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Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Concord Office

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property The certified technicians can clean and dry the loss area and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Concord Tax Prep Office Needs Commercial Water Cleanup

When tax season rolls around, tax preparation companies count on a brisk business and not dealing with commercial water cleanup.

A local Concord tax filing service needed commercial water cleanup after a pipe break overnight saturated one of their offices. Since this type of business is seasonal, the property owner wanted to reopen as fast as possible.

Immediate Scoping for Water Loss
One of the first actions taken by the techs is to scope the property and determine areas of excessive moisture. The advanced detection equipment lets the techs see behind walls and under floors, so the appropriate steps get taken for opening areas for extraction and drying, such as removing baseboards when elevated moisture gets detected behind them.

Extraction Techniques
SERVPRO technicians found the glue-down carpet delaminated, and it required removal and disposal. The technicians did several passes with their extraction equipment to pull up as much moisture as possible with their portable pumps to expedite the drying process.

Protection of Items During Mitigation
Because elevated humidity can ruin paper and some electronics, SERVPRO technicians moved boxes of IRS forms and computer equipment out of the loss area to ensure those items were not affected by the moisture.

Drying So the Business Can Reopen Quickly
When SERVPRO mitigates water loss, their goal is to get the business open and running again as fast as possible. Through the use of multiple air movers, they can bring down the ambient moisture levels in the office rapidly and get the building dried.

Final Touches
After a water loss, it is vital to restore the property to sanitary standards as well as remove any residual water odors. The techs wiped down all surfaces with their professional-grade cleaning agents. To ensure no foul scents remained, the application of low volume fogging uses a heated fogging solution that penetrates areas and neutralizes any odorous molecules.

SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 is available to help local properties with commercial water cleanup needs. The certified technicians can clean and dry the loss area and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Available 24/7 In Concord After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

A large trailer mounted generator Pictured is a large trailer mounted generator used by our technicians to bring our own source of power to the disaster site.

Credible Flooding Threats to Concord Homes this Winter

When many Concord homeowners think of flooding scenarios, it is often a rushing wall of water pouring in from the rising creeks and streams throughout our service areas. As much of a possibility as this natural flooding might be, there are other more pressing concerns for your home this winter that could threaten your property without flooding out the entire neighborhood as well. Understanding a few of these risks and what you can do about them can save your property from excessive, costly damages.

While in some situations, flood damage to Concord homes cannot get avoided, there are precautionary measures that can get taken when you recognize areas where your property lacks the appropriate protection. With the high volume of water loss incidents and flooding situations our SERVPRO team gets asked to restore and recover every winter, it is evident that homeowners are not as prepared as they might believe for the harsh conditions of the season.

Frozen Pipes

The insulation of various areas of your home can be a direct point of concern during the winter months. Not only can poor insulation result in higher heating expenses, but it can leave exposed pipes of your plumbing more susceptible to freezing. This solidification is even more possible when the water flow has stopped overnight, and temperatures drop well below freezing. The expansion of water freezing in the pipes can cause vulnerable areas to burst, allowing water to flow from the broken pipes until you reach the shutoff valve.

Ice Dams

Ice dams can also get tracked directly to poor insulation of the attic floor in your home and underneath the roof. When areas of the roof get warmed during bitter temperatures outside, melting snow can freeze along the eaves of the roof and continue to build on itself. As it moves back up the roof, it can force itself underneath shingles and remove them, leaving vulnerable areas for snowmelt to penetrate the attic space.

Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the severity of both of these situations, as they both require varying forms of extraction and drying to start immediately. In addition to the water loss and flood damage recovery that our team can begin, we also have a team of in-house contractors to address the rebuilding of damaged roofs and the repair of burst plumbing to make these conditions “Like it never even happened.”

No matter how our SERVPRO of Concord team can help in an emergency, give us a call 24/7 at (603) 225-2825.

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Water Cleanup Inside Your Concord Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring Give us a phone call at any time, day or night, at (603) 225-2825 so that we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO When Faced with Water Cleanup Inside Your Concord Home?

A significant water loss incident is both stressful and challenging, especially if you wait too long before you reach out to trained professionals for restoration. When it comes to water cleanup of any kind, you can trust that our team at SERVPRO has your best interests in mind. We come armed with all of the best solutions for addressing your needs promptly.

