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Restoring Fire Damaged Items in Your Bow Home

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything If you are facing fire damage, expert clean up and remediation will help alleviate your stress. SERVPRO has the equipment needed for the job.

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

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 most 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.

Soot Damage Restoration

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. Still, 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. In addition, 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 transport to our facility. We are 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 Concord and 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.

What Can Homeowners Expect From Professional Contractors After Flood Damage in Concord?

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

a person standing in water boots in a flooded room When you are facing flooding in your home, any delay can be quite costly. Contact our SERVPRO team for water removal and remediation services.

Assessment and Control of Hazardous Conditions is Crucial When SERVPRO Answers the Call for Concord Storm Flooding

What is the first task a reputable Concord flood damage restoration professional performs? In a homeowner’s impatience to get the obvious flood water out, an initial walk-through of a home might seem unnecessary. On the contrary, reviewing potential structural and water contamination hazards is vital to the safe and successful resolution of

  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Ceiling Leaks
  • Basement Flooding
  • Sewage Cleanup

Why Does SERVPRO Conduct a Preliminary Hazard Assessment?

No matter how overwhelmed Concord homeowners are with flooding, preventing risks of injury, severe illness, or even death is worth the extra time a safety review takes. Expect SERVPRO to evaluate your home for at least the following before the commencement of emergency services for water damage:

  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Concerns
  • Trapped Water Above Ceilings or Behind Walls
  • Confined Spaces
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Infectious Waste and Molds

How Does SERVPRO Control for Safety Issues?

Interventions range from signage or barriers to prevent slips to controlled demolition like weep holes and flood cuts to release the pressure of gallons of trapped water. When fluids are highly contaminated, resident evacuation and worker donning of personal protective equipment (PPE) are required. Containment of tainted water for disposal and application of antimicrobials meet or exceed restoration industry best practices while protecting both you and SERVPRO team members.

Rely on the team from SERVPRO of Concord to keep you and your family safe during flood damage mitigation and remediation. Call  (603) 225-2825 24/7 to schedule an assessment followed by necessary safety controls and restoration services.

Water Damage Can Come from the Smallest of Leaks in Concord

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage from Leaks

Small leaks around pipes or drains are often ignored. Many homeowners and tenants feel that the water can 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, water damage protection is required. 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 runs down a vertical surface such as a pipe or wall, this can only add to the sustained damage.

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.

Water Damage Repairs

When water damage has not shown any signs, our technicians can use moisture meters to detect where elevated moisture levels 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 how it looks while it is damaged and needs 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 locate these types of leaks and restore 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

How to Seal Up Smoke and Fire Damage in Concord Properties

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

house fire odors, man in gas mask SERVPRO eliminates house fire odors in Concord--Throw Away the Gas Mask

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 that conventional paints cannot do. They let smoke stains and odors seep back through the material while sealers block 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 After Fire Damage

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 that 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 several years down the line. If you require help with this or you have a poorly applied primer that 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.

How Does an Air conditioning Malfunction Necessitate Water Mitigation for Concord Businesses?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling in office, vent and lights Water damage in Concord commercial buildings are not always readily visible. SERVPRO can dry the ducts and restore good indoor air quality

You Can Call SERVPRO to Help with HVAC Issues Including Water Damage Repairs at Your Concord Office

Ventilation systems in commercial buildings often provide an unwanted conduit for transporting water and mold odors.

In most cases, water mitigation in Concord business premises is required when internal water sources such as burst pipes or external sources like rain introduce moisture in unwanted areas. However, the moisture can also originate from uncommon sources such as a malfunctioning HVAC system.

The ductwork in a faulty HVAC system produces condensation, seeping out through cracks wetting porous materials in the surrounding areas. The state of the building can worsen the problem. For instance, in older buildings with scissor truss work, you might not notice the issue until the water is significant enough to flow through. SERVPRO helps establish the problem with the air conditioning unit and also resolves the damage moisture causes in structural elements.

The water restoration may involve:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage repairs
  • Water damage remediation

SERVPRO takes various steps to address condensation issues that lead to water damage. Cleaning air ducts and filters is one way to manage the condensation if the system is not physically damaged since contaminants restrict airflow. Our technicians use dry/wet vacs to unclogged ducts or specialized duct cleaning equipment.

Our technicians also inspect the system for cracks and other physical damages such as rusted drain pans or broken condensate pumps. Low or leaking refrigerants can also lead to moisture problems. After addressing the problem with the system, our technicians dry the affected structural materials eliminating the problem, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Concord helps with water mitigation under different circumstances. Call us at (603) 225-2825 for assistance to restore your business place to its preloss state.

