Why SERVPRO Is Not Missing The Mark When It Comes To Commercial Fire Damage In Bow
Small businesses in Bow can suffer drastically when commercial fire damage strikes.
Commercial Fire Damage From Congested Ducts In Your Bow Laundromat
Smaller laundry facilities in Bow provide area residents with quieter environments than larger laundromats can. This more quiet atmosphere can seem attractive to young mothers who want their baby to sleep and college students who count on every possible minute to study. If your smaller laundromat uses traditional dryers, cleaning out the vents on a regular basis only helps prevent fires but can never eliminate the risk.
Small businesses in Bow can suffer drastically when commercial fire damage strikes. September is National Preparedness Month, and while we offer the free READY Plan Program, we also hope local businesses, especially smaller ones, take part this month in becoming better prepared for disasters.
The Red Cross addresses issues of public health and how disasters can affect individuals. The EPA focuses on disasters that affect property, land, and drinking water. Wildfires are also a disaster that federal agencies focus on this month, mainly because they cause damage to both open land and residential and business properties when fires spread, and containment efforts fail. Inside your own business, however, a fire can have equally devastating effects on your ability to remain open for business.
Small items that slip through dryer vents can cause fires. Shoestrings, lace ribbons, and other things disappear in both washers and dryers, never to be seen again. However, these items can cause clogs in both drains and ducts. When they build up in tubes, lint gets trapped, and in turn, this keeps steam from exiting. Heated items inside can eventually ignite and spread a fire.
SERVPRO wants to help your business recover as quickly as possible from all kinds of business-killing disasters. Fire damage can cause some of the worst damage because of the widespread scope of it and the water used to stifle the fire. This makes it so much easier for mold to grow unchecked, hidden with the soot. Our technicians have experience in mitigating the damage and restoring your business back to normal. Removing the damaged materials and the water that soaked your property makes sure your building is ready for new materials to come in and for installation to begin.
SERVPRO of Concord also serves those in the Penacook area. Fire damage causes many businesses to fail, but our IICRC-certified technicians can help you successfully reopen your small laundromat and get back to providing your customers with the service that is so crucial to their well-being. Contact our 24-hour services line at (603) 225-2825 any day of the year.
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Cleaning and Removing Fire Damage to Bow Homes
If your home has had a fire, contact SERVPRO to assess the structure and contents. The remediation process will start right after an investigation.
SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Damage That BOTH Smoke and Soot Can Cause to Your Home
Homeowners in Bow tend to worry more about storms than fires, but the weather this summer increased the risk for many residences. In a smaller town, fires may burn slightly longer since there is not a robust system of firehouses to support each other when multiple incidents happen.
Even with a longer burning fire, damage to Bow homes is still primarily smoke and soot-related. SERVPRO restoration teams examine key factors that help them determine what methods, tools, and products are needed to restore as much structural and personal property to its original, pre-fire condition.
First, technicians determine the type of surface. Non-porous surface, such as enamel paint, marble countertops, and metal covered appliances like refrigerators, resist penetration of smoke and soot residues. It makes them easier to wipe down and clean than porous surfaces such as latex paint, wood furniture, and wallpaper.
Next comes the age of the surface. New paint, fabrics, and carpets are more resistant to smoke residues than older materials. That makes them not only easier to clean, but also to remove odor-causing particles.
SERVPRO technicians also determine the temperature level in a fire. Higher levels of heat can warp and expand furniture items and force air pockets or bubbles into varnishes and paint. They also allow odor-causing particles to penetrate deeper into the wood. Highly heated air also moves through a home more rapidly than cooler air, spreading residues farther and causing more damage.
Moisture affects surfaces as well. Even a thin layer of water on a countertop can make residues harder to remove and even stain or ‘yellow’ surfaces more intently than if residues settle on a dry surface.
As they remove damaged property, the type of material which burned tells specialists what residues to expect. Synthetics such as plastics and carpet fibers leave a thick, sticky residue. It is difficult to remove without strong cleaning chemicals and a stiff brush or another agitation tool. Natural materials burn more quickly and evenly, leaving behind powdery residues on surfaces which can be cleaned with a dry sponge and a mild cleaning agent when needed.
Our restoration goal at SERVPRO of Concord is to return the personal and structural property of each home to its clean, pre-fire condition. If you have lingering odors or other effects from a recent fire, call us at (603) 225-2825 today to schedule an inspection.
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The Importance Of Achieving Dryness In A Home With Flood Damage In Concord
One thing that homeowners in Concord cannot wholly prepare for is flood damage.
The Importance Of Achieving Dryness After A Flood
Many of Concord's residents are preparing for winter weather by checking their furnaces, installing weatherstripping around doors and windows, and making sure that outside water hoses are disconnected. Cleaning away fallen leaves and other debris helps keep homes looking well-cared for and beautiful.
