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Our Crew Of Fire Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Bow Home To Pre-Damage

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Concord is available 24/7 to handle fire damage in your home of any size.

SERVPRO Turns Back The Clock On Small Scale Fire Damage In Bow Home

Fire damage can leave behind multiple issues. It's not uncommon for our technicians to deal with smoke, soot, foul odors, water damage and sometimes smoke webs.

SERVPRO received a call to mitigate fire damage in a Bow home. The fire itself burned a small area in the room and extinguished quickly by firefighters. The homeowner began cleaning the room and noticed wiping smeared the smoke, along with the formation of cobwebs up in the corner of the room. In addition to being difficult to remove, the soot carried a pungent odor.

On arrival at the home, our technicians contained the area and tested the smoke to determine the proper type of cleaning method. It tested as wet, which is the calling card of fires where synthetic materials burn. The smoke of this type of fire is wet, sticky, smeary and challenging to remove. Smoke webs sometimes referred to as "smoke tags" are another feature commonly seen with this type of fire, generally deposited in the somewhat cooler ceiling corners of the room.

We used extractors to remove as much excess moisture as possible and removed the charred building materials using controlled demotion techniques. The goal of SERVPRO is always to restore fire loss items for homeowners rather than have them replaced, and each item in the room was inspected for restorability potential through our proprietary methods. Air movers and dehumidifiers quickly lowered the moisture in the room to predetermined dryness standards.

Then, we cleaned the soot and smoke webs using the damp sponge method to pull up the residue and leave surfaces clean and sanitized. After we complete cleaning, that is often enough to eliminate smoke-odors from a room. When it is not, our SERVPRO techs possess certifications in the science of odor control. We have specialized equipment and methods such as thermal fogging or Hydroxyl generators to remove odors at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of Concord is available 24/7 to handle fire damage in your home of any size. Call us at (603) 225-2825, and our certified technicians arrive on-site within hours of your initial call because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Deal with Flood Damage in Your Concord Home By Seeking Professional Help

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Don’t take on water damage in your home all alone. Call SERVPRO today.

Severe storms often result in torrential rainfall, which could cause flooding in homes, especially if the rain damages the roof. Pre-existing damages in your roof like cracked or old shingles could cause roof leaks to occur during heavy rains. If flooding occurs, the devastation it brings can be overwhelming.

Flooding can ruin your home and disrupt your life severely. If there’s flood damage in your Concord home, you need immediate help. If you do not know where to turn for help or what to do, you can give SERVPRO a call. While the flooding may seem like chaos to you, we deal with such situations often. We know what to do to get your home back to its normal condition within a short time.

Our flood damage restoration crew is available on a 24-hour, 7-day basis. After receiving your call, we can arrive at your home quickly, assess the water damage, and provide you with a customized action plan and a cost estimate. Our technicians can extract the flood water using pumps to minimize the destruction. We can also clean, sanitize, dehumidify and deodorize all the affected areas.

Our restoration process includes structural drying techniques that preserve the integrity of vital building materials. Our SERVPRO crew adheres to the standards that the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has set, ensuring that you get a high level of competent service.

If the rainwater damaged your attic, our technicians can examine all areas of the roof to determine if the roofing material was ruined. We can determine which structural parts can be repaired and which ones need to be discarded. Our crew can remove any water that may be in the attic and dry the area.

We ensure thorough removal of moisture using air moving and dehumidifying equipment to minimize mold risks. We also use specialized moisture detection sensors and meters, which enable us to avoid structural problems that hidden flood damage can cause. Veritable documentation during the drying process also helps simplify the insurance claims process.

After the unfortunate event of flooding in your home, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 to help you remove the water and dry all the affected areas. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to make the incident look “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Specialists Explain How We Address Water Damage In Your Concord Rental Home

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you need our services to restore your home at any time of day, including all holidays, give us a call today at (603) 225-2825.

Addressing Water Damage In A Concord Rental Home

Bathrooms in any home are built to withstand lots of moisture compared to the rest of the home. However, when the shower pan in your second-floor bathroom starts to leak, it can cause first-floor ceiling stains, rotten wood, and potential mold growth that is difficult to address on your own.

When an unexpected leak in your bathroom causes water damage in your Concord rental home, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your home 24/7 to address the damage and restore your ceiling to its previous condition.

After assessing the extent of damage with our moisture measurement tools, such as sensors, meters, and even infrared cameras, our team can get to work. Weep holes may be drilled to extract water and improve ceiling air flow during drying. If your furniture, carpet, or other items in your home have been affected by water, we can move and dry them as well. For porous surfaces such as fabric or wood, this is especially vital for preserving your possessions, preventing stains, mitigating mold growth, and keeping finishes from eroding.

There are several types of air movers that can be used for drying, though centrifugal ones are quite common and prized for their increased static pressure for a given air volume when compared to axial models. As drying goes on, our SERVPRO team can continually reposition air movers for more efficient, targeted drying of water-damaged areas in your home. For wet ceilings, air movers must be positioned directly across from instead of at 45-degree angles to target moisture and allow for optimal airflow. Precise placement calculation allows for air movers to pull moisture away from surfaces for dehumidifiers to absorb. The moist air pulled from wet surfaces is then passed over components like refrigerated coils or silica gel in industrial-grade dehumidifiers to isolate moisture and collect it for removal.

SERVPRO of Concord is Faster to Any Size Disaster. If you need our services to restore your home at any time of day, including all holidays, give us a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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Our Specialists Explain The Steps For A Successful Restoration After A Flood In Your Concord Home

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Ways To Ease Restoration Of Flood Damage In Concord

Flooding incidents can happen in different ways including rising water that gains access to the house through regular openings such as doors. Winds or falling tree branches can also open up holes in the roof or walls allowing rainwater to reach the interior of the house. All types of flooding incidents leave considerable damage, but taking some steps can ease restoration.

Standing water causes most of the problems during flood damage in Concord. Removing such water fast can help minimize the losses suffered. Apart from using sophisticated equipment for extraction, other approaches such as opening up walls might also help. Our SERVPRO technicians remove baseboards or make flood cuts to help ease removal of water trapped in wall cavities.

Flooding affects materials through saturation, which can lead to loss of structural integrity. Materials like drywall, insulation and particleboard partitions readily absorb water. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters or sensors to check the level of water absorption and decide whether to dry the materials or remove them altogether. In cases where the water sits over an extended period, we opt for removal because it is not possible to restore the materials to their preloss state. We also remove porous materials such as carpets and pad to eliminate the risk of contamination because cleaning cannot remove all traces of contaminants left by floodwaters.

Flooding soils properties by dumping silt and mud, which can leave your property murky. The water may also contain biohazards such as raw sewage and other chemicals. Removing the visible and invisible soils can take time. Our SERVPRO technicians use various automated cleaning equipment to ease the task. We use pressure washers to clean mud and other heavy soils from the loss areas. We also use various multi-surface scrubbers to remove soils that adhere to surfaces. Combining such equipment with the application of professional cleaning agents allows us to clean your property to a sanitary level.

Dealing with flooding incidents is not easy. Call SERVPRO of Concord to assist with the restoration. You can reach us at (603) 225-2825 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Will Hep You Get Back In Business After Water Damage In Concord

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can extract the standing water from your business quickly to reduce damages and disruptions. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate to call.

How to Handle Commercial Water Damage to Your Concord Retail Store

If your retail store has sustained water damage, leaving the cleanup to your staff can expose you to some significant risks, including structural damage and mold growth. Insurance cannot cover this damage if you could have prevented it by taking the right steps. To avoid additional damage, you need professional water removal services. Prompt and proper action recovers more items, prevents secondary damage and delivers the soonest return to re-opening.

Commercial water damage to your Concord retail store could occur due to a faulty fire sprinkler system, burst pipe or a roof leak. To prevent secondary damage, you can contact SERVPRO. We offer water damage restoration services on a 24 hour 7-day basis. We bring the latest in equipment and decades of experience to the table, and we can be at your store within a short time.

Water can ruin your stock, store fixtures, furnishings, flooring, and equipment. Without prompt removal, drying, dehumidification, and sanitizing, secondary damage adds to repair time and expense, often requiring the complete shutdown of a business. Lost customers may not return. SERVPRO franchise professionals can assess the extent of the damage, and create a comprehensive plan for extracting water and drying out your retail store.

Our technicians can use sophisticated equipment to remove water from vinyl tile flooring, which is common in retail stores. We can use portable extractors to remove water from restricted areas. The three major components of an extractor are the heater, pump, and vacuum system. The heater heats cleaning and rinsing solutions so that they penetrate a surface quickly. The pump generates pressure to spray solutions through a wand onto the surface. The vacuum removes moisture and soil from the surface and collects it in the waste recovery tank.

If your store has carpet flooring, we can use weighted extractors to force the water out of the wet carpeting. We also use dehumidification equipment to remove moisture from the air. Our technicians monitor and maintain proper humidity, temperature and moisture levels throughout the drying process to ensure complete and fast drying.

When dealing with commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Concord has the expertise and specialized equipment to make it appear “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (603) 225-2825 for water damage restoration services in Concord, Bow, Penacook, and neighboring areas.

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The Flood Damage Remediation Mystery in Concord Revealed

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes your flood damaged home needs help with water removal and remediation. Let SERVPRO mitigate the damage in your home.

Flood Demolition Restoration for Your Concord Home

After flooding in Concord, many homes suffer from the biological hazards which can be in the floodwaters, let alone the water itself. Your general cleanup and restoration services won’t do for biohazards. You need experts who are certified to tackle this kind of damage. Many times, your local government has regulations and restrictions to prevent just anyone from cleaning up the mess.

When you are dealing with flooding in your Concord home that contains contaminants in the water, you need immediate results. SERVPRO staff is professionally trained and knows how to handle a biohazard cleanup scene. Sometimes in situations like this, flood demolition repairs need to be done, and we are prepared for that as well.

Sometimes when there is flooding, the contaminants that get into the water can be dangerous to you and your family. This type of water, classified as category 3 water or black water, is extremely contaminated and can contain things like pesticides, raw sewage, toxic organic substances, or heavy metals. Because of the toxicity of this water, it is recommended that you and your family remain outside until restoration is complete.

SERVPRO technicians do not enter a home with black water without the proper protective gear. We likely need to remove carpeting and padding that was affected and discard it and cut out walls and drywall up past the water line and replace it with new materials. Any furniture is removed while we are restoring your home and brought to a safe location where these items can themselves be restored if possible.

After floodwaters have been removed or have receded, there is going to be silt, mud and other debris left behind which we must clean out from the home. Dehumidifiers and industrial fans assist us in completing the drying process., and all surfaces are scrubbed and cleaned with professional biocide anti-fungal and anti-microbial cleansers to ensure that your home is thoroughly disinfected.

SERVPRO of Concord wants to ensure that your home in Penacook, Concord, or Bow is clean and safe again after toxic floodwaters have invaded. Do not hesitate to call us at (603) 225-2825 so we can help restore your residence as soon as possible and put your mind at ease.

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We Can Restore Your Air Quality After A Fire In Your Bow Home

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Clearing Indoor Air Quality Threats In Your Fire-Damaged Bow Home

Fires can pose significant risks to your Bow property that make it unsafe or even impossible to manage damage assessment or fire debris removal on your own. In most cases, it is already advisable to seek out the training and expertise of professionals like our fire restoration team, but this is, even more, the case when it comes to managing potential indoor air quality concerns that could cause health effects to those directly exposed. With the fast response of our professionals with air purification equipment, we can manage these threats quickly to get mitigation, reconstruction and restoration work moving as promptly as possible.

While many fire damage effects threaten your Bow home after the disaster, many of these require focused cleaning and traditional restoration efforts to overcome. Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the concerns of indoor air quality threats like soot and smoke particulates, chemical residues and vapors, and other contaminants. With our fast response with filtration equipment, our team can work to quickly reduce the presence of these threats in the breathable air.

One of the ideal machines that arrive with our Green Fleet to fire-damaged homes is our hydroxyl generators. These devices have a two-fold effect on environmental threats. With an onboard HEPA filter, the machine can begin trapping harmful particulates and debris in the air. These devices are also ideal for preliminary odor reduction, which can be a common effect to battle with widespread fire damages.

Ozone generators also provide this same effective two-fold air quality purification, with a greater ability to reduce harsh odors and eliminate them permanently. Often our SERVPRO professionals choose these units when people and pets are not in the home for the restoration and recovery. These machines are not safe to use in these situations.

While it might be tempting to perform a damage assessment or preliminary cleanup of your property on your own, you cannot always anticipate the indoor air quality threats. Let our SERVPRO of Concord rapid response team make all of the fire damage effects “Like it never even happened.” Give our crew a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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Water Damage in Concord from Leaky Appliances

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Split Pipes (sometimes frozen) Cause Much Water Damage in Concord

Concord Residents Call Upon SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal

Most of us think of flooding in rainy weather and burst pipes when people talk about water damage in Concord. However, homeowners often call in the team here at SERVPRO due to a malfunctioning clothes washer or dishwasher.

Water lines break, and hoses wear out. The result is standing water on kitchen and utility room floors, warped linoleum, and stains on the wall. How can you avoid these mishaps? Experts say homeowners who do regular inspections avoid many types of water damage issues in Concord. A good rule of thumb is once every season and before you go on vacation. 
 
This inspection should include a look at pipes under the sink and around the outside of the dishwasher, including along the door and on the floor. Check the hoses on your clothes washer and the outside of your water heater. If you notice excess condensation, drops of water, and problems with the materials of your floor or wallboards, don’t hesitate to call in a plumber. 
 
If you already see signs of water damage, call the experts here at SERVPRO. We are trained to meet the standards and best practices of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, respected throughout the cleaning and restoration field. We have years of hands-on experience, and cutting-edge machines and cleaning agents to return your home to its original condition. Our emphasis is always on restoring your possessions and furnishings, replacing them only if necessary. 
 
Drying is key to successful restoration work. After extracting as much water as possible, SERVPRO technicians use powerful air movers to speed drying and help moisture evaporate. We use the movers in conjunction with dehumidifiers, which remove moisture from the air. With our advanced training, we know how to calculate the right type and number of equipment to use to get rid of moisture in the affected space.

We can help with any water emergency at SERVPRO of Concord, (603) 225-2825. Our technicians are here to assist with all types of water damage, 24/7.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services After a House Fire in Concord

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fires can get out of control very quickly. Once you and your family are safe and the fire is put out, give SERVPRO a call for remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate All Aspects of Fire Damage in Your Home

It only takes a few seconds for a small flame to grow into a full-blown inferno. In as little as half a minute, a small fire can turn into a life-threatening disaster. It can ravage a home and put the lives of the occupants into major risk within no time. In fact, studies have shown that fires claim more American lives every year than all the natural calamities in the U.S combined. Additionally, the damage left behind can amount to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The increased usage of flammable materials in the house has not made the situation any easier. 
 
If your property sustains fire damage in Concord, you can trust SERVPRO to restore the items in your home. We have industry-leading equipment for quick and efficient smoke odor and vapor removal. Additionally, our IICRC-approved technicians have many years of experience and know how to use different cleanup methods for different situations. 
 
Water used to extinguish the fire can soak the floors and walls of the house. We must remove this water and dry the structure thoroughly to prevent wood rot and mold growth. Soot from the fire, on the other hand, can saturate and stain your upholstery. In this case, professional restoration requires combining various chemicals, equipment, and techniques to salvage the furnishings, draperies, carpet, and linens. 
 
Smoke odors from the fire damage can pervade virtually anything in the home, including clothing, rugs, linens, and furnishings. The smoke can also damage the air ducts in the structure, triggering foul odors every time you turn on the air conditioner or furnace. It is essential that we clean up and repair the ducts before using the HVAC system again. 
 