When it comes to water cleanup in Concord, it can be challenging to bring down moisture levels throughout your home if flooring and carpets become saturated. The ability to reduce damage is a matter of the techniques and equipment used, which is where SERVPRO is on point.

Why Call SERVPRO First?
If you suffer from a water loss incident, we deploy Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT) to assess your needs. We use the latest technology and methods to preserve the appearance and integrity of your soiled, wet carpets from water infiltration.

On the surface, the carpeting may not show how severe the damage is. Most carpets absorb a magnitude of water before it shows on the surface. Our SERVPRO team has multiple extraction options at our disposal to help bring up water deep down in your carpeting and flooring. This includes the use of weighted, ride-on extractor units as well as handheld units to ensure no area is left where moisture can fester.

To further solidify that your home is free from leftover water, we have moisture sensors used to detect moisture left behind in both carpeting and the padding below. Our moisture sensor uses sharp probes that get down under the surface level to determine if moisture has gotten into the subfloor below. SERVPRO technicians also have infrared cameras, or thermal imaging cameras, that inspect and monitor moisture that might be left within your home’s building materials. These and other specialized tools help us make sure that your house is adequately dry.

Regardless of the scope or size of the water emergency, you are faced with, you can trust that our skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Concord get to work fast to help with water cleanup. Give us a phone call at any time, day or night, at (603) 225-2825 so that we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Fire Damage And Restoration In Your Concord Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Professional Results for Safe Fire Damage and Restoration in Concord

A structure fire can start small and then turn into a significant catastrophe within minutes. The longer it takes to extinguish the fire, the more damage and debris is left behind. Working with a professional team for restoration, such as SERVPRO, helps you to ensure that the cleanup process gets underway promptly. After all, the more time that burnt materials sit around, the longer all of the pungent odors linger.

With any restoration process that we take on, SERVPRO technicians work quickly to ensure we return your home to the preloss condition. We are experts when it comes to fire damage in Concord, making sure that you can re-enter your home to get back to your daily life sooner.

Whenever something burns within a structure, soot residue, smoke, and burnt particles linger and create pungent, unpleasant odors. Even when moving quickly to remove burnt, charred materials, further deodorization might be necessary to rid your home of all foul odors.

SERVPRO technicians start by securing the building, inspecting your property thoroughly to rule out any potential safety hazards. Once the area is deemed safe, we remove all fire-damaged items and double-check to ensure no moisture is left behind from extinguishing the fire. Many materials and items may have to be removed and replaced, but there are times when our technicians can save items by cleaning and disinfecting.

In a situation where building materials like wooden studs are charred less than ¼ of an inch, we fix it by removing the charred portion. We then seal the item, refinishing if necessary. Should the materials only be slightly charred, we can sand them, use steel scrub brushes to remove the burnt portion, or use dry ice blasting or soda blasting for effectively removing all the damage.

Regardless of the level of fire damage that you are faced with, our team of restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Concord makes it look, “Like it never even happened.” If you need immediate help to get your household back to normal after a fire, please give our experts a call at (603) 225-2825, and we can send a team out as soon as possible.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Concord Businesses

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

man, working on laptop,  sitting on floatation device in flooded office Is flooding causing your office to float? SERVPRO can quickly remove water and restore your business.

Make a Resolution to Better Prepare for Disasters Needing Commercial Water Removal in Your Concord Business 

SERVPRO realizes that the demands of running a business keep business owners and managers in Concord busy. We also understand that unexpected disasters can force a company to falter or even fail. We want business owners in our area to succeed and encourage each one to become better prepared for such crises. We can help your business survive a disaster by decreasing the time it takes to recover.  

Many disasters that affect businesses require commercial water removal in Concord as part of the mitigation process. Our READY Profile Plan helps businesses of all sizes and types, from small storefronts to major manufacturing facilities, service providers like gymnasiums, restaurants, and schools, to speed up the restoration work. This Plan, once completed, cuts away the time needed to communicate the scope of the problem, as well as help us in preparing to serve your business during a crisis.  

