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Water Damage Can Come From The Smallest Of Leaks In Concord

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Can Come From The Smallest Of Leaks In Concord Small leaks around pipes or drains are often ignored.

Water Damage From Leaks

Small leaks around pipes or drains are often ignored. Many homeowners and tenants feel that the water has the ability to evaporate faster than it can accumulate because there seems to be no or very little puddling under the leak.

If you own a home in Concord, you should protect your property from this kind of water damage. While it may seem that evaporation is going on at a rate that would not allow such harm to result, this is only because the water is being absorbed by the materials closest to where the water drops are landing. If the water is also running down a vertical surface such as a pipe or a wall, then this can only add to the damage sustained.

Water that seeps behind walls and under floors eventually makes its presence known in other ways. Mold growth, the development of water stains, and dry rot of weight-bearing support structures can all harm your home and create expensive repair problems. Repairing the leak, even a tiny one, is almost always beneficial in more than one way. After the leak is repaired, the damage can be stopped from advancing, and the area can then be successfully repaired.

When water damage has not shown any signs, our technicians can use moisture meters to detect where elevated levels of moisture exist. Trained according to IICRC standards, SERVPRO professionals know where to look for water damage even when it is invisible. A wall may seem sound because of the way it looks while it is really damaged and in need of repair or replacement. We always repair, along with cleaning and sanitizing, before resorting to removal and replacing, as this is the least-intrusive, least-expensive route to take when restoring someone's home.

Remember, the absence of a wet surface in the presence of a small leak only means that the water is being hidden under the surface but still present. SERVPRO of Concord can help you and your family by locating these types of leaks, and restoring the area, so no trace of water damage remains. Call us at your earliest convenience, even in the middle of the night or during a holiday, at (603) 225-2825.

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Restoration Plans For Unique Cases Of Flooding in Bow

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration Plans For Unique Cases Of Flooding in Bow Flooding happens quickly and can bring mold into your house if not dealt with right away. Be prepared by having SERVPRO on speed dial.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Remove Flood Waters from Your Property

Our community lies to the west of the Merrimack River, occasionally posing a flood risk. Strong storms also threaten residents with watery basements due to roof runoff or seepage. Appliances and tubs overflow, among other household water hazards. No matter the cause, SERVPRO offers experienced crews and powerful equipment to restore residences affected by flooding.
 
To extend the growing season year-round, you installed a hydroponic garden system. The reservoir holds more than thirty gallons and unfortunately sprung a leak while you were out of town over a long weekend. The lower level, including a carpeted family room, suffered flood damage in your Bow home. Water, fortified with the nutrients necessary to grow plants without soil, needs removal and structures, fixtures, and belongings need drying. Expect us at your home within hours, implementing a plan to return the flooded spaces to preloss condition quickly.
 
Flood water classifies as clean, gray, or black. Gray is somewhat and black greatly contaminated with substances that can be harmful to buildings, contents, and occupants. Professional cleanup is essential when the water has added chemicals as with your hydroponic system, and SERVPRO ensures technicians trained in abating tainted water complete your job.
 
First, an experienced project manager assesses the challenges presented by the flood of water mixed with the hydroponic growth medium. The fertilizer intended for plant growth may instead encourage microbial colonies as it soaks into building materials, flooring, and up the walls. Just 48 hours of wetness risks mold growth, so the first task is removal of the water with pumps and extractors. Our truck-mounted system allows us to collect the gray water for disposal off-site in accord with local hazardous waste procedures.
 
Because carpeting and drywall soaked up the water, we evaluate whether drying of these materials is possible. The disintegration of the pressed fibers in the drywall signal that at least a portion needs to be removed and replaced. The padding under the carpet is relatively inexpensive to switch out and increases the likelihood that the carpeting itself dries thoroughly. Air movers and dehumidifiers speed the removal of moisture in the carpet, the floor beneath, the walls, and the air itself. The SERVPRO team applies antimicrobial agents to the carpeting during the restoration process as a safeguard.
 
SERVPRO of Concord is up to any challenge, including the concerns that arise when your lower level floods due to a hydroponic growth system leak. Call (603) 225-2825 for an inspection and the development of a plan that fits your unique flood damage issues.

