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Fire Damage Calls for Prompt, Reliable Service in Concord

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

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Concord Homeowners Deserve SERVPRO’s Proven Fire Damage Methods

It goes without saying that fire, even a smaller blaze in one room of your Concord property, can completely disrupt your life. This is why it is elemental to have a team in your corner focused on results and excellent service. SERVPRO understands all our customers' emotions with fire and water-related incidents, so we have perfected our practices, have the best equipment, and work fast. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Fire damage to your Concord home does not have to mean all is lost. SERVPRO works to help you regain control of your life and property so that you can get back to your routine. Our main goal is to restore all damaged areas and contents to their pre-fire condition. We do so with careful assessment, tailored planning, and a workforce of IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT).

Your Belongings Deserve Attention and Meticulous Cleaning

After a fire, charring, soot, and smoke impact not only your structural and building materials but also your belongings. Our crew understands that your keepsakes, clothing, furnishings, and other items are what make your property a home. Because of this, we have proven methods for cleaning and restoration to restore versus replace whenever possible. This includes pretesting items to determine what can get salvaged and what is unsalvageable.

Some of the methods utilized during a fire restoration project may include:

  • Dry methods – This cleaning is often used for pre-cleaning or light soot residues.
  • Wet methods – This cleaning effectively tackles moderate or heavy soot residues and soiling.
  • Spray and wipe – This is good for any items that cannot hold up to wet methods.
  • Foam cleaning – This helps address furnishings with upholstered fabrics that could bleed or shrink with wet methods.
  • Abrasion cleaning – This works with the help of agitation to remove soilings from surfaces.
  • Immersion cleaning – This involves dipping contents into an immersion bath of a cleaning solution.

Odor Removal Counts in all Fire-Related Restoration Calls

Pungent odors are commonplace with fire-related emergencies, which means you need Odor Control Technicians (OCT) to handle all odorous particulates – making it "Like it never even happened." All walls, ceilings, woodwork, floors, and carpets require thorough cleaning. We never mask lingering odors using fragrance. Instead, we locate all odor-causing sources to eliminate them. To determine the proper one for your property, you can count on us to discuss all deodorizing options. Some deodorizing equipment and products include:

  • Odor-Counteractant Beads or Granules help to lessen the overall severity of lingering smells.
  • Air Scrubber portable units with HEPA filtration to remove chemicals, gasses, particles from the air.
  • Thermal Foggers put out a dense, large volume fog of solvent-based product that bonds to odorous particles to neutralize them.
  • Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Foggers produce a fine mist by atomizing liquid deodorizer that penetrates areas where odor-causing particles settle.

Keep Your Project Organized with Our Move-out/Pack-out Service

Moving furnishings and other belongings out of the work areas might be necessary during the fire restoration process. Items get inventoried, carefully packed up, and transferred off-site for safe storage or additional cleanup. Pack-outs help to:

  • Streamline your cleaning and remodeling
  • Protect items from damage during the restoration

Once your restoration wraps up, all items stored off-site get moved back in.

SERVPRO of Concord realizes that any fire damage can lead to stress and heartbreak for a homeowner. We do everything possible to make the cleanup and reconstruction on your property seamless so you can get back to life as usual. Call us for emergency service by dialing (603) 225-2825, and we can mobilize our Green Fleet to your door within hours.

Concord Mold Damage Remediation Delivers Sustainable Results

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a white wall Mold Damage in Your Concord Home? Call SERVPRO for Fast Remediation; we are Here to Help.

Expert Moisture Management: Why SERVPRO Ranks as a Leader in Concord Mold Removal

When property owners in Concord encounter mold damage, they seek a permanent solution to the rapidly multiplying colonies, ugly and disturbing to view and accompanied by significant malodors even if hidden in building cavities. Do-it-yourself abatement options are usually inadequate and often worsen the situation. Resolution of persistent microbial growth presents challenges that professional intervention partnered with customer education best conquers by implementing research-based protocols. 

