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Water damage in a bathroom in Bellingham, WA.

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage in a bathroom in Bellingham, WA. Water damage can't hide from SERVPRO of Bellingham.

The two most common rooms in your home to experience a water damage are the kitchen and the bathroom.

This makes perfect sense when you think of the infrastructure of your home and where water is actually plumbed. 

In this particular home, the bathroom vanity sink was the culprit, but we needed to find out how far the water had intruded into other walls and how far along the floor the water had gone. 

We utilized one of our most important and technologically advanced tools, THE FLIR infrared thermal imaging camera, to diagnose the issue. This allows us to see temperature differences behind walls and materials and allows our trained crew members to make well informed decisions prior to drying and demolition. It's also pretty cool.

When water damage seeps into your home, call SERVPRO of Bellingham to find the problem and dry it out. 

Spring has Sprung in Bellingham, WA.

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring has Sprung in Bellingham, WA. A cold Winter has opened up to a beautiful Spring, but that means leaky exterior faucets and a call to SERVPRO of Bellingham.

This week in Bellingham, WA SERVPRO of Bellingham has fielded upwards to ten phone calls regarding leaking hose bib faucets.

Out door hose bibs are finally being utilized again after a long and sometimes harsh winter in the Pacific Northwest. Our neighbors are washing cars, cleaning exterior windows and starting to move out side for the first time since last fall and discovering that the freezing temperatures last winter have left their frost free faucets are now leaking.

The leaks come issues when the water intrudes on the indoor living space or creates moisture in crawlspaces and wall cavities. These leaks can be very difficult to find, but SERVPRO of Bellingham has many tricks and lots of technology to assist our customers during these stressful times. 

The next time you have a leaking frost free faucet, call SERVPRO of Bellingham to help find the problem and dry the structure.

Pipe Burst in Bellingham, WA.

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Pipe Burst in Bellingham, WA. A burst pipe or failed water supply line is the perfect reason to call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Bellingham is proud to have been in business for over 42 years. In that time we have alomost seen it all from frozen pipes to electrical fires and moldy basements to unattended stock pots. Our crews and staff have the skill, experience and knowledge that sets us apart from the competition. 

One of the most common issues with a home or business that would necessitate a call to SERVPRO of Bellingham is a failed water supply line or burst pipe. The pipe has lived a long a glorious life never causing any trouble and always doing a perfect job until one day. On this day, it's last day on the job, the pipe or supply line fails releasing all of it's pressured contents into the living envelope. Today is the day to call SERVPRO at 360-733-1800. 

We have the ability to make it "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning Contents in Bellingham, WA.

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Cleaning Contents in Bellingham, WA. Our Contents Shop touts an ESPORTA Wash System and a Fireline Ultrasonic Cleaning System.

One of the best reasons to choose SERVPRO of Bellingham when dealing with a large fire, mold infestation or sewer back up is our ability to clean almost all of the contents of the structure "in-house."

The ESPORTA Soft Contents Recovery System and the Fireline Ultrasonic Cleaning System give us the opportunity to clean, disinfect and deodorize all shapes and sizes of homegoods and office belongings. 

We have sent many year perfecting our Contents Cleaning Shop and are proud to have saved innumerable household and office items for our clients.

We like the idea of a one stop shop for clean up and restoration and our clients love the opportunity to tour our contents shop and see where and how their personal belongings are going to be restored. 

We Work Clean in Whatcom County and San Juan County

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Work Clean in Whatcom County and San Juan County A clean work space is a happy work space.

We Work Clean.

What does that mean?

The idea of working clean in the clean up and restoration business means that at the end of every work day our crews take the time to tidy up and prepare for the following day. We take great pride in keeping a clean work space and strive to make a fresh start the following workday

Each of our customers have different wants and needs when it comes to the drying or cleaning of their homes and businesses. We always coordinate and communicate with our clients to make this difficult process as painless as possible. 

We take great pride in keeping a clean work space and taking that extra bit of effort to help make working with SERVPRO of Belllingham that much better. 

We appreciate your trust.

We Always Test for Asbestos

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Always Test for Asbestos We Test Before We Disturb Potentially Dangerous Materials

SERVPRO of Bellingham realizes the importance of Asbestos Testing.

Many of our customers question why we need to test for asbestos?

We test because it's the law, because the health of our customers matters to us, because the health of our employees is paramount, and because it is the absolute right thing to do.

Our's require us to "demo" materials that have to affected all sorts of weird things like by microbial growth or sewer back ups. The policy is to always test these materials before they are removed to ensure the safety of the family that lives there, the employees that come to work everyday and the valued workers of SERVPRO fo Bellingham. 

We promote safety first by always testing for asbestos.

Frozen Pipes in Ferndale, WA.

2/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Frozen Pipes in Ferndale, WA. Note the ice build up on the siding.

The recent cold weather and winter storms have left our community in a difficult position. Our homes and businesses are not built to the standards that would allow for freezing temperatures for an extended time. There are steps individuals can take to help prevent frozen pipes, but at the end of the day sometimes nothing can be done. It's really trial by fire... or should I say trial by freezing. 

The major issue with residential building is plumbing in the exterior walls. Everybody should know to remove the hose from the hose bib and cover the spicket, but it's almost impossible to prevent a pipe from freezing that is in a wall. Be aware of where your home's plumbing is located and pay extra attention to those pipes that are in exterior walls that get hit by our cold Northeastern winds.

House Fire in Bellingham, WA.

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage House Fire in Bellingham, WA. The fire started on the outside of the home before moving inside and setting off the smoke alarm.

The number one cause of residential home fires is cooking. The numbers show that between 41% to 51% of all fires occur in the kitchen.

Not all fires start in the kitchen. A recycling bin than doubled, wrongly, as an ashtray for cigarettes was the culprit at this home. The fire started in the recycling bin and burned the exterior siding before entering the home through an exterior vent. The fire then began to move into the building envelope, but thankfully the smoke detectors alerted the residents and they were able to contact the fire department.

The fire department arrived shortly there after and was able to douse the flames from out side and keep the fire form having a catastrophic effect on the interior of the home. 

Fire safety and education is helping us reduce the number of total fires and injuries caused during residential fires. Always be on guard.

Commercial Water Damage on San Juan Island

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Friday Harbor is a beautiful place to visit and our crew was happy to help this business owner get back to life as usual after a water supply line had burst causing extensive water damage to the main floor of the bed and breakfast.

The maritime heritage of the community and it's relationship with the Puget Sound is part of what brings people from all over the world to enjoy the San Juan Islands.

SERVPRO regularly works in the San Juan Islands. We are called out to dry up after water leaks, clean up after severe fires and remediate mold after the moisture issue has been resolved. We know the ferry schedule, how to get things done and how to work with insurance companies on the island.

Office Water Damage in Bellingham, WA.

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Office Water Damage in Bellingham, WA. Injection drying in an office damaged by water.

We recently received a frantic call early on a Monday morning regarding a flooded office.

Our crew was immediately dispatched to start the drying process and get the business up and going as quickly as possible.

The water came from an office above and the drop down ceilings were soaked. The ceiling tiles were removed, so that the rest of the ceiling could be addressed. Our crew made the right decision to start drying with injection technology. Hot dry air in blown in to wall and ceiling cavities. This allows the business to operate as close to usual as possible while we do our job of drying the water damaged structure.

Time is money and SERVPRO of Bellingham will always go the extra mile to ensure the fastest turn around time in order to get back to business.