One thing that homeowners in Concord cannot wholly prepare for is flood damage. Flooding can occur without any notice. The aftermath can shock homeowners with its destructiveness. SERVPRO is always here to help recovery from such situations. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC and continue to train extensively, so they know how to perform all of the methods and techniques your home needs.
Wooden structures in your home can often become dry again and experience little to no damage. Waiting to begin the mitigation process can undermine the ability of wood to dry out before warping, buckling, or other structural damage takes place. SERVPRO uses both heat and concentrated airflow to speed up drying while continually monitoring the drying process. Damage can result if drying occurs too rapidly, also, and we work to prevent this from happening.
Wooden floors, baseboards, doorway frame and trim, and the like, however, can lose their finishes when exposed to water for lengthy periods. Before applying new stains and finishes to these surfaces, they must achieve normal moisture levels again. The same applies to areas where homeowners would like to repaint. Removing these materials and placing them in a temporary drying chamber can help ensure even, thorough drying.
Our drying equipment includes heaters that gently raise the temperature without scorching materials. Our technicians can fit our air movers with hoses to direct the flow exactly where it can perform the most effectively. We use moisture detection equipment that can show us the amount of moisture remaining in any item we test. Removing moisture adequately also prevents situations involving overgrowth of microbes, which can cause damage to both your home and your family's personal belongings.
SERVPRO of Concord helps assist homeowners in Merrimack County cope successfully with the devastating effects of flood damage. Call us at (603) 225-2825 to receive expert guidance after stressful events that damage your home and disrupt your family life.
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Efficient Remediation of Mold Damage in Bow Requires the Right Knowledge
Mold Damage in Your Bow Home? Call SERVPRO for Fast Remediation, "Like it never even happened."
Bow Property Owners Often Turn to SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation
Mold is an age-old problem probably because it only needs moisture, a simple source of food like organic dust and ideal temperatures to grow. The ideal temperature range for mold infestation is between 68°F to 86°F. However, some varieties thrive well in temperatures as low as 32°F and others as high as 122°F. So, apart from moisture, the other two factors are readily present in almost every Bow property. A spike in moisture levels, therefore, leads to mold proliferation within a few days.
For proper remediation of mold damage in Bow, identifying and fixing the moisture source is essential. This is what determines the effectiveness of the other steps taken. Moisture sources vary in each case. It could be a leak in the plumbing system or improperly disposed rainwater runoff, among other causes. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your home to establish any issues that might cause excess moisture retention and advise you on the best ways to address them.
Although mold can develop anywhere, some areas are more likely to be affected than others. Correct clearing of spores during the remediation process is therefore essential. Minimizing their presence ensures they do not accelerate the next round of infestation, or worse, transfer them to another section of the property that was not affected. Our SERVPRO team takes different approaches to deal with this issue. We can create exclusion zones protected with polyethylene sheets to prevent the transfer of spores. We can also use air scrubbers to deal with airborne spores.
Proper drying of the property after completing the cleanup exercise is necessary since the use of cleaning agents introduces moisture in the environment. However, the usual drying methods such as setting up air movers could spread spores to other less contaminated areas. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on dehumidifiers with limited airflow when drying your property. If necessary, we can also remove any portable materials that absorb moisture during cleanup for drying outside the property. Moving them helps speed up the drying process.
A case of mold infestation should not get out of hand. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 any time of the day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Determining The Appropriate Water Cleanup Methods For Your Concord Property
After a water damage event, there is a need to clean your items such as subfloors and walls.
Water Cleanup Methods
After a water damage event, there is a need to clean your items such as subfloors and walls. One cleaning method cannot clean all items and achieve the set cleaning goal, so, we have to choose an appropriate cleaning procedure which fits the type of item or surface. Though cleaning seems straightforward, there are instances where the use of specialized equipment and methods is necessary – which is why restoration service providers undergo training. We are going to explain some of the work that we do when restoring your Concord property.
Water damage events can cause some soiling to the carpeting of your Concord home, and our SERVPRO technicians have to choose a cleaning method or equipment depending on the level of soiling. Remember, we have to clean the entire carpet even when it is a small portion that is affected. For heavy soiling, we can use rotary jet extraction, showcase, or a deluxe pre-conditioner and rinse. When the soiling is moderate, we can use shampoo, hot water extraction, or a deluxe pre-conditioner. Also, we can use hot water extraction, bonnet, and shampoo when dealing with light soiling cases.
At the start of the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians make a list of all the contents that need cleaning. Different contents have different cleaning needs, even after exposure to the same humidity or moisture content. For instance, we might clean and polish some wood furniture after exposure to moisture. We can also check your closets and other storage locations for items that need cleaning and deodorization. Your electronics may also need special cleaning and drying services as a way of returning them to their preloss state. Where necessary, we may advise on subcontracting service providers to clean your some of your electronics and artwork.