Mold damage in Concord buildings is a common issue, which is why SERVPRO invests in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). It maintains applicable licenses and certifications from the state of New Hampshire and its municipalities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the microbial remediation industry standard that guides best practices. These practices provide comprehensive resources both for the current infestation removal and the proactive moisture management crucial to inhibiting the potential for future mold and mildew damage.

What Factors Increase the Risk of Microbial Growth?

Mildews and molds propagate through spores, microscopic fungal particles endemic in all interior and exterior spaces. The spores often create few problems, drifting through the air or hitching a ride into homes and commercial buildings on clothing and shoes, pets, equipment, and more. As long as the spores remain dry, they do not germinate and grow, settling instead upon surfaces and in cracks and crevices along with the many other substances that comprise baseline dust and grime. Problems arise when:

  • Spores encounter and absorb water, including the airborne moisture of high humidity levels
  • Spores remain damp for at least 24 to 48 hours
  • Oxygen is present
  • Organic sources of nourishment and shelter are nearby, including many types of building materials -- wood, drywall, insulation, textiles, and more

The above resources are readily available in all Concord properties. It is impossible to eliminate most of them, causing property owners anxiety because mold growth thus seems inevitable. Fortunately, the moisture essential to jump-start a fungal invasion is controllable, which is why SERVPRO’s training and experience in water damage restoration are vital for residents and businesses looking for contractors proficient in successful strategies to resolve mold outbreaks.

How Does SERVPRO Remediate Mold Damage in Concord Properties?

The EPA has researched microbial removal approaches extensively, developing the industry standard published as the guide “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.” This scientifically designed protocol applies to outbreaks in family residential settings and multi-family structures, and a wide range of business locations. The procedure, followed by appropriately equipped and trained work crews wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), adheres to a set of consecutive steps:

  • Location of colonies -- testing employed if necessary where building cavities hide infestation
  • Containment of affected areas and workspaces -- wrapping spaces using 1.6 mil polyethylene barriers and leveraging negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to seal off the area and trap contaminants in HEPA filters before exhausting
  • Mechanical removal of existing organisms off non-porous surfaces using scrapers, brushes, and other agitation
  • Controlled blasting with gentler abrasives such as soda, dry ice, and corn cobs to remove and incapacitate hyphae on porous surfaces
  • Spray and wipe or vacuuming (using HEPA filtered equipment) to pick up moldy debris for bagging and lawful disposal
  • Treatment of cleaned areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit rebound infestation
  • Mitigation, remediation, and restoration, including through drying, of water damaged building materials and contents
  • Adjustment of relative humidity levels to between 30 and 50 percent

Our methodical and practical approach to moisture elimination and fungal remediation is why SERVPRO of Concord tops the list of mold damage contractors. Call (603) 225-2825 to consult with our highly-qualified team to discuss the options available for your specific circumstances.

Eliminate Pesky Water Damage in Your Concord Property

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

paint bubbling from water damage on a ceiling When a water leak damages your Concord residence, contact SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Concord Customers Trust SERVPRO for Reliable Water Damage Assistance

There are many reasons why Concord area residents and business owners trust SERVPRO to handle water removal services and repair. Being a locally owned and operated franchise, our team takes pride in helping local customers when they need cleaning, restoration, and construction. Rather than letting water emergencies bring stress and costly damage, you can ensure it gets done correctly the first time with help from our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT). You will see why we are the number one choice for cleanup and restoration!

When called to help with water damage in Concord, we mobilize our crew to arrive at your door with our Green Fleet within hours. We have the skill, experience, and training to handle a wide range of water-related emergencies. We also work with trusted contractors in the area to address all reconstruction needs. Once we get started on your project, the results will make everything “Like it never even happened.”

What Does ‘Available 24/7’ Mean?

