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Ensuring that Concord Properties Look “Like it never even happened.”

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Responds Fast to Restore Concord Properties with Flood Damage

Concord is the county seat of Merrimack County and the capital city of New Hampshire. It has a population of 42,695, according to the 2010 census. A population estimation held in 2019 reported that the city was home to about 43,627 people.

People initially settled in Concord were at Penacook village, situated at the city limits in the northern boundary. The city is the resting place of the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.

The history of Concord

Originally, Penacook of the Wabanaki Confederacy settled in the area thousands of years ago. The Abenaki Native Americans fished using nets strung at the Merrimack River. The tribe fished for various types of fish, including:



Alewives

Salmon

Sturgeon



The stream also served as the tribe’s route to the Atlantic Ocean from Lake Winnipesaukee, where travelers used birch-bark canoes. The tribe also used the good soil at the Merrimack River valley floodplain to farm gourds, melons, maize, beans, and pumpkins.

The Province of Massachusetts Bay claimed the western territories of the Merrimack River on January 17th, 1725. The Province also granted the area as the Plantation of Penacook. Captain Ebenezer Eastman from Haverhill, Massachusetts, among others, settled in the area between 1725 and 1727. The town’s authorities incorporated the town on February 9, 1734, as “Rumford.” In 1765, Benning Wentworth, the town’s Governor, renamed it “Concord.” That was after a bitter dispute involving the town’s boundary and that of Bow town.

The Governor used the name to reflect the new concord between the two disputant towns. The resulting border adjustments displaced several citizens who were compensated with land elsewhere. In 1779, local authorities granted Timothy Walker Jr and his associates the New Penacook Plantation, which was incorporated as Rumford, Maine, in 1800.

Throughout the 18th century, the city grew into prominence, and the first houses exist at Main Street’s northern end. After the Revolution, the city’s geographical location made it the best choice for the state capital. That was after Samuel Blodget opened and launched the canal and lock system in 1807 around Amoskeag Falls as a passage for vessels connecting Concord with Boston. The local government named Concord as the official seat of state government. The oldest capital in the country is the 1819 State House, where the state’s legislatures gather in the chambers.

Concord is famous for granite quarrying and furniture making. Lewis Downing united with Stephen Abbott in 1828 to come up with Abbot and Downing, a coach and carriage company. The company became famous across the nation after producing the Concord coach, which people used while developing the American West.

The city became the center of the railway industry in the 19th century. The 114-kilometer (71 miles) long Contoocook River powered the textile manufacturing area. Currently, Concord is the hub for several insurance companies and health care.    

The city’s government

A council-manager system governs the city of Concord. The city council has 14 members, where the public elects ten of the members from single-member wards while four are elected at large. The public elects the city mayor every two years.

The city charter, a concept developed during the Middle Ages in Europe, offers the city mayor the opportunity to chair the council that comprises 15 members. Over the day-to-day city management, the mayor has limited formal powers. The city manager oversees the actual operations of the city.

Sites of interest in Concord

The oldest statehouse in the nation is the New Hampshire State House, and the legislature still gathers at its original chambers. Designed by architect Stuart Park, the government built the statehouse between 1815 and 1818. In 1866, the government remodeled the building, and in 1910, a contractor added the west wing and the third story.

The Eagle hotel on the main street across the State House has been the downtown landmark since 1827. The hotel hosted a few dignitaries, including the U.S Presidents Benjamin Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford Hayes. Franklin Pierce spent the night in the hotel before his inauguration. In 1961, the hotel closed its doors.

South of the Eagle hotel is Phenix Hall. It replaced the previous Phenix Hall after it caught fire in 1893. The two buildings had a multi-purpose auditorium used by residents for theater productions, fairs, and political speeches. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln spoke at the old Phenix hall. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the new Phenix Hall.

The Walker-Woodman House, also called the Reverend Timothy Walker House, is located North on Main Street. It is the oldest two-story building across the city. It was constructed between 1733 and 1735 for Reverend Timothy Walker.