On certain fire damage occasions, SERVPRO technicians use ozone treatments to repair the smoke damage. This process requires tenting and treating the contents or even the entire house. We may use chemical sealers to fix smoke damage on flooring, drywall, and air ducts. Chemical additives can come in handy for treating smoke-damaged textiles such as carpets and draperies. Most floors, ceilings, and walls usually need strong chemicals to get rid of soot before repainting or re-carpeting them. 
 
Fire is a very destructive element that can decimate your house very fast. As a locally based fire damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Concord can arrive quickly to restore your property. For emergency services, call us anytime at (603) 225-2825. 
 
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Mold Damage Cleaning in Bow

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians have the professional equipment to remediate mold damage found in attics and crawlspaces.

Mold Damage Remediation for Hard to Reach Spaces of Your Home

The township of Bow is in a great location. We are far enough inland to usually miss the worst of the coastal weather and just close enough to larger cities like Concord to enjoy small-town life without losing any of the benefits of a larger city.

Being a picturesque, small town does not protect Bow from mold damage, however. With decades of experience in New Hampshire, SERVPRO is ready to defend our community from this quiet disaster that still causes millions in cleaning, repair, and replacement costs every year. Since our area has a relatively high level of humidity throughout the year, our office makes use of our extensive inventory of chemical cleaners and equipment to eliminate the threat mold presents.

When it comes to damage, most of what mold spores affect is structural property. In older homes like many that make up our community, mold can go undetected for years. The many crawlspaces and dead spaces created by renovation over two centuries are difficult to get into and examine for mold or insect infestations.

For areas like this, SERVPRO technicians use an anti-microbial agent combined with a fogging machine. This device forces the chemical cleaner into small regions and wood joints where a spray would be unable to penetrate. The fog begins killing the mold spores on contact. The few that do survive retreat to an inert state and present no threat to a home or its residents.

In attics and other more easily accessible areas, we use a hand pump or powered sprayers to deploy liquid anti-microbial agents. As with the fog, the chemicals begin killing the mold on contact.

If the mold has expanded into the walls and other support structures, we are licensed to remove and replace posts and support beams up to the point where a new roof may be needed. Work such as installing new, interior wall frames or ceiling supports we accomplish in a few days, leading up to a couple of weeks, depending on the size of the home.

Taking care of our community is the top priority for SERVPRO of Concord. As a locally owned office, the homes we clean and repair are our friends and neighbors. If you need us, call (603) 225-2825 today.

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Our Crew Is Your Best Option When It Comes To Restoring Your Commercial Property In Bow To Pre-Damage Condition

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Seeking professional help makes it easier to deal with the different aspects of fire damage.

Balancing Expectations After Commercial Fire Damage In Bow

The damages left by a fire at your workplace may disrupt regular operations, but perhaps the most pressing issue is the expectations from different parties affected by the blaze. Your customers want you to resume serving them immediately, while your employees could be traumatized by the event thus requiring a few days off. You also need to liaise with the property owner to ensure the restoration done does not lead to friction later on. We offer professional restoration services in Bow that can help you meet all these needs.

Depending on the intensity of the blaze, restoring commercial fire damage in Bow can take days or weeks. Giving your regular employees time off as you handle the restoration can help them cope with the loss. Since we send an entire team of restorers from SERVPRO, it is easy for your employees to take days off. Our team handles the core restoration tasks such as cleanup of residues, debris removal and refinishing, as well as mundane tasks such as moving items and rearranging spaces to their preloss state.

Working quickly to fix the damage helps you resume serving your customers as usual. It can also help save costs. For example, smoke residues are acidic so cleaning them from surfaces fast prevents secondary damages like staining. By working in teams, our SERVPRO crew can deliver results faster. We also use different equipment like HEPA vacuums to clean residues from surfaces, and self-propelled scissor lifts to ease access to different sections in a house including high walls and ceilings.

Fire can leave severe damage to structural components necessitating replacement. Apart from the extra costs involved whenever replacements are necessary, there is also a need to involve the property owner to ensure you meet expectations. Our SERVPRO technicians help in different ways. First, we do a thorough inspection to unearth every possible issue including problems in the HVAC system. We also prioritize restorative cleaning over replacement where possible saving unnecessary costs. We also work closely with the parties involved including the property owner and insurance adjusters.

Seeking professional help makes it easier to deal with the different aspects of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Concord to assist. You can reach us at (603) 225-2825 any time.

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Don't Wait For Water Damage to Strike Your Bow Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Stop water damage issues in their tracks. Call SERVPRO before any damage accumulates.

Water Cleanup and Future Proofing your Home Against Further Damages in Bow

When excess water enters your home, it can saturate furnishing causing stains. Although the priority is to get your property dry as quickly as possible, it is also vital to take preventative measures to ensure there are no further issues after the event. A lot of odor or fungi related issues come from a water spill that has not been remediated the first time correctly. Taking an approach that accounts for both primary and secondary damages is essential to making a property problem "Like it never even happened."

Rooms in need of water cleanup in Bow should be treated with professional care and attention. Sometimes that means placing physical barriers to ensure that damages do not contaminate other areas of the home. At other times, it is necessary to take measures against future damages. SERVPRO uses technicians with IICRC qualifications to achieve both.

Water naturally migrates from wet spots to dry ones. In a home environment, that could mean migration into cavities, under fittings or absorbing into insulation and upholstery. However, the same process can be used to dry an area effectively. By creating an airflow in a controlled area, water can be drawn out of fabrics and ensuring they are dry within and without.

In dealing with carpets, the standard SERVPRO procedure is to remove the carpet along with the subfloor mat. Subfloor mats absorb water rapidly and in the majority of cases must be demolished if excess quantities of moisture have been absorbed. Carpets, on the other hand, have a strong chance of being restored to preloss conditions using techniques like floating- where a wet carpet is attached to a rapid air mover and dried by running hot air through it at speed.

When your SERVPRO technicians replace the carpet, they can apply an anti-microbial treatment on the underside of the carpet to ensure that a reduction in mold or mildew buildup. We can also use anti-microbial paints to help guard against moisture absorbed by walls or fittings does not go on to become a severe secondary issue.

Use a two-step solution for your property restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 now.

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Are You Making These Types of Fire Damage Remediation Mistakes in Bow?

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

When your home is facing fire damage due to candles, it is time to contact the certified and experienced SERVPRO team to remediate the damage.

Safe Candle Usage and Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Fire Damage in Your Bow Home

Candles are a great way to liven up any room in your Bow home by adding some warm light and fresh scents. However, if you do not use them carefully, they can also create devastation. Understanding the dangers of candle use and knowing how to use them safely helps to prevent a tragedy in your residence.

Fire damage to your Bow home is not something that you should try to handle on your own. You not only have the damage from the flames, but also settled smoke and soot, plus smoke smells, to clean. That is why SERVPRO should be called in for help. With our experience and trained staff, we can restore your home in a timely fashion to prevent additional damage.

Overall, fires from candles are not as destructive or prevalent as the ones caused by kitchen or heater incidents. More than half of home fires related to candles begin when the candle was placed too near combustible material like a drape or a curtain. Some of the most common items which are ignited from candles are cabinets, bedding or mattresses, clothing, or blinds and curtains.

SERVPRO techs must deodorize all odors left behind, besides restore the damage done. Odor molecules are quite volatile and vaporize easily. They dissolve and carry odor vapors to your nose when humidity levels are high. Therefore, odors in humid air seem strong than those in dry air. High temperatures also let odors penetrate surfaces more easily. Weather conditions, therefore, impact how evident odors are and require us to be even more thorough when removing them.

Taking precautions while using candles can help keep you and your family safe. Always place candles on stable furniture where pets and children cannot knock them over, and do not fall asleep when a candle is burning. Before lighting, trim wicks to ¼ inch, and use holders that are noncombustible to catch the dripping wax.

Keep hair and clothing away from an open flame and do not use candles near paper, holiday decorations, flammable liquids, blinds, books, curtains, lampshades, bedding, clothing, and other combustibles. If there are any compressed air tanks in the home, do not use the candles near them, either.

SERVPRO of Concord can come to the rescue when your home in Bow, Penacook, or Concord suffers from fire damage. You can call us anytime at (603) 225-2825 when tragedy strikes so we can help you make your home look as if it never happened.

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Don't Let A Microburst Cause Flood Damage To Your Home In Concord

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 to assist you, and one of our certified experts can begin the process of returning your home to normal.

SERVPRO Turns Around Flood Damage From Microburst In Concord

A microburst is a weather phenomenon that continues to be frustrating because of the rapid setup and quick moving nature of these storms; they are both difficult to predict and track for meteorologists. Common occurrences during this type of weather event include dangerous downdraft winds of up to 80MPH, localized heavy rains that can cause flood damage and hail.

SERVPRO took on the task of restoring the storm damage in a Concord attic. The homeowner contacted us shortly after the storm had passed and the roof had temporary patching applied to stop any further water from entering. Our technicians immediately got to work pinpointing the problem areas. Roof damage occurred from high winds and hail, which allowed water to leak into the attic space.

Plastic sheeting was used as containment around the attic entry to minimize transference of dust to the rest of the home during cleanup. SERVPRO technicians determined the fiberglass insulation would not need to be replaced and used insulation vacuums to remove and hold for reuse and allow for complete drying of the sheetrock underneath. This attic was small, so the team chose to use smaller but powerful, portable wet/dry vacuums that eliminated the standing water quickly, while the technicians determined the sheetrock had not sustained damage that would require replacement and there was no danger of sagging if it dried in place.

Air movers and dehumidifiers were used to dry the affected side of the attic quickly; technicians used moisture detectors to ensure all trace amounts of moisture were undetectable before wiping down with a fast-drying antifungal to inhibit mold growth and reapplying the insulation.

Whether the flood damage is a little or a lot, SERVPRO of Concord has the knowledge and resources to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” Call (603) 225-2825 we are available 24/7 to assist you, and one of our certified experts can begin the process of returning your home to normal.

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Appliance Leakage, Mold Growth, and SERVPRO® to Help Concord Homeowners

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

YIKES!! Mold in my Concord Kitchen. Time for Reliable Remediation from SERVPRO

Mold Removal Crews in Concord Discuss Problems with Dishwashers

An unnoticed water leak inside your home can be a problem that gets worse over time. It is possible that a fungus can develop without you noticing it right away, which can eventually motivate you to call in a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO®. Your kitchen is a room in your house that contains a large number of water pipes running in and out of it. All it takes is for one of these pipes to break and spill out water that can negatively affect any organic materials inside your kitchen. Appliances like your dishwasher can also malfunction and develop a slow leak that can eventually lead to water damage and a mold infestation.

If your dishwasher malfunctions and starts to leak water, it could be difficult for you to notice the leak right away. Since your dishwasher is usually tucked inside your kitchen cabinets, water inside this dark, confined area can create a situation where mold growth occurs in your Concord home. If a fungus does form in the area where your dishwasher is placed, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to make sure that the contamination does not spread throughout your home. We first can come in pull out and disconnect your dishwasher so that we can assess the situation. We then determine where the water is coming from and make sure that the problem has stopped once the dishwasher is disconnected.

After we figure out the source of the water leak and make sure no more water is entering your kitchen, we deal with removing the hyphae structures the fungi have formed. The first step to mitigating the contamination is to build a plastic barrier around the affected region of the kitchen. This containment chamber helps keep spores and harmful dust particles from getting released into the air and causing contamination in other areas not close to the initial source. After your kitchen is contained with thick plastic, take steps such as scraping, soda blasting, or sanding to remove the visible contamination from the organic materials inside your home.

We can tear out non-salvageable back walls, or drill holes and inject warm air to help dry out the moisture-filled voids. Our technicians can adapt on-the-fly to situations as they become apparent — another reason to rely on our highly skilled crew.

If you ever see mold in your kitchen, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 any day of the week.

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When Your Items Are Damaged After A Fire In Your Bow Home Our Experts Have The Equipment To Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

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 the majority 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.

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, but 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. 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 transporting to our facility, 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 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.

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Do You Struggle With Fire Damage in Bow After a Heating Unit Fire?

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Space heaters are often necessary when it gets cold. But they can cause fire damage when they are not attended. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Cleaning and Removing Space Heater Fire Damage in Bow Homes

At this time of year, Bow residents are more interested in staying warm and saving money than worrying about a disaster like a fire. Cold nights and distracted homeowners though, can be a dangerous combination.
 
A space heater is a useful, money-saving way for residents to stay warm. The fire damage in Bow that can result from leaving one unattended needs a professional restoration team like SERVPRO to clean the damage and put everything back together.
 
In most space heater fires, the damage begins with the floor where the device failed or tipped over. Because of this, the physical damage from heat and flames results in more property that our technicians dispose of, rather than clean and remove smoke or soot damage. Depending on how long the fire burned, the damage can extend to the subfloor, and require more demolition and disposal. If there was a carpet or rug over the floor, it requires disposal as well. Team members can replace the sub-floor and floorboards if required.
 
Next, SERVPRO technicians examine nearby walls and ceilings for damage. Since the fire started at a lower point, more floor trim and drywall panels are physically affected. Team members remove the damaged panels for disposal, and then an inspector checks the wall framing behind them.
 
If they discover scorch marks on the wall framing, then technicians have options depending on the severity of the burned material. For surface damage only, they can use hand or powered sanders to remove the burned material without affecting the structural integrity. Covering the wall framing with new drywall only hides the physical marks. The burned material eventually begins to exude smoke odors and then the entire piece, and any new drywall soon requires replacing as well.
 
Every fire can be devastating to a homeowner. At SERVPRO of Concord, our goal is to restore every home to its pre-damage condition. If you are working through the results from a recent fire, contact us today at (603) 225-2825 to schedule an inspection or a service call from one of our teams.
 
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Drying by Water Removal and Evaporation Are Key to Restoration in Concord Condos and Homes

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

How Do You Spell "SERVPRO" for Moisture and Water Removal in Concord?

Water Drying Removal Technicians In Concord Explain How To Create The Best Environment For Drying

Any time objects get wet inside your townhome, your building materials, and contents can get ruined. If water drying removal does not get performed by a professional company like SERVPRO, then the problems can quickly get worse. If items stay saturated, they can lose their structural integrity and degrade. If organic substances stay wet for more than 48 hours, fungi can develop and ruin more of your building materials and contents. Elevated humidity levels can also cause secondary damage if water drying does not get completed promptly.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians know that time is always of the essence when it comes to moisture damage mitigation. We always respond quickly after we receive your call for a water drying removal project in Concord. We immediately begin following through with steps that are designed to remove all moisture inside any building. When rapidly drying out a structure, there are a few main principles that our team always follows.
 
First, we use extraction equipment to remove water while it is in liquid form. Pulling out water right after it gets inside your townhouse is 500 times more efficient than just drying out building materials. We have specialized extraction tools that we can attach to our heavy-duty truck-mounted extractors and use for several different situations.
 
The next important phase is to create airflow and speed up evaporation. We have access to high-velocity air movers that are designed specifically for structural drying. The air movers get placed so that they push air in a counterclockwise direction and speed up the natural evaporation process.
 
Once moisture gets removed from carpet and upholstery, it does not just disappear; it gets put into the air as water vapor. The dehumidification stage removes moisture from the air so that raised humidity levels cannot cause secondary damage — we use established measuring goals to achieve comfortable RH relative humidity levels indoors.
 
The last principle our SERVPRO technicians follow when removing moisture from your structural components is to control the temperature in the area we are drying. Warm air is essential for the drying process and maintaining temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit can help speed up evaporation. If you ever need rapid structural drying at your residence, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 any day of the week.