Emergencies don’t wait until business hours, and they can happen anytime. SERVPRO has our Customer Care Center at the ready to field all calls for water emergencies that may include:

  • Basement flooding
  • Storm flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Hidden leak water damage
  • Overflowing tubs, toilets, and sinks
  • Major interior spills
  • Appliance malfunctions
  • And more

All you need to do is call for immediate assistance, and we will start gathering information from you on the water-related incident. From there, we begin initial planning by loading up trucks and vans with all the right equipment for the job. Our warehouses are stocked full of all the latest industrial-grade tools and products to help us achieve our cleanup, drying, and restoration goals as quickly as possible.

Rapid Water Extractions are Crucial to Prevent Migration

Thorough water extraction opens the door for our drying and dehumidification steps. With the help of powerful pumps and extractors, we remove standing water fast – even in cases where hundreds or thousands of gallons are present on the property. We enlist the help of tools such as:

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums
  • Light wand extractors
  • Rovers (weighted extractors)

Drying and Dehumidification Become Critical in Most Situations

Once we remove all standing water, walls and floors still need special attention to address all moisture. We employ specialized drying and dehumidification tools to keep building materials like walls and flooring from swelling, breaking down, or warping.

  • Powerful air movers and dehumidification equipment remove moisture in building materials and tight spaces.
  • Our team monitors progress with the help of moisture sensors and meters until we reach drying goals.
  • Technicians also enhance airflow over carpets and pads, across walls, and around the furniture to boost moisture evaporation.

You can trust our customer-focused team here at SERVPRO to carefully assess your property to tailor our plan of action to your needs. We also explain all steps, so you are aware throughout each phase. When handling your insurance claim, you can count on us to have accurate inventory taken and all documentation available so that your claims process goes as smoothly as possible.

Regardless of the size or scope of your water damage, SERVPRO of Concord is available to handle it 24-hours a day, seven days a week - including holidays. Give us a call at (603) 225-2825 to dispatch a team to your property or request help at your earliest convenience online.

Ozone Generation Can Help with Commercial Fire Damage in Concord

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

inside of gift shop, potted plants shown Even small fires can cause significant damage to your business. SERVPRO is trained and ready to restore your property.

SERVPRO Is Available for Commercial Fire and Smoke Restorations in Concord

One day things could be going as usual with your gift shop when suddenly your furnace malfunctions and a fire starts. Even if you or the fire department extinguishes the flames quickly, several problems could still result. One major issue with structural blazes is the partially combusted particles (or smoke) released during the burn.

The process of mitigating commercial fire damage in Concord often requires mitigating issues caused by smoke. When smoke touches cooler surfaces like your walls or ceilings, it can solidify and turn into soot residues. The smoke can also penetrate all porous materials throughout your structure and leave a burnt aroma. If a fire starts in your gift shop, any of your cloth or paper products could become sources of foul odors.

We can offer services to make your gift shop seem "Like it never even happened."

  • Smoke Remediation
  • Structural Deodorization
  • Fire Damage Debris Removal
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Content Cleaning and Deodorization

Our SERVPRO technicians can take the first steps to remove any burnt debris and clean any soot residues that contaminate the surfaces of your gift shop's building materials or contents. If foul odors remain once the restoration steps get taken, we can make efforts to deodorize your structure. We can use an ultra-low volume (ULV) or thermal fogger that can break deodorizers down into microscopic particles that can mimic how smoke moves through your building. We can also use an ozone generator that creates unstable O3 molecules that oxidize and neutralize malodor particles. We can use ozone machines to deodorize your structural components or your gift shop's products once they get packed out and moved to a separate location.

If your furnace ever causes a fire inside your gift shop, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

Restoration Plans for Unique Cases of Flooding in Bow

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

drawing of stairs descending into flood damaged room 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. Intense 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, quickly implementing a plan to return the flooded spaces to preloss condition.

Floodwater classifies as clean, gray, or black. Gray is somewhat black and significantly 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 risk mold growth, so the first task is removing water with pumps and extractors. Our truck-mounted system allows us to collect the gray water for disposal off-site according to 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 removal and replacement may be necessary. The padding under the carpet is relatively inexpensive to switch out and increases the likelihood that the carpeting 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. 