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Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Concord Area Restaurant

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Concord Area Restaurant Keep Your Concord Coffee Shop Open, Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Keeps Concord Eateries Feeding the Public

Even though we use it to sustain life and create growth within our community, at some point, water can become an enemy. Whether you want to deal with the problem or not, it is something that every business owner must face at some point.  
 
Never hesitate to take control of water damage found in your Concord area restaurant, make sure to contact someone you trust before things get out of control. If you are unsure, take too long, or deliver poor quality solutions, the water issues get larger, leading to additional damage and loss.
 
SERVPRO can help you get water damage anywhere on your property under control in a quick and efficient manner. We strive to help you keep your doors open, doing everything we can to limit any disruption to operations while providing you with exceptional services that provide excellent results.  
 
It does not take much, small leaks hidden in your restaurant's walls can cause severe damage to your building’s structure, your dining, or food prep areas and lead to significant health issues if given enough time to develop. You want to find qualified restoration technicians in your area, like SERVPRO, that can put expertly trained technicians, advanced equipment, and years of experience to work for you.  
 
SERVPRO technicians make themselves available 24-hours, 7-days a week, to respond quickly to your requests for assistance. We care, treat you and your property with respect and provide you with quality solutions you can afford. Our staff communicates well, works with your insurance and takes the time to explain every service we intend to use to correct the situation.
 
When you need someone to tackle water damage in your restaurant, maintain a safe, clean working environment and ensure that the task gets completed in a timely, efficient manner, call us. We handle every aspect of your restoration from start to finish and make sure that you are satisfied with the results you receive.
 
SERVPRO of Concord has IICRC certified technicians standing ready to answer your call. Take advantage of our experience and get the results you deserve. (603) 225-2825

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The Risk Of Carpet Delamination After Flood Damage From A Dishwasher or Storm In Concord

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Risk Of Carpet Delamination After Flood Damage From A Dishwasher or Storm In Concord Concord Carpeting Needs Restoration or Replacement After Appliance or Storm Damage

Storm Water or Appliance Leakage Both Require SERVPRO Restoration to Salvage Carpeting

Dishwashers are a wonderfully convenient household appliance, but as with any such device, there is always the risk of the dishwasher breaking down and causing a flood in your kitchen or utility room. Groundwater from storms is a dirtier flood to deal with but occurs less often.
 
Following flood damage in your Concord home, saving your carpet is a priority. After all, carpet is expensive to replace, and you want to avoid paying out for a new one if at all possible. SERVPRO is on hand to dry and restore your carpet – our aim is to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contaminated carpets filled with dirt, bacteria, waste from flooding requires a more complex inspection and treatment.
 
Carpet delamination is a real risk if your dishwasher floods in a carpeted area. To understand carpet delamination we need to know the construction of a carpet. Carpet has a primary backing and a secondary backing. The secondary backing is the one that is in contact with the floor underneath. Typically, soaked carpets and padding from groundwater flooding requires disposal and then a thorough drying of the floor base.
 
Delamination occurs when the primary backing becomes separated from the secondary backing. There are several causes of delamination, including poor quality manufacturing and improper installation. Another reason is flood damage. Water might cause the bonding glue to break down and the two backings to separate.
 
Drying carpet as quickly and as thoroughly as possible is necessary to lessen the risk of delamination. SERVPRO technicians are equipped to deal with the results of a dishwasher flood and dry the surrounding area effectively. Our technicians can also extract water post storm to reduce lamination effects.
 
Our IICRC-certified professionals have free-standing, truck mounted and submersible pumps on hand to remove water from the flooded area. Extraction is more efficient than drying, so it is important to spend plenty of time on this stage to hasten the drying process.
 
There is also a risk of delamination if the wet carpet is handled too roughly. You can rest assured that our team takes the greatest of care during the extraction process to minimize the risk of damage to your carpet. We also make several passes with the appropriate extraction tool because we know that extracting as much water as we can shorten the drying time.
 
After extraction, we position air movers and dehumidifiers around the area to evaporate water from your carpet and bring down the humidity in the surrounding air. If the storm dictated that the carpet was not salvageable, our techs can prep the sub-base and disinfect all exposed areas.
 
