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Water Removal in Your Concord Office Building After a Failed Sprinkler System

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal in Your Concord Office Building After a Failed Sprinkler System Water Removal from Your Concord Office? Call SERVPRO

Malfunctions Lead to Water Damage in Many Office Workplaces

If your Concord office building is older, the sprinkler system could be as well. Keeping them updated is essential, as older systems can fail and cause water damage that is debilitating to your business. Not only do you have much water to clean up, but there are also many items that are now damaged such as expensive computers and other electronics, and necessary paperwork.
 
Because of the scope of the damage from a sprinkler system malfunctioning in your Concord office building, you need professional help for your commercial water removal problem. Our staff at SERVPRO are fully trained and ready to help you anytime you need, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us after an emergency strikes.
 
Besides all the items in your building which require drying, we need to dry out the structure as well. Once the standing water is pumped out with our heavy-duty truck-mounted pumps in the event of large volumes of water, there are structural items which need to be dried out to prevent additional damages such as those caused by mold.
 
Drying multiple layers of sheetrock requires a longer drying time. Cost is also a factor. The time and expense to dry the material to its preloss condition could be more than replacing the actual sheetrock. Drying a single layer of saturated drywall takes five to seven days on average. Typically, when business continuity and production is of paramount importance, the most rapid means of either restoration or replacement is the solution.

Drying two layers of drywall could take ten to fourteen days. SERVPRO techs can monitor the layers using a penetrating moisture tester with long, Teflon coated probes. We use the probes in areas that are inconspicuous, and patch the holes during the process of restoration. Drywall gets more fragile when it is wet and more stable as it dries out.
 
Ceiling tiles are usually less expensive to remove and replace than to dry out. As the building owner, you likely want to have new tiles since water usually stains tiles and causes them to bow. Some kinds of ceiling tiles can withstand moisture better than acoustical tiles. Ceiling tiles should usually be removed so air can circulate and dry wet areas above the gridlines. Some tiles are salvageable depending on how severe the damage is. Older ceiling tiles which contain asbestos require removal by licensed contractors.
 
SERVPRO of Concord ensures your office building is dry again so that you can continue normal operations as fast as possible. Businesses in the areas of Bow, Concord, or Penacook should contact us at (603) 225-2825 as soon as they notice a problem.

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Wintertime Fire Damage Concerns In Bow

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Wintertime Fire Damage Concerns In Bow Candles are also a common fire hazard, especially if knocked over at gatherings or neglected and allowed to burn down to a non-protected surface.

Fire Damage Concerns

Winter is finally coming around the corner after a long, warm autumn in Bow. When the weather changes, it is likely to occur quickly. Prepare for the increased fire risks of our winter temperatures, holidays, and storms ahead of time to avoid inconvenience and even tragedy. Line up a restoration company in case a crisis happens despite your planning.

Changes In Interior Climate Control
The best time of year to check out the condition of furnaces and heat pumps is now. A problem or malfunction of your heating system is the second most common cause of fires in the United States. The three winter months beginning with December, and ending with February see the most house fires traceable to heating. Not surprisingly, space heaters are a common appliance in roughly 40 percent of home heating fire disasters. Use with caution, and never unsupervised, especially with children or pets in the area.

Snow And Ice Storms
Severe storms featuring sleet, slush, heavy snow, and strong winds increase fire risk in a number of ways. The temperature often plummets, causing us to turn up the heat or switch on the space heater. Winter leads the rest of the year in the number of home fires, with heating issues reported in 1 out of every 6 fires. The ice and snow stress electrical lines, resulting in downed wires that can spark a fire.

Generator Issues
Downed wires impel prepared homeowners to use safer standby or riskier portable generators. In recent years the improper use of generators during the three month winter season is responsible for half the generator-related deaths in a year. Although many of those deaths are due to a buildup of carbon monoxide, fires also spark, particularly when a transfer switch is not used and extension cords covered in snow and slush snake outdoors to deliver the power to a home.

