoration companies in Kent to prevent a minor issue from causing significant damage. Faulty appliances can release water into your premises in several ways from the direct access to internal plumbing and the unit itself. Our crew chiefs maintain close relationships with technical specialists like electricians and electrical repair companies. When working on your business, we can enlist the help of these third parties on your behalf, so you only must deal with one the point of contact throughout.

What steps should I take with a faulty washing machine?

  • Isolate the cause of the problem
  • Remove the appliance from use
  • Bring in professional restorers to reverse any damages

How do restorers reverse water damage?

The process of returning a business to a preloss condition involves careful planning and efficient execution. Using extraction and air-moving equipment, we speed up the natural drying time. Afterward, we can address any existing water damage using industrial cleaning solutions and solvents. Our final stage is to deodorize the property using box fans to clear away any residual odors.

If a faulty appliance is affecting your business, contact SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500 for a tailored solution.

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Whom Should I Call for Fire Damage Restoration?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of laptop burning on desk in office. Call SERVPRO after fire damage in your office.

Address Fire Damage Fast in Your Kent Office with Help From SERVPRO

No two situations are alike when it comes to a fire loss event in an office. Calling in the skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Kent ensures you get the results that you need fast because we have seen it all. We understand that multiple factors come into play with fire, including the materials, exposure levels, and time. We consider everything when putting a plan of action into play to get your office back to normal faster.

Smoke, soot, and fire damage in Kent affect the materials, surfaces, and belongings inside your office. SERVPRO follows all of the standards from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (IICRC), which helps us to ensure the results make it seem “Like it never even happened.”

Our Process

You have skilled fire restoration technicians on your side when you call us after suffering from a fire loss. We arrive on the scene promptly and get to work immediately following a full assessment of the damage. Our crew chief takes a look at things like hidden crevices or cracks where smoke and soot residue can travel, as well as all locations where moisture likes to hide. This attention to detail allows us to tackle the project to ensure that all discoloration, stains, and lingering odors are not left behind. For each situation, we tailor our services and methods accordingly.

After the fire damage restoration project gets underway, SERVPRO technicians place high-powered ventilation and air moving equipment in strategic locations. This ensures that odorous smoke and soot particles do not have the chance to settle on surfaces throughout the office’s interior. Our team also works on removing damaged items and debris, which makes cleaning and deodorization of all impacted areas easier. Our proprietary cleaning and restoration processes help eliminate odors while allowing us to salvage or restore your belongings safely and efficiently.

With a fire loss event that leaves behind a considerable amount of soot and smoke, SERVPRO technicians combine multiple techniques. We can block odor molecules with containment by spraying chemical deodorizers to keep them from vaporizing into the air. With thermal fogging, solvent-based deodorizers are put throughout the atmosphere by way of our specialized thermal fogging equipment.

You can trust our team at SERVPRO of Kent whenever you need help with fire damage restoration. Give us a call at (253) 850-1500, and we send out technicians as quickly as possible.

How Does a Professional Crew Clean my Kent Business After a Pipe Bursts?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

burst pipe By working together, we can leave your space, “Like it never even happened.”

A Professional Team Like SERVPRO Uses Industry-Grade Cleaners and Equipment to Extract Water from your Business in Kent

Imagine arriving at your storefront in the morning only to find ankle-deep water seeping into your floors, furniture, and equipment. Once you discover the culprit, you can repair the source of the leak, but it takes a professional service to extract all remaining water, as well as dry and disinfect your place.

For business owners in Kent, the commercial water cleanup process is best left to us, the SERVPRO technicians. The certifications we hold from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) are a testament to our understanding of how water events can affect your business as well as our ability to restore it using specialized techniques.