Restoration to dry conditions after a water leak, flood or fire must happen for other mitigation efforts to achieve their full effectiveness. Damp conditions destroy many building materials while also providing an ideal environment for unwanted lifeforms like vermin and microbes. Our goal is to remove any water present in your business after a disaster. Having a Plan with us helps us immensely in setting up our machinery.  

When leaks in your plumbing caused the problem, we can refer to the Plan's details. Entryways and other openings play a role in how we position our extraction machines, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Placing these machines in specific ways facilitates peak performance, ensuring they dry structure, contents, and the air, all at optimal rates.  

Water removal does include extracting water with pumps and other direct removal machinery. We use a range of devices to both remove moisture and measure the steadily decreasing moisture throughout your business. We recommend starting the new year prepared for disasters by calling SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 to complete your business' READY Profile Plan. 

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Targeted Action that Helps Speed up Water Removal from Affected Concord Properties

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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The importance of speedy water removal and recovery process in your concord property

Water removal from Concord properties takes several steps, each of accomplishing a different thing, with the ultimate goal of restoring the preloss state. When called to a water loss site, SERVPRO focuses on actions that can speed up the entire process, which has the positive effect of shortening the inconvenience occupants endure and reduces secondary damages.

Speeding up water removal from affected Concord properties lessens the risk for porous and semi-porous materials such as wood on the floor and other parts of the structure. One aspect influenced by a speedy removal is the EMC, Equilibrium Moisture Content, in the materials. At EMC, a material does not release or absorb moisture at the current temperature and relative humidity. Removing spilled water shortly after the spill can leave EMC levels at around 20 to 25 percent. However, when such water remains standing for some time, the levels can go as high as 40 percent. So, when our SERVPRO technicians remove water fast, there is a positive effect of shortening the time taken for drying later on.

For a speedy removal, there is a need to use the right tool. Various resources can help, depending on the size of the affected area, and the volume of water spilled. Mops, towels, and buckets are suitable for minor spills, while pumps and extractors help with significant spills. When using pumps, our SERVPRO technicians consider whether the depth of standing water is more than 2 inches, which might necessitate utilizing a submersible pump. The use of portable extractors, on the other hand, helps when removing water from rooms on different floors.

Various assemblies in the house, such as walls, cabinets, and countertops, hold water in the cavities delaying the removal process, especially when disassembling them. Depending on the specifics of an incident, we can punch vent holes to release such water. We then use cavity-drying equipment to direct warm, dry air into the cavity. The air increases the temperature of surfaces in the cavity while lowering vapor pressure, which helps increase evaporation, thus expediting drying.

Speedy removal solves many problems after a water loss. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 to help make the incident, "Like it never even happened."

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Avoiding Water Damage In Concord

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Avoiding Health Related Issues After A Water Damage Incident In Concord

One of the first things clients think about when there is a water leak in their homes is the damage the water does to their floors and the contents of their homes. This kind of damage is important; however, any delay in removing the water and moisture in the home can lead to increased populations of microbes – mold, bacteria, and viruses. Depending on the conditions, some or all of these microbes can cause health issues for your family.

SERVPRO is very aware of how water damage in Concord can affect how quickly microbes can invade and multiply. Warm and humid conditions, along with abundant food sources, are perfect environments for infestations to occur.

Food Sources
Your home can be a perfect source of food for microbes. Organic materials such as skin cells, dirt with organic material in it, the structure of your home, even your furniture and contents can be excellent sources of nutrients.

Temperature
Most molds can exist quite comfortably inside buildings within temperature ranges from 68 degrees F to 86 degrees F. There are molds, of course, that can grow outside these temperatures; however, these molds are typically not found in homes.

Moisture
Mold, in particular, likes a humidity level above 65%, which often exists after the water has overflowed or leaked from a pipe, spreading water across floors and penetrating carpets and walls.

When mold spores and microbes are in the air we breathe in significant quantities, significant health problems are possible. We can breathe the spores into our lungs, swallow the microbes or even absorb microbes through our skin. Your family's health could be at risk, especially if their immune system is weak or if a family member experiences an allergic reaction.