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Your Concord Attic Is The Perfect Environment For Mold To Grow

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Concord rapid response team a call anytime you find mold growth in your home.

Failing Attic Insulation Can Create Mold In Your Concord Home

The winter months can often prove harsh on Concord homes. With heavier snowfalls expected year after year, the strain this puts on a roof and its supports can create vulnerabilities and damage over time. More pressing than this, however, is the insulation inside of the property in the attic space. When this gets thin in places for any number of reasons, the heat from the inside can create a hotspot on the roof that allows moisture penetration from the melting snow. With a warm and damp attic space, conditions like mold growth can develop over just a few days.

Many owners are not aware that there is mold damage in their Concord attic until it became severe enough to spread to the lower levels of the property. Contending with this situation requires a fast response, as the colony has already spread beyond the attic space and into a floor beneath it, exposing the occupants of the house to spores and debris, and threatening the integrity of materials used to host the spreading colony. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to contain this situation and remove the organism from the house.

Once our team arrives at your address, it is critical to understand the full spread of the damage. We put on full personal protective equipment to keep our SERVPRO technicians safe as we identify the spread of the damage and where containment measures need to get installed and operated to keep active spores from seating elsewhere in the home.

While reconstruction and repair are ultimately necessary for both the attic space and the damaged roof that allowed the moisture penetration, this is not the primary focus for our team. Our professionals work to dry up the affected areas thoroughly so we can prevent these areas from remaining habitable for ever-present mold spores in the environment.

The professionals sent to your mold emergency have the full measure of our industry-leading equipment and advanced training in mold remediation to make this process as seamless as possible for our customers. Give our SERVPRO of Concord rapid response team a call anytime you find mold growth in your home at (603) 225-2825.

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Could SERVPRO be the Reason for Commercial Fire Damage Remediation Success in Bow?

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Foul odors can linger in your bed & breakfast hotel long after the fire damage has been restored. Contact SERVPRO to ensure odor removal.

Professional Fire Odor Removal For Your Hotel In Bow

The internet has numerous suggestions, ideas, tips, and fanciful instructions about dealing with odors on your property after a fire. Bow area business owners may even get motivated to attempt odor removal on their own, trying to save a few bucks. However, this often causes additional problems and ends with you calling a professional regardless.


You need to understand that calling a fire odor removal specialist in Bow provides you with the highest chances of successfully removing unwanted odors. Keep in mind that every fire damage situation is entirely different. Often requiring a different solution, depending on your specific situation. Someone getting lucky by using vinegar, baking soda, dry coffee grounds, and Febreze to remove smoke odors on their property does not mean that their solution is going to remove smoke odors from furniture in your hotel.

You can safely ignore most of what you read on the internet about removing smoke odors from your property. Save yourself a headache, your time and money are more valuable. Stop chasing someone’s step-by-step instructions and avoid causing secondary damages that drive your guests away. It is easier and faster to obtain much better results by contacting a local restoration company, like SERVPRO. Gain access to IICRC-certified professionals that can help you remove smoke odors the right way and get smoke odors in your hotel under control after the first visit.

Removing odors from a specific location in your hotel can be a challenge, even for trained professionals who understand the different methods and techniques that make odor removal possible. It can take several attempts, using a variety of services to remove all of the tiny smoke particles that stick to surfaces found on your property. SERVPRO’s cleaning and deodorization specialists put every resource available to work for you, turning every area of your hotel into a clean, welcoming environment that makes you and your guests feel great.

SERVPRO of Concord provides quality cleanup and restoration services for every customer in our local area. Take advantage of full-service solutions and 24-hour emergency response. (603) 225-2825

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How Our Injectidry System Can Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Concord

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

If you are ready to get rid of excess water with advanced drying equipment, then give SERVPRO of Concord a call!

Using A Injectidry System After A Flood In Concord

The weather is an unpredictable entity. You never know when a massive storm might hit you. This situation can result in a tremendous amount of water that can enter your establishment. Flood damage can be very detrimental to your hardwood floor. It can take forever to get rid of all the water and to repair the floor. Plus, it can take hours to mop or flush out excess water, and the longer the water stays on your floor, wall, and ceiling, the more damage that it can cause. The worst part is that flood water comes from the sewage system so there are a lot of toxins, chemicals, bacterias, and other contaminants that can be hazardous to your home.

Luckily, flood damage in the Concord area does not have to be a total nightmare. There is advanced equipment out there that can save your hardwood floor. For example, the injectidry tool is designed to get rid of moisture and water from the floor. The vac-it panel in the injectidry can draw out moisture that is deeply embedded in the hardwood floor and padding. It can also extract water from the wall and ceiling to allow optimal drying time. It puts out consistent pressure to dry out wet materials such as headers, plaster walls, tiles, and subfloor. As for difficult wet area like plaster walls, the injector dry can utilize negative pressure to extract the water. Because of its innovation and efficiency, it is often used by water restoration specialists to get the job done.

The injectidry requires extreme skills and experience to operate efficiently. The SERVPRO technicians are trained to utilize such advanced equipment to extract moisture from flood damage. The SERVPRO water restoration experts have used the injectidry system for many years. It takes high speed and accuracy to extract the maximum amount of moisture before any real damage can happen, which is why it is essential to call in the experts.

If you are ready to get rid of excess water with advanced drying equipment, then give SERVPRO of Concord a call at (603) 225-2825, and we can send our water restoration specialist to your residential establishment.

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How to Clean Water Damage in Your Bow Home

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Clogged drains can backup and cause an unexpected water event in your house. Call SERPVRO when this happens to remove the water and restore your home.

Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup for Your Home in Bow

Any kind of water disaster in your home in Bow can be stressful and overwhelming. One minute your home is safe and dry, the next it could be underwater from a leaking pipe, overflowing tub or toilet, or a broken washing machine. Whatever the cause, you need help cleaning up the mess and restoring your home.  

Water damage to your Bow property requires fast action to get it cleaned up before additional damage occurs. When you call our professionals at SERVPRO, you get trained staff who do not hesitate to get to you quickly. Once we get all the excess water out and your home dry again, our job is to clean and sanitize everything that was affected.  

Structural items like subflooring and walls may need cleaning. We use appropriate cleaning methods for each restorable material that was affected by the water using professional products made just for the job. For carpeting, we use a method of cleaning that is right for the level of soiling. We inspect the carpets to see if the dirt is primarily on the fiber tips or ground down into the fibers. We also see if the threads are very matted, or sticky and stiff.  

SERVPRO technicians evaluate all contents of your home t exposed to water or high humidity for cleaning needs. Some wooden furniture can require cleaning and polishing from high humidity exposure. We check all storage areas, closets, and clothing for anything needing deodorizing and cleaning. We also look at wall hangings and photographs for damage from high humidity and condensation. Electronics might need special cleaning and drying services to restore them, as might sensitive items like pool tables, pianos, and clocks.  

When all our restoration services are complete, we finalize the job by ensuring you are happy with our work. We do one last check on the moisture levels to make sure your home is dry and do a complete walk-through as well, and if any issues are found we fix them before leaving.  

SERVPRO of Concord prides ourselves in communication and maintaining a relationship with you throughout the restoration process of your home in Bow, Concord, or Penacook. When you reach out to us at (603) 225-2825, you are getting a trusted company who cares about our customer.  

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SERVPRO Brings in the Heavy Equipment to Dry Your Concord Home

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Long after the water recedes, the effects of water damage are still being felt. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your home.

Professional Mitigation for Flooding in Your Concord Home

Whenever disaster strikes your Concord home, you want to make sure that the items and contents within the house get protected from the substantial risks present. Within a brief period, circumstances like flooding can spread throughout the property and affect not only these contents you wish to protect from harm but also countless structural components and materials that could oversaturate and ultimately fail. Taking care of the situation quickly is critical, but that requires advanced equipment used by experienced and highly trained technicians like ours.

Once flood damages have affected your Concord home, your entire property is at the mercy of a timeline where the situation continually gets worse for the structure and the items inside of it. Immediately, materials begin to soak up pooling water as they become exposed. Throughout a day, surfaces like drywall can become so overly saturated that they distort and erode. Fast action is necessary to prevent this degradation of your home. 

Our SERVPRO professionals have the industry-leading equipment to make a difference. We strive to have advanced technology designed to make water restoration and mitigation more effective and efficient, which saves you money and time but also makes the job easier for our experienced technicians on-site. From the moment that we arrive, our team begins by assessing the damages your home has sustained and determining which of the extraction tools is necessary to overcome the excess. For substantial damages, our gas-powered pumps and truck-mounted pumps can remove water fast. 

Drying the area is a critical component to slowing the damage before official restoration work begins. Our technicians utilize air movers to force moisture out of saturated materials and dehumidifiers to collect vaporized dampness and remove it from the area. Both of these machines integrate dry heat back into the environment, improving the efficiency and speed of overall drying efforts. 

Our equipment plays a big role in the work that we do for our customers when recovering from flooding. You can count on our SERVPRO of Concord emergency response team to help preserve the structure and contents of your home with our quick response and advanced equipment. Give us a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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How Our Crew Of Professionals Restore Your Bow Home After A Fire

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

When entering a fire damaged building, personal safety should be a priority.

Industry Proven Services In Bow To Restore Your Fire Damaged Property

When entering a fire damaged building, personal safety should be a priority. It is meaningless to try salvaging your items and put your body and that of our team on the line. Our restoration team puts on latex gloves, eye protection, and respirators. In incidents where water is used to extinguish the flames, molds may grow and subject occupants to possible health effects if the water is not removed. That is why immediate response counts a lot when addressing such incidents in Bow.

We reduce the number of times our experts handle your items when your Bow property experiences a fire damage event. Soot particles are very small, and they can stick to the contents or even penetrate further with every single touch. The abrasive nature of soot can also lead to further damage through scratching. When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the site, we perform an assessment and record the condition of your damaged items. Such information is useful when contacting your insurance provider to seek for the necessary compensation.

Our SERVPRO technicians start by using a dry cleaning technique to remove the dry soot particles resting on dry surfaces. If we use a wet cleaning technique at this point, we may drive the soot further into your contents and make them hard to remove. Through HEPA vacuuming, we can remove the loosely attached smoke particle from surfaces. When vacuuming, we make sure the nozzle does not come into contact with the surface.

If there is oil or wet soot in the building, our SERVPRO technicians use a wet cleaning method. For instance, we can use damp-wiping to clean the soot from the surface. We first perform a pre-test before selecting the cleaning agent that we use to wipe surfaces. Some cleaning product may chemically react with certain surfaces and lead to further damage. After thoroughly cleaning the surfaces, we apply a disinfectant to deactivate any present mold spores.

SERVPRO of Concord is a trusted company that offers 24-hour emergency cleaning and restoration services. Our highly trained technicians use advanced equipment to make your business or home "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 225-2825 and benefit from our industry-proven services.

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Hit With Commercial Fire Damage? SERVPRO Has Got Your Back

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Our technicians have the certifications and training to take care of your warehouse and restore it "Like it never even happened."

Working with Professional Restorers after Commercial Fire Damage in Bow Helps

There is no convenient time for a fire, but if you are prepared, you can deal with the aftermath better. In case of a warehouse fire, a lot needs to be done to restore the property to its preloss condition. Apart from removing charred remains of the contents that once occupied the expansive space, the structure also requires cleaning and any damaged areas fixed. Working with restorers can help reduce the cost of your claim by minimizing the number of items that need replacement. Knowing the right restorers in Bow before a fire happens is an important aspect of preparedness.

There are several aspects of fire damage in Bow, so restoration takes different approaches. Seeing everything covered in soot and other fire residues might tempt you to throw every item out and replace them with new ones. However, the cost involved is prohibitive of such actions. You can reduce the costs through resurfacing of some items. Common ways to resurface affected items include repainting, refinishing or covering upholstered surfaces afresh. The cheapest option though is cleaning. When our SERVPRO technicians visit your affected property, we do a thorough inspection to establish which areas can be cleaned thus reducing the costs you incur.

Cleaning a large building such as a warehouse is tedious work. Lack of the right equipment or workforce further compounds the level of difficulty. When you call SERVPRO, our team has the necessary tools such as high-pressure washers which clear smoke residue from walls faster than using brushes. We also have scissor lift platforms which enable our technicians to reach various sections of the structure for close-quarter cleaning or inspection.

Because of the different contents in a warehouse, the fire residues left might not be uniform. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to address every type of residue. The primary method is the agitation of affected surfaces. We might also rely on chemical action by applying professional cleaning products that dissolve, emulsify, bleach or oxidize the residue. Do you also know that the temperature of the cleaning product when it is applied to a surface affects the outcome?

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Our Essential Tips For Homeowners Dealing With A Water Damage Emergency In Their Concord Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water removal in the Concord location does require the help of expert technicians.

Some Water Removal Tips Before The Experts Arrive At The Concord Location

If you have just gone through water damage from a leaky pipe or plumbing issues, then you know how complicated the water removal procedure can be. It can be stressful to see a large amount of water ruining your home structure, belongings, and appliances. Luckily, there are some tips and strategies that you can take before the experts come in to help you.

Water removal in the Concord location does require the help of expert technicians. However, there are several steps you can do before we arrive. Before anything happens, it is essential to think about safety. Because mold and bacteria can be present anywhere, it is vital to wear protective clothing and gears at all times. The first thing is to get damage items and electrical appliances out of the area. This task can be very exhausting, but it can make the water removal process faster and more convenient. If you want to prevent bacteria and other microbial organisms from growing, it is vital to turn on the fans in the affected area. This process can get water granules to evaporate into the air, and the dehumidifier can remove humidity from the air.

Once the SERVPRO technicians arrived, they can inspect and organize a strategy to protect your belongings from further damage. These highly trained technicians can begin the water removal process through the mitigation procedure. They can use powerful submersible pumps with an industrial-strength vacuum. The staff can help reduce the drying time significantly to prevent mold growth. SERVPRO tech can inspect the carpet pad and remove it if it is unsalvageable. They can use other water removal equipment such as moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters to measure the moisture content in the air. Infrared cameras can detect hidden water behind the walls and ceilings. After they have completed their task, they can walk you through your residential establishment to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

If you are ready for a powerful water removal process, then give SERVPRO of Concord a call at (603) 225-2825, and we can send our skilled technicians to your residential location.

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Our Ultimate Guide To Removing Mold From Your Concord Attic

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

One thing that you don't want to discover in your attic in Concord is mold damage=

No Need To Celebrate With Mold Damage Still In Your Concord Area Home's Attic

When you gather things out of your attic in Concord to decorate for the holidays, moving things around can help you find things. Boxes that you forgot about and may have missed for the last two or three years might seem to reappear like magic. Attics are good at hiding things sometimes.

One thing that you don't want to discover in your attic in Concord is mold damage. This microbe can appear on boxes, decorations, fabric items, and even fragile glass. Any place that dust can settle can provide a suitable surface for mold spores to begin their life cycle. Dust often provides enough of the nutrients microbes need, unfortunately. When moisture from changes in attic temperatures force water vapor to condense on surfaces, mold damage begins to occur.

The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) from SERVPRO can help you make sure that your home's mold damage situation no longer exists by the holidays. Rapid remediation of such living infestations should always take place as soon as the homeowner becomes aware of them. The spreading of mold colonies means the damage they cause also grows in size while steadily affecting more materials and belongings unnecessarily.

Our cleaning team can clean hard and non-porous items of mold infestations, after which they air dry. When we have completed several of these, we deodorize them in small batches. Ozone or hydroxyl gases make sure no traces of moldy odors remain.