Home Holiday Decor
Real pine garlands and trees are highly flammable. Inexpensive strings of lights are prone to shorts, which can be a real disaster when the lights drape over a Christmas tree. Candles are also a common fire hazard, especially if knocked over at gatherings or neglected and allowed to burn down to a non-protected surface. Take care to shield candles and place on non-flammable holders. Keep away from pets and children and avoid the edges or surfaces and draperies or other fabric when displaying.

SERVPRO of Concord hopes your winter months are merry and bright, but if a fire damages your home, give us a call at (603) 225-2825. We are experts in fire damage restoration and will devise a plan that gets your house back to preloss condition.

If you are interested in learning more about Bow visit http://bownh.gov/.

Who to Contact After Flood Damage in Bow

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Who to Contact After Flood Damage in Bow If your home is affected by a flood, call SERVPRO immediately to help minimize the damage.

SERVPRO is Available to Help When Your Home is Hit with Flood Damage

After a flood hits your home, determining an appropriate course of action can be difficult and daunting. Finding a starting place for your next steps may seem difficult in the face of disaster. Through years of experience, SERVPRO has learned that there are a few contacts you should call first and foremost after flood damage hits your home in Bow. Make sure to give a call to or otherwise contact these parties to manage the crisis best.

Relatives and Loved Ones

Even if no one was hurt in the event, you should still contact your loved ones if flood damage strikes your Bow home. They may see heavy storming or flooding in the area and worry about your safety and may want to provide some form of assistance upon learning of your home's damage. Be sure to leave answering machine messages, emails, or social media posts so that they can learn of your plight even if they are not immediately available.

Damage Mitigation Specialists

Contacting a damage mitigation company like SERVPRO immediately after a disaster happens helps to ensure that your home takes as little damage as possible. We can be at your home within a couple of hours of your initial call, ready to react and put a stop to damage as needed.

Employers

Most victims of flood damage are put out of work for at least one day, so you should be careful to contact your employer and inform them of your plight. While you should not provide any specific time estimates for how long you expect to be out, we recommend that you make it clear that you intend to return to work at the soonest opportunity.

Insurance Providers

Although SERVPRO representatives can help you deal with and contact your insurance provider, you should contact them yourself early on in the process as well. This company is most likely going to cover the bulk of your costs, so excellent communication and relationships should be fostered.

SERVPRO of Concord is a local provider of damage mitigation and restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (603) 225-2825 for our emergency services or more information on what we do.

For more information regarding Bow, visit http://bownh.gov/

Mold Damage Cleaning in Bow

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleaning in Bow SERVPRO technicians have the professional equipment to remediate mold damage found in attics and crawlspaces.

Mold Damage Remediation for Hard to Reach Spaces of Your Home

The township of Bow is in a great location. We are far enough inland to usually miss the worst of the coastal weather and just close enough to larger cities like Concord to enjoy small-town life without losing any of the benefits of a larger city.

Being a picturesque, small town does not protect Bow from mold damage, however. With decades of experience in New Hampshire, SERVPRO is ready to defend our community from this quiet disaster that still causes millions in cleaning, repair, and replacement costs every year. Since our area has a relatively high level of humidity throughout the year, our office makes use of our extensive inventory of chemical cleaners and equipment to eliminate the threat mold presents.

When it comes to damage, most of what mold spores affect is structural property. In older homes like many that make up our community, mold can go undetected for years. The many crawlspaces and dead spaces created by renovation over two centuries are difficult to get into and examine for mold or insect infestations.

For areas like this, SERVPRO technicians use an anti-microbial agent combined with a fogging machine. This device forces the chemical cleaner into small regions and wood joints where a spray would be unable to penetrate. The fog begins killing the mold spores on contact. The few that do survive retreat to an inert state and present no threat to a home or its residents.

In attics and other more easily accessible areas, we use a hand pump or powered sprayers to deploy liquid anti-microbial agents. As with the fog, the chemicals begin killing the mold on contact.

If the mold has expanded into the walls and other support structures, we are licensed to remove and replace posts and support beams up to the point where a new roof may be needed. Work such as installing new, interior wall frames or ceiling supports we accomplish in a few days, leading up to a couple of weeks, depending on the size of the home.

Taking care of our community is the top priority for SERVPRO of Concord. As a locally owned office, the homes we clean and repair are our friends and neighbors. If you need us, call (603) 225-2825 today.