What can a professional service do that I can't?
The water cleanup process indeed starts with you. As a business owner, it is up to you to call us and to safely detect the source of the water. Where our SERVPRO crew plays an important role, is in eliminating all traces of the water and anticipating any future issues. Failure to restore humidity levels can leave behind an ideal ecosystem for mold and bacteria to multiply and become a problem later in time. Here are a few ways in which we help avoid complications:

    •    Truck-mounted extractors help us remove more substantial volumes of water and dispose of it according to local ordinances and environmental recommendations
    •    Hand-held extraction wands allow us to reach hard-to-access corners and ensure that their moisture level is also back to normal
    •    Injectidry technology helps us circulate hot air within wall cavities to evaporate any water accumulations hiding behind structural elements

SERVPRO of Kent is your partner when water greets you in your business. Call us at (253) 850-1500 and let us be your advisor during this emergency. By working together, we can leave your space, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Get You Back In Business In Kent After A Water Loss

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Our water extractor machines sitting in our truck When we are restoring a larger property after a water loss we bring our truck mounted extractor. We have the state of the art equipment needed.

Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in Kent with Heat, Air Flow, and Desiccation Helps Your Retail Shop Reopen Faster

When something gets damp, drying out happens slowly because the water takes time to evaporate into the air. The environment can change how rapidly this takes place. SERVPRO’s technicians use their extensive training to alter your Kent business’ interior environment. 

Changing the temperature, increasing air currents, and removing water vapor affect the rate of evaporation, allowing us to mitigate and protect your Kent Shop from commercial water damage. Each aspect of this requires different machines, and sometimes, temporary containment measures or removal of materials destroyed by the initial influx of water.

Because different types of materials absorb and retain water differently, we often sort these for our commercial customers. Our building crew takes little time in constructing drying chambers for those items that require more aggressive measures. Some items need extremely gentle care, while others need stripped of plastic packaging to release trapped moisture. 

Exposure to water damages other inventory stock so extensively that we provide an accurate inventory listing the items, allowing you to file a claim and quickly replace such items. For those items that might pose more difficulty for you to replace, we can discuss additional measures that might help restore them. However, we always explain how additional work might add to your recovery costs.

One area of any building that sustains some of the severest water damage is the flooring. Along with the equipment used to control the drying inside the many chambers we build and use, our Green Fleet holds enough to get your floors dry, as well. Our building crew can make repairs to wood and tile flooring and also take care of carpeting. Heat increases the rate at which moisture escapes from underneath flooring, ensuring it dies evenly.

Addressing wet carpeting immediately after an intrusion of water gives us time to get it dry, either by floating it or performing intensive carpet cleaning. Waiting, even a day or two, can lead to microbial growth and disintegration of the carpet backing. At this point, replacement of both pad and carpet needs to occur.

SERVPRO of Kent can help your business in Tukwila, Maple Valley, and near Henrys recover after water damage causes problems. Call us at (253) 850-1500 to receive fast and professional service by trained and IICRC-certified experts, 24/7.

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Why Your Staff's Safety is Important During Commercial Water Restoration in Tukwila

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Outside view of multi-story office building Water quickly damages commercial property. SERVPRO can quickly remove the water and restore your building.

Guarantee the Safety of your Staff when Repairing Commercial Water Damage in Tukwila 

Factories can hold anywhere from a few members of staff to hundreds. As a factory manager, you need to make sure that the staff always has a safe and sanitary working environment. This commitment is why a potential water leak can cause havoc both to your target production levels as well as your staff. With a wide area to cover, seeking professional assistance to transition from a water emergency to business, as usual, is a prudent move. Our restoration services have a wealth of experience in dealing with larger commercial clients and can ensure both human resources, equipment, and the building itself.

A commercial water damage issue in your Tukwila factory should be dealt with as soon as possible. Microbial growth rates in water can see a clean water emergency degrade into grey or blackwater in as little as seventy-two-hours. SERVPRO technicians operate locally, which can reduce call-out times, and we have crew chiefs on hand to speak with you throughout service. Regular communication between technicians, managers, and staff can ease what is usually a challenging restoration.

Water damaged commercial properties may need chemical cleaning and deodorizing to make a full recovery. The building may also need dehumidifying. Any of these processes can present health risks to your staff working on-site. As a professionally accredited restorer, SERVPRO can provide you with material safety data sheets (MSDS) at the beginning and throughout service. These can help to protect both your business and your staff from harm during restoration.