Porous items, such as fabric or foam items can harbor mold particles. These items can also suffer staining from microbial activity. We do our best to restore these items, knowing that many may have been a part of your family's yearly traditions. We never dispose of anything without your knowledge and consent. When you wish for us to try other methods that might restore your item we discuss the cost-effectiveness of doing so with you.

When attic surfaces themselves show signs of mold damage, we can restore everything back to normal here, as well. We can remediate in small areas, ensuring that no surface remains mold-infested and capable of causing problems again in the future.

SERVPRO of Concord is always ready to help families in our communities successfully cope with mold damage and the harm it can do to belongings and structures. Call us today at (603) 225-2825, our 24-hour service line, and we can get started for you now so your holidays proceed flawlessly and as planned.

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Why SERVPRO Is Not Missing The Mark When It Comes To Commercial Fire Damage In Bow

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Small businesses in Bow can suffer drastically when commercial fire damage strikes.

Commercial Fire Damage From Congested Ducts In Your Bow Laundromat

Smaller laundry facilities in Bow provide area residents with quieter environments than larger laundromats can. This more quiet atmosphere can seem attractive to young mothers who want their baby to sleep and college students who count on every possible minute to study. If your smaller laundromat uses traditional dryers, cleaning out the vents on a regular basis only helps prevent fires but can never eliminate the risk.

Small businesses in Bow can suffer drastically when commercial fire damage strikes. September is National Preparedness Month, and while we offer the free READY Plan Program, we also hope local businesses, especially smaller ones, take part this month in becoming better prepared for disasters.

The Red Cross addresses issues of public health and how disasters can affect individuals. The EPA focuses on disasters that affect property, land, and drinking water. Wildfires are also a disaster that federal agencies focus on this month, mainly because they cause damage to both open land and residential and business properties when fires spread, and containment efforts fail. Inside your own business, however, a fire can have equally devastating effects on your ability to remain open for business.

Small items that slip through dryer vents can cause fires. Shoestrings, lace ribbons, and other things disappear in both washers and dryers, never to be seen again. However, these items can cause clogs in both drains and ducts. When they build up in tubes, lint gets trapped, and in turn, this keeps steam from exiting. Heated items inside can eventually ignite and spread a fire.

SERVPRO wants to help your business recover as quickly as possible from all kinds of business-killing disasters. Fire damage can cause some of the worst damage because of the widespread scope of it and the water used to stifle the fire. This makes it so much easier for mold to grow unchecked, hidden with the soot. Our technicians have experience in mitigating the damage and restoring your business back to normal. Removing the damaged materials and the water that soaked your property makes sure your building is ready for new materials to come in and for installation to begin.

SERVPRO of Concord also serves those in the Penacook area. Fire damage causes many businesses to fail, but our IICRC-certified technicians can help you successfully reopen your small laundromat and get back to providing your customers with the service that is so crucial to their well-being. Contact our 24-hour services line at (603) 225-2825 any day of the year.

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Cleaning and Removing Fire Damage to Bow Homes

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

If your home has had a fire, contact SERVPRO to assess the structure and contents. The remediation process will start right after an investigation.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Damage That BOTH Smoke and Soot Can Cause to Your Home

Homeowners in Bow tend to worry more about storms than fires, but the weather this summer increased the risk for many residences. In a smaller town, fires may burn slightly longer since there is not a robust system of firehouses to support each other when multiple incidents happen.
 
Even with a longer burning fire, damage to Bow homes is still primarily smoke and soot-related. SERVPRO restoration teams examine key factors that help them determine what methods, tools, and products are needed to restore as much structural and personal property to its original, pre-fire condition.
 
First, technicians determine the type of surface. Non-porous surface, such as enamel paint, marble countertops, and metal covered appliances like refrigerators, resist penetration of smoke and soot residues. It makes them easier to wipe down and clean than porous surfaces such as latex paint, wood furniture, and wallpaper.
 
Next comes the age of the surface. New paint, fabrics, and carpets are more resistant to smoke residues than older materials. That makes them not only easier to clean, but also to remove odor-causing particles.
 
SERVPRO technicians also determine the temperature level in a fire. Higher levels of heat can warp and expand furniture items and force air pockets or bubbles into varnishes and paint. They also allow odor-causing particles to penetrate deeper into the wood. Highly heated air also moves through a home more rapidly than cooler air, spreading residues farther and causing more damage.
 
Moisture affects surfaces as well. Even a thin layer of water on a countertop can make residues harder to remove and even stain or ‘yellow’ surfaces more intently than if residues settle on a dry surface.
 
As they remove damaged property, the type of material which burned tells specialists what residues to expect. Synthetics such as plastics and carpet fibers leave a thick, sticky residue. It is difficult to remove without strong cleaning chemicals and a stiff brush or another agitation tool. Natural materials burn more quickly and evenly, leaving behind powdery residues on surfaces which can be cleaned with a dry sponge and a mild cleaning agent when needed.
 
Our restoration goal at SERVPRO of Concord is to return the personal and structural property of each home to its clean, pre-fire condition. If you have lingering odors or other effects from a recent fire, call us at (603) 225-2825 today to schedule an inspection.

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The Importance Of Achieving Dryness In A Home With Flood Damage In Concord

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

One thing that homeowners in Concord cannot wholly prepare for is flood damage.

The Importance Of Achieving Dryness After A Flood

Many of Concord's residents are preparing for winter weather by checking their furnaces, installing weatherstripping around doors and windows, and making sure that outside water hoses are disconnected. Cleaning away fallen leaves and other debris helps keep homes looking well-cared for and beautiful.

One thing that homeowners in Concord cannot wholly prepare for is flood damage. Flooding can occur without any notice. The aftermath can shock homeowners with its destructiveness. SERVPRO is always here to help recovery from such situations. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC and continue to train extensively, so they know how to perform all of the methods and techniques your home needs.

Wooden structures in your home can often become dry again and experience little to no damage. Waiting to begin the mitigation process can undermine the ability of wood to dry out before warping, buckling, or other structural damage takes place. SERVPRO uses both heat and concentrated airflow to speed up drying while continually monitoring the drying process. Damage can result if drying occurs too rapidly, also, and we work to prevent this from happening.

Wooden floors, baseboards, doorway frame and trim, and the like, however, can lose their finishes when exposed to water for lengthy periods. Before applying new stains and finishes to these surfaces, they must achieve normal moisture levels again. The same applies to areas where homeowners would like to repaint. Removing these materials and placing them in a temporary drying chamber can help ensure even, thorough drying.

Our drying equipment includes heaters that gently raise the temperature without scorching materials. Our technicians can fit our air movers with hoses to direct the flow exactly where it can perform the most effectively. We use moisture detection equipment that can show us the amount of moisture remaining in any item we test. Removing moisture adequately also prevents situations involving overgrowth of microbes, which can cause damage to both your home and your family's personal belongings.

SERVPRO of Concord helps assist homeowners in Merrimack County cope successfully with the devastating effects of flood damage. Call us at (603) 225-2825 to receive expert guidance after stressful events that damage your home and disrupt your family life.

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Efficient Remediation of Mold Damage in Bow Requires the Right Knowledge

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage in Your Bow Home? Call SERVPRO for Fast Remediation, "Like it never even happened."

Bow Property Owners Often Turn to SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold is an age-old problem probably because it only needs moisture, a simple source of food like organic dust and ideal temperatures to grow. The ideal temperature range for mold infestation is between 68°F to 86°F. However, some varieties thrive well in temperatures as low as 32°F and others as high as 122°F. So, apart from moisture, the other two factors are readily present in almost every Bow property. A spike in moisture levels, therefore, leads to mold proliferation within a few days.
 
For proper remediation of mold damage in Bow, identifying and fixing the moisture source is essential. This is what determines the effectiveness of the other steps taken. Moisture sources vary in each case. It could be a leak in the plumbing system or improperly disposed rainwater runoff, among other causes. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your home to establish any issues that might cause excess moisture retention and advise you on the best ways to address them.
 
Although mold can develop anywhere, some areas are more likely to be affected than others. Correct clearing of spores during the remediation process is therefore essential. Minimizing their presence ensures they do not accelerate the next round of infestation, or worse, transfer them to another section of the property that was not affected. Our SERVPRO team takes different approaches to deal with this issue. We can create exclusion zones protected with polyethylene sheets to prevent the transfer of spores. We can also use air scrubbers to deal with airborne spores.
 
Proper drying of the property after completing the cleanup exercise is necessary since the use of cleaning agents introduces moisture in the environment. However, the usual drying methods such as setting up air movers could spread spores to other less contaminated areas. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on dehumidifiers with limited airflow when drying your property. If necessary, we can also remove any portable materials that absorb moisture during cleanup for drying outside the property. Moving them helps speed up the drying process.
 
A case of mold infestation should not get out of hand. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 any time of the day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Determining The Appropriate Water Cleanup Methods For Your Concord Property

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

After a water damage event, there is a need to clean your items such as subfloors and walls.

Water Cleanup Methods

After a water damage event, there is a need to clean your items such as subfloors and walls. One cleaning method cannot clean all items and achieve the set cleaning goal, so, we have to choose an appropriate cleaning procedure which fits the type of item or surface. Though cleaning seems straightforward, there are instances where the use of specialized equipment and methods is necessary – which is why restoration service providers undergo training. We are going to explain some of the work that we do when restoring your Concord property.

Water damage events can cause some soiling to the carpeting of your Concord home, and our SERVPRO technicians have to choose a cleaning method or equipment depending on the level of soiling. Remember, we have to clean the entire carpet even when it is a small portion that is affected. For heavy soiling, we can use rotary jet extraction, showcase, or a deluxe pre-conditioner and rinse. When the soiling is moderate, we can use shampoo, hot water extraction, or a deluxe pre-conditioner. Also, we can use hot water extraction, bonnet, and shampoo when dealing with light soiling cases.

At the start of the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians make a list of all the contents that need cleaning. Different contents have different cleaning needs, even after exposure to the same humidity or moisture content. For instance, we might clean and polish some wood furniture after exposure to moisture. We can also check your closets and other storage locations for items that need cleaning and deodorization. Your electronics may also need special cleaning and drying services as a way of returning them to their preloss state. Where necessary, we may advise on subcontracting service providers to clean your some of your electronics and artwork.

At the end of our restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done. We also perform a final moisture level check to make sure we have achieved the drying goal. We correct any existing problems and remove our supplies and equipment.

At SERVPRO of Concord, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is on your residential or commercial property. Call us at (603) 225-2825 when you need to work with a trusted and experienced restoration industry leader.

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Letting an Expert Fix Fire Damage in Your Bow Home Reduces Anxiety

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

House Fire Cleanup and Smoke Odor Removal Needed for Your Bow Home? Call SERVPRO

Bow Odor Control Post House Fires Needed? Contact SERVPRO

Whether it is a small kitchen fire or a faulty electrical outlet that bursts into flames unexpectedly, you have to admit there is a moment of anxiety that only passes when the embers die down. Although small, such a fire can develop into a full-blown blaze that could bring down the entire structure. For many Bow homeowners, the initial panic only gives way to real worries once the smoke clears. Even a small fire can cause widespread damages because of the heat and smoke produced. We offer professional assistance and advice that helps homeowners deal with the mess in a stress-free manner.
 
In most cases of fire damage in Bow, salvaging contents for restoration and cleaning up the areas affected by smoke and heat are some of the top priorities. Calling SERVPRO lightens the load for you because our technicians know the best methods to use for such cleanup. For example, our cleanup crew makes the right call whether to use dry or wet cleaning techniques. Even though both are viable cleaning methods, making an incorrect choice may lead to further damage or lengthening of the process unnecessarily. Think of the extra drying time that wet cleaning introduces to an area whereas dry wiping does not require such additional time.
 
We train SERVPRO technicians to understand combustion processes clearly so that they can take appropriate actions. Although all fires emit smoke, its chemical composition differs based on the materials that burn. For this reason, different methods might be required to deal with the soot and other residue left in areas affected by the smoke. Our crew members have the necessary tools and cleaning agents to remove the soot and restore any affected area to preloss conditions, whenever possible. "Like it never even happened."
 
Apart from soot and other residues left on surfaces, fires can leave smoke traces all over the property. While smoke appears to be just a gas, it also includes suspended particles and aerosols from the burnt materials. Opening windows might not get rid of all the smoke traces; it can even exacerbate the odor problem. SERVPRO technicians understand this and therefore deodorize the affected zones to ensure a habitable environment once restoration is over. Different techniques and tools such as hydroxyl generators are used to deodorize the affected areas thoroughly.
 
Unlike handling a fire cleanup process on your own, calling SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 gives you total peace of mind.

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Cleaning and Removing Commercial Fire Damage in Bow

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Paper in your insurance office is quickly combustible and can spread fire. Contact SERVPRO after a fire in your place of work.

Team SERVPRO First Determines the Materials That Burned in Order to Clean the Residues Efficiently

Business owners in Bow do not have to deal with a massive blaze unless it comes from a forest fire. Even then, the physical effects rarely include major damage like total loss of the structure.
 
Commercial fire damage to a Bow insurance office can be a mix of damage, to include some effects from the water of the fire suppression system or the firefighters. Most of the fire effects come in the form of smoke and odors. SERVPRO technicians begin the cleaning process by determining the extent and finding the source of the fire and determining what burned to better clean and eliminated them.
 
For a business like an insurance agency, the fuel for the fire is primarily building material like wall and ceiling panels. There can also be a significant amount of paper that burned as well. These materials often burn quickly and cleanly, leaving behind mostly dry, powdery residues and mild odors.
 
Depending on where the fire started, other materials that fed it could be the linoleum floor in a break room, small appliances, and commercial, plastic furniture. These items burn slowly, with more smoke, leaving behind thicker, grease-like residues and stronger odors.
 
SERVPRO technicians start eliminating both with circulation and removal. They set up air movers and exhaust fans to push the odors in the air out of the facility. For stronger odors, some of our team specialists put out granulated air fresheners to block and replace the smoke odors with a more pleasant scent.
 
As team members increase air circulation, others remove items affected by the smoke. They immediately dispose of property with physical damage and place any items with odors or residues in another location, or even outside, if weather permits.
 
For these items, technicians apply a cleaning agent, a deodorizer, or both. Once the chemicals have taken effect, the techs wipe down each surface with a dry or wet sponge, depending on the thickness of the residue. If the items are paper products like contracts or payment records, technicians can use only a deodorizer and a dry sponge to avoid damaging them.
 
Eliminating the effects of a fire often depends on what burned. SERVPRO of Concord has the experience to restore items and help every owner reopen their doors to support their customers as quickly as we can provide a clean environment. If you need us, call today at (603) 225-2825.

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Concord's Flood Damage Experts Explain Moisture Actions

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can bring an excessive amount of moisture into your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Understand Flooding and How Water Behaves

Monsoon and hurricane seasons are on the way for most parts of the country and could cause a storm to land near Concord. Every once in a while, a severe thunderstorm creates conditions that can cause you extensive property damage. For example, the combination of heavy rains and winds can break off tree branches throwing them into your home. If something that got picked up by the wind collides into your house, exterior walls, windows, or your roof, they can all get ruined. If an object punctures a hole in one of these items, the excessive rain can pour into the interior of the building.
 
Once a significant amount of rainwater gets into your home, problems can start to take place. When flood damage in Concord occurs, our SERVPRO technicians are experienced in diagnosing every issue that a storm could have caused. We start by taking measurements including moisture content, humidity, and temperature readings. We first take readings of the conditions in the affected area of the structure. We then go to places of the house that we know did not get affected by water to come up with drying goals.
 