If you are concerned about the state of your carpet after a storm or a broken appliance, give SERVPRO of Concord a call at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

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Choose To Use Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services For Your Concord Area Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Choose To Use Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services For Your Concord Area Home SERVPRO Safely Remediates Mold Patches in Your Concord Home

SERVPRO Cleans Up Mold Problems Professionally


You find a small patch of mold in a corner above your shower stall, thinking that it is something else entirely, you take a normal household cleaning solution to it and scrub the problem away. With this contact, you may have contaminated yourself, the cleaning materials you used and could have helped spread mold to other areas of your home.
 
Most mold damage you find on your Concord area property appears minimal until you get to the root of the problem, locate the source, and get a good look at the entire space. Small patches on your walls mean that a more substantial problem can exist somewhere else. Places that can contain hidden moisture like the interior of your walls, around pipes, in the subfloor or ceiling can contain problems that you are not aware of yet.
 
Remember, mold exists everywhere, it is an existing natural life-form within our eco-system that assists with recycling materials back into our environment. We do not want to get rid of it entirely, even if we could. It is a professional mold remediation specialists job to limit exposure you find in your home, not to attempt to eradicate fungi completely, since it is not possible. SERVPRO can help you with that mold remediation.
 
Consider all of the locations where mold can exist including cracks, crevices, crawlspaces, attic space, basements, walls, ceiling, flooring, and more. If you do not have the equipment necessary to protect yourself and prevent spreading the contamination to other rooms of your home, you should seek professional help. Give the expertly trained IICRC certified technicians from SERVPRO an opportunity to perform the services you deserve.
 
The air moving equipment, HEPA filtered vacuums, attachments, extraction equipment, and experience that SERVPRO offers is well worth the cost. We can help limit any losses you experience and return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner that causes little to no disruption of your normal routine.  "Like it never even happened."
 
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that our applied microbial remediation technicians have done everything necessary to keep you and your family safe.

Contact SERVPRO of Concord for additional information or begin with an initial inspection today. We are here to help 24/7, 365, never hesitate to call. (603) 225-2825


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How to Seal Up Smoke and Fire Damage in Concord Properties

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Seal Up Smoke and Fire Damage in Concord Properties Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be devastating. Call SERVPRO to be your ally during the entire process. You'll be happy with the results.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remediate Fire Damage

In recent years, the use of primers and sealers has become very common among fire damage restorers. While they are not suitable as a primary strategy, they can be very effective as a supplemental response to stains and odors. When a high-quality sealer gets applied to a wall or skirting board, for example, it traps the sooty residues inside.

It is something which conventional paints cannot do. They let smoke stains and odors seep back through the material, while sealers isolate and bond settled combustion particles. They hide discoloration and minimize the transmission of unpleasant smells. For all of these reasons, SERVPRO regularly uses them when repairing fire damage in Concord homes.

Surface Preparation

Most primers and sealers require a clean, smooth surface for a successful application. It is why SERVPRO spends time removing surface soot and caked on grime before using any of these products. There are two types of combustion particles which develop after a fire. They are surface contaminants and settled residues.

Surface contaminants get captured in a HEPA vacuum. It is a fast, effective way to remove large amounts of dry, dusty soot. Cellular rubber sponges pick up additional particles. The problem is that the tiniest particles tend to escape surface wiping because they are small enough to hide within microscopic dips and troughs.

Consequently, this kind of cleaning is usually a two-step process. These much smaller settled residues are, in most cases, water soluble. So, the SERVPRO technicians can wet wash to prevent the electrostatic bonding of particles. For embedded dirt and soot, a degree of abrasion is necessary. If the stained area is sizable, we can power sand or grit blast it.

Sealer Application

Once the surface is as smooth and clean as possible, a sealer chemical gets sprayed onto the targeted area. The process may take some time because successful odor prevention depends upon the construction of a flawless membrane. There can be no gaps or holes in the sealant. The spray nozzle must be held perpendicular to the surface for even coverage.

It should be made clear that sealers and primers are not a magic cure. They are powerful and effective, but they age just like everything else. So, while your treatments should last a long time, you may need a respray a number of years down the line. If you require help with this or you have a poorly applied primer which needs fixing, SERVPRO is here to lend a hand.

SERVPRO of Concord has many years of experience handling smoke and fire damage. We are in your neighborhood and ready to assist with repairs whenever you need them. Call us 24/7 at (603) 225-2825 today.

