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Ice Dam

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ice Dam The water damage that resulted from the melting snow and the subsequent ice dam.

The dreaded ICE DAM. Our weather here in Whatcom County was the perfect breeding ground for an ice dam.

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on a roof and prevents melting snow/ice (water) from draining off the roof. With nowhere else to go, and with freezing at night and melting during the day, the water will eventually back up behind the dam and ultimately leak into the home causing severe damage to roof shingles, ceilings, walls, insulation, and more. If damage from an ice dam goes unnoticed in an attic, there is also a potential for mold/mildew to form.

The Struggle is Real

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Struggle is Real A light switch at a recent home fire.

A fire can be an incredibly devastating experience for yourself and your loved ones. Not only will a fire cause extensive damage to your property, but you may also lose sentimental items. If you experience a fire in your home a restoration company like SERVPRO of Bellingham will be there to assist you. By leaving your fire damage repair to the professionals, you will gain valuable assistance during your fire clean up. Along with repairing your home, you may also need to heal emotional wounds. One of the most difficult things in life is dealing with the loss of your most cherished items, but even more profound is dealing with the loss of security and safety that comes with a fire in your home. We empathize with our clients and always strive to save the most precious items from their homes.

 

Containment

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Containment Safety First.

Mold is fact of life. We deal with mold on a daily basis here at SERVPRO of Bellingham and one of the most important factors when working with mold is keeping the mold spore confined to an affected area.

Containment is the term used for limited the spread of mold, dust, fibers and other items that can quickly make a small job a big job or a safe home a not safe home.

We use the lastest in technology and all of our available resources to create negative pressure, knock down mold spores and contain the mold, thusly keeping our clients happy, safe and on their way to getting their homes back to "Like it never even happened."

We are always open

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

General We are always open Call 360-733-1800 and we will be there. Even during the weekend.

Our weekends are not like a lot of weekends out there. Every Friday we spend the last part of our day making sure the trucks are filled with gas, the equipment is in tip top condition and every possible variable has been accounted for.

Do you know why?

We are in the restoration business and a water leak, a broken pipe, a home fire, a roof leak or any number of disasters can happen at any time...Even weekends.

Our crews work diligently through rain, ice, heat and weekends to help home owners rest easy and business owners get back to work. Our clients appreciate the effort and we appreciate our clients.

We work 24/7 365 days a year for our customers, for our community, and sometimes even for you.

The kitchen sink

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The kitchen sink The heart of any home is the kitchen.

It's the busiest room in the house. If home is where the heart is then your heart is really in the kitchen because its the heart of any home.


We take running water for granted and we take perfectly functioning plumbing for granted almost all of the time. Do you know when you think about plumbing? When it's no longer functioning perfectly.


The kitchen sink get used throughout the day and we see a lot of failures with the kitchen sink. Remember to treat you faucet with respect and never over pack the cabinet under the sink with cleaners, garbage pails or dish racks. These items can knock into your plumbing and create a leak.


We think about this stuff because we live it everyday. A perfectly functioning kitchen sink is not appreciated enough, but the moment it's no longer perfect you can call SERVPRO of Bellingham at 360-733-1800 to dry it up.  

Star Park

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Community Star Park Building a park is a lot cleaner than pulling insulation out of a wet crawl space.

Designed by Ferndale Kids and to be built entirely by volunteers – that was the promise of Star Park, and Ferndale rallied together and made it a reality. The Star Park build involved over 300 organizations and 2,200 volunteers, making it the largest volunteer event in the history of Ferndale.

Working hard is something we know well at SERVPRO of Bellingham and helping the community is obviously something we believe in as well.

We are proud of our involvement is such a historic event. The time we spent at Star Park was for the kids. It was an amazing event to be a part of and the pride we feel is unmatched.

Volunteerism is way to show our appreciation for the community that supports our business and that we can home.

No time to sleep

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage No time to sleep And you thought cold floors were bad.

We have a monthly "On Call Schedule." Have you ever been on call? That means that at any time the phone could ring and action would need to be taken.

Our professional water technicans at SERVPRO of Bellingham know they will be asked to come out to homes and businesses at a moments notice.

Pipes burst, water supply lines fail, people leave the tub running and go for walk. There are alot of different ways to need SERVPRO and our crews are always ready.

A client called recently with a unique situation. She awoke to a drip and then a trickle and finally a stream. The next step was to investigate the sound. It only took a moment to know what had occurred as she reached her feet towards the floor and heard a splash.

Lucky for her our team of trained professionals were able to get to the home that very night to start extraction and the drying process. A drop had turned into a lake, but our on call crew was on the case. Always ready to help.

We are proud of the individuals that comprise our team and are extremely thankfully for their willingness to go the extra mile for our clients.

Renters Insurance

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

General Renters Insurance Water damage, structure fire, sewer back up, or plain bad luck.

We have been working with a number of property managers lately as apartment buildings have been flooded by a leaky pipe, set ablaze by unattended soup stock, or lit up by an overzealous candle and put out by tons of water from even more overzealous firefighters. The structures were covered by insurance. We dried them out, cleaned them up and made it “Like it never even happened.”


The renter’s belongings…not so much. They are NOT covered by the building owner’s insurance.


Either way it happens one thing is for sure you better have renters insurance for your belongings.


I recently read that over 60% percent of renters do not carry insurance.


Get renters insurance.


Talk to an agent.


Know the policy.


How much stuff do you have?  What’s it worth?


Does your roommate need insurance too? YES!


Talk to those you trust. They will give you names of insurance agents that care about you and your stuff. That’s what they do.


For the cost of a latte a week, about $16 a month, you can have the security that you need.


A recent fire affected 13 units in an apartment building. We helped one family with their contents. One family had all of their items dried, cleaned, restored for immediate quality of life and preserved for future generations. The other 12 households didn’t have insurance. That’s 1 in 13 that were prepared.


Are you prepared?


It’s called renters insurance…and you need it.


"We clean it all"

6/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage "We clean it all" Yes, that is a Mallard.

What's that sound?

Oh, no. It's a fire alarm.

Whew, everyone is safe.

Fire spreads through the home, but firefighters are able to save it.

A house fire is more than just a damaged structure.

Typically, the good guys in the red trucks also use a lot of water to keep the fire at bay. The flames are scary, but the combination of soot and water is not only coerosive but extremely diffucult to clean up. SERVPRO of Bellingham is able to utilize Chem sponges and various other techniques to clean, disinfect and deodorize smoke affected walls, ceilings, and flat surfaces in commercial and residential structures. But that is just one step in getting things back to normal.


Did you know that we also clean contents affected in said structures? Think about all of the stuff that you have in your home. We see all types- luxurious homes filled with unique art, extravegant furnishing and mountains of high end shoes to studio condominums with simple decor and minimal furniture. Each home is treated with the utmost respect. The care and responsibility for these items is something that take time and effort in to get right. 

We clean it all.

A sigh of relief.

Things will get back to normal.

"Like it Never Even Happened."

Yes, that's a Mallard. #SERVPROofBellingham