Rapidly drying out a structure takes specialized equipment and knowledge of how water behaves inside a structure. Our SERVPRO restoration crews take temperature readings because how hot it is inside your home affects whether water stays in the air or condenses to liquid form. Air can hold different amounts of water at various temperatures. For example, when you pour a cold drink on a hot day, water from the air forms around your glass making the outside of it wet. The temperature at which water vapor turns into liquid water is known as the dew point.
 
When drying out contents and building materials, it is vital that the temperature never reaches the dew point or water can form on interior surfaces and cause secondary damage. During the drying process, the goal is to create the ideal conditions to speed up the natural process of water turning from liquid to water vapor also known as evaporation. Dehumidification then forces water in the air to condense into a liquid, removing the evaporated water coming from the wet items out of the air. Any time you suffer property damage after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Leaving A Candle Unattended In Your Bow Bedroom Can Cause Fire Damage

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Leaving a candle unattended on your vanity table for even a few moments can lead to a fire starting in your bedroom.

Fire Damage Caused By A Candle

Sometimes you can be forgetful, but it is never a good thing when forgetfulness leads to fire damage in your home. Leaving a candle unattended on your vanity table for even a few moments can lead to a fire starting in your bedroom. It is exceptionally easy for the fire from your candle to spread elsewhere if you leave it sitting next to your open container of cotton swabs for makeup application. In just a few minutes, the fire can spread from your candle to your makeup and skincare products, leaving a bubbling mess of cosmetic goods, greasy stains, and soot behind in its wake.

While most fires that happen inside the homes of everyday people are rather small, even a small blaze can leave significant fire damage behind in your Bow home. Makeup and skincare products are incredibly expensive, so even a small and contained fire can do hundreds of dollars worth of damage. If you are someone who collects cosmetics or works in the industry, it could be thousands.

Losing many of your cosmetic products can be upsetting, but it is crucial that you call for professional help as soon as the fire in your home is extinguished. SERVPRO makes it a priority to arrive as quickly as possible. Getting the call out as soon as you are able can help make that a reality. If we can get to your home swiftly, we are more likely to perform a successful remediation.

Once SERVPRO arrives at your home, we can go through the remains of the fire with you and make an inventory of all of the products that you lost so you may submit an insurance claim. After cleaning up the charred bits and ruined containers, our technicians can begin to remediate the damage left behind.

SERVPRO techs can use tools like thermal foggers to help neutralize the odor the fire caused. To handle the adhered soot and stains left on your vanity table, we can use lubricative cleaning methods to lift the grime away. SERVPRO's goal is to leave your home in the condition it was in before the fire took place.

Forgetfulness can be embarrassing when it causes a fire, but never allow it to let you hesitate. Reach out and contact SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825. We are open 24/7 and ready to take your call.

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Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Concord Homes

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Compared to fire or water damage, mold in Concord homes is not something residents give much thought to usually.

Cleaning Mold Damage And Restoring Homes

Compared to fire or water damage, mold in Concord homes is not something residents give much thought to usually. Depending on the level of growth, that can be a costly mistake which can run into thousands of dollars in clean-up and restoration costs.

Most Concord residents smell mold damage long before they see it. Unfortunately, they try to cover it up with sprays to mask the musty odor and use bleach to try and kill it once they do find traces. It takes much more than a Lilac spray and a bottle of bleach actually to fix the problems, however. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to remove mold and maintain a large inventory of equipment and anti-fungal agents to stop active mold growths and reduce the recurrence of new mold colonies forming in each home.

Our first task is to find how far the mold extends and how to stop it. Even with modern technology, our best tools for finding mold are our eyes and nose. Finding the strongest odor usually takes only a few minutes and then a visual inspection gives us the information we need to stop further growth.

In most cases, this means finding the source of water that allowed the mold to expand and grow in the first place. Our technicians can repair minor problems such as a loose pipe connection and then quickly dry up leaks, puddles, and other forms of standing water.

If nearby property such a wood framing and other building materials became soaked, SERVPRO specialist could quickly dry that as well. We maintain a series of dehumidifiers that draw moisture directly from nearby material and even the surrounding air. Depending on the overall humidity level, each of these devices can remove over 20 gallons of water every 24 hours.

Bleach is an effective sterilant, but it is not always the best agent to remove mold. For organic materials like cotton, leather, and wool, a fungistat slows the rate of growth to almost zero and does not stain or otherwise damage the items. Sporicides are very effective to control mold spores, especially in areas like attics, crawlspace, and behind walls.

The goal at SERVPRO of Concord is to restore your home form current damage and hopefully protect it from the mold in the future. If you detect that telltale musty odor or see mold along a bathroom ceiling, call us today at (603) 225-2825 to schedule a visit.

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Dealing With Water Removal On Your Bow Area Property

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

When dealing with water damage on your Bow area property immediate action is crucial.

Dealing With Water Removal

When dealing with water damage on your Bow area property immediate action is crucial. Delaying just a few hours can have a drastic impact on the amount of damage you suffer in your home. The cleanup and restoration of your home deserve the attention of a fully licensed professional with IICRC industry certification, never settle for less.

The water damage technician that arrives at your home in Bow can help you identify and stop the source of water causing the problem. Besides identifying the type of water category affecting your home they can survey water damage and perform a complete safety inspection that involves blocking furniture and other items to help reduce rust or stains that develop on your carpeting.

SERVPRO technicians have access to a variety of advanced equipment that can remove the majority of water from your home quickly. We use extraction pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units that make removing hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property fast. Specialized equipment such as industrial air movers, dehumidifiers, and monitoring techniques help remove water retained in building materials and reduce drying times.

SERVPRO can use moisture detectors, hygrometers, and measuring equipment to determine the extent of moisture saturation in your home. Infrared cameras make it easier to find water hidden in your walls or ceilings, further reducing water retained in your home. We monitor the affected area throughout the restoration process, continually checking for warping, swelling, or secondary damages that often lead to the development of mold in your home.

SERVPRO also specializes in restoring damaged contents, helping you preserve precious keepsakes and restoring contents back to an original condition. We use several cleaning methods and deploy a variety of services that help protect your items from potential damage.

Make the call to SERVPRO of Concord for access to cleanup and restoration services 24/7; we have emergency service representatives available immediately to answer your call. Our highly trained restoration technicians have access to the equipment, personnel, and resources necessary to provide you with quality services you trust. (603) 225-2825.

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Removing At-Risk Contents of Your Concord Home During Flooding

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Once you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO to remediate the flood damage that your home has sustained. Call right away.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Pride Themselves in Effectively Restoring Your Home After a Flood

Natural disasters are something that Concord homeowners are all too familiar with facing. With so many aging homes in the area, the structural integrity initially built to withstand the pressures of external water and prevent penetration erode and degrade with time. The more that something like this happens, the more likely your home becomes towards falling victim to the severe weather systems that pass through the area causing creeks and rivers to rise and putting homes at risk of encountering the rising waters.

Once penetration points exist in the foundation of your home, your basement (finished or not) is subject to the flood damages in Concord. With unabated access to your home, high volumes of water can collect quickly, putting structural components, construction materials and the contents of your home at considerable risk for irreparable damages. Fortunately, you have SERVPRO to help you quickly avert these critical possibilities and work to overcome the damage that your home does experience in the time before we arrive.

Our estimator goes over the damage in your home and works to catalog the work that is necessary to restore the affected areas of your residence back to their original conditions. Within this process is a list of the items that our experienced professionals needed to pack-out of your home to save them from getting ruined by the pooled water throughout the lower levels of your property.

Once the damage has gotten restored to the affected areas of your home, the contents that had gotten removed and stored nearby can get returned to their original positions by our SERVPRO technicians. This pack-in process ensures that everything looks and functions like it had before the water loss incident occurred.

There are lots of things that a homeowner needs to worry about when it comes to recovering from flood damages to their house. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Concord water damage restoration specialists can help you to understand the work that must get done and accomplish it efficiently to return your home to you quickly. Give us a call anytime at (603) 225-2825.
 
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When a Fire Breaks Out In Your Bow Breakfast Cafe, What to Do

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Clean Up Your Bow Cafe After a Fire

Fast SERVPRO Response Can Mitigate the Fire & Smoke Damage and Downtime

Fire damage is never an ideal situation for any business. In fact, when your business operates during morning and early afternoon hours because it is centered on selling breakfast and lunch, it is even worse. When a fire breaks out in the early hours of the morning during food prep, the time it takes to deal with it can cut into your service. As a restaurant, an interruption to the foot traffic of your business can sometimes be a missed opportunity for daily profits.

Situations like this are precisely why it is a good idea to call for a professional restoration company to come to your breakfast cafe in Bow to handle the fire damage. Calling for help allows you to focus on opening the doors of your business again. You do not have to lose out on valuable customers and essential daily profits if we do the restoration work.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that time matters, especially when it comes to the damage that a blaze leaves behind. A fire breaking out in the kitchens of your establishment can cause problems with preparing food, even if the blaze was small. Soot and smoke damage can be left behind and, as a result, a foul-smelling odor can be left in the air. A kitchen fire may result in powder dusting the prep areas and exposed foods. There is always the possibility of needing official post-food inspection okay before reopening.

SERVPRO can get to your business as soon as possible after your call and bring the right equipment to handle the job. To leave space in your kitchen for your employees to work while our techs start the cleanup, we can section off the area that has suffered damage from the small fire, if at all feasible. After, we can employ the use of a hydroxyl generator to neutralize odors in the air safely. We can use chemical cleaners to loosen and remove the soot residue that was adhered to the surface of your equipment. At SERVPRO, we make it our priority to clean and disinfect the area that suffered damage as quickly as possible so you can go back to business as usual.

Do not hesitate when a fire breaks out in your cafe kitchen. Dial (603) 225-2825 to contact SERVPRO of Concord.

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Professional Restoration for Flooding in Your Concord Home

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in any room in your home can lead to secondary damages including mold. Contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Tackle Drying Out Your Home After a Flood

With spring finally showing its face for Concord homeowners, the threats of the winter have passed and gotten replaced with the concerns that follow along with the new season. For those in the area, torrential rainfall and severe weather systems passing through often pose some of the most considerable risks to a home, as oversaturated grounds can allow for flash flooding to occur. This natural disaster can affect multiple homes at the same time, preying the worst on the homes with compromised foundations and degrading masonry.

The trouble is, you might not realize that your Concord home is at risk for flood damages until you are amid a crisis. While you might not know where it is coming from specifically or how to slow the process down, fortunately, there is someone that you can call who can help you. Our SERVPRO team remains ready for any disaster 24/7, making us an ideal choice to help you overcome the current flooding in your home and get things back to the way they were before this occurrence.

Our team of professionals begins the restoration process from the moment that we step through the doors of your home. With flooding situations, time is always of the essence. Working quickly to determine both the full scope of the damage your home faces and the penetration points which allowed the flooding in the first place are critical to restoring your home to its original condition.

Our SERVPRO team often requires a pump truck from our fleet to speed up the extraction of water from the affected area. The faster this pooled water can get removed, the less irreparable damage its presence can cause to your home. Drying follows immediately afterward, focusing on removing all of the dampness and moisture (no matter how far spread).

The faster that professional restoration services can get to work on the present flooding damage in your home, the less severe damage that the team has to contend with to restore your house. You can trust the experience of our SERVPRO of Concord specialists to help you overcome this disaster and get your home back to the way it used to be. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 225-2825.

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Why DIY Cleaning Cannot Remove Mold Completely in Your Concord Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

With any present moisture and the right temperature, mold spores can develop in your home, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Trust the Professionals at SERVPRO with Your Mold Damage Remediation Needs

Mold is much more common in Concord homes than you might think. Many homeowners in the area attribute the growth of mold to uncleanliness and consider their routines of upkeep on their homes can prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, mold spores seating on surfaces in your home has nothing at all to do with the cleanliness of the home that you keep. It does have to do with the presence of moisture in areas of your house and warmer temperatures. With these minimal conditions to spurn mold colonies, fungal growth can occur in a short period.

When it comes to combating mold damages in your Concord home, many are also misguided to believe that DIY methods can be as effective as professional remediation techniques. With the typical cleaning utensils and cleaners available to homeowners, the best that you can hope to achieve is the removal of surface mold, though these cleaning actions do not penetrate beyond the surface to impact the entire hyphae.

Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple strategies to address the mold that grows in your home. Removal begins with the isolation of the affected area so that active spores do not have a chance to spread to new areas of your house while remediation is underway.

Preventing this expansion of the colonies falls to negative air chambers and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to trap microbial particles, debris, mold spores and more floating around in the environment.

Removal can occur in a multitude of ways, from soda blasting to sanding, all with their unique advantages to specific situations. The SERVPRO mold remediation specialists assigned to combat the damage to your home can determine the best solution for the colonies present there.

The discovery of mold in your home might not seem feasible at first, but with the simplicity with which it can grow and thrive, it happens to more homes than you might believe. Trust in the experience and dedication of SERVPRO of Concord to help you remediate this problem as soon as you discover it. Give us a call anytime at (603) 225-2825.

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When Fire Damages Affect Your Bow Residence

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

When the Fire Trucks Have Left, Call SERVPRO for Bow Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Has the Answers for Fire and Smoke Cleanup and Restoration

Of all of the disasters and unfortunate events that could befall your Bow residence, fires are among the worst. No matter the severity of these incidents, there are always lingering effects that a homeowner must contend with to be able to move on with their life. While some of these effects might be on the lower end of the threatening spectrum, nearly all of them still require professional restoration services to remedy.
 
While you might not ever want to think about fire damages to your Bow home, this unfortunate event is something that several homeowners have to face at some point. With our efforts to respond rapidly to every call, our SERVPRO professionals are a wise choice for restoring the damage to your home. Our unique training in modern techniques and the latest equipment for fire damage repair and restoration makes us individually qualified to handle anything you might face after a blaze in your house.
 
From the moment that our professionals arrive at your home, we get to work on assessing the damage. There may be damages in your home that require boarding up or tarping over to protect them from further external damages; we prioritize this process. When the damage is too severe or widespread, a residential contractor must complete this repair before our restoration process can begin or continue. This inspection also looks for signs of water damage present in your home, which is a common side effect of the extinguishment effort.
 
Deodorization is a significant component to restoring a home after a recent fire because the noxious odor of smoke and charring can linger for a long time. Remedying this effect utilizes thermal foggers with a chemical compound that neutralizes this harsh scent on a molecular level, effectively removing it. Soot cleaning is another critical piece of the restoration process, as it affects surfaces and contents of your home that have been aesthetically marred by the recent fire. We set out to do this with sponges and high-powered vacuums to pull soot out of fabrics, textiles, and porous surfaces.
 
Finding a way to recover from a recent fire might not always be an easy thing to do, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to remain overwhelming for long. You can trust the experience and dedication of SERVPRO of Concord restoration specialists to help you overcome the damage and begin the process of moving on. Give us a call anytime you need us at (603) 225-2825.

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Water Heater Water Damage in Your Concord Home

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Removal and Cleanup After an Appliance Leak in Concord? Call SERVPRO

Concord Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO for Water Cleanup and Restoration

Water heater failure is more common in Concord homes than most realize. It can occur from a slow leak that you do not notice right away, instead of the water rushing out all at once. If the water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage can be much more extensive since water always travels downhill. Even though regular inspections can help you prevent such a disaster; however, sometimes problems can still arise.

A water heater failure in your Concord home can create a significant amount of water damage to your house, especially if the appliance is on an upper floor. Either way, you do not want to hesitate in getting the mess cleaned up. Our SERVPRO techs are here to help you for this reason. The longer you let the water sit, the more damage there is.

Once we remove the water from your home, we need to clean the structure as well. Items like subfloors and walls may need cleaning. We clean materials that are restorable with a method that is right for the kind of material we are restoring.