The Pierce Manse is another site of interest. It is a historic home where Franklin Pierce resided shortly before he became president. The home is a tourist attraction, and anyone can visit it. Various displays and artifacts in the house showcase how people lived in the mid-19th century. Original objects and furnishings that belonged to Pierce are also available. Visitors can take a guided tour of the home to learn more about it and President Pierce.

Flooding events in Concord City

Minor flooding occurs around Merrimack River, but on May 15th, 2006, heavy rainfall caused the river to rise over 8 feet above flood stage. The flooding forced evacuations and damaged property, including the sewage pipeline in Haverhill city. Over 1,500 people lost their homes.

A record-breaking flood in Merrimack occurred in March 1936. A double flood or heavy rainfall and melting snow as well as ice swelled the Merrimack river to 20.8 meters and raised it to 3 meters higher compared to the 2006 flood.

How does SERVPRO’s storm flood damage restoration process preserve Concord Properties?

When flooding occurs in your property, it affects various surfaces and damages the structure’s stability, carpet, furniture, among other valuable items. Immediately the unfortunate happens, contact a certified restorer like SERVPRO to help minimize property damage and get your home to its former glory. Before our team gets to your property, avoid the affected area or getting into contact with the standing water. If you must get to the affected area, wear personal protective gear such as:



Gloves

Boots

Respirator



When we get to your property, our experienced flood damage restoration crew can evaluate the affected area to determine the best course of action.

If you delay contacting restoration experts, floodwater can damage various items, including the expensive wood floors. If your carpet is affected, we cannot salvage it. The best course of action is to remove it, dry your flooring, and then install a new carpet. Our technicians use drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from affected areas. We also monitor and document the drying conditions of property regularly. We write down and evaluate readings for temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content to determine if drying goals are being reached.

Also, if floodwater stands for over 24 hours, mold growth can occur. The mold spores may spread to other unaffected areas and cause health effects to your family. At SERVPRO, we use advanced products during our mold remediation process. We can leave you and your family in a safe property.

If flooding occurs in your property after a storm, do not wait long before beginning the restoration process. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for fast and effective restoration.      

Learn About Concords History – Walking Tour

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

County map of concord New Hampshire. SERVPRO provides an elite service when it comes to water restoration damage. We have the technicians and equipment

Enjoy a Burgeoning Arts Scene While Enjoying Concords Historical Walking Tour

The city of Concord's initial settlement dated from 1659, when the first settlers arrived. Main St was laid out in 1726, and the town's location made it an important trade and transportation center. Interested residents and tourists can learn about Concord's history and the stories behind some of the city's historic buildings by taking a walking tour covering approximately 2 miles and taking around one and ½ hours. There are many local sites and buildings to visit along the way. However, a few of the more notable places on tour are:

  • New Hampshire State House dating from 1819
  • The Eagle Hotel dating from 1852
  • Upham – Walker House 1831
  • New Hampshire Historical Society 1909
  • And over 50 additional stops on the walking tour.

The tour is self-guided, and tour participants can enjoy the tour over several days or all in one day, depending on their schedule.

SERVPRO of Concord provides flood damage restoration services to Concord residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (603) 225-2825. We respond 24/7 to help with all your flood damage restoration needs.

Concord NH: History Early Settlers, Statehood, Presidents and Water Damage.

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

New Hampshire State House Don't let your company suffer from water damage. Call SERVPRO for expedite service to mitigate all of your water damage needs.

Present Day Film Making Supports Local Concord Film Makers 

The city of Concord, New Hampshire, is the capital of the state. There have been people residing in the area for thousands of years. The Pennacook, a native American tribe, lived in the area, fishing, raising crops, and hunting before settlers moved into the area. Captain Ebenezer Eastman settled in the region in 1727, naming the settlement Penacook. The original village lies in the northern boundary of Concord.

In 1735, the town was incorporated as Rumford. The town was renamed Concord in 1765 following a dispute between Rumford and the village of Bow to the south. Over the years, Concord was viewed as a natural choice as the state capital. Industries included furniture making, the Concord coach, textiles, and a railway hub, making this a prosperous city. Today, enterprises have evolved to include insurance companies and a center for health care.