Visit http://bownh.gov/ for more information regarding Bow.

Water Damage in Concord from Leaky Appliances

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Concord from Leaky Appliances Split Pipes (sometimes frozen) Cause Much Water Damage in Concord

Concord Residents Call Upon SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal

Most of us think of flooding in rainy weather and burst pipes when people talk about water damage in Concord. However, homeowners often call in the team here at SERVPRO due to a malfunctioning clothes washer or dishwasher.

Water lines break, and hoses wear out. The result is standing water on kitchen and utility room floors, warped linoleum, and stains on the wall. How can you avoid these mishaps? Experts say homeowners who do regular inspections avoid many types of water damage issues in Concord. A good rule of thumb is once every season and before you go on vacation.
 
This inspection should include a look at pipes under the sink and around the outside of the dishwasher, including along the door and on the floor. Check the hoses on your clothes washer and the outside of your water heater. If you notice excess condensation, drops of water, and problems with the materials of your floor or wallboards, don’t hesitate to call in a plumber.
 
If you already see signs of water damage, call the experts here at SERVPRO. We are trained to meet the standards and best practices of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, respected throughout the cleaning and restoration field. We have years of hands-on experience, and cutting-edge machines and cleaning agents to return your home to its original condition. Our emphasis is always on restoring your possessions and furnishings, replacing them only if necessary.
 
Drying is key to successful restoration work. After extracting as much water as possible, SERVPRO technicians use powerful air movers to speed drying and help moisture evaporate. We use the movers in conjunction with dehumidifiers, which remove moisture from the air. With our advanced training, we know how to calculate the right type and number of equipment to use to get rid of moisture in the affected space.

We can help with any water emergency at SERVPRO of Concord, (603) 225-2825. Our technicians are here to assist with all types of water damage, 24/7.

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Removing Smoke and Fire Damage Around Your Bow Home's Fireplace

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Removing Smoke and Fire Damage Around Your Bow Home's Fireplace SERVPRO can help to make sure your fireplace is safe and ready to keep your family warm this winter.

Preventing Fire Damage Caused by Your Fireplace

It is time again for chimney sweeps and fall weather. Homeowners in the Bow area who want to use their fireplaces this winter should prepare now. Chimney sweeps clean the interior of the chimney and points out problems that need attention from roofing specialists, as well as interior defects when they exist. 

Bow area homes should have their fireplaces cleaned professionally to eliminate smoke residues and the risk of fire damage. Local chimney sweeps do not perform restoration of the exterior fireplace and mantel area. However, we can perform these and other services to help ensure that your fireplace functions perfectly when you use it and looks beautiful when it is idle.

Cleaning away smoke and soot from your fireplace's interior can expose any defects, which the chimney sweep likely already discussed with you. The mantel can brighten up your room after cleaning, of course, but the reduction in soot and creosote also reduces the number of carcinogens in your home. Even if this substance seems hard to the touch, continual use of your fireplace can heat these areas up and release toxins into the air.

You might be surprised to find out how far the soot from your fireplace can travel in the room. Even though it is not a typical fire that causes damage in a home, fires burnt in the fireplace produce soot, smoke, and ashes. Most of this remains either inside the fireplace or leaves via the chimney, but microscopic amounts steadily escape into your living area each time you use your fireplace. These build up over time on your walls, woodwork, windows, and every other surface in the area.

At SERVPRO, we want to help homeowners by ensuring their homes are truly clean and safe for every member of their family. To many families, a fireplace is a source of inexpensive heat that helps regulate utility costs during the harsh and cold New England winters. We can help you do this safely and with fewer risks to your family and home.

The professional team members at SERVPRO of Concord want to help you remain warm this winter while staying safe. Please call us at (603) 225-2825 to find out how we can assist you in doing that this winter. We always answer our phone, so you never need to wait for a response from us.

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Professional Water Removal Saves The Day For Concord Brides

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Water Removal Saves The Day For Concord Brides You can rely on SERVPRO when your bridal shop needs water removal services.