Our SERVPRO technicians use professionally formulated products, following all the label directions. Our end goal is to ensure that your home looks as good, if not better, then it did before the water damage, "Like it never even happened."
 
If any carpeting was affected, SERVPRO teams dry, clean and deodorize it. We choose a cleaning method that is right for the amount of soiling that happened. Other contents might need to be cleaned as well if they were affected by the water. Sometimes, your wooden furniture requires cleaning due to exposure to high humidity. We also check closets, clothing, and areas of storage for contents that may be damp. Photographs and wall hangings are checked for damage from condensation and high humidity as well.
 
We ensure you are satisfied with our work before finalizing the job. Moisture levels are rechecked to assure your home is dry, and a complete walkthrough is completed for this purpose. If any problems are found we correct them, and lastly, we remove any equipment and supplies.
 
SERVPRO of Concord prides ourselves in communicating with you as we restore your home in Penacook, Concord, or Bow from water damage. When you contact us at (603) 225-2825, you can be sure you are getting a company who is thorough and cares about each job individually.

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Why Professional Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Is Important For Your Concord Home

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Like the Sign Says--Call SERVPRO for Biohazardous Cleanup in Concord

Be Safe and Let SERVPRO Cleanup Any Biohazardous Conditions at Your Property

There are plenty of disasters that can threaten your Concord home. Among the most serious and traumatic of these events often require unique practices to safely clean and restore. From something as unfortunate as a sewer backing up into your home to the crime scene and homicide/suicide damage restoration and cleanup, professional assistance is required to remove all of the potential contaminants in the area and to help you and your family move forward in the house.
 
Biohazard cleanup and restoration in your Concord home might be a requirement for several different reasons. Exposure to biological materials, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, and the presence of chemicals can make a home unsafe and dangerous to live in. Our SERVPRO team can help you to overcome these obstacles to safely live in your house once again, by providing a professional and thorough cleaning and restoration process that conventional cleaning methods just cannot replicate.
 
As with any biohazard cleanup, proper training is at the heart of what our SERVPRO technicians offer your home in the wake of a severe disaster or recent tragedy. That is why many specialists on our team get specially trained in the most modern and effective restoration techniques for all manner of contaminants and foreign substance so that this knowledge can get translated into a thorough and efficient process in your own home.
 
From the moment that our team arrives at your property, we put on our protective equipment and begin meticulously assessing the damage and hazards present in your home. This process provides a concise strategy for our SERVPRO technicians to follow, from the tools that we need to the techniques to employ. This inspection also details the areas that require our attention overall, from issues with building materials that require cleaning or replacement to widespread concerns that simultaneously affect multiple rooms.
 
There are unfortunate circumstances that can make it unsafe to live in your own home. When you need biohazard cleanup and restoration services, trust the SERVPRO of Concord team to help you through every step of this delicate process. Give us a call today at (603) 225-2825.

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When a Small Fire Happens in Your Bow Restaurant Kitchen

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

If a small fire in your restaurant kitchen occurs, call on the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

Rely on SERVPRO for Fast and Thorough Fire Damage Remediation

Fire damage can be pesky when it comes to operating your business smoothly and keeping your doors open. Unfortunately, the stress of running a kitchen in a restaurant can frazzle employees when something like a fire happens. As a result, a small kitchen fire can get a little out of hand quite quickly and leave small damages and soot behind. When such an occurrence happens, it can create a mess that needs to be cleaned up by a professional hand. Luckily there is help close by that can execute the remediation swiftly and quietly.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can work around the schedule of your Bow restaurant to ensure that the doors stay open when they need to while we address the fire damage. We can stay out of the way while your business operates and then perform the clean up during closed hours. We strive to be as unintrusive as possible so that we do not interfere with the flow of customers in your restaurant and its daily revenue.

To start the process, SERVPRO can clean the soot off of any surfaces in your kitchen and return them to their pre-fire state. We use wet and dry cleaning procedures to remove the stains from the surfaces of your equipment, walls, and floors. While rare, smoke can damage equipment. If smoke damage has occurred to any of the equipment on your property, our technicians can take inventory to make it easy for you as a business owner. Whether you send it to be thoroughly cleaned or choose to replace it is up to you.

SERVPRO technicians can bring specialized equipment to your restaurant to remediate the fire damage in the kitchen. We can use thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to neutralize the odors left behind by fire and ensure that no smells linger in your kitchen. Once we deal with the smell and the sight of the fire damage, our work has finished, and your business can return to normal.

When a small fire breaks out and causes damages on your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825. Day or night we can take your call and get our technicians to your business to return it to its preloss state as soon as possible.

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Flood Damage in Concord and Your Home

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

If storm damage strikes your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Crew is Trained and Experienced to Thoroughly Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Torrential rain and lightning storms wash away the dirt and grime covering the city in Concord, but the damage it can cause to your home through flooding can bring about severe problems. This type of water carries that washed-away grime directly into your home and then leaves it there once the waters recede. This grime also includes pathogens, microbes, and other biological matter that can cause health effects.

SERVPRO assists homeowners in Concord by undoing the flood damages affecting their homes. Our extraction equipment removes the water, of any amount, and then we begin to dry out your home's interior thoroughly. Heat, air currents, and drying equipment all work together and at specific times to create a drier atmosphere. Our training and experience help us determine the best approach, even in homes with closed in spaces and long hallways.

In addition to drying your home's interior, we also perform sanitation services so that we return your home's interior pathogen load to within normal ranges. We not only have equipment that reads the amount of moisture in a material, but we also use devices that can read how many foreign particles cover the surface. Our extraction machines also remove those tiny organisms which can cause health effects in both people and pets.

Our experience with flood damage and its effects include the control of odors left behind by water. These odors, evidence of microorganisms and decaying matter can last for months or even years, or until we remove them. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) holds IICRC certification and can help your home lose its post-flood musty odors. Ozone treatments or the use of hydroxyl gas can eliminate such problems. Helping restore even the way your home smells remains an important goal for our crew members.

SERVPRO of Concord can help your family after flood damage makes things unlivable. Call us at (603) 225-2825 if you live in the area around Bow or Penacook so we can help restore things quickly and efficiently.  

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Basics of Mold Damage Remediation in Concord

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

If you find mold in your home, calling SERVPRO right away is the first step to getting the mold infestation under control.

Team SERVPRO Has Experience When it Comes to Remediating Mold Damage

To prevent your materials from mold damage, you need to dry water soaked contents and rooms quickly. Damp areas are prone to fungi and bacterial attack which leads to possible decomposition, and that translates to additional losses. With that in mind, it is crucial for any Concord resident to know what to do after making such a discovery.
 
Understanding the basics is necessary for any mold damage remediation process in Concord to be a success. If you are working with our SERVPRO technicians, we first do a pre-inspection to determine the degree of contamination. We are aware that moldy areas may cause health effects, and as a result, we wear protective gear such as masks during the process. The pre-inspection enables us to plan the procedures to use during the remediation exercise.
 
Usually, mildew growth starts from one point and spreads to other clean areas. That is why our SERVPRO team first identifies the source and tries to prevent it from becoming airborne. One of the techniques we use to achieve that is by ensuring the movement of air is from the clean areas to the contaminated areas, and not vice-versa. We use negative air machines to do that, and in the process protect our technicians from the level of exposure.
 
If we discover that the level of contamination on the dry walls has gone beyond normal levels, we might perform some demolitions. We also remove the excessively damaged contents from the area and recommend replacements where necessary. HEPA vacuuming is also so helpful when we need to remove the mold spores.
 
Another critical step that our SERVPRO technicians do is cleaning the soiled surfaces and materials. We use detergents that have sterilizing properties when doing damp wiping to reduce the chances of future mildew growth. We can also perform deodorization and set up air movers in the area to improve the quality of air.
 
SERVPRO of Concord is an industry leader in storm, water, fire, and mold remediation. Call us at (603) 225-2825 when you face any size of disaster to get served with reliable services.
 
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Fire Damage from a Space Heater in Your Bow Home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Space heaters can be very dangerous and should be kept away from flammable objects.

SERVPRO is Here to Help if a Fire Starts in Your Home

In the colder winter months in Bow, homeowners commonly use some type of portable space heater for one reason or another. Using them in bedrooms at night is one popular use. However, many people do not think about the potential dangers of these heating devices when they are misused. You need to keep anything combustible away from the heater, and if something fell onto it or close to it while you are sleeping, a slow fire can start.

Before you know it, your bedroom could be filled with smoke, even from a small fire. The fire damage your Bow home sustains needs to be taken care of right away. The soot and smoke damage left behind can continue to do damage after the fire is out. Our staff at SERVPRO are always standing by to help you after a disaster like this. We can get it cleaned up for you in a timely fashion so you can get back to life as usual.

Fire damage creates several different challenges when it comes to cleaning it up. A building that has burned includes various complicated reactions between various elements. These include how much oxygen, heat, and moisture are present, the kind of material being burned, the kinds of smoke that are present, the airflow patterns in the building, and what kinds of surfaces are impacted by heat and smoke.

When it comes to surfaces, SERVPRO understands that porous ones let particles and odor permeate deeper and are a lot more difficult to clean. Surfaces that are nonporous, such as glossy enamel paint and vinyl wall coverings, are easier to clean than paper wall coverings or flat latex paint. Synthetic fibers attract greater concentrations of residue than natural fibers. However, synthetics clean better than natural fabrics.

Also, the older the surface is, the harder it can be for us to clean. Heat causes surfaces to expand and then become porous. Odors and residue can penetrate surfaces more efficiently. It does not matter whether it is fabric, paint, or carpet. As old paint deteriorates, for example, it becomes more porous, and its adhesion is weakened.

SERVPRO of Concord has the training and tools to clean the fire damage in your home in Bow, Penacock, or Concord correctly and thoroughly. Reach out to us at (603) 225-2825 when you are dealing with damage left after a fire.

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Learn To Secure Your Concord Property From Water Damage Related Problems

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Waste Money on Leaks in Your Concord Home--SERVPRO Tip

Preventing Leaks to Your Concord Home Is Better Than Mitigating Damages

Water damage can occur in many ways and all we have to do it to know our options to mitigate the effects. For instance, think about the kind of challenges that a clogged gutter can make your Concord home experience. By failing to address it in good time, the water leaks and accumulates around the foundation of your house. Within no time, cracks appear, and that means foundation damage could be the end-result.

Even when the foundation of your Concord home does not suffer from water damage, there are chances that the resulting dampness may lead to mold growth. Mildew growth may lead to health effects and to avoid that you need to work with a restoration company like SERVPRO. This is the time when you need the right equipment to extract that water within the shortest time possible. When there is stagnant water on your property, our team may use vacuuming. Vacuum pumps work in such a way that they remove the water from a given area and direct it to a distant place or in a tank outside the house.

One of the most important activities we undertake during a typical water removal exercise is to identify concealed areas that might contain the moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment such as infra-red cameras, moisture meters, and detectors to sense the presence of water in such areas and work towards removing it. In the process, we inspect whether the ceilings and wooden floors in your property are safe, and if not, we recommend a replacement.

While some water-related challenges are hard to prevent, there are some that our SERVPRO team can help you reduce their chances of happening. I am referring to having inspected your plumbing system, washing machine, water heater and air conditioning units which are known to cause moisture build-up.

SERVPRO of Concord is a proven industry leader in water damage restoration. Call us at (603) 225-2825 at any time of the day for service.

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Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup for Your Bow Business

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Having too many cords plugged into one electrical strip is a hazard and can result in an electrical fire.

Trust the Professionals at SERVPRO to Properly Restore Your Business after Fire Damage

Electrical fires can occur at any time in your Bow pizza parlor, many times from outdated wiring, faulty outlets, or too many items plugged into one electrical strip. To reduce the risk of this happening, make sure all your electrical outlets, wiring, and cords in your building are up-to-date, not damaged or broken, or running underneath an appliance or rug which can make the wires overheat. Make sure extension cords work correctly and do not have exposed or frayed wiring.

If an electrical fire did break out in your pizza parlor in Bow, the fire damage left behind wouldn’t be just from the heat and flames. You are looking at soot and smoke damage as well, plus perhaps water damage from firefighting efforts. It is a lot to deal with, so call our professionals at SERVPRO to help you. We are professionally trained to handle all aspects of fire damage, and we have the tools to do the job efficiently and correctly so you can get your business back on track.

When restoring materials that have been damaged by smoke, our goal is to restore them back to their preloss condition. We apply some basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this task.

First, SERVPRO techs locate smoke residues by carefully inspecting the area affected. We begin near the source of the fire and then trace how far the smoke moved through your structure. Different kinds of smoke residues can be in the same loss environment. We select a cleaning method which effectively removes the kind of smoke residues that are present.

We also need to identify the kind of surface the residues are on, which determines what cleaning methods and products are safe to use on the particular surface. We are careful to preserve the surface or material being cleaned. However, we may not be able to restore some materials if they cannot withstand the process of cleaning.

Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact, so we use dry and wet cleaning procedures to release and carry the residue particles away from the surface affected. Then we can properly dispose of the cleaning waste and debris.

The methods of cleaning up after a fire at SERVPRO of Concord are designed so we can thoroughly restore your business in Bow, Concord, or Penacock. Get in touch with us immediately after a fire at (603) 225-2825 so we can get you back and up and running quickly.

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Emergency Flood Damage Restoration Services in Concord

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

Finding yourself knee deep in water after a storm can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO right away for fast drying out services and remediation.

TEAM SERVPRO Arrives on the Flooded Scene Quickly to Dry Out Your Property

Flood damage in Concord, whether due to heavy storms, hurricanes, or flash floods, can cause mild to severe consequences. Additionally, exposing building materials to wet conditions for a long period increases the possibility of mold and mildew growth. Certain flood damage situations can lead to toilet overflows and sewage backups, subsequently creating odor problems that may require professional help to resolve.
 
When a natural disaster causes flooding in your Concord home, you can always count on SERVPRO for quick and efficient flood damage restoration services. We are locally based and properly armed to deal with any type of damage to your property before it is too late. This is aided by the fact that our technicians are highly trained and certified by the IICRC to ensure a smooth restoration process. Our goal is to reverse the effects of flooding and water damage as quickly as possible, “Like it never even happened.”
 
Regardless of the cause of flood damage, an immediate response is essential. Standing water can ruin carpets and furniture, rot or warp building structures and materials, raise humidity levels, affect insulation, damage electrical systems, and create a favorable environment for mold growth. More than containing and removing excess water quickly, it is necessary to take emergency measures to curb the flow of water.
 
SERVPRO has a competent emergency response team that can mitigate the damage by removing waterlogged items such as carpets, kitchen appliances, and furnishings to prevent further harm. After assessing the extent of the flood damage, we can determine which belongings need replacement as opposed to repairing. We can provide temporary storage in our warehouses for any items that can be restored.
 
SERVPRO professionals use advanced equipment to extract excess water and then install dryers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture content in the room. The idea behind this is to speed up the drying process. We also have EPA-approved disinfectants that are very effective against mold, fungi, and other microorganisms that may appear as a result of the intrusion.
 
No need to despair when you encounter flood damage to your property. Just contact SERVPRO of Concord right away to commence the flood damage restoration process. We are available 24/7, any day of the week at (603) 225-2825.

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

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Ignore Leaks in Your Concord Home--Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage

SERVPRO Offers Swift, Professional Water Extraction to Mitigate Damages

Water damage might occur in your residence in Concord when you least expect. It can be a shattering experience, and not too many individuals may know what to do when it happens. Note that it demands reaction as soon as possible to help reduce damage and salvage as much property as possible.
 
Homeowners in Concord may not have the know-how to deal with water damage efficiently. You are better off working with professionals who have the training and equipment to extract the water and restore your home to its preloss condition.
 