Service Clubs in Concord

The city of Concord supports a variety of service clubs in the community. The Kiwanis, Lions Club, Woman's Club, Rotary, and Masons have active clubs operating in the area. Every year they provide support to the community in many ways such as:

  • Fundraisers for charity
  • Youth programs
  • City programs
  • Food banks
  • Sports
  • And many more

New in Town? Try These Interesting Things to Do in Concord

Perhaps you're a resident of the area and have decided on a staycation with your family. Why not try these exciting things in the city and get to know it a little better. If you're new in town, try out these suggestions to learn about your new community.

Take in a Movie - Red River Theater

Watch local movies focusing on art-house productions. The community provided funding for the theater to support the Concord cultural scene. This theater is not the place to see mainstream movies.

Visit the Granite Street Candy Shop

Initially started in 1927, the shop served sweets using the same recipes and much of the original equipment for many years. The Candy Shop is an integral part of the business community.

Visit Local Landmarks

The New Hampshire State House, constructed in 1819, is still in use today. Visit the home of the 14th president of the United States, President Franklin Pierce. The New Hampshire Historical Society started in 1823 and now occupies a building constructed in 1911, with many New Hampshire exhibits. Visit the gravesite of President Pierce in a cemetery dating back to 1730.

Enjoy Local Entertainment

From picking your apples at Carter Hill Orchard, in existence from the 1700s, to dining in style at local restaurants including the Granit Restaurant & Bar or catching a game at the Draft Sports Bar and Grill, there is something for everyone.

Walking Tours Are Great to Learn About Local History

Walking tours can be an exciting approach to learning about the local history of many towns and cities. A walking tour around Concord takes visitors to many of the city's landmarks and reviews how the city came to be. Main Street was laid out in 1726 with modest farmhouses, small shops, and houses lining the street. The addition of the statehouse in 1819 followed the designation of Concord as the capital of the state in 1808. These facts are just a few of the interesting tidbits that visitors and residents can learn on a walking tour of downtown Concord.

SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival

The SNOB film festival sponsors independent films and brings them to the theater for local audiences to view. Shown at the Three Rivers Theater, audiences can enjoy one of a kind films that often highlight complimentary messages from Concord artists and across the state and beyond. Prizes are awarded during the festival based on votes from the audience during the festival.

The film festival has been running for the past 18 years. However, during 2020, adjustments to the schedule and showings had to be made as Concord residents adapted to the health regulations currently in place. While the festival was shorter this year compared to others, the show will continue in future years. Typically, the film festival runs from labor day until mid-November of every year.

The SNOB Film Festival posts guidelines for producers to adhere to if they would like to submit their films for showing at the festival. A full set of guidelines can be found on their website. However, their main focus is to review original content produced within two years of the deadline and not shown online or in other venues. Films with a New Hampshire regional connection should hi-lite the details. For example:

  • The location made, edited in NH
  • Actors, directors, or filmmakers from NH
  • Local production crews
  • Other local information such as film sets, families living in NH

This festival is an initiative that supports the local film industry of Concord.

Fast Response, Highly Trained Technicians Reduces Water Restoration Time in Concord

Plumbing leaks, overflowing sinks, and leaking windows are among the common reasons many commercial buildings suffer from water problems. It is not only the physical damage that can be a massive concern for building owners. There can be many issues, but those that top the list are:

  • Lost revenue due to office or store closing
  • Damaged contents that must be replaced
  • Productivity losses when employees cannot work
  • Slips and falls on wet flooring materials
  • Damaged flooring and walls

That's why SERVPRO responds in less than four hours at any time of the day. We understand the importance of being onsite quickly, mitigating the water damage, and beginning the water restoration process. The first steps are always: assess the situation, stop the water leak, and deploy equipment and resources to remove the excess water.

Water restoration includes removing all excess water and moisture, drying the building to bring humidity levels down to normal levels, and removing moisture from all hard to reach cavities to avoid later problems with mold. SERVPRO technicians are expert water restoration professionals.

