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Concord's Flood Damage Experts Explain Moisture Actions

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Concord's Flood Damage Experts Explain Moisture Actions Flooding can bring an excessive amount of moisture into your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Understand Flooding and How Water Behaves

Monsoon and hurricane seasons are on the way for most parts of the country and could cause a storm to land near Concord. Every once in a while, a severe thunderstorm creates conditions that can cause you extensive property damage. For example, the combination of heavy rains and winds can break off tree branches throwing them into your home. If something that got picked up by the wind collides into your house, exterior walls, windows, or your roof, they can all get ruined. If an object punctures a hole in one of these items, the excessive rain can pour into the interior of the building.
 
Once a significant amount of rainwater gets into your home, problems can start to take place. When flood damage in Concord occurs, our SERVPRO technicians are experienced in diagnosing every issue that a storm could have caused. We start by taking measurements including moisture content, humidity, and temperature readings. We first take readings of the conditions in the affected area of the structure. We then go to places of the house that we know did not get affected by water to come up with drying goals.
 
Rapidly drying out a structure takes specialized equipment and knowledge of how water behaves inside a structure. Our SERVPRO restoration crews take temperature readings because how hot it is inside your home affects whether water stays in the air or condenses to liquid form. Air can hold different amounts of water at various temperatures. For example, when you pour a cold drink on a hot day, water from the air forms around your glass making the outside of it wet. The temperature at which water vapor turns into liquid water is known as the dew point.
 
When drying out contents and building materials, it is vital that the temperature never reaches the dew point or water can form on interior surfaces and cause secondary damage. During the drying process, the goal is to create the ideal conditions to speed up the natural process of water turning from liquid to water vapor also known as evaporation. Dehumidification then forces water in the air to condense into a liquid, removing the evaporated water coming from the wet items out of the air. Any time you suffer property damage after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Leaving A Candle Unattended In Your Bow Bedroom Can Cause Fire Damage

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Leaving A Candle Unattended In Your Bow Bedroom Can Cause Fire Damage Leaving a candle unattended on your vanity table for even a few moments can lead to a fire starting in your bedroom.

Fire Damage Caused By A Candle

Sometimes you can be forgetful, but it is never a good thing when forgetfulness leads to fire damage in your home. Leaving a candle unattended on your vanity table for even a few moments can lead to a fire starting in your bedroom. It is exceptionally easy for the fire from your candle to spread elsewhere if you leave it sitting next to your open container of cotton swabs for makeup application. In just a few minutes, the fire can spread from your candle to your makeup and skincare products, leaving a bubbling mess of cosmetic goods, greasy stains, and soot behind in its wake.

While most fires that happen inside the homes of everyday people are rather small, even a small blaze can leave significant fire damage behind in your Bow home. Makeup and skincare products are incredibly expensive, so even a small and contained fire can do hundreds of dollars worth of damage. If you are someone who collects cosmetics or works in the industry, it could be thousands.

Losing many of your cosmetic products can be upsetting, but it is crucial that you call for professional help as soon as the fire in your home is extinguished. SERVPRO makes it a priority to arrive as quickly as possible. Getting the call out as soon as you are able can help make that a reality. If we can get to your home swiftly, we are more likely to perform a successful remediation.

Once SERVPRO arrives at your home, we can go through the remains of the fire with you and make an inventory of all of the products that you lost so you may submit an insurance claim. After cleaning up the charred bits and ruined containers, our technicians can begin to remediate the damage left behind.

SERVPRO techs can use tools like thermal foggers to help neutralize the odor the fire caused. To handle the adhered soot and stains left on your vanity table, we can use lubricative cleaning methods to lift the grime away. SERVPRO's goal is to leave your home in the condition it was in before the fire took place.

Forgetfulness can be embarrassing when it causes a fire, but never allow it to let you hesitate. Reach out and contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825. We are open 24/7 and ready to take your call.

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Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Concord Homes

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Concord Homes Compared to fire or water damage, mold in Concord homes is not something residents give much thought to usually.

Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Homes

Compared to fire or water damage, mold in Concord homes is not something residents give much thought to usually. Depending on the level of growth, that can be a costly mistake which can run into thousands of dollars in clean-up and restoration costs.

Most Concord residents smell mold damage long before they see it. Unfortunately, they try to cover it up with sprays to mask the musty odor and use bleach to try and kill it once they do find traces. It takes much more than a Lilac spray and a bottle of bleach actually to fix the problems, however. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to remove mold and maintain a large inventory of equipment and anti-fungal agents to stop active mold growths and reduce the recurrence of new mold colonies forming in each home.