SERVPRO is your go-to partners when seeking a reputable water damage restoration company that offers 24-hour emergency service and has the expertise and training to handle the removal and drying services. A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry, our SERVPRO technicians, can arrive swiftly to identify the source of moisture in your house. If the water intrusion is caused by a plumbing or appliance issue, we can attempt to shut-off the valve, preventing further water was spilling onto your home.

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

Our SERVPRO WRT water damage restoration technicians move property contents and furniture from the affected areas to mitigate secondary damage. We also can block the items to prevent further stains, rust, and degradation. We inspect the carpet pad to determine if it can be salvaged or discarded. We try to restore rather than replace whenever possible. Depending on the extent of damage, experts may also utilize deodorizers and disinfectants as part of the treatment process.
 
Our SERVPRO crew typically discards non-salvageable items with the approval of the homeowner and if involved, the insurance adjuster. Our aim is complete customer satisfaction with our services. Our technicians go the extra mile.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Concord anytime you need professionals to handle a water problem. We proudly serve Penacook, Bow, and other surrounding areas. Reach us at (603) 225-2825.

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Stopping Winter Mold Damage In Bow

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Spores grow and mold damage in Bow homes can happen with the temperature as low as 68 degrees.

Winter Mold Damage

With winter here, residents of Bow are concerned with ice and snow damage, perhaps even flooding from a poorly insulated pipe. A possible mold infestation barely registers to them. They are right to be concerned about the weather, but mold is still a year-round problem.

Spores grow and mold damage in Bow homes can happen with the temperature as low as 68 degrees. Since most people heat their homes to around 72 degrees or higher, SERVPRO understands that mold can grow anywhere inside a home through the winter months despite the outside temperatures.

Leaky pipes or a faulty appliance still spill water under cabinets and behind interior walls in the winter. Water heaters are used more often, so a break in a line or a rusted bottom collapsing is more likely at this time. It only takes a small percentage of this moisture to give spores the opportunity to expand and begin growing in utility closets, laundry rooms, and under bathroom sinks.

Year-round, food is food. A mold colony grows by feeding on drywall and other building materials like wood framing, ceiling tiles, and cellulose insulation. Unless the temperature falls well under 68 degrees, mold growth does not even slow down.

Since homeowners are unlikely to abandon their home so we can turn off the heating system, the best way for SERVPRO remediation specialists to stop mold growth is still to find the source of moisture and remove it. We start by following the mold back to its point of origin using an air content meter to find the highest concentration of spores in the air, and then visually follow the mold to the thickest growth. That is usually where we also find the damaged pipe or another leak source.

Even in the winter, there can be a leak in the roof. As the temperature warms during the day, it causes ice and snow to melt. That sends water down behind walls or into the home between the drywall panels making up the ceiling. The outside moisture also compresses the insulation, making it less effective and another food source for the mold when the temperature warms in the spring.

Stopping and removing mold from your home does not end with the first freeze. If you smell that telltale musty odor or see the mold itself, call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 today. We are here to help.

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

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

Factors Affecting the Fire Damage Cleaning Process

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

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

The Type of the Surface Involved in the Fire

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

Age of the Surface Involved in the Fire

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

Amount of Moisture

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

Temperature Changes

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

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

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

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Professional Water Damage Remediation Saves Concord Nature Center Displays

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Exhibits often house priceless history that cannot be replaced. If your exhibit has suffered from water damage, it is best to contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Moisture Detection Tools For Thorough Remediation at Your Commercial Location

Honoring a sense of Concord's natural history through dioramas and other educational displays offers citizens and visitors a grasp of the past, present, and future in our area. Significant damage to the indoor exhibits is possible when water intrusions go unnoticed or ignored. Our water damage crews employ best practices to restore affected areas, preserving both the structure and the history contained within its walls.
 
Persistent leaking from a poorly draining flat roof caused commercial water damage to the Concord nature center. Some of the educational exhibits affected have soaked walls, and the depictions of plants, animals, and birds are at risk of severe deterioration. We offer the tools and the training to find and remove water, and then to dry out and restore the displays.
 
A thorough assessment of the extent of the water damage informs the next steps taken by the SERVPRO team. Because of the unique characteristics of the rooms affected, water damage may be hidden. Our employees train in effective methods to measure and monitor the moisture content of both the underlying materials forming the structure of the building and the various natural and artificial components that make up the displays. Sophisticated scanning equipment helps us locate water pooled in recesses, between walls and behind partitions, and any other pockets of moisture that are likely to cause continuing damage if not removed.
 
We extract standing water, taking care not to damage the exhibits further. The next step is to develop and execute a drying plan to reduce the remaining moisture to normal levels. With the high risk of damage threatening articles that cannot be replaced, speed and skill are both necessary. SERVPRO crews train under the auspices of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standard-setting organization for the water damage remediation industry.
 
Training in psychrometry, also known as the science of drying, is a core IICRC course taken by our crews. We learn how to balance air movement with heat and dehumidification to move water vapor permanently out of structures and contents. Air movers, heaters, and desiccant dehumidifiers positioned appropriately swiftly lower the moisture content from the water damaged areas, allowing us to repair and touch up deterioration, making the center look “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of Concord is ready to tackle any water damage in your business or community space. Call us at (603) 225-2825 to set up an appraisal and get the restoration process moving.

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Thawing Freezers Can Create Water Removal Needs For Your Concord Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Leaks from Freezers in Your Concord Home? Contact SERVPRO

Water Damage in Concord Properties Has Many Different Causes

You likely haven’t stopped to look at the random appliances in your house and wondered what would happen if they somehow malfunctioned. When it comes to those appliances that you have that store water (or frozen water), a failure of these machines could mean a great deal of clean up for you. Typically, when people think of appliances that can leave large volumes of water of their Concord homes, they think of washing machines and water tanks. While this is undoubtedly correct, another often overlooked potential culprit would be a stand-alone freezer.
 
While these units can be quite a help to your house, they can also cause a need for water removal in your Concord home. While it might not seem like much water, the ice that has formed along the sides of your freezer has quite a large mass to it once it has thawed back to a liquid. A simple short in the power to this appliance and you have the makings of a water emergency.
 
There are several reasons why stand-alone freezers might lose power or malfunction. Sometimes it is just as simple as the unit getting too old for its components to continue working as they should. You might have the freezer plugged into an outlet that is going bad or unable to provide a stable supply of the right level of power the freezer needs to function. The list goes on and on. The result is usually the same, leaking several gallons worth of water onto the floor of your home where it sits.
 
Fortunately for you, our SERVPRO response team is available at all hours of the day to handle these kinds of situations and to restore the damage that they create. Even generous levels of preventative maintenance can only take you so far with these appliances, so you just have to be diligent with keeping track of how they are performing over time. When this kind of situation arises, know that we have the kind of tools and expertise to clean up the mess and to make it "Like it never even happened."
 
If you have any water removal emergency in your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Concord. We can be reached 24/7 at (603) 225-2825.

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Prevent Mold By Reducing Humidity in Your Rolling Meadows Home

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

Contacting SERVPRO after finding or smelling mold in your home is your best defense against mold infestations. We quickly investigate and remediate.

Our Certified Technicians Remediate Mold Infestations in Homes While Offering Tips to Prevent Recurrences

Humid areas of your house are not only problematic to live in, but they can also produce some rather severe conditions. Mold spores exist naturally in the air and are brought in through the air systems that you have in your Concord home. While typically these microscopic spores remain unseen and unfelt, the presence of moisture within the more humid areas of your house could allow these spores to thrive and grow.
 
Mold damage in Concord is something unfortunate that people have to deal with, especially in areas that are typically darker and exposed to more constant moisture (like your basement). While it is striking how common mold is in these areas, it does not make it any less problematic for you or the other people living in your house. Mold can cause health effects, and as such, should be taken very seriously when you identify its existence in your home.
 
Mold is not simple to remove, and many conventional methods that you can find online are not effective on all kinds of the fungus. Some of the methods only remove the mold that can be seen with the naked eye but fail to remove the entirety of the hyphae. Some types of mold can adversely react to home remedy removal methods and can pose more serious threats as a result.
 
Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have experience using the latest technology and equipment to remove the mold from your house quickly and efficiently. This remediation process begins with drying the area and preventing the spores from spreading to new places. Negative air chambers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers are critical to this drying step. During the removal process, your heating or air conditioning units are turned off to prevent the spread of the spores to new areas of the house.
 
With the spores unable to spread, our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians begin work using antimicrobial and antifungal treatment procedures to eradicate the presence of mold colonies. These treatments are the most efficient way to prevent further mold damages to your home and to keep your family safe.
 
If you see or smell mold in your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Concord. We can be reached 24/7 at (603) 225-2825.

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Water Removal in Your Concord Office Building After a Failed Sprinkler System

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Removal from Your Concord Office? Call SERVPRO

Malfunctions Lead to Water Damage in Many Office Workplaces

If your Concord office building is older, the sprinkler system could be as well. Keeping them updated is essential, as older systems can fail and cause water damage that is debilitating to your business. Not only do you have much water to clean up, but there are also many items that are now damaged such as expensive computers and other electronics, and necessary paperwork.
 
Because of the scope of the damage from a sprinkler system malfunctioning in your Concord office building, you need professional help for your commercial water removal problem. Our staff at SERVPRO are fully trained and ready to help you anytime you need, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us after an emergency strikes.
 
Besides all the items in your building which require drying, we need to dry out the structure as well. Once the standing water is pumped out with our heavy-duty truck-mounted pumps in the event of large volumes of water, there are structural items which need to be dried out to prevent additional damages such as those caused by mold.
 
Drying multiple layers of sheetrock requires a longer drying time. Cost is also a factor. The time and expense to dry the material to its preloss condition could be more than replacing the actual sheetrock. Drying a single layer of saturated drywall takes five to seven days on average. Typically, when business continuity and production is of paramount importance, the most rapid means of either restoration or replacement is the solution.

Drying two layers of drywall could take ten to fourteen days. SERVPRO techs can monitor the layers using a penetrating moisture tester with long, Teflon coated probes. We use the probes in areas that are inconspicuous, and patch the holes during the process of restoration. Drywall gets more fragile when it is wet and more stable as it dries out.
 
Ceiling tiles are usually less expensive to remove and replace than to dry out. As the building owner, you likely want to have new tiles since water usually stains tiles and causes them to bow. Some kinds of ceiling tiles can withstand moisture better than acoustical tiles. Ceiling tiles should usually be removed so air can circulate and dry wet areas above the gridlines. Some tiles are salvageable depending on how severe the damage is. Older ceiling tiles which contain asbestos require removal by licensed contractors.
 
SERVPRO of Concord ensures your office building is dry again so that you can continue normal operations as fast as possible. Businesses in the areas of Bow, Concord, or Penacook should contact us at (603) 225-2825 as soon as they notice a problem.

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Wintertime Fire Damage Concerns In Bow

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Candles are also a common fire hazard, especially if knocked over at gatherings or neglected and allowed to burn down to a non-protected surface.

Fire Damage Concerns

Winter is finally coming around the corner after a long, warm autumn in Bow. When the weather changes, it is likely to occur quickly. Prepare for the increased fire risks of our winter temperatures, holidays, and storms ahead of time to avoid inconvenience and even tragedy. Line up a restoration company in case a crisis happens despite your planning.

Changes In Interior Climate Control
The best time of year to check out the condition of furnaces and heat pumps is now. A problem or malfunction of your heating system is the second most common cause of fires in the United States. The three winter months beginning with December, and ending with February see the most house fires traceable to heating. Not surprisingly, space heaters are a common appliance in roughly 40 percent of home heating fire disasters. Use with caution, and never unsupervised, especially with children or pets in the area.

Snow And Ice Storms
Severe storms featuring sleet, slush, heavy snow, and strong winds increase fire risk in a number of ways. The temperature often plummets, causing us to turn up the heat or switch on the space heater. Winter leads the rest of the year in the number of home fires, with heating issues reported in 1 out of every 6 fires. The ice and snow stress electrical lines, resulting in downed wires that can spark a fire.

Generator Issues
Downed wires impel prepared homeowners to use safer standby or riskier portable generators. In recent years the improper use of generators during the three month winter season is responsible for half the generator-related deaths in a year. Although many of those deaths are due to a buildup of carbon monoxide, fires also spark, particularly when a transfer switch is not used and extension cords covered in snow and slush snake outdoors to deliver the power to a home.

Home Holiday Decor
Real pine garlands and trees are highly flammable. Inexpensive strings of lights are prone to shorts, which can be a real disaster when the lights drape over a Christmas tree. Candles are also a common fire hazard, especially if knocked over at gatherings or neglected and allowed to burn down to a non-protected surface. Take care to shield candles and place on non-flammable holders. Keep away from pets and children and avoid the edges or surfaces and draperies or other fabric when displaying.

SERVPRO of Concord hopes your winter months are merry and bright, but if a fire damages your home, give us a call at (603) 225-2825. We are experts in fire damage restoration and will devise a plan that gets your house back to preloss condition.

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Who to Contact After Flood Damage in Bow

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

If your home is affected by a flood, call SERVPRO immediately to help minimize the damage.

SERVPRO is Available to Help When Your Home is Hit with Flood Damage

After a flood hits your home, determining an appropriate course of action can be difficult and daunting. Finding a starting place for your next steps may seem difficult in the face of disaster. Through years of experience, SERVPRO has learned that there are a few contacts you should call first and foremost after flood damage hits your home in Bow. Make sure to give a call to or otherwise contact these parties to manage the crisis best.

Relatives and Loved Ones

Even if no one was hurt in the event, you should still contact your loved ones if flood damage strikes your Bow home. They may see heavy storming or flooding in the area and worry about your safety and may want to provide some form of assistance upon learning of your home's damage. Be sure to leave answering machine messages, emails, or social media posts so that they can learn of your plight even if they are not immediately available.

Damage Mitigation Specialists

Contacting a damage mitigation company like SERVPRO immediately after a disaster happens helps to ensure that your home takes as little damage as possible. We can be at your home within a couple of hours of your initial call, ready to react and put a stop to damage as needed.

Employers

Most victims of flood damage are put out of work for at least one day, so you should be careful to contact your employer and inform them of your plight. While you should not provide any specific time estimates for how long you expect to be out, we recommend that you make it clear that you intend to return to work at the soonest opportunity.

Insurance Providers

Although SERVPRO representatives can help you deal with and contact your insurance provider, you should contact them yourself early on in the process as well. This company is most likely going to cover the bulk of your costs, so excellent communication and relationships should be fostered.

SERVPRO of Concord is a local provider of damage mitigation and restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (603) 225-2825 for our emergency services or more information on what we do.

For more information regarding Bow, visit http://bownh.gov/

Removing Smoke and Fire Damage Around Your Bow Home's Fireplace

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help to make sure your fireplace is safe and ready to keep your family warm this winter.

Preventing Fire Damage Caused by Your Fireplace

It is time again for chimney sweeps and fall weather. Homeowners in the Bow area who want to use their fireplaces this winter should prepare now. Chimney sweeps clean the interior of the chimney and points out problems that need attention from roofing specialists, as well as interior defects when they exist. 

Bow area homes should have their fireplaces cleaned professionally to eliminate smoke residues and the risk of fire damage. Local chimney sweeps do not perform restoration of the exterior fireplace and mantel area. However, we can perform these and other services to help ensure that your fireplace functions perfectly when you use it and looks beautiful when it is idle.

Cleaning away smoke and soot from your fireplace's interior can expose any defects, which the chimney sweep likely already discussed with you. The mantel can brighten up your room after cleaning, of course, but the reduction in soot and creosote also reduces the number of carcinogens in your home. Even if this substance seems hard to the touch, continual use of your fireplace can heat these areas up and release toxins into the air.