Water contains microbes, which may cause odors or microbial growth issues that can be a health risk. In combating these, SERVPRO may use a variety of solvent deodorants or disinfectants. While effective at dealing with the immediate issues, solvents can remain in the air, which could pose a health risk to anyone on-site. Our technicians are experts at mixing and dispersing solvents correctly. Once complete, our powerful venting box fans can exchange the air effectively and remove any chemical residues from larger, factory sites.

Professional accreditation and practical experience are essential when handling powerful restoration chemicals in commercial environments. Contact SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500.

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SERVPRO of Kent at Kids Safety Day

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

two male employees standing with Smokey the bear under a black SERVPRO tent Some of the SERVPRO of Kent team with Smokey the Bear

SERVPRO of Kent had a fun day joining our local firefighters and police at Kent's 2019 Kids Safety Day

We had the opportunity to gather with the community with groups such as the local fire department, YMCA, and insurance companies, for a chance to get the kids active at a great venue, the Showare Center.

We brought our SERVPRO tent and our prize wheel and handed out goodies like rubber ducks and candy to all the community members! 

Thank you to everyone in the community who came out. We were happy to get involved in our hometown.

Smokey the Bear made an appearance to tell the kids to "Remember.. Only you can prevent forest fires."

Events like these are important to us and we plan on continuing our involvement with activities like these to stay involved and active in our community.

Restoring Your Kent Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Kent 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 Kent

SERVPRO of Kent 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.

Meet Our Crew:


  • Accredited Asbestos inspector
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMR - Council-certified Microbial Remediator
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Top 5 culprits of a leaking commercial roof

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Clogged drains are a top reason for many roofing leaks on commercial buildings

Sitting in the entryway of the Advertising firm's office in Downtown Seattle, John felt a light sprinkle hit his hand as he was checking his email.

"Maybe it was just in my mind" he said to himself as he brushed the feeling off as accident.  Then cam another drip....and another.....John looked to the ceiling to find one of the ceiling tiles with a ring of moisture.

There were strong winds and rain in the prior week but today was sunny and not a cloud in the sky.  It was obvious to John that something wasn't right so he contacted his building's maintenance manager and asked him to take a look.

The maintenance manager knew the water was coming from the roof , and that it was probably one of the 5 problems that normally cause water damages in commercial roofs.






Once the source was identified the work began to clean up the damaged building materials that the leak had caused.  Trying to do this while still keeping the office running meant calling SERVPRO to help mitigate the damage.

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.


SERVPRO 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.

February will finish as Seattle’s first drier-than-normal month since September

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Blocked Drains after Heavy Rains = Great Pains

Looking back at the month of February, the wind and cold seemed to dominate the weather.  The Seattle Area experiences it’s first drier than normal month since September.  

January, howevere, experienced much wetter-than-normal conditions as over 8 inches fell onto the roofs of Seattle.  The normal for the month of January is just shy of 6 inches.

The extra rain in January, coupled with winds, meant several building owners were performing inspections to make sure the drain vents weren’t clogged and holding water.

Several times throughout the year SERVPRO clients will call when a blockage on their roof suddenly clears and overflows into the building.

Always check your roof/gutters after a particularly windy storm to make sure your drainage system is running smoothly.  

Seattle Area Building Boom Necessitating Pre Planning for Emergencies

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Seattle Area Construction boom is causing a need for Solid Planning

2017 was a big year for Residential and Commercial construction and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight!

Downtown Seattle alone experienced an additional 5,700 homes, almost 4 million square feet of office space, and 600+ hotel rooms.

Though these numbers are staggering, they are expected to rise by the time 2020 comes around.  In 2020 planners expect more than 17,000 homes to be built!

With the new square footage comes the challenges of making sure your Property Damage Emergency Services are pre planned Before an incident occurs.

SERVPRO of Kent works with Contractors, Building Owners, and Property Management Companies to set up Emergency Ready Plans.

This No Cost program gathers all of your important site/building information and makes it easily accessible if an event occurs.

This information is in physical form but is also available via Online (as well as our Free App) for your entire Team to access.  This information can be transferred from the General Contractor to the Property Management Team as the structures are commissioned.

If you would like more information on what an Emergency Ready Program would look like for your building or project, please contact us at 206-282-9500

Restoring Your Kent Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/20/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Kent 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 Kent

SERVPRO of Kent 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.

Meet Our Crew:

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