SERVPRO of Concord provides water restoration services to Concord commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (603) 225-2825. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water restoration needs.

Bow Rotary Meets Virtually Every Friday

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

Duck in a park with her duckling in the water Water damage restorations are our specialty at SERVPRO. Call now if you need help with the water damage in your property.

Events Supporting Bow NH Sponsored by the Bow Rotary

Community clubs are the lifeblood of all villages and towns across the country. The Bow Rotary 6444 is well known and makes many contributions to the town of Bow, NH. Currently, they are meeting virtually every Friday at 7:30 am until further notice. The Bow Rotary sponsors many events over the year, including:

Bow Rotary Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale

  • Foundation Auction Raffle (Cash Raffle Held this year)
  • Banner Installation thanking First Responders for their work and risks they take in keeping us all safe
  • New 2021 Car Show set for May 15th, 2021
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Service June 2020 through June 2021
  • Food Drives to assists those in need within our community

The Bow Rotary is always looking for opportunities to help our community and make it a better place for everyone. New members are welcome to help the town's Rotary club participate in vocational, community, and international activities.

SERVPRO of Concord provides water damage restoration services to Bow residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (603) 225-2825. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water damage restoration needs.

Stay Over in Bow Before Heading Out to the Slopes This Winter.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

a family skiing on a hill SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing everyone at the Ragged Mountain Resort!

Bow Residents and Visitors Take to Pat's Peak on the Ragged Mountain Resort this Winter.

This year, in conjunction with the Hampton Inn, Skiing enthusiasts can take to the Ragged Mountains to practice cross-country trails and down-slope skiing. Hampton Inn, located on South Street, Bow, offers tailored skiing packages to guests this winter, which runs from Thursdays through Sunday every week of November and December. The Ragged Mountains feature 250 acres of skiable grounds that scale up to Pat's Peak at 1,250 feet. Daily lift tickets and seasonal passes are available while the Hampton Inn is just fifteen minutes' drive away from the bottom of the slopes. 

  • Choose from 57 different trails across the 250 acres with an even split of Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert Slopes
  • Get a daily pass for the six lifts that can take you to various trails around the mountains and tailor to your skill level. 
  • Cross-country and up-hill skiing trails are included with excellent terrain parks: the Wildside, Barnyard, and Lower Chute BX. 

As colder weather draws in, your home could fall victim to microbial growth. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for expert remediation professionals.

Retool and Reskill this November with Concord's Azure AI Training Sessions.

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

a teacher in front of his class during a lecture It will be exciting to see the community at the computer courses taking place on the 28th!

Concord Residents Have the Opportunity to Take Weekend Courses in Design and Implementation of AI Technology From Saturday 28th of November.

COVID restrictions have provided many people with the opportunity to consider a career path to change or develop their existing information technology skills. Microsoft is offering instructor-led courses on its Azure AI technology and providing certification for completion of the course. Azure AI is a web-bots system that can be applied to problem-solving or customer service portals for businesses. Each weekend you can learn more about the design and implementation of this new technology and potentially grow your income or start a journey toward an original career path.

  • Weekend Courses run through November from the 27th onwards and are flexible to suit your time constraints.
  • These courses are taking place in the IT Training Center of Concord, New Hampshire
  • The course runs for six weekends offering four hours of tuition across Saturday and Sunday with practical experience and problem solving for real-life scenarios.

Adverse weather conditions in the coming months could lead to flooding on your property. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for emergency mitigation and restoration.

When Property Fires Cause Smoke and Odor, Concord Residents Trust Us to Perform the Cleanup.

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

smoke coming out from under a door Fire damage can happen quite unexpectedly. Make sure your family and pets are safe and then contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO of Concord is Here to Help Residents Return their Homes to a Pre-loss Condition after Fire.