Our first task is to find how far the mold extends and how to stop it. Even with modern technology, our best tools for finding mold are our eyes and nose. Finding the strongest odor usually takes only a few minutes and then a visual inspection gives us the information we need to stop further growth.

In most cases, this means finding the source of water that allowed the mold to expand and grow in the first place. Our technicians can repair minor problems such as a loose pipe connection and then quickly dry up leaks, puddles, and other forms of standing water.

If nearby property such a wood framing and other building materials became soaked, SERVPRO specialist could quickly dry that as well. We maintain a series of dehumidifiers that draw moisture directly from nearby material and even the surrounding air. Depending on the overall humidity level, each of these devices can remove over 20 gallons of water every 24 hours.

Bleach is an effective sterilant, but it is not always the best agent to remove mold. For organic materials like cotton, leather, and wool, a fungistat slows the rate of growth to almost zero and does not stain or otherwise damage the items. Sporicides are very effective to control mold spores, especially in areas like attics, crawlspace, and behind walls.

The goal at SERVPRO of Concord is to restore your home form current damage and hopefully protect it from the mold in the future. If you detect that telltale musty odor or see mold along a bathroom ceiling, call us today at (603) 225-2825 to schedule a visit.

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Dealing With Water Removal On Your Bow Area Property

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Removal On Your Bow Area Property When dealing with water damage on your Bow area property immediate action is crucial.

Dealing With Water Removal

When dealing with water damage on your Bow area property immediate action is crucial. Delaying just a few hours can have a drastic impact on the amount of damage you suffer in your home. The cleanup and restoration of your home deserve the attention of a fully licensed professional with IICRC industry certification, never settle for less.

The water damage technician that arrives at your home in Bow can help you identify and stop the source of water causing the problem. Besides identifying the type of water category affecting your home they can survey water damage and perform a complete safety inspection that involves blocking furniture and other items to help reduce rust or stains that develop on your carpeting.

SERVPRO technicians have access to a variety of advanced equipment that can remove the majority of water from your home quickly. We use extraction pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units that make removing hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property fast. Specialized equipment such as industrial air movers, dehumidifiers, and monitoring techniques help remove water retained in building materials and reduce drying times.

SERVPRO can use moisture detectors, hygrometers, and measuring equipment to determine the extent of moisture saturation in your home. Infrared cameras make it easier to find water hidden in your walls or ceilings, further reducing water retained in your home. We monitor the affected area throughout the restoration process, continually checking for warping, swelling, or secondary damages that often lead to the development of mold in your home.

SERVPRO also specializes in restoring damaged contents, helping you preserve precious keepsakes and restoring contents back to an original condition. We use several cleaning methods and deploy a variety of services that help protect your items from potential damage.

Make the call to SERVPRO of Concord for access to cleanup and restoration services 24/7; we have emergency service representatives available immediately to answer your call. Our highly trained restoration technicians have access to the equipment, personnel, and resources necessary to provide you with quality services you trust. (603) 225-2825.

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Removing At-Risk Contents of Your Concord Home During Flooding

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Removing At-Risk Contents of Your Concord Home During Flooding Once you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO to remediate the flood damage that your home has sustained. Call right away.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Pride Themselves in Effectively Restoring Your Home After a Flood

Natural disasters are something that Concord homeowners are all too familiar with facing. With so many aging homes in the area, the structural integrity initially built to withstand the pressures of external water and prevent penetration erode and degrade with time. The more that something like this happens, the more likely your home becomes towards falling victim to the severe weather systems that pass through the area causing creeks and rivers to rise and putting homes at risk of encountering the rising waters.

Once penetration points exist in the foundation of your home, your basement (finished or not) is subject to the flood damages in Concord. With unabated access to your home, high volumes of water can collect quickly, putting structural components, construction materials and the contents of your home at considerable risk for irreparable damages. Fortunately, you have SERVPRO to help you quickly avert these critical possibilities and work to overcome the damage that your home does experience in the time before we arrive.

Our estimator goes over the damage in your home and works to catalog the work that is necessary to restore the affected areas of your residence back to their original conditions. Within this process is a list of the items that our experienced professionals needed to pack-out of your home to save them from getting ruined by the pooled water throughout the lower levels of your property.

Once the damage has gotten restored to the affected areas of your home, the contents that had gotten removed and stored nearby can get returned to their original positions by our SERVPRO technicians. This pack-in process ensures that everything looks and functions like it had before the water loss incident occurred.

There are lots of things that a homeowner needs to worry about when it comes to recovering from flood damages to their house. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Concord water damage restoration specialists can help you to understand the work that must get done and accomplish it efficiently to return your home to you quickly. Give us a call anytime at (603) 225-2825.
 