You might be surprised to find out how far the soot from your fireplace can travel in the room. Even though it is not a typical fire that causes damage in a home, fires burnt in the fireplace produce soot, smoke, and ashes. Most of this remains either inside the fireplace or leaves via the chimney, but microscopic amounts steadily escape into your living area each time you use your fireplace. These build up over time on your walls, woodwork, windows, and every other surface in the area.

At SERVPRO, we want to help homeowners by ensuring their homes are truly clean and safe for every member of their family. To many families, a fireplace is a source of inexpensive heat that helps regulate utility costs during the harsh and cold New England winters. We can help you do this safely and with fewer risks to your family and home.

The professional team members at SERVPRO of Concord want to help you remain warm this winter while staying safe. Please call us at (603) 225-2825 to find out how we can assist you in doing that this winter. We always answer our phone, so you never need to wait for a response from us.

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Professional Water Removal Saves The Day For Concord Brides

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

You can rely on SERVPRO when your bridal shop needs water removal services.

Water Removal Services for Your Business

Specialty shops have a unique mission, providing one-of-a-kind goods and services that are not easily found quickly elsewhere. Concord customers depend on these types of businesses to meet particular needs and rarely make contingency plans once they make their choice to go with an individual vendor. A water disaster threatens the ability of a retailer to deliver, but an experienced restoration company comes to the rescue.

Creating special days for both the bride and groom is your dream for each couple who consults with you. This dream becomes a nightmare when a significant leak in the plumbing system of your building requires emergency water removal from your Concord bridal boutique. Our disaster restoration team offers a fast response and practical help to empty your space of water and protect the clothing that makes wedding days magical for your customers.

SERVPRO water removal specialists earn certification through attendance at IICRC courses before joining one of our highly-qualified work crews. They learn when and how to use the cutting-edge equipment we trust to remove water and dry out our customer’s commercial spaces. Our submersible pumps and industrial strength water extractors are truck-mounted, arriving with the crew members and ready to address the problem at hand without waiting.

If the flood of water from your plumbing makes it unsafe to access your electrical power our self-contained setup permits us to get to work immediately. The moments after water invades are crucial, and the more quickly SERVPRO starts the task necessary, the better. As we pump and vacuum up the water other staff assess moisture levels and position air movers and dehumidifiers to eliminate airborne water and dry out your retail and storage areas.

We determine whether stored articles of clothing need to be packed up and moved out of the flooded area while the water removal progresses. Depending on the condition of other areas within your commercial space we may transfer the clothing to a dry space in your shop or move it to another safe site. Our crew is familiar with efficient inventory methods to ensure none of your bridal parties’ orders go missing as we deal with the water.

Your clients count on you to make their day special. SERVPRO of Concord wants to support your commitment to our community’s wedding parties through our expert restoration services. Call (603) 225-2825 to obtain the help needed when water endangers happy nuptials.

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Water Contamination Concerns When Flood Damage Affects Concord

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO after a flooding event in the home. We will assess the situation, begin removing standing water, and formulate a restoration plan.

SERVPRO's Technicians Remove Water First After Flooding and Then Assess the Remaining Damage

Severe storms over the past few months have Concord residents concerned about flooding in their homes. Saturated soils and overwhelmed storm sewers allow water to seep through foundations and backup in basements. When water floods into your house, we can help, especially important if the water standing in your lower level is at risk of contamination.
 
It is always important to remove water intruding into a building quickly, but removal needs to be speedy and safe when post-storm flood damage threatens your Concord home. Water that floods your home after days of rain collects all manner of chemicals and debris from the surrounding area. Adding a sewer backup to the mix increases the risk from gray to black water. Our crews have experience with the dirty water that fills your foundation, and we assure you we know how to remove it safely and dispose of it properly.
 
Whenever a sewer backs up, you face the probability of human waste, animal waste, bloodborne pathogens, and a broad array of lawn and pavement residue depositing inside your house. Even water that seeps through the foundation because the soil surrounding your home is overloaded with rain and runoff can carry hazardous chemicals and other pollutants into the pools forming in your basement or crawl space. SERVPRO has the equipment operated by certified staff that extracts and contains this foul water for disposal according to local regulations.
 
When dealing with black water, you need a professional flood damage restoration company with which to partner. Unless the contaminated water is eliminated immediately, you risk microbial proliferation and permanent damage to HVAC systems, appliances, and personal possessions stored in the affected areas. SERVPRO requires and supports advanced training for our workers managing your contamination and flooding issues. After the water exits, we evaluate your heating and cooling system for safe operation capability, cleaning and sanitizing it to prevent a spread of any of the dangerous substances to which it was exposed.
 
We also help determine whether furnishings and stored items are safe to dry out given the nature of the water soaking them. You can count on SERVPRO’s professionalism as we review your options, ensuring that you and your family are safe now and in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Concord awaits your call if storm flooding damages your property and threatens your health and well being because of contaminated water. We are available around the clock to answer questions and to schedule an inspection at (603) 225-2825.

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Keep An Eye On Condensation To Prevent Mold Damage In Concord

8/6/2017 (Permalink)

Most homes have condensation at some point.

Prevent Mold Damage

Most homes have condensation at some point. We are sure you have seen water droplet collecting on a window on a cold winter day, or seen the bathroom mirror all fogged up after a shower. The problem with condensation is that it is water, and that means it is wet. Dampness of any kind in your home puts your house at risk from mold. There are several signs that condensation is affecting your home, including visible water droplets, damp patches, or peeling wallpaper.

The presence of dampness provides an ideal breeding ground for mold. A condensation problem in your house can quickly turn into mold damage to your Concord home. SERVPRO recommends you take steps to prevent water droplets from forming around your home.

Adequate ventilation is a must. Air your home regularly by opening windows and even doors to allow air to move through. Get your ventilation system, HVAC and extractor fans serviced regularly and be sure they are working at optimum levels. Always switch on your extractor fan while bathing or taking a shower. If you do not have an extractor fan fitted, consider getting one installed. You might also want to get an extractor fan for your kitchen if you do not have one already.

Ways To Decrease Condensation

    •    Always close the kitchen door when cooking, cover pans with a lid when simmering or boiling food, and shut the bathroom door when bathing or showering.

    •    Wipe away water droplets as soon as you spot them. It is important to dry wet kitchen surfaces or appliances immediately. SERVPRO recommends that you always dry your shower stall and bathroom tiles after you take a shower or bath.

    •    Plants and home aquariums are unexpected sources of condensation. That is why you should always keep aquariums covered with a lid, to prevent excess evaporation. It is also an excellent idea to monitor the area around house plants for signs of dampness, and if you see such signs, move the plant or even transplant it outside if appropriate.

If you notice evidence of condensation or dampness in your home, it is a good idea to call in the experts. Get in touch with SERVPRO so our IICRC-certified experts can thoroughly assess your property for condensation, dampness, and signs of mold. SERVPRO uses state of the art tools to test dampness levels and have dehumidifiers, air movers and box fans on hand to increase ventilation and decrease humidity. Do not let water damage run amok in your house. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.

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Water Damage Can Come From The Smallest Of Leaks In Concord

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Small leaks around pipes or drains are often ignored.

Water Damage From Leaks

Small leaks around pipes or drains are often ignored. Many homeowners and tenants feel that the water has the ability to 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, you should protect your property from this kind of water damage. 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 is also running down a vertical surface such as a pipe or a wall, then this can only add to the damage sustained.

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.

When water damage has not shown any signs, our technicians can use moisture meters to detect where elevated levels of moisture 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 the way it looks while it is really damaged and in need of 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 by locating these types of leaks, and restoring 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.

Visit http://www.concordnh.gov/ for more about Concord.

Restoration Plans For Unique Cases Of Flooding in Bow

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding happens quickly and can bring mold into your house if not dealt with right away. Be prepared by having SERVPRO on speed dial.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Remove Flood Waters from Your Property

Our community lies to the west of the Merrimack River, occasionally posing a flood risk. Strong storms also threaten residents with watery basements due to roof runoff or seepage. Appliances and tubs overflow, among other household water hazards. No matter the cause, SERVPRO offers experienced crews and powerful equipment to restore residences affected by flooding.
 
To extend the growing season year-round, you installed a hydroponic garden system. The reservoir holds more than thirty gallons and unfortunately sprung a leak while you were out of town over a long weekend. The lower level, including a carpeted family room, suffered flood damage in your Bow home. Water, fortified with the nutrients necessary to grow plants without soil, needs removal and structures, fixtures, and belongings need drying. Expect us at your home within hours, implementing a plan to return the flooded spaces to preloss condition quickly.
 
Flood water classifies as clean, gray, or black. Gray is somewhat and black greatly contaminated with substances that can be harmful to buildings, contents, and occupants. Professional cleanup is essential when the water has added chemicals as with your hydroponic system, and SERVPRO ensures technicians trained in abating tainted water complete your job.
 
First, an experienced project manager assesses the challenges presented by the flood of water mixed with the hydroponic growth medium. The fertilizer intended for plant growth may instead encourage microbial colonies as it soaks into building materials, flooring, and up the walls. Just 48 hours of wetness risks mold growth, so the first task is removal of the water with pumps and extractors. Our truck-mounted system allows us to collect the gray water for disposal off-site in accord with local hazardous waste procedures.
 
Because carpeting and drywall soaked up the water, we evaluate whether drying of these materials is possible. The disintegration of the pressed fibers in the drywall signal that at least a portion needs to be removed and replaced. The padding under the carpet is relatively inexpensive to switch out and increases the likelihood that the carpeting itself dries thoroughly. Air movers and dehumidifiers speed the removal of moisture in the carpet, the floor beneath, the walls, and the air itself. The SERVPRO team applies antimicrobial agents to the carpeting during the restoration process as a safeguard.
 
SERVPRO of Concord is up to any challenge, including the concerns that arise when your lower level floods due to a hydroponic growth system leak. Call (603) 225-2825 for an inspection and the development of a plan that fits your unique flood damage issues.

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Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Concord Area Restaurant

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Keep Your Concord Coffee Shop Open, Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Keeps Concord Eateries Feeding the Public

Even though we use it to sustain life and create growth within our community, at some point, water can become an enemy. Whether you want to deal with the problem or not, it is something that every business owner must face at some point.  
 
Never hesitate to take control of water damage found in your Concord area restaurant, make sure to contact someone you trust before things get out of control. If you are unsure, take too long, or deliver poor quality solutions, the water issues get larger, leading to additional damage and loss.
 
SERVPRO can help you get water damage anywhere on your property under control in a quick and efficient manner. We strive to help you keep your doors open, doing everything we can to limit any disruption to operations while providing you with exceptional services that provide excellent results.  
 
It does not take much, small leaks hidden in your restaurant's walls can cause severe damage to your building’s structure, your dining, or food prep areas and lead to significant health issues if given enough time to develop. You want to find qualified restoration technicians in your area, like SERVPRO, that can put expertly trained technicians, advanced equipment, and years of experience to work for you.  
 
SERVPRO technicians make themselves available 24-hours, 7-days a week, to respond quickly to your requests for assistance. We care, treat you and your property with respect and provide you with quality solutions you can afford. Our staff communicates well, works with your insurance and takes the time to explain every service we intend to use to correct the situation.
 
When you need someone to tackle water damage in your restaurant, maintain a safe, clean working environment and ensure that the task gets completed in a timely, efficient manner, call us. We handle every aspect of your restoration from start to finish and make sure that you are satisfied with the results you receive.
 
SERVPRO of Concord has IICRC certified technicians standing ready to answer your call. Take advantage of our experience and get the results you deserve. (603) 225-2825

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

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Concord Carpeting Needs Restoration or Replacement After Appliance or Storm Damage

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 – our aim is to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contaminated carpets filled with dirt, bacteria, waste from flooding requires 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. 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 requires disposal and then a 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 important 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 of 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.

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

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Safely Remediates Mold Patches in Your Concord Home

SERVPRO Cleans Up Mold Problems Professionally


You find a small patch of mold in a corner above your shower stall, thinking that it is something else entirely, you take a normal 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 that can contain 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 specialists job to limit exposure you find in your home, not to attempt to eradicate fungi completely, since it is not possible. SERVPRO can help you with that mold remediation.
 
Consider all of the 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.
 
The air moving equipment, HEPA filtered vacuums, attachments, extraction equipment, and experience that SERVPRO offers is well worth the cost. We can help limit any losses you experience and return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner that causes little to no disruption of your normal 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


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How to Seal Up Smoke and Fire Damage in Concord Properties

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be devastating. Call SERVPRO to be your ally during the entire process. You'll be happy with the results.

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 which conventional paints cannot do. They let smoke stains and odors seep back through the material, while sealers isolate 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

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 which 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 a number of years down the line. If you require help with this or you have a poorly applied primer which 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.

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Window Leaks Can Mean Double Damage to a Concord Property

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Windows and Homes in Concord

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. You need 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 corporate 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.

Loss Of Business Can Be Crippling!!!

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Emergency water extraction is key to drying out a building quickly.

Any type of business interruption can mean loosing thousands of dollars in lost revenue not to mention the stress that comes along with it. This picture shows what happened when a flash flood caused a local office building to fill with water affecting all the carpeting and walls in the lower level. Rapid response from SERVPRO performing emergency water extraction services and installing specialty drying equipment limited the time that the tenants were without the use of their office space and reducing the revenue lost for the building owner. Proper documentation of the drying process ensures that any concerns from office employees can be addressed and make everyone feel at ease about any health issues that might arise. Don't settle for just any restoration company. Call the experts from SERVPRO.

Mold. How Bad Could It Be?

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

This SERVPRO technician is fully protected when performing Mold Removal services.

Mold inside your home or business can cause many problems. Today's structures are built energy efficient meaning that they are air tight and air is not exchanged as well as in older homes. The air inside your structure might have more contaminants than you think. Once mold has developed inside a structure it is very important that the area be sealed off from other unaffected areas so cross contamination is limited. Trained & Certified SERVPRO technicians will evaluate the mold problem in order to determine what steps to take to properly re-mediate the mold.   Only trained professionals like SERVPRO should attempt to remove mold from inside a dwelling. Proper equipment and proven techniques can successfully return your home or business back to it's original condition. If you have the need for mold removal don't settle for just anyone. Call the professionals you can trust. Call SERVPRO!!! 

Hidden Water = Big Headaches

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

This finished basement flooded and with the SERVPRO team onsite immediately, it was restored back to normal within days.

All to often homeowners are told "it's just a little water, clean it up yourself". Sometimes advise like that can create BIG HEADACHES!!! Moisture that seeps deep into wall cavities and sub-flooring can cause mold to develop if not dried out properly and potentially cost thousands of dollars in unnecessary clean up down the road. Let the Professionals from SERVPRO evaluate your home or business and make sure that all the moisture has been addressed giving you peace of mind knowing that it has been taken care of in the most detailed manner. You will receive documentation proving that the property has been returned to its original state. Next time you experience a water damage to your home or business call the TEAM that does it all. SERVPRO "Like It Never Even Happened".  

A small fire can cause a lot of damage

11/10/2016 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke damage to the home after a small fire.

This home in Lyndeborough had a small fire but it caused a tremendous amount of smoke damage through out. SERVPRO of Concord was called in to clean up the aftermath. It takes team work to restore a home back to it's original condition and SERVPRO of Concord has just that team to get it done and get it done right. Having a fire in your home can be a traumatic experience and leave you feeling that you have no control in your life. We can help restore that feeling of control by guiding you through the process and answering all your questions and help you take control of your life again. If you or anyone you know experiences any type of fire or smoke damage call the experts at (603)225-2825.

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