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Water Damage in Concord from Leaky Appliances

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Fire Damage Restoration Services After a House Fire in Concord

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Mold Damage Cleaning in Bow

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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.

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Our Crew Is Your Best Option When It Comes To Restoring Your Commercial Property In Bow To Pre-Damage Condition

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Crew Is Your Best Option When It Comes To Restoring Your Commercial Property In Bow To Pre-Damage Condition Seeking professional help makes it easier to deal with the different aspects of fire damage.

Balancing Expectations After Commercial Fire Damage In Bow

The damages left by a fire at your workplace may disrupt regular operations, but perhaps the most pressing issue is the expectations from different parties affected by the blaze. Your customers want you to resume serving them immediately, while your employees could be traumatized by the event thus requiring a few days off. You also need to liaise with the property owner to ensure the restoration done does not lead to friction later on. We offer professional restoration services in Bow that can help you meet all these needs.

Depending on the intensity of the blaze, restoring commercial fire damage in Bow can take days or weeks. Giving your regular employees time off as you handle the restoration can help them cope with the loss. Since we send an entire team of restorers from SERVPRO, it is easy for your employees to take days off. Our team handles the core restoration tasks such as cleanup of residues, debris removal and refinishing, as well as mundane tasks such as moving items and rearranging spaces to their preloss state.

Working quickly to fix the damage helps you resume serving your customers as usual. It can also help save costs. For example, smoke residues are acidic so cleaning them from surfaces fast prevents secondary damages like staining. By working in teams, our SERVPRO crew can deliver results faster. We also use different equipment like HEPA vacuums to clean residues from surfaces, and self-propelled scissor lifts to ease access to different sections in a house including high walls and ceilings.

Fire can leave severe damage to structural components necessitating replacement. Apart from the extra costs involved whenever replacements are necessary, there is also a need to involve the property owner to ensure you meet expectations. Our SERVPRO technicians help in different ways. First, we do a thorough inspection to unearth every possible issue including problems in the HVAC system. We also prioritize restorative cleaning over replacement where possible saving unnecessary costs. We also work closely with the parties involved including the property owner and insurance adjusters.

Seeking professional help makes it easier to deal with the different aspects of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Concord to assist. You can reach us at (603) 225-2825 any time.

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Don't Wait For Water Damage to Strike Your Bow Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Wait For Water Damage to Strike Your Bow Home Stop water damage issues in their tracks. Call SERVPRO before any damage accumulates.

Water Cleanup and Future Proofing your Home Against Further Damages in Bow

When excess water enters your home, it can saturate furnishing causing stains. Although the priority is to get your property dry as quickly as possible, it is also vital to take preventative measures to ensure there are no further issues after the event. A lot of odor or fungi related issues come from a water spill that has not been remediated the first time correctly. Taking an approach that accounts for both primary and secondary damages is essential to making a property problem "Like it never even happened."

Rooms in need of water cleanup in Bow should be treated with professional care and attention. Sometimes that means placing physical barriers to ensure that damages do not contaminate other areas of the home. At other times, it is necessary to take measures against future damages. SERVPRO uses technicians with IICRC qualifications to achieve both.

Water naturally migrates from wet spots to dry ones. In a home environment, that could mean migration into cavities, under fittings or absorbing into insulation and upholstery. However, the same process can be used to dry an area effectively. By creating an airflow in a controlled area, water can be drawn out of fabrics and ensuring they are dry within and without.

In dealing with carpets, the standard SERVPRO procedure is to remove the carpet along with the subfloor mat. Subfloor mats absorb water rapidly and in the majority of cases must be demolished if excess quantities of moisture have been absorbed. Carpets, on the other hand, have a strong chance of being restored to preloss conditions using techniques like floating- where a wet carpet is attached to a rapid air mover and dried by running hot air through it at speed.

When your SERVPRO technicians replace the carpet, they can apply an anti-microbial treatment on the underside of the carpet to ensure that a reduction in mold or mildew buildup. We can also use anti-microbial paints to help guard against moisture absorbed by walls or fittings does not go on to become a severe secondary issue.

Use a two-step solution for your property restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 now.

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Are You Making These Types of Fire Damage Remediation Mistakes in Bow?

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Are You Making These Types of Fire Damage Remediation Mistakes in Bow? When your home is facing fire damage due to candles, it is time to contact the certified and experienced SERVPRO team to remediate the damage.

Safe Candle Usage and Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Fire Damage in Your Bow Home

Candles are a great way to liven up any room in your Bow home by adding some warm light and fresh scents. However, if you do not use them carefully, they can also create devastation. Understanding the dangers of candle use and knowing how to use them safely helps to prevent a tragedy in your residence.

