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A Burst Pipe Led To Water Damage In My Concord Living Room – Is Everything Lost?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaking from ceiling Call our skilled technicians at SERVPRO for swift water removal and remediation efforts in your home.

Water Damage Mitigation in Concord is One of SERVPRO’s Specialties – We Can Work with You to Establish What Can Be Restored

Things like burst pipes are common reasons for water intrusion in Concord homes. Gallons of water can stream into your home in a short time. If your living room was impacted, it could mean water-damaged furniture, carpets, and bookcases.

My Carpet is New – Can It Be Saved?

Water from pipes is typically clean water, which means your carpet has a good chance of restoration. Water extraction in your Concord home is going to be the initial priority. Three methods work well in restoring carpets to preloss conditions. These include:

  • Deluxe precondition and rinse works well on moderate to heavily soiled carpets. Our technicians use a cleaning product that is applied to the rug and remains on it for 10 – 15 minutes. An extraction wand can then be used along with a rinsing solution or water.
  • Rotary jet extraction does much of the same as the Deluxe method, but an RX-20 device is used. This is a rotary jet device that agitates the carpet while compressing the fibers to extract water.
  • The Showcase method is an excellent choice in carpet cleaning as the rug gets cleaned twice. The technicians use a special cleaner and rinsing agent to improve the PH levels making the item easier to clean.

Furniture & Drapes

If you caught the plumbing problem in time, the furniture might not have suffered much damage. Our water damage restoration experts are often able to mitigate any water damage that affects upholstered furniture, wood furniture, and drapes. They can dry the content and carpet using powerful air movers and dehumidifiers.

There is no reason your living room content should be lost. Our crews understand how crucial immediate water extraction is to restore your home quickly. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for service that is, Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Guides Mold Removal Companies When Resolving Mold Contamination?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold Inspection" SERVPRO technicians know what to look for when inspecting for hidden mold damage in your property. Call us today, we will come take a look for you.

SERVPRO Bases Remediation Decisions on the Evaluation Done at Each Loss Site

Mold development in a property is a great inconvenience. It ruins finishes and affects indoor air quality at the very least. That you need to remediate mold contamination may not be questionable. However, doing so independently or involving mold removal companies may not be very clear. One way to ease the decision-making is by evaluating how such companies approach the process.

Most of the mold removal companies operating in Concord have dealt with the problem repeatedly. Therefore they come up with systemic ways to resolve infestations. For example, SERVPRO treats every incident uniquely while relying on the knowledge gained over the years to aid decision-making. 

Crucial Factors That Guide The Professionals Include:

  • The type of materials contaminated
  • Where the mold colonies are located
  • The level of contamination

Porous materials with visible infestations are usually unsalvageable, so our SERVPRO technicians plan to tear down the identified areas. For the rest of the materials, cleaning procedures such as vacuuming or wet wiping with antimicrobial products is necessary. For heavy contamination on solid wood or concrete, we use aggressive cleaning processes such as wire brushing.

Mold rarely develops in the entire house. Contamination can be restricted to the ceiling, attic, interior or exterior walls, or bathroom. The location has a significant impact on the decisions the companies make. For instance, if it affects the ceiling, relocating contents and the people living in the house may be mandatory to protect them from harm during remediation. The location also determines the equipment needed because of the need to reach elevated or concealed areas.

SERVPRO of Concord deeply probes the contamination at your property before recommending solutions, ensuring that you are satisfied. Call us at (603) 225-2825. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can Flood Damage in My Ceiling Get Dried?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home Storm damage remediation is very stressful. Let SERVPRO handle all the hard work for you. Call now!

When Roof Leaks Allow Flood Water to Flow Through Your Concord Home, Our Sophisticated Tools and Technologies Can Help to Dry Out This Damage. 

Severe weather is nothing new to Concord homes and businesses. As violent as hurricane-strength storms might be throughout the rainier seasons, some threats exist in every season that can lead to flooding. Knowing what to do in the event of a flood can help you to minimize the time that you wait for help to arrive. The sooner that you can get technicians involved, the less costly and widespread that these damages effects become. 