Preventing the Growth of Microbes including Mold
It is almost impossible to remove all of the potential food sources or lower the temperature in a home below 68 degrees. However, by acting quickly to reduce the humidity level below 65%, microbes and mold infestations can be controlled. Avoid delays. Call SERVPRO for assistance. We can help in all areas of water removal and prevent further damage from the growth of mold and microbes.

Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bow, Penacook, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Professional Tips for Cleaning Water Damaged Homes in Concord

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Cleaning and Deodorization After Concord Water Loss 

Many necessary steps make up the final cleaning and recovery of Concord homes after a substantial water loss incident. As much as our experienced team worked to dry and restore these affected areas and materials, lingering residues and odors can make returning your home to its original condition a challenge. Our professionals have premier products and equipment to manage these needs, and we follow specific steps following drying to make water losses “Like it never even happened.”  

Cleaning and deodorization are correlating tasks for the restoration of water damage in Concord homes. We have extensively trained cleaning professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for water restoration and structural drying. These endorsements include an understanding of the values of proper cleanup and odor removal following these loss incidents to bring a property back to preloss condition.  

The cleaning of a house following the extraction and drying of water damage is vital for removing residues from surfaces. While many materials like drywall can become oversaturated and require removal, hardwood and tile flooring are more resilient when our SERVPRO team arrives quickly. In most cases, a residue film is all that gets left after even standing water threatens these materials. Waiting to secure professional restoration can often result in more widespread demolition to correct the damages, which in turn requires more post-construction cleaning.  

Many do not always think of the odor that pooling water can leave behind. The decay of affected materials and contents can often be enough to make comfortable living a challenge – even when the water damage itself did not require relocation. We have cutting-edge deodorization tools like thermal foggers and scented odor products that can neutralize odor compounds threatening your home and introduce a pleasant scent in its place.  

Cleaning up after a water loss incident can help to reduce present odors, and that is what makes these final steps of restoration so vital to the result. Our SERVPRO of Concord team has strategies to meet the demands of your damaged home through both mitigation and the final steps of restoration. Give our experienced water restorers a call today at (603) 225-2825.  

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

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment set out in the floor of this room after water damage struck We salvaged the walls, eliminating expensive repairs as we "tented" the hardwood floors to quickly restore this home.

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 (dependent 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."

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SERVPRO Using Science Means Effective Storm Water Removal and Drying in Concord

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

flooded country road with "Road Closed" signs SERVPRO Can Help Homeowners in Concord when They Are Confronted with these Signs by Their Properties--Road Closed Flooding!

For Concord Properties, Positive Pressure System vs. Flood Cuts for Concord Cavity Drying

Flooding can be a hazardous and overwhelming situation for your Concord home. With how quickly damaging effects can spread throughout the lower levels of your property, including the basement and first floor, structural cavities can often be a transition point for migrating floodwater. There are several tools that we can use to address these threats in your household, and choosing among them gets based on multiple factors.

Overcoming flood damage in Concord homes often hinges on the inventory of advanced tools and equipment available to our SERVPRO team. With the speed of migration when the flow of floodwater is ongoing, a need for immediate action is vital. To stop this penetration of water through structural breaches like roof holes or broken windows, our division of licensed contractors can help with board up and roof tarping services. These same professionals can also help with drywall removal when necessary.
 
The removal of portions of drywall that has become affected by standing water is known as flood cutting. This process not only eliminates saturated areas of sheetrock installed in your house, but it can open up a direct pathway to the structural cavities that can hold water and lead to microbial threats, deterioration, and other hazards. Flood cutting allows for the direct application of air movers, specifically our low-profile centrifugal models, in instances where flood cuts might only be around a foot from the flooring.
 
In situations where we can address standing water quickly enough, and drywall or other wall materials do not need demolition and reinstallation, we can implement another strategy with our positive pressure systems. An example of this is our Injecti-Dry System, which gets used by drilling holes through the drywall behind removed baseboards and trim. Hoses for blowing heated air get inserted into the holes, effectively evaporating saturation and dampness for collection by refrigerant dehumidifiers working alongside our air movers.
 
The choice between these methods depends on the circumstances present after flooding and the condition of installed construction materials. No matter how severe these loss incidents can be, our SERVPRO of Concord team can make them “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (603) 225-2825.