At the heart of New Hampshire is Concord. As one of the first 13 states in America, our community has a rich history that still attracts national attention when we host the first primary presidential election every four years. It is fitting that, as one of the original states of the Union, our community is home to several indigenous tribes, including Sokoki, Pennacook, and Winnipesaukee peoples, direct descendants of the Androscoggin and Pennacook nations who lived along the Merrimack River. Modern-day Concord stands out thanks to its thriving real-estate, craft beer, and a history that continues to influence the broader United States. Today, visitors come to experience the stunning gold-domed state house of 1819, explore the numerous hiking trails and enjoy theater at the Capitol Center for the Arts. 

Our state also goes by another name: ?The Granite State; in the mid-19th century, prospectors tapped into the abundant resources of their surroundings, creating quarries, at one point employing over 1,000 workers for mining and transportation, that remains to this day. We still produce some of the finest marble and granite for shipping all over the world. Swenson Gray granite is perhaps what we are most famous for and is the material used in the Library of Congress and parts of the Washington Monument. Over 350,000 cubic feet was taken from the Hollis Quarry and shipped to Washington for these buildings and, closer to home, the State House, Savings Bank, and Public Library are the most notable local buildings made from Swenson Gray Granite. 

New Hampshire (NH) by numbers

  • NH borders Canada, Maine, the Atlantic, Vermont, and Massachusetts, spanning over 9,000 miles of forestry, mountains, and rivers.
  • Concord, NH hosts the first in the nation presidential primary every four years as one of America's 13 original states and the ninth to ratify?
  • Manchester and Nashua makeup two of the biggest cities in New Hampshire, with Concord as the Capital City.

The Secret History of Concord 

Concord and wider New Hampshire was an active part of the abolitionist movement. In the 19th century, many African Americans passed through Concord and neighboring Portsmouth to escape slavery. The secret network of railways and safehouses through these smaller towns became known as the underground railway and is thought to have helped more than 30,000 people escape into Canada. New Hampshire is home to the abolitionist movement's critical figureheads, including Nathanial Peabody and William Lloyd Garrison. They helped to foster an anti-slavery coalition that spread across the state. We commemorate these activists' bravery at the New Hampshire Historical Society building on Park Street, which functions as an academic library and Museum to visitors all year round. 

Exploring nature in Concord and New Hampshire

Every year thousands of people visit Concord to experience the great outdoors. Our state features exquisite forestry, riverine flows, and mountainous peaks. There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities suited to all ages and skills. Among our favorites are the walking trails, kayaking, boating, golf, and biking trails.

  • Kayaking in Concord  rivals any other state in the US, with many ponds and lakes and five rivers. Beginners can rent equipment and gear from the Bear Brook State Park. At the same time, experienced thrill-seekers can engage with the white water challenges afforded by Henniker, Contoocook river, and Warner on the Black River.
  • Mountain Biking trails for both beginner and advanced levels are abundant in the forests and state-parks surrounding Concord. Dirt trails in the Fox State Forest and Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir attract world-class mountain bikers throughout the year. Our annual Mountain Bike Festival takes place a short ride away in Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker, for enthusiasts. 
  • Concord offers some of the finest Golf Courses in the US for those who like to take things a little slower. The oldest public golf course Beaver Meadows and Canterbury Woods, are among our favorites.

The capital region is used to welcoming guests who stopover at the Lakes Region or the White Mountains. Downtown Concord offers a wide variety of foods and drinks for travelers. Storrs Street plays host to our very own Craft Brewing Company, and you can trip further afield to the Northwoods Brewing Company on the 1st New Hampshire Turnpike. Alternatively, tuck into some fine dining at Whiskey & Wine or the Tuscan Kitchen, located on Main Street.

SERVPRO Provides World-Class Cleanup of Fire and Smoke Damages for Concord Residents.

Housefires can occur from a variety of sources and can cause severe damage to your property and belongings. Naked flames from candles, unattended stoves, and furnace puff backs are among the most common non-lethal fires that can affect your home by staining walls or fittings with smoke residues and odors. Sometimes, water in the firefighting procedure can further exacerbate your home's condition by causing soots to become wet. To secure your home against further damages, it is best to enlist a qualified fire restoration service. SERVPRO has dedicated technicians that can enter your property, assess damages, and put in place vital restoration or mitigation procedures. We operate night and day to ensure that residents can reach us immediately after a property fire. 