The presence of flood damage in Concord homes is enough of a challenge without dealing with the structural concerns that come with it. Roof damage from heavy snow or fierce winds can present vulnerabilities for runoff to move directly into your home. The result of this penetration sends flood water throughout your property, beginning in the attic and moving through the floor system to the lower levels of your home where the living spaces exist. Identifying potential flood damage is among the first steps to restoring the house to its original condition.

How Do I Know Flood Damage Exists? 

A visual inspection of the property can be a reliable source of information in determining whether flood damage exists. Knowing what to look for and where to find it can hasten Your securing of qualified restoration professionals like our team. Flood damage does not resolve itself, so it is pressing to address these concerns as soon as possible. If you are unsure if flooding exists in your home, our professionals can help with a thorough inspection and evaluation of the property after a storm passes. You can also begin looking for telling signs such as:

  • Damp Spots
  • Dripping
  • Sagging Materials
  • Structural Collapse

What Emergency Services Are Necessary? 

With a team of in-house contractors working alongside our restoration professionals on the roster, we can offer a more comprehensive approach to flood recovery. Meeting the individual needs of the property as a whole with a singular presence saves you money and time. Our complete roster also allows us to provide emergency services that come before job scoping and mitigation. These steps are among the most crucial to preventing worsening flood damage, including both water penetration and the deterioration of the property. Some of these emergency services include:

  • Roof Tarping
  • Board Up
  • Extraction

What is a Controlled Demolition? 

One of the mitigation and emergency services approaches provided by our residential contractors is controlled demolition. This demolition is one of the practices designed to make restoration more efficient and simplify the re-installation of removed materials. We have experienced professionals actively working to identify the potential structural problems in the property as soon as we arrive. Finding compromises in specific construction materials allows our professionals to remove these portions of drywall, ceiling materials, and flooring as quickly as possible.

With roof damages that can allow flooding in the attic, controlled demolition means removing saturated and compromised supports, joists, underlayment, and plywood. The removal of these damaged elements prevents further wicking of moisture and allows for emergency services like roof tarping to occur more easily. Controlled demolition within the house also has multiple benefits, including:

  • Prevents Migration
  • Removes Damaged Materials
  • Provides Access to Damp Areas

How Do Ceiling Systems Get Dry? 

The migration of water through the unfinished floor of your attic is a fast process. Several of the materials in the ceiling system of the level below should slow the pace of water movement, however. With a short window to identify a developing problem, you can prevent more widespread damage effects by addressing these concerns as soon as possible. Controlled demolition starts this process, so we can remove sagging materials and other structural threats and expose the cavity to tools and machines that can dry it out.

We have centrifugal air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers that work together to evaporate water and remove the moisture in the environment. When drywall and ceiling tile does not require removal, we might also consider the positive pressure systems to evaporate trapped water in materials like insulation and structural framework.

Knowing what to do when floodwater penetrates your roof can be a challenge without the experience and cutting-edge equipment of our SERVPRO of Concord team. No matter how we can help, from temporary construction solutions and extraction through the final touches on successful restoration, give us a call anytime at (603) 225-2825.

My Concord House Smells Like Smoke, What Can I Do?

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged home Smoke and fire damage restoration services for your home need to be handled by SERVPRO. Our techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO of Concord Can Help You Remove the Smell of Fire Damage!

One of the worst feelings a Concord homeowner can face is the aftermath of fire damage. You may feel hopeless and like you have lost so much, but never give up. There is help nearby, and the damage may not be as bad as it seems.

Imagine a scenario where, after extensive fire damage restoration, your Concord home finally looks like it did before everything happened. However, what can you do if it still smells like smoke, even weeks later? Sometimes restorations are not as thorough as they should be but don't worry. We're here for you at SERVPRO.

Why Does My House Still Smell Like Fire?

The malodor of burning plastics, wood, and other materials can linger in the air for weeks after a fire, and it could happen because:

  • The malodor was not dealt with on a particle level, using advanced equipment
  • Putrid smells linger behind on the walls, and sealant paint is needed
  • Bits of greasy soot may have been missed, trapping the odor

Here at SERVPRO, we're committed to removing all the signs of fire damage that we can. It is always our goal to leave your home feeling like it did before the fire happened. Our Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration-certified technicians can identify problem areas and use advanced equipment to remediate the damage.

What Can SERVPRO Do That The Previous Company Didn't?