Water Removal Services for Your Business

Specialty shops have a unique mission, providing one-of-a-kind goods and services that are not easily found quickly elsewhere. Concord customers depend on these types of businesses to meet particular needs and rarely make contingency plans once they make their choice to go with an individual vendor. A water disaster threatens the ability of a retailer to deliver, but an experienced restoration company comes to the rescue.

Creating special days for both the bride and groom is your dream for each couple who consults with you. This dream becomes a nightmare when a significant leak in the plumbing system of your building requires emergency water removal from your Concord bridal boutique. Our disaster restoration team offers a fast response and practical help to empty your space of water and protect the clothing that makes wedding days magical for your customers.

SERVPRO water removal specialists earn certification through attendance at IICRC courses before joining one of our highly-qualified work crews. They learn when and how to use the cutting-edge equipment we trust to remove water and dry out our customer’s commercial spaces. Our submersible pumps and industrial strength water extractors are truck-mounted, arriving with the crew members and ready to address the problem at hand without waiting.

If the flood of water from your plumbing makes it unsafe to access your electrical power our self-contained setup permits us to get to work immediately. The moments after water invades are crucial, and the more quickly SERVPRO starts the task necessary, the better. As we pump and vacuum up the water other staff assess moisture levels and position air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate airborne water and dry out your retail and storage areas.

We determine whether stored articles of clothing need to be packed up and moved out of the flooded area while the water removal progresses. Depending on the condition of other areas within your commercial space we may transfer the clothing to a dry space in your shop or move it to another safe site. Our crew is familiar with efficient inventory methods to ensure none of your bridal parties’ orders go missing as we deal with the water.

Your clients count on you to make their day special. SERVPRO of Concord wants to support your commitment to our community’s wedding parties through our expert restoration services. Call (603) 225-2825 to obtain the help needed when water endangers happy nuptials.

Visit http://www.concordnh.gov/ to learn more about Concord, New Hampshire.

Water Contamination Concerns When Flood Damage Affects Concord

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Contamination Concerns When Flood Damage Affects Concord Contact SERVPRO after a flooding event in the home. We will assess the situation, begin removing standing water, and formulate a restoration plan.

SERVPRO's Technicians Remove Water First After Flooding and Then Assess the Remaining Damage

Severe storms over the past few months have Concord residents concerned about flooding in their homes. Saturated soils and overwhelmed storm sewers allow water to seep through foundations and backup in basements. When water floods into your house, we can help, especially important if the water standing in your lower level is at risk of contamination.
 
It is always important to remove water intruding into a building quickly, but removal needs to be speedy and safe when post-storm flood damage threatens your Concord home. Water that floods your home after days of rain collects all manner of chemicals and debris from the surrounding area. Adding a sewer backup to the mix increases the risk from gray to black water. Our crews have experience with the dirty water that fills your foundation, and we assure you we know how to remove it safely and dispose of it properly.
 
Whenever a sewer backs up, you face the probability of human waste, animal waste, bloodborne pathogens, and a broad array of lawn and pavement residue depositing inside your house. Even water that seeps through the foundation because the soil surrounding your home is overloaded with rain and runoff can carry hazardous chemicals and other pollutants into the pools forming in your basement or crawl space. SERVPRO has the equipment operated by certified staff that extracts and contains this foul water for disposal according to local regulations.
 
When dealing with black water, you need a professional flood damage restoration company with which to partner. Unless the contaminated water is eliminated immediately, you risk microbial proliferation and permanent damage to HVAC systems, appliances, and personal possessions stored in the affected areas. SERVPRO requires and supports advanced training for our workers managing your contamination and flooding issues. After the water exits, we evaluate your heating and cooling system for safe operation capability, cleaning and sanitizing it to prevent a spread of any of the dangerous substances to which it was exposed.
 