Our services:

  • Expert assessment and documenting of the condition of the property as well as belongings. These testing procedures are endorsed by the institute of inspection, cleaning, and restoration certifications' (IICRC) S500 guidelines. By testing the area, we can provide a working estimate and test the cleanability of items in the home. 
  • SERVPRO trucks are stocked with a full range of acidic and alkaline cleaning agents. We can dissolve stubborn soot using solvents to effectively remove them from walls, ceilings, and exterior walls. Our technicians have experience and expertise in applying these cleaning agents.
  • Our carpet cleaning range includes pre-conditioning of rugs and showcases cleaning for properties that suffer from severe fire damages. Rotary machines can often be used to buffer carpets and return them to their preloss condition after a fire emergency. 

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a house fire, you can gain our trained technicians' assistance. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

How Do Concord Storeowners Protect Their Merchandise After a Flood?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

SERVPRO Warehouses the Merchandise from Your Concord Shop in an Offsite Location

For an immediate solution following a flood in your Concord business and before professional assistance arrives, it is critical to get your merchandise physically away from the floodwater. You may remove it and store it offsite or store it above the flood line to ensure its safety. Once our emergency mitigation team arrives, they can inventory your items, assess the merchandise's damage, and place it in a secure offsite storage facility. Technicians keep an inventory list for each step of the cleaning and storage process, ensuring everything comes back to you in the best condition possible.

Can Business Remain Operational After a Flood?
Flood damage in your Concord damage can be devastating, both to you and the business. The quicker items are up off the floor and away from excess moisture, and your shop is dry, the faster you can get back to business. SERVPRO technicians understand the importance of safe and efficient restoration procedures. One of the most critical steps in the restoration process is drying your merchandise and the shop structure itself.

What are Some Low-Profile Options for Drying the Business?
    •    Technicians use air movers that are close to the ground and can be placed in inconspicuous areas, facing the walls, so they do not impede business.
    •    If floors sustain flood damage, SERVPRO technicians may place drying mats flat on the floor to dry the floors using heat from an Injectidry machine adequately.
    •    Technicians can place dehumidifiers behind the register or in a backroom to remove excess moisture while still being out of the way.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Why Choose a Fire Damage Restoration Crew that Focuses on Restoring Items?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Flame If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO of Concord for any of your water or fire restoration needs.

Concord Residents Keen to Cut the Cost of Fire Damage Restoration.



People living in Concord hope they never have to deal with the aftermath of a blaze in their home, but unfortunately, not even the best precautions can guarantee it will not happen. One of the biggest concerns following a loss event is the cost of restoring your home and replacing burned personal belongings.

If you need fire damage restoration in Concord, it is natural to be concerned about the cost. It is also normal to worry about the emotional and financial impact of losing your personal items. There are so many things you may need to replace after a fire, such as: 

  • Damaged cookware and kitchen utensils
  • Handheld devices and other electronics
  • Clothes and linens
  • Furniture and textiles
  • Hobby and craft items

SERVPRO understands how stressful it is to think about replacing all you have lost, which is why we put our focus on restoration rather than replacement.

Restoration vs. replacement – what is the difference?

Replacement means ditching the fire-damaged items in your home and buying new ones. In some cases, it is unavoidable. However, in many cases, a professional restoration team can work wonders with your soot-damaged belongings and restore them “Like it never even happened.”

There are several benefits to SERVPRO’s restoration-first approach: 

  • You do not have to throw out smoke-damaged personal items
  • Keeping familiar furniture and belongings can help with the stress of a fire loss situation
  • There is a better chance of being able to save family heirlooms and keepsakes
  • It costs less to clean and restore most items than it does to replace them 
  • The lower cost makes it easier to make an insurance claim

How do SERVPRO technicians know what to save?

We train our technicians in every aspect of fire remediation, which includes assessing smoke-damaged materials. 