Our technicians have access to advanced equipment that can help reduce and remove lingering odors. We can:

  • Use hydroxyl generators to eliminate volatile organic compounds from the air
  • Use thermal foggers to trap scent-causing particles and neutralize them
  • Set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to filter the malodor out of the particles in the air and trap them
  • Use sealant paints

Here at SERVPRO, we want to help you make your home feel like it did before the fire.

If your home still smells like fire damage even weeks later, give us a call today! Dial (603) 225-2825 to speak with a representative of SERVPRO of Concord. We're ready to help.

How Does Water Damage Restoration by Concord Professionals Compare to Handling by Janitorial Staff?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for any size commercial water damage service you need.

Professionalism and Preparation by SERVPRO Help Improve the Outcome of Water Damage Repair

Whenever burst pipes or leaking roofs from storms release water into unwanted areas of your Concord business premises, you must find a way to restore normalcy first. It is easy to dismiss the exercise as something your regular janitorial staff can handle easily. However, professional restorers might offer some extra benefits.

The differences noted when water damage restoration of Concord properties is handled by professionals arise for various reasons, including the level of preparation, technical skills, and attitude of the work crews. Unlike your staff, who may view water removal and drying of materials as an additional burden on top of their regular work, professional restorers are prepared to get the situation under control quickly and hand over the property to you. SERVPRO provides highly trained and IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians to ensure such a quick turnaround. 

Speedy results are also realized because of better preparation before the job starts:

  • Estimating the number and type of restoration equipment needed
  • Better evaluation of the loss situation
  • Identification and addressing of any safety issues 

Water damage may require a wide array of equipment, including extractors such as dry/wet vacuums, cleaning equipment such as rotating brushes, and drying equipment. If structural materials deteriorate extensively from moisture exposure, controlled demolition may be required, necessitating the use of cutting saws, drills, pry bars, and rubber hammers, among others. The need for specialized tools your cleaning staff might not have means the task is likely to be more inconvenient. 

Finally, water damage remediation may not be as clear-cut as you expect. SERVPRO professionals are ready to guide, educate and offer any information that a property owner might need to resolve immediate or long-term issues.

SERVPRO of Concord handles water damage conveniently for business owners ensuring minimal disruptions. Call us at (603) 225-2825. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Team Is Available 24/7 In Concord To Handle Water Removal

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

overflowing dishwasher Water damage in your home is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

Avoiding Problems That Can Occur After Water Removal in Concord Homes

Did you know the national average for water damage in homes shows that a water loss event is likely to occur at least once every eleven years? Commonly seen sources are from plumbing problems, appliance malfunctions, or structural issues such as hydrostatic pressure causing water in the basement.

Many issues can occur post-water removal in Concord homes, and SERVPRO technicians monitor the moisture levels in the room and look for signs of mold growth to halt infestations before they start. Inadequate drying has the potential to result in foul odors and weakening of building materials.

Why SERVPRO?

Each technician undergoes rigorous training in the restoration sciences, including hands-on situational experiences, so they learn the best practices for handling different types of loss. As advances happen in the restoration industry, the technicians engage in ongoing education to stay on top of the latest developments in both equipment and methods.

Water Removal Methods

When technicians extract water from a home, they have different equipment depending on the type of surfaces they are working on. Squeegees work great on tile and wood floors, while rovers and weighted extractor wands perform well for pushing the maximum amount of water out of carpet and padding.

Avoid Mold During Water Cleanup

It does not take much for mold spores to germinate, and SERVPRO technicians work proactively to inhibit any type of mold growth during and after water loss mitigation through the use of antimicrobial cleaning agents as well as sealants to avoid infestations.

Avoid Musty Water Odors

The lingering reminder of the water damage in the home may point to moisture remaining. To avoid this happening, SERVPRO technicians use different kinds of moisture detection equipment (depending on the surface they are scoping) to confirm after drying, there is no residual moisture present. After drying, the surface wipe-down with their cleaning agents such as SERVPRO's own Orange cleaner leaves nothing but a fresh scent while it kills odor-causing bacteria.

SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 has the training and equipment for fast, efficient water removal. The emergency response team is available 24/7 to make the loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

We Make Your Concord Building Safe Again After A Fire

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Fire loss to your commercial building isn't a complete loss. SERVPRO Technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration.