At the end of our restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done. We also perform a final moisture level check to make sure we have achieved the drying goal. We correct any existing problems and remove our supplies and equipment.
At SERVPRO of Concord, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is on your residential or commercial property. Call us at (603) 225-2825 when you need to work with a trusted and experienced restoration industry leader.
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Letting an Expert Fix Fire Damage in Your Bow Home Reduces Anxiety
House Fire Cleanup and Smoke Odor Removal Needed for Your Bow Home? Call SERVPRO
Bow Odor Control Post House Fires Needed? Contact SERVPRO
Whether it is a small kitchen fire or a faulty electrical outlet that bursts into flames unexpectedly, you have to admit there is a moment of anxiety that only passes when the embers die down. Although small, such a fire can develop into a full-blown blaze that could bring down the entire structure. For many Bow homeowners, the initial panic only gives way to real worries once the smoke clears. Even a small fire can cause widespread damages because of the heat and smoke produced. We offer professional assistance and advice that helps homeowners deal with the mess in a stress-free manner.
In most cases of fire damage in Bow, salvaging contents for restoration and cleaning up the areas affected by smoke and heat are some of the top priorities. Calling SERVPRO lightens the load for you because our technicians know the best methods to use for such cleanup. For example, our cleanup crew makes the right call whether to use dry or wet cleaning techniques. Even though both are viable cleaning methods, making an incorrect choice may lead to further damage or lengthening of the process unnecessarily. Think of the extra drying time that wet cleaning introduces to an area whereas dry wiping does not require such additional time.
We train SERVPRO technicians to understand combustion processes clearly so that they can take appropriate actions. Although all fires emit smoke, its chemical composition differs based on the materials that burn. For this reason, different methods might be required to deal with the soot and other residue left in areas affected by the smoke. Our crew members have the necessary tools and cleaning agents to remove the soot and restore any affected area to preloss conditions, whenever possible. "Like it never even happened."
Apart from soot and other residues left on surfaces, fires can leave smoke traces all over the property. While smoke appears to be just a gas, it also includes suspended particles and aerosols from the burnt materials. Opening windows might not get rid of all the smoke traces; it can even exacerbate the odor problem. SERVPRO technicians understand this and therefore deodorize the affected zones to ensure a habitable environment once restoration is over. Different techniques and tools such as hydroxyl generators are used to deodorize the affected areas thoroughly.
Unlike handling a fire cleanup process on your own, calling SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 gives you total peace of mind.
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Cleaning and Removing Commercial Fire Damage in Bow
Paper in your insurance office is quickly combustible and can spread fire. Contact SERVPRO after a fire in your place of work.
Team SERVPRO First Determines the Materials That Burned in Order to Clean the Residues Efficiently
Business owners in Bow do not have to deal with a massive blaze unless it comes from a forest fire. Even then, the physical effects rarely include major damage like total loss of the structure.
Commercial fire damage to a Bow insurance office can be a mix of damage, to include some effects from the water of the fire suppression system or the firefighters. Most of the fire effects come in the form of smoke and odors. SERVPRO technicians begin the cleaning process by determining the extent and finding the source of the fire and determining what burned to better clean and eliminated them.
For a business like an insurance agency, the fuel for the fire is primarily building material like wall and ceiling panels. There can also be a significant amount of paper that burned as well. These materials often burn quickly and cleanly, leaving behind mostly dry, powdery residues and mild odors.
Depending on where the fire started, other materials that fed it could be the linoleum floor in a break room, small appliances, and commercial, plastic furniture. These items burn slowly, with more smoke, leaving behind thicker, grease-like residues and stronger odors.
SERVPRO technicians start eliminating both with circulation and removal. They set up air movers and exhaust fans to push the odors in the air out of the facility. For stronger odors, some of our team specialists put out granulated air fresheners to block and replace the smoke odors with a more pleasant scent.
As team members increase air circulation, others remove items affected by the smoke. They immediately dispose of property with physical damage and place any items with odors or residues in another location, or even outside, if weather permits.
For these items, technicians apply a cleaning agent, a deodorizer, or both. Once the chemicals have taken effect, the techs wipe down each surface with a dry or wet sponge, depending on the thickness of the residue. If the items are paper products like contracts or payment records, technicians can use only a deodorizer and a dry sponge to avoid damaging them.
Eliminating the effects of a fire often depends on what burned. SERVPRO of Concord has the experience to restore items and help every owner reopen their doors to support their customers as quickly as we can provide a clean environment. If you need us, call today at (603) 225-2825.
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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
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
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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