Steps That Must be Completed When Dealing with Water Removal in Concord

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

man reading newspaper with leak in ceiling. Man, table, and paper soaked. Don't Ignore Leaks in Your Concord Home--Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage.

SERVPRO Offers Swift, Professional Water Extraction to Mitigate Damages

Water damage might occur in your residence in Concord when you least expect it. It can be a shattering experience, and not too many individuals may know what to do when it happens. Note that it demands reaction as soon as possible to help reduce damage and salvage as much property as possible.

Homeowners in Concord may not have the know-how to deal with water damage efficiently. You are better off working with professionals who have the training and equipment to extract the water and restore your home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO is your go-to partner when seeking a reputable water damage restoration company that offers 24-hour emergency service and has the expertise and training to handle the removal and drying services. A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry, our SERVPRO technicians can arrive swiftly to identify the source of moisture in your house. If the water intrusion is caused by a plumbing or appliance issue, we can attempt to shut off the valve, preventing further water was spilling onto your home. 

From here, our experts identify the category and classification of water damage. We do this to ensure that correct techniques are utilized based on industry guidelines. Contamination levels affect the restoration process. Many water issues do not soak large areas of possessions and building elements but require vacuuming to mitigate damage and remove lingering moisture.

Our SERVPRO (WRT) water damage restoration technicians move property contents and furniture from the affected areas to mitigate secondary damage. We also can block the items to prevent further stains, rust, and degradation. We inspect the carpet pad to determine if it can be salvaged or discarded. We try to restore rather than replace it whenever possible. Depending on the extent of damage, experts may also utilize deodorizers and disinfectants as part of the treatment process.

Our SERVPRO crew typically discards non-salvageable items with the homeowner's approval and, if involved, the insurance adjuster. Our aim is complete customer satisfaction with our services. Our technicians go the extra mile.

Contact SERVPRO of Concord anytime you need professionals to handle a water problem. We proudly serve Penacook, Bow, and other surrounding areas. Reach us at (603) 225-2825.

What Makes It Difficult to Clean-up After Fire Damage to Your Bow Home?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Roof Fire SERVPRO technicians fully understand the different factors that affect your home during a fire and how to properly clean them.

Factors Affecting the Fire Damage Cleaning Process

Not all fire damages are alike; while some are easier to restore, some can be quite a challenge. The cleanability of your property after fire damage depends on many factors, including the type of fire and the material involved.

Knowing these factors can make it easier for you to prepare for the extent and the time required for a complete fire damage restoration of your Bow home. Here is a closer look at some of these factors in detail.

The Type of the Surface Involved in the Fire

The type of surface involved has a significant impact on the cleanability of your home by SERVPRO professionals. While non-porous surfaces such as glossy enamel paint and vinyl wallcoverings are easier to clean, porous materials such as flat latex paint and paper wall coverings are more difficult to clean. The smoke and soot particles can penetrate the pores and cause damage that is notoriously difficult to clean. Similarly, if synthetic fibers and plastic material is involved, the thick and greasy smoke can cause significant damage compared to natural material such as wood.

Age of the Surface Involved in the Fire

Older surfaces are harder to clean compared to newer surfaces. As old surfaces such as paints, carpets, or wall coverings age, they develop pores that are a challenge to clean compared to more unique surfaces that do not have such pores.

Amount of Moisture

Moisture can also affect the ability of the smoke and soot residue to set and cause staining. Accordingly, if sprinklers were activated or surfaces were saturated with water due to firefighting efforts, the damage is more difficult to clean.

Temperature Changes

In some instances, if the smoke residue contains hot oils that are quickly cooled, they can form a film on the surface that can be difficult to clean.

Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians have extensive experience dealing with various kinds of damage. We use some state-of-the-art equipment to get the damage under control in no time.

Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 today to schedule an appointment and speak to one of our expert technicians regarding your restoration needs.

