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Rain Water Damage in Ferndale, Wa.

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Rain dripped down venting The rain found an opening and damaged the interior of the medical office.

A typical rain storm in Washington drops a heavy amount of water from the sky but also is generally accompanied by wind. Wind helps the water find pathways to the interior of your home or place of business.

This particular water damage occurred when the tar caulking on a flat roof failed ever so slightly and wind driven rain found the weak spot.

The vent through the roofing system was all the water needed to penetrate the defenses of the building and after a long weekend the morning crew was met with wet floors, ceilings and walls.

They immediately called the trusted Water and Fire - Cleanup and Restoration Professionals, SERVPRO of Bellingham, to dry out the structure and get them back in business as soon as possible.

We work hard to keep your business up and going. 

Leaky Hot Water Tank in Bellingham, WA.

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Hot Water Tank One of the most common sources of a water damage in the Hot Water Tank.

One the most common reason our clients call SERVPRO of Bellingham is to come out and dry their home or business because a Hot Water Tank has burst or is leaking. There are a number of reasons why a Hot Water Tank fails. It could be loose fitting, the tank itself fails, the supply line coming in or the supply line coming out, a broken drain valve, broken temperature or drain valves or just plain out age.

Hot water tanks wear out over time and if you aren't paying attention you will be calling SERVPRO of Bellingham to help you dry things out, so here are some things what to look for.

-Water leaking form the bottom of the tank

-Inconsistent water temps

-Running out of hot water

-Discolored water

-Unusual noises from the tank

-Low water pressure

We hopes this helps, but if you do need our help please call anytime 24/7.

Frozen Pipes caused by freezing temperatures in Bellingham, WA

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipes made for a wet kitchen.

The weather plays an enormous roles in dictating our lives. When it's beautiful outside we barbeque, play sports, go boating and enjoy our beautiful community, but when the temperatures drop and the rivers freeze over our lives move at a different rhythm.

The winter time gives us great skiing and a mazing sunsets, but it also gives us snow, ice and gray skies. When the temperatures get down into the teens for an extended period of time, usually, 3-5 days, we receive a lot of phone calls about frozen pipes and wet interiors. 

SERVPRO of Bellingham is proud to help when we are needed most, so when frozen pipes makes your life miserable please don't hesitate to call 360-733-1800 to help you get back to life as normal. We are here to help.

House Fire in Ferndale, WA

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Clean Up There are many steps to a successful fire remediation project.

Fire damage cleanup will involve removing debris, removing any standing water and resolving water damage, removing all the smoke particles and soot accumulation in the home and vents, removing and replacing damaged contents, as well as removing the smell of smoke and ensuring the air quality in the home is safe.

All of these cleanup efforts will take significant amounts of time, effort, and expertise, as well as an understanding of the health and safety risks involved. Remember that you do not have to tackle the cleanup alone. 

SERVPRO of Bellingham has the experience and knowledge in fire damage to guide and help you through the process, manage and accomplish the most difficult and dangerous parts of the cleanup, and assist you in every step of the cleanup.

Fire Damaged Home in Bellingham,WA

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The firefighter put out the fire and we will clean it up.

SERVPRO of Bellingham works with families and professionals when times are hard and they are experiencing disasters at home or in the work place. In all of our time helping people there is nothing more difficult to bounce back from than a fire.

Fires create a massive amount of smoke and that smoke creates a smell that is almost impossible to forget. To put the fire out the Firefighter use water, so not only does everything that survives a fire smell it is also wet. 

Luckily for those in need SERVPRO of Bellingham is well versed in cleaning up after and deodorizing not porous item after an fire. We also specialize in drying structures and deodorizing them.

We know how difficult it is to bounce back from a fire, but we also have the experience and know how to help guide you through this dramatic time.

Water Damaged Apartments

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Hidden Issues A plumbing system that recently failed.

Behind the wall of every building you walk into lies the systems that make you comfortable and at ease. The HVAC system keeps you warm or cool, the roofing system keep you dry, the structural keeps the building upright and the electrical system keeps the lights on and your internet connected.

The other silent system is the plumbing. This is a system we all take for granted. We make our coffee, use the restroom and wash our hands, but if this system fails what will you do? 

Some buildings are ticking time bombs when it comes to plumbing. Our crews are called out all of the time to help people that make mistakes, but it's an enormous job when the entire system fails. 

SERVPRO of Bellingham is here for you when you need us most. 

SERVPRO of Bellingham for Your Safety

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

You never know what is under that carpet The exposed floor of a 112 year old home in Bellingham Washington.

Why SERVPRO? Because SERVPRO of Bellingham takes all of the necessary steps to ensure your safety and the safety of our crews. That means taking lead paint samples before starting demolition as well as taking asbestos samples prior to disturbing potential hazardous materials.

We have licensed professionals with the credentials needed to correctly and competently sample friable materials, diagnose potential hazardous building materials and assure all parties of a clean, healthy work environment. 

The only way to know for sure if a building material or product contains asbestos is to have an approved laboratory analyze a representative sample. We employee a number of AHERA certified building inspectors that will take samples and get them tested at an approved laboratory.

When demolition needs to happen due to fire, mold, sewer or water damage you can trust the professional at SERVPRO of Bellingham to do what's right and what is legal. 

Wind and Rain in Bellingham, WA

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in the Dining Room Wind Driven Rain in the Dining Room.

The Pacific Northwest is famous for many things. We have beautiful mountains, the space needle and the Seattle Seahawks! We are also well known for rain. Rain is easy to deal with as long as you have good drainage and a watertight roof. The real challenges arise when the winds starts to blow and force water into cracks, crevices and otherwise out of reach areas. It's not uncommon for SERVPRO of Bellingham to receive phone calls in the middle of the night as wind and rain batter the community. 

Our policy is yes and we will always help a neighbor in need, so if you roof has failed or water is dripping in your living room, please know that SERVPRO of Bellingham will be there to help. The winds of the Pacific Northwest are no match for the drying power of SERVPRO!

Busy Bathroom at Bellis Fair Mall.

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

We can clean that SERVPRO of Bellingham knows how to clean and sanitize.

When the toilet has been unclogged and the public needs access it's time to call SERVPRO of Bellingham for professional cleaning.

Hiring a professional, certified restoration company to safely clean and sanitize the bathroom is important for the safety of your customers, your employees, and fellow building tenants. Black water contains pathogens that can carry parasites, bacteria, and viruses that can make people sick and close down businesses. Much of what the black water touches may not be salvageable, as it becomes contaminated. SERVPRO of Bellingham will not only clean up the sewage water, but we will clean and sanitize the area after the repairs made.

Our technicians are highly trained and totally dedicated to safety and well being of the public and themselves. When disaster strikes, you know who to call. 360-733-1800.

Water Damaged Bathroom in Bellingham WA.

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage A faucet to a sink failed and damaged the entire bathroom.

It's one of the busiest rooms in the house. The bathroom is where you have the most amount of water lines and drains in your 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 bathroom sink and toilet get used throughout the day and we see a lot of failures in the bathrooms. Remember to treat your plumbing with respect and never over pack the cabinet under the sink with cleaners, garbage pails or towels. These items can knock into your plumbing and create a leak.

We think about this stuff because we live it everyday. A perfectly functioning bathroom 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.