Fire damage to your Bow home is not something that you should try to handle on your own. You not only have the damage from the flames, but also settled smoke and soot, plus smoke smells, to clean. That is why SERVPRO should be called in for help. With our experience and trained staff, we can restore your home in a timely fashion to prevent additional damage.

Overall, fires from candles are not as destructive or prevalent as the ones caused by kitchen or heater incidents. More than half of home fires related to candles begin when the candle was placed too near combustible material like a drape or a curtain. Some of the most common items which are ignited from candles are cabinets, bedding or mattresses, clothing, or blinds and curtains.

SERVPRO techs must deodorize all odors left behind, besides restore the damage done. Odor molecules are quite volatile and vaporize easily. They dissolve and carry odor vapors to your nose when humidity levels are high. Therefore, odors in humid air seem strong than those in dry air. High temperatures also let odors penetrate surfaces more easily. Weather conditions, therefore, impact how evident odors are and require us to be even more thorough when removing them.

Taking precautions while using candles can help keep you and your family safe. Always place candles on stable furniture where pets and children cannot knock them over, and do not fall asleep when a candle is burning. Before lighting, trim wicks to ¼ inch, and use holders that are noncombustible to catch the dripping wax.

Keep hair and clothing away from an open flame and do not use candles near paper, holiday decorations, flammable liquids, blinds, books, curtains, lampshades, bedding, clothing, and other combustibles. If there are any compressed air tanks in the home, do not use the candles near them, either.

SERVPRO of Concord can come to the rescue when your home in Bow, Penacook, or Concord suffers from fire damage. You can call us anytime at (603) 225-2825 when tragedy strikes so we can help you make your home look as if it never happened.

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Don't Let A Microburst Cause Flood Damage To Your Home In Concord

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Let A Microburst Cause Flood Damage To Your Home In Concord We are available 24/7 to assist you, and one of our certified experts can begin the process of returning your home to normal.

SERVPRO Turns Around Flood Damage From Microburst In Concord

A microburst is a weather phenomenon that continues to be frustrating because of the rapid setup and quick moving nature of these storms; they are both difficult to predict and track for meteorologists. Common occurrences during this type of weather event include dangerous downdraft winds of up to 80MPH, localized heavy rains that can cause flood damage and hail.

SERVPRO took on the task of restoring the storm damage in a Concord attic. The homeowner contacted us shortly after the storm had passed and the roof had temporary patching applied to stop any further water from entering. Our technicians immediately got to work pinpointing the problem areas. Roof damage occurred from high winds and hail, which allowed water to leak into the attic space.

Plastic sheeting was used as containment around the attic entry to minimize transference of dust to the rest of the home during cleanup. SERVPRO technicians determined the fiberglass insulation would not need to be replaced and used insulation vacuums to remove and hold for reuse and allow for complete drying of the sheetrock underneath. This attic was small, so the team chose to use smaller but powerful, portable wet/dry vacuums that eliminated the standing water quickly, while the technicians determined the sheetrock had not sustained damage that would require replacement and there was no danger of sagging if it dried in place.

Air movers and dehumidifiers were used to dry the affected side of the attic quickly; technicians used moisture detectors to ensure all trace amounts of moisture were undetectable before wiping down with a fast-drying antifungal to inhibit mold growth and reapplying the insulation.

Whether the flood damage is a little or a lot, SERVPRO of Concord has the knowledge and resources to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” Call (603) 225-2825 we are available 24/7 to assist you, and one of our certified experts can begin the process of returning your home to normal.

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Appliance Leakage, Mold Growth, and SERVPRO® to Help Concord Homeowners

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Appliance Leakage, Mold Growth, and SERVPRO® to Help Concord Homeowners YIKES!! Mold in my Concord Kitchen. Time for Reliable Remediation from SERVPRO

Mold Removal Crews in Concord Discuss Problems with Dishwashers

An unnoticed water leak inside your home can be a problem that gets worse over time. It is possible that a fungus can develop without you noticing it right away, which can eventually motivate you to call in a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO®. Your kitchen is a room in your house that contains a large number of water pipes running in and out of it. All it takes is for one of these pipes to break and spill out water that can negatively affect any organic materials inside your kitchen. Appliances like your dishwasher can also malfunction and develop a slow leak that can eventually lead to water damage and a mold infestation.

If your dishwasher malfunctions and starts to leak water, it could be difficult for you to notice the leak right away. Since your dishwasher is usually tucked inside your kitchen cabinets, water inside this dark, confined area can create a situation where mold growth occurs in your Concord home. If a fungus does form in the area where your dishwasher is placed, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to make sure that the contamination does not spread throughout your home. We first can come in pull out and disconnect your dishwasher so that we can assess the situation. We then determine where the water is coming from and make sure that the problem has stopped once the dishwasher is disconnected.