When Fire Damages Affect Your Bow Residence

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Roof Fire 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 occur on 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, 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. Still, with the proper 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.

What Is the Best Flood Damage Management Solution in Concord Premises?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded office with water covering the floor Regardless of the cause, flooding at your commercial location needs to be dealt with right away. Contact our certified technicians 24/7.

SERVPRO Evaluates Flooding Sources for Appropriate Restoration of Concord Properties

Flooding can arise at your concord property for various reasons, including torrential rain or rising water overflowing from natural waterways such as rivers or lakes. Since buildings are constructed to withstand extreme weather, there might be additional reasons why your property floods, such as a roof breach or shattered windows. Whatever the cause, you must take action to control the flood damage for your business to continue normally.

The water source matters as you take action against flood damage at your Concord facility. Some sources like rising groundwater from rivers lead to heavy contamination, unlike torrential rain breaching through a roof. The amount of water involved also differs depending on the source. SERVPRO provides comprehensive solutions to match the different challenges arising after flooding.

The most challenging aspects of dealing with flooding include:

  • Controlling contamination
  • Handling deteriorated materials
  • Cleaning the property

Contamination falls into different categories, with level 3 being the most severe. Rising water from streams and rivers falls in this category. Exposure to such water necessitates teardown and removal of several materials since decontamination is not possible in all areas. Our SERVPRO technicians help identify what items you need to remove based on their porosity.

Other necessary actions to manage contamination include:

  • Spraying broad-spectrum disinfectants
  • Securing the demolished materials for safe disposal
  • Moisture management to halt further microbial development

Receding flood waters leave various residues like silt and mud, thus significantly soiling materials and surfaces. A thorough cleanup exercise is necessary to address diverse soils depending on the affected material. Our SERVPRO technicians help because we have appropriate resources, including powerful agitation equipment such as pressure washers and rotating brushes which simplify the cleanup of structural areas like floors or contents like carpets and upholstery.

When you need assistance in dealing with flood damage, SERVPRO of Concord can help. You can reach us at (603) 225-2825.

What Should I Do if a Fire Burns My Concord Ceiling and Attic?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

a house on fire with smoke and fire billowing from its windows After a home fire, there are charred remains and odors that need to be dealt with. Contact SERVPRO right away for fire damage remediation services.

For Fire Damage Mitigation Inside Your Attic in Concord, Call SERVPRO

Once flames light up inside your Concord home, the heat will rise, and the blaze will start torching your building materials that are above the initial source. Commonly, an inferno can engulf the components that make up your ceiling, attic, and roof.

How Can You Tell What Materials Will Have to be Removed and What Can be Saved?

During every fire damage project in Concord, whether or not your structural components will have to be removed and replaced depends on how severely the item got burnt and how deep the charring went. Our SERVPRO technicians can conduct a thorough inspection of your building and determine which items we think we can save through sanding or sandblasting, refinishing, cleaning, and sealing. When the flames have consumed sections of your ceiling and made their way into your attic, we inspect the following building materials for issues:

  •   Acoustic Ceiling Tiles and Drywall- In most cases, if your ceiling tiles or drywall got anything more than just surface charring, the materials must be removed. In this case, we can remove just the burnt pieces of your ceiling and dispose of them in sealed plastic bags. If other parts of your sealing are coated in soot residues, then we can clean them with dry sponges or wet cleaning techniques.
  •   Insulation- If the insulation inside your attic got burned during the fire, in most cases, it must get removed. If your insulation is just smoke-damaged, it can be deodorized, but it is usually more cost-effective to remove and replace it.
  •   Trusses- When determining whether we can save your affected roof trusses or not, we follow the general quarter inch rule. If the charring is less than a quarter-inch deep, then we can sand down or sandblast the charring off. As a final step, we can then apply a specialized sealant paint to your entire attic to seal any foul odors.

If you ever notice that your attic got burned or smoke damaged after a fire, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 24/7.