Window Leaks Can Mean Double Water Damage to a Concord Property

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water Water damage remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We use the latest technology and techniques for any size water disaster.

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. It would be best to have 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 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.

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

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Ground water may be hazardous to your health. Call SERVPRO now for the storm damage restoration services for your home.

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 – we aim to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contaminated carpets filled with dirt, bacteria, waste from flooding require 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. The 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 require disposal and 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 essential 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 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.

Concord Residents Can Avoid Health Hazards with Expert Fire Damage Restoration

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire Smoke and fire damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has trained technicians and all the equipment for any size disaster.

Does your Concord home have fire damage? Call SERVPRO for skilled restoration 24/7!

Once your home gets impacted by fire and smoke damage, the last thing on your mind should be DIY cleanup methods. There are many reasons why hiring skilled fire, and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) is the best way to go. Here at SERVPRO, we have the IICRC-certified technicians to ensure your Concord home gets restored to pre-fire condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that hidden health hazards may be lurking after a fire? Calling trained technicians to help with fire damage restoration in Concord gets you the cleanup and smoke remediation you need.

  • A structure with soot and smoke damage contains lingering residues that may be hazardous to your health and anyone else living in the home.
  • Foam, plastics, textiles, and other organic materials do not burn clean – leaving behind toxic deposits.
  • SERVPRO technicians approach house fire cleanup while wearing appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Our restoration professionals know how to assess items that can get restored and determine what has become damaged beyond repair and restoration.

Water & fire damage restorations with SERVPRO of Concord help you get back on your feet faster. When you need rapid response and proven methods, call our Green Fleet to your door by dialing (603) 225-2825. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Can SERVPRO Mitigate Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in My Bow Home?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

bedroom with walls and bed covered in soot damage For fire damage restoration, contact SERVPRO with the tools and equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

From appliances to structures, SERVPRO offers house fire cleanups in Bow.

Professionals should only handle smoke and fire damage restoration to your Bow home. Fire damaged homes require a unique restoration process to avoid any long-lasting damage and unnecessary loss. It can be challenging to restore your home to its former glory, but professionals at SERVPRO can help you get your home back, “Like it never even happened.” Our professionals can begin accessing the damage and start the restoration process as soon as cleared to enter the premises.

Why should you trust professionals for house fire clean up in Bow?

It can be tempting to start the fire damage restoration process by yourself. However, any wrong steps you take can cause the problem to worsen. Here are a few things that might seem productive but can cause more harm than good.

  • Using abrasive cleaners, especially on your appliances, is not a good idea. Using such products can leave permanent damage to your expensive devices.
  • Scrubbing the deposited residue can drive the particles deeper into the surface, making it even more challenging to clean.
  • Using cleaners without prior knowledge about their contents can harm your property. SERVPRO experts have specific cleaning products that can be used on particular surfaces for the proper and efficient removal of the soot residue. We pre-test before applying these agents.

Our FRST fire and smoke damage technicians can clean the covers and exteriors of appliances and electronic devices, but we do not open them up for cleaning. If this is necessary, we can recommend a professional company.

You can contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for effective fire and smoke damage restoration, 24/7.

Is SERVPRO a Reliable Water Damage Restoration Company in Concord?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Office with desks and chairs sitting in water damage When your office has water damage, contact SERVPRO. We’re Here to Help.

When Your Office needs Water Damage Restoration, Call SERVPRO

Water damage to your Concord office can put any business owner under stress. Water damage remediation is a complicated task that needs to be done by professionals. If you observe any water damage to your office space, quickly call SERVPRO's water damage restoration (WRT) experts for mitigation from a burst pipe, ceiling leak, or even a flood restoration. Our team of professionally trained technicians has the right equipment and technical know-how to restore your business place in no time. Burst pipes can cause water accumulation in your Concord office, necessitating professional water removal services. Our professionals extract the water from the premises with state-of-the-art extraction units. Once the water is removed, we use various equipment to assess the moisture content using hygrometers, thermal imaging cameras, and thermal sensors. The goal is to restore standard moisture content levels and reduce the potential of secondary water damage.

SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Process

Our SERVPRO team of water damage repair experts in Concord begin the restoration process as soon as we arrive at the site. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

  • The first step is usually to assess the extent of the damage.
  • The next step is to remove any standing water by pumping or vacuuming it out and to speed up the evaporation process.
  • The next step involves cleaning the water damaged contents and structural materials.
  • Antimicrobial application is the final step of the process, especially if we clean up after a sewage backup.

Water damage to a commercial space can spell disaster if not addressed promptly. It can disrupt the office routine and staff paychecks. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for 24/7 help.