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When a Fire Breaks Out In Your Bow Breakfast Cafe, What to Do

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When a Fire Breaks Out In Your Bow Breakfast Cafe, What to Do SERVPRO Helps Clean Up Your Bow Cafe After a Fire

Fast SERVPRO Response Can Mitigate the Fire & Smoke Damage and Downtime

Fire damage is never an ideal situation for any business. In fact, when your business operates during morning and early afternoon hours because it is centered on selling breakfast and lunch, it is even worse. When a fire breaks out in the early hours of the morning during food prep, the time it takes to deal with it can cut into your service. As a restaurant, an interruption to the foot traffic of your business can sometimes be a missed opportunity for daily profits.

Situations like this are precisely why it is a good idea to call for a professional restoration company to come to your breakfast cafe in Bow to handle the fire damage. Calling for help allows you to focus on opening the doors of your business again. You do not have to lose out on valuable customers and essential daily profits if we do the restoration work.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that time matters, especially when it comes to the damage that a blaze leaves behind. A fire breaking out in the kitchens of your establishment can cause problems with preparing food, even if the blaze was small. Soot and smoke damage can be left behind and, as a result, a foul-smelling odor can be left in the air. A kitchen fire may result in powder dusting the prep areas and exposed foods. There is always the possibility of needing official post-food inspection okay before reopening.

SERVPRO can get to your business as soon as possible after your call and bring the right equipment to handle the job. To leave space in your kitchen for your employees to work while our techs start the cleanup, we can section off the area that has suffered damage from the small fire, if at all feasible. After, we can employ the use of a hydroxyl generator to neutralize odors in the air safely. We can use chemical cleaners to loosen and remove the soot residue that was adhered to the surface of your equipment. At SERVPRO, we make it our priority to clean and disinfect the area that suffered damage as quickly as possible so you can go back to business as usual.

Do not hesitate when a fire breaks out in your cafe kitchen. Dial (603) 225-2825 to contact SERVPRO of Concord.

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Professional Restoration for Flooding in Your Concord Home

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professional Restoration for Flooding in Your Concord Home Flooding in any room in your home can lead to secondary damages including mold. Contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Tackle Drying Out Your Home After a Flood

With spring finally showing its face for Concord homeowners, the threats of the winter have passed and gotten replaced with the concerns that follow along with the new season. For those in the area, torrential rainfall and severe weather systems passing through often pose some of the most considerable risks to a home, as oversaturated grounds can allow for flash flooding to occur. This natural disaster can affect multiple homes at the same time, preying the worst on the homes with compromised foundations and degrading masonry.

The trouble is, you might not realize that your Concord home is at risk for flood damages until you are amid a crisis. While you might not know where it is coming from specifically or how to slow the process down, fortunately, there is someone that you can call who can help you. Our SERVPRO team remains ready for any disaster 24/7, making us an ideal choice to help you overcome the current flooding in your home and get things back to the way they were before this occurrence.

Our team of professionals begins the restoration process from the moment that we step through the doors of your home. With flooding situations, time is always of the essence. Working quickly to determine both the full scope of the damage your home faces and the penetration points which allowed the flooding in the first place are critical to restoring your home to its original condition.

Our SERVPRO team often requires a pump truck from our fleet to speed up the extraction of water from the affected area. The faster this pooled water can get removed, the less irreparable damage its presence can cause to your home. Drying follows immediately afterward, focusing on removing all of the dampness and moisture (no matter how far spread).

The faster that professional restoration services can get to work on the present flooding damage in your home, the less severe damage that the team has to contend with to restore your house. You can trust the experience of our SERVPRO of Concord specialists to help you overcome this disaster and get your home back to the way it used to be. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 225-2825.

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Why DIY Cleaning Cannot Remove Mold Completely in Your Concord Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why DIY Cleaning Cannot Remove Mold Completely in Your Concord Home With any present moisture and the right temperature, mold spores can develop in your home, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Trust the Professionals at SERVPRO with Your Mold Damage Remediation Needs

Mold is much more common in Concord homes than you might think. Many homeowners in the area attribute the growth of mold to uncleanliness and consider their routines of upkeep on their homes can prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, mold spores seating on surfaces in your home has nothing at all to do with the cleanliness of the home that you keep. It does have to do with the presence of moisture in areas of your house and warmer temperatures. With these minimal conditions to spurn mold colonies, fungal growth can occur in a short period.

When it comes to combating mold damages in your Concord home, many are also misguided to believe that DIY methods can be as effective as professional remediation techniques. With the typical cleaning utensils and cleaners available to homeowners, the best that you can hope to achieve is the removal of surface mold, though these cleaning actions do not penetrate beyond the surface to impact the entire hyphae.

Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple strategies to address the mold that grows in your home. Removal begins with the isolation of the affected area so that active spores do not have a chance to spread to new areas of your house while remediation is underway.

Preventing this expansion of the colonies falls to negative air chambers and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to trap microbial particles, debris, mold spores and more floating around in the environment.

Removal can occur in a multitude of ways, from soda blasting to sanding, all with their unique advantages to specific situations. The SERVPRO mold remediation specialists assigned to combat the damage to your home can determine the best solution for the colonies present there.

The discovery of mold in your home might not seem feasible at first, but with the simplicity with which it can grow and thrive, it happens to more homes than you might believe. Trust in the experience and dedication of SERVPRO of Concord to help you remediate this problem as soon as you discover it. Give us a call anytime at (603) 225-2825.

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When Fire Damages Affect Your Bow Residence

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damages Affect Your Bow Residence When the Fire Trucks Have Left, Call SERVPRO for Bow Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Has the Answers for Fire and Smoke Cleanup and Restoration

Of all of the disasters and unfortunate events that could befall your Bow residence, fires are among the worst. No matter the severity of these incidents, there are always lingering effects that a homeowner must contend with to be able to move on with their life. While some of these effects might be on the lower end of the threatening spectrum, nearly all of them still require professional restoration services to remedy.
 
While you might not ever want to think about fire damages to your Bow home, this unfortunate event is something that several homeowners have to face at some point. With our efforts to respond rapidly to every call, our SERVPRO professionals are a wise choice for restoring the damage to your home. Our unique training in modern techniques and the latest equipment for fire damage repair and restoration makes us individually qualified to handle anything you might face after a blaze in your house.
 
From the moment that our professionals arrive at your home, we get to work on assessing the damage. There may be damages in your home that require boarding up or tarping over to protect them from further external damages; we prioritize this process. When the damage is too severe or widespread, a residential contractor must complete this repair before our restoration process can begin or continue. This inspection also looks for signs of water damage present in your home, which is a common side effect of the extinguishment effort.
 
Deodorization is a significant component to restoring a home after a recent fire because the noxious odor of smoke and charring can linger for a long time. Remedying this effect utilizes thermal foggers with a chemical compound that neutralizes this harsh scent on a molecular level, effectively removing it. Soot cleaning is another critical piece of the restoration process, as it affects surfaces and contents of your home that have been aesthetically marred by the recent fire. We set out to do this with sponges and high-powered vacuums to pull soot out of fabrics, textiles, and porous surfaces.
 
Finding a way to recover from a recent fire might not always be an easy thing to do, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to remain overwhelming for long. You can trust the experience and dedication of SERVPRO of Concord restoration specialists to help you overcome the damage and begin the process of moving on. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 225-2825.

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Water Heater Water Damage in Your Concord Home

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Water Damage in Your Concord Home Water Removal and Cleanup After an Appliance Leak in Concord? Call SERVPRO

Concord Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO for Water Cleanup and Restoration

Water heater failure is more common in Concord homes than most realize. It can occur from a slow leak that you do not notice right away, instead of the water rushing out all at once. If the water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage can be much more extensive since water always travels downhill. Even though regular inspections can help you prevent such a disaster; however, sometimes problems can still arise.

A water heater failure in your Concord home can create a significant amount of water damage to your house, especially if the appliance is on an upper floor. Either way, you do not want to hesitate in getting the mess cleaned up. Our SERVPRO techs are here to help you for this reason. The longer you let the water sit, the more damage there is.

Once we remove the water from your home, we need to clean the structure as well. Items like subfloors and walls may need cleaning. We clean materials that are restorable with a method that is right for the kind of material we are restoring.

Our SERVPRO technicians use professionally formulated products, following all the label directions. Our end goal is to ensure that your home looks as good, if not better, then it did before the water damage, "Like it never even happened."
 
If any carpeting was affected, SERVPRO teams dry, clean and deodorize it. We choose a cleaning method that is right for the amount of soiling that happened. Other contents might need to be cleaned as well if they were affected by the water. Sometimes, your wooden furniture requires cleaning due to exposure to high humidity. We also check closets, clothing, and areas of storage for contents that may be damp. Photographs and wall hangings are checked for damage from condensation and high humidity as well.
 
We ensure you are satisfied with our work before finalizing the job. Moisture levels are rechecked to assure your home is dry, and a complete walkthrough is completed for this purpose. If any problems are found we correct them, and lastly, we remove any equipment and supplies.
 
SERVPRO of Concord prides ourselves in communicating with you as we restore your home in Penacook, Concord, or Bow from water damage. When you contact us at (603) 225-2825, you can be sure you are getting a company who is thorough and cares about each job individually.

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