We also help determine whether furnishings and stored items are safe to dry out given the nature of the water soaking them. You can count on SERVPRO’s professionalism as we review your options, ensuring that you and your family are safe now and in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Concord awaits your call if storm flooding damages your property and threatens your health and well being because of contaminated water. We are available around the clock to answer questions and to schedule an inspection at (603) 225-2825.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services After a House Fire in Concord

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services After a House Fire in Concord Fires can get out of control very quickly. Once you and your family are safe and the fire is put out, give SERVPRO a call for remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate All Aspects of Fire Damage in Your Home

It only takes a few seconds for a small flame to grow into a full-blown inferno. In as little as half a minute, a small fire can turn into a life-threatening disaster. It can ravage a home and put the lives of the occupants into major risk within no time. In fact, studies have shown that fires claim more American lives every year than all the natural calamities in the U.S combined. Additionally, the damage left behind can amount to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The increased usage of flammable materials in the house has not made the situation any easier.
 
If your property sustains fire damage in Concord, you can trust SERVPRO to restore the items in your home. We have industry-leading equipment for quick and efficient smoke odor and vapor removal. Additionally, our IICRC-approved technicians have many years of experience and know how to use different cleanup methods for different situations.
 
Water used to extinguish the fire can soak the floors and walls of the house. We must remove this water and dry the structure thoroughly to prevent wood rot and mold growth. Soot from the fire, on the other hand, can saturate and stain your upholstery. In this case, professional restoration requires combining various chemicals, equipment, and techniques to salvage the furnishings, draperies, carpet, and linens.
 
Smoke odors from the fire damage can pervade virtually anything in the home, including clothing, rugs, linens, and furnishings. The smoke can also damage the air ducts in the structure, triggering foul odors every time you turn on the air conditioner or furnace. It is essential that we clean up and repair the ducts before using the HVAC system again.
 
On certain fire damage occasions, SERVPRO technicians use ozone treatments to repair the smoke damage. This process requires tenting and treating the contents or even the entire house. We may use chemical sealers to fix smoke damage on flooring, drywall, and air ducts. Chemical additives can come in handy for treating smoke-damaged textiles such as carpets and draperies. Most floors, ceilings, and walls usually need strong chemicals to get rid of soot before repainting or re-carpeting them.
 
Fire is a very destructive element that can decimate your house very fast. As a locally based fire damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Concord can arrive quickly to restore your property. For emergency services, call us anytime at (603) 225-2825.
 
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Keep An Eye On Condensation To Prevent Mold Damage In Concord

8/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Keep An Eye On Condensation To Prevent Mold Damage In Concord Most homes have condensation at some point.

Prevent Mold Damage

Most homes have condensation at some point. We are sure you have seen water droplet collecting on a window on a cold winter day, or seen the bathroom mirror all fogged up after a shower. The problem with condensation is that it is water, and that means it is wet. Dampness of any kind in your home puts your house at risk from mold. There are several signs that condensation is affecting your home, including visible water droplets, damp patches, or peeling wallpaper.

The presence of dampness provides an ideal breeding ground for mold. A condensation problem in your house can quickly turn into mold damage to your Concord home. SERVPRO recommends you take steps to prevent water droplets from forming around your home.

Adequate ventilation is a must. Air your home regularly by opening windows and even doors to allow air to move through. Get your ventilation system, HVAC and extractor fans serviced regularly and be sure they are working at optimum levels. Always switch on your extractor fan while bathing or taking a shower. If you do not have an extractor fan fitted, consider getting one installed. You might also want to get an extractor fan for your kitchen if you do not have one already.

Ways To Decrease Condensation

    •    Always close the kitchen door when cooking, cover pans with a lid when simmering or boiling food, and shut the bathroom door when bathing or showering.

    •    Wipe away water droplets as soon as you spot them. It is important to dry wet kitchen surfaces or appliances immediately. SERVPRO recommends that you always dry your shower stall and bathroom tiles after you take a shower or bath.

    •    Plants and home aquariums are unexpected sources of condensation. That is why you should always keep aquariums covered with a lid, to prevent excess evaporation. It is also an excellent idea to monitor the area around house plants for signs of dampness, and if you see such signs, move the plant or even transplant it outside if appropriate.

If you notice evidence of condensation or dampness in your home, it is a good idea to call in the experts. Get in touch with SERVPRO so our IICRC-certified experts can thoroughly assess your property for condensation, dampness, and signs of mold. SERVPRO uses state of the art tools to test dampness levels and have dehumidifiers, air movers and box fans on hand to increase ventilation and decrease humidity. Do not let water damage run amok in your house. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

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