Challenges When Fire Damages Your Concord Day Care Center

Keeping the space safe for vulnerable little one is the charge after a fire loss in your Concord Day Care Center. The families who depend on you and your staff for loving care now look to you for answers. They need assurance that safeguards are in place to prevent another fire. The certainty that the residues, odors, and debris left after the blaze can wholly and safely be removed is another understandable demand. We can help with the cleanup.

Small Fires Can Feel Like Big Problems

Although the minor blaze in an office of your Concord Day Care Center confined fire damage away from the children's areas, the risk of spreading residues and odors worries you and your staff. Contacting us for advice and mitigation and remediation services helps you answer the concerns of your small charges' families and should meet the requirements of licensing agencies. 

Containment of the Remediation Work Space

To keep the unaffected spaces in the day care free of hazardous residues during the cleanup, SERVPRO partitions the fire site off. We use heavy plastic sheeting and add an air scrubbing system to accomplish several goals. The negative pressure generated by the air scrubber seals the edges of the partition. The suction pulls the contaminated air in the office through HEPA filters and then vents it to the outside. Our technicians wear personal protective equipment while working to clear the office of all residues. This also prevents the toxic debris from the fire from spreading on our employees' clothing or shoes. 

Proprietary Cleaners and Disinfectants Safe for Use Around Children

The last thing SERVPRO wants when completing a fire damage project is switching the fear of exposure to fire residues with concerns about the hazards of cleaning and disinfecting agents. We are constantly upgrading our products to strike a balance between effectiveness and safety. Today botanically derived cleaners and disinfectants deliver the results needed in the restoration agency while being safe to use around pets and children.

Count on SERVPRO of Concord to use industry best practices and innovative new products to keep you and your littlest customers safe after fire damage. Contact us at (603) 225-2825 for a fire damage assessment and project plan.

So Stressed -- How Do Homeowners Choose Among Concord Water Restoration Companies?

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe When a water supply line bursts, SERVPRO should be the team to call. IICRC certified technicians are trained for every size disaster.

Have Confidence that Water Clean Up Success Will Follow Your Call to SERVPRO After Burst Pipes Cause Basement Flooding in Concord

As if you do not have enough on your plate when the supply line to your home ruptures, the task of sifting through dozens of Concord water restoration companies now delays recovery efforts. Finding a reputable local firm is vital for arranging water removal services and regaining your peace of mind. 

How Does SERVPRO Stand Out Compared to Other Concord Water Restoration Firms?

The sum and substance of premier water mitigation and remediation company is high-caliber workforce training and a scalable inventory of commercial-grade water removal and drying equipment. SERVPRO insists on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training for all our managers and technicians. Our evaluations, plans, and interventions for your project offer you a clear advantage by prioritizing:

  • Assessments by managers and crew chiefs with extensive experience in resolving residential basement flooding cleanup
  • Licensed and certified crews and fully stocked service vehicles are ready to ready to roll around the clock.
  • Openness to learning and implementing innovative and advanced resources and technology for both residential and commercial customers
  • Honesty, transparent communication, and integrity

What Does SERVPRO’s Response Look Like at Your Concord Residence?

SERVPRO delivers the assistance you and your water-damaged property needs, not only adhering to the industry’s best practices for restoration but also working closely with you and your family to minimize disruptions and stress. Our on-site crews use state-of-the-art equipment to extract all water, clean and disinfect thoroughly and dry all wet materials and contents to proper specifications. At the same time, our office staff facilitates insurance claims and finds answers to all of your water damage restoration questions.

The team at SERVPRO of Concord awaits 24/7. Call us at (603) 225-2825 for prompt and professional water damage repairs.

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

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room Quick action is required when facing a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight or smell. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

Why SERVPRO for Clean-Up of Mold Problems

You find a small patch of mold in a corner above your shower stall; thinking that it is something else entirely, you take an everyday 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 containing 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 specialist's job to limit the exposure you find in your home, not to eradicate fungi completely, since it is not possible. SERVPRO can help you with that mold remediation.

Consider all 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.

Equipment used for Mold Damage Remediation

The air moving equipment, HEPA filtered vacuums, attachments, extraction equipment, and experience that SERVPRO offers are well worth the cost. We can help limit any damages you experience and return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner that causes little to no disruption of your everyday 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.

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.