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Window Leaks Can Mean Double Damage to a Concord Property

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Window Leaks Can Mean Double Damage to a Concord Property SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Windows and Homes in Concord

SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Homes Expertly

Dramatic architectural details poorly installed or maintained translate to the risk of structural damage both in and outside your home. Leaky windows allow water to enter your house and infiltrate siding and insulation. You need the restorative touch of SERVPRO to bring them back to preloss condition.
 
Window frames and the surrounding interior and exterior structures show severe signs of water damage to your Concord residence. Driving rains leak inside, and water seeps under the siding at a variety of weak points. We stand ready to assess the problem and provide reliable solutions to reverse the damage.
 
Ill-fitting windows allow water to soak through the window sills and trim. Inside your home, this spreads to the surrounding wallboard, furnishings, and floor coverings. SERVPRO’s water damage team arrives and gets immediately to work extracting water and setting up air movers to dry out the affected areas. Careful examination of the structural materials indicates whether a thorough drying will suffice, or if sections of trim, drywall, or carpeting require removal and replacement. We look for buckling and warping with wood or drywall, and the risk of mold or delamination with carpeting to help make the decision. Our aim is always to restore rather than replace, but we discuss all options with you as we complete the work. Your wishes are followed.
 
Outdoors, wrongly installed windows funnel water under siding and trim. The window frames potentially pull away from the exterior, increasing the flow of water that now saturates insulation. SERVPRO identifies the problem, costly to repair and hazardous to the integrity of your home. Our technicians train regularly to sharpen their skills in drying out either exterior or interior areas of your home.
 
Troubleshooting installation mistakes or material failures ensures SERVPRO makes the recommendations that avoid future water incursion. Our staff finds the weak seals, loose or missing flashings, or incompletely attached or sheathed joints between the windows and your building’s framing. The professional and practiced eye of an experienced IICRC and corporate trained water damage technician provides the information necessary to resolve the window installation issues.
 
Work with SERVPRO of Concord to solve all manner of water damage issues. Contact us 24/7 at (603) 225-2825 to schedule an inspection.

Loss Of Business Can Be Crippling!!!

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Loss Of Business Can Be Crippling!!! Emergency water extraction is key to drying out a building quickly.

Any type of business interruption can mean loosing thousands of dollars in lost revenue not to mention the stress that comes along with it. This picture shows what happened when a flash flood caused a local office building to fill with water affecting all the carpeting and walls in the lower level. Rapid response from SERVPRO performing emergency water extraction services and installing specialty drying equipment limited the time that the tenants were without the use of their office space and reducing the revenue lost for the building owner. Proper documentation of the drying process ensures that any concerns from office employees can be addressed and make everyone feel at ease about any health issues that might arise. Don't settle for just any restoration company. Call the experts from SERVPRO.

Mold. How Bad Could It Be?

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold. How Bad Could It Be? This SERVPRO technician is fully protected when performing Mold Removal services.

Mold inside your home or business can cause many problems. Today's structures are built energy efficient meaning that they are air tight and air is not exchanged as well as in older homes. The air inside your structure might have more contaminants than you think. Once mold has developed inside a structure it is very important that the area be sealed off from other unaffected areas so cross contamination is limited. Trained & Certified SERVPRO technicians will evaluate the mold problem in order to determine what steps to take to properly re-mediate the mold.   Only trained professionals like SERVPRO should attempt to remove mold from inside a dwelling. Proper equipment and proven techniques can successfully return your home or business back to it's original condition. If you have the need for mold removal don't settle for just anyone. Call the professionals you can trust. Call SERVPRO!!! 

Hidden Water = Big Headaches

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden Water = Big Headaches This finished basement flooded and with the SERVPRO team onsite immediately, it was restored back to normal within days.

All to often homeowners are told "it's just a little water, clean it up yourself". Sometimes advise like that can create BIG HEADACHES!!! Moisture that seeps deep into wall cavities and sub-flooring can cause mold to develop if not dried out properly and potentially cost thousands of dollars in unnecessary clean up down the road. Let the Professionals from SERVPRO evaluate your home or business and make sure that all the moisture has been addressed giving you peace of mind knowing that it has been taken care of in the most detailed manner. You will receive documentation proving that the property has been returned to its original state. Next time you experience a water damage to your home or business call the TEAM that does it all. SERVPRO "Like It Never Even Happened".