The first thing we do upon arrival at your home is to secure the area. If there are structural damage issues, electrical hazards, or slip and fall hazards from water and chemicals, we take care of those first. The safety of your family and our crew is our priority.

Once the area is secure, we assess the damage to both structure and contents. We start at the epicenter of the blaze and work our way outwards. Some items are beyond salvage. For example, clothes where some material has been burned away, or electronic items that are warped and unusable. However, there might be many salvageable items, too. Soot-blackened furniture and textiles are often salvageable, along with personal belongings, drapes, and carpets.

We sort your belongings into those we can save, those we cannot, and those we need to decide on later. SERVPRO of Concord staff will take inventory of everything before removing or disposing of it. This ensures we keep track of your items and is also useful for liaising with your insurance company.

Can you restore smoke-damaged furniture?Yes – the careful application of brushing, HEPA vacuuming, and cleaning solutions can work wonders on wood or metal furniture. We can also apply spot cleaning agents to stained upholstery or cushions. If the furniture still smells bad, we can use both spot treatments and thermal fogging to get into hard to reach places and resolve odors.

Is there anything that SERVPRO cannot restore?

There are some items that we do not recommend attempting to restore after a fire:

  • Fresh food – dispose of any fresh food that was within the vicinity of the blaze
  • Any canned or packet food that was within reach of the smoke and heat – the seals can become unstable, allowing dangerous firefighting chemicals into the packages and also increasing the risk of mold growth
  • Cosmetics that were within the range of smoke or heat – soot and heat can alter the chemical composition and render them unsafe for use
  • Medicines – ask your doctor for a new prescription

Is it true that it is not possible to salvage textiles and linens?

Some people claim that it is impossible to save smoke-damaged textiles and linens. This is not true. We can send soft materials out to our specialist cleaning facility for restoration. We have a range of spot cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners, and gentle but powerful ESPORTA hydraulic machines on hand to wash your clothes, shoes, sheets, and towels, and restore them to their preloss condition.

As well as dealing with individual items, we clean the walls, ceilings, and floors to remove soot stains. We clean inside the HVAC system and take care of any structural repairs, such as replacing drywall or wooden floors.

For fire damage restoration designed to save your precious belongings, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825.

Large Amounts of Water Spilling onto Wood Floors, What Now?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood flooring.  some planks removed Do you know how to dry hardwood floors? SERVPRO does. We have the equipment and knowledge to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Wet Flooring Can Frequently Return to Good Condition by Using Water Damage Restoration Services. SERVPRO has Qualified Technicians for the Concord Area

Do wood floors dry quickly?

Wood floors can vary significantly in the material, making each Concord restoration service different. Hardwood floors respond in other ways to drying methods than those that use laminate. Equally, the type of varnish on the floor can influence how much moisture it absorbs. When water intrudes into your property, it begins to migrate and soak into materials immediately. The length of time a water restoration takes is dependent on how long items have exposure to moisture and how much moisture is absorbed. SERVPRO technicians have several techniques to ensure that your home returns to dry state as quickly as possible.

What equipment is useful for drying floors efficiently?

  • Moisture probes to enable technicians to understand the extent of water intrusion
  • Air-movers and dehumidifiers to create the ideal drying conditions
  • In some cases, stripping agents to remove part or all surface finishes

How can floors dry faster?

The principle of water damage restoration in your Concord home relies upon creating the ideal conditions for drying. These conditions are created by adjusting the psychrometric atmosphere within the area to maximize drying efficiency. Flat-lay drying can make a smaller drying area that increases the speed that floors dry. SERVPRO technicians can seal an airtight plastic sheet across the floor, sticking it down with either water-proof tape or sandbags. Air-movers can then be adapted with a flex hose to inflate the sheet creating a concentrated drying tent. Using smaller drying areas can improve the speed of drying and prevent floors from sustaining permanent water damage.

What other methods help to dry flooring?

  • Placing drying mats across a large surface area to draw out moisture
  • Wet/dry vacuuming of the affected area
  • Removing floorboards to dry the subfloor below

Wooden floors are recoverable after most types of water intrusion. Contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 now.