After we figure out the source of the water leak and make sure no more water is entering your kitchen, we deal with removing the hyphae structures the fungi have formed. The first step to mitigating the contamination is to build a plastic barrier around the affected region of the kitchen. This containment chamber helps keep spores and harmful dust particles from getting released into the air and causing contamination in other areas not close to the initial source. After your kitchen is contained with thick plastic, take steps such as scraping, soda blasting, or sanding to remove the visible contamination from the organic materials inside your home.

We can tear out non-salvageable back walls, or drill holes and inject warm air to help dry out the moisture-filled voids. Our technicians can adapt on-the-fly to situations as they become apparent — another reason to rely on our highly skilled crew.

If you ever see mold in your kitchen, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 any day of the week.

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When Your Items Are Damaged After A Fire In Your Bow Home Our Experts Have The Equipment To Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your Items Are Damaged After A Fire In Your Bow Home Our Experts Have The Equipment To Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition Our 24-hour services line, (603) 225-2825, is here for you, 365 days a year.

Why SERVPRO Uses Ultrasonic Technology To Clean Sooty Items Recovered From Fire Damaged Homes In Bow

Our goal in any job is to make the customer's Bow area home exactly “Like it never even happened.” Many disasters destroy more than the structural framework and severely impact the contents. Decades ago, many of the items lost in a fire could not become usable again, no matter how much cleaning occurred. Now, we have the technical ability to restore many things that homeowners would need to replace.

We take pride in explaining to our customers why SERVPRO uses ultrasonic technology to restore the majority of their items from soot contamination that happens as part of fire damage in Bow. We use this technology because it is suitable for so many different things. The main requirements that an object must meet include its ability to become submerged in water and afterward, our ability to dry it quickly.

In a similar manner to hydrogen peroxide that cleans debris from a wound, the bubbles produced by the intense vibrations in our ultrasonic machine lift foreign matter and substances away from the surface of anything placed inside the basket and submerged in the water. This process can take a bit of time when surfaces hold a thick layer or the item contains extensive grooves and other indentations, but the results are much less labor-intensive and more uniform than work conducted manually.

Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FRST) understands the stress families experience when not only their home is affected by fire damage, but their most prized possessions seem lost forever. Knowing that we can restore both keepsakes and everyday items for you makes our work incredibly satisfying from both a professional and personal level. Our work in restoring your belongings with our ultrasonic machine is enhanced by the way we inventory these items as we pack them up for transporting to our facility, eliminating losses and ensuring that we make a notation detailing any newly discovered damage.

SERVPRO of Concord wants to help families in the surrounding area, including Penacook, to recover as quickly and as painlessly as possible when fire damage causes ruin to their homes and belongings. Our 24-hour services line, (603) 225-2825, is here for you, 365 days a year.

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Do You Struggle With Fire Damage in Bow After a Heating Unit Fire?

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Do You Struggle With Fire Damage in Bow After a Heating Unit Fire? Space heaters are often necessary when it gets cold. But they can cause fire damage when they are not attended. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Cleaning and Removing Space Heater Fire Damage in Bow Homes

At this time of year, Bow residents are more interested in staying warm and saving money than worrying about a disaster like a fire. Cold nights and distracted homeowners though, can be a dangerous combination.
 
A space heater is a useful, money-saving way for residents to stay warm. The fire damage in Bow that can result from leaving one unattended needs a professional restoration team like SERVPRO to clean the damage and put everything back together.
 
In most space heater fires, the damage begins with the floor where the device failed or tipped over. Because of this, the physical damage from heat and flames results in more property that our technicians dispose of, rather than clean and remove smoke or soot damage. Depending on how long the fire burned, the damage can extend to the subfloor, and require more demolition and disposal. If there was a carpet or rug over the floor, it requires disposal as well. Team members can replace the sub-floor and floorboards if required.
 
Next, SERVPRO technicians examine nearby walls and ceilings for damage. Since the fire started at a lower point, more floor trim and drywall panels are physically affected. Team members remove the damaged panels for disposal, and then an inspector checks the wall framing behind them.
 
If they discover scorch marks on the wall framing, then technicians have options depending on the severity of the burned material. For surface damage only, they can use hand or powered sanders to remove the burned material without affecting the structural integrity. Covering the wall framing with new drywall only hides the physical marks. The burned material eventually begins to exude smoke odors and then the entire piece, and any new drywall soon requires replacing as well.
 
Every fire can be devastating to a homeowner. At SERVPRO of Concord, our goal is to restore every home to its pre-damage condition. If you are working through the results from a recent fire, contact us today at (603) 225-2825 to schedule an inspection or a service call from one of our teams.
 
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